Millvale Community Library

More than a library – an agent of positive change

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Help us support the youth of Millvale! Contribute to our ioby fundraiser today.

Our project aims to develop a long-term, sustainable food pantry to serve the youth patrons of the Millvale Community Library.

Many of our youth patrons lack access to healthy food options after school and during the summer months – Millvale is a food desert, and 48% of children here live below the poverty line. We’re looking to help serve this population by offering hands-on nutritional education, gardening workshops with our community partners The Gardens of Millvale, cooking and food-prep classes with our neighbors Tupelo Teas, and classes teaching canning and other sustainable storage practices.

Our short-term goal is to provide immediate healthy food options for our youth population, both while they are at the library and to take home with them once they leave the library. Our long-term goal is to develop a culture dedicated to sustainable food practices and healthy, mindful eating. We view our youth population as the future of our community; by teaching them these practices now, they can take this culture home to their families and help act as advocates for healthy/sustainable food practices in the Millvale community at large.

Contribute today by visiting our fundraiser link here. Donations will be doubled up to $800, thanks to PNC’s Allegheny County Community Development Challenge!


In Bed By Ten Dance Party

Support the library and dance your evening away at the In Bed By Ten Dance Party at Spirit on Saturday, May 12th! R

The $5 cover for this party will benefit our youth programming.

 

 


 SNAP Informational Sessions

  • Tuesday, May 22 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 5, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Need help buying food? Come meet a representative from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to learn about SNAP and other ways to get help.

 


Ron Donoughe Presentation & Book Signing

Saturday, May 19 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

This is a FREE event! No registration required.


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

The American Heart Association’s Healthy BP for All, Check, Change, Control, and Cooking Matters programs will begin at the Library every other Wednesday starting March 14th. These sessions will run from 11 am to noon. 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 OTHER 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

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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