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Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
Registration begins 1 week before each Tot Time Program.
    Location: Gallery Space
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Mahatma Gandhi's Relevance Today    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

In anticipation of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (born October 2, 1869), please join sOm Sharma for a presentation and discussion on Gandhi's relevance in today's world. Mr. Sharma is the founder of AHINSA (Alliance for Humanitarian Initiatives, Nonviolence, and Spiritual Advancement), a forum for programs on nonviolence and peace building. He is a former president of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium and has been involved in the Interfaith movement for over twenty years. In India he was an assistant professor of sociology for two years and a business executive for ten years. Mr. Sharma studied industrial administration in the UK and completed his MBA degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. He managed an independent financial planning firm for over thirty years before retiring in January 2015. He has organized many Mahatma Gandhi birthday celebrations over the past twenty years, working together with the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Rotary Club and many other organizations.

    Location: Gallery Space
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Book Club    
    Contact: Teen Librarian   412-372-0500 X 18   
   

We're reading "Paper Towns" by John Green. Free snacks!

    Location: Conference Room
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Gaming    
    Contact: Teen Librarian   412-372-0500 X 18   
   

 

Join us as we break out our PS3 and Xbox 360! Play our games or bring your own. Snacks will be provided!

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Making the Kindest Cut: Tools and Techniques for Pruning Woody Plants    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Cosponsored by the Garden Club of Monroeville

The pruning of woody plants is both an art and a science. Please join Steve Piskor, Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardener and Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist, for a presentation on the "why-how-where-when" of pruning the major woody shrubs and trees found in most home gardens and the pruning tools commonly used.

Steve Piskor is a retired nuclear research chemist with a B.S., M.S. and doctoral studies in chemistry. Steve is a popular speaker and has contributed articles on various gardening topics to the Master Gardeners Tips website at http://www.donnan.com/Master-Gardeners.htm since 2012.

    Location: Gallery Space
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Readers Theater    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
Readers Theater is a fun way for a group to perform a play -- without the need for memorizing lines! We meet once a month to read aloud with expression from some of our favorite plays. No memorization, no props, no costumes, no sets. No sweat!
Contact: Reference Librarian 412-372-0500 X17
    Location: Conference Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM My Fabulous Journey to Astounding Antarctica: The Last and Final Frontier    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

 

Dr. Leelavati Murthy will present a stunning slideshow of a once-in-a-lifetime scientific journey to the earth’s last and final frontier, aboard the expedition ship Corinthian, to study life as it exists in Antarctica, the largest continent. This voyage featured an accomplished scientific expedition team, led by seasoned expedition leaders consisting of expert multi-disciplinary scientists, naturalists, ecologists, conservationists and environmentalists who discussed the unique features of this awe-inspiring land.

 

Wild life in Antarctica is unique and different from the rest of the earth. Albatrosses and petrels are seen whirling across the expedition ship. Humpback and minke whales swim in the Antarctic waters. Shore landings included visits to 10,000-strong penguin rookeries, old whaling stations, elephant seal colonies and operational scientific research stations. The expedition ship included experienced and knowledgeable experts on Antarctica’s bird, sea and land life.

 

Dr. Leelavati Murthy is a Professor of Biology at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce Campus in Monroeville. For the past twelve years at CCAC, Dr. Murthy has taught courses in Biology -- the study of life on this earth including wildlife, the evolution of species on different continents, speciation and extinction of species due to loss of habitat, global warming, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, climate change, animal behavior, biogeochemical cycles, environmental factors affecting human and wildlife health and the impact of human activities on the earth’s environment.

 

Please do not audio/videorecord or take pictures of this slideshow presentation since the slides are protected by copyright laws.

    Location: Gallery Space
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Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Book Club    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

We will be discussing:  I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

    Location: Conference Room
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Gaming    
    Contact: Teen Librarian   412-372-0500 X 18   
   

 

Join us as we break out our PS3 and Xbox 360! Play our games or bring your own. Snacks will be provided!

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art in the Evening    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

We will be doing art projects in the styles of Picasso, Kandinsky and Matisse.  These are a repeat of parts of the Arit in the Afternoon pgrograms.

Registration begins September 11.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Soul Line Dance Class    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

 

Join instructor Phyllis Jackson for a soul line dance class in the Gallery Space. Instruction will be given on several of the most popular line dances, including the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Detroit Shuffle, Michael Jackson Shuffle, Wobble, Slide On, Ms. Jody's Thang and more. Bring a few friends and learn some new dances!

    Location: Gallery Space
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
    Location: Gallery Space
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All Things Job Search    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

 

Are you currently engaged in a job search? Is it getting you interviews? Are you getting job offers? If not, come learn how to run an effective job search! From writing that resume to landing the job, career transition specialist Dale Gold will explain the four phases of a job search and how to navigate each one.

Questions to be addressed include: Is my resume good enough? Are cover letters necessary? Why does my resume seem to fall into a black hole when I apply for jobs online? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, or wondered what networking and LinkedIn are really all about, this seminar is for you.

With insights gained from over 15 years of experience in the human resources field, Dale will discuss interview preparation, implementation and follow up -- and give you added confidence for your next interview!

Dale is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Business, Human Resources Management with a minor field of study in Communications, Training and Development. She holds a certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Calliope Folk Song Night    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
 
Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome at this informal gathering of people who want to sing together and share songs, brought to you by Calliope, Pittsburgh's Folk Music Society. Since 1976, Calliope has been a nonprofit educational and presenting organization that promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts.
    Location: Gallery Space
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Preparing Healthy, Plant-Based Meals    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Sally Lipsky, Ph.D will present practical information on how to shop for and prepare simple, delicious, and healthy plant-based meals. The presentation will include:

  • description and examples of plant-based meals
  • tips for shopping and stocking your kitchen
  • cooking suggestions, with a focus on ease and convenience
  • debunking myths and misinformation
  • resources for recipes and meal plans
  • time for questions and discussion

Sally Lipsky has a Ph.D in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, a nationally recognized nutrition education program offered through eCornell, a subsidiary of Cornell University.

    Location: Gallery Space
Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
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misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   

Join us for a story time for children ages 3 - 6.

Registration beginsw September 1.  You must register for each Storytime program you wish to attend.

    Location: Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Ready, Write, Resume! How to Write Resumes for Today's Employers    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Do you know what today's employers are looking for in resumes? Do you know how to write to their needs? Did you know that you may need to write your resume differently to be successful with recruiters or head hunters? You CAN write your own resume that meets these needs -- and this seminar will help you do just that. Dale Gold, Career Transition Specialist and President of Resources of Gold, will share with you in this seminar how to write an effective resume to increase your chances of getting into the "Yes" pile on recruiters' desks for the jobs you want.

 Should you have one resume or several resumes? Should you include a cover letter when sending a resume? Should you follow up on resumes you send out? How do I increase my chances of getting noticed by the hiring manager? There are many things to consider in sending resumes for job opportunities. In this seminar, we will discuss how to write the resume, practice writing parts of the resume and discuss how to increase your chances of getting your resume into the "Yes" pile so that you are more frequently contacted for job interviews.

Dale is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Business, Human Resources Management with a minor field of study in Communications, Training and Development. She holds a certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

    Location: Gallery Space
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
    Location: Gallery Space
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Book Club    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

We will be discussing: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

    Location: Conference Room
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Readers Theater    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
Readers Theater is a fun way for a group to perform a play -- without the need for memorizing lines! We meet once a month to read aloud with expression from some of our favorite plays. No memorization, no props, no costumes, no sets. No sweat!
Contact: Reference Librarian 412-372-0500 X17
    Location: Conference Room
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Calliope Folk Song Night    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
 
Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome at this informal gathering of people who want to sing together and share songs, brought to you by Calliope, Pittsburgh's Folk Music Society. Since 1976, Calliope has been a nonprofit educational and presenting organization that promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts.
    Location: Gallery Space
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
    Location: Gallery Space
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

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Thursday November 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

Tuesday November 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
    Location: Gallery Space
Thursday November 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Readers Theater    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
Readers Theater is a fun way for a group to perform a play -- without the need for memorizing lines! We meet once a month to read aloud with expression from some of our favorite plays. No memorization, no props, no costumes, no sets. No sweat!
Contact: Reference Librarian 412-372-0500 X17
    Location: Conference Room
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Wise Walk    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

Join us for a  walking program geared toward adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to join!.  We meet at Monroeville Park on Thursdays at 9 AM.  The last day for this year will be Thursday, November 19 which will be a breakfast at the Monroeville Library.  Come walk with us.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Book Club    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   

We will be discussing: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

    Location: Conference Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Calliope Folk Song Night    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
 
Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome at this informal gathering of people who want to sing together and share songs, brought to you by Calliope, Pittsburgh's Folk Music Society. Since 1976, Calliope has been a nonprofit educational and presenting organization that promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts.
    Location: Gallery Space
Tuesday November 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
    Location: Gallery Space
Tuesday December 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Tot Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   412-372-0500 x 3   
   
Children  age 1 - 3 with an adult
Story, finger plays and poetry and a song for young learners.
    Location: Gallery Space
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Readers Theater    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-372-0500 X 4   
   
Readers Theater is a fun way for a group to perform a play -- without the need for memorizing lines! We meet once a month to read aloud with expression from some of our favorite plays. No memorization, no props, no costumes, no sets. No sweat!
Contact: Reference Librarian 412-372-0500 X17
    Location: Conference Room
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