Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

 

SEE OUR EVENTS BELOW. Like us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and news. Questions? 724-547-3850.

  • 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.


One Book One Community discussion: “Arthur and Sherlock” Monday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Greensburg’s own Michael Sims has earned international acclaim for his book “Arthur and Sherlock,” which will be loaned and then discussed on Aug. 28. It 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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How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Affected Us

Monday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic claimed an estimated 20-50 MILLION victims, changing the world forever. How did it affect Westmoreland County residents? Join Dr. Thomas Soltis from Westmoreland County Community College as he explores the arrival, spread and impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in our county, on the 100th anniversary. Please pre-register as space is limited 724-547-3850 or mountpleasant@WLNonline.org.

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Friends’ Fall Book & Craft Super Sale

Sept. 18-23, 2017. Hosted by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit children’s literacy and children’s programs. Local crafters will be back by popular demand. Donations of books, DVDs, and audio books are welcome. We cannot accept encyclopedias or books that are musty or beat up. The book sale continues sans crafters, through Sept. 30. Bag sales will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 30.

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NEW! Saturday Supper Club

Kicks off September 23! Anyone interested can pick a recipe out of a cookbook on display at the library, beginning in September. On the last Saturday of each month at noon, group members will prepare their recipes and enjoy a potluck and fellowship. All are welcome. No cost to join. No cost to join for library card holders. Contest for the best name for this new group.

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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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Coming this fall!

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 with a county library card, $5 without a card (cards are free!). Donations are welcome. Books will be available for sale at his appearance. Date to be announced soon!

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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. Hosted by The Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library to 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 for the 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 late September/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 October for review at the Nov. 6 gathering.

 

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