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Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Career Counseling by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule a time to meet with a career counselor from the Career Development Center to discuss your job search strategies, self-marketing and employment barriers.

Gaming!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Spanish II

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Spanish II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Spanish and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Bounce, sing, clap and listen to stories with your child, birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start library visits and meet other children and their parents.

French Conversation Club

Thursday, August 21, 2014  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in French? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of French. No registration is required.

Gaming!

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Discovery prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Adobe Photoshop Basics : Collaborative Technology Training

Thursday, August 21, 2014  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this introduction to Adobe Photoshop, you will learn about removing red eye from photos, re-sizing and cropping photos and exporting for use in social media applications.

Family Fun: "Because of Winn-Dixie" Readers' Feud

Thursday, August 21, 2014  
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Kids: compete against parents; parents: compete against kids after you read "Because of Winn-Dixie." Food and prizes for all. Borrow the book at the Children's Department desk. Copies are limited but participants aren't.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Gaming!

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


WORKshop: Developing a Career at Huntington Bank

Friday, August 22, 2014  
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Come and meet a Human Resources Representative from Huntington Bank who will walk you through the application and hiring process. Please call 412-622-3133 to register for this session.

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some films are so bad, they're good! Join us as we watch the films everybody loves to hate!

Gaming!

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Excel Beyond the Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Saturday, August 23, 2014  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Are you ready for the next level? This class includes advanced formula use, data entry control, freezing panes and adding comments to a cell.

Korean II

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Meet, Learn, Play: A Den Experiment

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summary: Looking for a way to have fun and learn something new? Check out this all ages board gaming session. Enjoy playing and learning about new games with an instructor. This month's theme is Deckbuilding Games.

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room. New participants are welcome at any time!

Danger Club: Food Fear Factor

Saturday, August 23, 2014  
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Hear a story about carnivores, learn about food chains, digestion and the weird things people eat. Eat a few weird things yourself. For 6-12.

Gaming!

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


World Kaleidoscope presents Geese in the Bog

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Geese in the Bog are four musicians who collectively have decades of experience playing in the true Irish tradition. Their music is full of life and solid rhythms that often cause audiences to stamp their feet.

Family Fun Days. Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, August 24, 2014  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, August 24, 2014  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This is an introduction for those who are new to Chinese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on the second and fourth Sundays in Classroom A. New participants are welcome at any time!

German Conversation Club

Monday, August 25, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in German? Whether your German language skills are intermediate or fluent, you are invited to this informal conversation club.

Gaming!

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Keyboarding 3: Classroom Technology Training

Monday, August 25, 2014  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: New to typing or rusty in the fingers? This three-session class will cover basic typing skills, from finding your home keys in Keyboarding 1 to basic exercises in Keyboarding 3.

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

CANCELLED: Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, August 25, 2014  
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, August 25, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Japanese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. New participants are welcome at any time!

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, August 25, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Wind down for the day with bedtime stories, activities and fun for the whole family.

CLP-Teen Gay Straight Alliance: Bi-monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Come join us for a meeting of the CLP-Teen Gay Straight Alliance. This group is for all LGBTQ and straight teenagers who want to support each other and make new friends!

Gaming!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Word Expert Skills : Classroom Technology Training

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This class will introduce you to tabs and mail merge. Then, we'll focus on editing a long document, including creating and abiding by editorial comments.

Japanese II

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Japanese and are interested in increasing proficiency. Ability to read and write hiragana is required to take this class.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Gaming!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Computer Basics 3: Access the Internet: Classroom Technology Training

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this class you will learn the fundamentals of a computer and how to use Microsoft Windows. This class will help you learn the basics of using the Internet.

Mock Interviews: Career Development Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Visit the Job & Career Education Center on Wednesdays between 1:00 and 2:00 PM for individualized assistance. A JCEC staff person will be available to conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Bounce, sing, clap and listen to stories with your child, birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start library visits and meet other children and their parents.

Italian for Beginners

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to the Italian language meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, August 28, 2014  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in Chinese? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of Chinese. No registration is required.

Gaming!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Excel Expert Skills : Classroom Technology Training

Thursday, August 28, 2014  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This highest level class for Excel includes information on protecting your worksheets, advanced function use and templates.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Discovery prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Learn LinkedIn : Collaborative Technology Training

Thursday, August 28, 2014  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This small one-hour workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of the career networking service LinkedIn. Hosted in the Job & Career Education Center on the Second Floor.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, August 28, 2014  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish. Si eres intermedio o avanzado, practica con nosotros, tus habilidades del idioma, en conversaciones vivas y comprometidas.

Gaming!

Friday, August 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, August 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some films are so bad, they're good! Join us as we watch the films everybody loves to hate!

Gaming!

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


PowerPoint Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Saturday, August 30, 2014  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Want to impress your boss with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit.

Korean II

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room. New participants are welcome at any time!

Gaming!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Adobe InDesign Basics : Collaborative Technology Training

Sunday, August 31, 2014  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Wonder how the pros do it? Learn how to design professional looking graphics and layouts using Adobe InDesign.

HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Preserving the Harvest with Susan

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Preserving is easy, fun, and satisfying. Come to this class and learn the basics of canning, drying, and freezing.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Zine Reading with Cindy Crabb of Doris Zine

Thursday, September 4, 2014  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Lucy Goubert will also read. Zine Reading Open Mic if time allows. Please bring your zines to swap with other zine authors!

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, September 5, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some films are so bad, they're good! Join us as we watch the films everybody loves to hate!

Family Fun: Storytelling Around The World

Saturday, September 6, 2014  
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


The People's University: From Bean to Bar: The Exploration of Chocolate

Saturday, September 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Explore the history and chemistry of chocolate. Registration is required.

International Cinema Sunday

Sunday, September 7, 2014  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


Family Fun: Sensory Storytime: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, September 7, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families. An interactive, sensory exploration and a discussion period for parents following the program.

Sounds Upstairs: The Music Department's collection comes to life! Fifth Avenue Strings

Sunday, September 7, 2014  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary: This talented high school string quartet will perform classical, folk and fiddle favorites!

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Conversation Salon is a forum for active participation in the discussion of the meaningful and interesting events of our time and an opportunity to connect with, participate in and contribute to your community.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

3 Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Wise Walk

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Let's READ English: Ellen Foster

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some films are so bad, they're good! Join us as we watch the films everybody loves to hate!

Saturday Matinee

Saturday, September 13, 2014  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


Sunday Afternoon Music Series: Tom Breiding: Steeltowns, Coalfields and the Unbroken Circle

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: From Pittsburgh's forgotten steel mills to the coalfields of Western Virginia, Breiding shares local history through traditional folktales and his original compositions, using guitar, banjo and harmonica.

Family Fun: Sensory Storytime: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families. An interactive, sensory exploration and a discussion period for parents following the program.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Comics Decoded Book Club - Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: We will meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss a title or topic, the latest news from the world of comics, new releases, and forthcoming additions to the library collection.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Books in the Afternoon: Beautiful Ruins

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

Books in the Afternoon: Beautiful Ruins

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

Gardening and Seed Saving Chat

Thursday, September 18, 2014  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summary: Cassandra from Grow Pittsburgh will answer questions that you have about your garden and saving seeds. This event is open to all!

Wise Walk

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Red Herring Book Club: The Wrong Girl

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some films are so bad, they're good! Join us as we watch the films everybody loves to hate!

Bridge to Japan presents Camp Konichiwa: Learn Japanese

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Konnichiwa is a popular greeting in Japanese. Children will learn some words and songs in the Japanese language during this four-week program.

Meet, Learn, Play: A Den Experiment

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summary: Looking for a way to have fun and learn something new? Check out this all ages board gaming session. Enjoy playing and learning about new games with an instructor.

Outside the Lines: STEM + Art: Fashion and Logo Design

Saturday, September 20, 2014  
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Where science and art meet!

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Family Fun: Sensory Storytime: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families. An interactive, sensory exploration and a discussion period for parents following the program.

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, September 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, September 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

Wise Walk

Friday, September 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

WORKshop: Developing a Career at UPMC

Friday, September 26, 2014  
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Come and meet a Human Resources Representative from UPMC who will walk you through the entire application and hiring process. Please call 412-578-2561 to register for this session.

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, September 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some films are so bad, they're good! Join us as we watch the films everybody loves to hate!

Movies All Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014  
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some movies are so awesome they need to be played ALL DAY long!

Bridge to Japan presents Camp Konichiwa: Learn Japanese

Saturday, September 27, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Konnichiwa is a popular greeting in Japanese. Children will learn some words and songs in the Japanese language during this four-week program.

World Kaleidoscope presents Pittsburgh Taiko

Sunday, September 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Pittsburgh Taiko is dedicated to bringing the art and spirit of Japanese taiko drumming to Pittsburgh.

Family Fun: Sensory Storytime: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, September 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families. An interactive, sensory exploration and a discussion period for parents following the program.

Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Sunday, September 28, 2014  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Join us for a discussion of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, September 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, September 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Wise Walk

Friday, October 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Bridge to Japan presents Camp Konichiwa: Learn Japanese

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Konnichiwa is a popular greeting in Japanese. Children will learn some words and songs in the Japanese language during this four-week program.

HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Making Beeswax Soap with Roberta

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Roberta Jones, from Laurel Mountain Bees in Murrysville, will teach you how to make your own homemade soap using beeswax.

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Conversation Salon is a forum for active participation in the discussion of the meaningful and interesting events of our time and an opportunity to connect with, participate in and contribute to your community.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

3 Poems by Alice Notley . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Alice Notley. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Wise Walk

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Let's READ English: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

Bridge to Japan presents Camp Konichiwa: Learn Japanese

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Konnichiwa is a popular greeting in Japanese. Children will learn some words and songs in the Japanese language during this four-week program.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, October 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Sunday Afternoon Music Series: South Hills Brass

Sunday, October 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: This traditional brass quintet entertains through Dixieland, big band, spiritual, classical, folk and patriotic ballads.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Books in the Afternoon: The Invention of Wings

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Books in the Afternoon: The Invention of Wings

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Wise Walk

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Red Herring Book Club: A Question of Honor

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is A Question of Honor by Charles Todd. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Meet, Learn, Play: A Den Experiment

Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summary: Looking for a way to have fun and learn something new? Check out this all ages board gaming session. Enjoy playing and learning about new games with an instructor.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!