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Saturday September 25, 2021
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The Write Way: Book Release Reception
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a very special book release reception honoring local Whitehall writers and the publication of their anthology, The Write Way: Works in Exploration. During this celebratory event, authors will read a brief excerpt from the collection; following the reading, feel free to socialize with the writers and purchase your own copy of the book! 
 
No registration required. Event will take place outdoors at Brennan Plaza. Rain date TBD. 
CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Crafternoon Take & Make Kits
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of Love Your Library, we have a special adult Take & Make kit! Each kit is complete with supplies and instructions, and can only be picked up in person during our Love Your Library Celebration Day. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

Mini Wall Hanging - Yarn Heart

To stay up-to-date on Crafternoon news, subscribe to our e-blast here, or join our new Facebook Group here. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library
 
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Love Your Library Celebration Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We want to thank the community for all of your library love by celebrating with food trucks and so much more!

September marks the sixth annual Love Your Library county-wide fundraising campaign where library donations given during the month go even further, thanks to a generous match pool from the Jack Buncher Foundation. “The past eighteen months have been so challenging for everyone and we at the library wanted to do something special, something fun and celebratory to thank our community of loyal patrons, and what better time than during Love Your Library Month?” says Paula Kelly, Library Director.

The Love Your Library Celebration Day will be a fun-filled afternoon of programs and activities for all ages. Yovi's food truck will be on site along with Kona Ice beginning at noon until 3:00 PM.

Yovi's Food TruckKona Ice - Wikipedia

Folks can stop by for lunch and stay for the fun. Also at noon, the library will honor local Whitehall writers as they commemorate the publication of their anthology, The Write Way: Works in Exploration. During this celebratory event, each author will read a brief excerpt from the collection and copies will be available for sale.

Quiz yourself along an outdoor Trivia Trail full of interesting book, author and library fun facts. As you test your knowledge you can also stop by Brennan Plaza for a round of free mini-golf. Pick up an adult craft Take & Make kit. The Children’s Library will be open for special activities and to top things off, there will be a special bingo in the community room at 2:00 PM. Register here for Bingo!

So save the date and remember:

ACLA - Love Your Library

CONTACT:  Paula Kelly  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Outside!
 
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Love Your Library Bingo with Brandon!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this special Bingo event as we conclude our Love Your Library Celebration Day.  We'll play as many games as we can squeeze into one hour.

But wait, there's more!  We're giving away free prizes, gift cards, and other goodies!

Don't delay!  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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**This event will be held in the borough's Community Room.  As this is an indoor program, all guests will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.**

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Monday September 27, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: Monster in a Box (1991)
 
Monster in a Box Movie Streaming Online Watch
 
Monologuist Spalding Gray talks about the great difficulties he experienced while attempting to write his first novel, a nearly 2,000-page autobiographical tome concerning the death of his mother.  Among his many asides, Gray discusses his problems in dealing with the Hollywood film industry, recounts the trips he took around the world in order to avoid dealing with his writer's block, and describes his ambivalence about acting as the stage manager for a Broadway production of "Our Town."  (Rotten Tomatoes)
 
 
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Firefighter and Fire truck Visit
6:30 PM

Firefighters from Whitehall Fire Company, Station 301-2 are visiting the library! Families are invited to stop by, check out a real fire truck, meet the firefighters and learn about fire safety. Registration is required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlOja3Ni54

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join us in the Whitehall Community Room at 6:30 for a Maker Monday! A makerspace is a place where you can make things, and kids will be able to keep what they make. It's a place for hands-on learning with all the tools for creativity. Every month will have a different theme and different tools for the kids to use. Examples include robotics, 3D pens, circuits, and more! Projects will be hands-on, open-ended and encourage inventiveness and problem-solving skills.

This month we will exlore robotics and kids will make their own ScribbleBot!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Cristen Dando  412-882-622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club usually meets on the last Monday of the month at 7 pm. Enjoy beer, food, and friends – all while discussing great books!

For more information and meeting location, join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/WPLbookclub or contact Sarah to be placed on the email list. 

 

This month, we are reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

From the publisher:

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Outside!
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Classic Works: Back to School Edition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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. 

After such a long hiatus, it's time to revisit the books from school we couldn't understand or lied about reading altogether.  It's time to give those classroom favorites a second chance!  Let's hit the books!

This month's title is: Ragged Dick: Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks by Horatio Alger

Ragged Dick - Random House Books

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Toddle on over for this fun outdoor storytime!  This thirty-minute early literacy class will include stories, songs, a flannel board, rhymes, art and more. In case of inclement weather storytime will be held on Friday @ 1:30 pm in the Community Room.  For 2 -and 3-year-olds with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Site
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Allegheny County Health Department (@HealthAllegheny) | Twitter

Know someone who hasn’t gotten their vaccine? Need a question answered to ease any hesitation?

The library is hosting a mobile vaccination clinic to make the process as comfortable and convenient as possible for you.

· Walk-ins welcomed and no pre-registration is necessary.

· Vaccinations provided at no cost.

· Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen will be offered.

Need an extra nudge? We’ll have candy bars and books for everyone who gets their shot. Plus, free chances to win $25.00 gift cards to local businesses!

Just like every library book has a cover to protect it from harm, this shot will do the same for you. And don’t worry – when it comes to vaccines, there’s never a fee for being late! 

 

*This vaccine clinic is for unvaccinated individuals.  We will not be administering booster shots.*

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Tech Clinic
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need face-to-face help using your device or other tech-related issues? Join me on Zoom for a virtual tech clinic. Email ahead or just "click in" to the zoom meeting. Every Wednesday at 1pm!

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87472322914

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
 
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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

****Note**** This storytime will be up at Brennen Plaza, weather permitting.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
Friday October 1, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    Blithe Spirit (2020) - IMDb

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is Blithe Spirit (2020) !

A spiritualist medium (played by Dame Judi Dench) holds a séance for a writer suffering from writers block, but she accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.  (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 96 minutes

** Seating is limited.  Register soon! **

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday October 2, 2021
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STEAM @ the Library: The Runaway Pumpkin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for this in-person STEAM-powered class where we will read a story and then have fun exploring STEAM concepts!  This month, we will be reading "The Runaway Pumpkin" by Kevin Lewis and then designing and engineering ramps and pumpkin catchers!  This class is designed for scientists ages 5-7 and registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Monday October 4, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga with Cathy Tuttle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

A Virtual Program - First and Third Mondays of the Month at 1:30 PM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair?

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

No mat? No problem! Just take a chair and we’ll start from there!

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Everyone should experience a felt sense of joy in their day, so make the journey with us to a better, stronger, more flexible you!

Lake House Chair | Steinhafels

Bio: After attending her first Yoga class in the 1970s, Cathy Tuttle began her journey toward empowered health and self-care. The interest to adapt yoga classes to suit various levels of physical and emotional needs has led her to teach Hatha I, Gentle and Chair Yoga.

Cathy received her MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1982. For over 20 years this career spanned therapeutic work with addicts, community outreach with laid-off steelworkers, casework with the elderly and so much more. She has completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification and the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with the Himalayan Institute and is currently enrolled in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification Program. Since 2012, she has taught a variety of yoga classes in various settings.

 

Zoom Info:

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Family Night: Light and Shadow Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This Leap into Science workshop will provide hands-on activities and experiments for kids to explore the characteristics of light and shadow. Leap into Science is a nationwide program, engineered by the Franklin Institute, that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Cristen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Left to Write: Memoir Writing Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

If you are a new member and interested in our meet-up, please email Sarah: scotts2@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Toddle on over for this fun outdoor storytime!  This thirty-minute early literacy class will include stories, songs, a flannel board, rhymes, art and more. In case of inclement weather storytime will be held on Friday @ 1:30 pm in the Community Room.  For 2 -and 3-year-olds with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Put Your Best Fork Forward: A Talk About Diabetes, Nutrition, and Goals
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Diabetes Warnings from A to Z | Augusta Health

Did you know…

·         More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it. 

·         More than 88 million US adults—over a third—have prediabetes, and a majority of them don’t know they have it. 

·         Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. 

Whether you have diabetes, are unsure about your status, or simply curious about preventive measures, please join the library for a program about fast facts and long-term goals.  Registered Dietitian Carla DeJesus will lead a short and informal chat that will show us the way to make small changes for big results –one forkful at a time!  

Ms. DeJesus will review diabetes basics, lessons on carb counting and goal setting, and tutorials on new technology for checking blood glucose.  

We want you to put your best fork forward with us for an afternoon dedicated to good nutrition, good food, and good health!  

**Healthy refreshments will be provided.**  

 

Bio: Carla DeJesus is a registered dietitian with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition from Penn State University and a Master’s in Food and Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She is also a Board-Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.  Carla has been working in the diabetes field for over 17 years.  She is passionate about helping people understand the disease and the role they play in day-to-day self-management through education.  Carla provides education at UPMC McKeesport Lions Diabetes Center and UPMC Oxford Drive in Monroeville.  She is a member of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists as well as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Tech Clinic
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need face-to-face help using your device or other tech-related issues? Join me on Zoom for a virtual tech clinic. Email ahead or just "click in" to the zoom meeting. Every Wednesday at 1pm!

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87472322914

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
 
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Early Readers Book Club
6:30 PM

This book club is for kids who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” techniques in school. Each month we will read and explore a new book and do a themed activity. Grades K-2. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday October 8, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    Let Him Go (2020) - IMDb

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is Let Him Go !

Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife (played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.  (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 114 minutes

** Seating is limited.  Register today! **

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday October 9, 2021
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WPL Crafternoons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get crafty with Sarah! 

We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! No experience necessary, but registration is required. $2 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event). Adults only, please!

October Craft: Halloween Wreath

Embrace the Poe in you with this spooky Halloween wreath! 

     

CRAFTERNOONS & COVID:

  • We will follow the library's mask policy. At this time, masks are required
  • Participant seating will be designed with social distancing in mind. 
  • We will offer a limited number of Take & Make kits of the in-person craft following the program, for any individual unable to attend. Please call (or stop in) to reserve your kit AFTER October 9, 2021. 

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday October 11, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
 
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) - IMDb
 
 
After a disheartening and haunting career wears him down, New York City paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage) begins to collapse under the strain of saving lives and witnessing deaths. Through the course of a few nights, three co-workers (John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore) accompany Pierce as he grasps for sanity and pushes to be fired. Before Pierce falls off the edge, he still has a hope when he forms a friendship with a victim's daughter played by Patricia Arquette.  (Rotten Tomatoes)
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Autumn Art Fun
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate the colors of fall! Join us for a night of creative fun. We will have many art projects to choose from or create your own. Bring a smock or paint shirt. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412=882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Get a Life: The Biography and Memoir Book Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A Virtual Meetup - Second Tuesday of the Month at 11:00 AM
 
In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it is very easy to feel disconnected from the lives and experiences of those outside our four walls. 
 
Join us for a book club that seeks to close that gap by allowing you to walk in the shoes of someone else.
 
We'll concentrate on a different biography or memoir each month and peek behind the curtain of another person's choices, mistakes, regrets, and dreams.  From gossipy tell-alls to poignant essays of self-reflection, we'll work together to prove Socrates right: the unexamined life isn't worth reading
 
We'll meet on November 9th to discuss Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan.  Get your copy now!
 
The Lucky Country - extract from Barbarian Days by William Finnegan |  Swellnet
 
CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Teen Zombie Fest
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Get ready for Halloween with our zombie walk and special effects program. Join us anytime between 3:30-5:30 pm for gory fun! Learn how to create spooky effects such as fake guts, blood, scar wax and techniques for zombie make-up. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as a zombie. Door prizes, refreshments and more! Registration is required. Location: Brennan Plaza

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennan Plaza
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Toddle on over for this fun outdoor storytime!  This thirty-minute early literacy class will include stories, songs, a flannel board, rhymes, art and more. In case of inclement weather storytime will be held on Friday @ 1:30 pm in the Community Room.  For 2 -and 3-year-olds with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Tech Clinic
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need face-to-face help using your device or other tech-related issues? Join me on Zoom for a virtual tech clinic. Email ahead or just "click in" to the zoom meeting. Every Wednesday at 1pm!

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87472322914

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Mystery Book Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  

Are you thrilled by a good mystery?

Join our Mystery Book Club! We meet once a month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. New members are always welcome. 

This month, we are reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.   
 
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
 
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. 
 
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday October 15, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    Official Trailer

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is Queen Bees !

While her house undergoes repairs, Helen, a fiercely independent senior-citizen played by Ellen Burstyn, temporarily moves into a nearby retirement community.  While there, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying "mean girls."  Co-starring Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd, and James Caan!  (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 100 minutes

** Seating is limited.  Reserve your spot soon! **

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday October 18, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga with Cathy Tuttle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

A Virtual Program - First and Third Mondays of the Month at 1:30 PM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair?

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

No mat? No problem! Just take a chair and we’ll start from there!

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Everyone should experience a felt sense of joy in their day, so make the journey with us to a better, stronger, more flexible you!

Lake House Chair | Steinhafels

Bio: After attending her first Yoga class in the 1970s, Cathy Tuttle began her journey toward empowered health and self-care. The interest to adapt yoga classes to suit various levels of physical and emotional needs has led her to teach Hatha I, Gentle and Chair Yoga.

Cathy received her MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1982. For over 20 years this career spanned therapeutic work with addicts, community outreach with laid-off steelworkers, casework with the elderly and so much more. She has completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification and the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with the Himalayan Institute and is currently enrolled in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification Program. Since 2012, she has taught a variety of yoga classes in various settings.

 

Zoom Info:

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Family Night Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Families are invited to our weekly activity night. Join us for stories, STEAM based activities, games, crafts and more. Registration is required. 

This weeks theme is Autumn fun!

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Left to Write: Memoir Writing Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

If you are a new member and interested in our meet-up, please email Sarah: scotts2@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Toddle on over for this fun outdoor storytime!  This thirty-minute early literacy class will include stories, songs, a flannel board, rhymes, art and more. In case of inclement weather storytime will be held on Friday @ 1:30 pm in the Community Room.  For 2 -and 3-year-olds with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Tech Clinic
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need face-to-face help using your device or other tech-related issues? Join me on Zoom for a virtual tech clinic. Email ahead or just "click in" to the zoom meeting. Every Wednesday at 1pm!

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87472322914

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
 
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Book Brigade
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Reading is Fun! Each month we will read and discuss a new book. Students will meet new friends, play games and enjoy a fun book-themed activity. Grades 3-5 Registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Paula's Evening Book Discussion is now meeting in person again. Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm, . 

This month, we will be reading and discussing:  TBA 

For more information you can email Paula. 

 

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Friday October 22, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    News of the World (2020) - IMDb

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is News of the World !

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd (played by Tom Hanks) crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn -- both human and natural.  (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 118 minutes

** Seating is limited.  Reserve your spot soon!  **

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday October 25, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: After Hours (1985)
 
After Hours - Movie Reviews
 
In a Manhattan cafe, word processor Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) meets and talks literature with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette).  Later that night, Paul takes a cab to Marcy's downtown apartment. His $20 bill flying out the window during the ride portends the unexpected night he has. He cannot pay for the ride and finds himself in a series of awkward, surreal and life-threatening situations with a colorful cast of characters. He spends the rest of the night trying to return uptown.  (Rotten Tomatoes)
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join us in the Whitehall community room at 6:30 PM for a Maker Monday! A makerspace is a place where you can make things, and kids will be able to keep what they make. It's a place for hands-on learning with all the tools for creativity. Every month will have a different theme and different tools for the kids to use. Examples include robotics, 3D pens, circuits, and more! Projects will be hands-on, open-ended and encourage inventiveness and problem-solving skills.

This month we will make Frankentoys! Kids will disassemble toys and put them back together again in strange ways to create their own creature like Dr. Frankenstein!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Cristen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

The Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club usually meets on the last Monday of the month at 7 pm. Enjoy beer, food, and friends – all while discussing great books!

For more information and meeting location, join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/WPLbookclub or contact Sarah to be placed on the email list. 

 

This month, we are reading: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Outside!
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Classic Works: Back to School Edition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Back To School Enrollment - Free photo on Pixabay
 
 
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. 

After such a long hiatus, it's time to revisit the books from school we couldn't understand or lied about reading altogether.  It's time to give those classroom favorites a second chance!  Let's hit the books!

This month's title is: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer | National Endowment for the Arts

 

** Copies available upon request.  If you wish to join, stop by the library or call 412-882-6622 and ask for Brandon! **

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Toddle on over for this fun outdoor storytime!  This thirty-minute early literacy class will include stories, songs, a flannel board, rhymes, art and more. In case of inclement weather storytime will be held on Friday @ 1:30 pm in the Community Room.  For 2 -and 3-year-olds with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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Tech Clinic
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need face-to-face help using your device or other tech-related issues? Join me on Zoom for a virtual tech clinic. Email ahead or just "click in" to the zoom meeting. Every Wednesday at 1pm!

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87472322914

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
 
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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Friday October 29, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    Senior Moment (2021) - IMDb

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is Senior Moment !

After drag racing his vintage convertible around Palm Springs, Calif., a retired NASA test pilot (William Shatner) loses his license.  Forced to take public transportation, he meets Caroline (played by Jean Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again.  (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 92 minutes

** Seating is limited.  Register soon!  **

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday October 30, 2021
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Halloween Hullabaloo
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wear your costume and join us for a spooky good time.  This family fun afternoon will include stories, games, crafts, a storywalk and trick-or-treat! In case of inclement weather this event will be held on October 31. Registration is required. Location: Brennan Plaza

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
Monday November 1, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga with Cathy Tuttle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

A Virtual Program - First and Third Mondays of the Month at 1:30 PM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair?

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

No mat? No problem! Just take a chair and we’ll start from there!

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Everyone should experience a felt sense of joy in their day, so make the journey with us to a better, stronger, more flexible you!

Lake House Chair | Steinhafels

Bio: After attending her first Yoga class in the 1970s, Cathy Tuttle began her journey toward empowered health and self-care. The interest to adapt yoga classes to suit various levels of physical and emotional needs has led her to teach Hatha I, Gentle and Chair Yoga.

Cathy received her MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1982. For over 20 years this career spanned therapeutic work with addicts, community outreach with laid-off steelworkers, casework with the elderly and so much more. She has completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification and the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with the Himalayan Institute and is currently enrolled in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification Program. Since 2012, she has taught a variety of yoga classes in various settings.

 

Zoom Info:

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Family Night Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Families are invited to our weekly activity night. Join us for stories, STEAM based activities, games, crafts and more. Registration is required. 
This weeks theme is Hibernation Station.
CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Left to Write: Memoir Writing Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

If you are a new member and interested in our meet-up, please email Sarah: scotts2@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Early Readers Book Club
6:30 PM

This book club is for kids who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” techniques in school. Each month we will read and explore a new book and do a themed activity. Grades K-2. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday November 5, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday November 6, 2021
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STEAM @ the Library: Turkey Trouble
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for this STEAM-powered learning class where we read a story and have fun exploring STEAM concepts!  This month, we will be reading "Turkey Trouble" by Wendy Silvano and then designing and creating an animal disguise for Turkey using craft materials.  This class is designed for scientists ages 5-7 and registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
Monday November 8, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: Bob Roberts (1992)
 
Is 'Bob Roberts' on Netflix? Where to Watch the Movie - New On Netflix USA
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Get a Life: The Biography and Memoir Book Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A Virtual Meetup - Second Tuesday of the Month at 11:00 AM
 
In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it is very easy to feel disconnected from the lives and experiences of those outside our four walls. 
 
Join us for a book club that seeks to close that gap by allowing you to walk in the shoes of someone else.
 
We'll concentrate on a different biography or memoir each month and peek behind the curtain of another person's choices, mistakes, regrets, and dreams.  From gossipy tell-alls to poignant essays of self-reflection, we'll work together to prove Socrates right: the unexamined life isn't worth reading
 
This month's selection is: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan.  Get your copy now!
 
The Lucky Country - extract from Barbarian Days by William Finnegan |  Swellnet
 
 
 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Mystery Book Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  

Are you thrilled by a good mystery?

Join our Mystery Book Club! We meet once a month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. New members are always welcome. 

This month, we are reading Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth 

It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy.

Thirsting for vengeance against the man they believe has wronged them—their former Aboriginal stockman—the distraught brothers turn to the ruthless and cunning John Sullivan, the wealthiest landowner in the region and their father’s former employer. Sullivan gathers a posse led by the dangerous and fascinating Inspector Edmund Noone and his Queensland Native Police, an infamous arm of British colonial power charged with the "dispersal" of indigenous Australians to "protect" white settler rights. As they ride across the barren outback in pursuit, their harsh and horrifying journey will have a devastating impact on Tommy, tormenting him for the rest of his life—and will hold enduring consequences for a young country struggling to come into its own.

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday November 12, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday November 13, 2021
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WPL Crafternoons
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get crafty with Sarah! 

We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! No experience necessary, but registration is required. $2 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event). Adults only, please!

November Craft: Needle Felted Pumpkin

Fall for these cute little pumpkins, and learn a new crafting technique! 

     

CRAFTERNOONS & COVID:

  • We will follow the library's mask policy. At this time, masks are required
  • Participant seating will be designed with social distancing in mind. 
  • We will offer a limited number of Take & Make kits of the in-person craft following the program, for any individual unable to attend. Please call (or stop in) to reserve your kit AFTER November 13, 2021. 
CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday November 15, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga with Cathy Tuttle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

A Virtual Program - First and Third Mondays of the Month at 1:30 PM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair?

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

No mat? No problem! Just take a chair and we’ll start from there!

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Everyone should experience a felt sense of joy in their day, so make the journey with us to a better, stronger, more flexible you!

Lake House Chair | Steinhafels

Bio: After attending her first Yoga class in the 1970s, Cathy Tuttle began her journey toward empowered health and self-care. The interest to adapt yoga classes to suit various levels of physical and emotional needs has led her to teach Hatha I, Gentle and Chair Yoga.

Cathy received her MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1982. For over 20 years this career spanned therapeutic work with addicts, community outreach with laid-off steelworkers, casework with the elderly and so much more. She has completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification and the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with the Himalayan Institute and is currently enrolled in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification Program. Since 2012, she has taught a variety of yoga classes in various settings.

 

Zoom Info:

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Family Night Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Families are invited to our weekly activity night. Join us for stories, STEAM based activities, games, crafts and more. Registration is required. 
This weeks theme is Turkey Trouble.
CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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Left to Write: Memoir Writing Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

If you are a new member and interested in our meet-up, please email Sarah: scotts2@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Book Brigade
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Reading is Fun! Each month we will read and discuss a new book. Students will meet new friends, play games and enjoy a fun book-themed activity. Grades 3-5 Registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Paula's Evening Book Discussion is meeting in person again. Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm. 

This month, we will be reading and discussing:  TBA 

For more information you can email Paula. 

kellyp@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Paula  412-882-6622  kellyp@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Friday November 19, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

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Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Monday November 22, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: The Apostle (1997)
 
Amazon.com: Pop Culture Graphics The Apostle Poster Movie B 11x17 Robert  Duvall Miranda Richardson Farrah Fawcett John Beasley: Prints: Posters &  Prints
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Maker Monday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in grades 3 and up are invited to join us in the Whitehall community room at 6:30 PM for a Maker Monday! A makerspace is a place where you can make things, and kids will be able to keep what they make. It's a place for hands-on learning with all the tools for creativity. Every month will have a different theme and different tools for the kids to use. Examples include robotics, 3D pens, circuits, and more! Projects will be hands-on, open-ended and encourage inventiveness and problem-solving skills.

This month we will explore circuits and make light-up Thanksgiving decorations!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Cristen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday November 25, 2021
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Friday November 26, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

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Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Monday November 29, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Family Night Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Families are invited to our weekly activity night. Join us for stories, STEAM based activities, games, crafts and more. Registration is required. 
This weeks theme is Dig and Discover Dinosaurs.
CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

The Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club usually meets on the last Monday of the month at 7 pm. Enjoy beer, food, and friends – all while discussing great books!

For more information and meeting location, join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/WPLbookclub or contact Sarah to be placed on the email list. 

 

This month, we are reading: TBD

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Outside!
Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Classic Works: Back to School Edition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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. 

After such a long hiatus, it's time to revisit the books from school we couldn't understand or lied about reading altogether.  It's time to give those classroom favorites a second chance!  Let's hit the books!

This month's title is: 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Early Readers Book Club
6:30 PM

This book club is for kids who have graduated from storytime and are being introduced to more formal “learn-to-read” techniques in school. Each month we will read and explore a new book and do a themed activity. Grades K-2. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday December 2, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday December 3, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

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Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday December 4, 2021
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STEAM @ the Library: Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for this STEAM-powered learning class where we will be reading a picture book and have fun exploring STEAM concepts!  This month, we will be reading "Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light" by April Stott.  Then we will explore the world of circuits with Squishy Circuits, then make paper circuit Kindness cards that light up!  This class is designed for scientists ages 5-7. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
Monday December 6, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga with Cathy Tuttle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

A Virtual Program - First and Third Mondays of the Month at 1:30 PM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair?

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

No mat? No problem! Just take a chair and we’ll start from there!

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Everyone should experience a felt sense of joy in their day, so make the journey with us to a better, stronger, more flexible you!

Lake House Chair | Steinhafels

Bio: After attending her first Yoga class in the 1970s, Cathy Tuttle began her journey toward empowered health and self-care. The interest to adapt yoga classes to suit various levels of physical and emotional needs has led her to teach Hatha I, Gentle and Chair Yoga.

Cathy received her MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1982. For over 20 years this career spanned therapeutic work with addicts, community outreach with laid-off steelworkers, casework with the elderly and so much more. She has completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification and the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with the Himalayan Institute and is currently enrolled in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification Program. Since 2012, she has taught a variety of yoga classes in various settings.

 

Zoom Info:

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Family Ornament Night-Session 1
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Add some sparkle to your holidays and your holiday gift giving! Families will work together to create a beautiful ornament. Please pick one session per family.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Family Ornament Night-Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Add some sparkle to your holidays and your holiday gift giving! Families will work together to create a beautiful ornament. Please pick one session per family.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Family Ornament Night-Session 3
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Add some sparkle to your holidays and your holiday gift giving! Families will work together to create a beautiful ornament. Please pick one session per family. Registration is required

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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Left to Write: Memoir Writing Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

If you are a new member and interested in our meet-up, please email Sarah: scotts2@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Thursday December 9, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Library storytimes present a unique opportunity to introduce your child to essential pre-reading skills with stories, songs, rhymes and more, so join us for this early literacy class for designed especially for preschoolers - aged 3 - 5!  Each week, we will read stories, sing songs, and have a craft activity available to either complete here at the library or take home.  Registration is required and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Mystery Book Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  

Are you thrilled by a good mystery?

Join our Mystery Book Club! We meet once a month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. New members are always welcome. 

This month, we are reading We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids.

Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother.

Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families―the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday December 10, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

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Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Monday December 13, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: Wise Blood (1979)
 
Amazon.com: Movie Posters Wise Blood - 11 x 17: Prints: Posters & Prints
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
 
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Gingerbread House Workshop-Session 1
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Night Special! Families and kids of all ages are invited to create a holiday gingerbread house. Supplies will be provided. Please pick one session per family. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Gingerbread House Workshop-Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Night Special! Families and kids of all ages are invited to create a holiday gingerbread house. Supplies will be provided. Please pick one session per family. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Gingerbread House Workshop-Session 3
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Family Night Special! Families and kids of all ages are invited to create a holiday gingerbread house. Supplies will be provided. Please pick one session per family. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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Get a Life: The Biography and Memoir Book Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A Virtual Meetup - Second Tuesday of the Month at 11:00 AM
 
In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it is very easy to feel disconnected from the lives and experiences of those outside our four walls. 
 
Join us for a book club that seeks to close that gap by allowing you to walk in the shoes of someone else.
 
We'll concentrate on a different biography or memoir each month and peek behind the curtain of another person's choices, mistakes, regrets, and dreams.  From gossipy tell-alls to poignant essays of self-reflection, we'll work together to prove Socrates right: the unexamined life isn't worth reading!
 
 
This month: 
 
 
 
Call the library to reserve your copy today!
 
 
Zoom Information:   

 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Book Brigade
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Reading is Fun! Each month we will read and discuss a new book. Students will meet new friends, play games and enjoy a fun book-themed activity. Grades 3-5. Registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Preschool Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Preschool Storytime Break!  See you in January!!

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday December 17, 2021
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Matinee in the Cafe!
1:15 PM

11521_sh-movie-matinee    

Stop by the Second Chapter Cafe to watch a different film each week!  

This week's selection is 

Run time: 

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Monday December 20, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Chair Yoga with Cathy Tuttle
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

A Virtual Program - First and Third Mondays of the Month at 1:30 PM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair?

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

No mat? No problem! Just take a chair and we’ll start from there!

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Everyone should experience a felt sense of joy in their day, so make the journey with us to a better, stronger, more flexible you!

Lake House Chair | Steinhafels

Bio: After attending her first Yoga class in the 1970s, Cathy Tuttle began her journey toward empowered health and self-care. The interest to adapt yoga classes to suit various levels of physical and emotional needs has led her to teach Hatha I, Gentle and Chair Yoga.

Cathy received her MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1982. For over 20 years this career spanned therapeutic work with addicts, community outreach with laid-off steelworkers, casework with the elderly and so much more. She has completed the 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification and the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with the Himalayan Institute and is currently enrolled in the 500 Hour Teacher Training Certification Program. Since 2012, she has taught a variety of yoga classes in various settings.

 

Zoom Info:

 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Tuesday December 21, 2021
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Left to Write: Memoir Writing Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

If you are a new member and interested in our meet-up, please email Sarah: scotts2@einetwork.net

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Wednesday December 22, 2021
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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Friday December 24, 2021
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Saturday December 25, 2021
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Monday December 27, 2021
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Suit Yourself: The 500 Club
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!

These Hidden Symbols in Playing Cards May Reveal Your Life Path | Gaia

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Behind the Scenes: A Movie Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Meetup - Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month - 1:00 PM

 
More than entertaining stories to be viewed from a sofa and then benignly forgotten, cinema is an art form rich in expression and worthy of our time and attention.
 
Join Brandon for a fun discussion of a variety of films from John Wayne to Shirley Temple as we look "behind the scenes" to unpack each selection's historical significance, stylistic choices, and meanings.
 
You may laugh, you may cry, you may even raise an eyebrow and wonder "What was that?", but you'll certainly be affected. They don't call 'em moving pictures for nothing!
 
 
This week's selection: To Dust (2018)

To Dust (2018) - IMDb
 
Copies available at the library!  Reserve yours by calling 412-882-6622 or e-mailing Brandon ( taperb2@einetwork.net )
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Brandon   412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: ONLINE
Tuesday December 28, 2021
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Classic Works: Back to School Edition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Back To School Enrollment - Free photo on Pixabay
 
 
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. 

After such a long hiatus, it's time to revisit the books from school we couldn't understand or lied about reading altogether.  It's time to give those classroom favorites a second chance!  Let's hit the books!

This month's title is: 

 

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Friday December 31, 2021
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