The Mt. Lebanon Public Library Speaker Series began in 2014 to honor the memory of Joe Wertheim, a long-time library supporter and Board member. Joe was an avid reader, so it is particularly fitting that the Library pays tribute to him through this series, funded initially with donations given in his memory.
The Mt. Lebanon Public Library Speaker Series has attracted over 3,500 attendees with a line-up of bestselling authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Lisa See, and Erik Larson.
In 2018, we expanded to include free author talks held at the Library throughout the year. Due to COVID-19, we are now hosting our author talks virtually. We have been fortunate to virtually welcome Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Meissner, Jonathan Putnam, and Leah Hager Cohen so far this year!
Note: Laura Lippman's scheduled appearance on April 20, 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. All Showclix purchases have already been refunded. If you bought your tickets in person and would like a refund, please call the library at 412-531-1912 or email email@example.com. Thank you!