Holiday Closings

xmastreeDormont Public Library will be closed all day on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 to celebrate Christmas. We will re-open with our regular hours on Friday, December 26.

Saturday Storytime will not be held on Saturday, December 27.

We will also be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 31, and will remain closed all day on Thursday, January 1, 2015 to celebrate the New Year. We will re-open with our regular hours on Friday, January 2.

The outside drop box will be open on library holidays, but returns will not be processed until we re-open. To avoid fines, please return or renew your items ahead of time.

The board and staff of Dormont Public Library would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and a happy New Year.

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New Computer Class: iOS Devices

We’re now offering iOS (iPhone/iPad) classes at Dormont Public Library in addition to our regular basic computer skills classes. The class is a one-on-one session that lasts one hour.

Please bring your own device if possible. We regret that we cannot offer classes on Android phones or tablets at this time.

Due to limited staff availability, we can only schedule one class per person, but we will be happy to recommend books for further learning at your own pace. For more information or to sign up, please ask in the computer lab or call 412-531-8754.

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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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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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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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