Regularly Scheduled Programs for Adults
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Teen & Children Section
May 1 –May 13
Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition which includes letters, personal accounts, and images from the Civil War, organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America.
1st Wednesdays of the month for adults ages 50 and up.
Wednesday, May 1, 2-4pm
This month's program is entitled “Italian Immigration: A Tuscan Legacy, Pittsburgh PA”
Laura Baccelli Vondas, a Pittsburgh native, will present her short film about Pittsburgh's Tuscan immigrants. The video was presented at an Italian history conference at the Heinz History Center.
May 1, 4, 8, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30
This special series of American history presentations will be held in the afternoons and evenings through May 30. Advanced Placement U.S. History students from Mt. Lebanon High School will present their research and final projects. The public is invited to attend.
Please check the website calendar for a complete listing of dates, times and topics.
Wednesday, May 1, 7-8:30pm
Noted American music historian, Dr. Deane Root will explore the social and cultural role of music during the turbulent times of the Civil War. See more.
Friday, May 3, 10-11:30am
Tips for seniors, families, and caregivers to help seniors stay in their homes longer.
Monday, May 6, 7-9pm
This month: "Folk Customs of Eastern Slovakia"
John Righetti will discuss the customs of East Slovaks and Rusyns, from Christmas to Easter to christenings, funerals, weddings and fertility protection, including demonstration of the rituals with incantations.
Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:30pm
Useful tips to guide people through the home-buying process, presented by Tyler Smith, Mortgage Consultant.
Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:45pm
This Civil War 150 program with Dr. Elaine Parsons, Associate Professor in the History Department at Duquesne University will cover how marriage and the societal mores during the Civil War created familial divides. This Program will take place on the main level of the library in the Young Adult section.
Monday, May 13, 7-8pm
Women's health advocate and writer Sarah Erdreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her writings have been noted by the National Partnership for Women and Families. Ms. Erdreich will discuss her book, Generation Roe, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase.
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30-8:50pm
Learn about one of our area’s first medical doctors, Dr. Cyrus Schreiner, who arrived here in 1877 and practiced until his death in 1990. Dr. Lorelei Stein, PhD from Point Park University will share her research about this subject.
Thursday, May 16, 7-8:45pm
Join award-winning Astrophysicist and national lecturer, Kevin Manning, as he treats his audiences to an amazing view of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting!
No registration required. Find out more on this Star Tour Astronomy Program Look Up To The Stars.
Saturday, May 18, 10-12pm
Presented by Jill Yesko, Discover Organizing, Inc.
The Book Cellar Informational Meeting for Potential Volunteers
Sunday, May 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Come learn what being a volunteer at The Book Cellar entails!
Thursday, May 23, 7-8:30pm
Discover more about essential oils and how you might use them to make over your medicine cabinet. Essential oils can help improve your physical and emotional health naturally. Presented by Faye Silver.
Social Security Rescue
Tuesday, May 28, 7-8pm
Learn how to make the best of the new social security changes and benefits. Many Social Security issues will be discussed at this educational program. Presented by John Harris of Harris Financial Management.
Thursday, May 30, 7-8:30pm
Learn how fear, “The Invisible Enemy”, permeates our being, and what we can do to alleviate the fear of facing our own fears. Presented by Alexandra Sabina of TenMinuteVirtues, a mentoring program.
TEEN & CHILDREN PROGRAMS
Sunday, May 5, 1:30-2:30pm
Celebrate this Mexican holiday with stories, songs, silly fun and scrumptious snacks! For kids ages 3 & up and their families.
Sunday, May 5, 2-3:30pm
Share your love of Legos with other teens. For middle and high school age ONLY. Snacks provided.
Session 2: May 7-May 28, 10-11am
Join Laura Herrmann of Schoolhouse Yoga in a fun class that uses stories, singing, play and games to teach yoga poses, breathing exercises and stretches to young children. Each class is approximately 50 minutes long.
For children ages 2 - 5. Pre-registration is necessary or this 4-week session.
Thursday, May 9, 3:15-4:30pm
For after school Middle and High School students who are ardent fans of anime, manga and J-pop culture. Snacks!
Friday, May 10, 3:15-4:30pm
Please join us for this new high school book discussion group to discuss the works of John Green and other edgy, young adult authors. Snacks provided.
High School Only
Tuesday, May 21, 7-8:45pm
TONIGHT: MAKE A MINI DREAMCATCHER. For middle and high school students and adults. All supplies provided.
Wednesday, May 22, 4-5pm
Come create Lego structures - each month we choose a different theme.
Kids must pre-register. For kids ages 7 - 12.
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