Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

HOURS: 10-8, Monday-Thursdays

Saturdays, 9-4

Closed Fridays and Sundays except for special events

 

Welcome to our special events listing …

Click here to view or print out the February 2019 events

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.
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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LEGO Club

Saturday, Feb. 16, 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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Classic Sci-Fiction Movie & Discussion

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 pm  Watch and discuss a sci-fi cult classic in this new monthly series. This month, Fred Adams Jr. will discuss and then we’ll view, “The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951),” an alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Stars: Michael RenniePatricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe. More cult films and science fiction programs to follow this year during “A Universe of Stories” and our Library’s 80th Birthday! Please pre-register if possible as seating is limited. Popcorn will be provided by the library director.

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Science Fiction Saturdays: Where No One Has Gone Before

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Noon. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration continuing with another classic, boldly going where no one has gone before, with Tribbles!
Starfleet members from the U.S.S. Venture NCC 1655 will host three STEM stations on phases of the moon, a Klingon-style Story Time, and a cool “How to Make a Comet” demonstration.  Commander Glenn Smith and his Starfleet officers will also bring Tribbles to sell, and a photo op drop of the deck of the U.S.S. Venture. 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. Please RSVP by calling the library 724-547-3850.
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Monthly Book Club

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. The Book Club will discuss “Hark!” by Ed McBain. Enjoy healthy treats, and good company. Our librarian, writing professor, and prolific local author Barb Miller hosts the group, and the library provides free copies of the book du jour.
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Mix and Mingle with Sara Jo

Tuesday, Feb. 26 6:30 p.m. Free workshop! Join Sara while enjoying a tasty and healthy treat! Learn more about her services which include empowering others to create health in their lives through mindfulness, holistic based approaches, intuitive eating, and SOUL (Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed, and Local) Pre-registration appreciated.
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Screening of “Loving Vincent”

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Join us for a screening of the new biopic of Vincent Van Gogh’s last days done entirely through animated oil paintings. As magical and enchanting as his life was tragic. Space is limited, please pre-register by calling the library 724-547-3850.
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 a.m. The performers of Stage Right share the journey of Solla Sollew, an Odyssean, Seussian coming-of-age story, where we meet fantastic and funny characters, while obstacles are faced, challenges met, and trials overcome. Dr. Seuss tackles the struggles of everyday life — difficult people, bullies, bad weather, political unrest, even crowds – in “I had Trouble in getting to Solla Sollew.” Please pre-register if possible.

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Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. Whether you’re new to the craft or a practiced professional, join us at 10 a.m. for this Do It Yourself Crochet Class with our wonderful Brandi W. We have yarn and lots of good company, new members welcome! Watch for details of this month’s project!
Bring size 8 or 9 crochet hooks!

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Book BINGO 

Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. Book BINGO at the Mt. Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., where the prizes will be the winners’ choice of books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, puzzles, or other surprises! Held monthly at the Senior Center each first Tuesday of the month. Open to the public for those age 50 and older.

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Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 pm. Open to the public. Volunteers for library committees needed!

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Science Fiction Saturdays: Bill & the Doctor’s Excellent Adventure

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Saturday, March 9 2019. Noon. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration continuing with the longest running television program ever.
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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Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library

Monday, March 11, 6 pm The Friends are dedicated volunteers who donate their time and talents to raise money for children’s literacy and programs. They fund the annual Summer Reading activities and provide money each month toward the library’s state mandated purchase of book/ebook/audiobook/DVDs. They recently sponsored a series of successful adult computer classes taught by the YWCA. The group meets the second Monday of each month and new members are welcome!

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Lunch & Learn

Mindfulness with Dr. Krista Boyer

Thursday, March 14 at noon. Dr. Krista Boyer, of Mount Pleasant Counseling and Psychological Services, will teach us about “Mindfulness” and the mental health benefits of being in the present moment to relieve stress and anxiety. Pre-registration required.
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Social Media and Marketing Your Business

 

Thursday, March 14, 5 – 80 PM,  Westmoreland SCORE is offering a seminar designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the Social Media communication outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging sites. More and more, this is becoming an essential part of starting or growing a business and needs to be addressed in your business plan. The Workshop lasts about 2-1/2 hours. Pre-registration required by calling the library or  Register online for Social Media workshop on March 14

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Human Trafficking in Westmoreland County

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Monday, March 18, 2019, 6 pm Reunion Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 769 Main St, Mount Pleasant. What constitutes human trafficking, who in Westmoreland County is affected by it, and what can the average person do to help? This informative talk will open your eyes to how traffickers attract and manipulate often unsuspecting people in our county for labor or sex or both. Adult content. Please RSVP by calling the library at 724-547-3850. Please note the location of the event is not the library.

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Science Fiction Saturdays: The World is Over. The Battle is Just Beginning.

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Saturday, March 23 2019. Noon. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration continuing with the saga of preserving humanity 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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Monthly Book Club

Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. The Book Club will discuss “Silent Spring!” by Pittsburgh’s Rachel Carson. Enjoy healthy treats, and good company. Our librarian, writing professor, and prolific local author Barb Miller hosts the group, and the library provides free copies of the book du jour. New members are always welcome!
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Spring Fling Vendor Show

Sunday, April 7. 1-5 pm.  The first fundraiser of its kind to be hosted in the Mount Pleasant Public Library. Purchase your $5 advance ticket to peruse vendors from across the area. Your favorite brands you know and love will be there featuring products. There will be baked goods, fabulous door prizes and much more.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Proceeds benefit promoting literacy and children’s programs.

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Tuesdays With Morrie: Classical Encounters

Tuesday, April 9, 16, 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.