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Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2014:
                  From Colony to Superpower:

  1.        Washington’s Secret Six (Brian Kilmead)
  2.        The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns)
  3.        The Age of Jackson (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)
  4.        Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns)
  5.        Cycles of American History (Arthur Schesinger Jr.)

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388 if you would like to buy a copy of this book.  We will also have copies of this selection available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CANCELLED Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

 

 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
office_lightbulb 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Maker Space Open Hour    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Come use the Maker Space after school to work on a personal project or one suggested by a librarian.  Please note, the sewing machine and 3D Printer will not be available during Open Hours.

For Middle School students ages 11 and up

    Location: Maker Space
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Conversational Chinese and Chinese Culture    
    Contact: Charlene Zang   412-337-9501   czang@cmu.edu
   

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

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

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Casting Call    
    Contact: Doug Michaels   724-614-9086   Dougrm1513@yahoo.com
   

Open public casting call for the small independent film Who Axed Max

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

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

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

[Language Groups]
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CANCELLED English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Library Closed: Christmas Eve    
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Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Library Closed: Christmas Day    
Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday December 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CANCELLED English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_bell Library Closes at 5:00 PM for New Year's Eve    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_party1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Happy Noon Year!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Get ready for the New Year with a count down to 12 o’clock- - noon, that is! Share stories, songs, &  a craft, and toast the new year with some bubbly and treats! For families of all ages. 
 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_arrow_r_red 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Closing party for Anita Buzzy-Prentiss Show    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Photographer Anita Buzzy-Prentiss will have her work showcased in the library's main gallery through December. Today she will host a closing party with refreshments and a meet and greet.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
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Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk with Benny Zelkowicz    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Benny Zelkowicz, author of The First Book of Ore The Foundry's Edge (The Books of Ore), will pop by the library to talk about his book, answer questions, and sign books. A Mt. Lebanon High School graduate, Benny studied biopsychology at Oberlin College and earned an MFA in Experimental animation. He made an award-winning film, The ErlKing, animated entirely with sand, that screened all over the world. Benny also directed the kids' show "Lunar Jim" and provided the voice for the title character. Over the past thirteen years, Benny has worked on tons of commercials, music videos, feature films, and TV shows, and now, through some weird twist of fate, he's an author, too.

In the The First Book of Ore The Foundry's Edge (for Grades 5-8), the Foundry, a metal-forging behemoth, controls the world’s supply of trinkets, fashion, construction materials, vehicles, and, of course, weapons. Phoebe’s father is one of its most powerful players, and when he’s kidnapped by mysterious bespectacled animatrons, she and her nemesis turned friend, Micah, follow him into the depths of Mekh, a hidden world full of living metal. As Phoebe and Micah search the strange metallic environment, they realize that the Foundry hasn’t invented anything; it has merely plundered Mekh for its resources and enslaved its population. With a few new metal friends, the teens seek out Phoebe’s father, and she struggles to accept the part he has played in Mekh’s destruction.

BookList says: "Baity and Zelkowicz put their experience as animators to work, describing the alien metal world and its mind-bendingly outlandish denizens with such an eye for visual detail that they clatter to life on the page. The imaginative world, whirlwind adventure, tense emotional stakes, and some well-placed laughs put this first in a planned series in the same stack as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson."

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

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

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

This month: Folk and Religious Wood Carvings. Joe Bielecki will display and lecture about a variety of wood carvings made by village residents expressing their creativity for holidays and religious occasions.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

Jan. 6- I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

Feb. 3- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Apr. 7- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_salad 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Facts and Myths of Exercise and Nutrition    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer Peg Pardini will explain the importance of exercise, including weight lifting and cardiovascular exercise emphasizing proper form and technique with demonstrations. She also will discuss proper nutrition for both the general public and the athlete. 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_arrow_r_red 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM GWP Food Access Meeting    
    Contact: Jenny Nielsen   412-471-6488   jnielsen@gwpa.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

DON'T FORGET TO BE AWESOME and join us for Lebo Nerdfighters, a mature group of nerds who, like founders Hank and John Green, enjoy "unpopular" interests like Doctor Who, Steampunk, the zombie apocalypse, science fiction, fantasy, the Whedonverse, eclectic musical tastes, Maker Spaces, technology and everything else brilliant people like!  For College and High School only.  Parties and snacks!!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet Me at the Movies: An Artists for Alzheimers Program    
    Contact: MJ Meenen   412-290-2450   mjmeenen@verizon.net
   

The Denis Theatre is proud to collaborate with Artist for Alzheimers for this program of facilitated movie clips and discussion with dementia patients from local senior facilities.

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coal Mining Songs of the Northeast    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This informative yet musical program highlights the struggles and disasters of coal miners in northeast Pennsylvania. Documented and researched original compositions are presented by first explaining their origin, then musically through song. Presenter Jay Smar accompanies his vocals with guitar, claw-hammer banjo, fiddle and a form of clog dancing. Coal mining photos, books and chronicles also are shared with the audience. Smar hails from the little coal mining town of Coaldale, Pennsylvania.  Presented through a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday January 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Author (and former Dormont resident) Lisa Kirchner will share stories from her new memoir, Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar (Greenpoint Press). The book details what it was like to go to Qatar for Carnegie Mellon University and watch her life fall apart. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette calls a "must read."  Former NPR correspondent and Geography of Bliss author Eric Weiner says: “Think Bridget Jones meets Lawrence of Arabia.”The memoir has been featured in the Kirkus Reviews and on FOX News.

In this universal tale of re-building one’s life, Kirchner vividly offers up her own personal journey. But unlike the typical post-divorce travel narrative, hers is the story of the person left behind. The story tells what happens when a freshly-minted divorcee finds herself in a Muslim land where it’s illegal to date, yet sex in souq city smolders. “Zen boot camp” is the surprising upshot for this marketing director, who takes a job helping Carnegie Mellon University launch its Middle East campus. Along the way, Kirchner’s therapist, yoga teacher, a Bornean tribal chief, and finally the women of Qatar show her how to get up and over life’s pain and setbacks. Her eyes are opened culturally as well as she journeys from fearing the black-robed women in abayas to appreciating the human hopes and heartbreaks of the Qatari women and men she meets. All this and more darkly humorous, sexy and smart discoveries await readers.

Lisa L. Kirchner is an author, speaker, storyteller and yogi. She is the creator of the nationally touring workshop, "Yoga for Getting Over It." While working at various times for The Andy Warhol Museum, Ketchum Public Relations, Carnegie Mellon University and the Tribeca Film Festival, her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Budget Travel, and Salon.com among numerous othersShe attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and did a summer stint at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work is part of the compilation Learning to Love You More (Prestel Publishing, 2007). And her essays have appeared in xoJane, Opium and Reality Sandwich. She has also hosted, produced and performed in storytelling shows, including the UCB’S Happy Hour Story Hour, The Moth, Risk, and her very own Next Chapter. She is the memoirs editor for the New York Writers’ Workshop literary magazine. She lives, writes, and teaches yoga in New York City. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant, His Lieutenants and Union Naval Support    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series centered on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant, his lieutenants and support by Union Naval forces from 1861 to 1865.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos. Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to cancel or move a session to an alternate date. 

Jan 12 -  Forts Henry and Donelson - Army and Naval Coordination Open the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers
Feb 9 -  The Move to Vicksburg - Shilo, Corinth
Mar 9 - Confederate Counter-Attacks in Tennessee and Kentucky
April 13 -  Early Engagements at Vicksburg  - Sherman and Naval Efforts
May 11  - Vicksburg Falls - An Army and Naval Joint Effort - The Mississippi Closes
June 8 - TBA

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65). James M. McPherson,   War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, 2012.

Presenter Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years.

COMPLETED -  2014 Sessions
Grant - From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation
Grant’s Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois
The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois and Missouri
Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South

Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon
Naval Forces in the Western Theater - Building the Timber-Clads, Iron-Clads, Light-Draft Gun Boats and River Monitors

Naval Forces - Command Leadership
Engagements of Naval Forces  - Island 10, Plum Point Bend and Memphis

Responsibilities of Naval Forces: Suppressing Guerrilla War, Supporting River Conveys, Mine-Sweeping

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
A Room with a View              Jan 12, 2015
Darkness at Noon                    Feb 9, 2015
Persuasion                          Mar 9, 2015
Death Comes for the Archbishop              Apr 13, 2015
Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife)        May 11, 2015
Adam Bede                        Jun 8, 2015
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale             Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  NO MEETINGS UNTIL MARCH.  Meeting dates in March will be first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Under the Umbrella Tree Screening    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Mt. Lebanon residents Louis A. Picard, Pauline A. Greenlick, and Leonard Lies will present their new documentary Under the Umbrella Tree, which documents the life of Victoria Nalongo Namusisi.


In Uganda, millions of innocent children have been denied their basic rights to life and human security. It’s estimated that 30,000 children were captured and enslaved by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. In a country of 36 million, 1.2 million children are orphaned from AIDS-related diseases. Desperate parents living in extreme poverty abandon their children daily. This is the state of Uganda’s children. But the very determined Namusisi has made it her mission to rescue them, giving them hope, a stable home, and an education. She has opened her home and her heart to over 100 children. Without her, 95 percent of these children would have faced death. For many of them, she is the only mother they know. Under the Umbrella Tree, shot on location in Uganda documents her journey from humble beginnings as a poor fisherman’s daughter and reveals how, through the power of education, she became a journalist, a political and Scout leader, and Founder and Director of Bright Kids Uganda. Her passionate work has been captured on film to show the world there’s hope for these children.

The film portrays the traumatic stories of several children and how Victoria transformed their lives. It depicts her challenge to maintain a home of 90-plus children and how she puts sustainability into practice. She’s their last hope for survival; sacrificing to feed, clothe, shelter, and educate these children. The story of Victoria and Bright Kids Uganda is one of inspiration, hope, and love.

Picard and Greenlick served as co-producers and Lies directed and edited.

Picard, the director of the Ford Institute for Human Security and professor at the Graduate  School of Public and International Affairs, has had extensive fieldwork in Southern Africa including three years in South Africa. Greenlick, an adjunct lecturer and supervisor of special education student teachers at Carlow University, serves on the board of directors of the Bright Kids Uganda USA Foundation, which provides programming and support for a children’s home in Entebbe, Uganda. She also was the on-location cameraperson for the film. Leonard A. Lies, who owns Dream Catchers Films, Inc. in Dormont, has been an active member of the film industry since 1981; his work includes theatrical films, commercials, documentaries, and educational productions. The filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions after the film.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mainline Homeowners Association Meeting    
    Contact: BRUCE SCHRAMM   412-563-1168   b1128schramm@gmail.com
   

Annual Homeowners Meeting

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults).  Unlike a traditional book group, Just For Guys includes brief instruction on content creation and encourages attendees to express their creative ideas using Maker Space equipment.  This month we'll be discussing Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Ask for a copy of this month's book selection in the children's library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   412-208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.com
   

Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   
Mt. Lebanon High School history teacher Pete DiNardo will offer a program on “Old John Brown: Domestic Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?"
Forgotten by most Americans, the militant, evangelical abolitionist John Brown forced antebellum Americans to debate the utility of slavery as well as the means to challenge it. His unorthodox and violent actions in Kansas through Harpers Ferry shocked and offended many, but others found his conduct and testimony at his trial in 1859 inspirational. Debates about how to view and make sense of him accelerated the coming of the Civil War. He continues to be a contested figure into the 21st century, used and misused by a wide array of people who see him both as misguided terrorist and a freedom fighter. 
This presentation examines “Ole Brown’s” background as well as actions in the 1850s. It then proceeds to address and debate the reaction and contested meaning of Brown, through the debate among his contemporaries through his legacy over the next 150 years. Distancing ourselves from the particulars of Brown, we will examine how our views of Brown force us to ask additional questions about the American experiment and how social change occurs. 

Visit The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon for further information about this and other programs in their Speaker Series.

This Historical Society of Mount Lebanon program is presented in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Easy to Say Words    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Children's program with Mary Tambellini.  More information later.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday January 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:15 PM  -  4:00 PM 6th Annual Antique & Collectible Identification by the Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh will hold its 6th annual antiques and collectible identification event in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library. The club's team of appraisers will attempt to verbally identify all types of antiques and collectibles, including pottery, china, glass, toys, coins, furniture, primitives, and ephemera.

If you wish to have your items examined by the team, please bring them to the lower level of the library. Cost is $5 for two (2) antique and collectible identifications.

In addition, Mt. Lebanon Public Library offers our patrons access to the database Price It! Antiques and Collectibles powered by Worth Point. Ask at the Reference Desk for details and further information.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_genealogy1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  Claire of the sea light by Edwidge Danticat

Upcoming Selections:

February 18:  All the light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
March 16:  Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
April 20:  The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
May 18: Orfeo by Richard Powers
June 15:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
July 20:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

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

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Professional and Technical Writing Workshop    
    Contact: Pete Geissler    412 322 0480   geissler@earthlink.net
   

Pete Geissler will conduct this two-part workshop (Wednesday and Thursday). This class is aimed at business persons at all levels, particularly those in engineering, science,  marketing, marketing communications, advertising,  and PR; and those who want to work within  those disciplines. 

Register at the reference desk or call 412-531-1912 ext 20

SYLLABUS:

SESSION ONE

1. The personal value of writing better: productivity/creativity, promotability, profitability.

2. The single purpose of all pro/tech writing: the techniques for influencing.

3. The three qualities of good writing: clear, concise, purposeful.

5.Defining and applying pivotal tools needed to write well, including empathy with readers, coherence/unity, and active vs. passive voice

6. The seven myths of writing.

SESSION TWO

1. The eight everyday habits of good writers.

2. Dissecting and improving examples from business, including those from attendees.

3. Summary: everything you need to write like a pro

4. Summary II: The good, the bad, the ugly: an active discussion that  dissects and improves 20 sentences from newspapers and businesses.

TEXT: The Power of Writing Well, by Pete Geissler, a copy of which will be given to each attendee.

ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER: Pete Geissler is a freelance writer and professor/teacher who has taught professional/technical writing at Carnegie Mellon University;  The Graduate School of Environmental  Science and Management,  Duquesne University; The Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania; and several engineering/consulting firms. He has published five non-fiction books, one a publisher’s best seller and another a finalist in Best Books 2004. He is a member of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, where he sits on the publications committee, and is a board member and sponsor,  Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.  For more: go to peteswriteshops.com; theexpressiveprivepress.com; and thepowerofbeingarticulate.com.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

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

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Professional and Technical Writing Workshop    
    Contact: Pete Geissler    412 322 0480   geissler@earthlink.net
   

Pete Geissler will conduct this two-part workshop (Wednesday and Thursday). This class is aimed at business persons at all levels, particularly those in engineering, science,  marketing, marketing communications, advertising,  and PR; and those who want to work within  those disciplines. 

Register at the reference desk or call 412-531-1912 ext 20

SYLLABUS:

SESSION ONE

1. The personal value of writing better: productivity/creativity, promotability, profitability.

2. The single purpose of all pro/tech writing: the techniques for influencing.

3. The three qualities of good writing: clear, concise, purposeful.

5.Defining and applying pivotal tools needed to write well, including empathy with readers, coherence/unity, and active vs. passive voice

6. The seven myths of writing.

SESSION TWO

1. The eight everyday habits of good writers.

2. Dissecting and improving examples from business, including those from attendees.

3. Summary: everything you need to write like a pro

4. Summary II: The good, the bad, the ugly: an active discussion that  dissects and improves 20 sentences from newspapers and businesses.

TEXT: The Power of Writing Well, by Pete Geissler, a copy of which will be given to each attendee.

ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER: Pete Geissler is a freelance writer and professor/teacher who has taught professional/technical writing at Carnegie Mellon University;  The Graduate School of Environmental  Science and Management,  Duquesne University; The Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania; and several engineering/consulting firms. He has published five non-fiction books, one a publisher’s best seller and another a finalist in Best Books 2004. He is a member of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, where he sits on the publications committee, and is a board member and sponsor,  Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.  For more: go to peteswriteshops.com; theexpressiveprivepress.com; and thepowerofbeingarticulate.com.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Brews for a Chili Night V--Buy Your Ticket Today!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library:  Don't miss our popular Brews for a Chili Night library benefit! 

6 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili fromlocal restaurants along with chili prepared by 15+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

$35 tickets go on sale December 1 at the library. Cash or check made payable to FRIENDS OF MT LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY

IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.

All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish and English with Marissa Lipinski when
they join her for songs, stories and fun.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

 

 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Study Room
 
food_beer.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brews for a Chili Night V    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Welcome beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library to our popular 5th Annual Brews for a Chili Night!

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili from Café io and Gaucho, along with chili prepared by 20+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

Tickets go on sale DECEMBER 1, 2015 at the library for $35 (or $50 for those wishing to be an event sponsor).  Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only
All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_beer.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brews for a Chili Night V    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Welcome beer aficionados, chili lovers, and fans of the library to our popular 5th Annual Brews for a Chili Night!

Get out of the cold and into the library with this after-hours hot ticket!

  • Sample more than two dozen fine regional ales, lagers, stouts & cider.  
  • Savor a variety of flavorful blue-ribbon chili from Café io and Gaucho, along with chili prepared by 20+ hand-picked home cooks.
  • Enjoy the live music of The Retro Agents.

Tickets are on sale now at the library for $30 (or $50 for those wishing to make a larger gift to the library).  Ticket price includes an evening of complimentary beers, hearty chili, savory snacks, sweet treats, and live music.  A limited number of tickets will be available and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Adults 21+ only.


All proceeds benefit Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday January 25, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun family programs on Sunday afternoons - Stories, songs, science, crafts, games, &  fun!

January 25–  The Science of Snowflakes!
Come learn how snowflakes form and then engineer your own snowflakes! Recommended for ages 4+

February 1  -  Kazoofest & Dance Party!
Pucker up for a musical afternoon in which you’re a member of  the orchestra! Don’t forget those dancing feet too! For all ages.

February 8 -  Be Mine Tea Time!
Stories, crafts, fun and tea-time snacks for you and your sweetheart!  For ages 4—8.

February 15 -   Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Help bring in the Year of the Sheep today with stories, songs, snacks and fun!  For ages 3 +

February 22 - Building Bonanza!
Be a young engineer or architect today when you create unique structures with an amazing array of building materials! 
Recommended for ages 4+

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Laugh for the Health of It!    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Please contact the children's library for this month's selection.
 

    Location: Study Room
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  NO MEETINGS UNTIL MARCH.  Meeting dates in March will be first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_ladybug 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

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

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Training Workshop    
    Contact: Anita Cohen    412-393-7645   acohen@gplc.org
   

This English as a Second Language tutor training workshop is a presentation of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Registration required with GLPC.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_eastham_youth 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Don Kirkwood   412-531-1912   dpitt75@comcast.net
   

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

The selections for the South Hills Science Fiction Book Group in 2015:

January 2015
Novel: “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie
Short Fiction:
“Pittsburg Technology” by Jeffrey Ford
“Velvet Fields” by Ann McCaffrey

February 2015
Novel: “Bones of the Earth” by Michael Swanwick
Short Fiction:
The Murderer” by Ray Bradbury
“Our Lady of Sauropods” by Robert Silverberg

March 2015
Novel: “Parasite” by Mira Grant
Short Fiction:
“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky
“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard

April 2015
Novel: “Lock In” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“The Gifts of Asti” by Andre Norton
“The Tamarisk Hunter” by Paolo Bacigalupi

May 2015
Novel: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Short Fiction:
“The New Accelerator” by H.G. Wells
“Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers” by Lawrence Watt-Evans

June 2015
Novel: “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester
Short Fiction:
“The Postman” by David Brin
“A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CANCELLED Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish and English with Marissa Lipinski when
they join her for songs, stories and fun.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

 

 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Anonymous People Screening    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A screening of the award-winning, ground-breaking documentary The Anonymous People about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions and how we can change the addiction conversation from problems to solutions. Facilitating the screening will be Ken Montrose and Karen Reifer. Ken is the director of training and publications for Greenbriar Treatment Center having formerly held the position of director of clinical services. A certified addictions counselor, he holds a Master’s degree in developmental psychology and has been sober since October 2, 1988.  Karen is a therapist at Gaterway Rehabilitation Center working with the adult intensive outpatient drug and alcohol therapy. She holds a Master’s degree in community counseling from IUP.

More information about this film HERE

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday February 1, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun family programs on Sunday afternoons - Stories, songs, science, crafts, games, &  fun!

January 25–  The Science of Snowflakes!
Come learn how snowflakes form and then engineer your own snowflakes! Recommended for ages 4+

February 1  -  Kazoofest & Dance Party!
Pucker up for a musical afternoon in which you’re a member of  the orchestra! Don’t forget those dancing feet too! For all ages.

February 8 -  Be Mine Tea Time!
Stories, crafts, fun and tea-time snacks for you and your sweetheart!  For ages 4—8.

February 15 -   Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Help bring in the Year of the Sheep today with stories, songs, snacks and fun!  For ages 3 +

February 22 - Building Bonanza!
Be a young engineer or architect today when you create unique structures with an amazing array of building materials! 
Recommended for ages 4+

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

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

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

This month: Researching and Publishing Your Slovak Family History. Bob Dvorchak, a local journalist for 46 years, will talk about his experiences in researching and publishing his Slovak family history.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

Feb. 3- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Apr. 7- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Location: Maker Space
 
elect_camera 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM How to Read a Photograph: On the Art of Decoding a Fixed Shadow    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

To understand the message of the photographer and appreciate how it is rendered, we need to learn to actively "read" a photograph as complex text.  This class will provide a vocabulary by which to define and critique style, and comprehend a photo in reference to its function.  We will discuss the narrative and poetic power of multiple-image format such as series, sequence and group and examine the saturated ideology decoded within original, internal and external context.   Final discussion will recognize the photo’s relationship to a series of wider histories as an interpretation of the world before the maker’s lens to enhance your role as primary or secondary viewer.

The four-session class will be taught by Nancy M. Zielinski, M.A. History of Art and Architecture. Nancy has been teaching Art History for 16 years, with a specialty in The History of Photography from 1839 to the present. She is a part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and have taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh and also has distance learning experience with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. She received my M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Thesis in photography: The role of James A.M. Whistler and the defining of styles of photography in Alfred Steiglitz's publication Camera Work (1903-1917), and earned a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Technology in 2000 from Duquesne University. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
For kids in grades 2, 3, and 4.

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters Lunchtime Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_origami_crane 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo -- Beeswax Sushi Candlemaking    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

TODAY WE WILL BE ROLLING BEESWAX TO MAKE SUSHI CANDLES!  FUN AND EASY!  Otaku Lebo Asian pop culture club for middle and high school students meets on first Thursdays of every month when school is in session.  Activities include watching anime and music videos, learning crafts related to Asian Culture, playing games and eating lots of great snacks.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

 
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish and English with Marissa Lipinski when
they join her for songs, stories and fun.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Bookmaking for Beginners    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Learn to make a book. There is a $10 materials fee and participants will go home with 2 or 3 finished books. 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun family programs on Sunday afternoons - Stories, songs, science, crafts, games, &  fun!

January 25–  The Science of Snowflakes!
Come learn how snowflakes form and then engineer your own snowflakes! Recommended for ages 4+

February 1  -  Kazoofest & Dance Party!
Pucker up for a musical afternoon in which you’re a member of  the orchestra! Don’t forget those dancing feet too! For all ages.

February 8 -  Be Mine Tea Time!
Stories, crafts, fun and tea-time snacks for you and your sweetheart!  For ages 4—8.

February 15 -   Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Help bring in the Year of the Sheep today with stories, songs, snacks and fun!  For ages 3 +

February 22 - Building Bonanza!
Be a young engineer or architect today when you create unique structures with an amazing array of building materials! 
Recommended for ages 4+

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant, His Lieutenants and Union Naval Support    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series centered on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant, his lieutenants and support by Union Naval forces from 1861 to 1865.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos. Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to cancel or move a session to an alternate date. 

Jan 12 -  Forts Henry and Donelson - Army and Naval Coordination Open the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers
Feb 9 -  The Move to Vicksburg - Shilo, Corinth
Mar 9 - Confederate Counter-Attacks in Tennessee and Kentucky
April 13 -  Early Engagements at Vicksburg  - Sherman and Naval Efforts
May 11  - Vicksburg Falls - An Army and Naval Joint Effort - The Mississippi Closes
June 8 - TBA

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65). James M. McPherson,   War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, 2012.

Presenter Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years.

COMPLETED -  2014 Sessions
Grant - From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation
Grant’s Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois
The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois and Missouri
Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South

Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon
Naval Forces in the Western Theater - Building the Timber-Clads, Iron-Clads, Light-Draft Gun Boats and River Monitors

Naval Forces - Command Leadership
Engagements of Naval Forces  - Island 10, Plum Point Bend and Memphis

Responsibilities of Naval Forces: Suppressing Guerrilla War, Supporting River Conveys, Mine-Sweeping

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
Darkness at Noon                    Feb 9, 2015
Persuasion                          Mar 9, 2015
Death Comes for the Archbishop              Apr 13, 2015
Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife)        May 11, 2015
Adam Bede                        Jun 8, 2015
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale             Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_quilt2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM American Girls Book Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about American history and have fun reading the American Girl books.
For kids in grades 2, 3 and 4.

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  NO MEETINGS UNTIL MARCH.  Meeting dates in March will be first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
 
elect_camera 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM How to Read a Photograph: On the Art of Decoding a Fixed Shadow    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

To understand the message of the photographer and appreciate how it is rendered, we need to learn to actively "read" a photograph as complex text.  This class will provide a vocabulary by which to define and critique style, and comprehend a photo in reference to its function.  We will discuss the narrative and poetic power of multiple-image format such as series, sequence and group and examine the saturated ideology decoded within original, internal and external context.   Final discussion will recognize the photo’s relationship to a series of wider histories as an interpretation of the world before the maker’s lens to enhance your role as primary or secondary viewer.

The four-session class will be taught by Nancy M. Zielinski, M.A. History of Art and Architecture. Nancy has been teaching Art History for 16 years, with a specialty in The History of Photography from 1839 to the present. She is a part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and have taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh and also has distance learning experience with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. She received my M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Thesis in photography: The role of James A.M. Whistler and the defining of styles of photography in Alfred Steiglitz's publication Camera Work (1903-1917), and earned a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Technology in 2000 from Duquesne University. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults).  Unlike a traditional book group, Just For Guys includes brief instruction on content creation and encourages attendees to express their creative ideas using Maker Space equipment.  This month we'll be discussing The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill. Ask for a copy of this month's book selection in the children's library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM National Security Issues: From Religion, War, and Culture to the Liberty of Conscience    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

World Affairs Council - U.S. Army War College Week

Please join us as the Eisenhower Fellows return to Mt. Lebanon Public Library to present another fascinating current events program for our community.

This program is a joint presentation by World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  No registration necessary.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

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

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

DON'T FORGET TO BE AWESOME and join us for Lebo Nerdfighters, a mature group of nerds who, like founders Hank and John Green, enjoy "unpopular" interests like Doctor Who, Steampunk, the zombie apocalypse, science fiction, fantasy, the Whedonverse, eclectic musical tastes, Maker Spaces, technology and everything else brilliant people like!  For College and High School only.  Parties and snacks!!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish and English with Marissa Lipinski when
they join her for songs, stories and fun.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

 

 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun family programs on Sunday afternoons - Stories, songs, science, crafts, games, &  fun!

January 25–  The Science of Snowflakes!
Come learn how snowflakes form and then engineer your own snowflakes! Recommended for ages 4+

February 1  -  Kazoofest & Dance Party!
Pucker up for a musical afternoon in which you’re a member of  the orchestra! Don’t forget those dancing feet too! For all ages.

February 8 -  Be Mine Tea Time!
Stories, crafts, fun and tea-time snacks for you and your sweetheart!  For ages 4—8.

February 15 -   Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Help bring in the Year of the Sheep today with stories, songs, snacks and fun!  For ages 3 +

February 22 - Building Bonanza!
Be a young engineer or architect today when you create unique structures with an amazing array of building materials! 
Recommended for ages 4+

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_genealogy1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

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

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  All the light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Upcoming Selections:

March 16:  Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
April 20:  The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
May 18: Orfeo by Richard Powers
June 15:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
July 20:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

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

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
elect_camera 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM How to Read a Photograph: On the Art of Decoding a Fixed Shadow    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

To understand the message of the photographer and appreciate how it is rendered, we need to learn to actively "read" a photograph as complex text.  This class will provide a vocabulary by which to define and critique style, and comprehend a photo in reference to its function.  We will discuss the narrative and poetic power of multiple-image format such as series, sequence and group and examine the saturated ideology decoded within original, internal and external context.   Final discussion will recognize the photo’s relationship to a series of wider histories as an interpretation of the world before the maker’s lens to enhance your role as primary or secondary viewer.

The four-session class will be taught by Nancy M. Zielinski, M.A. History of Art and Architecture. Nancy has been teaching Art History for 16 years, with a specialty in The History of Photography from 1839 to the present. She is a part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and have taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh and also has distance learning experience with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. She received my M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Thesis in photography: The role of James A.M. Whistler and the defining of styles of photography in Alfred Steiglitz's publication Camera Work (1903-1917), and earned a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Technology in 2000 from Duquesne University. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join us for the  French film "The Well Digger's Daughter" (2012/NR/107 minutes).  Synopsis: Provence, late 1930s. Rustic digger Pascal Amoretti, a widower, encourages fellow laborer Félipe Rambert to date his virgin eldest daughter Patricia, the only of his five who attended a Parish finishing school. Getting drunk, Felipe unwittingly helps her date wealthy general store owner Mazel's handsome, womanizing son, dashing air force pilot Jacques, who gives her a motorbike ride home, make love and get her pregnant. Shortly after, both men are called for military service against the Nazis. On leave, Felipe finds out the truth and still proposes. Jacques is reported missing in action, his family refuses to recognize the baby, so Pascal sends Patricia with it to his outcast sister.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_mag 5:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Teen Volunteer Night    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1919   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Students interested in receiving 5 hours of volunteer service can sign up for this after hours opportunity.  Pizza and snacks will be available. Great opportunity for National Honor Society candidates.  Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk and pick up a registration packet (liability waiver and medical release).  All forms must be turned in to the library before students can participate in the event.  Limited to 30 participants.  Register after December 23rd.

Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish and English with Marissa Lipinski when
they join her for songs, stories and fun.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_chess_knight 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Annual Children's Chess Tournament    
   

Sign up in the Children's Library beginning January 5.

For children in grades K - 4 and 5 - 8.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Fundays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun family programs on Sunday afternoons - Stories, songs, science, crafts, games, &  fun!

January 25–  The Science of Snowflakes!
Come learn how snowflakes form and then engineer your own snowflakes! Recommended for ages 4+

February 1  -  Kazoofest & Dance Party!
Pucker up for a musical afternoon in which you’re a member of  the orchestra! Don’t forget those dancing feet too! For all ages.

February 8 -  Be Mine Tea Time!
Stories, crafts, fun and tea-time snacks for you and your sweetheart!  For ages 4—8.

February 15 -   Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Help bring in the Year of the Sheep today with stories, songs, snacks and fun!  For ages 3 +

February 22 - Building Bonanza!
Be a young engineer or architect today when you create unique structures with an amazing array of building materials! 
Recommended for ages 4+

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_poppy 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Garden Talk    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presenter: Martha Swiss

Details: TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM CANCELLED Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  NO MEETINGS UNTIL MARCH.  Meeting dates in March will be first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_ladybug 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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elect_camera 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM How to Read a Photograph: On the Art of Decoding a Fixed Shadow    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

To understand the message of the photographer and appreciate how it is rendered, we need to learn to actively "read" a photograph as complex text.  This class will provide a vocabulary by which to define and critique style, and comprehend a photo in reference to its function.  We will discuss the narrative and poetic power of multiple-image format such as series, sequence and group and examine the saturated ideology decoded within original, internal and external context.   Final discussion will recognize the photo’s relationship to a series of wider histories as an interpretation of the world before the maker’s lens to enhance your role as primary or secondary viewer.

The four-session class will be taught by Nancy M. Zielinski, M.A. History of Art and Architecture. Nancy has been teaching Art History for 16 years, with a specialty in The History of Photography from 1839 to the present. She is a part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and have taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh and also has distance learning experience with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. She received my M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Thesis in photography: The role of James A.M. Whistler and the defining of styles of photography in Alfred Steiglitz's publication Camera Work (1903-1917), and earned a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Technology in 2000 from Duquesne University. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

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

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

February 2015
Novel: “Bones of the Earth” by Michael Swanwick
Short Fiction:
The Murderer” by Ray Bradbury
“Our Lady of Sauropods” by Robert Silverberg

March 2015
Novel: “Parasite” by Mira Grant
Short Fiction:
“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky
“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard

April 2015
Novel: “Lock In” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“The Gifts of Asti” by Andre Norton
“The Tamarisk Hunter” by Paolo Bacigalupi

May 2015
Novel: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Short Fiction:
“The New Accelerator” by H.G. Wells
“Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers” by Lawrence Watt-Evans

June 2015
Novel: “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester
Short Fiction:
“The Postman” by David Brin
“A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

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

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is The Good Earth by Pearl Buck.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Hola Ninos    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

 

Preschoolers will have fun in Spanish and English with Marissa Lipinski when
they join her for songs, stories and fun.

For children ages 3—6 and their parents.  Siblings welcome.

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_lightning2 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Zentangle for Beginners    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Zentangle is a simple technique of pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing, and FUN. All you need is a pen and paper—and you are all set to begin. Sue Schneider, who leads the Mt. Lebanon Library Zentangler group, which meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, will offer this introductory class to those who want to learn more about  Zentangle. Beginner kits and other supplies will be available for a small fee for those who'd like to Zentangle at home. 
PLEASE REGISTER AT THE REFERENCE DESK
 

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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nat_flower02 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Let the Roses do the Work: growing today’s roses    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Presenter David McKibben, American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, will talk about how growing beautiful roses and practicing sustainable, low environmental impact gardening techniques are not mutually exclusive. His presentation will review easy steps for growing today’s roses without the fuss of year’s past by implementing simple techniques readily available to the home gardener.

Topics to be covered include:

  •             How to buy roses: bare root vs. potted plants
  •              Where and when to plant roses
  •             Proper planting techniques
  •             Quick guide to pruning roses
  •             Water and mulching
  •             Insect and disease control
  •             Winter protection
  •             What to do and when
  •             Q&A

Dr. McKibben is an American Rose Society certified Consulting Rosarian and has grown roses in Western Pennsylvania for over 40 years.  Currently he is gardening in Mt. Lebanon, PA where he and his wife Cecelia grow over 100 varieties of roses integrated into the total garden design.  Their garden has been featured twice on the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour and has frequently been selected as a stop on the Pittsburgh Rose Society Open Garden Tours.  In addition to being a Consulting Rosarian, he is the Pittsburgh Rose Society’s Webmaster and regular contributor to the Society’s monthly newsletter. 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_slovak_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Slovak Heritage    
    Contact: Joe and Albina Senko   412-343-5031   jsenko@msv-cpa.com
   

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

This month: Slovak Easter Customs. Larry Kozlowski will discuss the history of the Slovak customs for the upcoming Easter season, including demonstrations and Easter items.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

Mar. 3- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Apr. 7- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
For kids in grades 2, 3, and 4.

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters Lunchtime Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_origami_crane 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Otaku Lebo Asian pop culture club for middle and high school students meets on first Thursdays of every month when school is in session.  Activities include watching anime and music videos, learning crafts related to Asian Culture, playing games and eating lots of great snacks.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.  Dr. Cleon Cornes will explore Wagner's life and music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Scrabble Tournament    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Scrabble lovers! Test your skills in a competitive setting. Questions? Contact Bob Hagerty, founder of the South Hills Scrabble Club, bob.hagerty@wsj.com OR Dorcas Alexander 412-302-9757 dorcasa@gmail.com for further information.


Pre-registration and NASPA membership required to participate.

 
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant, His Lieutenants and Union Naval Support    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series centered on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant, his lieutenants and support by Union Naval forces from 1861 to 1865.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos. Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to cancel or move a session to an alternate date. 

Jan 12 -  Forts Henry and Donelson - Army and Naval Coordination Open the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers
Feb 9 -  The Move to Vicksburg - Shilo, Corinth
Mar 9 - Confederate Counter-Attacks in Tennessee and Kentucky
April 13 -  Early Engagements at Vicksburg  - Sherman and Naval Efforts
May 11  - Vicksburg Falls - An Army and Naval Joint Effort - The Mississippi Closes
June 8 - TBA

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65). James M. McPherson,   War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, 2012.

Presenter Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years.

COMPLETED -  2014 Sessions
Grant - From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation
Grant’s Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois
The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois and Missouri
Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South

Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon
Naval Forces in the Western Theater - Building the Timber-Clads, Iron-Clads, Light-Draft Gun Boats and River Monitors

Naval Forces - Command Leadership
Engagements of Naval Forces  - Island 10, Plum Point Bend and Memphis

Responsibilities of Naval Forces: Suppressing Guerrilla War, Supporting River Conveys, Mine-Sweeping

    Location: Meeting Room A
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misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
Persuasion                          Mar 9, 2015
Death Comes for the Archbishop              Apr 13, 2015
Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife)        May 11, 2015
Adam Bede                        Jun 8, 2015
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale             Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Garden Speakers Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.

  • Week One (3/9): site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.
  • Week Two (3/16): the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.
  • Week Three (3/23): we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers. No advance registration is required; however, participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Tour Committee and the Pittsburgh Rose Society

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_quilt2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM American Girls Book Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about American history and have fun reading the American Girl books.
For kids in grades 2, 3 and 4.

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM KidsLit Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Holly Visnesky   412.531.1912   visneskyh@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for adults interested in children's literature.
Please contact the children's library for this month's selection.
 

    Location: Study Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
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anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults).  Unlike a traditional book group, Just For Guys includes brief instruction on content creation and encourages attendees to express their creative ideas using Maker Space equipment.  This month we'll be discussing Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff. Ask for a copy of this month's book selection in the children's library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy    
    Contact: Tom Schevtchuk   412-208-2525   schevtchukta@cdmsmith.com
   

Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy Board Meeting

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   

Program topic and speaker TBA

Visit The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon for further information about this and other programs in their Speaker Series.

This Historical Society of Mount Lebanon program is presented in cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_arrow_r_red 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Advisory Council Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Public Library Zentanglers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.  Dr. Cleon Cornes will explore Wagner's life and music.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

DON'T FORGET TO BE AWESOME and join us for Lebo Nerdfighters, a mature group of nerds who, like founders Hank and John Green, enjoy "unpopular" interests like Doctor Who, Steampunk, the zombie apocalypse, science fiction, fantasy, the Whedonverse, eclectic musical tastes, Maker Spaces, technology and everything else brilliant people like!  For College and High School only.  Parties and snacks!!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_genealogy1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Garden Speakers Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.

  • Week One (3/9): site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.
  • Week Two (3/16): the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.
  • Week Three (3/23): we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers. No advance registration is required; however, participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Tour Committee and the Pittsburgh Rose Society

 

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

Every month the cookbook club will select a cookbook and participants will prepare a recipe (or two!) from the book and share it with the group. The cookbook will be available at the reference desk. Please sign the registration form and make a copy of the recipe you want to try (a few additional cookbooks will be on reserve for anyone who wants to check the book out). Then bring your selection to the meeting and share. Conversation will include discussions about the recipes tried--how difficult they were, if they turned out as expected, what substitutions were made, etc.

 

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   richeyc@einetwork.net
   

Come join this thoughtful group reading contemporary fiction.  Tonight we are discussing:  Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Upcoming Selections:

April 20:  The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
May 18: Orfeo by Richard Powers
June 15:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
July 20:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
August 17:  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
September 21:  No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
October 19:  Kerrigan in Copenhagen : a love story by Thomas E. Kennedy
November 16:  The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
December 21: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
z_come_together.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Creative Connections -A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating    
    Contact: Sharon Verminski-Wilson   412-531-1912   verminskis@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Creative Connections, programs especially suited for adults ages 50 and over. All programs are free and open to the public. Come early and socialize!
This month's program:A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating

Presented by Elise Golden, Registered Dietician, Asbury Heights

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Theater General Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Regular monthly meeting of the Readers' Theater Group.
Find out more about this dedicated group of volunteers!

[Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
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rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Storytime    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

An evening storytime for children ages 3 - 7 and their families. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Cynthia K. Richey    412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Readers Book Club    
    Contact: Elizabeth Krebs   412-531-1912   krebse@einetwork.net
   

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

 

 

 

 

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Maker Space
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM An Evening with John Hampsey    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join John Hampsey, an English literature professor at California Polytechnic State University, for a reading from his new memoir Kaufman's Hill a memoir/novel.

Kaufman’s Hill (Bancroft Press, hardcover, January 2015) is set in Pittsburgh between 1961-68. It begins when the narrator is seven years old and focuses on that threshold time between the late 1950s and the full counter-cultural world that arrived after 1968, as well as on the graphic yet mythical world of boyhood that vanishes right into the twilight. Each chapter, in fact, has a key scene occurring at twilight.

Howard Zinn, after reading an early draft of Kaufman’s Hill, called it “the best book on American boyhood in decades.” Of Kaufman’s Hill, another reader says it”touches on something about boyhood within the expansiveness of life that I can’t remember anyone doing, especially not with your voice and perspective.” Another early reader asserts that “the book captures the dynamics of the lost world of boyhood with sensitivity but without sentimentality, in a way no one has before.” “It is an American Angela’s Ashes,” suggests yet another pre-publication reader. Author Tim O'Brien says, "Kaufman's Hill is among the most touching, sensitive, and spellbinding memoirs I've encountered in many years. Beautifully and exactly written, this book will surely reach into the hearts of its readers. I was deeply moved." 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Discipline Dilemmas    
    Contact: Christina Hostutler   412-561-5405 ext. 32   chostutler@outreachteen.org
   

This parenting discussion, led by Outreach Teen and Family Services staff, will focus on how to apply logical and natural consequences to tricky situations to help your child or teen learn and grow from their misbehavior. Parents can sometimes get stuck always applying the same punishment, such as taking away the phone, which results in anger toward the parent and no change in behavior from the child.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.  Dr. Cleon Cornes will explore Wagner's life and music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_bookpurple 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM The Poerty of Robert Frost    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Poet Sam Hazo will lead a 2-session class about the poetry of Robert Frost

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Garden Speakers Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Master Gardener and landscape designer Claire Schuchman will teach this three-week course geared to the novice. We will use the concepts of sustainable design like "right plant/ right place”; shading out weeds with ground covers; use of hardy natives plants; and installing rain barrels or permeable pavement. Please bring: graph paper, pencils, ruler, package of different colored pencils, and some 18"- 24" tracing paper. Students will benefit from having a plot plan or a survey of their property, if available, and pictures of gardens they like.

  • Week One (3/9): site analysis, which is simply an inventory of site features including the house, a garage, trees, paths, driveways, easements or even a bad view. Also things like soil conditions, wind, shade and sun.
  • Week Two (3/16): the dreaming begins when the students will develop a "program" which includes planning for outdoor activities like children's play areas, a pool or pond, entertaining, and napping, as well as privacy, lighting and security. These ideas will go on paper and be moved around like a jig-saw puzzle until the student is happy with the placement.
  • Week Three (3/23): we take all that information and begin to put it into a realistic form using the scale of 1" = 8' on graph paper. Supportive materials covered during the three sessions will include a discussion on the five elements of good design, necessary tools to accomplish the plan, and a time for practical questions and answers. No advance registration is required; however, participants should plan to attend all three sessions and bring the recommended supplies and information about their property to get the most out of this landscaping course.

Claire Schuchman is a local landscape designer, Master Gardener, and frequent contributor to the Mt Lebanon Magazine. Her garden has been featured on past Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tours and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s Open Gardens Tour. Contact her at Claire.CS@ExceptionalGardens.net. Presented in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Garden Tour Committee.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Tour Committee and the Pittsburgh Rose Society

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_ladybug 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Night Out    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412.531.1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

A book discussion group for girls, ages 10 - 13, & their moms.

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun building things with Legos!
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.

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

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

March 2015
Novel: “Parasite” by Mira Grant
Short Fiction:
“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky
“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard

April 2015
Novel: “Lock In” by John Scalzi
Short Fiction:
“The Gifts of Asti” by Andre Norton
“The Tamarisk Hunter” by Paolo Bacigalupi

May 2015
Novel: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Short Fiction:
“The New Accelerator” by H.G. Wells
“Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers” by Lawrence Watt-Evans

June 2015
Novel: “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester
Short Fiction:
“The Postman” by David Brin
“A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison

July 2015
Novel: “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Fiction:
“Souls” by Joanna Russ
“Rescue Party” by Arthur C. Clarke

August 2015
Novel: “Darwinia” by Robert Charles Wilson
Short Fiction:
“The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Natahniel Hawthorne

September 2015
Novels: “The Case of Conscience” by James Blish and
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
Short Fiction:
“Gomes” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Catch That Zeppelin” by Fritz Leiber

October 2015
Novels: “Oman Ra” by Victor Pelevin and
“The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy” by Stanislaw Lem
Short Fiction:
“The Spectre General” by Theodore Cogswell
“The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Robert Heinlein

November 2015
Novels: “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin and
“Heart of a Dog” by Mikhail Bulkagov
Short Fiction:
“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick
“The Poacher” by Wendy N. Wagner and Jak Wagner

December 2015
Novel: “Man Plus” by Frederick Pohl
Short Fiction:
“Riding Atlas” by Ferrett Steinmetz
“Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

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

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Chat    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy   412-531-1912   priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Mingle with good books and neighbors each month.  Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres.  Book Chat is for seniors (formerly known as the PALs Book Group). This month's selection is I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.  Dr. Cleon Cornes will explore Wagner's life and music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_bookpurple 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM The Poerty of Robert Frost    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Poet Sam Hazo will lead a 2-session class about the poetry of Robert Frost

    Location: Meeting Room A
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

    Location: Study Room
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Crazy for Comics    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Are you crazy for comics? Then join us as we read graphic novels, discuss, draw, and create!
For kids in grades 2, 3, and 4.

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.  Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_usflag 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM League of Women Voters Lunchtime Series    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_origami_crane 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Otaku Lebo    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Otaku Lebo Asian pop culture club for middle and high school students meets on first Thursdays of every month when school is in session.  Activities include watching anime and music videos, learning crafts related to Asian Culture, playing games and eating lots of great snacks.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_dog1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Wagging Tutors    
    Contact: Children's Reference   412-531-1912   
   

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

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

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Titles are chosen by members of the Teen Advisory Board. All teens (ages 13-17) are welcome to attend.

Ask for a copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk.

Apr. 7- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Location: Maker Space
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Achievers’ Wee Play group    
    Contact: Liz Gottus     lgottus@achieva.info
   

All children 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to join early childhood professionals from ACHIEVA Support Early Intervention Program at a monthly one hour playgroup.
Every child will be encouraged to play at his or her developmental level. Parents and caregivers must stay with the children.
Please register online at http://www.achieva.info
(
Open the Early Intervention tab at the top left of the page, click on ACHIEVA's Inclusive Community Playgroup to register.)

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Open Art Studio Saturdays!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   
   

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

 
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Library Closed: EASTER Holidays    
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
anim_mouse_01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bonjour les amis    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   


Join native speaker and French tutor Valerie Rose for stories and fun in French!
For children ages 2 - 5 & their parents.
 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_masks_bw 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Shakespeare Readers    
    Contact: Janice Robin   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule (2014 -- 2015):

Sept 15 -- Oct 20               Hamlet

Oct 27 -- Dec 1                  Measure for Measure

Dec 15 -- Jan 26                Troilus and Cressida

Feb 2 -- March 16              Othello

March 23 -- April 27           Henry VIII

May 4 -- June 1                  Love's Labour's Lost

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

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

This month: Western Pennsylvania Slovak Radio Hour. Sue Ondrejco will talk about how she and her husband, Rudy, prepare and conduct thier popular weekly radio show that runs Sundays on WPIT-AM

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Conversation Salon    
    Contact: Reference Desk   412-531-1912   ask-a-librarian@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_penguin 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild about books - Storytime Fun!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Storytime fun for children ages 4 - 6.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tuesday Crafternoon    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Fun crafts for children ages 4 - 8 !

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_chess_knight 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Chess fun for kids in kindergarten - grade 7.
This group meets in the Children's Story Room or the Children's Library.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
food_teapot.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM International Women's Conversation Circles    
    Contact: Cynthia Richey   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

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

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.

 

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Babies    
    Contact: Connie Mathews   412-531-1912   mathewsc@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children ages birth - 2 years with an adult.
 

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Tutor Talk    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_rabbit 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

[Children's Storytimes]
    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for 2s & 3s    
    Contact: Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer   412-531-1912   schwertfuehrere@einetwork.net
   

Stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 2-3 with an adult.

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

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

New members are always welcome; give it a try!  Beginners' introductory class is offered each session from noon to 12:30; all supplies provided. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.  Dr. Cleon Cornes will explore Wagner's life and music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dragon 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Lebo Nerdfighters    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

DON'T FORGET TO BE AWESOME and join us for Lebo Nerdfighters, a mature group of nerds who, like founders Hank and John Green, enjoy "unpopular" interests like Doctor Who, Steampunk, the zombie apocalypse, science fiction, fantasy, the Whedonverse, eclectic musical tastes, Maker Spaces, technology and everything else brilliant people like!  For College and High School only.  Parties and snacks!!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM South Hills Scrabble Club    
    Contact: Bob Hagerty   412-417-5415   
   

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
holiday_civil_war2 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant, His Lieutenants and Union Naval Support    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A multi-session series centered on the military leadership of General U.S. Grant, his lieutenants and support by Union Naval forces from 1861 to 1865.  The series includes lecture, discussion and videos.  Each month is topic oriented - you may join at any time without being concerned you have missed earlier sessions. 

Session Dates: The 2nd Monday of the month from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please check the Events Calendar each month in the event it is necessary to cancel or move a session to an alternate date. 

Nov 10 - Naval Forces in the Western Theater - Officers and Sailors
Dec 8  -  Forts Henry and Donelson - Grant and Naval Forces Break the Confederate Cordon
Jan 12  -  Shilo - The War Changes
Feb 9 -  Naval Forces in the Western Theater - Building the Tin-Clads (light patrol boats)
Mar 9 - Vicksburg - Grant and Naval Forces Close the Mississippi
April 13 - Chattanooga - Army and Naval Coordination
May 11  - Grant in Command of the Army - Naval Support in the Southwest and Mobile Bay

Suggested readings:  Ulysses S. Grant,  Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Bruce Catton - Grant Moves South (1861-63) and Grant Takes Command (1863-65). 

Presenter Rodger Duffy has a Master’s Degree in Political Geography from Northwestern University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Until recently, he led the American History Discussion Group at the Mt. Lebanon Library for seven years.

COMPLETED -  2014 Sessions
Grant - From West Point to the War with Mexico and Resignation
Grant’s Civilian Interlude - Missouri and Illinois
The War Begins - Grant’s Command in Illinois and Missouri
Grant’s Command in Cairo - Preparing for the Move South
Naval Forces in the Western Theater - Building the Timber-Clads and Iron-Clads
Belmont - Testing the Confederate Cordon

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_clouds 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Morning Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Lois Lehrman and Will McClure   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This group's book selections tend to focus on the classics but contemporary works are also read.

Selections:
Death Comes for the Archbishop              Apr 13, 2015
Kristin Lavransdatter V.2 (The Wife)        May 11, 2015
Adam Bede                        Jun 8, 2015
Crime and Punishment          Sep 14, 2015
Mrs. Dalloway                   Oct 12, 2015
The Handmaid’s Tale            Nov 9, 2015

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Study Room
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ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_quilt2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM American Girls Book Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Learn about American history and have fun reading the American Girl books.
For kids in grades 2, 3 and 4.

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Meditation    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

Classes meet every Monday, 7:30 pm - 8: 30 pm.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
eth_germany 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM German Conversation Group    
    Contact: Dr. Edith Krause   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English Learners' Book Club    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley    412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

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

To participate, please register with Peggi Kelley at 412-531-3004 or pkelley@gplc.org.
 

Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_panda1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Buddies    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Read fun books and have fun with your friends at our book discussions!
For kids in kindergarten & first grade.

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

 

 

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_quilt 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Make a Glass Photo Necklace    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Make an easy glass photo necklace in antique brass or silver using our quilt or floral fabric images, or bring one of your own.  For ages 11 through adult.  Great Mothers' Day gift!  Please register at Adult Reference Desk.  Limited to 15 partipants.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board Game Night    
   

Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne?

New to the library between 7 and 9 PM: a fun night of strategy and competition playing Euro-style board games. This group is intended for high school students through adults.  If you're a seasoned gamer, feel free to bring your own games; if you're new to this style of game play, here are some examples of what will be available:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
anim_snoopy_type 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Writer's Group    
    Contact: Theresa Child   412-429-9519   treetoowon@yahoo.com
   

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

    Location: Study Room
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Class    
    Contact: Peggi Kelley   412-531-3004   pkelley@gplc.org
   

Practice your English in an informal setting.  Please register with Peggi Kelley pkelley@gplc.org to participate.  Presented in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Just For Guys Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

For boys ages 10 - 13 and their dads (or other caring male adults).  Unlike a traditional book group, Just For Guys includes brief instruction on content creation and encourages attendees to express their creative ideas using Maker Space equipment.  This month we'll be discussing Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins. Ask for a copy of this month's book selection in the children's library.

    Location: Maker Space
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bienvenido - Have Fun While You Speak Spanish    
    Contact: Hilda Schorr-Ribera   412-531-1912   
   

Practice your Spanish in an informal setting!  Call the library to check the status of tonight's meeting.

[Language Groups]
    Location: Study Room
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rec_aerobics 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for You    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Yoga is a practice that benefits all ages and body types.  Join us for a basic 60-minute flow class for all levels.  Both beginners and experienced practitioners will benefit physically and mentally from the training.  We will begin with a warm-up of Sun A and B, then move to standing poses before ending with a floor series.  The classes will be led by Jessica E, Danielle E. or Bryan M. -- all certified teachers. 

Each participant should have a yoga mat, a small hand towel, and water, if desired.  Feel free to bring any questions you have about yoga to the class as well.

These classes are free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Yoga for You meets at weekly at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM American History Book Discussion Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A facilitated, structured discussion forum focused on the historical growth of the American empire, both continental and global.   Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month.

Reading List for 2015:  TBA

This group is led by Stephen Pouleris. Mr. Pouleris was awarded a degree in history, has taught history and was the director of Admissions at the Univ. of Hawaii. Additionally, he worked in the private sector for 3M.

Please contact Stephen Pouleris at slpouleris@verizon.net or 412-563-1388.  We will have copies of our selections available at the library for you to check out with your library card.
 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Italian Conversation    
    Contact: Sara Maruccio    412-531-1912   smaruccio@verizon.net
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
eth_france 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM French Conversation    
    Contact: Dr. Carol Kaplan   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM South Hills Flute Choir    
    Contact: Pat Zadylak   412-979-1960   phz1700@hotmail.com
   

All flutists from the South Hills area are welcome to join the South Hills Flute Choir. Flute players who have at least three years of playing experience (all ages welcome) are invited to practice with the group.

For further information, contact Pat Zadylak at (412) 979-1960 or phz1700@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

[Language Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.  Dr. Cleon Cornes will explore Wagner's life and music.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
ent_masks_bw 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Readers' Theater Rehearsal    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    [Readers' Theater]
    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Carnegie Screenwriters Group    
    Contact: Bob Scott   412-583-2154   rhscott69@aol.com
   

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

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

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

In cooperation with Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Bruce A. Altomari    412-531-1912   DXXIMC@GMAIL.COM