Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

CANCELLED Story Time with Therapy Dogs scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 20 at 1:30 pm.

HOURS: 10-8, Monday-Thursdays

Saturdays, 9-4

Closed Fridays and Sundays except for special events

 

Welcome to our special events listing …

Click here to view or print the February 2019 events   

Click here to view or print the March 2019 Mt Pleasant Library calendar

Click here to view the schedule for SCIENCE FICTION SATURDAYS 2019

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WE RECYCLE old phones and printer cartridges; old eye glasses for the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions Club, and BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION for the Ramsay and Rumbaugh’s PTO.
DONATE  Books, DVDs, audio book, 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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Science Fiction Saturdays: Where No One Has Gone Before

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Noon. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration continuing with another classic, boldly going where no one has gone before, with Tribbles!
Starfleet members from the U.S.S. Venture NCC 1655 will host three STEM stations on phases of the moon, a Klingon-style Story Time, and a cool “How to Make a Comet” demonstration.  Commander Glenn Smith and his Starfleet officers will also bring Tribbles to sell, and a photo op drop of the deck of the U.S.S. Venture. Science Fiction Saturdays aim to dive into lesser known science fiction works, and family friendly classics. Science Fiction Saturdays take place twice a month, will have out-of-this-world snacks and activities for all ages. Please RSVP by calling the library 724-547-3850.
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Monthly Book Club

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. The Book Club will discuss “Hark!” by Ed McBain. Enjoy healthy treats, and good company. Our librarian, writing professor, and prolific local author Barb Miller hosts the group, and the library provides free copies of the book du jour.
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Intuitive Eating with Sara Jo

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Free workshop! Join Sara while enjoying a tasty and healthy treat! Learn more about her services which include empowering others to create health in their lives through mindfulness, holistic based approaches, intuitive eating, and SOUL (Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed, and Local) Pre-registration appreciated.
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Screening of “Loving Vincent”

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Join us for a screening of the new biopic of Vincent van Gogh’s life recreated entirely through animated oil paintings. As magical and enchanting as his life was tragic. Space is limited, please pre-register by calling the library 724-547-3850.
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 a.m. The performers of Stage Right share the journey of Solla Sollew, an Odyssean, Seussian coming-of-age story, where we meet fantastic and funny characters, while obstacles are faced, challenges met, and trials overcome. Dr. Seuss tackles the struggles of everyday life — difficult people, bullies, bad weather, political unrest, even crowds – in “I had Trouble in getting to Solla Sollew.” Please pre-register if possible.

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Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. Whether you’re new to the craft or a practiced professional, join us at 10 a.m. for this Do It Yourself Crochet Class with our wonderful Brandi W. We have yarn and lots of good company, new members welcome! Brandi is planning some bookmarks this month.

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Book BINGO 

Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. Book BINGO at the Mt. Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., where the prizes will be the winners’ choice of books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, puzzles, or other surprises! Held monthly at the Senior Center each first Tuesday of the month. Open to the public for those age 50 and older.

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Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 pm. Open to the public. Volunteers for library committees needed!

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Science Fiction Saturdays: Doctor Who

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Saturday, March 9, 2019. Noon. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration continuing with the longest running television program ever.
Science Fiction Saturdays aim to dive into lesser known science fiction works, and family friendly classics. Science Fiction Saturdays take place twice a month, will have out-of-this-world snacks and activities for all ages.
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Friends of Mount Pleasant Public Library

Monday, March 11, 6 pm Meets at Alexander’s Pizza this month. The Friends volunteer their time and talents to raise money for children’s literacy and programs. They fund the annual Summer Reading activities and provide money each month toward the library’s state-mandated purchase of books/ebooks/audiobooks/DVDs. They recently sponsored a series of successful adult computer classes taught by the YWCA. The group meets the second Monday of each month and new members are welcome! Meeting locations vary.

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Lunch & Learn

Mindfulness with Dr. Krista Boyer

Thursday, March 14 at noon. Dr. Krista Boyer, of Mount Pleasant Counseling and Psychological Services, will teach us about “Mindfulness” and the mental health benefits of being in the present moment to relieve stress and anxiety. Pre-registration required.
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Social Media and Marketing Your Business

 

Thursday, March 14, 5 – 80 PM,  Westmoreland SCORE is offering a seminar designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the Social Media communication outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging sites. More and more, this is becoming an essential part of starting or growing a business and needs to be addressed in your business plan. The Workshop lasts about 2-1/2 hours. Pre-registration required by calling the library or  Register online for Social Media workshop on March 14

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LEGO Club

Saturday, March 16, 2 pm. All-ages LEGO Club meets for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math  (STEM) skills play monthly. Bring your own LEGOs or dive into our immense collection. Thanks to Miss Kristy Frohlinger’s 5th Graders at Ramsay Elementary for helping at our club!

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Human Trafficking in Westmoreland County

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Monday, March 18, 2019, 6 pm Reunion Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 769 Main St, Mount Pleasant. What constitutes human trafficking, who in Westmoreland County is affected by it, and what can the average person do to help? This informative talk will open your eyes to how traffickers attract and manipulate often unsuspecting people in our county for labor or sex or both. Adult content. Please RSVP by calling the library at 724-547-3850. Please note the location of the event is not the library.

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Classic Sci-Fiction Movie & Discussion

Tuesday, March 19, 6 pm  Watch and discuss a sci-fi cult classic in this new monthly series. Author and retired professor Fred Adams Jr. will discuss and then we’ll view, “H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine” (1960), produced and directed by George Pal, that stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, and Alan Young. The film was based on Wells’ 1895 novella that was influential in the development of science fiction. Plot: An inventor in Victorian England constructs a machine that enables him to travel into the distant future; once there, he discovers that mankind’s descendants have divided into two species, one who feed on the other. Limited to 25, please pre-register.

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Garden Talk: Starting Seeds Indoors

 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 6 pm.Local garden designer Martha Oliver will explain how to start seeds indoors. She will discuss timing, supplies needed, lighting requirements and more. Pre-registration is required.

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Gentle Chair Yoga

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Thursday, March 21. 6 pm. Classes are free but donations of up to $5 are welcome. No mats are required for Hatha yoga, a gentle yoga with emphasis on stretching, breathing and mindfulness. Attendees are welcome to bring and use mats. Healthcare professional and yoga instructor Joan Siwula of Scottdale will teach the classes.

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Science Fiction Saturdays: Battlestar Galactica

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Saturday, March 23 2019. Noon. Join us for the next installment of our science fiction exploration continuing with the saga of preserving humanity in space.
Science Fiction Saturdays aim to dive into lesser known science fiction works, and family friendly classics. Science Fiction Saturdays take place twice a month, will have out-of-this-world snacks and activities for all ages.
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Monthly Book Club

Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. The Book Club will discuss “Silent Spring!” by Pittsburgh’s Rachel Carson. Enjoy healthy treats, and good company. Our librarian, writing professor, and prolific local author Barb Miller hosts the group, and the library provides free copies of the book du jour. New members are always welcome!
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Mt. Pleasant Area Garden Club meeting

Tuesday, March 26. 7 pm. Held at 424 Washington Street Center for Active Adults. Open to the public. The Mount Pleasant Area Garden Club was formed in 1966 to promote interest in horticulture, civic beautification, conservation, and education. We have over 30 members and community projects include planting & maintaining the flowers at Veterans Park, Penn Park and the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. Meetings are normally held at 7 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month except January, July & August at the Center for Active Adults on Washington Street in Mt. Pleasant. Meeting notices will be posted on our Event page with confirmation of date & time and speaker or activity planned. Guests are always welcome to attend.

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Belly Dancing for Fun & Fitness at the Library

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Saturday, March 30. 11am. Daynelle Sanner will host a class here at the library. Please pre-register. Sanner is the owner of Find Your Fire Fitness in Mt. Pleasant.

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Spring Fling Vendor Show

Sunday, April 7. 1-5 pm.  The first fundraiser of its kind to be hosted in the Mount Pleasant Public Library. Purchase your $5 advance ticket to peruse vendors from across the area. Your favorite brands you know and love will be there featuring products. There will be baked goods, fabulous door prizes and much more.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Proceeds benefit promoting literacy and children’s programs.

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Tuesdays With Morrie: Classical Encounters

Tuesday, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1 p.m. Back by popular demand! Join us for 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; more details to follow. Advanced registration is required. 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 is sponsoring this program, so it is free, limit of 15 participants.

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Monthly Book Club

TUESDAY, April. 30, 6:30 p.m. Note this is a Tuesday and not our typical Monday meeting time. The Book Club will discuss “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. Enjoy healthy treats, and good company. Our librarian, writing professor, and prolific local author Barb Miller hosts the group, and the library provides free copies each month, typically at the previous meeting. And then at the circulation desk.
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“Girls’ Day out – DIY SPA”

May 2019, 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.