Ni hao! Konnichiwa! Bonjour! Al Salaam a’ alaykum! Guten Tag!
Do any of these languages ring a bell? The First Floor of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Main has myriad opportunities for improving your language skills. We offer a German Conversation Club, a Chinese Language Club, Le Club Francophone, a Japanese Conversation Club (which will resume in September), as well as Arabic Club. Come to these programs to practice the language and to learn more about the cultures from whence they come. Each one free and taught or led by a CLP staff member or volunteer.
Is English your second language? We also offer a program called Let’s Speak English to give non-native speakers an opportunity to discuss a wide variety of topics. People of all levels of English ability are welcome. These happen every Wednesday from 5-6 pm.
Do you like watching movies? The library also offers International Cinema Sunday on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. We show a film with refreshments and subtitles! The next one is a comedic Belgian Academy Award nominee called Everybody’s Famous. Can’t get here? Our Film & Audio department offers hundreds of foreign films on DVD.
Our website also has links to downloadable audio language programs and other resources for those interested in language learning, not to mention the hundreds of books and audiobooks we offer. So get to it! Improve thyself!