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French Conversation Club

Thursday, November 20, 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, November 20, 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 Aviator’s Wife

Thursday, November 20, 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 Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

Books in the Afternoon: The Aviator’s Wife

Thursday, November 20, 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 Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

Red Herring Book Club: The Expats

Friday, November 21, 2014  
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 Expats by Chris Pavone. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Korean II

Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Meet, Learn, Play: A Den Experiment

Saturday, November 22, 2014  
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.

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, November 22, 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 Ortner / Marcinizyn Duo

Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Expressive clarinetist / saxophonist Susanne Ortner and guitar virtuoso John Marcinizyn perform an eclectic blend of gypsy jazz, swing, Latin, klezmer, and more.

Chinese for Beginners - CANCELLED

Sunday, November 23, 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 - CANCELLED

Monday, November 24, 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, November 24, 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!

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, November 25, 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 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 25, 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.

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!

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.

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014  
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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Pittsburgh Music Academy

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

Summary: The Pittsburgh Music Academy was founded in 1996. A favorite tradition each year for our students and their families is to play free concerts in our region during the holiday season.

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!

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!

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 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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.