Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

Federal Tax forms 1040, 1040EZ and Booklet for 1040 and 1040EZ have arrived as of 2-13-18.  No 1040As yet.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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NEW! Lego Club

Saturday, Feb. 17, 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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“Unusual Succulents and Their Care”

Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Get your gardening fix while we wait for better weather with “Unusual Succulents and Their Care.” The owner of West Newton’s Sunny Sprouts greenhouses, Nancy Neel, will discuss the best care for indoor succulents, including light, water, fertilization and soil. Unusual succulents are just one of the specialties in her greenhouses. Plants being discussed will be available for sale after the talk. Nancy said if perennials, carnivorous or other types of plants are ready, she may also bring them as well. Pre-registration is required. Admission is free but donations are welcome to help support programming.

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Cookbook Club

Saturday, February 24, 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: comfort foods. The library director will provide coffee and table settings. Call the library to RSVP, just to help us with planning.

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Monthly Book Club

Monday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Librarian and local author Barbara Miller will lead the book club discussion on “Glass Houses”, by Louise Penny. Pick up your copy now. Light refreshments, compliments of Barb and group members.

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.

Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment.

In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

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Death Cafe

Date TBA. A Death Cafe is a gathering of people to drink coffee, tea, eat cake and discuss a taboo topic: death. We hope this event will get people asking the important questions about their final wishes. Location to be determined. A collaboration with  Reunion Presbyterian Church.

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Wednesday, March 7, 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.

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DIY Feeding the Birds

Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m. A hands-on activity to make a pine cone bird feeder using suet. Thanks to Mount Pleasant Garden Club member Glenda Gebert for teaching us to care for our feathered friends. Pre-registration required.

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“Digging Your Shamrock Roots”

Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m. (with an optional slide-and-music program starting about 5:30)

Join Genealogist Donna Jordan of Irwin for one of her insightful, engaging genealogy talks. “Shamrock Roots” looks at the social and economic upheavals that sent millions of Irish immigrants to North America. She will give you some tips concerning the unique challenges of researching Irish ancestry.

On St. Patrick’s Day almost everyone wears green and claims to be a wee bit Irish…even if it’s just for one day! That’s more than wishful thinking….nearly one in nine Americans actually has some Irish ancestry.  And perhaps you’ve recently taken a DNA test that revealed it to you.

That’s because for centuries, Ireland’s chief export has been…….PEOPLE. Pre-registration is required. SPONSORED BY THE MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB. Thank you!!

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AARP Refresher Course

Monday, March 19, 5-9 p.m. Increasing driver safety and confidence with this refresher course. Sign up and learn in this four-hour classroom course for those who have taken the AARP eight-hour course. No tests! Upon completion, you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance. You will learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Guests must pre-register by calling 724-547-3850. Cost is $20 or $15 for AARP members. Checks or cash are accepted.

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Monthly Book Club

Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Librarian and local author Barbara Miller will lead the book club discussion on “Merchants of Doubt,” by N. Oreskes and E.M. Conway, about the shenanigans of the cigarette industry. Pick up your copy in March. Light refreshments, compliments of Barb and group members.

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March 31, Strange Encounters of PA Talk

with Stan Gordon, 2 pm

Come hear Stan Gordon discuss the Kecksburg UFO incident, strange animals, Bigfoot, and other strange occurrences in Pennsylvania. Afterward, his books will be available for purchase. Read all about Stan’s impressive and distinctive career here:

http://www.stangordon.info/wp/stan-gordon/

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Classical Encounters

April 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 11 a.m.  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. It explores the four basic periods of classical music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Advanced registration is required.  Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various style periods and learning terminologies that improve on’e knowledge and appreciate for what is happening in the music. The goal is to have the listener be more comfortable when listening to classical music. 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 underwrote this program, so it is free to the first 15 people who register.

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Monthly Book Club

Monday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. Librarian and local author Barbara Miller will lead the book club discussion on “When the Killing’s Done” by T. C. Boyle. An island thriller of defiance and exploitation. Light refreshments, compliments of Barb and group members.

 

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