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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.

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

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

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

Carnegie Knits & Reads

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

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Let's Speak English

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

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

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

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Let's Speak English

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

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

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

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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

Let's Speak English

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

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, October 29, 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.