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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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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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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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Words Have Power: Banned Books Week 2017

Do you like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games? How about classics like 1984 or Gone With the Wind? At one point these books and hundreds of others were challenged or banned across the country. Through the diligence of libraries, schools, bookstores, and citizens like you, these works remain on the shelves to be read […]

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