Dormont Public Library 2014 House Tour

Dormont-house-tour-8x11_print (1)The Dormont Public Library House & Garden Tour is scheduled for October 5, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This year’s tour will feature 6 homes, 2 gardens, and 3 businesses. All the homes on the tour were built between 1905 – 1930 and retain many original features that exemplify the architectural styles of the early 20th century. Selected photos of the homes featured on this year’s tour can be found on the House Tour Facebook page.

The Dormont Public Library House Tour began in 1989 and has featured Dormont houses and apartments in order to provide ideas for restoration and renovation. Never intended as a “decorator’s tour”, it is an opportunity to inspire the preservation and appreciation of the unique qualities of older homes. Each property reveals clues of a colorful history. One house on this year’s tour may have served as a Speakeasy during Prohibition, another showcases an inglenook or “tiny room within a room” for a large, Germanic fireplace.

This is a self-guided tour with a map provided for navigation. Tickets will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday, September 2 at the Dormont Public Library. On the day of the event, Sunday, October 5, tickets will be available for purchase from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. If interested in purchasing tickets in advance and unable to visit the library, please email Cost per ticket is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit the Dormont Public Library.

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2015 Enjoy Book Available Now: Save Money, Support Dormont Library

ENJOY 3D book for EMAIL-P15The 2015 edition of the Enjoy coupon book is now available for purchase at Dormont Public Library. This locally-owned and published coupon book features hundreds of dollars in discounts for Pittsburgh-area businesses, restaurants, attractions and more.

The 2015 Enjoy book costs $30 and is available at Dormont Public Library now through the end of December 2014. A portion of the proceeds benefits Dormont Public Library.

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Foreign Language Conversation Groups

MC900438504Native speakers and language learners are welcome to attend our informal foreign language conversation groups. Registration is not required.

Spanish Conversation
Meets the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM
Hosted by Luis Palacios, a native Spanish speaker from Peru and local university professor.
Hindi Conversation
Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 7 PM
This group is hosted by Sindhur Baggon, from Mumbai, India, who speaks Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, and English.
Polish Conversation
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, from 11 AM to noon
Our Polish conversation group is hosted by by Barbara Guerra, who was born in Bielsk Podlaski, Eastern Poland.
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Summer Reading 2014: Thank You

TDCongratulations to young reader Tamiya Donnell, our first place prize winner in the Dormont Public Library Read To Me program. She read and logged an incredible 225 books! (Photo courtesy of her mom and used with permission.)

Thanks to everyone else who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program. We hope you enjoyed our programs and presentations. 

See you all next year!

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New Ways To Keep In Touch

You can now subscribe to the Dormont Public Library email newsletter. We will periodically send a newsletter to subscribers with information and updates on upcoming programs and events. Newsletters will never be sent more than once a week, and we will never sell or share your information with third parties.

You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on current events at the library.

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Donate Expired Coupons for Military Families

Dormont Public Library is now accepting donations of expired manufacturer’s coupons. Overseas military commissaries will accept expired coupons for up to 6 months after their printed expiration date. We will take the expired coupons and donate them to a servicemember’s family stationed overseas. All you have to do is drop them off at the front desk.

For more information on this program, see the Support Our Ttroops web site.

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Saturday Storytime

owlstorytimeDormont Library is now holding an all-ages storytime at 10:30 AM on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Each session features a story read out loud and a themed craft project. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required.

Don’t forget our other storytime offerings as well. Read To Me Storytime, for preschool and K-2nd grade, is held at 10:30 AM each Tuesday and Wednesday for six weeks, then takes two weeks off. (Call 412-531-8754 for details.)

All-ages Spanish Storytime is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM, and Tail Waggin’ Storytime for K-5 on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.

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Spanish Storytime

Spanish Storytimes are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM. This is an all-ages storytime, where stories are read in both Spanish and English. No registration is necessary for this program.

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Online Catalog Apps for Your Mobile Device

Did you know the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s online catalog apps for iOS and Android also work with your library card at any of the Allegheny County libraries? You can search for items, place holds, and renew your checked out items from any Allegheny County library using the free app.

Download the app for iOS or Android devices.

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OneClickDigital Audiobooks

OneClickDigital (formerly NetLibrary) downloadable audiobooks work with most computers, tablets, and smartphones. The OneClick library includes close to 3000 titles from Recorded Books, with additional titles added quarterly. There is no limit to the number of people who may check out an item at one time, and you can set your own checkout period, from 1 to 21 days.

For more information, or to start checking out items today, visit the OneClickDigital site for the Allegheny County library consortium.

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