Check out these Library programs!
Set -up NOT open to public.
Children ages 5 and older are welcome to come to the Library to play board games (no electronics). We have supply of games which you can play or bring a favorite one of yours.
Annual Penn Hills Arts Council Arts and Music Festival
Art show. Live Music 7-8:30 pm
Please stop by and support local artists.
Weekly class - beginners welcome.
Art show. Awards ceremony at 1pm. Live music 1:30 - 2:30pm and 7-8:30pm
The Library is closed on Sundays during the summer. Sunday hours begin again on September 10th at 1pm
Tear down- NOT open to the public.
Medicare Seminar - Contact Highmark to attend
Introduction to Sanctuary Training
Members of Penn Arts Group meet to paint and share techniques and ideas.
Learn about and play djembe drums. Children grades K and older. Parents stay with children for program. Register in advance in the Library or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115.
Contact the library at 412-795-3507 to sign up.
Crafts for children ages 3 and older. Some are based on the Summer Reading theme - BUILD A BETTER WORLD and the BOOK BUG CLUB
Parents assist the children. Register in advance in the Library or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115.
Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to be creative with Duplo Legos.
Register in advance in the Library or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115
Presented by Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Historical and Landmarks Foundation
Come and see 19th-century lithographs, watercolors, and prints created to publicize our city, and then take a virtual tour of 21st-century Pittsburgh to see how the past lives on in notable landmarks today.
Contact the library to sign up.
No meeting this month
Tea time with a crafting theme.
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse joins with us to re-purpose our left over craft supplies.
An artist from the center will provide inspiration and instruction.
Please join us to make this Craftea a blow out occasion.
Cost of materials $10.
Attendance is limited to 25 - please sign up early.
Finale for those children completing the "Build a Better World" and "Book Bug Club" reading programs. Invitation only.
Showing: Going in Style
THIS EVENT IS FULL.
John Wilborn,will discuss and read from his book, Learning to Live to Love Life, through Tee's Eyes. This is the inspirational story of Thaw Washington, "Coach Tee," who coached may Pittsburgh youth athletes over the years as told by his editorial consultant. The book is a collection of stories of leadership and inspiration in the words of students and athletes whose lives were touched by Coach Tee.
To register, contact the library at 412-795-3507.
Handwriting expert Michelle Dresbold, draws on her extensive experience in helping law enforcement agencies in kidnapping, arson, forgery, murder, and stalking to take us inside the mysterious world of crossed t's and dotted i's. Join us as we explore the handwriting of sly politicians, convicted criminals, notorious killers, suspected cheats, and ordinary people.
Contact the library at 412-795-3507 to register.
Private event - baby shower
Come and watch a documentary fillm, and stay to discuss it afterward..
Showing: Operation Whitecoat
Mr. T Ward's Mini Camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 7. Enjoy an hour of football "training camp" and then hot dogs.
Register in advance in the LIbrary or by phone 412-795-3507 ext 115
For young ladies 9-12 and their adult reading partners.
Movie matine and craft for children ages 3 to 6. Register in advance in the LIbrary or by phone 412-795-3507 ext.115
Paul Thompson shares his travel stories, photos, and experiences from the Galapagos Islands.
Seating is limited.
Come and read, tell stories or just visit with Finnegan and his Friends. All are certified therapy dogs who want to spend time with our young patrons. Register in advance in the Librasry or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115
Performing: The Dirt Street Trio
No registration required. Just come and enjoy this free concert.
In case of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors.
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE PENN HILLS LIBRARY FOUNDATION.
Learn about eclipses - the how, the why, the where and the when. Children grades k to 5. Register in advance in the Library or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115
Register with AAA
Showing: Beauty and the Beast, rated PG.
This writer's workshop for aspiring authors of science fiction or fantasy will be led by Cheryl Chakrabarti, author of The Planet Star Unfolding Prophecy.
Her books will be available for sale at the end of the presentation.
Graduation for Day Care preschool - private event
Showing: Jim, The James Foley Story
This film is an in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.
The library is closed in observance of Labor Day.
We will re-open Tuesday morning, September 5th at 9am.
This film is rated TV-MA.
Author Gerald Miller will discuss and read from his book, Anna's Journey. This is the story of what happens when an eighty-four-year-old woman gains guardianship of a ten-year-old boy. Each character it this book learns that being loved gives you strength, but loving someone gives you courage.
Story Hour for children ages 3 to 6 with a fall theme.. Children only. Register in advance in the library or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115
Are you turning 65 or new to Medicare? This free two-hour workshop will explain what Medicare Part A and B cover and do not cover, as well as alternatives for supplemental coverage.
Presented by Robert Daly, Senior Medicare Advisor and Licensed Insurance Agent
Showing: Wonder Woman
This film is rated PG-13.
Friends of Penn Hills Library Fall Book Sale
Preview night is for members of the Friends group only.
Not a member? You can join at the door.
Saturday Book Sale and Bake Sale
Open to the public no membership is required
Fill a bag for only $5.00
STEM program for children ages 3 to 6 about birds and how they migrate for the winter. Limited registration. Register in advance in the Library or by phone 412-795-3507 ext. 115.
Showing: The Hero, starring Sam Elliot
This film is rated R
Author Wil 3 will discuss and read from his book, Heartly God?. This book dives into the question of whether miracles happen. If they do, can we recognize them, or have we all become to bitter, too cynical, or to tired to notice? the author is a 1993 graduate of Penn Hills High School.
Celebrate 75 years of Wonder Woman with us!
Presented by Wayne Wise, a comic book writer, artist, retailer, and scholar living in Pittsburgh. He is a published author and pop culture journalist who has taught classes on Comics and Pop Culture at Chatham University, and seminars on Writing for Comics at Seton Hill and Point Park University. Mr. Wise also serves on the Board of the Pittsburgh ToonSeum where he has presented numerous lectures and workshops.
Material in this program is suitable for those age 14 and up.
Showing: Blind, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, and Dylan McDermott
Thi film is rated R.
Sanctuary Supervisor Implementation Meeting
Come and listen to some DEFINITELY scary and creepy stories told by Alan Irvine, well-known storyteller, founder of the story telling group StorySwap,
and two-time winner of the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival Liars Contest.
This event is NOT for young children.
Contact the library at 412-895-3507 to sign up.
Meeting starts at 10 AM
TRUNK OR TREAT AT PENN HILLS LIBRARY
Visit the library parking lot for a safe candy collecting event. Staff, Board members and neighbors will be decorating their cars to celebrate the day with kids of all age.
The event will move to our community room in case of bad weather.
Author Pat McElligott will discuss and read from her book, Irish Pittsburgh. This book is part of the Images of America series. It tells the story of Irish Pittsburghers who rose from poverty to the middle class, from shantytown to "lace curtain" respectability in the neighborhoods and later in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.
Crescent Hills Civic Association meeting
Carnegie Science Center Science on the Road for Grown-ups will present an interactive program on Engineering Challenges.
We are touched by engineering every day. Participants in this program will get a chance to be the engineers -- working together to test shapes of bridges for strength, constructing a cantilever, changing supports on a tower, and assembling the parts of a pen.
Seating is limited. Contact the library at 412-795-3507 to register.
Film and rating to be announced.
Create Hoop Wreaths with Candles for holiday windows or doors.
Cost of materials is $10, payable at class.
Space is limited.
The library is closed in observance of Veterans Day.
We will re-open Sunday afternoon at 1pm.
Thank you for your service.
Meeting starts at 1:30 PM
The library will be closing at 5 pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The library is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.
We will re-open Saturday, November 25th at 9 am.
The library is closed the day after Thanksgiving.
No Scrabble Club meeting.
Come and sing carols and other holiday favorites at the library! Refreshments will be served.
The library is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
We will re-open Tuesday morning December 26th at 9 am.
Please accept our wishes for a safe and happy holiday.
Hoping to see you there!
Call (412) 795-3507 to register or for more information