Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library

Today, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 the library will be closing at 11:30 AM. All programs for the day have been cancelled. You can still access our online resources including OverDrive and POWERlibrary.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the library will be closing at 11:30 AM.

Due to work in the area on the waterlines, we will be closing early.

All of toady’s scheduled programs have been canceled.

You can still access our online resources including OverDrive and POWERlibrary.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Have you sent in your 2020 Association Membership?

Dear Neighbors,

The past year has been one of challenge and transition. Changes in our board, staff, and director bring us to a new place. These changes have culminated in a stronger library with a new direction and a renewed focus on the future of the Mount Pleasant Community.

A friend recently wrote, “The communities library [sic] serve are the true collections; librarians the weavers of community narratives and understandings.” I believe this is the very core of what we as a library should do every day. While the statistics and recognition show the dedicated work of our staff, it fails to truly capture the spirit of what we do.

It is about the people who come to us every day. It is about the little girl from Pittsburgh who comes to visit her grandmother and insists on visiting our library.

It is about the gentleman who needed a computer and the internet to check the fire maps to see if his friends in northern California were in danger.

It is about a teenager who is reading thousands of pages a week outside of his schoolwork and the ones who come here to meet with their tutor.

All that we have accomplished and helped our community accomplish has been because our supporters have seen the value we bring to the community and stepped up to ensure we can continue to serve everyone who comes to us.

As we prepare to launch into a new year I ask that you consider to support us by becoming a member of the Mount Pleasant Free Public Library Association.

Download your 2020 Association Membership Form Here.

Updated Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 27    Closing at 5 pm
Thursday, November 28        Closed

Tuesday, December 24          Closed
Wednesday, December 25    Closed
Thursday, December 26,       Closed

Tuesday, December 31          Closing at 5 pm
Wednesday, January 1           Closed

Growing Up in the REAL Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Growing Up in the REAL Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Life Lessons from the Heart of Latrobe, Pennsylvania By Chris Rodell

The local author who wrote about his oddball friendship with neighbor, Arnold Palmer is back with another endearing volume about life in the Real Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Part history, part biography, the book is a freewheeling conversation about what makes Latrobe, Pennsylvania so special.

Read previously untold stories of Rogers being a life-saving superhero and of him being perfectly human. In a world that cries out for civility and healing, it’s the only book about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood by an author who actually
lives there.

Register ob Facebook or by calling the library at (724) 547-3850.


We have a full weekend ahead of us.

We are hosting the fall book sale with special Friday hours!

Come browse the selection of new to gently used books, DVDs, audio books, and games.

All proceeds directly support the library.

Friday        11 am to 4 pm

Saturday    9 am to 4 pm

Saturday, October 12, 6-9:00 p.m.

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

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The Friends of the Library presents the Oldies Dance at the Polish Falcon Club.

The dance will feature DJ’s Jeff Ingersoll and John Chabala, food and drink with a cash bar, and a large basket raffle, and more.

Enter the Jitterbug Contest or get all gussied up for a chance to win the Best Dressed Award.

All proceeds will benefit the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

Tickets are $20 per person and available form any Friends of Library member or at the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

This event is sponsored by Sabika Jewelry and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Sunday, September 22, 6-8:30 p.m.

Join us for our Sunday Salon featuring Rachel Allen.

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Rachel Allen will be performing an acoustic evening of Americana Roots Music and original songs. She is a performer and a teacher, as well as a healing arts practitioner at YogaSong in Johnstown.

Please join us for a fun night of music, laughs and art (Artist to be announced). Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Rachel is brought to the library thanks to a grant from the Westmoreland Parks and Recreation Department and a donation by Scott Ludwick as part of the 2019 Sunday Salon.

$5 for general public, $3 for library association members.

*Event is 21 and over


Monday, September 16 6:00 p.m.

Meet local author Scott Brown as he talks about his new book, Hope & Heartbreak: Beyond the Number of the Opioid Epidemic.

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A father who lost his 20-year-old son to an overdose and refused to stay silent. A mother who fulfilled a promise to write an honest obituary if her 20-year-old daughter died from an overdose—and hasn’t stopped telling their heartbreaking story. Carmen Capozzi and Michelle Schwartzmier are linked in a way that no parents ever should be. What happened to them can happen to anyone and their stories epitomize the tragedy and inspiration that author Scott Brown found while chronicling the opioid epidemic in Westmoreland County and the surrounding area for almost a year.

Join Scott as he shares stories, lessons, and more from his newest book.

Meet General Grant

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Friday, September 13 6:00 p.m.

At the Mt. Pleasant Church of God Social Hall 

936 W Main St, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania 15666

Come watch history come to life as U.S.M.C. (Ret.) Gunnery Sgt Kenneth J. Serfass becomes Ulysses S. Grant.

A nationally recognized speaker, GySgt. Serfass has spent years presenting his research on the subject. Join us for a tour de force journey led by the enigmatic Grant himself as he shares personal insights on his two greatest weaknesses.

Gunnery Sgt Kenneth J. Serfass was born in Bethlehem, PA on June 18th, 1966. A US Marine since 1984, his final tour was with the First Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom, retiring from the Marine Corps in July of 2004 to become a music teacher.

Ken WAS a civil war reenactor but now is a first-person impressionist with nearly fifty years of study of his childhood hero, US Grant. Now as a full-time professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant, he presents between 11 and as many as 23 appearances each month between February and November each year as his work season. He jokes that with his free time, he works part time as a brakeman at the Strasburg Rail Road, making all his work dependent on time travel.

It is with a profound honor that he tells the story of one of America’s greatest military leaders and Ken takes it very seriously to reaffirm Grant’s place of honor among the most respected people of our nation’s history.


Print or view our Library’s detailed list of July Events

DIY Crochet on vacation! Normally held the first Saturday of each month, DIY Crochet is on summer vacation. See you in September! Thanks to Brandi W, our amazing group leader.


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!

Baryna Russian Dancers

Folklore, Dance, Russian Dance, Russian Costume

Thursday, August 1st, 10:00 a.m. Come enjoy a free ethnic dance performance at the library!

The Second Great Game-a-Thon!

Monopoly, Canadian, Game, Playing, Dice, Play

Saturday, August 10th. Bring the whole family for a day of competition, games, and excitement! More information to come!

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Hospice, Hand In Hand, Caring, Care, Support, Elderly

Discuss the issues that arise from caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.


Lego, Play, Build, Module, Colorful, Number, Many, Toys

Saturday, August 17th, 2:00 p.m. Our LEGO club meets the third Saturday of every month! We have a selection of classic bricks available, as well as DUPLO bricks for younger kids. If you have a large set that you’ve been working on, feel free to bring it in and work on it. LEGO fans of all ages are welcome! Be sure to stop by the front desk or call 724-547-3850 to sign up.

Internet Safety for Children

Child, Tablet, Technology, Computer

Saturday, August 17th, 3 p.m. The Blackburn Center will educate parents about what they can do to protect their children online.

Cult Classics Movie

Mars, Planet, Cosmos, Stars, Sky, Land, Open Space

Tuesday, August 20th, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a screening of “Invaders from Mars” and a fascinating lecture by Fred Adams.

Anime Club

Young, Male, Man, Japanese, Anime, Cartoon, Television

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. Join the bi-monthly gathering of friends to enjoy screenings of various Anime films.