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P.O. Box 99446
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Tel: 724/773-0700
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

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Events

Ford City - Bookends and Bookmarks - September 17

At the Ford City Public Library on Saturday, September 17 at noon, we will be doing Bookends and Bookmarks. Using quotes and imagery from the books, participants can choose to paint bookends that will be displayed at the library, or make bookmarks to keep for themselves. All are welcome to visit our library in September where our main display area near the circulation desk will be devoted the "setting the stage". We will have To Kill a Mockingbird (both the book and movie) on display, as well as artifacts from the 1930's and a map of the town.

Event Location: Ford City Public Library , 1136 4th Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226

Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kickoff - To Kill a Mockingbird Read Thru

The kickoff event for To Kill a Mockingbird will include a read thru with complete cast of up to 25 professional actors and community stakeholders. The event is open to the public at our private studio location at 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Light refreshments will be provided and we will start the program promptly at 7:00 PM.

Event Location: Prime Stage Theatre, 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Northland - Good Clean Fun: Soap Carving: September 21

Good Clean Fun: Soap Carving: September 21 Kids and adults can learn to craft carved soap sculptures.

Event Location: Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

CC Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Branch

The book club will be meeting to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee & Go Tell a Watchman this fall. We will meet to discuss the book - its themes, its humor and its relevance today. All are welcome to join us. September 27, October 25, and November 22 at 1:00 PM

Event Location: CC Mellor Memorial Library, 1 Pennwood Ave #2, Pittsburgh , PA 15218

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Date: Tue, Nov 22, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Fox Chapel - Author Marja Mills, "The Mockingbird Next Door" - September 30

Laura Ward, the high school librarian at Fox Chapel Area High School has invited Marja Mills, the author of The Mockingbird Next Door to visit on September 30, 2016. She will be discussing her book with our 9th grade English students in addition to any other interested students and community members. Our ninth grade English students will be going to see the play, To Kill a Mockingbird in November to continue their learning while reading this iconic novel. This opportunity is open to other schools, public libraries and community members. The local Fox Chapel community will be invited to participate through the Cooper Siegel Public Library. Contact us at Laura_Ward@fcasd.edu or tdevlin@questeq.com

Event Location: Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Northland - Reading Challenge: October 1-October 31

Reading Challenge: October 1-October 31 Bookmark with five activities (Read To Kill a Mockingbird or Go Set a Watchman, watch a documentary on race relations, attend a screening of TKAM, read a companion book from our list, attend the Big Read Radio Play). Complete 3 out of 5, or 5 out of 5, and be entered into prize drawings.

Event Location: Northland Public Library , 300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 – Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Ford City - Topical Book Discussion - October 12

At the Ford City Public Library on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 PM, we are hosting a Topical Book Discussion. We will use the book to discuss bullying and prejudice. We will read sections of chapter 15, and then have a discussion. All are welcome.

Event Location: Ford City Public Library , 1136 4th Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Big Read - Read-a-Thon

Woodland Hills High School will be holding a Read-a-Thon on Friday, October 14. To celebrate books and the joys of reading, we will be holding a Read-a-Thon in our library. The goal of this event is to have students, teachers, and community members read excerpts from their favorite books aloud in the library continuously all day in order to promote reading. The audience for this event will be English classes in grades 7-12.

Event Location: Woodland Hills High School, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 7:00am – 1:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hampton Community Library - Murder by the Book! A Mystery Book Club!

Join us as we discuss, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Books available at the library. Make new friends, discover new authors, and get a clue!

Event Location: Hampton Community Library , 3103 McCully Rd,, Allison Park,, PA 15101

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hampton Community Library - Betty's Book Buzz:

Join Betty as she gives her opinions, (both good and bad) about To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Make new friends, meet new books!!

Event Location: 3101 McCully Road, , Allison Park, PA 15101

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Northland - Radio Play: October 26

Radio Play: October 26 Travel back in time to be in the audience of a lively, comic radio play.

Event Location: Northland Public Library , 300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Northland - Movie screening: To Kill a Mockingbird: November 2

Movie screening: To Kill a Mockingbird: November 2

Event Location: Northland Public Library , 300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater - Stage Production

Stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee and directed by Scott P. Calhoon.

Event Location: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 – Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Date: Sun, Nov 6, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 – Sat, Nov 12, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Date: Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion - University of Pittsburgh

Coordinated through Robert Mucklo of the ESL team at the University of Pittsburgh there will be a book discussion including twenty international undergraduate students and diverse community stakeholders on Saturday November 5 beginning at 12:00 Noon in the Student Union Building.

Event Location: University of Pittsburgh, Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Ford City - Movie Night - November 10

At the Ford City Public Library on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 PM, we will have a Movie Night, showing To Kill a Mockingbird to patrons. All are welcome.

Event Location: Ford City Public Library , 1136 4th Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226

Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:15pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Keynote & Meet and Greet with Mary Badham - November 12

Mary Badham will greet guests at the The New Hazlett Theatre from 5:30 - 7 PM

Event Location: New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Theater - Post-show Discussion - November 12

Post show discussion with audience members attending Saturday night production with Mary Badham who played Scout in the original movie.

Event Location: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016
Time: 9:45pm – 10:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Diorama Contest: September 15 - November 15

Diorama Contest: September 15 - November 15 Kids and adults compete for bragging rights (and prizes) for the best shoe-box diorama depicting To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman, Tru & Nelle, or the Sneetches

Event Location: Northland Public Library , 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Tue, Nov 15, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Staged Reading of Three Days of Rain

Staged Reading of Three Days of Rain ??by Richard Greenberg Directed by Vince Ventura November 20th @ 7pm @ the Prime Stage Studio Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door. Picking up on the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird, Three Days of Rain explores memory, family, and legacy. Told through an intergenerational story, where three adult children of two successful architects piece together their family histories through their personal memories and impressions, as well as a journal belonging to their father. The characters learn to discover their parents, not as monsters or saints, but as human beings. -------------------------------- A year after he disappeared on the day of his father's funeral, Walker Janeway returns to New York. He takes up temporary residence in the unused space where thirty-five years earlier, his father, Ned, and Ned's late partner, Theo, both architects, lived and designed the great house that would make them famous. Sleepless and emotionally jangled, Walker scours the old empty space for clues, evidence or keys to the tortured family history. Discovering his father's journal hidden under the bed, he finds it as unforthcoming as his nearly silent father had been. Walker is joined by his sister, Nan, and their friend from childhood, Pip, Theo's son, to hear the reading of Ned's will. It is there that Walker forces the confrontation that the others need. After an evening of harrowing and sometimes comically inadvertent revelations, Walker disappears once more. This time he returns later that evening with a surprising, but to him, definitive solution to the family puzzle. We travel back to 1960, when Ned's journal begins. We meet the parents at the same age their children are in Act One: Ned, who seems very different from the cold monster the children conjured; the charismatic and putative genius, Theo; and Lena, Walker and Nan's mother, the delightful, troubled "Southern woman who admits to thirty." In the guise of a love story, we are offered all the information needed to devise an alternative reading of the sad, unexpectedly romantic family story.

Event Location: Prime Stage Theatre, 820 Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Date: Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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