Native American Heritage Presentation: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7 PM

3RiversTmNovember is Native American Heritage Month. Dormont Public Library welcomes Miguel Sague of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center for a discussion of Native American history in the Pittsburgh area. A question and answer session will follow and local artifacts will be presented for public viewing.

This program will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at 7 PM. There is no charge for this program, but registration is requested. To register or for more information about the program, call us at 412-531-8754 or ask at the front desk.

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Special Film Presentation: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7 PM

Picture1Dormont Public Library is honored to host a special film presentation of Under the Umbrella Tree on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 PM.

Under the Umbrella Tree is a biographical film about the life of Nigerian activist Victoria Nalongo Namusisi and her work to give the children of Uganda a chance at the future. For more information about Victoria and her work, please visit

There is no charge to attend the screening of this film, but registration is requested. To register, please call 412-531-8754 or ask at the front desk.

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Donate Expired Coupons for Military Families

Updated, 11/18/2014: Coupons may now only be submitted within two months past their expiration date.

Dormont Public Library is now accepting donations of expired manufacturer’s coupons. Overseas military commissaries will accept expired coupons for up to 2months 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 provide us with clipped coupons; just drop them off at the front desk. (We apologize that we are unable to accept donations of unclipped coupons.)

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

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Holiday Closing: Thursday, Nov. 27

turkeydayDormont Public Library will be closed all day on Thursday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open with our regular hours on Friday, November 28.

The outside drop box will remain open on library holidays, but returns will not be processed until the following day.

The board and staff of Dormont Public Library would like to wish all of our patrons a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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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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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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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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