Millvale Community Library September | 2016 |

The MCL celebrates Nora’s Membership on the Maker Ed Advisory Committee!

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Lisa Seel


The Millvale Community Library is proud to announce the promotion of Nora Peters to Maker Program Director, and celebrate her recent membership in the Maker Ed Advisory Committee. The maker movement has created a push towards hands-on, process-based education. Through maker education, learners engage in material exploration and experimentation, and gain skills through making and making mistakes. Maker education incorporates everything from cooking to craft to fine-art to tinkering. As Maker Education Director, Nora is excited to grow a conversation around the value of making and informal, out of school, education at the Millvale Community Library. “I believe the most… Read More »

The Gardens of Millvale: A Story of Growth

Monday, September 26, 2016
Zaheen Hussain


The Millvale Community Library, true to its mission of being “more than a library – an agent of positive change,” supports forwarding sustainability through the framework of Millvale’s EcoDistrict Plan, and sharing success stories for all to enjoy. Cultivating partnerships between residents and community based organizations like the Library, Millvale Community Development Corporation, the Borough of Millvale, and New Sun Rising, Millvale is working to develop programming to address sustainability through the lens of food, water, energy, air, mobility, and equity. The Gardens of Millvale is an initiative of the Millvale Community Development Corporation in support of the community’s goals… Read More »

Millvale Makers Make Millvale Make Again (at Millvale Days)

Friday, September 23, 2016
Lisa Seel


Last weekend, the Millvale Community Library joined the community of Millvale in celebrating the town’s 23rd annual Millvale Days! Originally held in 1993 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Millvale’s founding, Millvale Days grew to become a regular celebration, bringing together the old and the new of Millvale for three days in September. A day before the official start of Millvale Days, portions of Grant and North Avenues were closed off as booths, tents, and stage equipment slowly rose from the street. By the start of the 3-day event on Thursday, the streets were filled with representatives from Millvale’s business… Read More »

2016 EcoDistrict Summit Part 3

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Zaheen Hussain


Millvale Sustainability Coordinator, Zaheen Hussain, was in Denver last week, September 13th-15th, at the EcoDistrict National Summit in Denver, Colorado.  Zaheen, alongside Christine Mondor and Anna Rosenblum of evolveEA, presented on bottom-up community engagement to transform a community, using the EcoDistrict planning process as a platform.  This is the final piece of a three part blog series recounting the experience in Denver. This is it!  Last day of the EcoDistrict Summit in Denver.  What’s the word of the day?  Definitely “roadmap.”  For the record, I didn’t plan on having words of the day, but hey, it worked out.   I spent… Read More »

2016 EcoDistrict Summit Part 2

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Zaheen Hussain


Millvale Sustainability Coordinator, Zaheen Hussain, was in Denver last week, September 13th-15th, at the EcoDistrict National Summit in Denver, Colorado.  Zaheen, alongside Christine Mondor and Anna Rosenblum of evolveEA, presented on bottom-up community engagement to transform a community, using the EcoDistrict planning process as a platform.  This is part two of a three part blog series recounting the experience in Denver. Checking in from Denver, again!  We kicked off the morning with our well attended presentation called Bottom Up Community Activation for District-Scale Success.  I’ll get more into that later. If the key word for day 1 was “equity,” day… Read More »

2016 EcoDistrict Summit Part 1

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Zaheen Hussain


Millvale Sustainability Coordinator, Zaheen Hussain was in Denver last week, September 13th-15th at the EcoDistrict National Summit in Denver, Colorado.  Zaheen, alongside Christine Mondor, and Anna Rosenblum of evoveEA, presented on bottom-up community engagement to transform a community, using the EcoDistrict planning process as a platform.  The following blog series is a diary recount of Zaheen’s experience at the summit.  The Millvale Sustainability Coordinator position is supported by the Millvale Community Library as a shared resource to forward the Millvale Community’s goals in sustainability. Hello from Denver, Colorado!  Host city of the 2016 Ecodistrict Summit.  For those who don’t know,… Read More »

Packed Room at MCL’s First Stitch and B|#%*!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Lisa Seel


Last Tuesday, the Millvale Community Library hosted its first “Stitch and B|#%*,” a weekly fiber arts circle for adults. Novice and veteran needlework enthusiasts congregated in the library community room  to chat, share, and inspire each other with their work.  The event was co-sponsored by Tupelo Honey Teas and Knit One, a Pittsburgh yarn store that focuses on knitting and crocheting. “It was amazing…a great turnout.” said Danielle Spinola, owner of Tupelo Honey Teas. “We hosted Stitch and B|#%* at our old shop for years, but Tuesday we had a great mixture of Knit One clientele, prior participants, and new… Read More »

Hundreds of Volunteers continue the Millvale Community Library’s Tradition of Service

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Max Chis


On August 27th, the Millvale Community Library hosted more than 80 volunteers from Chatham University. These young volunteers assisted in cleaning and weening that Millvale gardens, cleaning the streets and the riverfront of Millvale, planting flowers in the public green spaces, and organizing the Millvale Library collection. The week before, volunteers assisted with maintenance of the Mount Alvernia BioSwale project, a crucial storm-defense initiative, and mulched and maintained the trees and park areas of Millvale. These volunteers are only the tip of the iceberg in the Millvale Community Library’s volunteer projects. From the University of Pittsburgh’s PittServes program to to Chatham University’s Sustainability… Read More »

Here’s what the Millvale Library is doing for Britsburgh 2016!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Lisa Seel


This week, the Millvale Community Library is celebrating Britsburgh 2016! All this week, the MCL will be celebrating the culture of Great Britain with British-American Connections Come celebrate Britsburgh 2016 with the Millvale Community Library! All this week, the MCL will be celebrating the culture of Great Britain with British-American Connections Pittsburgh and Tupelo Honey Teas. Our Britsburgh schedule starts tonight with our first ever Stitch and B*tch, a weekly fiber arts circle held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9PM, with tea and light snacks provided by Tupelo Honey Teas. Join us again on Friday for our Beatrix Potter Story Time… Read More »


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