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Classical Encounters - April 9, 16, 23 and 30
Presented by the WSO Academy of Music in association with Murrysville Community Library

When: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Classical Encounters is a four-part program made possible through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Murrysville, Export, and Delmont. This mini-music appreciation course is designed to introduce people to the world of classical music or to serve as a refresher course for those somewhat knowledgeable about classical music. It explores the four basic periods of classical music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various style periods and learning terminologies that improve one’s knowledge and appreciation for what is happening in the music. The goal is to have the listener be more comfortable when listening to classical music.

The instructor is Morrie Brand, Director of the Westmoreland Symphony’s Academy of Music and Music Director of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program. He is a former college music teacher and professional musician with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and is now an active music teacher and composer. He served as Managing Director of the WSO from 2000 until 2017.

Click here to register or contact the Murrysville Community Library at 724-327-1102. Registration includes all four sessions


When: Tuesday, April 24, 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 April 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. Come back to our website to check for future dates.

Plant Based Nutrition Support Group
East Suburban Group

When: Wednesday, April 25, 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.

Click here for meeting information.

BLOG: April Musings


When: Monday, April 30, 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.

Socrates Cafe

When: Monday, May 7, 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 May meeting will be held in the Murrysville Community Library Conference Room.

PUSHING THE LIMITS - An adult, science-based reading and discussion group
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 by Alfred Crosby

When: Tuesday, May 8, 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 final meeting for this session will be held on May 8. The selection for that meeting will be Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 by Alfred Crosby. The group will then be on hiatus until September.

Check at the Circulation Desk for a copy of the book.

Dog Reading Pals

When: Friday, May 11, 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, May 11 and and take your turn reading to a dog pal.  This is a great way to encourage new readers!


HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shutterly

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

The book for discussion on May 15 is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shutterly. Check at the Circulation Desk to request the book.

Titles for upcoming meetiings:

June 19       Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
July 17        The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
August 21   Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

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

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

A new daytime book club will begin on May 17 at 11:00 a.m. and will continue on the third Thursday of each month at the same time. The book selected for the first meeting will be Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk.

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

One Book/One Westmoreland

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murrysville Community Library Conference Room

Author Laura Spinney traces this overlooked 1918 influenza pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology, and economics Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.

Please register for this book discussion at least two weeks in advance. Click here to register or call the Library at 724-327-1102. You wll be contacted when a copy of the book is available for you.