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This Month’s Special Events

August Events at the Millvale Library!

Dig It! A Garden Series w/ Susan McClellan

Every Tuesday, 3:00 PM

Dive into Mammals! Hosted by Rivers of Steel

Thursday, August 2, 1:00 PM

Join Rivers of Steel for the hands-on, kids-friendly program DIVE INTO MAMMALS! Learn how to determine if an animal is a mammal. Explore the lives of mammals that thrive in water habitats in Pennsylvania. Discover the special features that make them super swimmers, busy builders, and keep them warm in water.

This family-friendly event is intended for kids of all ages, especially elementary school-aged.

Adult Makers w/ Ton Pottery

Saturday, August 11, 11:30 AM

Join us on Saturday, August 11th to make ceramic spoon rests with guest instructor Dan from Ton Pottery! Registration for this event is $5 at the door. Please RSVP on Eventbrite in advance!

Vegetable Garden Watercolor Painting

Wednesday, August 15, 3:00 PM

Idlewild Park Presentation & Book Signing

Saturday, August 18, 1:00 PM

Join author Jennifer Sopko for a presentation on Idlewild Park and a signing of her book, ” Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park.” She will be bringing copies of her book for sale.

Makerspace Open House

Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 PM

Come tour the Millvale Community Library Makerspace and enjoy a family friendly craft. All ages are welcome!

Meet Sam Kieffer

Saturday, August 25, 1:00 PM

Sam Kieffer is 9 years old and lives in Cheswick. He is an extraordinary student, writer, reader and creator. When he is not avidly reading, creating poetry and stories, he is busy being a big brother to his little brother and sister. Sam has a strong passion for helping those around him. His summers are filled with setting up his Save the Brains lemonade stand in honor of his father, who suffers from an Epidermoid Brain Tumor. Recently, Sam made the decision to begin a Blessing’s Box within his community. He made it his duty to replenish toiletries and food items for those less fortunate than him.

Science of Candy Making

Saturday, August 25, 2:00 PM

No one ever said that chemistry had to be boring! What happens in your oven is just as much a chemical reaction as what happens in a test tube. In this module, students will learn about melting points, crystallization, and making delicious treats.

Suggested age for this free event is 7 and up. This event is hosted by The Citizen Science Lab

Art & Comedy Fundraiser Gala

Friday, August 31, 7 PM

Join Millvale Community Library for our biggest fundraising event of the year! We’re taking over the beautiful Panza Gallery for a night of comedy, drinks, and art to raise money for our fall youth programs – in particular, our after-school meal program!

The event also includes an auction of art made by the kids in our Maker Programs! The walls of Panza Gallery will be taken over for the night by art that anyone would want on their refrigerators (or in their livingrooms, galleries, etc.) We’ll be auctioning off the art, with the proceeds going straight to the artists. Starting at 8pm, we’ll have a comedy show with a stellar lineup, including:

Tim Ross
Day Bracey
Amanda Averell
Derek Minto
and Paige Polesnak

This is a 21+ event. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event. You can also buy in advance at the library or online at

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