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Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_genealogy1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join others in discussing family history as well as picking up tips on research. New members welcome!

This month:  Marilyn Holt--the department head of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and president-elect and program chair of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society--returns to present topics of interest to those new at genealogy and those well along their journey.  Marilyn is always our most popular speaker so don't miss this opportunity to improve your genealogy skills and knowledge.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
food_meal 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Please contact the children's library for this month's selection.
 

    Location: Study Room
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma

Upcoming Selections:

May 18: Orfeo by Richard Powers
June 15:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
July 20:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
anim_cat 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play & Learn Together    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children ages 12 – 36 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to a 4 week workshop beginning Tuesday, April 14.
This workshop will feature toys, crafts, books and play.
Professional resource people will also be here to discuss parenting questions and concerns.
Pre-registration for this workshop is required and families must commit to attending at least 3 of the 4 sessions; registration begins March 31.
For children ages 12 to 36 months and their parent/caregiver.
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5.  10-10:45 am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.         

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_bush.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Create Your Own Spring Terrarium    
    Contact: Donna Neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Create your own spring terrarium with the direction of the folks from Greensinner. Greensinner is an urban garden center, flower farm, event designers;  but they are more than that and they do things a little differently.  They will be here with all the supplies you need to create a self-contained little world.  Your cost is $20 per person.  You will need to bring your own glass container.  Good options are as follows: mason jars, aquariusm, fishbowls, and apothecary jars.  Your plants need light, so your container should be clear.  A lid is optional.  Any reasonably enclosed container will work for this style of terrarium.  Make sure your hand fits into the opening of the container.   Space is limited so please register.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Me at the Movies: An Artists for Alzheimers Program    
    Contact: Elaine Wertheim   412-341-4463   eewertheim@gmail.com
   

The Denis Theatre Foundation is proud to collaborate with Artist for Alzheimers for this program of facilitated movie clips and discussion with dementia patients from local senior facilities

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

The science fiction book discussion group focuses on classic, "hard," and/or award winning science fiction books.

April 2015
Novel: “Lock In” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“The Gifts of Asti” by Andre Norton
“The Tamarisk Hunter” by Paolo Bacigalupi

May 2015
Novel: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Short Fiction:
“The New Accelerator” by H.G. Wells
“Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers” by Lawrence Watt-Evans

June 2015
Novel: “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester
Short Fiction:
“The Postman” by David Brin
“A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Importance of Nutritional Supplemental in a Gluten Free Diet    
   

Sponsored by the Gluten Intolerance Group of Western Pennsylvania  In addition to speakers, there will be a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. RSVP 412-343-1802 or GiG_Wpa@yahoo.com

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join naturalist Verna McGinley for stories about our animal friends. 
April 24: Mother Nature's Diner:  All about birds and what they eat, puppets, and songs.  Includes a special visit from a live bird!
Upcoming events:
August 5: Dinosaurs
August12: All About Me
August 19: Nature & Art
For children ages 3 - 6 and their  families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_dollarsign 12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Women, Men & Money: What's the Difference and Why it Matters    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Women's earning power has dramatically accelerated over the past 30 years. Women now account for over 50% of managerial and professional positions and receive more undergraduate and advanced degrees than men. And while women continue to bridge the gaps in income and opportunity, one critical gap remains unchanged. Women's role in investing decisions which are the foundation of financial independence and security. During this workshop, we'll explore specific differences between women and men as it relates to money, the impact of these differences and what actions women can take to bridge the gap.

Laura Freedman is a financial advisor and former Senior Human Resource Executive. Laura lends over 25 years of experience advising leaders on sensitive matters and complex business decisions. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Executive Coach.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Space Open Hour    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Come use the Maker Space after school to work on a personal project or one suggested by a librarian.  Please note, the sewing machine and 3D Printer will not be available during Open Hours.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Opera Theater of Pittsburgh: A New Kind of Fallout    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

As part of its SummerFest 2015, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh has commissioned a new Eco-Opera - "A New Kind of Fallout" inspired by Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.  In this program, celebrated local playwright Tammy Ryan will discuss her libretto and Soprano Lara Lynn Cottrill will perform excerpts from the work.  Discussion will follow with Artistic Director Jonathan Eaton.

http://otsummerfest.org/events/summerfest-2015/a-new-kind-of-fallout

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Cellar's Estate Book Sale SETUP    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

SETUP. Not open to the public 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Cellar's Estate Book Sale    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Book Cellar is offering a large collection of fine arts books from a recent estate donation.  These books are in new or close to new condition.  For most the only flaw would be the tasteful bookplate attached to the inside front cover of the book.  Many of the titles deal with architecture, painting, sculpture, and Egyptology subjects, but volumes of many other topics are represented.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Deer Proofing Your Garden    
    Contact: Kelly Fraasch     
   

 Sandy Baker, aka The Deer Doctor" will talk about deer-proofing your garden, including practical tips about landscaping and how  to protect vegetation in your garden.

This event is free. No need to register.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Deer-proofing Your Garden    
    Contact: Kelly Fraasch   412-580-7665   kfraasch@mtlebanon.org
   

 Sandy Baker, aka The Deer Doctor, will talk about deer-proofing your garden, including practical tips about landscaping and how to protect vegetation in your garden.

This event is free. No need to register.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Writer's Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel   412-726-0899   sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Academic-only activity to help homeschool children of all ages develop a love for writing and provide them the opportunity to present their written work to an audience of their peers. Open to homeschool families.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Deer-Proofing Your Garden    
    Contact: Kelly Fraasch   412-580-7665   kfraasch@mtlebanon.org
   

 Sandy Baker, aka The Deer Doctor, will talk about deer-proofing your garden, including practical tips about landscaping and how to protect vegetation in your garden.

This event is free. No need to register.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Laugh for the Health of It!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Want to relieve stress, power up your immune system and have fun, too?  Julie Ann Sullivan, Certified Laughter Leader, will transform you with her energetic and engaging style.  The audience participates in interactive activities which instill a sense of connection for everyone.

Laughter workshops allow its participants to learn how to create true mirthful laughter from within.  Sound research has shown time and again the benefits of laughter, including, but not limited to:

  • Relief of stress
  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased attentiveness
  • Improved mood

Come and put more laughter in your day.  It is more fun shared, so bring a friend!

Cost: None, but please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.  (Please no glass)

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Rock 'n'Roll    
    Contact: M.A. Jackson   412-531-1912   jacksonma@einetwork.net
   

Pittsburgh rock ‘n’ rollers Joe Grushecky (Iron City House Rockers) and Frank Czuri (The Igniters, The Silencers, and now The Skyliners) will be joining Johnny Angel (The Halos and The Cordells) and Ed Salamon, author of Pittsburgh’s Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll, for the panel discussion. The evening will start with The Dantes, a Carnegie group whose song Top Down Time charted for three weeks on KDKA in June 1965, singing some a capella songs. Pittsburgh's Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll, which contains more than  325 photos and detailed information about those who made rock 'n' roll music in the area during the 1950s, '60s and '70s. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Practice your German conversation in an informal setting. All language abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_cat 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play & Learn Together    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children ages 12 – 36 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to a 4 week workshop beginning Tuesday, April 14.
This workshop will feature toys, crafts, books and play.
Professional resource people will also be here to discuss parenting questions and concerns.
Pre-registration for this workshop is required and families must commit to attending at least 3 of the 4 sessions; registration begins March 31.
For children ages 12 to 36 months and their parent/caregiver.
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5.  10-10:45 am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Training Session for School In the Park Volunteer Instructors    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   (412) 208-2525   Email schevtchukta@cdmsmith.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
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anim_ladybug 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

All book discussion books are available one month prior to the meeting in the Children's Library.
Participants register for the book club when they check out the library book.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginning Ukulele    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

In this Ukulele Beginner Class you will first learn the types of ukuleles according to size and what to look for when buying one for the first time. (No need to have one for the first class). You'll learn the notes and enough basic chords to play songs. Different strumming techniques will be introduced. You'll learn what teaching and song books and email sites are available to further your ukulele skills. Finally you'll get a sense of why the ukulele is such a fun instrument to play by yourself or with others.

Ukulele classes taught by Patty Williams of Steel City Ukulele.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Annual Meeting: Sara Shepard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Sara Shepard author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game book series (both of which have been turned into television shows) will be the speaker for The Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library's Annual Meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_flower02 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Edible Flowers    
    Contact: Donna     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Denise Schreiber is the greenhouse manager for Allegheny County Parks in Pittsburgh which includes over 12,000 acres of parkland.  She is a lecturer, author of "Eat Your Roses" and magazine writer including "Ask the Expert" for Pennsylvania Gardener magazine.  Denise is also Mrs. Know It All of The Organic Gardeners on KDKA radio 1020 in Pittsburgh, a licensed pesticide applicator in Pennsylvania and a prize winning cook and baker. She will be at the Library with some yummy samples and plenty of advice on how to cook with the flowers in your own backyard. Please register.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Rep. Dan Miller's Community Town Hall    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Cost of Getting Sick

One in five American adults will struggle to pay medical bills this year. A sudden accident or frightening diagnosis can touch virtually anyone, often unleashing mountains of bills even on the insured. In fact, medical bills are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy, a last resort after many families have drained their savings, maxed out their credit cards and even refinanced their homes. Join us for an engaging discussion on how medical bills can destroy middle-class families.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make a simple art project to take home!

 
nat_poppy 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Garden Talks and Conversations with the Courtyard Garden Experts    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please meet in the courtyard garden (accessible through the children's storyroom). Talks will be held in the Children's Storyroom if it rains.

May 2: How to Prune Hydrangeas and Roses. Speaker Maureen Hurley
May 9: Container Gardening: Preparing and Caring for Edible Vegetables in Containers. Speaker Mykie Reidy
June 20: Perennials in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
July (date TBA): Recognizing Weeds in the Garden. Speaker Naomi Wheeler
August 15: Identifying Shrubs and Trees in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
September 19: Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. Speaker Eileen Lovell

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rose.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Tour of Noteworthy Mid-Atlantic Gardens    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Expert gardeners and seasoned travelers Bonnie and Arthur Bishop take you trough the “must see” public gardens in our region.  The program will be of interest to gardeners, or those who appreciate fine gardens, no matter what their level of past gardening experience. Some of the gardens included are Winterthur (Brandywine Valley); Stan Hywet (Akron, Ohio); Chanticleer (Wayne, PA); Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA); Ladew Topiary Gardens (Monkton, MD); and more. The gardens listed all have the highest rating for GardenWeb and described as “You must see this or you can't call yourself a gardener.”  Whether you are planning a visit, looking for a fun, but short, trip or just love gardening and gardens you will enjoy this tour. 

This program is jointly sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Tour Committee and the Pittsburgh Rose Society

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING 

Each of us has a story that can move others. Whether you need to express yourself at home, on the job, as an activist, or on stage, storytelling is your most powerful tool. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of storytelling, with an emphasis on personal stories. You'll come away from this session knowing the elements of a compelling story and how to craft one. Each will have a different focus, beginning, middle and end!  No experience required.  FREE.  storysyndicate.org/

The group will be led by Lisa L. Kirchner--author, speaker, storyteller, and yogi. A national speaker, she hosts the weekly Story Syndicate Story Hour at Cannon Coffee, has been a story coach for the Moth in New York City and told in and produced numerous storytelling shows across the country. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_mcteen 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Maker Space to learn more about the Teen Advisory Board. We’ll discuss ideas, goals, and fun projects for the group. Snacks will be provided!

All teens are welcome to attend.   

    Location: Maker Space
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage    
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

Discover your Slovak heritage at the library! Open to everyone interested in learning more about Slovak culture.

This month: From the Velvet Revolution to the European Union. Bozena Hilko, instructor for the WPSCA slovak language classes and native of Slovakia, will give a brief history of what transpired in Slovakia during this period.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
anim_cat 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play & Learn Together    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children ages 12 – 36 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to a 4 week workshop beginning Tuesday, April 14.
This workshop will feature toys, crafts, books and play.
Professional resource people will also be here to discuss parenting questions and concerns.
Pre-registration for this workshop is required and families must commit to attending at least 3 of the 4 sessions; registration begins March 31.
For children ages 12 to 36 months and their parent/caregiver.
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5.  10-10:45 am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cinco de Mayo    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

children's and family program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_owl 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Artist Kim Fox    
    Contact: Donna Neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Local artist Kim Fox of Mt. Lebanon was recently recognized on a national level as a finalist in Martha Stewart's 2014 American Made Awards under her professional moniker, Worker Bird.  A group of nine judges selected her "tin quilts" --handmade with deconstructed tin, nailed into intricate patterns on salvaged wood--in the crafts category.  In addition, Kim also crafts house numbers, prints, greeting cards, and other mixed media by hand. As told to Whirl Magazine, "Living simply inspires me.  I naturally now gravitat towards that very same thing--the slow, by hand way of making things with old recycled materials". Kim's work has been featured at Handmade Arcade.  She will be here to show some of her pieces and discuss her unique and beautiful creations.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

May 5-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

June 2-The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Training Session for School In the Park Volunteer Instructors    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   (412) 208-2525   Email schevtchukta@cdmsmith.com
    Location: Maker Space
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misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   

Bill Jamerson presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys,"  A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Imagine, you're 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you've turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a "dollar-a-day." You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin northwoods spending long days planting trees and building roads. Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends. The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp. Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man.

Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel. He presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys" all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps and today, their children and grandchildren have a keen interest in it. They often show up with CCC photo albums and memorabilia; they also share wonderful stories about their relatives with the audience. The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it's about underdogs who are given a second chance. Bill also presents CCC motivational assemblies at middle and high schools. Students love stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during The Great Depression.

Visit The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon for further information about this and other programs in their Speaker Series.

This Historical Society of Mount Lebanon program is presented in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.
Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_usflag 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters Lunchtime Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_origami_crane 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Otaku Lebo Asian pop culture club for middle and high school students meets on first Thursdays of every month when school is in session.  Activities include watching anime and music videos, learning crafts related to Asian Culture, playing games and eating lots of great snacks.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

Children can read aloud to a furry friend! Dog listeners are trained by Therapy Dogs International. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Electricity Deregulation Program    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Sponsored by Senator Matt Smith and State Rep Dan Miller.

Details to come

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Point Park University Library Staff retreat    
    Contact: Brenton Wilson   412-392-3163   bwilson@pointpark.edu
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Sign, Sign, and Play    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Nancy Booth and have fun learning how to incorporate signs into practical life situations and play activities with your children.
For children ages 6 months to 4 years and their parents.  Registration begins April 15.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

GPLC tutors are invited to a monthly "Tutor Talk" with Peggi Kelley, South Hills Area Coordinator.
Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

DON'T FORGET TO BE AWESOME and join us for Lebo Nerdfighters, a mature group of nerds who, like founders Hank and John Green, enjoy "unpopular" interests like Doctor Who, Steampunk, the zombie apocalypse, science fiction, fantasy, the Whedonverse, eclectic musical tastes, Maker Spaces, technology and everything else brilliant people like!  For College and High School only.  Parties and snacks!!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
nat_poppy 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Garden Talks and Conversations with the Courtyard Garden Experts    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please meet in the courtyard garden (accessible through the children's storyroom). Talks will be held in the Children's Storyroom if it rains.

May 2: How to Prune Hydrangeas and Roses. Speaker Maureen Hurley
May 9: Container Gardening: Preparing and Caring for Edible Vegetables in Containers. Speaker Mykie Reidy
June 20: Perennials in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
July (date TBA): Recognizing Weeds in the Garden. Speaker Naomi Wheeler
August 15: Identifying Shrubs and Trees in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
September 19: Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. Speaker Eileen Lovell

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Wilde Woman's Guide to Organizing in Five Simple Steps: Using Mindfulness to Change Your Habits    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Organizing will probably fail if it only addresses the symptoms of the disorganization and doesn't get to the root causes. It's like mowing the dandelions from your yard; they'll grow back. To make effective and lasting changes, you need to pull them out by the roots. In the same way, your physical surroundings are a reflection of your mental and emotional processes. Take a workshop with Joyce Wilde, author of the book The Wilde Woman's Guide to Organizing in Five Simple Steps: Using Mindfulness to Change Your Habits. Joyce will talk about how to pull out those dandelions by the roots.The focus of this workshop is to assist people who would like to be organized as a way of living, rather than get temporarily organized. Learn to physically organize yourself and understand the emotional and mental roots that cause disorganization.  

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running May 10, 17, 31 and June 7

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209.

Water Color Supply List  (will cost about $20)

Greetings and thank you for your interest in painting!  I have prepared a supply list that uses item numbers from the website for Utrecht Art.  Here is the address and contact number for the local Utrecht:  Utrecht Pittsburgh  1930 East Carson Street Pittsburgh 15203. Phone: (412) 432-1945 .  For anyone who would like assistance selecting supplies, I can arrange to meet at Utrecht the Saturday before our first class.  If you are interested, please contact me by text message at 724-994-6467 or email @ RMazzaferro@aii.edu (preferred).  If you are going to another store, the list at the end will cover the basics.  I have tried to keep this list to the bare minimum of materials.  For those wanting to have a wider variety of options, an optional list is included.  Check for student discounts!

Paper
5 sheets Blick Watercolor Paper, Student, 90 lb 15 x 22
MP Code #MP-10028-001   Item #10028-1028 - $0.47

Paint  *All paint listed is Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor @ $2.77   Most brands will do, but make sure to get tubes not pans.
Cadmium Red Hue Watercolor MP Code #MP-00325-010   Item #00325-3541   
(Select one)
Cobalt Blue Hue  MP Code #MP-00325-022   Item #00325-5191   
Phthalo Blue MP Code #MP-00325-030   Item #00325-5141 –
Cadmium Yellow Hue MP Code #MP-00325-015   Item #00325-4351  

Brushes
Utrecht Series 226 Camel Hair Brush for Watercolor Painting, Round size 1 ($1.96), size 6 ($2.87) and size 10 ($4.39)
MP Code #MP-09302-001   Item #09302-1001 - 

Items you hopefully have around the house
Masking tape 1”-2” (Will need to purchase if you do not have any tape)
Palette: An old white glass plate will do – (Do not purchase unless you want something specific, we will use disposable plastic plates.)
Salt – a tablespoon will be plenty (Do not purchase)
Rubbing alcohol – hopefully this will be something we just share (Do not purchase)
2 containers for water – preferably with lids, old sauce jars work great! (Do not purchase, we will use plastic cups for anyone who does not have a container.)
Towel – safe to assume it will be stained by the paint, so old, torn towels work (Do not purchase)
Hair dryer (Do not purchase, we only need a couple for the entire class)
Board – slightly larger than your paper (You might want to get a drawing board, otherwise we will tape paper to the table.)

Optional items
Blick Watercolor Paper, 140 lb 15 x 22 MP Code #MP-10008-001     $0.74
Optional paint colors – any you like!  Here are a few recommendations:  yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, hookers green, sap green, paynes gray, ultramarine.  With a good range of yellows, reds and blue we can mix most of the colors we need.  Do not buy white, we will not use it. 
Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid Removable Liquid Mask for Paper
MP Code #MP-00346-001   Item #00346-2004 - $9.75 
Storage bin for brushes, paints and miscellaneous items.
Sketch board (make sure it is larger than your paper)
Brushes – a 1”-2” flat brush would be nice, camel hair is reasonably priced and works well.
Apron or smock
Anything you want to try!

The basics for those checking other stores:
(5 sheets) Paper 15X22, Round brush (small 0, 1 or 2 and medium 6, 7 or 8), flat brush (large size, 1” will do), paint (red, blue and yellow), and masking tape.  Please review the rest of the list for other items you may want to consider.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Email (rmazzaferro@aii.edu) is the best option.  Texts (724-994-6467) are ok, but it might take longer for me to get back to you.  I rarely answer phone calls outside of my office hours, which change week to week.  I answer emails at least once everyday when classes are in session.   ~Robert Mazzaferro

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - The Confederacy at War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on the Confederate Government at War - 1861 to 1865, and includes lectures, discussions, and videos.  Each session is topic oriented, so you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The sessions meet periodically.  When a meeting is scheduled, it is held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar. 

You may wish to be placed on an email notification list by contacting the Library. Once on the list,  you will be notified 2-3 weeks in advance of a planned session, topic name, etc. Please contact jacksonma@einetwork.net to be placed on the list. 

MAY SESSION: Pre-War Issues - Territorial Conflict
Upcoming Sessions:
-From Secession to Montgomery

-Organizing the Confederate Government - Montgomery

-Re-Organizing the Confederate Government - Richmond

-Obtaining Resources for the War Effort - Armaments and Provisions 

-CSA Western Heartland - Resources, Cities, Economy

-Defending the Western Cordon Line 

-Forming the Confederate Navy

Suggested readings: 
James M. McPherson, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, 2014
William J. Cooper, Jefferson Davis, American  2011

Presenter:

Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years and has been offering the Civil War Era Series since 2013. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife)        May 11, 2015
Adam Bede                        Jun 8, 2015
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale             Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Practice your German conversation in an informal setting. All language abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Writer's Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel   412-726-0899   sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Academic-only activity to help homeschool children of all ages develop a love for writing and provide them the opportunity to present their written work to an audience of their peers. Open to homeschool families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginning Ukulele    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

In this Ukulele Beginner Class you will first learn the types of ukuleles according to size and what to look for when buying one for the first time. (No need to have one for the first class). You'll learn the notes and enough basic chords to play songs. Different strumming techniques will be introduced. You'll learn what teaching and song books and email sites are available to further your ukulele skills. Finally you'll get a sense of why the ukulele is such a fun instrument to play by yourself or with others.

Ukulele classes taught by Patty Williams of Steel City Ukulele.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reading Zane Grey    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Many people think of Zane Grey as a writer of cowboy novels or children’s books. In reality, in great detail, he wove into his novels real people he met, the actual places he visited on his western journeys, and the issues that troubled him in the early 1900’s. Reading Zane Grey will expand you knowledge of history and geography. His books had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. Join us as Dan Terrick, a member of Zane Grey’s West Society, takes us back to those days with visual images and words.

Extra copies of Grey's books will be available for you to take home, read, enjoy and get lost in his adventures.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

Join other writers in sharing and editing work for personal use or for publication.

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Please join us for tea, refreshments, and conversation at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Learn about your community while you make new friends!
New women residents are welcome to practice their English while they learn about local activities and services available for themselves and their children. All women are welcome to meet their new neighbors from around the world, share information about our community, and learn more about the diverse cultures that enrich Mt. Lebanon.

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   412-208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.com
   

Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_nest.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Birds of Prey/Eagle Cam    
    Contact: Donna     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will be here to present a Birds of Prey program that has a live Red-tailed Hawk, replicas of an eagle skull, feet, and feathers for comparison.  They will also discuss the eagle cam and Bald Eagle conservation.  The program is for the whole family.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Sign, Sign, and Play    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Nancy Booth and have fun learning how to incorporate signs into practical life situations and play activities with your children.
For children ages 6 months to 4 years and their parents.  Registration begins April 15.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

This group meets monthly at the library and engages in script readings, networking, and discussions of writing and filmmaking. New members are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM MLHS Spanish Travel Group    
    Contact: Elizabeth Miller   412-310-5247   lizannemiller@gmail.com
   

Final preparation meeting for the students and teachers from Mt. Lebanon who will be traveling together to Spain and Portugal this June.  This will be followed by a short Portugese lesson.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running May 10, 17, 31 and June 7

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_genealogy1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join others in discussing family history as well as picking up tips on research. New members welcome!

This Month: Jim Stuber will describe how to use the resources available through the Family History Centers, including free online resources at www.familysearch.org, historical records from all around the globe on microfilm, the most popular web sites free to use at the local Family History Centers, and more.  If you aren't using these to their fullest, you're missing out on the single best  source of genealogy information in the world, all available from your home or a short trip to Green Tree.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
food_meal 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  Orfeo by Richard Powers

Upcoming Selections:

June 15:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
July 20:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Volunteer Reception    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A thank you to all of our wonderful library volunteers.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.         

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Senior Fraud Talk    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a talk about Senior Fraud issues presented by a speaker from the PA Attorney General. This program is presented jointly by State Senator Matt Smith and State Rep Dan Miller

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Relay for Life Planning    
    Contact: sandy marek   412-343-3644   smarek@mtlebanon.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.
Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Practice your French in an informal setting.  New members always welcome to this language group!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Law & Order    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Magisterial District Judge Blaise Larotonda and Mt. Lebanon Police Officer James Hughes present a behind-the-scenes look at how the wheels of justice turn.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
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Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_ladybug 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

All book discussion books are available one month prior to the meeting in the Children's Library.
Participants register for the book club when they check out the library book.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginning Ukulele    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

In this Ukulele Beginner Class you will first learn the types of ukuleles according to size and what to look for when buying one for the first time. (No need to have one for the first class). You'll learn the notes and enough basic chords to play songs. Different strumming techniques will be introduced. You'll learn what teaching and song books and email sites are available to further your ukulele skills. Finally you'll get a sense of why the ukulele is such a fun instrument to play by yourself or with others.

Ukulele classes taught by Patty Williams of Steel City Ukulele.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

The science fiction book discussion group focuses on classic, "hard," and/or award winning science fiction books.

May 2015
Novel: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Short Fiction:
“The New Accelerator” by H.G. Wells
“Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers” by Lawrence Watt-Evans

June 2015
Novel: “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester
Short Fiction:
“The Postman” by David Brin
“A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   

Historian and Mt. Lebanon resident Dr. Mike Naragon presents "Who Freed Whom?: Emancipation, Freedom, and Slavery in 19th Century America," and exploration of the history of emancipation.  The program will look at how anti-slaveryism evolved into a mass-based reform movement and discuss the ways in which Supreme Court's Dred  Scott [1857] decision shaped political debates over slavery and the meaning of freedom. Central focus will be placed on the dynamic and surprising ways in which immediate, uncompensated emancipation became associated with the Union cause during the Civil War. Naragon will suggest that the history of emancipation must include the presidential mansion and the halls of Congress as well as battlefields and slave cabins.  As such, fugitive slaves acted as prime movers in securing their own liberty and ought to be seen as the creators rather than merely the recipients of emancipation.  Contrabands forced federal soldiers and Union policymakers to recognize their essential humanity and the incompatibility of human property and a "nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."  The "new birth of freedom" so eloquently captured by President Lincoln had many parents and originated from the actions of policymakers, generals, soldiers, and enslaved men and women.

Visit The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon for further information about this and other programs in their Speaker Series.

This Historical Society of Mount Lebanon program is presented in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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office_lightbulb 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Space Open Hour    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Come use the Maker Space after school to work on a personal project or one suggested by a librarian.  Please note, the sewing machine and 3D Printer will not be available during Open Hours.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Rep. Dan Miller's Community Town Hall    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

State Mandates: The Impact on Local Schools

Local school districts have lost a lot of autonomy in recent years. State mandates regarding PA Core curriculum, standardized testing, Keystone Exams and graduation requirements have raised concerns of many school directors, parents, teachers and administrators. Join us for a discussion on the impacts of such mandates and what changes should be made that enforce accountability while rewarding results.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running May 10, 17, 31 and June 7

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Please contact the children's library for this month's selection.
 

    Location: Study Room
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage    
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

Discover your Slovak heritage at the library! Open to everyone interested in learning more about Slovak culture.

This month: Sites to see in Slovakia. Theresa Dostalik,a frequent traveler throughout Europe, has toured Slovakia on numerous occasions. She will "show and tell" about her favorite spots in Slovakia.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

June 2-The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_origami_crane 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Otaku Lebo Asian pop culture club for middle and high school students meets on first Thursdays of every month when school is in session.  Activities include watching anime and music videos, learning crafts related to Asian Culture, playing games and eating lots of great snacks.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

Children can read aloud to a furry friend! Dog listeners are trained by Therapy Dogs International. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make a simple art project to take home!

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday June 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running May 10, 17, 31 and June 7

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - The Confederacy at War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on the Confederate Government at War - 1861 to 1865, and includes lectures, discussions, and videos.  Each session is topic oriented, so you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The sessions meet periodically.  When a meeting is scheduled, it is held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar. 

You may wish to be placed on an email notification list by contacting the Library. Once on the list,  you will be notified 2-3 weeks in advance of a planned session, topic name, etc. Please contact jacksonma@einetwork.net to be placed on the list. 

Upcoming Sessions:
-From Secession to Montgomery

-Organizing the Confederate Government - Montgomery

-Re-Organizing the Confederate Government - Richmond

-Obtaining Resources for the War Effort - Armaments and Provisions 

-CSA Western Heartland - Resources, Cities, Economy

-Defending the Western Cordon Line 

-Forming the Confederate Navy

Suggested readings: 
James M. McPherson, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, 2014
William J. Cooper, Jefferson Davis, American  2011

Presenter:

Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years and has been offering the Civil War Era Series since 2013.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
Adam Bede                        Jun 8, 2015
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale             Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

Join other writers in sharing and editing work for personal use or for publication.

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Please join us for tea, refreshments, and conversation at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Learn about your community while you make new friends!
New women residents are welcome to practice their English while they learn about local activities and services available for themselves and their children. All women are welcome to meet their new neighbors from around the world, share information about our community, and learn more about the diverse cultures that enrich Mt. Lebanon.

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

GPLC tutors are invited to a monthly "Tutor Talk" with Peggi Kelley, South Hills Area Coordinator.
Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Practice of Happiness    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This theoretical and practical lecture will discuss the definition of happiness, focusing on the foundational concepts as identified by Martin Seligman and his practitioners. Current self-help books, magazines, and certificate programs on the subject will be reviewed briefly to provide the audience with background on the key components of happiness. The majority of the lecture will cover practical, specific, techniques and exercises to improve one's happiness in everyday life.The program will conclude with how happiness and the study/practice of it, offers a more satisfying approach to psychology and its applications. Program presenter is Laura Parkinson, whose  background includes 30 years in corporate training and development, organizational consulting and coaching, 5 years as an adjunct professor, and numerous years of psychotherapy and self help training workshops.

Register at 412-531-1912 ext 207 or at the reference desk.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_usflag 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Campaign finance meetings

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Poetry of Billy Nardozzi    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh poet and local legend Billy Nardozzi will be at the library to read his work and answer questions.

Read the Post-Gazette article about Billy

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday June 14, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running June 14, 21, 28, July5.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

Water Color Supply List  (will cost about $20)

Greetings and thank you for your interest in painting!  I have prepared a supply list that uses item numbers from the website for Utrecht Art.  Here is the address and contact number for the local Utrecht:  Utrecht Pittsburgh  1930 East Carson Street Pittsburgh 15203. Phone: (412) 432-1945 .  For anyone who would like assistance selecting supplies, I can arrange to meet at Utrecht the Saturday before our first class.  If you are interested, please contact me by text message at 724-994-6467 or email @ RMazzaferro@aii.edu (preferred).  If you are going to another store, the list at the end will cover the basics.  I have tried to keep this list to the bare minimum of materials.  For those wanting to have a wider variety of options, an optional list is included.  Check for student discounts!

Paper
5 sheets Blick Watercolor Paper, Student, 90 lb 15 x 22
MP Code #MP-10028-001   Item #10028-1028 - $0.47

Paint  *All paint listed is Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor @ $2.77   Most brands will do, but make sure to get tubes not pans.
Cadmium Red Hue Watercolor MP Code #MP-00325-010   Item #00325-3541   
(Select one)
Cobalt Blue Hue  MP Code #MP-00325-022   Item #00325-5191   
Phthalo Blue MP Code #MP-00325-030   Item #00325-5141 –
Cadmium Yellow Hue MP Code #MP-00325-015   Item #00325-4351  

Brushes
Utrecht Series 226 Camel Hair Brush for Watercolor Painting, Round size 1 ($1.96), size 6 ($2.87) and size 10 ($4.39)
MP Code #MP-09302-001   Item #09302-1001 - 

Items you hopefully have around the house
Masking tape 1”-2” (Will need to purchase if you do not have any tape)
Palette: An old white glass plate will do – (Do not purchase unless you want something specific, we will use disposable plastic plates.)
Salt – a tablespoon will be plenty (Do not purchase)
Rubbing alcohol – hopefully this will be something we just share (Do not purchase)
2 containers for water – preferably with lids, old sauce jars work great! (Do not purchase, we will use plastic cups for anyone who does not have a container.)
Towel – safe to assume it will be stained by the paint, so old, torn towels work (Do not purchase)
Hair dryer (Do not purchase, we only need a couple for the entire class)
Board – slightly larger than your paper (You might want to get a drawing board, otherwise we will tape paper to the table.)

Optional items
Blick Watercolor Paper, 140 lb 15 x 22 MP Code #MP-10008-001     $0.74
Optional paint colors – any you like!  Here are a few recommendations:  yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, hookers green, sap green, paynes gray, ultramarine.  With a good range of yellows, reds and blue we can mix most of the colors we need.  Do not buy white, we will not use it. 
Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid Removable Liquid Mask for Paper
MP Code #MP-00346-001   Item #00346-2004 - $9.75 
Storage bin for brushes, paints and miscellaneous items.
Sketch board (make sure it is larger than your paper)
Brushes – a 1”-2” flat brush would be nice, camel hair is reasonably priced and works well.
Apron or smock
Anything you want to try!

The basics for those checking other stores:
(5 sheets) Paper 15X22, Round brush (small 0, 1 or 2 and medium 6, 7 or 8), flat brush (large size, 1” will do), paint (red, blue and yellow), and masking tape.  Please review the rest of the list for other items you may want to consider.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Email (rmazzaferro@aii.edu) is the best option.  Texts (724-994-6467) are ok, but it might take longer for me to get back to you.  I rarely answer phone calls outside of my office hours, which change week to week.  I answer emails at least once everyday when classes are in session.   ~Robert Mazzaferro

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_meal 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Upcoming Selections:

July 20:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.         

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Maker Space
 
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CANCELLED Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

This group meets monthly at the library and engages in script readings, networking, and discussions of writing and filmmaking. New members are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_poppy 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Garden Talks and Conversations with the Courtyard Garden Experts    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please meet in the courtyard garden (accessible through the children's storyroom). Talks will be held in the Children's Storyroom if it rains.

May 2: How to Prune Hydrangeas and Roses. Speaker Maureen Hurley
May 9: Container Gardening: Preparing and Caring for Edible Vegetables in Containers. Speaker Mykie Reidy
June 20: Perennials in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
July (date TBA): Recognizing Weeds in the Garden. Speaker Naomi Wheeler
August 15: Identifying Shrubs and Trees in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
September 19: Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. Speaker Eileen Lovell

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday June 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running June 14, 21, 28, July5.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM DIY Edible Facial Masks -- Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

"UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library" by learning about homemade facial masks made from edible ingredients like cocoa, oatmeal, avocado and honey.  Of course, we won't be eating the masks!  All supplies provided.  Please, no make-up today if you would like a facial.  For middle and high school.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
trans_car 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lebo Lab: Recycled Racers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join us for two awesome creation workshops!  Learn about the engineering design process and then work in teams using recyled materials to design your own race cars.

Tuesdays, June 23 and 30 6:30pm-8:00pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Must be able to attend both weeks in order to register.  Pre-registration begins June 9th.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_camera 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures in Photography    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Nick Vargas from East End Studios for a 2-part photographic adventure. Learn about composition, light, and what makes a great picture!

(And learn what to do with those pictures after you take them- don't leave them in your camera, they want to get out!)

For kids entering grades 4 - 6. Registration required- registration begins June 10.  Must be able to attend both sessions to register. Participants must provide their own digital cameras.|

(Please designate at registration whether you have a DSLR or a point & shoot.) Wednesdays, June 24 and July 1.  6 - 7:30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

The science fiction book discussion group focuses on classic, "hard," and/or award winning science fiction books.

June 2015
Novel: “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester
Short Fiction:
“The Postman” by David Brin
“A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Forgotten History of Pittsburgh Jazz: Pittsburgh during the Roaring Twenties    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tom Roberts will present this talk that includes video clips, sound bytes galore, and photos

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday June 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Drop off your stuffed animal today for the stuffed animal sleepover!
Pick them up tomorrow morning when you come for the Stuffed Animal Storytime at 10 am.

All stuffed animals are welcome!!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come for breakfast treats this morning, pick up your stuffed animal, and see pictures of all the fun they had at the stuffed animal sleepover!
Storytime too, of course!
 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running June 14, 21, 28, July5.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
trans_car 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lebo Lab: Recycled Racers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join us for two awesome creation workshops!  Learn about the engineering design process and then work in teams using recyled materials to design your own race cars.

Tuesdays, June 23 and 30 6:30pm-8:00pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Must be able to attend both weeks in order to register.  Pre-registration begins June 9th.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_moon_full 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Crazy about Circles!!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Circles everywhere today - to eat, to stack, to crawl through, to bounce, to spin...
Fun all around for kids entering kindergarten - grade 4.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
elect_camera 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures in Photography    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Nick Vargas from East End Studios for a 2-part photographic adventure. Learn about composition, light, and what makes a great picture!

(And learn what to do with those pictures after you take them- don't leave them in your camera, they want to get out!)

For kids entering grades 4 - 6. Registration required- registration begins June 10.  Must be able to attend both sessions to register. Participants must provide their own digital cameras.|

(Please designate at registration whether you have a DSLR or a point & shoot.) Wednesdays, June 24 and July 1.  6 - 7:30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

Children can read aloud to a furry friend! Dog listeners are trained by Therapy Dogs International. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Library Closed: JULY 4TH Holidays    
 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make a simple art project to take home!

Sunday July 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running June 14, 21, 28, July5.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Create Your Own Action Figure    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to design your own action figure using Tinkerplay and 3D print it.  For kids ages 10-13.  Register at the Children's Library.  Due to the time involved with 3D printing, participants will be notified at a later date when their print is ready for pick up.  

    Location: Maker Space
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Program TBA for teen summer reading program "UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library."

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Please join us for tea, refreshments, and conversation at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Learn about your community while you make new friends!
New women residents are welcome to practice their English while they learn about local activities and services available for themselves and their children. All women are welcome to meet their new neighbors from around the world, share information about our community, and learn more about the diverse cultures that enrich Mt. Lebanon.

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Lift Off!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about a hero of science, Daniel Bernoulli, and his principle about fluid dynamics.

Today we will use the Bernoulli Principle to lift paper gliders, ping pong balls, and Alka-Seltzer rockets.

Presented by Carnegie Science Center.
For kids entering grades 3 - 5.
Registration required; registration begins June 24.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Phones & Photos    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Bring your phone and join Nick Vargas from East End Studios for a 2-part photographic adventure. You can do more than take selfies with that phone!

We'll talk about composition, light, structure, take some pictures, and learn what to do with them.

For kids entering grades 6 - 9. Registration required- registration begins June 24.  Must be able to attend both sessions to register.

Participants must provide their own phones (kids may also bring digital cameras-

please designate whether you have a DSLR or a point & shoot.) Wednesdays, July 8 and July 15.  6 - 7:30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_usflag 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Campaign finance meetings

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

GPLC tutors are invited to a monthly "Tutor Talk" with Peggi Kelley, South Hills Area Coordinator.
Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish & English with

Marissa Lipinski when they join her for songs & stories.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-Tour Garden Party    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

You are invited to a pre-tour Garden Party hosted by the Library Board of Trustees in the Library Garden Courtyard. Ehe event features summer entertainment, light food, beer, wine and desserts.  Tickets are $30 at the Library starting in mid-June and at the door. 

Benefactors and Patrons of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour receive free admission to this event.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM 25th Annual Garden Tour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tickets for the Garden Tour will be available in advance for $15 per person or $20 on the day of the tour at the library. Tickets go on-sale in mid-June

The tour will feature diverse Mt. Lebanon gardens during this self-guided tour.  Expert and amateur gardeners alike will find inspiration and garden beauty.  These gardens are private and open this day only. 

Good quality perennials will be on sale during tour hours at the Library (all plant specimens are donated from local gardens, appropriate for our growing conditions in Western Pennsylvania and offered at discount prices), and there will be  free consultations with Penn State Master Gardeners and a Pittsburgh Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, as well as special promotional offers at The Book Cellar.

All proceeds from this event benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running July 12, 19, 26, and August 2

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209.

Water Color Supply List  (will cost about $20)

Greetings and thank you for your interest in painting!  I have prepared a supply list that uses item numbers from the website for Utrecht Art.  Here is the address and contact number for the local Utrecht:  Utrecht Pittsburgh  1930 East Carson Street Pittsburgh 15203. Phone: (412) 432-1945 .  For anyone who would like assistance selecting supplies, I can arrange to meet at Utrecht the Saturday before our first class.  If you are interested, please contact me by text message at 724-994-6467 or email @ RMazzaferro@aii.edu (preferred).  If you are going to another store, the list at the end will cover the basics.  I have tried to keep this list to the bare minimum of materials.  For those wanting to have a wider variety of options, an optional list is included.  Check for student discounts!

Paper
5 sheets Blick Watercolor Paper, Student, 90 lb 15 x 22
MP Code #MP-10028-001   Item #10028-1028 - $0.47

Paint  *All paint listed is Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor @ $2.77   Most brands will do, but make sure to get tubes not pans.
Cadmium Red Hue Watercolor MP Code #MP-00325-010   Item #00325-3541   
(Select one)
Cobalt Blue Hue  MP Code #MP-00325-022   Item #00325-5191   
Phthalo Blue MP Code #MP-00325-030   Item #00325-5141 –
Cadmium Yellow Hue MP Code #MP-00325-015   Item #00325-4351  

Brushes
Utrecht Series 226 Camel Hair Brush for Watercolor Painting, Round size 1 ($1.96), size 6 ($2.87) and size 10 ($4.39)
MP Code #MP-09302-001   Item #09302-1001 - 

Items you hopefully have around the house
Masking tape 1”-2” (Will need to purchase if you do not have any tape)
Palette: An old white glass plate will do – (Do not purchase unless you want something specific, we will use disposable plastic plates.)
Salt – a tablespoon will be plenty (Do not purchase)
Rubbing alcohol – hopefully this will be something we just share (Do not purchase)
2 containers for water – preferably with lids, old sauce jars work great! (Do not purchase, we will use plastic cups for anyone who does not have a container.)
Towel – safe to assume it will be stained by the paint, so old, torn towels work (Do not purchase)
Hair dryer (Do not purchase, we only need a couple for the entire class)
Board – slightly larger than your paper (You might want to get a drawing board, otherwise we will tape paper to the table.)

Optional items
Blick Watercolor Paper, 140 lb 15 x 22 MP Code #MP-10008-001     $0.74
Optional paint colors – any you like!  Here are a few recommendations:  yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, hookers green, sap green, paynes gray, ultramarine.  With a good range of yellows, reds and blue we can mix most of the colors we need.  Do not buy white, we will not use it. 
Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid Removable Liquid Mask for Paper
MP Code #MP-00346-001   Item #00346-2004 - $9.75 
Storage bin for brushes, paints and miscellaneous items.
Sketch board (make sure it is larger than your paper)
Brushes – a 1”-2” flat brush would be nice, camel hair is reasonably priced and works well.
Apron or smock
Anything you want to try!

The basics for those checking other stores:
(5 sheets) Paper 15X22, Round brush (small 0, 1 or 2 and medium 6, 7 or 8), flat brush (large size, 1” will do), paint (red, blue and yellow), and masking tape.  Please review the rest of the list for other items you may want to consider.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Email (rmazzaferro@aii.edu) is the best option.  Texts (724-994-6467) are ok, but it might take longer for me to get back to you.  I rarely answer phone calls outside of my office hours, which change week to week.  I answer emails at least once everyday when classes are in session.   ~Robert Mazzaferro

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - The Confederacy at War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on the Confederate Government at War - 1861 to 1865, and includes lectures, discussions, and videos.  Each session is topic oriented, so you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The sessions meet periodically.  When a meeting is scheduled, it is held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar. 

You may wish to be placed on an email notification list by contacting the Library. Once on the list,  you will be notified 2-3 weeks in advance of a planned session, topic name, etc. Please contact jacksonma@einetwork.net to be placed on the list. 

Upcoming Sessions:
-From Secession to Montgomery

-Organizing the Confederate Government - Montgomery

-Re-Organizing the Confederate Government - Richmond

-Obtaining Resources for the War Effort - Armaments and Provisions 

-CSA Western Heartland - Resources, Cities, Economy

-Defending the Western Cordon Line 

-Forming the Confederate Navy

Suggested readings: 
James M. McPherson, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, 2014
William J. Cooper, Jefferson Davis, American  2011

Presenter:

Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years and has been offering the Civil War Era Series since 2013.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Superhero Cartooning Workshop    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Games and tips for learning to draw superheroes.  You don't have to be an artist to have fun drawing your own superheroes and comics!

For kids in grades 2-5.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Program TBA for teen summer reading program "UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library."

    Location: Maker Space
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

Join other writers in sharing and editing work for personal use or for publication.

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Create Your Own Superhero    
    Contact:      childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Discover your hidden superpowers and put them to the test! For kids entering grades 1-4.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Phones & Photos    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Bring your phone and join Nick Vargas from East End Studios for a 2-part photographic adventure. You can do more than take selfies with that phone!

We'll talk about composition, light, structure, take some pictures, and learn what to do with them.

For kids entering grades 6 - 9. Registration required- registration begins June 24.  Must be able to attend both sessions to register.

Participants must provide their own phones (kids may also bring digital cameras-

please designate whether you have a DSLR or a point & shoot.) Wednesdays, July 8 and July 15.  6 - 7:30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   412-208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.com
   

Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
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rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish & English with

Marissa Lipinski when they join her for songs & stories.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

This group meets monthly at the library and engages in script readings, networking, and discussions of writing and filmmaking. New members are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Study Room
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nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Star Wars Day at the Library    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for our fourth annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:30PM.  This is a free program, no registration required.

Event Schedule:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Build your own lightsaber and other themed crafts in Meeting Room A and the Children's Library.  Enjoy refreshments in Admiral Ackbar's Snackbar in Meeting Room B.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Join the costumed Star Wars villains of the 501st Legion's Garrison Carida for a trivia contest with prizes! In Meeting Room A.

3:00 - 3:30PM: Photo opportunities with Star Wars villains.

May the Force be with You!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Star Wars Day at the Library    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for our fourth annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:30PM.  This is a free program, no registration required.

Event Schedule:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Build your own lightsaber and other themed crafts in Meeting Room A and the Children's Library.  Enjoy refreshments in Admiral Ackbar's Snackbar in Meeting Room B.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Join the costumed Star Wars villains of the 501st Legion's Garrison Carida for a trivia contest with prizes! In Meeting Room A.

3:00 - 3:30PM: Photo opportunities with Star Wars villains.

May the Force be with You!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Star Wars Day at the Library    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for our fourth annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:30PM.  This is a free program, no registration required.

Event Schedule:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Build your own lightsaber and other themed crafts in Meeting Room A and the Children's Library.  Enjoy refreshments in Admiral Ackbar's Snackbar in Meeting Room B.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Join the costumed Star Wars villains of the 501st Legion's Garrison Carida for a trivia contest with prizes! In Meeting Room A.

3:00 - 3:30PM: Photo opportunities with Star Wars villains.

May the Force be with You!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday July 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running July 12, 19, 26, and August 2

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_meal 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Upcoming Selections:

August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Club 24    
    Contact:      childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math-fact slide! Have fun with friends playing 24 Math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5 and 6. Registration required. Registration begins July 6

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Program TBA for teen summer reading program "UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library."

    Location: Maker Space
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.         

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

  • Worker placement games (Settlers of Catan, Agricola)
  • Deck builders (Dominion, Ascension),
  • Cooperative games (Arkham Horror, Flash Point)

Join us to challenge yourself in friendly competition and meet some new Meeple.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Spacewalking: Do you have what it takes?    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about a hero of science, Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space.

Today we will discover the effects of pressure, high-speed impacts, and more.

See if you have the right stuff to survive in space!

Presented by Carnegie Science Center.
For kids entering grades K - 3. 
Registration required; registration begins July 8.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

The science fiction book discussion group focuses on classic, "hard," and/or award winning science fiction books.

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish & English with

Marissa Lipinski when they join her for songs & stories.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running July 12, 19, 26, and August 2

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Laugh for the Health of It!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Want to relieve stress, power up your immune system and have fun, too?  Julie Ann Sullivan, Certified Laughter Leader, will transform you with her energetic and engaging style.  The audience participates in interactive activities which instill a sense of connection for everyone.

Laughter workshops allow its participants to learn how to create true mirthful laughter from within.  Sound research has shown time and again the benefits of laughter, including, but not limited to:

  • Relief of stress
  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased attentiveness
  • Improved mood

Come and put more laughter in your day.  It is more fun shared, so bring a friend!

Cost: None, but please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.  (Please no glass)

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Club 24    
    Contact:      childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math fact slide! Have fun with friends while playing 24 math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5-6. Registration required. Registration begins July 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Serif Yenen Talks Turkey    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Serif Yenen, a Turkish tour guide and author of several travel books about Turkey, will talk about the country and show some pictures and films.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Battle of the Books Tournament    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Don’t  forget to sign up for Battle of the Books!
Fun team reading for kids entering grades 4, 5  & 6. Sign ups begin June 1 for kids and coaches! Last day to register is July 1.
Final battles July 29 and August 5!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Battle of the Books Tournament    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Don’t  forget to sign up for Battle of the Books!
Fun team reading for kids entering grades 4, 5  & 6. Sign ups begin June 1 for kids and coaches! Last day to register is July 1.
Final battles July 29 and August 5!

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  11:55 PM National Teen Lockin    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Come to the library after hours to join teens all over the country for the National Teen Lockin to celebrate the collaborative teen summer reading theme "Unmask."   Super hero activities, Skype author visits, crafts, gaming and plenty of food!  Registration limited and will open the first day of the summer reading program.  More details to be announced.  For students entering middle and high school.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make a simple art project to take home!

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_tent 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Fort Night    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Bring a blanket, pillows, and a flashlight and build a fort in the library after hours!  Next, get comfortable inside and read some books together.  Includes a story, s'mores, and a game of lights-out hide and seek.

Program begins promptly at 4:30.  Please be on-time and in the storyroom since the library doors will be locked soon after.

For children ages 4-9 and their families.  Space is limited.  Please pre-register starting July 18th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the class.  This is a four session class, running July 12, 19, 26, and August 2

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 AM  -  2:00 AM Club 24    
    Contact:      childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math fact slide! Have fun with friends while playing 24 math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5-6. Registration required. Registration begins July 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

Sept. 1-TBA

Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join naturalist Verna McGinley for stories about our animal friends. 
April 24: Mother Nature's Diner:  All about birds and what they eat, puppets, and songs.  Includes a special visit from a live bird!
Upcoming events:
August 5: Dinosaurs
August12: All About Me
August 19: Nature & Art
For children ages 3 - 6 and their  families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Battle of the Books Tournament    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Don’t  forget to sign up for Battle of the Books!
Fun team reading for kids entering grades 4, 5  & 6. Sign ups begin June 1 for kids and coaches! Last day to register is July 1.
Final battles July 29 and August 5!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Battle of the Books Tournament    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Don’t  forget to sign up for Battle of the Books!
Fun team reading for kids entering grades 4, 5  & 6. Sign ups begin June 1 for kids and coaches! Last day to register is July 1.
Final battles July 29 and August 5!

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

Children can read aloud to a furry friend! Dog listeners are trained by Therapy Dogs International. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Concerts in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

August 6: The Squirrel Hillbillies

August 13: Steel City Ukelele

August 20: RML Jazz

August 27: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet

Concerts will be held in Room A, lower level, in the event of rain

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - The Confederacy at War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on the Confederate Government at War - 1861 to 1865, and includes lectures, discussions, and videos.  Each session is topic oriented, so you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The sessions meet periodically.  When a meeting is scheduled, it is held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar. 

You may wish to be placed on an email notification list by contacting the Library. Once on the list,  you will be notified 2-3 weeks in advance of a planned session, topic name, etc. Please contact jacksonma@einetwork.net to be placed on the list. 

Upcoming Sessions:
-From Secession to Montgomery

-Organizing the Confederate Government - Montgomery

-Re-Organizing the Confederate Government - Richmond

-Obtaining Resources for the War Effort - Armaments and Provisions 

-CSA Western Heartland - Resources, Cities, Economy

-Defending the Western Cordon Line 

-Forming the Confederate Navy

Suggested readings: 
James M. McPherson, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, 2014
William J. Cooper, Jefferson Davis, American  2011

Presenter:

Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years and has been offering the Civil War Era Series since 2013.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Club 24    
    Contact:      childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math fact slide! Have fun with friends while playing 24 math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5-6. Registration required. Registration begins July 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_rabbit 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Pet Show    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Show off your furry, feathered, or scaly friend at our very own Pet Show at Mt. Lebanon Public Library!

Pre-registration is open and required through the Children's Library.

Every pet and owner is a winner in our book!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dog_scottie 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Pet Show    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Show off your furry, feathered, or scaly friend at our very own Pet Show at Mt. Lebanon Public Library!

Pre-registration is open and required through the Children's Library.

Every pet and owner is a winner in our book!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

Join other writers in sharing and editing work for personal use or for publication.

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Please join us for tea, refreshments, and conversation at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Learn about your community while you make new friends!
New women residents are welcome to practice their English while they learn about local activities and services available for themselves and their children. All women are welcome to meet their new neighbors from around the world, share information about our community, and learn more about the diverse cultures that enrich Mt. Lebanon.

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join naturalist Verna McGinley for stories about our animal friends. 
April 24: Mother Nature's Diner:  All about birds and what they eat, puppets, and songs.  Includes a special visit from a live bird!
Upcoming events:
August 5: Dinosaurs
August12: All About Me
August 19: Nature & Art
For children ages 3 - 6 and their  families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

GPLC tutors are invited to a monthly "Tutor Talk" with Peggi Kelley, South Hills Area Coordinator.
Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Concerts in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

August 6: The Squirrel Hillbillies

August 13: Steel City Ukelele

August 20: RML Jazz

August 27: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet

Concerts will be held in Room A, lower level, in the event of rain

    Location: Meeting Room A
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

This group meets monthly at the library and engages in script readings, networking, and discussions of writing and filmmaking. New members are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_poppy 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Garden Talks and Conversations with the Courtyard Garden Experts    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please meet in the courtyard garden (accessible through the children's storyroom). Talks will be held in the Children's Storyroom if it rains.

May 2: How to Prune Hydrangeas and Roses. Speaker Maureen Hurley
May 9: Container Gardening: Preparing and Caring for Edible Vegetables in Containers. Speaker Mykie Reidy
June 20: Perennials in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
July (date TBA): Recognizing Weeds in the Garden. Speaker Naomi Wheeler
August 15: Identifying Shrubs and Trees in the Garden. Speaker Nancy Smith
September 19: Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter. Speaker Eileen Lovell

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_meal 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Upcoming Selections:

September 21: No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join naturalist Verna McGinley for stories about our animal friends. 
April 24: Mother Nature's Diner:  All about birds and what they eat, puppets, and songs.  Includes a special visit from a live bird!
Upcoming events:
August 5: Dinosaurs
August12: All About Me
August 19: Nature & Art
For children ages 3 - 6 and their  families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Concerts in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

August 6: The Squirrel Hillbillies

August 13: Steel City Ukelele

August 20: RML Jazz

August 27: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet

Concerts will be held in Room A, lower level, in the event of rain

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

The science fiction book discussion group focuses on classic, "hard," and/or award winning science fiction books

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Concerts in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

August 6: The Squirrel Hillbillies

August 13: Steel City Ukelele

August 20: RML Jazz

August 27: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet

Concerts will be held in Room A, lower level, in the event of rain

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is TBA.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Beer Garden Bash Setup    
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_beer.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beer Garden Bash    
   

Details and ticket information to come

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join a book discussion group that concentrates on the works of the Bard.

    Location: Study Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.
Reading List for 2015:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

Children can read aloud to a furry friend! Dog listeners are trained by Therapy Dogs International. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make a simple art project to take home!

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Library Closed: Labor Day Holidays    
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

Join other writers in sharing and editing work for personal use or for publication.

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Please join us for tea, refreshments, and conversation at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Learn about your community while you make new friends!
New women residents are welcome to practice their English while they learn about local activities and services available for themselves and their children. All women are welcome to meet their new neighbors from around the world, share information about our community, and learn more about the diverse cultures that enrich Mt. Lebanon.

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. This group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for two hours.  

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

GPLC tutors are invited to a monthly "Tutor Talk" with Peggi Kelley, South Hills Area Coordinator.
Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - The Confederacy at War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on the Confederate Government at War - 1861 to 1865, and includes lectures, discussions, and videos.  Each session is topic oriented, so you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The sessions meet periodically.  When a meeting is scheduled, it is held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar. 

You may wish to be placed on an email notification list by contacting the Library. Once on the list,  you will be notified 2-3 weeks in advance of a planned session, topic name, etc. Please contact jacksonma@einetwork.net to be placed on the list. 

Upcoming Sessions:
-From Secession to Montgomery

-Organizing the Confederate Government - Montgomery

-Re-Organizing the Confederate Government - Richmond

-Obtaining Resources for the War Effort - Armaments and Provisions 

-CSA Western Heartland - Resources, Cities, Economy

-Defending the Western Cordon Line 

-Forming the Confederate Navy

Suggested readings: 
James M. McPherson, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, 2014
William J. Cooper, Jefferson Davis, American  2011

Presenter:

Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years and has been offering the Civil War Era Series since 2013.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale             Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the beauty within with simple meditation techniques. Meditation improves physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health and brings out a well-rounded personality, if practiced regularly. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Practice your German conversation in an informal setting. All language abilities welcome!

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Erica Pipitone.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_penguin 1:05 PM  -  1:35 PM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.         

    Location: Study Room
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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