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Our teens are making furniture, jewelry, and more at the Society for Contemporary Craft!

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Early last week, the Millvale Community Library welcomed a new addition to our family--a beautiful new corner plant stand to adorn our library. This was just one of the things our summer campers made at the Society for Contempoary Craft in Pittsburgh's Strip District. 

In addition to making our new plant stand, teen apprentices worked side-by-side wit...

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Air Quality in Millvale

Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This Guest Blog is written by Alyse Horn as a part of the Pittsburgh Tall Project:

Although it’s not as smoky as it once was, according to the American Lung Association the Pittsburgh region is still known for having some of the worst air quality in t...

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The Crawl Space Journal Launches into Young Adult Literature

Posted by [email protected] on June 7, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1)

On Saturday, June 4, writers and editors from The Crawl Space Journal joined us at the library for our summer kick-off party. This was a bit of a launch party for them as well, as the inaugural issue of this online journal was published that same day. Between 3–5pm, children and adults could enjoy an open mic event, book review worksh...

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2016 Summer Kickoff at the Millvale Library

Posted by [email protected] on May 31, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It's a sure sign that summer is coming when the backyard of the Millvale Library fills with a sea of yellow. And no, we don't mean dandelions. These were the yellow shirts of over 200 students from Shaler Elementary School who were participating in the Titan Trail Million Word Reader competition. Students gathered on Friday, May 27 for an award ceremony in which we recognized the students who read the most; some read more than 4 Million Words! Afterwards the kids brainstorm...

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College Volunteers in Millvale

Posted by [email protected] on May 25, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, 20 students came to volunteer in Millvale as part of a summer engineering program offered through the University of Pittsburgh's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Development and PittServes. These students, all engineering majors with different focuses, worked without complaint in the hot sun for several hours in the morning, culminating with a short tour of some of Millvale's sustainability efforts. Many of the stude...

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Local Mission: Volunteers Lend a Hand at the Library

Posted by [email protected] on May 16, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a gray and rainy day in Millvale, but that didn't stop a group of awesome volunteers from rolling up their sleeves and putting in some hard work. This past Saturday, May 14, a youth group from First United Church of Christ (First United), here in Millvale, joined other community members at the library to help with several projects around the backyard.

The biggest project of the ...

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Reimagining the Backyard: Pgh FabSLAM 2016

Posted by [email protected] on May 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Millvale Community Library is taking part in Pittsburgh FabSLAM this year! FabSLAM is a digital fabrication competition through the Digital Harbour Foundation out of Baltimore. By partaking in the competition, we are hoping that our kids at the library have the opportunity to learn to think and design in 3 dimensions. Each team is organized around the competition theme, and this year's challenge theme is community...
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Millvale Reads: Tricia Sorg

Posted by [email protected] on April 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)


“Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life” by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin


D: Can you tell me a little about this book? 

T: So it’s a war book. It’s an autobiography of his. I love books about inner stre...

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Millvale Reads: Jennifer Cohen reads "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontė

Posted by [email protected] on March 1, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On the corner of Lincoln and North Avenues in Millvale sits a familiar landmark to many in this community and the Pittsburgh region. Inside the bustling P&G Diner, the clinking of silverware and china provides a classic backdrop to the conversation I am about to have. I am meeting with Jennifer Cohen, owner of the Lincoln Pharmacy and Lincoln’s P&G Diner, and today we’re talking about her favorite book.



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Is Your Kid Registered for Kindergarten?

Posted by [email protected] on February 24, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This guest blog is part of the Pittsburgh Tall media series and was produced by Work Hard Pgh ( Our guest writer is Alyse Horn.

During a three-month period in the spring of 2014, a group of public and private, youth-focused, community based organizations composed four goals to create an agenda for youth advocacy in Millvale, thus joining the

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