Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us June 16, 6:30-10PM for a Sunset Kayak event at Greenlick Run Lake in Mt. Pleasant Township. There is a fee to rent kayaks and guests must pre-register here. Then enjoy Mt. Pleasant and Scottdale Libraries free evening of star gazing at Jacobs at dusk. Please pre-register with a library, either Mt. Pleasant (724-547-3850) or Scottdale (724-887-6140).
Posted: May 20, 2017, 12:00 pm
Thursdays in June, 10-12pm at Green Lick Run Lake. Environmental education including activities, games, crafts, snacks, and story time for children ages 2-5 years old! Must register, space is limited. (call 724-887-8220 ext. 3) $20 fee per child for the entire program, OR, free for all JCWA Family Members.
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:17 pm
Join us Wednesdays June 21 - Aug 9 for our Tween (Grades 5-7) Summer Reading Program! Free program with performances, guest speakers, prizes, contests, story time and more! Please register at the library.
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:57 pm
Join us Wednesdays June 21 - Aug 9 for our Elementary (Grades 1-4) Summer Reading Program! Free program with performances, guest speakers, prizes, contests, story time and more! Please register at the library.
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:52 pm
Join us Wednesdays June 21 - Aug 9 for our Preschool/Kindergarten Summer Reading Program! Free program with performances, guest speakers, prizes, contests, story time and more! Please register at the library.
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:51 pm

See our complete list of events!


 To sign up for these programs please call 724-547-3850, stop by our circulation desk, or sign up on our events page!  

For more weekly programs click on our programs and services tab above!

  • 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.


HERE ARE OUR EVENTS!!!! updated 5-22-17

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An Evening with Ulysses S. Grant – Civil War General, U.S. President

Wednesday, May 24, 6 p.m. Our guest speaker will tell the tale of Grant’s life and honorable service with his armies, as well as debunk the myths of Grant’s career from soldier to president. Kenneth Serfass is a “first-person impressionist,” who studied Grant for more than 40 years. Serfass has appeared on television and across the country at walking tours, horseback rides, railroad excursions, living history round tables and presentations at National Parks and battlefields such as Gettysburg, Vicksburg and the General Grant National memorial. he is a retired gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. Free, but please RSVP to 724-547-3850 or to MPLibrary15666@gmail.com.

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Library will be closed Thursday, June 15, for major repairs

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Tot Time on the Lake: Science and US!  Summer Camp

Thursdays in June (June 8, 15, 22, 29), 10 am-12 pm. Environmental education including activities, games, crafts, snack and story time for children ages 2-5 years old; must pre-register, space is limited (call 724-887-8220 ext. 3).

WHERE: At Green Lick Run Lake (Jacobs Creek Park/GreenLick Dam)- Cemetery Entrance – The rear entrance to the lake.

MATERIALS FEE:  $20 per kid for the entire program (equals $5 per kid per week) ***** OR****** FREE for all JCWA Family Members (join here  http://www.jacobscreekwatershed.org/donate/)

– Family membership to JCWA is $30 and runs the entire year. Lots of perks including allowing two children to attend TOT TIME for the price of one membership. Membership also directly funds JCWA education, recreation and conservation efforts.

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Stargazing Party  & Sunset Kayak, June 16, 7 p.m.

Join the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association and Venture Outdoors for a Sunset Kayak event at Greenlick Run Lake in Mt. Pleasant Township at 7p.m. Fee to rent kayaks and guests must pre-register here.  Then enjoy Mount Pleasant and Scottdale Libraries free evening of star gazing at Jacobs at dusk. Please pre-register for Stargazing with a library, either Mt. Pleasant 724-547-3850 or Scottdale 724-887-6140.

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Build a Better World – Summer Reading Program 

 Wednesdays, June 20– Aug. 9, 2017

        Preschool/Kindergarten, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

        Elementary Grades 1-4,  3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

        Tweeners Grades 5-7,  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

        Independent readers Welcome!

 Lap-Sit for Toddlers   Tuesdays, June 20 – Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m. – noon

 Free programs with special performances, guest speakers, contests, prize drawings, story times, a reading club, and more. * Carnegie Science Center * * PA Cleanways * Stage Right * Magician * and more. 

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Trail TROTT, Saturday, July 22, 9-10 a.m.

Meet at the Coal and Coke Trail near American Architectural Salvage to run, walk or bike together. 

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Sky Show at the Greater Hempfield high School Planetarium!

July 13-14

Free! We’re gearing up for the Aug. 21 partial Solar Eclipse with a visit to the closest planetarium. Watch here for the link to register!! The event is for children and each child will register individually. If there are remaining seats on the day of the event, adults will be invited to sit in.

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Solar Eclipse Program conducted by St. Vincent staff 

Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m. A solar eclipse program for adults at Mount Pleasant Public Library! Free but pre-registration required. St. Vincent College staff will conduct the program at 13 of Westmoreland Library Network’s facilities: Penn Area, June 12; Rostraver, June 14; Scottdale, June 15; Vandergrift, June 27; New Florence, June 28; Delmont, July 11; Murrysville, July 12; Sewickley Township, July 13; Greensburg-Hemfield, July 18; Norwin, July 19; Adams, July 20; and Manor, July 24.

Pittsburgh to DC by Bike

Coming in August!  Join J. Lorne Peachey, of Scottdale, as he shares his adventures of riding the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Free, but please RVSP to 724-547-3850 or MPLibrary15666@gmail.com

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One Book One Community: “Arthur and Sherlock” by local author Michael Sims, Monday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Greensburg’s own internationally acclaimed Michael Sims tells the story of how Arthur Conan Doyle created the most famous detective of all time. “With all the brilliance of Sherlock himself … Sim’s magnificent work of scholarship isn’t a birth-to-death biography of Conan Doyle but a more specific investigation … which reads something like a superhero origin story … Sims, the author of books on E.B. White and Henry Thoreau, is himself an ingenious investigator. Among his most intriguing explorations in his teasing out of not just Conan Doyle’s personal history but the history of the detective story itself.” – New York Times Book Review.  The library will loan copies of the book.

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Groups and Events

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