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March 2019 Tool Library Update

We are proud to announce some big news for the Tool Library—we’re receiving a Pittsburgh Foundation grant! It’s a vote of confidence in our growing Library of Things, and the funds will allow us to grow and improve. On our shopping list you’ll find a table saw, an additional pressure washer, a complete set of […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joanne Canonico

For 2019, we’re starting a new blog series spotlighting the amazing volunteers who help out library on a regular basis. Our first spotlight shines on Joanne Canonico, who volunteers every Friday shelf-reading and setting up our book displays. Joanne has volunteered at Millvale Community Library for a year and half. She enjoys working at the […]

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The Importance of Native Plants & Pollinators

This guest post was written by Donna Pearson of the Girty’s Run Watershed Association   About a third of the plants in Pennsylvania fields and yards are invasive species that simply do not support the insects and caterpillars needed to support wildlife. They haven’t developed the specialized relationships they need. Flowering plants and pollinators co-evolved, and […]

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Air Quality and Exercise

According to AirNow.gov the Pittsburgh region’s Air Quality Index is forecast to be “Unsafe for Sensitive Groups” (Orange) this week.  That means “active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.” The following blog was written by New Sun Rising Summer Air Quality Interns, Noah Robinson […]

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Sidewalks and Walkability and Bikes, Oh My!

Millvale is honored to be one of the three Greater Pittsburgh communities chosen for Lively Pittsburgh’s Walkability Project. As an initiative of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, the project aims to help communities make streets and sidewalks safer and more accessible for all. It does this through community engagement in data collection, and through a lively, pop-up […]

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Brrrr… What’s going on with that climate change?

The cold last week was stunning, and it had some people asking a question. If the weather is so cold, how can climate change be real?  To answer that question, it’s really important to make one very important point.  Weather and Climate are two very different things. NASA says, “the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly […]

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An Interview with Maria, our 2016-2017 VISTA

The following is an interview with our 2016-2017 Resource Development VISTA, Maria Mongelluzzo. After her year of service, Maria joined the Millvale Community Library staff and continues to be an amazing help and a friendly resource for all of our patrons! Thank you, Maria, for all of your hard work! Tell us how you became […]

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RADical Days is for Everyone

When I first moved to Pittsburgh in 2013, I was excited to be surrounded by culture in its many forms: in particular, I was enamored with the city’s many museums, conservatories, and zoos. Unfortunately, the admission prices were not within my “recent-college-graduate-on-the-job-hunt” budget – that is, until I heard about RADical Days. My first visits […]

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