Monday, September 16 6:00 p.m.
Meet local author Scott Brown as he talks about his new book, Hope & Heartbreak: Beyond the Number of the Opioid Epidemic.
A father who lost his 20-year-old son to an overdose and refused to stay silent. A mother who fulfilled a promise to write an honest obituary if her 20-year-old daughter died from an overdose—and hasn’t stopped telling their heartbreaking story. Carmen Capozzi and Michelle Schwartzmier are linked in a way that no parents ever should be. What happened to them can happen to anyone and their stories epitomize the tragedy and inspiration that author Scott Brown found while chronicling the opioid epidemic in Westmoreland County and the surrounding area for almost a year.
Join Scott as he shares stories, lessons, and more from his newest book.
Meet General Grant
Friday, September 13 6:00 p.m.
At the Mt. Pleasant Church of God Social Hall
936 W Main St, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania 15666
Come watch history come to life as U.S.M.C. (Ret.) Gunnery Sgt Kenneth J. Serfass becomes Ulysses S. Grant.
A nationally recognized speaker, GySgt. Serfass has spent years presenting his research on the subject. Join us for a tour de force journey led by the enigmatic Grant himself as he shares personal insights on his two greatest weaknesses.
Gunnery Sgt Kenneth J. Serfass was born in Bethlehem, PA on June 18th, 1966. A US Marine since 1984, his final tour was with the First Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom, retiring from the Marine Corps in July of 2004 to become a music teacher.
Ken WAS a civil war reenactor but now is a first-person impressionist with nearly fifty years of study of his childhood hero, US Grant. Now as a full-time professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant, he presents between 11 and as many as 23 appearances each month between February and November each year as his work season. He jokes that with his free time, he works part time as a brakeman at the Strasburg Rail Road, making all his work dependent on time travel.
It is with a profound honor that he tells the story of one of America’s greatest military leaders and Ken takes it very seriously to reaffirm Grant’s place of honor among the most respected people of our nation’s history.
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING FOR AUGUST HAS BEEN MOVED TO WEDNESDAY JULY 31st at 6:30 pm
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DIY Crochet on vacation! Normally held the first Saturday of each month, DIY Crochet is on summer vacation. See you in September! Thanks to Brandi W, our amazing group leader.
Friday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon, all ages. Sign up and meet us at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve on the St. Vincent College Campus in Latrobe! We will try some pond dipping, take a birding hike and have some free time to explore their play area. Bring a picnic lunch to eat afterwards on their back patio. Come early or stay later to explore their Learning Barn. $4/person payable at registration. Limit 25. Friends from the Delmont Public Library will be joining us for this adventure!
Baryna Russian Dancers
Thursday, August 1st, 10:00 a.m. Come enjoy a free ethnic dance performance at the library!
The Second Great Game-a-Thon!
Saturday, August 10th. Bring the whole family for a day of competition, games, and excitement! More information to come!
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, August 13th, 10:00 a.m. Discuss the issues that arise from caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Cornerstones to Cobblestones
Date/Time TBA. Discuss the history of Western Pennsylvania railroads with author Joshua Sculley.
Saturday, August 17th, 2:00 p.m. Our LEGO club meets the third Saturday of every month! We have a selection of classic bricks available, as well as DUPLO bricks for younger kids. If you have a large set that you’ve been working on, feel free to bring it in and work on it. LEGO fans of all ages are welcome! Be sure to stop by the front desk or call 724-547-3850 to sign up.
Internet Safety for Children
Saturday, August 17th, 3 p.m. The Blackburn Center will educate parents about what they can do to protect their children online.
Fraud Prevention Workshop
Monday, August 19th, 6:00 p.m. Scottdale Bank & Trust offers a free, educational workshop about dangerous financial scams and how you can protect yourself from fraud.
Cult Classics Movie
Tuesday, August 20th, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a screening of “Invaders from Mars” and a fascinating lecture by Fred Adams.
Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00 p.m. Join the bi-monthly gathering of friends to enjoy screenings of various Anime films.
August Book Club Meeting
Monday, August 26th, 6:30 p.m. Pick up a copy of “America’s First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie to discuss at this month’s book club meeting!