Friend Making at Mt. Lebanon Public Library

The Library has always been a place to bring people together. However, in 2019 we plan to be more intentional in our programs and publicity. We want to emphasize the programs that we have in place that are ideal for people to get together and make new connections. We also will be planning new opportunities throughout the year, to create events that provide ways for you to meet new people or encourage you to be more engaged with your community. At Mt. Lebanon Public Library we are all about helping build a happier, healthier, more involved community!

For more information on these programs, and others, consult our Events Calendar.  Performing a keyword search will provide event specifics or just look for the friends making logo as shown on the right-hand side of this page.  

Reoccurring Adult Programs:

Book Groups:

Morning book discussion (10:30AM, Second Mondays).
Mystery readers book club (7:00PM, Third Tuesdays).
Science Fiction book discussion group (7:00PM, Fourth Wednesdays).
Book Chat (1:30PM, Fourth Mondays).


Paws to Relax (12:30PM, Third Tuesdays).
Yoga for You (1:15PM, Second and Fourth Sundays).
Chair Yoga (1:30PM, Fourth Mondays).
Sahaja Meditation (6:30PM, First & Third Mondays).

Arts & Crafts:

Mt. Lebanon Library Zentanglers (Noon, Second and Fourth Thursdays).
Coloring (12:30PM, Second and Fourth Tuesdays).
Achievers Activity Group (10AM, Second and Fourth Wednesdays).

Conversation Groups:

Italian (10AM, Thursdays).
Chinese & culture (7:00PM, Thursdays).
Conversation Salon (10:00AM, First Tuesday).
International Women's Conversation Circles (10:00AM, Second Wednesday).
Literacy Pittsburgh English Conversation Class (10:00AM, Wednesdays).
Spanish Literature & Conversation Group (10:00AM, Wednesdays).
Turkish (2:30PM, First Saturdays).
Slovak Heritage (7:00PM, First Mondays - except during Summer).
English Learners Book Group (10:00AM, Tuesdays).
French (7:00PM, Third Thursdays - except during Summer).
German (7:30PM, Second & Fourth Mondays - except during Summer).


Adult Chess (2:00PM, Second and Third Fridays).
Mah Jongg: (5:30PM, Thursdays).
Board Game Nights (7:00PM, Tuesdays).

Reoccurring Teen Programs:

House of Horror Movie Club (3:00PM, Second Tuesdays during the school year).

Otaku Lebo all things manga and anime! (3:00PM, Second and Fourth Thursdays during the school year).

Snacktivities: After school: see monthly calendar for dates.

Friday Unplugged: Board & Card Games!: 3:00PM, Fridays during the school year).

Board Game Nights (7:00PM, Tuesdays).

Reoccurring Children's Programs:

Tail Wagging Tutors (7:00PM, First Thursdays).

Talking Comics (3:30PM, First Thursdays Fall - Spring).

International Parents Group (Check library calendar for specific dates).

Storytimes (check calendar for specific times)
Book Babies (Wednesday mornings)
for babies birth-2 with an adult.
Storytime for 2s & 3s (Thursday mornings)
for 2-3 years old and their caregiver.

Special Events:

Developing Real Time, Person to Person, Authentic Friendships in the Digital Age
Tuesday, June 18th 7:00PM in Meeting Room A

Have you ever wished you had more friends, not just more friends on Facebook or LinkedIn, but friends whom you meet up with in real time, person to person, or via the phone, on a regular basis, and with whom you are authentic and share your concerns and successes with?  Well this just may be the seminar for you to attend!

Laura Parkinson has her Master's degree in Counseling and has 30 years experience in corporate training and consulting, will provide a practical framework for developing 'real' in person friendships. Topics to be covered will include: benefits of positive,' real time' friendships, social connectivity; types of friendships with pros & cons of each; how to create new friendships, recharge old friendships; choosing the type of friendship that meets your needs; mini-exercises to develop, increase your friendship awareness and skills. Through active discussion, lecturette, and mini- friendship exercises, seminar attendees will have the opportunity to determine how, when, and where they can recharge their old friendships or develop new, positive, 'in person, real time' friendships.

Welcoming Week International Potluck
Sunday, September 15th 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Courtyard Garden

Let's celebrate Welcoming Week together with an International Potluck. Welcoming Week strives to bring together immigrants and U.S. born citizens in their communities. We believe that food is the best way to get the conversation started. This potluck is open to all residents. This as a great opportunity to enjoy the diversity of our growing community. All participants are asked to bring one interesting dish (with perhaps a story) to share. Main courses, salads and desserts are most welcomed. We will supply the drinks and entertainment.

This year, we will be enjoying West African music with Camara Drum and Dance.  Yamoussa Camara currently teaches West African dance at Carnegie Mellon University and Point Park University, and the African Drum Ensemble at the University of Pittsburgh. For the general public, he teaches West African Drum and Dance classes at Bodiography Center for Movement and West African Dance at Waverly Presbyterian Church.

We will enjoy our shared meal in the library's courtyard. Families of all ages are welcome. Registration helpful for seating and other preparations, but not required. Please register here or call the library at 412-531-1912.

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