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RADical Days is for Everyone

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Sheena Carroll

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 to the National Aviary, the Phipps Conservatory, and the Mattress Factory were during the 2015 RADical Days, and all three were amazing experiences. RADical Days began 16 years ago as a project sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) and the many organizations that… Read More »

My Adventures in Millvale: The Green Workplace Challenge

Friday, September 29, 2017
Sheena Carroll

Foreward: In the busy world of Millvale and the Millvale Library, we tend to get carried away in all the exciting things happening around us.  The Green Workplace Challenge (soon to be the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge) is a wonderful and easy way for us to document and track organizational sustainability efforts so that we can keep our focus. This year, the Millvale Community Library, Tupelo Honey Teas, and Rolling Pepperoni, all participated in the Challenge to see how our efforts stack up against like-minded organizations around the region.  Below is a blog written by Millvale Library Sustainability Intern, Kelli Williams,… Read More »

Words Have Power: Banned Books Week 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sheena Carroll

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 by all. This week we celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to read any book, no matter how unorthodox or unpopular its ideas may be. Banned Books Week has a theme each year, and 2017 is dedicated to the First Amendment, which guarantees our… Read More »

CMU School of Architecture offers free weekend camp for Millvale Youth

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

As Millvale changes, we always want to make sure that it happens in a way that community members want.  One voice we can’t forget to leave out in the growth of our EcoDistrict is that of our youth.  This fall, the Carnegie School of Architecture will be offering an 8 week program called the Saturday Sequence for 8 Millvale youth (4 middle school and 4 high school).  Best of all, this program is FREE for Millvale students!   “Since 1991, the Saturday Sequence has taught elementary, middle, and high school students the indispensable components of an architecture education. Each year,… Read More »

Partners in creating Equity: The Millvale Library and the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

For far too long, sustainability has been painted with the broad brushstrokes of environmentalism associated with the plight of wildlife thousands of miles away.   While we love and respect nature in all of its forms, when we discuss sustainability through our EcoDistrict Pivot Plan, our core focus is the smart, strategic, sustainable growth of the entire community. The Millvale Library strives to create programs, projects, and ideas that have co-benefits.  It is our belief that what is truly environmentally sustainable is good for people, and what is good for people has to be good for the environment. A core… Read More »

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