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Author Visit with Richard Gazarik

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

When Prohibition hit Pittsburgh, it created a level of violence and corruption residents had never witnessed. Join author Richard Gazarik as he details the shady side of the Steel City during a tumultuous era. Mr. Gazarik is a former reporter for the Tribune Review and has written several books about historical events in the Pittsburgh area. Click here to register or call the library at 724-327-1102.

FROM THE HISTORY PRESS - Prohibition Pittsburgh:

Pittsburgh is a hardworking city. And hard workers sometimes enjoy the occasional spirit. So, when Prohibition hit the Steel City, it created a level of violence and corruption residents had never witnessed. Illegal producers ran stills in kitchens, basements, bathroom tubs, warehouses and even abandoned distilleries. War between gangs of bootleggers resulted in a number of murders and bombings that placed Pittsburgh on the same level as New York City and Chicago in criminal activity. John Bazzano ordered the killing of the Volpe brothers but did so without the permission of Mafia bosses. His battered body was later found on the street in Brooklyn. Author Richard Gazarik details the shady side of the Steel City during a tumultuous era.

Ballet FUNdamentals
Meet a ballerina from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library

Ballet FUNdamentals is a 30-minute up-on-your-feet introduction to a ballet story with the opportunity to learn the basics of the ballet art form and to meet a ballerina. Click here to register on-line or call the library at 724-327-1102. The program is appropriate for boys & girls, ages 2 - 11.

Classical Encounters - April 9, 16, 23 and 30
Presented by the WSO Academy of Music in association with Murrysville Community Library

When: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Classical Encounters is a four-part program made possible through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Murrysville, Export, and Delmont. This mini-music appreciation course is designed to introduce people to the world of classical music or to serve as a refresher course for those somewhat knowledgeable about classical music. It explores the four basic periods of classical music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various style periods and learning terminologies that improve one’s knowledge and appreciation for what is happening in the music. The goal is to have the listener be more comfortable when listening to classical music.

The instructor is Morrie Brand, Director of the Westmoreland Symphony’s Academy of Music and Music Director of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program. He is a former college music teacher and professional musician with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and is now an active music teacher and composer. He served as Managing Director of the WSO from 2000 until 2017.

Click here to register or contact the Murrysville Community Library at 724-327-1102. Registration includes all four sessions

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: Applebees - Murrysville, Bondi Printing, Kacin Companies, Price Financial, S&T Bank, Smile Beautiful Dentistry, Wes Kindelberger Agency


A new, Library-sponsored book group held during daytime hours will begin on Thursday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. Check under "Programs and Events" for more information.

One Book/One Westmoreland

One Book/One Westmoreland will present Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 by Laura Spinney on June 20. Check under "Programs and Events" for more information.

PUSHING THE LIMITS - An adult reading, viewing and discussion program.

The final meeting for this session will be held on May 8. The selection for that meeting will be Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 by Alfred Crosby. The group will then be on hiatus until September.


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