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This Month’s Special Events

February Events at the Millvale Library!

February 13th & February 27, 6:00 PM: Small Business Meetup & Speaker Series

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? This new, FREE series is dedicated to local inspiring entrepreneurs! Join us for networking and a new guest speaker for each meeting.

For our February 13th meetup, we will have a presentation on business start-up costs and where to find funding hosted by Anne Flynn Schlicht from the Chatham Women’s Business Center.

For our February 27th meetup, we will have a presentation on legal considerations when starting a business by Mandy Wolovich from Emergence: A Women’s Collective.

The schedule for this event is:

  • 6 PM: Refreshments and introductions
  • 6:30 PM: Guest speaker presentation
  • 7:30 PM: Short discussion and activity

To make this event as accessible as possible, it is FREE and no registration is required. Free childcare will be available at this event.

For additional information, please contact or call Millvale Library at 412-822-7081.

February 20th, 8:00 PM: Best Book Speed Dating at Howard’s Pub!

Books and Beer! Meet your favorite bookworm at our first ever Best Book Speed Dating event!

This event is a collaboration with Howard’s Pub, located at 142 Grant Avenue in Millvale. Bring your favorite book to Howard’s and have a 1 minute-long summary/pitch ready to share!

February 21st, 6:30 PM: Diversity Book Club

February’s book is Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams.

Book Description: Alone at sixteen, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive. Rabbit is an unflinching memoir of cinematic scope and unexpected humor. With wisdom and humor, Pat gives us a rare glimpse of what it’s really like to be a black mom in America.

Copies of the book are available at the library for pickup NOW! Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

February 23rd, 3:30 PM: Artist Talk with Sharrell Rushin

Join us for a talk with local artist Sharrell Rushin. She will be sharing some of her art and talking about how she creates her work as a form of self discovery and a process of introspection. No registration required. This is a free event!

Description from the artist’s website:

“Rell describes her work as being a reaction to the happenings in international pop culture, her surroundings, and daily life. She uses a variety of mediums to cover a range of subjects such as introversion, African American female identity, black representation in mass media, maladaptive daydreams, and millennial identity.”

Learn more at

Note: The cover photo for this event is Rushin’s painting, Magic (2017).

This event is part of Millvale Community Library’s celebration of African American History Month. Pittsburgh is filled with amazing artists of all backgrounds and we believe all local artists deserve to have their voice and perspective served.

February 28th, 6:00 PM: Employment Resources Workshop

Develop your employment-focused writing skills to enhance your chances in the ever-changing job market!

Lisa McDonough, Co-Founder and President of local business House of Thrift, will discuss the best techniques for writing effective resumes, cover letters, and references pages, as well as best practices for job interviews.

This is a free event.

Ongoing Events Happening in February

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 6:00 PM: Monthly Meeting of Friends of MCL

Saturdays, 1:00 PM: Beginner’s Chess Workshop

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