Monday, December 17, 2018

At Pleasant Hills Public Library, 
we strive to meet community needs and interests 
when planning programs and events. 

Your suggestions and opinions are so important to us! 
That's why we are hoping you can spare five minutes to let us know 
what we can do to enhance our adult programming.  

Thank you for your time!  
We look forward to reading your responses.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Holiday Reading Raffle

Do you love to read? 
Do you love to win prizes?

  Enter for a chance to win - going on now through Dec. 18th

Here’s how it works

Read (or listen to) a book
fill out a Book Review form (available in the library)
return the form in exchange for a raffle ticket
deposit your raffle ticket in the box near the front desk.

For Adult Patrons Only. 
Winning ticket will be pulled Wednesday, December 19.

Visit the online Events Calendar to see everything 
that's happening here at the Pleasant Hills Public Library! 

Events Calendar

December Special Events and Programs

Open Mic Night

Tuesday, December 11 from 6-8 PM

Read it, speak it, and own it at Pleasant Hills Public Library’s second Open Mic Night for Writers. 
Come with a short piece or poem (maximum of 5 minutes in length) to share with an audience.  
Or simply join us just to listen to works that may be meeting others’ ears for the first time.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please register if presenting

New Movies at Noon

Fridays at Noon in the Library program room 
Join us as we show a newer release DVD.  Bring your own bagged lunch to eat during the movie. 
We'll provide the drinks and popcorn.

Movie Schedule:

Dec. 14 - Crazy Rich Asians 
Dec. 28 - Dog Days (with Vanessa Hudgens and Eva Longoria)

  Slow Flow Yoga With Miss Tammy

 Saturday, December  22 @ 11 AM

This very welcoming and positive 60 minute class will introduce you to the common poses practiced in yoga. All Levels Welcome! Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
 $5 per class - Registration is necessary due to limited space.
Classes will begin again in 2019 (check back later for exact dates)

Holiday Music in the Library

Thursday, December 20 from 2-3 PM 
Come in from the cold and enjoy some holiday favorites performed by the Ukulele Club, along with free refreshments and a hot beverage bar. 

This free concert will be held in the library program room. 
All ages welcome!

To find out more about these events or to register, please contact 
Amanda Neeley  * or  *  412-655-2424.   

Monday, November 5, 2018

International Cooking Contest 

Wednesday November 7 from 7-8 PM in the Program Room

Do you love to make your grandmother's perfect pierogies or the family's famous falafel recipe?

If so, prepare you best cultural specialties that show off your heritage and cooking creativity and enter our International Cooking Contest!

Registration Required.

Open to all ages and experience levels.

Bring your family and friends to sample free food!

CONTACT: Amanda Neeley  412-655-2424

Please be sure to read the contest rules:

  • Upon registration, please list what prepared dish you will be bringing. 
  • All food entries should be made at home, by the participant (if it’s a group effort, please register as such). 
  • All entries should be fully prepared and ready to serve upon arrival to the library. Please label what the dish is and have the creative description to display and copies of the recipe with it. 
  • All participants are responsible for providing their own serving utensils and paper products (library will provide eating utensils). 
  • Plugs are available in the program room for hot plates and crock pots if needed to keep food warm during the tasting. Just let the organizer know if you need to have access to electricity. 
  • There should be enough servings for at least 12 people to taste and judge each food entry. 
  • Judging will be on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest score in each category. 
  • The judging categories are Appearance (which should be determined before tastings begin), Aroma (is the smell appealing, does it add to the desire of wanting to taste it), Uniqueness (based on the creative description of why you chose the dish combined with what the actual dish is), and Taste. 
  • Score cards will be provided for each attendee who wishes to participate in judging the food. The cards will then be collected and added up after each dish is tasted and scored. 
  • The dish with the highest overall score is the winner. Second and third place will be calculated and awarded as well.  
Disclaimer: Organizer reserves the right to modify judging methodology based on the number of participants. This includes suggested serving size per taster and organization of how tastings occur.  

Friday, October 26, 2018

It's almost here - 

The Pleasant Hills Library Annual 
Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Get your tickets today!  All proceeds benefit the Pleasant Hills Library

This year's event is happening on November 10 from 7-9:30 PM
featuring a variety of wines, mead and cider from KingView Mead

Also enjoy appetizers from Vocelli's, live music courtesy of TJ Arts, 
Basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and more!

Tickets $30 ($40 at the Door)
Purchase tickets online  or right at the Library front desk.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October Events, Programs, and News for Adults!

Happy Fall!
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There is lots going on at the library this fall!  

Visit the online Event Calendar to see everything that is scheduled in the coming weeks:

 A Few Special Events and Programs:

 * New Movies at Noon: Select Fridays @ Noon
Bring your own lunch and join us in the program room for a showing of a newer release DVD. Movie will start right at noon.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Oct. 12 (Adrift, PG-13) & Oct. 26 (Ocean's 8, PG-13)
Nov. 9 (Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, PG-13) & Nov. 30 (Destination Wedding, R)
Dec. 14 (Crazy Rich Asians, PG-13) & Dec. 28 (Dog Days, PG)

(Dec. 28th, feel free to bring the kids when they are off school for the holidays).

*Beekeeping with John Crist: Tuesday,  October 23 from 6:30-8p.m. Join us as we welcome guest speaker, John Crist, for an exciting introduction to beekeeping! Come and learn about hives, beekeeping tools, why we need bees, and what it means to be a beekeeper, plus complimentary honey sampling.

                                              This program is free and intended for adults and teens.                                                Honey will be avaiable for purchase after the presentation.
Please Register by calling 412-655-2424 or email

*Maker Mondays - last Monday of the month @ 10:30 a.m
A $5 fee will be collected at the start of each session to cover the cost of supplies.
October 29 - small pumpkin floral centerpiece
November 26 - winter luminary 

*International Cooking Contest - Wednesday, November 7 @ 7 p.m.
Prepare you best cultural specialties that show off your heritage and cooking creativity and enter our International Cooking Contest!
Bring your cooked entry (enough for 12+ people), a creative description of why you chose your dish, and ten copies of the recipe to share with fellow food enthusiasts. 
Registration Required.  Open to all ages and experience levels.
Entries will be judged by each attendee, based on taste, aroma, and personal preference.  
Invite your family and friends to attend and sample free food!

* Annual Wine Tasting Fundaiser - Saturday, November 10 from 7-9:30 PM

"A Night Of Royal Revelry" 
Enjoy Wine, Mead and Cider samplings from KingView Mead (located in Pleasant Hills, Pa), along with appetizers, desserts, live music, Chinese auction and more!
Tickets are $30 each ($40 at the door), available to purchase  in the library or online:
Wine Tasting Tickets via Pay Pal.
All proceeds benefit Pleasant Hills Public Library.  Must be 21+ to attend.  

*Kindness Rocks - Tuesday November 13 @ 4 PM

Celebrate World Kindness Day by painting your very own kindness rock, to take and hide wherever you please! 
Open to all ages
           Please register by visiting the Library, calling 412-655-2424, or email

*Book Talks with Dr. Aupperle - Friday, November 16 @ 10:30 am

This months book talk will be on:

Thursday, August 30, 2018

September Programs, Events, and News for Adults

This September, 

show YOUR Library some LOVE!

September is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month! Thanks to the generous support of the Jack Buncher Foundation, donations made to PLEASANT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY throughout the month of September will be MATCHED! This September, libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show their Library some LOVE by supporting and investing in their libraries. 
Please donate by check, cash, or online through the Library’s website:

September is also National Library Card Sign Up Month! 
Children signing up for their first library card will receive a fun goody bag! 
Stop at the front desk to learn more!
There is plenty going on at the Library this month.

Visit the online Events Calendar to see everything that's happening here at the Pleasant Hills Public Library: 

Upcoming Special Events and Programs:

  • Fall Wise Walk Begins
Wednesday September 5 - November 7th .
The first meeting on Sept. 5 will start at 9a.m. 
at the Library.  Each time after, plan to meet at 
9:30 a.m at the Children's Playground in South Park.
Please Register

  • Love You Library BINGO "FUN"-raiser
Thursday, September 13 from 6-7:30
Only 50 cents per game, per card, per person.
Snacks will be available for purchase. Please Register.

  • Love Your Library Mini Golf "FUN"-rasier
Friday September 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Play mini golf after hours in the library! Registration required - sign up in the Library.  Staggered tee times will be scheduled.  Tickets are $7 for each player
( $4 per child ages 3-10)

  • Book Talks with Dr. Aupperle
Friday, September 21@ 10:30 a.m. 
This months book talk selection will be on
Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World
By Eileen McNamar

  •  Maker Mondays
Last Monday of each moth @ 10:30 a.m.
September 24th - Fall Wreath
$5 donation to cover the cost of supplies
Please Register by Wednesday Sept. 19th

Tickets Now On Sale

Library Wine Tasting Fundraiser   
Wine Tasting 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7-9:30 p.m.
 Annual Wine Tasting Event...
Featuring a variety of wines, mead and cider from KingView Mead.
Also enjoy appetizers from Vocelli's,
live music courtesy of TJ Arts,
Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, and more!
Tickets $30 in Advance - $35 at the Door
or purchase tickets at the Library
Proceeds benefit Pleasant Hills Public Library

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Programs, Events and News for Adults - August 2018

Good Bye July, Hello August!

There is plenty going on at the Library this month.

Visit the online Events Calendar to see everything that's happening here at the Pleasant Hills Public Library: 

Upcoming Special Events and Programs:

Friday August 3 @ 12:30

Ice Cream Social 
Join us for a free Ice Cream Social and Internet Safety Presentation, hosted by Rep. William C. Kortz's office, being held in the Library Program Room for all to attend.  

Tuesday, August 7 from 7-8 p.m.

Family Karaoke Nigh
All ages Welcome!  Come and sing your heart out to your favorite tunes!

Friday, August 10 @ 10:15 a.m.

Musical Movie Matinee 
Join us in the Library program room for the last musical movie for the summer!  Come and watch this musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Can you guess what it is?  Come in and find out! (Rated PG)

Saturday, August 11 - All Day Event

Pleasant Hills Community Day 
Look for our Wizard of Oz themed float in the parade, and be sure to visit our booth at the festival in Mowry Park!  

Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

The Scribe Sanctuary - Special Author Visit
Join the Scribe Sanctuary (A Creative Writers Group) for a special event they have arranged to welcome special guest, Tara Bailey.  Tara is a published author and also Chief Executive Officer of Bailey Publishing House, located in Pittsburgh, Pa. All are welcome to attend.  For more information on this event, please contact Genea Webb @  

Monday, August 20 @ 10:30 a.m.

Maker Mondays 
This month's craft is make your own sea glass wind chimes.
There will be a $10 fee to cover the cost of all supplies. Please register by
Wednesday, August 15.

Tuesday, August 21 @ 6:30 p.m.

Music On the Lawn 
join us for our last concert of the summer, as we welcome back special our special musical guests, The Pink Flamingo's!  They have been rocking our lawn all summer long 
with their family friendly, festive tunes!  Bring your own chairs and blankets, 
we will provide the snacks. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 27 @ 10 a.m.

Bagels and Book Thyme 
A new, monthly book club held at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Cafe, in Southland Shopping Center.  This months book selection: A Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan.This book takes us to the Australian Outback, for a fictional account of an American woman's spiritual odyssey through outback of Australia. A few copies will be available at the front desk of the Pleasant Hills Library for anyone who wants to participate.

Tuesday, August 28 @ 7p.m.
Meet the Mayor
You're cordially invited to join us at the library for a special meet and greet with the Mayor of Pleasant Hills, William Trimbath.  Light refreshments will be provided.  
Stop by and say hello!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Libraries ROCK Because of Patrons Like You!

THANK YOU for supporting the Library and its programs


Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to Pleasant Hills Public Library when you shop Prime Day deals at

Other Ongoing Fundraisers at the Library

Pleasant Hills Library Tote Bags - $10
T-Shirts "Power of Reading" $12 ($15 for 2XL)

Sheetz Coupon Books $10
$20 worth of Sheetz items for $10

"Love Your Library" Bracelet $10
Circle bangle with book charm

Sarris Candy Bars $1

Monday, June 25, 2018

Programs, Events and News for Adults!

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 

 If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late! There are still about 6 weeks to join in the fun.  Stop by the front desk to sign up and receive all the information you need to start earning those raffle tickets.  There's a different gift basket raffled off every week, with the winner being randomly picked each Friday through August 10th!  All the prizes are on display at the library, so come on in and see for yourself what all is being raffled off during the Summer Reading Challenge!

Visit the online Events Calendar to see everything that's happening here at the Pleasant Hills Public Library! 

Events Calendar

Upcoming Special Events and Programs

The Butterfly Project with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh - Monday, July 9th @ 2p.m. Please Register. Join the initiative to paint a ceramic butterfly to represent one of the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust. Program recommended for ages 7 - adult.

PiYo with Melissa Jusko - combines pilates and yoga for a mind/body workout. Classes being held Saturdays, July 14th and 28th, $5 a class and registration required due to space in the program room. 

  Maker Monday - this months craft is a mosaic flower pot made with recycled CD's. Monday July 16th, at 10:30 a.m., registration required for supplies.  $5 donation being collected at the start of the program.

Kindness ROCKS - Monday, July 16 @ 3p.m. Open to all Ages, $1 donation per person.  Come to the library and paint your own kindess rock! Registration Required.

Evening Book Discussion - Monday July 16th @ 7p.m. Something new this month!  Choose which memoir to read OR read both! 

Copies of each title are availalbe at the front desk #LibrariesRock. CONTACT:  Sharon Julian-Milas  412-655-2424,

Music on the Lawn & Music Swap - both events planned for Tuesday, July 17th @ 6:30 p.m.  Local musician, Micah Nagel, along with a few other contributing musicians, will be performing live for a second performance on the library lawn!  Don't miss out this time - it's a fun night filled with lots of great family friendly tunes we all know and enjoy. Also, bring your CD's and Vinyl Records to swap with others who appreciate good music as much as you!  No registration required; All Ages Welcome!

Extracting Health From Nature: Essential Oils Talk with Jen Wittkopp - Tuesday, July 24th @ 6:30p.m. Topics will include essential oil history, safety, uses for children and pets, cooking, and more! You don't need to be an aromatherapist to use essential oils in your home. Registration Requested

Musical Movie Matinees - Select Fridays @ 10:15 a.m. July 13th- "That Thing You Do" (PG), July 27th - "Into the Woods" (PG).  Light refreshments will be provided.  

Book Talks with Dr. Aupperle - Friday, July 20th at 10:30 a.m. in the Pleasant Hills Library program room.  This month's selection will be Fascism: A Warning by Madeline Albright.

Bagels and Book Thyme -  Join us on Monday July 30th @ 10a.m. for a new Book Club taking place at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Cafe. Free Refreshments will be provided by Fresh Thyme.  This moths book discussion will be on The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

National Night Out - Tuesday July 31st @ 6:30p.m. Come to the Library lawn for the best view of the parade! Enjoy music, kids crafts and games, and $1 sno-cones! Fun for the whole family!

To find out more about these events or to register, please contact Amanda Neeley @ or call the Library, 412-655-2424.  Thanks!