From Connie Mack to Danny Murtaugh: Irish-Americans In Pittsburgh Baseball 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3 Colleen Hroncich and Pete Peterson will discuss Irish-Americans in Pittsburgh baseball. Hroncich is the granddaughter of legendary Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh and the author of The Whistling Irishman: Danny Murtaugh Remembered. Personalities range from Hall-of-Famer Connie Mack, who began his managing career in Pittsburgh, to Danny Murtaugh, who led the Pirates to World Series titles in 1960 and 1971. Pete Peterson is the co-author of The Slide: Leyland, Bonds and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates and the editor of The Pirates Reader. This event is sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Historical Society.
Spring Local Author Forum 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8
This panel discussion will feature some of our region’s authors who will talk about their writing process and work. Writers on the program are Kathy Bashaar, Saint’s Mistress; Wendy Weaver Graham and Carole Kunkle-Miller, Emotional Balancing with Essential Oils: A Self-Guided Journey; Bob Konig, Of Good and Evil: Prelude to the Holocaust; Steve Maiolo, Dannie Maiolo, and Mickey Eves, Where is Opie?; Sydelle Pearl, Wordwings; Donald Thompson, Brain Cramps from My Balcony; and Noretta Willig: Carl’s Story. Authors will be selling and signing their books.
Garden Party Tea 1 p.m., Saturday, May 12 Celebrate spring with a special Garden Party Tea. A selection of sweet and savory treats in the English High Tea style. Sample a variety of floral, fruity and herbal teas. Author Carol Chernega will provide a presentation on the secret gardens of England. Fancy hats are strongly encouraged. There is a $10 fee, which will be collected at the door. Registration is required online or call the library at 412-531-1912.
Why Declaring Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Is Controversial 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 Samuel Kayam will provide a historical review of the city of Jerusalem and its importance to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He’ll also discuss Jerusalem in modern times as well as international milestones concerning sovereignty on the city and its holy places. Kayam was born in Israel and raised in the northern city of Haifa.