February 15, 2023
Various events planned at library
Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, is hosting several events.
Feb. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Children's Room, Lunch at the Library for National Cabbage Day. Homemade haluski will be available. The event is free.
Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Children's Room, Family Game Night for Catan Jr. The players are pirates vying to become the greatest buccaneer in the Catan Islands. Players will gather resources to build ships and pirate dens - but beware of the ghost captain. The event is for ages 8 and older. Space is limited; registration is required for the free event and can be done at the web site www.McKeesportLibrary.org or calling 412-672-0625.
Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Children's Room for "Augst Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand," a Black History Month special feature. Those attending can bring a pillow for the free event.
Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m. for a Reading Socialat Lifespan. The book will be "I Was Anastasia" by Ariel Lawhon. Print copies are available at the circulation desk (use the Libby app or Overdrive for eBook copies).
MRA Youth Theater to present 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'
"Beauty and the Beast Jr." will be presented by Mon River Arts Youth Theater March 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 and 26 at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, 207 South Second Ave. in Elizabeth. The show tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a Provencial town, and the Beast who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If he can learn to love and be loved by the deadline the curse will end. If not, he and his household will be doomed for eternity.
Tickets are $12, $15 at the door. They can be purchased at monriverarts.ticketleap.com/beauty-beast/
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January 13, 2023
Various activities planned at library
Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will host several events. The schedule includes:
After School Activities - Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room. Marble Art will be Jan. 18 and Wii Gaming will be Jan. 25. Children up to age 12 can participate in the free events. No registration is required.
Cold Comfort Crafting - Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Soap Making will be Jan. 18 and Bath Bombs on Jan. 25. To register for the free events, call the library at 412-672-0625 or at the web site, www.McKeesportLibrary.org.
Family Game Night - Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. in the Children's Room. Apples to Apples Jr. is a game where players make the most creative, unusual or silly combination of words based on cards played by the Judge. The more often your cards win, the more points you score. This free event is for ages 8 and older. Player space is limited; register by calling the library at 412-672-0625 or at the web site, www.McKeesportLibrary.org.
Youth Art Contest - All month long. This event gives youth the chance to express themselves through art. There is no theme, and any medium or material is acceptable. Prizes will be given in the following age categories: 2-4; 5-7; 8-11; 12-14; and 15-18. Submission deadline is Jan. 24; winners will receive a gift card. Vote in person (one time) or like on Facebook (votes count). Winners will be announced Feb. 2.
February 8, 2023
Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet
Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at Butler's Rock Run Inn. Sandin Home Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings until noon. Debbie Gilbert will offer the table blessing. Lunch is $12 and will be chicken parmesan, salad, rolls, beverages and cupcakes. President George Oeler will open the business meeting at 1 p.m. with the flag pledge and Sue Blake will lead in singing "God Bless America."
This is the last time $10 dues will be collected foe 2023. Anyone requesting to become a member will be put on the waiting list. Share the Wealth will be conducted by Linda Baila and Gayle Wells, and the basket auction will be conducted by Carol Butler and Betty Lucot. Those bringing items for the auction include Virginia Neal, Janet Adams, Mary Alice Oeler, Loretta Flanigan and Elaine Cray; items should be there by 11 a.m. Tour directors Debbie and Vaughn Gilbert will discuss upcoming trips. Bingo will be played after the meeting.
Movies planned at library
Films of the '40s will be shown Fridays in February at 10 a.m. at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. The schedule is:
Feb. 10 - The Lady in the Lake (1946) starring Robert Montgomery. The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Phillip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.
Feb. 17 - The Third Man (1949) starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Wells. Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna to find end up investigating the mysterious death of an old friend.
Feb. 24 - His Girl Friday (1940) starring Cary Grant. A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
There will be a discussion after each movie.
To register for the free events, go to the web site at www.McKeesportLibrary.org or call 412-672-0625.
Social services available weekly
Carnegie Library of McKeesport offers social services Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Adult Library. A dedicated resource specialist will offer access to resources for a variety of concerns including mental health, food security, disabilities, family resources, and resume writing.
Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 412-672-0625. The service is made available through the Allegheny County Library Association. There is no cost for the service.
The library is located at 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport.
March 8, 2023
Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet
Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet March 14 at 11 a.m. at Butler's Rock Run Inn. Wear green for St. Patrick's Day. Sandin Home Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings until noon. President George Oeler will do the welcome and Debbie Gilbert will offer the table blessing. Lunch is $12 and will be Irish stew, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and beverages.
Oeler will open the business meeting at 1 p.m. with the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America." Share the wealth will be conducted by Linda Baila and Gayle Wills. The basket auction will be conducted by Carol Butler and Betty Lucot; those bringing items include Diane Kiss, Mary Ellen Cartia, Ed Ference, Diane Albert's, Debi Caldwell, and Chris Engster. Items should be there by 11 a.m. Tour directors Debbie and Vaughn Gilbert will discuss upcoming trips. Bingo will be after the meeting.
November 2, 2016
Ukrainian church to host pyrohy sale
St. John's Ukrainian Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will have a pyrohy sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. Items ready-to-eat will be potato and cheese pyrohy, homemade haluski, and homemade wedding soup. Also available are frozen potato and cheese pyrohy, and potato and sauerkraut pyrohy, and potato and bacon pyrohy. For more information, call 412-678-2206.
Flea market, bake sale planned
A flea market and bake sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth. Outside space rental is $10; tables are not provided. Call 412-384-6464 to reserve a space. Homemade food will be available for eat-in or takeout.
Stuffed cabbage, bake sale scheduled
St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave. in McKeesport, will have a stuffed cabbage and bake sale. Orders for stuffed cabbage ($1.75 each), homemade bread ($4 for plain bread, $4.50 for raisin bread), cheregie, cookies, and nut, apricot and poppyseed rolls ($10.50 per roll) must be made by Nov. 6. ; call 412-678-6393, 412-672-3444 or 412-672-0736 to place an order.
Orders can be picked up Nov. 10.
January 20, 2023
Exhibit planned at St. Sava Serbian church
"Anatomy of Oblivion," a traveling pictorial history of the tragedy of the Jasenovac Camp and related genocide of the Serbian people, will be displayed at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport. Viewing times are: Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m.; Jan. 22, 12-3 p.m.; Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m.; Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m., and Jan. 27, 12-3 p.m. The exhibit is free.
Library to host several events
A variety of events are planned at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Way in McKeesport.
January 23 - Kid's Kitchen at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room. Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, will be celebrated with egg rolls and fried rice. To register for the free event, call 412-672-0625 or online at McKeesportLibrary.org.
January 25 - Library Shelfie Day all day. Visit the library and take a selfie on one of the shelves. Creativity is encouraged during the free event.
March 3, 2023
Historical society to host fleatique
Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society will host a fleatique March 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boston United Methodist Church, 6103 Smithfield Street in Elizabeth Twp. There will be vintage, antiques and household items as well as "oldies" albums, books and cookbooks.
Events planned at library
Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will host a variety of events in March. The activities include:
PA CareerLink - In-person help Fridays from 1-4 p.m.
Kids Kitchen - Make flapjacks March 7 at 3 p.m.
Family Movie - "Puss in Boots - The Last Wish" March 10 at 2 p.m.
Films of the '50s - Fridays at 10 a.m.
Play Mini-Golf at the Library - March 11 at noon
Irish Music with "The Infamous Irish" - March 18 at 2 p.m.
After-School Classes - Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Family Game Night - "Forbidden Island" March 18 at 5 p.m.
Kids Kitchen - Make ravioli March 20 at 3 p.m.
Meet Local Author Karen Jones - March 24 at 2 p.m.
Photo Exhibit by Comocrea Johnson - March 25 at noon
Grandma's Kitchen - March 31 at 2 p.m.
The library's annual Penny Drive continues through the end of April. Donations go toward the collection development of the McKeesport library and the library collections of any schools that participate. Donation slips are available at the library.