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Tuesday May 3, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tom Roberts on Louis Armstrong    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

There is much, Much, MUCH more to Louis Armstrong than you could ever imagine.  Whatever your generation, you might associate him with What a Wonderful World, or Hello Dolly or Cabaret.  These were hits from the last decade of his life, but did you realize that Louis Daniel Armstrong single-handedly changed EVERYTHING about music?  The way we sing, the way we phrase, in fact he, himself created swing.

During the 1920’s he created the very essence of solo oriented jazz performance through the sheer power and brilliance of his being.  And not just jazz!  Classical musicians were deeply affected by his sound.  We can’t hear ANY piece of music anymore without hearing traces of the genius of Louis Armstrong.  Come find out how this illegitimate child from the poorest and most dangerous neighborhood in the deep-south, rose above poverty and prejudice to become America’s Ambassador of Goodwill.

Tom Roberts is one of the leading exponents of early jazz piano in the world today.  Having played in all the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter and on the riverboats of New Orleans, Tom has also performed twice at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Besides his pianistic artistry,Tom is a versatile music historian with special focus on the Early Jazz era.   This two-part series concludes on May 10th.  No registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tuesday Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hearing from the Recipients of the 2015 G2G Grants    
    Contact: Lea E. Smith   412-281-0587   Email LAnderson@grblaw.com
   

Presentations from Three Non-profit organizations focused on alleviating childhood hunger: Rainbow Kitchen, SHIM, and the Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for 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: Maker Space
Wednesday May 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room 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.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Stitch & Bead    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Wednesday of every month in Study Room 1. Selections are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. 
All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend. Books are available at the circulation desk. 

May 4-Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   (412) 208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.con
   

Bimonthly meeting of the Board of Directors

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

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

George Washington’s inauguration was a breaking news story for The Pittsburgh Gazette. Abraham Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg was covered the day it happened by a Gazette reporter. When African-American soldiers from Pittsburgh returned home after World War I, the story and pictures were on page 1 of The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. At times of national tragedy, such as the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, Gazette writers have found local angles to bring the story home to readers. Whenever a famous musician, writer or politician came to town over the past two centuries, reporters from the Post-Gazette and its ancestor newspapers were there to interview and review.

Len Barcousky has gathered many of those reports in his new book, "Hidden History of Pittsburgh."  Those reports – gleaned from Gazette archives that go back to 1786 – are not so much hidden history, but rather history that is at risk of being forgotten. And that would be too bad. Most news stories, especially in the age of the Internet, have the lifespan of May fly. Almost all of these 19th and 20th century stories were reported, written and printed in a day. These “Hidden History” tales deserve another reading. They show how ordinary and extraordinary people have responded to challenge. They include new anecdotes that offer insights into the character of historic figures. They show us what daily life was like in and around Pittsburgh during war and peace.

LEN BARCOUSKY BIO: A journalist since 1970, Len Barcousky recently retired from the Post-Gazette.  He came to Pittsburgh in 1986 from the Bethlehem (Pa.) Globe-Times. He started there as night reporter and eventually became editor of the newspaper. He has also worked for the Allentown Morning Call and the Syracuse Post-Standard. A graduate of Penn State with a degree in English, he has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business with a dual concentration in marketing and finance. He has been on special assignment and reported from Germany, Korea, the Czech Republic, Poland and all three of the Baltic countries. He lives in Ben Avon with his wife, Barbara, also a Penn State graduate. They are the parents of two adult children.  He continues to write for the Post-Gazette on historical topics and is the creator of the Post-Gazette’s "Eyewitness" series, which looks at how historic events and everyday life were reported in Pittsburgh's local newspapers. His "Eyewitness" stories appear on Page A-2 twice a month in the Sunday edition of the Post-Gazette. He is the author of three books about local history. They are “Civil War Pittsburgh: Forge of the Nation” (2013), “Remembering Pittsburgh: An ‘Eyewitness’ History of the Steel City” (2010) and his new book, “Hidden History of Pittsburgh” (2016). All three books are published by The History Press.

Thursday May 5, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music Theory with musician and teacher Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.  Do you love to:
 

  • Play music or sing?
  • Compose your own songs?
  • Sight read popular music?
  • Play familiar tunes by ear?
  • Perform in a band? 

Ultimate Music Theory’s time saving accelerated learning techniques will empower you with theoretic knowledge to build confidence and enhance your Musicianship Skills!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  5:00 PM SET UP Book Cellar Sale    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Book Cellar Clearance Sale    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

New Look for the Book Cellar The Book Cellar Coordinating Committee has announced a major remodeling project for the Library’s used bookstore.  The plan calls for moving the sales desk across the hall into the alcove.  The fiction bookcases in that area will be configured along the wall where the desk now sits.

To show off the store’s new appearance, to reward customers, and to get new readers to visit the Book Cellar, we have scheduled a sale on a grand scale. The entire store inventory will be available at discount prices, including the backroom reserve which will be moved into Room A.  This means much of the sale inventory will be "brand" new!

Don't miss out1 One day only!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   (412) 208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.con
    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 May 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Transit of the Planet Mercury    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Zeiss will show a live Internet webcast of the event in which the planet Mercury comes between the Sun and the Earth, and Mercury is seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun.  weather permitting, telescopes will be set up in the upper parking lot for live viewing of this fairly rare event.

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

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

Session Dates: Meets periodically throughout the year, usually two Mondays within a month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar for current/upcoming sessions. If you wish to receive an email in advance of scheduled dates, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Focus is on the expansion of the American Empire from 1783 to 1860 - including conflicts and wars between the Spanish/English Empires and Native Americans. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Reading/References: 
Richard Kluger, Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea, 2007

Walter Nugent, A History of American Expansion, 2008

Robert Middlekauff, The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789,  2007 

Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, 2009

Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 2007

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends of the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tom Roberts on Louis Armstrong    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

There is much, Much, MUCH more to Louis Armstrong than you could ever imagine.  Whatever your generation, you might associate him with What a Wonderful World, or Hello Dolly or Cabaret.  These were hits from the last decade of his life, but did you realize that Louis Daniel Armstrong single-handedly changed EVERYTHING about music?  The way we sing, the way we phrase, in fact he, himself created swing.

During the 1920’s he created the very essence of solo oriented jazz performance through the sheer power and brilliance of his being.  And not just jazz!  Classical musicians were deeply affected by his sound.  We can’t hear ANY piece of music anymore without hearing traces of the genius of Louis Armstrong.  Come find out how this illegitimate child from the poorest and most dangerous neighborhood in the deep-south, rose above poverty and prejudice to become America’s Ambassador of Goodwill.

Tom Roberts is one of the leading exponents of early jazz piano in the world today.  Having played in all the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter and on the riverboats of New Orleans, Tom has also performed twice at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Besides his pianistic artistry,Tom is a versatile music historian with special focus on the Early Jazz era.   This is the second of a two-part series.  No registration required.

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

The last meeting of this 11-week structured course will be held at a different location. Please contact Susan at info@namiswpa.org or 412-366-3788 for details.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
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_rose.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Growing Today’s Roses    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spring Talks and Walks:Spring in the Woods    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Spring Talks and Walks:Spring in the Woods

The Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon Public Libraries have planned a series of three spring walks and talks in April, May and June to encourage our communities to share in the beauty of spring.  Both libraries will host each of the three presentations at their location. The presentations are planned to make us more attuned to the birds, flowers and plants that we may encounter on our springtime woodland hikes. Both communities will come together and share the walks which will be led by a nature guide at three different locations in Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon; Bird Park, Boyce Mayview Park and Gilfillan Farm.

Join Gabi Hughes of the Western Pennsylvania Audubon Society in a talk about local spring woodlandwildflowers, not only how to identify them, but also how to meet their needs and interact with the rest of the woodland community. This talk will prepare you for the upcoming wildflower walk at Boyce Mayview Park on the 14th!

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

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

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

Background Books: 

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

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

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

 

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

Enjoy interactive stories and creative activities in this monthly evening storytime. Wearing PJs is optional, but fun! For ages 3-6 and family.

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

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

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

Music Theory with musician and teacher Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.  Do you love to:
 

  • Play music or sing?
  • Compose your own songs?
  • Sight read popular music?
  • Play familiar tunes by ear?
  • Perform in a band? 

Ultimate Music Theory’s time saving accelerated learning techniques will empower you with theoretic knowledge to build confidence and enhance your Musicianship Skills!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Talks and Walks:Wildflower Walk    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Spring Talks and Walks: Wildflower Walk (Meeting at Outdoor Classroom at Boyce-Mayview Park)

The Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon Public Libraries have planned a series of three spring walks and talks in April, May and June to encourage our communities to share in the beauty of spring.  Both libraries will host each of the three presentations at their location. The presentations are planned to make us more attuned to the birds, flowers and plants that we may encounter on our springtime woodland hikes. Both communities will come together and share the walks which will be led by a nature guide at three different locations in Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon; Bird Park, Boyce Mayview Park and Gilfillan Farm. 

Join Jessica Kester from the Outdoor Classroom for a guided wildflower walk through the Boyce Mayview Park. Jessica will point out the colorful array of wildflowers as we enjoy our walk. 

Registration is required. Please call 412-531-1912 to register for this walk. 

 
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

Please meet in the courtyard garden (accessible through the children's storyroom). Talks will be held in the Room A, downstairs, if it rains.

April 16, Vanessa Burnes-Soil Amending for a Healthy Garden

May 14, Nancy Smith-Pollinators in the Garden

May 21, Mykie Reidy-Using Edibles in the Landscape

September 17, Eileen Lovell-Preparing the Yard and Garden for Winter
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Robot Maker Marathon    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Mt. Lebanon Library celebrates Remake Learning Days with our Robot themed Maker event.  Come explore robots and computational thinking with our Maker resources and activities. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Robot Maker Marathon    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Mt. Lebanon Library celebrates Remake Learning Days with our Robot themed Maker event.  Come explore robots and computational thinking with our Maker resources and activities. 

    Location: Maker Space
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Robot Maker Marathon    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Mt. Lebanon Library celebrates Remake Learning Days with our Robot themed Maker event.  Come explore robots and computational thinking with our Maker resources and activities. 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 16, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

THIS MONTH:  Jim Stuber will demonstrate how he used the tools and techniques presented in March's meeting “Getting Started in Genealogy”.  These were used to complete one of the research requests he has done for members of the Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society.   Come see and learn how the tools were used to do an actual research project.   Attendance is free and open to all.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Workshop with Dr. Sam Hazo    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join esteemed poet, Dr. Samuel Hazo for a two-part poetry workshop. In this second session Dr. Hazo will critique participants submitted poetry.

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry -- Resin and Jewelry Repurposing    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Breathe new life into your trinkets and treasures. Rescue your broken jewelry and single earrings from obscurity by turning them into new masterpieces with simple connection and basic beading techniques. Students can also bring small ephemera and mementos and learn how to preserve them in resin cabochons, which can also be turned into jewelry using basic jewelry techniques.   Ephemera should be no larger than 1x1 x 0.25" (about postage stamp sized). It can be 3D, like a button, rhinestone, small twig, just not too tall.  Rare items should be copied in case of damage from the resin.  Presented by Lindsay Huff of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Register with Adult Reference Desk.

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

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for 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: Young Adult Area
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

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

May 17 -- White Heat / M. J. McGrath

June 21 -- Daughter of Time / Josephine Tey

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

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

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

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_thread 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Dying to Dye    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Pioneer Life: A Journey in Correspondence    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

What was pioneer life really like? What diseases did pioneers experience?   How were they treated?  Join author Mary Jo Sonntag at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library for storytelling and readings from her book, Write, If You Live to Get There.   This IPPY (Independent Book Publishers Book Award) award winning book tells the true story of her ancestor’s westward migration from Vermont to Western Pennsylvania to northern California through a series of letters written by members of the Phillips family from 1842 - 1962. The collection of correspondence, spanning more than 120 years, paints a rich and detailed portrait of life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Together, these letters connect a family across a great continent and reveal memorable details of pioneer life.  In 1859 California, what was a fitting reaction if you woke up to find Indians staring at you through the cabin window?  In 1869 what behaviors led to being tarred and feathered?  In 1870, how much did it cost (and what did it mean) to be “bled and cupped” by the nearest doctor?  What kinds of ravages did insects, blizzards, and malaria inflict?  From health and disease to hardships and joys to adventures and simple pleasures, Mary Jo’s stories and readings will delight you.  Please join us for an entertaining evening.     

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

Bimonthly meeting of the Board of Directors

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Home Gardener    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Tonight's program includes the film  Le Dernier Vol

The Last Flight (Le dernier vol) is a 2009 French film. Directed by Karim Dridi, it stars Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet. The film is based on the French novel Le dernier vol de Lancaster by Sylvain Estibal which is loosely based on the real life events surrounding the disappearance of British aviator Bill Lancaster.

Aviator Marie Vallières de Beaumont (Cotillard) goes on a journey to find her lover Bill Lancaster after his plane disappears in the Sahara. After her plane is forced down in the Tenere she meets Lieutenant Antoine Chauvet (Canet) of the French Camel Corps who joins in the hunt for Lancaster. As the two endure hardships in the desert, they begin to develop feelings for each other.

THE FILM WILL BE SHOWN IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
Friday May 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Point Park University Library    
    Contact: Brenton Wilson   412-392-3163   bwilson@pointpark.edu
   

Library Retreat

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

Music Theory with musician and teacher Charles Rieger III of Charles Rieger III Studio of Music.  Do you love to:
 

  • Play music or sing?
  • Compose your own songs?
  • Sight read popular music?
  • Play familiar tunes by ear?
  • Perform in a band? 

Ultimate Music Theory’s time saving accelerated learning techniques will empower you with theoretic knowledge to build confidence and enhance your Musicianship Skills!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Garden Talks and Conversations with the Courtyard Garden Experts    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please meet in the courtyard garden (accessible through the children's storyroom). Talks will be held in the Room A, downstairs, if it rains.

April 16, Vanessa Burnes-Soil Amending for a Healthy Garden

May 14, Nancy Smith-Pollinators in the Garden

May 21, Mykie Reidy-Using Edibles in the Landscape

September 17, Eileen Lovell-Preparing the Yard and Garden for Winter
 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM First Aid & CPR/AED Training for Adult Girl Scout Volunteers    
    Contact: Therese VanOverberg   412-620-8962   therese.vanoverberg@gmail.com
   

CANCELLED

GSWPA First Aid & CPR/AED Training for Adult Girl Scout Volunteers: American Red Cross Certification in Adult and Child CPR/AED and First Aid that is valid for 2 years. Pre-registration required (limited to 20 persons) through gswpa.org.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday May 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. DickCopies are available at the Circulation Desk. 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Workshop with Dr. Sam Hazo    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join esteemed poet, Dr. Samuel Hazo for a two-part poetry workshop. For this first session participants will be introduced to several works of poetry that have the ability to replicate the immediacy of our senses through language. Participants are asked to bring a poem of their own to this class to be reviewed by Dr. Hazo in the following session.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Page Meeting    
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Please ask at the Children's Desk for title of this month's book selection and for assistance reserving a copy.
 

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

 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for 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: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Friends of the Library Annual Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

With speaker Rob Daley, a Mt. Lebanon entrepreneur, who will tell the story of how he and a partner founded 4moms, a maker of high-tech strollers, swings, and other baby-care gear. 

Daley will explain how he and a partner, Henry Thorne, founded 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based maker of high-end strollers, baby seats and other products using robotics technology. Just over a decade ago, the two met for lunch to talk about business ideas, and their meal ended up lasting six hours. By the end of it, they were ready to start a business that would apply electronics to products that previously relied on purely manual controls. 

Their first hit was a baby bathtub with electronic controls for water temperature.Then they created a motorized mamaRoo baby chair to mimic the bouncing and swaying motions parents use when they try to soothe a baby. At a trade show, Daley noticed that a demonstrator showing off a high-end stroller had to bend down on one knee to fold it up. Daley says he immediately took his insight to Thorne: "I said, 'Henry, three words -- power-folding stroller.' He got it immediately." Thus was born the Origami stroller ($850), which opens and closes with the touch of a button. 

4moms is now one of the larger companies applying robotics technology to home products, and it has fulfilled a requirement set by Daley's wife, Jenn: A successful business that would let her continue to live in Mt. Lebanon.

Daley will talk for about 25 minutes about how he launched his business and the lessons he has learned along the way. He also will show products and take questions.

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
anim_spider 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Never say Ugh to a Bug!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Verna McGinley for a fun introduction to insects.
For children ages 3 - 6 and their families.

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_thread 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiber Arts Series--Weaving    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

 

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday May 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Practice of Happiness Make-Up Class    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This class is a make-up for the third session of the Practice of Happiness Master Class Series.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Practice of Happiness Make-Up Class    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This class is a make-up for the fourth session of the Practice of Happiness Master Class Series.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday May 29, 2016 Go To Top
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Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
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Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Card Making    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for 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: Maker Space
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
eth_france 9:30 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
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misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
food_carrot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Homesteading: Vegetable Gardening    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying forms of gardening. In today’s economy, many are now turning to their backyard vegetable plots to help lessen high grocery bills. Vegetable gardening provides the opportunity to select the varieties you like; plus it provides your family with fresh produce that is free from harmful pesticides. This class will cover the basics of planning your vegetable garden, preparing the soil, selecting plant and seed varieties (including hyb rids and heirlooms), starting plants from seed, planting, tending your plants, troubleshooting problems, harvesting, extending the season, getting the most out of small plots, and putting the garden to bed for the winter.

 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM State Rep Dan Miller presents Living with Cancer    
    Contact: State Rep Dan Miller's office   412-343-3870   
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

 
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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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Slovak Language Summer Camp for Kids    
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-956-6000   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday June 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Senior Resource Panel    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Did you know there are a wealth of resources in our community to help you live independently? There’s transportation, financial resources, help at home and even free services.

Navigating these resources, though, can be overwhelming. Just rooting them out is a task in itself. To make your life easier, we’ve introduced free town-hall meetings that feature elite groups of local senior-care experts. We call them Senior Resource Panels. They include people like:

  • Physicians
  • Elder-law attorneys
  • Financial planners
  • Medicare representatives
  • Geriatric-care managers
  • Private home-care representatives
  • End-of-life planning experts

These people know your community inside and out. They know the hidden gems most people aren’t aware of. And they also understand other topics of concern—health and financial issues specific to seniors, long-term-care options, and legal concerns.

Senior Resource Panels have a town-hall meeting format, so you’ll have the opportunity to ask those hard-to-answer questions many rarely have the opportunity to ask. And, yes, it’s all free. At Preferred Care at Home, we’re dedicated to helping our neighbors within the communities we serve, and we do everything we can to make that aid accessible to all.

And, yes, it’s all free.

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

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

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

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

Discover your Slovak heritage at the library! Open to everyone interested in learning more about Slovak culture.
Juraj Janoski, The Slovak Robin Hood: Rich Kocur, president of the WPSCA, will spin the tale of the Slovak Robin Hood

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nutrition for Athletic Performance    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details forthcoming

 

Cassandra Wert, MS, RD, LDN, CPT is a Pittsburgh based registered and licensed dietician and nutritionist. She graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her supervised practice was completed through Immaculata University's Dietetic Internship at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. Cassandra went on to earn her master's degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is also a NASM certified trainer and distance runner. Cassandra has a passion for nutrition and exercise and strives to help others to lead healthy lifestyles.She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the local Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Chapters.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for 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: Maker Space
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Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Mindful Discussion: The Subject of Compassion in the Writings ofThich Nhat Hanh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

June 8 Session:  Cultivating Compassion for Ourselves

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh tells us that “We all have the seeds of love and compassion in our minds, and we can develop these fine and wonderful sources of energy.”  This class will explore readings and practices for offering love, care, protection and compassion to ourselves.  Accepting ourselves as kind, capable, unique and precious individuals is the foundation of personal happiness and the ability to love others.

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

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

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

Background Books: 

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

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

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Enjoy interactive stories and creative activities in this monthly evening storytime. Wearing PJs is optional, but fun! For ages 3-6 and family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Little Known Reasons Why You Cannot Heal Your Life and How You Can    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever been told to get over it or you just have to live with it? We all experience life stresses and shocks. When they occur we find ourselves unequipped to cope with a new normal. Learn why letting go is the worse advise you can receive and three ways to empower your mind for healing life stresses so you can 'learn how to live with it'!

 

 

Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt, is experienced and highly-trained in helping people resolve problems, cope with life struggles and ease unsettled feelings. Recognized as a leader in deep-mind transformation, Sanna facilitates the relief clients seek to transform their lives. Clients resolve long-standing stresses stemming from childhood trauma, generational grief, abuse of all kinds, relationship conflicts, money issues, or any current worry and fear due to an anticipated event, such as surgery or athletic performance. These great psycholoigcal pains neutralize and integrate with Sanna's groundbreaking mind/body approaches. Details forthcoming.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday June 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Session Dates: Meets periodically throughout the year, usually two Mondays within a month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar for current/upcoming sessions. If you wish to receive an email in advance of scheduled dates, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Focus is on the expansion of the American Empire from 1783 to 1860 - including conflicts and wars between the Spanish/English Empires and Native Americans. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Reading/References: 
Richard Kluger, Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea, 2007

Walter Nugent, A History of American Expansion, 2008

Robert Middlekauff, The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789,  2007 

Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, 2009

Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 2007

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

 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Class Topics: ‘Greater Engagement’ Applications Review, and In-Depth Focus on ‘Creating Positive Relationships’

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

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

Join us and attend one or all of the six Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Classes. The fifth Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class will be held on Monday, June 13th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in Conference Room A.  Each month you will learn how to experience more joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness by applying the six components of Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology to your everyday life.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer of Numbers    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912x4   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Did you know that the "summer slide" not only refers to the loss of reading skills that students suffer in the summer?  Math skills quickly deteroriate as well!  Come tonight to see what the "Summer of Numbers" program is all about. From the "wee ones" all the way to "big kids", there is a fun BedTime Math program for you! 

This program can be done throughout the summer. If you are not able to come to the demonstration tonight stop by the Children's circulation desk to pick up information. 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spring Talks and Walks: Edible Wild Plants    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Spring Talks and Walks: Edible Wild Plants

The Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon Public Libraries have planned a series of three spring walks and talks in April, May and June to encourage our communities to share in the beauty of spring.  Both libraries will host each of the three presentations at their location. The presentations are planned to make us more attuned to the birds, flowers and plants that we may encounter on our springtime woodland hikes. Both communities will come together and share the walks which will be led by a nature guide at three different locations in Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon; Bird Park, Boyce Mayview Park and Gilfillan Farm. 

Deepen your connection to nature by learning about wild plants growing nearby and why you should learn to harvest them with Faith Starr of Living Green with Faith. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sheep to Sweater    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Watch wool being spun on a real spinning wheel! Learn about the history of wool and spinning, and learn wet felting techniques. For kids entering 3rd-6th grade. Must pre-register.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group    
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs. This month's selection:

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.- Goodreads

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Homesteading: Fiber Arts    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wondered where yarn comes from? Learn all about the processes that go into transforming raw animal fibers into finished fabrics, and see demonstrations and examples of carding, spinning, weaving, and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Summer Reading Club Kickoff    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   
Thursday, June 16
 9:30 – 8:30

Sign up for Kids Summer Reading today!

Win fun prizes by counting the number of minutes
 you read this summer!  For all kids from preschool - grade 7.
 June 16 - August 8, 2015
 Come to the library to register all summer!

Have fun at the Kids Summer Reading Kick-off Party Today!

Games Through the Ages: 
 9:30 am —8:30 pm
 Giant Jenga, Live-Action Pac-Man, Humongeous Kerplunk, and more!

Face Painting: 10 am - 12 pm & 5 pm  - 7 pm

Live music: 4 pm

Fun all day for the entire family! Don’t miss it!
 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Summer Reading Club Kickoff    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Summer Reading Club Begins!!    

Thursday, June 16
 9:30 – 8:30

Sign up for Kids Summer Reading today!

Win fun prizes by counting the number of minutes
 you read this summer!  For all kids from preschool - grade 7.
 June 16 - August 8, 2015
 Come to the library to register all summer!

Have fun at the Kids Summer Reading Kick-off Party Today!

Games Through the Ages: 
 9:30 am —8:30 pm
 Giant Jenga, Live-Action Pac-Man, humongeous Kerplunk, and more!

Face Painting: 10 am - 12 pm & 5 pm  - 7 pm

Live music : 4 pm

Fun all day for the entire family! Don’t miss it!
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Kickoff    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   
Thursday, June 16
 9:30 – 8:30

Sign up for Kids Summer Reading today!

Win fun prizes by counting the number of minutes
 you read this summer!  For all kids from preschool - grade 8.
 June 16 - August 8, 2015
 Come to the library to register all summer!

Have fun at the Kids Summer Reading Kick-off Party Today!

Games Through the Ages: 
 9:30 am —8:30 pm
 Giant Jenga, Live-Action Pac-Man, Humongeous Kerplunk, and more!

Face Painting: 10 am - 12 pm & 5 pm  - 7 pm

Live music: 4 pm

Fun all day for the entire family! Don’t miss it!
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CANCELLED Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

 
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_knitting 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM World Wide Knit in Public Day    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Mt. Lebanon Public Library's Knitting and Crochet Group (who regularly meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - noon) in the Courtyard as we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day.  Needles and yarn will be available if you'd like to give it a try! 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Sunday June 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Talks and Walks:Food Under Foot Walk    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Spring Talks and Walks: Food Under Foot Walk (Meeting at Gilfillan Farm)

The Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon Public Libraries have planned a series of three spring walks and talks in April, May and June to encourage our communities to share in the beauty of spring.  Both libraries will host each of the three presentations at their location. The presentations are planned to make us more attuned to the birds, flowers and plants that we may encounter on our springtime woodland hikes. Both communities will come together and share the walks which will be led by a nature guide at three different locations in Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon; Bird Park, Boyce Mayview Park and Gilfillan Farm. 

Learn how to identify edible plants and how to harvest them on this guided walk at Gilifillan Farm with Melissa Sokulski of the Birch Center. Registration is required. Please call 412-531-1912 to register for this event. 

Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Code Digital Music    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to write code and create live digital music using Sonic Pi.  Compose melodies, use loops, synths, basslines, and drumbeats.  For children ages 10-13.  Participants must register with the Children's Library starting Monday, June 6th and must attend both sessions.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_trophy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Toilet Paper Olympics    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Welcome to the Toilet Paper Olympics! For once you get to unroll toilet paper at top speed! Today we’re going to compete in Olympic events – and use toilet paper to determine the winners.  Measuring and math are part of the fun!

For children going into 4th-6th grade.  Space is limited.  Please pre-register starting June 7th, 2016.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_scissors 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Decoupage    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

The word decoupage comes from Middle French "decouper", meaning to cut out or cut from something.  By cutting up recycled books, magazines, photocopies or napkins, carefully arranging them and covering them with Modge Podge, we will decoupage either a photo frame or flower pot.  All supplies provided.  Space limited.  For middle school to adult.  Register with the Adult Reference Desk. 

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

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

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_trophy 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Toilet Paper Olympics- Jr. Division    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Welcome to the Toilet Paper Olympics! For once you get to unroll toilet paper at top speed! Today we’re going to compete in Olympic events – and use toilet paper to determine the winners.  Measuring and math are part of the fun!

For children going into 1st-3rd  grade.  Space is limited.  Please pre-register starting June 7th, 2016.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tuesday Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Card Making    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for 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: Young Adult Area
 
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.

June 21 -- Daughter of Time / Josephine Tey

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

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

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

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

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

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 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
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes. and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with and adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Needle Felting    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach needle felting on fabric and needle felted sculpture.  Class description and registration details forthcoming.    

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

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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_tulip.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beading -- Earring Workshop    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   
In this easy, fun-filled class, learn to design and construct beautiful beaded earrings for pierced and non-pierced ears. Short, dangly, classic, or glitzy, the choice is yours! Once you master a simple wire-looping technique, you will create three pairs of earrings you'll be proud to wear or give to friends and family.
 
The instructor, Kathy Shomo, author of Anyone Can Bead! Easy Techniques for Making Jewelry, also will demonstrate how to use the same loop-making skill to create necklaces, bracelets, and rosaries. The possibilities are endless!  Ages 11 to adult.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk.
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

All stuffed animals are welcome!!
 

Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Practice of Happiness Make-Up Class    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This class is a make-up for the fifth session of the Practice of Happiness Master Class Series.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 
Come for breakfast treats this morning, re-unite with your stuffed animal, participate in a super fun storytime, and see a slideshow of the stuffed animal sleepover! 
 
 
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Practice of Happiness Make-Up Class    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This class is a make-up for the sixth session of the Practice of Happiness Master Class Series.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday June 26, 2016 -  Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Exercise Your Mind (Body & Spirit) Summer Reading 2016 Adult    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Exercise Your Mind Adult Summer Reading 2016

The library has planned a lot of opportunities for you to "exercise your mind (body and spirit) this summer at the library. Registration for the adult summer reading program begins during our kick-off event on  Sunday, June 26th and continues throughout the summer, ending with a celebration on August 25th.  Adults can register online on our website at www.mtlebanonlibrary.org or come in the library and let us assist you. All registrants will receive a summer reading registration bag and NuGo gluten-free nutrition bar. If you sign-up from home stop by the library to pick up your registration bag. 

You can fill out one slip for every book that you read or listen to this summer. The library will have themed numbered prize baskets with corresponding bags for you to drop your slips into for a chance to win at the end of the summer. All winners will be selected from random drawings of each prize bag. The more you read the better the odds! In addition to the end of summer drawings the library will randomly select from all registered participants several weekly incentive winners.

Throughout the summer the library has planned cultural events and a few reading-centered activities to help you exercise your mind, as well as a great many wellness-based programs to help you exercise your body and spirit. 

At the end of the summer we will celebrate together with a special summer reading get-together that will extend into the courtyard to appreciate the last of our summer courtyard concerts.

Sunday June 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. June is newspaper pets!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Exercise Your Mind, Body and Spirit with us this summer at the library. We will kick off a summer full of programs, reading and fun with a great afternoon of wellness-centered events.

1:00-2:30 p.m. Yoga on the Lawn

Bring your yoga mat and some sunscreen and join us for a special outdoor yoga class held on the Southminster Church lawn.

2:30-4:30

Learn what it takes to make the best tasting and healthy juices with local resident, Ankit Goyal, owner of Fresh From the Farm Juices. There will be plenty of juices to taste!

2:30-4:30

"Ask a Dietician" stop by Room B to get information on making your diet more healthy and enjoy some great healthy snacks!

Librarians will be available to assist you in registering for our great summer reading program. All registrant will receive a summer reading package.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Summer Reading Kick Off: Ask a Nutritionist    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details forthcoming.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Code Digital Music    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to write code and create live digital music using Sonic Pi.  Compose melodies, use loops, synths, basslines, and drumbeats.  For children ages 10-13.  Participants must register with the Children's Library starting Monday, June 6th and must attend both sessions.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Silents Please!    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Be a part of our first ever Artist in Residency workshop for kids! Tom Roberts, composer and curator of Silents Please (a silent film series at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont), will direct kids in the creation of their own silent short film. Kids will discover the genius of Charlie Chaplin, learn to tell a story without speaking, and talk about how music shapes movies. This workshop will last three days, June 27, 28 and 29. Registrants must be able to attend all three sessions. On June 30 Tom will be hosting a silent movie night for all ages at the library and playing his own score to three Charlie Chaplin films.

For kids going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Must pre-register. Pre-registration begins June 13.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Silents Please!    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Be a part of our first ever Artist in Residency workshop for kids! Tom Roberts, composer and curator of Silents Please (a silent film series at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont), will direct kids in the creation of their own silent short film. Kids will discover the genius of Charlie Chaplin, learn to tell a story without speaking, and talk about how music shapes movies. This workshop will last three days, June 27, 28 and 29. Registrants must be able to attend all three sessions. On June 30 Tom will be hosting a silent movie night for all ages at the library and playing his own score to three Charlie Chaplin films.

For kids going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Must pre-register. Pre-registration begins June 13.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 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
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes. and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with and adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Needle Felting    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach needle felting on fabric and needle felted sculpture.  Class description and registration details forthcoming.   

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

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Silents Please!    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Be a part of our first ever Artist in Residency workshop for kids! Tom Roberts, composer and curator of Silents Please (a silent film series at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont), will direct kids in the creation of their own silent short film. Kids will discover the genius of Charlie Chaplin, learn to tell a story without speaking, and talk about how music shapes movies. This workshop will last three days, June 27, 28 and 29. Registrants must be able to attend all three sessions. On June 30 Tom will be hosting a silent movie night for all ages at the library and playing his own score to three Charlie Chaplin films.

For kids going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Must pre-register. Pre-registration begins June 13.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Homesteading: Green Cleaning    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Ditch & Switch: Simple Ways to Detox Your Home - Learn how to 'clean green' simply, easily, and effectively. Find out why switching to non-toxic alternatives can help your family become healthier & happier.
 
 
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Brain Health Lifestyle    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

The human brain is the single greatest miracle ever designed in the history of this universe. Weighing 3 pounds, comprised of 60% fat, and demanding 25% of the blood from every heartbeat, our brains are the origin of our every thought, emotion, and movement.  Paul David Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall brain health.  Dr. Nussbaum will teach about the basics of the brain, how the brain operates, and how to shape your brain for health across the entire lifespan. Neuroscience has taught us about the power of “neuroplasticity” and how particular environmental input is critical to the health of the brain by building brain resilience. Dr. Nussbaum will educate you on his proactive Brain Health Lifestyle ® that includes physical activity, mental stimulation, spirituality, nutrition, and socialization.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tom Roberts Silent Film Musician    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Silent film composer Tom Roberts will be playing his own score to three Charlie Chaplin films.  Details to be announced.  All ages. 

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday July 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: INDEPENDENCE DAY    
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: INDEPENDENCE DAY    
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Club 24    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math-fact slide! Have fun with friends playing 24 Math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5 and 6. Registration required. Registration begins June 21.
 
    Location: Children's Story Rm. 

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

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 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
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes. and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with and adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_bee.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Urban Homesteading: Backyard Beekeeping    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Whether you'd like to become a beekeeper yourself, or just want to be a better friend to the bees, come and learn about why bees are so amazing! From pollinating flowers to making honey, bees are a fascinating and essential part of any garden or farm. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mozart: His Life in Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details to come

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-Tour Garden Party    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

You are invited to a pre-tour Garden Party hosted by the Library Board of Trustees in the Library Garden Courtyard. The event features summer entertainment, light food, beer, wine, and desserts.  Tickets are $30 at the Library starting in mid-June and at the door. 

Benefactors and Patrons of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour receive free admission to this event.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday July 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM 26th Annual Garden Tour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tickets for the Garden Tour will be available in advance for $15 per person or $20 on the day of the tour at the library. Tickets go on-sale in mid-June

The tour will feature diverse Mt. Lebanon gardens during this self-guided tour.  Expert and amateur gardeners alike will find inspiration and garden beauty.  These gardens are private and open this day only. 

Good quality perennials will be on sale during tour hours at the Library (all plant specimens are donated from local gardens, appropriate for our growing conditions in Western Pennsylvania and offered at discount prices), and there will be  free consultations with Penn State Master Gardeners and a Pittsburgh Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, as well as special promotional offers at The Book Cellar.

All proceeds from this event benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Introduction to 3D Printing    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Learn the basics of 3D printing and take home a 3D printed sample. For children ages 9-13.  Participants must register with the Children's Library starting Monday, June 27th and attend both sessions. 

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

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

Session Dates: Meets periodically throughout the year, usually two Mondays within a month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar for current/upcoming sessions. If you wish to receive an email in advance of scheduled dates, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Focus is on the expansion of the American Empire from 1783 to 1860 - including conflicts and wars between the Spanish/English Empires and Native Americans. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Reading/References: 
Richard Kluger, Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea, 2007

Walter Nugent, A History of American Expansion, 2008

Robert Middlekauff, The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789,  2007 

Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, 2009

Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 2007

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Fiestas!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Songs, dances, games, stories and more - all in Spanish! Brought to you by your favorite Mt. Lebanon Spanish teachers. Don't miss the fiesta! For kids entering grades 1-3.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Class Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Class Topics: ‘Creating Positive Relationships’ Applications Review, and In-Depth Focus on ‘Building Your Positive Emotions and Resilience’

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

Do you want to feel more satisfaction with your life?

Join us and attend one or all of the six Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master Classes. The sixth Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology Master class will be held on Monday, July 11th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in Conference Room A.  Each month you will learn how to experience more joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness by applying the six components of Practice of Happiness/Positive Psychology to your everyday life.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Club 24    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math-fact slide! Have fun with friends playing 24 Math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5 and 6. Registration required. Registration begins June 21.
 
    Location: Children's Story Rm. 

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

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_chicken 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Homesteading: Backyard Chickens    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Come and learn all about backyard chicken basics! Join presenters (and some friendly feathered guests!) from the Uniontown Poultry Association and learn about choice of a chicken breed for a specific need (eggs, pets, etc.), what chickens eat, predators and how to keep chickens safe, housing needs, health issues with chickens, and a wide variety of available resources. There will be time for questions and answers afterwards, plus a chance to get acquainted with the chickens!

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 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
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes. and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with and 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: Study Room
 
rec_dance2 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Mindful Discussion: The Subject of Compassion in the Writings ofThich Nhat Hanh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

July 13 Session: Cultivating Compassion in our Lives

Compassion is a noble and lofty goal that can be hard to extend to difficult coworkers, friends and family in the rush of everyday life. As Thich Nhat Hahn teaches: “When we are in contact with another’s suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, ‘to suffer with.’” In this session, we’ll share readings and practices and discuss ways to use deep looking and understanding to develop our capacity for compassion.  

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

Bimonthly meeting of the Board of Directors

    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

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

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

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

Background Books: 

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

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

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

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

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy interactive stories and creative activities in this monthly evening storytime. Wearing PJs is optional, but fun! For ages 3-6 and family.

    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 July 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mozart: His Life in Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details to come

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paleo Art    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

More details to come.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

 
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday July 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner Game Design    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Interested in making games, but not sure how to get started? Join Schell Games to learn the basics of Unity3D, a free professional-grade game engine! We'll be going over how to use the editor, some basic C# scripting, game engine concepts, and be putting together a simple playable demo. Get started on the path towards making your own game!  For middle & high school students.  Registration is required and attendees must attend both sessions. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 5th.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Fiestas!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Songs, dances, games, stories and more - all in Spanish! Brought to you by your favorite Mt. Lebanon Spanish teachers. Don't miss the fiesta! For kids entering grades 1-3.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_bush.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Homesteading: Composting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Come and find out about types and styles of composting to fit your own personal home, whether it is an apartment, a house with or even without a yard - everyone can compost! Learn about how it works, how to get started, environmental and ecological impact, and more with Dr. Sarah Meiss, professor of Botany, Mycology, and Sustainable Agriculture at California University of Pennsylvania and a Phipps Master Gardener. 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Pittsburgh on the Eve of the Civil War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
 

Join us in a series of programs planned by the Mt. Lebanon Public Library in collaboration with the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon that highlight local Civil War history. 

Pittsburgh on the Eve of the Civil War

A docent from the Heinz History Center will describe what life was like in Pittsburgh in the days leading up to the Civil War. Advertisements and newspapers will provide for us a window to the past.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner Game Design    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Interested in making games, but not sure how to get started? Join Schell Games to learn the basics of Unity3D, a free professional-grade game engine! We'll be going over how to use the editor, some basic C# scripting, game engine concepts, and be putting together a simple playable demo. Get started on the path towards making your own game!  For middle & high school students.  Registration is required and attendees must attend both sessions. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 5th.

    Location: Maker Space
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Club 24    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math-fact slide! Have fun with friends playing 24 Math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5 and 6. Registration required. Registration begins June 21.
 
    Location: Children's Story Rm. 

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

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

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tuesday Crafternoon!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    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.

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

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

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

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM TSAG    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Technical Services and Advisory Group Committee meeting.

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 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
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes. and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with and adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Cooking Science    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Cooking may be an art, but it is also a science! Find out about acids and bases, carbohydrates, and oil and water. Lots of hands-on fun! For kids entering 4th-6th grade. Must pre-register.

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

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group    
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs. This month's selection:

Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.-Goodreads

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM President Ulysses S. Grant    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This progam will be held on the lawn of Southminster Manse (across the driveway from the library). Attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner (no alcohol please). The program will be held in the library if it rains.

Gettysburg resident Kenneth Serfass, a retired U.S. Marine and living history professional, will portray Union Commanding General Ulysses S. Grant. Serfass has portrayed Grant for a History Channel documentary and is the bandmaster for the Antebellum Marine Band.

Serfass will bring history to life through first-person living history as U.S. Grant... the architect of total Union victory who provides perspective on his campaigns in roundtable and other discussion venues. Step back in time with one of the Civil War's greatest leaders.

Presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Delicious Ways to Eat with Peace and Joy    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Fast eating hurts! Do you know that S-L-O-W eating has an anti-aging effect on the body. You can reset your rhythyms and effortlessly reduce portion sizes when you eat slow. Discover delicious ways to find peace in the presence of food. What if you can return to your life energized after eating! Weight loss tips included.

 

 

Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt, is experienced and highly-trained in helping people resolve problems, cope with life struggles and ease unsettled feelings. Recognized as a leader in deep-mind transformation, Sanna facilitates the relief clients seek to transform their lives. Clients resolve long-standing stresses stemming from childhood trauma, generational grief, abuse of all kinds, relationship conflicts, money issues, or any current worry and fear due to an anticipated event, such as surgery or athletic performance. These great psycholoigcal pains neutralize and integrate with Sanna's groundbreaking mind/body approaches. Details forthcoming.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Star Wars    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy      priddyb@einetwork.net
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Star Wars    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy      priddyb@einetwork.net
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

today's camp will be held in the library's courtyard

Sunday July 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

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

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

This meeting will be held only if the Saturday, July 23 meeting in the courtyard is rained out

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room
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anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spanish Fiestas!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Songs, dances, games, stories and more - all in Spanish! Brought to you by your favorite Mt. Lebanon Spanish teachers. Don't miss the fiesta! For kids entering grades 1-3.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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
 
misc_none 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Club 24    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Avoid the math-fact slide! Have fun with friends playing 24 Math and other mind-bending games of logic.

For kids entering grades 5 and 6. Registration required. Registration begins June 21.
 
    Location: Children's Story Rm. 

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

Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art.
Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_tomato 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Homesteading: Preserving the Harvest    
   

How do you choose the right plant varieties if you want to preserve? How do you pick which method to preserve your harvest? Preserving is easy, fun, and satisfying. Come to this class and learn the basics of canning, drying, and freezing. Recipes included.

Part of the Urban Homesteading program series. 

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

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

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 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
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes. and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with and 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
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Needle Felting    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach needle felting on fabric and needle felted sculpture.  Class description and registration details forthcoming.   

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

Move and groove while you share stories and songs! Did you know that rhythym and movement help develop speech and early literacy skills?

For children ages 3 - 6 and family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Battle of the Books Tournament    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912x4   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Tonight is the battle the teams have been preparing for!  Sign-up began on June 1 and ended July 1. Teams have spent the summer reading from the grade assigned book lists and have been writing and submitting their questions about the books to be used in the battles. 4th Grade battles at 6:30, 5/6th Grade at 7:45. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Battle of the Books Tournament    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Tonight is the battle the teams have been preparing for!  Sign-up began on June 1 and ended July 1. Teams have spent the summer reading from the grade assigned book lists and have been writing and submitting their questions about the books to be used in the battles. 4th Grade battles at 6:30, 5/6th Grade at 7:45. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
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Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

[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
   

Discover delightful fingerplays, stories and songs in this participatory program created especialy for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mozart: His Life in Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details to come

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday July 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. July is paper plate dragon scales!

Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer2 10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM How to Build a Computer    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to assemble a working desktop computer.  Discover the components that make up a computer and how they interact with each other.  For children ages 10-13.  Participants must register with the Children's Library starting Monday, July 18th.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details coming soon

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindful Eating: A Compassionate Approach to Eating    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deborah Brooks, member of the Order of Interbeing, a community of monastics and lay people established by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will provide a new perspective to how we approach our daily meals.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club!

For kids entering grades 1-3.

Space is limited.  Please pre-register for this four-week math club starting July 19th. 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sciencetellers    
   

Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy by telling stories suing exciting, hands-on experiments that will leave you laughing, learning and having fun!

Will be held on Southminster lawn, or in Fellowship Hall

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands On History: The Civil War    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

We hope to make Civil War History come alive this evening with two interactive presentations. The evening will begin with a talk by a private in full dress from the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves, Co. A

(38th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry) who will provide a glimpse of what like was like for the infantryman in the Civil War. The talk will focus on what shoulder arms of the day were like.

The second presentation will be from a docent at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Museum who will present a Civil War Footlocker from the museum. We will set aside time for the audience to interact with our presenters and their collections. 

This program is part of a four part series focusing on the history of the Civil War  provided by the Mt. Lebanon Public Library in collaboration with the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon. 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
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nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Needle Felting    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach needle felting on fabric and needle felted sculpture.  Class description and registration details forthcoming.   

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Mindful Discussion: The Subject of Compassion in the Writings ofThich Nhat Hanh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Aug 3 Session:  Cultivating Universal Compassion

As we water the seeds of compassion within us, we naturally begin to feel more connected to the world around us.  People seem less like others and all living things become more precious.  In this session, we will share a guided Metta meditation in which we extend loving kindness and good will to all creatures great and small, near and far, dear and unknown.  Readings and discussion will focus on the history and experience of the practice.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mt. Lebanon resident Christopher Mark Jones performs folk-blues.
christophermarkjones.com/

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mozart: His Life in Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details to come

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

 
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 August 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Session Dates: Meets periodically throughout the year, usually two Mondays within a month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar for current/upcoming sessions. If you wish to receive an email in advance of scheduled dates, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Focus is on the expansion of the American Empire from 1783 to 1860 - including conflicts and wars between the Spanish/English Empires and Native Americans. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Reading/References: 
Richard Kluger, Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea, 2007

Walter Nugent, A History of American Expansion, 2008

Robert Middlekauff, The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789,  2007 

Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, 2009

Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 2007

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details coming soon

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club!

For kids entering grades 1-3.

Space is limited.  Please pre-register for this four-week math club starting July 19th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LeboLab: Marble Run    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8:00pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Must be able to attend both nights in order to register.  Pre-registration begins July 25th.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: 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
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LeboLab: Marble Run    
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

Tuesdays, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8:00pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Must be able to attend both nights in order to register.  Pre-registration begins July 25th.

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

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

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

Background Books: 

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

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

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

RML Jazz returns by popular demand!
rmljazz.com/

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday August 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mozart: His Life in Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details to come

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

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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
 
rec_tent 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Fort Night    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Bring a blanket, pillows, and a flashlight and build a fort in the library after hours!  Next, get comfortable inside and read some books together.  Includes storytime and walking s'mores

Program begins promptly at 4:45.  Please be on-time and in the storyroom since the library doors will be locked soon after.

For children ages 4-8 and their families.  Space is limited.  Please pre-register starting July 30th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday August 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details coming soon

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Pet Show    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Show off your furry, feathered, or scaly friend at our very own Pet Show at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register in children’s department in July.

Event in Room A, Courtyard and Lawn.

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

January 18: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

February 15: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

March 21: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 18: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

May 16: The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

June 20: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 18: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

August 15: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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

October 17: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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

December 19: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club!

For kids entering grades 1-3.

Space is limited.  Please pre-register for this four-week math club starting July 19th.

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

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

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us in a series of programs planned by the Mt. Lebanon Public Library in collaboration with the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon that highlight local Civil War history. 

The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History

Kenneth C. Turner will talk about the history and photos that comprise his co-authored book The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History. Pennsylvania fulfilled its role as the Keystone State when the Civil War erupted in 1861. Its large size and varied economy contributed 315,000 men and more munitions than any other state, while on the home front, women and children tended to vast farms and filled factory jobs. The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History presents for the first time in a single volume the story of the war's impact on the state as told through photographs. Hundreds of images from private collections offer a rare glimpse of images over the past 150 years.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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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.

August 16 -- Conspiracy of Paper / David Liss

September 20 – Girl Waits with Gun / Amy Stewart

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

November 15 -- Black Dahlia / James Ellroy

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group    
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs. Detailed information forthcoming.

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

Mt. Lebanon poet Dave Borland and Dormont artist Karen Larson will entrance audiences with an evening of "bugh ku"... that's a Pittsburgh adaptation of a Japanese haiku... a poem of three lines, but not adhering to the traditional five/seve/five syllable structure.

Dave will read his 'bugh kus while Karen will sketch her artistic impression of each one.

Dave is a Mt. Lebanon High School grad, an author of three novels and three poetry collections. He is enjoying his retirement here in Mt. Lebanon.

Karen is a University of Pittsburgh grad and a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists. She enjoys haiku and likes utilizing Pittsburgh landmarks when interpreting Dave's "'burgh kus."

It will be a fun night.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Nan Hoffman returns with some American folk music.
nanhoffman.com/

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
Friday August 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mozart: His Life in Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

More details to come

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday August 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

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ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday August 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details coming soon

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM When the Body Hurts How You Can Help Yourself    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Eighty percent of visits to the PCP are stress related, according to the CDC. If this is true, could mental empowerment reduce pain? Topics of discussion will be how stress turns into body aches and pains, and the value of suffering. You will experience the power of energy psychology approaches to help you reduce where you hurt.

 

Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt, is experienced and highly-trained in helping people resolve problems, cope with life struggles and ease unsettled feelings. Recognized as a leader in deep-mind transformation, Sanna facilitates the relief clients seek to transform their lives. Clients resolve long-standing stresses stemming from childhood trauma, generational grief, abuse of all kinds, relationship conflicts, money issues, or any current worry and fear due to an anticipated event, such as surgery or athletic performance. These great psycholoigcal pains neutralize and integrate with Sanna's groundbreaking mind/body approaches. Details forthcoming.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Crazy 8's Math Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club!

For kids entering grades 1-3.

Space is limited.  Please pre-register for this four-week math club starting July 19th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Urban Homesteading: Kombucha Workshop    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn how to make your own kombucha at home with Jill Ciciarelli, owner of First Comes Health, certified holistic health coach and author of  Fermented, A Four-Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods. Partipants will learn he 6-part process of kombucha making. 

1. Make your own SCOBY

2. Choosing the right tea
3. Choosing the right type of sugar
4. Equipment
5. Make kombucha
6. Troubleshooting

Participants will be given a kombucha starter (SCOBY) as a part of this workshop. This workshop requires registration. Please call the library at 412-531-1912 to register. Space is limited so early sign-up is highly recommended.

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and fun crafts on the 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM End of Summer Adult Reading Celebration    
   

You have exercised your mind, body and spirit this summer at the library! Now it is time to celebrate together the end of a great summer. Join us for healthy finger foods, a selection of iced teas and some literary fun and games. We will be announcing the winners of our summer reading baskets at this time. Make sure that you make some time to enjoy the wrap-up of the Concert in the Courtyard series immediately following our celebration. This event is open to all registered adult summer reading participants. 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mt. Lebanon High String Quartet wraps up our concert series

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is TBA.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Beer Garden Bash VII Setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to be announced. Tickets go on sale in July

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Beer Garden Bash VII Setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to be announced. Tickets go on sale in July

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beer Garden Bash VII    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to be announced. Tickets go on sale in July

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project. August is cardboard city creations!

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details coming soon

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 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. Ajay Kumar leads the group monthly at the library. These classes are offered free of charge or obligation. No reservations are required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Tomato Harvest & Tasting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Miriam Rubin author, freelance food writer and columnist for the Post-Gazette will talk tomatoes with us, demonstrate a recipe from her book "Tomatoes," and give us a chance to sample different varieties of Tomatoes.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
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Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
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Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

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

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    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Background Books: 

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

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

Rodger Duffy is the facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Campaign finance meetings

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

Enjoy interactive stories and creative activities in this monthly evening storytime. Wearing PJs is optional, but fun! For ages 3-6 and family.

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

Writing Pittsburgh: Three Acclaimed Pittsburgh Novelists Talk about Becoming a Writer, Setting Stories in Western Pennsylvania, and Their Latest Releases

Join Rebecca Drake, Annette Dashofy and Gwyn Cready, authors of 17 suspense, mystery and romance novels, as they talk about following dreams, getting the call, writing interesting women characters, and setting stories in and around Pittsburgh.  Drake's March release, Only Ever You, is being heralded as an "adrenaline-fueled thriller" by Publishers Weekly.  Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series set in rural southwestern Pennsylvania and has been nominated for an Agatha Award (her second nomination) for her latest, Burned Bridges.  Cready is the winner of the RITA Award for romance and the third book of her Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands trilogy, Every Time with a Highlander, comes out August 2.  Authors work will be available for purchase and signing.  Light refreshments.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM America’s Early Conflicts and Wars - A Geographic View    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Session Dates: Meets periodically throughout the year, usually two Mondays within a month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Library Events Calendar for current/upcoming sessions. If you wish to receive an email in advance of scheduled dates, please contact the library (jacksonma@einenetwork.net).

Focus is on the expansion of the American Empire from 1783 to 1860 - including conflicts and wars between the Spanish/English Empires and Native Americans. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions.

Suggested Reading/References: 
Richard Kluger, Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea, 2007

Walter Nugent, A History of American Expansion, 2008

Robert Middlekauff, The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789,  2007 

Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, 2009

Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 2007

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

 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or  acohen@gplc.org

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons    
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net