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Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 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, April 1, 2015 | 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, April 1, 2015 | 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, April 2, 2015 | 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.

Meet, Learn, Play: Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Summary: Your favorite fantasy RPG is coming to your favorite library! Bring a 1st level character and some dice, or bring nothing at all. New players welcome!

Yoga with Rich

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:00 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.

Writers LIVE @ CLP - Main: Steve Berry

Thursday, April 2, 2015  
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main

Summary: Steve Berry is the internationally bestselling author of ten Cotton Malone adventures, four stand-alone thrillers and four short-story originals.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 3, 2015 | 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, April 4, 2015 | 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, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 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

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 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.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 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!

LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: Want Not

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Summary: Discuss contemporary fiction with insight from a professional psychoanalyst from the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 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—Fermenting with Jill

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Learn the basics of food fermentation - styles, health benefits, and how-to. Seating will be first come, first served until the chairs are full.

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 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.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 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.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 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, April 9, 2015 | 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 Joy Harjo . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Joy Harjo. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 10, 2015 | 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: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Friday, April 10, 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.

French for Beginners

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Korean II

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 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, April 11, 2015 | 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.

Italian for Beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 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: Dream Phone

Sunday, April 12, 2015  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Pittsburgh rock-and-roll fun fueled by 60s girl group harmonies.

Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 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, April 13, 2015 | 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

Monday, April 13, 2015 | 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!

Volunteer Book Bash

Tuesday, April 14, 2015  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Japanese II

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 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, April 14, 2015 | 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, April 15, 2015 | 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, April 15, 2015 | 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, April 15, 2015 | 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, April 16, 2015 | 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.

One Book, One Community: Books in the Afternoon: Five Days at Memorial

Thursday, April 16, 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 fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection is Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

Meet, Learn, Play: Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Summary: Your favorite fantasy RPG is coming to your favorite library! Bring a 1st level character and some dice, or bring nothing at all. New players welcome!

Yoga with Rich

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:00 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.

One Book, One Community: Books in the Afternoon: Five Days at Memorial

Thursday, April 16, 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 fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection is Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 17, 2015 | 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 Beekeeper's Apprentice

Friday, April 17, 2015 | 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 Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Korean II

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 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, April 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 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

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 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.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 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!

Poets-in-Person: Richard St. John and Jay Carson

Saturday, April 18, 2015  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Prime Stage Theatre Presents The Mousetrap

Sunday, April 19, 2015  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Summary: Join us for a sneak preview of scenes from Prime Stage Theatre's next production, The Mousetrap. A discussion with the cast and director will follow the performance.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 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 II

Sunday, April 19, 2015  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 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.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 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.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 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.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 24, 2015 | 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.

French for Beginners

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Korean II

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 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 Gaming Meet Up

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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, April 25, 2015 | 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.

Italian for Beginners

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

World Kaleidoscope presents Hiroya Tsukamoto

Sunday, April 26, 2015  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart of mood of tranquility.

Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 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, April 27, 2015 | 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

Monday, April 27, 2015 | 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, April 28, 2015 | 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, April 28, 2015 | 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.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 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.

AUTHORS ON TOUR: Richard Flanagan

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main

Summary: AUTHORS ON TOUR is a new collaborative initiative of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to present authors who are on a national publicity tour to Pittsburgh audiences.

Wise Walk

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 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.

LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: At Night We Walk in Circles

Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Summary: Discuss contemporary fiction with insight from a professional psychoanalyst from the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.

HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Crocheting with Amy

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: In this beginner's workshop, we will cover terms, yarn and a few basic stitches. You will walk out with a finished project! Seating will be first come, first served until the chairs are full.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 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, May 6, 2015 | 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.

Meet, Learn, Play: Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Summary: Your favorite fantasy RPG is coming to your favorite library! Bring a 1st level character and some dice, or bring nothing at all. New players welcome!

Wise Walk

Friday, May 8, 2015 | 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: The Last Lecture

Friday, May 8, 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.

French for Beginners

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 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 W. D. Snodgrass . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by W. D. Snodgrass. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Wise Walk

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 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 Test of Wills

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 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 Test of Wills by Charles Todd. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 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, May 20, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

Books in the Afternoon: Boy, Snow, Bird

Thursday, May 21, 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 fiction. This month's selection is Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.

Meet, Learn, Play: Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Summary: Your favorite fantasy RPG is coming to your favorite library! Bring a 1st level character and some dice, or bring nothing at all. New players welcome!

Books in the Afternoon: Boy, Snow, Bird

Thursday, May 21, 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 fiction. This month's selection is Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.

AUTHORS ON TOUR: Chuck Palahniuk

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main

Summary: AUTHORS ON TOUR is a new collaborative initiative of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to present authors who are on a national publicity tour to Pittsburgh audiences.

Wise Walk

Friday, May 22, 2015 | 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.

French for Beginners

Saturday, May 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Meet, Learn, Play: A Gaming Meet Up

Saturday, May 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 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, May 29, 2015 | 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.

Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Gulp

Sunday, May 31, 2015  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Summary: Join us for a discussion of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach.