Library Sets Book Discussions, Craft Programs

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(Photo courtesy Carnegie Library of McKeesport via Facebook.)

Book discussions and craft programs are on the schedule this month at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave.

For more information or to register for any program, call (412) 672-0625 or visit the library's website.

Postcard History of McKeesport: Local author and historian Michelle Wardle-Eggers will discuss the 2011 book "McKeesport: Postcard History" at 3 p.m. Jan. 19. Wardle-Eggers is the former executive director of the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center and received her master's degree in history from Kent State University. She wrote the book along with local historian and photographer John W. Barna.

The event will meet in the children's room at the library. It is free, but advance registration is requested.

Reading Social: This month's selection is "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Copies are available for free at the circulation desk. The discussion of the book will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at LifeSpan in the Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles. Advance registration is not necessary.

Crafts With Books: Volunteers will meet at the children's room of the library at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 to create craft items from discarded books. The class is an ongoing program to give old books a new life. The class is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

Knitting Club: All knitters and crocheters are invited to participate in the library's knitting club. Participants make items for local cancer patients and community members who are in need. The club meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LifeSpan in the Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles. No registration is necessary. The next scheduled meeting is Jan. 24.

Current Events: "Cover Stories," the library's current events group, meets the third Friday of each month to discuss a topic in the news. Participants are asked to find a long-form article or feature story from a magazine, newspaper or other publication, and then bring the article to the group for discussion.

The topic for the Jan. 18 meeting is "Equality in the Workplace." The group meets at 11 a.m. in the children's room at the library. Registration in advance is requested.

Originally published January 11, 2019.

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