Millvale Community Library

More than a library – an agent of positive change

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The Millvale Community Library adheres to the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement, and does not discriminate “based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.”  Click here for a copy of the full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.


September is Love Your Library Month!

This September, libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show support for their local libraries. Love Your Library, a county-wide campaign developed by the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, encourages residents to show their library love by investing in them!

Learn more about donating here!

 



Join Millvale Community Library for our biggest fundraising event of the year! We’re taking over the beautiful Panza Gallery for a night of comedy, drinks, and art to raise money for our fall youth programs – in particular, our after-school meal program!

The event also includes an auction of art made by the kids in our Maker Programs! The walls of Panza Gallery will be taken over for the night by art that anyone would want on their refrigerators (or in their livingrooms, galleries, etc.) We’ll be auctioning off the art, with the proceeds going straight to the artists. Starting at 8pm, we’ll have a comedy show with a stellar lineup, including Tim Ross, Day Bracey, Amanda Averell, Derek Minto, and Paige Polesnak.

This is a 21+ event. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event. You can also buy in advance at the library or online at https://mclgala.brownpapertickets.com/


Tool Lending Library is now open!

The Maria Mongelluzzo Tool Lending Library is a new community resource provided by the Millvale Community Library. It is a collection of hand tools and power tools that can be checked out for one week at a time for free.

Current operating hours are Tuesdays, 6-8pm, Fridays, 10-12pm and Saturdays, 10-12pm. 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.


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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

Teen Scene | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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.

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 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

Thursdays

Music Makers | 3:30pm – 4:30pm 

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!

SECOND & FOURTH 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 | 6:00pm @ 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.

MCL Gaming Group | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Gamers of all ages and experience levels are invited to attend our weekly gaming sessions! Starting June 9th, on every Saturday the library will host games of all kinds, including board games, card games, and tabletop RPGs.

This is a free weekly program and no registration is required! You can BYOG (Bring Your Own Games) or utilize the library’s large board game collection! We welcome both new and experienced gamers. This is a no-pressure space where anyone can come and play.

Sundays

1st Sunday of Month: Vegan Cookbook Club | 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Are you interested in the vegan lifestyle? Or perhaps you’re vegan and just tired of the same old recipes. Come to our vegan cookbook club! We meet the first Sunday of every month with a dish to share and stories to go with them!

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