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City Library Posts Upcoming Events

Game night Saturday, cooking class Jan. 27

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
January 20, 2023
Posted in: Announcements

“It Happened One Night,” a 1934 comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, will be screened at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., at 10 a.m. Jan. 27, a spokesperson said. (Columbia Pictures photo)


Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host a family-game night at 5 p.m. Saturday in the children’s room, 1507 Library Ave., a spokesman said.

Library Director Vincent D’Alesio said staff will host parents and kids in a game of “Apples to Apples Jr.,” a vocabulary-building game of funny word combinations.

The game is intended for players ages 8 and up. Registration in advance is requested, because space is limited. Call (412) 672-0625.

In other events for the second half of January, visitors are invited to take a “shelfie” — that’s a self-portrait in the shelves — on Jan. 25 during library business hours. If the photos are posted on social media, tag them with Carnegie Library of McKeesport on Facebook and @McKeesLibrary on Twitter.

The next cooking lesson in “Grandma’s Kitchen” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in the children’s room. Volunteers are needed, including instructors who can share recipes. If you can help, call Mary Rose Bendel at (41) 672-0625.

Kids’ Kitchen will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in the children’s room. Participants will celebrate the Chinese New Year by learning to cook egg rolls and fried rice. Registration in advance is necessary by calling the library, but the event is free.

“Cold-Comfort Crafting” continues at 3 p.m. Wednesdays. The next class, on Jan. 25, will focus on making “bath bombs.” Registration in advance is required by calling the library.

All month, the library has been screening films of the 1930s on Fridays for adult patrons. The final film, “It Happened One Night,” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert and directed by Frank Capra, will be screened at 10 a.m. Jan. 27. A discussion will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The “Reading Social” book club meets at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at LifeSpan in Olympia Shopping Center. This month’s selection is “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Copies are available at the circulation desk in McKeesport, and electronic copies may be borrowed from the library’s website using the Libby or Overdrive apps.

After-school activities continue at 4 p.m. Wednesdays, with Wii gaming available on Jan. 25. Registration is not required and the event is free.

Originally published January 20, 2023.

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