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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

Monday February 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WE WILL MEET IN ROOM A, DOWNSTAIRS, TODAY FOR A FILM

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: Meeting Room A
   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 starting on January 29th at 9am

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society Presents Genealogy Methodology: Documenting Parentage  
    Contact: James Stuber     mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
   

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

February 19 - A video by Crista Cowan on “Genealogy Methodology: Documenting Parentage.” We've viewed several of her videos and they are fast paced and full of good information

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 starting on January 29th at 9am

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Turtles All the Way Down for Twenties & Teens  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fans of John Green are celebrating his latest, Turtles All The Way Down.  Join us for a book discussion and social event for ages 13-29 (no exceptions!).  We'll be talking, eating, gaming and making.  There are free hardback copies of Turtles All The Way Down for first 15 who MAKE A COMMITMENT TO ATTEND* and register.  Register below and pick up your book at the Adult Reference Desk.*  Of course, if you already have the book, please register to attend the discussion and activities.  Registration is not REQUIRED for participation, but it will make planning food and activities much easier.  Nerdfighters everywhere, spread the word!

6:30 p.m. Appetizers & Ice Breaker Game
7:00 p.m. Book Discussion
8:00 p.m. Maker Activity

*If last minute circumstances prevent participation, but you have taken a book, please plan to attend another event or fundraiser at the library :)  

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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 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.

Bones of Paradise / Jonis Agee

A decade after the Wounded Knee Massacre, at which the U.S. 7th Cavalry regiment gunned down over 200 Lakota, white rancher J.B. Bennett and Sioux woman Star are found dead on Bennett's land.  As Bennett's estranged wife, Dulcinea, returns to the ranch and gathers the remaining family members, Star's sister, Rose, vows to find Star's killer and avenge her death.  Set in the Nebraska Sandhills at the dawn of the 20th century, The Bones of Paradise is a haunting multi-generational family saga that explores a tragedy with deep historical roots through the eyes of flawed and fully fleshed-out characters.  

 

    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  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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! For middle and high school students.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

101 Ways to Nurture Yourself

Some of us know how to nurture others, but forget the most important person: ourselves. We owe ourselves the same love and care that we give to family and friends. Inside 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself, we find ways to love ourselves more by nurturing body, mind and spirit.

Join us in an atmosphere of warmth (the library will provide a little hygge) which will include tea and treats.

Join Chris Mabon, as she discusses her book 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself. Chris invites you to try 1 or all 101 ways and see how good it feels!

Please register for this event as space is limited.

 
    Location: Meeting Room A
   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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by after school to hang out with friends, games, and snacks. 
Something different every month!

This month: Gaming & Teen Area Makeover

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday February 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Starting Seeds for Your Garden  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

After attending this program sign up for our Seed Share program on Saturday, March 3rd!!   Register here: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/rocketsearch/rs_event.cfm?curOrg=MTLEB&tfem=true&eID=5038618

You will have everything you need to get your vegetable garden started.

    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 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 Sensational Sundays: Winter Wiggle Olympics  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Put all your motor skills to the test in this family friendly, fantastic day of Olympian games! Ages 2-5 and family.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Anna Bikont  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

It is our honor to host an evening with Anna Bikont, international award-winning author and former Cullman Fellow of the New York Public Library and The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. Ms. Bikont will present a talk on Poland and the Holocaust and the rise of antisemitism in contemporary Poland.

Anna Bikont was born in Warsaw as the daughter of journalist Wilhelmina Skulska, who came from a Jewish family, and Polish writer Andrzej Kruczkowski. 

She received her MA in Psychology from Warsaw University, and worked there until 1988. Between 1982 and 1989, she was an underground Solidarity activist, and co-founder and editor of Tygodnik Mazowsze weekly, Poland's largest underground publication. She was a co-founder of Gazeta Wyborcza, where she still works today as senior journalist.

In 2011, Le crime et le silence (the French edition of her 2004 non-fiction book, My z Jedwabnego) won the prestigious European Book Prize.

Review of Anna Bikont's The Crime and the Silence by author Julian Barnes for New York Magazine:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/11/19/jedwabne-even-worse-we-thought/   

An Evening with Anna Bikont is made possible by the sponsorship of Classrooms Without Borders

http://www.classroomswithoutborders.org and tthe  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

Registration is required.

 

    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 Gerrymandering and Pennsylvania’s 18th District  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

As the special election nears for the vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, Mt. Lebanon Public Library and the non-partisan Fair Districts PA offer a special program tracing the history of the district’s shape, size and boundaries.

Fair Districts will present an educational discussion about how gerrymandering has altered the district’s boundaries and location, and its voter makeup.

Fair Districts volunteer speakers Anna Fisher and D. David Misra will present maps and data, and explain the causes and effects of gerrymandering in the context of the shifting makeup of the 18th District. Via a conversational presentation, they will also explain how bills proposed in the Pennsylvania legislature would end gerrymandering in favor of non-partisan mapping.

Dr. Fisher is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and a resident of the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. She was born in Ukraine, raised in Russia, and came to the United States in 1999 to study at the Ohio State University. She became a U.S. citizen in 2011. At Carnegie Mellon, she teaches research methods in psychology, and conducts research on cognitive development in early childhood. Dr. Fisher has volunteered as a speaker for Fair Districts for a year.

Mr. Misra, with master’s degrees in Public Policy and in Political Management from American University, Washington, D.C., is an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Education at the Community College of Allegheny County. One of his political science seminar classes during the fall 2017 semester focused on the 18th District. He also is founder of Development Worx LLC, a consulting firm serving the non-profit, government and education sectors with communications, grant-writing and attendant strategic services. Mr. Misra has lived in the 18th District, in Upper St. Clair, since 2003.

Registration is required.

    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 February 27, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Staff Meeting  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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
     Purim  
   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  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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 Silk Screen Film Viewing--The Staging Post  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Silk Screen staff members, Harish Saluja and Kirsten Strayer, will lead a screening and discussion of The Staging Post. A special guest commenator from the Jewish Family and Community Services Refugee Program will also be in attendance.

The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started the school which inspired a refugee education revolution.

Light refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

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  -  8:30 PM Beyond Members: Women as Anchors of the Movement  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Important Note: This program will be held at the Fine Arts Theater, Mt. Lebanon 

Pauli Murray. Ella Baker. Jo Ann Robinson. Daisy Bates. Dorothy Height. Septima Clark. Diane Nash. Fannie Lou Hamer. Anne Braden. Constance Curry. Joan Browning. Too few Americans recognize any of these patriotic activists for social justice. Until recently, women’s contribution to and indeed leadership in the Freedom Movement went under-reported. This talk probes the impact of select women across decades to the freedom struggle, and offers vignettes of a number of black and white women in the hope of sparking the audience to explore their stories further.

This talk is the second of a three part series and the launch of an initiative to feature Mt. Lebanon teachers in public forums.

 

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

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

Presenter Cleon Cornes will discuss the life of author, humorist, printer, publisher, inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and statesman Benjamin Franklin. The quintessential self-made man, Franklin used his prominence to aid in the establishment of history’s most ambitious political experiment: the United States of America. Discover the life and impact of this extraordinary man.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday March 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seed Share  
    Contact: Sharon Verminski     verminskis@einetwork.net
   

The library will be dividing up 30 types of vegetable seeds--from kale to tomatoes—to share with you. Please register early, space is limited.  Cost: $10 per seed share.  (Couples may register together and pay the $10 fee for one share of seeds. Register at the Reference Desk in person or 412-531-1912.

    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 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 Art and the Written Word: Moby-Dick Opera Preview  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Art and the Written Word Series: Join your friends and neighbors for this after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. In this year long series, you can experience the inspiration of words as they are brought to life through the performing arts! Enjoy food, fun, and an opportunity to talk with the artists. 

You're invited to a special evening celebrating the upcoming Pittsburgh premiere of Moby-Dick.

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 stage director Kristine McIntyre, fresh off rave reviews for her Moby-Dick stage direction in Salt Lake City, plus representatives from Pittsburgh Opera's cast, music staff, and artistic team.

The event is free and open to the public. Recommended for adults and students in grades 6-12.


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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Decorating Slovak Honey Cookies  
    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 Heritage Group presents:Decorating Slovak Honey Cookies (Medovniky) with Larry Kozlowski

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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.
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Landscape Renovation for Historic Homes  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This presentation discusses the importance of designing with architecture in mind. It illustrates different types of architecture and provides insight on appropriate hardscape materials as well as plant material. We discuss how to restore properties to meet today's needs without erasing the integrity of the architecture as well as the site. 

Elise Keely from E.K.Smith Landscape Design has been involved in horticulture for over 40 years and has her own landscape design/build firm here in Pittsburgh .Her projects range from designing small courtyard gardens to renovating historic properties , and new construction .  She has lectured extensively throughout the years to civic groups as well as taught landscape design courses .The knowledge that she brings to each of her lectures and her enthusiasm for her subject matter makes for an enjoyable presentation . 

    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. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Girl Scout New Leader Training  
    Contact: Kaitlyn Duling   8002483355   kduling@gswpa.org
   

This is a 2-hour training for registered New Leaders. It goes from 6 - 8 p.m.

    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 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  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dorothy Burns     mmedorothy@hotmail.com
   

This language group, led by Dorothy Burns, 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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Staff Training  
    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Garden Arts Club  
    Contact: Elizabeth Donahue   412-489-3849   bluebell2002@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Staff Training  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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  -  8:30 PM Women and the Workplace: Climbing the Ladder of Success  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Women and the Workplace: Climbing the Ladder of Success
Four professional women describe how they dealt with challenges in the workplace. Celebrate Women's History Month by attending a panel discussion with an attorney who specializes in employment law, a graphic artist and website designer, a business journalist, and the director of a career center.

Featured Speakers:
    •    Joyce Gannon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette business staff writer covering philanthropy
    •    Anne Lopez, CMU grad and successful website builder.
    •    Colleen Ramage Johnston of Johnston Lykos, one of the leading employment discrimination lawyers in Pennsylvania.
    •    Sarah C. Welch, Director JFCS Career Development Center

Light refreshments will be served following the panel discussion.

    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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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 First Ladies of Western Pennsylvania  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

“First Ladies of Western Pennsylvania”
Biographical sketches of fifteen women who were first in their respective fields. Speaker is Judy Sutton of the Heinz History Center Ambassador program

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday March 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play-n-Learn!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Over three weeks you and your child will make friends, be creative, and explore together. While your child plays with our special collection of Family Place toys, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with early childhood development professionals about, Literacy, Development, and Speech & Hearing. Ages 18-36 months w/ caregiver. Registration starts February 9. Sessions: Fridays, 10 am, March 9, 16, 23. Attendees must attend all three sessions.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presenter Cleon Cornes will discuss the life of author, humorist, printer, publisher, inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and statesman Benjamin Franklin. The quintessential self-made man, Franklin used his prominence to aid in the establishment of history’s most ambitious political experiment: the United States of America. Discover the life and impact of this extraordinary man.  

    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
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME

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 or 412-   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: 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 February 9. Please register in the children's library, or by phone, 412-531-1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

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: odger Duffy   412-760-5417   rodger.duffy701@gmail.com
   
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: Will McClure   412-343-4612   wm0p@andrew.cmu.edu
   

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Cathedral Screening  
    Contact: David Rohm   412-260-9001   wildexcellencefilms@comcast.net
   

Wild Excellence Films will scfreen their film-- Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest. The documentary tells the story of the hemlock trees of Cook Forest State Park in Clarion County which are under attack by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a destructive insect that has already killed thousands of trees in the eastern United States.

Cathedral includes interviews with park staff and is narrated by Old-Growth Forest Network founder Joan Maloof. The film takes the viewer on a journey through the forest in all seasons and shows the important work being done by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry.

For more information on this and other films and projects, visit the Wild Excellence Films website.
    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: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Wet Felted Tubular Beads  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Learn to wet felt colorful, tubular beads with fiber artist Judé Ernest using a pencil, wool roving, fiber and other materials.  NOTE:  Participants should bring a terry cloth dish towel for use in class.  All supplies provided. $5 donation suggested.

Check out and register for these other felting programs with Judé: Needle Felted Peeps or Easter Eggs on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 pm or 7 pm; and Needle Felted Fungi (mushrooms) on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 pm or 7 pm.

    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. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out-Mother Daughter Book club  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wet Felted Tubular Beads  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Learn to wet felt colorful, tubular beads with fiber artist Judé Ernest using a pencil, wool roving, fiber and other materials.  NOTE:  Participants should bring a terry cloth dish towel for use in class.  All supplies provided. $5 donation suggested.

Check out and register for these other felting programs with Judé: Needle Felted Peeps or Easter Eggs on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 pm or 7 pm; and Needle Felted Fungi (mushrooms) on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 pm or 7 pm.

    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 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achievers 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.  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
   

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

Shakespeare’s tragedies are plays of great sweep and wrenching emotions that examine issues of morality, honor, loyalty to the state and self. We will look at five of these plays to get a sense of what happens in each, as well as what issues lie under the surface. Alan Irvine will present the basic story of each play we examine, so the class is a good introduction for someone planning to attend or read one of these plays for the first time, as well as a chance to delve a little deeper for those familiar with them.

Alan Irvine*PhD, is a local director, playwright, and storyteller. He has directed Henry V and The Tempest for PSIP, for whom he also serves as the long-time host of the Bring Your Own Bard reading series. He writes and directs numerous Shakespeare related shows for Brawling Bard Theater. As a storyteller, he adapts and performs the stories of Shakespeare's plays. Registration Required.

    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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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 are welcome, but all players should know how the pieces move.
 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
   

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

Imagine clearing out your parents’ attic here in Pittsburgh and finding an enormous collection of letters written by two brothers as they fought in the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing where the letters came from, the instructor for this class, along with his wife and several friends, spent many years transcribing the letters, visiting the home area of the two Vermont soldiers, and touring battlefields to follow in their footsteps as they prepared to write a book about the two brothers. This class will trace the history of the Civil War with frequent references to the vivid accounts of battles and other aspects of army life as described by these two soldiers who witnessed and helped to make history, and then preserved that history through their detailed and insightful letters. It will emphasize the battles in which they participated: The Peninsula Campaign, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek.

Carleton Young*, PhD, has undergraduate degrees in economics and English from Westminster College and Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught a very popular AP history class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, and Eastern Gateway Community College. Registration required.

    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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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  -  8:30 PM Selecting Perennials For Your Yard  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Selecting perennials for your garden is one of the joys of being a gardener. However, it is very disappointing when the new additions don't do well. In this class we will talk about how to create an environment in which your perennials will be the stars of your garden.  Master Gardener, Claire Schuchman will introduce you to concepts like how to work perennials into an existing landscape, how to solve the problem of rock hard soil, right plant / right place, succession of bloom, and how to shop the big box stores like a pro.  This class includes a power point presentation and there will be time for questions. 
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
   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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play-n-Learn!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Over three weeks you and your child will make friends, be creative, and explore together. While your child plays with our special collection of Family Place toys, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with early childhood development professionals about, Literacy, Development, and Speech & Hearing. Ages 12-36 months w/ caregiver. Registration starts February 9. Sessions: Fridays, 10 am, March 9, 16, 23.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presenter Cleon Cornes will discuss the life of author, humorist, printer, publisher, inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and statesman Benjamin Franklin. The quintessential self-made man, Franklin used his prominence to aid in the establishment of history’s most ambitious political experiment: the United States of America. Discover the life and impact of this extraordinary man.  

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art and the Written Word: Guaranteed Irish and Alan Irvine  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Art and the Written Word Series: Join your friends and neighbors for this after-hours cultural get-together at the Mt. Lebanon Library. In this year long series, you can experience the inspiration of words as they are brought to life through the performing arts! Enjoy food, fun, and an opportunity to talk with the artists. For friends and families of all ages!

Join us for a St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring Irish music by Guaranteed Irish and storytelling with Alan Irvine

Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish combines button accordion, guitars, uilleann pipes, whistles and voices in their own distinctive and energetic way to make a sound that is true to the traditions of Irish music. Whether singing traditional ballads or interpreting modern folk/rock/pop songs, their vocal harmonies are tight and spirited.

Alan Irvine

Born to an Irish family and raised in the Cajun country of Louisiana, Alan Irvine imbibed of two great storytelling traditions from an early age. It was inevitable that he would become a storyteller himself! Irvine, PhD, is a local director, playwright, and storyteller. He has directed Henry V and The Tempest for PSIP, serves as a long-time host of the Bring Your Own Bard reading series, and writes and directs numerous Shakespeare related shows for Brawling Bard Theater.

This event will take place upstairs in the main library. 


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
   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 new game?  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 March 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rose Growing Seminar—designed for the newer gardener  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Roses that look good and perform well with little input are the wish of most gardeners who what roses in their landscape.  This program provides the basics ‘how to’ tips to achieve those goals.  Topics covered will be spring pruning, proper planting, and general care throughout the gardening season.  The Pittsburgh Rose Society and the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Speakers Series will offer this program for the home gardener free of charge and no registration required.   Presenter:  David McKibben, CR

 

    Location: Meeting Room A

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society Presents Pennsylvania Vital Records  
    Contact: James Stuber     mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
   

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

March 19 - Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, Head of the Pennsylvania Department at the Carnegie Library and President of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society, will give a talk on Pennsylvania Vital Records. Marilyn is an annual speaker to our group and always our most popular.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Tea ceremony, or Chado (The Way of Tea), is a traditional Japanese art involving the ritualistic preparation of tea. Influenced by the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the core teaching of chado is to attain a spiritual state of selflessness and peacefulness through making and sharing tea. Join us to learn the history and philosophy of Japanese tea ceremony lectured by the Urasenke tea master Yuko Eguchi and to celebrate the season of cherry blossom over tasting Japanese tea and sweets.
 
    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy  
    Contact: Susanna Montoya   412-531-4351   
   

Training for School in the Park

    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. 

Tonight we are reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Needle Felted Peeps  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber artist Judé Ernest will teach you to hand needle felt wool fibers into adorable 3D Peeps or decorative eggs.  This class will explore hand needle felting safety, skills and introduce dimensional sculpting. All supplies provided. $5 donation suggested. 

Register for Jude's Needle Felted Fungi (mushrooms) on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 pm or 7 pm.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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  -  8:30 PM Needle Felted Peeps  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber artist Judé Ernest will teach you to hand needle felt wool fibers into adorable 3D Peeps or decorative eggs.  This class will explore hand needle felting safety, skills and introduce dimensional sculpting.  All supplies provided. $5 donation suggested. 

Register for Judé 's Needle Felted Fungi (mushrooms) on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 pm or 7 pm.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  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.

Flower Net / Lisa See 

In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping’s reign, the U.S. ambassador’s son is found dead–his body entombed in a frozen lake.  Around the same time, aboard a ship adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China’s political elite.  The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected and, in an unprecedented move, they join forces to see justice done.  In Beijing, David teams up with the unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan.  Their investigation brings them to every corner of China and sparks an intense attraction between the two.  David and Hulan discover a web linking human trafficking to governmental treachery and reaching from the Forbidden City to the heart of Los Angeles, threatening to ensnare all within its reach. 

    Location: Maker Space

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

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

Shakespeare’s tragedies are plays of great sweep and wrenching emotions that examine issues of morality, honor, loyalty to the state and self. We will look at five of these plays to get a sense of what happens in each, as well as what issues lie under the surface. Alan Irvine will present the basic story of each play we examine, so the class is a good introduction for someone planning to attend or read one of these plays for the first time, as well as a chance to delve a little deeper for those familiar with them.

Alan Irvine*PhD, is a local director, playwright, and storyteller. He has directed Henry V and The Tempest for PSIP, for whom he also serves as the long-time host of the Bring Your Own Bard reading series. He writes and directs numerous Shakespeare related shows for Brawling Bard Theater. As a storyteller, he adapts and performs the stories of Shakespeare's plays. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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  -  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
   

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

Imagine clearing out your parents’ attic here in Pittsburgh and finding an enormous collection of letters written by two brothers as they fought in the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing where the letters came from, the instructor for this class, along with his wife and several friends, spent many years transcribing the letters, visiting the home area of the two Vermont soldiers, and touring battlefields to follow in their footsteps as they prepared to write a book about the two brothers. This class will trace the history of the Civil War with frequent references to the vivid accounts of battles and other aspects of army life as described by these two soldiers who witnessed and helped to make history, and then preserved that history through their detailed and insightful letters. It will emphasize the battles in which they participated: The Peninsula Campaign, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek.

Carleton Young*, PhD, has undergraduate degrees in economics and English from Westminster College and Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught a very popular AP history class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, and Eastern Gateway Community College. Registration required.

    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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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  -  8:30 PM Silk Screen Film Viewing--Autumn Gem  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Silk Screen staff members, Harish Saluja and Kirsten Strayer, will lead a screeining and discussion of Autumn Gem:

Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (??) (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today.
While Qiu Jin is a familiar figure in China, she is largely unknown outside of the country. Autumn Gem is the first documentary feature on Qiu Jin in the U.S. Using scholar interviews, archival materials, and dramatic recreation scenes based on her original writings, Autumn Gem brings the story of Qiu Jin to life.

Light refreshments will be served. Special guest commentator TBA.

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 29. It has been moved to Thursday, March 22. 

    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 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play-n-Learn!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Over three weeks you and your child will make friends, be creative, and explore together. While your child plays with our special collection of Family Place toys, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with early childhood development professionals about, Literacy, Development, and Speech & Hearing. Ages 12-36 months w/ caregiver. Registration starts February 9. Sessions: Fridays, 10 am, March 9, 16, 23.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presenter Cleon Cornes will discuss the life of author, humorist, printer, publisher, inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and statesman Benjamin Franklin. The quintessential self-made man, Franklin used his prominence to aid in the establishment of history’s most ambitious political experiment: the United States of America. Discover the life and impact of this extraordinary man.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Cellar Book Sale Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday March 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME

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  -  1:00 PM Computer and Electronic Device Recycling Event  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

   10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Book Celllar Pop Up Sale: Old Friends  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Book Cellar's backlog of rare and antiquarian books will be for sale. Lots of great bargains!

    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 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Not Your Typical Chair Yoga Class."  This three part series gives participants time to become accustomed to the various poses and techniques, try them out on their own, return to expand on what they are doing, get personal tips and ask questions.  Register below for series (March 26, April 2 and April 9th).

    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 March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room A
   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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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
   

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

Shakespeare’s tragedies are plays of great sweep and wrenching emotions that examine issues of morality, honor, loyalty to the state and self. We will look at five of these plays to get a sense of what happens in each, as well as what issues lie under the surface. Alan Irvine will present the basic story of each play we examine, so the class is a good introduction for someone planning to attend or read one of these plays for the first time, as well as a chance to delve a little deeper for those familiar with them.

Alan Irvine*PhD, is a local director, playwright, and storyteller. He has directed Henry V and The Tempest for PSIP, for whom he also serves as the long-time host of the Bring Your Own Bard reading series. He writes and directs numerous Shakespeare related shows for Brawling Bard Theater. As a storyteller, he adapts and performs the stories of Shakespeare's plays. Registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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
   

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

Imagine clearing out your parents’ attic here in Pittsburgh and finding an enormous collection of letters written by two brothers as they fought in the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing where the letters came from, the instructor for this class, along with his wife and several friends, spent many years transcribing the letters, visiting the home area of the two Vermont soldiers, and touring battlefields to follow in their footsteps as they prepared to write a book about the two brothers. This class will trace the history of the Civil War with frequent references to the vivid accounts of battles and other aspects of army life as described by these two soldiers who witnessed and helped to make history, and then preserved that history through their detailed and insightful letters. It will emphasize the battles in which they participated: The Peninsula Campaign, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek.

Carleton Young*, PhD, has undergraduate degrees in economics and English from Westminster College and Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught a very popular AP history class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, and Eastern Gateway Community College. Registration required.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM RESCHEDULED-Silk Screen Film Viewing--Autumn Gem  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

MOVED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 22 at 6:30 PM.

Silk Screen staff members, Harish Saluja and Kirsten Strayer, will lead a screeining and discussion of Autumn Gem:

Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (??) (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today.
While Qiu Jin is a familiar figure in China, she is largely unknown outside of the country. Autumn Gem is the first documentary feature on Qiu Jin in the U.S. Using scholar interviews, archival materials, and dramatic recreation scenes based on her original writings, Autumn Gem brings the story of Qiu Jin to life.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Special guest commentator TBA.

   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  
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Gardeners  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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.

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Not Your Typical Chair Yoga Class."  This three part series gives participants time to become accustomed to the various poses and techniques, try them out on their own, return to expand on what they are doing, get personal tips and ask questions.  Register below for series (March 26, April 2 and April 9th).

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 Castles and Castle Ruins  
    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.

Slovake Heritage Group presents:  Slovak Castles and Castle Ruins with Speaker Otilia Golis

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday April 3, 2018
     Passover  
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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
   

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

Shakespeare’s tragedies are plays of great sweep and wrenching emotions that examine issues of morality, honor, loyalty to the state and self. We will look at five of these plays to get a sense of what happens in each, as well as what issues lie under the surface. Alan Irvine will present the basic story of each play we examine, so the class is a good introduction for someone planning to attend or read one of these plays for the first time, as well as a chance to delve a little deeper for those familiar with them.

Alan Irvine*PhD, is a local director, playwright, and storyteller. He has directed Henry V and The Tempest for PSIP, for whom he also serves as the long-time host of the Bring Your Own Bard reading series. He writes and directs numerous Shakespeare related shows for Brawling Bard Theater. As a storyteller, he adapts and performs the stories of Shakespeare's plays. Registration Required.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dorothy Burns     mmedorothy@hotmail.com
   

This language group, led by Dorothy Burns, 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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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
   

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

Imagine clearing out your parents’ attic here in Pittsburgh and finding an enormous collection of letters written by two brothers as they fought in the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing where the letters came from, the instructor for this class, along with his wife and several friends, spent many years transcribing the letters, visiting the home area of the two Vermont soldiers, and touring battlefields to follow in their footsteps as they prepared to write a book about the two brothers. This class will trace the history of the Civil War with frequent references to the vivid accounts of battles and other aspects of army life as described by these two soldiers who witnessed and helped to make history, and then preserved that history through their detailed and insightful letters. It will emphasize the battles in which they participated: The Peninsula Campaign, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek.

Carleton Young*, PhD, has undergraduate degrees in economics and English from Westminster College and Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught a very popular AP history class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, and Eastern Gateway Community College. Registration required.

    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  -  8:30 PM A Tribute to Martin Luther King  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Important Note: This program will be held at the Fine Arts Theater, Mt. Lebanon HS

In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., this talk celebrates his life and reflects on often forgotten aspects of the man seen as the iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement, but who found support split when he focused on economic justice and anti-war activism in the last years of his life.

This talk is the third of a three part series and the launch of an initiative to feature Mt. Lebanon teachers in public forums.

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

 

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

Presenter Cleon Cornes will discuss the life of author, humorist, printer, publisher, inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and statesman Benjamin Franklin. The quintessential self-made man, Franklin used his prominence to aid in the establishment of history’s most ambitious political experiment: the United States of America. Discover the life and impact of this extraordinary man.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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.  You must register for each session separately.  Registration begins March 10th at 9am

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  -  2:30 PM Literary Gardens of England  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Visit the gardens of your favorite authors, including Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Beatrix Potter, Agatha Christie and Frances Hodgson Burnett. Learn how these writers used their surroundings in their work, and get tips on creating your own English garden. 

Our speaker, Carol Chernega is the author of A Dream House: Exploring the Literary Homes of England.

    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
   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: odger Duffy   412-760-5417   rodger.duffy701@gmail.com
   
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: Will McClure   412-343-4612   wm0p@andrew.cmu.edu
   

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Maker Space
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Not Your Typical Chair Yoga Class."  This three part series gives participants time to become accustomed to the various poses and techniques, try them out on their own, return to expand on what they are doing, get personal tips and ask questions.  Register below for series (March 26, April 2 and April 9th).

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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  -  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: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Needle Felting Fungi  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach you to hand needle felt wool fibers into delightful 3D Mushroom shapes.  This class will explore hand needle felting safety, skills and introduce dimensional sculpting.  All supplies provided. $5 suggested donation

    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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out-Mother Daughter Book club  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach you to hand needle felt wool fibers into delightful 3D Mushroom shapes.  This class will explore hand needle felting safety, skills and introduce dimensional sculpting.  All supplies provided. $5 suggested donation

    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 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 Achievers 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.  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
   

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

Shakespeare’s tragedies are plays of great sweep and wrenching emotions that examine issues of morality, honor, loyalty to the state and self. We will look at five of these plays to get a sense of what happens in each, as well as what issues lie under the surface. Alan Irvine will present the basic story of each play we examine, so the class is a good introduction for someone planning to attend or read one of these plays for the first time, as well as a chance to delve a little deeper for those familiar with them.

Alan Irvine*PhD, is a local director, playwright, and storyteller. He has directed Henry V and The Tempest for PSIP, for whom he also serves as the long-time host of the Bring Your Own Bard reading series. He writes and directs numerous Shakespeare related shows for Brawling Bard Theater. As a storyteller, he adapts and performs the stories of Shakespeare's plays. Registration Required.

    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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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 are welcome, but all players should know how the pieces move.
 For kids in K-7th grade.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Holistic Moms Meeting  
    Contact: Amanda   412-780-0480   
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

Imagine clearing out your parents’ attic here in Pittsburgh and finding an enormous collection of letters written by two brothers as they fought in the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing where the letters came from, the instructor for this class, along with his wife and several friends, spent many years transcribing the letters, visiting the home area of the two Vermont soldiers, and touring battlefields to follow in their footsteps as they prepared to write a book about the two brothers. This class will trace the history of the Civil War with frequent references to the vivid accounts of battles and other aspects of army life as described by these two soldiers who witnessed and helped to make history, and then preserved that history through their detailed and insightful letters. It will emphasize the battles in which they participated: The Peninsula Campaign, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek.

Carleton Young*, PhD, has undergraduate degrees in economics and English from Westminster College and Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught a very popular AP history class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, and Eastern Gateway Community College. Registration required.

    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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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 The Homestead Strike, 1892  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Jerry Fitzgibbon, docent and interpretive historian for the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area for a presentation on the Homestead Strike of 1892.

126 years later, the Homestead Strike of 1892 retains its capacity to shock. It was a defining event which revealed in the starkest terms the respective strength of labor and management in America in the 1890s. The crushing defeat of the workers meant that there would be no recognized trade unionism and collective bargaining in steel and other heavy industries until the 1930s.

On one side was the Carnegie Steel Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturing firm at the time. Representing labor was the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Founded in 1876, it was one of the largest unions in the country with a membership of over 20,000.

On July 6, 1892, they would all have a rendezvous with destiny.

Jerry Fitzgibbon is a former employee of the US Steel plant in Homestead. After the mill closed in 1986 he re-careered into computers and retired from the Information Technologies Department of the PA House of Representatives.

He is a docent and interpretive historian for the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, and a board member of the Battle of Homestead Foundation. He gives talks on the labor battle at the historic Pump House, site of the 1892 event.

 

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

Presenter Cleon Cornes will discuss the life of author, humorist, printer, publisher, inventor, philanthropist, diplomat, and statesman Benjamin Franklin. The quintessential self-made man, Franklin used his prominence to aid in the establishment of history’s most ambitious political experiment: the United States of America. Discover the life and impact of this extraordinary man.  

    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 Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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.  You must register for each session separately.  Registration begins March 10th at 9am

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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
   

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

    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.

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society Presents Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch  
    Contact: James Stuber     mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
   

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

April 16 –Nationally known Certified Genealogist Tammy Hepps will speak on the “Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch”. This lecture is informative, funny and instructive. You'll learn a shocking amount about Tammy's family, and also about how to begin to collect your own family history through beginning internet genealogy.

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. 


Tuesday April 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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?  
    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  -  8:30 PM Rain Barrel Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

~~PRC’s Celebrate the Rain! Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshop

Learn how to practice watershed protection and conservation in your own backyard. It’s easier than you think!

Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, to supply non-chlorinated water for gardening, and to keep excess water out of the stormwater system, thus alleviating some of the stormwater issues plaguing the region.  Workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques.

Participants will receive a pre-made FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel. (pictured above) Designed with the homeowner/gardener in mind, it is affordable, attractive, and easy to install.

Cost: $80/person and $85/couple (Pre-registration is required)

For information and/or to register contact Nancy at (412) 488-7490 X247 or nancym@prc.org Or register on-line at http://prc.org/programs/conservation-workshops/watershed-rain-barrels/

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

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

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  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.

Secrets of Wishtide / Kate Saunders

In 1850 England, 52-year-old Laetitia Rodd finds herself in reduced circumstances after the death of her archdeacon husband.  Living with a friend in Hampstead, she pays her bills by occasionally acting as a private investigator for her barrister brother.  It's just such a case that sends her to Wishtide, the home of Lord Calderstone in Lincolnshire, to work undercover as a governess and ferret out information about the mysterious fiancée of the nobleman's son.  Before long, she's also trying to solve a murder 

    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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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.  You must register for each session separately.  Registration begins March 10th at 9am

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Volunteers Meet & Greet  
    Contact: Vanessa Burnes   603-620-0318   klb913@hotmail.com
   

Come in and meet our wonderful volunteer garden crew. Learn about what they do and how you can join the fun.

“Come Grow with Us”

We are looking for people who:

  • are new to the area and would like meet new people
  • live here but want to get out and do something
  • love the outdoors
  • love plants and working in the garden
  • want to learn more about plants/gardening
  • can give a few hours a week
  • handy with power/gas tools
  • not afraid of getting dirty
  • would like to hang out with a fun bunch of people

 

What tasks need to be done:

  • plant flowers and shrubs
  • weeding several small gardens
  • moving mulch, compost, mushroom mature, sand, soil, pavers and rocks about in wheel barrels
  • pruning
  • keep garden shed neat and tidy
  • care and maintenance of garden tools and hoses
  • collecting grass clipping from the township mowers for composting
  • care and maintenance of compost bins
  • watering plants
  • help with garden tours in answering questions
  • help the children’s librarian with summer (and after school garden) projects
  • some miner construction projects
  • answer questions of the public about flowers, gardening or a general interest in volunteering  
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Itinerary:

How and why the volunteer gardeners got started

Past events involving the gardens – Garden tours

If weather is good a tour of the grounds

What our 2018 goals are

What you will need; i.e. gardening tools and clothing

    Location: Meeting Room A

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. 

Tonight we are reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

    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: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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.
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Drew Mathieson Greenhouse and Manchester Craftsman Guild Lunch Bus Trip  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a bus trip to the Drew Mathieson Center for Horticultural and Agricultural Technology to tour its amazing facility and spring flower producation.The Drew Mathieson Center for Horticultural and Agricultural Technology  is one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier educational greenhouses. The daily operation and production of specialty crops — including the greenhouse’s signature plant, the Phalaenopsis orchid, hydroponically grown vegetables, and other seasonal crops — not only contributes to our unique combination of education and enterprise but to the diverse learning experiences afforded to our adult career training students.

The Drew Mathieson Center is the home for BTC’s Horticulture Technology major and offers an applied learning experience for students aspiring to careers in landscaping, design, retail or wholesale floral, greenhouse operations and other “green” industries. The students learn in a real “green industry” environment that grows boutique quality Phalaenopsis orchids year-round. They also seasonally produce Poinsettias, Hydrangeas, perennial Hibiscus, and a variety of annuals, ferns, and herbs for wholesale in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. Proceeds from these sales support Manchester Bidwell’s programs. http://manchesterbidwell.org/social-enterprise/drew-mathieson-center/

The tour will be lead by Greenhouse Representative, Carol Kenney Martin. Immediately following the tour we will have lunch at the Manchester Craftsman Guild Cafe. Our lunch will be prepared by the exceptional Manchester Craftsman Guild Culinary Arts students. 

There is a $20 fee this event that includes the bus trip and lunch which is due at the time of registration. You must register at the library front desk for this event. Registration is limited to 25.

 

   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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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.

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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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  -  7:30 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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.  You must register for each session separately.  Registration begins March 10th at 9am

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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Into Your Genius--How to Unlock Your 6 Mental Faculties  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.et
   

We all know about the 5 physical senses. Did you know you were born with 6 extraordinary gifts or mental faculties? You have in your possession everything you need to create everything you want. Join this interactive group to learn the six mental faculties and how you can apply them to bring more of what you desire into your life. Presented by Ruth Jane Martin, Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach and Certified Life Mastery Consultant.
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Herbs: Culture, Uses and Lore  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The history of herbalism has been closely related to the medicinal, culinary and spirtual arts. It is both complex and magical while at the same time accessible to the most novice of gardeners. Phipps Master Gardener and Registerd Nurse, Andrea Jackson will present a fascinating talk on the lore, culture and uses of herbs. A talk to enlighten and inspire the gardner in us.

 

Andrea Jackson is a Phipps Master Gardener with a  Certificate in Sustainable Horticulture, Member of the Herb Society of America, American Herbalist’s Guild and Piccadilly Herb Club

She has over thirty years’ experience studying, lecturing and loving herbs.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Dorothy Burns     mmedorothy@hotmail.com
   

This language group, led by Dorothy Burns, 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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM From Connie Mack to Danny Murtaugh: Irish-Americans In Pittsburgh Baseball  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

   Colleen Hroncich will join  Richard "Pete" Peterson for a discussion of Irish-Americans in Pittsburgh baseball.  She is the  granddaughter of legendary Pirates manager, Danny Murtaugh, and the author of "The Whistling Irishman:  Danny Murtaugh Remembered.."  The discussion will begin with  the early days of baseball when Irish-American ballplayers  fought to overcome the ethnic stereotype of the drunken  hooligan and went on to dominate baseball by the beginning  of the twentieth century.  The discussion of  Irish-Americans in Pittsburgh baseball will range from  Hall-of-Famer Connie Mack, who began career as a manager In  Pittsburgh, to Danny Murataugh, who led the Pirates to World  Series championships in 1960 and 1971.  Pete Peterson is  the co-author, with his son, Stephen, of "The Slide:  Leyland, Bonds and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates"  and the editor of "The Pirates Reader."

This event is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Historical Society

http://lebohistory.org/

    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  -  3:00 PM Ikebana Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Ikebana artist, Reiko Nakajima to learn the basics of the art of Japanese flower arranging in the Sogetsu School style. Ikebana which translates as the "living flowers" is an ancient art form that dates back to the 7th century. In 1927, when everybody believed practicing Ikebana meant following established forms, Sofu Teshigahara recognized ikebana as a creative art and founded the Sogetsu School. Anyone can enjoy Sogetsu Ikebana anytime, anywhere, using any material. You can place Sogetsu Ikebana at your door, in you living room or on your kitchen table. Sogetsu Ikebana enhances any hotel lobby or banquet room, shop windows and huge public spaces. It will suit any kind of space, Japanese or Western and enrich its atmosphere.

Reiko will be demonstrating Ikebana techniques and attendees will have the opportunity to create their own arrangement. Registration is required.

Reiko Nakajima Born in Tokyo, Japan, Reiko Nakajima began studying Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1980, and became an instructor of the form in 1984. Shortly thereafter, she immigrated to the United States and started teaching in 1989. She earned the first degree Instructor of Sogetsu School in 1990 and was one of the founders of Pittsburgh Sogetsu Study Group, which was established that same year. From September 1996 to August 1998, she served as president of Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter. Currently she is the chairman of Pittsburgh Sogetsu Study Group. In March 2007 and April 2017, she received the “Overseas Honor Award” from the Sogetsu School Head Quarter.

    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
   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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Weddings in Slovakia  
    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 Heritage Group presents: Weddings in Slovakia with speaker Otilia Golis

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM 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 Achievers 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.  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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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 are welcome, but all players should know how the pieces move.
 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 May 10, 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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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 May 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
   

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

    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 May 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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

Join us in celebrating spring with a special Garden Party Tea. We will be serving a selection of sweet and savory treats in the English High Tea style. You will have an opportunity to sample a variety of floral, fruity and herbal teas. Author, Carol Chernega will provide a presentation on the Secret Gardens of England . Fancy hats are strongly encouraged!!!!

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

    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 May 13, 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 May 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: odger Duffy   412-760-5417   rodger.duffy701@gmail.com
   
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: Will McClure   412-343-4612   wm0p@andrew.cmu.edu
   

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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  -  8:45 PM Giving to Grow 2017 Grantee Presentations  
    Contact: Mary Beth Mannarino   412-480-4892   marybeth.mannarino@gmail.com
   

Program starts at 7. Come here how we're helping to address childhood hunger in western Pennsylvania.

 

    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 May 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Robot on a Mission  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

School is out today, so come learn about robots at the library with the Carnegie Science Center!  Discover binary code and learn how to communicate with your fellow robots to get the job done!   Robot on a Mission is a Science on the Road program.

For kids in Kindergarten - 2nd GradeRegistration is required and begins on April 17th at 9am.

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

 

    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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Robots vs. Humans  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

School is out today, so come learn about robots at the library with the Carnegie Science Center!  Master binary code, perform tasks without using your fingers, and program a robotic car!  Robots vs. Humans is a Science on the Road program.

For kids in 3rd - 5th grade.  Registration is required and begins on April 17th at 9am.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Israel Program  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Details TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  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.

Lost Girls / Heather Young

A stunning debut novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house.

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday May 16, 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 GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 May 17, 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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Ayurvedic View of Stress  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Did you know that everybody requires different ways to manage stress? What might work for one person could aggravate another. Learn practical tools for diffusing stress in your body type according to Ayurveda.  Ayurveda provides specific lifestyle, dietary, herbal, and yogic strategies for individuals that can both diffuse tension and also help build a strong foundation to combat stress.

This will be a GENTLE movement and practice-based class.  Attendees can bring their own yoga mats or use a provided chair for this session.  Attendees may also wish to bring a notepad to take notes during the class.

Francesca Michelle Gold studied Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India and has completed certificate courses in Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology
and Diagnosing Methods and Skills. She has been teaching yoga to diverse populations for 7 years. Her path has led her to deep study within two potent lineages: The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy (a world authority on Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda) and in the Tradition of Krishnamacharya (widely regarded as the Father of Modern Yoga). Francesca has a degree in Psychology from Carlow University and studied Clinical Yoga Therapy at Loyola Marymount University.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday May 18, 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 May 19, 2018
     Shavuot  
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art and the Written Word Series--Little Lake Theatre  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net

Sunday May 20, 2018
     Shavuot  

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Preschoolers CAN Code  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Drop-in between 10am and 1 pm to be a part of Remake Learning Days at the Mt. Lebanon Library!  Preschoolers and their caregivers will co-play with robots that teach computer programming basics such as planning, sequencing, debugging and logical reasoning.  Finish with a problem-solving scavenger hunt to win a prize!  This program was generously funded by Matt’s Maker Space and ACLA.

For children ages 3-6 and a caregiver.  Drop-in anytime between 10am and 1pm.  Please pre-register begining April 30th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society Presents Write Your Own Story with Bob Hagerty  
    Contact: Jim Stuber     mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
   

James R. (Bob) Hagerty will talk about how to write life stories about oneself or others and how to interview loved ones to preserve their recollections in your genealogy. Bob is based in Pittsburgh and has served for the past two years as The Wall Street Journal’s only full-time obituary writer, writing about the lives of prominent people worldwide. He has worked for that newspaper for 35 years and has been based in New York, Hong Kong, London, Brussels, Paris and Atlanta.

 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 Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan.  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. 

Tonight we are reading Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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 A
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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

Backyard Composting Workshop

 

Not sure what to do with your kitchen scraps, leaves, and lawn and garden debris ? Would you like natural, home-made compost for your lawns and gardens? Expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps and yard debris.

 

You receive a composting bin at class!

 

This workshop thoroughly covers the importance and benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance, and ways of using finished compost. Participants will receive a FreeGarden Earth Compost Bin with attendance. This bin is an ideal bin for urban and suburban areas and has an 82-gallon capacity.

Cost: $70 per person/$75 per couple

Time: To register go to:http://http://prc.org/programs/conservation-workshops/backyard/

or call: 412-488-7490 X 226

    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 23, 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 GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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
   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.

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 May 24, 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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  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

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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 May 27, 2018
     CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Monday May 28, 2018
     CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday May 30, 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 GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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
   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 31, 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
   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 June 1, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday June 2, 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 June 4, 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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage: History of the Pittsburgh Agreement  
    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 the Pittsburgh Agreement with speaker Rich Kocur

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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 June 6, 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: Dorothy Burns     mmedorothy@hotmail.com
   

This language group, led by Dorothy Burns, 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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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 June 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Municipal Staff Meeting  
    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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 June 8, 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 June 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Calling all needleworkers and anyone who wants to learn or observe. Join Mt. Lebanon Public Library's Knitting and Crochet Group (who regularly meet in the Maker Space 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - noon) in the Courtyard as we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day.  Needles and yarn will be available if you'd like to give it a try!  Rain or shine.  In case of rain, we will knit inside near the Mind, Body, Spirit area and magazines. All are welcome.
 
  

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday June 10, 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 June 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: odger Duffy   412-760-5417   rodger.duffy701@gmail.com
   
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: Will McClure   412-343-4612   wm0p@andrew.cmu.edu
   

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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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 June 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achievers 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.  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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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 are welcome, but all players should know how the pieces move.
 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 June 14, 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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

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

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture  
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday June 15, 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 June 16, 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Slovak Language Summer Camp for Kids  
    Contact: Joe Senko   (412) 956-6000   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Monday June 18, 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.

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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. 

Tonight we are reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 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.

Darktown / Thomas Mullen  

Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith.  The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren’t allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters.  When a woman, last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it.  Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines.  Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world.

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday June 20, 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 GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 June 21, 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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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: Judd Jenkins   412-531-1912   juddjenkins2@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday June 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Renziehausen Gardens & Clubhouse Luncheon Bus Trip  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join the Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library for a bus trip to a Pittsburgh garden treasure, the Renziehausen Park Rose Gardens. The Rose Garden, located in Renziehausen (Renzie) Park is the second largest rose garden in Pennsylvania with over 2,000 roses. In addition to its remarkable rose garden the parks has an arboretum, vast perennial bed, butterfly, herb and water gardens. There are benches and a shaded porch to relax and take in the gardens. There is a lovely gift shop to spend some time browsing. A luncheon will be served at the Renziehausen Park Clubhouse that includes a chicken salad croissant, vegetarian pasta salad, fruit salad and desert. The bus will depart from the Mt. Lebanon Public Library at 9:30 a.m. and will return to the library at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Please bring a cold drink, sun protection and comfortable walking shoes. There is a $20 fee this event that includes the bus trip and luncheon which is due at the time of registration. You must register at the library front desk for this event. Registration for this event will begin the last week of April. 

10:30-12:00 Tour of Gardens/Relaxationand Gift Shop 

12:00- 1:30 Luncheon

2:00 depart for library

Cannot exceed 40 

 


Saturday June 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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
   1:00 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 new game?  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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Slovak Language Summer Camp for Kids  
    Contact: Joe Senko   (412) 956-6000   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday June 24, 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 June 25, 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.

    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 Vineyard by Maria Dueñas.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A week-long coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must register for the entire week.   Please pre-register starting June 4th, 2018. 

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A week-long coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must register for the entire week.   Please pre-register starting June 4th, 2018. 

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

    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.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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 June 27, 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: Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   Lee Ann into your office to meet you yesterday whe
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Lee Ann in at lbryan@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.
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A week-long coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must register for the entire week.   Please pre-register starting June 4th, 2018. 

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

    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.

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 June 28, 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: Sue Schneider   412-242-6751   sues1514@hotmail.com
   

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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A week-long coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must register for the entire week.   Please pre-register starting June 4th, 2018. 

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

    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 June 29, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A week-long coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must register for the entire week.   Please pre-register starting June 4th, 2018. 

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday July 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Christi Biber Artist Reception  
    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday July 2, 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.

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Thursday July 5, 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  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors  
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday July 6, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday July 7, 2018
   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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Slovak Language Summer Camp for Kids  
    Contact: Joe Senko   (412) 956-6000   jtsenko@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Pre-Tour Garden Party  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Enjoy a night under the stars at Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s pre-tour Garden Party. The library’s lovely garden is the setting for entertainment, desserts, cocktails, and wine.  Tickets are $30 at the Library, online, and at the door.  (Event will be held inside if it rains.) Hosted by the Library Board of Trustees.
Benefactors and Patrons of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour receive free admission to this event.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday July 8, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM 28th Annual Garden Tour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tickets for the Garden Tour are $15 per person in advance (at the library and online) and $20 on the day of the tour at the library.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday July 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: odger Duffy   412-760-5417   rodger.duffy701@gmail.com
   
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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    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

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@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 Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@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: Patty Williams   412-721-9232   patty.a.wms@gmail.com
   

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 July 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 Achievers 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.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00