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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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Songwriting & Recording Workshop (entering 8th grade & up)  
    Contact: Katie Donahoe     donahoek2@einetwork.net
   

Are you a teen looking to learn to write and record your own songs? Join us for this four-day songwriting and recording workshop! We will begin by writing a poem, then compose a melody, and, when you are ready, we will set your song to music! Finally, we will upload the songs onto Soundcloud so that your friends and family can enjoy them.

This is for Summer Reading participants entering 8th grade and up! Limit of 10 students. Please plan to attend all four sessions. 

    Location: Maker Space
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A four-day coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must be able to attend all four days.   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  -  8:30 PM Nancy Drew: The History Behind the Mystery  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Start Summer Reading season off right by joining Tara Rotuna for a lecture on the over 80 years of Nancy Drew history. Uncover who created Nancy Drew and why, and who has continued to write stories to this day.  Raffle for Nancy Drew books to follow the discussion. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Songwriting & Recording Workshop (entering 8th grade & up)  
    Contact: Katie Donahoe     donahoek2@einetwork.net
   

Are you a teen looking to learn to write and record your own songs? Join us for this four-day songwriting and recording workshop! We will begin by writing a poem, then compose a melody, and, when you are ready, we will set your song to music! Finally, we will upload the songs onto Soundcloud so that your friends and family can enjoy them.

This is for Summer Reading participants entering 8th grade and up! Limit of 10 students. Please plan to attend all four sessions. 

    Location: Maker Space
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A four-day coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must be able to attend all four days.   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.
   6:30 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 Introduction to Coding for Adults  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join Axios for an introduction to coding.  Learn how to create simple programs using computer language.  Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computer operation before attending this program.  This event will be repeated on a separate session on Thursday, June 28th. 

Space is limited and registration is required. Attendees should register for one of the two sessions, not both.  For adults 18 and over.

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

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

What is Citizen Science?

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday June 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 Achievers Activity Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Doomed Explorers
Abby Mendelson

Sure, it's there.  But why do men trek off into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, satisfaction, self?  And what happens when they do -- and everything goes wrong?  As we read about our doomed explorers sailing over open seas, hiking deep into treacherous jungles, clambering on impossible peaks, we will explore the warped ideas, growing terror, and eventual destruction of seemingly sane people who thought they could beat the odds -- and Nature herself.  In a surprise coda, we'll look at Ernest Shackleton, who did everything wrong on his voyage to the South Pole -- and lived!

This course will meet for four weeks total: June 27th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group  
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Songwriting & Recording Workshop (entering 8th grade & up)  
    Contact: Katie Donahoe     donahoek2@einetwork.net
   

Are you a teen looking to learn to write and record your own songs? Join us for this four-day songwriting and recording workshop! We will begin by writing a poem, then compose a melody, and, when you are ready, we will set your song to music! Finally, we will upload the songs onto Soundcloud so that your friends and family can enjoy them.

This is for Summer Reading participants entering 8th grade and up! Limit of 10 students. Please plan to attend all four sessions. 

    Location: Maker Space
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafternoon!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A four-day coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must be able to attend all four days.   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
   

Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century
Jeffrey Swoger
(Note: This course runs 4 weeks.)

The course presents a personal, non-technical, introduction to six musical giants: Toscanini, Stokowski, Reiner, Solti, Karajan and Bernstein. It is designed to foster an appreciation of these world-famous artists, their talents, idiosyncrasies and their contributions to the field of music. The course highlights key factors in the development of the role of the conductor as a powerful force in music. Selected, substantive musical and video examples, along with supplementary reading materials, illustrate each conductor’s particular approach to music and significant achievements.

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course.

    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brushstrokes  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

In this hands-on introduction to art appreciation, kids study weird, wonderful works of art from throughout history, then roll up their sleeves to experiment with a variety of media, from sculpture to photography to animation--and more!
For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Thursdays at 2pm, June 28-August 2

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Songwriting & Recording Workshop (entering 8th grade & up)  
    Contact: Katie Donahoe     donahoek2@einetwork.net
   

Are you a teen looking to learn to write and record your own songs? Join us for this four-day songwriting and recording workshop! We will begin by writing a poem, then compose a melody, and, when you are ready, we will set your song to music! Finally, we will upload the songs onto Soundcloud so that your friends and family can enjoy them.

This is for Summer Reading participants entering 8th grade and up! Limit of 10 students. Please plan to attend all four sessions. 

    Location: Maker Space
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Coding Camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A four-day coding camp for kids going into grades 3-5.  You must be able to attend all four days.   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.
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 Introduction to Coding for Adults  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join Axios for an introduction to coding.  Learn how to create simple programs using computer language.  Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computer operation before attending this program.  This event is a repeat of the previous coding session on Tuesday, June 26th. 

Space is limited and registration is required. Attendees should register for one of the two sessions, not both.  For adults 18 and over.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Friday June 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids in the Garden  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get your kids in the garden this summer! Learn about garden science, do a STEM activity, and talk with our courtyard master gardeners! For kids entering 1sr-4th grade.Fridays, 10:30 am. June 29, July 20 & August 10.

    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

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
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo Lab: Story Scroll  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for two awesome creation workshops!  We will be making Crankies, a unique storytelling scroll!  In this workshop we will be exploring different mediums for making our scrolls.  We will then engineer our own crankie box for viewing the scrolls.

Monday July 2nd, 7-8:30 pm and Thursday July 5th, 7-8:30pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Must be able to attend both nights in order to register.  Class size is limited so please pre-register starting June 11th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Plant-Based Nutrition 101  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for a comprehensive overview of Plant-Based Nutrition with registered Dietitian, M J Costello.

These three weekly sessions are geared toward learning the basics of plant-based diets, and the sorting of fact from fiction  as it relates to optimal nutrition.   Science proves that a more plant-based diet helps prevent, treat, and/or reverse some of our leading causes of death, including Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, certain lifestyle Cancers , Obesity and overall physical and mental well-being.

Session 1:  Reality Check. Basic Nutrition Education

Session 2:  Health Risk Reduction through Nutrition

Session 3:  Practical Application, What Do I Eat?

Plant-based diets are becoming much more popular for their profound advantages to health, environment and animals.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The History of Kennywood  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join David P. Hahner, author of Images of America: Kennywood, to learn about the more than 100 year history of Kennywood amusement park. Founded in 1898 at the terminus of the Monongahela Street Railway trolley line, the park quickly grew into a favorite summertime destination. Kennywood is unique in that it is one of the country's few successful trolley parks. In 1987, Kennywood was designated a National Historic Landmark and is known today as America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park.

David P. Hahner Jr. is an avid amusement park and roller coaster enthusiast and has been a lifelong fan of Kennywood. He grew up within two miles of the park and worked summers there while studying at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been an active member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts since 1980 and is a member of the National Amusement Park Historical Association and the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts. Carl O. Hughes is the chairman emeritus of Kennywood Entertainment. In 1990, he became the first living member elected to the Amusement Industry Hall of Fame.

    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 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.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brushstrokes  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

In this hands-on introduction to art appreciation, kids study weird, wonderful works of art from throughout history, then roll up their sleeves to experiment with a variety of media, from sculpture to photography to animation--and more!
For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Thursdays at 2pm, June 28-August 2

    Location: Meeting Room A
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 Lebo Lab: Story Scroll  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for two awesome creation workshops!  We will be making Crankies, a unique storytelling scroll!  In this workshop we will be exploring different mediums for making our scrolls.  We will then engineer our own crankie box for viewing the scrolls.

Monday July 2nd, 7-8:30 pm and Thursday July 5th, 7-8:30pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Must be able to attend both nights in order to register.  Class size is limited so please pre-register starting June 11th.

    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 July 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Haydn and His Music  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Cleon Cornes will present an overview of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer of the Classical era whose influence on his contemporaries and later composers was immense. The class includes music and video.

    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 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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Girl Scout Troop 51343  
    Contact: Somdatta Basu      somdatta.basu34@gmail.com>
   

Girl Scout Troop 51343 Silver Award project. This sewing session is open to all community members that are rising 6th graders and older who would like to help the Scouts hem book shelf covers for the library. 

    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 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 by the Chris Potter Trio, desserts and Betsy's Ice Cream, 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 ON SALE NOW

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.

   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
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 CANCELLED The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Rodger Duffy     rodger.duffy@verizon.net
   

CLASS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

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 -
 
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

The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, 2007

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. 

 

   12:45 PM  -  1:40 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
   6:00 PM Pokemon Terrariums! (entering 6th-8th grade)  
    Contact: Katie Donahoe     donahoek2@einetwork.net
   

Build a custom Pokemon home with Jonathan the Shoestring Scientist! You saw him at Tekko, now craft with him at the library! All of the necessary supplies will be provided. Space is limited to the first 16 middle schoolers!

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pittsburgh 300 Million Years Ago: A Geological History  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

What did the Pittsburgh area look like 300 million years ago? Join Dr. Charles Jones from the University of Pittsburgh’s Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science for an in-depth look at Pittsburgh’s early history.  Dr. Jones will also discuss the daily life of a geologist and what they investigate today. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Plant-Based Nutrition 101  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for a comprehensive overview of Plant-Based Nutrition with registered Dietitian, M J Costello.

These three weekly sessions are geared toward learning the basics of plant-based diets, and the sorting of fact from fiction  as it relates to optimal nutrition.   Science proves that a more plant-based diet helps prevent, treat, and/or reverse some of our leading causes of death, including Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, certain lifestyle Cancers , Obesity and overall physical and mental well-being.

Session 1:  Reality Check. Basic Nutrition Education

Session 2:  Health Risk Reduction through Nutrition

Session 3:  Practical Application, What Do I Eat?

Plant-based diets are becoming much more popular for their profound advantages to health, environment and animals.

    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
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Keystone Stars  
    Contact: Sarah Keen   412-520-4477   
    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM DIY Cigar Box Guitars (entering 8th grade & up)  
   

Construct your own electric cigar box guitar! The first cigar box guitars were created during the late 1800s and were popular until the 1950s! Learn about this lost art and build your own during this four day free workshop! Presented by professional music educator Ralph Toward of the Western Pennsylvania Center For The Arts. Space is very limited! Sign-ups will open in early June.

*THIS IS A TEEN SUMMER READING EVENT, THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE AGES 18 AND UNDER ONLY!*

    Location: Maker Space
   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 Rock your Denim with Needle Felting  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber artist Judé Ernest will help you add fabulous needle felted surface embellishments to a denim garment or piece of fabric. $5 suggested donation. No one under age 11 allowed in program room. Registration required.  

NOTE:  Participants should bring a garment or piece of denim, cotton, or linen fabric to class.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Camp  
    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 welcome. Players need to understand how the pieces move before registering. For kids entering 1st-7th grade. Participants must be able to come to all three days. July 10, 11 & 12. Registration starts June 26.
 
 

    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  -  8:30 PM Rock your Denim with Needle Felting  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Fiber artist Judé Ernest will help you add fabulous needle felted surface embellishments to a denim garment or piece of fabric. $5 suggested donation. No one under age 11 allowed in program room. Registration required.  

NOTE:  Participants should bring a garment or piece of denim, cotton, or linen fabric to class.

    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 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 Activity Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

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

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM DIY Cigar Box Guitars (entering 8th grade & up)  
   

Construct your own electric cigar box guitar! The first cigar box guitars were created during the late 1800s and were popular until the 1950s! Learn about this lost art and build your own during this four day free workshop! Presented by professional music educator Ralph Toward of the Western Pennsylvania Center For The Arts. Space is very limited! Sign-ups will open in early June.

*THIS IS A TEEN SUMMER READING EVENT, THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE AGES 18 AND UNDER ONLY!*

    Location: Maker Space
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play welcome. Players need to understand how the pieces move before registering. For kids entering 1st-7th grade. Participants must be able to come to all three days, July 10, 11 & 12. Registration starts June 26.
 
 

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

Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century
Jeffrey Swoger
(Note: This course runs 4 weeks.)

The course presents a personal, non-technical, introduction to six musical giants: Toscanini, Stokowski, Reiner, Solti, Karajan and Bernstein. It is designed to foster an appreciation of these world-famous artists, their talents, idiosyncrasies and their contributions to the field of music. The course highlights key factors in the development of the role of the conductor as a powerful force in music. Selected, substantive musical and video examples, along with supplementary reading materials, illustrate each conductor’s particular approach to music and significant achievements.

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 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 CANCELLED American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

CLASS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER
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

   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 DIY Cigar Box Guitars (entering 8th grade & up)  
   

Construct your own electric cigar box guitar! The first cigar box guitars were created during the late 1800s and were popular until the 1950s! Learn about this lost art and build your own during this four day free workshop! Presented by professional music educator Ralph Toward of the Western Pennsylvania Center For The Arts. Space is very limited! Sign-ups will open in early June.

*THIS IS A TEEN SUMMER READING EVENT, THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE AGES 18 AND UNDER ONLY!*

    Location: Maker Space
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brushstrokes  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

In this hands-on introduction to art appreciation, kids study weird, wonderful works of art from throughout history, then roll up their sleeves to experiment with a variety of media, from sculpture to photography to animation--and more!
For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Thursdays at 2pm, June 28-August 2

    Location: Meeting Room A
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play welcome. Players need to understand how the pieces move before registering. For kids entering 1st-7th grade. Participants must be able to come to all three days, July 10, 11 & 12. Registration starts June 26.
 
 

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

Musician Stephen Lee Rich performs music from the Vaudeville era, peppered with descriptions of what Vaudeville was and its impact on American culture. He spices the program with anecdotes about the stars of the day. Leavened with comedic storytelling and a bit of yodeling, the program is suitable for all ages.

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

Friday July 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Haydn and His Music  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Cleon Cornes will present an overview of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer of the Classical era whose influence on his contemporaries and later composers was immense. The class includes music and video.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM DIY Cigar Box Guitars (entering 8th grade & up)  
   

Construct your own electric cigar box guitar! The first cigar box guitars were created during the late 1800s and were popular until the 1950s! Learn about this lost art and build your own during this four day free workshop! Presented by professional music educator Ralph Toward of the Western Pennsylvania Center For The Arts. Space is very limited! Sign-ups will open in early June.

*THIS IS A TEEN SUMMER READING EVENT, THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE AGES 18 AND UNDER ONLY!*

    Location: Maker Space
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Libraries Rock! Chair Yoga with a Twist  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Chair Yoga with a Twist."  Focus on breath work, balance, flexibility and relaxation. Register below.

    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 July 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday July 15, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Touch-A-Truck  
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912x4   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stop by our parking lot between 1 and 3 today to see different trucks up close. Lots of opportunity to climb in and around trucks from our community and talk to the helpers that run them. For truck lovers of all ages.

Sunday, July 15, 1:30-3:30pm in the big lot.

*trucks participating will be dependent on availably and community need during the event


Monday July 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    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 Libraries Rock! Chair Yoga with a Twist  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Chair Yoga with a Twist."  Focus on breath work, balance, flexibility and relaxation. Register below.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hagrid's Hungry Creatures  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Use paper engineering, electrical circuits, and shape memory alloy to create a snapping, snarling miniature monster! For kids entering 3rd-5th grade. Registration begins July 2.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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.
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Hagrid's Hungry Creatures  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Use paper engineering, electrical circuits, and shape memory alloy to create a snapping, snarling miniature monster! For kids entering 3rd-5th grade. Registration begins July 2.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kid's Yoga!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch you body and mind with fun yoga poses! For kids entering 1st-2nd grade. Register for each session individually starting June 25. Mondays, July 16, 23, 30.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Plant-Based Nutrition 101  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for a comprehensive overview of Plant-Based Nutrition with registered Dietitian, M J Costello.

These three weekly sessions are geared toward learning the basics of plant-based diets, and the sorting of fact from fiction  as it relates to optimal nutrition.   Science proves that a more plant-based diet helps prevent, treat, and/or reverse some of our leading causes of death, including Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, certain lifestyle Cancers , Obesity and overall physical and mental well-being.

Session 1:  Reality Check. Basic Nutrition Education

Session 2:  Health Risk Reduction through Nutrition

Session 3:  Practical Application, What Do I Eat?

Plant-based diets are becoming much more popular for their profound advantages to health, environment and animals.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    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 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday July 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  -  1:45 PM Spanish Fiestas!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come to one or both of our Spanish Fiestas brought to you by your favorite Mt. Lebanon Spanish teachers! Learn new words, play games, sing songs in Spanish and more!

For kids entering grades 1-3. July 17 & 18, 1pm

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper  
    Contact: Tami Aubele   412-826-6100   taubele@srcare.org
   

Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave's marvelous paper costumes will be on view at the Frick during the fall of 2018 as part of the artist's first touring retrospective exhibition.  Longwood at Home is sponsoring this sneak-preview presentation by the Frick Art & Historical Center

Exhibition-Isabelle-de-Borchgrave-Fashioning-Art-from-Paper

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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.
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Beginning Rug Braiding  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Nationally recognized author and rug braider Christine Manges (Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding: Basics, Borders, and Beyond) will teach you this uniquely American art form.  By making a small round braided coaster, you will learn the skills necessary to make a round braided rug of any size. No experience necessary. Kit provided ($5 suggested donation).  Please register below. Class size limited. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginning Rug Braiding  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Nationally recognized author and rug braider Christine Manges (Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding: Basics, Borders, and Beyond) will teach you this uniquely American art form.  By making a small round braided coaster, you will learn the skills necessary to make a round braided rug of any size. No experience necessary. Kit provided ($5 suggested donation).  Please register below. Class size limited. 

    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.

Legacy of spies / John LeCarre 

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.  Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday July 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
   

Doomed Explorers
Abby Mendelson

Sure, it's there.  But why do men trek off into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, satisfaction, self?  And what happens when they do -- and everything goes wrong?  As we read about our doomed explorers sailing over open seas, hiking deep into treacherous jungles, clambering on impossible peaks, we will explore the warped ideas, growing terror, and eventual destruction of seemingly sane people who thought they could beat the odds -- and Nature herself.  In a surprise coda, we'll look at Ernest Shackleton, who did everything wrong on his voyage to the South Pole -- and lived!

This course will meet for four weeks total: June 27th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Spanish Fiestas!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come to one or both of our Spanish Fiestas brought to you by your favorite Mt. Lebanon Spanish teachers! Learn new words, play games, sing songs in Spanish and more!

For kids entering grades 1-3. July 17 & 18, 1pm

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chanteuses of the Jazz and Big Band Eras  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Mike Plaskett, from radio's Rhythm Sweet & Hot, for two song-filled audio/visual presentations (second presentation on July 25th). Hear stories about some remarkable twentieth century women who made musical history. See vintage photos. Hear long-lost recordings. Don’t let these stellar entertainers be forgotten! Sixteen women (and a few incredible male singers) will be covered over the two sessions. No registration required. "Libraries Rock" music history!

Listen to Mike Plaskett with co-host Dale Abraham for Rhythm Sweet & Hot on 90.5 FM, WESA, an NPR station, every Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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: Meeting Room A
   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
   

Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century
Jeffrey Swoger
(Note: This course runs 4 weeks.)

The course presents a personal, non-technical, introduction to six musical giants: Toscanini, Stokowski, Reiner, Solti, Karajan and Bernstein. It is designed to foster an appreciation of these world-famous artists, their talents, idiosyncrasies and their contributions to the field of music. The course highlights key factors in the development of the role of the conductor as a powerful force in music. Selected, substantive musical and video examples, along with supplementary reading materials, illustrate each conductor’s particular approach to music and significant achievements.

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 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  -  12:00 PM Library Staff Training -CollectionHQ  
    Contact: Sharon Verminski   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
    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
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brushstrokes  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

In this hands-on introduction to art appreciation, kids study weird, wonderful works of art from throughout history, then roll up their sleeves to experiment with a variety of media, from sculpture to photography to animation--and more!
For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Thursdays at 2pm, June 28-August 2

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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.
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM girl scouts  
    Contact: Terri Mariani   412-389-4015   TMARIANI@GSWPA.ORG
    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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 July 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids in the Garden  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get your kids in the garden this summer! Learn about garden science, do a STEM activity, and talk with our courtyard master gardeners! For kids entering 1st-4th grade. Fridays, 10:30 am. July 20 & August 10.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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 July 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Japanese Tea Ceremony (Session 1)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn the history and philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony from Urasenke tea master Yuko Eguchi. Listen to live koto music and celebrate the Summer season while tasting Japanese tea and sweets.  This event will be outside in the Library’s courtyard, weather permitting.   Meeting Room A will be a backup location in case of bad weather.  

Registration required. Register for and attend only ONE of the two sessions. 

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Japanese Tea Ceremony (Rain Location)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn the history and philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony from Urasenke tea master Yuko Eguchi. Listen to live koto music and celebrate the Summer season while tasting Japanese tea and sweets.  This event will be outside in the Library’s courtyard weather permitting.   Meeting Room A will be a backup location in case of bad weather.  

Registration required. Register for and attend ONE of the two sessions. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Japanese Tea Ceremony (Session 2)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn the history and philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony from Urasenke tea master Yuko Eguchi. Listen to live koto music and celebrate the Summer season while tasting Japanese tea and sweets.  This event will be outside in the Library’s courtyard, weather permitting.   Meeting Room A will be a backup location in case of bad weather.  

Registration required. Register for and attend only ONE of the two sessions. 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday July 22, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
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 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Butterfly Project  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh presents The Butterfly Project, an intergenerational program designed to engage families with Holocaust History. Each participant will receive a card with the story of a specific child who died in the Holocaust, then paint a butterfly inspired by the story of that child to be displayed in the children’s library. For kids entering grades 5-6 with an adult.
Registration begins July 2.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Rock, Rhythm & Rhyme  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

A special program for our young rockers! Play rhythm games, make a rhythm instrument, and put your rhythm and rhymes together to make your own unique song! For kids ages 2-5 and family.

    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 George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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  -  8:00 PM Kid's Yoga!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch you body and mind with fun yoga poses! For kids entering 1st-2nd grade. Register for each session individually starting June 25. Mondays, July 16, 23, 30.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Visit: An Evening with Mary Hogan  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for an intimate evening with author Mary Hogan whose new novel, Left: A Love Story was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer’s. With humor and insight, Mary will discuss the book as well as her experiences spotting early signs of trouble, the perils of undiagnosed dementias, creative caretaking, nursing home vs. home care, and living, loving and coping when a loved one leaves you little by little.

Left is the story of a marriage. A love story…with a twist.

Mary Hogan is the author of ten novels including the bestselling Two Sisters and the historical fiction, The Woman in the Photo

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday July 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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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.
   6:30 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 My Tunes: Esquivel! Space Age Sound Artist  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about music innovator Juan Esquivel with musician Tom Roberts. Then unleash your creativity and make some space-age electronic music of your own with hands-on STEM activites.For school-age kids and family. Tuesday, July 2, 7pm

 

    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 July 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

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

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Doomed Explorers
Abby Mendelson

Sure, it's there.  But why do men trek off into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, satisfaction, self?  And what happens when they do -- and everything goes wrong?  As we read about our doomed explorers sailing over open seas, hiking deep into treacherous jungles, clambering on impossible peaks, we will explore the warped ideas, growing terror, and eventual destruction of seemingly sane people who thought they could beat the odds -- and Nature herself.  In a surprise coda, we'll look at Ernest Shackleton, who did everything wrong on his voyage to the South Pole -- and lived!

This course will meet for four weeks total: June 27th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chanteuses of the Jazz and Big Band Eras  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Mike Plaskett, from radio's Rhythm Sweet & Hot, for the second of two song-filled audio/visual presentations. Hear stories about some remarkable twentieth century women who made musical history. See vintage photos. Hear long-lost recordings. Don’t let these stellar entertainers be forgotten! Sixteen women (and a few incredible male singers) will be covered over the two sessions. No registration required. "Libraries Rock" music history!

Listen to Mike Plaskett with co-host Dale Abraham for Rhythm Sweet & Hot on 90.5 FM, WESA, an NPR station, every Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

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
   

Great Conductors of the Twentieth Century
Jeffrey Swoger
(Note: This course runs 4 weeks.)

The course presents a personal, non-technical, introduction to six musical giants: Toscanini, Stokowski, Reiner, Solti, Karajan and Bernstein. It is designed to foster an appreciation of these world-famous artists, their talents, idiosyncrasies and their contributions to the field of music. The course highlights key factors in the development of the role of the conductor as a powerful force in music. Selected, substantive musical and video examples, along with supplementary reading materials, illustrate each conductor’s particular approach to music and significant achievements.

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday July 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brushstrokes  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

In this hands-on introduction to art appreciation, kids study weird, wonderful works of art from throughout history, then roll up their sleeves to experiment with a variety of media, from sculpture to photography to animation--and more!
For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Thursdays at 2pm, June 28-August 2

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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.
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Power Community Book Discussion  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a thoughtful book discussion of The Power by Naomi Alderman.  In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.

Copies of the book will be available on display in the new book area.  Light refreshments will be served.

    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 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Haydn and His Music  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Cleon Cornes will present an overview of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer of the Classical era whose influence on his contemporaries and later composers was immense. The class includes music and video.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metalsmithing Artist in Residency with Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (entering 8th and 9th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience the excitement of metalsmithing this summer at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Over the course of this two-week Residency Project, students will build new artistic skills using metals, enamels, torches, kilns, hammers, and anvils.   Students will work individualy on take-home projects and will work collaboratively to design and fabricate permanent outdoor sculptures for the library garden.

This program is for students entering 8th and 9th grade.   This program requires a two-week daily commitment  July 16-20 and July 23-27 from 3-5pm.   To apply for this workshop please stop by the Children's Library for an application.  Application deadline is July 2nd. There will be rolling admission, so apply early!

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 July 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   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  -  3:30 PM Play it Again, Sam -- Relearn the Acoustic Guitar with Lyons Guitar & String  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Lyons Guitar & String Lesson Studio, whose Brannon Lyons is Education Director for the Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society, will help you "Play it again, Sam." If you've had a guitar sitting in the corner gathering dust, because you couldn't quite get the hang of it, or started lessons, but had to quit, or just want to get back to it and need a hand remembering, here's your chance to enjoy how "Libraries Rock!"

ADULTS ONLY. MUST BRING YOUR OWN ACOUSTIC GUITAR. LOANS ARE NOT POSSIBLE.

Two-part program concluding next Saturday. August 4th. Registration required and limited. Must be able to attend both programs. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday July 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizen Science: Monarchs & Milkweed  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Monarch butterflies are facing steep challenges. Gabi Hughes from The Audubon Society will explain how you can help by making your yard more monarch-friendly, and by participating in monarch larva monitoring. Learn about this fascinating butterfly, its life cycle, and the milkweeds it depends upon. For kids entering 3rd grade through adult.

What is Citizen Science?

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday July 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.

    Location: Study Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Lab  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Look mom-no paper! Use mental math and logic to play team games including 24 Math, Ken-Ken, Buzz and more! A four day math camp for kids entering 5th-6th grade.

Must be able to attend all four days. Monday-Thursday, July 30-August 2, 1:30 pm

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

Registration required and begins on July 16th at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Clean Air Council  
    Contact: B. David Smith   412-954-8494   dsmith@cleanair.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kid's Yoga!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch you body and mind with fun yoga poses! For kids entering 1st-2nd grade. Register for each session individually starting June 25. Mondays, July 16, 23, 30.

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

Join the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy for a discussion on the history of Mt. Lebanon's parks.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday July 31, 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.
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Lab  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Look mom-no paper! Use mental math and logic to play team games including 24 Math, Ken-Ken, Buzz and more! A four day math camp for kids entering 5th-6th grade.

Must be able to attend all four days. Monday-Thursday, July 30-August 2, 1:30 pm

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

Registration required and begins on July 16th at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 9 3/4 Club (entering 6th-8th grade)  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetowrk.net
   

Wingardium leviosa! Grab your wands and broom sticks! This innovative STEM workshop brings the gravity defying magic of Quidditch to life with mechanical engineering techniques and lessons in aerodynamics! (And yes, your Golden Snitch should actually fly!) For teens entering 6th-8th grade. Registration begins July 17.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Literacy Pittsburgh English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details TBA

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday August 1, 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
   

Doomed Explorers
Abby Mendelson

Sure, it's there.  But why do men trek off into the wilderness in search of fame, fortune, satisfaction, self?  And what happens when they do -- and everything goes wrong?  As we read about our doomed explorers sailing over open seas, hiking deep into treacherous jungles, clambering on impossible peaks, we will explore the warped ideas, growing terror, and eventual destruction of seemingly sane people who thought they could beat the odds -- and Nature herself.  In a surprise coda, we'll look at Ernest Shackleton, who did everything wrong on his voyage to the South Pole -- and lived!

This course will meet for four weeks total: June 27th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st

Registration required. Attendees should plan on attending all sessions of this course.  The online registration sheet will be located on the first session’s calendar entry, but will register attendees for the entire course. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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.
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Lab  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Look mom-no paper! Use mental math and logic to play team games including 24 Math, Ken-Ken, Buzz and more! A four day math camp for kids entering 5th-6th grade.

Must be able to attend all four days. Monday-Thursday, July 30-August 2, 1:30 pm

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

Registration required and begins on July 16th at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 Ron Donoughe's 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Local artist Ron Donoughe will share his artwork and discuss his experience creating 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods: The Paintings and Experiences of Artist Ron Donoughe.

Ron Donoughe is best known for his spirited realistic landscape paintings of Western Pennsylvania. He has a B.A. in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.  He works full time now as a professional artist/painter. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections as well as the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Ron’s interest in plein art painting led to the formation of The Plein-Air Painters of Western Pennsylvania. The group meets informally to paint Pittsburgh from April through November. In addition, his work has appeared in 12 films which were shot in the Pittsburgh region.

Registration is required. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday August 2, 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.
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Lab  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Look mom-no paper! Use mental math and logic to play team games including 24 Math, Ken-Ken, Buzz and more! A four day math camp for kids entering 5th-6th grade.

Must be able to attend all four days. Monday-Thursday, July 30-August 2, 1:30 pm

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

Registration required and begins on July 16th at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brushstrokes  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

In this hands-on introduction to art appreciation, kids study weird, wonderful works of art from throughout history, then roll up their sleeves to experiment with a variety of media, from sculpture to photography to animation--and more!
For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Thursdays at 2pm, June 28-August 2

    Location: Meeting Room A
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

August 2: Christopher Mark Jones: Folk-blues. christophermarkjones.com/

August 9: Olga Watkins Trio: Influences of blues, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, and rock. www.facebook.com/olgawatkinsband

August 16: RML Jazz: Back by popular demand! www.facebook.com/rmljazz/

August 23 Martin Spitznagel: Ragtime spitzfire.com/

August 30: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet: Light classics, Broadway hits, and classic popular songs

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

 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday August 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Haydn and His Music  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Cleon Cornes will present an overview of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer of the Classical era whose influence on his contemporaries and later composers was immense. The class includes music and video.

    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sushi Making  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenlibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn the art of making sushi from Benihana chefs! For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Registration begins July 20.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday August 4, 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play it Again, Sam -- Relearn the Acoustic Guitar with Lyons Guitar & String  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Lyons Guitar & String Lesson Studio, whose Brannon Lyons is Education Director for the Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society, will help you "Play it again, Sam." If you've had a guitar sitting in the corner gathering dust, because you couldn't quite get the hang of it, or started lessons, but had to quit, or just want to get back to it and need a hand remembering, here's your chance to enjoy how "Libraries Rock!"

ADULTS ONLY. MUST BRING YOUR OWN ACOUSTIC GUITAR. LOANS ARE NOT POSSIBLE.

This is the conclusion of a two-part program. Please register on the entry for Saturday, July 28th. Registration required and limited. Must be able to attend both programs. 

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

Sunday August 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Swap Shop Social--Fiber Frenzy!  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Do you have yarn, floss or thread you're not using? Or fabric? Or other craft supplies or tools? Finished with a pattern, magazines or books? Bring a bag/box or TWO of fiber arts supplies, books or patterns to swap (PLEASE, NOT YOUR ENTIRE CRAFT ROOM-NO MORE THAN TWO BAGS OR BOXESsmiley). Bring something, take something. Make sure items are clean and free of odors. Please no bags or boxes of loose buttons (nice buttons on cards are fine, just don't bring your stash). Each person will "unpack" their own donations and put them on the correct browsing tables. Plan to stay and make connections the entire two hours. Rock out in the swap shop (Room A) to oldies tunes while you shop AND socialize, work on a portable project (like your knitting) or watch craft tutorials in the snack room (Room B) between shopping. 

2:00-2:30 pm -- Unpacking and Snacking
2:30-3:30 pm -- Swapping and Shopping
3:30-4:00 pm -- Clean Up and Goodbyes

Free and open to the public; small $$ donations will be accepted for future fiber arts programming and supplies. Light refreshments. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Swap Shop Social--Fiber Frenzy!  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Do you have yarn, floss or thread you're not using? Or fabric? Or other craft supplies or tools? Finished with a pattern, magazines or books? Bring a bag/box or TWO of fiber arts supplies, books or patterns to swap (PLEASE, NOT YOUR ENTIRE CRAFT ROOM-NO MORE THAN TWO BAGS OR BOXESsmiley). Bring something, take something. Make sure items are clean and free of odors. Please no bags or boxes of loose buttons (nice buttons on cards are fine, just don't bring your stash). Each person will "unpack" their own donations and put them on the correct browsing tables. Plan to stay and make connections the entire two hours. Rock out in the swap shop (Room A) to oldies tunes while you shop AND socialize, work on a portable project (like your knitting) or watch craft tutorials in the snack room (Room B) between shopping. 

2:00-2:30 pm -- Unpacking and Snacking
2:30-3:30 pm -- Swapping and Shopping
3:30-4:00 pm -- Clean Up and Goodbyes

Free and open to the public; small $$ donations will be accepted for future fiber arts programming and supplies. Light refreshments. 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday August 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature: Verna McGinley  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join local naturalist Verna McGinley for stories, facts, and fun! Wednesdays, 10:30 am. August 6 - Never Say Ugh to a Bug/ August 13 - Reptiles and amphibians / August 20 - Mother Nature's Diner. For children ages 3-6 and family. Must register for each sesion individually. Registration starts July 20.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Libraries Rock! Chair Yoga with a Twist  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Chair Yoga with a Twist."  Focus on breath work, balance, flexibility and relaxation. Register below.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Battle of the Books Tournament  
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912x4   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Math Mites mini camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Three days of math exploration! Construct and play with Funky Fractals, Funny Money, and more. For kids entering 2nd-4th grade. Registrants must be able to attend all three morning sessions from August 7th-9th. 

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

Registration Required and begins on July 23rd at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Mites mini camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Three days of math exploration! Construct and play with Funky Fractals, Funny Money, and more. For kids entering 2nd-4th grade.

Registrants must be able to attend all three sessions. 

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

Registration Required and begins on July 23rd at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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 Soundscape A Horror Radio Drama (entering 6th-9th grade)  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Calling fans of Welcome to Night Vale, Slenderman, and the SCP Foundation! Write, workshop, and record your own creepy urban legend, then add sound effects with a variety of unusual instruments and audio editing software. For students entering 6th-9th grade. Registration opens July 2nd and covers both the August 7th and 8th sessions.

    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 August 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Math Mites mini camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Three days of math exploration! Construct and play with Funky Fractals, Funny Money, and more. For kids entering 2nd-4th grade. Registrants must be able to attend all three morning sessions from August 7th-9th. 

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

Registration Required and begins on July 23rd at 9am.

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

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Mites mini camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Three days of math exploration! Construct and play with Funky Fractals, Funny Money, and more. For kids entering 2nd-4th grade.

Registrants must be able to attend all three sessions. 

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

Registration Required and begins on July 23rd at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM End of Adult Summer Reading Party  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

End of Adult Summer Reading Party

You have rocked out at the library all summer! Now it's time to celebrate the end of a great summer. Join us for healthy finger foods, a selection of iced teas and some literary fun and games. We will be announcing the winners of our summer reading baskets at this time.

This event is for adult summer reading participants.  Registration required. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM End of Adult Summer Reading Party  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

End of Adult Summer Reading Party

You have rocked out at the library all summer! Now it's time to celebrate the end of a great summer. Join us for healthy finger foods, a selection of iced teas and some literary fun and games. We will be announcing the winners of our summer reading baskets at this time.

This event is for adult summer reading participants.  Registration required. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Soundscape A Horror Radio Drama (entering 6th-9th grade)  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Calling fans of Welcome to Night Vale, Slenderman, and the SCP Foundation! Write, workshop, and record your own creepy urban legend, then add sound effects with a variety of unusual instruments and audio editing software. For students entering 6th-9th grade. Registration opens July 2nd and covers both the August 7th and 8th sessions.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Thursday August 9, 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  -  11:00 AM Math Mites mini camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Three days of math exploration! Construct and play with Funky Fractals, Funny Money, and more. For kids entering 2nd-4th grade. Registrants must be able to attend all three morning sessions from August 7th-9th. 

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

Registration Required and begins on July 23rd at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CANCELLED American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

CLASS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

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

   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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Mites mini camp  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Three days of math exploration! Construct and play with Funky Fractals, Funny Money, and more. For kids entering 2nd-4th grade.

Registrants must be able to attend all three sessions. 

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

Registration Required and begins on July 23rd at 9am.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

August 2: Christopher Mark Jones: Folk-blues. christophermarkjones.com/

August 9: Olga Watkins Trio: Influences of blues, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, and rock. www.facebook.com/olgawatkinsband

August 16: RML Jazz: Back by popular demand! www.facebook.com/rmljazz/

August 23 Martin Spitznagel: Ragtime spitzfire.com/

August 30: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet: Light classics, Broadway hits, and classic popular songs

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

 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday August 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Haydn and His Music  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Cleon Cornes will present an overview of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer of the Classical era whose influence on his contemporaries and later composers was immense. The class includes music and video.

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

Get your kids in the garden this summer! Learn about garden science, do a STEM activity, and talk with our courtyard master gardeners! For kids entering 1sr-4th grade. Class: Friday, August 10, 10:30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Libraries Rock! Chair Yoga with a Twist  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912 ext 219   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Cathy Tuttle from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for "Chair Yoga with a Twist."  Focus on breath work, balance, flexibility and relaxation.  Register below.

    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 August 11, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Literacy Pittsburgh Tutor Training Workshop  
    Contact: Roberta Hatcher   412-393-7645   rhatcher@literacypittsburgh.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of Literacy Pittsburgh Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or rhatcher@literacypittsburgh.org

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday August 12, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
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 Rock Mining Rush  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrarary@einetowrk.net
   

Explore mineral resources and how we use them with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pan for minerals in our portable sluice box and be surprised by what minerals are needed to make your cell phone. Gor kids entering 1st-3rd grade. Parents welcome, but no siblings please. Registration begins Friday, July 27.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday August 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CANCELLED The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Rodger Duffy     rodger.duffy@verizon.net
   
CLASS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER
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 -
 
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

The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, 2007

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. 

 

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

Join local naturalist Verna McGinley for stories, facts, and fun! Wednesdays, 10:30 am. August 6 - Never Say Ugh to a Bug/ August 13 - Reptiles and amphibians / August 20 - Mother Nature's Diner. For children ages 3-6 and family. Must register for each sesion individually. Registration starts July 20.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make a Pinhole Camera (entering 6th-8th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

This is a special 2-day Matt's Maker Space Event!  

Day 1, August 13th 1-3 pm:  come to the library to Make a Pinhole Camera with the Manchester Craftsman's Guild. 

Day 2, August 14th  12:30 - 3:30 pm:  we will meet at the library and then take a bus to the Manchester Craftsman's Guild to take photos with our cameras and develop the film!  The bus leaves promptly at 12:30 pm

You must be able to attend both days of this program.   Parents must come to the library to fill-out a permission slip.

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

You must pre-register for this program.  For teens entering 6th - 8th grade.  Registration begins on July 30th.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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  -  8:00 PM College Searching 101  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Size, location, learning environment, there’s so much to consider! Join Catherine Noonan as she helps both you and your parents make your search easier and more effective. For high school students and parents.

    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 August 14, 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Holistic Approach to Anxiety  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Kate Kill, Himalayan Institute, for a talk on An Holistic Approach to Anxiety.  Life can be stressful ... pulling people in different directions and inundating us with new technology and information to process. Learn new tools to keep balanced, create structure and give the mind a break. Enjoy all the world has to offer. Registration helpful, but not required.  

    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 Felted Rock Pendant  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

This is a two-part program co-led by Fiber Artist Judé Ernest and MLPL Librarian Laurie Schultz.  Participants must attend both sessions to complete the project.  Part 1. Wet felt roving wool fiber around a small rock.  Part 2. Transform felted rocks with hand stitching, beads or wire wrap into a finished pendant with a bail for wearing (August 21st). $5 donation suggested. Registration required.

Must be able to attend BOTH sessions

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Raku Pottery with Manchester Craftsman's Guild (entering 6th-8th grade)  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

This is a special 2-day Matt's Maker Space Event!  

Day 1, August 15th  9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  come to the library to handbuild your pottery piece with the Manchester Craftsman's Guild. 

Day 2, August 22nd  9:30am  - 2:30 pm:  we will meet at the library and then take a bus to the Manchester Craftsman's Guild to trim and glaze our pieces, have lunch, and then fire our pieces using the Raku firing process. The bus leaves promptly at 9:30 am

You must be able to attend both days of this program.   Parents must come to the library to fill-out a permission slip.

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

You must pre-register for this program.  For kids going into 6th - 8th grade.  Registration begins on August 1st.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   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 Children's Book 'n Bowl  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Children's Summer Reading Bowling Party with AMF Mt. Lebanon.
For children who have completed the requirements of the Summer Reading Program.
Each child must have a ticket (in the SRP finishing packet) and must RSVP with the library by 5 pm Friday, August 10.


Doors open at 12:30 / bowling begins at 1 / no lanes assigned after 1:30.
All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear socks. No open-toed shoes allowed on bowling lanes.

Call the library at 412-531-1912x4 if you have questions. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Houses of Mt. Lebanon  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

John Conti will provide an overview of Mount Lebanon's architectural history and discuss what different housing styles reveal about the municipality's culture.  Jim Wojcik will also provide an update on the Mount Lebanon Historical Society's new home.  

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday August 16, 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

August 2: Christopher Mark Jones: Folk-blues. christophermarkjones.com/

August 9: Olga Watkins Trio: Influences of blues, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, and rock. www.facebook.com/olgawatkinsband

August 16: RML Jazz: Back by popular demand! www.facebook.com/rmljazz/

August 23 Martin Spitznagel: Ragtime spitzfire.com/

August 30: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet: Light classics, Broadway hits, and classic popular songs

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

 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room

Friday August 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Haydn and His Music  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Dr. Cleon Cornes will present an overview of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Austrian composer of the Classical era whose influence on his contemporaries and later composers was immense. The class includes music and video.

    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 August 18, 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
   6:00 PM Teen Summer Reading Finale Party! (6th grade and up)  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Please join us for the Summer Reading Finale Party! Raffle prizes will be drawn! Enjoy a concert by local garage punk band THE NOX BOYS! Make spin art with volunteers from the Handmade Arcade! Meet up and unwind with friends before school begins again.


Monday August 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature: Verna McGinley  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join local naturalist Verna McGinley for stories, facts, and fun! Wednesdays, 10:30 am. August 6 - Never Say Ugh to a Bug/ August 13 - Reptiles and amphibians / August 20 - Mother Nature's Diner. For children ages 3-6 and family. Must register for each sesion individually. Registration starts July 20.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Secret Garden with Little Lake Theater  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

You're invited to a sneak preview of Little Lake Theater’s The Secret Garden. In addition to show excerpts, you will get to talk to the artistic director, hear about life backstage, and play some theater games! For kids entering 2nd-5th grade. Registration starts August 3.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we reading In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday August 21, 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 Felted Rock Pendant  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

This is a two-part program co-led by Fiber Artist Judé Ernest and MLPL Librarian Laurie Schultz.  Participants must attend both sessions to complete the project.  Part 1. Wet felt roving wool fiber around a small rock.  Part 2. Transform felted rocks with hand stitching, beads or wire wrap into a finished pendant with a bail for wearing (August 14th). $5 donation suggested. Registration required (use program registration box in August 14th calendar entry).

Must be able to attend BOTH sessions

    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.

Death by Cyanide / Paula Reed Ward 

At just forty-one years old, Dr. Autumn Klein, a neurologist specializing in seizure disorders in pregnant women, was chief of women’s neurology at Pittsburgh’s largest health system.  More than just successful in her field, Dr. Klein was beloved by her patients, colleagues, family, and friends. On April 17, 2013, she collapsed, suddenly, writhing in agony on her kitchen floor, and died three days later. The police said her husband, Dr. Robert Ferrante, killed her through cyanide poisoning. This poisoning may have been overlooked if not for the investigators who used Ferrante’s computer, statements from the staff at his lab, and his own seemingly odd actions at the hospital during his wife’s treatment, to piece together what appeared to be a long-term plan to end his wife’s life. 

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achievers Activity Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group  
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rapid Prototyping with Heinz History Center  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

One of the keys to innovation is the ability to rapidly prototype and iterate an idea.  Explore the story of George Westinghouse as he raced against time to create a lightbulb that would light the World’s Fair for the first time.  Participants then design and develop their own rapid prototypes to solve a historically inspired challenge!   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.  Registration begins on August 8th.

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

One of the keys to innovation is the ability to rapidly prototype and iterate an idea.  Explore the story of George Westinghouse as he raced against time to create a lightbulb that would light the World’s Fair for the first time.  Participants then design and develop their own rapid prototypes to solve a historically inspired challenge!  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 - 5th Grade.  Space is limited, please pre-register.  Registration begins on August 8th.

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

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

August 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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday August 23, 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

August 2: Christopher Mark Jones: Folk-blues. christophermarkjones.com/

August 9: Olga Watkins Trio: Influences of blues, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, and rock. www.facebook.com/olgawatkinsband

August 16: RML Jazz: Back by popular demand! www.facebook.com/rmljazz/

August 23 Martin Spitznagel: Ragtime spitzfire.com/

August 30: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet: Light classics, Broadway hits, and classic popular songs

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

 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday August 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Girl-Luciana Vega!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912 x4   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have you read about Luciana Vega, the 2018 American Girl of the Year? Come share her story with friends - and learn all about Space Camp from rising 9th grader Josie, who has lived the real life adventure! (Dolls invited to attend and try on space suit). For kids entering 2nd-4th gd. Registration starts Aug. 6.

 

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

Saturday August 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Literacy Pittsburgh Tutor Training Workshop  
    Contact: Roberta Hatcher   412-393-7645   rhatcher@literacypittsburgh.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of Literacy Pittsburgh Council in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Register at 412-393-7645 or rhatcher@literacypittsburgh.org

    Location: Meeting Room A
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Beer Garden Bash Setup  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Beer Garden Bash  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Sample more than a dozen fine regional ales, lagers, and ciders in Mt. Lebanon Public Library's lush garden Courtyard. Savor gourmet Silverstar all beef hot dogs, Bratwurst, and Field Roast veggie dogs smothered in specialty toppings while enjoying the music of steel drum artist Dan Meunier. This event always sells out, so get your tickets early. The $35 general admission and $50 VIP tickets go on sale July 9 at the library or www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/beergarden No tickets will be sold at the door. Adults 21+ only.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.

Sunday August 26, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday August 27, 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Literacy Pittsburgh English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details TBA

    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 Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday August 28, 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
   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
   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 August 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday August 30, 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

August 2: Christopher Mark Jones: Folk-blues. christophermarkjones.com/

August 9: Olga Watkins Trio: Influences of blues, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, and rock. www.facebook.com/olgawatkinsband

August 16: RML Jazz: Back by popular demand! www.facebook.com/rmljazz/

August 23 Martin Spitznagel: Ragtime spitzfire.com/

August 30: Mt. Lebanon High School String Quartet: Light classics, Broadway hits, and classic popular songs

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

 

 

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday September 1, 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

Sunday September 2, 2018
     CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Monday September 3, 2018
     CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Tuesday September 4, 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 September 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Osher details TBA

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

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday September 6, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Maureen Mamula   412-760-9642   mamulalwv@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 September 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  2:30 PM SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS  
    Contact: Kelly Craig   412-660-0150   kcraig@scholasticbookfairs.com
   

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

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

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   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 Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday September 9, 2018
     Rosh Hashana  
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday September 10, 2018
     Rosh Hashana  
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Rodger Duffy     rodger.duffy@verizon.net
   
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 -
 
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

The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, 2007

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
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 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
   3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Flu Shot Clinic  
   

The library will partner with RiteAid for this Flu Shot Clinic. Shots are available for anyone 9 years old and older. Bring your insurance card with you. If you don't have insurance, the price for the regular flu shot is $34.99 and the senior citizen (65 and older) flu shot is $69.99. No registration required.

If you have questions about the flu shot, please contact Linda Franz at 412-881-6439   
 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 September 11, 2018
     Rosh Hashana  
   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  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912    events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Lebo History Night, details TBA

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achievers Activity Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Osher details TBA

    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
   

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday September 13, 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
   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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 September 14, 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 September 15, 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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday September 17, 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.

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    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  
    Contact: James Stuber     mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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://prc.org/programs/conservation-workshops/backyard/

or call: 412-488-7490 X 226

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    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 Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday September 18, 2018
     Yom Kippur  
   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.
   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.

Desperate / Daniel Palmer

Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son.  Then he meets Anna.  Within a year, they are married and ready to become.  A miscarriage brings new heartbreak.  Then fate brings them Lily.  Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to the Dekkers in exchange for financial support.  With his wife happy and his career thriving, Gage feels a renewed sense of hope. Once Lily enters their lives, something isn't right.  At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways, then more sinister. Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna.  Even as he's propelled toward an unthinkable choice to save his marriage and his job, Gage discovers the most chilling revelations are still to come. . 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday September 19, 2018
     Yom Kippur  
   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
   

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday September 20, 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Marie Benedict  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein, will be at the library this evening to discuss her new novel, Carnegie's Maid.

 More details TBA.

    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: 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 September 21, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Book Cellar Book Sale Setup  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 A

Saturday September 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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  -  4:00 PM Book Cellar Book Sale  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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: Young Adult Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday September 23, 2018
     Sukkot  
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday September 24, 2018
     Sukkot  
   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.

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    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 Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday September 25, 2018
     Sukkot  
   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
   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 September 26, 2018
     Sukkot  
   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 Activity Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 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.
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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday September 27, 2018
     Sukkot  
   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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

Recycling Awareness

details TBA

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday September 28, 2018
     Sukkot  
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join registered nurse Barbara A. Veazey for a comprehensive overview of senior health care.

Session #1:

Social Security & Medicare:

  • Benefits
  • Diagnostic Related Groups
  • Cost
  • Supplement Plans
  • Medigap
  • Advantage Plans
  • Drug Protection
    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday September 29, 2018
     Sukkot  
   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 Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday September 30, 2018
     Sukkot  

Monday October 1, 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.

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    Location: Study Room
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Genealogy  
    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: Slovak Genealogy with speaker Lisa Alzo

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday October 2, 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.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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 October 3, 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
   

Osher details TBA

    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   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.
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 Crazy for Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
 For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Pre-registration is required by checking out the book club selection prior to the meeting.

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

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

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 4, 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: 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday October 5, 2018
   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 Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join registered nurse Barbara A. Veazey for a comprehensive overview of senior health care.

Session #2:

  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Medical Savings Accounts
  • Group Health Plans
  • Travel Protection
  • Senior Medical Patrol
    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday October 6, 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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

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

Monday October 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The French and Indian War: 1754-66 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Rodger Duffy     rodger.duffy@verizon.net
   
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 -
 
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

The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, 2007

Presenter:  Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Historical Geography from Northwestern University. He taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

2017
Nov 13 The Idiot by Fydor Dostoyevsky
Dec 11 A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

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
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 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
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 9, 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
   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  -  8:45 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 October 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

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

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Osher details TBA

    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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess 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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 11, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM American History Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

The Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm in Room B.  

Membership in the Group is limited to eight persons and is currently full. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, please contact the library at jacksonma@einenetwork.net

Current Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 October 12, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday October 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   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 Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday October 14, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
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 October 15, 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.

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    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  
    Contact: James Stuber     mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    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 Changeling by Victor La Valle.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday October 16, 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.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM ACLA Library Staff Training  
    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.

The Golden Hour / Todd Moss 

When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn’t reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House, and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali. It is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works.  In the real world, those hours move very, very quickly indeed, and include things he’d never even imagined.

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 18, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 October 19, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join registered nurse Barbara A. Veazey for a comprehensive overview of senior health care.

Session #3:

  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Programs
  • PA State Health Insurance Programs (Apprise)
  • Health Care Reform For Seniors
  • Health Care Advance Directives
  • Health Care POA, Organ Donation, HIPPA Personal Files
    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 October 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group  
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monster Mash  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Invent monstrous, fantastical, or just silly creations through sculptural forms.  Be inspired by books and your own imagination as you bring your creatures to life!   This is a Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts program.

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 ages 5-7.  Space is limited, so please pre-register starting September 22nd at 9am.

    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 Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    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 Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 23, 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
   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 October 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

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

Like to try arts and crafts, or movement, music and song? Like to learn new things, listen to stories or just enjoy laughing with friends? All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome to our Achievers Activity Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

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

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 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.

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 TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 October 26, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join registered nurse Barbara A. Veazey for a comprehensive overview of senior health care.

Session #4:

  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Senior Safety, Medications, Transportation
  • Independent Living & Retirement Communities
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Personal Emergency Systems
  • Adult Day Care
    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fright Night!  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

BE PREPARED TO BE SCARED!! Join us for our annual Fright Night, a celebration of all things spooky. Costumes are optional, but highly recommended. Thrills and chills for the entire family, free refreshments at Franken’s Diner, activities, crafts, and tons of fun. Please note that the library will be open to check out books, but there will be no computer access.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fright Night!  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

BE PREPARED TO BE SCARED!! Join us for our annual Fright Night, a celebration of all things spooky. Costumes are optional, but highly recommended. Thrills and chills for the entire family, free refreshments at Franken’s Diner, activities, crafts, and tons of fun. Please note that the library will be open to check out books, but there will be no computer access.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fright Night!  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

BE PREPARED TO BE SCARED!! Join us for our annual Fright Night, a celebration of all things spooky. Costumes are optional, but highly recommended. Thrills and chills for the entire family, free refreshments at Franken’s Diner, activities, crafts, and tons of fun. Please note that the library will be open to check out books, but there will be no computer access.

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fright Night!  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

BE PREPARED TO BE SCARED!! Join us for our annual Fright Night, a celebration of all things spooky. Costumes are optional, but highly recommended. Thrills and chills for the entire family, free refreshments at Franken’s Diner, activities, crafts, and tons of fun. Please note that the library will be open to check out books, but there will be no computer access.

 

    Location: Maker Space

Saturday October 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM 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
   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 Painting Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

Detail TBA

Registration will open August 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday October 28, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Note:This class will begin at 1:15 p.m. as the library opens at 1:00 p.m.
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 October 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hello Neighbor Pittsburgh  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Hello Neighbor Pittsburgh

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday October 30, 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.
   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 October 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Osher details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 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  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 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.
   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: 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
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 November 2, 2018
   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 Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join registered nurse Barbara A. Veazey for a comprehensive overview of senior health care.

Session #5:

  • Home Care Services (Sources, Costs, & Caregiver Tips)
  • Facility Licensing & Placement
  • Independent, Personal/Assisted Living, Nursing Facilities
  • Adult Health Care Schedule
    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday November 3, 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

Sunday November 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mt Lebanon Nature Conservancy Annual Membership Meeting  
    Contact: Allison McGee   225-266-8423   J.AllisonMcGee@gmail.com
   

Details to come

 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 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.

King Lear: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

Henry IV Part 1: October 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 17

Henry IV Part II: January 7, 28, February 4. 18, 25, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 2019

Antony and Cleopatra: April 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27, June 3, 2019

 

    Location: Study Room
   12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Joel Meltzer   412-279-2867   joel.pat@earthlink.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage: moving from Slovakia to the U.S  
    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.

You Shall Leave Your Mother and Father with speaker Father Peter Haladej explores the complexity of transitions in religion, culture, anmd life when moving from Slovakia to the U.S.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday November 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  -  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  -  6:00 PM Synthesizers, Samples and Soundtracks  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to make an instrument out of anything! Explore the science of sound using magnetic circuitry to design and build your own unique musical instruments. Then learn how to record your instruments, make sound effects and remixes!  This is a three-day workshop with  Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center of the Arts.  Registrants must be able to attend all three days on November 6th, 8th, and 13th.

For kids in 3rd – 5th Grades.  Registration Required. Registration begins October 9th 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.

 


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    Location: Maker Space
   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 Lebo History Night  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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 November 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Enjoy great books, learn new rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood in this fun, interactive program. For babies birth-2 with an adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Osher details TBA

    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   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.
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafternoon!  
    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 Crazy for Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
 For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Pre-registration is required by checking out the book club selection prior to the meeting.

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

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

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ACLA  
    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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Synthesizers, Samples and Soundtracks  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to make an instrument out of anything! Explore the science of sound using magnetic circuitry to design and build your own unique musical instruments. Then learn how to record your instruments, make sound effects and remixes!  This is a three-day workshop with  Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center of the Arts.  Registrants must be able to attend all three days on November 6th, 8th, and 13th.

For kids in 3rd – 5th Grades.  Registration Required. Registration begins October 9th 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.

 


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    Location: Maker Space
   5:30 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 5:30 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 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 November 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

All levels are welcome!  Please bring your own chess set if possible. For further information please direct questions to dougettinger@verizon.net

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:45 PM Beginners Irish Gaelic  
    Contact: Jerry   724-663-5111   
   

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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