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Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Meet new playmates and play with new toys from our “Family Place!”
Ages 6 months-6 years.
Drop in anytime  between 9:30 and 11:30 am. 
 

 

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

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

[Language Groups]
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Space Open Hour    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Maker Space Open Hours:

Come use our new art and technology studio! Particpants are free to pursue their own creative projects or work on ones provided by a librarian.

For kids 10+
No registration required, but space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_quilt3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM American Girl Doll Breakfast Picnic    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Bring one of your favorite dolls and enjoy breakfast treats, an American Girl story, and have fun making some
doll-sized crafts.  We'll introduce our new circulating American Girl Doll collection this morning too!

Please pre-register.  For children ages 5 and up.

    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
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
This month we will be discussing The Riverman by Aaron Starmer.
Please contact a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of this title.

 

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Everyday Exercise for Seniors    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Come see and try examples of exercises you can do every day in your home.  Functional fitness will be explained.

This program is open to Mt. Lebanon Village members, as well as the general public.  This program is brought to you by the wellness staff

at Baptist Homes Society.  Welcome!

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: 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_smiley 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM How to Photograph Children for Beginner Photographers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

If you are interested in digital photography, but haven't quite gotten the hang of a digital camera, then this is the class for you.  Certified Black Label Fine Art Photographer  Amy Pischke, of Hometahn Photos, will go over some basics of how to use a digital camera and then will focus on how to photograph children. Please bring your digital camera.  A perfect class for grandparents who want to capture fantastic images of their grandkids!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_ladybug 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday September 24, 2014 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 English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Readers Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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_fingerprint.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Avoiding Senior Scams    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

There are lots of scam artists out there and lots of people too willing to trust them. Seniors are often the target of these scams. The older generation is thought to be more trusting - raised to believe that a man's word is his bond... and many have built up a nice nest egg from years of saving and investing. But by knowing what to look out for, and what not to fall for, you can keep your money and your belongings safe from greedy hands.

Presented by Corporal James Hughes and Officer Scott Kunz of the Mt. Lebanon Police Department

 

 

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

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults). Unlike a traditional book group, Just For Guys includes brief instruction on content creation and encourages attendees to express their creative ideas using Maker Space equipment.

Come learn about the group, tour the Maker Space, and borrow a copy of October's book: Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith. Space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.

The selections for upcoming South Hills Science Fiction Book Group in 2014:

July 2014
Novel: “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood
Short Fiction:
“Devour” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Free Will, Baby” by Janni Lee Simner

August 2014
Novel: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein 
Short Fiction:
“The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm” by Daryl Gregory
“Coming of Age in Karhide” by Ursula K. LeGuin

September 2014
Novel: “Air” by Geoff Ryman
Short Fiction:
“Publicity Campaign” by Arthur C. Clarke
“The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald

October 2014
Novel: “Incandescence” by Greg Egan
Short Fiction:
“The Jaunt” by Stephen King
“Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers” by Mur Lafferty

November 2103
Novel: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey
Short Fiction:
“The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov
“Oblivion: A Journey” by Vandana Singh

December 2014
Novel: “Jack Glass” by Adam Roberts
Short Fiction:
“Sinner, Baker, Fablist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster
“The Island” by Peter Watts

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Young Adult Area
 
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Meet Me at the Movies: An Artists for Alzheimers Program    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Library Screening: Sept. 11 Flight 93 Documentary: We Were Quiet Once    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a screening of the feature-length documentary film "We Were Quiet Once" that follows local residents of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, as they attempt to personally memorialize the September 11, 2001,  crash of Flight 93, which happened basically in their backyard. The film made the festival circuit during the 2013-2014 cycle and was recognized at both the Moondance International Film Festival and the River Bend Film Festival. Watch the trailer DVDs will be available for attendees to purchase with part of the sales goes directly to 9/11 charities.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with 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 Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Cellar Sale Setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Book Cellar's Vintage Book Day    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Book Cellar has a significant collection of vintage books. Today, all of these books will be specially priced.

    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 September 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the new Maker Space to learn more about the Teen Advisory Board. We’ll be finalizing plans for our upcoming Percy Jackson: The Blood of Olympus Pre-Release Party. Snacks will be provided!

All teens are welcome to attend.

    Location: Maker Space
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series that centers on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant and his lieutenants from 1861 in the Western Theater through 1865 at Appomattox.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you may have missed earlier sessions. 

Meeting Dates: Most meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to make a change.

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65).  

May 12.   From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation.
June 9   (1). Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois    (2). The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois
July 14.   (1) Grant’s Command in Missouri  (2) Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
September 8. Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon; The Impact of the Timber-Clads
September 29. Fort Henry - Controlling the Tennessee; The Impact of the Iron-Clads
October TBA. Fort Donelson - Controlling the Cumberland
November 10.  Shilo - The War Changes
December 8. Corinth - Closing Northern Mississippi
January 12.  Vicksburg - Closing the Mississippi River

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_fingerprint.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Refuse to be a Victim    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.

Topics covered include:
Home Security
Personal Security
Automobile Security
Workplace Security
Technological Security

presented by Corporal James Hughes of the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, who is certified to teach this class

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_globe 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
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday October 1, 2014 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 English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_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 CANCELLED Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Life Series    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Digital Life Series: Free Maker Space programs on social media and technology for adults.

Introduction to Mac on October 1st.

New to Macs and have questions? Learn Macintosh basics, such as Internet, email, apps, and photo editing.  Library Macs will be available for use during the lesson.  Free program, but space is limited.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

    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 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: Children's Story Rm.
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rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters    
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamula159@hotmail.com
   

We will be looking at Common Core-its implementation and use in our public schools.  This is intended as an information session for people about local school districts.  League members as well as anyone interested in the program is welcome to come from 12:30-2:30.  Attendees can bring their lunch with them, and children are welcome with parents-no babysitting will be provided.

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

This month:  Make Felt Sushi!

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Falstaff's Fellows, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Falstaff's Fellows presents an (abbreviated) original text version of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Falstaff's Fellows is a youth troupe, ages 11-17, dedicated to sharing their love of Shakespeare by performing shortened versions of The Bard's plays for kids by kids.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_party1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Percy Jackson: The Blood of Olympus Pre-Release Party    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come celebrate the upcoming release of the new Percy Jackson book! Enjoy trivia, crafts, snacks, and a costume contest! Dress as your favorite character for a chance to win a prize!

No registration required. Ages 10 & up.

Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_party1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Percy Jackson: The Blood of Olympus Pre-Release Party    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come celebrate the upcoming release of the new Percy Jackson book! Enjoy trivia, crafts, snacks, and a costume contest! Dress as your favorite character for a chance to win a prize!

No registration required. Ages 10 & up.

Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Plein Air Mt. Lebanon--Patrick Lee Oil Painting Demonstration    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Stop by for an informative evening with Patrick Lee--Plein Art Mt. Lebanon's 2013 Grand Prize Winner. Patrick will demonstrate his oil painting techniques.

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

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

This month: "Slovaks on the North Side"

David R. Grinnell, Reference and Access Archivist at the University of Pittsburgh, and formerly with the Heinz History Center, will focus on the Slovaks of the North Side Neighborhoods.

 

[Language Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 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.
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Plein Air Mt. Lebanon: Denis Theatre Silent Film Presentation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Plein Air Mt. Lebanon celebrates the film arts with a silent film presentation by the Denis Theatre. Join Elaine Wertheim to view and discuss the magical movie CITY LIGHTS, Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece. Chaplin wrote the screenplay and the music, directed, produced, and starred in this poignant tale of The Little Tramp in love.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday October 8, 2014 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  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

 

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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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: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Life Series    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Digital Life Series: Free Maker Space programs on social media and technology for adults.

Introduction to Twitter on October 8th.

Learn how to create a free account and start “tweeting.” Library computers will be available for use during the lesson.  Free program, but space is limited.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

    Location: Maker Space
 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pixels and Paint    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

For Kids and Teens Ages 9+

Explore an art-making app, then translate your digital creation into a mixed media art project.

Call or visit the Children's Desk to sign up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Plein Air Mt. Lebanon: Bill Vrsack Watercolor Demonstration    
   

Award-winning painter and educator Bill Vrsack will demonstrate his accomplished watercolor techniques.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Plein Air Mt. Lebanon: Children's Paint Out    
   

Children 12 and under can come and paint as part of the Plein Air 2013 art event.  $5 fee includes all materials to create acrylic paintings between 9 and noon.

Pre-register or drop by the day of the event.

Questions about the Kids' Paint Out may be directed to Sandra Ward at swardstudio@gmail.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
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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


2014/2015 Selections:
May 12 The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Oct 13 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez
Nov 10 Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Dec 8 Room with a View, E. M. Forster
Jan 12 Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Feb 9 Persuasion, Jane Austen
Mar 9 Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
Apr 13 Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife), Sigrid Undset
May 11 Adam Bede, George Eliot
Jun 8 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sep 14 Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Oct 12 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinator Meeting    
    Contact: David McKibben     dhmckibben@hotmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 the American Girl books.
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: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room 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 October 14, 2014 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Yodama Skill Games    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Bring your own Yo Yo, Kendama or Pill (or your favorite skill toy) and join us for informal skill sharing and snacks.  Yo yo experts Ky Zizan and Ben Gates join us whenever possible.  Frequency and dates of club meetings to be announced.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare - Understanding Your Options for    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Medicare is a complex system and healthcare for those over 65 is changing more than ever before. This informational session will go over Medicare basics and how the changes to the law may impact you. The overall focus is how to find a plan that fits your specific needs. Presenter Steve Kasky is a Mt. Lebanon resident with extensive retirement and investment experience.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM CANCELLED The History & Impact of Financial Power    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This ongoing series is an in-depth examination and evaluation in an attempt to draw conclusions from the historical, political, and economic roots of the Great Depression and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008.  It will be an innovative, interactive program which will attempt to determine whether the same processes, problems, and structures which led to the Great Depression contributed to the GFC of 2008.  In the coming year we will be examining the period between 1964 and 2014 to bring our historical context up to date and to provide some in-depth understanding of the economic, social, political and military issues confronting our world in the coming decades

To date we have explored two texts:

  • Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time by Carroll Quigley
  • The Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century by F. William Engdahl

We are now beginning coverage of Steve Keen’s Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned beginning with the November 2013 meeting.  Additional readings and articles will be assigned as the program progresses.  As we begin discussions on the issues to be faced in the coming decades, we will proceed as if we were a non-partisan think-tank attempting to develop and provide policy advice to national leaders.  This should be an entertaining exercise where all participants will be afforded the opportunity to provide leadership and guidance.

For more information about this program, please contact John Hemington at jehemington@verizon.net. Mr. Hemington is a retired attorney and IT director with over 40 years’ independent study of economic and political power.

 

 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 October 15, 2014 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 English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

 

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Life Series    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Digital Life Series: Free Maker Space programs on social media and technology for adults.

Introduction to Pinterest on October 15th.

Learn how to create a free account and start “pinning” whatever catches your eye.  Library computers will be available for use during the lesson.  Free program, but space is limited.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM EI FAMILIES: EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF INFANTS/TODDLERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

EI Families is a workshop by families, for families. The intent of the workshop is to inform and empower families, whose children, age birth through five years old, receive Early Intervention services in Allegheny County. All of our workshop leaders are family members raising a child with developmental delays. They carry with them many years of experience in acquiring services and resources for their child. They have an understanding of how systems work, and will share their knowledge with other families. Training topics include: • PARENTING A CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS • CREATING A PLAN FOR YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY • ADVOCATING FOR YOUR CHILD, THE PARENT MOVEMENT, EARLY INTERVENTION LAWS AND YOUR RIGHTS IN THE EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM • PROMISING PRACTICES: INCLUSION, FAMILY CENTERED PRINCIPLES, PARENT/PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS • FINDING COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Pre-Planning Your Final Arrangements    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 After a brief history of Allegheny and Homestead Cemeteries we discuss Pre-planning Your Final Arrangements. We review how to prepare and organize the needed information when there is a death in the family. Attendees will receive a Personal Planning Portfolio to organize vital information as well as a list of 67 Things That Must Be Done. The portfolio helps to organize information regarding items such as wills, life insurance policies, investments, veteran's information, social security, obituaries, vital information, and the ever important 67 Things That Must Be Completed. This is a valuable tool that can be used to help organize information and documents needed when there is a death in the family. A death in the family is difficult enough without placing these burdens on the shoulders of those we love. This portfolio is a must for surviving family members. Pre-planning provides peace of mind.  Presented by Jim Jozefowicz, family services counselor.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults). Unlike a traditional book group, Just For Guys includes brief instruction on content creation and encourages attendees to express their creative ideas using Maker Space equipment. This month we'll be discussing Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith. You can borrow a copy of the book in the Children's library.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Want to learn the basics of 3D Printing? Join us in the Maker Space for an introductory lesson for Middle School students ages 11 and up.  Attendees will be able to watch a live demonstration and learn how to manipulate 3D models.  Please note, due to the time involved with printing an object attendees will take home an already printed sample.

Free program, register in the Children's Library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_france 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tonight:  Special Screening of the French-language film, "La Rafle." 

Film description:
On July 16th, 1942, French authorities carried out an extensive raid of Jews in greater Paris, resulting in the arrest of more than 13,000 people including 4,000 children. After spending several miserable days in the Vélodrome d'Hiver stadium at the apex of summer with little food or water, families were deported to internment camps elsewhere in France and then, finally, to Auschwitz - never to be seen again. Audiences of all ages are discovering writer-director Rose Bosch s powerful portrayal of France s infamous Vel d' Hiv Roundup, featuring international stars Jean Reno (The Da Vinci Code, The Professional) and the luminous Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Now You See Me) in a subtly moving, career-defining performance. With its emotionally astute and sensitive exploration of a long taboo subject - Jacques Chirac issued a public apology to the citizens of France only in 1995- the raid, its political backdrop and the exquisite and poignant beauty of Paris during wartime are brought to stirring life in this modern French classic. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library presents An Evening With Lisa Scottoline    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m.in the Mellon Middle School Auditorium.  

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of more than twenty novels published in more than thirty-five countries. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Chick Wit" which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman's perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before published stories, have been collected in four books including Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for television.

Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed titled "Justice and Fiction" at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a die-hard Eagles fan, and a good cook. Nothing makes her happier than spending time with her daughter. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Lisa will be the inaugural speaker at Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s Joseph Wertheim Memorial Author Lecture, an annual event to honor the memory of Joe Wertheim, an avid reader and long-time library patron who had served nine years on the library board, including a term as President, and the President of the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM CANCELLED Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
elect_laptop.GIF 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 parking lot behind the library collecting electronic devices today from 10 am to 1 pm

FREE
phones and cellphone, printers, and most computer items except those with CRT monitors

$10 FEE
Items with CRT monitors and consumer electronics such at radios, blenders, DVD or VHS players, vacuums, hair dryers, etc.

NOT ACCEPTED
refrigerators or air conditioners  batteries, lightbulbs, TVs

view the complete list of items at www.ccrcyber.com

ONSITE DATA DESTRUCTION will be offered as well for people who have hard drives that they are unwilling to recycle. As information never really leaves a hard drive the only way to know it's gone for sure is to watch it being destroyed... you can watch your old hard drive being crush (it will then be taken elsewhere to be melted down).

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
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone.

Upcoming Selections:

November 12:  Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
December 15:  Canada by Richard Ford
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM CANCELLED Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
 
z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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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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
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:15 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.

Selections for 2014:

January 21, 2014 – Butterfly Clues / Kate Ellison -- engaging mystery starring a teenage girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder layered on top of her almost supernatural loneliness

February 18, 2014 – Standing in Another Man’s Grave / Ian Rankin -- Rankin has moved on since Rebus’ retirement party, beginning a new series starring another Edinburgh cop, Malcolm Fox, but Fox couldn’t be more different from Rebus: a reformed drunk rather than a functioning one; a rule follower rather than a habitual rule breaker; an internal-affairs officer rather than a detective. So who could resist the temptation to put them together in the same novel?

March 18, 2014 - Shadow Account / Stephen Frey – thriller featuring Connor Ashby, a young Wall Street player who uncovers corporate conspiracy and White House intrigue

April 15, 2014 - Bad Day for Sorry / Sophie Littlefield-- introduces Stella Hardesty, a widow and survivor of domestic violence, who owns a sewing shop in a sleepy Missouri town. On the side, Stella solves problems and metes out justice on behalf of battered women,

May 20, 2014 - China Lake / Meg Gardiner -- Evan Delaney learns that not only has her ex- sister-in-law joined a religious cult, but the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the fanatical group

June 17, 2014 – Woman in White / Wilkie Colins -- large and sweeping, with skillfully drawn characters, lovely passages and absolutely haunting scenes, a fully formed 19th century mystery novel with all the trimmings

July 15, 2014 – Shanghai Factor / Charles McCarry -- absorbing tale of global skullduggery that leaves the reader guessing at every turn

August 19, 2014 – The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe) / Rex Stout -- Wolfe and his sidekick Archie Goodwin face the malevolent forces of J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI minions. Luckily, Stout's heart and his writing style are more than equal to the challenge.

September 16, 2014 – Case Histories / Kate Atkinson -- Private detective Jackson Brodie finds himself entangled in three distinctly different cases with remarkable connections between them.

October 21, 2014 - Simple / Kathleen George – set in Pittsburgh featuring a fully realized cast of characters, a close-knit group of detectives who deal with shades of gray in crime-solving.

November 18, 2014 - Constant Lovers / Chris Nickson -- July, 1732: On a hot summer morning, Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is called out when a young woman is found stabbed to death among the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey.

December 16, 2014 – Beautiful Place to Die / Malla Nunn -- darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday October 22, 2014 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 English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

 

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Life Series    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Digital Life Series: Free Maker Space programs on social media and technology for adults.

Introduction to Facebook on October 22nd.

Learn how to create a free account and start “liking” right away.  Library computers will be available for use during the lesson.  Free program, but space is limited.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk.

    Location: Maker Space
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Speak Up!    
    Contact: Emily Heim   412-334-9280   eheim@outreachteen.org
   

Calling all middle school girls! This series will help you improve your negotiation skills, reduce conflict in your life, and improve your relationships. Hosted by Outreach Teen and Family Services.

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

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM EI FAMILIES: EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF INFANTS/TODDLERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

EI Families is a workshop by families, for families. The intent of the workshop is to inform and empower families, whose children, age birth through five years old, receive Early Intervention services in Allegheny County. All of our workshop leaders are family members raising a child with developmental delays. They carry with them many years of experience in acquiring services and resources for their child. They have an understanding of how systems work, and will share their knowledge with other families. Training topics include: • PARENTING A CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS • CREATING A PLAN FOR YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY • ADVOCATING FOR YOUR CHILD, THE PARENT MOVEMENT, EARLY INTERVENTION LAWS AND YOUR RIGHTS IN THE EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM • PROMISING PRACTICES: INCLUSION, FAMILY CENTERED PRINCIPLES, PARENT/PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS • FINDING COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    Location: Meeting Room B
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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.

The selections for upcoming South Hills Science Fiction Book Group in 2014:

July 2014
Novel: “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood
Short Fiction:
“Devour” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Free Will, Baby” by Janni Lee Simner

August 2014
Novel: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein 
Short Fiction:
“The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm” by Daryl Gregory
“Coming of Age in Karhide” by Ursula K. LeGuin

September 2014
Novel: “Air” by Geoff Ryman
Short Fiction:
“Publicity Campaign” by Arthur C. Clarke
“The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald

October 2014
Novel: “Incandescence” by Greg Egan
Short Fiction:
“The Jaunt” by Stephen King
“Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers” by Mur Lafferty

November 2103
Novel: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey
Short Fiction:
“The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov
“Oblivion: A Journey” by Vandana Singh

December 2014
Novel: “Jack Glass” by Adam Roberts
Short Fiction:
“Sinner, Baker, Fablist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster
“The Island” by Peter Watts

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mt. Lebanon Senior Mens' Golf Club    
    Contact: Dave Green   412-531-2205   davegreenpgh@aol.com
   

Executive and events committee meeting

tables and chairs for 15

David Green 412-531-2205  davegreenpgh@aol.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars2 3:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with 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 Returned by Jason Mott.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fright Night    
    Contact: Children's Reference    412-531-1912   mtlebchild@einetwork.net
   

 BE PREPARED TO BE SCARED!! Join us for our annual Fright Night, a celebration of all things spooky and slightly spooky. Costume optional, but highly recommended to increase the fun factor. Thrills and chills for the entire family.

Don’t Forget . . Enjoy free refreshments at Franken’s Diner. The library will be open to check out books, but there will not be access to computers.

Buy some scary books downstairs at The Book Cellar! Open 6:30—8:30.

All of tonight's events are generously funded by the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_wineglass.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Novel Affair: A Special After-Hours Event at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A Novel Affair: Whodunnit? Mysteries!   Join us as we celebrate everyone’s favorite MYSTERIES!  Whether you like James Bond, Inspector Morse, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Kinsey Milhone, Miss Marple, Stephanie Plum, Philip Marlowe, or Jackson Brodie, you’ll love sleuthing around the library at this year’s A Novel Affair: Whodunnit? Mysteries!.

Enjoy delicious food, champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks, and a signature cocktail or two—inspired by your favorite detectives—and so much more.  Live music and great bargains at The Book Cellar, the library’s used book shop.  For adults 21 years and over. (This event was formerly called Books & Bubbly)

Registration and more information at the Circulation Desk.   $30 in advance;  $35 at the door
This is a ticketless event; a reservation list will be available at the door.

 
Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nature Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This three-session series is presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy. All three sessions will be led by Doris Dumrauf, a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. Her image of an airborne Tufted Titmouse has won numerous awards from national magazines. Her photo features have been published in Pennsylvania Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Country Discoveries, Atlantic Flyer, and Vögel Magazine. Mrs. Dumrauf developed her presentation series after she and her husband began gardening with native plants. The National Wildlife Federation certified their backyard as a Wildlife Habitat. Check her website here

2 pm, Sunday, October 26: Common Birds of Western Pennsylvania Learn to identify the most common birds of our area. Gain insight into their food preferences, habitat choices, and personalities.

2 pm, Sunday, November 2: Nature Photography Improve your photography skills and develop an eye for subjects and their environment. Topics include composition and framing with special attention to backgrounds, lighting, positioning, action, and reflections. A segment on selecting a camera and other equipment will be included.

2 pm, Sunday, November 9: Building a Backyard Habitat, Annual Program What do you need to do to attract wildlife—especially birds and beneficial insects—to your yard. Learn the basics of gardening with native plants. This program also serves as the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy’s annual meeting and refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series that centers on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant and his lieutenants from 1861 in the Western Theater through 1865 at Appomattox.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you may have missed earlier sessions. 

Meeting Dates: Most meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to make a change.

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65).  

May 12.   From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation.
June 9   (1). Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois    (2). The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois
July 14.   (1) Grant’s Command in Missouri  (2) Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
September 8. Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon; The Impact of the Timber-Clads
September 29. Fort Henry - Controlling the Tennessee; The Impact of the Iron-Clads
October TBA. Fort Donelson - Controlling the Cumberland
November 10.  Shilo - The War Changes
December 8. Corinth - Closing Northern Mississippi
January 12.  Vicksburg - Closing the Mississippi River

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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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 October 28, 2014 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room 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
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 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: Children's Story Rm.
 
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
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Western PA Slovak Cultural Association is sponsoring a nine-week Slovak language course for beginners & intermediate students. 
Reservations required through WPSCA @ 412-531-2990. Space is limited to 20 students.
Presented by WPSCA in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday October 29, 2014 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 English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_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.
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Speak Up!    
    Contact: Emily Heim   412-334-9280   eheim@outreachteen.org
   

Calling all middle school girls! This series will help you improve your negotiation skills, reduce conflict in your life, and improve your relationships. Hosted by Outreach Teen and Family Services.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM EI FAMILIES: EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF INFANTS/TODDLERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

EI Families is a workshop by families, for families. The intent of the workshop is to inform and empower families, whose children, age birth through five years old, receive Early Intervention services in Allegheny County. All of our workshop leaders are family members raising a child with developmental delays. They carry with them many years of experience in acquiring services and resources for their child. They have an understanding of how systems work, and will share their knowledge with other families. Training topics include: • PARENTING A CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS • CREATING A PLAN FOR YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY • ADVOCATING FOR YOUR CHILD, THE PARENT MOVEMENT, EARLY INTERVENTION LAWS AND YOUR RIGHTS IN THE EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM • PROMISING PRACTICES: INCLUSION, FAMILY CENTERED PRINCIPLES, PARENT/PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS • FINDING COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Community Health Prioritizing Meeting    
    Contact: Makeda Vanderpuije   412-212-6577   mvanderpuije@achd.net
   

The Allegheny County Health Department is pleased to be underway with our first major community health assessment, an important step towards creating a healthier county in which to live, work, and play. We will soon be launching our county-wide health prioritization process, wherein we plan to organize and facilitate 13 community meetings within all council districts in the coming fall. These meetings are an opportunity to disseminate the findings of the community health assessment to the public and invite discussion and prioritization of the health issues that matter to them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 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. Questions? Contact Bob Hagerty, founder of the South Hills Scrabble Club, bob.hagerty@wsj.com OR Dorcas Alexander 412-302-9757 dorcasa@gmail.com for further information.


Pre-registration and NASPA membership required to participate.

 
    Location: Meeting Room A
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rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nature Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This three-session series is presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy. All three sessions will be led by Doris Dumrauf, a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. Her image of an airborne Tufted Titmouse has won numerous awards from national magazines. Her photo features have been published in Pennsylvania Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Country Discoveries, Atlantic Flyer, and Vögel Magazine. Mrs. Dumrauf developed her presentation series after she and her husband began gardening with native plants. The National Wildlife Federation certified their backyard as a Wildlife Habitat. Check her website here

2 pm, Sunday, October 26: Common Birds of Western Pennsylvania Learn to identify the most common birds of our area. Gain insight into their food preferences, habitat choices, and personalities.

2 pm, Sunday, November 2: Nature Photography Improve your photography skills and develop an eye for subjects and their environment. Topics include composition and framing with special attention to backgrounds, lighting, positioning, action, and reflections. A segment on selecting a camera and other equipment will be included.

2 pm, Sunday, November 9: Building a Backyard Habitat, Annual Program What do you need to do to attract wildlife—especially birds and beneficial insects—to your yard. Learn the basics of gardening with native plants. This program also serves as the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy’s annual meeting and refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

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

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

Dances and Songs of Eastern Slovakia. Presented by Dean Poloka, program director and choreographer of the Slavjane Ensemble.

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 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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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 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_globe 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_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Nov. 4- Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Dec. 2- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Jan. 6- I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

Feb. 3- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday November 5, 2014 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 English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

 

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Speak Up!    
    Contact: Emily Heim   412-334-9280   eheim@outreachteen.org
   

Calling all middle school girls! This series will help you improve your negotiation skills, reduce conflict in your life, and improve your relationships. Hosted by Outreach Teen and Family Services.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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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 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: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Giving 2 Grow, Inc Annual Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

To review, discuss and vote on grant applications received

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Paint Your Own Scarf    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us in our new MAKER SPACE for this two-part introduction to fabric painting by using a kit to paint either your own design or Van Gogh's "Vase with Sunflowers."  Must register and choose either blank scarf OR "Vase with Sunflowers" design (limited # of each).  Must attend both sessions (part 2 is Wednesday, November 12th).  Middle, High School and Adults are welcomed to register by calling or stopping by the Adult Reference Desk.  All supplies provided.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Non-library event

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   

Program: TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters    
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamula159@hotmail.com
   

We will be looking at stormwater and wastewater concerns in the Pittsburgh area.  This is a very hot topic in the region-we are looking at items like the locks and dams on our rivers (did you know people in the colonial era were able to walk across the river bed at times?), solutions to our aging sewer and water lines (often the cause of ruptured pipes and sinkholes), and ways to handle stormwater without overloading our wastewater treatment plants.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Author Talk: Sharon G. Flake    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Sharon G. Flake was born in Philadelphia and has lived in Pittsburgh for  thirty years. Flake earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978, majoring in English writing and minoring in Political Science. During this time, she had an internship at the University's public relations office, and wrote for The Pitt News. Immediately after graduating she took a job as a house parent in a Pittsburgh area youth shelter, working with young people in foster care. From 1987 until 2005, Flake returned to the University of Pittsburgh public relations department where she eventually became a supervisor, then went on to become Director of Public Relations at the University's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. During this time her writing career still remained active. Flake participated in writing workshops at the Pinocchio bookstore, where she began working on The Skin I'm In in the mid nineties.

Over the next few years, Flake continued to work at Pitt, while also writing nonfiction for B-level in April 2014 and local magazines, and reviewed articles for Shooting Star Review, a Pittsburgh literary publication. Periodically, she also wrote pieces for Pitt's alumni publication, and worked in a writing group with her friends. Her story  "The Luckiest Sister", about two twins who lead different lives because of their different skin colors, was the winner of the August Wilson short story contest, and was published in AIM magazine.

Flake later won a scholarship to, and attended, the Highlights for Children writing conference in Chautauqua. Her first novel, The Skin I'm In, was published in 1998. Her other books are:

  • The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street (2007).
  • Bang! (Sept. 2005)
  • Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories About Boys and the Girls in Their Lives (2004)
  • Begging for Change (2003)
  • Money Hungry (2002)
    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: Study Room
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday November 8, 2014 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 November 9, 2014 Go To Top
nat_tree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mount Lebanon Nature Conservancy Annual Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

PLEASE SEE NATURE SERIES LISTING BELOW

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nature Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This three-session series is presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy. All three sessions will be led by Doris Dumrauf, a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. Her image of an airborne Tufted Titmouse has won numerous awards from national magazines. Her photo features have been published in Pennsylvania Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Country Discoveries, Atlantic Flyer, and Vögel Magazine. Mrs. Dumrauf developed her presentation series after she and her husband began gardening with native plants. The National Wildlife Federation certified their backyard as a Wildlife Habitat. Check her website here

2 pm, Sunday, October 26: Common Birds of Western Pennsylvania Learn to identify the most common birds of our area. Gain insight into their food preferences, habitat choices, and personalities.

2 pm, Sunday, November 2: Nature Photography Improve your photography skills and develop an eye for subjects and their environment. Topics include composition and framing with special attention to backgrounds, lighting, positioning, action, and reflections. A segment on selecting a camera and other equipment will be included.

2 pm, Sunday, November 9: Building a Backyard Habitat, Annual Program What do you need to do to attract wildlife—especially birds and beneficial insects—to your yard. Learn the basics of gardening with native plants. This program also serves as the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy’s annual meeting and refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series that centers on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant and his lieutenants from 1861 in the Western Theater through 1865 at Appomattox.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you may have missed earlier sessions. 

Meeting Dates: Most meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to make a change.

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65).  

May 12.   From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation.
June 9   (1). Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois    (2). The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois
July 14.   (1) Grant’s Command in Missouri  (2) Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
September 8. Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon; The Impact of the Timber-Clads
September 29. Fort Henry - Controlling the Tennessee; The Impact of the Iron-Clads
October TBA. Fort Donelson - Controlling the Cumberland
November 10.  Shilo - The War Changes
December 8. Corinth - Closing Northern Mississippi
January 12.  Vicksburg - Closing the Mississippi River

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
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anim_mouse_01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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


2014/2015 Selections:
May 12 The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Oct 13 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez
Nov 10 Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Dec 8 Room with a View, E. M. Forster
Jan 12 Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Feb 9 Persuasion, Jane Austen
Mar 9 Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
Apr 13 Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife), Sigrid Undset
May 11 Adam Bede, George Eliot
Jun 8 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sep 14 Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Oct 12 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinator Meeting    
    Contact: David McKibben     dhmckibben@hotmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 the American Girl books.
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: Children's Story Rm.
 
holiday_ghost 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn all about the strange creatures and the tales of the supernatural that thrive in Pennsylvania--from ghostly children who linger by their graves to werewolves that ambush nighttime travelers--when author Thomas White makes a stop at the library. Passed down over generations, Keystone State legends and lore provide both thrilling stories and dire warnings...phantom trains chug down the now removed rails of the P&LE Railroad line on the Great Allegheny Passage; a wild ape boy is said to roam the Chester swamps; the weeping Squonk wanders the hemlock-shrouded hills of central Pennsylvania, lamenting his hideousness; on dark nights, the ghosts of Betty Knox and her Union soldier beau still search for each other at Dunbar Creek.

Thomas White is the editor of the new book Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania, a book that goes in search of the truth behind the legends of supernatural Pennsylvania. White is the university archivist and curator of special collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne’s History Department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. White received a master’s degree in public history from Duquesne University. He is the award-winning author of eight other books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh, Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia (co-authored with Edward White), Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), A Higher Perspective: 100 Years of Business Education at Duquesne University and Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore.

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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 November 11, 2014 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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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office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM CANCELLED The History & Impact of Financial Power    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This ongoing series is an in-depth examination and evaluation in an attempt to draw conclusions from the historical, political, and economic roots of the Great Depression and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008.  It will be an innovative, interactive program which will attempt to determine whether the same processes, problems, and structures which led to the Great Depression contributed to the GFC of 2008.  In the coming year we will be examining the period between 1964 and 2014 to bring our historical context up to date and to provide some in-depth understanding of the economic, social, political and military issues confronting our world in the coming decades

To date we have explored two texts:

  • Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time by Carroll Quigley
  • The Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century by F. William Engdahl

We are now beginning coverage of Steve Keen’s Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned beginning with the November 2013 meeting.  Additional readings and articles will be assigned as the program progresses.  As we begin discussions on the issues to be faced in the coming decades, we will proceed as if we were a non-partisan think-tank attempting to develop and provide policy advice to national leaders.  This should be an entertaining exercise where all participants will be afforded the opportunity to provide leadership and guidance.

For more information about this program, please contact John Hemington at jehemington@verizon.net. Mr. Hemington is a retired attorney and IT director with over 40 years’ independent study of economic and political power.

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Local Author Forum    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Pittsburgh's cultural and literary scene is growing rapidly, and the South Hills has a thriving community of local authors.  Please join us for our Local Author Forum with a panel of some of our region's authors.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 November 12, 2014 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  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Speak Up!    
    Contact: Emily Heim   412-334-9280   eheim@outreachteen.org
   

Calling all middle school girls! This series will help you improve your negotiation skills, reduce conflict in your life, and improve your relationships. Hosted by Outreach Teen and Family Services.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Paint Your Own Scarf    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us in our new MAKER SPACE for this two-part introduction to fabric painting by using a kit to paint either your own design or Van Gogh's "Vase with Sunflowers."  Must register and choose either blank scarf OR "Vase with Sunflowers" design (limited # of each).  Must attend both sessions (part 1 was next Wednesday, November 5th).  Middle, High School and Adults are welcomed to register by calling or stopping by the Adult Reference Desk.  All supplies provided.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Non-library event

    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Susanne Ortner-Roberts Trio    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Susanne Ortner-Roberts  returns to Mt., Lebanon library with two other musicians. More information TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Sam Hazo Poetry Reading    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More information to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_wreath 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Book Cellar Holiday Shop    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
  The Book Cellar Holiday Shop

Two Days Only!

The store's entire inventory of holiday books and decorative items will be available for purchase. We've set up a special holiday shop in Room A in addition to the regular store offerings.

This is a one-time-only event. Don't miss it!

Friday, Nov 14 SET-UP 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, Nov 15 SALE 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, Nov 16 SALE 2 pm - 4 pm
    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 November 16, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM The Book Cellar Holiday Shop    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
  The Book Cellar Holiday Shop

Two Days Only!

The store's entire inventory of holiday books and decorative items will be available for purchase. We've set up a special holiday shop in Room A in addition to the regular store offerings.

This is a one-time-only event. Don't miss it!

Friday, Nov 14 SET-UP 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, Nov 15 SALE 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, Nov 16 SALE 2 pm - 4 pm
    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_footballhelmet 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Steeler Tailgate for Middle & High School    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join us after school outside the library's lower level for a Monday Night Football Tailgate with grilled hot dogs, snacks and drinks.  For Middle and High School students ONLY!

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussion Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Upcoming Selections:

December 15:  Canada by Richard Ford

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.  
     
     
     
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:15 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.

Selections for 2014:

January 21, 2014 – Butterfly Clues / Kate Ellison -- engaging mystery starring a teenage girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder layered on top of her almost supernatural loneliness

February 18, 2014 – Standing in Another Man’s Grave / Ian Rankin -- Rankin has moved on since Rebus’ retirement party, beginning a new series starring another Edinburgh cop, Malcolm Fox, but Fox couldn’t be more different from Rebus: a reformed drunk rather than a functioning one; a rule follower rather than a habitual rule breaker; an internal-affairs officer rather than a detective. So who could resist the temptation to put them together in the same novel?

March 18, 2014 - Shadow Account / Stephen Frey – thriller featuring Connor Ashby, a young Wall Street player who uncovers corporate conspiracy and White House intrigue

April 15, 2014 - Bad Day for Sorry / Sophie Littlefield-- introduces Stella Hardesty, a widow and survivor of domestic violence, who owns a sewing shop in a sleepy Missouri town. On the side, Stella solves problems and metes out justice on behalf of battered women,

May 20, 2014 - China Lake / Meg Gardiner -- Evan Delaney learns that not only has her ex- sister-in-law joined a religious cult, but the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the fanatical group

June 17, 2014 – Woman in White / Wilkie Colins -- large and sweeping, with skillfully drawn characters, lovely passages and absolutely haunting scenes, a fully formed 19th century mystery novel with all the trimmings

July 15, 2014 – Shanghai Factor / Charles McCarry -- absorbing tale of global skullduggery that leaves the reader guessing at every turn

August 19, 2014 – The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe) / Rex Stout -- Wolfe and his sidekick Archie Goodwin face the malevolent forces of J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI minions. Luckily, Stout's heart and his writing style are more than equal to the challenge.

September 16, 2014 – Case Histories / Kate Atkinson -- Private detective Jackson Brodie finds himself entangled in three distinctly different cases with remarkable connections between them.

October 21, 2014 - Simple / Kathleen George – set in Pittsburgh featuring a fully realized cast of characters, a close-knit group of detectives who deal with shades of gray in crime-solving.

November 18, 2014 - Constant Lovers / Chris Nickson -- July, 1732: On a hot summer morning, Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is called out when a young woman is found stabbed to death among the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey.

December 16, 2014 – Beautiful Place to Die / Malla Nunn -- darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults.) Come read, learn, laugh, and talk about books together. This month we'll be discussing TBA. Ask for a copy of this month's book selection in the children's library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.

The selections for upcoming South Hills Science Fiction Book Group in 2014:

July 2014
Novel: “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood
Short Fiction:
“Devour” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Free Will, Baby” by Janni Lee Simner

August 2014
Novel: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein 
Short Fiction:
“The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm” by Daryl Gregory
“Coming of Age in Karhide” by Ursula K. LeGuin

September 2014
Novel: “Air” by Geoff Ryman
Short Fiction:
“Publicity Campaign” by Arthur C. Clarke
“The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald

October 2014
Novel: “Incandescence” by Greg Egan
Short Fiction:
“The Jaunt” by Stephen King
“Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers” by Mur Lafferty

November 2103
Novel: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey
Short Fiction:
“The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov
“Oblivion: A Journey” by Vandana Singh

December 2014
Novel: “Jack Glass” by Adam Roberts
Short Fiction:
“Sinner, Baker, Fablist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster
“The Island” by Peter Watts

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_arrow_r_red 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mt. Lebanon Senior Mens' Golf Club    
    Contact: Dave Green   412-531-2205   davegreenpgh@aol.com
   

Executive and events committee meeting

 

tables and chairs for 15

 

David Green 412-531-2205  davegreenpgh@aol.com

 

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

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. 

 

 

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

Tonight:  Judd Jenkins will lead a discussion of the French-language film, "La Rafle." 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday November 22, 2014 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 November 24, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED 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]
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia Library Closes at 5PM Today: Thanksgiving Holidays    
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_turkey 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Closes at 5:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break    
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Library Closed: Thanksgiving Day    
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with 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 Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_guitar01 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Sing-along    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Margaret Hooton and Bob Barnett for their annual after-Thanksgiving Family Sing-along.
Musical fun for the whole family!

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday November 29, 2014 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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Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

This month: Immigrant Experience at Ellis Island. Rich Kocur, president of WPSCA, will discuss the processes and procedures that many Slovak immigrants went through at Ellis Island.

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room 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.
 
misc_globe 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_house.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Make a Gingerbread House    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Build & decorate a festive gingerbread house!  Stories and other fun too!  For children ages 3 & up &their families.  
*Please pre-register—Registration begins November 18.*
We’ll supply the cartons & graham crackers for the houses. Please bring a can of icing and leftover Halloween candy for our gingerbread
house trim.

 

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

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

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

Dec. 2- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Jan. 6- I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

Feb. 3- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_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 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: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Conservancy's Holiday for the Birds    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pre-school nature program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
holiday_xmastree 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nature Conservancy's Holiday for the Birds    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pre-school nature program.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series that centers on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant and his lieutenants from 1861 in the Western Theater through 1865 at Appomattox.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you may have missed earlier sessions. 

Meeting Dates: Most meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to make a change.

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65).  

May 12.   From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation.
June 9   (1). Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois    (2). The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois
July 14.   (1) Grant’s Command in Missouri  (2) Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
September 8. Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon; The Impact of the Timber-Clads
September 29. Fort Henry - Controlling the Tennessee; The Impact of the Iron-Clads
October TBA. Fort Donelson - Controlling the Cumberland
November 10.  Shilo - The War Changes
December 8. Corinth - Closing Northern Mississippi
January 12.  Vicksburg - Closing the Mississippi River

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

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

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


2014/2015 Selections:
May 12 The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Oct 13 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez
Nov 10 Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Dec 8 Room with a View, E. M. Forster
Jan 12 Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Feb 9 Persuasion, Jane Austen
Mar 9 Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
Apr 13 Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife), Sigrid Undset
May 11 Adam Bede, George Eliot
Jun 8 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sep 14 Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Oct 12 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinator Meeting    
    Contact: David McKibben     dhmckibben@hotmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 the American Girl books.
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: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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.
 
ent_microphone1 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Ask the Judge    
   

District Judge Blaise Larotonda will be at the library tonight to talk about a day in the life of a Magisterial District Judge... find out what he does, how he makes decisions, and ask him questions (please note, Larotonda is not permitted to comment on specific cases or give advice). Stop by for an illuminating evening.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM CANCELLED The History & Impact of Financial Power    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This ongoing series is an in-depth examination and evaluation in an attempt to draw conclusions from the historical, political, and economic roots of the Great Depression and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008.  It will be an innovative, interactive program which will attempt to determine whether the same processes, problems, and structures which led to the Great Depression contributed to the GFC of 2008.  In the coming year we will be examining the period between 1964 and 2014 to bring our historical context up to date and to provide some in-depth understanding of the economic, social, political and military issues confronting our world in the coming decades

To date we have explored two texts:

  • Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time by Carroll Quigley
  • The Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century by F. William Engdahl

We are now beginning coverage of Steve Keen’s Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned beginning with the November 2013 meeting.  Additional readings and articles will be assigned as the program progresses.  As we begin discussions on the issues to be faced in the coming decades, we will proceed as if we were a non-partisan think-tank attempting to develop and provide policy advice to national leaders.  This should be an entertaining exercise where all participants will be afforded the opportunity to provide leadership and guidance.

For more information about this program, please contact John Hemington at jehemington@verizon.net. Mr. Hemington is a retired attorney and IT director with over 40 years’ independent study of economic and political power.

 

 
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 December 10, 2014 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Celebrate the Season!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday December 13, 2014 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 December 15, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Selections:

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.  
     
     
     
    Location: Meeting Room 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
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:15 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.

Selections for 2014:

January 21, 2014 – Butterfly Clues / Kate Ellison -- engaging mystery starring a teenage girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder layered on top of her almost supernatural loneliness

February 18, 2014 – Standing in Another Man’s Grave / Ian Rankin -- Rankin has moved on since Rebus’ retirement party, beginning a new series starring another Edinburgh cop, Malcolm Fox, but Fox couldn’t be more different from Rebus: a reformed drunk rather than a functioning one; a rule follower rather than a habitual rule breaker; an internal-affairs officer rather than a detective. So who could resist the temptation to put them together in the same novel?

March 18, 2014 - Shadow Account / Stephen Frey – thriller featuring Connor Ashby, a young Wall Street player who uncovers corporate conspiracy and White House intrigue

April 15, 2014 - Bad Day for Sorry / Sophie Littlefield-- introduces Stella Hardesty, a widow and survivor of domestic violence, who owns a sewing shop in a sleepy Missouri town. On the side, Stella solves problems and metes out justice on behalf of battered women,

May 20, 2014 - China Lake / Meg Gardiner -- Evan Delaney learns that not only has her ex- sister-in-law joined a religious cult, but the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the fanatical group

June 17, 2014 – Woman in White / Wilkie Colins -- large and sweeping, with skillfully drawn characters, lovely passages and absolutely haunting scenes, a fully formed 19th century mystery novel with all the trimmings

July 15, 2014 – Shanghai Factor / Charles McCarry -- absorbing tale of global skullduggery that leaves the reader guessing at every turn

August 19, 2014 – The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe) / Rex Stout -- Wolfe and his sidekick Archie Goodwin face the malevolent forces of J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI minions. Luckily, Stout's heart and his writing style are more than equal to the challenge.

September 16, 2014 – Case Histories / Kate Atkinson -- Private detective Jackson Brodie finds himself entangled in three distinctly different cases with remarkable connections between them.

October 21, 2014 - Simple / Kathleen George – set in Pittsburgh featuring a fully realized cast of characters, a close-knit group of detectives who deal with shades of gray in crime-solving.

November 18, 2014 - Constant Lovers / Chris Nickson -- July, 1732: On a hot summer morning, Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is called out when a young woman is found stabbed to death among the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey.

December 16, 2014 – Beautiful Place to Die / Malla Nunn -- darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults.) Come read, learn, laugh, and talk about books together. This month we'll be discussing TBA. Ask for a copy of this month's book selection in the children's library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
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.

The selections for upcoming South Hills Science Fiction Book Group in 2014:

July 2014
Novel: “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood
Short Fiction:
“Devour” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Free Will, Baby” by Janni Lee Simner

August 2014
Novel: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein 
Short Fiction:
“The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm” by Daryl Gregory
“Coming of Age in Karhide” by Ursula K. LeGuin

September 2014
Novel: “Air” by Geoff Ryman
Short Fiction:
“Publicity Campaign” by Arthur C. Clarke
“The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald

October 2014
Novel: “Incandescence” by Greg Egan
Short Fiction:
“The Jaunt” by Stephen King
“Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers” by Mur Lafferty

November 2103
Novel: “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey
Short Fiction:
“The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov
“Oblivion: A Journey” by Vandana Singh

December 2014
Novel: “Jack Glass” by Adam Roberts
Short Fiction:
“Sinner, Baker, Fablist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster
“The Island” by Peter Watts

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

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

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

Reading List for 2014:

  1.        From Colony to Superpower: Jan.2nd Chapters 10 & 11,

           Jan. 16th Chapters 12 & 13,

           Feb.6th Chapters 14 & 15

           Feb.20th Chapters 16 & 17

           Mar.6th Chapters 18,19 &20

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

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

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. 

 

 

 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

 
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 December 20, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED 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]
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Beautiful Poinsettias for Sale $10    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 5th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!

Pick one or two up today!

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
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Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
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Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with 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 Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday December 27, 2014 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 December 29, 2014 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bell Library Closes at 5:00 PM for New Year's Eve    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_party1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Happy Noon Year!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get ready for the New Year with a count down to 12 o’clock- - noon, that is! Share stories, songs, &  a craft, and toast the new year with some bubbly and treats! For families of all ages. 
 

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

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk with Benny Zelkowicz    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Benny Zelkowicz, author of The First Book of Ore The Foundry's Edge (The Books of Ore), will pop by the library to talk about his book, answer questions, and sign books. A Mt. Lebanon High School graduate, Benny studied biopsychology at Oberlin College and earned an MFA in Experimental animation. He made an award-winning film, The ErlKing, animated entirely with sand, that screened all over the world. Benny also directed the kids' show "Lunar Jim" and provided the voice for the title character. Over the past thirteen years, Benny has worked on tons of commercials, music videos, feature films, and TV shows, and now, through some weird twist of fate, he's an author, too.

In the The First Book of Ore The Foundry's Edge (for Grades 5-8), the Foundry, a metal-forging behemoth, controls the world’s supply of trinkets, fashion, construction materials, vehicles, and, of course, weapons. Phoebe’s father is one of its most powerful players, and when he’s kidnapped by mysterious bespectacled animatrons, she and her nemesis turned friend, Micah, follow him into the depths of Mekh, a hidden world full of living metal. As Phoebe and Micah search the strange metallic environment, they realize that the Foundry hasn’t invented anything; it has merely plundered Mekh for its resources and enslaved its population. With a few new metal friends, the teens seek out Phoebe’s father, and she struggles to accept the part he has played in Mekh’s destruction.

BookList says: "Baity and Zelkowicz put their experience as animators to work, describing the alien metal world and its mind-bendingly outlandish denizens with such an eye for visual detail that they clatter to life on the page. The imaginative world, whirlwind adventure, tense emotional stakes, and some well-placed laughs put this first in a planned series in the same stack as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson."

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

This month: Folk and Religious Wood Carvings. Joe Bielecki will display and lecture about a variety of wood carvings made by village residents expressing their creativity for holidays and religious occasions.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Jan. 6- I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

Feb. 3- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series that centers on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant and his lieutenants from 1861 in the Western Theater through 1865 at Appomattox.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you may have missed earlier sessions. 

Meeting Dates: Most meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to make a change.

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65).  

May 12.   From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation.
June 9   (1). Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois    (2). The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois
July 14.   (1) Grant’s Command in Missouri  (2) Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
September 8. Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon; The Impact of the Timber-Clads
September 29. Fort Henry - Controlling the Tennessee; The Impact of the Iron-Clads
October TBA. Fort Donelson - Controlling the Cumberland
November 10.  Shilo - The War Changes
December 8. Corinth - Closing Northern Mississippi
January 12.  Vicksburg - Closing the Mississippi River

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

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

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

2014/2015 Selections:
May 12 The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Oct 13 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez
Nov 10 Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Dec 8 Room with a View, E. M. Forster
Jan 12 Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Feb 9 Persuasion, Jane Austen
Mar 9 Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
Apr 13 Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife), Sigrid Undset
May 11 Adam Bede, George Eliot
Jun 8 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sep 14 Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Oct 12 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
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 January 13, 2015 Go To Top
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
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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 January 14, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

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

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 January 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 1:15 PM  -  4:00 PM 6th Annual Antique & Collectible Identification by the Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh will hold its 6th annual antiques and collectible identification event in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. The club's team of appraisers will attempt to verbally identify all types of antiques and collectibles, including pottery, china, glass, toys, coins, furniture, primitives, and ephemera.

If you wish to have your items examined by the team, please bring them to the lower level of the library. Cost is $5 for two (2) antique and collectible identifications.

In addition, Mt. Lebanon Public Library offers our patrons access to the database Price It! Antiques and Collectibles powered by Worth Point. Ask at the Reference Desk for details and further information.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

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

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

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

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

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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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.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday January 25, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children's Program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

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

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

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

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

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

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

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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.

The selections for the South Hills Science Fiction Book Group in 2015:

TBA

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
food_beer.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brews for a Chili Night V    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Welcome beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library to our popular 5th Annual Brews for a Chili Night!

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili from Café io and Gaucho, along with chili prepared by 20+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

Tickets are on sale now at the library for $30 (or $50 for those wishing to make a larger gift to the library).  Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.


All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_beer.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brews for a Chili Night V    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Welcome beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library to our popular 5th Annual Brews for a Chili Night!

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili from Café io and Gaucho, along with chili prepared by 20+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

Tickets are on sale now at the library for $30 (or $50 for those wishing to make a larger gift to the library).  Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.


All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday February 1, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children's Program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

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

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

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

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

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

This month: Researching and Publishing Your Slovak Family History. Bob Dvorchak, a local journalist for 46 years, will talk about his experiences in researching and publishing his Slovak family history.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Feb. 3- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 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: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children's Program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series that centers on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant and his lieutenants from 1861 in the Western Theater through 1865 at Appomattox.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you may have missed earlier sessions. 

Meeting Dates: Most meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to make a change.

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65).  

May 12.   From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation.
June 9   (1). Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois    (2). The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois
July 14.   (1) Grant’s Command in Missouri  (2) Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
September 8. Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon; The Impact of the Timber-Clads
September 29. Fort Henry - Controlling the Tennessee; The Impact of the Iron-Clads
October TBA. Fort Donelson - Controlling the Cumberland
November 10.  Shilo - The War Changes
December 8. Corinth - Closing Northern Mississippi
January 12.  Vicksburg - Closing the Mississippi River

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

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

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

2014/2015 Selections:
May 12 The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Oct 13 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez
Nov 10 Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Dec 8 Room with a View, E. M. Forster
Jan 12 Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
Feb 9 Persuasion, Jane Austen
Mar 9 Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
Apr 13 Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife), Sigrid Undset
May 11 Adam Bede, George Eliot
Jun 8 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sep 14 Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Oct 12 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_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 the American Girl books.
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: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
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 10, 2015 Go To Top
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
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Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM