C’mon down this Saturday and help to decorate the MCL Holiday Tree! Make an ornament, string some lights, have some cider! If you can’t join us Saturday, maybe you’ll want to join in some of the other activities happening this month!
November is the time of year when we reflect upon all of the things for which we are thankful. There are so many reasons to be thankful for Millvale Community Library! Here are just a few:
First, we are happy that we can continue providing our patrons with programs such as Book Babies, Reading Readiness, the Kid’s Knitting Club, Maker Thursdays with the Children’s Museum, the Writer’s Workshop, and our GED Prep classes. Days and times for these programs are shown on the calendar above.
Second, we are very excited to bring three new programs to you this month…
The Harry Potter Book Club is happening every Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. This one hour program is designed for both first-time Harry Potter readers and those who have read the books before. All ages are welcome as we explore the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. Lively discussion, movies, HP-themed events, and fun are all part of this weekly event. New members are always welcome!
Free Tutoring happens on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thanks to a very special arrangement with Shaler Area School District, Americorp Teachers will be providing free tutoring in a “study hall” type of setting at the MCL.
Introductory Computer classes will be offered at the MCL after regular library hours on Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A volunteer from the North Hills Community Outreach will be on hand to teach basic introductory classes in computers, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel during the month of November, and the Internet on December 5. Registration for these classes is required, as space is VERY limited. To register, please call the Millvale Community Library at 412-822-7081 or send an email to email@example.com.
Third, we are thrilled to sponsor a very cool program on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. …
Lincoln at the Library Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with “Lincoln at the Library” on Saturday, November 16th starting at 11am. Hear Jack Puglisi, a local history buff who has read 34 biographies pertaining to Lincoln, tell lively stories about Abe and the Civil War.
Then…meet, greet and talk with “Abe Lincoln,” portrayed by Ralph Lincoln, an actual 11th generation descendant of Abraham Lincoln!
“Abe” will then make surprise visits at various local businesses throughout the day.
You might even see him eating a late lunch “at the Lincoln!” (Pamela’s Diner in the Lincoln Pharmacy)
The celebration will end with “Lincoln on Lincoln” as he delivers the Gettysburg Address at Mr. Small’s Theatre at 3:00 p.m. Let’s all come out to hear one of the most inspiring speeches in history come to life!
At the MCL, we are most thankful for you, our patrons! We hope that you can come out and join us for some of these exciting programs and events happening at the Millvale Community Library in November!
October is shaping up to be an action-packed month here at the Millvale Community Library! Check out this month’s calendar, then look below for more information on the upcoming events!
Maker Thursdays! Every Thursday is Maker Thursday at the MCL! The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will be on hand throughout the day EVERY Thursday to help you get your creative juices flowing. Fiber arts, woodworking, electronics, computers, and much more are available for experimenting, creating, and making! All ages are welcome.
Autumn House Press presents…An evening with author, Sarah Gerkensmeyer! Friday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.: Join us in welcoming critically acclaimed author, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, to the MCL. Ms. Gerkensmeyer will be sharing stories from her book, What you are now Enjoying. For more information about Ms. Gerkensmeyer and her book, visit: http://www.autumnhouse.org/what-you-are-now-enjoying-stories-by-sarah-gerkensmeyer/
MCL Solar Tour! Saturday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Come and check out our new Solar Rooftop! Find out about solar energy and see it in action at the Millvale Community Library. Solar prizes will be given out throughout the day, and attendees can participate in solar printmaking and watch solar car races! Guaranteed fun for the whole family.
Jam2Jam! Saturday, October 19, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. Join us for this exciting evening of literature, music, and art. (Fee: $5 at the door)
Knitting Club: Tuesdays, October 1 and 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Whether you are new to knitting or a trained professional, this is your chance to knit with friends. We will be learning traditional knitting as well as loom knitting! Come learn, brush-up, practice, or just relax with other knitters! All Ages!
Young Adult/Teen Book Club: Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. The Young Adult/Teen Book Club is back October 1! The book selection for this session is Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. A few copies of the book will be available, but please feel free to bring your own!
Mom-led Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays, beginning October 8 at 2:00 p.m. Moms, this is your chance to meet other moms and toddlers who share your passion for books! Join in the fun as moms share their favorite children’s stories with the kids.
GED Prep Classes: Every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to register, click here!
Keep an eye out for these upcoming programs and events…
Harry Potter Party! Date/Time TBA
Adult Introduction to Computers and Introduction to the Internet classes! Dates/Times TBA.
The Millvale Community Library is opening its search for a Part-Time Librarian!
Job Summary: Seeking a highly motivated and positive individual to act as the Librarian for the new Millvale Community Library. For a full Job Description, click here.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Work in conjunction with the Library Director and volunteers to execute the vision of the Board of Trustees through outreach, in-house programming, and multi-platform community engagement;
- Direct management of day-to-day operations;
- Oversee initial library start-up efforts;
- Project and maintain a positive, respectful attitude to all patrons without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, mental health, or social status;
- Create and conduct a creative, forward thinking brand of programming in consultation with the Library Director and the Board of Trustees;
- Participate in monthly Board meetings and system-wide initiatives and programs, as time allows.
Requirements & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree required;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Experience working with both youth and adults in an urban setting is preferred;
- Ability to navigate and interpret MCL policies and procedures;
- Strong computer skills, including the use of the Internet and MS Office;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team while managing assignments and responsibilities effectively in a varied work environment;
- PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Record Check required upon offer of employment.
Work Hours: 30 hours per week; days, evening and Saturdays during library operating hours.
Salary: $12.00-14.00 per hour
How to Apply: Interested applicants should apply online by submitting letter of interest and resume via email to MillvaleLibrary@gmail.com by 5pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 through Saturday, September 14: MILLVALE DAYS! C’mon out for Millvale Days and enjoy three days of fun and excitement for the whole family! The MCL will be open for business during Millvale Days and will be hosting an information table, a 50/50 raffle, a Steeler Memorabilia and Ticket Raffle, and a Flu Shot Clinic, provided by Rite-Aid and co-sponsored by Faith Forward Bible Fellowship (see flyer below for complete details.)
For a complete list of events happening in the Borough, click here.
We are so unbelievably excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Millvale Community Library, at 213 Grant Avenue in Millvale, on Sunday, August 18, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm!
After many years of hard work, by hundreds of people, our doors will open tomorrow to the public for a grand celebration! For a schedule of the day’s activities,please click HERE.
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, we will begin operating under our official “Hours of Operation!”
Come down and join us in our celebration…there will be fun for the whole family!
Don’t miss out on these two great programs at the Millvale Community Library!
Space is limited, so register here now!
Our Grand Opening Celebration is shaping up to be quite an event! For the latest on what is planned, go to the Grand Opening Celebration page listed under the “Calendar of Events” tab above, or by clicking here!
Stop by our Huge Book Sale, July 11-16, 2013 (excluding Sunday, 7/14). We have thousands of books for sale, including fiction, poetry, self-help, biographies, history, philosophy, religion, young adult, cookbooks, children’s books, and MUCH more!
July 11 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
July 12, 13, and 15 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 16 – 8:00 a.m. to noon