Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

Welcome to our events listing …

Click here to view or print out the October 2018 Events Calendar.

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ONGOING: We recycle old phones and printer cartridges. We also collect old eye glasses for the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions Club and BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION for the Ramsay and Rumbaugh’s PTA.
DONATIONS of Books, DVDs, audio book, puzzles, LEGO, and yearbooks are welcome year round during operating hours. We cannot accept encyclopedias, National Geographic magazines or anything with a musty odor.

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Stargazing Party at Greenlick!

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:45 pm Join us for a family-friendly night around the Lake and UNDER the stars for our 2nd Annual Free Stargazing Party! Meet on the dock side/pavilion side of Greenlick Run Lake in Mount Pleasant PA. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will first present a program on the stars at 6:45 pm. at the pavilion. Snacks and telescopes will be provided at 7-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Jacobs Creek Watershed AssociationScottdale Public Library, and Mount Pleasant PA Public Library and the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. To register, please call Mount Pleasant Library at 724-547-3850, or Scottdale Library at 724-887-6140.

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Star Wars Halloween Party

Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. It’s our second annual Star Wars Halloween Party! Visit with Star Wars characters (we don’t know which ones yet!) and wear your best Star Wars or Halloween costumes to the library. Even Sith Lords are welcome! We’ll have movie trivia, themed snacks, possibly an activity and have our green screen technology to project participants into a Star Wars/space scene.  Members of the 501st Starkiller Garrison and the Rebel Legion Ghost Base groups of International Star Wars Costumed enthusiasts will give the program and hang out with party goers.

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Gentle Chair Yoga

Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Classes held at least once each month and are free — donations of up to five dollars are welcome. No mats are required for Hatha yoga, a gentle yoga with emphasis on stretching, breathing and mindfulness. Healthcare professional and yoga instructor Joan Siwula, of Scottdale, will teach the classes. Students are welcome to bring mats.

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Vampires Around the World

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Learn how Vampire legends immigrated into Western Culture and how Japan imported them into its culture. An all ages program just in time for the scaring season, presented by Cynthia Crise.

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Harry Potter Escape Room

Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Visit our Harry Potter Escape Room to celebrate the release of the first J.K. Rowling novel 21 years ago. An escape room is a physical adventure game where players work as a team to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using hints, clues, and strategy to reach a goal. Participants must pre-register for one of four time slots between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will receive a clue, and using their knowledge of the books and movies, will have 45 minutes to find the Golden Snitch and escape the puzzle room. Participants must pre-register by calling 724-547-3850. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Dig out the wizard robes, take up those wands, and get ready to challenge your problem-solving skills. The library is located at 120 S. Church St. in Mount Pleasant, Pa.

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Lego Club

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Bring your own LEGO sets or use our collection. We also have Duplo for younger children. All ages welcome. Held the third Saturday each month. Please pre-register if possible by calling 724-547-3850.

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Friends of the Library Nino’s Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for this popular annual event hosted by the Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library, to raise funds for children’s literacy and children’s programs. Tickets can be purchased by calling Kathy D. at 724-547-2258. Held at Nino’s Restaurant. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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Understanding Financial Statements – Free SCORE Workshop

Monday, Oct. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Financial statements are the report card of business. Whether you are an owner, a manager, an executive, a non-profit director, or a board member, you need to understand Financial Statements. On Oct. 22 we will look at:

How to construct, read, and analyze financial statements
Three basic financial statements
Levels of financial statements
Capital: Where the money came from, Where it went, Where it is now
How Creditors look at financial statements: What’s important for loan applications, term loans
lines of credit, understanding cash flow

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Learn About Domestic Violence

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.  Help our community break the silence while we take a walk through another person’s shoes while learning more about domestic violence, barriers survivors must overcome, and the supportive services that are available to survivors, loved ones and the community. Presented by Blackburn Center. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Information and relevant books will be available all month and the Library’s Book Club will read and discuss “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty, on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Copies are available now at the library.

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Two Harry Potter Halloween Parties

Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.

Calling Witches and Wizards of all ages to a Hogwarts Halloween Festival. We will begin the evening with healthy treats and family friendly spooky beverages to accompany a screening of the first magical movie adventure of the Boy Who Lived – Harry Potter!

Saturday, Oct. 27, 9-11:30 pm 21+ only  Once the Hogwarts students are in bed, the adult Witches and Wizards are welcome to play — Hogwarts will reopen for a screening of Harry Potter’s spookier 4th adventure, accompanied by Butterbeer and more dubious delights!

Flying while under the influence of magical effects is not permitted. Toads, owls, and cats are not permitted inside the library. The event is free but donations are very much appreciated. Dressing up in costume is highly encouraged but not mandatory.

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Lunch & Learn: “Scams: Don’t be a Victim!”

Monday, Oct. 29, at noon.  The Library will repeat its free lunch and learn called, “Scams: Don’t be a Victim.” Learn steps to protect your personal information, resources for help if you or a loved one are targeted, and how to spot certain “red flags” that may indicate a fraudulent encounter. “Education is crucial because incidents of fraud and identity theft are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming so much more believable,” said program presenter James Rega II, chief investigator and owner of Rega Investigative Group, LLC. “So many scams specifically target those 50 and older.” Mr. Rega has served as a police lieutenant, a county detective, an instructor at the Community College of Beaver County, and is an instructor for the WCCC Police Academy. He has successfully led coalitions of local, county, state and federal law enforcement in targeted undercover investigations, as well as computer and financial crimes investigations. Pre-registration is required at 724-547-3850 and light refreshments and beverages will be provided, thanks to the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority board of directors.

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Book Club!

Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 pm. Our October book selection is about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves to survive in “Big Little Lies,” by Liane Moriarty, author of “Truly Madly Guilty” and “The Husband’s Secret.  There are extra copies at our front desk. 

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Marketing the Presidency – Whimsical, not political!

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. HELD AT WEST OVERTON MUSEUMS in East Huntingdon Twp.

Just in time for the fall election! Steve Mihaly will display and explain 300 items/artifacts from his collection that visually demonstrate the often strange, silly, and unusual ways past presidential candidates have marketed themselves to the public, with particular focus on items from W. Pa.  “This is not a heavy political talk, we have enough of that these days,” Mr. Mihaly said. “This is light, whimsical conversation about the odd and unusual ways past presidents have used marketing, like Nixon’s shower head where the water spurts from his mouth, and Eisinhower’s bar of soap that says, ‘Clean up with Ike.'” Most folks, when they hear the word ”marketing” think of it as a relatively modern day term, but with presidential candidates, from George Washington to today, candidates have been marketing themselves, their ideas, or marketing against their opponent, from the beginning. Mihaly is a recently retired VP from the HJ Heinz Co., in Pittsburgh, and has been collecting political Americana for 50 years since he was 10. His collection that holds 20,000 items. He has met four presidents and has been featured in the national print and TV media. Free, donations welcome. Please pre-register with the library. Held at West Overton, 109 West Overton Rd., Scottdale.

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Hope in Hard Times: A Talk about Norvelt, Pa.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Norvelt Union Church. We’ll celebrate the late first lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday with authors of “Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt a the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression.” Authors Timothy Kelly and Michael Cary will discuss the building of Norvelt, and the community works that allowed it to thrive during the Great Depression. There will be a book signing after the presentation and books will be available for purchase. Norvelt Union Church is located at 2339 Mt Pleasant Rd, Norvelt, PA 15674.

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Cash Flow Management/Tax Law Changes for Small Businesses: Free Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon. To those operating a business, Cash Flow Management is a process used to define the health of the organization. With a firm understanding of the process features you can reassure the stakeholders their investment is safe, employees that they will be paid and service/material suppliers that the funds are available for reimbursement. For any enterprise the use of this tools are essential. There are many case studies where profitable companies failed when their cash flow was mismanaged.
Areas to be covered for cash flow management include:
– How to manage your cash flow
– Projecting cash flow needs
– Critical financial ratios
– 2018 tax changes effecting small businesses

Register here: Cash Flow Management Registration

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The Friends of the Mount Pleasant Public Library Meeting

Monday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.  Join the Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library for their monthly gathering. New members welcome! Open to men and women age 18 and above who support children’s programming and literacy. The group typically meets the FIRST MONDAY of each month at 6 p.m. except for holidays.

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Wednesday, Oct 7, at 6 p.m.  Open to the public.

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Computer Classes: Smartphones & Tablets!

Monday, Nov. 12, 6 – 8 p.m.  Back by popular demand! Learn how to work smartphones and tablets. These devices work in similar ways. You can attend if you have one or both devices. Bring your own device to class and learn how to utilize its potential. $5 per person, must pre-register.

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Book BINGO

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. Book BINGO at the Mount Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., where winners may choose books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, or puzzles! Held monthly on the second Wednesday at the Senior Center.

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Book Club!

Monday, Nov. 26, 6:30 pm. Our November book selection is “Gumshoe” by Sue Grafton. Light refreshments will be provided and books will be available at the front desk by Nov. 1. New members welcome!

Anime Club: Check out the latest schedule of events on our Facebook Page!