Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

Our “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program continues through July 25, and will include “Movie Mondays,” a free G or PG rated movie for all ages every Monday at 10 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Download our brochure here. Our Summer Reading program and Story Garden activities are made possible by the generosity of:

The Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library

The Michael J. and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Fund

Westmoreland County Commissioners

Family & Friends of the late Erma Smith Eckels

The Mount Pleasant Township Lions Club

Other anonymous donors

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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.
Book, DVD, audio book, puzzles, LEGO, and yearbook donations are welcome anytime.

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NEW! Movie Mondays

June 11 through July 23 – We’ll enjoy a G or PG movie on our new big-screen TV at 10 a.m. (yes, at 10 a.m.) each Monday during “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program! Snacks will be provided.

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Chess Club

Meets 10-11:30 am, second and fourth Saturday.

An opportunity to challenge your well-toned brain or to learn from the masters, whatever is your pleasure. Newcomers of all ages welcome.

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Stage Right presents “The Little Drummer Girl”

Wednesday, July 18, 1:30 p.m. Stage Right performs “The Little Drummer Girl.” She dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongos! Please pre-register. An all-ages performance. This musical dramatizations brings books to life with professional theatre artists, colorful costumes, props and incredible story telling techniques. The result is an exciting, professionally produced performance that sparks interest in books, stimulates imagination and encourages reading.

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Cookbook Club

RESCHEDULED to Saturday, July 21, noon. Join fellow foodies to share prepared recipes, potluck style! Use our cookbook at the circulation desk or bring your own favorite recipes. This month’s theme: Picnic time! 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, July 21, 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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Meet President Grant

July 24, Mount Pleasant Church of God social hall, 6:30 p.m.  Ken Serfass’ appearance as General Grant (above, left) sold out in 2017. This year, take a moment to discuss with US President Grant his lessons learned during the first term, as he contemplates reelection in 1872. Musicians from Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will perform live period music before President Grant’s talk. The church is located at 936 W. Main St., in Mount Pleasant. The event and parking are free, thanks to the generosity of HAUSER INSURANCE AND REED TOOL & DIE. Donations are welcome.

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Our Home Front during WWII

Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.  West Overton Museum’s Director of Education Aaron Hollis will discuss the research he and his team have done to host a traveling exhibit from the Heinz History Center in 2019, featuring western PA’s home front during the war. To complement the exhibit, West Overton is creating an exhibit of our own that will showcase our local home front. From the talk, Aaron hopes to hear memories from the 1940s; recruit participants for home-front oral history interviews, and find out what our community wants to learn more about. Free, pre-registration requested.

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One Book, One Westmoreland

Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. “Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World” by Laura Spinney.  In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked 1918 influenza pandemic to reveal how the virus traveled across the globe, exposing mankind’s vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pal Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity. Photo credit: from the book. 

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Opioid Talk 

Monday, July 30 6 p.m. at the Firemen’s Central Station across the parking lot from the library.

This seminar will educate local residents about our community’s  struggles with prescription drug abuse, drug addiction, and how it  impacts our entire lives in Mount Pleasant. An Award Winning program. Carmen Capozzi from Sage’s Army will discuss the impact of losing a loved one. Sponsored by Hayden’s Pharmacy, Mount Pleasant Ministerium, and Mount Pleasant Public Library.

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Mount Pleasant’s Night Out

Tuesday, July 31, 6-8 p.m. at Frick Park Come visit the library’s booth! Police Car Cruise through town at 5:30 p.m. Come meet your local police officers and neighbors! National Night Out aims to build relationships between police officers and the community. Local businesses and organizations will share information and resources about our community. Food, ice cream, and drinks will be provided for everyone. Come enjoy food, music and activities for kids. Sponsored by Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.; Armstrong, Leo & Sons/Grille 31, CSAY, Stuckup Grafix Design and Signs, and the Westmoreland County Juvenile Justice.

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Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m.  Block Party is a free, open play program for children of all ages. Parents stay and play; kids can experiment with our new wooden blocks and play sets from Lakeshore Learning. Block play builds skills in math, science and literacy … as well as creativity. Held the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

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Monthly board meeting 

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. The Mount Pleasant Library Board of Directors will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. The public is welcome.

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Game Club!

Saturday, August 4, 1-4 p.m. Check out our board game collection at Family Game Club, held the first Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm. Play our games or bring your own!

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 Meet Baby Animals!

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4:30 pm & 6 pm
We have two 30-person sessions available!

Have you ever looked at a habitat and wondered what baby animal could thrive there? Investigate with us! We’ll inspect three habitats and hypothesize which baby animals from our living collection could live there. Our baby animals — we are NOT sure which ones!!- will make an appearance before the program ends! Only 30 seats available for each seating. Guests must have a WLN library card and must pre-register at the library. Cards are free. The event is free. Donations are welcome. Program by The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, through a generous grant from the Museum.

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Book Bingo!

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 am Book Bingo at the Senior Center, 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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Book Club!

Aug. 27, 6:30 pm. Our August book selection is “The Land of Mango Sunsets” by Dorothea Benton Frank. In this engaging novel Miriam Elizabeth Swanson’s in over her head despicable husband left her, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own. Then Miriam meets a man named Harrison, who makes her laugh, makes her cry, and makes her feel like a brand-new woman.

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