happenings @ the Library


If you’re the type to wipe the slate clean every January 1 and write a whole new slate of resolutions, Mt. Lebanon Public Library could be a valuable resource.

WRITE THAT SCREENPLAY The Carnegie Screenwriters Group meets monthly at the library and engages in script readings, networking, and discussions of writing and filmmaking. New members are welcome. Next meeting is 10 a.m., Saturday, January 19, in Meeting Room B.

LEARN A LANGUAGE Spanish? Wednesdays at 10. Italian? Thursdays at 10. Chinese? Thursdays at 7. Turkish? Saturdays at 2:30. French? Thursdays at 7. Also German, Mondays at 7:30, Irish Gaelic for beginners, second and fourth Saturdays at 10, and and Slovak heritage, first Mondays at 7.

TAKE A BREATH Sahaja meditation for beginners, Mondays at 6:30; advanced Sahaja meditation follows at 7:30.

LEARN FROM HISTORY Western Pennsylvania’s Frontier Wars, Rebellions and Conflicts: 1758-1794 – A Geographic View
Focus: Frontier conflicts over a 36-year period in the Ohio River Valley of Western Pennsylvania from the military occupation of the Forks in 1758 to the Whiskey Rebellion and defeat of Indian tribes in Ohio in 1794. Meets the second Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details and a suggested reading list, contact rodger.duffy@verizon.net. Also, American History Book Discussion Group, second Thursdays at 10.

PLAY SOME GAMES Mah Jongg, Thursdays at 6; Chess, second and third Fridays at 2; Scrabble, Saturdays at 1.

Other cool stuff you may have missed:
Friday Unplugged: Board and card games for sixth grade and up beginning at 3 in the Teen Space.
English Learners’ Book Club Tuesdays from 10 to noon. Presented in cooperation with Literacy Pittsburgh. To participate, register with Lee Ann Bryan 412-531-3004 lbryan@literacypittsburgh.org

UKULELE JAM SESSIONS, second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:60 to 8:30.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Join Curator Michael Kraus from the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum for a discussion on photography from the Civil War era.
7 p.m., Thursday January 10.


BEER. CHILI. LIFE IS GOOD The Mt. Lebanon Public Library will have special Saturday evening hours on January 26, when it hosts its ninth annual Brews for a Chili Night. The event features a broad selection of regional ales, lagers, stouts and cider, along with chili from four restaurants and more than 20 hand-picked home cooks, and traverses the range from vegan to exotic meats, and from mild to so hot you should probably consult your doctor before eating. Also, live music from the RML Jazz Trio. Tickets are $35, general admission; $50, sponsor. This event will sell out quickly! No tickets will be sold at the door. Adults 21+ only.

Learn more about all of these programs and more online.