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Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    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!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
elect_laptop.GIF 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LinkedIn for Job Seekers    
    Contact:    (412)-586-3724   harris@cdcpgh.org
   

LinkedIn for Job Seekers is for individuals who have LinkedIn accounts and want to learn how to utilize this social networking site to build their network and aid in their job search. Topics covered include best practices for: how to complete your profile, add connections, and navigate your privacy settings.

Workshop instructor will send "homework" (instructions for registering on Linkedin) via email to registered participants a few days prior to the workshop.

Basic computer proficiency and navigation of internet required. Registration is required and class is limited to 10 students.

Contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or (412) 586-3723 to register.

Participants must register by Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 3PM to be able to attend. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seed Starting for Your Garden    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Starting Seeds

Watching a seed sprout and grow into a plant is truly one of life’s miracles! Not only is seed starting fun and satisfying, it allows you to experiment with so many varieties you just can’t find at the local nursery. This talk will teach you how to start seeds indoors, as well as how to direct-sow seeds in your garden. We’ll cover materials needed to start seeds, what to look for in different seed varieties, how to care for them after they sprout, and how to thin and transplant. Lecture and demonstration by Master Gardener, Martha Swiss.

After attending this program sign up for our Seed Share program on Saturday, March 11th!! You will have everything you need to get your vegetable garden started.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 24, 2017 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
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Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians    
    Contact: Mary Ann Rayner   412-719-7847   
   

Annual meeting

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Fly Tying    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you interested in the art of fly tying? Bob Heil, expert fly tyer and volunteer instructor for the Allegheny Fly Tyers Association will slow down the art of fly tying in a step by step demonstration of the process of tying four essential flies. You will also be introduced to the basics you need to get started, including selecting the appropriate tools and supplies.  Participants will have an opportunity to be up close and personal with a professional tyer. Bob will be demonstrating the following ties:

Wooly Bugger

Pheasant Tail

Haresear Nymph

Adams Dry Fly 

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday February 26, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_smiley 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Game Day @ The Library    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Every Sunday is Game Day at the library in January and February!  Use your powers of logic and imagination while playing new and classic games.
Games will be out in the storyroom and in the A-V area of the Children's Library.
Bring your friends and family to play!

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Odyssey of the Mind    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter Tour of Claire's Garden    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tour Landscape Designer, Claire Schuchman's own garden throughout the seasons. Claire will take you through her garden during different seasons so that you can see how her garden evolves as well as discuss unique planting solutions for deer-resistance and light exposure. Please call the library at 412.531.1912 to register for this event. Space is limited. The address of the tour will be provided upon registration. If you self-register online please call the library for tour adderss.  The winter tour will address the following issues:

Evaluating the bones of the garden, 
* a good 50/50 mix of evergreen and deciduous plants, 
* contrast in textures and colors like red twigs, peeling bark, interesting contorted silhouettes, 
* use of evergreen ground covers 
* hardscapes - interesting patterns in brick paths, stone work, pergolas, twig art
* standing perennials like grasses, seed pods, 
* well pruned shrubs and trees, the beauty of a well pruned weeping Japanese maple, an artistic approach can be taken when pruning shrubby dogwoods
* using lights to enhance the winter garden
* well done potted arrangements 

        There are 10 spaces available.
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Circ Staff Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
 
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 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Landscape Design for the Homeowner    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday February 28, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
eth_france 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Today, we will show the film Molière  in French with English subtitles.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

    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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play-n-Learn!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Over three weeks you and your child will make friends, be creative, and explore together. While your child plays with our special collection of Family Place toys, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with early childhood development professionals about Movement and Literacy, Childhood Development, and Speech &Hearing. For children 12 - 36 months w/ caregiver.
Registration begins Feb. 10.  Thursdays, 10-10:45 am,  March, 2, 9, 16
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
        There is 1 space available.
 
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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM DRC Meeting    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Digital Resources Committee meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Job Search: Beyond the Basics: Resumes and the American Job Search Part 2    
    Contact: Pam   (412)-586-3724   pharris@cdcpgh.org
   

The American Job Search: Beyond the Basics - This workshop series is designed for refugees and immigrants who can speak English but who are having trouble understanding the American job search. In the second part of this series, participants will be introduced to interviewing and networking the strange world of the American job market. Participants should bring their current resume. Presenter: Bennett Sherry, Career Development Center.

Registration is required.

Contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or (412) 586-3723 to register.

Participants must register by Thursday, March 2nd at 3PM to be able to attend. 

    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 March 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM CANCELLED Scrabble Tournament    
    Contact: Dorcas Alexander   412-302-9757   dorcasa@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration and NASPA membership required to participate

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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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fly Tying Workshops with Allegheny Fly Tyers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This is a hands-on workshop lead by Allegheny Fly Tyers Instructor, Bon Heil. Participants will learn the basics of tying flies. Please register here online or call the library at 412.531.1912. Registration is limited.

    Location: Meeting Room A
        There are 10 spaces available.
Monday March 6, 2017 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.

    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.

Egg Decorating Eggstravaganza. Mike Yanchak returns by popular demand to show his egg decorating ideas just in time for Easter

[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 March 7, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girl Scouts    
    Contact: Terri Mariani   800-248-3355   tmariani@gswpa.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out-Mother Daughter Book club    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun discussing a new thought-provoking book each month with other moms and daughters who love to read! For girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please join us for this new monthly 90-minute presentation and discussion as we explore our roots.  Come one, come all on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  We begin with a five part series entitled the Road to Berlin where we chronicle the Unites States involvement on the Western Front during World War 2.  Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore, two local history enthusiasts, will lead and facilitate the meetings.

January:  D Day   On this day of days we will look at the strategy, tactics and logistics of D Day.  We will also discuss the first 24 hours of an infantryman on Omaha Beach.
February   Origins of the War  We discuss the surprising origins of World War Two and what lead to the opening of the Western Front including the U.S. Mediterranean campaign.
March  Battle of Normandy  Why did it take 43 days to proceed 200 miles to Paris?  This critical and bloody hedgerow battle will be explained as Patton enters the fray.
April   Battle to the Rhine   Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge will dominate the discussion as we also look into the importance of logistics on the Western Front.
May  End of the War          The Americans roll into Germany.  How did the war in Europe end and what is the fall out from the defeat of Germany both then and now?
October-December: TBD
 

    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  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: children's department   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  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday March 9, 2017 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.   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America and the trans-Atlantic world from 1600 to1820.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 in Room B.  

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 at jacksonma@einenetwork.net

Current Readings:
Don Cook, The Long Fuse - How England Lost the American Colonies -1760-1785, 1995
Thomas B. Allen, Tories - Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War, 2010

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play-n-Learn!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Over three weeks you and your child will make friends, be creative, and explore together. While your child plays with our special collection of Family Place toys, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with early childhood development professionals about Movement and Literacy, Childhood Development, and Speech &Hearing. For children 12 - 36 months w/ caregiver.
Registration begins Feb. 10.  Thursdays, 10-10:45 am,  March, 2, 9, 16
 

    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
 
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!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime    
    Contact: children's department   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 March 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beethoven    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover Ludwig van Beethoven with Dr. Cleon Cornes. This six-week series consists of lecture and discussion with audio/visual material. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Learn about the German composer's  tumultuous life in and listen to excerpts of his powerful and beautiful music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelly   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 March 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM GPLC Basic Literacy training    
    Contact: Lisa Morse   412-393-7645   lmorse@gplc.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seed Share    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Sit down with us to share vegetable seeds – and your stories about adventures in gardening!  We are dividing up 30 types of vegetable seeds, from kale to tomatoes – and much much more!

Please register early, space is limited.   Cost: $10 per seed share.  (Couples may register together and pay the $10 fee for 1 share of seeds)

You may register at the Reference Desk in person or call 412-531-1912.

 

 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday March 12, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Song Circle for Kids    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you have a song that you have been working on at home? Then come and share it at our first ever Kids Song Circle! Bring your own instrument: singers, guitar, ukulele, piano (keyboard provided), band & string instruments are all welcome. Local musician, Buddy Rieger, will be hosting the event and also leading kids in listening and music appreciation activities. Ages 8-12. Nov. 13 & Dec.11.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Monday March 13, 2017 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
   
Focus is on the conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions from the American colonial period to 1783. Events are viewed from a broad Atlantic perspective: 1. The impact of political, economic and religious events in Europe, 2. The clash of European Empires in America and 3. The role of the British Empire and America’s move towards independence.  

Format: Sessions include lecture, discussion, and videos. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions
Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  from September through May - from 10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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. He recently conducted the first of the Early Conflicts and War Series  - Settlement of the American Colonies: An Atlantic View

    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.          
March 13 Jude the Obscure  by  Thomas Hardy
April 10 This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
May 8  Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
June 12 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Sept 11 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    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
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Between the World and Me Community Book Discussion    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for a thoughtful book discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal and historical events, from his time at Howard University to the Civil War, the author poignantly asks and attempts to answer difficult questions that plague modern society.

Copies of the book will be available on display in the Magazine section near the Adult Circulation Desk.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Readers are encouraged to also attend Coates' lecture hosted by the University of Pittsburgh on March, 20th 2017 at 8:30PM

    Location: Meeting Room A
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 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. 

Tonight's selection is Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet.
Please contact a librarian if you need assistance  reserving a copy ot this book.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday March 14, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
 
food_cake 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pi Day    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Learn to make Pie Pops for Pi Day.  Middle and High School students. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Explorers    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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
 
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 March 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

    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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM TSAG Meeting    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Technical Services Advisory Group Meeting

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

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Great Castle Shannon Bank Robbery    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Retired KOSD History Teacher Edd Hale will discuss the The Great Castle Shannon Bank Robbery.
On May 14, 1917, the sleepy mining hamlet of Castle Shannon erupted in violence as four desperadoes robbed the town’s only bank and found themselves caught in a Wild West-style shootout with the townspeople. Hear how this holdup was planned, executed, and partly foiled as we look at one of Pittsburgh’s most notorious crimes. Based on extensive research of court documents, period newspapers, and even an eyewitness interview, this almost unknown story rivals other well-known tales of the Daltons, Youngers, and James Brothers.

Biography

Edd Hale is a retired middle school history teacher from Keystone Oaks School District. During his 35 years he taught mostly US history covering the period from discovery to the pre-Civil War era. Recently, in his spare time, he has been volunteering as a crewmember on the US Brig Niagara, the Flagship of Pennsylvania based in Erie, doing day sails and extended voyages. His interests also include traveling, metal detecting, bicycling and computers.  He has taught Osher classes on The War of 1812, The Great Castle Shannon Bank Robbery, the Brig Niagara and on using Mac computers.

 

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play-n-Learn!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Over three weeks you and your child will make friends, be creative, and explore together. While your child plays with our special collection of Family Place toys, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with early childhood development professionals about Movement and Literacy, Childhood Development, and Speech &Hearing. For children 12 - 36 months w/ caregiver.
Registration begins Feb. 10.  Thursdays, 10-10:45 am,  March, 2, 9, 16
 

    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
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Fair Districts PA    
    Contact: Elaine Kramer   412-805-0812   
   

Citizens: Learn about the 2020 Census and political redistricting … AND a non-partisan, fair solution to gerrymandering

Every 10 years, after each national census, the Pennsylvania Legislature redraws the boundaries of our Congressional, state House and state Senate districts. The original goal of redistricting was to ensure voting districts remain equal in population, so that every vote counts. 

In Pennsylvania, the task of redistricting lies mainly in the hands of politicians. Whichever party happens to be in the majority when the census is conducted holds most of the power to draw lines that may:

  • protect incumbents
  • favor one political party over others
  • dilute the votes of particular citizen groups.

At this non-partisan, civic engagement event, Suzanne Broughton, a speaker from Fair Districts PA will explain how redistricting currently works and suggest another way, one that would be non-partisan and fair to all parties … and all voters.

 

Speaker Bio: Suzanne Broughton is a former president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.  She is also a member of the boards of the North Area Environmental Council and the Allegheny Land Trust and is active in the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network.

Over a 21-year period, Ms. Broughton wrote and edited technical manuals and marketing literature for computer software for three companies: On-Line Systems, Inc., Tartan Inc., and Texas Instruments.  She graduated from Bryn Mawr College, earned a masters degree in Physics from Brandeis University, and has taught at Dickenson College and Point Park College (now University).

Ms. Broughton has resided in Allegheny County since 1964.  She has two daughters and two granddaughters.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beethoven    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover Ludwig van Beethoven with Dr. Cleon Cornes. This six-week series consists of lecture and discussion with audio/visual material. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Learn about the German composer's  tumultuous life in and listen to excerpts of his powerful and beautiful music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Teen Time: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Middle and high school students are invited to stop by after school for snacks, games, and socialization. This month: Join us for an interactive showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Smell-o-Vision, Everlasting Gobstoppers, and more!

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Teen Time: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Middle and high school students are invited to stop by after school for snacks, games, and socialization. This month: Join us for an interactive showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Smell-o-Vision, Everlasting Gobstoppers, and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM GPLC Basic Literacy training    
    Contact: Lisa Morse   412-393-7645   lmorse@gplc.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizen Science: Frog Fun    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

We’ll learn about our amphibian friends, and how you can help them by participating in FrogWatch, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums flagship citizen science program. Appropriate for school aged children through adult.

What is Citizen Science?

Calling naturalists of all ages. Did you ever wonder what kind of ladybug is crawling on your finger, or how many different birds or fireflies are in your backyard? Well, many scientists have wondered the same things, and you can help them to find the answers. Observe, identify, photograph, chronicle! Anyone can volunteer to help collect data for real-world science. Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Citizen Science Series will help you to learn more about these projects and how you can participant. Each class features a project that collects data about a specific animal group. No experience necessary, great for families! Some age restrictions on certain classes, and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 20, 2017 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.

    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!

speaker is Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, Head of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library.  Marilyn is one of our most popular speakers, so please come to be educated and amused as she leads us through another exploration of topics in genealogy research.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group--MOVED TO MARCH 27    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

MOVED TO MARCH 27.

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates.

[Book Discussion Groups]
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Building Lasting Peace in Northern Ireland    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Thomas B. Etzel, a Mt. Lebanon resident, is Founder & Executive Director of the Global Peace Building Foundation (GPBF) www.globalpeacebuilding.org, a public charity based in Pittsburgh.  Mr. Etzel will provide a brief history of the conflict in Northern Ireland and discuss the grassroots peacebuilding efforts currently underway in Belfast, Northern Ireland. GPBF invests in peacebuilding programs around the globe that help youth and children from conflict-affected environments build lasting peace by fostering relationships to overcome prejudice, stereotyping, hatred, and fear.  

    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 March 21, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Healthy Eating for Kids    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

more information to come

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact:    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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Proper Pruning of Trees and Woody Shrubs    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you apprehensive to prune your Dogwood, Azaleas, or Hydrangeas for fear of distorting the beauty of the plant?  Do you wonder when is the ideal time to prune your shrubs?  When seeking professional pruning help with your landscape, whom should you trust?  All of these questions and more will be answered during this pruning workshop.

Meeting 1: Classroom Style Presentation

  1. Why do we prune trees and shrubs?
  2. What are the best tools to complete your pruning tasks?

Meeting 2: Classroom Style Presentation

  1. How to properly prune trees and woody shrubs.

Meeting 3: Hands-on in the Field Pruning with Instructors

Speaker Bio: Steven J. Horhut is a principal at Horhut Tree Experts and frequent speaker at local green industry events.  Steve is a family man, Donnie Iris fan, and arborist, in that order.  For the past 15 years, Steve has been a practicing and consulting arborist in the greater Pittsburgh area.  He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Business and Urban Forestry.  He is also an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist (PD-1523B), and a Registered Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

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

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
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Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

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

    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_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@eientwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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 6 - 10.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

 

March 22, 2016
Novel: “Binary Storm” by Christopher Hinz
Short Fiction:
“1UP” by Holly Black
”” by Chris Avellone

April 26, 2017
Novel: “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan
Short Fiction:
“The Girl Who was Plugged In” by James Tiptree, Jr.
“Alive, Alive Oh” by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

May 24, 2017
Novel: “Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov
Short Fiction:
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Cory Doctorow
“Sadness” by Timons Esaias
“Silence Like Diamonds” by John Barnes

June 28, 2017
Novel: “Stand on Zanzibar” by John Brunner
Short Fiction:
“Eight O’Clock in the Morning” by Ray Faraday Nelson
“The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick

July 26, 2017
Novel: “A Talent for War” by Jack McDevitt
Short Fiction:
“The Omnibot Incident” by Ernest Cline
“Cycles” by Charles Yu

August 23, 2017
Novel: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“For A Breath I Tarry” by Roger Zelazny
“ Martian Heart” by John Barnes
“Who Goes There” by John W. Campbell

September 27, 2017
Novel: “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber
Short Fiction:
“Men of Greywater Station” by George R. R. Martin and Howard Waldrop
“Protected Species” by H. B. Fyfe

October 25, 2017
Novel: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu
Short Fiction:
“Identity Crisis” by James P. Hogan
“Pillar of Fire” by Ray Bradbury

November 15, 2017
Novel: “Diplomatic Act” by Peter Jurasik and William H. Keith Jr.
Short Fiction:
“Time Exposures” by Wilson Tucker
“Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s” by James Morrow

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Zine Making Workshop    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Local artist Wayno will host a zine-making workshop.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ACLA/LAC South Region Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    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!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Roberto Clemente and the Roberto Clemente Museum    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us again for a fabulous night honoring Pittsburgh legend, Roberto Clemente with Vince Mariotti, Docent at the Roberto Clemente Museum in Lawrenceville. Find out about the fascinating museum and the amazing man that it honors.

The Clemente Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of "The Great One,” as his fans affectionately called him. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Clemente in 1954 and he rose to become the greatest baseball player of his time. During this period, the struggle for social justice had reached every part of our country, and every ballpark.  He and many other athletes had to bear the burdens of racial and cultural prejudices, no matter what their abilities were on the field.

Additionally, Clemente dealt with language barriers, which lead to the media making a mockery of his intelligence. He faced those burdens with dignity, pride and an enduring empathy for those less fortunate. As for his critics, he simply silenced them with his amazing bat and miraculous arm.

Through the exhibit of photographs and artifacts, and outreach to our community, The Clemente Museum works to fulfill our mission of honoring Roberto Clemente’s memory and promote the good deeds he accomplished in his all too short life. He dedicated his 3000th hit to the Pittsburgh fans and the people of Puerto Rico. We are honored to be a part of Pittsburgh’s dedication to him.

Some will come to remember. Some will come to learn. All will leave inspired.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 24, 2017 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beethoven    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover Ludwig van Beethoven with Dr. Cleon Cornes. This six-week series consists of lecture and discussion with audio/visual material. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Learn about the German composer's  tumultuous life in and listen to excerpts of his powerful and beautiful music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Fly Fishing Simplified    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Stephen Plut, author of Fly Fishing Simplified and world recognized fly fisherman will introduce us to the art of this classic sport. Stephen has been interviewed for podcasts and blogs in the United States and around the world. 
His mission since taking up this great sport has been to educate others.  For years he avoided even trying it thinking fly fishing was too expensive and too complex.  When he discovered that neither was true it made him want to help others avoid these misconceptions. Fly fishing has wide appeal to fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Stephen has noticed that recently more and more women are taking up the sport, in fact one of the most famous fly fishers in the world is April Vokey.  
 
Please join Stephen for an inspirational talk on the joys of geting started fly fishing. Stephen's book, Fly Fishing Simplified will be available for sale the night of the talk.

Stephen has noticed that recently more and more women are taking up the sport, in fact one of the most famous fly fishers in the world is April Vokey.  

 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday March 26, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 27, 2017 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.

    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 Brooklyn by Colm TóibínCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates. 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday March 28, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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
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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 A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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 Proper Pruning of Trees and Woody Shrubs    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you apprehensive to prune your Dogwood, Azaleas, or Hydrangeas for fear of distorting the beauty of the plant?  Do you wonder when is the ideal time to prune your shrubs?  When seeking professional pruning help with your landscape, whom should you trust?  All of these questions and more will be answered during this pruning workshop.

Meeting 1: Classroom Style Presentation

  1. Why do we prune trees and shrubs?
  2. What are the best tools to complete your pruning tasks?

Meeting 2: Classroom Style Presentation

  1. How to properly prune trees and woody shrubs.

Meeting 3: Hands-on in the Field Pruning with Instructors

Speaker Bio: Steven J. Horhut is a principal at Horhut Tree Experts and frequent speaker at local green industry events.  Steve is a family man, Donnie Iris fan, and arborist, in that order.  For the past 15 years, Steve has been a practicing and consulting arborist in the greater Pittsburgh area.  He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Business and Urban Forestry.  He is also an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist (PD-1523B), and a Registered Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@eientwork.net
   

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

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

Topic TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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: Young Adult Area
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM WorkLaunch 2017    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

WorkLaunch: Career Connections & Workshops

March 28-31, 2017 (at the Mt. Lebanon Library March 30, 2017)

• Engage and connect with Pittsburgh employers.
• Learn valuable skills in workshops on resumes, interviews and networking.
• Focus your job search with resources from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Career Development Center.
• Launch your search with online job application and social media seminars.
• Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a CDC Career counselor.

There is no cost to attend.

Questions? Contact:
worklaunch@cdcpgh.org
412.622.3133

For schedules, locations and
more information, visit:
carnegielibrary.org
cdcpgh.org

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM WorkLaunch 2017    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

WorkLaunch: Career Connections & Workshops

March 28-31, 2017 (at the Mt. Lebanon Library March 30, 2017)

• Engage and connect with Pittsburgh employers.
• Learn valuable skills in workshops on resumes, interviews and networking.
• Focus your job search with resources from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Career Development Center.
• Launch your search with online job application and social media seminars.
• Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a CDC Career counselor.

There is no cost to attend.

Questions? Contact:
worklaunch@cdcpgh.org
412.622.3133

For schedules, locations and
more information, visit:
carnegielibrary.org
cdcpgh.org

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beethoven    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover Ludwig van Beethoven with Dr. Cleon Cornes. This six-week series consists of lecture and discussion with audio/visual material. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Learn about the German composer's  tumultuous life in and listen to excerpts of his powerful and beautiful music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday April 1, 2017 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!

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday April 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Passover Celebration    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

more details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday April 3, 2017 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.

    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.

Slovak Wedding Customs and Cookies. Otilia Golis, the cookie lady, will demonstrate Slovakian wedding customs, including baking homemade cookies.

[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 April 4, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Training    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out-Mother Daughter Book club    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun discussing a new thought-provoking book each month with other moms and daughters who love to read! For girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please join us for this new monthly 90-minute presentation and discussion as we explore our roots.  Come one, come all on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  We begin with a five part series entitled the Road to Berlin where we chronicle the Unites States involvement on the Western Front during World War 2.  Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore, two local history enthusiasts, will lead and facilitate the meetings.

January:  D Day   On this day of days we will look at the strategy, tactics and logistics of D Day.  We will also discuss the first 24 hours of an infantryman on Omaha Beach.
February   Origins of the War  We discuss the surprising origins of World War Two and what lead to the opening of the Western Front including the U.S. Mediterranean campaign.
March  Battle of Normandy  Why did it take 43 days to proceed 200 miles to Paris?  This critical and bloody hedgerow battle will be explained as Patton enters the fray.
April   Battle to the Rhine   Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge will dominate the discussion as we also look into the importance of logistics on the Western Front.
May  End of the War          The Americans roll into Germany.  How did the war in Europe end and what is the fall out from the defeat of Germany both then and now?
October-December: TBD
 

    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  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    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
 
rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

    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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Training    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@eientwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY!!  Special guest from Benihana to demonstrate sushi making!

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
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anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday April 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beethoven    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover Ludwig van Beethoven with Dr. Cleon Cornes. This six-week series consists of lecture and discussion with audio/visual material. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Learn about the German composer's  tumultuous life in and listen to excerpts of his powerful and beautiful music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Real Estate event    
    Contact: Sandy Lamar   412-417-4331   sandi@sandilamar.com
   

details to come

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday April 9, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Song Circle for Kids    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you have a song that you have been working on at home? Then come and share it at our first ever Kids Song Circle! Bring your own instrument: singers, guitar, ukulele, piano (keyboard provided), band & string instruments are all welcome. Local musician, Buddy Rieger, will be hosting the event and also leading kids in listening and music appreciation activities. Ages 8-12. Nov. 13 & Dec.11.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Monday April 10, 2017 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
   
Focus is on the conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions from the American colonial period to 1783. Events are viewed from a broad Atlantic perspective: 1. The impact of political, economic and religious events in Europe, 2. The clash of European Empires in America and 3. The role of the British Empire and America’s move towards independence.  

Format: Sessions include lecture, discussion, and videos. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions
Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  from September through May - from 10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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. He recently conducted the first of the Early Conflicts and War Series  - Settlement of the American Colonies: An Atlantic View

    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.
April 10 This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
May 8  Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
June 12 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Sept 11 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 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_trophy 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Peep-le's Choice Award Ceremony    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Dept.   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

The Peep-le have chosen!  We present the awards in three categories for our second annual Peeps Diorama Contest. 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lose 20 in 30    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Even though your first motivation for dropping those pounds might be looking better, losing weight is really a product of becoming healthier.  Being overweight is commonly linked to a host of health problems like diabetes and heart disease.  Dr. Christopher Carr, from Pittsburgh Chiropractic & Wellness, will help you learn to turn your body into a fat burning machine so you lose the weight and keep it off for good!  Part 1: Weight Loss / Nutrition Presentation from 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Part 2: Workout Session (high intensity interval training) from 7:45pm to 8:30pm. **Be sure to bring or wear workout clothes!**   Registration suggested, but not required, below or call the Adult Reference Desk (412-531-1912). 
 

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday April 11, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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 B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Staff Training    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Staff Training    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Explorers    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brain Health Series    
   

Two-part series concluding on April 18th.  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
 
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
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    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: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@eientwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Allison McGee   225-266-8423   j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com
   

Board meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Literary Luminaries of Concord, MA: The Alcotts, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, & Fuller    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Often called the American Bloomsbury, this group of intellectuals--like their British counterparts--not only questioned established literary forms, but also resisted old moral and social structures of the 1840s to the 1880s.
. Often called "a center of geniuses", these literary heroes now seem secure in their places in history, they were once considered avant-garde, bohemian types, at odds with the establishment.

These remarkable men and women were so improbably concentrated in placid Concord, Massachusetts, that Henry James referred to the town as the "biggest little place in America". Among the host of luminaries who floated in and out of Concord's "American Bloomsbury" as satellites of the venerable intellect and prodigious fortune of Ralph Waldo Emerson were Henry David Thoreau (perpetual second to his mentor in both love and career), Louisa May Alcott (a dreamy girl and ambitious spinster), Nathaniel Hawthorne (author), Margaret Fuller (glamorous editor and foreign correspondent), and Bronson Alcott (teacher and philosopher).

Speaker Julie Agar, Ph.D. was raised in New York City and graduated with highest honors from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She completed her graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Her post doctoral work was at Penn State University and she studied museum education in London and Amsterdam. Julie and her husband Rod moved to Mt. Lebanon in 1963 and raised their four children here.

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    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.   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America and the trans-Atlantic world from 1600 to1820.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 in Room B.  

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 at jacksonma@einenetwork.net

Current Readings:
Don Cook, The Long Fuse - How England Lost the American Colonies -1760-1785, 1995
Thomas B. Allen, Tories - Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War, 2010

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    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!  

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime    
    Contact: children's department   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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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Sam Hazo    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Mt. Lebanon Public Library will host an evening with Sam Hazo. Dr. Hazo will be reading selections from his newest publication, They Rule the World as well as selections from his prolific repetoire. 

 

Dr. Sam Hazo is an author of books, poetry, fiction, essays and plays. He is the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum. He is aslo McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University, where he taught for forty-three years. A National Book  Award finalist, he was named Pennsylvania's first state poet by Governor Robert Casey in 1993, and he served until 2003.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beethoven    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Discover Ludwig van Beethoven with Dr. Cleon Cornes. This six-week series consists of lecture and discussion with audio/visual material. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, Beethoven remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Learn about the German composer's  tumultuous life in and listen to excerpts of his powerful and beautiful music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED FOR EASTER    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
Monday April 17, 2017 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.

    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!

We will  screen The Barefoot Genealogist’s video “Crafting a Research Plan”. The video will be followed by a question and answer session on the video or any topic of genealogy interest.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies.

[Book Discussion Groups]
    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 B
Tuesday April 18, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Joyce Carol Oates VIP Reception    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

VIP Reception tickets to meet Joyce at 5:30 pm in the library’s lower level meeting rooms are $50 each (includes admission to lecture) and can be purchased at the library or online: www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/lectureseries

Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Explorers    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Lecture will be held in Mellon Middle School Auditorium

Mt. Lebanon Public Library presents... National Book Award winning novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Joyce Carol Oates as part of its Joseph Wertheim Memorial Author Lecture Series. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since written more than 40 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award for her novel them, two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal. Her novels Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), Blonde (2000), and short story collections The Wheel of Love and Other Stories (1970) and Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories (2014) were each nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Oates has taught at Princeton University since 1978.
$20 general admission at the library or www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/lectureseries

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brain Health Series    
   

Two-part series beginning on April 11th.  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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact:    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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

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

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

    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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    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
 
food_carrot.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Optimum Life® Health Talk    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Optimum Life® Health Talk -- Nutrition and Aging Myths.  Vince Mangan, Director of Dining Services at Brookdale Mt. Lebanon, will be presenting the myths and facts of nutrition and aging to learn to engage in a lifestyle of Optimum Life. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@eientwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: children's department   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  -  8:00 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.

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Pittsburgh Opera's Summer King    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Pittsburgh Opera and Mt. Lebanon Public Library for an in-depth look at the music and story of the creation of The Summer King – The Josh Gibson Story with composer Daniel Sonenberg.  The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera’s distinguished 78 year history hits close to home, telling the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh’s North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  Discussion to be led by Pittsburgh Opera’s Director of Artistic Operations, William J Powers, and joined by additional artists involved in the production.
 

Save 10% on tickets to THE SUMMER KING while earning money for the Josh Gibson Foundation!

 Go to pittsburghopera.org/JGF and the discount will be pre-applied.  You’ll save 10% off of the regular ticket price.  Plus, 10% of your purchase price will go to the Josh Gibson Foundation.  You can also call 412.281.0912 and mention the code POJGF to order.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Card Making with Kathy Shomo    
    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 cards you create in this class -- cards that reflect your personal style -- beautiful, quirky, traditional, wild. . .the choice is yours.  Each participant will complete four ready-to-mail cards.  Ages 11 to adult.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or click on the box below.

    Location: Meeting Room A
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
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!

The film The Belier Family will be shown tonight (in French with English subtitles)

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Card Making with Kathy Shomo    
    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 cards you create in this class -- cards that reflect your personal style -- beautiful, quirky, traditional, wild. . .the choice is yours.  Each participant will complete four ready-to-mail cards.  .  Ages 11 to adult.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or click on the box below. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
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
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Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    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 April 23, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday April 24, 2017 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.

    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 Circling the Sun by Paula McLainCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM The Garden in Four Seasons    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

 
lib_book3 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 the title of this month's selection.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 Kathy Connolly.  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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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: Maker Space
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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 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

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

    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_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    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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misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Movement and Stories    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@eientwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  6:00 PM volunteer reception setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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 6 - 10.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Volunteer Appreciation Reception    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A thank you to all of our wonderful library volunteers.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

April 26, 2017
Novel: “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan
Short Fiction:
“The Girl Who was Plugged In” by James Tiptree, Jr.
“Alive, Alive Oh” by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

May 24, 2017
Novel: “Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov
Short Fiction:
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Cory Doctorow
“Sadness” by Timons Esaias
“Silence Like Diamonds” by John Barnes

June 28, 2017
Novel: “Stand on Zanzibar” by John Brunner
Short Fiction:
“Eight O’Clock in the Morning” by Ray Faraday Nelson
“The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick

July 26, 2017
Novel: “A Talent for War” by Jack McDevitt
Short Fiction:
“The Omnibot Incident” by Ernest Cline
“Cycles” by Charles Yu

August 23, 2017
Novel: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“For A Breath I Tarry” by Roger Zelazny
“ Martian Heart” by John Barnes
“Who Goes There” by John W. Campbell

September 27, 2017
Novel: “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber
Short Fiction:
“Men of Greywater Station” by George R. R. Martin and Howard Waldrop
“Protected Species” by H. B. Fyfe

October 25, 2017
Novel: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu
Short Fiction:
“Identity Crisis” by James P. Hogan
“Pillar of Fire” by Ray Bradbury

November 15, 2017
Novel: “Diplomatic Act” by Peter Jurasik and William H. Keith Jr.
Short Fiction:
“Time Exposures” by Wilson Tucker
“Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s” by James Morrow

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ACLA Quaterly Meeting    
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    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!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
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office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none CARTOON EVENT SET UP    
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CARTOON EVENT SET UP    
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none CARTOON EVENT SET UP    
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none CARTOON EVENT SET UP    
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    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: Study Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM After Hours Cartoon Event    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizen Science: Hummingbirds    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Everybody loves these flying jewels. Discover fascinating facts about these feisty little guys and how you can help Hummingbirds@Home. Audubon’s newest citizen science program encourages people to make their yards great for hummingbirds, and then report on who visits!  Appropriate for school aged children through adult.

What is Citizen Science?

Calling naturalists of all ages. Did you ever wonder what kind of ladybug is crawling on your finger, or how many different birds or fireflies are in your backyard? Well, many scientists have wondered the same things, and you can help them to find the answers. Observe, identify, photograph, chronicle! Anyone can volunteer to help collect data for real-world science. Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Citizen Science Series will help you to learn more about these projects and how you can participant. Each class features a project that collects data about a specific animal group. No experience necessary, great for families! Some age restrictions on certain classes, and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Monday May 1, 2017 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.

    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.

Authentic Slovak Bryndzov Halusky. Otilia Golis shares her own recipe for this popular Slovak meal.

[Language Groups]
    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 May 2, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books    
    Contact: childrens department   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 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Let kids tap into their creative side with stories and art!
 Fun for kids ages 4 to 8.
 

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

Please join us for this new monthly 90-minute presentation and discussion as we explore our roots.  Come one, come all on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.  We begin with a five part series entitled the Road to Berlin where we chronicle the Unites States involvement on the Western Front during World War 2.  Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore, two local history enthusiasts, will lead and facilitate the meetings.

January:  D Day   On this day of days we will look at the strategy, tactics and logistics of D Day.  We will also discuss the first 24 hours of an infantryman on Omaha Beach.
February   Origins of the War  We discuss the surprising origins of World War Two and what lead to the opening of the Western Front including the U.S. Mediterranean campaign.
March  Battle of Normandy  Why did it take 43 days to proceed 200 miles to Paris?  This critical and bloody hedgerow battle will be explained as Patton enters the fray.
April   Battle to the Rhine   Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge will dominate the discussion as we also look into the importance of logistics on the Western Front.
May  End of the War          The Americans roll into Germany.  How did the war in Europe end and what is the fall out from the defeat of Germany both then and now?
October-December: TBD
 

    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  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: 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
 
rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

    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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@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.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens/Past/Present/Future    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Master Gardener and Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens volunteer, Martha Swiss will discuss the history of the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens and share some plans for the future. After attending the lecture join us on Saturday, May 13th for a tour of the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens. Registration and details  for this event can be found in our events calendar.

Today you can wander our 60-acre Woodlands and enjoy an award-winning Lotus Pond. The stunning Margaret Lawrence Simon Dogwood Meadow. Fun exploration stations for families. And three miles of peaceful, wooded trails. You can see the roots of our region in an historic homestead featuring a log cabin, heritage apple orchard and chickens. But with 460 acres, we’re just beginning to blossom.

Ultimately, our plan is to thrill visitors with twenty distinct gardens, four diverse woodland experiences and a spectacular Visitor Center. We’ll offer a world-class example of reclamation and stewardship. And an outdoor garden experience that will ultimately rival the five largest in the United States.

The Garden is already connecting people to Pittsburgh’s history and the beauty of Western Pennsylvania. 

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    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. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime    
    Contact: children's department   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 Pride and Prejudice: The African-American Experience in Pittsburgh Baseball    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

  From Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige to Willie Stargell and Barry Bonds, African-Americans have played a major role in the     
history of Pittsburgh baseball.  Before Jackie Robinson crossed Major League baseball's color line in 1947, the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays dominated the Negro Leagues.  Since baseball's integration, African-Americans have led the Pirates to World Series and Division championships.  African-American ballplayers, however, have also had to struggle for acceptance in Pittsburgh.  While they could take pride in their accomplishments on the field, they often faced prejudice and hostility in a racially-divided city.  At the beginning of the 1970s, the Pirates became the first team in baseball to field an all-black line up, but in the 1980s, when the franchise struggled with poor attendance and was on the verge of leaving the city, critics claimed that attendance was down because the Pirates had too many black players.

    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 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Book Cellar Pop-Up Sale Setup    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    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 6, 2017 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!

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Pop-Up Sale    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 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: Children's Story Rm.
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Monday May 8, 2017 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
   
Focus is on the conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions from the American colonial period to 1783. Events are viewed from a broad Atlantic perspective: 1. The impact of political, economic and religious events in Europe, 2. The clash of European Empires in America and 3. The role of the British Empire and America’s move towards independence.  

Format: Sessions include lecture, discussion, and videos. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions
Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  from September through May - from 10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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. He recently conducted the first of the Early Conflicts and War Series  - Settlement of the American Colonies: An Atlantic View

    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.
May 8  Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
June 12 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Sept 11 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    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 May 9, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Giving2Grow annual meeting    
    Contact: Lea E Smith   412-281-0587   landerson@grblaw.com
   

Non-profit organizations that have received grants from Giving2Grow will present short program and slide show discussing how the funds were utilized

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

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

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

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

    Location: Study Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: children's department   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 Beading for Mother's Day    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

In this enjoyable, beginner-level class, Kathy Shomo will teach you to design and construct a beautiful, beaded piece of jewelry for a favorite woman in your life (maybe that's you!).  You may choose from several projects using an array of quality beads, including glass, metal, and semi-precious stones.  Kathy, author of Anyone Can Bead!, is an artist-instructor with more than 20 years of experience introducing newbies to the joy of beading. Even if you think you are creativity-impaired, you will love this class and leave amazed at your talent.  All supplies provided.  Class is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.  Ages middle school to Adult.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or register now by clicking on the registration box below. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
        There are 24 spaces available.
Thursday May 11, 2017 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.   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America and the trans-Atlantic world from 1600 to1820.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 in Room B.  

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 at jacksonma@einenetwork.net

Current Readings:
Don Cook, The Long Fuse - How England Lost the American Colonies -1760-1785, 1995
Thomas B. Allen, Tories - Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War, 2010

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Homeschool Writers Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel     sptrettel@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelly   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 May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Tour with Martha Swiss    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The dogwoods and the native wildflowers are in bloom! This is a perfect time to visit the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens. Join us for a guided tour with master gardener, Martha Swiss. Participants will meet in the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for some moderate walking. There is a picnic area near the parking lot for those who would like to pack lunch.  Call 412-531-1912 to register for the tour. There will be a $10 fee, payable the day the tour.

 

Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens Bayer Welcome Center 799 Pinkerton Run Road Oakdale, PA 15071

        There are 23 spaces available.
 
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: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday May 14, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 15, 2017 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.

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security and You    
    Contact: Mike Grembi   412-327-9175   michael.grembi@ml.com
   

Michael Grimbi, a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management with 15 years of experience in the financial and estate planning industry, will discuss:

  • who is eligible for Social Security benefits
  • what factors you should consider before starting your benefits
  • when is the most appropriate time to start taking benefits
  • ways in which you can potentially maximize your benefits
    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. 

Tonight we are reading The Mothers by Brit Bennett.

[Book Discussion Groups]
    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 B
Tuesday May 16, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact:    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spring Local Author Forum    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Please join us for a panel discussion with some of our region's authors to learn about their writing process and work.  Authors will be selling and signing their books.  Light Refreshments.  Authors TBA.

    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: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
 
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.

December 20 -- Japantown / Barry Lancet

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday May 17, 2017 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
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rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Nineteenth Century Sculptors in Pittsburgh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh was home to a number of fine sculptors in the nineteenth century who, although unknown today, left an impressive body of work in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Their names include Broom, Clarke, Mayer, Reniers, Spriestersbach, and Watson.

Recently, previously unidentified works by these sculptors have been discovered, including several important monuments at Allegheny Cemetery.

Learn about these sculptors and see examples of their work at this class, then join a tour of Allegheny Cemetery the following Saturday to see the sculptures in person.

Art Historian/former art dealer Gary Grimes will lead this two-session course. Grimes created the Grimes File on Nineteenth Century Art in Pittsburgh, which is composed of more than 10,000 pages of news articles about art in the Steel City, gleaned entirely from Pittsburgh newspapers published between 1805 and 1900.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. In honor of Remake Learning Days, we will be weaving with conductive materials and wiring our looms to a Makey Makey to create our own musical instrument.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of Mt. Lebanon Library Annual Meeting    
   

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of Mt. Lebanon Library Annual Meeting    
   

Details TBA

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizen Science: The Lost Ladybug    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Did you know that there is more that one kind of ladybug? There are lots! And some of them are disappearing. Be a ladybug citizen scientist with us. We’ll learn all about them and then head out to the garden to see if we can spot some. Appropriate for school aged children through adult.

What is Citizen Science?

Calling naturalists of all ages. Did you ever wonder what kind of ladybug is crawling on your finger, or how many different birds or fireflies are in your backyard? Well, many scientists have wondered the same things, and you can help them to find the answers. Observe, identify, photograph, chronicle! Anyone can volunteer to help collect data for real-world science. Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Citizen Science Series will help you to learn more about these projects and how you can participant. Each class features a project that collects data about a specific animal group. No experience necessary, great for families! Some age restrictions on certain classes, and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday May 22, 2017 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.

    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 TBA.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 Kathy Connolly.  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
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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 A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This 2nd and 4th Monday Ukulele jam at 7 PM welcomes ukulele players that can play 3+ chords and willing to learn more.  We also encourage anyone who plays other instruments such as guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc. to join us. Songs we play have instrumental sections where musicians of all instruments can break out and play solos.If you have questions, contact Patty_wms@hotmail.com.  No need to register, but you must own your own ukulele.

    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
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

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

    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
 
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 6 - 10.  Please pre-register.

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

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

May 24, 2017
Novel: “Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov
Short Fiction:
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Cory Doctorow
“Sadness” by Timons Esaias
“Silence Like Diamonds” by John Barnes

June 28, 2017
Novel: “Stand on Zanzibar” by John Brunner
Short Fiction:
“Eight O’Clock in the Morning” by Ray Faraday Nelson
“The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick

July 26, 2017
Novel: “A Talent for War” by Jack McDevitt
Short Fiction:
“The Omnibot Incident” by Ernest Cline
“Cycles” by Charles Yu

August 23, 2017
Novel: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“For A Breath I Tarry” by Roger Zelazny
“ Martian Heart” by John Barnes
“Who Goes There” by John W. Campbell

September 27, 2017
Novel: “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber
Short Fiction:
“Men of Greywater Station” by George R. R. Martin and Howard Waldrop
“Protected Species” by H. B. Fyfe

October 25, 2017
Novel: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu
Short Fiction:
“Identity Crisis” by James P. Hogan
“Pillar of Fire” by Ray Bradbury

November 15, 2017
Novel: “Diplomatic Act” by Peter Jurasik and William H. Keith Jr.
Short Fiction:
“Time Exposures” by Wilson Tucker
“Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s” by James Morrow

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
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office_lightbulb 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. In honor of Remake Learning Days, we will be weaving with conductive materials and wiring our looms to a Makey Makey to create our own musical instrument.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
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 26, 2017 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 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    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: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
Tuesday May 30, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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_cake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Adult Program -- see Laurie

    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 May 31, 2017 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
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday June 2, 2017 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 3, 2017 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!

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!    
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    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
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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: Children's Story Rm.
Monday June 5, 2017 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.

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book3 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 the title of this month's selection.

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

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

Topic to be Announced

[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 6, 2017 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 Kathy Connolly.  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_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  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group    
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_knitting 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

    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 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelly   412-531-3004    pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Thursday June 8, 2017 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.   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America and the trans-Atlantic world from 1600 to1820.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 in Room B.  

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 at jacksonma@einenetwork.net

Current Readings:
Don Cook, The Long Fuse - How England Lost the American Colonies -1760-1785, 1995
Thomas B. Allen, Tories - Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War, 2010

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
elect_laptop.GIF 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling    
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
 
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!  

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners. By reservation only. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Library.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Peg Wilson at 412-207-7486.

    Location: Young Adult Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime    
    Contact: children's department   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
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

Join us for an adventure in learning Irish Gaelic, “Gaeilge” or just “Irish” as it is known on the emerald isle, Saturdays, here at the Mt. Lebanon Library. 

 

This course is aimed at developing basic conversational skills with no previous knowledge assumed. We will be using the online Buntus Cainte (Fundamentals of Speech) course as a basis for the lessons and a subscription will be included free for all who sign up. Additional notes on turns of phrase, points of grammar, etc. will accompany each lesson.

 

Irish is the original language of Ireland and has had a difficult history.  Outlawed for many years under pain of death, it was kept alive and still exists today as the first language in different areas of the country.  It has been recently undergoing somewhat of a resurgence as it is now becoming more popular among the youth.

 

Irish is one of the Celtic languages, which include Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Cornish and Manx. This class of languages is rather unique and unrelated to other modern languages. 

    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!  Rain or shine.  In case of rain, we will knit inside near the Mind, Body, Spirit area and magazines. 
 
  

 
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: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday June 11, 2017 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
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT;  Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
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.
June 12 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Sept 11 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    Location