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Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

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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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Teen Pumpkin Carving
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Get in the Halloween spirit by joining us for our TEEN PUMPKIN CARVING NIGHT! Design your own pumpkin just in time for Halloween. Registration is required for teens 13 and up. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Alex Bartman  412-882-6622  bartmana@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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 October 25, 2019
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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 The Lion King!

In this film, we journey to the African savanna where a future king is born.  Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother --and former heir to the throne-- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile.  With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Run time: 110 minutes

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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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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Halloween Spooktacular
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Children's Halloween Party!

Wear your costume and have a frightfully good time at this “family-friendly” Halloween party. We will have fun Halloween themed, stories, crafts, games and more. Trick or treat through the library.  Don’t miss this spooktacular event! Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Declutter Your Device
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Has your phone or tablet been acting buggy and sluggish? It's time to clean out old files, organize apps and free up storage. FREE - Registration is required, call 412-882-6622.

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
 
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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 Nightmare Alley by Willam Lindsay Gresham.

 

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Sunday October 27, 2019
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The Witches of Pennsylvania : Occult History and Lore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Since William Penn presided over the state's only official witch trial in 1684, witchcraft and folk magic have been a part of the Keystone State. Join us for a spooky presentation of the state’s historic witches led by author and archivist Thomas White. He will trace the history and lore of witchcraft and the occult that quietly live on in Pennsylvania even today.

English and German settlers brought their beliefs in magic with them from the Old World --sometimes with dangerous consequences. In 1802, an Allegheny County judge helped an accused witch escape an angry mob. In 1934, Susan Mummey was shot and killed in her home by a young Schuylkill County man who was convinced that she had cursed him. In other regions of the state, views on folk magic were more complex. While hex doctors were feared in the Pennsylvania German tradition, powwowers were revered for their abilities to heal, find lost objects, and even lift curses.

It’s time to get bewitched!

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Bio: Thomas White is the university archivist and curator of special collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne’s history department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. White received a master’s degree in public history from Duquesne University. He is the published author of nine books, all of which focus on Pennsylvania history.

***Copies of the author’s books will be on sale following the presentation***

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Monday October 28, 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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Halloween Storytime
7:00 PM

 Join us for special Halloween Storytime and visit with Animal Friends therapy dogs. We will have Halloween stories, games and activities. Children will have a chance to read a Halloween story to Mei Lei and Rooney a therapy dog!

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Your Own Devices: A Tech Talk Series with Brandon
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 : Social Media and Me!

Find out: How many pages are in a Facebook?  What the heck is an Instagram?  Trick or Tweet?  

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: Second Chapter Cafe
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
 
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

           

SPECIAL EVENT: Book Discussion & Movie Screening @ Whitehall Public Library

This month, we are reading Misery by Stephen King. Our book discussion will start at 6 pm, followed by the film at 7 pm. 

Usually, our in-person discussion occurs 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, you can join us online - our librarian posts 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 

About Misery:

Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
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 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 Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. 

Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods-elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat-live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives-cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune-and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret.

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

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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 November 1, 2019
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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 Luce!

It's been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea, and they thought the worst was behind them. Luce has become an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia.  His African American teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), believes he is a symbol of black excellence that sets a positive example for his peers. But when he is assigned to write an essay in the voice of a historical twentieth-century figure, Luce turns in a paper that makes an alarming statement about political violence.  Worried about how this assignment reflects upon her star pupil, Harriet searches his locker and finds something that confirms her worst fears.  (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Run time: 109 minutes

CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Shelter Building and S'mores
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Shelter Building and S'mores with Venture Outdoors

What are the basics of outdoor survival in the wilderness? Food, water, and … SHELTER! In this fun lesson, kids will learn about different types of outdoor shelters, the building principals that make them functional, and will work in groups to build their own mini shelters. Afterwards, we’ll celebrate our creations by enjoying some s’mores! (This activity is sponsored by the Jefferson Regional Foundation). Registration is required. 

Please complete the Assumption of Risk form below.  

  • One of these must be signed by every single participant that is planning on participating in the program.
  • If a participant is under 18 and does not have a signed form, he or she will not be able to participate in the outing.

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CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
 
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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). Adults only, please!

November Craft: Thanksgiving Centerpiece - Tree of Thanks

     

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There is 1 space available.
Monday November 4, 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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Dance the story of Beauty and the Beast
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dance the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Join a teaching artist from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as they tell the story of Beauty and the Beast through movement and dance. Learn basic ballet positions and steps, and how to journey into a story and its characters through movement. For boys and girls K-5.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@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
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Teen Pizza Tasting
6:30 PM

Calling all teens! Test your pizza tasting skills by sampling pizza from local pizza shops. Judge each pizza to determine which slice reigns supreme. Come to the library hungry and ready to eat! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Special Author Visit – Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join your neighborhood library and keynote speaker Maxwell King for a very special presentation celebrating the life and work of Fred Rogers.

Mr. King will talk about The Good Neighbor, his bestselling biography chosen for our Whitehall Reads initiative in May, 2019.

The book tells the story of a soft-spoken icon who became a household name for tens of millions of children through the simple arts of storytelling, song, and companionship.

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CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. Junior librarians will meet the first Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm
 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Friday November 8, 2019
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Happy Anniversary Sesame Street
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sunny Day Sweepin’ the clouds away…Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th year! Join us for this fun afternoon of Sesame Street themed stories, crafts, games, and surprises. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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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 The Art of Racing in the Rain!

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein,  this heartfelt tale is narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter, and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.  (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 123 minutes

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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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
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Find the Right Tablet
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tablets galore! But which one fits your specific needs? We'll go over pricing, power, speed, features and find the one that's right for you. After this class, you can book a follow up appointment.  FREE - Registration is required, call 412-882-6622.

CONTACT:  Licia Slimon  412-882-6622  slimonl@einetwork.net
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What is a Girls Who Code Club? Girls Who Code Clubs are a fun, supportive place for girls to get together and learn about computer science. Each month we will explore the basics of coding through hands-on challenges and computer applications such as video games and digital art. We will also have cool unplugged group activities, games, snacks and more. This club is for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration is required.

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CONTACT:  Cristen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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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 26, 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
Monday November 11, 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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PBS & Pajama Night
6:30 PM

Check out this new show! Join us for the new PBS screener “Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum.” 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Sarris Candy Orders Due
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Hello,

A "Sweet and Easy" Way to Support the Whitehall Public Library!  Help to support the Library in its mission as the Community Resource for Education, Exploration, Enrichment and Enjoyment. The Library actively fundraises throughout each year, asking generous patrons to show their support. 

Everyone loves Sarris Candy, and our patrons love their library!

How can you help?

Fundraising is an integral part of the Library’s revenue, and we are pleased to be sponsoring a Sarris Candy Sale. A fundraising purchase of Sarris Candy for the holidays will not only make your family and friends happy; but will also help provide profits that support the Library. 

So please "be sweet" and generously support our Sarris Candy sale. 

Forms are available at the library.

Thank you!

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Additional Information

·  PAYMENT DUE WITH ORDER - make check payable to Whitehall Public Library
·  ORDER DUE ON OR BEFORE November 12, 2019 -  please mail or turn in your order to the library front desk
·  ORDER PICK UP - Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Whitehall Public Library  |  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

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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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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 November 15, 2019
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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 The Peanut Butter Falcon!

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, this film tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending a professional wrestling school. A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whiskey, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak's return, to join them on their journey. (Rotten Tomatoes) 

 

Run time: 93 minutes

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Family Movie Night-Toy Story 4
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for family movie night! We will be showing Toy Story 4 (PG 2019 1h 40m). 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 pm. PJ's, blankets and pillows are welcome. Registration is required.

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CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Reading Adventures
11:00 AM

Reading Adventures (school-age storytime)

Kids love to hear a story! This storytime is for beginning readers in grades K-2. Each class will include fun and engaging stories, along with makerspace and STEAM activities. We will meet the third Saturday of each month.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Monday November 18, 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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Family Night with Miss Verna
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Family Night Special

November is Native American Heritage Month. Join Miss Verna for a history program that explores diverse cultures, and traditions through hands-on activities and song. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@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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CANCELLED - The Emerald Isle in Appalachia: A Concert with Kyle Carey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“May the road rise up to meet you and may song fill up your soul.”

Be our guest for a joyful transatlantic concert that blends the Gaelic tradition with American roots music.  Musician Kyle Carey, who is also a Fulbright Scholar with a degree in literature, will weave a musical tapestry that explores the deep connection between Appalachia’s Celtic roots.

Pulling together threads of Bluegrass, gospel, Irish ballads, and fiddle tunes, Carey’s songs reference everything from folktale and legend to pub ditties and the rich history of the Emerald Isle.

You won’t want to miss this “awful good” musical journey!

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Bio:

Carey’s own story is as worldly as her music, raised by her schoolteacher parents first in the Alaskan Bush and then in rural New Hampshire. She studied literature in college, and then travelled to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, on a Fulbright Fellowship to begin her study of the Gaelic language and its music. Carey is one of those scarce-as-hen’s-teeth Irish-Americans fluent in the language of her ancestors.

Carey has showcased that style combining traditional Gaelic songs with American folk music in a genre she terms “Celtic Americana”. She is currently on tour for her releases The Art of Forgetting and North Star.

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

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 placed on a waiting list.

We're always cooking up something good!

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

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

Interested in reading new books with new friends? Join us for a teen book club where we will discuss a different book each month over pizza, 

CONTACT:  Alex Bartman  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Teen Corner
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 our Mystery Book Club! We meet once a month to discuss the hottest whodunnits. New members are always welcome. 

This month, we are reading Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers. 

There's a corpse in the bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth. Urged to investigate by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, Lord Peter quickly ascertains that the sudden disappearance of a well-known financier is in some way connected to the body in the bathroom. But discovering exactly which way they're related leads the amateur detective on a merry chase. Written by a master of the detective story, this atmospheric tale abounds in the cozy delights of an English murder mystery
CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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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The Saint's Mistress: A Divine Chat with Kathryn Bashaar
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a literary tryst to the fourth century as author Kathryn Bashaar talks about her historical novel, The Saint’s Mistress!

Told against the backdrop of the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity, the book breathes new life into the previously untold story of Saint Augustine’s beloved mistress.

We’ll sweeten the mood even more with a cornucopia of divinely decadent desserts.  Here’s a Confession: you won’t want to miss this chance to be as happy as a Hippo!

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Bio:

Before she could even read, Kathryn Bashaar earned the nickname “Suitcase Simpson” for the little suitcase of books she carried everywhere she went, and her passion for literature has continued into middle age. Her essays and short stories have been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Civil War Times, and the literary journal, Metamorphosis. Kathryn lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Al, and is thrilled that both of her adult children and her first grandchild live nearby. The Saint’s Mistress is her first novel.

CONTACT:  Brandon  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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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 November 22, 2019
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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 The Farewell!

This film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule a pretend wedding to gather everyone together before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 98 minutes

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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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
Saturday November 23, 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! 

November Plant: Christmas Cactus 

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
Monday November 25, 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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Family Night Storytime
7:00 PM

Families are invited to our weekly activity night. Join us for special programs and storytimes. Events change weekly so be sure to check out our Event Calendar on the website for more details. We meet in the Children’s Library unless otherwise advertised.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Your Own Devices: A Tech Talk Series with Brandon
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 : Free Movies and Music and Mags, Oh My!

Find out: Are e-books good for my health?  How can I listen to free music on my device?  What the heck is a Flipster?

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: 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
 
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

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
Thursday November 28, 2019
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CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Friday November 29, 2019
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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 Blinded by the Light!

When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce "the Boss" Springsteen, his world in 1987 is turned upside down.  Already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager.  Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is "Born to Run". (Rotten Tomatoes)

Run time: 114 minutes

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
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
Monday December 2, 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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Merry Grinchmas Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome to Whoville! Join us for an evening of Grinchy good fun! We will have holiday-themed crafts, games, bingo, treats and a visit from Santa. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@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
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Teen Movie Night
6:00 PM

The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG 1 h 16m) 

CONTACT:  Alex Bartman  412-882-6622  bartmana@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      

*Please note the date change!

The Not Your Momma's Book (& Beer) Club usually meets for an in-person discussion 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 One Day in December by Josie Silver. 

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away.

Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Mindful Brewing
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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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Junior Librarians
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. Junior librarians will meet the first Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm
 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Friday December 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!  

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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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
Saturday December 7, 2019
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Snowshoe Geocaching & Hot Cocoa
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Snowshoe Geocaching & Hot Cocoa with Venture Outdoors

We’re combining two of our favorite outdoor activities for one fun-filled afternoon! Families will learn how to walk in the snow with snowshoes and use them to explore for the hidden cache boxes using GPS units. If there is no snow, we’ll still bring along foam mats so help us simulate snow and we can still learn how to use them! To celebrate our findings, we’ll enjoy hot cocoa at the end! No experience necessary and all equipment will be provided. (This activity is sponsored by the Jefferson Regional Foundation). Registration is required. 

Please complete the Assumption of Risk form below.  

  • One of these must be signed by every single participant that is planning on participating in the program.
  • If a participant is under 18 and does not have a signed form, he or she will not be able to participate in the outing.

Snowshoe Geocaching & Hot Cocoa

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Brennen Plaza
Sunday December 8, 2019
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Crafternoon: Holiday Gifts
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a holiday special! 

Did the holiday season sneak up on you this year?! Not to worry, we have you covered! At this special crafternoon, we will make... TBD
 
No experience necessary, registration required. Adults only, please! 
$5 suggested donation for materials (accepted during the event)
 
CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Monday December 9, 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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Family Ornament Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for this fun filled annual Family Event! Cookies, hot chocolate, and holiday music will be provided as you create beautiful holiday crafts. Registration is required.

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

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

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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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

 

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

Interested in reading new books with new friends? Join us for a teen book club where we will discuss a different book each month over pizza, 

CONTACT:  Alex Bartman  4128826622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Teen Corner
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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 December 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!  

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Saturday December 14, 2019
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Girls Who Code
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What is a Girls Who Code Club? Girls Who Code Clubs are a fun, supportive place for girls to get together and learn about computer science. Each month we will explore the basics of coding through hands-on challenges and computer applications such as video games and digital art. We will also have cool unplugged group activities, games, snacks and more. This club is for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration is required.

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CONTACT:  Cristen Dando  412-882-6622  dandoc@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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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). Adults only, please!

December Crafternoon: Book Santa

CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Monday December 16, 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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Build a Gingerbread House
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Family Night Special! Join us for a fun evening of gingerbread house building. We will provide all of the supplies. Please bring a small box or container for your finished product. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Preschool STEAM
10:00 AM

STEAM storytime is an activities-based class inspired by themed picture books. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This storytime promotes inquiry-based learning and creative thinking through hands-on activities. This class is for children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@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
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Toddler and Preschool Tales
10:00 AM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, and art. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play area after storytime.

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 placed on a waiting list.

We're always cooking up something good!

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Whitehall Community Room
 
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Happier Hour Storytime
6:30 PM

Join us for stories, rhymes, games, art and other extension activities. This 30 minute class is for children 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore our Family Place play are after storytime.

 

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  

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 The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg. 

In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of Fjällbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the suicide of her childhood best friend, Alex. It’s Erica herself who finds Alex’s body—suspended in a bathtub of frozen water, her wrists slashed. Erica is bewildered: Why would a beautiful woman who had it all take her own life? Teaming up with police detective Patrik Hedström, Erica begins to uncover shocking events from Alex’s childhood. As one horrifying fact after another comes to light, Erica and Patrik’s curiosity gives way to obsession—and their flirtation grows into uncontrollable attraction. But it’s not long before one thing becomes very clear: a deadly secret is at stake, and there’s someone out there who will do anything—even commit murder—to protect it
 
CONTACT:  Sarah Scott  412-882-6622  scotts2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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Book Babies
11:00 AM

Join us for stories, puppets, musical instruments, scarves and more. This 20 minute class is for babies birth to 2 ½ and their caregivers. Families are encouraged to explore and play in our Family Place play area.

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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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 December 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!  

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
 
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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
Saturday December 21, 2019
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Reading Adventures
11:00 AM

Reading Adventures (school-age storytime)

Kids love to hear a story! This storytime is for beginning readers in grades K-2. Each class will include fun and engaging stories, along with makerspace and STEAM activities. We will meet the third Saturday of each month.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Fraticelli  412-882-6622  fraticellij@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Monday December 23, 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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Family Night Storytime
7:00 PM

Families are invited to our weekly activity night. Join us for special programs and storytimes. Events change weekly so be sure to check out our Event Calendar on the website for more details. We meet in the Children’s Library unless otherwise advertised.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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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
Friday December 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!  

This week's selection is 

 

Run time: 

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CONTACT:  Brandon Taper  412-882-6622  taperb2@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Second Chapter Cafe
Monday December 30, 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 December 31, 2019
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CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Wednesday January 1, 2020
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CONTACT:    412-882-6622  
LOCATION: Library
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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Kindermusik with Higher Voice Studio
10:00 AM

Join Holly Van Hoey from Higher Voice studio for an introduction to Kindermusik. Steeped in educational theory, Kindermusik programs use interactive, sensory-rich experiences to build neural pathways and shape the architecture of each child’s growing brain. This class will use scarves, shakers, drums, parachute and more.  Discover the joy of music based learning. This class is for children 0 to 5 years and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Children's Library
 
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Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

New! Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board is comprised of students in grades 7-12 who meet monthly to plan, organize and lead activities within the library. Becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board counts toward service hours! New members are always welcome!

CONTACT:  Denise Ignasky  412-882-6622  ignaskyd@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Teen Corner

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