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

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

Format: Sessions include lecture, discussion, and videos. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions

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

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

CONTACT: odger Duffy  412-760-5417  rodger.duffy701@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
Topics include conflicts, leaders and social-economic conditions during both the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War.  Events are framed within a broad Atlantic perspective and viewed from London and Paris. Particular focus will be centered on Western and Central Pennsylvania. 

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

Format: Sessions include lecture, discussion, and videos. Each session is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions

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

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

CONTACT:
  odger Duffy
  412.760.5417
  rodger.duffy701@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Morning Book Discussion

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

CONTACT: Will McClure  412-343-4612  wm0p@andrew.cmu.edu
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Will McClure
  412.343.4612
  wm0p@andrew.cmu.edu

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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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
CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Staff Meeting - Harwood Team

Monthly MLPL Harwood Team Meeting - Staff Only

CONTACT: Jeremy White  412-942-0930
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Monthly MLPL Harwood Team Meeting - Staff Only

CONTACT:
  Jeremy White
  412.942.0930
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Cathedral Screening

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

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

For more information on this and other films and projects, visit the Wild Excellence Films website.
CONTACT: David Rohm  412-260-9001  wildexcellencefilms@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

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

For more information on this and other films and projects, visit the Wild Excellence Films website.
CONTACT:
  David Rohm
  412.260.9001
  wildexcellencefilms@comcast.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group

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

CONTACT: Theresa Child  412-429-9519  treetoowon@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Theresa Child
  412.429.9519
  treetoowon@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
German Conversation Group

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

CONTACT: Dr. Edith Krause  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  Dr. Edith Krause
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Learners' Book Club

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

To participate, please register with Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

CONTACT: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

To participate, please register with Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

CONTACT:
  Lee Ann Bryan   
   412.531.3004  
  lbryan@gplc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cafe au Lait

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.

CONTACT: children's library  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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.

CONTACT:
  children's library
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Little Lake Meeting
LOCATION: Maker Space
 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Coloring

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.

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

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.

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wet Felted Tubular Beads

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

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

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
There is 1 space available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Digital Animation

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

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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

 

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ukulele Jam Session

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.

CONTACT: Patty Williams  412-721-9232  patty.a.wms@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Patty Williams
  412.721.9232
  patty.a.wms@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls Night Out-Mother Daughter Book club

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.
 

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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.
 

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wet Felted Tubular Beads

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

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

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

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

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Board Game Night

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!

CONTACT: Brandon Priddy  priddyb@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

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!

CONTACT:
  Brandon Priddy
  
  priddyb@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Achievers Craft Group

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome. 

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  schultzl@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  schultzl@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Osher Institute

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

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

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
There are 2 spaces available.

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Women's Conversation Circles

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.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group

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

CONTACT: Pat Crouch Miyamoto  pmiyamoto@comcast.net
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Pat Crouch Miyamoto
  
  pmiyamoto@comcast.net

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Threshold Choir Practice

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.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Space Walkthrough

Admin Maker Space Walkthrough

CONTACT: Jeremy White  412-942-0930
LOCATION: Maker Space

Admin Maker Space Walkthrough

CONTACT:
  Jeremy White
  412.942.0930
  

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chess Club

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids.
 All levels of chess play are welcome, but all players should know how the pieces move.
 For kids in K-7th grade.
 

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

Learn new moves and strategies and have fun playing with other kids.
 All levels of chess play are welcome, but all players should know how the pieces move.
 For kids in K-7th grade.
 

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy

Board Meeting

CONTACT: Allison McGee  2252668423  j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Board Meeting

CONTACT:
  Allison McGee
  2252668423
  j.allisonmcgee@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Osher Institute

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

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

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
There are 8 spaces available.

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

There are 8 spaces available.

Thursday March 15, 2018
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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

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Italian Conversation

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

CONTACT: Sara Maruccio   412-531-1912  s.maruccio@icloud.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

CONTACT:
  Sara Maruccio 
  412.531.1912
  s.maruccio@icloud.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Digital Animation

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

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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

 

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

For kids in 6th - 8th grades.  Registration is required. Registration begins on February 6th at 9am.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mah Jongg

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.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Young Adult Area

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.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Young Adult Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Selecting Perennials For Your Yard
Selecting perennials for your garden is one of the joys of being a gardener. However, it is very disappointing when the new additions don't do well. In this class we will talk about how to create an environment in which your perennials will be the stars of your garden.  Master Gardener, Claire Schuchman will introduce you to concepts like how to work perennials into an existing landscape, how to solve the problem of rock hard soil, right plant / right place, succession of bloom, and how to shop the big box stores like a pro.  This class includes a power point presentation and there will be time for questions. 
Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Phipp’s Conservatory and Gardens, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.
CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
Selecting perennials for your garden is one of the joys of being a gardener. However, it is very disappointing when the new additions don't do well. In this class we will talk about how to create an environment in which your perennials will be the stars of your garden.  Master Gardener, Claire Schuchman will introduce you to concepts like how to work perennials into an existing landscape, how to solve the problem of rock hard soil, right plant / right place, succession of bloom, and how to shop the big box stores like a pro.  This class includes a power point presentation and there will be time for questions. 
Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Phipp’s Conservatory and Gardens, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.
CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture

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.

CONTACT: Charlene Zang  412-337-9501  czang@cmu.edu
LOCATION: Study Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Charlene Zang
  412.337.9501
  czang@cmu.edu

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
French Conversation

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

CONTACT: Judd Jenkins  412-531-1912   juddjenkins2@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  Judd Jenkins
  412.531.1912 
  juddjenkins2@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Friday March 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Play-n-Learn!

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

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Adult Chess Group

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Art and the Written Word: Guaranteed Irish and Alan Irvine

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

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

Guaranteed Irish

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

Alan Irvine

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

This event will take place upstairs in the main library. 

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

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

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

Guaranteed Irish

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

Alan Irvine

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

This event will take place upstairs in the main library. 

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

Saturday March 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carnegie Screenwriters Group

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

CONTACT: Bob Scott  412-583-2154  rhscott69@aol.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  Bob Scott
  412.583.2154
  rhscott69@aol.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
South Hills Scrabble Club

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.

CONTACT: Bob Hagerty  412-417-5415
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Bob Hagerty
  412.417.5415
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Board Game Afternoon

Do you have a game you love to play, but just don’t have enough players? Are you dying to play a new game?  Grab your friends and games, and come to the library for our special weekend board game session! We have everything from board games, RPGs, & card games for you to use.   All ages and skill levels welcome! Refreshments will be served. 

CONTACT: Brandon Priddy  priddyb@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Do you have a game you love to play, but just don’t have enough players? Are you dying to play a new game?  Grab your friends and games, and come to the library for our special weekend board game session! We have everything from board games, RPGs, & card games for you to use.   All ages and skill levels welcome! Refreshments will be served. 

CONTACT:
  Brandon Priddy
  
  priddyb@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Sunday March 18, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mt Lebanon Girls Softball
CONTACT: David Denzel  412-208-5141
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  David Denzel
  412.208.5141
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rose Growing Seminar—designed for the newer gardener

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

 

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Monday March 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shakespeare Readers

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

CONTACT: Janice Robin  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Janice Robin
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society Presents Pennsylvania Vital Records

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

CONTACT: James Stuber  mtlebanongs@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

CONTACT:
  James Stuber
  
  mtlebanongs@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mrs. McDonald Eagles Greece/Rome Trip

Informational meeting for the families of Mrs. McDonald's class going to Greece & Rome

CONTACT: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer  412-531-1912  schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

Informational meeting for the families of Mrs. McDonald's class going to Greece & Rome

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer
  412.531.1912
  schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony
Tea ceremony, or Chado (The Way of Tea), is a traditional Japanese art involving the ritualistic preparation of tea. Influenced by the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the core teaching of chado is to attain a spiritual state of selflessness and peacefulness through making and sharing tea. Join us to learn the history and philosophy of Japanese tea ceremony lectured by the Urasenke tea master Yuko Eguchi and to celebrate the season of cherry blossom over tasting Japanese tea and sweets.
 
CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
Tea ceremony, or Chado (The Way of Tea), is a traditional Japanese art involving the ritualistic preparation of tea. Influenced by the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the core teaching of chado is to attain a spiritual state of selflessness and peacefulness through making and sharing tea. Join us to learn the history and philosophy of Japanese tea ceremony lectured by the Urasenke tea master Yuko Eguchi and to celebrate the season of cherry blossom over tasting Japanese tea and sweets.
 
CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy

Training for School in the Park

CONTACT: Susanna Montoya  412-531-4351
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Training for School in the Park

CONTACT:
  Susanna Montoya
  412.531.4351
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Evening Book Group

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah McGowan  412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah McGowan
  412.531.1912 
  mcgowans@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

Tuesday March 20, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Keystone STARS

Keystone STARS training for preschool directors.  Children's Librarian will present early literacy resources.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Library Children's Department  412-531-1912  jonesda@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Keystone STARS training for preschool directors.  Children's Librarian will present early literacy resources.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Library Children's Department
  412.531.1912
  jonesda@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Learners' Book Club

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

To participate, please register with Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

CONTACT: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

To participate, please register with Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

CONTACT:
  Lee Ann Bryan   
   412.531.3004  
  lbryan@gplc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cafe au Lait

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.

CONTACT: children's library  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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.

CONTACT:
  children's library
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Needle Felted Peeps

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

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

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

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

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Women’s Networking Series: Balancing Self-care and Family-care During Re-entry into the Job Market

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

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

CONTACT: Brandon Priddy, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
The registration period has ended.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Brandon Priddy, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Readers' Theater General Meeting
CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space
CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Explorers

 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.
 

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 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.
 

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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

CONTACT:   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Needle Felted Peeps

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

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

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

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

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Board Game Night

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!

CONTACT: Brandon Priddy  priddyb@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Young Adult Area

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!

CONTACT:
  Brandon Priddy
  
  priddyb@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Young Adult Area

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mystery Readers Book Club

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

Flower Net / Lisa See 

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

CONTACT: Elizabeth Krebs  412-531-1912  krebse@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

This group reads selections from a wide variety of mystery genres.

Flower Net / Lisa See 

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

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth Krebs
  412.531.1912
  krebse@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

Wednesday March 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
CANCELLED Osher Institute

 

Class is cancelled this morning due to weather

 

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

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

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

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

 

Class is cancelled this morning due to weather

 

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org


 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CANCELLED GPLC English Conversation Class

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Lee Ann Bryan
  412.531.3004
  lbryan@gplc.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knitting and Crochet Group

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. 

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

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. 

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912 
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group

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

CONTACT: Pat Crouch Miyamoto  pmiyamoto@comcast.net
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Pat Crouch Miyamoto
  
  pmiyamoto@comcast.net

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Peep-le's Choice Award Ceremony

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CANCELLED Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Board Meeting
CONTACT: Jim Wojcik  412 818 6466  wojcik33@verizon.net
 
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7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Osher Institute

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

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

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


Thursday March 22, 2018
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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

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Italian Conversation

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

CONTACT: Sara Maruccio   412-531-1912  s.maruccio@icloud.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

CONTACT:
  Sara Maruccio 
  412.531.1912
  s.maruccio@icloud.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers

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!  

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

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!  

CONTACT:
  Sue Schneider
  412.242.6751
  sues1514@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle School Maker Hour

Drop by and create a custom shadow-theater lightbulb to spruce up your space at home.
For middle school students--supplies are first come first served.

CONTACT: Rachel Blier  412-531-1912   blierr2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

Drop by and create a custom shadow-theater lightbulb to spruce up your space at home.
For middle school students--supplies are first come first served.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Blier
  412.531.1912 
  blierr2@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mah Jongg

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.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Young Adult Area

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.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Young Adult Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Silk Screen Film Viewing--Autumn Gem

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

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

Light refreshments will be served. Our special guest commentator will be Jihong Hammer.

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

CONTACT: Sarah McGowan  412-531-1912 x 235  mcgowans@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

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

Light refreshments will be served. Our special guest commentator will be Jihong Hammer.

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah McGowan
  412.531.1912 x 235
  mcgowans@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture

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.

CONTACT: Charlene Zang  412-337-9501  czang@cmu.edu
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Charlene Zang
  412.337.9501
  czang@cmu.edu

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Friday March 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Play-n-Learn!

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

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Book Cellar Book Sale Setup
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Time

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

 

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Saturday March 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beginners Irish Gaelic

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Jerry  724-663-5111
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Jerry
  724.663.5111
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Computer and Electronic Device Recycling Event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

 
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Book Cellar Pop Up Sale: Old Friends

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
South Hills Scrabble Club

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.

CONTACT: Bob Hagerty  412-417-5415
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Bob Hagerty
  412.417.5415
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Sunday March 25, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Yoga for You
~~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.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
~~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.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Monday March 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shakespeare Readers

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

CONTACT: Janice Robin  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Janice Robin
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Book Chat

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

CONTACT: Brandon Priddy  412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

CONTACT:
  Brandon Priddy
  412.531.1912 
  priddyb@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Chair Yoga

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

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912 ext 219  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A
The registration period has ended.

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

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912 ext 219
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

The registration period has ended.

 
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3:00 PM
Teen Screen Video Gaming Day (6th grade & up)

Enjoy after-school video gaming on our PS3, Wii, Switches, and (occasionally) some vintage gaming systems!

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Enjoy after-school video gaming on our PS3, Wii, Switches, and (occasionally) some vintage gaming systems!

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Time

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

This month: Pacific Rim movie.

 

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

This month: Pacific Rim movie.

 

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
German Conversation Group

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

CONTACT: Dr. Edith Krause  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  Dr. Edith Krause
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Tuesday March 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Learners' Book Club

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

To participate, please register with Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

CONTACT: Lee Ann Bryan    412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

To participate, please register with Lee Ann Bryan   412-531-3004   lbryan@gplc.org   
Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

CONTACT:
  Lee Ann Bryan   
   412.531.3004  
  lbryan@gplc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wild About Books

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

CONTACT: childrens department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  childrens department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knitting and Crochet Group

Impromptu.  Bad weather and travel have kept some of us from getting together these last few months. Join us!

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

Impromptu.  Bad weather and travel have kept some of us from getting together these last few months. Join us!

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Readers' Theater Rehearsal
CONTACT: Joel Meltzer  412-279-2867  joel.pat@earthlink.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Joel Meltzer
  412.279.2867
  joel.pat@earthlink.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Coloring

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.

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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.

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday crafternoons!

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

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Learn about Europe by Traveling

Expanding views on the world. Hosted by Traveling Friends

CONTACT: Christina Myers  412-979-8230  Rainbowmelon619@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Expanding views on the world. Hosted by Traveling Friends

CONTACT:
  Christina Myers
  412.979.8230
  Rainbowmelon619@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ukulele Jam Session

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.

CONTACT: Patty Williams  412-721-9232  patty.a.wms@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Patty Williams
  412.721.9232
  patty.a.wms@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Board Game Night

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!

CONTACT: Brandon Priddy  priddyb@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

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!

CONTACT:
  Brandon Priddy
  
  priddyb@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

Wednesday March 28, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Book Babies

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.

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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.

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Achievers Craft Group

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome.

CONTACT: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian  412-531-1912  schultzl@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Maker Space

Coloring and fun crafts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. All intellectually disabled adults (and their aides) are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian
  412.531.1912
  schultzl@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Osher Institute

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

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

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

Introduction to Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Alan Irvine

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GPLC English Conversation Class

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

CONTACT: Lee Ann Bryan  412-531-3004  lbryan@gplc.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

CONTACT:
  Lee Ann Bryan
  412.531.3004
  lbryan@gplc.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group

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

CONTACT: Pat Crouch Miyamoto  pmiyamoto@comcast.net
LOCATION: Study Room

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

CONTACT:
  Pat Crouch Miyamoto
  
  pmiyamoto@comcast.net

LOCATION: Study Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Babies

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.

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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.

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Book Babies

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.

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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.

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Club!

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

CONTACT: Children's Library  412.531.1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.
The registration period has ended.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Don Kirkwood  412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Don Kirkwood
  412.531.1912 
  dpitt75@comcast.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Osher Institute

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

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

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

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

The Civil War as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Soldiers

Carleton Young

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room A


Thursday March 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Library Staff Training (CollectionHQ)
CONTACT: Sharon Verminski  412-531-1912  verminskis@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room B
CONTACT:
  Sharon Verminski
  412.531.1912
  verminskis@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Storytime for 2s & 3s

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

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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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

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Italian Conversation

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

CONTACT: Sara Maruccio   412-531-1912  s.maruccio@icloud.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room A

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

CONTACT:
  Sara Maruccio 
  412.531.1912
  s.maruccio@icloud.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room A

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime for 2s & 3s

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

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Storytime for 2s & 3s

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

CONTACT: children's department  412-531-1912  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

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

CONTACT:
  children's department
  412.531.1912
  childrenslibrary@einetwork.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Rm.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mah Jongg

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.

CONTACT: Mt. Lebanon Public Library  412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Young Adult Area

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.

CONTACT:
  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  412.531.1912 
  events@mtlebanonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Young Adult Area

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
RESCHEDULED-Silk Screen Film Viewing--Autumn Gem

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

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

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

 

Light refreshments will be served. Special guest commentator TBA.

CONTACT: Sarah McGowan  412-531-1912 x 235  mcgowans@einetwork.net

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

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

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

 

Light refreshments will be served. Special guest commentator TBA.

CONTACT:
  Sarah McGowan
  412.531.1912 x 235
  mcgowans@einetwork.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture

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.

CONTACT: Charlene Zang  412-337-9501  czang@cmu.edu
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Charlene Zang
  412.337.9501
  czang@cmu.edu

LOCATION: Meeting Room B

Friday March 30, 2018
Saturday March 31, 2018
 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
South Hills Scrabble Club

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.

CONTACT: Bob Hagerty  412-417-5415
LOCATION: Meeting Room B

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.

CONTACT:
  Bob Hagerty
  412.417.5415
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room B


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