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DAYTIME BOOK GROUP
A new, Library-sponsored book group held during daytime hours.

When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Our new daytime book club will continue on August 16 at 11:00 a.m. and then will meet on the third Thursday of each month at the same time. The book selected for the August meeting will be Sarah’s Key by Tatiana DeRosnay. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Click here to register or call the Library at 724-327-1102.

 

FALL SELECTIONS:

September 20 -  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

October 18 - The Living by Annie Dillard

15 November 15 - The Nightingale, by Kristen Hannah

December 20 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

HARRY POTTER 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Join us for spirits and spells, thrills and chills (with food and games, of course)

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click here to register

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING by Tracy Chevalier

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The book for discussion on August 21 is Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Check at the Circulation Desk to request the book.

FALL 2018 PICKS

September 18 - We Were The Mulvaneys  by Joyce Carol Oates

October 16 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

November 20 - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

December 18 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

LIBRARY KNITTERS

When: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 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.

ART TALK
Meet Dorothy Lamuth, local artist and member of the East Suburban Artists League

When: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library

The art of Dorothy Lamuth is currently on display at Murrysville Community Library. On Monday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Lamuth will be available to discuss her work. Please register: click here to register online or call the library at 724-327-1102.

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

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 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 July 24, 2018.

Join us at Applebee's-Murrysville and present the flyer, available at the library or through our Constant Contact email, 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. Future dates: September 25, October 23, November 27.

Plant Based Nutrition Support Group
East Suburban Group

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 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.

Plant Based Pittsburgh Newsletter - August


PUSHING THE LIMITS - An adult, science-based reading and discussion group

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 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 Pushing the Limits group is taking a summer vacation but will reconvene in October. Three books have been selected for October and participants can choose to read one or more during the hiatus.

The following comments are from group leader Chuck Greenberg.

"Here is the list for summertime reading. Enjoy all or whichever works for you. These books and more will be discussed in the Fall.


1. Dan Egan’s
The Death & Life of the Great Lakes, which was suggested by Kathy Cooper (Norwin). It is a close-to-home, natural extension of the Rachel Carson stories and our Homestead visit. It is also very topical these days because of the strong movement to undo the EPA and its purposes. And, the EPA was a product of Rachel Carson’s very popular books and teachings. The story is important because the Great Lakes represent 20% of Earth’s surface fresh water sources. The current push-back from vested business against science is one that we have visited over and over in our readings.

2. Margaret Attwood’s
The Handmaid’s Tale is a fictional story that begins with the loss of fertility among women of a future time because of environmental pollution. The story that unfolds from that has a lot in it that some might characterize as “political.” However, again, what I think that we will see is the consequences of push-back by those who have vested interests in preserving their own power and wealth.

3. Peter Russell’s
Prince Henry ‘the Navigator’ A Life recounts the beginning of the application of European science and engineering to the maritime exploits that led to ecological imperialism (Crosby) in the New World. It is a 15th century account of the kinds of commercial Push that we see in our own time, ones that often proceed without regard to all subsequent implications."

Check at the Circulation Desk to request a copy of one or more of the books.