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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 | Other Dates  
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 | Other Dates  
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.

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, September 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.

Labs on Location: Main: Meet Your Maker

Tuesday, September 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.

Word Basics : Classroom Technology Training

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

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.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, September 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, 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.

Learn LinkedIn : Collaborative Technology Training

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 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 Tune Up

Wednesday, September 3, 2014  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Does your resume and cover letter need a tune up? This class will cover everything you need to know about resumes and cover letters, from current formatting trends to getting them to your potential employer.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, September 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.

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, September 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.

Spanish II

Wednesday, September 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!

French Conversation Club

Thursday, September 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, September 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.

CANCELLED: Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, September 4, 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.

Gadget Lab by Appointment

Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.

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!

Excel Basics: Classroom Technology Training

Friday, September 5, 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.

Gmail Basics : Collaborative Technology Training

Friday, September 5, 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!

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!

Italian Conversation

Saturday, September 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, September 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!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, September 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!

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, September 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!

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 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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!

German Conversation Club

Monday, September 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, 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.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Japanese for Beginners

Monday, September 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!

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, September 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.

Career Counseling by appointment: Career Development Program

Tuesday, September 9, 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.

School-Age Program: Homeschool Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Creative explorations for homeschooled children age 8 through 11. Each week will feature books and other resources, discussion and hands-on activities. An open study time will follow the programs.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, September 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, September 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Japanese II

Tuesday, September 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.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, September 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.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, September 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, 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.

Computer Basics 1: Mousing: Classroom Technology Training

Wednesday, September 10, 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 provide an overview of parts of the computer and mousing techniques.

Mock Interviews by Appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: A qualified volunteer will be available to conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, September 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, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
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, September 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, September 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, September 11, 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, September 11, 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.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

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.

PowerPoint Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

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!

Adobe InDesign Basics : Collaborative Technology Training

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 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.

Korean II

Saturday, September 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, September 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

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

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


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!

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.

Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, September 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, 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.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, September 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 - 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.

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, September 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.

School-Age Program: Homeschool Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Creative explorations for homeschooled children age 8 through 11. Each week will feature books and other resources, discussion and hands-on activities. An open study time will follow the programs.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, September 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 Basics: Classroom Technology Training

Tuesday, September 16, 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.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, September 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, 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.

Computer Basics 2: File Management: Classroom Technology Training

Wednesday, September 17, 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.

Mock Interviews by Appointment: Career Development Program

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

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: A qualified volunteer will be available to conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, September 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, September 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, September 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.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, September 18, 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.

Online Job Searching: Career Development Class

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: PC Center - Main

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: 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.

Video Recorded Mock Interviews by Appointment: Career Development Program

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Take your mock interview practice to the next level by taking part in one of our video mock interview sessions.

Yoga with Jessica

Thursday, September 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.

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!

Word Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

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!

Word Beyond the Basics

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 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.

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.

Korean II

Saturday, September 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, September 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.

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.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, September 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!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, September 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!

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!

Poets-in-Person: Toi Derricotte and Vanessa German

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

Summary: An exciting new poetry reading series featuring the work of well-known local poets.

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.

German Conversation Club

Monday, September 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.

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.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, September 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Pittsburgh Public Schools Presents a Magnet Information Session: It's time to start planning for the 2015-2016 School Year!

Monday, September 22, 2014  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Is your child applying for a Pittsburgh Public Magnet? Learn how your student can pick a program that helps them pursue their passion.

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, September 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.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, September 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!

Career Counseling by appointment: Career Development Program

Tuesday, September 23, 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.

School-Age Program: Homeschool Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Creative explorations for homeschooled children age 8 through 11. Each week will feature books and other resources, discussion and hands-on activities. An open study time will follow the programs.

The Labs: Photo/Video Workshop

Tuesday, September 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.

Excel Beyond the Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  
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, September 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

Tuesday, September 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

Tuesday, September 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!

Computer Basics 3: Access the Internet: Classroom Technology Training

Wednesday, September 24, 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.

Mock Interviews by Appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: A qualified volunteer will be available to conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Resume Assistance by appointment: Career Development Program

Wednesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
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, September 24, 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, September 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Excel Expert Skills : Classroom Technology Training

Thursday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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.

Open Gadget Lab

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

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!

Modeling Basics for 3D Printing : Collaborative Technology Training

Friday, September 26, 2014  
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: 3D printing is an exciting new technology trend that's redefining the way we manufacture physical products. This session will teach you the basics of 3D digital modeling and how the 3D printer works.

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.

Korean II

Saturday, September 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

Saturday, September 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!

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.

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.

Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, September 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!

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.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, September 29, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, September 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.

Apple Computing Basics: Collaborative Technology Training

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Familiar with Windows computers and want to expand your repertoire? Are you interested in the buzz over Apple computers? This class will introduce you to using an Apple computer and its operating system, OS X.

Google Drive Basics: Collaborative Technology Training

Tuesday, September 30, 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.

PowerPoint Basics : Classroom Technology Training

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:45 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.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, September 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.

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.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Spanish II

Wednesday, October 1, 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, October 2, 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, October 2, 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.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, October 2, 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.

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.

Italian Conversation

Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4, 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, October 4, 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, October 4, 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!

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, October 6, 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, October 7, 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: Music/Audio Workshop

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

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only workshop will offer aspiring musicians, singers, rappers, DJs, and podcasters an opportunity to hone their craft.

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.

The Big Read Kickoff Celebration and Reception

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main

Summary: Help kick off The Big Read, a month-long series of events that promote reading, literacy and community engagement, all focusing on Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451.

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.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Italian for Beginners

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
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, October 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, October 9, 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.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

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.

Korean II

Saturday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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!

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.

Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, October 12, 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!

German Conversation Club

Monday, October 13, 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.

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, October 13, 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 for Beginners

Monday, October 13, 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!

The Labs: Design Workshop

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only workshop will explore the basics of design using old school drawing tools and digital media.

Japanese II

Tuesday, October 14, 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, October 14, 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!

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.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, 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.

Spanish II

Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 16, 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.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, October 16, 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.

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.

Yoga with Jessica

Thursday, October 16, 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.

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.

Cirque: After Hours @ the Library

Friday, October 17, 2014  
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)

Summary: Run away to the Library for an after-hours event inspired by the dreamy spectacular of the mysterious night circus.

Korean II

Saturday, October 18, 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, October 18, 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.

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.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, October 18, 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, October 18, 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!

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!

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, October 20, 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 - Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me by Ellen Forney

Monday, October 20, 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, October 21, 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: Makers' Studio Workshop

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only workshop will focus on a variety of tech-based projects like coding, robot making, and soft circuits.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 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, October 22, 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.

Italian for Beginners

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
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, October 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

Pre-K Program: Preschool Discovery

Thursday, October 23, 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.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
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.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, October 23, 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, October 24, 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.

Korean II

Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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!

World Kaleidoscope presents the Russian Balalaika Orchestra of Pittsburgh

Sunday, October 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: The Russian Balalaika Orchestra of Pittsburgh is a folk orchestra in the true Russian traditional style. You don’t have to be Russian to enjoy this music – it speaks a language everyone can understand!

PA&L Kids & Teens: Authors. Stories. You. Presents: Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

Sunday, October 26, 2014  
2:30 PM
Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, October 26, 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!

German Conversation Club

Monday, October 27, 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.

Family Fun: Family Storytime

Monday, October 27, 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 for Beginners

Monday, October 27, 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!

The Labs: Photo/Video Workshop

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only workshop will provide the basic tools for filmmaking and photography.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, October 28, 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!

Japanese II

Tuesday, October 28, 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.