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Cooking @ the Library: Indian Cuisine with a Vegan Twist

Saturday, August 30, 2014  
2:30 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Cooking vegan at home can be simple, affordable, well balanced and healthy for your body and the environment.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, September 2, 2014  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Gadget Lab and Book Sale @ Mellon Square

Wednesday, September 3, 2014  
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Join CLP Downtown and Business at the newly reopened Mellon Square for a fun gadget lab and book sale.

Karen Russell's “Haunting Olivia” - Light Literary Lunch Club: A Short Story Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Love literature, but don’t have much time? Bring a lunch and join us at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a short story.

Reducing Carbon Emissions in Pittsburgh: What You Can Do

Thursday, September 4, 2014  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: The Pittsburgh Climate Initiative collaborates with government agencies, business interests, and everyday citizens to take actions that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their impact on our local economy and human well-being.

Toastmasters

Friday, September 5, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


The Art of Self-Defense

Saturday, September 6, 2014  
2:30 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Self-defense is rooted in biomechanics and general awareness and uses principles derived from combat arts such as Kali/Eskrima, Jeet Kun Do, Boxing, and Kickboxing.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Second Wednesday Meditation Group

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or just a beginner, join us for a meditation practice session on the second Wednesday of the month.

School Age Fun: : Back to School Fair

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Hill District

Summary: Special performance, treats, raffle and fun! This joint CLP -- Downtown & Business and CLP -- Hill District event will occur at the Hill District Library on Centre Avenue.

16 Acres

Thursday, September 11, 2014  
12:15 PM - 1:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This gripping documentary examines the controversies that arose during the process of redesigning and rebuilding Ground Zero in New York City in the decade following the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Scribes

Friday, September 12, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Are you writing your life story? Are you 50 or older? Join the Scribes and find like-minded people who work together to develop their creative writing skills. No worries about getting critiqued, it doesn’t happen here, just positive reinforcement in a supportive environment.

STEM Imagination Builders: Block Party

Saturday, September 13, 2014  
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Imagine, design, construct! We'll have Lego blocks, Duplo blocks, and soft blocks (for ages 6 months and up). Come and go as your schedule allows. Open to all ages.

Meet the Author: Rebecca Gilbert and It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan

Saturday, September 13, 2014  
2:30 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Rebecca Gilbert, former competitive skater, local author, and founder of yummyplants.com, an online community that celebrates vegan cuisine, will talk about her new book It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan.

Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Children 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers will get up and get moving at the Library with stories, songs, rhymes and silly fun.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Ridesharing and Technology: How Pittsburgh is Bridging the Transportation Gap

Thursday, September 18, 2014  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Ridesharing blends technological and person-to-person solutions to tackle gaps in a city's transportation services.

Toastmasters

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Getting Connected: Resume Writing (Registration Required)

Saturday, September 20, 2014  
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This class will cover everything you need to know about resumes, from current formatting trends to getting them to your potential employer.

Storytime: Toddler and Preschooler Tales

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Children 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers will get up and get moving at the Library with stories, songs, rhymes and silly fun.

The Journey of Sacagawea

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Reading Social Book Group

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is The Secret Keeperby Kate Morton.

Sustainability Documentary Screening

Thursday, September 25, 2014  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: DVD 78 minutes Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jared Flesher documents the lives of individuals engaged in sustainable lifestyles in the part of New Jersey known as Sourlands.

Scribes

Friday, September 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Are you writing your life story? Are you 50 or older? Join the Scribes and find like-minded people who work together to develop their creative writing skills. No worries about getting critiqued, it doesn’t happen here, just positive reinforcement in a supportive environment.

Composting: Reducing Food Waste to Create a Sustainable Food Future

Saturday, September 27, 2014  
2:30 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: The EPA estimates that 12% of our trash is food waste. Instead of being composted, we send it to the landfill where it continues to rot and release gases and contaminants into the environment.

The Machine That Made Us

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Brotherly Love, by Jhumpa Lahiri's “Brotherly Love, by Jhumpa Lahiri” - Light Literary Lunch Club: A Short Story Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Love literature, but don’t have much time? Bring a lunch and join us at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a short story.

Toastmasters

Friday, October 3, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Getting Connected: Computer Basics (Registration Required)

Saturday, October 4, 2014  
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Are you new to computers? Are you uncomfortable using a mouse, drop down menus, and scroll bars?

Conversation Salon

Monday, October 6, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Conversation Salon is a forum for active participation in the discussion of the meaningful and interesting events of our time and an opportunity to connect and contribute to your community.

Second Wednesday Meditation Group

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or just a beginner, join us for a meditation practice session on the second Wednesday of the month.

Scribes

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Are you writing your life story? Are you 50 or older? Join the Scribes and find like-minded people who work together to develop their creative writing skills. No worries about getting critiqued, it doesn’t happen here, just positive reinforcement in a supportive environment.

Toastmasters

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Other Dates  
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Reading Social Book Group

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Scribes

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Are you writing your life story? Are you 50 or older? Join the Scribes and find like-minded people who work together to develop their creative writing skills. No worries about getting critiqued, it doesn’t happen here, just positive reinforcement in a supportive environment.

Getting Connected: Google Docs (Registration Required)

Saturday, October 25, 2014  
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Take your Google experience to the next level with Google's cloud tool, Google Docs.