Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

 

Our Book Super Sale continues Sept. 25-28 and ends with a bag sale on Saturday, Sept. 30. Thanks to all those who donated books, DVDs, magazines and audios.

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  • Thanks to the Kakos Grant Project, everyone is welcome to read a book in our Story Garden!
  • Join our adult bookclub the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm.
  • AncesTree Hunters genealogy group. Search for your ancestors and meet new friends! 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 5-7PM.
  • Chess club is held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10am-11:30am.


 

 

Coat Drive – now until Oct. 2

Mount Pleasant Public Library is a drop-off site for Operation Zip ‘Em Up, a Rotary Club of Westmoreland service project to provide warm winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to children in Westmoreland County. Drop off new and gently-used coats in sizes infant to age 18 to the library. Used items should be freshly washed or dry cleaned and free of rips and stains. Items can also be dropped off at the club’s meeting on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at Badges Bar and Grille, 9 E Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Help hundreds of local kids in need!

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Fall Book Super Sale

Sept. 25-28 and Sept. 30, 2017. All proceeds benefit children’s literacy and children’s programs. Sept. 30 will be a bag sale.

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Baby Animals Program – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, Sept. 27, join us at 6 p.m. for an outreach program from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as we learn about animal habitats and even get a visit from some baby animals. Pre-registration at the library is required, space is limited. Donations are welcome.

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Libraries, Seton Hill, Host Free Movie

Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

The Westmoreland Library Network, which includes Mount Pleasant Library, is partnering with Seton Hill to show a new film narrated by Jeremy Irons called “The Sultan and the Saint.” The movie tells the true stories of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt and the risks they took for peace. The program will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, Pa., 15601. The program is free, but reservations are required at SultanSaintSetonHill.Eventbrite.com.  The film contains some violence and may not be appropriate for children under 12. For more information, call Frances Leap at 724-830-1054.

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A few spaces are still open for this series on Monday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5-9 p.m. Take the AARP Smart Driver classroom course over two days at the library to fine tune your driving skills. Plus bring a friend with you BOGO. Complete the course and you could both quality for a multi-year discount on your auto insurance. This AARP award-winning course will teach you and your friend evidence-based safe driving strategies; new traffic laws and rules of the road; and proper maintenance tips to make driving safer. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Must pre-register by calling the library at 724-547-3850. A collaboration with Marquis Smith, Allstate Insurance Company, 352 E. Main St.

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CLIMB  – Helping Children Cope When Cancer Attacks Their Families

Wednesdays: Oct, 11, 18 and 25 and Nov. 1, from 6-8 p.m.

CLIMB is a free, four-week program for children and teens between the ages of 6-11 who have a parent, grandparent, or significant adult with cancer.  Parents/guardians will also receive separate counseling during the session to help learn ways to help their children cope when cancer is in the family. Dinner is provided for both groups. Children and tees will learn basic information about cancer its treatment; coping skills and strategies; how to identify and express feelings and how to talk about cancer. This program is a collaboration between Our Clubhouse, the Mount Pleasant Library and the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department. Registration is required by calling Abby Ziegler, MS, CCLS at 412-338-1919.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents Ballet FUNdamentals

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 pm – A free, 30-minute, up-on-your-feet introduction to a ballet story with the opportunity to learn the basics of the ballet art form and to meet a ballerina. Hosted by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s education outreach. Please pre-register at the library

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Coming this fall!

Oct. 26, 6 pm. Meet the Author Scott Brown, a Penn State grad who worked the Steelers beat for the Tribune-Review and then at ESPN. He has just penned his latest sports book, “The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans’ Bucket List.” The program is free and donations are welcome. Books will be available for sale at his appearance. Please pre-register at the library.

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Snowman Paint ‘N Sip

Friday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Paint this cool snowman for your door! $35 for library card holders, must pre-register at the library. All supplies provided. BYOB and snacks. All proceeds benefit children’s literacy and programming. Event venue is the Mount Pleasant Firemen’s Central Station, across the parking lot from the library, at 100 S. Church Street.

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One Book One Community 

On Monday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll discuss “My Antonia” by Willa Cather about pioneers in Nebraska. This is our fall/winter One Book One Community program. Cather has a Pittsburgh connection, as she resided here for 10 years. We will again partner with the Westmoreland Symphony for deeply discounted tickets to its performance of Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring Suite on March 17, 2018. Books will be provided for free in early October.

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NEW! Pushing the Limits book club

Monday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m., “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver

Join this group to read and review fiction or non-fiction books which push the limits of our society through science and technology. Books will be available in mid-October for review at the Nov. 6 gathering. Please sign up so we can call you when the books arrive.

 

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