Special Events for Adults

How to Talk to Children About Mental Health

View video: https://youtu.be/0QI8IQiG6EA 

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that talking about life’s challenging topics is crucial but not always easy. In her “Nonnie Talks” series, using illustrated interactions between two children and an older adult, Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski opens the door to communication between the generations by addressing complex issues with grace, humor, sensitivity, and warmth.

Pomp, Pride, and Circumstance: A Charming Tête-à-tête on Diva Worship with Dr. Veronica Bleaus

Release date: Tuesday June 29. Join the library for a virtual talk that gives new meaning to “click and drag”! In this special presentation for Pride Month, Dr. Veronica Bleaus will speak about the practice of Diva Worship in the LGBTQ community. Why do Divas hold such importance? How do Divas influence drag performance? And what makes their legacy so endearing and exciting?

All will be revealed, and you may even learn the secrets to becoming a Diva yourself. So touch up that face, strike a pose, and let Veronica lead the way — It’s time to walk the path of utter fabulousness!

Register today to watch the video before anyone else. Early registrants will be eligible to win one of four free prizes!

An Alternative History of Pittsburgh with Ed Simon

Release date: Tuesday July 6. Join the library for a virtual talk that spotlights our hometown in a brand-new light beyond just the steel and sports.

Shaped millions of years ago by the receding waters of a once great ocean, the land surrounding the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers has supported communities of humans for millennia. In the past four centuries, however, it has been transformed utterly and many times over by the people who call it home.

In his lyrical and idiosyncratic new book, Ed Simon follows the story of America’s furnace through a series of interconnected stories!

Register today to watch the video before anyone else! Early registrants will be eligible to win free copies of the book!

The American Skyscraper and the History of Building High with Mark Houser


Release date: Tuesday July 13. More than 100 years ago, towering marvels like New York’s Flatiron Building thrilled the public and transformed cities across the country. Now take a tour of the best of these elegant landmarks still standing today!

Join Mark Houser, author of MultiStories, to learn the surprising and inspiring stories of these architectural marvels. In this colorful picture presentation, you’ll learn about the rags-to-riches risk-takers of the Gilded Age who invested in these so-called “machines that make the land pay.” By the end of the program, you’ll have even more reasons to “look up” to these soaring structures that proclaimed their owners’ influence and remain as legacies of a fascinating, forgotten past.

Register today to watch the video before anyone else. Early registrants will be eligible to win free copies of the book!

Chair Yoga With Cathy Tuttle

First and Third Monday of the Month at 10:00 AM

Who says you can’t work your chakras in a chair? 

Join specialist Cathy Tuttle for a gentler and kinder yoga series accessible to people of all ages and abilities. 

This class offers yoga postures and gentle breathwork with a special focus on increased flexibility, strength, balance, and guided relaxation. Let’s get it “om”!  For information, contact Brandon at 412-882-6622 or taperb2@einetwork.net. Event Details & Zoom link for February 15