City Books is proud to partner with the Mt. Lebanon Library as the exclusive on-site vendor for their author events series. When you support City Books, you support the Library — and vice versa. Featuring a diverse line-up of writers from around the world, the Library’s events are held at 16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
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Fall Calendar of Events:
Thursday, Sep 20, 7 PM: Marie Benedict, author of Carnegie’s Maid
Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein, will be at the library to discuss her new novel, Carnegie’s Maid, the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist. Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience as a litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law.
Sunday, Sep 23, 7 PM: Patrick Winn, author of Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts and Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia
Patrick Winn is an award-winning investigative journalist who covers crime and black markets in Southeast Asia. He enters the worlds of guerrillas and vigilantes to mine stories that might otherwise go ignored. Winn has received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (also known as the ‘poor man’s Pulitzer’) and a National Press Club award. He’s also a two-time winner of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Press Awards among other prizes.
Wednesday, Oct 17, 7 PM: Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby, authors of Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting
Hilde Østby is a writer & editor and the author of Encyclopedia of Love and Longing, a novel about unrequited love that was published to critical acclaim in Norway. She has a master’s degree in History of Ideas from the University of Oslo. Ylva Østby, Phd, is a clinical neuropsychologist who studied at the University of Oslo and devotes her research to the study of memory. She is also vice president of the Norwegian Neuropsychological Society. They live in Oslo, Norway.
Tuesday, October 23, 7 PM: Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was no saint, given to occasional outbursts of anger and not above a little deception in order to get out of sticky situations, as when he tried to separate himself from a company he effectively owned during a strike. Raised in the hardscrabble Rust Belt, Rogers escaped, going to work as a floor manager in the early days of TV and making a mark with the 1951 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, “a high point in NBC’s creative period.” He could have followed a path to an executive role with the network, but he returned to Pittsburgh and pioneered a different kind of TV aimed at children—different because, King writes, it actually respected its audience.
Maxwell King’s four-decade career includes the presidencies of two of the country’s largest philanthropies and the editorship of one of its most influential daily newspapers.
King joined The Pittsburgh Foundation in 2014 as president and CEO.