The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27.
Pierogi Power: Polish-Americans in Pittsburgh Baseball with Richard Peterson
7 p.m., Thursday, May 2
Richard Peterson, author of several books on Pittsburgh baseball, grew up on the working-class South Side, a community defined by its Eastern European enclaves. He’ll discuss western Pennsylvania players of Polish heritage, including Pirates Frank Thomas, Richie Zisk and Bill Mazeroski, and Cardinals legend Stan Musial.
The Jewish History of Western Pennsylvania: 1838-1938
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8
Presenter Eric Lidji is the director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives at the Heinz History Center. He is co-editor of Her Deeds Sing Her Praises: Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women and the author of The Seventeenth Generation: The Lifework of Rabbi Walter Jacob.
Take Apart: Matt’s Maker Space Program
6:30 p.m., Monday, May 13
Representatives from the Children’s Museum present this program on electricity and circuitry. Kindergartners and first graders will get to take apart flashlights, fans and other electronic devices to find the circuits and mechanisms inside.
It’s Time to Compost!
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22
This workshop, hosted by the Pennsylvania Resources Council, covers the benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, and ways of using finished compost. Participants will receive an 82-gallon compost bin. Cost: $70/individual or $75/couple. Register online or call 412-488-7490, ext 226.
AARP Drivers Safety Class
10 a.m., Saturday, May 4
This one-day class is for people who have taken the full course within the past three years. Register at 412-531-1912, ext 209. Space is limited. Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.