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Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Welcoming Week International Potluck  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

WILL BE HELD IN THE COURTYARD GARDEN

Let's celebrate Welcoming Week together with an International Potluck. Welcoming Week strives to bring together immigrants and U.S. born citizens in their communities. We believe that food is the best way to get the conversation started. This potluck is open to all residents. This as a great opportunity to enjoy the diversity of our growing community. All participants are asked to bring one interesting dish (with perhaps a story) to share. Main courses, salads and desserts are most welcomed. We will supply the drinks. Rup Pokhrel, Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh Board Member will be our guest speaker for the evening. Rup will speak about the Bhutanese Community's experience in the South Hills. 

We will have a lamp lit dinner in the library's courtyard. Families of all ages are welcome. Please register here or call the library at 412-5313-1912.

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

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

    Location: 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.

Hawke / Ted Bell.

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

The United States leads the world in cost of health care by a wide margin both by absolute numbers and percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Since the 1950's, we have moved from health care costs of 4% of GDP to 18% of GDP. And in return we get a system that delivers below average results among the developed nations as measured by infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and preventable deaths per capita. We are now watching a Congessional attempt to appeal Obamacare (sort of). Perhaps its time to look at the system from the perspective of both accessibility/ affordability (the current debate) and the delivery system itslef which is strangely absent from the debate. This course will attempt to take the broader look. It will not defend or attack  Obamacare or the "Repeal or Replace" bill. Instead it will try to ask what we should do to make the entire system work better and cheaper.

Instructor: Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 4 part series. This course runs from Sepember 13th-October 11th. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paper Clay Spirit Animals  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join artist Katy DeMent of the Society for Contemporary Craft for a three part workshop on making Paper Clay Spirit Animals.  Class size is limited; plan to attend all three sessions.   Registration required by clicking on the registration box below or by calling the Adult Reference Desk.  All supplies provided (artwork will be fired at the Society for Contemporary Craft).  Generously funded by the Creative Aging Outreach Program.

Week 1 (September 20th):  Discuss animal traits, look at images then sketch your sculpture plan, featuring the animals to which you relate
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Week 2 (September 27th):  Create a hollow form animal rattle structure.

Week 3 (October 4th):  Colorfully glaze your art and compare it to the original design.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Help! Homework is a Battle in my House!  
    Contact: Elizabeth Rychcik   412-977-4128   etr10@verizon.net
   

Getting kids & teens to do their homework is a challenge for many families. Learn the typical causes for this battle and learn how parents can change their behavior to make homework time go more smoothly.

Presented by Outreach Teen & Family Services

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs.

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday September 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM DRC Meeting  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Digital Resources Committee Meeting.

    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.
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Maker Hour: Make a Recycled Planter  
    Contact: Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Hillside Community School  
    Contact: Carrie Smith   4124006031   yedelthing@hotmail.com
   

We are starting a school in the south hills and want to meet with like-minded , interested people. Probably no more than 20 people.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM RESCHEDULED Welcoming Week International Potluck  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, SEPT 19

Let's celebrate Welcoming Week together with an International Potluck. Welcoming Week strives to bring together immigrants and U.S. born citizens in their communities. We believe that food is the best way to get the conversation started. This potluck is open to all residents. This as a great opportunity to enjoy the diversity of our growing community. All participants are asked to bring one interesting dish (with perhaps a story) to share. Main courses, salads and desserts are most welcomed. We will supply the drinks. Rup Pokhrel, Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh Board Member will be our guest speaker for the evening. Rup will speak about the Bhutanese Community's experience in the South Hills. 

We will have a lamp lit dinner in the library's courtyard. Families of all ages are welcome. Please register here or call the library at 412-5313-1912.

   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 September 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  11:55 PM Book Cellar Pop-Up Book Sale Prep  
    Contact: M. A. Jackson   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

See David McKibben for details.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Love Your Library Pop-Up Shop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Book Cellar is celebrating ‘Love Your Library’ Month with a Pop-Up Shop.  Why?  Because we love our library and we know you do too, and all the money you spend on books during September at the Book Cellar will be counted for matching funds from the Buncher Foundation ‘Love Your Library’ grant. 

We are planning lots of surprises for the book lover that day—vintage mass market paperbacks, leather bound Franklin Library volumes, DVD and CD that are selling on Amazon for big bucks but we are banned from selling because of Amazon’s exclusive contract with the producers, but we can sell them to you at a fraction of the going retail price.  There will be a huge selection of cookbooks, transportation books, and all our reserve inventory.

Come early and Love Your Library!

 

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

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Kolobok: Russian Storytime  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stories, games, rhymes, popular poems, and songs in Russian for children who can speak Russian and who are learning the language.  Kolobok: Russian Story Time is presented in Russian for children ages 0-5 years accompanied by adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday September 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday September 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty SmithCopies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.
This month's book selection is The Someday Birds by Sally Pla.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lose 20 in 30  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Even though your first motivation for dropping those pounds might be looking better, losing weight is really a product of becoming healthier.  Being overweight is commonly linked to a host of health problems like diabetes and heart disease.  Dr. Christopher Carr, from Pittsburgh Chiropractic & Wellness, will help you learn to turn your body into a fat burning machine so you lose the weight and keep it off for good!  Part 1: Weight Loss / Nutrition Presentation from 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  Part 2: Workout Session (high intensity interval training) from 7:45pm to 8:30pm. **Be sure to bring or wear workout clothes!**   Registration suggested, but not required (see below, or call the Adult Reference Desk  at 412-531-1912). 
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Global Beat Iran  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for an evening discovering Iran through discussion and art. Dr. Parviz Baghai will provide a talk on life in contemporary Iran, Dr. Baghai received his medical degree from Tehran University and is the Vice Chairman of  Clinical Affairs in the Neurosurgery Department of the Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Baghai's talk will include a brief overview of the history of Iran but will primarily focus on life in contemporary Iran; The society, government and sources of conflict. Dr. Baghai will draw upon personal experiences to present the differences between Iran as one who has  lived in the country and  the one portrayed today in mass media. He will end his discussion with brief synopsis of the Iranian - American community. 

Dr. Dariush Saghafi will provide a musical performance on the santur, a classical Persian  hammered dulicmer. Dariush Saghafi began the study of santur at the age of 11 with Ostad Abolhassan Saba, the foremost contemporary figure in Persian music.  He also spent a year of study with Ostad Faramarz Payvar, the distinguished Iranian santur player and master musician.  Saghafi was twice the winner (1966 and 1967) of the Gold Medal award in santur competitions among students from all Iranian colleges and universities.  From 1961 to 1967, he taught santur at the Tabriz Institute of Fine Arts.

A highly respected musician and interpreter whose santur playing and style reflect the traditional excellence of the master players of the instrument, his performances in Iran have included concerts in Tehran and Tabriz, both as soloist and in various ensembles.  In the United States, he has performed to rave reviews at New York University, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as numerous concerts in the Pittsburgh area. Darius Saghafi is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) 2008 Fellowships in Traditional Arts.

For the past 45 years, Saghafi has been engaged in the study and research of Persian music and poetry, learning from personal contacts, recordings and writings of the old and new masters.  He believes that the performer must know in depth every aspect of the theory and practice of his art; that his knowledge and beauty of the music elevates and purifies the spirit; and that the feelings inspired by the music can be communicated to listeners who will appreciate the music with or without a thorough understanding of the art form.  He believes that the musician must accomplish two things: first, appeal to a general audience, and then satisfy the demanding standard of the masters.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

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

Join us for an evening discovering Iran through discussion and art. Dr. Parviz Baghai will provide a talk on life in contemporary Iran, Dr. Baghai received his medical degree from Tehran University and is the Vice Chairman of  Clinical Affairs in the Neurosurgery Department of the Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Baghai's talk will include a brief overview of the history of Iran but will primarily focus on life in contemporary Iran; The society, government and sources of conflict. Dr. Baghai will draw upon personal experiences to present the differences between Iran as one who has  lived in the country and  the one portrayed today in mass media. He will end his discussion with brief synopsis of the Iranian - American community. 

Dr. Dariush Saghafi will provide a musical performance on the santur, a classical Persian  hammered dulicmer. Dariush Saghafi began the study of santur at the age of 11 with Ostad Abolhassan Saba, the foremost contemporary figure in Persian music.  He also spent a year of study with Ostad Faramarz Payvar, the distinguished Iranian santur player and master musician.  Saghafi was twice the winner (1966 and 1967) of the Gold Medal award in santur competitions among students from all Iranian colleges and universities.  From 1961 to 1967, he taught santur at the Tabriz Institute of Fine Arts.

A highly respected musician and interpreter whose santur playing and style reflect the traditional excellence of the master players of the instrument, his performances in Iran have included concerts in Tehran and Tabriz, both as soloist and in various ensembles.  In the United States, he has performed to rave reviews at New York University, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as numerous concerts in the Pittsburgh area. Darius Saghafi is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) 2008 Fellowships in Traditional Arts.

For the past 45 years, Saghafi has been engaged in the study and research of Persian music and poetry, learning from personal contacts, recordings and writings of the old and new masters.  He believes that the performer must know in depth every aspect of the theory and practice of his art; that his knowledge and beauty of the music elevates and purifies the spirit; and that the feelings inspired by the music can be communicated to listeners who will appreciate the music with or without a thorough understanding of the art form.  He believes that the musician must accomplish two things: first, appeal to a general audience, and then satisfy the demanding standard of the masters.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

    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 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

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

The United States leads the world in cost of health care by a wide margin both by absolute numbers and percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Since the 1950's, we have moved from health care costs of 4% of GDP to 18% of GDP. And in return we get a system that delivers below average results among the developed nations as measured by infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and preventable deaths per capita. We are now watching a Congessional attempt to appeal Obamacare (sort of). Perhaps its time to look at the system from the perspective of both accessibility/ affordability (the current debate) and the delivery system itslef which is strangely absent from the debate. This course will attempt to take the broader look. It will not defend or attack  Obamacare or the "Repeal or Replace" bill. Instead it will try to ask what we should do to make the entire system work better and cheaper.

Instructor: Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 4 part series. This course runs from Sepember 13th-October 11th. There is no class on September 20th.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paper Clay Spirit Animals  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join artist Katy DeMent of the Society for Contemporary Craft for a three part workshop on making Paper Clay Spirit Animals.  Class size is limited; plan to attend ALL three sessions.   Registration required by clicking on the registration box on the September 20th program description or by calling the Adult Reference Desk.  Register once for all three programs.  All supplies provided (artwork will be fired at the Society for Contemporary Craft).  Generously funded by the Creative Aging Outreach Program.

Week 1 (September 20th):  Discuss animal traits, look at images then sketch your sculpture plan, featuring the animals to which you relate.

Week 2 (September 27th):  Create a hollow form animal rattle structure. 

Week 3 (October 4th):  Colorfully glaze your art and compare it to the original design.

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

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

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

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

August 23, 2017

 

Novel: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“For A Breath I Tarry” by Roger Zelazny
“ Martian Heart” by John Barnes
“Who Goes There” by John W. Campbell

September 27, 2017
Novel: “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber
Short Fiction:
“Men of Greywater Station” by George R. R. Martin and Howard Waldrop
“Protected Species” by H. B. Fyfe

October 25, 2017
Novel: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu
Short Fiction:
“Identity Crisis” by James P. Hogan
“Pillar of Fire” by Ray Bradbury

November 15, 2017
Novel: “Diplomatic Act” by Peter Jurasik and William H. Keith Jr.
Short Fiction:
“Time Exposures” by Wilson Tucker
“Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s” by James Morrow

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Long dismissed as a mere writer of fantasy, J.R.R. Tokien is increasingly recognized as one of the major writers of the 20th century. Why? We will look at the full range of Tolkien's work, not just the "Lord of the Rings," but also the extensive work that lies behind his masterpiece, including his lesser known writings and translations. We consider the moral underpinnings of his work and Tolkien's wrestling with themes of good and evil.

Instructor: Alan Irvine

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from September 6th-October 11th. There is no class on September 20th.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday September 28, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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  -  12:00 PM ACLA/LAC South Region Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Staff Training  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Story of Your Life  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
How to make sure your obituary -- or those of your loved ones -- will record the information and insights you want preserved for your family and future generations. James R. (Bob) Hagerty, chief obituary writer for The Wall Street Journal, offers a free seminar on how to gather and organize the needed material before it's too late. 
    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 29, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Facilities Management  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday September 30, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Kolobok: Russian Storytime  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stories, games, rhymes, popular poems, and songs in Russian for children who can speak Russian and who are learning the language.  Kolobok: Russian Story Time is presented in Russian for children ages 0-5 years accompanied by adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday October 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Drivers Safety Refresher Class  
    Contact: John Spavaro   412-531-5690   
   

THIS ONE-DAY/FOUR-HOUR CLASS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE FULL COURSE WITHIN THE PAST 3 YEARS. (we will host the full. two-day class on October 13 and 20)
Register at 412-531-1912 ext 209. Space is limited!

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

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

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

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

About the course

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage  
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

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

Oplatky Christmas Wafers. Larry Zozlowski will explain the history and custom of sharing the sacred wafer at Christmas Eve Supper. He will demonstrate the making of Oplatky, which participants can sample.

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon  
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

 A fun book discussion group for kids in first and second grade.  Encourages reading comprehension, story structure and love of literacy while casually discussing the book and sharing a craft or activity. Book selection will vary to encompass a wide variety of formats and subjects. It is a great way to strengthen young readers and foster (or create) a love of reading.

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

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

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

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

Scott and Glenn are back this fall with their popular hisory series.  This Fall they will begin with a two-part series on the French and Indian War. They will end the year with a two-part series on World War I.


 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Intro to Genealogy  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Jim Stuber will give a talk on “Getting Started in Genealogy”.  The presentation will be a survey of techniques and tools for a beginner to start researching their ancestors, and the more advanced person to learn about resources they aren’t currently using.  There will be time during and after the talk for questions and answers to get you started and keep you going.

Jim Stuber has been researching his ancestors for 40 years and has traced them back to six countries in Europe, several as early as the 1500’s. He has self-published his family history twice. He’s a regular volunteer at the Family History Center in Greentree and heads the Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society. After a long career in information technology he specializes in internet based research.  The last couple of years he's been accepting research requests from individuals in return for a donation to the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon, many of them back to colonial America and across the ocean to Europe.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

The United States leads the world in cost of health care by a wide margin both by absolute numbers and percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Since the 1950's, we have moved from health care costs of 4% of GDP to 18% of GDP. And in return we get a system that delivers below average results among the developed nations as measured by infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and preventable deaths per capita. We are now watching a Congessional attempt to appeal Obamacare (sort of). Perhaps its time to look at the system from the perspective of both accessibility/ affordability (the current debate) and the delivery system itslef which is strangely absent from the debate. This course will attempt to take the broader look. It will not defend or attack  Obamacare or the "Repeal or Replace" bill. Instead it will try to ask what we should do to make the entire system work better and cheaper.

Instructor: Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 4 part series. This course runs from Sepember 13th-October 11th. There is no class on September 20th.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

    Location: Study Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paper Clay Spirit Animals  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join artist Katy DeMent of the Society for Contemporary Craft for a three part workshop on making Paper Clay Spirit Animals.  Class size is limited; plan to attend ALL three sessions.   Registration required by clicking on the registration box on the September 20th program description or by calling the Adult Reference Desk.  Register once for all three programs.  All supplies provided (artwork will be fired at the Society for Contemporary Craft).  Generously funded by the Creative Aging Outreach Program.

Week 1 (September 20th):  Discuss animal traits, look at images then sketch your sculpture plan, featuring the animals to which you relate
.
Week 2 (September 27th):  Create a hollow form animal rattle structure.

Week 3 (October 4th):  Colorfully glaze your art and compare it to the original design.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
 discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

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

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
 For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.

All book club books are available at the Children’s Desk one month prior to the meeting.  October's book will be available on Wednesday, September 6th.
 Registration for all clubs occurs  when the book is checked out from the library.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE: Legal Aspects of Setting up a Business  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

This seminar will provide you more details on what is required to make it legal and to minimize risks:

• What is the best business structure for your business?

• How do you protect your ideas and our brand?

• What are binding documents you will work with every day?

*What are key risks businesses face and best ways to mitigate those risks?

Click here to register

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Life and Work of J.R.R. Tolkien  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Long dismissed as a mere writer of fantasy, J.R.R. Tokien is increasingly recognized as one of the major writers of the 20th century. Why? We will look at the full range of Tolkien's work, not just the "Lord of the Rings," but also the extensive work that lies behind his masterpiece, including his lesser known writings and translations. We consider the moral underpinnings of his work and Tolkien's wrestling with themes of good and evil.

Instructor: Alan Irvine

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from September ber 6th-October 11th. There is no class on September 20th.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

This month: Origami Stars & Spirited Away

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

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

Saturday October 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Democratic Volunteers  
    Contact: craig   310-770-7220   cgrella@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Kolobok: Russian Storytime  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stories, games, rhymes, popular poems, and songs in Russian for children who can speak Russian and who are learning the language.  Kolobok: Russian Story Time is presented in Russian for children ages 0-5 years accompanied by adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: China  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

Purple Bamboo & Yanlai Dance Academy

Founded in 2015, Purple Bamboo Chinese Music Ensemble of Pittsburgh performs and educates the public on traditional Chinese Music. The group is comprised of Ai-Lin Chen on the guzheng (a plucked string instrument), Kai Liu on the dizi (a transverse flute), and Mimi Jong of Mt. Lebanonon on the erhu (a two-stringed spide fiddle). The troupe has recently been joined by world-class pipa (a four-stringed lute) virtuoso Jin Yang, a graduate from the prestigious Central Conservatory in Beijing and fromer professor at the Wuhuan Music Conservatory.

Dancers from the Yanlai Dance Academy will also be joining us to perform Chinese dances in traditional costume. Yanlai Dance Academy was founded by Yanlai Wu, a world-acclaimed professional dancer who studied ballet under masters of the renowned Bolshoi Ballet, and has performed and choreographed around the globe. Yanlai Dance Academy is the only school in Pittsburgh to teach traditional dance from both the Eastern and Western part of China.


Sunday October 8, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Revolution - 1750-1820 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during the American Revolution - 1750-1820. Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London, Paris and Madrid. Topics include the impact of the French and Indian War, post-war expansion issues, the Revolutionary War, etc.

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

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
Sessions beginning in September will focus on the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 

Recommended Readings - 

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

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

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

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
Sept 11 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Oct 9  A Death in the Family by James Agee
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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Garden in Four Seasons  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  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 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 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 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

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

The United States leads the world in cost of health care by a wide margin both by absolute numbers and percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Since the 1950's, we have moved from health care costs of 4% of GDP to 18% of GDP. And in return we get a system that delivers below average results among the developed nations as measured by infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and preventable deaths per capita. We are now watching a Congessional attempt to appeal Obamacare (sort of). Perhaps its time to look at the system from the perspective of both accessibility/ affordability (the current debate) and the delivery system itslef which is strangely absent from the debate. This course will attempt to take the broader look. It will not defend or attack Obamacare or the"Repeal or Replace" bill. Instead it will try to ask what we should do to make the entire system work better and cheaper.

Instructor: Marty Gavin

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 4 part series. This course runs from Sepember 13th-October 11th. There is no class on September 20th.

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Voices From the Attic  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering hundreds of letters written during the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing why his family had the letters, Carelton Young used Ancestry.com and other sources to discover how two Vermont soldiers fit into his family heritage. Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War is the story of two brothers who witnessed and helped to make history by fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek. They preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters. Their letters offer a valuable source of information as seen through the eyes of two soldiers as they fought in America’s great Civil War.

Speaker/Author Carelton Young will have copies of his book available to purchase after the talk.

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute-Life and Work of J.R.R. Tolkien  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Long dismissed as a mere writer of fantasy, J.R.R. Tokien is increasingly recognized as one of the major writers of the 20th century. Why? We will look at the full range of Tolkien's work, not just the "Lord of the Rings," but also the extensive work that lies behind his masterpiece, including his lesser known writings and translations. We consider the moral underpinnings of his work and Tolkien's wrestling with themes of good and evil.

Instructor: Alan Irvine

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from September 6th-October 11th. There is no class on September 20th.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM John Kelly and the Toonseum-Lebo Comic Fest  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

With the gigantic popularity of recent major studio films, comics, and its characters, have never been more popular. But the art form of illustrative narrative dates back to at least the Cave Man. John Kelly, the Executive Director of Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, will present an overview of comics history and how the ToonSeum, one of the very few museums of its type in the world, plays a role in this significant transformation of popular culture.

John Kelly,  a writer and art historian, is the Executive Director of The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. John has written about the history of comic art for numerous publications and anthologies during the past 30 years. He is the former Senior Director of Communications at the National Basketball Association and studied fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. A native of New York City, John moved to Pittsburgh in 2011. Two of his sons are Mount Lebanon graduates and his youngest son is currently a sophomore at Lebo.

This event is a part of the Lebo Comic Fest Series that includes the following programs:

John Kelley and the Toonseum 10/12/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Yona Harvey: Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing 10/23/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Wise: Suffrage and Sappho 75 Years of Wonder Woman 11/16/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Lebo Comics Fest: Learn, Make, Play 11/18/17 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    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 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Drivers Safety Class  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS (OCT. 13 &20); 6 HOURS TOTAL.

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

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

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

 

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

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

About the course

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Stop by after school, hang out with friends, and enjoy a game, craft, or movie. Something different every month!
For middle and high school students.

This month: Halloween Costume Clinic
Use the library's hoard of craft supplies and recycled materials to add some DIY flair to your Halloween costume!

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday October 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:45 PM Pittsburgh Rose Society Consulting Rosarians School  
    Contact: David McKibben     madhmckibben@hotmail.com
   

 Growing Your Best Roses

Times: 

10 a.m.       Basic Rose Culture:Rose types, Planting, Watering, Mulching, Basic Pruning,  Identifying common diseases, Winterizing.         Speaker:  David McKibben                                                                                                                                                                         

10:45 a.m.       The Importance of good soil and composition     Speaker: Georgie Papal

11:30 a.m.       Questions and Answer session                   

1:15 p.m.         In-depth look at fertilizing   Identifying nutritional deficiencies    Speaker: David McKibben

2:15 p.m.         Pest identification and control    Chemical safety   Speaker:  Father Gervase

 3:15 p.m.         Question and Answer session

This all-day program is part of the American Rose Society’s Pittsburgh Consulting Rosarian School.  The sessions listed above are tailored to the home gardener as well as gardening professions wishing to know more about growing good roses.  For more information you may contact David McKibben (dhmckibben@hotmail.com) or 412-561-5718. 

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

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Kolobok: Russian Storytime  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stories, games, rhymes, popular poems, and songs in Russian for children who can speak Russian and who are learning the language.  Kolobok: Russian Story Time is presented in Russian for children ages 0-5 years accompanied by adult.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Pittsburgh Rose Society Consulting Rosarians School  
    Contact: David McKibben     madhmckibben@hotmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday October 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society Guest Speaker Elissa Scalise Powell  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Please join us for an afternoon talk with Elissa Scalise Powell,  co-Director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Sam Hazo and The Pittsburgh That Stays Within You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 Join us for an evening with internationally acclaimed poet, Samuel Hazo and an exploration of the memories of our city. Samuel Hazo has written five editions of his memoir of  "The Pittsburgh That Stays Within You." From the first edition of  "The Pittsburgh That Stays Within You", published in 1986 to the most recent edition published this September,  Samuel Hazo has added new material so that the book itself is representative of the evolution of our city through time. 

One section of the book is devoted to Samuel's memory of the day that J.F.K. was shot and how with following hours and days both he, individually and the city, collectively have irrevocably been changed. A short film was made about this passage and will be a shown as a part of this program.

In the words of Samuel Hazo "A city dweller named Aristotle remarked that a story should have a beginning, middle and an end. My memoir of Pittsburgh lacks a beginning and an end, but it assuredly has a middle. Commencing, as Aristotle would have approved, in the midst of things, it manages to stay right there. Since its unity is the unity of a single point of view entwined with anecdotes gathered haphazardly by the simple principle of addition, . . . it is what it is--a memoir that attempts to suggest that Pittsburgh did not arrive at its present status like Venus on the half shell, but that its present grew out of its past. That past exists in our collective memory if it exists at all. One of Aristotle's successors noted in passing that the past is all we have. He was only half right. We have the present that the past made possible. This memoir is one man's view of that possibility."

The author of books of poetry, fiction, essays and plays, Samuel Hazo is the director and president of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is also McAnulty Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Duquesne University. His latest books are Just Once (poetry), Spying for God (essays), Stills (fiction), and Feather (play). He has been a National Book Award finalist, was chosen the first state Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1993, and received the Maurice English Poetry Award in 2003.

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: 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.

Distortion / Terri Blackstock

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Join local sports writer Jim O'Brien and learn behind the scenes stories about Pittsburgh sports figures including Art Rooney, Muhammad Ali and Troy Polamalu. We also will discuss recent topics including the U.S. Open, Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.

Instructor: Jim O'Brien

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from October 18th-November 15th. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs.

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute--Around the Campfire: Becoming a Storyteller  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This course will introduce you to storytelling in the oral tradition. You will learn the why, where, who, what and how of storytelling. You will develop skills in preparing and performing storytelling for different settings, ages, and groups. At the end of the course you will tell a story that you select or write to an audience of friends and family. The course will include frequent use of  demonstrations, exercises, practice and feedback. 

Instructor: Barbara Seels and Mary Jo Sonntag

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from October 18th-November 15th. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego League Robotics Group  
    Contact: Anita Hager   724-310-3402   
   

practice session for tournament

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Global Beat: China and Alibaba  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A Glimpse of Alibaba


If you ask a China watcher to name a Chinese company that mirrors its country’s meteoric economic growth, Alibaba would undoubtedly be on the very short list of the top contenders.  In America Alibaba is known as China’s Amazon.  In China it is a synonym for e-commerce platform, allowing millions of e-shops to operate in the largest internet marketplace on earth.  Understanding Alibaba’s unlikely birth and bumpy journey to greatness will help us gain insight into a country in rapid transition.

Join us on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. in Room A for “A Glimpse of Alibaba.”  We will start the evening with a viewing of the documentary Crocodile in the Yangtze.  This film was directed by Canadian Porter Erisman, a former VP of marketing for Alibaba. It is an intimate and candid story of Alibaba and its charismatic leader Jack Ma.  Immediately, following the viewing of this film we will have an interview and Q & A session with Shen Yonggang  and Yu Yifei, a husband-and-wife duo who own a successful business on Alibaba’s platform. We hope that the program will provide a unique opportunity for a close look at Alibaba and, through it, China.

 

This discussion is part of the Library's year-long Global Beat program in which the

library has planned a series of talks and musical programs that explore different regions

of our world. 

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday October 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Drivers Safety Class  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THIS IS A TWO-DAY CLASS (OCT. 13 &20); 6 HOURS TOTAL.

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

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

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

 

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

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

About the course

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group  
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer and Electronic Device Recycling Event  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Outside in parking lot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This series taught by Barbara Veazey, R.N. will look at Social Security, Medicare, Part C Medicare Supplements and Advantage Plans, Part D Drug, VA and Travel Insurance Plans. (no sales)

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday October 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday October 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing with Yona Harvey-Lebo Comics Fest  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when making a Marvel comic? What are the steps of telling a story in words and pictures? Until recently, poet and writer Yona Harvey wondered, too. She was a sporadic comics and graphic novel reader—off and on since her college years—and considered herself a fan rather than creator. Then Yona’s friend and author of Marvel’s current Black Panther run, Ta-Nehisi Coates, tapped Yona on the shoulder, asking her to try her hand at comics script writing for World of Wakanda. He thought a poet writing comics would be a fun experiment. Yona thought it would be madness. It turned out to be a little bit of both. Whether you’re a comics fan, zine maker, occasional reader or simply curious about comics, you’ll want to hear about Yona’s adventures. She’ll discuss what it’s like collaborating with accomplished female artists like Afua Richardson (All Star Batman, Mad Max, World of Wakanda) and Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Archie Comics, World of Wakanda), Marvel’s decision to diversify its comics content and creators, her experience working on a Marvel creative team, the process of learning-as-you-go script writing, and more. She may not have all the answers, but she welcomes your questions and conversation. Join us!  We'll also have a free raffle for a signed copy of Black Panther & The Crew!

This event is a part of the Lebo Comic Fest Series that includes the following programs:

John Kelley and the Toonseum 10/12/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Yona Harvey: Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing 10/23/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Wise: Suffrage and Sappho 75 Years of Wonder Woman 11/16/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Lebo Comics Fest: Learn, Make, Play 11/18/17 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Yona Harvey is the author of Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in poetry. Her poems and essays have been anthologized in The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde and Writing Away the Stigma: Ten Courageous Writers Tell True Stories About Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD & more.  She contributed to Marvel's World of Wakanda, a companion series to the bestselling comic, Black Panther.  She also co-wrote Marvel's Black Panther and The Crew.  She is the inaugural winner of the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award in poetry from St. Mary's College of Maryland.  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This informational series taught by Barbara Veasey, R.N. begins by looking at Social Security and ends five sessions later after discussing how to select a care facility. Along the way we cover Medicare, Medicare supplements, Advantage, Drug and Travel Insurance Plans, low income programs, Healthcare Reform, your legal documents, Adult Day Care,Hospice and Palliative services and Long Term Care Insurance. The class binder is yours to assist in making health care decisions in the years to come. 

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Using Pittsburgh-based case studies,  Patty DeMarco offers a vision of what life could look like in a fossil fuel-free future. DeMarco is a visiting research professor at Carnegie Mellon, and a senior scholar at Chatham. She has spent a 30-year career in energy and environmental policy in both private and public sector positions, including Commissioner of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and Demand Side Manager for the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. She is a former Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham. DeMarco is also a councilwoman on the Forest Hills Borough Council.

    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 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

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

Join local sports writer Jim O'Brien and learn behind the scenes stories about Pittsburgh sports figures including Art Rooney, Muhammad Ali and Troy Polamalu. We also will discuss recent topics including the U.S. Open, Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.

Instructor: Jim O'Brien

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from October 18th-November 15th. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

August 23, 2017

 

Novel: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“For A Breath I Tarry” by Roger Zelazny
“ Martian Heart” by John Barnes
“Who Goes There” by John W. Campbell

September 27, 2017
Novel: “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber
Short Fiction:
“Men of Greywater Station” by George R. R. Martin and Howard Waldrop
“Protected Species” by H. B. Fyfe

October 25, 2017
Novel: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu
Short Fiction:
“Identity Crisis” by James P. Hogan
“Pillar of Fire” by Ray Bradbury

November 15, 2017
Novel: “Diplomatic Act” by Peter Jurasik and William H. Keith Jr.
Short Fiction:
“Time Exposures” by Wilson Tucker
“Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s” by James Morrow

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This informational series taught by Barbara Veasey, R.N. begins by looking at Social Security and ends five sessions later after discussing how to select a care facility. Along the way we cover Medicare, Medicare supplements, Advantage, Drug and Travel Insurance Plans, low income programs, Healthcare Reform, your legal documents, Adult Day Care,Hospice and Palliative services and Long Term Care Insurance. The class binder is yours to assist in making health care decisions in the years to come. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh College Connections  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

South Hills College Connections is an opportunity for South Hills high school students and their parents to explore the many and varied opportunities for Jewish life on and around college campuses.  

Speakers to be announced.  

    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 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This informational series taught by Barbara Veasey, R.N. begins by looking at Social Security and ends five sessions later after discussing how to select a care facility. Along the way we cover Medicare, Medicare supplements, Advantage, Drug and Travel Insurance Plans, low income programs, Healthcare Reform, your legal documents, Adult Day Care,Hospice and Palliative services and Long Term Care Insurance. The class binder is yours to assist in making health care decisions in the years to come. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk  
    Contact: Peggi Kelly   412-531-3004    pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This series taught by Barbara Veazey, R.N. looks at Social Security, Medicare, Part C Medicare Supplements and Advantage Plans, Part D Drug, VA and Travel Insurance Plans. (no sales)

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Monday October 30, 2017
   7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM Test  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Test

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This series taught by Barbara Veazey, R.N. begins by looking at Social Security and ends five sessions later after discussing how to select a care facility.  Along the way we cover Medicare; Medicare Supplements; Advantage, Drug and Travel Insurance Plans, low income programs; Health Care Reform; your legal documents; Adult Day Care; Hospice and Palliative services; and Long Term Care Insurance.The class binder is yours to assist in making health care decisions in the years to come. (no sales). 

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Laugh for the Health of It!  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Want to relieve stress, power up your immune system and have fun, too?  Julie Ann Sullivan, Certified Laughter Leader, will transform you with her energetic and engaging style.  The audience participates in interactive activities which instill a sense of connection for everyone.

Laughter workshops allow its participants to learn how to create true mirthful laughter from within.  Sound research has shown time and again the benefits of laughter, including, but not limited to:

  • Relief of stress
  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased attentiveness
  • Improved mood

Come and put more laughter in your day.  It is more fun shared, so bring a friend!

Cost: None, but please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.  (Please no glass)

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.

    Location: Maker Space

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Understanding Senior Health Care  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This informational series taught by Barbara Veasey, R.N. begins by looking at Social Security and ends five sessions later after discussing how to select a care facility. Along the way we cover Medicare, Medicare supplements, Advantage, Drug and Travel Insurance Plans, low income programs, Healthcare Reform, your legal documents, Adult Day Care,Hospice and Palliative services and Long Term Care Insurance. The class binder is yours to assist in making health care decisions in the years to come. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: 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 November 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Join local sports writer Jim O'Brien and learn behind the scenes stories about Pittsburgh sports figures including Art Rooney, Muhammad Ali and Troy Polamalu. We also will discuss recent topics including the U.S. Open, Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.

Instructor: Jim O'Brien

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from October 18th-November 15th. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

    Location: Study Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
 discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

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

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
 For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.

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  -  8:45 PM SCORE: Developing a Business Plan  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Looking to build a winning business plan? This workshop focuses on the important aspects of a plan aimed at supporting your needs for going to a lending institution, communicating with your team or for use by you as owner. It will take you through the main steps that need to be included to complete a plan and provide you with a finished look.

Click here to register

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 2, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

This month: Make Onigiri & Ouran High School Host Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday November 3, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday November 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM the Adult Basic Literacy Training  
    Contact: Roberta Hatcher   412-393-7645   rhatcher@gplc.org
   

Hosted by Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council   

Contact  Roberta Hatcher, Tutor Training Coordinator,  412-393-7645  or rhatcher@gplc.org /www.gplc.org

for details

    Location: Meeting Room A
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: India  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

Global Beat India: Sangam- A Confluence of Diversity in Art and Music
Nandanik Dance Troupe will present a colorful tapestry of vibrant dance forms from around India along with singers, musicians, and rangoli artists.
Like the unique weave of sarees, stories and dance will be woven together with the intricasies of simple floor art (rangoli), the sheer magic of the string instruments veena and sitar, and the rhythmic vibrations of the tabla. The presentations will be interactive.

 


Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mt Lebanon Nature Conservancy Annual Membership Meeting  
    Contact: Allison McGee   225-266-8423   J.AllisonMcGee@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage  
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

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

Slovak Immigrants to America.  Joe Bielecki will present a program about the history of Slovak immigration to the United States.

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon  
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday crafternoons!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 Global Beat: India Today  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join Som Sharma, Founder & Director, AHINSA (Alliance for Humanitarian Initiatives, Nonviolence and Spiritual Advancement),for a talk and discussion on the making of modern India. Mr. Sharma's talk will include a brief history of India's independence, India as the world's largest secular democracy, its four great dharmic religions, as well as, current polical relationships with its neighbors and the US.

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

Mr. Sharma holds a  Masters degree in Sociology from India, a Masters degree in  Industrial Administration from the UK and a MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has been both an Assistant Professor of Sociology and a business executive in India. He was the  founder and director of the Cinmaya Mission in Monroeville,a  Hindu Spiritual/Educational Institution as well as the founder and director of AHINSA (Alliance for Humanitarian Initiatives, Nonviolence and Spiritual Advancement) a forum dedicated to promoting and propagating  Mahatma Gandhi’s  ideals of  religious and communal harmony, nonviolence and Peace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    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 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Book Babies  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

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

Join local sports writer Jim O'Brien and learn behind the scenes stories about Pittsburgh sports figures including Art Rooney, Muhammad Ali and Troy Polamalu. We also will discuss recent topics including the U.S. Open, Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.

Instructor: Jim O'Brien

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from October 18th-November 15th. 

    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.
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM 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 B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo History Night-World War I Part I  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Scott and Glenn are back this fall with their popular hisory series.  This Fall they will begin with a two-part series on the French and Indian War. They will end the year with a two-part series on World War I.

    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 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Stop by after school, hang out with friends, and enjoy a game, craft, or movie. Something different every month!
For middle and high school students.

This month: Gaming grab bag! Mario Kart, Exploding Kitten, and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library's 85th Anniversary Party  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Deatils to come


Saturday November 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM the Adult Basic Literacy Training  
    Contact: Roberta Hatcher   412-393-7645   rhatcher@gplc.org
   

Hosted by Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council   

Contact  Roberta Hatcher, Tutor Training Coordinator,  412-393-7645  or rhatcher@gplc.org /www.gplc.org

for details

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

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday November 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Revolution - 1750-1820 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during the American Revolution - 1750-1820. Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London, Paris and Madrid. Topics include the impact of the French and Indian War, post-war expansion issues, the Revolutionary War, etc.

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

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
Sessions beginning in September will focus on the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 

Recommended Readings - 

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

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

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

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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM CANCELLED W. PA Slovak Cultural Association Reception  
    Contact: Joe Senko     jsenko@mvs-cpa.com
   

Deatils to come

   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 November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Local Author Forum  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Please join us for a panel discussion with some of our region's authors to learn about their writing process and work.  Authors will be selling and signing their books.  Light Refreshments. 

Authors TBA. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute-Pittsburgh Sports History  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join local sports writer Jim O'Brien and learn behind the scenes stories about Pittsburgh sports figures including Art Rooney, Muhammad Ali and Troy Polamalu. We also will discuss recent topics including the U.S. Open, Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.

Instructor: Jim O'Brien

This program is part of a series of classes. When you register for a class you will be automatically registered for all classes within this 5 part series. This course runs from October 18th-November 15th. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs.

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    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

 

November 15, 2017
Novel: “Diplomatic Act” by Peter Jurasik and William H. Keith Jr.
Short Fiction:
“Time Exposures” by Wilson Tucker
“Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s” by James Morrow

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Book Cellar Holiday Shop Set Up  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Suffrage and Sappho: 75 Years of Wonder Woman!-Lebo Comics Fest  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wonder Woman first appeared in Sensation Comics in 1942. Since that time she has been recognized as the foremost female superhero, influencing generations of creators and characters. Join us for a presentation of her history, the background story of her creation, and the ongoing story of her influence, both in comics and the world.

Presenter Wayne Wise is a comic book writer, artist, retailer, and scholar living in Pittsburgh. He has a BA in History and an MA in Clinical Psychology. He is a published author and pop culture journalist. He has taught classes on Comics and Pop Culture at Chatham University, and has taught seminars on Writing for Comics at Seton Hill and Point Park University. He serves on the Board of the Pittsburgh ToonSeum where he has presented numerous lectures and workshops. Visit his website at www.wayne-wise.com.

This event is a part of the Lebo Comic Fest Series that includes the following programs:

John Kelley and the Toonseum 10/12/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Yona Harvey: Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing 10/23/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Wise: Suffrage and Sappho 75 Years of Wonder Woman 11/16/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Lebo Comics Fest: Learn, Make, Play 11/18/17 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Cellar Holiday Shop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Great bargains on gift-worthy books, Cds, DvDs, knicknacks and more!

    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 November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group  
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Cellar Holiday Shop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Great bargains on gift-worthy books, Cds, DvDs, knicknacks and more!

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Lebo Comics Festival: Learn, Make, Play  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

LEBO COMICS FEST: Add Date and Time

Explore the history of comics with hands-on displays and activities for all ages from local Pittsburgh artists, comics experts and arts organizations:

• Hands-on art activities led by artists Juan Fernandez, Sally Ingraham and Maggie Lynn Negrete, from the Comics Workbook and Pittsburgh Zine Fair, and cartoonist, illustrator, writer and musician, Wayno

• Face painting with makeup artist, Noelle Marinelli

• Invent your own superhero with green screen cosplay

• See displays of contemporary comics, cartoons and graphic novels and meet historian Bill Boichel, founder of PIX: The Pittsburgh Indie Comics Expo and owner of The Copacetic Comics Company

• Visit a pop-up display from ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and meet executive director and historian John Kelly

• Costumes are encouraged and light refreshments will be provided

 

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES:

 

COMICS CRAFTING

 

Join Pittsburgh-based artists Juan Fernandez and Sally Ingraham along with the Comics Workbook team for an afternoon of comics crafting for all ages. Learn about color and line, explore the rhythm of the grid, and take your comics-making game to a new level! Simple exercises will push you in mind-bending directions.

 

Sally Ingraham is a cartoonist, educator and journalist based in Pittsburgh. She makes comics about Pittsburgh and bird watching, and co-writes the "Suzy and Cecil" daily strip (with Gabriella Tito) on Comicsworkbook.com. She facilitates the Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency, is a managing editor of the CW Daily News, and runs the CW Roller Derby "of the mind" League. She is focused on documenting the current and historic place of women in the comics industry, is working to build the Women's Comics Library, and is developing a comics curriculum by and for girls.

 

Juan José Fernández is a cartoonist, and a Pittsburgh comics community organizer, most recently named as one of “Pittsburgh’s Creative Forces: 12 People to Meet in 2017” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and one of seven 2016 Fuerza awardees by Café Con Leche for providing Pittsburgh Latinx leadership. He co-organizes the annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair, leads the Pittsburgh Comics Salon, and provides educational outreach for the Comics Workbook and the ToonSeum. He currently works at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

 

ZINE MAKING

Join multidisciplinary artist and designer Maggie Lynn Negrete to learn how to make a one-page mini-zine to take home, collage into a collaborative community zine and view sample handmade zines! Supplies will be provided by the Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

 

A Southwestern Pennsylvania native and graduate of Vassar College, Maggie Lynn Negrete is a multidisciplinary artist and designer specializing in illustration, zines and hand-lettering. Her work explores femininity, community and the occult, with aesthetics influenced by 19th- and 20th-century illustration, psychedelia and her heritage of printers. An important part of Negrete's practice is as an educator, focusing on elevating youth voices and promoting civic engagement through zines, storytelling and typography.

THE ART OF CARTOONING

For the Lebo Comics Fest, Wayno has created two hands-on activities. Participants can color sample pages from File Under: Pop, a coloring book featuring portraits of recording artists, with fun biographical facts about each celebrity. Attendees will also have the chance to collaborate with Wayno on creating a gag cartoon panel. Wayno will provide an unfinished cartoon for you to complete with your own art, dialogue or caption.

Wayno’s 40-page File Under: Pop coloring book will be available for purchase directly from the artist during the event.

Wayno® is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and musician, and is the creator of the cartoon panel WaynoVision. His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, and many other publications worldwide. He performs on ukulele, harmonica and vocals with The Red Beans & Rice Combo (who played in our courtyard concert series), and serves as the Chair of the National Cartoonists Society's Pittsburgh Chapter. Wayno lives in Mt. Lebanon with his wife Kimberly, and their two cats.

GoComics.com/WaynoVision

 

FACE PAINTING

Have your face painted by professional makeup artist and Mt. Lebanon resident, Noelle Marinelli! Morgantown, WV native Noelle Marinelli has been making up faces since her career began in New York City in 2000. A sought after television makeup artist and kids’ groomer, Noelle's face painting work has appeared in Parents, Kiwi and Nick Jr. magazines. Noelle lives in Mount Lebanon with her son Max, husband Brian, and their French Bulldog, Dante. Noelle is relishing the opportunity to get creative with her face painting in the Southwestern PA area; her mission is that her art may encourage imagination, foster creativity and build trust. You can see her work at http://www.noellemarinelli.com and on social media via her Facebook page, Noelle Facepaints.

 

POP-UP DISPLAYS

Visit and peruse coloring and engaging pop-up displays of comics, cartoons and graphic novels presented by the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and the independent Polish Hill-based shop, The Copacetic Comics Company. Meet historian John Kelly, executive director of The ToonSeum, and historian Bill Boichel, founder of PIX: The Pittsburgh Indie Comics Expo and owner of The Copacetic Comics Company. Founded in 2000, the objective of The Copacetic Comics Company has always been to present comics in its proper context in the current cultural sphere. Toward this end, its offerings of comic books, comic strip collections, graphic novels and the like are surrounded by equivalent offerings from comics' cultural peers in literature, cinema, music and art. The key distinguishing characteristic of The Copacetic Comics Company is that of editorial discernment. A knowledge of and insight into the history and workings of comics offers a vision of what makes it unique and what it shares with and draws from other mediums of expression; what was best in its past, what is invigorating its present, and what looks most promising in its future.


MUSIC

Enjoy a live DJ set by Get Hip Recordings! owner and Mt. Lebanon resident, Gregg Kostelich.

This event is a part of the Lebo Comic Fest Series that includes the following programs:

John Kelley and the Toonseum 10/12/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Yona Harvey: Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing 10/23/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Wise: Suffrage and Sappho 75 Years of Wonder Woman 11/16/17 at 7:00 p.m.

Lebo Comics Fest: Learn, Make, Play 11/18/17 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Sunday November 19, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Holiday Shop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Great bargains on gift-worthy books, Cds, DvDs, knicknacks and more!

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. 

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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.

Prayer / Philip Kerr

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday November 22, 2017
     Library Closes at 5PM Today: Thanksgiving Holidays  
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library Closed: Thanksgiving Day  

Friday November 24, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Sing-Along  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join music teacher extraordinare, Margaret Hooton, and her brother Bob Barnett for their fun and interactive after-Thanksgiving sing-along. Musical fun for the whole family!

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Irish Gaelic Club  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday November 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stretch-n-Grow  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch-n-Grow is a fabulously fun, fitness program that is action-packed with creative exercise games, themes emphasizing motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity. For ages 3-5.
Registration starts November 7th--please register for each class individually.
Tuesdays, November 28, December, 5 and December 12, 10 am
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Financial Literacy  
    Contact: Stacey Reibach   (412) 831-0250   sreibach@pasen.gov
   

Details to come.     Sponsored by State Rep. Dan Miller and State Senator Guy Reschenthaler

 

    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 29, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM Library Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

Are you tired of paying $5 or more for a greeting card?  Then this workshop is for you!  Kathy Shomo will show you how to make lovely, one-of-a-kind cards to give friends and family using the simplest of tools--scissors and a glue stick!  You'll be impressed with the cards you create in this class -- cards that reflect your personal style -- beautiful, quirky, traditional, wild. . .the choice is yours.  Each participant will complete four ready-to-mail cards.  Ages 11 to adult.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or click on the box below.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk  
    Contact: Peggi Kelly   412-531-3004    pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Holiday Card Making  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Are you tired of paying $5 or more for a greeting card?  Then this workshop is for you!  Kathy Shomo will show you how to make lovely, one-of-a-kind cards to give friends and family using the simplest of tools--scissors and a glue stick!  You'll be impressed with the cards you create in this class -- cards that reflect your personal style -- beautiful, quirky, traditional, wild. . .the choice is yours.  Each participant will complete four ready-to-mail cards.  Ages 11 to adult.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or click on the box below.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday November 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

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

Saturday December 2, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Holiday for the Birds  
    Contact: Chris Phillips    412-341-7307   chrisgphillips@verizon.net
   

Preschoolers (ages 3 to 6) are invited to stop by the library and make a biodegradable bird feeder for their yard, listen to stories, and learn about local birds and wild
animals with naturalist Verna McGinley. Presented by the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy.

Register at chrisgphillips@verizon.net

    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
   4:45 PM  -  7:00 PM Global Beat: Klezmer with Steven Greenman Klezmer Trio Live @ the Library  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

The Steven Greenman Klezmer Trio is a dynamic ensemble of internationally renowned musicians who perform the traditional Jewish folk music of Eastern Europe (klezmer) with original compositions and exotic musical arrangements.  Their repertoire includes dazzling dance tunes, breath-taking showpieces and furious displays of virtuosity.  In concert, these consummate artists showcase their combined talents for traditional Jewish and East European folk, classical, liturgical/cantorial, and swing music.The ensemble is led by the violin and includes guitar/string bass, clarinet/accordion and vocals.

Steven Greenman is a multi-talented musical artist, who is equally adept at performing stunning solo violin works with symphony orchestras, soulful East European Jewish folk music (klezmer music) and passionate East European Romani (Gypsy) music.  Steven’s virtuosic performing skills are complimented with his passion for composition and education.  As a composer, Steven has produced two landmark recordings of his original Jewish and klezmer compositions, Stempenyu’s Dream and Stempenyu’s Neshome, while two of his Jewish liturgical melodies have been recognized and published by the Shalshelet Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music.  With his recording Khevrisa: European Klezmer Music, Steven is a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist.  As an educator, Steven leads klezmer music master classes internationally and has been a teaching artist with the Cleveland Orchestra’s “Learning Through Music” program since 2001.  He has performed and recorded with several of the world’s leading klezmer ensembles and is a founding member of Cleveland’s East European ensemble Harmonia.  Well-versed in performing Magyar nota and various East European folk music styles Steven has been a guest soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Canton Symphony and the Akron Symphony, performing his own arrangements of traditional East European Romani (“Gypsy”) violin music and klezmer music. A serious classical chamber musician, Steven performs with celebrated early music pianist/harpsichordist Byron Schenkman as The Greenman-Schenkman Duo; an ensemble dedicated to performing the Jewish art music repertoire of the early 20th century Jewish composers from the St Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music.


Sunday December 3, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Girl Scout Cookie Program  
    Contact: Therese VanOverberg   (412) 620-8962   therese.vanoverberg@gmail.com
   

Training of Girl Scout Troop Leaders & Cookie Managers for the upcoming 2016 GS Cookie program.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.

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

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

Show and Tell. Bring a piece of memorabilia from Slovakia to share with the group.

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stretch-n-Grow  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch-n-Grow is a fabulously fun, fitness program that is action-packed with creative exercise games, themes emphasizing motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity. For ages 3-5.
Registration starts November 7th--please register for each class individually.
Tuesdays, November 28, December, 5 and December 12, 10 am
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon  
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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-World War I Part II  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Scott and Glenn are back this fall with their popular history series.  This Fall they will begin with a two-part series on the French and Indian War. They will end the year with a two-part series on World War I.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Seven Elements of Classical Art  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join award winning artist, author and retired Point Park professor, James Sulkowski for a presentation on the Seven Elements of Classical Art. Several of Sulkowski’s works will accompany the presentation. James Sulkowski is a classical artist in the tradition of the Masters. His adherence to Old Master concepts and techniques gives his work both timeless and luminous qualities.

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

This presentation will preced an 8 week session that will teach students how to apply the  drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century

(Rennaissance) to the mid 17th century (Baroque) in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

Classes will begin in January and will be held on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the library. Please register online or call the library at 412.531.1912.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

    Location: Study Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Beaded Ornament & Holiday Jewelry Making  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Kathy Shomo, author of Anyone Can Bead!, for a fun-filled, easy class in which she'll teach basic design and construction techniques for making beaded ornaments or holiday jewelry.  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or click the registration box below.  Ages Middle School to Adult.  $5 donation suggested. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
 discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

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

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
 For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.

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 Beaded Ornament & Holiday Jewelry Making  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Join Kathy Shomo, author of Anyone Can Bead!, for a fun-filled, easy class in which she'll teach basic design and construction techniques for making beaded ornaments or holiday jewelry .  All supplies provided.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED with Adult Reference Desk or click the registration box below.  Ages Middle School to Adult.  $5 donation suggested.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mainline Meeting  
    Contact: catherine Rector   412-889-4720   
    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday December 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

This month: Spheros & Gurren Lagann

    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hanukkah Celebration  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Light up your holiday with Hanukkah stories, card making and more! Join Temple Emanuel librarian Paula Altschul and PJ Library South Hills Ambassador Jen Cohen for this free, family friendly program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday December 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Chess Group  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday December 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

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

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday December 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday December 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Revolution - 1750-1820 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during the American Revolution - 1750-1820. Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London, Paris and Madrid. Topics include the impact of the French and Indian War, post-war expansion issues, the Revolutionary War, etc.

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

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
Sessions beginning in September will focus on the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 

Recommended Readings - 

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

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

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

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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Make a Gingerbread House!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Build and decorate a gingerbread house! Stories and other fun too! For children ages 3 and up & family. We'll supply the cartons and graham crackers. Please bring a can of icing & leftover Halloween candy to decorate your house.

    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: Maker Space

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stretch-n-Grow  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stretch-n-Grow is a fabulously fun, fitness program that is action-packed with creative exercise games, themes emphasizing motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity. For ages 3-5.
Registration starts November 7th--please register for each class individually.
Tuesdays, November 28, December, 5 and December 12, 10 am
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   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.
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome. 

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Pittsburgh During WWII  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Leslie Przybylek, the curator of history at Senator John Heinz History Center, will discuss what Pittsburgh was like during World War II. Presented by the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon.

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday December 14, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Readings:

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Stop by after school, hang out with friends, and enjoy a game, craft, or movie. Something different every month!
For middle and high school students.

This month: Star Wars! Celebrate the release of The Last Jedi with an interactive showing of Episode 4: A New Hope.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group  
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday December 17, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Christmas Tree  
    Contact: Alexei Bogachenko   412 638 9362   alexburatino@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday December 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
   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 TBA.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

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

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

Tonight we are reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club!  
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs.

1/18 The Road to Charcter by David Brooks

2/15 But What If We're Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

3/15 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

4/19 The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

5/17 Magic and Loss by Virginia Hefferman

6/21 The Information by James Glick

7/19 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

8/16 The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9/20 The Morning They Came for Us by Janine DiGiovanni

10/18 Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warwick

11/16 Beginning French: Lessons From a Stone Farmhouse by Les Americains

12/20 Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

    Location: Maker Space

Thursday December 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Middle School Maker Hour  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn new skills and stretch your creative muscles with a variety of STEAM projects. Participants will work on projects supervised by a Librarian.

For kids in middle school, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday December 23, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

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

Beginners’ Irish

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library Closed: Christmas Eve  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed: Christmas Day  

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Achieva Craft Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   schultzl@einetwork.net
   

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Achieva supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.  Intellectually disabled adults (and their aides, if they like) are welcome.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

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

December 27, 2017
Novel: “Bowl of Heaven” by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
Short Fiction:
“Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
“Machine Learning” by Nancy Kress
“The Plague” by Ken Liu

    Location: Meeting Room B

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday December 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Children's Library anytime today and make an art project to take home!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Afternoon  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Do you have a game you love to play, but just don’t have enough players? Are you dying to play a game you got over the holidays?  Grab your friends, and games, and come to the library for our special weekend board game session! We have everything from board games, RPGs, & card games for you to use.   For teens and adults. 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Library Closes at 5PM Today: New Year's Eve  

Monday January 1, 2018
     CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage  
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon  
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

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

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

    Location: Study Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 4, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

This month: Spheros & Gurren Lagann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday January 5, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday January 6, 2018
     The Long Walk Opera  
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Tentative

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday January 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Revolution - 1750-1820 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during the American Revolution - 1750-1820. Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London, Paris and Madrid. Topics include the impact of the French and Indian War, post-war expansion issues, the Revolutionary War, etc.

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

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
Sessions beginning in September will focus on the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 

Recommended Readings - 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group  
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

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

details to come

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

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

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

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

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 11, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Readings:

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 

Program topic to be announced

 

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday January 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   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.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary / Susan Elia MacNeal

 

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Lions Club Book Group  
    Contact: Sharon Bruni   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss great non-fiction and historical fiction books. This book group is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Lions Club and welcomes everyone interested in reading and discussing works on history, science, current events and world affairs.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting  
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412 818 6466   wojcik33@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 18, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday January 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group  
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Archaeological Interactive Adventure with the C.A.R.  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
The Parkinson's Ferry Society and State President Morgan Meer of the Children of the American Revolution welcome all children and their families to Uncover the Past and experience an archaeological adventure while learning about Native Americans and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter.
 
Hands-on activities!
Crafts!
Stories!
Costumed performers!
Games!
 
Join us for a DINO-mite time!
    Location: Meeting Room A
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Books will be announced one month prior to the meeting; please ask a librarian if you need assistance reserving a copy of the book.

    Location: Maker Space
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Ukulele Jam Session  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday January 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday January 26, 2018
   1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Matt's Makerspace Kick-off Festival  
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Matt's Makerspace Kick-off Festival  
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Matt's Makerspace Kick-off Festival  
    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room A
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night Setup  
    Location: Meeting Room B

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Brews for a Chili Night  
    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday January 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga for You  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
~~Join us for a 60-minute Vinyasa  Yoga class with certified yoga instructors. Vinyasa Yoga consists of  flowing movements synchronized to your breath rhythm.  Modifications and intensification will be offered to meet the needs of beginner students as well as those with a seasoned yoga practice. The flowing sequence will help you build strength, increase flexibility, find mental focus, and teach you how to listen to your body. Each class will begin with warm up flows, followed by a creative standing/ balancing series, floor work and stretching, and ending with a savasana (a resting pose). We encourage the use of yoga props during practice. If you have a yoga block, a yoga strap or a hand towel you're welcome to bring them to class but they are not required. Each participant should bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga questions you may have.  We love to talk yoga and we look forward to seeing you on your mat soon! 

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday January 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Laugh for the Health of It!  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Want to relieve stress, power up your immune system and have fun, too?  Julie Ann Sullivan, Certified Laughter Leader, will transform you with her energetic and engaging style.  The audience participates in interactive activities which instill a sense of connection for everyone.

Laughter workshops allow its participants to learn how to create true mirthful laughter from within.  Sound research has shown time and again the benefits of laughter, including, but not limited to:

  • Relief of stress
  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased attentiveness
  • Improved mood

Come and put more laughter in your day.  It is more fun shared, so bring a friend!

Cost: None, but please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.  (Please no glass)

 

    Location: Meeting Room A

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 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 January 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

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

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

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday February 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  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
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz or Rachel Blier   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

This month: Spheros & Gurren Lagann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Friday February 2, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hola Ninos!  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn Spanish through songs, stories, games, and puppets! Ages 3-6 & family.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers  
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage  
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon  
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join friends and neighbors in talking about current events and issues touching all our lives.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

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

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Francophone Literature & Culture  
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This language group, led by Dr. Carol Kaplan, will read and discuss in French the modern and classical writers of the Francophone world. New members always welcome!
 

    Location: Study Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM GPLC English Conversation Class  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) students are invited to practice their English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  (You must be a GPLC student to participate)

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Whether or not you are experienced at knit and crochet or just learning, please join us for this time to work on your own projects.  Yarn, tools, advice and encouragement are available.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Talking Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Do you love comics? Join us as we go beyond the page with
 discussion and creation in the library’s Maker Space.
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

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

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
 For kids in grades 3, 4, and 5.

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

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday February 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

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

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

Services include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Readings:

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

 

Program topic to be announced

 

Presented by the  Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
   

WEEK 5 : THE PROPORTION AND PLANES OF THE HEAD

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A

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

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

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

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Revolution - 1750-1820 - A Geographic View  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during the American Revolution - 1750-1820. Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London, Paris and Madrid. Topics include the impact of the French and Indian War, post-war expansion issues, the Revolutionary War, etc.

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

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
Sessions beginning in September will focus on the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 

Recommended Readings - 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group  
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group  
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Learners' Book Club  
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

The English Learners' Book Club will meet weekly.   This group's leader is Kathy Connolly.  The books and short stories will be available to participants through the library

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org. Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild About Books  
    Contact: childrens department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, and learn new fingerplays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6.
 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night  
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Maker Space

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Women's Conversation Circles  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Please join us for tea, refreshments, and conversation at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Learn about your community while you make new friends!
New women residents are welcome to practice their English while they learn about local activities and services available for themselves and their children. All women are welcome to meet their new neighbors from around the world, share information about our community, and learn more about the diverse cultures that enrich Mt. Lebanon.

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group  
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

Speak and read in Spanish on a variety of topics. This dedicated group meets once a week. Newcomers of all abilities welcome!

    Location: Study Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Threshold Choir Practice  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Pittsburgh Threshold Choir is a member of the not-for-profit Threshold Choir network which honors an ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at the bedsides of people who are dying or experiencing a difficult life transition.  Any woman who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome to explore membership by attending a practice.  Please contact Cindy Harris at caharris.ptc@mailnull.com for more information.

    Location: Meeting Room A
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: children's department   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids. All levels of chess play. For kids in K-7th grade.
 
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
   7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Osher Institute  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Thursday February 15, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM CDC Career Counseling  
   

Struggling to find a job? Underemployed?
WorkAble can help!

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County.  Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble takes a holistic approach to helping people with their job search.  Job seekers will work closely with a career counselor to create and implement a job search plan. WorkAble provides access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, employer-hiring events, career fairs and networking opportunities. 

Services include:

  • Career counseling and assessment
  • Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and more
  • LinkedIn coaching and training
  • Job search assistance, including a weekly job opportunities email, employer events and on-site career fairs
  • Online learning center and resource room
  • Connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment

By appointment only on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call (412) 904-5993 to schedule or visit www.workableac.com

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   s.maruccio@icloud.com
   

Join a lively and fun group reading and speaking the Italian language!

    Location: Meeting Room A
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mah Jongg is an ancient game that originated in China and, although a game of strategy and skill, also involves a certain amount of luck.  You can play the American version of Mah Jongg on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00, in the upstairs open game section of the the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  The first Thursday of the month is open to beginners.  For further information, or for one-on-one instruction (free of charge), please contact Mrs. Sawndra Roberti at 412-779-3798.

    Location: Young Adult Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture  
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

Join us every Thursday to practice conversational Chinese and explore Chinese culture. All levels welcome.

Participants are asked to donate $30, prorated, to Mt. Lebanon Public Library for each ten-week session. Please check the Event Calendar for potential schedule changes.

    Location: Study Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Practice your French in an informal setting.  New members always welcome to this language group!

    Location: Meeting Room B

Saturday February 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter of DAR (Daughters of American Revolution  
    Contact: Vivian McDowell   267-307-6937-C   vmcdowell1944@gmail.com
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group  
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

This group meets monthly at the library and engages in script readings, networking, and discussions of writing and filmmaking. New members are welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

South Hills Scrabble Club welcomes adults and kids ages 10 and up for an afternoon of friendly competition!

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing Concepts and Techniques Workshop  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

WEEK 6: THE FEATURES OF THE HEAD

MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS CLASS  : soft vine charcoal sticks ( or willow charcoal ); red, black and white Conte crayon ( chalk );                                                                                                                                           

This 8 week session will teach the student how to apply the drawing concepts and techniques of the great Masters, specifically from the mid 16th century ( Renaissance ) to the mid 17th century ( Baroque )in Europe. Students will examine the basic elements of drawing including Line, Value, Form and Composition.Specific drawing materials will be used such as soft vine charcoal or willow charcoal and conte crayon on toned papers.

This class runs January 6th-March 3rd. There will be no class on January, 27th. Please register here or call the library to register at 412.531.1912.

    Location: Meeting Room A

Sunday February 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Explorations  
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Details to come

    Location: Meeting Room A

Monday February 19, 2018
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