Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

HOURS: Mon-Thurs, 10-8

Saturdays, 9-4; closed Fridays & Sundays except for special events 

Need ideas for your Book Club? Borrow one of our 130 FREE BOOK DISCUSSION KITS — 8-16 books in a portable plastic bin plus discussion questions. Many kits also include a Large Print edition, an audio book, and even a DVD when applicable. See the entire list here BOOK DISCUSSION KIT LIST
Contact Kathy Miller at our Westmoreland Library Network (WLN) main office to schedule a KIT for your book club, and tell her the name of your library. You need a free WLN library card to borrow a book discussion kit.  Kathy Miller  724-420-5638 ext. 2, or kathy.miller@WLNonline.org

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Welcome to our special events listing …

Print or view our Library’s detailed calendar MAY 2019

Click here to view the schedule for SCIENCE FICTION SATURDAYS 2019

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

WE RECYCLE old phones and printer cartridges; used eye glasses for the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions Club, and BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION for the Ramsay and Rumbaugh PTO.
DONATE  Books, DVDs, audio book, games, puzzles, LEGOs, and yearbooks year round during operating hours. We cannot accept encyclopedias, National Geographic magazines or anything with a musty odor.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Sign Language for Everyone

Continues at 6 p.m.,Tuesday, May 21; and Tuesday May 28.  Learn 10 American Sign Language signs each week. Even toddlers can learn sign language to communicate. Classes held across the street from the library at the fireman’s Central Station hall. Free. but please pre-register 724-547-3850. See the story in the Tribune-Review (which INCORRECTLY says he is teaching Bible concepts, he does not, it’s a secular event) “Sign language classes at Mt. Pleasant  Library”  https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/preacher-uses-sign-language-to-teach-biblical-concepts-at-mt-pleasant-library/

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 NEW Gettysburg Discussion Group 

Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m. Join Battlefield Guide Bill Pieszak for this informal Gettysburg Discussion Group. All ages are welcome. Please pre- register. A Gettysburg puzzle will be set up in the library until the meeting, if you’d like to come piece it together!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 Library Lunch and Learn Movie 

Friday, May 24, noon. “From Egypt to Israel” begins with a leisurely cruise on the Nile and proceeds to a remarkable array of magnificent destinations, including a lively bazaar in Cairo, King Tut’s treasures in the Egyptian Museum, the mystifying Pyramids of Giza and more.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Census Jobs Workshop

Saturday, May 25, 11 am. Come and learn more about the immediate positions being filled for the 2020 Census. Whether it is a Census taker, field worker, field supervisor, or clerk the 2020 Census needs your help! Pay rates begin at $16 hour plus mileage, offer flexible schedules, part-time hours and a Great Opportunity to help your community. We will discuss the following: Job Qualifications, Job Duties or What Can I Expect if Hired, How Will I Get Paid, Where will I work and How to Apply.

Science Fiction Saturdays

Related image

Saturday, May 25 Noon. Enjoy this family friendly sci-fi feature. Disney’s ambitious 1990’s journey to Mars. “Rocket Man” is a comedy for the whole family. Light refreshments will be provided.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Family Game Club

Saturday, June 1, noon – 3 p.m. Try a new game from our extensive collection or bring your own.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

DIY Crochet on vacation! Normally held the first Saturday of each month, DIY Crochet is on summer vacation. See you in September!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Book BINGO

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington St., next to the gazebo. Anyone age 50 and older is welcome to attend this free event with prizes donated by the Library and staff. Held the first Tuesday of each month at the Center for Active Adults. The library then replenishes its little free library in the game room at the center.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Cult Classic Movie “The Island of Dr. Moreau”

Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 pm. Join us for the screening of this classic science fiction film and scintillating discussion lead by author and retired professor, Dr. Fred Adams. His monthly series of deep dives into cult classics are based on his cult classic courses at a local university. Bring finger food and drinks, optional. The library director provides popcorn and fruited water. So far in the series: January, “The Forbidden Planet’;” February, “The Day the Earth Stood Still;” March, H.G. Wells’ “Time Machine;” and April, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” and “The Thing” in May.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Mt. Pleasant Area Garden Club meeting

Tuesday, June 18. 7 pm. Held at 424 Washington Street Center for Active Adults.

Open to the public. This is the annual plant auction! The Mount Pleasant Area Garden Club was formed in 1966 to promote interest in horticulture, civic beautification, conservation, and education. Our 30 members’ community projects include planting & maintaining the flowers at Veterans Park, Penn Park and the Mount Pleasant Public Library. Meetings are normally held at 7 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month except January, July & August at the Center for Active Adults on Washington Street in Mt. Pleasant. Like us on Facebook! Guests are always welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Book Club

Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Join this informal group to discuss “The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners” by Luanne Rice. Librarian, Author and Writing Professor Barb Miller leads this group and the library provides the books and refreshments. Pick up the book anytime during the month at our front desk.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Daniel José Older

Saturday, June 29 7 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Carol Reichgut Hall. A FREE talk, reception and booksigning with Daniel José Older, the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, Star Wards Last Shot and the award winning young adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Astronomy for Everyone

Saturday, July 6, 7 p.m. Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA is here to share the excitement of astronomy! Learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders! Open to all ages, please pre-register.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Backyard Composting Workshop

Thursday, July 11 6 p.m. Don’t throw your kitchen scraps or yard waste into the trash. Don’t buy expensive fertilizer or use unnecessary chemicals on your gardens! Learn to turn your organic waste into a valuable, nutrient-rich soil additive perfect for improving the health of your plants. Ellen Keefe from Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will discuss the economic and environmental benefits of composting, organic material that can be composted, how to build and maintain the compost pile, and how to use finished compost. It’s enjoyable, rewarding, and the best thing ever to get your garden off to a good start.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Field Trip Fridays!

Friday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon, all ages. Sign up and meet us at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve on the St. Vincent College Campus in Latrobe! We will try some pond dipping, take a birding hike and have some free time to explore their play area. Bring a picnic lunch to eat afterwards on their back patio. Come early or stay later to explore their Learning Barn. $4/person payable at registration. Limit 25. Friends from the Delmont Public Library will be joining us for this adventure!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

“Girls’ Day out – DIY SPA”

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.