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A discussion with a local author, a driving refresher course for senior citizens, craft parties and movies are on the schedule at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., a spokeswoman has announced.
Local Author: Craig Stephan, author of "Riding On Empty," will discuss the process of writing and getting his book published at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. The book, released in 2010, is Stephan's chronicle of a cross-country motorcycle trip he took with his wife on their honeymoon, set against the story of his mother's fight against cancer. The event is free and open to the public, but is recommended for adults age 18 and up. Registration is recommended.
Adult Thanksgiving Craft: Adults interested in learning how to make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece are invited to attend a workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 15. The event is free but registration in advance is requested at (412) 672-0625.
Reading Social: Carnegie Library's "Reading Social" club will discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Sklott at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Butler's Rock Run Inn in Elizabeth Twp. The book, which was made into a 2015 movie starring Oprah Winfrey, may be borrowed for free from the circulation desk at the library. No registration is necessary.
Cookbook Club: The cookbook club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 to prepare soups, salads and breads. Pre-registration is suggested. Call (412) 672-0625.
Family Trivia Night: Carnegie Library will hold Family Trivia & Pizza Night at 6 p.m. Nov. 20. The theme of this month's trivia night is "Disney." Registration in advance is required. Call (412) 672-0625.
Yarn Ornaments: All ages are invited to a class in how to make holiday decorations with yarn. The event, at 4 p.m. Nov. 29, will be taught by the library's knitting group.
Daytime Movies: The library's daytime movie group will screen "Churchill" at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 and "The Glass Castle" at 10 a.m. Nov. 28. The movies are screened in the Children's Room but are intended for adults age 18 and up. Popcorn is provided but attendees should bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.
Originally published November 09, 2017.