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Sunday December 17, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
     Poinsettia Sale  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 6th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

 

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!   Pick one or two up today!

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM CANCELLED Christmas Tree  
    Contact: Alexei Bogachenko   412 638 9362   alexburatino@gmail.com
   

Russian Choral Studio's final concert of the year with Russian songs performed by children (4-11 y.o.).


Monday December 18, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
     Poinsettia Sale  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 6th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

 

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!   Pick one or two up today!

   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Staff  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   1:30 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 Salt Houses by Hala Alyan.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED 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.

 


Tuesday December 19, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
     Poinsettia Sale  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 6th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

 

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!   Pick one or two up today!

   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM OBEYC Committee Meeting  
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Planning Meeting for the 2018 One Book, Every Young Child Committee.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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  -  8:45 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  -  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.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday December 20, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
     Poinsettia Sale  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deck the halls and support the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club's 6th Annual Poinsettia Sale, benefiting Mt. Lebanon Library!

 

For just $10 each, you will receive a fabulous 6-1/2 inch foil-wrapped pot of red, pink, or white poinsettias.

Poinsettias are available while supplies last!   Pick one or two up today!

   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come create awesome Lego structures and meet new friends! 
For kids ages 6-10.
Participants must pre-register.

    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

Thursday December 21, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
   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
   12:30 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. 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  -  8:45 PM CANCELLED 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!

   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 December 22, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Make and Take 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  -  12:00 PM CANCELLED--Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

MOVED TO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 IN STUDY ROOM 1.

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  first hour of 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.

The second half of this course will be focused on advanced topics.

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 December 24, 2017
     Library Closed: Christmas Eve  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed: Christmas Day  

Tuesday December 26, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
   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  -  8:45 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 December 27, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    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
   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

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 December 28, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
   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  -  8:45 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 December 29, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here

Saturday December 30, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Make and Take 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!

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Year's Eve  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get ready for the New Year with a count down to 12 o’clock- noon, that is! Share stories, songs, a craft, & toast the new year with some bubbly & treats! For families of all ages.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Year's Eve  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get ready for the New Year with a count down to 12 o’clock- noon, that is! Share stories, songs, a craft, & toast the new year with some bubbly & treats! For families of all ages.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Year's Eve  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get ready for the New Year with a count down to 12 o’clock- noon, that is! Share stories, songs, a craft, & toast the new year with some bubbly & treats! For families of all ages.

    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
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    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 you got over the holidays?  Grab your friends, and games, and come to the library for our special weekend board game session! We have everything from board games, RPGs, & card games for you to use.   All ages and skill levels welcome! Refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Brews for a Chili Night Tickets on sale NOW  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

GET TICKETS NOW! THIS EVENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT

Brews for a Chili Night VIII
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018
$35 general admission; $50 sponsor

GET TICKETS HERE

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts, and ciders
  • Savor chili from several local restaurants and 20+ home chefs. Homemade cornbread and desserts, too!
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz
  • All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets & Admission

  • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
  • Adults 21+ only.
  • You may purchase tickets with cash, credit card, or check at the library's circulation desk. Or get tickets here
     Library Closes at 5PM Today: New Year's Eve  

Monday January 1, 2018
     CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   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

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 4, 2018
   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
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamulalwv@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Share your love of all things manga and anime and explore Asian popular culture.
For middle and high school students.

This month: Enjoy New Years' traditions like mochi, fukuwarai, and Beethoven's 9th symphony!

    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 January 5, 2018
   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 The Long Walk Opera  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

You're invited to a special evening celebrating the upcoming Pittsburgh premiere of The Long Walk

Join us for a musical preview and lively discussion about the opera's story and what it takes to bring it to life on stage. Speakers will include representatives from Pittsburgh Opera's cast, music staff, and artistic team.

This library after hours event is free and open to the public. It will take place on the main floor of the library. Additional information to follow.


Saturday January 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Book Celllar Pop Up CD/DVD Sale  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tons of CDs (all genres--classical, rock, jazz, rap) and DVDs--movies to exercise--at bargain prices.

    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: Young Adult Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Drawing Concepts and Techniques

WEEK 1 : INTRODUCTION to the class ; discussion of materials ; understanding the five planes of light

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Turkish Conversation Group  
    Contact: Nurten Biyikli   508-215-7831   
    Location: Study Room

Monday January 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during both the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War.  Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London and Paris. Particular focus will be centered on Western and Central Pennsylvania. 

Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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

Recommended Readings -
William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009. 
Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007
Matthew C. Ward, Breaking The Backcountry: Seven Years War In Virginia And Pennsylvania - 1754-1765, 2003
David L. Preston, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution, 2015

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. 
 

    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.

2018
Jan 8 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Feb 12 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Mar 12 Barchester Towers by anthony Trollope
Apr 9 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkenton
May 14 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
June 11 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Sept 10 The Gambler by Fydor Dostoyevsky

    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  -  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
   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.

History of Slovak Hockey with speaker Rich Kocur.

    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 January 9, 2018
   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 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  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Session One: The Origins of War.  The path to Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, and beyond.

About the Facilitators: Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore are local history enthusiasts with expertise on a wide range of topics. Both have teaching experience. They hope participants will enjoy learning more about history while engaging with their community.

 

    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 January 10, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play. For kids in K-7th grade.
 
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 11, 2018
   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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America from 1750 to 1820 and are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm 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:

William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009

Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007

Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 2016

    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
   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 Bridges…Pittsburgh at the Point…A Journey Through History  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

“Bridges…Pittsburgh at the Point…A Journey Through History” tells the stories of the 34 bridges that crossed the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers in Pittsburgh from 1818 to today. Told through the words of engineers, architects, planners, and historians this is a story of the development of technology, the rise of a city and the progress of transportation.

Author Thomas Leech and Linda Kaplan will talk about Pittsburgh's bridges. Tomas is the retired Chief Bridge Engineer of Gannett Fleming, Inc., Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University and a part of the continuing education faculty of the Pennsylvania State University. Linda is a bridge engineer in the Pittsburgh region. She has experience designing highway, rail, and pedestrian bridges, retaining walls, and tunnels.

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Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    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 January 12, 2018
   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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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  -  12:00 PM The Spring Real Estate Season - Preparing to Sell Your Home Quickly & Effectively  
    Contact: Dora   412-506-2394   dandrseminars@gmail.com
   

- 10 Tips to do BEFORE selling your home 

- 10 Tips to do WHILE selling your home 

- 10 Tips to Stage your home for a quick sale 

    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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WEEK 2 : TEXTURES in charcoal on toned paper highlighted with white chalk ( conte )

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday January 14, 2018
   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 January 15, 2018
     CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   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  -  2:30 PM Women’s Networking Series: Volunteer Your Way to a New Job  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

1-2:30, Tuesday, January 16th:  Volunteer Your Way to a New Job

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Bibb, WesBanco Bank & 2017 Women’s Business Network’s “Woman of the Year” recipient.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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  -  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.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   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.

    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  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Allison McGee   2252668423   j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com
   

Board Meeting

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 18, 2018
   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 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.
   12:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Citizen's Academy  
    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: Meeting Room B

Friday January 19, 2018
   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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday January 20, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Archaeological Interactive Adventure with the C.A.R.  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
The Parkinson's Ferry Society and State President Morgan Meer of the Children of the American Revolution welcome all children and their families to Uncover the Past and experience an archaeological adventure while learning about Native Americans and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter.
 
Hands-on activities!
Crafts!
Stories!
Costumed performers!
Games!
 
Join us for a DINO-mite time!
    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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

WEEK 3 : COMPOSITION AND LIGHT using the Still Life as subject

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                         

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday January 21, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 8th Annual Antique & Collectible Identification by the Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh  
    Contact: Zita Reis   412-720-5973   zitareis@aol.com
   

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh will hold its 8th annual antiques and collectible identification event in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. The club's team of appraisers will attempt to verbally identify all types of antiques and collectibles, including pottery, china, glass, toys, coins, furniture, primitives, and ephemera.

If you wish to have your items examined by the team, please bring them to the lower level of the library. Cost is $5 for two (2) antique and collectible identifications.

In addition, Mt. Lebanon Public Library offers our patrons access to the database Price It! Antiques and Collectibles powered by Worth Point. Ask at the Reference Desk for details and further information.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday January 22, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

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

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading A Gentelman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

    Location: Maker Space
   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.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM GPLC 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 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 January 23, 2018
   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.
   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 Introduction to Compassionate Communication Workshop  
    Contact: Claus Makowka   412-737-4286   cmakowka@yahoo.com
   

This mostly experiential workshop will introduce participants the the key concepts of compassionate communication, which provides a framework for establishing empathetic connections between people that can support deep conversations. The seminal book on Compassionate Communication is Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg.

    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 January 24, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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.
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come create awesome Lego structures and meet new friends! 
For kids ages 6-10.
Participants must 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.
2018 Reading List

January 24, 2018
Novel: “The 3 Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” by Philip K. Dick
Short Fiction:
“None So Blind” by Joe Haldeman
“Death on the Nile” by Connie Willis
“The Dog Said Bow-Wow” by Michael Swanwick

February 28, 2018
Novel: “All Our Wrong Todays” by Elan Mastai
Short Fiction:
“All You Zombies” by Robert Heinlein
“The Android’s Prehistoric Menagerie” by A. Merc Rustad

March 28, 2016
Novel: “Proteus in the Underworld” by Charles Sheffield
Short Fiction:
“We Are Not Amused” by Laura Resnick
“Its Our Own Reward” by Katharine Kerr

April 25, 2018
Novel: “Everfair” by Nisi Shawl
Short Fiction:
“Spider The Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
“Home Affairs” by Sarah Lotz

May 23, 2018
Novel: “Tinker” by Wen Spencer
Short Fiction:
“The Last Defender of Camelot” by Roger Zelansky
“A Restoration of Faith” by Jim Butcher

June 27, 2018
Novel: “Infected” by Scott Sigler
Short Fiction:
“Complex God” by Scott Sigler
“Nanonauts! In Battle With Tiny Death Subs” by Ian McDonald

July 25, 2018
Novel: “Mission of Gravity” by Hal Clement
Short Fiction:
“The High Crusade” by Pohl Anderson
“The Ugly Chickens” by Howard Waldrop

August 22, 2018
Novel: “Medusa Chronicles” by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds
Short Fiction:
“The Cristobal Effect” by Simon McCaffrey
“Third from the Sun” by Richard Matheson

September 26, 2018
Novel: “Norstrillia” by Cordwainer Smith
Short Fiction:
“Nine Lives” by Ursula Le Guin
“Child’s Play” by William Tenn

October 24, 2018
Novel: “Footfall” by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Rule of the World” by Jodt Lynn Nye
“Day of the Bookworm” by Allen M. Steele

November 28, 2018
Novel: “Martians Abroad” by Carrie Vaughn
Short Fiction:
“Proposition 23” by Efe Okogu
“The Fate of the Poseidonia” by Clare Winger Harris

December 26, 2018
Novel: “Orbital Cloud” by Taiyo Fuji
Short Fiction:
“Vortex” by Gregory Benford
“Fieldwork” by Shariann Lewitt

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 25, 2018
   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

Friday January 26, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Matt's Maker Space Kick-off Festival  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

School's out in Mt. Lebanon today, so join us and The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh for fun STEAM activities like Fizzing Watercolors, Straw Rockets and more! 

Meet some local Makers and learn about our 2018 Year of Making series generously funded by Matt's Maker Space!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Matt's Maker Space Kick-off Festival  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

School's out in Mt. Lebanon today, so join us and The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh for fun STEAM activities like Fizzing Watercolors, Straw Rockets and more!

Meet some local Makers and learn about our 2018 Year of Making series generously funded by Matt's Maker Space!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Matt's Maker Space Kick-off Festival  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

School's out in Mt. Lebanon today, so join us and The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh for fun STEAM activities like Fizzing Watercolors, Straw Rockets and more!

Meet some local Makers and learn about our 2018 Year of Making series generously funded by Matt's Maker Space!

    Location: Meeting Room B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday January 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room A
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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: 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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night  
   

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili from Whole Foods, Café Io, and more “professional” chefs along with chili prepared by 20+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of RML Jazz trio

Tickets go on sale December 1, 2017 for $35, general admission; $50, sponsor. Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music. This event will sell out quickly! No tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday January 28, 2018
   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: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tu b'Shevat Celebration  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Temple Emanuel librarian Paula Altschul and PJ Library South Hills Ambassador Jen Cohen for this free, family friendly program
 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday January 29, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    Location: Study Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Holistic Moms Meeting  
    Contact: Amanda   412-780-0480   
    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   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  -  2:30 PM SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS  
    Contact: KELLY CRAIG   412 660-0150   kcraig@scholasticbookfairs.com
   

Training to local elementary/middle school volunteers that include pta/pto members as well as school librarians and staff.

    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.
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Titans Tournament Series: College Speaker Series  
    Contact: Ed Pockl   4126386635   elp142@hotmail.com
   

Youth baseball program leader will speak to families regarding the process of college recruitment.

    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 January 31, 2018
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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.
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Girl Scout New Leader Training  
    Contact: Kaitlyn Duling   800-248-3355   kduling@gswpa.org
   

Training of Girl Scout Troop Leaders

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday February 1, 2018
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamulalwv@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Share your love of all things manga and anime and explore Asian popular culture.
For middle and high school students.

    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 February 2, 2018
   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 February 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Welcome Coffee for Newcomers and Neighbors of Mt. Lebanon  
    Contact: Tracy Hoaglund   4126682780   rhoaglun@comcast.net
   

A public coffee to introduce/remind the community about the Newcomers Clu, which welcomes both newcomers and neighbors for friendship, special events and monthly events.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WEEK 4 : DRAWING WITH PENCIL ; emphasis on line and value 

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Turkish Conversation Group  
    Contact: Nurten Biyikli   508-215-7831   
    Location: Study Room

Sunday February 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Explorations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 5, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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.

Interesting Sights in Slovakia with speaker Emma Moser, president of the Pitt Student Slovak Club

    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 February 6, 2018
   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 Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Session Two: The Turning of the Tide. The U.S. Navy at Coral Sea and Midway

Facilitators Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore are local history enthusiasts with expertise on a wide range of topics. Both have teaching experience.

They hope participants will enjoy learning more about history while engaging with their community.

    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 February 7, 2018
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.  Pre-registration is required by checking out the book club selection prior to the meeting.  The book for February will be available on January 10th at 9am.

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. The book for February will be available on January 10th at 9am.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday February 8, 2018
   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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America from 1750 to 1820 and are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm 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:

William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009

Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007

Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 2016

    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
   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 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

Friday February 9, 2018
   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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

WEEK 5 : THE PROPORTION AND PLANES OF THE HEAD

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday February 11, 2018
   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: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Explorations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during both the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War.  Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London and Paris. Particular focus will be centered on Western and Central Pennsylvania. 

Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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

Recommended Readings -
William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009. 
Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007
Matthew C. Ward, Breaking The Backcountry: Seven Years War In Virginia And Pennsylvania - 1754-1765, 2003
David L. Preston, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution, 2015

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. 
 

    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.

2018
Jan 8 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Feb 12 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Mar 12 Barchester Towers by anthony Trollope
Apr 9 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkenton
May 14 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
June 11 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Sept 10 The Gambler by Fydor Dostoyevsky

    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  -  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
   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 February 13, 2018
   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 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.
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Homeowner  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

“Sustainable Landscape Design for the Homeowner” -  is a comprehensive overview of the process of sustainable landscape design and organic gardening practices. We will use concepts such as right plant/right place, shading out weeds with ground covers, use of hardy natives, installing rain gardens and rain barrels. Whether you are a seasoned gardener with an eye for design wondering about updating your current landscape, or new to the world of gardening and landscapes and need to start from the beginning, you will be armed with enough knowledge to make decisions about how best to move forward with your own project. Every week includes a power point presentation of landscape projects, design solutions, favorite plants, succession of bloom, favorite trees, shrubs and perennials. 

Week One; Site Analysis - an inventory of the features of your property, including the house, garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also includes things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun, excessive moisture. For those students who wish to begin a drawing, bring Graph paper, pencils, measuring tape.

Week Two - the dreaming begins. In this step students have an opportunity to think about how they want to use their property. This includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting, security and practical aspects like how many cars will fit in your driveway and where to put the trash cans. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: Time to look at student drawings, Q&A, and additional power point presentations.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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  -  8:45 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 February 14, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play. For kids in K-7th grade.
 
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Allison McGee   2252668423   j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com
   

Board Meeting

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday February 15, 2018
   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.
   12:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday February 16, 2018
   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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese New Year Celebration  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

All middle and high school students are welcome to join us to celebrate the Year of the Brown Earth Dog.  Dim Sum, noise and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday February 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter of DAR (Daughters of American Revolution  
    Contact: Vivian McDowell   267-307-6937-C   vmcdowell1944@gmail.com
   

DAR Good Citizen Awards

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WEEK 6: THE FEATURES OF THE HEAD

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday February 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Explorations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 19, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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  -  2:00 PM Pittsburgh Robotics with Heinz History Center  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Robotics have a history and home in Pittsburgh!  Come discover recent innovations in modular robotics using Cubelets.  Pioneered at CMU, Cubelets allow kids to build increasingly complex robots based on cubes that think, act, and sense.   This program is a part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

For kids in 1st and 2nd Grade.  Space is limited, please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Pittsburgh Robotics with Heinz History Center  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Robotics have a history and  home in Pittsburgh!  Come discover recent innovations in modular robotics using  Cubelets.  Pioneered at CMU, Cubelets allow kids to build increasingly complex robots based on cubes that think, act, and sense.   This program is a part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

For kids in 3rd through 5th Grade.  Space is limited, please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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. 

    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 February 20, 2018
   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  -  2:30 PM Women’s Networking Series: How to use Social Networking & LinkedIn to During Your Job Search  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

1-2:30, Tuesday, February 20th: How to use Social Networking & LinkedIn to During Your Job Search

Guest Speaker: Julie Thornton, Executive Career Coach and business owner

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

“Sustainable Landscape Design for the Homeowner” -  is a comprehensive overview of the process of sustainable landscape design and organic gardening practices. We will use concepts such as right plant/right place, shading out weeds with ground covers, use of hardy natives, installing rain gardens and rain barrels. Whether you are a seasoned gardener with an eye for design wondering about updating your current landscape, or new to the world of gardening and landscapes and need to start from the beginning, you will be armed with enough knowledge to make decisions about how best to move forward with your own project. Every week includes a power point presentation of landscape projects, design solutions, favorite plants, succession of bloom, favorite trees, shrubs and perennials. 

Week One; Site Analysis - an inventory of the features of your property, including the house, garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also includes things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun, excessive moisture. For those students who wish to begin a drawing, bring Graph paper, pencils, measuring tape.

Week Two - the dreaming begins. In this step students have an opportunity to think about how they want to use their property. This includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting, security and practical aspects like how many cars will fit in your driveway and where to put the trash cans. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: Time to look at student drawings, Q&A, and additional power point presentations.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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  -  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.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM By Its Cover: Book Anatomy  
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Love that old book smell? Drop by for a primer in book anatomy. Learn how to identify books by age, imprint, and watermark, go on a bibliophile's scavenger hunt, dissect old books, and construct a unique volume of your own!

    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.

    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 February 22, 2018
   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

Friday February 23, 2018
   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 February 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WEEK 7 : HOW TO ACHIEVE A PORTRAIT LIKENESS of a person or a pet

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday February 25, 2018
   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: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Explorations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 26, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    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.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.

    Location: Maker Space
   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 February 27, 2018
   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.
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design for the Homeowner  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

“Sustainable Landscape Design for the Homeowner” -  is a comprehensive overview of the process of sustainable landscape design and organic gardening practices. We will use concepts such as right plant/right place, shading out weeds with ground covers, use of hardy natives, installing rain gardens and rain barrels. Whether you are a seasoned gardener with an eye for design wondering about updating your current landscape, or new to the world of gardening and landscapes and need to start from the beginning, you will be armed with enough knowledge to make decisions about how best to move forward with your own project. Every week includes a power point presentation of landscape projects, design solutions, favorite plants, succession of bloom, favorite trees, shrubs and perennials. 

Week One; Site Analysis - an inventory of the features of your property, including the house, garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also includes things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun, excessive moisture. For those students who wish to begin a drawing, bring Graph paper, pencils, measuring tape.

Week Two - the dreaming begins. In this step students have an opportunity to think about how they want to use their property. This includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting, security and practical aspects like how many cars will fit in your driveway and where to put the trash cans. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.

Week Three: Time to look at student drawings, Q&A, and additional power point presentations.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED, REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 February 28, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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.
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come create awesome Lego structures and meet new friends! 
For kids ages 6-10.
Participants must 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.
2018 Reading List

January 24, 2018
Novel: “The 3 Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” by Philip K. Dick
Short Fiction:
“None So Blind” by Joe Haldeman
“Death on the Nile” by Connie Willis
“The Dog Said Bow-Wow” by Michael Swanwick

February 28, 2018
Novel: “All Our Wrong Todays” by Elan Mastai
Short Fiction:
“All You Zombies” by Robert Heinlein
“The Android’s Prehistoric Menagerie” by A. Merc Rustad

March 28, 2016
Novel: “Proteus in the Underworld” by Charles Sheffield
Short Fiction:
“We Are Not Amused” by Laura Resnick
“Its Our Own Reward” by Katharine Kerr

April 25, 2018
Novel: “Everfair” by Nisi Shawl
Short Fiction:
“Spider The Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
“Home Affairs” by Sarah Lotz

May 23, 2018
Novel: “Tinker” by Wen Spencer
Short Fiction:
“The Last Defender of Camelot” by Roger Zelansky
“A Restoration of Faith” by Jim Butcher

June 27, 2018
Novel: “Infected” by Scott Sigler
Short Fiction:
“Complex God” by Scott Sigler
“Nanonauts! In Battle With Tiny Death Subs” by Ian McDonald

July 25, 2018
Novel: “Mission of Gravity” by Hal Clement
Short Fiction:
“The High Crusade” by Pohl Anderson
“The Ugly Chickens” by Howard Waldrop

August 22, 2018
Novel: “Medusa Chronicles” by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds
Short Fiction:
“The Cristobal Effect” by Simon McCaffrey
“Third from the Sun” by Richard Matheson

September 26, 2018
Novel: “Norstrillia” by Cordwainer Smith
Short Fiction:
“Nine Lives” by Ursula Le Guin
“Child’s Play” by William Tenn

October 24, 2018
Novel: “Footfall” by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Rule of the World” by Jodt Lynn Nye
“Day of the Bookworm” by Allen M. Steele

November 28, 2018
Novel: “Martians Abroad” by Carrie Vaughn
Short Fiction:
“Proposition 23” by Efe Okogu
“The Fate of the Poseidonia” by Clare Winger Harris

December 26, 2018
Novel: “Orbital Cloud” by Taiyo Fuji
Short Fiction:
“Vortex” by Gregory Benford
“Fieldwork” by Shariann Lewitt

    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday March 1, 2018
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamulalwv@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Share your love of all things manga and anime and explore Asian popular culture.
For middle and high school students.

    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 March 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cleon Cornes.   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: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Moby Dick Opera  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Details TBA


Saturday March 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seed Share  
    Contact: Sharon Verminski     verminskis@einetwork.net
    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seed Share  
    Contact: Sharon Verminski     verminskis@einetwork.net
    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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WEEK 8 : CREATING A FINISHED PIECE ; still life or portrait

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Our instructor, James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

His dramatic effects of light and use of deep, rich color have attracted private, corporate and public collectors worldwide including former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. James studied at the famed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University and most notably with master artist Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Turkish Conversation Group  
    Contact: Nurten Biyikli   508-215-7831   
    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Moby Dick Opera  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Tentative


Monday March 5, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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.

Decorating Slovak Honey Cookies (Medovniky) with Larry Kozlowski

    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 March 6, 2018
   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  -  12:00 PM Cafe au Lait  
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Led by Sara Sites, La Leche League leader, doula and mom, Cafe au Lait is a place of support, encouragement and accurate information. The group will discuss a different topic each week and share personal struggles and successes. Children of all ages welcome to attend with parent.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Digital Animation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Dive into the fascinating world of animation with Adobe Animate!  You'll explore the art of character design and brainstorm an original creation of your own.  Then, use a stylus and a graphics tablet to translate your visions into a smooth animation.  This is a four-day program.  Classes take place on March 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th   Participants MUST be able to attend all four sessions.  No exceptions.

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. 

This program is a part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

 

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Session Three: The Central Pacific Drive. Nimitz and his carriers push east.

Facilitators Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore are local history enthusiasts with expertise on a wide range of topics. Both have teaching experience. They hope participants will enjoy learning more about history while engaging with their community.

    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 March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Garden Arts Club  
    Contact: Elizabeth Donahue   412-489-3849   bluebell2002@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.  Pre-registration is required by checking out the book club selection prior to the meeting.

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  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday March 8, 2018
   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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America from 1750 to 1820 and are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm 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:

William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009

Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007

Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 2016

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Digital Animation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Dive into the fascinating world of animation with Adobe Animate!  You'll explore the art of character design and brainstorm an original creation of your own.  Then, use a stylus and a graphics tablet to translate your visions into a smooth animation.  This is a four-day program.  Classes take place on March 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th   Participants MUST be able to attend all four sessions.  No exceptions.

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. 

This program is a part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

 

    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  -  7:15 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 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

Friday March 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cleon Cornes.   Details to come

    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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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: Maker Space
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Tournament  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

2 Divisions: Gr. K-4 & Gr. 5-8. Registration starts January 13th.

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

2 Divisions: Gr. K-4 & Gr. 5-8. Registration starts January 13th.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday March 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during both the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War.  Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London and Paris. Particular focus will be centered on Western and Central Pennsylvania. 

Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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

Recommended Readings -
William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009. 
Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007
Matthew C. Ward, Breaking The Backcountry: Seven Years War In Virginia And Pennsylvania - 1754-1765, 2003
David L. Preston, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution, 2015

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. 
 

    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.

2018
Mar 12 Barchester Towers by anthony Trollope
Apr 9 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkenton
May 14 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
June 11 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Sept 10 The Gambler by Fydor Dostoyevsky

    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  -  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
   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 March 13, 2018
   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  -  12:00 PM Cafe au Lait  
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Led by Sara Sites, La Leche League leader, doula and mom, Cafe au Lait is a place of support, encouragement and accurate information. The group will discuss a different topic each week and share personal struggles and successes. Children of all ages welcome to attend with parent.

    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 B
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Digital Animation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Dive into the fascinating world of animation with Adobe Animate!  You'll explore the art of character design and brainstorm an original creation of your own.  Then, use a stylus and a graphics tablet to translate your visions into a smooth animation.  This is a four-day program.  Classes take place on March 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th   Participants MUST be able to attend all four sessions.  No exceptions.

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. 

This program is a part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

 

    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  -  8:00 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  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   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
   

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play. For kids in K-7th grade.
 
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Allison McGee   2252668423   j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com
   

Board Meeting

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday March 15, 2018
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Digital Animation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Dive into the fascinating world of animation with Adobe Animate!  You'll explore the art of character design and brainstorm an original creation of your own.  Then, use a stylus and a graphics tablet to translate your visions into a smooth animation.  This is a four-day program.  Classes take place on March 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th   Participants MUST be able to attend all four sessions.  No exceptions.

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. 

This program is a part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

 

    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  -  8:00 PM Selecting Perennials  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

selecting good perennials influenced by climate change. 

    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: Meeting Room B

Friday March 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cleon Cornes.   Details to come

    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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday March 17, 2018
   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 March 19, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Peep-le's Choice Award Ceremony  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Peep-le have chosen!  We present the awards in three categories for our third annual Peeps Diorama Contest.  Also included is a STEMtastic Peep challenge!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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. 

    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 March 20, 2018
   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  -  12:00 PM Cafe au Lait  
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Led by Sara Sites, La Leche League leader, doula and mom, Cafe au Lait is a place of support, encouragement and accurate information. The group will discuss a different topic each week and share personal struggles and successes. Children of all ages welcome to attend with parent.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Women’s Networking Series: Balancing Self-care and Family-care During Re-entry into the Job Market  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Balancing Self-care and Family-care During Re-entry into the Job Market

Guest Speaker: Kelli McElhinny, Therapist, Squirrel Hill Psychological Services

    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: Maker Space
   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 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  -  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.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday March 21, 2018
     Purim  
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   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.

    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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday March 22, 2018
   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
   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 March 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cleon Cornes.   Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday March 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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 March 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday March 26, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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 The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery.  Copies 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 March 27, 2018
   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: Study Room
   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

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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.
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come create awesome Lego structures and meet new friends! 
For kids ages 6-10.
Participants must 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.

March 28, 2016
Novel: “Proteus in the Underworld” by Charles Sheffield
Short Fiction:
“We Are Not Amused” by Laura Resnick
“Its Our Own Reward” by Katharine Kerr

April 25, 2018
Novel: “Everfair” by Nisi Shawl
Short Fiction:
“Spider The Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
“Home Affairs” by Sarah Lotz

May 23, 2018
Novel: “Tinker” by Wen Spencer
Short Fiction:
“The Last Defender of Camelot” by Roger Zelansky
“A Restoration of Faith” by Jim Butcher

June 27, 2018
Novel: “Infected” by Scott Sigler
Short Fiction:
“Complex God” by Scott Sigler
“Nanonauts! In Battle With Tiny Death Subs” by Ian McDonald

July 25, 2018
Novel: “Mission of Gravity” by Hal Clement
Short Fiction:
“The High Crusade” by Pohl Anderson
“The Ugly Chickens” by Howard Waldrop

August 22, 2018
Novel: “Medusa Chronicles” by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds
Short Fiction:
“The Cristobal Effect” by Simon McCaffrey
“Third from the Sun” by Richard Matheson

September 26, 2018
Novel: “Norstrillia” by Cordwainer Smith
Short Fiction:
“Nine Lives” by Ursula Le Guin
“Child’s Play” by William Tenn

October 24, 2018
Novel: “Footfall” by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Rule of the World” by Jodt Lynn Nye
“Day of the Bookworm” by Allen M. Steele

November 28, 2018
Novel: “Martians Abroad” by Carrie Vaughn
Short Fiction:
“Proposition 23” by Efe Okogu
“The Fate of the Poseidonia” by Clare Winger Harris

December 26, 2018
Novel: “Orbital Cloud” by Taiyo Fuji
Short Fiction:
“Vortex” by Gregory Benford
“Fieldwork” by Shariann Lewitt

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday March 29, 2018
   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.
   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 March 30, 2018
     Passover  

Saturday March 31, 2018
     Passover  
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday April 1, 2018
     CLOSED FOR EASTER  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
     Passover  

Monday April 2, 2018
     Passover  
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Chinese Movie Series-The Road Home  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Set against the visually stunning backdrop of a remote area of northern China, this simple story focuses on the power of love and the importance of cultural traditions.

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

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

Slovak Castles and Castle Ruins with Speaker Otilia Golis

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday April 3, 2018
     Passover  
   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 Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Session Four: The South Pacific Drive. MacArthur and his army push north.

Facilitators Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore are local history enthusiasts with expertise on a wide range of topics.Both have teaching experience. They hope participants will enjoy learning more about history while engaging with their community.

    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 April 4, 2018
     Passover  
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   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.  Pre-registration is required by checking out the book club selection prior to the meeting.

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  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday April 5, 2018
     Passover  
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamulalwv@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Share your love of all things manga and anime and explore Asian popular culture.
For middle and high school students.

    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 April 6, 2018
     Passover  
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cleon Cornes.   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: Meeting Room B

Saturday April 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drawing & Painting with PCA  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Explore classic and contemporary art-making techniques while exploring diverse media in this Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Mt. Lebanon Library collaboration. Your child can choose just one or attend up to four sessions that will take turns concentrating on the human figure, landscapes, visual storytelling and experimentation.  This series is part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

For kids in 4th - 5th grade.  Registration is required.

April 7th: Figurative
 Students will use gesture and contour drawing methods to learn about facial and body proportions. Creating quick, timed charcoal drawings and in-depth mixed media artworks, your child will express human anatomy artfully.
 
 April 14th: Landscapes
 Students will utilize the outdoor spaces at the library, creating drawings and paintings 'en plein air' like the French Impressionists. Tackling color mixing, perspective, and fine line drawing techniques, your child will create colorful personalized landscapes.
 
 April 21st: Narrative
 Students will express a complete story using only a series of hand drawn images. Employing literary elements like character development and plot, students will look to ancient murals, classic comics, graphic novels and famous illustrated books as inspiration for his or her own visual narrative.
 
 April 28th: Experimental
 Experimenting with and combining a variety of drawing and painting media, students will discover new and unexpected results. Each child will collaborate with classmates in an art game, use music to shape his or her style, and make marks using non-traditional materials.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Turkish Conversation Group  
    Contact: Nurten Biyikli   508-215-7831   
    Location: Study Room

Sunday April 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during both the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War.  Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London and Paris. Particular focus will be centered on Western and Central Pennsylvania. 

Session Dates: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month -  10 AM to 1 PM. Room A. 

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

Recommended Readings -
William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009. 
Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007
Matthew C. Ward, Breaking The Backcountry: Seven Years War In Virginia And Pennsylvania - 1754-1765, 2003
David L. Preston, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution, 2015

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. 
 

    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.

2018
Mar 12 Barchester Towers by anthony Trollope
Apr 9 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkenton
May 14 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
June 11 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Sept 10 The Gambler by Fydor Dostoyevsky

    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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Chinese Movie Series-Coming Home  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

The end of The Cultural Revolution dramatically changes the lives of three family members.  While the backdrop for this story is a specific time and place, its exploration of love and devotion is timeless.

    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.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.

    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
   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 April 10, 2018
   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 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  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play. For kids in K-7th grade.
 
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday April 12, 2018
   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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Current discussion centers on events, leaders and social-economic conditions in America from 1750 to 1820 and are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective.

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm 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:

William M. Fowler, Jr. Empires at War -  the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763, 2009

Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, 2007

Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 2016

    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
   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 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

Friday April 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presented by Cleon Cornes.   Details to come

    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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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  -  12:00 PM Drawing & Painting with PCA  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Explore classic and contemporary art-making techniques while exploring diverse media in this Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Mt. Lebanon Library collaboration. Your child can choose just one or attend up to four sessions that will take turns concentrating on the human figure, landscapes, visual storytelling and experimentation.  This series is part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

For kids in 4th - 5th grade.  Registration is required.

April 7th: Figurative
 Students will use gesture and contour drawing methods to learn about facial and body proportions. Creating quick, timed charcoal drawings and in-depth mixed media artworks, your child will express human anatomy artfully.
 
 April 14th: Landscapes
 Students will utilize the outdoor spaces at the library, creating drawings and paintings 'en plein air' like the French Impressionists. Tackling color mixing, perspective, and fine line drawing techniques, your child will create colorful personalized landscapes.
 
 April 21st: Narrative
 Students will express a complete story using only a series of hand drawn images. Employing literary elements like character development and plot, students will look to ancient murals, classic comics, graphic novels and famous illustrated books as inspiration for his or her own visual narrative.
 
 April 28th: Experimental
 Experimenting with and combining a variety of drawing and painting media, students will discover new and unexpected results. Each child will collaborate with classmates in an art game, use music to shape his or her style, and make marks using non-traditional materials.

    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

Monday April 16, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lisa See VIP Reception  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Purchase tickets to meet Lisa See before the 7 pm lecture at the circulation desk or online: https://www.showclix.com/event/an-evening-with-lisa-see

Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Evening with Lisa See  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Lisa See will be the speaker at the fifth annual Mt. Lebanon Public Library Speaker Series, an event to honor the memory of Joe Wertheim, an avid reader and long-time library patron who had served nine years on the library board, including a term as President, and the President of the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers, including Snow Flower and the Secret FanPeony in LoveShanghai GirlsDreams of Joy, and China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women, romantic love, and love of country.

In See’s newest, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, she returns to those timeless themes. A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lanepaints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region and its people and celebrates the bond between mothers and daughters. It explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple. Both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations.

Tickets are on sale at the circulaton desk and online: https://www.showclix.com/event/an-evening-with-lisa-see
 

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT MELLON MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LIBRARY. 

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   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  -  2:30 PM Women’s Networking Series: Ease Your Way Back Into the Workforce: How Do Staffing Firms Work for the  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

1-2:30, Tuesday, April 17th: Ease Your Way Back Into the Workforce: How Do Staffing Firms Work for the Job Seeker?

Guest Speaker: Karen Mokwa, Express Professionals business owner

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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  -  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.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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
   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.

    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  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Allison McGee   2252668423   j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com
   

Board Meeting

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday April 19, 2018
   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.
   12:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Early start time for a film

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 April 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Drivers Safety Refresher Class  
    Contact: John Spavaro   412-531-5690   JRSparvero@aol.com
   

THIS ONE-DAY/FOUR-HOUR CLASS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE FULL COURSE WITHIN THE PAST 3 YEARS.
Register at 412-531-1912 ext 209. Space is limited!

For Questions about the class, call the instructor, John Spavaro, at 412-531-5690
$15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers (payable at class)

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day, yet some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver's license.
By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car
  • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
  • The effects of medications on driving
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cellphone

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

About the course

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Over 15 million participants have gone through AARP Driver Safety classroom and online courses, taught by more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers.

YOU may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details.

AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.

    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 dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday April 21, 2018
   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 Drawing & Painting with PCA  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Explore classic and contemporary art-making techniques while exploring diverse media in this Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Mt. Lebanon Library collaboration. Your child can choose just one or attend up to four sessions that will take turns concentrating on the human figure, landscapes, visual storytelling and experimentation.  This series is part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

For kids in 4th - 5th grade.  Registration is required.

April 7th: Figurative
 Students will use gesture and contour drawing methods to learn about facial and body proportions. Creating quick, timed charcoal drawings and in-depth mixed media artworks, your child will express human anatomy artfully.
 
 April 14th: Landscapes
 Students will utilize the outdoor spaces at the library, creating drawings and paintings 'en plein air' like the French Impressionists. Tackling color mixing, perspective, and fine line drawing techniques, your child will create colorful personalized landscapes.
 
 April 21st: Narrative
 Students will express a complete story using only a series of hand drawn images. Employing literary elements like character development and plot, students will look to ancient murals, classic comics, graphic novels and famous illustrated books as inspiration for his or her own visual narrative.
 
 April 28th: Experimental
 Experimenting with and combining a variety of drawing and painting media, students will discover new and unexpected results. Each child will collaborate with classmates in an art game, use music to shape his or her style, and make marks using non-traditional materials.

    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

Sunday April 22, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday April 23, 2018
   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.

Macbeth January 22, 39, February 5, 19, 26, March 5

The Merry Wives of Windsor March 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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 China Dolls by Lisa See.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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. 

    Location: Maker Space
   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 April 24, 2018
   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.
   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 April 25, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    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.
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM SETUP Volunteer Appreciation Reception  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM SETUP Volunteer Appreciation Reception  
    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
   

Come create awesome Lego structures and meet new friends! 
For kids ages 6-10.
Participants must pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Volunteer Appreciation Reception  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Volunteer Appreciation Reception  
    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.

April 25, 2018
Novel: “Everfair” by Nisi Shawl
Short Fiction:
“Spider The Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
“Home Affairs” by Sarah Lotz

May 23, 2018
Novel: “Tinker” by Wen Spencer
Short Fiction:
“The Last Defender of Camelot” by Roger Zelansky
“A Restoration of Faith” by Jim Butcher

June 27, 2018
Novel: “Infected” by Scott Sigler
Short Fiction:
“Complex God” by Scott Sigler
“Nanonauts! In Battle With Tiny Death Subs” by Ian McDonald

July 25, 2018
Novel: “Mission of Gravity” by Hal Clement
Short Fiction:
“The High Crusade” by Pohl Anderson
“The Ugly Chickens” by Howard Waldrop

August 22, 2018
Novel: “Medusa Chronicles” by Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds
Short Fiction:
“The Cristobal Effect” by Simon McCaffrey
“Third from the Sun” by Richard Matheson

September 26, 2018
Novel: “Norstrillia” by Cordwainer Smith
Short Fiction:
“Nine Lives” by Ursula Le Guin
“Child’s Play” by William Tenn

October 24, 2018
Novel: “Footfall” by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Rule of the World” by Jodt Lynn Nye
“Day of the Bookworm” by Allen M. Steele

November 28, 2018
Novel: “Martians Abroad” by Carrie Vaughn
Short Fiction:
“Proposition 23” by Efe Okogu
“The Fate of the Poseidonia” by Clare Winger Harris

December 26, 2018
Novel: “Orbital Cloud” by Taiyo Fuji
Short Fiction:
“Vortex” by Gregory Benford
“Fieldwork” by Shariann Lewitt

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday April 26, 2018
   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
   2:30 PM  -  6:00 PM volunteer reception setup  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Volunteer Appreciation Reception  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A thank you to all of our wonderful library volunteers.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 April 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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  -  12:00 PM Drawing & Painting with PCA  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Explore classic and contemporary art-making techniques while exploring diverse media in this Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Mt. Lebanon Library collaboration. Your child can choose just one or attend up to four sessions that will take turns concentrating on the human figure, landscapes, visual storytelling and experimentation.  This series is part of our Matt's Maker Space Year of Making and was generously funded by Matt's Maker Space.

For kids in 4th - 5th grade.  Registration is required.

April 7th: Figurative
 Students will use gesture and contour drawing methods to learn about facial and body proportions. Creating quick, timed charcoal drawings and in-depth mixed media artworks, your child will express human anatomy artfully.
 
 April 14th: Landscapes
 Students will utilize the outdoor spaces at the library, creating drawings and paintings 'en plein air' like the French Impressionists. Tackling color mixing, perspective, and fine line drawing techniques, your child will create colorful personalized landscapes.
 
 April 21st: Narrative
 Students will express a complete story using only a series of hand drawn images. Employing literary elements like character development and plot, students will look to ancient murals, classic comics, graphic novels and famous illustrated books as inspiration for his or her own visual narrative.
 
 April 28th: Experimental
 Experimenting with and combining a variety of drawing and painting media, students will discover new and unexpected results. Each child will collaborate with classmates in an art game, use music to shape his or her style, and make marks using non-traditional materials.

    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

Monday April 30, 2018
   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.

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    Location: Study Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   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 Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Session Five: The End of the War. Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Bomb.

Facilitators Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore are local history enthusiasts with expertise on a wide range of topics.Both have teaching experience. They hope participants will enjoy learning more about history while engaging with their community.

    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 2, 2018
   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  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday May 3, 2018
   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.
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamulalwv@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Share your love of all things manga and anime and explore Asian popular culture.
For middle and high school students.

    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

Saturday May 5, 2018
   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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Turkish Conversation Group  
    Contact: Nurten Biyikli   508-215-7831   
    Location: Study Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Drivers Safety Class  
    Contact: John Spavaro   412-531-5690   JRSparvero@aol.com
   

THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS

For Questions about the class, call the instructor, John Spavaro, at 412-531-5690

Space is limited!
$15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers (payable at the first class)

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day, yet some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver's license.
By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

 

  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car
  • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
  • The effects of medications on driving
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cellphone

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

About the course

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Over 15 million participants have gone through AARP Driver Safety classroom and online courses, taught by more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers.

YOU may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details.

AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.

    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.

Troilus and Cressida, April 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

    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.

Weddings in Slovakia with speaker Otilia Golis

    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 May 8, 2018
   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  -  2:00 PM AARP Drivers Safety Class  
    Contact: John Spavaro   412-531-5690   JRSparvero@aol.com
   

THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS

For Questions about the class, call the instructor, John Spavaro, at 412-531-5690

Space is limited!
$15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers (payable at the first class)

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day, yet some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver's license.
By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. In addition, you'll learn:

 

  • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car
  • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today
  • Ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities
  • The effects of medications on driving
  • The importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking and using a cellphone

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

About the course

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Over 15 million participants have gone through AARP Driver Safety classroom and online courses, taught by more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers.

YOU may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details.

AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Cafe au Lait  
    Contact: children's library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Led by Sara Sites, La Leche League leader, doula and mom, Cafe au Lait is a place of support, encouragement and accurate information. The group will discuss a different topic each week and share personal struggles and successes. Children of all ages welcome to attend with parent.

    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 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
     Spring Local Author Forum  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@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

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

    Location: Maker Space