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Holiday Movers and Makers Family STEM Nights with BWSD Mobile Fab Lab – Wednesday, Dec. 5 @ 6:30 pm

December’s Family STEM Night welcomes the Baldwin-Whitehall School District’s new Mobile Fab Lab for a fun holiday program, one perfect for gift-giving! Using 2D-software and a laser cutter, children/families can design their own wooden scrabble tiles! While you wait for your turn in the lab, participants can paint and decorate a grapevine wreath and turn it into an ornament. A great gift for relatives, friends or yourself! Registration required. 

Brushes Before Bedtime Family Art Night
Join us for a night of family art using various techniques and leave with a masterpiece designed by your entire family! We will provide all the supplies and art smocks…your family provides the creativity and fun! No age limit requirements. A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program. Registration required.
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm:

Mom’s Pamper and Paint Nights
You asked for more nights out and we listened! Join local artist Michelle as she presents two amazing programs! Snacks and drinks will be provided! Relax and enjoy a night out just for yourself! Registration required for each program.
Fridays @ 7 pm:

Creepy Crawly Café Halloween Bash – Saturday, October 27 (seating times are either 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm)
We are combining two of our biggest programs – our Creepy Crawly Café and our Halloween Party – into one giant Halloween extravaganza! There will be two seating times for dinner – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  Dinner includes a menu of drinks, appetizers, a main entree and dessert, all revolving around foods that sound gross but taste great! In addition, there will be face painting, craft making, ghost bowling, bingo playing and outdoor smore making (weather permitting). Cost is $10/family.  Registration is online, and payment can be made in person at the library.  Registration begins October 1.  There are no refunds, but tickets are transferrable.

Campfire Tales in the Park – Monday, October 29 @ 7 pm (everyone will meet at 6:45 pm at Forbes Shelter in South Park)
Join us and an Allegheny County Parks Ranger in South Park after dark! Students will learn how to make a campfire and then enjoy the warmth as the rangers present a fireside program including nocturnal animals and star gazing. Participants will be able to make their own smores at the conclusion of the program as well as sing a few campfire songs! Geared to students in grades K-5, but all are welcome! Registration required and limited to 25 people.

Family & Community Learning with WQED: PBS Kids Scratch Jr Workshop
The PBS KIDS Scratch Jr program series is designed for families with children ages 5-8 (siblings welcome) and introduces coding to children by giving them a chance to create their own animated stories using PBS KIDS characters. At each session, we will Eat (dinner for all families will be provided), Explore (hands-on exploration of series goals, Make (families work together to create their own projects on the PBS KIDS Scrach Jr app and Share (families share out ideas, learn from one another and build a sense of community). Registration required and begins Oct. 22 and includes all four sessions.

Monday-Thursday, November 26 (What is a Maker?), November 27 (What is Coding?), November 28 (What is the Design Engineering Process?) and November 29 (Celebrating Families) from 6-8 pm

This workshop is facilitated by WQED with generous sponsorship from The Jefferson Regional Foundation

Family Gingerbread House Night – Wednesday, December 12 @ 6:30 pm
The whole family can enjoy a night of building, creating and decorating your own holiday gingerbread house! Please bring one bag of candy to share with the group. We will provide cartons, icing, graham crackers, holiday music and hot chocolate! Registration required and begins November 14.

The Spirit of the Season Holiday Party – Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 am
In the spirit of the season of giving, we invite your family to join us for holiday festivities: ornament making, holiday stories, a special visit from Animal Friends, a spirited sing-along, refreshments and a visit from the jolly guy in the red suit! Registration required and begins November 15. 

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