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Millvale Library connects dots between public health and environment, hosts Millvale Environment & Health Fair

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

For a lot of people, protecting the environment is an important value.  There are many different reasons for people to hold that value, including the prevention of climate change and its effects, saving different animal species like bees and polar bears from extinction, preserving land or water features that are near and dear to our hearts — the list keeps going.   While certain reasons can be controversial for some, one important reason we can all agree on, but do not necessarily think of as a reason to protect the environment is…  Our health!  Many human behaviors and practices that… Read More »

The MCL is hiring a Maker Corps Member!

Friday, March 31, 2017
Lisa Seel

The Millvale Community Library is seeking a passionate educator and “maker in residence” to help design and run our summer maker programming. As a part of the Maker Education Initiative’s Maker Corps program, our Maker Corps Member would plan and facilitate engaging youth-centered opportunities for making. During the ten week period from June 6 to August 11, the Maker Corps member will work directly with the Maker Program Director and other library staff to ensure that the summer at the MCL is as fun and rewarding as possible. Ideal candidates will possess: Excellent leadership skills Agency and ability to work… Read More »

Get Ready to Sign Up For Summer Camp!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Lisa Seel

Millvale is starting to warm up, and that means summer is just around the corner! The Millvale Community Library is offering a wide range of summer camp programs for children, ages 5 to 13.  Camps are happening weekly between June and August, and all camps are FREE!  Lunch and a snack are also included, free of charge! At the Millvale Community Library, our goal is to make sure everyone in our community has year-round opportunities for learning and growth. Our summer camp programs are designed to help facilitate that learning by teaching kids about a broad spectrum of different topics,… Read More »

Introducing Erinn Batykefer!

Friday, January 27, 2017
Lisa Seel

The Millvale Community Library is proud to welcome Erinn Batykefer as our new librarian. Erinn is an experienced library professional who will be helping to update our collection and streamline our library services so that the MCL can provide the best services to the community of Millvale. Erinn earned her Master of Fine Arts in writing from the Creative Writing Department and her Master of Library Science from the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies. She is co-founder and editor of the Library as Incubator Project and its sister site, The Book to Art… Read More »

Millvale EcoDistrict: Resident driven change for community level success

Monday, January 23, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

As we step into 2017, people all across the country are pondering how we can all work together to create positive community impacts.  In Millvale, we have spent the better part of a decade building the partnerships needed to create change. In this podcast, hear the voices of Millvale’s residents and business owners who have been working to address economic and environmental sustainability through the implementation of Millvale’s EcoDistrict Plan.

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