Wilkinsburg Public Library

Gardening Classes

It's that time again--time to start planning our gardens for this year.  On Wednesdays, March 11, 18 & 25, at 6:00 PM.  Wilkinsburg and East Liberty gardener Ken Pruszynski will be sharing tips and ideas to help make our 2015 gardens the best yet.

Whether you're planning your first garden or you've been planting and harvesting for years, these classes will have something for everyone.

Register today at the circulation desk or by calling 412-244-2940.

Health Care Listening Session

Join us for an open discussion on health care on Thursday, March 5 at 10 AM.  The Center for Health Information Activation has selected Wilkinsburg Public Library as one of its "listening session" sites for the county.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and involvement with their health care, as well as their comfort navigating the system, finding understandable information and communication with their doctors.

Registration is required; group size is limited.  Sign up at the circulation desk or by calling 412-244-2940 today. 

Black History Month Movie Series

We celebrate Black History Month with five movies focusing on various themes.  The movies will be shown in council chambers.  Stay after to discuss the film.

Feb. 12 @ 11AM - Fly Boys: Pennsylvania's Tuskegee Airmen

Feb. 19 @ 11AM - Jesse Owens

Feb. 21 @ 1PM - Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP

Feb. 26 @ 11AM - Slave Ship Mutiny

Feb. 28 @ 1PM - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tai Chi Classes

Make it a healthy New Year with low impact Tai Chi exercise classes beginning Friday, January 23 at 10 AM.  Local Tai Chi instructor Mike Muscato is back to lead the ten weekly classes.

Tai Chi has been known to offer adults a multitude of benefits including improved balance and coordination, stress relief, aid in joint mobility and overall increased energy.

Registration is required.  Class size is limited to you and twelve others.  Sign up today at the circulation desk or call 412-244-2940.  

Pittsburgh Memoir Project

Wilkinsburg Public Library has been selected as the first site for the Pittsburgh Memoir Project.  This six-session workshop will be held Tuesdays at 10 AM through March 24.

Have you ever thought of writing the stoires of your life?  Have you wondered how to weave your memories into a story?

Creative writing facilitators Laurie Arnold McMillan and Jane McCafferty will lead participants in discovering the personal life storyteller in each of us.

No writing experience is necessary.  Register today at the circulation desk or by calling 412-244-2940.

Crochet Classes

Crochet Classes are continuing for both beginners as well as experienced crocheters looking for a refresher class.  Frankie has classes on Mondays at 2 PM in the adult dept. of the Wilkinsburg Public Libary and Saturdays at 11 AM at our Eastridge Branch Library.

Contact the library to sign up for the FREE classes and find out which materials you will need for class.


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Freegal Music Available to Library Cardholders

You can now download free music and video to your computer through Freegal at the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh if you have a valid library card. Cardholders may download 5 free songs or 1 video and 1 song per week. The songs are DRM-free, which means they do not expire, and can be moved from your computer to other devices such as iPods, iPhones, Droids, etc. Choose from millions of songs, by tens of thousands of artists, or from 5,000 music videos. A link to the catalog appears under "Services" at the top of the page, or here. An FAQ appears here.

AVAILABLE NOW! How to Apply for a Job

A new tool for job searching is available.  Today, you have to apply for most jobs online. You will also need an email account to complete an online job application.  We have made it easy for you to get an email account and some guidlines for online job searching.  At the top of page click on Services, then click How to Apply for a Job.    Good luck finding your next job!

EASY Resume Maker

Need to create a resume and you don't know where to start?  Try Cypress Resume, a resume making software we now offer.  Click HERE to start using this easy, well organized program to create your own unique resume.   Enter your library card to get started.  Currently, the software is available only to library computer users but will be available through remote access soon.

Test Preparation

Need to PRACTICE for your SAT, ACT or GMAT test?  Does your chosen career require you to pass a standardized test?

Do you want to practice for a test but don't want to spend the money for a book or class?   Many common tests are available through the Teaching and Education Reference Center and it's FREE through our library.  Click here to begin test preparation FREE! 

eBooks 101

Everything you wanted to know about eBooks and electronic devices can be found HERE.  Choose from 1,000s of titles available to all library patrons.  

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