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Basics of Healthy, Plant-Centered Eating

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Do you want to eat healthier, lose weight, or make a fresh start for 2018? This workshop will provide you with practical information and resources for establishing eating habits centered on whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruit.

Click here to register.


When: Monday, January 22, 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.

Murrysville Community Library StoryWorks Storytellers Guild

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 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.


When: Tuesday, January 23, 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 January 23, 2017.

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.

Presented by Blackburn Center, provider of services to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Blackburn Center is partnering with Murrysville Community Library to bring awareness about human trafficking to both community members and professionals. The program will focus on helping attendees understand how human trafficking presents itself in Westmoreland County, and how to identify and respond to victims of human trafficking. The program is free to attend. Registration is requested, but not required for the event; click here to register or call the Library at 724-327-1102

Conservative estimates relay that human trafficking enslaves an average of 21 million people a year worldwide. Victims are exploited for either sex or labor, sometimes both. Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking is occurring in Westmoreland County. The public, who either do not believe that human trafficking exists or do not know how they can help, often overlooks victims. Victims fall through the cracks of the system when service providers and the justice system do not recognize the experiences of these victims. Many victims of human trafficking end up jailed or returning to their traffickers. This program hopes to bring awareness to individuals, and invites persons from all professions and lifestyles to learn how they can work to eradicate modern-day slavery happening here in Westmoreland County. A question and answer session will follow.

Blackburn Center provides services to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. Services are confidential, available at no cost, and can be sought anonymously. A 24-Hour Hotline is available at 1.888.832.2272. The hearing impaired may use VRS to call the hotline.

Plant Based Nutrition Support Group
East Suburban Group

When: Wednesday, January 31, 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.

For more information: January Blog

CHAIR YOGA - A free class for adults

When: Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30 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 or call the Library at 724-327-1102. For information about the class, please call instructor Carol Sheffler at 724-454-8529.

March 5 is the last date scheduled for this session(register separately for each class).

Socrates Cafe

When: Monday, February 5, 2018 - 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 February meeting will be held in the Murrysville Community Library Conference Room.

Dog Reading Pals

When: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 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, November 17 and and take your turn reading to a dog pal.  This is a great way to encourage new readers!


When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Food labels and restaurant menus are often confusing and even misleading. With an eye toward maintaining healthy, plant-based food choices, you’ll receive guidance on how to:

1) read labels on food packages, and
2) order from local menus.

Click here to complete the required registration. Join the fun as we analyze favorite foods and menus!

SALLY LIPSKY, Plant-Based Nutrition author/educator/speaker
(Ph.D. Education; Certificate Plant-Based Nutrition)

Open to the Public

When: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Great Decisions is the name shared by a program and a publication of the Foreign Policy Association. Published annually, the Great Decisions Briefing Book highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans. Great Decisions provides background information, current data, and policy options for each of the eight issues and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. Begun in 1954, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is designed to encourage debate and discussion of the important global issues of our time. Interested AAUW members meet Friday mornings in the months of February, March and April to discuss one of the topics in the Great Decisions Briefing Book. The discussions are lead by a volunteer leader who brings additional information on the chosen topic. The group will meet on eight successive Friday mornings: February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6 and 13.

This year’s topics are as follows:

The Waning of Pax Americana
Russia’s Foreign Policy
China in America: The New Geopolitical Equation
Media and Foreign Policy
Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
US Global Engagement in the Military
South Africa’s Fragile Economy
Global Health: Progress and Challenges

For more information about the topics, click here. For further information on the program or about AAUW, email: MurrysvilleAAUW@gmail.com.


When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The book for discussion on February 20 is A Gentleman from Moscow by Armor Towles. Check at the Circulation Desk to request the book.

The selection for the March 20 meeting will be Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro Kazuo.

PUSHING THE LIMITS - An adult, science-based reading and discussion group
THE LACUNA by Barbara Kingsolver

When: Tuesday, March 13, 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.

Pushing the Limits will not meet until March 13, 2018 The book chosen for March is The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver which can be read over January and February.