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Gaming!

Saturday, November 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Korean II - CANCELLED

Saturday, November 29, 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 - CANCELLED

Saturday, November 29, 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, November 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


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

Sunday, November 30, 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.

Family Fun Days. Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, November 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


CANCELLED: Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, December 1, 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.

CANCELLED: Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, December 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 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.

CANCELLED: Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, December 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


CANCELLED Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, December 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Japanese Conversation Club

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

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Japanese Conversation Club is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced speakers of Japanese to come together and converse as well as to learn about and enjoy Japanese culture.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Excel Basics: Classroom Technology Training

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the construction of formulas for math calculations.

HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Sweater Pet Beds with Melissa - REGISTRATION CLOSED, CLASS IS FULL

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

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Learn how to upcycle that old sweater into a snazzy new bed for your pet. We will have some sweaters available, but feel free to bring your own.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 2, 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.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, December 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.

Career Counseling by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Interviews: Before, During and After: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule an appointment with a qualified volunteer who will conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback. Participants will also learn about interview preparation and follow up. Registration is required.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, December 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.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 3, 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, December 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
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, December 3, 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, December 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Yoga with Jessica

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: No yoga experience necessary. Come early to reserve your spot. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

Computer Basics 1: Mousing: Classroom Technology Training

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

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 provide an overview of parts of the computer and mousing techniques.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers 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.

Gmail Basics : Collaborative Technology Training

Thursday, December 4, 2014  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Gmail is a powerful email service. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more!

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Thursday, December 4, 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.

Chinese Time

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Experience Chinese language and culture through books, storytelling, songs, games and more!

Word Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Friday, December 5, 2014  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Learn the basics of word processing in this introductory class. This class will cover formatting text, saving a file, how to cut, copy and paste, as well as other fundamentals.

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, December 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!

Excel Beyond the Basics: Classroom Technology Training

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Make Space: Seasonal Crafts

Saturday, December 6, 2014  
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Italian Conversation

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Italian skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Italian.

Korean II

Saturday, December 6, 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!

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, December 6, 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!

Family Fun: Storytelling Around The World

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

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


The Labs: Open Lab

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

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

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

Sunday, December 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.

International Cinema Sunday - Gloria

Sunday, December 7, 2014  
2:00 PM
Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Sounds Upstairs: The Music Department's collection comes to life! Musicians With A Mission - Bluegrass and Broadway

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary: Musicians With A Mission - Bluegrass and Broadway

For Grown-ups: the Art of Storytelling for Educators

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

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


German Conversation Club

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, December 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, December 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 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.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Writers LIVE @ CLP - Main: Kent Nelson

Monday, December 8, 2014  
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Summary: The 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner Kent Nelson comes to Pittsburgh for Writers LIVE with The Spirit Bird, a collection of stories featuring characters compelled to seek beyond their own horizons.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
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!

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Word Beyond the Basics

Tuesday, December 9, 2014  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Here you’ll learn the next level of Word skills, such as setting margins, line spacing, and page numbering, plus how to work with columns, clip art, and create labels. Prerequisite: Word 2010 Basics or solid Word experience.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 9, 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.

Japanese II

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Russian for Beginners covers topics such as the Cyrillic alphabet and basic conversation. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, December 10, 2014  
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.

Learn LinkedIn : Collaborative Technology Training

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Are you interested in signing up for health insurance? Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll for coverage with a Certified Application Counselor from the Consumer Health Coalition.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, December 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.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 10, 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.

Italian for Beginners

Wednesday, December 10, 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!

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, December 10, 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.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, December 11, 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.

Computer Basics 2: File Management : Classroom Technology Training

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
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 with file management, including creating, naming, and moving files.

Preschool Explorers

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

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers 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.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Thursday, December 11, 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 Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, December 11, 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.

Chinese Time

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

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Experience Chinese language and culture through books, storytelling, songs, games and more!

Excel Expert Skills : Classroom Technology Training

Friday, December 12, 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.

Google Drive Basics: Collaborative Technology Training

Friday, December 12, 2014  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Take your Google experience to the next level with Google's cloud tool, Google Drive. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Google Drive and its multiple functions.

Let's READ English: A Christmas Memory

Friday, December 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, December 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!

Excel Basics: Classroom Technology Training

Saturday, December 13, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the construction of formulas for math calculations.

Gadget Lab

Saturday, December 13, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summary: Are you planning to get a new eReader, tablet or other gadget this holiday season? Drop in on our Gadget Lab to talk with a member of our Techsperts team before you go shopping!

Korean II

Saturday, December 13, 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, December 13, 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!

Saturday Matinee - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Saturday, December 13, 2014  
2:00 PM
Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


Kids Create: Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 13, 2014  
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: We'll supply the graham cracker "gingerbread," the icing and the candy for trimmings. You supply the imagination For ages 2 and up. Children under 7 may need assistance.

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

Sunday, December 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.

Sunday Afternoon Music Series: Slipped Disc

Sunday, December 14, 2014  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Melding clarinet, guitar, bass, and percussion, this swing group gets you moving to the tunes of the 1920s and 30s.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, December 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!

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, December 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, December 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
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!

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, December 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.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 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.

Gadget Lab by Appointment

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Talk with one of our resident Gadget Lab experts about how you can access thousands of books, magazines, songs and more for free through eCLP.

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, December 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Comics Decoded Book Club - Captain America, Vol. 1: Castaway in Dimension Z by Rick Remender and John Romita Jr.

Monday, December 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.

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Japanese Conversation Club is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced speakers of Japanese to come together and converse as well as to learn about and enjoy Japanese culture.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Excel Beyond the Basics: Classroom Technology Training

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:45 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.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 16, 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.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, December 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.

Career Counseling by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Interviews: Before, During and After: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule an appointment with a qualified volunteer who will conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback. Participants will also learn about interview preparation and follow up. Registration is required.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, December 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.

Gadget Lab

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Are you planning to get a new eReader, tablet or other gadget this holiday season? Drop in on our Gadget Lab to talk with a member of our Techsperts team before you go shopping!

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, December 17, 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.

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, December 17, 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.

Spanish II

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
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!

French Conversation Club

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Yoga with Jessica

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: No yoga experience necessary. Come early to reserve your spot. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

Computer Basics 3: Access the Internet : Classroom Technology Training

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers 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.

Books in the Afternoon: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Thursday, December 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 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Online Job Searching: Career Development Class

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This class will help you set up a plan for your online job search, introduce you to major job search websites and provide you with insight into the online application process.

Books in the Afternoon: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Thursday, December 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 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Thursday, December 18, 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.

Chinese Time

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Experience Chinese language and culture through books, storytelling, songs, games and more!

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, December 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!

PowerPoint Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Saturday, December 20, 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 - CANCELLED

Saturday, December 20, 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!

Italian Conversation

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Italian skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Italian.

Korean for Beginners - CANCELLED

Saturday, December 20, 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!

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Outside the Lines: STEM + Art - 3D Ornaments

Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Where science and art meet!

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, December 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!

Pittsburgh Music Academy plays the Holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2014  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: The students and faculty of the Pittsburgh Music Academy will present a variety of holiday-themed music, featuring piano soloists and an ensemble of flutes, violins & violas!

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, December 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, December 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, December 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 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.

German Conversation Club-CANCELLED

Monday, December 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Japanese for Beginners - CANCELLED

Monday, December 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
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!

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, December 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 23, 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.

Japanese II - CANCELLED

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Russian for Beginners - CANCELLED

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Russian for Beginners covers topics such as the Cyrillic alphabet and basic conversation. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Bad Movie Fridays!

Friday, December 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, December 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!

Korean II - CANCELLED

Saturday, December 27, 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 - CANCELLED

Saturday, December 27, 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!

Zine Reading

Saturday, December 27, 2014  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: LB from Truckface zine will read. Open mic and zine swap to follow the reading.

Meet the Author: Sharon Flake: Author of Unstoppable Octobia May

Sunday, December 28, 2014  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Hang out, be inspired and do a cool activity with popular children and teen author Sharon Flake. Hear an excerpt from her new book; find out about the Rules for Unstoppable Girls; and enter to win a copy of Unstoppable Octobia May!

World Kaleidoscope presents Tone / Overtone

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

Summary: Tone/Overtone is a flute and accordion duo with Rachel Rue and Keith Cochran that has evolved a style and repertoire all its own. All ages.

Chinese for Beginners - CANCELLED

Sunday, December 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
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!

Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Game-O-Rama: Come to Candyland!

Monday, December 29, 2014  
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, December 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Gadget Lab by Appointment

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Talk with one of our resident Gadget Lab experts about how you can access thousands of books, magazines, songs and more for free through eCLP.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, December 30, 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.

New Year's Eve: Countdown to 2015!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Gadget Lab

Saturday, January 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary: Did you get a new eReader, tablet or other gadget this holiday season? Drop in on our Gadget Lab to talk with a member of our Techsperts team for an orientation to your new gadget!

The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, January 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Sounds Upstairs: The Music Department's collection comes to life! Klezlectic: Music for a Modern World

Sunday, January 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary: Klezlectic: Music for a Modern World Klezlectic performs klezmer music as well as American, popular, jazz and Jewish folk music, serving up a lively feast of truly sweet genres.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

3 Poems by Seamus Heaney . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 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 Seamus Heaney. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Let's READ English: The House on Mango Street

Friday, January 9, 2015 | 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.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Books in the Afternoon: A Voyage Long and Strange

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary books. This month's selection is A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz.

Books in the Afternoon: A Voyage Long and Strange

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary books. This month's selection is A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz.

Outside the Lines: STEM + Art - 3D Ornaments

Saturday, January 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Where science and art meet!

The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, January 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Comics Decoded Book Club - Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Monday, January 19, 2015 | 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.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

The Brentwood Anthology Poetry Reading

Saturday, January 24, 2015  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summary: Join us for a poetry reading featuring local poets that have recently been published in The Brentwood Anthology. This will be a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with local poets and poetry lovers.

World Kaleidoscope presents the Carnegie Shpil Company

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: The Carnegie Shpil Company is a group of students and alumni from Pitt, CMU, and Chatham that are committed to playing authentic klezmer music, the Jewish folk and dance music from Eastern Europe. All ages!

Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Drunk Tank Pink

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Summary: Join us for a discussion of Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Are you interested in signing up for health insurance? Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll for coverage with a Certified Application Counselor from the Consumer Health Coalition.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.