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Saturday April 29, 2017
   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.
   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: Young Adult Area
   1:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Laura Teufel   412-431-7123   teufels@verizon.net
   

Board meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM International Tabletop Day  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Do you have a game you love to play, but just don’t have enough players? Are you dying to play a game, and don’t own it? Grab your friends, and games, and come to the library for our special INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP EVENT! We have everything from board games, RPGs, & card games. You can even check out the games that you enjoy!

Join us for a fun afternoon and meet some new Meeple! All ages and skill levels welcome!

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday April 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Russian Choral Studio  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Singer and choir teacher, Iolanta Klimchuk of Belarus, will lead a singing workshop of Russian music with classical to modern-day pop songs. For school-age kids and family. Sundays, 1:30 pm. April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 & 21.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Four Seasons in the Garden with Claire:Spring  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Monday May 1, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Global Beat:Mexico & Latin America Today  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Kelly Morrison is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where she researches political violence and conflict resolution in Latin America. In 2016, Kelly obtained her Bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Lee University. A Southern California native, Kelly has long been passionate about Latin American culture and the Spanish language and has spent time studying and volunteering in Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Chile. 

This discussion is part of the Library' s year-long Global Beats program in which the library has planned a series of talks and musical programs that explore different regions of our world. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412-531-1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature. 
This month's book selection is Train I Ride by Paul Mosier.

Please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of this book.

    Location: Maker Space
   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.

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

May 1st Class is Canceled

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.

 


Tuesday May 2, 2017
   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
   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
   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.
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Library Meeting  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Laura Teufel   412-431-7123   teufels@verizon.net
   

Board meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   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.
   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!
 

    Location: Study Room
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   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.
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Orientation for In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh  
    Contact: Emilie Belinger   412-661-1670x613   belingere@fswp.org
   

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is hosting an orientation for new volunteers. Volunteers are able to learn more about our services, including helping seniors with tasks such as: transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, and reading mail. Interested volunteers can RSVP to Emilie Belinger at belingere@fswp.org or 412-661-1670x613.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.
   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.

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

Read a review of Pete's Growing Up With Clemente and Pops:The Willie Stargell  from the City Paper

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/two-new-biographies-run-different-basepaths-to-willie-stargell/Content?oid=1661994

Pete will have copies of his latest publication The Slide: Leyland, Bonds & the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates available for sale and signing the evening of the event. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday May 5, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Retreat  
    Contact: Brenton Wilson   4123923163   bwilson@pointpark.edu
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Study Room

Saturday May 6, 2017
   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!

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

Great prices and a wide range of topics... sports, cooking, nonfiction, history... and a lot of rare and hard-to-find gems!

Don't miss out! One day only!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: Miguel's Mariachi & Latina Productions Live @ the Library  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join your friends and neighbors for an after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. Explore a different country or region of the world each month through live music, food, dance and conversation with the artists. For friends and families of all ages!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with mariachi and dancing! Miguel Sague is a third generation Latino musician whose repertoire includes, salsa, merengue, folk and mariachi music! Latina Productions, based in Brookline, is a lively, talented group of dancers who are passionate about sharing traditional Hispanic rhythms and movement.

 

 


Sunday May 7, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Russian Choral Studio  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Singer and choir teacher, Iolanta Klimchuk of Belarus, will lead a singing workshop of Russian music with classical to modern-day pop songs. For school-age kids and family. Sundays, 1:30 pm. April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 & 21.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Monday May 8, 2017
   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
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Garden Tour Committee Meeting  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Wet Felted Butterflies  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Wet Felted Butterflies with Judé Ernest -- Learn the basic wet felting skills necessary to create a one-of-kind Wet Felted Butterfly to wear or display.  Participants need to bring a terry cloth dish towel for use in class.  Please call 412-531-1912 to register, or click on the box below.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wet Felted Butterflies  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Wet Felted Butterflies with Judé Ernest -- Learn the basic wet felting skills necessary to create a one-of-kind Wet Felted Butterfly to wear or display.  Participants need to bring a terry cloth dish towel for use in class.  Please call 412-531-1912 to register, or click on the box below.

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

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

    Location: Study Room

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM International Pot Luck  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Members of the International Conversation Circle will provide a potluck for the community.

Stop by and visit with your neighbors and shoare some wonderful food.

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

Thursday May 11, 2017
   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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mommy & Me Yoga  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@gmail.com
   

Grab your yoga mat (and a blanket for your little one to sit on) and be prepared to move and flow through a yoga practice. Little ones join in the fun through songs, playtime & special poses. For moms & kids under 3.  Register for each class separately. Registration starts April 24. Classes: Thursdays, 10 am,  May 11, 18, 25.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday May 12, 2017
   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
   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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CANCELLED 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. 

   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
   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

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Garden Party Tea  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us in celebrating spring with a special Garden Party Tea. We will be serving a selection of sweet and savory treats in the English High Tea style. You will have an opportunity to sample a variety of floral, fruity and herbal teas. A presenter from the Frick Pittsburgh will transport us back in time and place to a Victorian parlor. We will  explore the history and etiquette of entertaining guests with tea and parlor games—a practice that became supremely popular during the Victorian era. Participants will learn to speak the intriguing “language of the fan” and have the opportunity to engage in a few parlor games themselves. Fancy hats are strongly encouraged!!!!

There is a  $10.00 fee for this program which will be collected at the door. Registration is required. Please register online or call the library at 412.531.1912 to rregister.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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
   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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Russian Choral Studio  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Singer and choir teacher, Iolanta Klimchuk of Belarus, will lead a singing workshop of Russian music with classical to modern-day pop songs. For school-age kids and family. Sundays, 1:30 pm. April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 & 21.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Monday May 15, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

Today: Rebecca Kitchta Miller presents “Genealogy: Getting and Staying Organized”.  Rebecca is the current President of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society and a popular speaker on many aspects of genealogy research. 

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.

    Location: Maker Space
   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
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
   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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Intro to Improv  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Say “Yes!” to improve. Whether you are completely new to improvisation or are a seasoned stage performer who wants to get back to basics, this class is for you. Through performance exercises and improv games, students are introduced to the building blocks of great improv scenes, including: “Yes, and” (agreement and extension); group mind; give and take; and basic environment and object work in a supportive, playful environment. Students should come in comfortable clothing, ready to move and have fun!

Instructor: Kristey Nolen

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Remembering Vietnam  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A half century ago, the United States embarked on a military campaign that began with broad support, but within a few years became widely and wildly unpopular. The Vietnam War has been well documented by historians and journalists. It has also been chronicled by some of its participants, novelists, musicians, and filmmakers. It is through the words, lyrics, and lenses of some of those that Vietnam will be remembered and discussed. Using The Vietnam Reader, compiled and edited by Pittsburgh writer Stewart O’Nan, we will recall a war and era that, to varying degrees, has influenced the lives of all of us in the OLLI at Pitt program.

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

 

Osher Institute Instructors: Ken Werner and Greg Madzelonka

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   6:30 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.
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Osher Institute-The Robots Are Coming-Are We Ready?  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are progressing at an exponential rate.  Since our minds work linearly, few people have any conception of  how quickly the effects on employment and society will be upon us.  This course will consider what is happening in this field and what we can expect in the next decade or two. Throughout the course we will see possible remedies that government can take to ease the transition during the coming societal disruption.  The final two classes will look at the impediments to taking rational action.

Instructor-Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday May 18, 2017
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mommy & Me Yoga  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@gmail.com
   

Grab your yoga mat (and a blanket for your little one to sit on) and be prepared to move and flow through a yoga practice. Little ones join in the fun through songs, playtime & special poses. For moms & kids under 3.  Register for each class separately. Registration starts April 24. Classes: Thursdays, 10 am,  May 11, 18, 25.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pot Luck Supper “The Berry Month of May  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Who is Invited:           Members of Friends, Book Cellar Volunteers, and Library Staff

Seating Limited:         Limited to 60 people, registration required

Let’s celebrate spring together by sharing favorite dishes and warm conversation!

We ask you to bring either a one-dish main course, salad or dessert. Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library will supply strawberries, whipped cream, ice cream, angel food cake and chocolate fondue as well as berry punch for all.

Seating is limited to 60 people.  To register please fill out a registration survey at the link below letting us know if you will be attending and what dish you will bring. Please respond by May, 1st.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3NKBSBP

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Study Room
   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.

Friday May 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday May 20, 2017
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Allegheny Cemetery Sculpture Tour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THIS TOUR WILL MEET AT ALLEGHENY CEMETERY

Tour will be led by art historian Gary Grimes.

Meet in the big parking lot near (not at) the Penn Avenue entrance to the cemetery, which entrance is located one LONG block beyond Children's Hospital, on Penn Avenue, where, driving away from downtown, one turns left from Penn Avenue into the entrance of the cemetery. I"ll have maps to pass out for all who attend the talk.

   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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony - Juniors to Cadettes  
    Contact: Caroline Lascek   412 352 4067   
   

set up 10-10:30

reception 10:30-11

clean up 11-11:45

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Russian Choral Studio  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Singer and choir teacher, Iolanta Klimchuk of Belarus, will lead a singing workshop of Russian music with classical to modern-day pop songs. For school-age kids and family. Sundays, 1:30 pm. April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 & 21.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   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
   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 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George OrwellCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Law of Attraction  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Ruth Jane Martin is a certified Law of Attraction life coach. She has studied the Law of Attraction for several years along with other universal laws. She will be teaching what the Law of Attraction is and how you can use this knowledge to deliberately change your life and live the life you choose.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stretch-n-Grow  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch-n-Grow is a fabulously fun, fitness program that is action-packed with creative exercise games, themes emphasizing  motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity. For ages 3-5.
Registration starts May 1
Tuesdays, May 23, 30 and June 6, 10 am
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Gluten Intolerance: Myths & Facts  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Gluten Intolerance : Myths and Facts.  Join us for a presentation by the Gluten Intolerance Group of Western Pennsylvania led by Jeff and Suzanne Weiner, co-owners of Eden's Market--a Gluten Free Emporium. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Intro to Improv  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Say “Yes!” to improve. Whether you are completely new to improvisation or are a seasoned stage performer who wants to get back to basics, this class is for you. Through performance exercises and improv games, students are introduced to the building blocks of great improv scenes, including: “Yes, and” (agreement and extension); group mind; give and take; and basic environment and object work in a supportive, playful environment. Students should come in comfortable clothing, ready to move and have fun!

Instructor: Kristey Nolen

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Remembering Vietnam  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A half century ago, the United States embarked on a military campaign that began with broad support, but within a few years became widely and wildly unpopular. The Vietnam War has been well documented by historians and journalists. It has also been chronicled by some of its participants, novelists, musicians, and filmmakers. It is through the words, lyrics, and lenses of some of those that Vietnam will be remembered and discussed. Using The Vietnam Reader, compiled and edited by Pittsburgh writer Stewart O’Nan, we will recall a war and era that, to varying degrees, has influenced the lives of all of us in the OLLI at Pitt program.

Osher Institute Instructors: Ken Werner and Greg Madzelonka

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-The Robots Are Coming-Are We Ready?  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are progressing at an exponential rate.  Since our minds work linearly, few people have any conception of  how quickly the effects on employment and society will be upon us.  This course will consider what is happening in this field and what we can expect in the next decade or two. Throughout the course we will see possible remedies that government can take to ease the transition during the coming societal disruption.  The final two classes will look at the impediments to taking rational action.

Instructor-Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday May 25, 2017
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mommy & Me Yoga  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@gmail.com
   

Grab your yoga mat (and a blanket for your little one to sit on) and be prepared to move and flow through a yoga practice. Little ones join in the fun through songs, playtime & special poses. For moms & kids under 3.  Register for each class separately. Registration starts April 24. Classes: Thursdays, 10 am,  May 11, 18, 25.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Dan Kamin Presents Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Days  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mt. Lebanon resident, author, and mime Dan Kamin will discuss the new book Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days, which he annotated. 

The book contains the recently discovered eyewitness account of what was going on behind the scenes in Chaplin’s fun factory.  Written by Fred Goodwins, one of the actors in the company, the articles originally appeared in thirty-seven instalments in the British magazine Red Letter.  In his talk Dan will reveal the backstory of this fascinating excursion into the private world of Hollywood’s first superstar 

Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days is a vivid account of the ebb and flow of life at the Chaplin studio. Goodwins was an astute observer who deepens our understanding of Chaplin’s artistry and sheds new light on his personality. He also provides charming and revealing portraits of Chaplin’s unsung collaborators, such as his beloved costar Edna Purviance, his burly nemesis Eric Campbell, and the other familiar faces that populate his films. Goodwins depicts Chaplin in the white heat of artistic creation, an indefatigable imp entertaining and inspiring the company on the set. He also describes gloomy, agonizing periods when Chaplin was paralyzed with indecision or exhaustion, or simply frustrated that it was raining and they couldn’t shoot.

Dan Kamin is a Chaplin authority, having authored The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin. Kamin also trained Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp for their acclaimed physical comedy sequences in the movies Chaplin and Benny and Joon respectively.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday May 26, 2017
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday May 27, 2017
   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
   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
   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
     CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Monday May 29, 2017
     CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stretch-n-Grow  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch-n-Grow is a fabulously fun, fitness program that is action-packed with creative exercise games, themes emphasizing  motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity. For ages 3-5.
Registration starts May 1
Tuesdays, May 23, 30 and June 6, 10 am
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Westinghouse Arts  
    Contact: Sal   724-462-7707   saloe@westinghousear
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Intro to Improv  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Say “Yes!” to improve. Whether you are completely new to improvisation or are a seasoned stage performer who wants to get back to basics, this class is for you. Through performance exercises and improv games, students are introduced to the building blocks of great improv scenes, including: “Yes, and” (agreement and extension); group mind; give and take; and basic environment and object work in a supportive, playful environment. Students should come in comfortable clothing, ready to move and have fun!

Instructor: Kristey Nolen

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Remembering Vietnam  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A half century ago, the United States embarked on a military campaign that began with broad support, but within a few years became widely and wildly unpopular. The Vietnam War has been well documented by historians and journalists. It has also been chronicled by some of its participants, novelists, musicians, and filmmakers. It is through the words, lyrics, and lenses of some of those that Vietnam will be remembered and discussed. Using The Vietnam Reader, compiled and edited by Pittsburgh writer Stewart O’Nan, we will recall a war and era that, to varying degrees, has influenced the lives of all of us in the OLLI at Pitt program.

Osher Institute Instructors: Ken Werner and Greg Madzelonka

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-The Robots Are Coming-Are We Ready?  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are progressing at an exponential rate.  Since our minds work linearly, few people have any conception of  how quickly the effects on employment and society will be upon us.  This course will consider what is happening in this field and what we can expect in the next decade or two. Throughout the course we will see possible remedies that government can take to ease the transition during the coming societal disruption.  The final two classes will look at the impediments to taking rational action.

Instructor-Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday June 1, 2017
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday June 2, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday June 3, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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!

   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.
   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
   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.
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: Tango Fuego Live @ the Library  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join your friends and neighbors for an after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. Explore a different country or region of the world each month through live music, food, dance and conversation with the artists. For friends and families of all ages!

Join us for a musical journey to the soul of Buenos Aires with Argentine singer, Ada Lis Jimena and pianist, Tom Roberts. This duo provides danceable live music to tango dancers while entertaining and educating new audiences. Tango Fuego connects with the audience and dancers through an exciting repertoire of tango masterpieces, as well as embracing the explosion of tango into New Orleans, Harlem, and the rest of the world. Their performances are full of the drive, energy and passionate flair that tango lovers crave!


Sunday June 4, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.


Monday June 5, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stretch-n-Grow  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch-n-Grow is a fabulously fun, fitness program that is action-packed with creative exercise games, themes emphasizing  motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity. For ages 3-5.
Registration starts May 1
Tuesdays, May 23, 30 and June 6, 10 am
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Intro to Improv  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Say “Yes!” to improve. Whether you are completely new to improvisation or are a seasoned stage performer who wants to get back to basics, this class is for you. Through performance exercises and improv games, students are introduced to the building blocks of great improv scenes, including: “Yes, and” (agreement and extension); group mind; give and take; and basic environment and object work in a supportive, playful environment. Students should come in comfortable clothing, ready to move and have fun!

Instructor: Kristey Nolen

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Remembering Vietnam  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A half century ago, the United States embarked on a military campaign that began with broad support, but within a few years became widely and wildly unpopular. The Vietnam War has been well documented by historians and journalists. It has also been chronicled by some of its participants, novelists, musicians, and filmmakers. It is through the words, lyrics, and lenses of some of those that Vietnam will be remembered and discussed. Using The Vietnam Reader, compiled and edited by Pittsburgh writer Stewart O’Nan, we will recall a war and era that, to varying degrees, has influenced the lives of all of us in the OLLI at Pitt program.

 

Osher Institute Instructors: Ken Werner and Greg Madzelonka

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-The Robots Are Coming-Are We Ready?  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are progressing at an exponential rate.  Since our minds work linearly, few people have any conception of  how quickly the effects on employment and society will be upon us.  This course will consider what is happening in this field and what we can expect in the next decade or two. Throughout the course we will see possible remedies that government can take to ease the transition during the coming societal disruption.  The final two classes will look at the impediments to taking rational action.

Instructor-Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday June 8, 2017
   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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday June 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday June 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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. 
 
  

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

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cooking with Wild Foods  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Weeds are usually maligned and poisoned by the uninformed, however, these wild edibles are loaded with nutrients and incredible health benefits!  Though rarely used for their super food status, it’s easy to incorporate these free foods from your backyard into your diet.  The trick is knowing when and how.  Please join us for this enlightening evening with Faith Starr and find out what millions of wild food enthusiasts are enjoying worldwide.

“We would not have to use pesticides on invasive species if we just ate those wonderful nutritious plants they call weeds!”

Faith Starr is a nutritional therapist, naturalist, wild foods advocate and herbalist as well as a health coach, educator, practitioner and radio talk show host. She advocates using natural substances and natural frequencies and holds numerous certifications in alternative and integrative therapies in addition to traditional studies in chemistry, biology and horticulture. She is also an organic grower, Master Gardener and Native plant advocate. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Remembering Vietnam  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A half century ago, the United States embarked on a military campaign that began with broad support, but within a few years became widely and wildly unpopular. The Vietnam War has been well documented by historians and journalists. It has also been chronicled by some of its participants, novelists, musicians, and filmmakers. It is through the words, lyrics, and lenses of some of those that Vietnam will be remembered and discussed. Using The Vietnam Reader, compiled and edited by Pittsburgh writer Stewart O’Nan, we will recall a war and era that, to varying degrees, has influenced the lives of all of us in the OLLI at Pitt program.

 

Osher Institute Instructors: Ken Werner and Greg Madzelonka

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Osher Institute-Intro to Improv  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Say “Yes!” to improve. Whether you are completely new to improvisation or are a seasoned stage performer who wants to get back to basics, this class is for you. Through performance exercises and improv games, students are introduced to the building blocks of great improv scenes, including: “Yes, and” (agreement and extension); group mind; give and take; and basic environment and object work in a supportive, playful environment. Students should come in comfortable clothing, ready to move and have fun!

Instructor: Kristey Nolen

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-The Robots Are Coming-Are We Ready?  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are progressing at an exponential rate.  Since our minds work linearly, few people have any conception of  how quickly the effects on employment and society will be upon us.  This course will consider what is happening in this field and what we can expect in the next decade or two. Throughout the course we will see possible remedies that government can take to ease the transition during the coming societal disruption.  The final two classes will look at the impediments to taking rational action.

Instructor-Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday June 15, 2017
   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
   9:30 AM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World!  Sign-up for summer reading!

All Day: Explore and play in our Recycled Toy Gallery complete with Minute to win It challenges, crafts, and more!

10-12 pm & 5-7 pm: FacePainting.

4 pm: Madcap Puppet Theater presents - Monkey See, Monkey Do. There’s no business like monkey business! Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping the rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done. When Mr. Cleaver, the zoo manager, decides to send one of the monkeys to another zoo, it’s time for their great escape! Go with the monkeys as they explore new exhibits at the zoo. Each one is a backdrop for exciting stories from around the world. All ages!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   9:30 AM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World!  Sign-up for summer reading!
All Day: Explore and play in our Recycled Toy Gallery complete with Minute to Win It challenges, crafts, and more!
10-12 pm & 5-7 pm: FacePainting.
4 pm: Madcap Puppet Theater presents - Monkey See, Monkey Do. There’s no business like monkey business! Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping the rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done. When Mr. Cleaver, the zoo manager, decides to send one of the monkeys to another zoo, it’s time for their great escape! Go with the monkeys as they explore new exhibits at the zoo. Each one is a backdrop for exciting stories from around the world. All ages!
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   9:30 AM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World!  Sign-up for summer reading!
All Day: Explore and play in our Recycled Toy Gallery complete with Minute to Win It challenges, crafts, and more!
10-12 pm & 5-7 pm: FacePainting.
4 pm: Madcap Puppet Theater presents - Monkey See, Monkey Do. There’s no business like monkey business! Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping the rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done. When Mr. Cleaver, the zoo manager, decides to send one of the monkeys to another zoo, it’s time for their great escape! Go with the monkeys as they explore new exhibits at the zoo. Each one is a backdrop for exciting stories from around the world. All ages!
 

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

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

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Study Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Madcap Puppets: Monkey See Monkey Do  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

There’s no business like monkey business! Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping the rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done. When Mr. Cleaver, the zoo manager, decides to send one of the monkeys to another zoo, it’s time for their great escape! Go with the monkeys as they explore new exhibits at the zoo. Each one is a backdrop for exciting stories from around the world. All Ages!

   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.

    Location: Study Room

Friday June 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday June 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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
   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 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.


Monday June 19, 2017
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intro to Twitch and Game Streaming  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Do you love gaming and want to share your talent with the world? Each day, close to 10 million visitors gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 2 million streamers.  Learn how to use OBS Studio to capture your live gaming footage and upload it to Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts. Attendees will also learn how to edit footage in order to upload it to video sharing services, such as YouTube. 

Attendees must have their own email account in order to create a free account with Twitch and YouTube.  For Middle School aged kids.  Registration opens June 1st.

    Location: Maker Space
   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 Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam. 

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Persad Informational Visit  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

PERSAD CENTER is a human service organization in western Pennsylvania whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities.  Join Coley Alston to learn about Persad's history, the services they offer, and how you can become involved with helping our LGBTQ community. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 20, 2017
   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
   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.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer of Numbers  
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912x4   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM The Garden in Four Seasons  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
   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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   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.
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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 June 22, 2017
   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.
   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
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Wet Felted Geodes  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Make a Wet Felted Geode with fiber artist Judé Ernest.  Learn to combine wool fibers through wet felting to create your own fiber Geode ball which can be cut into one-of-a-kind shapes for display or to wear.  Participants need to bring a terry cloth dish towel for use in class.  All supplies provided, $5 donation suggestioned.  Registration limited.  Click on the Registration box below, or call 412-531-1912 to register. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday June 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wet Felted Geodes  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Make a Wet Felted Geode with fiber artist Judé Ernest.  Learn to combine wool fibers through wet felting to create your own fiber Geode ball which can be cut into one-of-a-kind shapes for display or to wear.  Participants need to bring a terry cloth dish towel for use in class.  All supplies provided, $5 donation suggestioned.  Registration limited.  Click on the Registration box below, or call 412-531-1912 to register. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gardening in the Courtyard  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

more details to come


Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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
   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 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Four Seasons in the Garden with Claire:Summer  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Monday June 26, 2017
   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
   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 A Single Man by Christopher IsherwoodCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM A Single Man: Community Book Discussion  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for a thoughtful book discussion of A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood.  George, an English professor, is unable to cope with the despondent, bereaved nature of his existence after the sudden death of his partner, Jim. Throughout the day, he has various encounters with different people that color his senses and illuminate the possibilities of being alive and human in the world.

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Food: Poison or Medicine?  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Some of our common everyday foods have incredible healing properties. Some foods have toxic properties.  How to use the right food at the right time is good to know. Come and learn with Faith Starr which foods do what and exactly how to use them for yourself. You will leave with info on how to get superb impact from items you already have in your pantry to enhance your health both through your diet and in treating everyday ailments.

Faith Starr is a nutritional therapist, naturalist, wild foods advocate and herbalist as well as a health coach, educator, practitioner and radio talk show host. She advocates using natural substances and natural frequencies and holds numerous certifications in alternative and integrative therapies in addition to traditional studies in chemistry, biology and horticulture. She is also an organic grower, Master Gardener and Native plant advocate. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   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
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM E-Textiles Middle School Maker Camp  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Craft a glowing-eyed stuffed monster while exploring the LilyTiny preprogrammed microcontroller.  This project will use two LEDs to light up the monster’s eyes. We’ll learn how to hook up the LilyTiny board, prototype with alligator clips, and plan a conductive thread circuit on a hand-sewn three dimensional project.

For rising 6th through 8th graders.  This is a three day project.  Participants must be able to attend all three consecutive sessions.  Space is limited, so please pre-register.

    Location: Maker Space
   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.
   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
   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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizen Science: Firefly Watch  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Did you know fireflies are Pennsylvania’s state insect? And that our insect lanterns have their own citizen science project? Come discover this and more, and then we’ll head over to Mt. Lebanon park to do a Firefly count.  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

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   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.
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-From Page to Screen: Iconic Literary Characters in Film Adaptations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

For decades, Hollywood has turned to literature for inspiration and dedicated itself to recreating the same beloved characters again and again. But in an old town where everything is new again, these screen depictions have built lives of their own by adopting new personas, crossing genres, and even inspiring their own novels and movies. With an in-depth look of five classic characters (Elizabeth Bennet, Sherlock Holmes, Jay Gatsby, Dorothy Gale, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), we explore how cinema has reinvented these icons over the last century and influenced our perspective on the original characters and stories.

Instructor: Megan Kappel

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM E-Textiles Middle School Maker Camp  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Craft a glowing-eyed stuffed monster while exploring the LilyTiny preprogrammed microcontroller.  This project will use two LEDs to light up the monster’s eyes. We’ll learn how to hook up the LilyTiny board, prototype with alligator clips, and plan a conductive thread circuit on a hand-sewn three dimensional project.

For rising 6th through 8th graders.  This is a three day project.  Participants must be able to attend all three consecutive sessions.  Space is limited, so please pre-register.

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

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

June 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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday June 29, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   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
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM E-Textiles Middle School Maker Camp  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Craft a glowing-eyed stuffed monster while exploring the LilyTiny preprogrammed microcontroller.  This project will use two LEDs to light up the monster’s eyes. We’ll learn how to hook up the LilyTiny board, prototype with alligator clips, and plan a conductive thread circuit on a hand-sewn three dimensional project.

For rising 6th through 8th graders.  This is a three day project.  Participants must be able to attend all three consecutive sessions.  Space is limited, so please pre-register.

    Location: Maker Space
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History of LGBT Acceptance in the Religious Community  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join representatives from local gay-friendly churches to discuss the issue of LGBT rights and how policy has changed to embrace and better serve the LGBT population.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday July 2, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.


Monday July 3, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   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
   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 July 5, 2017
   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.
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-From Page to Screen: Iconic Literary Characters in Film Adaptations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

For decades, Hollywood has turned to literature for inspiration and dedicated itself to recreating the same beloved characters again and again. But in an old town where everything is new again, these screen depictions have built lives of their own by adopting new personas, crossing genres, and even inspiring their own novels and movies. With an in-depth look of five classic characters (Elizabeth Bennet, Sherlock Holmes, Jay Gatsby, Dorothy Gale, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), we explore how cinema has reinvented these icons over the last century and influenced our perspective on the original characters and stories.

Instructor: Megan Kappel

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Myths and Legends of Ireland  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Explore the rich body of stories, legends, and myths from the land of Ireland. Irish folk lore and literature are filled with stories of heroes and sorrow, of clever magic and witty rogues, and of love lost and gained. We look at the great, heroic tales from Celtic Ireland, the tales of blessed Patrick and the other saints, along with tales of leprechauns, of wit and blarney.

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

Instructor: Alan Irvine

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 6, 2017
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday July 7, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday July 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pre-Tour Garden Party  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday July 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM 27th Annual Garden Tour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

   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 July 10, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Lebo Lab: Cardboard Construction  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

What can you build with cardboard, scissors, and duct tape? A bowling alley? A funhouse? A castle? A maze? Team up with family and friends to plan, build, and man your own cardboard carnival, then invite others in to play with your creations—and demolish it all when you’re done!
For rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Please register for this two-day program.
 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Lebo Lab: Cardboard Construction  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

What can you build with cardboard, scissors, and duct tape? A bowling alley? A funhouse? A castle? A maze? Team up with family and friends to plan, build, and man your own cardboard carnival, then invite others in to play with your creations—and demolish it all when you’re done!
For rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Please register for this two-day program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Lebo Lab: Cardboard Construction  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

What can you build with cardboard, scissors, and duct tape? A bowling alley? A funhouse? A castle? A maze? Team up with family and friends to plan, build, and man your own cardboard carnival, then invite others in to play with your creations—and demolish it all when you’re done!
For rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Please register for this two-day program.
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group  
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   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.
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-From Page to Screen: Iconic Literary Characters in Film Adaptations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

For decades, Hollywood has turned to literature for inspiration and dedicated itself to recreating the same beloved characters again and again. But in an old town where everything is new again, these screen depictions have built lives of their own by adopting new personas, crossing genres, and even inspiring their own novels and movies. With an in-depth look of five classic characters (Elizabeth Bennet, Sherlock Holmes, Jay Gatsby, Dorothy Gale, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), we explore how cinema has reinvented these icons over the last century and influenced our perspective on the original characters and stories.

Instructor: Megan Kappel

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Myths and Legends of Ireland  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Explore the rich body of stories, legends, and myths from the land of Ireland. Irish folk lore and literature are filled with stories of heroes and sorrow, of clever magic and witty rogues, and of love lost and gained. We look at the great, heroic tales from Celtic Ireland, the tales of blessed Patrick and the other saints, along with tales of leprechauns, of wit and blarney.

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

Instructor: Alan Irvine

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 13, 2017
   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.
   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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Wet Felted Rock Paperweight  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Wet Felted Rock Paperweight – Fiber artist Judé Ernest will teach us to wet felt wool and other fibers around a rock to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight.  Participants need to bring a terry cloth dish towel for us in class. 
 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday July 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wet Felted Rock Paperweight  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Wet Felted Rock Paperweight – Fiber artist Judé Ernest will teach us to wet felt wool and other fibers around a rock to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight.  Participants need to bring a terry cloth dish towel for us in class.
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gardening in the Courtyard  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

more details to come

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Volunteer Fair  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Have some free time and are willing to lend a hand? Join us for our first Volunteer Fair.  Meet local non-profits looking for volunteers and find out how you can make a positive difference in our community!

Participants include: 

SHIM
Family Hospice PA
Animal Friends
Homeless Children’s Education Fund
Global Links
Hollywood Theater

and more TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday July 15, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: Camara Drum and Dance Live @ the Library  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join your friends and neighbors for an after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. Explore a different country or region of the world each month through live music, food, dance and conversation with the artists. For friends and families of all ages!

Join us for an exciting afternoon of West African music and dance with Yamoussa Camara and the Camara Drum and Dance Ensemble! Yamoussa Camara, born in Guinea, was one of West Africa’s premier drummers. A protege of Mohamed Kemoko Sano, the artistic director of Les Ballets Africains, he became the youngest lead drummer in the history of the group. He has performed in Europe, Africa and the United States and his drum-playing is featured on several CDs. In 2007, Yamoussa formed the Camara Drum & Dance Ensemble. A performance by Camara Drum & Dance includes unique and exciting arrangements of West African music, punctuated by original choreography and authentic costumes made for the group in Guinea. Currently, Yamoussa teaches West African dance at Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University, and leads the African Drum Ensemble at the University of Pittsburgh. For the general public, he teaches West African drumming at the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and West African Dance at Bodiography Center for Movement.


Sunday July 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.


Monday July 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Science Center Fab Lab  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Carnegie Science Center Mobile Fab Lab all day programming.  More details TBA.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crankie Camp for Middle Schoolers  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It's a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.  In this workshop we will look at different mediums for making a crankie scroll, create a storyboard, create our scrolls, and construct the crankie box.

This is a four-day workshop for rising 6th through 8th graders.  Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.  Please pre-register as space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   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 Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   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
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crankie Camp for Middle Schoolers  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It's a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.  In this workshop we will look at different mediums for making a crankie scroll, create a storyboard, create our scrolls, and construct the crankie box.

This is a four-day workshop for rising 6th through 8th graders.  Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.  Please pre-register as space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   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.
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Camp  
    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.
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
   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.

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   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.
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-From Page to Screen: Iconic Literary Characters in Film Adaptations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

For decades, Hollywood has turned to literature for inspiration and dedicated itself to recreating the same beloved characters again and again. But in an old town where everything is new again, these screen depictions have built lives of their own by adopting new personas, crossing genres, and even inspiring their own novels and movies. With an in-depth look of five classic characters (Elizabeth Bennet, Sherlock Holmes, Jay Gatsby, Dorothy Gale, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), we explore how cinema has reinvented these icons over the last century and influenced our perspective on the original characters and stories.

Instructor: Megan Kappel

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crankie Camp for Middle Schoolers  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It's a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.  In this workshop we will look at different mediums for making a crankie scroll, create a storyboard, create our scrolls, and construct the crankie box.

This is a four-day workshop for rising 6th through 8th graders.  Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.  Please pre-register as space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Camp  
    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.
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Myths and Legends of Ireland  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Explore the rich body of stories, legends, and myths from the land of Ireland. Irish folk lore and literature are filled with stories of heroes and sorrow, of clever magic and witty rogues, and of love lost and gained. We look at the great, heroic tales from Celtic Ireland, the tales of blessed Patrick and the other saints, along with tales of leprechauns, of wit and blarney.

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

Instructor: Alan Irvine

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 20, 2017
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crankie Camp for Middle Schoolers  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It's a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.  In this workshop we will look at different mediums for making a crankie scroll, create a storyboard, create our scrolls, and construct the crankie box.

This is a four-day workshop for rising 6th through 8th graders.  Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.  Please pre-register as space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Camp  
    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.
   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.

    Location: Study Room

Friday July 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Marathon  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for a gaming marathon that benefits the charity Extra Life.   Details TBA.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday July 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday July 23, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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 July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kamishibai Storytelling Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Kamishibai, or “paper play” is a form of storytelling popularized in postwar Japan, prior to the advent of television. Learn about this beautiful, flexible art form, then create and present a kamishibai story of your own.  For rising 2nd-4th graders. Please register for this two-day program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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 Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kamishibai Storytelling Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Kamishibai, or “paper play” is a form of storytelling popularized in postwar Japan, prior to the advent of television. Learn about this beautiful, flexible art form, then create and present a kamishibai story of your own.  For rising 2nd-4th graders. Please register for this two-day program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Battle of the Books Tournament  
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912x4   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Tonight is the battle the teams have been preparing for!  Sign-up began on June 1 and ended July 1. Teams have spent the summer reading from the grade assigned book lists and have been writing and submitting their questions about the books to be used in the battles. Let the games begin!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Battle of the Books Tournament  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Tonight is the battle the teams have been preparing for!  Sign-up began on June 1 and ended July 1. Teams have spent the summer reading from the grade assigned book lists and have been writing and submitting their questions about the books to be used in the battles. 4th Grade battles at 6:00, 5/6th Grade at 7:30. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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: Children's Story Rm.
   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 July 26, 2017
   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.
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-From Page to Screen: Iconic Literary Characters in Film Adaptations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

For decades, Hollywood has turned to literature for inspiration and dedicated itself to recreating the same beloved characters again and again. But in an old town where everything is new again, these screen depictions have built lives of their own by adopting new personas, crossing genres, and even inspiring their own novels and movies. With an in-depth look of five classic characters (Elizabeth Bennet, Sherlock Holmes, Jay Gatsby, Dorothy Gale, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), we explore how cinema has reinvented these icons over the last century and influenced our perspective on the original characters and stories.

Instructor: Megan Kappel

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

July 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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Myths and Legends of Ireland  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Explore the rich body of stories, legends, and myths from the land of Ireland. Irish folk lore and literature are filled with stories of heroes and sorrow, of clever magic and witty rogues, and of love lost and gained. We look at the great, heroic tales from Celtic Ireland, the tales of blessed Patrick and the other saints, along with tales of leprechauns, of wit and blarney.

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

Instructor: Alan Irvine

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 27, 2017
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday July 28, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Recycled Planter  
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Use recycled materials to make and decorate a self-watering planter—perfect for herbs and flowers.
For rising 6th-8th graders.
 

    Location: Maker Space

Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday July 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.


Monday July 31, 2017
   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
   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

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Math Mites Mini Camp  
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A Mini Math Camp for rising Kindergarteners through 2nd grade.  Join us for three mornings of math exploration as we construct and play with  Funky Fractal, Funny Money, and Epic Air Traffic Control runways.

Registrants be able to attend all three sessions.  Space is limited so please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Construct-a-Tale with Tim Hartman  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you want your kids to be excited about creative writing?  Then join master storyteller Tim Hartman for an evening fun and laughter. Using the traditional French Fairy Tale, ‘How Johnny Pancake Almost Married the Princess of France’, Tim will take his audience through the steps of good story building.  It’s a fun and inspiring way to help kids get excited about writing. For school-age kids and family.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Math Mites Mini Camp  
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A Mini Math Camp for rising Kindergarteners through 2nd grade.  Join us for three mornings of math exploration as we construct and play with  Funky Fractal, Funny Money, and Epic Air Traffic Control runways.

Registrants be able to attend all three sessions.  Space is limited so please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Myths and Legends of Ireland  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Explore the rich body of stories, legends, and myths from the land of Ireland. Irish folk lore and literature are filled with stories of heroes and sorrow, of clever magic and witty rogues, and of love lost and gained. We look at the great, heroic tales from Celtic Ireland, the tales of blessed Patrick and the other saints, along with tales of leprechauns, of wit and blarney.

This program is part of a series of classes. It is recommended that participants register for all classes in a series. Participants must register for each class independently. 

Instructor: Alan Irvine

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Math Mites Mini Camp  
    Contact: Children's Department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A Mini Math Camp for rising Kindergarteners through 2nd grade.  Join us for three mornings of math exploration as we construct and play with  Funky Fractal, Funny Money, and Epic Air Traffic Control runways.

Registrants be able to attend all three sessions.  Space is limited so please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Aaron Lewinter, Jazz Guitar

Aaron was born in Pittsburgh, PA and studied at Berklee College of Music. Aaron was inspired by solo, duo, and trio jazz guitar of Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney and Braney Kessel.  He has played in jazz big bands and small trio situations

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday August 4, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday August 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizen Science: Monarchs & Milkweed  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Monarch Butterflies have one of the most amazing migrations of any animal. But they are facing steep challenges. We can help by making our yards more monarch-friendly, and by participating in Monarch Larva Monitoring. Come learn about this fascinating butterfly, its life cycle, and the milkweeds that it depends upon.  Appropriate for upper elementary 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 August 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading: Last day for kids to finish  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

This is the last day for kids to bring in their reading logs and finish the Kids' Summer Reading Program!

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Show  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Annual Pet Show.  Details forthcoming. 

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

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

    Location: Study Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   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
   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
   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!

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

Thursday August 10, 2017
   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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mary and Cal
From jazz to blues to pop, Mary and Cal cover all of these styles tastefully as a duo with unique arrangements of classics and new music.
Mary Kaczorowski, Vocals, has performed for local performance groups such as the Tri-County Choir Institute and the Harmony Singers, and has trained under numerous vocal coaches, including Pittsburgh’s beloved Maureen Budway. Over the years, she has delighted her family and friends with her smooth tones and unique renditions of many of your favorite jazz standards and pop/rock classics. She is now happy to be sharing her talents with the public as a seasoned and professional vocalist. From Route 66 to Dear Prudence, she performs a wide variety of styles and genres that any crowd is sure to recognize and enjoy.
Cal Robol, Guitars & Backing vocals, is a former music educator and has performed numerous styles in the past, including jazz, acoustic, and rock. After a 10 year hiatus from performing, Cal is back in the groove again, teaming up with Mary to hit the circuit. Cal is a versatile jazz guitarist that covers many different flavors of jazz, including bop, latin, and blues. Cal studied jazz guitar at Duquesne University under the instruction of Mark Koch, where he not only learned and developed his skills on the guitar, but also gained a life long love of the jazz style where guitar is an inseparable part. His musical influences include the music of Joe Pass, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, the list goes on.

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday August 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday August 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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 August 14, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM English as Second Language Tutor Training  
    Contact: Lisa Morse   412-393-7645   lmorse@gplc.org
   

Tutoring traning. Contact lmorse@gplc.org or 412-393-7645 to register and for details

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
   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.

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature: Verna McGinley  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join local naturalist Verna McGinley for stories, facts, and fun! Wednesdays, 10:30 am. August 16 / August 23 / August 30. For children ages 3-6 and family. Must pre-register for each sesion starting August 1.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM English as Second Language Tutor Training  
    Contact: Lisa Morse   412-393-7645   lmorse@gplc.org
   

Tutoring traning. Contact lmorse@gplc.org or 412-393-7645 to register and for details

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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 August 17, 2017
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Squirrel Hillbillies
From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh's East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies often emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues.
Rabidly social and clawingly curious, they relish opportunities to interact with diverse audiences. They have performed more than 250 shows, including appearances at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh and the Leigh Folk Festival in England. Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk Bain and Gary Crouth draw from personal experiences, third-hand stories, and vivid imaginations to craft songs that are unpredictable and quirky yet widely accessible. Their CDs have gotten radio play on stations across the US and around the world.

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Study Room

Friday August 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM A Night in Westworld  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Spend the evening in the absorbing entertainment of Westworld.  Play some poker, listen to live music, and have a drink in the Saloon.  Then head upstairs to learn about artificial intelligence and 3D printing in our Maker Space.  A 21 and over event.  Attendees must purchase tickets online before the event.  Tickets will not be sold at the door. 

More details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday August 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Drive-In Theater  
    Contact: Children's Library   412-351-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Transform a cardboard box into a car and then chill-out in your awesome creation to watch a movie!  There will be a concession stand of snacks too!  Space is limited, so please pre-register.  For kids ages 3+ and a caretaker. 

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday August 21, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Great American Solar Eclipse  
    Contact: Glenn Walsh   412-561-7876   gaw@planetarium.cc
   

Stop by to watch this amazing solar event.  WAtch on a screen inside, or, weather premitting, we will have a telescope outside.
Sponsored by Friends of the Zeiss

    Location: Meeting Room A
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM English as Second Language Tutor Training  
    Contact: Lisa Morse   412-393-7645   lmorse@gplc.org
   

Tutoring traning. Contact lmorse@gplc.org or 412-393-7645 to register and for details

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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 August 23, 2017
   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
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature: Verna McGinley  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join local naturalist Verna McGinley for stories, facts, and fun! Wednesdays, 10:30 am. August 16 / August 23 / August 30. For children ages 3-6 and family. Must pre-register for each sesion starting August 1.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM English as Second Language Tutor Training  
    Contact: Lisa Morse   412-393-7645   lmorse@gplc.org
   

Tutoring traning. Contact lmorse@gplc.org or 412-393-7645 to register and for details

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

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

August 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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday August 24, 2017
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Red Beans & Rice Combo

Why are they called The Red Beans and Rice Combo, you might ask…because you can get fries or a biscuit with the combo but you’ll always choose the biscuit because that’s the way they roll— as they play a very cool mix of classic New Orleans R&B, 50’s rock ala Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, Mose Allison, Tom Waits, Slim Galliard and Louis Jordan—SUPER FUN TUNES!

The Combo features the world celebrated early jazz stride pianist, Tom Roberts (a Foxburg regular) on piano, whistling, & vocals, along with Dave Klug on drums and his custom-built “Kluger Soundboard,” and Wayno on vocals, harmonica, & ukulele.  Mt. Lebanonites Dave and Wayno are also well-known artists.

The fun-loving , sharp-dressed band has been gigging around Pittsburgh for a little over a year, and quickly developed a reputation for delivering a danceable mix of New Orleans R&B, early rock & roll nuggets, and barroom ballads, with a jazzy dash of Tin Pan Alley, and a generous side of wit & humor.

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday August 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gardening in the Courtyard  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

more details to come

   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Beer Garden Bash Setup  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Saturday August 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Beer Garden Bash Setup  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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
   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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Beer Garden Bash  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday August 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Creation Station!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime this weekend and contribute to our collaborative art project.

   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 August 28, 2017
   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
   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 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   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
   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
   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 August 30, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature: Verna McGinley  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join local naturalist Verna McGinley for stories, facts, and fun! Wednesdays, 10:30 am. August 16 / August 23 / August 30. For children ages 3-6 and family. Must pre-register for each sesion starting August 1.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday August 31, 2017
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Concert in the Courtyard  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mt. Lebanonb High School String Quartet

Mt. Lebanon High String Quartet under the direction of orchestra director Robert Vogel, wraps up the series with light classics, Broadway hits, and classic popular songs—the perfect entertainment for a warm summer evening. In the event of rain, concerts will be held inside.

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday September 1, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday September 2, 2017
   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!

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday September 3, 2017
     CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Monday September 4, 2017
     CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   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 September 5, 2017
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons  
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   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!
 

    Location: Study Room
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room

Thursday September 7, 2017
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday September 9, 2017
   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
   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.
   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
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: Persian Music Live @ the Library  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join your friends and neighbors for an after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. Explore a different country or region of the world each month through live music, food, dance and conversation with the artists. For friends and families of all ages!

Persian Music


Sunday September 10, 2017
   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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Song Circle Jam for Kids  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Share the music you've been practicing, learn from other kids musicians, and motivate each other to play better! Performing regularly builds self-confidence, helps manage nevres, and develops communication skills.  Musician Buddy Rieger, hosts the event and leads families in musical activities and discussion. All instruments & voice are welcome. (keyboard provided). Ages 8-12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Monday September 11, 2017
   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
   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.
Sept 11 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   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
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.
   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
   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.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons  
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   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.
   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
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.
   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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 

Program topic to be announced

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday September 14, 2017
   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.
   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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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: Maker Space

Friday September 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Are you looking for a place to get together and play chess? Try our new Adult Chess Group which meets two Friday afternoons a month at the library in Room B.  

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to Art at Cvog@msn.com

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday September 16, 2017
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday September 18, 2017
   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.

The Merchant of Venice Sept 18. 25, October 2, 16, 23
Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe, October 30, November 6, 20, 27, December 4, 18
Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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 Swing Time by Zadie Smith.

    Location: Maker Space
   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 September 19, 2017
   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
   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.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   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.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons  
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room
   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.

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   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.
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   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
   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 September 21, 2017
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.

    Location: Study Room

Saturday September 23, 2017
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday September 24, 2017
   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 September 25, 2017
   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.

The Merchant of Venice Sept 18. 25, October 2, 16, 23
Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe, October 30, November 6, 20, 27, December 4, 18
Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

    Location: Study Room
   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 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty SmithCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   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
   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.
   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
   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.
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons  
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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 September 27, 2017
   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.
   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
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

August 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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday September 28, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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.
   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.
   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
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday September 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday October 2, 2017
   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.

The Merchant of Venice Sept 18. 25, October 2, 16, 23
Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe, October 30, November 6, 20, 27, December 4, 18
Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 October 3, 2017
   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
   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
   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.
   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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons  
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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 B
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Russian Language Group  
    Contact: Dan Haller   412-586-6151   
    Location: Study Room

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   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.
   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!
 

    Location: Study Room
   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)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Study Room
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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.
 

    Location: Maker Space
   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.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Thursday October 5, 2017
   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.
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.
   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.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   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
   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.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday October 6, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday October 7, 2017
   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!

   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.
   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
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: Purple Bamboo & Yanlai Dance Academy Live @ the Library  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join your friends and neighbors for an after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. Explore a different country or region of the world each month through live music, food, dance and conversation with the artists. For friends and families of all ages!

Purple Bamboo & Yanlai Dance Academy


Sunday October 8, 2017
   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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Song Circle Jam for Kids  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Share the music you've been practicing, learn from other kids musicians, and motivate each other to play better! Performing regularly builds self-confidence, helps manage nevres, and develops communication skills.  Musician Buddy Rieger, hosts the event and leads families in musical activities and discussion. All instruments & voice are welcome. (keyboard provided). Ages 8-12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Monday October 9, 2017
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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!

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   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
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   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.
   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
   7:00 PM The Garden in Four Seasons  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

   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.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Slovak Language Lessons  
    Contact: Joe Senko   412-343-5031   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   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.
   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
   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
   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!

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