Adult Programs & Events

Adult Programs & Events

Check out some of our events and programs geared toward adults this spring at C.C. Mellor!

For a complete list of upcoming programs, visit the library events calendar.

Programs

Check out our spring programs below!

Knitting Group

Second Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at CCM Edgewood | Fourth Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on Zoom 

No registration required

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/204142753
Meeting ID: 204 142 753

Love yarn? Want to knit with others? Join us online for stitching and conversation! The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 PM.

Forest Hills Social Hour

Come join us at CCM Forest Hills for a weekly social hour for older adults! We’ll meet weekly on Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and enjoy coffee and tea while chatting with neighbors and friends.

The Flivver bus is now running on Thursdays! To find more information about this service check out the Forest Hills website or call 412-519-3955.

Conversation Salon

Note: Beginning in October, the Conversation Salon is changing their meeting date to the second Tuesday of the month, and they will meet in the Community Room beside the library in the Forest Hills borough building.

Second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Westinghouse Lodge

799 Barclay Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (next to CCM Forest Hills)

Facilitator: Rick Boyle, rickb213000@gmail.com

Do you enjoy stimulating conversation? Join us once a month as we gather together to discuss interesting topics and share ideas. Conversation salons are face-to-face discussions among people who are interested in sharing thoughts, information and opinions about the meaningful events of our own experiences, our community and the world at large.

Clutterers Anonymous

 Clutterers Anonymous is a 12 Step Fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem with clutter and help each other to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop cluttering. Please join us — we meet in a supportive judgment free zone.

Every Monday 6:30-7:45 p.m. on Zoom.

Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84148770537?pwd=QXJ0NDNub1NkcFF0ZHZVRFFnTTdudz09

Meeting ID is:841 4877 0537

Password is:602753

Audio only: 1(929) 205-6099  If you call in on this number, you will be asked to enter the meeting ID followed by the password. 

Book Clubs

C.C. Mellor is home to three book clubs, each with their own theme and meeting location. There are no requirements to join any group, but you can contact the facilitator for more information on each group. If you need help acquiring the book for any group, ask a staff member at any branch, and they’ll help you order one to your preferred pickup location.

Drop Dead Book Club

First Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at CCM Edgewood

1 Pennwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Since 2003, the Drop Dead Book Club has read a mystery every month. The atmosphere is informal.  The group has a facilitator/record keeper but not a discussion leader.  Books are chosen by consensus. 

▼ Click here to view our book schedule.
DateTitleAuthor
Sep 6The Secrets of WishtideKate Saunders
Oct 4Sworn to SilenceLinda Castillo
Nov 1The NannyGilly Macmillan
Dec 6All the Dangerous ThingsStacy Willingham
Jan 3Murder In An Irish VillageCarlene O’Connor and J. D. Robb
Feb 7Find HerLisa Gardner
Mar 6 Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice For MurderersJesse Q. Sutanto
Apr 3The Only One LeftRiley Sager
May 1 Pretty GirlsKarin Slaughter

For a complete list of upcoming books and meeting dates, please visit the Drop Dead Book Club website.

Fourth Tuesday Book Club

Fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at CCM Forest Hills.

4400 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

The 4th Tuesday Book Club reads books on a wide variety of subjects and genres: fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary. Join us for lively discussions on–you guessed it–the 4th Tuesday of every month in the Community Room beside the CCM Forest Hills Library.

Click here to download a list of past Book Club selections.

▼ Click here to view our book schedule.
DateTitleAuthor
Jan 24Pathways to our Sustainable FuturePatricia DeMarco
Feb 28The Winemaker’s WifeKristin Harmel
Mar 28Madam SpeakerSusan Page
Apr 25The Hidden Life of TreesPeter Wohlleben
May 23Empire of PainPatrick Radden Keefe
Jun 27PachinkoMin Jin Lee
Jul 25Agatha Christie: a Mysterious LifeLaura Thompson
Aug 22KindredOctavia Butler
Sep 26This is HappinessNiall Williams
Oct 24Hope Made RealArlene D. Brown
Nov 28The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekKim Michele Richardson
Dec 26The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle DogDave Barry
Jan 23When Smoke Ran Like WaterDevra Lee Davis 
Feb 27HorseGeraldine Brooks 
Mar 26The Splendid and the VileErik Larson 
Apr 23Cloud Cuckoo LandAnthony Doerr 
May 28American SirensKevin Hazzard
Jun 25Free Food for BillionairesMin Jin Lee
Jul 23Killer of the Flower MoonDavid Grann 
Aug 27Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver 
Sep 24River of DoubtCandice Miller 
Oct 22Missing HeartsCeleste Ng
Nov 26Differ We MustSteven Inskeep 
Dec 24Lessons in ChemistryBonnie Garmus

Century Book Club

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom

Contact: Cameron Bloom, bloomc@ccmellorlibrary.org

Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 851 9143 0785
Passcode: 635567 (“Mellor,” for the pre-keyboard phone crowd)

Originally started to commemorate CCM’s centennial in 2018, the Century Book club reads books from each decade of the 20th and 21st centuries in sequence. Past selections have been fiction, nonfiction, drama, short stories, and more.

Click here to download a list of past Book Club selections.

▼ Click here to view our book schedule.
DateTitleAuthorYear
Mar 15 2023The Hound of the BaskervillesArthur Conan Doyle1902
Apr 19 2023The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored ManJames Weldon Johnson1912
May 17 2023The Enchanted AprilElizabeth Von Arnim1922
Jun 21 2023Brave New WorldAldous Huxley1932
Jul 19 2023The StrangerAlbert Camus1942
Aug 16 2023East of EdenJohn Steinbeck1952
Sep 20 2023Silent SpringRachel Carson1962
Oct 18 2023The Stepford WivesIra Levin1972
Nov 15 2023The Women of Brewster PlaceGloria Naylor1982
Dec 20 2023Fever PitchNick Hornby1992
Jan 17 2024CoralineNeil Gaiman2002
Feb 21 2024The Round HouseLouise Erdrich2012
Mar 20 2024I Can’t Wait to Call You My WifeRita Roberts2022
Apr 17 2024The Souls of Black FolkW.E.B. DuBois1903
May 15 2024The Custom of the CountryEdith Wharton1913
Jun 19 2024The Inimitable JeevesP.G. Wodehouse1923
Jul 17 2024The Thin ManDashiell Hammett1933
Aug 21 2024A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty Smith1943
Sept 18 2024The NarrowsAnn Petry1953
Oct 16 2024A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L’Engle1963
Nov 20 2024SulaToni Morrison1973
Dec 18 2024The Best of SimpleLangston Hughes1983
Jan 15 2025Parable of the SowerOctavia Butler1993
Feb 19 2025The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini2003
Mar 19 2025Mr. LovermanBernardine Evaristo2013

Great Outdoors Book Club

Last Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Erin Pierce, piercee@ccmellorlibrary.org

Fellow Adventures: Join us for our NEW monthly book club!

Each month, we will set off a literary journey to discover uncharted lands and thrilling adventures.

Our first meeting will be January 31 – All are welcome!

Jan 31CCM EdgewoodThe End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial LightPaul Bogard
Feb 26CCM EdgewoodTBA
Mar 263Rivers Outdoor Co.TBA
Apr 303Rivers Outdoor Co.TBA

Events

Check out our fall events below!

Financial Workshop for First-time Homebuyers

Saturday, January 20, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to shop for a home, navigate loan options and plan for down payment and closing costs. Experts cover everything from credit to closing. Grants available for down payments in some areas. Breakfast and lunch provided!

For more information, call NeighborWorks at (412) 281-9773

Meet the Author: Living While Black: My Experience with “Everyday Racism” by Beverly Harris-Schenz

Live author reading, as well as a guided discussion by the author of Living While Black: My Experience with “Everyday Racism”, Beverly Harris-Schenz. 

Check out her book page here: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/living-while-black 

Representative Abigail Salisbury’s Community Visit

Thursday February 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A constituent services representative from Abigail Salisbury’s staff will be hosting office hours at CCM Forest Hills.  Bring your questions and concerns!

Zentangle Beginners Class

Thursday, February 22, 6 – 7 p.m.

Zentangle® is a simple technique for pattern drawing that is relaxing, meditative, intriguing and FUN! If you can print the alphabet, you can do Zentangle—just 5 easy strokes! You will amaze yourself. Excite your creativity!

Sue Schneider has been teaching Zentangle locally and internationally for more than ten years. An award-winning artist, she has exhibited her work in a variety of venues. Her art graces corporate and personal collections. 

For more information and email reminders, please join “Zentanglers in Pittsburgh” at www.meetup.com. Sue Schneider, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), Organizer. 

Register Here!

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Demonstration

Monday, March 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

In this demo, Marilan complete one egg, start to finish, while lecturing on the tools, techniques and history of the art. The completed egg is awarded to an audience member by random raffle. Dozens of beautifully eggs are on display during the demonstration. 

For 50+ years, Marilan has presented demonstrations and taught hands-on classes in the art of “Pysanky” at Community College, community centers, libraries, and numerous senior residences. Her passion is to share this traditional folk art and its rich history with new audiences. 

Register Here!

Solar Observation

Thursday, March 21, 6 – 7 p.m.

An introduction to solar features visible on our nearest star, the Sun, and safe solar observing techniques, using both white-light and H-alpha solar filters. Additionally, we’ll discuss where to go and how to observe the upcoming April 8th, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. 

South Hills resident Larry McHenry has been active in amateur astronomy for over 40 years, and is a member of the Kiski Astronomers, and the Oil Region Astronomical Society (ORAS) in Western Pennsylvania. One of Larry’s favorite astronomical activities is safely observing the Sun. 
You can learn more about Larry’s astronomical interests online at his webportal: http://www.stellar-journeys.org 

Medicare 101

Saturday, March 23, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

​This free educational class will cover how and when to enroll, working past 65 and delaying Part B, what Medicare does & does not cover, your expected costs, Supplemental versus Advantage insurance, Rx drugs and the donut hole.​