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StoryWorks
Murrysville Community Library StoryWorks Storytellers Guild

When: Monday, June 26, 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.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD
2017 Summer Reading Club starts June 5, 2017

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Workshop in the Construction Zone

Join the reading crew for the BUILD A BETTER WORLD Summer Reading Club. All ages can register in person at the Workshop in the Construction Zone. Reading makes a strong foundation!

Independent readers, including teens, are Book Builders this summer as they keep their minds in gear. Book Builders earn activity pages and coupon incentives as they fill their logs book by book.

Children who are not yet reading independently are Tool Tale Tots in the Read-to-Me Club. With four hours of shared reading and listening, each earns a Congratulations Packet with coupons, rewards, a Certificate of Participation, and an End-of-Summer Party invitation.

After registering for Summer Reading Club in person at the Library's Workshop in the Construction Zone, readers are able to register to attend any program listed. Registration is not required for those marked as "Drop-in" on the calendar.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE CALENDAR AND REGISTER FOR SUMMER READING CLUB PROGRAMS.

Those who prefer to register by phone may call 724-327-1102 during hours of operation.

 

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

When: Tuesday, June 27, 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 June 27, 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.

Observing the Sun and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Prepare for the August 21 Total Solar Eclipse

When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library

The program is an introduction to solar features visible in both white-light and H-alpha, along with observing techniques, and equipment. In addition, the group will discuss what to expect for the upcoming August 21st Total Solar Eclipse, and where it can be observed. Following the presentation, weather permitting, they will observe the sun using safe solar telescopes. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Speaker Bio: Larry McHenry has been active in amateur astronomy for over 40 years, and is a member of the Pittsburgh area's Kiski Astronomers from Southwestern Pennsylvania. His favorite astronomical activities include solar observing, video astronomy, and studying the mythology of the night sky.
Larry is currently working on a project to video-observe all 2400 Herschel Objects.
More information is available about his interests, including his video-survey of the Constellations, and his home observatory, online at his webportal: http://www.stellar-journeys.org/

LIBRARY KNITTERS

When: Monday, July 3, 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.

INDEPENDENCE DAY
Let freedom ring!

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Enjoy the freedom won for us through great sacrifice over 241 years!

Visit the Library when it reopens on Wednesday, July 5: 9:00 a.m. till 8:30 p.m.

2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE
Prepare for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States for the first time in 40 years. In the Pittsburgh area, the moon is expected to cover 80% to 85% of the sun.

Join professors from Saint Vincent College's Department of Physics for a free program to learn more about eclipses, astronomy, and how you can safely view this rare event.

Click here to register or call 724-327-1102. This event is presented in partnership with Westmoreland Library Network (WLN) and Saint Vincent College.

Solar Eclipse!
A children's program at Hempfield Area High School Planetarium.

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Where: Hempfield Area High School Planetarium.

This is a children's program at Hempfield Area High School Planetarium on EITHER Thursday, July 13 OR Friday, July 14. There are several differnet time slots on each day.

Learn about eclipses, see what the eclipse will look like in the Pittsburgh area, and learn how to safely view the eclipse.

Registration is open to children and due to limited seating, only registered children will be guaranteed admission. More information is available at the WLN website. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Dog Reading Pals

When: Friday, July 14, 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, June 9 and and take your turn reading to a dog pal.  This is a great way to encourage new readers!

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
The Summer of Sherlock

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The Summer of Sherlock continues for our Tuesday Evening Book Group. For an offsite meeting on July 18, members of the group will read one or more from a list by Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, and/or The Valley of Fear.

Back at the Library on August 15, the group will read one or more from a list of Sherlock Holmes novels authorized by the Conan Doyle Estate: Moriarity by Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz, and/or The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr.

Check at the Circulation Desk to request the books.

TALES AND TAILS
Evening Program for Dog Reading Pals

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Come and read a book to some of our Dog Reading Pal friends.