Library's August Events Include Local Author, Movie

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Local author Linda Goodlin will discuss her book "From Across the Pond" during a free event Aug. 8 at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.

The discussion by Goodlin, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, is just one of the events planned in August, a spokeswoman said.

"From Across the Pond" tells the fictional story of Joseph Millward, who moves from Wales with his wife, Anna, to the coal mining town of Rocktown, Pa., where immigrants from Poland, Italy, German, Ireland and other countries mingle. After a mine explosion, residents want to know --- was it an accident or murder?

Signed copies of the book will be available during the discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in the children's room of the main library, 1507 Library Ave. To register or get more information, call (412) 672-0625.

Other highlights in August at the library include:

Disco Ball Party: Everyone is welcome to help make disco balls for the upcoming summer reading party. The event begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at the library, and is free and open to the public.

Scam Prevention: The Better Business Bureau will host a seminar on scam prevention for senior citizens. The event will cover warning signs for investment fraud and other scams; the most recent and prevalent scams in the Pittsburgh area; and how to avoid becoming a victim.

The event is free at 2 p.m. Aug. 6 and refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

Documentary on Opioid Abuse: The 2013 documentary "Oxyana" will be screened and discussed at 10 a.m. Aug. 17. The film tells the story of the West Virginia town of Oceana, which suffered an epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Registration is not required and the film is not rated, but is intended for adults. It will be screened in the children's room.

Let's Make Salsa: Library patrons will be invited to harvest summer vegetables --- including some that were grown from seeds --- during an event at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24. The event is free and open to everyone.

'Reading Social': The library's Reading Social group will be discussing the book "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance beginning at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Lifespan, Olympia Shopping Center. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Originally published July 31, 2018.

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