Adult, Teen and Family Programs

Home & Garden Programs
  • Spring Gardening Series
History Programs
  • Germans to America

Spring Gardening Series

In partnership with the Murrysville Community Library and Murrysville Garden Club. These FREE programs will be held at the Murrysville Community Library. Register at or call 724-327-1102.

Straw Bale Gardening
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
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There are many reasons why a Straw Bale Garden might solve your problems in the garden. Learn how easy it is to prepare the bales and plant into this medium which provides constant fertilizer for growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers. You'll see some creative solutions to gardeners' problems and learn the pros and cons of the Straw Bale Garden.

The Inviting Pollinator - Friendly Gardens of Westmoreland County
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
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Formed in 2019, Westmoreland Pollinator Partners (WPP) is a group of 25 nonprofit organizations, parks, schools, and community gardens dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving pollinators and their habitats.  Learn why our pollinators are so crucial to a healthy and diverse ecosystem and see how WPP members are raising awareness and conserving pollinator-friendly habitats as you take a delightful visual tour of the beautiful and inviting pollinator-friendly gardens in our county.

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden
Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
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Do you ever wonder about the butterfly visitors that come to your garden? This presentation will teach you all about five different local butterflies (including the Monarch butterfly) using photos of their different life stages (egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult). The caterpillar host plants, and adult nectar plants will also be discussed so that you will know how to attract these butterflies to your garden!

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History Programs

Germans to America
  • Date: Monday, May 8
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Murrysville Community Library
  • Instructors: Pam Israel and Robert Stakeley
  • Fee: Free
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Facilitated by Pam Israel, from "Unlock Your History," and Robert Stakeley, from the Heinz History Center, this discussion-based, and hands-on one-hour program will weave together how heirlooms, genealogy, translation, and history come together to demonstrate how your personal story matters.  The presenters will dig into the #1-claimed heritage in the US (per 2000 Census), German, with insight into the history and some of the unique challenges in understanding these letters and other documents. Learn about the documents that might be in your home, and how you can better understand their contents.  The presenters will discuss how anyone can decipher clues hidden within documents and provide guidance on when to get more help.  You’ll also learn about options to better care for your personal artifacts.