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Free Seed Starting & Spring Planting Workshop on February 24

Doug Oster will be at the Library on Saturday, February 24th at 1 p.m. to discuss seed starting and early spring planting. This is a free workshop! No registration is required.

Doug Oster is Home and Garden editor for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He’s also an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh.
For more information, see dougoster.com

Immediately following this event will be a seed swap! Find more details here.


Beatrix Potter Storytime

Friday, March 30 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Millvale Community Library and host Ann Troxel from the Beatrix Potter Society for a children’s story and playtime! She will be reading some of the most beloved books from the author.

 

 


Fundamentals of Peaceful Parenting (Free Workshop!)

Join Family Life Coach Jill Delaney over the course of 6 weeks to discover how to promote peace in your family and how to deeply connect with your children. All around the world, parents are realizing they want to parent differently than they were parented. But many are so busy and overwhelmed that it becomes difficult to garner the resources to change or even begin to know how to start!

During our time together, we will discuss practical strategies that build mutually respectful relationships within the family unit. We’ll explore the daily challenges we face as parents and learn effective strategies for discipline, staying in connection with our children and how to keep everyone thriving. You will learn how to re-frame challenges into “opportunities to learn”, address feelings compassionately, set limits and understand misbehavior in order to respond more effectively to the needs of your child. You will also be empowered to focus on long-term solutions––cooperation, responsibility and resilience, thus creating a more peaceful family environment.


American Heart Association’s Healthy BP for All, Check, Change, Control, and Cooking Matters

[NOTE: This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for sometime in the early spring. Please call the Library is you are interested.]

The American Heart Association’s Healthy BP for All, Check, Change, Control, and Cooking Matters programs will begin at the Library in 2018. These programs will be completely free.

 


Weekly Happenings at the Millvale Community Library

Mondays

Just because the library is closed on Mondays, doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t something happening!

2nd Monday:  Millvale MASH @ Grist House | 7:30pm – 10pm

No matter what your medium, come put your talents on display at our Millvale MASH Open Mic Night at Grist House Brewing!  Every month we have a featured artist to open the show, followed by open mic fun!  Sign-up to perform at the door by 9:00 p.m. to be on the performance list for that evening’s event.  No cover charge, and the event is “over 21.”

See you at the microphone!

Tuesdays

Stitch & #*itch! (Adults) | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Or, maybe you prefer embroidery or cross-stitch!  Whatever your needlework hobby might be, join us every Tuesday at Tupelo Honey Teas for our weekly Stitch & #*itch!  Bring your project or start a new one, sip some of Danielle’s wonderful tea, and enjoy an evening of chatting and fiber arts with friends!

Wednesdays

Maker Wednesdays with Roman | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids of all ages can join in the “making” fun at the Millvale Community Library!  Come explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) concepts and projects with a fun twist!  Maker Wednesdays are completely FREE and open to kids under 18.  No registration is necessary, and participants are encouraged to just drop-in anytime during the 3-hour time frame.

GED/HiSET Test Preparation Classes | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Are you 18 or older and interested in taking the GED or HiSET high school equivalency test?  We provide FREE weekly instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies to help you prepare.  For information or to register, contact the Millvale Community Library at 412-822-7081 or the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council at 412-487-8290.

Thursdays

EVERY Thursday:  Adult Writers Group | 7:00pm – 8:30pm 

Whether you are interested in writing for publication or for personal pleasure, you are welcome at the Millvale Library’s Adult Writers Group.  Share your work and learn in a judgement-free, peer environment.  Participants at all writing levels are welcome, the program is FREE, and no pre-registration is required…just drop in!

1st Thursday of Month:  MCL Board Meeting | 6:00pm

The first part of every monthly Board meeting is open to the public.  If you would like to address the Board of Directors, please ask to be placed on the agenda by sending your request to board@millvalelibrary.org, no later than one week prior to the meeting date.

2nd Thursday of Month:  Book Club for Adults | 6:00pm @ Tupelo Honey Teas (Returns Thursday, January 11, 2018)

Do you like a good “whodunnit,” or are you a true crime aficionado?  Or maybe you are a more of a romance or drama lover!  Join us every month as we read, and discuss books from a variety of genres.  Books for the fall will be selected at the September 14 meeting.  No registration is required, and all are welcome.  Book club participation is FREE.  Refreshments are available for a nominal cost.

3rd Thursday of Month:  Third Thursday Theater with Steel City Shakespeare | 7:00pm @ Tupelo Honey Teas

Steel City Shakespeare returns every Third Thursday to entertain participants with their latest reading or production.  Every month is a new adventure!  All are welcome, and the event is FREE.  Refreshments are available for a nominal cost.

Fridays

Small-Fry Fridays | 10:30am – 2:00pm

Join us for a whole day devoted to our wee friends, ages birth to pre-school.

10:30am – 11:00am: Our friends from Shaler North Hills Library join us for our Family, Infant, and Toddler Story Time!  Singing, fingerplays, stories, and of course, bubbles!

11:00am – 12:00pm: Roman is on-hand for fun-filled Mini-Makers.  Infants and Toddlers begin to discover their creative side with hands-on learning and exploration!

12:00pm – 2:00pm: Toddler-friendly snacks and open play time!  Have a play date at the library and enjoy our wide selection of picture books, trains, building blocks, and socialization!

Saturdays

Morning Yoga with Vivian Croft | 10:00am – 11:00am

Saturday morning yoga at the Library is back! All ages and experience levels are welcome!

Join our instructor, Vivian, for weekly Community Classes from 10-11 am. Each class is donation-based, allowing participants to pay what they wish.

Classes are designed for all levels and will focus on slowing the pace and energizing the breath through classical postures, breath work, and mindful movements.

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