Millvale Community Library

More than a library – an agent of positive change

News & Announcements


Are you interested in hosting your event at the Millvale Community Library?

If so, please complete this Google Form and we will contact you shortly. You can find our calendar of events here! If you’d like to learn more about our space and availability for non-library events, please email MCLEventsCalendar@gmail.com.


Just Announced: Local Jobs Bulletin Board

Millvale Community Library has a Local Job Openings bulletin board available to employers wishing to post their current employment opportunities.  Employers may also email them to millvalelibraryjobboard@gmail.com

PROCEDURES:

  1. A physical copy of all job openings intended for posting on a library bulletin board must first be submitted for approval by the Library manager or staff member in charge. Items posted without approval are subject to removal.
  2. Approval will be granted based upon library policy as herein stated and subject to available space.
  3. Approved items will be dated and posted for a maximum of 30 days.

Support us this holiday season by buying something from our Library Wish List!

This list is for items that we always have a need for at the library. Any donation from this list would be greatly appreciated!

 


The Memory Project is in need of your donations and support!

You are invited to the MEMORY PROJECT OPENING at the Millvale Library on December 12th, 6-8 PM. Live music, refreshments and pizza will be provided. Admission is $3.00.

“The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty” (Wikipedia). It can create a life-changing experience for the Rohingya children of Myanmar, Shaler Area High School’s art students, and for you! Please consider donating to these children who are facing hardships, loss, and destruction every single day.  Just a small donation has the power to change the world and help achieve Shaler’s $675.00 fundraiser goal!

For more information contact David Boyles at boylesd@sasd.k12.pa.us or visit memoryproject.org.


Tool Lending Library is now open!

The Maria Mongelluzzo Tool Library is a new community resource provided by the Millvale Community Library. It is a collection of hand and power tools, ladders, and more that can be checked out for one week at a time for free. Operating hours are Tuesdays, 6-8pm, Fridays, 10am-12pm, Saturdays, 10am-12pm, and by appointment. If you are interested in volunteering, donating funds or tools, or just have questions, call or visit the library today!


Honor and Memorial Gifts at Millvale Community Library

The Millvale Community Library accepts monetary donations to purchase books and materials as gifts, memorials or honorariums. Please make checks payable to Milvale Community Library. Donors are sent a note, an acknowledgement is sent to the family  or the person you wish to honor and a bookplate featuring the name of the person being honored will be placed in a new book at Make a contribution today in memory, honor or celebration of a loved one, or to commemorate a special occasion. You may download and mail a donation form to: Millvale Community Library 213 Grant Avenue Millvale, PA 15209 Donations forms are also available at the library.


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!

Girls Write Pittsburgh | 6pm – 7pm

Girls Write Pittsburgh is the city’s only program designed to empower girl-identifying teens through the creative expression of writing, exposing them to a world of opportunity, through the craft. Our weekly creative writing workshops are free and accessible!

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

1st & 3rd Tuesdays: Artable | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Join resident artist Abby and a variety of guest artists as we make crafts out of everyday objects and “junk.”

2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Comic Book Club | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The fall kicks off a new season of Comic Book Club! Our first book will be Watchmen by Allen Moore & Dave Gibbons. Copies of the book are available for free to borrow. Call us for more info.

Homework Help | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Every Tuesday we offer free assistance with homework! Please call the library for more information.

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 | 4:00pm – 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 2-hour time frame.

Thursdays

Teen Scene | 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Join your friends as they explore all that the MCL Clubhouse has to offer! For more info, contact Roman Benty at benty.rom@gmail.com.

Music Makers | 4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Do you want to be a rock star? Whether you’re a total beginner or already know a few things, you’re welcome to join us for free group music lessons every Thursday in the MCL Clubhouse! We have multiple guitars and a bass guitar – you don’t need to bring anything but an open mind!

2nd & 4th Thursdays:  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 | 6:30pm @ 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.

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.

Beginner’s Chess Club | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Chess prepares you for life! Join us for Millvale Community Library’s Beginner’s Chess Club. Players are invited to experience chess with interactive lessons and hands-on instruction. Chess combines concentration, planning, and thinking ahead with playing and competing against an opponent. Each week, prepared lessons and exercises strengthen each student’s knowledge of chess. After weeks of practice and stimulating chess games, the class will have a mini chess tournament with prizes for top players.

These workshops are taught by The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute, a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization dedicated to teaching chess and using the game to impact Pittsburgh.

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