Adult Services


 
Reference Services

The Reference Department will provide readily available, accessible, and approachable service. Staff will strive to meet every patron's informational and reading guidance needs, regardless of the patron's age, economic status, or race. Information and assistance is provided at the library by qualified reference librarians.

Events & Workshops

The Adult department provides a wide variety of events and workshops for adults of all ages.
Informational and entertaining speakers, classes and clubs.
See our program calendar for a full list of events.

 

Computer Classes

BPPL offers a wide variety of computer classes for adult of all ages. Computer classes are held every week, register at the library
or call 412-835-2207.

Basic Internet Class-
Covers how to use a mouse, what the Internet is, how to get to a website when you know the web address, how to search the Internet using search engines.

Advanced Internet Class-
Covers how to use the Library's databases, introduces other search tools, and a few tips and hints when searching.

Basic Email Class-
Covers how to set up a FREE Yahoo email account (accessible on ANY internet computer)  If you already have an email account, you can bring your email address and password, we can log into your email account, and you can ask questions.

Microsoft Word Class- How to use the Microsoft word processing program.  Covers how to manipulate text (change font size/style, how to center, how to cut/copy and paste, how to save a file, how to change margins, how to print.
 

Technology Appointments

One-on-one appointments are available for you to learn more about your laptop, e-reader, smartphone, digital camera or common software program.  Appointments are 45 minutes long.  Bring your charged device and all relevant cords/cables.  Days and times vary.  Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
*The library does not offer IT services or computer, tablet or cell phone repair.

Senior Resource Center

The Senior Resource Center is an on-site resource center that provides materials for activity professionals, caregivers, and volunteers working with seniors. The center houses books, multi-media kits, games, DVD's and much more.. These materials assist patrons with program planning, recreational and educational activities, and care giving.

Large Print Collection

BPPL houses a broad large print collection for all library users.

Homebound Delivery

Library materials are available to Bethel Park residents who are unable to come to the library either temporarily or permanently. Once a month staff will select and deliver materials directly to your home and pick up returns. This service is provided to both individuals in their homes and residents of senior care facilities. To sign up for homebound services, please call the library at 412-835-2207 ext. 264
Homebound Delivery Application

Memory Cafe

The fourth Wednesday of every month we will be hosting a Memory Cafe in the fireplace room from 10-11am.  Originally started in England, this informal setting provides the caregiver a forum for discussion, reducing the isolation often felt by people with dementia, their caregivers and families.  Discussions can range from practical tips for coping with dementia, avoiding caregiver burnout or information about community resources. Coffee and conversation specifically for people with memory loss and their caregivers.

Tax Assistance

Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those over 60 will be available at the Bethel Park Public Library during tax season.  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during tax season. Registration is first-come, first served. For more information, call the library at 412-835-2207.