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Monday February 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MOMS Club of the South Hills    
    Contact: Liz Quinn     duckygirl01@hotmail.com
   

Board meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on America’s Early Conflicts and Wars  - to 1775. Each session includes lectures, discussion, and videos.

Session Dates:  the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Topics include settlement and clashes between Spanish, French, Dutch, and English Empires; conflicts and wars with Native Americans in the Chesapeake, New England and Middle Colonies and citizen rebellions against Colonial government policies. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Readings:  

Alan Taylor, American Colonies: The Settling of North America, 2002

Bernard Bailyn, The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675, 2013

Presenter:  Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Historical Geography from Northwestern University. He taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the Civil War Era Lecture Series at the Library. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.
Jan 11, 2016  Optimist’s Daughter  by Eudora Welty                
Feb 8  Go Tell It on the Mountain  by James Baldwin                 
March 14 My Antonia  by Willa Cather 
April 11 Call it Sleep  by Henry Roth               
May 9 Far from the Madding Crowd   by  Thomas Hardy
June 13 The Sound and the Fury by    William Faulkner
Sept 12  Of Human Bondage  by W. Somerset Maughm
Oct 10 The Fixer by    Bernard Malamud  

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Adult Reference Librarian Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

tables with chairs

    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: Study Room
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese New Year Celebration    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

All middle and high school students are invited to celebrate the year of the Red Fire Monkey!  Dim Sum and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_quilt2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM American Girls Book Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about American history and have fun reading about American girls!
For kids in grades 2, 3 and 4.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

 

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Compassionate Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

“With mindfulness, any moment can become a happy moment. Savoring one simple breath, taking a moment to stop and contemplate the bright blue sky, or to fully enjoy the presence of a loved one, can be more than enough to make us happy. Each one of us needs to come back to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth. It's not money, power or consuming that can make us happy, but having love and understanding in our heart. “

-  From Falling in Love with the Earth by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh-

UNFCCC Newsletter /14 July 2014

Deborah Brooks and Martha O’Grady are members of the Order of Interbeing, a community of monastics and lay people established by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.  During this two-hour session, they will introduce attendees to several basic Plum Village mindfulness practices, lead a guided meditation on compassion and answer questions about how mindfulness can nurture our inherent capacity of healing and renewal. In the words of Anh-Huong Nguyen, “The practice of mindfulness is the practice of love. Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers.” 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 February 9, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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 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.
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nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Temple Emanuel Student Project    
    Contact: Stacey Chandran   412-519-7535   sqchand@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Chakras: Wheels of life    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

You may have heard about the chakras in your yoga class, on television or even from your friends. Join us to learn more about the subtle energy centers in your body and how they influence our emotions, thought processes and even the physical body.  This class will cover the theory behind the chakras and also will offer practices that help us connect with them.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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 February 10, 2016 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
 
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
 
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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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: Meeting Room A
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Worried Child    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Does your child worry? Does he or she seem more anxious than his or her peers? Then this program is for you! Learn about anxiety and how to help your child manage their anxious feelings and their worries. This one hour program will be facilitated by Elizabeth Rychcik, MA – a counselor who works at Outreach Teen & Family Services.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday February 11, 2016 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.
 
trans_mayflower 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, small group discussion focused on the historical growth of the American empire - both continental and global.   The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30.  
Membership in the group is limited to eight persons and is currently full. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Current topics center on events, principal leaders and social-economic conditions from 1783 to1820.

Background Books: 

1. Roger G. Kennedy, Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character, 1999

2. Joseph J. Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789,  2015

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM LAC Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Children's Librarian Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 

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    Location: Maker Space
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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
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CANCELLED 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. 

 

 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   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.
 
misc_house.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Buying Your First Home    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join Realtor Kassie Cable for an introduction to the home buying process followed by a Q&A session.

    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 February 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday February 13, 2016 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.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM POD Pittsburgh    
    Contact: Mary Jo Costello   412-310-0720   mj@wynk.us
   

Membership meeting

    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: Meeting Room B
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rec_chess_knight 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Annual Library Chess Competition    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Players MUST pre-register. Registration begins January 4 in the Children's Library.
There are two divisions: 
Grades K -  4  &  Grades 5 - 8
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday February 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art in the Afternoon: Monochrome Marvels    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Listen to stories, play with design principles like line, contrast, and negative shape, and create dramatic black and white artwork to take home.
For kids ages 4-9 and their families.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Mt. Lebanon Library Gardeners    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mt. Lebanon Library volunteer gardeners planning meeting

    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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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: Speaker Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, head of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will talk about genealogy research and share information and interesting anecdotes. 

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Arm Knitting for Beginners & Coloring Pages    
    Contact: Maureen Ondrako   412-855-9150   meo15102@verizon.net
   

Craft Session held by Independence Professionals. A get together for those who love arm knitting and coloring.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

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

Every other 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 front desk. Try a recipe from the book and 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.

February Selection:  Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner by Giada De Laurentiis.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Class Topics: Introduction to the Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology, and In-Depth Focus on ‘Increasing Your Vitality’

Do you want to experience more happiness, energy, and joy in your life?

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

Join us and attend one or all of the six Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Classes. The first Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class will be held on Monday, February 15th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in Conference Room A.  Each month you will learn how to experience more joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness by applying the six components of Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology to your everyday life.

Laura Parkinson, who has a Master’s degree in Counseling and 30 years corporate training experience, will present monthly classes on how to live a more flourishing life. Each of the six master classes will include enthusiastic mini- lectures, lively discussions, recommended readings, and useful application exercises.

You deserve to live a happy, fulfilling life. Join us in the Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class series and experience a happier you and a happier life!

Feel free to attend any one of the six classes. Or better yet, attend all six classes and receive the library’s Certificate of Completion. Both teens and adults are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

September 19: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

November 21: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday February 16, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
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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.
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_hotairballoon 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Explorers    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A fun book discussion group for kids in first and second grade.  Encourages reading comprehension, story structure and love of literacy while casually discussing the book and sharing a craft or activity. Book selection will vary to encompass a wide variety of formats and subjects. It is a great way to strengthen young readers and foster (or create) a love of reading.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wellness Practices    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Rick Freeman, author of Changing My Reality, will speak on the Wellness Practices that have helped him and many others suffering from illness.  Rick is also a certified perfect health instructor from The Chopra Center for Well Being.   He will discuss how making simple new choices--like meditation, yoga, and a 5000 year old medicine called Ayurveda--can be used in complimentary ways to help learn things that keep control of your health.  Participants will be invited to join in for Yoga breathing exercises, guided meditations and some simple chair yoga during the program. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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.

February 16 -- Crown / Nancy Bilyeau

March 15 -- Midwinter Blood / Mons Kallentoft

April 19 -- One Kick / Chelsea Cain

May 17 -- White Heat / M. J. McGrath

June 21 -- Daughter of Time / Josephine Tey

July 19 -- Murder of a Stacked Librarian / Denise Swanson

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

October 18 -- Murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday February 17, 2016 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_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
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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.
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Love Your Heart    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

David De Carlucci, Supervisor of the Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at St. Clair Hospital will provide the latest recommendations for heart health and disease prevention.  David is an exercise physiologist and will highlight the best types of  exercise for heart health . A St. Clair Hospital registered dietitian will provide information on how to develop a heart healty diet. There will be time set aside at the conclusion of the presentation for an audience Q & A.
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday February 18, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412.531.1912   blierr2@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Book club books are available at the Children's Desk one month prior to the meeting. 
Registration for all clubs occurs when the book is checked out from the library.
 

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Pittsburgh in World War I: On the Homefront and in the Field    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for an evening that explores life in World War I on the  homefront in Pittsburgh and in the battlefields of Europe. 2014-2018 is the 100th year anniversary of "The Great War." 

When the whole of Europe went to war in 1914, Pittsburgh watched the storm clouds gather at home. Yet Pittsburgh was a city of immigrants--the large Polish community urged leaders to join the side of the Allies, while German immigrants supported the Central powers. By the time the country entered World War I in 1917, Pittsburghers threw their support into the war effort united as Americans. With over 250 mills and factories, the Steel City and Allegheny County produced half of the steel and much of the munitions used by the Allies. Pittsburgh gave more than steel--sixty thousand men went to war, and women flocked to the front lines as nurses. One of the first gas masks on the western front was developed at the Mellon Institute, while the city's large Red Cross provided tireless support on the homefront. Historian Elizabeth Williams traces the remarkable story of Pittsburgh during the Great War.

Elizabeth Williams is a Pittsburgh native and the college archivist at La Roche College. She earned her BA in history with a minor in marketing from La Roche College in 2007, and her MA in public history from Duquesne University in 2009. She previously worked as an assistant archivist at Duquesne University. Dr. Joseph F. Rishel is a professor emeritus of history at Duquesne University and the author of Pittsburgh Remembers World War II.

Following Ms. Williams presentation a docent from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall will provide a "footlocker presentation" on the topic of World War  I. The presentation will focus on the basic equipment used by a World War I soldier and what a soldier's life was like in the field. Artifacts from the museum's collection will be included in this talk.

    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: Study Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Tonight's program includes a film

    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 19, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday February 20, 2016 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
 
misc_usflag 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Revolutionary War Interactive Adventure with the C.A.R.    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

The Parkinson’s Ferry Society, a local society of the Children of the American Revolution, welcomes all children and their families to follow the “Road to Independence” and experience the Revolutionary War when the encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania is recreated.   There will be hands on activities which include the creation of crafts, the exploration of spying during the war, the drilling of soldiers, and the greeting of colonial costumed performers.  The program lasts one hour, from 11am until noon.  Huzzah!

    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
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Secrets of Landscape Design    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Whether you do-it-yourself or want your landscape done for you, come learn from Penn State Horticulturalist Evan Evanovich of The Landscape Center, Bethel Park.  The emphasis is on how to make your landscape compliment and add value to your home or business.  Time allotted for questions and answers.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 22, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    Location: Study Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.?

Week One: site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.

Week Two: the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers.  Participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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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 February 23, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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.
 
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_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Maker Space
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Inside Game Design    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry, members of the indie dev team Infinite Fall, as they discuss the development process of their successfully Kickstarted game, Night in the Woods, slated for release in 2016. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and a sampling of Infinite Fall's work.

Night in the Woods is an eerie, character driven platformer featuring beautiful storybook-style art and a setting inspired by the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. The game is rated for teens and adults. For more information about the game and to try out free playable supplements, visit www.nightinthewoods.com.  

    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 Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday February 24, 2016 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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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
 
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
 
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
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Filmmaking 101    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Block Party!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun creating something fun with your kids using our collections of building toys, including Legos, Duplos, and more!
For families of all ages.
Families MUST pre-register for this program.  Registration begins February 10.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Edwardian Jewelry Making    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This event has been cancelled. 

 
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

February 24, 2016
Novel: “Ready Player One” by Earnest Cline
Short Fiction:
What Comes After” by Jamie Lackey
“Idle Days on the Yann” by Lord Dunsany

March 23, 2016
Novel: “Wool” by Hugh Howey
Short Fiction:
“The Man Who Ploughed the Sea” by Arthur C. Clarke
“Macs” by Terry Bisson

April 27, 2016
Novel: “Eternity Road” by Kack McDevitt
Short Fiction:
“When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth” by Cory Doctorow
“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” by Terry Bisson

May 25, 2016
Novel: “Roadmarks” by Roger Zelazny 
Short Fiction:
“He Walked Around the Horses” by H. Beam Piper
“Moon Monkeys” by Wen Spener

June 22, 2016
Novel: “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman
Short Fiction:
“Escape” by Isaac Asimov 
“Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente

July 27, 2015
Novel: “Eon” by Greg Bear
Short Fiction:
“Old Paint” by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb)
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury 

August 24, 2016
Novel: “The Practice Effect” by David Brin
Short Fiction:
“Gone Are Lupo” by H. B. Hickey
“Dark Benediction” by Walter M. Miller

September 28, 2016
Novel: “Kindred” by Octavia Butler
Short Fiction:
“Moon Moth” by Jack Vance
“Arkfall” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

October 26, 2016
Novellas: “Yesterday’s Kin” by Nancy Kress,
“Inside Job” by Connie Willis, and
“The Winds of Marble Arch” by Connie Willis
Short Fiction:
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu
“History Lesson” by Arthur C. Clarke

November 16, 2016
Novel: “Seveneves” by Neal Stevenson
Short Fiction:
“Shambleau” by C.L. Moore
“In Coppelius’s Toyshop” by Connie Willis

December 28, 2016
Novel: “Mars Crossing” by Geoffrey A. Landil
Short Fiction:
“Uncommon Sense” by Hal Clement
“Danger Human” by Gordon Dickson

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Thursday February 25, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring for Achieva    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-942-0937   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring for Achieva. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Kings on the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men:    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"During the 1930s and 40s Pittsburgh became to black sport what Harlem was to black literature and art in the 1920's, the center of a Renaissance." -Dr. Rob Ruck

Join us for a talk with Dr. Rob Ruck, Sport Historian, Emmy-Award Winning Documentarian, Professor in the History Department of the University of Pittsburgh,and author of Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh, The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic, Rooney: A Sporting Life, and Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game. His documentary work includes Kings on the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men, which won an Emmy for Cultural Programming, and The Republic of Baseball: Dominican Giants of the American Game. He is a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, class of '68.

Dr. Ruck's talk will focus on the  fascinating history of the famous sandlot baseball teams; the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords.  

    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 February 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play and Learn: Parent-Child Workshop    
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
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Saturday February 27, 2016 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 February 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Amazing Race- Family Program    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

Amazing Race - Children's Program.
Details to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Amazing Race- Family Program    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

Amazing Race - Children's Program.
Details to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Amazing Race- Family Program    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

Amazing Race - Children's Program.
Details to follow.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Monday February 29, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Today is a screening of a movie adaptation of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    Location: Study Room
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.?

Week One: site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.

Week Two: the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers.  Participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday March 1, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
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z_cust_mphplfriends 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Plan a Wedding Part 1    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Free program, but attendees must register at the Reference Desk.  Attendees should plan on attending all three sessions.

Part 1: Tuesday, March 1st at 7PM:

Congratulations and condolences!  Congratulations that you found the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with.  Condolences for now having to plan a wedding.  Wedding planning can be a grueling marathon of meetings, budgets and decisions. It can get overwhelming fast.  This introductory session of a 3-part series will provide you with an overview of what to expect as you begin planning your wedding.  Not sure what to do first?  What decisions are critical?  What can wait?  We’ll help you organize a general timeline and offer advice on putting together a realistic budget.

Part 2: Tuesday, March 22nd at 7PM:

Addressing the creative decisions.  If you’ve got lots of ideas but aren’t sure how to narrow them down, this is the class for you.  We’ll walk you through the design decisions you’ll make to create your vision of your day.  We’ll discuss how your vendors work together and what kind of questions you should ask to make sure you’re on the same page. And that Pinterest page?  We’ll discuss the best ways to use it.

Part 3: Tuesday, March 29th at 7PM:

The final part of our series will concentrate on the nuts and bolts of planning.  We’ll show you how to create a timeline for the final months and your wedding week and discuss the last few decisions you’ll still need to make.  We’ll also have a Q&A session to address any topics you want to talk over.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday March 2, 2016 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: Study Room
 
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 Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Joshua Andy will speak on "Khruschchev in the Middle East: How the Cold War Shaped the Current Crisis"

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 3, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters South Hills    
    Contact: Maureen Mamula    412-760-9642   mamula159@hotmail.com
   

This is for the League of Women Voters South Hills unit monthly meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 March 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play and Learn: Parent-Child Workshop    
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Life and Music of Dmitri Shostakovich    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Cleon Cornes in a six-week exploration of the musical genius Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was an important composer of the 20th century whose story raises challenging issues related to the role of the artist and the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. Through discussion and the use of audio-visual material we will learn about his extraordinary life and music composed at various times in the Soviet Uniion.

Dr. Cornes is a retired psychiatrist who enjoys teaching courses (mostly about eccentric geniuses) at CMU, the Mount Lebanon Library and Providence Point.

    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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday March 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Scrabble Tournament    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Scrabble lovers! Test your skills in a competitive setting. Recommended for ages 11 and up   Questions? Contact Dorcas Alexander 412-302-9757 dorcasa@gmail.com for further information.

Pre-registration and NASPA membership required to participate

    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 March 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Peep Program!    
    Contact: childrenslibrary@einetwork.net   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

~~The Peep Program!
Come to the library for Peep fun—stories, and make your own peep creation!
For children ages 3 - 8 and their families.
Registration begins February 19.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 7, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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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office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.?

Week One: site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.

Week Two: the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers.  Participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_book_quill 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 ask at the Children's Desk for title of this month's book selection and for assistance reserving a copy.
 

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.

Just in time for Easter, Mike Yanchak will show different styles of decorated eggs (pisanki) from various Central European countries. He will also demonstrate the techniques of how eggs are decorated.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday March 8, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Open Your Heart to a Senior Orientation and Training    
    Contact: Emilie Belinger   412-661-1670x613   belingere@fswp.org
   

This program is designed to train individuals interested in volunteering with Open Your Heart to a Senior through In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction of Ayurveda    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Ayurveda with Kate Kill from the Himalayan Institute.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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
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Wednesday March 9, 2016 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   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
 
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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Arts from Contemporary Craft    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
Artist Katy Dement from Contemporary Craft will be presenting a six week Book Arts series.  Participants will learn about the history of paper making and manufacturing in order to create their own sheets of handmade paper (blank and with natural inclusions).  During week 3, handmade paper will be utilized to create "wet on wet collage."  During week 4, the artist will work with students to go over different binding techniques, and put their handmade paper into book form.   For the final session, students will learn technique to alter their books, or make art journals. 
 
Each session limited to 15 participants.  Register separately for each program.  Weeks 1 & 2 and 5 & 6 are two-part and participants must attend both sessions.  Most supplies will be provided.
 
Weeks 1 & 2 (3/9 and 3/16):    Paper Making (register starting January 11th)
Week 3 (3/23):                         Collage (register starting January 18th)
Week 4 (3/30):                         Binding (register starting February 1st)
Weeks 5 & 6 (4/6 & 4/13):       Altered Books (register starting February 8th)
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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  -  8:30 PM The Choices We Make    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Many doctors struggle to talk honestly and openly with their patients nearing end of life. Renowned surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande explored this topic in his bestselling book Being Mortal.

Join us to view a 50-minute PBS Frontline video featuring Dr. Gawande's personal journey-and the stories of his patients and their families. The film explores the ways in which having a conversation around the question "What are your priorities if your time is limited?" can empower patients to live their lives more fully. Being Mortal shines an unprecedented spotlight on how patients, families, and doctors all experience the stages of life, for the ultimate goal is not a good death, but a good life-all the way to the very end.

Please join Dr. Myles Zuckerman, Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Physician at Family Hospice,  Jane Barthen, Hospice Social Worker andBarbara Ivanko, President and CEO, Family Hospice  for a facilitated discussion at the end of the film.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 10, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, small group discussion focused on the historical growth of the American empire - both continental and global.   The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30.  
Membership in the group is limited to eight persons and is currently full. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Current topics center on events, principal leaders and social-economic conditions from 1783 to1820.

Background Books: 

1. Roger G. Kennedy, Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character, 1999

2. Joseph J. Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789,  2015

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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_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
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412.531.1912   blierr2@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Book club books are available at the Children's Desk one month prior to the meeting. 
Registration for all clubs occurs when the book is checked out from the library.
 

    Location: Maker Space
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nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   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.
 
food_teapot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Downton Abbey Tea    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

You are cordially invited to join us for tea and comestibles while we discuss the final season of the show, play parlor games, and engage in an exciting trivia contest with prizes!   We’ll have some intriguing surprises, too.  Feel free to dress in your best Downton Abbey-inspired costume and bring your own cup and saucer!  Please register at the Reference desk… or have a word with Carson.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
food_teapot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Downton Abbey Tea    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

You are cordially invited to join us for tea and comestibles while we discuss the final season of the show, play parlor games, and engage in an exciting trivia contest with prizes!   We’ll have some intriguing surprises, too.  Feel free to dress in your best Downton Abbey-inspired costume and bring your own cup and saucer!  Please register at the Reference desk… or have a word with Carson.

    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: Study Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Tonight's program includes a film

    Location: Maker Space
Friday March 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play and Learn: Parent-Child Workshop    
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Music of Dmitri Shostakovich    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Cleon Cornes in a six-week exploration of the musical genius Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was an important composer of the 20th century whose story raises challenging issues related to the role of the artist and the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. Through discussion and the use of audio-visual material we will learn about his extraordinary life and music composed at various times in the Soviet Uniion.

Dr. Cornes is a retired psychiatrist who enjoys teaching courses (mostly about eccentric geniuses) at CMU, the Mount Lebanon Library and Providence Point.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday March 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Pittsburgh Art Journallers Meetup Group    
    Contact: Connie Deighan Eaton   412 344 0432   cdeaton@thwomp.com
    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
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Sunday March 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pat Miyamoto Gallery Reception    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Reception for Pat Miyamoto Art exhibit in upper Gallery.  Open to the public

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 14, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on America’s Early Conflicts and Wars  - to 1775. Each session includes lectures, discussion, and videos.

Session Dates:  the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Topics include settlement and clashes between Spanish, French, Dutch, and English Empires; conflicts and wars with Native Americans in the Chesapeake, New England and Middle Colonies and citizen rebellions against Colonial government policies. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Readings:  

Alan Taylor, American Colonies: The Settling of North America, 2002

Bernard Bailyn, The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675, 2013

Presenter:  Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Historical Geography from Northwestern University. He taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the Civil War Era Lecture Series at the Library. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.
Jan 11, 2016  Optimist’s Daughter  by Eudora Welty                
Feb 8  Go Tell It on the Mountain  by James Baldwin                 
March 14 My Antonia  by Willa Cather 
April 11 Call it Sleep  by Henry Roth               
May 9 Far from the Madding Crowd   by  Thomas Hardy
June 13 The Sound and the Fury by    William Faulkner
Sept 12  Of Human Bondage  by W. Somerset Maughm
Oct 10 The Fixer by    Bernard Malamud  

    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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_quilt2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM American Girls Book Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about American history and have fun reading about American girls!
For kids in grades 2, 3 and 4.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

 

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Class Topics: ‘Increasing Your Vitality’ Applications Review, and In-Depth Focus on ‘Expressing your True Values, Experiencing Greater Meaning’

Do you want to experience more happiness, energy, and joy in your life?

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

Join us and attend one or all of the six Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Classes. The second Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class will be held on Monday, March 14th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in Conference Room A.  Each month you will learn how to experience more joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness by applying the six components of Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology to your everyday life.

Laura Parkinson, who has a Master’s degree in Counseling and 30 years corporate training experience, will present monthly classes on how to live a more flourishing life. Each of the six master classes will include enthusiastic mini- lectures, lively discussions, recommended readings, and useful application exercises.

You deserve to live a happy, fulfilling life. Join us in the Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class series and experience a happier you and a happier life!

Feel free to attend any one of the six classes. Or better yet, attend all six classes and receive the library’s Certificate of Completion. Both teens and adults are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 March 15, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_hotairballoon 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Explorers    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A fun book discussion group for kids in first and second grade.  Encourages reading comprehension, story structure and love of literacy while casually discussing the book and sharing a craft or activity. Book selection will vary to encompass a wide variety of formats and subjects. It is a great way to strengthen young readers and foster (or create) a love of reading.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

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

March 15 -- Midwinter Blood / Mons Kallentoft

April 19 -- One Kick / Chelsea Cain

May 17 -- White Heat / M. J. McGrath

June 21 -- Daughter of Time / Josephine Tey

July 19 -- Murder of a Stacked Librarian / Denise Swanson

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

October 18 -- Murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday March 16, 2016 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 Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Arts from Contemporary Craft    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
Artist Katy Dement from Contemporary Craft will be presenting a six week Book Arts series.  Participants will learn about the history of paper making and manufacturing in order to create their own sheets of handmade paper (blank and with natural inclusions).  During week 3, handmade paper will be utilized to create "wet on wet collage."  During week 4, the artist will work with students to go over different binding techniques, and put their handmade paper into book form.   For the final session, students will learn technique to alter their books, or make art journals. 
 
Each session limited to 15 participants.  Register separately for each program.  Weeks 1 & 2 and 5 & 6 are two-part and participants must attend both sessions.  Most supplies will be provided.
 
Weeks 1 & 2 (3/9 and 3/16):    Paper Making (register starting January 11th)
Week 3 (3/23):                         Collage (register starting January 18th)
Week 4 (3/30):                         Binding (register starting February 1st)
Weeks 5 & 6 (4/6 & 4/13):       Altered Books (register starting February 8th)
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hornucopia    
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Don Duncan, professional trumpeter, brings over 25 different trumpets, of all shapes, sizes and colors, to demonstrate, play and tell of the fascinating history and sound of the trumpet. Along with pianist, Elizabeth Peters and 8 year old violinist Wesley Duncan, Don brings a fun and educational program for music lovers of all ages.  Participants will learn more about how music itself works, the interesting history of the trumpet, and how the trumpet, violin and piano all contribute a different color to each work they perform. For all ages

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   (412) 208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.con
   

Bimonthly meeting of the Board of Directors

    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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
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office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

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: Study Room
Friday March 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play and Learn: Parent-Child Workshop    
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Music of Dmitri Shostakovich    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Cleon Cornes in a six-week exploration of the musical genius Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was an important composer of the 20th century whose story raises challenging issues related to the role of the artist and the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. Through discussion and the use of audio-visual material we will learn about his extraordinary life and music composed at various times in the Soviet Uniion.

Dr. Cornes is a retired psychiatrist who enjoys teaching courses (mostly about eccentric geniuses) at CMU, the Mount Lebanon Library and Providence Point.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday March 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Garden Tour Speaker Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Award winning garden writer Doug Oster will present a program entitled “Growing Everything Organically (including Roses)". Doug is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Home and Garden editor, co-host of the popular show The Organic Gardeners on KDKA radio, and regular guest on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today Live. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday March 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 21, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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_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!

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Poetry of Dr. Samuel Hazo    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a poetry reading and discussion by the esteemed poet, Dr. Samuel Hazo. Dr. Hazo will provide for us, through his poetry a conduit to a deeper undestanding of our own experience of living. "Everyone tries eventually to understand the experiences that occurred to him or her in passing.  The alternative is to yearn for new experiences without learning what experience teaches.  A poem is a poet’s way of coming to terms with experience.  I will choose poems of my own to show how this was possible for me and how it might be relevant to the experience of others." --Dr. Samuel Hazo

The author of books of poetry, fiction, essays and plays, Samuel Hazo is the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University, where he taught for forty-three years.   From 1950 until 1957 he served in the United States Marine Corps, completing his tour as a captain.   He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts degree from Duquesne University and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.  Some of his previous works are AND THE TIME IS, LIKE A MAN GONE MAD and SEXES: THE MARRIAGE DIALOGUES (Poetry), THIS PART OF THE WORLD (Fiction), MANO A MANO), WATCHING FIRE, WATCHING RAIN and TELL IT TO THE MARINES (Drama), THE STROKE OF A PEN (Essays) and THE PITTSBURGH THAT STAYS WITHIN YOU (Memoir).  His translations include Denis de Rougemont's THE GROWL OF DEEPER WATERS, NadiaTueni’s   LEBANON:TWENTY POEMS FOR ONE LOVE and Adonis' THE PAGES OF DAY AND NIGHT.  One recent book of poems, JUST ONCE, received the Maurice English Poetry Award in 2003.   He has been awarded twelve honorary doctorates.   He was honored with the Griffin Award for Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater, and was chosen to receive his tenth honorary doctorate from the university in 2008. A National Book Award Finalist, he was named Pennsylvania’s first State Poet by Governor Robert Casey in l993, and he served until 2003.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

September 19: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

November 21: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday March 22, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: 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_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Maker Space
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_cust_mphplfriends 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Plan a Wedding Part 2    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Free program, but attendees must register at the Reference Desk.  Attendees should plan on attending all three sessions.

Part 1: Tuesday, March 1st at 7PM:

Congratulations and condolences!  Congratulations that you found the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with.  Condolences for now having to plan a wedding.  Wedding planning can be a grueling marathon of meetings, budgets and decisions. It can get overwhelming fast.  This introductory session of a 3-part series will provide you with an overview of what to expect as you begin planning your wedding.  Not sure what to do first?  What decisions are critical?  What can wait?  We’ll help you organize a general timeline and offer advice on putting together a realistic budget.

Part 2: Tuesday, March 22nd at 7PM:

Addressing the creative decisions.  If you’ve got lots of ideas but aren’t sure how to narrow them down, this is the class for you.  We’ll walk you through the design decisions you’ll make to create your vision of your day.  We’ll discuss how your vendors work together and what kind of questions you should ask to make sure you’re on the same page. And that Pinterest page?  We’ll discuss the best ways to use it.

Part 3: Tuesday, March 29th at 7PM:

The final part of our series will concentrate on the nuts and bolts of planning.  We’ll show you how to create a timeline for the final months and your wedding week and discuss the last few decisions you’ll still need to make.  We’ll also have a Q&A session to address any topics you want to talk over.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Wednesday March 23, 2016 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
 
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
 
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  -  2:30 PM Book Arts from Contemporary Craft    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
Artist Katy Dement from Contemporary Craft will be presenting a six week Book Arts series.  Participants will learn about the history of paper making and manufacturing in order to create their own sheets of handmade paper (blank and with natural inclusions).  During week 3, handmade paper will be utilized to create "wet on wet collage."  During week 4, the artist will work with students to go over different binding techniques, and put their handmade paper into book form.   For the final session, students will learn technique to alter their books, or make art journals. 
 
Each session limited to 15 participants.  Register separately for each program.  Weeks 1 & 2 and 5 & 6 are two-part and participants must attend both sessions.  Most supplies will be provided.
 
Weeks 1 & 2 (3/9 and 3/16):    Paper Making (register starting January 11th)
Week 3 (3/23):                         Collage (register starting January 18th)
Week 4 (3/30):                         Binding (register starting February 1st)
Weeks 5 & 6 (4/6 & 4/13):       Altered Books (register starting February 8th)
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Block Party!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun creating something fun with your kids using our collections of building toys, including Legos, Duplos, and more!
For families of all ages.
Families MUST pre-register for this program.  Registration begins March 9.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beading Workshop    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Kathy Shomo, author of Anyone Can Bead!, for a fun-filled, easy class in which she'll teach basic design and construction techniques for making jewelry.  With The Bead Lady's help, you'll complete your choice of a beaded bracelet or bookmark.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk.  Ages middle school to Adult. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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

March 23, 2016
Novel: “Wool” by Hugh Howey
Short Fiction:
“The Man Who Ploughed the Sea” by Arthur C. Clarke
“Macs” by Terry Bisson

April 27, 2016
Novel: “Eternity Road” by Kack McDevitt
Short Fiction:
“When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth” by Cory Doctorow
“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” by Terry Bisson

May 25, 2016
Novel: “Roadmarks” by Roger Zelazny 
Short Fiction:
“He Walked Around the Horses” by H. Beam Piper
“Moon Monkeys” by Wen Spener

June 22, 2016
Novel: “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman
Short Fiction:
“Escape” by Isaac Asimov 
“Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente

July 27, 2015
Novel: “Eon” by Greg Bear
Short Fiction:
“Old Paint” by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb)
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury 

August 24, 2016
Novel: “The Practice Effect” by David Brin
Short Fiction:
“Gone Are Lupo” by H. B. Hickey
“Dark Benediction” by Walter M. Miller

September 28, 2016
Novel: “Kindred” by Octavia Butler
Short Fiction:
“Moon Moth” by Jack Vance
“Arkfall” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

October 26, 2016
Novellas: “Yesterday’s Kin” by Nancy Kress,
“Inside Job” by Connie Willis, and
“The Winds of Marble Arch” by Connie Willis
Short Fiction:
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu
“History Lesson” by Arthur C. Clarke

November 16, 2016
Novel: “Seveneves” by Neal Stevenson
Short Fiction:
“Shambleau” by C.L. Moore
“In Coppelius’s Toyshop” by Connie Willis

December 28, 2016
Novel: “Mars Crossing” by Geoffrey A. Landil
Short Fiction:
“Uncommon Sense” by Hal Clement
“Danger Human” by Gordon Dickson

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday March 24, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Beading Workshop    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Kathy Shomo, author of Anyone Can Bead!, for a fun-filled, easy class in which she'll teach basic design and construction techniques for making jewelry.  With The Bead Lady's help, you'll complete your choice of a beaded bracelet or bookmark.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk.  Ages middle school to Adult.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Christopher Rawson, University of Pittsburgh Senior Lecturer, author, journalist and essayist in a talk on the experiences and places that informed the work of esteemed Pittsburgh playwright, August Wilson.  Dr. Rawson has chronicled the career of August Wilson in more reviews, interviews and news stories than any other journalist. Dr. Rawson was the first to determine specific Hill District locations for the plays. His vast research has resulted in  August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2011), co-authored with Laurence Glasco; the two have just finished a second edition, August Wilson’s Pittsburgh for the University of Pittsburgh Press which will be available for purchase and signing the evening of the talk.

 

 

 

    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 March 25, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday March 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seed Share    
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   brunis2@einetwork.net
   

Share 30 kinds of veggie seeds!

Sit down with us to share vegetable seeds and your stories about adventures in gardening!  We are dividing up 30 types of new garden seeds from Fedco Seeds, from kale to tomatoes to cauliflower, and more.

Please register early, space is limited.

Cost is $10 per person.

Please register by visiting the Adult Reference desk or by calling 412-531-1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer and Electronic Device Recycling Event    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Commonwealth Computer Recycling will be in the larger parking lot behind the library hosting a hard drive shredding and electronics waste recycling event.  Vehicle unloading assistance will be provided to all visitors. .

This recycling event is intended for items typically purchased throughout the year including computer equipment, cellphones, small appliances, cameras, calculators, typewriters, fax machines, keyboards, computer peripherals, and more.

On site hard drive shredding will be performed by CyberCrunch at a donation of $10 per hard drive. CyberCrunch personnel will be onsite to help remove hard drives from your computer. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

For security purposes, all data collected will be destroyed. This convenient recycling program is provided by Mt. Lebanon Public Library and all items collected will be responsibly recycled by Commonwealth Computer Recycling, a Pennsylvania compliant, R2 certified universal waste and recycling firm.

For a full list of acceptable items, visit www.ccrcyber.com/events/.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 

 
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 March 27, 2016 Go To Top
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Monday March 28, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    Location: Study Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Garden Tour Speaker Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

“In the Shakespearean Garden”    Speaker  Nancy C. Heraud, Penn State Master Gardener and author will talk about the plants mentioned in the literary works of William Shakespeare.  Become acquainted with the plants that inspired the Bard to write some of his most memorable dialogue!

    Location: Meeting Room A
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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 March 29, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    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.
 
z_cust_mphplfriends 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Plan a Wedding Part 3    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Free program, but attendees must register at the Reference Desk.  Attendees should plan on attending all three sessions.

Part 1: Tuesday, March 1st at 7PM:

Congratulations and condolences!  Congratulations that you found the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with.  Condolences for now having to plan a wedding.  Wedding planning can be a grueling marathon of meetings, budgets and decisions. It can get overwhelming fast.  This introductory session of a 3-part series will provide you with an overview of what to expect as you begin planning your wedding.  Not sure what to do first?  What decisions are critical?  What can wait?  We’ll help you organize a general timeline and offer advice on putting together a realistic budget.

Part 2: Tuesday, March 22nd at 7PM:

Addressing the creative decisions.  If you’ve got lots of ideas but aren’t sure how to narrow them down, this is the class for you.  We’ll walk you through the design decisions you’ll make to create your vision of your day.  We’ll discuss how your vendors work together and what kind of questions you should ask to make sure you’re on the same page. And that Pinterest page?  We’ll discuss the best ways to use it.

Part 3: Tuesday, March 29th at 7PM:

The final part of our series will concentrate on the nuts and bolts of planning.  We’ll show you how to create a timeline for the final months and your wedding week and discuss the last few decisions you’ll still need to make.  We’ll also have a Q&A session to address any topics you want to talk over.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday March 30, 2016 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
 
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
 
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.
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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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Arts from Contemporary Craft    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
Artist Katy Dement from Contemporary Craft will be presenting a six week Book Arts series.  Participants will learn about the history of paper making and manufacturing in order to create their own sheets of handmade paper (blank and with natural inclusions).  During week 3, handmade paper will be utilized to create "wet on wet collage."  During week 4, the artist will work with students to go over different binding techniques, and put their handmade paper into book form.   For the final session, students will learn technique to alter their books, or make art journals. 
 
Each session limited to 15 participants.  Register separately for each program.  Weeks 1 & 2 and 5 & 6 are two-part and participants must attend both sessions.  Most supplies will be provided.
 
Weeks 1 & 2 (3/9 and 3/16):    Paper Making (register starting January 11th)
Week 3 (3/23):                         Collage (register starting January 18th)
Week 4 (3/30):                         Binding (register starting February 1st)
Weeks 5 & 6 (4/6 & 4/13):       Altered Books (register starting February 8th)
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Card Making    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Are you tired of paying $5 or more for a greeting card?  Then this workshop is for you!  Kathy Shomo will show you how to make lovely, one-of-a-kind cards to give friends and family using the simplest of tools--scissors and a glue stick!  You'll be impreseed with the five cards you create in this class.  Ages 11 to adult.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Roberto Clemente Museum    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn about Pittsburgh's new Clemente Mueum housed in historic Engine House 25, located in the revitalized Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh.The Clemente Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One,” as his fans affectionately called him. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Clemente in 1954 and he rose to become the greatest baseball player of his time. The Clemente Museum showcases the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, his personal life, and his humanitarian causes. A representative from the Clemente Museum will provide a talk on the Museum's collections as well as provide insight into the life of the great baseball player.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 31, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Preparing Your House for Sale on a Budget    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cindy Rack, Realtor, Keller Williams, Pgh South Office and Beth Agnoli, A & A Staging. 

It is a fact that houses sell faster and for a higher price when they look good even if they need some updates.  There are many things you can do with a little time and effort inside and out that doesn't require a lot of money.  Several possibilities will be shared along with a checklist for easy planning.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday April 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Music of Dmitri Shostakovich    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Cleon Cornes in a six-week exploration of the musical genius Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was an important composer of the 20th century whose story raises challenging issues related to the role of the artist and the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. Through discussion and the use of audio-visual material we will learn about his extraordinary life and music composed at various times in the Soviet Uniion.

Dr. Cornes is a retired psychiatrist who enjoys teaching courses (mostly about eccentric geniuses) at CMU, the Mount Lebanon Library and Providence Point.

    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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday April 2, 2016 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 April 4, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.
Easy to Make Slovak Cookies: Back by popular demand, Otila Golis, the Slovak Cookie Lady, will show us how easy it is to make your favorite Slovak delicacies, including ceregi. Come see and taste these special treats.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday April 5, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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  -  11:00 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.
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office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday April 6, 2016 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_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
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 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM A Smart Start to Social Security    
    Contact: Joan Fiore   412-392-5809   joan.m.fiore@ms.com
   

Elaine Cole, a Public Affairs Specialist from the Social Security Administration will conduct a 2 hour presentation, with a question and answer session on understanding the ins and outs of when and how to apply for social security benefits.  The session will briefly touch on some of the recent changes made to social security benefits which take effect in 2016.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Arts from Contemporary Craft    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
Artist Katy Dement from Contemporary Craft will be presenting a six week Book Arts series.  Participants will learn about the history of paper making and manufacturing in order to create their own sheets of handmade paper (blank and with natural inclusions).  During week 3, handmade paper will be utilized to create "wet on wet collage."  During week 4, the artist will work with students to go over different binding techniques, and put their handmade paper into book form.   For the final session, students will learn technique to alter their books, or make art journals. 
 
Each session limited to 15 participants.  Register separately for each program.  Weeks 1 & 2 and 5 & 6 are two-part and participants must attend both sessions.  Most supplies will be provided.
 
Weeks 1 & 2 (3/9 and 3/16):    Paper Making (register starting January 11th)
Week 3 (3/23):                         Collage (register starting January 18th)
Week 4 (3/30):                         Binding (register starting February 1st)
Weeks 5 & 6 (4/6 & 4/13):       Altered Books (register starting February 8th)
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
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rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Body Practice and Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover the health benefits of integrated mind/body practice with practitioner,scholar, and Master of Tai Chi and Chi Kung, Dr. David Clippinger. Dr. Clippinger runs Still Mountain a Tai Chi and Chi Kung studio from his home in Mt. Lebanon. In addition to running his studio, Dr. Clippinger is an ordained Ch'an Buddhist monk and is an active lecturer for many of our region's health and welness organizations including; Magee Women's Hospital, Gilda's Club of Western PA, Allegheny General Hospital, the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday April 7, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters South Hills    
    Contact: Maureen Mamula    412-760-9642   mamula159@hotmail.com
   

This is for the League of Women Voters South Hills unit monthly meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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
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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
Friday April 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Music of Dmitri Shostakovich    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Cleon Cornes in a six-week exploration of the musical genius Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was an important composer of the 20th century whose story raises challenging issues related to the role of the artist and the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. Through discussion and the use of audio-visual material we will learn about his extraordinary life and music composed at various times in the Soviet Uniion.

Dr. Cornes is a retired psychiatrist who enjoys teaching courses (mostly about eccentric geniuses) at CMU, the Mount Lebanon Library and Providence Point.

    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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday April 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    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 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday April 11, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on America’s Early Conflicts and Wars  - to 1775. Each session includes lectures, discussion, and videos.

Session Dates:  the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Topics include settlement and clashes between Spanish, French, Dutch, and English Empires; conflicts and wars with Native Americans in the Chesapeake, New England and Middle Colonies and citizen rebellions against Colonial government policies. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Readings:  

Alan Taylor, American Colonies: The Settling of North America, 2002

Bernard Bailyn, The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675, 2013

Presenter:  Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Historical Geography from Northwestern University. He taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the Civil War Era Lecture Series at the Library. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.
Jan 11, 2016  Optimist’s Daughter  by Eudora Welty                
Feb 8  Go Tell It on the Mountain  by James Baldwin                 
March 14 My Antonia  by Willa Cather 
April 11 Call it Sleep  by Henry Roth               
May 9 Far from the Madding Crowd   by  Thomas Hardy
June 13 The Sound and the Fury by    William Faulkner
Sept 12  Of Human Bondage  by W. Somerset Maughm
Oct 10 The Fixer by    Bernard Malamud  

    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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Gardening in Small Spaces    
    Contact: David McKibben     dhmckibben@hotmail.com
   

Landscape designer and garden writer Martha Swiss will present a program highlighting plants and techniques for gardening in small spaces, such as garden plots, patios, or small urban gardens.

Martha Swiss is a Landscape Designer, a Pittsburgh Botanic Garden editor, and a Garden writer for Pennsylvania Gardener Magazine


 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_quilt2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM American Girls Book Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about American history and have fun reading about American girls!
For kids in grades 2, 3 and 4.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

 

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 April 12, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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.
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_hotairballoon 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Explorers    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A fun book discussion group for kids in first and second grade.  Encourages reading comprehension, story structure and love of literacy while casually discussing the book and sharing a craft or activity. Book selection will vary to encompass a wide variety of formats and subjects. It is a great way to strengthen young readers and foster (or create) a love of reading.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.

 

 

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Essential Oils    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Introduction to Essential Oils with Kate Kill from the Himalayan Institute.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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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 April 13, 2016 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
 
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
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Arts from Contemporary Craft    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
Artist Katy Dement from Contemporary Craft will be presenting a six week Book Arts series.  Participants will learn about the history of paper making and manufacturing in order to create their own sheets of handmade paper (blank and with natural inclusions).  During week 3, handmade paper will be utilized to create "wet on wet collage."  During week 4, the artist will work with students to go over different binding techniques, and put their handmade paper into book form.   For the final session, students will learn technique to alter their books, or make art journals. 
 
Each session limited to 15 participants.  Register separately for each program.  Weeks 1 & 2 and 5 & 6 are two-part and participants must attend both sessions.  Most supplies will be provided.
 
Weeks 1 & 2 (3/9 and 3/16):    Paper Making (register starting January 11th)
Week 3 (3/23):                         Collage (register starting January 18th)
Week 4 (3/30):                         Binding (register starting February 1st)
Weeks 5 & 6 (4/6 & 4/13):       Altered Books (register starting February 8th)
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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: Meeting Room B
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Be Unique, Be You and Live!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

David George, member of the Autism's Society's Panel of People on the Spectrum of Autism Advisors (the panel which provides guidance to the Autism Society in all aspects of its work) and author of Be Unique, Be You and Live! an autobiographical account of his life with Autism, will provide a talk on his life experiences in honor of Autism Awareness Month.   

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday April 14, 2016 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.
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trans_mayflower 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, small group discussion focused on the historical growth of the American empire - both continental and global.   The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30.  
Membership in the group is limited to eight persons and is currently full. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Current topics center on events, principal leaders and social-economic conditions from 1783 to1820.

Background Books: 

1. Roger G. Kennedy, Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character, 1999

2. Joseph J. Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789,  2015

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   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.
 
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 April 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Music of Dmitri Shostakovich    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Dr. Cleon Cornes in a six-week exploration of the musical genius Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was an important composer of the 20th century whose story raises challenging issues related to the role of the artist and the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. Through discussion and the use of audio-visual material we will learn about his extraordinary life and music composed at various times in the Soviet Uniion.

Dr. Cornes is a retired psychiatrist who enjoys teaching courses (mostly about eccentric geniuses) at CMU, the Mount Lebanon Library and Providence Point.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Saturday April 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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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: Meeting Room B
Monday April 18, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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!

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

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

Every  other 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 front desk.  Try a recipe from the book 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.

April's selection is Julie & Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Kitchen Apartment by Julie Powell.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Class Topics: ‘Expressing Your True Values, Experiencing Greater Meaning’ Applications Review, and In-Depth Focus on ’Setting, Achieving, and Celebrating Meaningful Personal Goals’

Do you want to experience more happiness, energy, and joy in your life?

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

Join us and attend one or all of the six Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Classes. The third Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class will be held on Monday, April 18th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in Conference Room A.  Each month you will learn how to experience more joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness by applying the six components of Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology to your everyday life.

Laura Parkinson, who has a Master’s degree in Counseling and 30 years corporate training experience, will present monthly classes on how to live a more flourishing life. Each of the six master classes will include enthusiastic mini- lectures, lively discussions, recommended readings, and useful application exercises.

You deserve to live a happy, fulfilling life. Join us in the Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class series and experience a happier you and a happier life!

Feel free to attend any one of the six classes. Or better yet, attend all six classes and receive the library’s Certificate of Completion. Both teens and adults are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

September 19: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

November 21: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday April 19, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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.
 
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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office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Advocacy for Women and Girls at the United Nations    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 Erin Morey will talk about the work she did as a two-time delegate from civil society to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to empower women and girls all around the world, and how her work in the community ties into this advocacy.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Library Board of Trustees meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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.

May 17 -- White Heat / M. J. McGrath

June 21 -- Daughter of Time / Josephine Tey

July 19 -- Murder of a Stacked Librarian / Denise Swanson

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

October 18 -- Murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday April 20, 2016 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.
 
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: Study Room
 
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 Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
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.
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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_thread 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Felted Critters I    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us for this five week series with fiber artist LaVerne Kemp of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Register for each of the four classes separately at Adult Reference Desk, 412-531-1912.  Note:  NO class on May 11th.  All supplies provided ($5 suggested donation per session).

Wednesday, April 20th:  Part 1: Felted Critters (must be able to attend Part 2 on April 27th)--Learn 3 basic felting techniques to create the parts to make a unique critter. We will use prepared and dyed sheep’s wool, soap, water and lots of muscle to make the magic happen! You will have time to make enough components to make more than one critter.  Bring an old towel.
 
Wednesday, April 27th:  Part 2:  Felted Critter Assembly (must be able to attend Part 1 on April 20th)--Learn the basics of hand sewing to assemble and embellish your critters started in class #1. No sewing know how is required, just bring your imagination.  A beginning sewing lesson will be taught.
 
Wednesday, May 4th:  Stitch and Bead--Enjoy playing with needle and thread as we progress through the basics of hand sewing. We will learn some basic stitches as well as fun embellishment techniques using beads, buttons and yarns.
 
Wednesday, May 18th:  Dying to Dye--Discover the basics of preparing and dying cotton fabric using various resist methods. Our end result will be creative and unique pieces of "one of a kind"  "art" fabrics that can be used in your other quilting and fiber projects.  Wear old clothes!
 
Wednesday, May 25th:  Weaving--Learn weaving basics by incorporating fun yarns, cords and ribbons to make a small piece of fabric that can be assembled into a small pouch or bag or a small wall  hanging. You can bring your favorite yarns from home but instructor will supply all supplies and yarns. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
Thursday April 21, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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
 
misc_new_blue 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412.531.1912   blierr2@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Book club books are available at the Children's Desk one month prior to the meeting. 
Registration for all clubs occurs when the book is checked out from the library.
 

    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: Study Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Tonight's program includes a film

    Location: Meeting Room B
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Friday April 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Game of Thrones Setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Game of Thrones Setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Game of Thrones    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy      priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Game of Thrones: An Evening in Westeros

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday April 23, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Crazy Mixed-Up Crafts!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

We've been saving our leftover craft supplies all year long and now we want to see what you can do with them!  Come celebrate Earth Day at the library by recycling and re-using our leftovers to make your own unique creations.

The program begins at 9:30am with an Earth Day story, or drop by anytime on Saturday to create.  Supplies will be available until 4:30 (or until we run out!)

    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 April 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday April 25, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    Location: Study Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_quill 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 ask at the Children's Desk for title of this month's book selection and for assistance reserving a copy.
 

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 April 26, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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.
 
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_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM volunteer reception setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Volunteer Appreciation 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    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: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday April 27, 2016 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
 
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
 
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
 
misc_thread 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Felted Critters II    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us for this five week series with fiber artist LaVerne Kemp of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Register for each of the four classes separately at Adult Reference Desk, 412-531-1912.  Note:  NO class on May 11th.  All supplies provided ($5 suggested donation per session).

Wednesday, April 20th:  Part 1: Felted Critters (must be able to attend Part 2 on April 27th)--Learn 3 basic felting techniques to create the parts to make a unique critter. We will use prepared and dyed sheep’s wool, soap, water and lots of muscle to make the magic happen! You will have time to make enough components to make more than one critter.  Bring an old towel.
 
Wednesday, April 27th:  Part 2:  Felted Critter Assembly (must be able to attend Part 1 on April 20th)--Learn the basics of hand sewing to assemble and embellish your critters started in class #1. No sewing know how is required, just bring your imagination.  A beginning sewing lesson will be taught.
 
Wednesday, May 4th:  Stitch and Bead--Enjoy playing with needle and thread as we progress through the basics of hand sewing. We will learn some basic stitches as well as fun embellishment techniques using beads, buttons and yarns.
 
Wednesday, May 18th:  Dying to Dye--Discover the basics of preparing and dying cotton fabric using various resist methods. Our end result will be creative and unique pieces of "one of a kind"  "art" fabrics that can be used in your other quilting and fiber projects.  Wear old clothes!
 
Wednesday, May 25th:  Weaving--Learn weaving basics by incorporating fun yarns, cords and ribbons to make a small piece of fabric that can be assembled into a small pouch or bag or a small wall  hanging. You can bring your favorite yarns from home but instructor will supply all supplies and yarns. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Block Party!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun creating something fun with your kids using our collections of building toys, including Legos, Duplos, and more!
For families of all ages.
Families MUST pre-register for this program.  Registration begins April 13.

    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 27, 2016
Novel: “Eternity Road” by Kack McDevitt
Short Fiction:
“When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth” by Cory Doctorow
“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” by Terry Bisson

May 25, 2016
Novel: “Roadmarks” by Roger Zelazny 
Short Fiction:
“He Walked Around the Horses” by H. Beam Piper
“Moon Monkeys” by Wen Spener

June 22, 2016
Novel: “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman
Short Fiction:
“Escape” by Isaac Asimov 
“Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente

July 27, 2015
Novel: “Eon” by Greg Bear
Short Fiction:
“Old Paint” by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb)
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury 

August 24, 2016
Novel: “The Practice Effect” by David Brin
Short Fiction:
“Gone Are Lupo” by H. B. Hickey
“Dark Benediction” by Walter M. Miller

September 28, 2016
Novel: “Kindred” by Octavia Butler
Short Fiction:
“Moon Moth” by Jack Vance
“Arkfall” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

October 26, 2016
Novellas: “Yesterday’s Kin” by Nancy Kress,
“Inside Job” by Connie Willis, and
“The Winds of Marble Arch” by Connie Willis
Short Fiction:
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu
“History Lesson” by Arthur C. Clarke

November 16, 2016
Novel: “Seveneves” by Neal Stevenson
Short Fiction:
“Shambleau” by C.L. Moore
“In Coppelius’s Toyshop” by Connie Willis

December 28, 2016
Novel: “Mars Crossing” by Geoffrey A. Landil
Short Fiction:
“Uncommon Sense” by Hal Clement
“Danger Human” by Gordon Dickson

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday April 28, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Baseball's Italian-American Heritage: The Pirates and Beyond    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join, Pittsburgh native, Richard "Pete" Peterson, author of "Growing Up With  Clemente" and "Pops:The Willie Stargell  Story" for a talk on the contributions Italian-American's have made to baseball not only here in Pittsburgh but throughout the major leagues. In addition to being an author, Pete is a retired English professor at Southern Illinois University, editor of "The Pirates Reader", an occasional contributor to the  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the commentator for  "Reading Baseball" on his university's NPR  station.

 

    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 April 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Theory    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Music Theory with Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.

Details To Be Announced

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 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.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
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Saturday April 30, 2016 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Way of Tea and Tea Tasting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Drawing from an 800-year-old tradition of the "Cha Dao," the "Way of Tea" is a time-honored practice of finding balance, momentum, and spiritual growth through the active process of exploring Tea.  In this lecture we will explore the history and of Chinese Tea.  We will explore tea through the philosophy of yin, yang and the five elements.  Learning the Way of Tea will transform and add depth to the way you currently drink tea.  This will unleash the full potential of tea into your life, bringing greater health benefits, exceptional taste, and mindfulness. 

Instructor Biography:

As a faculty member of the International Tea Masters Association, Daniel actively teaches individuals across the country to become a certified Tea Sommelier, Tea Master and Tea Blender.  Integrating his extensive background in Chinese philosophy, Qi gong,  nutrition, and herbal medicine, Daniel synthesizes these deep skills into the practice and art of Tea.  Daniel is co-owner of the Three Rivers Tea Company and has a clinical acupuncture practice in Fox Chapel.  

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Come join us this afternoon for an introductory course in exploring "The Way of Tea" and explore the depths of your senses with a special tea tasting.

Registration is required. This event is limited to 20 participants. There will be a $10.00 charge payable the day of the event.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday May 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 2, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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.
Topics to be announced

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday May 3, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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  -  11:00 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.
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Find out what awesome craft Miss Rachel has planned for this week!  A story too!
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
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Wednesday May 4, 2016 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.
 
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: Study Room
 
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 Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Stitch & Bead    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us for this five week series with fiber artist LaVerne Kemp of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Register for each of the four classes separately at Adult Reference Desk, 412-531-1912.  Note:  NO class on May 11th.  All supplies provided ($5 suggested donation per session).

Wednesday, April 20th:  Part 1: Felted Critters (must be able to attend Part 2 on April 27th)--Learn 3 basic felting techniques to create the parts to make a unique critter. We will use prepared and dyed sheep’s wool, soap, water and lots of muscle to make the magic happen! You will have time to make enough components to make more than one critter.  Bring an old towel.
 
Wednesday, April 27th:  Part 2:  Felted Critter Assembly (must be able to attend Part 1 on April 20th)--Learn the basics of hand sewing to assemble and embellish your critters started in class #1. No sewing know how is required, just bring your imagination.  A beginning sewing lesson will be taught.
 
Wednesday, May 4th:  Stitch and Bead--Enjoy playing with needle and thread as we progress through the basics of hand sewing. We will learn some basic stitches as well as fun embellishment techniques using beads, buttons and yarns.
 
Wednesday, May 18th:  Dying to Dye--Discover the basics of preparing and dying cotton fabric using various resist methods. Our end result will be creative and unique pieces of "one of a kind"  "art" fabrics that can be used in your other quilting and fiber projects.  Wear old clothes!
 
Wednesday, May 25th:  Weaving--Learn weaving basics by incorporating fun yarns, cords and ribbons to make a small piece of fabric that can be assembled into a small pouch or bag or a small wall  hanging. You can bring your favorite yarns from home but instructor will supply all supplies and yarns. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs!

For children ages 3 - 8 and their families and friends.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Topic to be announced

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday May 5, 2016 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 Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
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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 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters South Hills    
    Contact: Maureen Mamula    412-760-9642   mamula159@hotmail.com
   

This is for the League of Women Voters South Hills unit monthly meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
Friday May 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Theory    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Music Theory with Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.

Details To Be Announced

    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 May 7, 2016 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 May 9, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This multi-session series centers on America’s Early Conflicts and Wars  - to 1775. Each session includes lectures, discussion, and videos.

Session Dates:  the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Topics include settlement and clashes between Spanish, French, Dutch, and English Empires; conflicts and wars with Native Americans in the Chesapeake, New England and Middle Colonies and citizen rebellions against Colonial government policies. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Readings:  

Alan Taylor, American Colonies: The Settling of North America, 2002

Bernard Bailyn, The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675, 2013

Presenter:  Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Historical Geography from Northwestern University. He taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the Civil War Era Lecture Series at the Library. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.
Jan 11, 2016  Optimist’s Daughter  by Eudora Welty                
Feb 8  Go Tell It on the Mountain  by James Baldwin                 
March 14 My Antonia  by Willa Cather 
April 11 Call it Sleep  by Henry Roth               
May 9 Far from the Madding Crowd   by  Thomas Hardy
June 13 The Sound and the Fury by    William Faulkner
Sept 12  Of Human Bondage  by W. Somerset Maughm
Oct 10 The Fixer by    Bernard Malamud  

    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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Class Topics: ‘Meaningful, Personal Goal Setting, Achievement, and Celebration’ Applications Review, and In-Depth Focus on ‘Greater Engagement via Pleasure, Mastery, Gratification, Flow, and Peak Experiences’

Do you want to experience more happiness, energy, and joy in your life?

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

Join us and attend one or all of the six Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Classes. The fourth Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class will be held on Monday, May 9th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in Conference Room A.  Each month you will learn how to experience more joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness by applying the six components of Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology to your everyday life.

Laura Parkinson, who has a Master’s degree in Counseling and 30 years corporate training experience, will present monthly classes on how to live a more flourishing life. Each of the six master classes will include enthusiastic mini- lectures, lively discussions, recommended readings, and useful application exercises.

You deserve to live a happy, fulfilling life. Join us in the Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class series and experience a happier you and a happier life!

Feel free to attend any one of the six classes. Or better yet, attend all six classes and receive the library’s Certificate of Completion. Both teens and adults are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 10, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family to Family    
    Contact: Susan Harrington   412-366-3788   info@namiswpa.org
   

This 11-week structured course that provides family members and direct caregivers of the mentally ill the insight, resources, information, and understanding of mental illness. Presented by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) SWPA, South Hills affiliate. Register at info@namiswpa.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Philosophy of Yoga    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Understand the Philospophy behind the poses with Kate Kill from the Himalayan Institute.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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 11, 2016 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
 
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
 
nat_rose.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Growing Today’s Roses    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"Love’s Labors need not be Lost: keys to success growing today’s roses."
Speaker: David McKibben
Adding roses to your garden landscape need not be labor intensive.  American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian David McKibben will guide you through proper plant selection and growing techniques so you can grow good roses. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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: Meeting Room B
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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
Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, small group discussion focused on the historical growth of the American empire - both continental and global.   The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30.  
Membership in the group is limited to eight persons and is currently full. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Current topics center on events, principal leaders and social-economic conditions from 1783 to1820.

Background Books: 

1. Roger G. Kennedy, Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character, 1999

2. Joseph J. Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789,  2015

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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_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
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.?

Week One: site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.

Week Two: the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers.  Participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

 

    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 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Theory    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Music Theory with Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.

Details To Be Announced

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    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
Monday May 16, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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
 
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!

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

September 19: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

November 21: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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: 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.

May 17 -- White Heat / M. J. McGrath

June 21 -- Daughter of Time / Josephine Tey

July 19 -- Murder of a Stacked Librarian / Denise Swanson

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

October 18 -- Murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday May 18, 2016 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 Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
misc_thread 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Dying to Dye    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us for this five week series with fiber artist LaVerne Kemp of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Register for each of the four classes separately at Adult Reference Desk, 412-531-1912.  Note:  NO class on May 11th.  All supplies provided ($5 suggested donation per session).

Wednesday, April 20th:  Part 1: Felted Critters (must be able to attend Part 2 on April 27th)--Learn 3 basic felting techniques to create the parts to make a unique critter. We will use prepared and dyed sheep’s wool, soap, water and lots of muscle to make the magic happen! You will have time to make enough components to make more than one critter.  Bring an old towel.
 
Wednesday, April 27th:  Part 2:  Felted Critter Assembly (must be able to attend Part 1 on April 20th)--Learn the basics of hand sewing to assemble and embellish your critters started in class #1. No sewing know how is required, just bring your imagination.  A beginning sewing lesson will be taught.
 
Wednesday, May 4th:  Stitch and Bead--Enjoy playing with needle and thread as we progress through the basics of hand sewing. We will learn some basic stitches as well as fun embellishment techniques using beads, buttons and yarns.
 
Wednesday, May 18th:  Dying to Dye--Discover the basics of preparing and dying cotton fabric using various resist methods. Our end result will be creative and unique pieces of "one of a kind"  "art" fabrics that can be used in your other quilting and fiber projects.  Wear old clothes!
 
Wednesday, May 25th:  Weaving--Learn weaving basics by incorporating fun yarns, cords and ribbons to make a small piece of fabric that can be assembled into a small pouch or bag or a small wall  hanging. You can bring your favorite yarns from home but instructor will supply all supplies and yarns. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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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. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   (412) 208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.con
   

Bimonthly meeting of the Board of Directors

    Location: Study Room
Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.?

Week One: site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.

Week Two: the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers.  Participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

 

    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: Study Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Tonight's program includes a film

    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday May 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Theory    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Music Theory with Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.

Details To Be Announced

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 23, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    Location: Study Room
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anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_book_quill 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 ask at the Children's Desk for title of this month's book selection and for assistance reserving a copy.
 

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 24, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: 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_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult coloring is becoming one of the most popular ways to relax and express creativity.  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils!  2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

    Location: Maker Space
 
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. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    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: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginner ukulele players! Jam with other newer players at Mt. Lebanon Library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 PM.  This is for players who have had a few lessons or know some basic chords and want to learn more while playing with others. We will experiment with basic strums, alternate chords and how to move from one chord to the next. We will play songs slowly at first and then again faster. The group will decide what songs they want to play using “The Daily Ukulele 365, Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff. This book is available from music stores and online.  Bring your ukulele and a floor music stand along with the music book. If you want to play songs other than what is in this book please notify the group the week prior so copies can be made.  As the group progresses, we will open up the group to more advanced players and more challenging music selections. If you have any questions, please contact me at Patty_wms@hotmail.com.

No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday May 25, 2016 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
 
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
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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
 
misc_thread 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Weaving    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us for this five week series with fiber artist LaVerne Kemp of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Register for each of the four classes separately at Adult Reference Desk, 412-531-1912.  Note:  NO class on May 11th.  All supplies provided ($5 suggested donation per session).

Wednesday, April 20th:  Part 1: Felted Critters (must be able to attend Part 2 on April 27th)--Learn 3 basic felting techniques to create the parts to make a unique critter. We will use prepared and dyed sheep’s wool, soap, water and lots of muscle to make the magic happen! You will have time to make enough components to make more than one critter.  Bring an old towel.
 
Wednesday, April 27th:  Part 2:  Felted Critter Assembly (must be able to attend Part 1 on April 20th)--Learn the basics of hand sewing to assemble and embellish your critters started in class #1. No sewing know how is required, just bring your imagination.  A beginning sewing lesson will be taught.
 
Wednesday, May 4th:  Stitch and Bead--Enjoy playing with needle and thread as we progress through the basics of hand sewing. We will learn some basic stitches as well as fun embellishment techniques using beads, buttons and yarns.
 
Wednesday, May 18th:  Dying to Dye--Discover the basics of preparing and dying cotton fabric using various resist methods. Our end result will be creative and unique pieces of "one of a kind"  "art" fabrics that can be used in your other quilting and fiber projects.  Wear old clothes!
 
Wednesday, May 25th:  Weaving--Learn weaving basics by incorporating fun yarns, cords and ribbons to make a small piece of fabric that can be assembled into a small pouch or bag or a small wall  hanging. You can bring your favorite yarns from home but instructor will supply all supplies and yarns. 

    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.
 
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. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Block Party!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun creating something fun with your kids using our collections of building toys, including Legos, Duplos, and more!
For families of all ages.
Families MUST pre-register for this program.  Registration begins May 11.

    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 25, 2016
Novel: “Roadmarks” by Roger Zelazny 
Short Fiction:
“He Walked Around the Horses” by H. Beam Piper
“Moon Monkeys” by Wen Spener

June 22, 2016
Novel: “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman
Short Fiction:
“Escape” by Isaac Asimov 
“Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente

July 27, 2015
Novel: “Eon” by Greg Bear
Short Fiction:
“Old Paint” by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb)
“The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury 

August 24, 2016
Novel: “The Practice Effect” by David Brin
Short Fiction:
“Gone Are Lupo” by H. B. Hickey
“Dark Benediction” by Walter M. Miller

September 28, 2016
Novel: “Kindred” by Octavia Butler
Short Fiction:
“Moon Moth” by Jack Vance
“Arkfall” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

October 26, 2016
Novellas: “Yesterday’s Kin” by Nancy Kress,
“Inside Job” by Connie Willis, and
“The Winds of Marble Arch” by Connie Willis
Short Fiction:
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu
“History Lesson” by Arthur C. Clarke

November 16, 2016
Novel: “Seveneves” by Neal Stevenson
Short Fiction:
“Shambleau” by C.L. Moore
“In Coppelius’s Toyshop” by Connie Willis

December 28, 2016
Novel: “Mars Crossing” by Geoffrey A. Landil
Short Fiction:
“Uncommon Sense” by Hal Clement
“Danger Human” by Gordon Dickson

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Thursday May 26, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.?

Week One: site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.

Week Two: the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers.  Participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

 

    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 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Homeschool Students of all ages can present their written works in a safe and supportive environment. All homeschool students are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 28, 2016 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
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Sunday May 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Library Closed: Memorial Day Holidays    
Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: MEMORIAL DAY    
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
Wednesday June 1, 2016 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: Study Room
 
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 Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters South Hills    
    Contact: Maureen Mamula    412-760-9642   mamula159@hotmail.com
   

This is for the League of Women Voters South Hills unit monthly meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
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 3, 2016 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
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Saturday June 4, 2016 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Slovak Language Summer Camp for Kids    
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-956-6000   jtsenko@aol.com
   

Please register at 412-956-6000 or jtsenko@aol.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday June 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
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.

Julius Caesar: Jan. 4, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22
Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Feb 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4
Timons of Athens: April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6

    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.
Juraj Janoski, The Slovak Robin Hood: Rich Kocur, president of the WPSCA, will spin the tale of the Slovak Robin Hood

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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: Study Room
 
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
 
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 June 8, 2016 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912