Wednesday, May 8, 2013
You can never have too many books!
The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will begin 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community rooms by the Upper St. Clair Library. Wednesday is preview night. Those who want to get first nabs must pay $5 to get in, unless you're a member of the Friends of the Library, then it's free to get in Wednesday night. The sale will also take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, it's "all-you-can-fit-in-a-bag" for $5. The Friends of the Library was organized in 1957 and became a non-profit corporation in 1988. Its sole purpose is to support the library through fundraising activities.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Ready for the holiday weekend?
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way this Sunday, March 31! With a major holiday comes closings of area institutions and businesses. Here's a rundown of what's open or closed: What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Upper St. Clair Library received a programming grant for Muslim Journeys, a study of Muslim culture and religion.
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Thursday, February 28
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Muslim culture, Dormont librarian Diana D’Agostino said. Talk is often negative, and the religion is often misunderstood. Dormont Public Library, Upper St. Clair Library and more than 800 others across the country are hoping to change that perspective through a new, grant-funded program that explores Muslim culture and religion. “We’re really not that different, which is something a lot of people don’t realize,” D’Agostino said. “We’re hoping, mostly, that people will come to these programs and come away with a more informed opinion of Islam.” The Muslim Journeys program was made possible by a one-year grant from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association. Each…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here are five local job opportunities in and around our area!
Looking for work? Here are five job opportunities in our area. 1. Library Assistant The Upper St. Clair Township Library is seeking part-time library assistants. According to the job description, the library is seeking "an energetic person who is warm and friendly and loves working with people. In this customer service job you will help library customers, check in materials and shelve materials. Strong computer skills are a must." For more information, click here. 2. Teacher II Knowledge Universe United States is seeking a full-time teacher for a position in Bridgeville. This entry-level position requires one to two years of experience and some high school coursework. The successful candidate will plan and implement activities that promote…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tell us how you will celebrate.
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. Dozens of Upper St. Clair students will be gathering at the Community and Recreation Center to work on a variety of community service projects on their day off from school. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. So, tell us—What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you? What are you doing to commemorate King’s legacy? The Holiday's History Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.
Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! Here is a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday: What are we missing? Add your ideas in the comments section.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The township was forced to lower the real estate tax rate due to the new Allegheny County assessments.
Upper St. Clair commissioners approved a new budget for 2013 that "holds the line" on taxes. The budget lowers the real estate tax rate from 4.6 percent to 3.9 percent due to the Allegheny County's new property assessments. There is a Pennsylvania law in place that requires millage rates to be adjusted so that the township does not reap a windfall from the new values. According to the most current information, the township's assessed value will rise by an estimated 18 percent in 2013. Therefore, if your property assessment went up more than 18 percent, your township taxes will likely increase in 2013. If your reassessment went down or remained the same, your taxes will likely decrease. Real estate tax bills will be mailed to taxpayers on …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. In addition, the Upper St. Clair Library is holding "Celebrate Thanksgiving" the weekend after the holiday for kids of all ages to create some great decorations. The times for crafts are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, according to the library's website. It will take place in the children's story room. This week, try any of these crafts to add fun to your holiday. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Create some great decorations at the Upper St. Clair Library.
Get your kids in the spooky spirit of Halloween with the help of the Upper St. Clair Library. The library is planning a Celebrate Halloween Craft Weekend on Oct. 27 and 28. Kids of all ages are invited to create some great decorations in the library. Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany their kids during crafting time. Stop by the library from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, or from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, to join the fun.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The event will be held at Bethel Park Library and being promoted in conjunction with Upper St. Clair Library.
Book lovers, Walter G. Meyer will be speaking at the Bethel Park Library on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Although his novel, Rounding Third, was published three years ago, it is still selling well and garnering him invitations to speak and write about the bullying crisis. Although the book is fiction, it deals with the topics of bullying and suicide and happened to be published just when those stories started making the news. While in the region, Meyer will be speaking at venues where he has appeared before: Penn State and SUNY Jamestown and the LGBT Center of Cleveland. He will start off October by speaking at an anti-bullying event in San Diego, where he now lives. The event is being promoted in conjunction with the Upper St. Clair …