Throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2013, Dormont Public Library will be presenting a series of events as part of the nationwide Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys program. For a full listing of events and materials, please see our dedicated page for the Bridging Cultures programming.
Our third program will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, at 7 PM. We will be hosting a book discussion group for members of the public featuring the book The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. Guest speaker Dr. Khlood Salman, Associate Professor of Nursing at Duquesne University, will moderate the discussion and answer questions.
Registration is requested for this program. To register, please call 412-531-8754 or ask at the front desk.
Dormont Public Library will be closed all day on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open with our regular hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The outside drop box will be open on library holidays; however, returns will not be processed until the following day. To avoid fines, please return or renew your items ahead of time.
The board and staff of Dormont Public Library would like to wish all of our patrons a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
Spanish Storytimes will now be 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.
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.
OneClickDigital (formerly NetLibrary) downloadable audiobooks are now available. 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.
OneClick audiobooks are compatible with PCs, Mac computers, and iOS and Android devices. For more information, or to start checking out items today, visit the OneClickDigital site for the Allegheny County library consortium.
eBooks and eAudiobooks are now available through partnership with OverDrive. Visit the Allegheny County Libraries OverDrive page to browse or search for eBooks and eAudiobooks.
The OverDrive Media Console software is required to view or listen to OverDrive content. Most Windows and Mac computers are compatible with the OverDrive Media Console, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Complete instructions for installation and use of the OverDrive Media Console software are available from OverDrive. New users may also wish to view a video tour of the OverDrive software. (Adobe Flash required for video tour.)
OverDrive eBooks are compatible with select models of e-reader devices, now including Amazon’s Kindle. Due to digital rights management, OverDrive eAudiobooks may not be compatible with iPod or other portable media players.
Dormont Public Library would like to introduce our beautiful new tree mural, painted by Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas. Right now, this tree has few leaves, but you can add one with your donation of $25 or more. Each leaf will have you or your organization’s name printed on it, and will be placed on our tree in gratitude for your giving. People or organizations who have donated to the library recently will also be receiving leaves.
We’re also announcing a contest to give our tree a name, and anyone can submit their idea. Just write or type your suggestion on a piece of paper and include your name and contact information. The Dormont Library Board of Directors will choose the winner, who will receive a leaf of their own on the tree as well as a gift card (value and merchant to be announced).
Dormont Public Library is seeking submissions from local artists and photographers to display artwork on our walls. All pieces must be suitable for a general audience, should be framed, and may be originals or prints. We’ll show as many pieces as space allows, small or large. A plate with your name and the title of the work (if any) will be posted alongside. The pieces on display will be rotated every one to three months.
Please contact the Library Director, Cindy D’Agostino, at 412-531-8754 if you’re interested in having your work displayed at the library.
Dormont Public Library is offering a selection of handmade ribbon-and-bead bookmarks crafted by our staff members, in a variety of colors and styles, for just $1. Proceeds benefit the library’s programs and services.
Enjoy a unique storytime for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. In this program, children are invited to practice their reading skills on special storytime listening dogs that will be visiting the library. This program meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. Registration is required, and enrollment is limited to sixteen. Please call 412-531-8754 to register. Storytime listening dogs are provided by Therapy Dogs International.