SPRING WALK AND TALK Faith Starr of Living Green with Faith presents “Edible Wild Plants,” 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Mt. Lebanon Library. Starr will discuss wild plants that grow in the Pittsburgh area and explain why you should learn to harvest them. The accompanying walk, “Food Under Foot,” is 1-3 p.m., Sunday, June 19, at Gilfillan Farm on Route 19 just past South Hills Village Mall. Melissa Sokulski of the Birch Center will teach attendees how to identify and harvest edible plants on this guided walk. Registration is required for the walk only at 412-531-1912.
THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT Your child’s favorite stuffed animal is invited to a party at Mt. Lebanon Public Library: the annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Children can drop off their fuzzy animal friends any time from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, in the Children’s Library. Once the library closes, the staff will host a party for the animals before they tuck everyone in bed and turn off the library’s lights. The next morning at 10, children can reunite with their furry friends and enjoy breakfast treats and a story, and see a slideshow of what happened at the stuffed animal sleepover.
SILENTS PLEASE! Mt. Lebanon Library’s first ever Artist in Residency workshop for kids in grades four through six runs Monday through Wednesday, June 27-29, with each of the three sessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tom Roberts—composer and curator of Silents Please!, a monthly silent film series at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater that features a silent movie with live musical accompaniment—will direct the workshop in which kids will create their own silent short films. Kids will discover the genius of Charlie Chaplin, learn to tell a story without speaking, and talk about how music shapes movies. Pre-registration begins June 13 in the Children’s Library.
At 7 p.m., Thursday, June 30, Roberts returns to the library to perform his own piano score to three Charlie Chaplin films at an event open to all ages. Roberts, well-known for his early jazz piano, has played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.