• Listen Locally Downstairs with Rick & Marti, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, featuring songs from the Great American Songbook, with accompaniment by Rick Mansfield, Vince Gorman and Deb Weible. Complimentary snacks and drinks by donation. Doors open at 6:30 and concert begins at 7.
• S.T.E.A.M. on Saturdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18, for grades K-4. Parent/guardian presence required.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
Family Talent Show and Last Blast, 6 p.m. Aug. 18. Perform in the talent show with family members then stay after for games, prizes and a frozen treat outside. Winners of the summer reading raffles will also be announced (winner need not be present to win). Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
After-school chess program, Tuesdays, for children in grades K-8. Beginners meet from 6 to 7 p.m., with experienced players meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. This half-hour of instruction led by chess master Eric Berthoud, will be followed by a half-hour of game play. Participants must attend at least six of the eight evening sessions to be eligible for the tournament. Register online.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• Junior Librarians, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The program is limited to five children, who will have the chance to help check out books, put books away, and learn things about the library.
• Book Explorers, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 27-Dec. 17. A group decision will be made on which book will be read (juvenile fiction), and the group will discuss the book as it is read. Registration is preferred so enough copies of the book are available. Snacks will be provided.
• Arts and Crafts, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 27-Dec. 17
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Reminder: the parking lot and entrance are located at the back of the building and are accessible from Murdock Street.
• Young Explorer Kit Open House: Language and Socialization, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18, for infants through first-graders.
• Adult Nonfiction Book Club, 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Discuss “Henry David Thoreau: A Life” by Laura Dassow Walls. New members welcome.
• Osteoporosis Prevention & Education, 6 p.m. Aug 21. Heel scans will be offered beginning at 5. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• Houses of Mt. Lebanon, 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Learn about houses in the township and also get an update on the progress of the Mt. Lebanon History Center renovations.
• Book Cellar Pop Up Sale: History, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Great values on an overstock of history books.
• The Secret Garden with Little Lake Theater, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, for kids entering grades 2-5. This sneak preview of “The Secret Garden” includes show excerpts, a discussion by the artistic director, a talk about life backstage, and theater games. Register.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• Vietnam Stories: Then and Now, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, with Todd DePastino, executive director of the Veterans Breakfast Club. In March of this year, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, members of the Veterans Breakfast Club—including seven Vietnam veterans–embarked on a two-week guided tour of Vietnam highlighting the battle zones of the war, while also exploring Vietnam’s history and natural beauty. DePastino will share experiences from the trip. Registration recommended online or by phone.
• Family Movie Musical Night, 6:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Featured film: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”
• Climbing Your Family Tree, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Registration required.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• Garden Club for Adults, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22, featuring an informal discussion on various topics involving gardening.
• Book Discussion for Adults, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Discuss “The Shack” by William P. Young.
• Summer Book Club for Kids, 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 16, for grades 3-5. All participants get a free copy of the book that is read each month. Snacks will be provided and themed around the book. Register.
• Friends of the Library meeting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23
• Trivia Night, Sept. 15 (time TBA), Scott Park Community Room. Teams consist of 1-8 people (individuals are welcome and will be matched with a team). Cost is $15 per person or $100 for a team of eight. Registration requested before Sept. 1. Tickets will be available at the door while supplies last. Light refreshments provided or bring food to share with your table. Beer and wine will be served with a donation at the bar. Proceeds benefit the library.
• The library’s Saturday summer hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) will remain in effect through Aug. 18.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Learn to Knit with Michele, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 15 and 22. Bring a skein of multi-colored yarn and a pair of knitting needles with stoppers (US-6, US-7 or US-8). Cost is $5 for one class and $10 for two classes. Register for each class.
• After-school chess program, Mondays, for children in grades K-8. Beginners meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with experienced players meeting from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. This half-hour of instruction led by chess master Eric Berthoud will be followed by a half-hour of game play. Register online.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Cemetery Tales: Pittsburgh’s Buried Art & History, 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Register at 412-833-5585. For more, visit www.southparklibrary.org.
Upper St. Clair
• Learn to Make Sauerkraut, 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Register.
• Prepare for the Perseids, 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Kathy DeSantis of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh offers an introduction to the prolific Perseid meteor shower. This year the Perseids will peak between Aug. 11 and 13, when the moon will be close to new: ideal viewing conditions to see up to 70 meteors an hour. Free. Register.
• Bring-Your-Own-Book Club, 2 p.m. Aug. 17. Share snacks and chat about what you’ve been reading. Register.
• Caregiving 101, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, in the Children’s Quiet Place. This is an ongoing series with topics of interest for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Register.
• Miracle League of the South Hills, 7 p.m. Aug. 20. The Miracle League of the South Hills brings the game of baseball to disabled children who may have never had the opportunity to play on a real field. Tim Gebhart, executive director of the Miracle League, will share stories of the life-changing work the League has done, and discuss ways to get involved. Register.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.