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CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CATA)
CATA now offers day passes via Token Transit Mobile Ticketing App
Riders now have the option of purchasing Day Passes on your phone, valid for unlimited use on all CATABUS routes. CATA has partnered with Token Transit, a mobile ticketing application vendor in San Francisco, CA, on a year-long pilot project to evaluate the demand for CATABUS day passes, the convenience of purchasing them using mobile ticketing technology, and CATA’s ability to validate them on board.
Day Passes are available now and valid for unlimited use on all CATABUS routes for any operating day. (CATA’s operating day begins at 4 am and lasts until 4 am the following morning.) Passes are $6.00 each, and are only available for purchase through the Token Transit mobile app, available free from the iTunes and Google Play stores. First-time purchases are eligible for a 50 percent discount (valid on a first single Day Pass purchase).
The process is simple. Download the free Token Transit app on your smartphone, purchase a Day Pass using a credit card, and show the activated pass on your phone to the driver. At this time, Day Passes will be the only type of fare media sold through the Token Transit app.
For more information, please contact the CATA Customer Service Center at (814) 238-CATA(2282) or visit www.catabus.com
CATA continues to offer the youth pass discount it expanded last summer — now available year 'round to all riders
under age 18 and taller than 40 inches (children under 40 inches ride free).
CENTRE REGION PARKS & RECREATION AUTHORITY (CRPR)
CRPR thanks residents for your continued support of Centre Region parks and for recognizing the importance
of staying active in your community.
Learn more about CRPR programs and events
CENTRE COUNTY REFUSE & RECYCLING AUTHORITY (CCRRA)
Ferguson Township recycles
Ferguson Township residents may dispose of hazardous household materials, old furniture and appliances, electronics such as computers and TVs, unused prescription drugs, and yard waste. It's also easy to compost food scraps in your backyard.
Learn about these opportunities to recycle:
- Miscellaneous Plastics Recycling
- Brush and Leaf Collection
- Refuse, Recycling, Compost and Yard Waste
- Prescription Drug Collection
Learn more at the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) website.
C-NET is Centre County's Government and Education Access Television Network. C-NET administers
two channels: CGTV (Channel 7) and CETV (Channel 98). In addition to the television network, C-NET also
manages CentreConnect.org, providing you with a direct link to government, education, and non-profit
information in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
C-NET's mission is to support government transparency and an informed, engaged citizenry. Ferguson Township has embraced the spirit of transparent and open government by having the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors' meetings recorded, televised, and available to view online. C-NET records and televises Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors meetings on Channel 7 throughout the six days following a meeting. Learn more...
SCHLOW CENTRE REGION LIBRARY
Upcoming Events at Schlow:
November 28: Pre-registration for Polar Express
Schlow poised to assist local nonprofits
Library now part of the Funding Information Network
Schlow Centre Region Library has become the newest partner in Pennsylvania for the Funding Information Network. Schlow is now poised to better assist local nonprofits and individuals seeking grants as an information hub that can greatly help their funding efforts.
The Funding Information Network is comprised of more than 400 libraries, community foundations, nongovernment organizations, and nonprofit resource centers across the country and around the world.
Schlow is the 21st center located in Pennsylvania. It can now provide free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. All partner locations feature Foundation Center resources and fundraising research guidance, other funding-related technical assistance, and professional staff to assist local nonprofits. Centre Foundation partnered with Schlow by providing funding that allows for these Foundation Center Databases to be available at all public Internet stations within the library. In 2018, the library and Centre Foundation will again partner by offering classes on grant writing, fundraising, and more.
“As a new FIN partner we are looking forward to helping area nonprofits strengthen their organizations through grant-seeking and classes in fundraising and grant writing,” Maria Burchill, Head of Adult Services at Schlow Library, said. “These directories not only offer an expansive list of potential granters, they also offer comparative data that will help nonprofits tailor their applications for success.”
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source for insight on philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to resources they need to succeed. It maintains the most comprehensive database on US and global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
For more information or to set up an appointment for a tour of the new grant directories, call Schlow Library at (814) 237-6236.
Schlow Labs Concludes Fall Schedule, Readies for 2018
Final Schlow Labs for 2017 to be held December 9
Schlow Centre Region Library’s Schlow Labs wraps up its 2017 schedule at 10:30 am Saturday, December 9 with “Digital Photo Storage Solutions.”
If your phone or tablet is full of photos, or you’ve run out of iCloud storage and don’t know if you should pay for more, then attend this class to learn about how to manage, store, and share photos taken on Apple and Android devices.
The library also is preparing for its winter and spring 2018 classes. The first Schlow Labs of the New Year will be January 27 with “Introducing Schlow’s Public 3D Printers.” Other classes scheduled include “An Introduction to Libby for OverDrive eBooks” on February 3, “Tinkering with the Web” on February 24, “eBooks Basics” on March 24, “iPad Basics” on April 7, and another class on “Digital Photo Storage Solutions” on April 28.
Schlow Labs classes are free, but class size is limited to 15 people. To register, call (814) 235-7816 or visit schlowlibrary.org
If you can’t attend a class but need tech help, Schlow offers free 1-on-1 gadget sessions. Call the library to set up an appointment.
Children Learn & Grow at Schlow
Register for Storytimes & Toddler Learning Centre
Schlow Centre Region Library offers a variety of programs this fall that you can enjoy with your children and watch as they learn, grow, and have fun.
Schlow has more storytimes for children ages 2 to 7 years old — Everybody Storytime and Saturday Stories Alive. No registration is required.
For more information about these and other events at Schlow Centre Region Library or to register for events, visit schlowlibrary.org or call (814) 237-6236.
211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801 Phone: (814) 237-6238 ext. 118
"Opening doors to a wealth of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information"
Schlow also offers convenient book returns, programming, and online access
- Return your library materials with ease at Schlow's remote book drop at Clearfield Bank, 511 Pine Grove Road. Items are picked up frequently and taken to the library for prompt check-in.
- The 2017 "Centre County Reads" book is "Under a Painted Sky" by Stacey Lee. It's a fast-paced historical novel set on the Oregon Trail, featuring a runaway slave and a wanted Chinese girl whose paths cross with some determined cowboys, and is available through the Library.
Like to knit or embroider, or want to learn? Join the Schlow Knitting Club on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The Embroidery Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Teens and adults are welcome, and supplies are provided.
Want to read the latest magazines on your tablet or smartphone? Enjoy your favorites, from "The Atlantic" to "Yoga Journal" on the Schlow website at no cost to you when you type in your library card number. Just click on the "E-books and More" tab to discover periodicals, e-books, digital music, and much more.
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