Change in Procedures for Downloading from Overdrive As you may have noticed, Mercer Area Library has integrated Follett Destiny, our online catalog, with Overdrive. Accessing your Overdrive account is simple to do. Please follow these instructions on how to get e-books and audio books in conjunction with your Follett Destiny Account.
February is Library Lovers Month! Mercer Area Library is celebrating Library Lovers Month, February 1-29. Library Lovers Month is a celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone to recognize the value of libraries and to work to ensure that the nation’s libraries will continue to serve. Mercer Area Library will be selling hearts for a donation of $1.00. The hearts will be displayed in the library with the person’s name on them to show proud support for the Mercer Area Library during Library Lovers’ Month. Patrons, friends, and community members are invited to stop in to purchase a heart.
Anime Blast! Anime and Manga Club Are you into anime and manga? Are the names Eren Jager and Edward Elric familiar to you? Then hang out with ANIME BLAST! - the newest young adult program all about Japanese comics, cartoons, and culture. Watch your favorite anime with us every first, third, and fifth Tuesday of the month, starting February 2nd at 5:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome to have fun and geek out over your favorite anime or manga series!
Lifestyle Change Program: Diabetes Prevention and Management
Mercer Area Library is offering a 16 week course teaching participants about practical lifestyle changes designed for the pre-diabetic to prevent diabetes and for the Type-2 diabetic to better manage and control diabetes. Trained Lifestyle Coach Heather Tyson Hough will facilitate the evening classes. The class is limited to 20 participants
When: Tuesdays, starting February 2, 2016, from 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Registration is due by Friday, February 5, 2016- Class size is limited to 20 participants, so register early!
Where: Activities Meeting Room at Mercer Area Library
Cost: $50 for February classes and materials, $20 per month for March, April, and May
To register or ask questions, call (724) 372-0952 to speak with Heather Tyson Hough, Lifestyle Coach and Facilitator for the classes
Make a Valentine @ the Library! Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a card at the library for someone you love! Children are welcome to stop by after school from 4:00-5:00 P.M. from Tuesday, February 9 to Friday, February 12 to make a valentine using colored paper, markers, crayons, stamps, and stickers.
PATRON APPRECIATION DAY: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 In conjunction with Library Lovers Month, Mercer Area Library will hold a Patron Appreciation Day on Friday, February 12 from 9:30- A.M. to 8:00. P.M. Visitors can enjoy free cookies and beverages. This year, all patrons who visit will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes from the library! The library would like to sincerely thank you for your support and for using our collections and resources.
Valentine’s Day Movie Date Go on a date at the library on Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 P.M. with a classic movie and free popcorn! Watch one of the most romantic classic movies of all time- Casablanca, the story of a nightclub owner who must help his former flame escape Germany in the 1940s.
Beginner’s Computer Classes: Skype The Mercer Area Library will be providing free Beginner Computer Classes for the public on how to use Skype. Beginner Computers will be taught on February 19th at 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Classes will run approximately an hour. Space is very limited at the library since these classes will involve hands-on teaching. We strongly encourage you to bring your own laptop, as we only have space for six non-laptop students. All interested must register due to limited time and space!
Family Movies @ the Library Family Movies @ the Library presents a brand new movie right here at the library each month! This month’s movie is Goosebumps, a creepy tale based on beloved and best-selling children’s books by spooky author R. L. Stine. What will happen when his books start coming to life? Come for thrills, chills, and free popcorn on Saturday, February 20 @ 1:00 P.M.
Want to be part of the Library’s PR team? Are you always in the know with the latest local news? Do you know what’s happening in the community? The library is seeking volunteers to help with promoting library events in the community. Any individuals interested in posting flyers to advertise the great events at the library should stop in at the circulation desk for more details, or give us a call at (724) 662-4233.
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Get ebooks for free! Those of you with iPods, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, or other digital devices now have the opportunity to borrow digital content from the library for free! With your library card you have access to ebooks, audiobooks, and music with the click of a button. Check out our digital library using the Overdrive button on the right-hand side of this page. Remember, we are always here to help you to use the library's resources. Mobile Device Workshops are held the second Wednesday and third Tuesday of each month. If you would like one-on-one personal assistance in using our digital materials, feel free to come into the library with your ereader and we will gladly answer your questions.