Between Two Worlds: The Journey of Dorit Sasson
7 pm, Thursday, November 8
Native New Yorker Dorit Sasson dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces. Disillusioned by the degree of economic depression and social change following the second Israel-Lebanon War, she convinced her husband to return with her to the United States, but when she arrived, the United States was not what it seemed—or perhaps she had changed in ways she didn’t yet realize. Sasson is the author of the award-winning Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces, which will be available for purchase at the event for $15.
1 pm, Saturday, November 10
Avid birder and blogger Kate St. John will talk about the work she has done with peregrine falcons and show pictures that she has taken. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy.
Therese Rocco: Pittsburgh’s First Female Assistant Police Chief
7 pm, Wednesday, November 14
Therese Rocco broke the glass ceiling for women in the Pittsburgh Police Department. Beginning her career in law enforcement as a 19-year-old clerk in the missing persons unit of the Pittsburgh Police Department, she retired as an honored and acclaimed assistant police chief. Rocco established national protocols for investigating missing children cases that have saved lives of an untold number of children. To this day, she continues to work with the FBI on an unsolved missing child case that has haunted her since the 1960s.
Art and the Written Word: MCG Jazz
6:30 pm, Saturday, November 17
The Art and the Written Word series brings you this free after-hours, cultural get-together for all ages at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Enjoy food, fun, and a special evening of jazz with the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.