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Black History Month: Gallery Exhibit - All month long!

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:00 AM
Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: In February, the Gallery at Main will host an exhibit of historical photographs of Black sports and recreation as part of Black History Month 2015.

Gaming!

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


TechConnect: Google Drive Basics

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Take your Google experience to the next level with Google's cloud tool, Google Drive. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Google Drive and its multiple functions.

French for Beginners

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Black History Month: Gallery Exhibit - All month long!

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:00 AM
Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: In February, the Gallery at Main will host an exhibit of historical photographs of Black sports and recreation as part of Black History Month 2015.

Gaming!

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Black History Month: Movie Marathon

Saturday, February 28, 2015  
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Summary: Celebrate African American identity in movies from the past and present, for children and adults, including some nods to our 2015 theme of sports and fitness.

TechConnect: Excel Beyond the Basics

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Are you ready for the next level? This class includes advanced formula use, data entry control, freezing panes and adding comments to a cell.

Game-O-Rama: 42nd Annual Library Chess Tournament

Saturday, February 28, 2015  
10:15 AM
Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Compete head-to-head with other young chess players at our annual tournament. Children are eligible to play in either the Junior Division: Grade K-4 or Senior Division: Grade 5-8. Registration is required.

Seed, Perennial and Seedling Swap: 2015 Gardening Season Opener

Saturday, February 28, 2015  
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Summary: Come swap seeds, perennial plants and seedlings at the Library with Grow Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory.

Korean II

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room. New participants are welcome at any time!

International Cinema Sunday: 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Sunday, March 1, 2015  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


Storytime: Sensory Discoveries: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families.

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Sounds Upstairs: The Music Department's collection comes to life! The Westerlies

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary: The Westerlies This New York-based brass quartet is dedicated to a new repertoire in the narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock.

Chinese II

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Chinese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of the language and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources

Monday, March 2, 2015  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)

Summary: This "hands-on" session will introduce you to the resources available on GrantSpace.org, the Foundation Center's newest website for nonprofit grantseekers.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Storytime for the whole family! Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and chuckles for all ages.

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Japanese Conversation Club is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced speakers of Japanese to come together and converse as well as to learn about and enjoy Japanese culture.

Job & Career: Resume Assistance by Appointment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

TechConnect: Word Basics

Tuesday, March 3, 2015  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Learn the basics of word processing in this introductory class. This class will cover formatting text, saving a file, how to cut, copy and paste, as well as other fundamentals.

HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Pysanky with Francoise, Part 2

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Decorate an egg as it has been done in Ukraine for more than 3,000 years. This is a two-part workshop. All Participants must attend both sessions. Seating will be first come, first served until the chairs are full.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Battle of the Books – 7th & 8th Grade

Tuesday, March 3, 2015  
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Reference Services - Main

Summary: Battle of the Books is a team trivia contest based on popular Young Adult titles held in the Reference department (2nd floor) at CLP – Main.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Job & Career: Mock Interviews by Appointment

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule an appointment with a qualified volunteer who will conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback. Participants will also learn about interview preparation and follow up. Registration is required.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Job & Career: Resume Assistance by Appointment

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Spanish II

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Spanish II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Spanish and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Bounce, sing, clap and listen to stories with your child, birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start library visits and meet other children and their parents.

French Conversation Club

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in French? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of French. No registration is required.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Job & Career: Walk-In Mock Interviews

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Visit the Job & Career Education Center between 1:00 and 2:00 PM for individualized assistance. A JCEC staff person will be available to conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback.

Job & Career: Online Job Searching

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This class will help you set up a plan for your online job search, introduce you to major job search websites and provide you with insight into the online application process.

Yoga with Rich

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: No yoga experience necessary. Come early to reserve your spot. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

Holiday: Happy Chinese New Year

Thursday, March 5, 2015  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)

Summary: Celebrate Chinese New Year with us when we make delicious Chinese Dumplings.

Kids' Club

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Join us for a fun family activity.

Explore 3D Printing : Collaborative Technology Training

Friday, March 6, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: 3D printing is an exciting new technology trend that's redefining the way we manufacture physical products. Stop by this session to see our MakerBot 3D printer and learn the basics of how it works.

TechConnect: Gmail Basics

Friday, March 6, 2015  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Gmail is a powerful email service. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more!

Teen Pokémon Tournament

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main


Teen Anime Club

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


TechConnect: Excel Basics

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the construction of formulas for math calculations.

Korean II

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Italian Conversation

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Italian skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Italian.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: The Interestings

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Discuss contemporary fiction with insight from a professional psychoanalyst from the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.

Family Fun: Storytelling Around The World

Saturday, March 7, 2015  
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Italian for Beginners

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to the Italian language meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Sunday Afternoon Music Series: Donna O

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Steel City native and veteran performer Donna Occhipinti performs her own songs - a variety of rock and folk - and songs by others.

Storytime: Sensory Discoveries: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This is an introduction for those who are new to Chinese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on the second and fourth Sundays in Classroom A. New participants are welcome at any time!

German Conversation Club

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in German? Whether your German language skills are intermediate or fluent, you are invited to this informal conversation club.

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Japanese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Storytime for the whole family! Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and chuckles for all ages.

TechConnect: Computer Basics 1: Mousing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this class you will learn the fundamentals of a computer and how to use Microsoft Windows. This class will provide an overview of parts of the computer and mousing techniques.

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

TechConnect: Excel Beyond the Basics

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Are you ready for the next level? This class includes advanced formula use, data entry control, freezing panes and adding comments to a cell.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Japanese II

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Japanese and are interested in increasing proficiency. Ability to read and write hiragana is required to take this class.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Russian for Beginners covers topics such as the Cyrillic alphabet and basic conversation. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Battle of the Books – 9th - 12th Grade

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Reference Services - Main

Summary: Battle of the Books is a team trivia contest based on popular Young Adult titles held in Reference Department (2nd floor) at CLP - Main.

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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 with, participate in and contribute to your community.

Job & Career: Career Counseling by Appointment

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule a time to meet with a career counselor from the Career Development Center to discuss your job search strategies, self-marketing and employment barriers.

Job & Career: Mock Interviews by Appointment

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule an appointment with a qualified volunteer who will conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback. Participants will also learn about interview preparation and follow up. Registration is required.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Job & Career: Resume Assistance by Appointment

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Bounce, sing, clap and listen to stories with your child, birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start library visits and meet other children and their parents.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in Chinese? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of Chinese. No registration is required.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish. Si eres intermedio o avanzado, practica con nosotros, tus habilidades del idioma, en conversaciones vivas y comprometidas.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Job & Career: Video Recorded Mock Interviews by Appointment

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Take your mock interview practice to the next level by taking part in one of our video mock interview sessions.

Chinese Time

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Experience Chinese language and culture through books, storytelling, songs, games and more!

Kids' Club

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Join us for a fun family activity.

3 Poems by Galway Kinnell . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Galway Kinnell. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Let's READ English: The Old Man and the Sea

Friday, March 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

Job & Career: Build Your Best Resume

Friday, March 13, 2015  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

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

French for Beginners

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Resources for British Isles Research: Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society meeting

Saturday, March 14, 2015  
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main

Summary: In honor of St. Patrick’s day, we will discuss resources and repositories for British Isles ancestors. Note: All day parking is now $6

TechConnect: PowerPoint Basics

Saturday, March 14, 2015  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Want to impress your boss with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit.

Korean II

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

Saturday Matinee: The Boxtrolls

Saturday, March 14, 2015  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


Storytime: Sensory Discoveries: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese II

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Chinese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of the language and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

For Grown-ups: the Art of Storytelling for Educators

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

TechConnect: Keyboarding 1

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: New to typing or rusty in the fingers? This three-session class will cover basic typing skills, from finding your home keys in Keyboarding 1 to basic exercises in Keyboarding 3.

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Storytime for the whole family! Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and chuckles for all ages.

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Japanese Conversation Club is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced speakers of Japanese to come together and converse as well as to learn about and enjoy Japanese culture.

Job & Career: Resume Assistance by Appointment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

TechConnect: Computer Basics 2: File Management

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this class you will learn the fundamentals of a computer and how to use Microsoft Windows. This class will help you with file management, including creating, naming and moving files.

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

TechConnect: Word Beyond the Basics

Tuesday, March 17, 2015  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Here you’ll learn the next level of Word skills, such as setting margins, line spacing and page numbering, plus how to work with columns, clip art and create labels. Prerequisite: Word 2010 Basics or solid Word experience.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

Job & Career: Mock Interviews by Appointment

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule an appointment with a qualified volunteer who will conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback. Participants will also learn about interview preparation and follow up. Registration is required.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Job & Career: Resume Assistance by Appointment

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Spanish II

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Spanish II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Spanish and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Bounce, sing, clap and listen to stories with your child, birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start library visits and meet other children and their parents.

French Conversation Club

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in French? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of French. No registration is required.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Job & Career: Video Recorded Mock Interviews by Appointment

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Take your mock interview practice to the next level by taking part in one of our video mock interview sessions.

Books in the Afternoon: The Bees

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is The Bees by Laline Paull.

Yoga with Rich

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: No yoga experience necessary. Come early to reserve your spot. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

Books in the Afternoon: The Bees

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is The Bees by Laline Paull.

Chinese Time

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Experience Chinese language and culture through books, storytelling, songs, games and more!

Kids' Club

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Join us for a fun family activity.

Red Herring Book Club: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Job & Career: Learn LinkedIn

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This small one-hour workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of the career networking service LinkedIn. Hosted in the Job & Career Education Center on the Second Floor.

Yellow Book Road: After Hours @ the Library

Friday, March 20, 2015  
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)

Summary: After Hours is back with a wonderful new theme!

TechConnect: Word Expert Skills

Saturday, March 21, 2015  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: This class will introduce you to tabs and mail merge. Then, we'll focus on editing a long document, including creating and abiding by editorial comments.

Korean II

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Italian Conversation

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Italian skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Italian.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Italian for Beginners

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to the Italian language meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Sensory Discoveries: A storytime for children with special needs, their friends and families

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Stories songs and fun for children with special needs, their friends and families.

World Kaleidoscope presents Timbeleza

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Timbeleza is a community ensemble which specializes in Brazilian percussion music. Their goal is to expose people to samba and to invigorate the community with their flamboyant music and performance style.

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This is an introduction for those who are new to Chinese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on the second and fourth Sundays in Classroom A. New participants are welcome at any time!

Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: The Incidental Steward

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Join us for a discussion of The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science by Akiko Busch.

German Conversation Club

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in German? Whether your German language skills are intermediate or fluent, you are invited to this informal conversation club.

Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


TechConnect: Keyboarding 2

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: New to typing or rusty in the fingers? This three-session class will cover basic typing skills, from finding your home keys in Keyboarding 1 to basic exercises in Keyboarding 3.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Japanese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. New participants are welcome at any time!

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Storytime for the whole family! Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and chuckles for all ages.

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

TechConnect: Computer Basics 3: Access the Internet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this class you will learn the fundamentals of a computer and how to use Microsoft Windows. This class will help you learn the basics of using the Internet.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

TechConnect: Excel Beyond the Basics

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Are you ready for the next level? This class includes advanced formula use, data entry control, freezing panes and adding comments to a cell.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Japanese II

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Japanese and are interested in increasing proficiency. Ability to read and write hiragana is required to take this class.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Russian for Beginners covers topics such as the Cyrillic alphabet and basic conversation. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Job & Career: Career Counseling by Appointment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule a time to meet with a career counselor from the Career Development Center to discuss your job search strategies, self-marketing and employment barriers.

Job & Career: Mock Interviews by Appointment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Schedule an appointment with a qualified volunteer who will conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback. Participants will also learn about interview preparation and follow up. Registration is required.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Storytime: Baby and Me PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Bounce, sing, clap and listen to stories with your child, birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start library visits and meet other children and their parents.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish. Si eres intermedio o avanzado, practica con nosotros, tus habilidades del idioma, en conversaciones vivas y comprometidas.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in Chinese? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of Chinese. No registration is required.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Job & Career: Walk-In Mock Interviews

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Visit the Job & Career Education Center between 1:00 and 2:00 PM for individualized assistance. A JCEC staff person will be available to conduct a mock interview and offer constructive feedback.

TechConnect: Adobe Photoshop Basics

Thursday, March 26, 2015  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this introduction to Adobe Photoshop, you will learn about removing red eye from photos, re-sizing and cropping photos and exporting for use in social media applications.

Architectural Photography : with noted architectural photographer, Ed Massery

Thursday, March 26, 2015  
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Third Floor Conference Room

Summary: Ed Massery, will present a program about his experiences as an architectural photographer. Tips, techniques and examples of his photos will highlight the program.

Chinese Time

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Experience Chinese language and culture through books, storytelling, songs, games and more!

Kids' Club

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Join us for a fun family activity.

TechConnect: Modeling Basics for 3D Printing

Friday, March 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: 3D printing is an exciting new technology trend that's redefining the way we manufacture physical products. This session will teach you the basics of 3D digital modeling and how the 3D printer works.

Wise Walk

Friday, March 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

TechConnect: Google Drive Basics

Friday, March 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Take your Google experience to the next level with Google's cloud tool, Google Drive. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Google Drive and its multiple functions.

French for Beginners

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Preservation Fair: Preserve Your Family Treasures

Saturday, March 28, 2015  
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Summary: Join us to discover effective methods for preserving your family treasures with experts in conservation and preservation supplies.

Movies All Day: If I Stay

Saturday, March 28, 2015  
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Some movies are so awesome they need to be played ALL DAY long!

Meet, Learn, Play: A Gaming Meet Up

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Looking for a way to have fun and learn something new? Check out this all-ages board gaming session. Enjoy playing and learning about new games with an instructor.

Korean II

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

Kids Club: What Kind of Dragon Are You?

Saturday, March 28, 2015  
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Hear a dragon story. Find out about Eastern and Western dragons. Take a quiz to find out what kind of dragon you are. And make a dragon craft. Ages 6-12. Children 3-6 with an adult.

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, March 29, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Baby and Me

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Come and bounce, sing, clap, listen to stories and more with your child who is birth to 18 months. This is a perfect time to start Library visits, to learn new rhymes and lullabies, to listen to stories and to meet other children the same age.

Sign Time: Baby Talk

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

TechConnect: Keyboarding 3

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: New to typing or rusty in the fingers? This three-session class will cover basic typing skills, from finding your home keys in Keyboarding 1 to basic exercises in Keyboarding 3.

Storytime: Family Fun

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Storytime for the whole family! Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, and chuckles for all ages.

Job & Career: Resume Assistance by Appointment

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: Qualified volunteers & staff are available in the Library's Job & Career Education Center to help you develop a strong résumé and cover letter so you can land that all important interview.

Homeschool Explorations: SPRING BREAK (no program)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

TechConnect: Excel Basics

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Directions to this location: Job and Career Education Center

Summary: In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the construction of formulas for math calculations.

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: A storytime for children age 18 months to 3 years with an adult. Stories and related activities are chosen to entice young children and promote their emerging literacy. Social and playtime follows.

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Spanish II

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Spanish II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Spanish and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

French Conversation Club

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in French? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of French. No registration is required.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

History Matters with Author Steve Berry: Writer's Workshop

Thursday, April 2, 2015  
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: East Liberty

Summary: Steve Berry's writing workshop is a master class on the craft of writing.

History Matters with Author Steve Berry: Cocktail Reception

Thursday, April 2, 2015  
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Please join us at a special reception to raise awareness about the need to protect, restore and conserve the Library's cultural treasures.

Yoga with Rich

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: No yoga experience necessary. Come early to reserve your spot. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

Writers LIVE @ CLP - Main: Steve Berry

Thursday, April 2, 2015  
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Directions to this location: Lecture Hall - Main

Summary: Steve Berry is the internationally bestselling author of ten Cotton Malone adventures, four stand-alone thrillers and four short-story originals.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 3, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Teen Pokémon Tournament

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main


Teen Anime Club

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main (Oakland)


Korean II

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Italian Conversation

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Italian skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Italian.

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

LitAnalysis: Reading Fiction with Freud: Want Not

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Discuss contemporary fiction with insight from a professional psychoanalyst from the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.

The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, April 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese II

Sunday, April 5, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Chinese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of the language and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Japanese Conversation Club is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced speakers of Japanese to come together and converse as well as to learn about and enjoy Japanese culture.

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

HOW: Hands-On Workshop Series—Fermenting with Jill

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Learn the basics of food fermentation - styles, health benefits, and how-to. Seating will be first come, first served until the chairs are full.

Conversation Salon

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

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 with, participate in and contribute to your community.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in Chinese? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of Chinese. No registration is required.

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish. Si eres intermedio o avanzado, practica con nosotros, tus habilidades del idioma, en conversaciones vivas y comprometidas.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

3 Poems by Joy Harjo . . . Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: The 3 Poems by . . . Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Joy Harjo. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Register to receive the poems by email in advance.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Let's READ English: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Friday, April 10, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us to read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills.

French for Beginners

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Korean II

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

Saturday Matinee: The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)

Saturday, April 11, 2015  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library


Italian for Beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to the Italian language meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Sunday Afternoon Music Series: Dream Phone

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Pittsburgh rock-and-roll fun fueled by 60s girl group harmonies.

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This is an introduction for those who are new to Chinese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on the second and fourth Sundays in Classroom A. New participants are welcome at any time!

German Conversation Club

Monday, April 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in German? Whether your German language skills are intermediate or fluent, you are invited to this informal conversation club.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, April 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Japanese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. New participants are welcome at any time!

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Japanese II

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Japanese and are interested in increasing proficiency. Ability to read and write hiragana is required to take this class.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Russian for Beginners covers topics such as the Cyrillic alphabet and basic conversation. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Carnegie Knits & Reads

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft projects and join us for rowdy discussions on many topics, including the books we're reading and the movies we're watching.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Spanish II

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Spanish II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Spanish and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

French Conversation Club

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Main Library Director's Conference Room

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in French? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of French. No registration is required.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

One Book, One Community: Books in the Afternoon: Five Days at Memorial

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection is Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

Yoga with Rich

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: No yoga experience necessary. Come early to reserve your spot. Please bring a mat, towel, and water.

One Book, One Community: Books in the Afternoon: Five Days at Memorial

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection is Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Red Herring Book Club: The Beekeepers Apprentice

Friday, April 17, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Join us for lively discussions of your favorite mystery novels. This month's selection is The Beekeepers Apprentice by Laurie King. Discussions are held in the Teen Quiet Study Room.

Korean II

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Italian Conversation

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Italian skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Italian.

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

Spanish for Beginners

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Poets-in-Person: Richard St. John and Jay Carson

Saturday, April 18, 2015  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summary: An exciting new poetry reading series featuring the work of well-known local poets.

The Labs: Open Lab

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Arabic for Beginners

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to the language and culture of Saudi Arabia. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Sounds Upstairs: The Music Department's collection comes to life! University of Pittsburgh Men's Glee Club

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary: The Pitt Men's Glee Club is the oldest extra-curricular organization at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the first collegiate musical ensemble.

Chinese II

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Chinese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of the language and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

For Grown-ups: the Art of Storytelling for Educators

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Japanese Conversation Club

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Japanese Conversation Club is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced speakers of Japanese to come together and converse as well as to learn about and enjoy Japanese culture.

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

The Labs: Open Lab

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: Welcome to The Labs! This teen-only open hours period gives you some space to work on whatever creative and/or techy thing you like. Mentors are on-hand to help.

Let's Speak English

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: If English is not your native language, join our group for lively English conversation. You don't need to bring anything, and there is no need to register. Let's Speak English is free and meets every Wednesday from 5-6 pm in Classroom A.

Chinese Conversation Club

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in Chinese? This informal conversation club is open to anyone with a prior knowledge of Chinese. No registration is required.

The Den: A Special Programming Series for New Adults

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summary: Why should kids and teens have all the fun in the Library? Join the First Floor on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for video games, board games, easy drop-in art projects, book discussions and more!

Spanish Conversation Club: El club de conversación en español

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish. Si eres intermedio o avanzado, practica con nosotros, tus habilidades del idioma, en conversaciones vivas y comprometidas.

Preschool Explorers

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Preschool Explorers prepares children to enter preschool or kindergarten. The program is based on Common Core Standards used in Pennsylvania schools and provides an opportunity for children to explore their world in a group setting.

Wise Walk

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Directions to this location: First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library)

Summary: Take a walk around Oakland. Get some exercise on our 1-2 mile walk around the neighborhood and learn a little about Oakland, and maybe even the Library, in the process.

Teen Underground Cafe Presents... James Perry, Isaac Monroe, and Lillian Kihl

Friday, April 24, 2015  
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary:

French for Beginners

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: French for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to French or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Saturdays.

Korean II

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Korean and are interested in increasing proficiency. New participants are welcome at any time!

Meet, Learn, Play: A Gaming Meet Up

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Looking for a way to have fun and learn something new? Check out this all-ages board gaming session. Enjoy playing and learning about new games with an instructor.

Korean for Beginners

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Korean for Beginners focuses on reading, grammar and basic conversation. This group meets every Saturday in the Large Print Room.

Italian for Beginners

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This introduction to the Italian language meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

World Kaleidoscope presents Hiroya Tsukamoto

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summary: Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart of mood of tranquility.

STEM Imagination Builders: Lego Club

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main


Chinese for Beginners

Sunday, April 26, 2015 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: This is an introduction for those who are new to Chinese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on the second and fourth Sundays in Classroom A. New participants are welcome at any time!

German Conversation Club

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Would you like an opportunity to converse in German? Whether your German language skills are intermediate or fluent, you are invited to this informal conversation club.

Japanese for Beginners

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Japanese or consider themselves a little bit rusty. New participants are welcome at any time!

Homeschool Explorations

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Directions to this location: Children's - Main

Summary: Enhance your learning at the Library! Homeschool Explorations programs are designed to support and supplement the homeschool experience.

The Labs: Workshop

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Directions to this location: Teens - Main

Summary: The Labs is the place to make and learn with art and technology. During this workshop, teens can explore a variety of processes with the help of mentors.

Russian for Beginners

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Large Print Room - Main

Summary: Russian for Beginners covers topics such as the Cyrillic alphabet and basic conversation. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New participants are welcome at any time!

Japanese II

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Other Dates  
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Directions to this location: Classroom A - Main Library

Summary: Japanese II is geared toward those who already have a basic understanding of Japanese and are interested in increasing proficiency. Ability to read and write hiragana is required to take this class.