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Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Richard Wagner was one of the greatest composers... a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision and one of the most controversial characters in musical history. His life and music will be presented in lectures, class discussion, and audio visual material.

Dr. Cleon Cornes will teach this class.

    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.
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Odyssey of the Mind    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Prep sessions for Odyssey of the Mind

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    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
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM 2008 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist: Anna Tunnicliffe    
    Contact: Sandra Andrews   724-224-7982   sandy.l@verizon.net
   

Moraine Sailing Club will sponsor a personal slide presentation by Olympic Sailing Champion Anna Tunnicliffe. The presentation will cover Anna's beginning years sailing in her native England and the course she set to successfully achieve her dream of Olympic gold and beyond. Anna currently resides in Pgh. and is an instructor at CrossFit Extreme Training in Mt. Lebanon.

Program is free.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
Sunday March 8, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING 

Each of us has a story that can move others. Whether you need to express yourself at home, on the job, as an activist, or on stage, storytelling is your most powerful tool. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of storytelling, with an emphasis on personal stories. You'll come away from this session knowing the elements of a compelling story and how to craft one. Each will have a different focus, beginning, middle and end!  No experience required.  FREE.  storysyndicate.org/

The group will be led by Lisa L. Kirchner--author, speaker, storyteller, and yogi. A national speaker, she hosts the weekly Story Syndicate Story Hour at Cannon Coffee, has been a story coach for the Moth in New York City and told in and produced numerous storytelling shows across the country. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
food_teapot.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tastes of China: Tea and Tai Chi    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Tai Chi instructor and Mt Lebanon resident Gurney Bolster will present a show, tell, and try event where she will:

  • show pictures from her recent trip to China focusing on tea cultivation and tea drinking;
  • show pictures and video of various tai chi forms talking about the history of Tai Chi Chuan;
  • prepare an informal tea tasting for all participants;
  • lead a short session of basic tai chi exercises; and
  • demonstrate a traditional tai chi form.

Please note that attendance at this special event will be limited to 25 participants.  Register at your earliest convenience by calling 412-531-1912 x209, or stopping by the Reference Desk

    Location: Meeting Room A
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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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 CANCELLED 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

 
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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design Course    
    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: Maker Space
 
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
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Writer's Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel   412-726-0899   sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Academic-only activity to help homeschool children of all ages develop a love for writing and provide them the opportunity to present their written work to an audience of their peers. Open to homeschool families.

    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.
 
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.
 
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Self Discovery Through Handwriting Analysis Workshop    
    Contact: Donna Neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Discover the secrets your handwriting reveals about your personality, both positive and negative!
Change your handwriting, change your personality.

Learn basic handwriting traits, so you can begin analyzing yourself and others. By changing your handwriting, you can begin to change your personality.  Bring handwritten, cursive samples of your handwriting to class, so you can understand your personality, your emotions, and even your fears.
Each participant will receive a copy of the presentation along with some additional material for you to continue down this exciting path of self-awareness.

Both Barbara Dean and Susan Rolniak St. John are Nationally Certified Handwriting Analysts and Grapho Therapists since 2007.  They have taught hundreds of students through their lectures throughout the area and have also done fundraisers, parties, and individual coaching sessions.

Please register.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
nat_flower02 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Paper Quilling    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Learn basic paper quilling or expand your quilling skills.  All supplies provided.  For ages 9 to adult.

    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 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.
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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.

 

(Originally scheduled for March 4)

    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
   

Brian Charlton, curator of the Donora Smog Museum, presents "The 1948 Donora Smog Disaster."

Before the Silent Spring, before Earth Day, Greenpeace and the Clean Air Act, there was Donora. The Donora Works of American Steel and Wire Company stretched nearly three miles along  the western bank of a horseshoe bend in the Monongahela River twenty-five miles south of Pittsburgh. Within the industrial complex, that employed over eight thousand, were two Blast Furnaces, thirteen Open Hearth's, a Blooming Mill, Rod Mill, Wire Works, Nail Mill, Acid Plant, and the largest Zinc Works in the world with ten Spelter Furnaces. The red, black, white and yellow smoke pouring from the works frequently forced street lamps and headlights to burn twenty-four hours a day. As the week before Halloween 1948 began the people of Donora were focusing on a parade, a football game, "Trick or Treat" and a national election. No one could know that a severe temperature inversion had settled over the valley. By Wednesday visibility was as limited as anyone could remember, plus many people were having difficulty breathing. The effluent from the mill that was typically carried away by prevailing wind currents reached the ceiling of the inversion and fell back to earth in the stagnant atmosphere. The weekend was a nightmare. Thousands were ill, hundreds needed medical attention, and by Monday morning twenty-seven were dead. In the days, weeks, months and years that followed it was difficult to determine which deaths were caused or hastened by the lingering effects of exposure to the poisoned air. The Donora Disaster was a wake up call to years of ignoring the deadly effects of industrial pollution. The incident sparked a conflict that continues to shape the political and economic debate, not only in the United States but, around the world, between industrial  and economic interests and pioneers for the protection of the environment and public health. 

Bio: Brian Charlton is an educator and historian and the Curator and Archivist of the Donora Smog Museum and Historical Society. He works with the John Heinz History Center, The Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources Program and California University of Pa. Veterans Oral History Project and the Digital Story Telling Program. His latest article, on the building of Cement City in Donora, appeared in the fall 2013 of Western Pa. History Magazine. He lives in Cement City with his wife Nancy and a rotating roster of pets. 

 The Smog Museum annually helps students complete research for projects that range from Eighth grade Science Fair's and History Day to Doctoral Dissertations. The Museum has been featured on: The Weather Channel, The History Channel, C-Span 3, The Travel Channel, Major League Baseball Network, Root Sports, PBS, WQED, KDKA, WTAE, WPXI, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Post-Gazette, and The Tribune Review.

Please visit our website: donorahistoricalsociety.org

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.
 
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
 
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
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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 March 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Richard Wagner was one of the greatest composers... a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision and one of the most controversial characters in musical history. His life and music will be presented in lectures, class discussion, and audio visual material.

Dr. Cleon Cornes will teach this class.

    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
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Writing for Renewal Workshop    
    Contact: Donna neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Have your creative juices fallen victim to the winter doldrums? Are you in the throes of confusing transition? Are you stuck in the muddy middle of a story? Come and enjoy a lively day to renew enthusiasm and discover new tools and perspectives. Simple diagrams and scribbles combine with free-writing exercises to reveal deeper meanings, clarify story themes and threads, flesh out characters and more.  Tools in this workshop will be helpful for aspiring and experienced writers of any age and anyone facing change.

Come prepared with a notebook, pens and pencils, crayons or marking pens, and a bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Sharon Lippincott has been mentoring writers and teaching memoir and creative writing courses online and in the Pittsburgh region since 1998. She is the author of The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing and The Heart and Craft of Writing Compelling Description along with three other published volumes. Visit her blog at http://heartandcraft.blogspot.com.

This workshop is free but space is limited.  Please register.

    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 March 15, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Stop by the Maker Space to learn more about the Teen Advisory Board. We'll be finalizing plans for our Insurgent Movie Release Party. Snacks will be provided!

All teens are welcome to attend.  

 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the 4 classes.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk or call  412-531-1912 ext 209

 

Water Color Supply List  (will cost about $20)

Greetings and thank you for your interest in painting!  I have prepared a supply list that uses item numbers from the website for Utrecht Art.  Here is the address and contact number for the local Utrecht:  Utrecht Pittsburgh  1930 East Carson Street Pittsburgh 15203. Phone: (412) 432-1945 .  For anyone who would like assistance selecting supplies, I can arrange to meet at Utrecht the Saturday before our first class.  If you are interested, please contact me by text message at 724-994-6467 or email @ RMazzaferro@aii.edu (preferred).  If you are going to another store, the list at the end will cover the basics.  I have tried to keep this list to the bare minimum of materials.  For those wanting to have a wider variety of options, an optional list is included.  Check for student discounts!

Paper
5 sheets Blick Watercolor Paper, Student, 90 lb 15 x 22
MP Code #MP-10028-001   Item #10028-1028 - $0.47

Paint  *All paint listed is Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor @ $2.77   Most brands will do, but make sure to get tubes not pans.
Cadmium Red Hue Watercolor MP Code #MP-00325-010   Item #00325-3541   
(Select one)
Cobalt Blue Hue  MP Code #MP-00325-022   Item #00325-5191   
Phthalo Blue MP Code #MP-00325-030   Item #00325-5141 –
Cadmium Yellow Hue MP Code #MP-00325-015   Item #00325-4351  

Brushes
Utrecht Series 226 Camel Hair Brush for Watercolor Painting, Round size 1 ($1.96), size 6 ($2.87) and size 10 ($4.39)
MP Code #MP-09302-001   Item #09302-1001 - 

Items you hopefully have around the house
Masking tape 1”-2” (Will need to purchase if you do not have any tape)
Palette: An old white glass plate will do – (Do not purchase unless you want something specific, we will use disposable plastic plates.)
Salt – a tablespoon will be plenty (Do not purchase)
Rubbing alcohol – hopefully this will be something we just share (Do not purchase)
2 containers for water – preferably with lids, old sauce jars work great! (Do not purchase, we will use plastic cups for anyone who does not have a container.)
Towel – safe to assume it will be stained by the paint, so old, torn towels work (Do not purchase)
Hair dryer (Do not purchase, we only need a couple for the entire class)
Board – slightly larger than your paper (You might want to get a drawing board, otherwise we will tape paper to the table.)

Optional items
Blick Watercolor Paper, 140 lb 15 x 22 MP Code #MP-10008-001     $0.74
Optional paint colors – any you like!  Here are a few recommendations:  yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, hookers green, sap green, paynes gray, ultramarine.  With a good range of yellows, reds and blue we can mix most of the colors we need.  Do not buy white, we will not use it. 
Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid Removable Liquid Mask for Paper
MP Code #MP-00346-001   Item #00346-2004 - $9.75 
Storage bin for brushes, paints and miscellaneous items.
Sketch board (make sure it is larger than your paper)
Brushes – a 1”-2” flat brush would be nice, camel hair is reasonably priced and works well.
Apron or smock
Anything you want to try!

The basics for those checking other stores:
(5 sheets) Paper 15X22, Round brush (small 0, 1 or 2 and medium 6, 7 or 8), flat brush (large size, 1” will do), paint (red, blue and yellow), and masking tape.  Please review the rest of the list for other items you may want to consider.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Email (rmazzaferro@aii.edu) is the best option.  Texts (724-994-6467) are ok, but it might take longer for me to get back to you.  I rarely answer phone calls outside of my office hours, which change week to week.  I answer emails at least once everyday when classes are in session.   ~Robert Mazzaferro

    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.
 
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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!

At the March meeting  Amy E. K. Arner will discuss how and where to find birth, death, and marriage records in Pennsylvania. She will show examples of each type of document and what kinds of valuable information researchers can find in them.

Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design Course    
    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
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Sierra-Patron Registration Training    
    Contact: Debi Ryder   412-921-1123   ryderd@einetwork.net
   

Sierra Training for library staff.

    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
 
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.
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Maximizing Social Security Income    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

A one-hour overview of the strategies that can help one/spouse maximize the amount of income you receive from Social Security

    Location: Meeting Room B
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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.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
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.

Copies of the memoir will be available to purchase, and Hampsey will sign copies of the book.

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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Richard Wagner was one of the greatest composers... a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision and one of the most controversial characters in musical history. His life and music will be presented in lectures, class discussion, and audio visual material.

Dr. Cleon Cornes will teach this class.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    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 Poetry 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

A few copies of "Robert Frost: Poetry and Prose"  will be at the circulation desk for anyone who'd like to get some background on Frost's work

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday March 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the 4 classes.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
misc_party1 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Insurgent Movie Release Party    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come celebrate the release of the new Insurgent movie! Enjoy trivia, crafts, snacks, and games while discussing the books and movies with fellow fans! Dress as your favorite faction to increase the fun. Costume not required, but highly recommended.

No registration required. Ages 12 & up.

Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_party1 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Insurgent Movie Release Party    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   mcgowans@einetwork.net
   

Come celebrate the release of the new Insurgent movie! Enjoy trivia, crafts, snacks, and games while discussing the books and movies with fellow fans! Dress as your favorite faction to increase the fun. Costume not required, but highly recommended.

No registration required. Ages 12 & up.

Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Landscape Design Course    
    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_flower01 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Natural Solutions to Improve Your Well Being with Essential Oils    
    Contact: Donna Neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Wellness advocates Margaret DeLair and Lori Rothschild will share with you the life-enhancing benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils.  Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.  Learn how to improve your well being and enhance your  life with the use of some simple healthy oils.  Please register.

    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.
 
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: Maker Space
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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
 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Writer's Group    
    Contact: Patti Trettel   412-726-0899   sptrettel@gmail.com
   

Academic-only activity to help homeschool children of all ages develop a love for writing and provide them the opportunity to present their written work to an audience of their peers. Open to homeschool families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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: Maker Space
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Evening with Stewart O'Nan    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

This lecture will be held at MELLON MIDDLE SCHOOL, across the street from the library. The event is FREE to the public. No need to register.
Copies of O'Nan's new book, West of Sunset, as well as a few of his older titles, will be available to purchase at the event with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the library.

This is a part of Mt. lebanon public Library's Joseph Wertheim Memorial Author Lecture Series

Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. Granta named him one of America’s Best Young Novelists. His new novel, West of Sunset, published in January of this year, is a portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood.

Stewart will be the speaker at Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s Second Annual Joseph Wertheim Memorial Author Lecture, an event to honor the memory of Joe Wertheim, an avid reader and long-time library patron who had served nine years on the library board, including a term as President, and the President of the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Stewart O'Nan was born at St. Margaret's and raised in Point Breeze, where he delivered both the Pittsburgh Press and the Post-Gazette.  He attended Linden School and Taylor Allderdice High School.  Since returning to Pittsburgh he's read his work at Pitt, CMU, Duquesne, Chatham, Carlow and Point Park University.  A Pirates season ticket holder since the bad old days, he lives in Regent Square. stewart-onan.com/

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.
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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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    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.
 
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_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 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.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM ACLA South Region Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room A
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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 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 Some Luck by Jane Smiley

 

[Book Discussion Groups]
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Richard Wagner was one of the greatest composers... a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision and one of the most controversial characters in musical history. His life and music will be presented in lectures, class discussion, and audio visual material.

Dr. Cleon Cornes will teach this class.

    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
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer and Electronic Device Recycling Event    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Commonwealth Computer Recycling will be in the larger parking lot behind the library collecting electronic devices today from 10 am to 1 pm

FREE: phones and cellphone, printers, and most computer items except those with CRT monitors

$10 FEE: Items with CRT monitors and consumer electronics such at radios, blenders, DVD or VHS players, vacuums, hair dryers, etc.

NOT ACCEPTED: refrigerators or air conditioners  batteries, lightbulbs, TVs view the complete list of items at www.ccrcyber.com

ONSITE DATA DESTRUCTION:  Commonwealth Computer Recycling also will have their data destruction equipment onsite crushing hard drives. If you have a hard drive that you don’t want to recycle because of security issues, this process will provide some peace of mind. The cost for data destruction is $10 per hard drive.

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

 
misc_arrow_r_red 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Follow Up Meeting: The Anonymous People    
    Contact: Karen Reifer   412 913 0868   karenreifer@gmail.com
   

If you attended the January 30 screening of The Anonymous People at Mt. Lebanon Library or have seen the doucmentary trhat deals with addiction and recovery (the DVD is available at the library) and would you like to gather to share thoughts on followup, including, working to get communities involved and begin to open conversation about recovery, please stop by for this informal meeting.

View a trailer that provides live highlights from the screening HERE.

    Location: Study Room
 
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 Poetry 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

A few copies of "Robert Frost: Poetry and Prose"  will be at the circulation desk for anyone who'd like to get some background on Frost's work

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday March 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM The Peep Program!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come to the library for Peep fun—stories, songs, and Peeps galore!
For children ages 3 - 8 and their families. Please pre-register.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the 4 classes.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    Location: Meeting Room B
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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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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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
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM A Visit from Author Marian Szczepanski    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Author Marian Szczepanski will visit Mt. Lebanon Public Library to discuss her book Playing St. Barbara as part of National Women's History month. 

The day will include a brief introduction about Marian's family background and the local history behind her novelfollowed by four short readings to introduce the main characters. Following the reading, Marian will answer audience questions about the story, historical research, the writing process, etc.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and Szczepanski will do a Q&A and book signing.  www.marianszczepanski.com/

The narrative of "Playing St. Barbara" focuses on a mother and three daughters living in a fictitious H.C. Frick Coke Company town, and the labor unrest, Ku Klux Klan intimidation, class discrimination, and major strike that affect their lives and those of their neighbors during the Depression era in Fayette County. Nine years of research went into the novel, and the bulk of it was done at Penn State Fayette's Coal & Coke Heritage Center, Pittsburgh-area archives and libraries, and "boots on the ground" visits to former coal company towns, abandoned coke ovens, and historic Pittsburgh neighborhoods. 

Marian is the granddaughter of immigrant coal miners and lived as a young child in the Jamison Coal Company (Crabtree) house where her mother and aunts were raised. Since she's always been interested in social history, especially women's history, she decided to research and write a novel from the perspective of women, especially immigrant women, who are largely underrepresented in mining literature. Her work at a Houston domestic violence hotline also informed the narrative. The book is especially appropriate for presentation during National Women's History month in March.

Huffington Post's reviewer called Playing St. Barbara “a stunning debut novel that shimmers with unforgettable characters while casting necessary light on a dark chapter in American history.” 

To date, 36 book clubs in seven states have chosen the novel for their reading lists.

Marian holds an MFA in fiction from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. Her short fiction has garnered the de Maine Award for an Emerging Writer from Clackamas Literary Review. I've also been recognized by the Houston Press Club for magazine feature writing. Houston Press named her to the 2014 list of "100 Houston Creatives." 

She teaches creative writing workshops both in Houston, where she currently lives, and out-of-state colleges and universities, writing centers, and conferences.

 

    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 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.
 
nat_stars2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Numerologist Judi Vitale    
    Contact: Donna Neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Judi Vitale has been “reading the stars” since the early 1980s, is an author of two books on astrology and her horoscopes have appeared in a variety of national magazines.  Judi’s ability to translate the symbolic language of astrology in simple terms allows you to discover your life’s “Road Map”.  This evening, however, Judi will be talking numbers.  Find out what your numbers are and how you can use them to discover more about yourself.  Please register.

    Location: Meeting Room B
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.
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
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: Maker Space
 
food_teapot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Downton Abbey Tea    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Miss the drama of Downton Abbey?

You are cordially invited to join us for tea and comestibles while we discuss the show, vote for our favorite characters, engage in an exciting trivia contest with prizes, and predict the developments in future seasons!   We’ll have some intriguing surprises, too.

Feel free to dress in your best Downton Abbey-inspired costume!

Please register at the reference desk by calling 412-531-1912 x209… or have a word with Carson.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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.
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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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 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.
 
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
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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 their 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.
 
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 x 235   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

May 5-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

June 2-The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

    Location: Maker Space
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.
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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.
 
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.
 
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_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 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
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Rep. Dan Miller's Health Insurance Town Hall    
   

Information to come

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Richard Wagner was one of the greatest composers... a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision and one of the most controversial characters in musical history. His life and music will be presented in lectures, class discussion, and audio visual material.

Dr. Cleon Cornes will teach this class.

    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
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING 

Each of us has a story that can move others. Whether you need to express yourself at home, on the job, as an activist, or on stage, storytelling is your most powerful tool. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of storytelling, with an emphasis on personal stories. You'll come away from this session knowing the elements of a compelling story and how to craft one. Each will have a different focus, beginning, middle and end!  No experience required.  FREE.  storysyndicate.org/

The group will be led by Lisa L. Kirchner--author, speaker, storyteller, and yogi. A national speaker, she hosts the weekly Story Syndicate Story Hour at Cannon Coffee, has been a story coach for the Moth in New York City and told in and produced numerous storytelling shows across the country. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art and Stories    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come explore art and stories!  Read the books and then create art in the style of these favorite illustrators.

Everyone gets to be an artist today! For children ages 4 and up and their families.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Watercolor    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

"If you hear a voice within you say: ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

Looking to release that inner artist or just discover the stress relief of painting?  This introductory watercolor course will explore materials, techniques and aspects of color theory to assist you in bringing unrealized ideas to life.  The class is designed for those without any prior studio art experience. Those with experience are welcome to join in! Instructor Robert J Mazzaferro will use a combination of classical and contemporary approaches during the 4 classes.

Robert is currently an adjunct instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division where he has worked since 2006.  Robert studied fine arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing at Penn State (BFA) and Florida State (MFA).  While at Penn State, Robert studied watercolor painting in Italy.

Space limited; Please register at the reference desk.... 412-531-1912 ext 209

    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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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: Maker Space
 
office_notepad 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Demystifying College Admissions    
   

Parents and students, get the answers to questions about college admissions with Eva Gelman of College Quest Consulting, LLC.  Registration suggested.  To register, call 412-521-4723.

Seminar Highlights:

-  Dispel the top college admission myths.

-  Uncover the mystery of the college admission office.

-  Understand how students can position themselves to be the best applicant possible.

-  Discover Scholarship and Financial Aid opportunities.

    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 April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Place Workshops    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

More information soon.

    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
 
office_dollarsign 12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Women, Men & Money: What's the Difference and Why it Matters    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Women's earning power has dramatically accelerated over the past 30 years. Women now account for over 50% of managerial and professional positions and receive more undergraduate and advanced degrees than men. And while women continue to bridge the gaps in income and opportunity, one critical gap remains unchanged. Women's role in investing decisions which are the foundation of financial independence and security. During this workshop, we'll explore specific differences between women and men as it relates to money, the impact of these differences and what actions women can take to bridge the gap.

Laura Freedman is a financial advisor and former Senior Human Resource Executive. Laura lends over 25 years of experience advising leaders on sensitive matters and complex business decisions. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Executive Coach.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wagner: His Life and Music    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Richard Wagner was one of the greatest composers... a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision and one of the most controversial characters in musical history. His life and music will be presented in lectures, class discussion, and audio visual material.

Dr. Cleon Cornes will teach this class.

    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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anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    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
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Bookmaking for Beginners    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Join experienced bookmaking artist, Sue Schneider, for a morning creating several hand-crafted books, including Japanese Stab Binding, Hardcover Pamphlet Binding, Matchbook Notebook, and an intriguing Meandering One-Sheet Book.  Once you learn the techniques, you will be able to craft additional books for gifts, journals, travel diaries, and more. All tools and supplies will be provided; $15 materials fee payable to instructor.  Limited to 12 participants, age 11 and older.  Participants will go home with 2 or 3 finished books. 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 April 20, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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_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:  The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma

Upcoming Selections:

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.
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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: Maker Space
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Place Workshops    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

More information soon.

    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 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
 
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 April 22, 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
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Me at the Movies: An Artists for Alzheimers Program    
    Contact: Elaine Wertheim   412-341-4463   eewertheim@gmail.com
   

The Denis Theatre Foundation 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_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    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.

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
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Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
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_parrot1.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fun with Nature    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join naturalist Verna McGinley for stories about our animal friends. 
April 24: Mother Nature's Diner:  All about birds and what they eat, puppets, and songs.  Includes a special visit from a live bird!
Upcoming events:
August 5: Dinosaurs
August12: All About Me
August 19: Nature & Art
For children ages 3 - 6 and their  families.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
office_dollarsign 12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Women, Men & Money: What's the Difference and Why it Matters    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Women's earning power has dramatically accelerated over the past 30 years. Women now account for over 50% of managerial and professional positions and receive more undergraduate and advanced degrees than men. And while women continue to bridge the gaps in income and opportunity, one critical gap remains unchanged. Women's role in investing decisions which are the foundation of financial independence and security. During this workshop, we'll explore specific differences between women and men as it relates to money, the impact of these differences and what actions women can take to bridge the gap.

Laura Freedman is a financial advisor and former Senior Human Resource Executive. Laura lends over 25 years of experience advising leaders on sensitive matters and complex business decisions. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Executive Coach.

 

    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
 
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 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
 
ent_masks_bw 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Opera Theater of Pittsburgh: A New Kind of Fallout    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

As part of its SummerFest 2015, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh has commissioned a new eco-Opera - "A New Kind of Fallout" inspired by Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.  In this program, celebrated local playwright Tammy Ryan will discuss her libretto and Soprano Lara Lynn Cattrill will perform excerpts from the work.  Discussion will follow with Artistic Director Jonathan Eaton.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Friday April 24, 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 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

 

[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 April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Cellar's Estate Book Sale    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Details to be announced

    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
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Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Place Workshops    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

More information soon.

    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
 
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 April 29, 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Annual Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Sara Shepard author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game book series (both of which have been turned into television shows) will be the speaker for The Friends of Mt. lebanon Public Library's Annual Meeting.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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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: Children's Story Rm.
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
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
 
nat_flower02 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Edible Flowers    
    Contact: Donna     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Denise Schreiber is the greenhouse manager for Allegheny County Parks in Pittsburgh which includes over 12,000 acres of parkland.  She is a lecturer, author of "Eat Your Roses" and magazine writer including "Ask the Expert" for Pennsylvania Gardener magazine.  Denise is also Mrs. Know It All of The Organic Gardeners on KDKA radio 1020 in Pittsburgh, a licensed pesticide applicator in Pennsylvania and a prize winning cook and baker. She will be at the Library with some yummy samples and plenty of advice on how to cook with the flowers in your own backyard. Please register.

    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 May 1, 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
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday May 2, 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
 
nat_rose.GIF 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Tour of Noteworthy Mid-Atlantic Gardens    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

Expert gardeners and seasoned travelers Bonnie and Arthur Bishop take you trough the “must see” public gardens in our region.  The program will be of interest to gardeners, or those who appreciate fine gardens, no matter what their level of past gardening experience. Some of the gardens included are Winterthur (Brandywine Valley); Stan Hywet (Akron, Ohio); Chanticleer (Wayne, PA); Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA); Ladew Topiary Gardens (Monkton, MD); and more. The gardens listed all have the highest rating for GardenWeb and described as “You must see this or you can't call yourself a gardener.”  Whether you are planning a visit, looking for a fun, but short, trip or just love gardening and gardens you will enjoy this tour. 

This program is jointly sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Tour Committee and the Pittsburgh Rose Society

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
   

THE STORY SYNDICATE'S INTRO TO STORYTELLING 

Each of us has a story that can move others. Whether you need to express yourself at home, on the job, as an activist, or on stage, storytelling is your most powerful tool. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of storytelling, with an emphasis on personal stories. You'll come away from this session knowing the elements of a compelling story and how to craft one. Each will have a different focus, beginning, middle and end!  No experience required.  FREE.  storysyndicate.org/

The group will be led by Lisa L. Kirchner--author, speaker, storyteller, and yogi. A national speaker, she hosts the weekly Story Syndicate Story Hour at Cannon Coffee, has been a story coach for the Moth in New York City and told in and produced numerous storytelling shows across the country. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com.

    Location: Meeting Room A
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eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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: From the Velvet Revolution to the European Union. Bozena Hilko, instructor for the WPSCA slovak language classes and native of Slovakia, will give a brief history of what transpired in Slovakia during this period.

[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 May 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Place Workshops    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

More information soon.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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
 
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_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.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cinco de Mayo    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

children's and family program.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
anim_owl 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mt. Lebanon Artist Kim Fox    
    Contact: Donna Neiport     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

Local artist Kim Fox of Mt. Lebanon was recently recognized on a national level as a finalist in Martha Stewart's 2014 American Made Awards under her professional moniker, Worker Bird.  A group of nine judges selected her "tin quilts" --handmade with deconstructed tin, nailed into intricate patterns on salavaged wood--in the crafts category.  In addition, Kim also crafts house numbers, prints, greeting cards, and other mixed media by hand. As told to Whirl Magazine, "Living simply inspires me.  I naturally now gravitat towards that very same thing--the slow, by hand way of making things with old recycled materials". Kim's work has been featured at Handmade Arcade.  She will be here to show some of her pieces and discuss her unique and beautiful creations.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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.

May 5-The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

June 2-The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

    Location: Maker Space
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Wednesday May 6, 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 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_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   

Bill Jamerson presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys,"  A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Imagine, you're 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you've turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a "dollar-a-day." You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin northwoods spending long days planting trees and building roads. Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends. The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp. Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man.

Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel. He presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys" all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps and today, their children and grandchildren have a keen interest in it. They often show up with CCC photo albums and memorabilia; they also share wonderful stories about their relatives with the audience. The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it's about underdogs who are given a second chance. Bill also presents CCC motivational assemblies at middle and high schools. Students love stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during The Great Depression.

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
 
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.
Thursday May 7, 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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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
 
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
 
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
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Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Sign, Sign, and Play    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Nancy Booth and have fun learning how to incorporate signs into practical life situations and play activities with your children.
For children ages 6 months to 4 years and their parents.  Registration begins April 15.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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 May 9, 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 May 11, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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:
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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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_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
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Tuesday May 12, 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
 
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 May 13, 2015 Go To Top
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.
 
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
 
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
 
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 May 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    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
 
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
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nat_nest.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Birds of Prey/Eagle Cam    
    Contact: Donna     neiportd@einetwork.net
   

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will be here to present a Birds of Prey program that has a live Red-tailed Hawk, replicas of an eagle skull, feet, and feathers for comparison.  They will also discuss the eagle cam and Bald Eagle conservation.  The program is for the whole family.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Sign, Sign, and Play    
    Contact: childrenslibrary   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join Nancy Booth and have fun learning how to incorporate signs into practical life situations and play activities with your children.
For children ages 6 months to 4 years and their parents.  Registration begins April 15.

    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
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday May 16, 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 May 18, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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 5:45 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
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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:  Orfeo by Richard Powers

Upcoming Selections:

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 May 19, 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
 
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
 
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 May 20, 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
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_arrow_r_red 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Relay for Life Planning    
    Contact: sandy marek   412-343-3644   smarek@mtlebanon.org
    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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
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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.
Thursday May 21, 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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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
 
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    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
 
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_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 May 22, 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 Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

 

[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 May 23, 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
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
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Tuesday May 26, 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
 
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
 
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 May 27, 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
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    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.

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Historical Society of Mount Lebanon Program    
    Contact: Jim Wojcik   412-563-1941   info@hsmtl.org
   

Historian and Mt. Lebanon resident Dr. Mike Naragon presents. Topic TBD

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 May 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    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
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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_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 May 30, 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 June 1, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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_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: Sites to see in Slovakia. Theresa Dostalik,a frequent traveler throughout Europe, has toured Slovakia on numerous occasions. She will "show and tell" about her favorite spots in Slovakia.

[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 June 2, 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
 
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_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.
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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Reads Book Group    
    Contact: Sarah McGowan   412-531-1912 x 235   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.

June 2-The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

Wednesday June 3, 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
 
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 A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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.  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 June 4, 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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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
 
ent_circ_lion 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Playdate at the Library    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library- Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join old and new friends when you come and play with some of our Family Place toys, puzzles, and building materials.
For parents and children ages 6 and younger.

    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
 
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
 
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
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Friday June 5, 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
 
anim_dragon 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic The Gathering    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Play Magic the Gathering on first and third Fridays.  Due to a large donation of Magic cards, all participants will be able to play whether or not they have cards.  Snacks provided.

    Location: Meeting Room B
Saturday June 6, 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
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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:
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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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 June 9, 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
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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 June 10, 2015 Go To Top
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.
 
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 June 11, 2015 Go To Top
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_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 June 13, 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 June 15, 2015 Go To Top
eth_spanish_flag.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning Spanish Literature & Conversation Group    
    Contact: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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.

    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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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:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Upcoming Selections:

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 June 16, 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
 
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
 
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 June 17, 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
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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
 
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.

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Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Maker Space
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Club Begins!!    
   

more information soon.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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: Study Room
 
eth_italionflag 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CANCELLED 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]
 
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: Study Room
 
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 June 19, 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
Saturday June 20, 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 June 22, 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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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.

    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_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 June 23, 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
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM DIY Edible Facial Masks -- Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

"UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library" by learning about homemade facial masks made from edible ingredients like cocoa, oatmeal, avocado and honey.  Of course, we won't be eating the masks!  All supplies provided.  Please, no make-up today if you would like a facial.  For middle and high school.

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
trans_car 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lebo Lab: Recycled Racers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join us for two awesome creation workshops!  Learn about the engineering design process and then work in teams using recyled materials to design your own race cars.

Tuesdays, June 23 and 30 6:30pm-8:00pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Must be able to attend both weeks in order to register.  Pre-registration begins June 9th.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday June 24, 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.
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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.
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
rec_legoguy 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Block Party!    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Have fun building things with Legos!
Families must pre-register.

    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.

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 June 25, 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.
 
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_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 June 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Drop off your stuffed animal today for the stuffed animal sleepover!
Pick them up tomorrow morning when you come for the Stuffed Animal Storytime at 10 am.

All stuffed animals are welcome!!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
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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 I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

 

[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 June 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Come for breakfast treats this morning, pick up your stuffed animal, and see pictures of all the fun they had at the stuffed animal sleepover!
Storytime too, of course!
 

 

    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 June 29, 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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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 June 30, 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
 
trans_car 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lebo Lab: Recycled Racers    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Join us for two awesome creation workshops!  Learn about the engineering design process and then work in teams using recyled materials to design your own race cars.

Tuesdays, June 23 and 30 6:30pm-8:00pm

For kids entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  Must be able to attend both weeks in order to register.  Pre-registration begins June 9th.

    Location: Meeting Room A
Wednesday July 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 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.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    Location: Maker Space
 
nat_moon_full 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Everything goes 'round & 'round    
    Contact: Children's Library   412.531.1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Circles everywhere today - to eat, to stack, to crawl through, to bounce, to spin...
Fun all around for kids entering kindergarten - grade 4.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
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 July 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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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.
 
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
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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 July 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.
 
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 July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Library Closed: JULY 4TH Holidays    
 
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!

Monday July 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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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.

    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_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 July 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
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Program TBA for teen summer reading program "UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library."

    Location: Meeting Room B
 
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 x 235   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.

July 7-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Aug. 4-The Diviners by Libba Bray

Wednesday July 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: 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: Meeting Room A
Thursday July 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_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 July 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 July 13, 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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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
 
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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Cellar Coordinators Meeting    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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.
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Tuesday July 14, 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
 
office_pencil 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Superhero Cartooning Workshop    
    Contact: Children's Library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
   

Games and tips for learning to draw superheroes.  You don't have to be an artist to have fun drawing your own superheroes and comics!

For kids in grades 2-5.

    Location: Meeting Room A
 
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Program TBA for teen summer reading program "UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library."

    Location: Maker Space
 
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 July 15, 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.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Group    
    Contact: Mt. Lebanon Public Library   412-531-1912   events@mtlebanonlibrary.org
    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
 
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 July 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:  A Matter of Justice Eisenhower And The beginning Of The Civil Rights Revolution.  David A. Nichols
The Cycles of American History: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Team of Rivals The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kerns Goodwin
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening  Of The American West. Stephen E. Ambrose

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
 
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 July 17, 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
Saturday July 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: Study Room
 
nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Star Wars Day at the Library    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for our fourth annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:30PM.  This is a free program, no registration required.

Event Schedule:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Build your own lightsaber and other themed crafts in Meeting Room A and the Children's Library.  Enjoy refreshments in Admiral Ackbar's Snackbar in Meeting Room B.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Join the costumed Star Wars villains of the 501st Legion's Garrison Carida for a trivia contest with prizes! In Meeting Room A.

3:00 - 3:30PM: Photo opportunities with Star Wars villains.

May the Force be with You!

    Location: Meeting Room A
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nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Star Wars Day at the Library    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for our fourth annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:30PM.  This is a free program, no registration required.

Event Schedule:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Build your own lightsaber and other themed crafts in Meeting Room A and the Children's Library.  Enjoy refreshments in Admiral Ackbar's Snackbar in Meeting Room B.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Join the costumed Star Wars villains of the 501st Legion's Garrison Carida for a trivia contest with prizes! In Meeting Room A.

3:00 - 3:30PM: Photo opportunities with Star Wars villains.

May the Force be with You!

    Location: Children's Story Rm.
 
nat_stars2 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Star Wars Day at the Library    
    Contact: Brandon Priddy     priddyb@einetwork.net
   

Join us for our fourth annual Star Wars Day on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:30PM.  This is a free program, no registration required.

Event Schedule:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Build your own lightsaber and other themed crafts in Meeting Room A and the Children's Library.  Enjoy refreshments in Admiral Ackbar's Snackbar in Meeting Room B.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Join the costumed Star Wars villains of the 501st Legion's Garrison Carida for a trivia contest with prizes! In Meeting Room A.

3:00 - 3:30PM: Photo opportunities with Star Wars villains.

May the Force be with You!

    Location: Meeting Room B
Monday July 20, 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: Pat Crouch Miyamoto     pmiyamoto@comcast.net
   

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.

    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
 
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:  The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Upcoming Selections:

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 July 21, 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
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Create Your Own Superhero!    
    Contact: childrens library   412-531-1912   childrenslibrary@einetwork.net
    Location: Meeting Room A
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z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Unmask Teen Summer Reading Program    
    Contact: Laurena Schultz, Public Services Librarian   412-531-1912   mtleblibrarian@einetwork.net
   

Program TBA for teen summer reading program "UnMask @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library."

    Location: Maker Space
 
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
 
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 July 22, 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
   

Create awesome Lego structures.  For kids ages 7 - 12.  Please pre-register.

    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