Baldwin Community Star Party - Friday, Sept. 22 @ 7:45 pm
Presented by The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh
A family astronomy presentation followed by guided viewing of the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. Bring your own binoculars if you have them! Great for all ages! Registration required. (Rain/cloudy makeup date: Friday, Oct. 6 @ 7:45 pm)
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 of 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 @ 6:30 pm: Sept. 27, Oct. 25 & Nov. 29
Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out! Meet the Firefighters Night - Wednesday, Oct. 11 @ 6:30 pm
Firefighters from Option Independent Fire Company will be at the library for Fire Prevention Week to teach about making your family’s escape plan from two exits. Kids can also see the firetrucks and equipment.
Family Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Now’s the time to enter our 4th annual character family pumpkin decorating contest!
- Choose the book/character your family will showcase.
- Buy a pumpkin and create it (paint, decorate, add hair, etc.) to look like your character!
- Bring your completed (uncarved) pumpkin character to the library any time between Oct. 10-16.
Pumpkins will be displayed beginning Oct. 17, and patron voting will be ongoing through the remainder of the month with the top two winners announced on Oct. 31!
Creepy Crawly Café - Friday, Oct. 20 @ 6:30 pm
A menu of drinks, appetizers, a main entree and dessert, revolving around foods that sound gross, but taste great! Registration (online, in person or by phone) begins Oct. 2 and requires a $5 per family deposit (payable in-library or by mail by Oct. 13) to secure your spot.
Halloween Storywalk - Friday, Oct. 27 @ 7 pm
Come dressed in costume for our Halloween storywalk! Meet favorite characters at four different storywalk stations where kids will hear a story, participate in an activity, and collect goodies at each station! Please bring along a treat bag/bucket. Registration required & begins Oct. 2.
Family Gingerbread House Night - Wednesday, Dec. 13 @ 6:30 pm
The whole family can enjoy a night of building, creating and decorating your own holiday gingerbread house! Please bring one can of icing and one bag of candy to share with the group. We will provide cartons, graham crackers, holiday music and hot chocolate! Registration required and begins November 15.
The Spirit of the Season Holiday Party - Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 11 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.