@ the Library

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GARDEN TOUR The 34th annual self-guided tour features seven private Mt. Lebanon gardens, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 23. Tickets are $20, or $25 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets can only be purchased online. You can pick up a program guide at any of the seven locations. If you can’t make it in person, a virtual tour  will feature photos taken in each garden and will be available online within two weeks following the event.

BOOK TALK Harriet Tubman’s legendary life is widely known: escaping enslavement, leading others to freedom via the Underground Railroad, and tirelessly fighting for change. But a crucial chapter often overlooked is her daring Civil War exploits, detailed in Edda L. Fields-Black’s groundbreaking book, COMBEE: Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and Black Freedom during the Civil War. Fields-Black unveils Tubman’s command of spies and pilots, leading a raid that liberated hundreds and shaped American history. Through unexamined documents, she brings to life the untold stories of those freed, their resilience, and the lasting impact of Tubman’s heroism. Fields-Black teaches history at Carnegie Mellon University, and is a descendant of one of the raid participants, and will be discussing her book at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, June 26, at the library.

MONTOUR TRAIL At 3 p.m., on Wednesday, June 12, Patricia Friedsam, a Montour Trail Council board member, will present an overview of the trail’s rich history and future endeavors. The 55.9-mile Montour Trail surrounds the Pittsburgh region as one of the longest suburban rail trails in the United States.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S FOLK FESTIVAL, 6-9 p.m., Friday, June 14. At press time, details were still in the works, but plans include food, music, storytelling, activities for kids and an interactive performance by Steel City Shakespeare based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.