Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

UPCOMING EVENTS (see below)

Support Your Library!

Our fundraising campaign continues! Donations can be made by:

  1. Mail – Please only send checks by mail
  2. In Person– Make your donation at the library by cash, check, or credit card
  3. Online – http://bit.ly/2qhzVmi

Association Membership For any donation $25 or more, you are automatically an Association Member. Membership includes:

  • Early notice of special events
  • Discounts on ticketed events
  • Association Member special event
  • You are invited to attend the annual meeting each January (held Jan. 8, 2018) to vote on open board positions. Board and staff will discuss the past year’s successes and what to look forward to in the new year.

All donations benefit general operating costs, which include current programs, new programs, and updating the library’s collection (including books, e-books, audio books, and DVDs)

Mount Pleasant Free Library Association Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible. 

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Tax Prep Info

The IRS has launched a “Get Ready” communications and outreach campaign to educate as many taxpayers as possible about steps they can take in December regarding changes that could affect their ability to timely file their tax returns and get their refunds as quickly as possible. Information can be found at: www.IRS.gov/getready

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The Mines of Henry Clay Frick

Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11am to 1 p.m.; and 1-3 on Feb. 10, April 14 and June 9. Pre-registration required.

First session moved to January 20th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Local historian Cassandra Vivian is collecting stories of the local coal and coke mines. She will discuss the mines themselves, the pattern of immigration of the workers, the story of the strikes including the eviction of families from their homes, and the arrival of the Pinkertons and the Coal and Coke Police. The time frame is 1870 to 1920.

Please come to listen but more important to share your family legends and artifacts (photos, etc.) Make your family’s history a part of the national story about coal and coke. This industry built the nation. We need to celebrate it.

This research project is important. It shows that owners, miners, and unions were all struggling to understand the new industry and find their way. It discovered that the major coal strikes of 1891 and 1894 were more important and more destructive that the Homestead Strike, but their struggle is never told. It is time the region is recognized for its contribution to the building of America.

The program is free but donations are welcome.

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Monday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m. HELD AT REUNION PRESBYTERIAN FELLOWSHIP HALL

Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking is occurring in Westmoreland County. The public may not believe that human trafficking exists or does not know how they can help.

Blackburn Center is partnering with Reunion Presbyterian Church and the Mount Pleasant Public Library to bring awareness about human trafficking to both community members and professionals.

The program on Monday, Jan. 22, from 6-7 p.m., at Reunion Prebyterian Church Fellowship Hall, will focus on helping attendees understand how human trafficking presents itself in Westmoreland County, and how to identify and respond to victims of human trafficking.

The church is located at 769 Main St., Mount Pleasant, Pa. A question and answer session will follow. The program and parking are free.

Conservative estimates state that human trafficking enslaves an average of 21 million people a year worldwide. Victims are exploited for either sex or labor, sometimes both.

Victims fall through the cracks of the system when service providers and the justice system do not recognize the experiences of these victims.  Many victims of human trafficking end up jailed or returning to their traffickers.

This program hopes to bring awareness to individuals, and invites persons from all professions and lifestyles to learn how they can work to eradicate modern-day slavery happening here in Westmoreland County.

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NEW! Lego Club

Saturday, Jan. 20, 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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Cookbook Club

Saturday, Jan. 27, 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 director will provide coffee and table settings. Call the library to RSVP, just to help us with planning.

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Monthly Book Club

Monday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.  Librarian and local author Barbara Miller will lead the book club discussion on the “Night Comes to the Cretaceous” by J.L. Powell. Pick up your copy at the December meeting or in January at the library. Refreshments are provided.

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2nd Annual Library, Lunch, Love – Hallmark Movie by Armstrong

Back by popular demand, Armstrong will again sponsor a “Library, Lunch, Love” event with a Hallmark movie on Friday, Feb. 9, at noon at the library.

Guests can enjoy lunch and watch a popular Valentine’s Hallmark movie on a day the library is otherwise closed. The movie will be “Dater’s Handbook,” featuring Meghan Markle, the American actress engaged to wed Prince Harry in May this year.

Cost is a $5 donation per person and advance registration is required. Armstrong will provide the pizza and pasta, and volunteers will provide punch and pastries.

Attendees will each receive On-Demand coupons and are eligible for door prizes. Proceeds benefit the library.

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Monthly Book Club

Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Librarian and local author Barbara Miller will lead the book club discussion on “Merchants of Doubt, by N. Oreskes and E.M. Conway, about the shenanigans of the cigarette industry. Pick up your copy in March. Light refreshments, compliments of Barb and group members.

 

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