Garden Expert Oster Coming to Carnegie Library

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Gardeners of all skill levels are invited to spend "an evening with Doug Oster" when the nationally known gardening expert visits the Carnegie Library of McKeesport on April 13.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the children's room at the library, 1507 Library Ave. All attendees will make and take home garden containers, a spokeswoman said.

Oster is the manager and editor of EverybodyGardens and also serves as home and garden editor for the Tribune-Review.

An Emmy award-winning television producer, host and writer, Oster also can be heard at 7 a.m. Sundays on KDKA (1020). The event is free but pre-registration is requested by calling (412) 672-0625.

Other events upcoming at the Carnegie Library include:

Daytime Movies: The daytime movies for adults are "Loving Vincent" at 10 a.m. March 6 and "Brad's Status" at 10 a.m. March 20. Registration is not required but attendees should bring a pillow to sit on. The event meets in the children's room but is intended for adults.

Cookbook Club: The cookbook club will meet at 6 p.m. March 12 at the library. March's theme is "foods that are green." Pre-registration is suggested.

Careers in Manufacturing: New Century Careers will hold a session called "Manufacturing Your Career" about working in skilled trades. New Century Careers is a non-profit workforce development organization that offers entry-level training, free of charge, to people 18 years and older. The event is free and open to the public and will meet at 1 p.m. March 20.

Historical Discussion: The Reading Social club will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 21 at LifeSpan in Olympia Shopping Center. The topic of discussion will be literature about any historical person from any time period. The event is intended for adults but pre-registration is not required.

Buying a Home: Representatives from Mon Valley Initiative's housing counseling program will discuss first-time homebuying during a session at 6 p.m. March 28. Topics to be covered include saving for a down-payment, creating a budget and repairing your credit. Refreshments will be served and the event is free.

Originally published March 02, 2018.

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