Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

ATTENTION: We have been notified that Verizon is not letting some patrons complete calls in to the library phone. We are addressing this issue and will do our best to work with patrons as we sort this out. We are operating under normal hours. 

HOURS: Mon-Thurs, 10-8

Saturdays, 9-4; closed Fridays & Sundays except for special events 

Need ideas for your Book Club? Borrow one of our 130 FREE BOOK DISCUSSION KITS — 8-16 books in a portable plastic bin plus discussion questions. Many kits also include a Large Print edition, an audio book, and even a DVD when applicable. See the entire list here: BOOK DISCUSSION KIT LIST
Contact Kathy Miller at our Westmoreland Library Network (WLN) main office and tell her the name of your library to schedule a KIT for your book club. You need a free WLN library card to borrow a book discussion kit.  Kathy Miller: 724-420-5638 ext. 2, or kathy.miller@WLNonline.org

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Welcome to our special events listing …

Print or view our Library’s detailed list of June 2019 events

Download the 2019 Mt Pleasant Library Summer Reading brochure

Click here to view the schedule for SCIENCE FICTION SATURDAYS 2019

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WE RECYCLE old phones and printer cartridges; used eye glasses for the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions Club, and BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION for the Ramsay and Rumbaugh PTO.
DONATE  Books, DVDs, audio book, games, puzzles, LEGOs, and yearbooks year round during operating hours. We cannot accept encyclopedias, National Geographic magazines or anything with a musty odor.

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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.

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LEGO Club!

Lego, Play, Build, Module, Colorful, Number, Many, Toys

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all to the Mount Pleasant Public Library’s LEGO Club, meeting the third Saturday of every month! We have a selection of bricks available and 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. We’re eager to see LEGO fans of all ages. Stop by the front desk or call 724-547-3850 to sign up.

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Empathy-Building Series for Children

June 17, 24 & July 1, 11 a.m. Would you like your children to be more compassionate and understanding of others?

Attend these three separate interactive lessons that encourage kindness, empathy and understanding. Children ages kindergarten through 3rd grade and their adults are invited to attend on these three Mondays.

Each lesson is different and the series encourages children to think beyond themselves. By using books and activities, children will be able to define empathy, practice recognizing feelings and make connections about treating others how they would like to be treated.

Participants may attend any or all three, but space is limited. Please pre-register if possible at 724-547-3850 or mountpleasant@WLNonline.org.

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Movie & Make-a-Button Monday

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Monday, June 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Weekly thematic movies will accompany our summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” Our first family-friendly feature will be Space Jam. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees will be able to make a button to take home and vote on our next Movie Monday title. The event is open to all ages; however, an adult or older sibling must accompany children ten and under.

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Census Jobs Workshop

Seal, Bureau, Census, Usa, America

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6 p.m. Come and learn more about the immediate positions being filled for the 2020 Census. Whether it be as a Census taker, field worker, field supervisor, or clerk, the 2020 Census needs your help! Pay rates begin at $16 per hour plus mileage and offer flexible schedules, part-time hours, and a great opportunity to help your community. We will discuss the following: Job Qualifications, Job Duties or What Can I Expect if Hired, How Will I Get Paid, Where Will I Work, and How to Apply.

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Summer Reading Tweens

Space, Rocket, Travel, Science, Sky

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Learn about recycling and how it impacts our planet, then blast off with DIY bottle rockets!

 

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Science Fiction Saturday–Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Saturday, June 22, 2019, Noon to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy this family friendly sci-fi series. Light refreshments will be provided.
Science Fiction Saturdays aim to dive into lesser-known science fiction works and family friendly classics. Science Fiction Saturdays take place twice a month and have out of this world snacks and activities for all ages.

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Book Club

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Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Join this informal group to discuss “The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners” by Luanne Rice. Author and writing professor Barb Miller leads this group and the library provides the books and refreshments. Pick up the book anytime during the month at our front desk. July: “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell.

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Anime Club: Reborn!

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Tuesday, June 25. 6 p.m. Do you love anime? Do you wish you could get together with friends regularly to watch and discuss anime? Help us reestablish our beloved teen anime club at this planning meeting. Choose new officers, meeting times and plan and discuss topics and series to watch for Anime Club 2.0 and we’ll let the participant-led programming go from there. If you are unable to make the meeting but still want to help please contact us at the Mount Pleasant Library at 724-547-3850.

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Summer Reading Tweens

Solar System, Planet, Planetary System

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Save the galaxy! Learn to correctly plot the courses of planets with the Luna’s Wandering Stars computer program.

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Daniel José Older

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center, Carol Reichgut Hall. A FREE talk, reception and book signing with Daniel José Older, the New York Times best-selling author of the middle-grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, the Star Wars novel Last Shot, and award-winning young adult series The Shadowshaper Cypher.

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Book Bingo

Tuesday, July 2, 10:30  a.m.  Held at the Mt. Pleasant Center for Adult Living at 424 Washington Street, near the gazebo. The library staff brings the prizes of books, DVDs, puzzles, jewelry, and other new, donated gifts. Anyone age 50 and older is welcome to join the fun!

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Family Game Club

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Saturday, July 6, noon – 3 p.m. Try a new game from our extensive collection or bring your own.

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Astronomy for Everyone

Saturday, July 6, 7 p.m. Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA is here to share the excitement of astronomy! Learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders! Open to all ages, please pre-register.

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Sunday Salon – Open Mic

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 6-8 p.m. As we continue to bring arts and entertainment to the library, we will be hosting an open mic emceed by Mount Pleasant musician Nick Weglowski. That evening we will feature the space-inspired art of Moira Richardson to accompany our summer reading theme “A Universe of Stories.” We will accept both music and spoken word (no longer than 5 minutes for stories/poems). If you are interested in performing for the open mic, please email developmentatmplibrary@gmail.com to reserve a slot. This event is for those 21 and older.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Team Spirit, Cohesion, Together, Generations, Family

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a monthly support group at the library for those caring for, living with, or suffering from Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Discuss the accompanying issues, stresses, and concerns and receive practical information, advice, and encouragement. Join us the second Tuesday of each month.

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Backyard Composting Workshop

Thursday, July 11 6 p.m. Don’t throw your kitchen scraps or yard waste into the trash. Don’t buy expensive fertilizer or use unnecessary chemicals on your gardens! Learn to turn your organic waste into a valuable, nutrient-rich soil additive perfect for improving the health of your plants. Ellen Keefe from Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will discuss the economic and environmental benefits of composting, organic material that can be composted, how to build and maintain the compost pile, and how to use finished compost. It’s enjoyable, rewarding, and the best thing ever to get your garden off to a good start.

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Live 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Monday, July 15, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the live webcast celebration of Apollo 11’s successful mission hosted by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA @ My Library program.

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Inflatable Planetarium

Solar System, Planet, Planetary System

Friday, July 19, Multiple Time Slots. Pittcon Planetarium. The SSP and SACP offer a 30 to 45 minute presentation inside an inflatable dome. The program illustrates the night sky and allows participants to learn about stars and constellations. Students are taught how recognize these constellations and to locate them in the night sky. They also learn about their historical significance and some of the mythical stories associated with them. Due to limited floor seating, registration is required for children and adult participants. Held at Yough Intermediate Middle School. Must register online at the following links:

https://events.wlnonline.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=18613

https://events.wlnonline.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=18614

https://events.wlnonline.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=18615

https://events.wlnonline.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=18616

 

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Field Trip Fridays!

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!

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“Girls’ Day out – DIY SPA”

Date to be announced. Pamper yourself, learn to make a foot soak, facial scrub and lip scrub. Must pre-register. Open to all ages, $5 materials fee.

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Meet General Grant

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Friday, September 13 6 p.m. Held at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God Social Hall at 936 W Main St, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania 15666
Gunnery Sgt Kenneth J. Serfass was born in Bethlehem, PA. He joined the USMC in 1984 and his final tour was with the First Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom and retired from the Marine Corps in July of 2004 to become a music teacher.
Ken was a civil war reenactor and now first-person impressionist and now with over forty years of study of his self-avowed childhood hero US Grant, he has created a niche as a full time professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant.
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.