Special Events for Adults

Monthly Calendar

For a complete list of all our Adult programs, download current calendar.

The Allegheny Arsenal: Pittsburgh in the Civil War

Wednesday July 3 @ 2:00 pm – Join the library and Heinz History Center for a special picture presentation on the Pittsburgh Homefront during the Civil War.

Among the many challenges brought by the War, Pittsburgh experienced the dangers of making ammunition and weapons, the struggles of caring for soldiers and their families, and even paying the bills. Snacks served. Register Today!

Judgment Calls

Tuesday July 30 @ 7:00 pm – Professor Danny Oppenheimer will guide us through an engaging exploration of how our judgments can be influenced by irrelevant information – and how people’s decisions can be easily manipulated!

For more than a decade, Professor Oppenheimer’s lab has been exploring how people make decisions, and the surprising factors that can change people’s decisions. In this talk, he will share some of the highlights of what he has learned and explore some of the most exciting findings currently being investigated in his lab. Register today!

A Universe of Stories!

Summer Reading Club for Adults is now open! Read books and win prizes.

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The Bridge Connection

Mondays from July 1st – July 29 @ 6:00 – 9:00 pm. With international tournaments and thousands of local clubs nationwide, bridge is one of the world’s most popular trick-taking games, as well as one of the most intimidating to learn!

Join the library for a five-week course that will help you to “bridge” that gap and become a star player yourself. Councilmember Kathy DePuy and Lois Green, both advanced players, will teach you the ins and outs of contract bridge –a game of dealings, auctions, declarers and ranks! Register today!

Hot Talks & Cold Treats

Thursday August 8 @ 1:00 pm – You are most wanted for a touching talk about love, lust, and literature! We welcome author (and library employee!) Toni Marie Weber for a romantic discussion about her first novel, Dancing Into Destiny. She’ll reveal the real-life inspirations behind the story, dish on the writing process, and more! Register Today!

Keystone Stories: A Visit with PCN’s Brian Lockman

Tuesday October 22 @ 1:00 pm – To celebrate forty years of Pennsylvania Cable Network, the library welcomes President and CEO Brian Lockman to discuss his popular program, PA Books!

For more than twenty years and over 800 episodes, Mr. Lockman has interviewed authors to discuss the historical and cultural legacies of the Keystone State. From the American Revolution to the post-industrial present, and including some of the area’s most famous citizens like W.C. Fields and Andrew Mellon, PA Books is a living document of everything we were then and are now. Register Today!