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Gentle Yoga - A free class for adults

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Gentle yoga class: A practice of deep, meditative breathing along with gentle stretches and basic yoga movements. Unlike chair yoga, this class does involve standing and floor poses. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, towel, and/or blanket. The class will be taught by certified yoga instructor Sally Lipsky.

CLICK HERE to register for each individual class.

LIBRARY KNITTERS

When: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.- noon
Where: Municipal Conference Room

Join our Library Knitters for coffee, the craft of your choice, and good conversation! The group meets every other Monday in the in the Municipal Conference Room Outside the Library.

The next meeting will be on March 6.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarity

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The group will discuss BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarity on February 21. The meeting will be in the Municipal Conference Room outside the Library.

Book selections for Winter/Spring 2017:

Mar 21 - The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simionson

Apr 18 - Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simionson

May 16 - Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain

COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Our Murrysville Community Library Cookbook Book Club continues this month with the focus on pie and tart cookbooks. Participants will check out a cookbook from a selection available at the Circulation Desk. They are encouraged to try several recipes, then bring to the meeting a sampling from their favorite recipe selected from the book. At the meeting they will discuss the cookbook and the recipes they discovered while sampling the food created from the books.

All levels of culinary expertise are welcome. Registration is required. Click here to register or call 724-327-1102.

Plant Based Nutrition Support Group
East Suburban Group

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library

A monthly meeting open to anyone interested in learning and sharing information about healthy, plant-based food choices.

Click here for more information.


Library Pretzel Fest
Pop in for pretzels and punch

When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Join us for conversation and a confab to plan for future meetings and events. Bring a favorite pretzel dip if you wish.

Health and Stress Workshop

When: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Stress is the underlying cause of most illnesses. This lecture will educate the audience on the symptoms of stress, how stress affects the body's overall health, and what a person can do to relieve stress both at work and at home, so that they can feel better and enjoy life more.

StoryWorks
Murrysville Community Library StoryWorks Storytellers Guild

When: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

StoryWorks meets at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. This community storytelling group provides a friendly, encouraging environment to amateurs and professionals. It is the perfect setting to try a new story, practice an already prepared piece, or just listen to others telling.

For more information contact Stas' Ziolkowski at stastells@gmail.com or Marva Seymour at jimandmarva@icloud.com.

APPLEBEE'S DINING TO DONATE PROGRAM
JOIN US AT MURRYSVILLE APPLEBEE'S FOR OUR FUNDRAISER

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.
Where: 4920 William Penn Highway, Murrysville

Applebee's Dining to Donate Program allows everyone to "Enjoy A Meal That's Filling and Fulfilling" by eating in or trying their Carside to Go service. Applebee's will donate to the Library 15% of total sales to Murrysville Community Library supporters on February 28, 2017.

Join us at the newest restaurant in Murrysville. Present the Applebee's flyer, available at the library or by clicking here, to your server or Carside to Go Specalist. You can also show the flyer on your smartphone.

Thank you to everyone who supports the Library and our partnership with the Murrysville Applebee's.

Toddler Time - SPRING SESSION

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:30, 10:40 a.m. or 12:40 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference room

Toddler Time is designed for children who are no younger than two and one half, yet have not had their fourth birthday before the first class. The children are to be accompanied by an adult. Each forty-minute session includes age-appropriate stories and a theme-related craft for each child and adult to make together.

Click here to register, select the preferred Wednesday Toddler Time timeslot on the March calendar, and complete the registration form.  Alternatively, you may call the Library at 724-327-1102 and a staff member will be glad to complete the registration form for you.

Class dates: March 1, 15, 29, and April 12 and 26

ONE BOOK/ONE COMMUNITY - Winter 2017
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The selection for this winter's One Book/One Community event is the classic Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The discussion is set for Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. here at the Murrysville Community Library. Books will be available to borrow about two weeks before the event. Click here to register.

Through a partnership with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, WLN can offer participants in the One Book/One Community Winter 2017 Event discounted tickets to the symphony's Saturday, March 25, performance highlighting Russian composers. Any Westmoreland County library member who attends the program at a participating library is eligible to purchase a ticket to the concert at a discounted price of $10.00.

 

CHAIR YOGA - A free class for adults

When: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Chair Yoga (chair and standing work) is designed to strengthen and stretch the body. Students will learn how to use the breath to relax the mind and body. To register for classes, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call the Library at 724-327-1102. For information about the class, please call instructor Carol Sheffler at 724-454-8529.

Socrates Cafe

When: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The Murrysville Socrates Café is an affiliate of the Society for Philosophical Inquiry. New members are always welcome; we believe that a diversity of opinion is important for a true exchange of ideas.

The meeting will be held in the Murrysville Community Library Conference Room.

Preschool Storytime - SPRING SESSION
TUESDAYS

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:40 a.m. or 12:40 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Preschool Storytime is for children between the ages of four and six. Each thirty-minute session includes theme-related stories and literacy activities. Registration is required.

Click here to register, click on the Preschool Storytime session you would like to attend on the March calendar, and complete the form. Alternatively, you may call the Library at 724-327-1102 and a staff member will be glad to complete the registration for you.

Class dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4 and 11

Dog Reading Pals

When: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:00
Where: The Library

What?  Dogs can't read!  Of course they can't, but they are great listeners.  Reading to dogs helps children read at their own pace.  Join us on Friday, March 10 and and take your turn reading to a dog pal.  This is a great way to encourage new readers!

PUSHING THE LIMITS - An adult, science-based reading and discussion group
Longitude and A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Join us at the Murrysville Community Library to continue exploring new ideas about nature, connections, survival, and knowledge in our evening, adult discussion program. The suggested read-ahead books for the March 14 session at 6:30 p.m. are Longitude: the Story of the Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time and A More Perfect Heaven: how Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

New Young Adult Book Club
THE WITCHES: SALEM 1692 by Stacy Schiff

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Join us at Murrysville Community Library for snacks and conversation at our New Young Adult Book Club. The book club will meet one Saturday a month from 2:00 PM—4:00 PM at the Library.


Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.

 

PAINTING ON GLASS

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Ilona Ralston will help us welcome sping with seasonal flowers painted on two wine glasses. The project is fun and uses an easy technique so it is fine for all skill levels...beginners are welcome.

The $30.00 fee is payable before the class. Click here to register.