Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

HOURS: Mon-Thurs, 10-8

Saturdays, 9-4; closed Fridays & Sundays except for special events CLOSED MONDAY APRIL 22 

Need ideas for your Book Club? Borrow one our 130 FREE BOOK DISCUSSION KITS — 8-16 books in a portable plastic bin plus discussion questions. Many kits also include a Large Print edition, an audio book, and even a DVD when applicable. See the entire list here BOOK DISCUSSION KIT LIST
Contact Kathy Miller at our Westmoreland Library Network (WLN) main office to schedule a KIT for your book club, and tell her the name of your library. You need a free WLN library card to borrow a book discussion kit.  Kathy Miller  724-420-5638 ext. 2, or kathy.miller@WLNonline.org

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Welcome to our special events listing …

Click here to view or print the detailed Library Calendar for April 2019

Click here to view the schedule for SCIENCE FICTION SATURDAYS 2019

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WE RECYCLE old phones and printer cartridges; old eye glasses for the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions Club, and BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION for the Ramsay and Rumbaugh’s PTO.
DONATE  Books, DVDs, audio book, games, puzzles, LEGOs, and yearbooks year round during operating hours. We cannot accept encyclopedias, National Geographic magazines or anything with a musty odor.
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Used Book Super Sale BAG SALE

Bag sales on Saturday, April 20 and 27. We are closed Monday, April 22, the book sale continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 – 25. We are closed Fridays and Sundays. We do have bags donated by Save A Lot.

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Science Fiction Saturday: Thor Ragnarok

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Saturday, April, 20 2019. 1 pm Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration with this massive Marvel blockbuster set in space.
Science Fiction Saturdays aim to dive into lesser known science fiction works, and family friendly classics. Science Fiction Saturdays take place twice a month, will have out of this world snacks and activities for all ages

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LEGO Club

Saturday, April 20, 2 pm. All-ages LEGO Club meets for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math  (STEM) skills play monthly. Bring your own LEGOs or dive into our immense collection. Thanks to Miss Kristy Frohlinger’s 5th Graders at Ramsay Elementary for helping at our club!

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Seven Weeks of Sign Language for Everyone – Continues at 6 p.m., April Tuesday, April 23; Monday, April 29; Monday, May 6; Tuesday, May 21; and Tuesday May 28.  Learn 10 American Sign Language signs each week. Even toddlers can learn sign language to communicate. Classes held across the street from the library at the fireman’s hall. Free, but space is limited. Please pre-register 724-547-3850. See the story in the Tribune-Review (which INCORRECTLY says he is teaching Bible concepts, it’s a secular event) “Sign language classes at Mt. Pleasant  Library”  https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/preacher-uses-sign-language-to-teach-biblical-concepts-at-mt-pleasant-library/

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Tuesdays With Morrie: Classical Encounters

Tuesday, April 23 and 30, 1 p.m. Back by popular demand! Join us for a four-week mini-music appreciation course designed to introduce people to the world of classical music or serve as a refresher course for those somewhat knowledgeable about classic music; more details to follow. Advanced registration is required. Instructor Morrie Brand (pictured above) is the Director of the Westmoreland Symphony’s Academy of Music and Music Director of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program.  A generous, local library supporter is sponsoring this program, so it is free, limit of 15 participants.

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Used Book Super Sale BAG SALE

April 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This final bag sale concludes our spring used book sale. We are closed Monday, April 22, and on Fridays and Sundays. Held during National Library Month, the event benefits children’s programs and literacy. Sponsored by Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library

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Science Fiction Saturdays: Galaxy Quest

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Saturday, April, 27 2019, 1pm. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration with this sci-fi parody of galactic proportions!
Science Fiction Saturdays aim to dive into lesser known science fiction works, and family friendly classics. Science Fiction Saturdays take place twice a month, will have out of this world snacks and activities for all ages.

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Sunday Salon

Sunday, April 28, 6-8 p.m. The library welcomes a variety of artists and authors to share their works at this 21-and-over arts and culture event. Authors will present short stories and poems, and a variety of local artists will display their creations. Cost is $5 for non-Library Association Members, $3 for members. Sponsored by Scott Ludwig, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway.

Authors of the 280-page “Phantom Detectives at Risk” will read from their newest mystery anthology, the fourth book in the group’s “Sleuths and Serpents Mystery Collection” series, published as a fundraiser for the Ligonier Valley Writers.

The book features characters from a fictional writers’ group, the Sleuths and Serpents, “who solve unsolvable cases with help from the unlikeliest corners of the paranormal. Each writer is inspired by a different ghostly sidekick, who abets them in their quest for solutions,” according to the LVW. “These stories run the gamut from noir to whimsical.” The local authors are Thomas Beck, Marge Burke, Linda Ciletti, Stacy DiPasquale, Dan Ekis, Judith Gallagher, Gretchen Landis, Barb Miller, Mary Ann Mogus and Ronald J. Shafer. The book also includes a poem by Judith Sturges, cover art by Ekis and cover design by Ekis and Ciletti.

Copies of the book will be available for $15.  Please pre-register if possible to help with refreshment quantities

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Monthly Book Club: Still Alice

TUESDAY, April. 30, 6:30 p.m. Note this is a Tuesday and not our typical Monday meeting time. The Book Club will discuss “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. Enjoy healthy treats, and good company. Our librarian, writing professor, and prolific local author Barb Miller leads our discussions, and the library provides free copies each month, typically at the previous meeting.
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. As she struggles to cope with Alzheimers, she learns that her worth is comprised of far more than her ability to remember.
The Westmoreland Choral Society will present Memory: Alzheimer’s Stories at the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 10. Still Alice book discussion participants will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for $10.
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Mt. Pleasant Area Garden Club meeting

Tuesday, April 30. 7 pm. Held at 424 Washington Street Center for Active Adults. Open to the public. The Mount Pleasant Area Garden Club was formed in 1966 to promote interest in horticulture, civic beautification, conservation, and education. Our 30 members’ community projects include planting & maintaining the flowers at Veterans Park, Penn Park and the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. Meetings are normally held at 7 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month except January, July & August at the Center for Active Adults on Washington Street in Mt. Pleasant. Confirmed meeting dates Tuesday, June 18 (plant auction). May 21 is a members-only banquet. Like us on Facebook! Guests are always welcome to attend.

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‘May the Fourth’ Be With You Star Wars Party!

Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Star Wars movie characters from Starkiller Garrison for food, fun and games. We are unsure which characters will join us. Please pre-register. More details to follow. Star Wars Trivia Night will be held on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. 

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Tea at the Library FUNraiser

May 5, 1 p.m., doors open at 12:30 p.m. Don your fancy hats (optional) and join us for a special pre-Mothers Day tea in the library! The menu includes fruit cups, homemade tea breads, scones, pasta salad, and at least four kinds of fancy finger sandwiches. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or at the library. Discounted tickets of $20 for Association Members can be purchased at the library. Enjoy a Roaring 20s presentation by a local historian and a video of the library’s rich history created by our friends at the Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited. Benefits the library’s 80th Birthday celebration.

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Book BINGO

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., next to the gazebo. Anyone age 50 and older is welcome to attend this free event with prizes donated by the Library and staff.

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Gentle Chair Yoga

Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes, mats are optional. This gentle, soul-restorative yoga is for relaxation and mindfulness. You’ll leave feeling rested and refreshed. $5 suggested donation. Taught by health professional Joan Siwula.

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Bike the Coal & Coke to May Mart!

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.  Bring your own bike and helmet and join this free, family-friendly group bike ride on the shady Coal & Coke Trail to West Overton’s May Mart Plant Sale & Makers Market. Total trip out and back is 10 miles. Begins at American Architectural Salvage in Mount Pleasant and ends at West Overton Village near Scottdale. The trail is paved and crushed limestone and isolated in the woods away from roads. Participants receive a FREE ticket to West Overton Museum, a raffle ticket for the bike giveaway, and TRANSPORTATION OF ALL YOUR GOODIES and plants back to your car in Mount Pleasant. Sponsored by Jacobs Creek Watershed Association, American Architectural Salvage, the Mount Pleasant Public Library, The Coal & Coke Trail, and West Overton Village and Museum.

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Cult Classic Movie “The Thing”

Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 pm. Join us for the screening of this classic science fiction film and scintillating discussion lead by author and retired professor, Dr. Fred Adams. His monthly series of deep dives into cult classics are based on his cult classic courses at a local university. In May, we will tackle the 1951 version of “The Thing.” Bring finger food and drinks, optional. The library director provides popcorn and fruited water. So far in the series: January, “The Forbidden Planet’;” February, “The Day the Earth Stood Still;” March, H.G. Wells’ “Time Machine;” and April, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

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Mount Pleasant Jr. Sr. High School Art Show Reception

Friday, May 17, time to be announced. Students’ work will be on display beginning Tuesday, May 14. More details to follow.

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Star Wars Trivia Night will be held on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. 

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“Girls’ Day out – DIY SPA”

May 2019, date to be announced. Pamper yourself, learn to make a foot soak, facial scrub and lip scrub. Must pre-register. Open to all ages, $5 materials fee.