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Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Cook Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This club celebrates cookbooks and cooking!   Club members will discuss and sample foods using recipes from each month's selected cookbook. 

Interested? Call the library to find out how to be a part of the next meeting.

We're always cooking up something good!

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Cupcake Wars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all teens!

It’s a Battle of the Batters! Show off your cupcake decorating skills at our Cupcake Wars event! You and your teammate(s) will have a limited amount of time to decorate your cupcake according to secret themes that will be revealed during the competition.  Of course, you can eat your cupcake once the competition is over. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday June 20, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Club Otaku -Teen Anime Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Club Otaku is a meeting place for anime and manga fans to watch, read, and discuss anime and manga. As well as share your favorite fanfiction and fanart with your fellow otaku!

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information you can email Paula.
 

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday June 21, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is The Mustang!

Roman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Run time: 96 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Carnegie Science Center Portable Planetarium
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Visit planets, moons, and starts throughout the universe without ever stepping foot outside the library. WQED and Inquire Within present Open Your Eyes to the Sky a Sesame Street Adventure. As you open children’s eyes to the sky, you will help them see how people all over the world are connected. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu on an exciting trip to the moon from a portable planetarium. Registration is required. Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Critical Hit- A Dungeons and Dragons
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IT'S BACK!  -- Whitehall Public Library has brought back its tabletop gaming program called Critical Hit. The program features gameplay and campaigns from Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition books.  

Welcome back travelers it has been awhile.  Have you completed your own quests?

Travel around once again with your old friends in groups of 4-8. Dive back in to those tricky mazes filled with jelly monsters and sand dragons. Tackle the horrors of archery contests and ski ball tournaments. Continue exploring the abandoned house filled with scurrying creatures and queens. The world you started awaits your return.

Bring your dice, your friends and your trusty DM (Dungeon Master) and prepare for things to get a dicey all over again.  

Ages:   Teens 13-20     Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library
Monday June 24, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Orion Splashdown!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Whitehall Library welcomes Mrs. Debbie Reynolds, M.Ed. STEAM Integration Specialist from Harrison Middle School. Bring the whole family to participate in an engineering design challenge, “Orion Splashdown!” Families will create a capsule using various materials that will protect their “astronaut” (marshmallow) from drowning upon splashdown in the ocean. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Your Own Devices: A Tech Talk Series
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Although technology is often focused on the young, our smartphones and tablets can be just as engaging for seniors.  That's why we've created a user-friendly and judgement-free series to acquaint older users with the many features of their devices – one topic at a time!

Each session will last no more than one hour and will consist of a light luncheon and a guided tour of one aspect of your device's abilities.

This month’s topic : How to Become a Podcast Enthusiast!

Remember: Each program session is tailored to be under sixty for the over sixty!

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Discovery Days-Space Exploration
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Space Exploration

Imagine living on the International Space Station. Join Mrs. Reynolds, M.Ed STEAM Integration Specialist from the Baldwin-Whitehall School District for an afternoon of space exploration. We will listen to the story Max Goes to the International Space Station and participate in a fun activity called Living on the ISS. Registration is required. Grades 1-5

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Military History Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is open to all who are interested in military history and World War II.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to join this lively group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss military conflicts and history.

We watch films and war-era shorts, read literature, and talk about all things WW II and more.  

See you Over There!

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Conversation Salon
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join our conversation salon for a lively discussion of current topics and events of the day.  This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Stay local and get vocal!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      

For an in-person discussion, join us at Mindful Brewing on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Enjoy beer, food, and friends – all while discussing great books! 

If you prefer to join the conversation from the comfort of your own home, join us online! Our librarian will be posting live throughout the meet-up. Plus, share reviews, read about the newest releases, and more!

For more information, join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/WPLbookclub 

This month, we are reading Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. 

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Mindful Brewing
Thursday June 27, 2019
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you thrilled by a good mystery? 

Join the Mystery Book Group! We meet once per month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. This month, we will be discussing: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.

 

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she--or anyone--saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.


Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. When the paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale, she implores Emma to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor. Seeing an opportunity to find out what really happened to her friends all those years ago, Emma agrees.

Familiar faces, unchanged cabins, and the same dark lake haunt Nightingale, even though the camp is opening its doors for the first time since the disappearances. Emma is even assigned to the same cabin she slept in as a teenager, but soon discovers a security camera--the only one on the property--pointed directly at its door. Then cryptic clues that Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins begin surfacing. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing mysterious threats in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale and what really happened to those girls, the more she realizes that closure could come at a deadly price.

 

 

 

For information on all our book clubs, visit http://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs-adults/

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Summer Lunch Bunch Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for lunch (free pizza!) and a fun discussion of a thought-provoking chapter book and hands-on activities related to the book.  The Summer Lunch Bunch Club will be held at Brennan Plaza from 12 – 1 PM on Thursdays, June 27, July 25, and August 15 and is for kids in grades 3-5.
Register for the book club by checking out the book at the front desk of the Whitehall Public Library.
• June 27th – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
• July 25th - How to Train Your Dragon
• August 15th - Fortunately, the Milk

CONTACT:  Christen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Club Otaku -Teen Anime Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Club Otaku is a meeting place for anime and manga fans to watch, read, and discuss anime and manga. As well as share your favorite fanfiction and fanart with your fellow otaku!

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday June 28, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is The Bookshop!

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy).  Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel, The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Run time: 113 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Ready Jet Go Space Camp
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about space? Have you ever dreamed about launching your very own rocket or meeting an alien with silly dance moves? Then you’ve come to the right place: the READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp. Welcome aboard!


At READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp, children ages 5-8 spend six sessions as Space Scouts. They accomplish missions, engineer spacecrafts and play space-themed games. Campers use teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. At the end of the program, they will have completed 10 missions, launched a spacecraft and spent lots of time having fun! Registration for the first session is required. This is a PBS Kids program funded by Inquire Within.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Saturday June 29, 2019
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Classic Works: The Classic Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your copy of War and Peace propping open the front door?

Have you started Pride and Prejudice more times than your car?

If so, join the book club devoted to turning that masterpiece into a piece of cake! 

We’ll tackle another classic work each month to see if it deserves its place on history’s highest shelf!

 

This month's selection is Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran.

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Monday July 1, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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The Bridge Connection: Card Lessons with Kathy and Lois
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With international tournaments and thousands of local clubs nationwide, bridge is one of the world’s most popular trick-taking games, as well as one of the most intimidating to learn!

Join the library for a five-week refresher course that will help you to “bridge” the gap and become a star player yourself. Councilmember Kathy DePuy and Lois Green, both advanced players, will teach you the ins and outs of contract bridge –a game of dealings, auctions, declarers and ranks!

What better place to learn this game than the City of Bridges!

How much fun will you have? It’s all in the cards!

 

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Multi-Purpose Room
 
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Storytime in the Park
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this special outdoor picnic themed storytime. We will have stories, songs, crafts and games. Families are welcome to bring a picnic basket. The library will provide free hot dogs and ice cream. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Discovery Days-DIY Terrarium and Fairy Garden
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy the outdoors as we create our very own terrarium and fairy garden. Registration is required. Grades 1-5. Location: Brennan Plaza (next to the swimming pool).

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday July 3, 2019
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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The Allegheny Arsenal: Pittsburgh in the Civil War
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the library and Heinz History Center for a special picture presentation on the Pittsburgh Homefront during the Civil War.

Dr. Perry Blatz will lead a talk about the city’s crucial role during the conflict that nearly broke the struggling nation in two. Among the many challenges brought by the War, Pittsburgh experienced the dangers of making ammunition and weapons, the struggles of caring for soldiers and their families, and even paying the bills.

We’ll also serve up food and snacks from the era for you to enjoy!

 

Bio: Perry K. Blatz taught United States history and public history for more than twenty-five years before his recent retirement. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has specialized in the economic and labor history of the 19th century. He is the author of Democratic Miners: Work and Labor Relations in the Anthracite Coal Industry, 1875-1925 (SUNY Press, 1994) and Eckley Miners’ Village (Stackpole Books, 2003). He is also a co-author of Keystone of Democracy: A History of Pennsylvania Workers (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1999).

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New Program-Junior Librarians!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a librarian? Do you think working in the children’s library would be exciting and fun? Then the junior librarian program is for you!

Whitehall Public Library welcomes students who want to volunteer. Student volunteers develop new skills and gain practical experience, as well as learn about the educational mission and vision of a public library. Junior librarians will work cooperatively as a team with staff members to complete projects and tasks in the children’s library. Volunteers must be entering grades 5-8. Junior librarians will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday July 4, 2019
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CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Friday July 5, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is The Best of Enemies

Based on a true story, this drama centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

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Run time: 132 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Ready Jet Go Space Camp
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about space? Have you ever dreamed about launching your very own rocket or meeting an alien with silly dance moves? Then you’ve come to the right place: the READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp. Welcome aboard!


At READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp, children ages 5-8 spend six sessions as Space Scouts. They accomplish missions, engineer spacecrafts and play space-themed games. Campers use teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. At the end of the program, they will have completed 10 missions, launched a spacecraft and spent lots of time having fun! Registration for the first session is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Critical Hit- A Dungeons and Dragons
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IT'S BACK!  -- Whitehall Public Library has brought back its tabletop gaming program called Critical Hit. The program features gameplay and campaigns from Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition books.  

Welcome back travelers it has been awhile.  Have you completed your own quests?

Travel around once again with your old friends in groups of 4-8. Dive back in to those tricky mazes filled with jelly monsters and sand dragons. Tackle the horrors of archery contests and ski ball tournaments. Continue exploring the abandoned house filled with scurrying creatures and queens. The world you started awaits your return.

Bring your dice, your friends and your trusty DM (Dungeon Master) and prepare for things to get a dicey all over again.  

Ages:   Teens 13-20     Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library
Sunday July 7, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday July 8, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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The Bridge Connection: Card Lessons with Kathy and Lois
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With international tournaments and thousands of local clubs nationwide, bridge is one of the world’s most popular trick-taking games, as well as one of the most intimidating to learn!

Join the library for a five-week refresher course that will help you to “bridge” the gap and become a star player yourself. Councilmember Kathy DePuy and Lois Green, both advanced players, will teach you the ins and outs of contract bridge –a game of dealings, auctions, declarers and ranks!

What better place to learn this game than the City of Bridges!

How much fun will you have? It’s all in the cards!

 

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Multi-Purpose Room
 
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Fireflies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As the sky darkens, fireflies light the night.  Join the Allegheny County Park Rangers for this fun event. We will learn about our official state insect; the fascinating lives they lead, and how we can all play a part in ensuring they are around for the enjoyment of future generations. We will have bug themed crafts and fun activities for all. Location: Brennan Plaza. Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Power of Memoir
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to start writing your memoirs, but not sure where to begin? Or have you begun and become stuck? 

Join our memoir writers' group for gentle feedback that will help you improve your writing skills in a warm and supportive community. During each meeting, members take turns reading their recent work in exchange for feedback. Participants also help identify missing information, and make editorial suggestions. New members are encouraged to attend!

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Discovery Days-Jeff the Geode Guy
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Geologist Jeff Smith will present a hands-on interactive earth science program about rock groups and minerals. We will view crystals and geodes. At the conclusion of the program, participants can have geodes cracked open, and will be the first to see the beautiful crystals inside them. Geodes offered: Small polished half geode – $4, Medium hollow geode for cracking – $6, Large polished half geode – $10. Registration is required. Grades 1-5

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday July 10, 2019
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Conversation Salon
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join our conversation salon for a lively discussion of current topics and events of the day.  This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Stay local and get vocal!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Teen Maker Meet-Up
6:30 PM

Teen Maker Meet-Up is a perfect time to hang out with other teen makers. You can bring ideas or a project you are working on. Check out others’ projects and get help launching your own ideas.  We will have various maker projects to select from and create.  All skill levels are welcome! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Club Otaku -Teen Anime Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Club Otaku is a meeting place for anime and manga fans to watch, read, and discuss anime and manga. As well as share your favorite fanfiction and fanart with your fellow otaku!

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday July 12, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is The Public

In this true-to-life drama, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Run time: 122 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Ready Jet Go Space Camp
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about space? Have you ever dreamed about launching your very own rocket or meeting an alien with silly dance moves? Then you’ve come to the right place: the READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp. Welcome aboard!


At READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp, children ages 5-8 spend six sessions as Space Scouts. They accomplish missions, engineer spacecrafts and play space-themed games. Campers use teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. At the end of the program, they will have completed 10 missions, launched a spacecraft and spent lots of time having fun! Registration for the first session is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Saturday July 13, 2019
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WPL Crafternoons: Turning the Page
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Calling all crafty and creative book lovers! 

Each month, we explore a different upcycled book craft, turning a damaged or unusable donation into something beautiful. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! 

No experience necessary, but registration is required.

$2 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event). 

July crafternoon: Mini Book Necklaces 

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Sunday July 14, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday July 15, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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The Bridge Connection: Card Lessons with Kathy and Lois
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With international tournaments and thousands of local clubs nationwide, bridge is one of the world’s most popular trick-taking games, as well as one of the most intimidating to learn!

Join the library for a five-week refresher course that will help you to “bridge” the gap and become a star player yourself. Councilmember Kathy DePuy and Lois Green, both advanced players, will teach you the ins and outs of contract bridge –a game of dealings, auctions, declarers and ranks!

What better place to learn this game than the City of Bridges!

How much fun will you have? It’s all in the cards!

 

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Multi-Purpose Room
 
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Reptile Night with Miss Verna
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reptiles in the library?  For goodness snakes! Join Verna McGinley for this hands-on presentation! We will learn fun facts about these fascinating cold-blooded animals. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Discovery Days-Science Center
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Discovery Days-Carnegie Science Center-Rockets!
Explore the forces that work with and against a rocket. Reach for the stars by shooting off stomp and Alka Seltzer rockets. With enough training, you’ll hit your target every time. Grades 1-5.
 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Cook Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This club celebrates cookbooks and cooking!   Club members will discuss and sample foods using recipes from each month's selected cookbook. 

Interested? Call the library to find out how to be a part of the next meeting.

We're always cooking up something good!

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Club Otaku -Teen Anime Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Club Otaku is a meeting place for anime and manga fans to watch, read, and discuss anime and manga. As well as share your favorite fanfiction and fanart with your fellow otaku!

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Jeff the Geode Guy
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Jeff Smith, "The Geode Guy," for a hands-on interactive earth science program about rock groups and minerals.The program will feature Mexico and an active underground geode mine. At the conclusion of this free program, children will be able to purchase geodes and watch Smith split them right before their eyes. Geodes offered: Small polished half geode-$4, Medium hollow geode for cracking-$6, Large polished half geode-$10.Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information you can email Paula.
 

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday July 19, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is Breakthrough

This film is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost.  But as he lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John's recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Run time: 117 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Ready Jet Go Space Camp
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about space? Have you ever dreamed about launching your very own rocket or meeting an alien with silly dance moves? Then you’ve come to the right place: the READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp. Welcome aboard!


At READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp, children ages 5-8 spend six sessions as Space Scouts. They accomplish missions, engineer spacecrafts and play space-themed games. Campers use teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. At the end of the program, they will have completed 10 missions, launched a spacecraft and spent lots of time having fun! Registration for the first session is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Critical Hit- A Dungeons and Dragons
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IT'S BACK!  -- Whitehall Public Library has brought back its tabletop gaming program called Critical Hit. The program features gameplay and campaigns from Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition books.  

Welcome back travelers it has been awhile.  Have you completed your own quests?

Travel around once again with your old friends in groups of 4-8. Dive back in to those tricky mazes filled with jelly monsters and sand dragons. Tackle the horrors of archery contests and ski ball tournaments. Continue exploring the abandoned house filled with scurrying creatures and queens. The world you started awaits your return.

Bring your dice, your friends and your trusty DM (Dungeon Master) and prepare for things to get a dicey all over again.  

Ages:   Teens 13-20     Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library
 
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Family Movie Night
6:30 PM

It's Family Move Night! We will be showing, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" (rated PG) 1 hr. 38 min. Enjoy free popcorn, snacks and a drink, plus a fun craft activity. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the movie will begin at 7:00. PJ's, blankets and pillows are welcome. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Sunday July 21, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday July 22, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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The Bridge Connection: Card Lessons with Kathy and Lois
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With international tournaments and thousands of local clubs nationwide, bridge is one of the world’s most popular trick-taking games, as well as one of the most intimidating to learn!

Join the library for a five-week refresher course that will help you to “bridge” the gap and become a star player yourself. Councilmember Kathy DePuy and Lois Green, both advanced players, will teach you the ins and outs of contract bridge –a game of dealings, auctions, declarers and ranks!

What better place to learn this game than the City of Bridges!

How much fun will you have? It’s all in the cards!

 

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Multi-Purpose Room
 
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Block Party
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of building fun. We will have a variety of blocks and building challenges.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Power of Memoir
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to start writing your memoirs, but not sure where to begin? Or have you begun and become stuck? 

Join our memoir writers' group for gentle feedback that will help you improve your writing skills in a warm and supportive community. During each meeting, members take turns reading their recent work in exchange for feedback. Participants also help identify missing information, and make editorial suggestions. New members are encouraged to attend!

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Discovery Days-Pittsburgh Zoo
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Discovery Days-Pittsburgh Zoo-Wonders of Wildlife
Discover fur, feathers, and scales in this introduction to some of the world’s most fascinating animals. Using live animals from the Zoo, we will explore the physical characteristics of each animal while learning how they are uniquely adapted to their environments. Registration is required. Grades 1-5.
 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Conversation Salon
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join our conversation salon for a lively discussion of current topics and events of the day.  This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Stay local and get vocal!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Teen Game Night
6:30 PM

 Bring your favorite board game or use one of ours for an evening of gaming fun. Enjoy pizza and meeting new friends. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you thrilled by a good mystery? 

Join the Mystery Book Group! We meet once per month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. This month, we will be discussing: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. 

 

In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train… On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.

But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

 

 

 

For information on all our book clubs, visit http://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs-adults/

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Summer Lunch Bunch Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for lunch (free pizza!) and a fun discussion of a thought-provoking chapter book and hands-on activities related to the book.  The Summer Lunch Bunch Club will be held at Brennan Plaza from 12 – 1 PM on Thursdays, June 27, July 25, and August 15 and is for kids in grades 3-5.
Register for the book club by checking out the book at the front desk of the Whitehall Public Library.
• June 27th – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
• July 25th - How to Train Your Dragon
• August 15th - Fortunately, the Milk

CONTACT:  Christen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Club Otaku -Teen Anime Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Club Otaku is a meeting place for anime and manga fans to watch, read, and discuss anime and manga. As well as share your favorite fanfiction and fanart with your fellow otaku!

CONTACT:  Kyrra  412-882-6622  henryk@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday July 26, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is Missing Link

Meet Mr. Link : 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur.  But don't let his appearance fool you... he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world's most lovable legend. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.  Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect. (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Run time: 95 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Ready Jet Go Space Camp
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about space? Have you ever dreamed about launching your very own rocket or meeting an alien with silly dance moves? Then you’ve come to the right place: the READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp. Welcome aboard!


At READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp, children ages 5-8 spend six sessions as Space Scouts. They accomplish missions, engineer spacecrafts and play space-themed games. Campers use teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. At the end of the program, they will have completed 10 missions, launched a spacecraft and spent lots of time having fun! Registration for the first session is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Saturday July 27, 2019
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WPL Crafternoons: Black Thumb
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Do you have a black thumb?

If plants wilt in your presence, join us for our waterless plant crafternoon! Every other month, we will DIY household plants and flowers from paper, felt, rocks, and more. 

No experience necessary, but space is extremely limited so registration is required. $2 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event). Adults only, please! 

July Plant: Cactus Garden

Even the hardiest of plants can be killed with overwatering - except for the rock variety! BYOC - Bring Your Own Container. Containers should be ideally be 4-6 inches in diameter. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Classic Works: The Classic Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your copy of War and Peace propping open the front door?

Have you started Pride and Prejudice more times than your car?

If so, join the book club devoted to turning that masterpiece into a piece of cake! 

We’ll tackle another classic work each month to see if it deserves its place on history’s highest shelf!

 

This month's selection is As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Sunday July 28, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday July 29, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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The Bridge Connection: Card Lessons with Kathy and Lois
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With international tournaments and thousands of local clubs nationwide, bridge is one of the world’s most popular trick-taking games, as well as one of the most intimidating to learn!

Join the library for a five-week refresher course that will help you to “bridge” the gap and become a star player yourself. Councilmember Kathy DePuy and Lois Green, both advanced players, will teach you the ins and outs of contract bridge –a game of dealings, auctions, declarers and ranks!

What better place to learn this game than the City of Bridges!

How much fun will you have? It’s all in the cards!

 

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Multi-Purpose Room
 
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Box Puppets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your own puppet!

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Discovery Days-Bugs!
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Discovery Days-Bugs!
Curious about crawlies? Become an entomologist for a day. Mrs. Verna McGinley will present a hands-on interactive presentation with bugs, insects and arthropods. Here is your chance to study these tiny creatures up close. Registration is required. Grades 1-5.

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Judgment Calls: The Science Behind Your Decisions
7:00 PM

Why might people pay more for a can of 7up if it was named 100up?

How does your posture affect who you vote for?

How can fonts change which stocks you buy, who you tell secrets to, and how much your children learn in school?

Come find out as Professor Danny Oppenheimer guides us through an engaging exploration of how our judgments can be influenced by irrelevant information –and how people's decisions can be easily manipulated! For more than a decade, Professor Oppenheimer's lab has been exploring how people make decisions, and the surprising factors that can change people's decisions. In this talk, he will share some of the highlights of what he has learned and explore some of the most exciting findings currently being investigated in his lab.

Refreshments and surprises will be provided.

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Bio: Danny Oppenheimer is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, jointly appointed in Psychology and Decision Sciences who studies judgment, decision making, metacognition, learning, and causal reasoning, and applies his findings to a diverse array of domains, such as charitable giving, consumer behavior, education, electoral outcomes, and how to trick students into buying him ice cream. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and books including Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System that shouldn't work at all works so well and Psychology: The Comic Book Introduction. He has won awards for research, teaching, and humor.

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Military History Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is open to all who are interested in military history and World War II.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to join this lively group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss military conflicts and history.

We watch films and war-era shorts, read literature, and talk about all things WW II and more.  

See you Over There!

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday August 2, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Ready Jet Go Space Camp
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about space? Have you ever dreamed about launching your very own rocket or meeting an alien with silly dance moves? Then you’ve come to the right place: the READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp. Welcome aboard!


At READY JET GO! Space Exploration Camp, children ages 5-8 spend six sessions as Space Scouts. They accomplish missions, engineer spacecrafts and play space-themed games. Campers use teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. At the end of the program, they will have completed 10 missions, launched a spacecraft and spent lots of time having fun! Registration for the first session is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Saturday August 3, 2019
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WPL Crafternoons: Turning the Page
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Calling all crafty and creative book lovers! 

Each month, we explore a different upcycled book craft, turning a damaged or unusable donation into something beautiful. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! No experience necessary, but registration is required. $2 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event). 

August Crafternoon: Folded Book: Star/Heart

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Sunday August 4, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday August 5, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Power of Memoir
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to start writing your memoirs, but not sure where to begin? Or have you begun and become stuck? 

Join our memoir writers' group for gentle feedback that will help you improve your writing skills in a warm and supportive community. During each meeting, members take turns reading their recent work in exchange for feedback. Participants also help identify missing information, and make editorial suggestions. New members are encouraged to attend!

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool age 4-6)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts and other activities. Toddlers (ages 2 1/2 -4)

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New Program-Junior Librarians!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a librarian? Do you think working in the children’s library would be exciting and fun? Then the junior librarian program is for you!

Whitehall Public Library welcomes students who want to volunteer. Student volunteers develop new skills and gain practical experience, as well as learn about the educational mission and vision of a public library. Junior librarians will work cooperatively as a team with staff members to complete projects and tasks in the children’s library. Volunteers must be entering grades 5-8. Junior librarians will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday August 8, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

 BOOK BABIES is a program especially designed for your little ones birth to 24 months old and their caretakers.

Please join use for songs and stories.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Hot Talk and Cold Treats
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

You are most wanted for a touching talk about love, lust, and literature! We welcome author (and library employee!) Toni Marie Weber for a romantic discussion about her first novel, Dancing Into Destiny.

She’ll reveal the real-life inspirations behind the story, dish on the writing process, and more!

The only thing you’ll need is something to cool your nerves, so help yourself to a complimentary sundae buffet – complete with more toppings you can shake a ripped bicep at.

Whether learning about the hunks in this book or enjoying a delicious dessert, you’ll say the same thing: “What a snack!”

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Bio: Toni Weber grew up in the Steel City and worked at the University of Pittsburgh. While employed there, she studied journalism and studio arts. Always interested in writing, she was encouraged to finish her first novel when she joined a writing group in 2018.

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday August 9, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Family Movie Night
6:30 PM

It's Family Move Night! We will be showing, "Paddington 2" (rated PG) 1 hr. 43 min. Enjoy free popcorn, snacks and a drink, plus a fun craft activity. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the movie will begin at 7:00. PJ's, blankets and pillows are welcome. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Sunday August 11, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday August 12, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Summer Reading Wrap-Up!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Professor Steve and The Cat in the Hat in their Wacky Space Magic Show.  Join us for an evening of magic, sponsored by WQED and 13th Hour Entertainment. We have a great show for you! This program is fun, educational and has lots of audience participation. All are welcome as we celebrate the end of summer reading with magic and free Rita’s Italian Ice. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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Conversation Salon
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join our conversation salon for a lively discussion of current topics and events of the day.  This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Stay local and get vocal!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Teen Advisory Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teen Advisory Group is a volunteer organization for teens ages 12-18. Teen volunteers help library staff plan and promote programs and services for our community all while earning volunteer hours. Join us for snacks and fun. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Summer Lunch Bunch Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for lunch (free pizza!) and a fun discussion of a thought-provoking chapter book and hands-on activities related to the book.  The Summer Lunch Bunch Club will be held at Brennan Plaza from 12 – 1 PM on Thursdays, June 27, July 25, and August 15 and is for kids in grades 3-5.
Register for the book club by checking out the book at the front desk of the Whitehall Public Library.
• June 27th – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
• July 25th - How to Train Your Dragon
• August 15th - Fortunately, the Milk

CONTACT:  Christen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information you can email Paula.
 

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday August 16, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Sunday August 18, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday August 19, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Power of Memoir
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to start writing your memoirs, but not sure where to begin? Or have you begun and become stuck? 

Join our memoir writers' group for gentle feedback that will help you improve your writing skills in a warm and supportive community. During each meeting, members take turns reading their recent work in exchange for feedback. Participants also help identify missing information, and make editorial suggestions. New members are encouraged to attend!

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Cook Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This club celebrates cookbooks and cooking!   Club members will discuss and sample foods using recipes from each month's selected cookbook. 

Interested? Call the library to find out how to be a part of the next meeting.

We're always cooking up something good!

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday August 22, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday August 23, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Sunday August 25, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday August 26, 2019
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Suit Yourself: The Card Game Group
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start the week with a full deck . . . of cards! 

 Join this game group for an afternoon of fun card games and good company.  We’ll meet weekly in our Second Chapter Café to enjoy the trick-taking game of 500 in a nice atmosphere fit for a King! (Or at least a Jack.)   

 Stop by whenever you like and be our newest wild card!  

 It’s aces!

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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Military History Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is open to all who are interested in military history and World War II.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to join this lively group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss military conflicts and history.

We watch films and war-era shorts, read literature, and talk about all things WW II and more.  

See you Over There!

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Conversation Salon
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join our conversation salon for a lively discussion of current topics and events of the day.  This group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Stay local and get vocal!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday August 29, 2019
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you thrilled by a good mystery? 

Join the Mystery Book Group! We meet once per month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. This month, we will be discussing: Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza. 

 

 

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. But these deaths are not just about a life taken. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever, lost to their family, their People, and their ancestors. When those closest to Nicky are put in jeopardy, she must be willing to sacrifice everything?her career, her life, even her soul?to save the people she is sworn to protect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information on all our book clubs, visit http://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs-adults/

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday August 30, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday August 31, 2019
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Classic Works: The Classic Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your copy of War and Peace propping open the front door?

Have you started Pride and Prejudice more times than your car?

If so, join the book club devoted to turning that masterpiece into a piece of cake! 

We’ll tackle another classic work each month to see if it deserves its place on history’s highest shelf!

 

This month's selection is 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Sunday September 1, 2019
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CLOSED - Summer Hours
LOCATION: Library
Monday September 2, 2019
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CLOSED
CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday September 5, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday September 6, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday September 12, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday September 13, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Sunday September 15, 2019
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Fall Author Luncheon

SAVE THE DATE!!

The Friends’ 3rd Annual Love Your Library Fall Author Luncheon will be on Sunday, September 15th at the South Hills Country Club.

Watch for details on when tickets will go on sale.

 

CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday September 19, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information you can email Paula.
 

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday September 20, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday September 21, 2019
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WPL Crafternoons: Black Thumb
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Do you have a black thumb?

If plants wilt in your presence, join us for our waterless plant crafternoon! Every other month, we will DIY household plants and flowers from paper, felt, rocks, and more. 

No experience necessary, but space is extremely limited so registration is required. $2 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event). Adults only, please! 

September Plant: Rattlesnake Plant (Calathea lancifolia)

BYOC - Bring Your Own Container. Containers should be ideally be 4 inches in diameter. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Military History Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is open to all who are interested in military history and World War II.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to join this lively group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss military conflicts and history.

We watch films and war-era shorts, read literature, and talk about all things WW II and more.  

See you Over There!

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday September 26, 2019
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you thrilled by a good mystery? 

Join the Mystery Book Group! We meet once per month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. This month, we will be discussing: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. 

 

 

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes, the moment she hears him speak of his crimes -- she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.

Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime.

But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s.

An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, The Fact of a Body is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

 

 

 

For information on all our book clubs, visit http://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs-adults/

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Friday September 27, 2019
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  No registration required.

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday September 28, 2019
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Classic Works: The Classic Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your copy of War and Peace propping open the front door?

Have you started Pride and Prejudice more times than your car?

If so, join the book club devoted to turning that masterpiece into a piece of cake! 

We’ll tackle another classic work each month to see if it deserves its place on history’s highest shelf!

 

This month's selection is 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday October 3, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday October 10, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Evening Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information you can email Paula.
 

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Keystone Stories: A Visit with Brian Lockman
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

To celebrate forty years of Pennsylvania Cable Network, the library welcomes President and CEO Brian Lockman to discuss his popular program, PA Books!

For more than twenty years and over 800 episodes, Mr. Lockman has interviewed authors to discuss the historical and cultural legacies of the Keystone State. From the American Revolution to the post-industrial present, and including some of the area’s most famous citizens like W.C. Fields and Andrew Mellon, PA Books is a living document of everything we were then and are now.

Brian will share some of his favorite books and will tell of some lesser-known scenes from our state’s rich history.

Come be a part of local history – right now!

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Bio: Brian Lockman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Cable Network in February 1999. He joined PCN as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 1994 after more than fifteen years with C-SPAN. One of C-SPAN's original four employees, he served more than ten years as that network's Vice President of Operations.

During his tenure at C-SPAN, Mr. Lockman directed C-SPAN's first live coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and produced C-SPAN's coverage of the aftermath of the 1991 military coup in the Soviet Union.

Since 1996 he has been on-air host of the weekly interview series “PA Books”, and is a frequent host of the “PCN Call-In” program. He is author/editor of five books, PCN Tours released in 2003, World War II: In Their Own Words and Pioneers of Cable Television both released in 2005, World War II Reflections released in 2009 and Arlen Specter: An Oral History released in 2016.

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Classic Works: The Classic Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your copy of War and Peace propping open the front door?

Have you started Pride and Prejudice more times than your car?

If so, join the book club devoted to turning that masterpiece into a piece of cake! 

We’ll tackle another classic work each month to see if it deserves its place on history’s highest shelf!

 

This month's selection is 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities (preschool ages 4-6).

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Military History Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is open to all who are interested in military history and World War II.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to join this lively group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss military conflicts and history.

We watch films and war-era shorts, read literature, and talk about all things WW II and more.  

See you Over There!

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Closing at 5:00 PM

The library will be closing at 5:00 PM today.

CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
 
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you thrilled by a good mystery? 

Join the Mystery Book Group! We meet once per month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. This month, we will be discussing: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

 

 

 

Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.

 

 

 

 

 

For information on all our book clubs, visit http://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs-adults/

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Holiday Craft Show Fundraiser
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CRAFTERS WANTED!
Whitehall Public Library - Holiday Craft Show Fundraiser
Note: We can only accept crafters with hand-made items for this show.  No vendors, please.
 
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: Caste Village Commons [Inside Mall]  |  5301 Grove Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15236
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Deadline: October 5, 2019 or until all space has been sold.  Limited Space Available!!  
 
Fee: $30.00 for each 6’ x 4’ of space
CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you thrilled by a good mystery? 

Join the Mystery Book Group! We meet once per month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. This month, we will be discussing: Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers 

 

 

 

Lord Peter Wimsey spends his days tracking down rare books, and his nights hunting killers. Though the Great War has left his nerves frayed with shellshock, Wimsey continues to be London’s greatest sleuth—and he’s about to encounter his oddest case yet.
 
A strange corpse has appeared in a suburban architect’s bathroom, stark naked save for an incongruous pince-nez. When Wimsey arrives on the scene, he is confronted with a once-in-a-lifetime puzzle. The police suspect that the bathtub’s owner is the murderer, but Wimsey’s investigation quickly reveals that the case is much stranger than anyone could have predicted.
 
Published in 1923, during detective fiction’s Golden Age, Whose Body? introduced a character and a series that would make Dorothy L. Sayers famous. To this day, Lord Peter remains 1 of the genre’s most beloved and brilliant characters.

 

 

 

 

For information on all our book clubs, visit http://www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org/bookclubs-adults/

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Closing at 5:00 PM

The library will be closing at 5:00 PM today.

CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
 
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Military History Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is open to all who are interested in military history and World War II.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to join this lively group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss military conflicts and history.

We watch films and war-era shorts, read literature, and talk about all things WW II and more.  

See you Over There!

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday November 28, 2019
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CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Saturday November 30, 2019
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Classic Works: The Classic Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your copy of War and Peace propping open the front door?

Have you started Pride and Prejudice more times than your car?

If so, join the book club devoted to turning that masterpiece into a piece of cake! 

We’ll tackle another classic work each month to see if it deserves its place on history’s highest shelf!

 

This month's selection is 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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CLOSED
CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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CLOSED
CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Thursday December 26, 2019
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Game Day for ADULTS!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow game lovers for an afternoon of fun. Play Scrabble, Mahjong, Rummikub, Pictionary, Uno, Scattegories, Dominoes and more!

Stop by and get in the game!

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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CLOSED
CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Wednesday January 1, 2020
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CLOSED
CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library

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