Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

Welcome to our events listing …

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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.
DONATIONS of Books, DVDs, audio book, puzzles, LEGO, and yearbooks are welcome anytime, in preparation for our Sept. 24, 2018, Book, Bake, and Craft Super Sale the week of the Glass Festival.

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Book BINGO

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. Book Bingo at the Mount Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., where the prizes will be the winners’ choice of books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, or puzzles! Held monthly on the second Wednesday at the Senior Center.

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SOLD OUT Computer Classes: Smartphones & Tablets!

We have a waiting list started for a second class since this one sold out. Please call to get your name on the waiting list.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 – 8 p.m.  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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Gentle Chair Yoga

Thursday, Sept. 13, 9am Classes held the second Thursday of each month. Classes are free but 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.

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Cookbook Club

RESCHEDULED to Saturday, Sept. 15, noon. Join fellow foodies to share prepared recipes, potluck style! Use our cookbook at the circulation desk or bring your own favorite recipes.  The library provides coffee and table settings. Call the library to RSVP, just to help us with planning.

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Lego Club

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Bring your own LEGO sets to build 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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Sunday Salon!

Sunday, Sept. 16, 6-8 pm  Our second Sunday Salon/Art in the Library, welcomes autumn with works inspired by the changing seasons.  The library will host a variety of artists and authors to share their works with the theme “Falling for Fall,” on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m.  Members of The Mount Pleasant Library Writers’ Circle and the Greensburg Writing Group will present short stories and poems. Creations from a variety of artists will also be displayed. Drinks and light refreshments will be available. The cost is $3 for Library Association members and $5 for non-members. Sunday Salons are held monthly in the library to honor local art, music, poetry and culture. This is a 21-and-over event. Please pre-register by calling 724-547-3850.

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

Monday, Sept. 17, at noon.  The Library will host a 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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Third Monday Yoga

Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 pm. Classes are free but 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.

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Meet the Author: Chris Rodell

Tuesday, Sept 18 at 6:30 pm. Meet the author of “Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King” at the library. The world knew Arnold Palmer as The King. But the Palmer Latrobe knew was funnier, goofier, saltier, and less grandiose than the one justifiably loved around the globe. In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King, journalist, Latrobe resident, and accidental Palmer insider Chris Rodell draws upon over 100 interviews with the golf great conducted over 20 years, providing an intimate, charming and at times, irreverent glimpse at the icon outside the spotlight.

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Technology Question & Answer Session (Q&A)

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10am-noon
This is a great session for troubleshooting specific issues you have about your technological devices and how to fix them. Keep a list of questions to bring to this talk. Bring your own device. $5 per person, please pre-register as space is limited.

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Book Club!

Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 pm. Our September book selection is any book by Alexander McCall Smith. There are extra choices at our front desk.

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Friends of the Library meeting

Monday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m. Join the Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library for their monthly gathering. New members welcome! Open to men and women ages 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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Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.  Help us develop the plans to celebrate our library’s 80th birthday in 2019 with a year-long list of activities designed to keep the “light of literacy” glowing in our community. We want to ensure that that light will continue to shine. This is our second meeting.

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Block Party

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6 pm A free, open play program for children of all ages. Parents stay and play, kids of all ages can experiment with our new wooden blocks and playsets from Lakeshore Learning. Block play builds skills in math, science and literacy … as well as creativity. After September’s meeting, Block Parties will be held the first Wednesday of each month.

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Monthly Board of Directors meeting

Wednesday, Oct 3 at 6 p.m.  Open to the public.

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An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe

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Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 pm.  It’s the evening before Edgar Allan Poe’s death and you are invited to hear the master of the macabre, himself. Living history performer, Rob Velella, speaks as Edgar Allan Poe, sharing stories of his life and his works. This fundraiser for the Mt. Pleasant library features a buffet dinner and drinks. Cost is $25 or $20 for Association Members. Pre-registration is required.  Doors open at 5 p.m. Sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3603472

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Understanding Financial Statements – Free SCORE Workshop

Monday, Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m. Financial statements are the report card of business. Whether you are an owner, a manager, an executive, a non-profit director, you need to understand Financial Statements. On Oct. 22 we will look at:

How to construct, read, 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 F/S
What’s important for loan applications
Term loans
Lines of credit
Understanding cash flow

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

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: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efnxi6c37b6da20d&oseq=&c=&ch=

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