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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party - Friday, June 1 @ 6:30 pm
We are kicking off our 2018 summer reading in a magical way! Don't miss magician Al Mazing and his family-friendly "Libraries Rock!" interactive magic show! All children can register for the 2018 summer reading program that evening, receive their packets and a small sign-up prize! Registration required.

Family Fun Nights
Family Fun Nights are a wonderful way for families to spend quality and fun time together! Join us each month for a new theme and a lot of family-friendly activities. All Fun Nights are open to all ages! Registration required.

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm: April 12 (Pigeon) and 26 (Special One Book Event)

Brushes Before Bedtime
Join us for a night of family art using various techniques and leave with a masterpiece designed by your entire family! No age limit requirements. A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program. Registration required.

Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: April 25 (watercolor flowers)

Butterfly Project - Monday, June 25 @ 2 pm
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, together with the Allegheny County Library Association, will present a meaningful, intergenerational program. Participants  will learn about children who died in the Holocaust, and each participant will receive a card with the story of a specific child. They will then paint a butterfly, inspired by the story of that child. Butterflies will be displayed in our library! This program is recommended for students in grade 4 and up, teens and adults. Registration required.

Music Together - Wednesday, June 13 @ 6:30 pm
Looking for a fun new activity for you and your baby, toddler or preschooler? Join us for a free Music Together© class led by Higher Voice Studio!  We will sing, dance, play instruments and be silly. Registration required.

Family Fun in the Garden
Our Family Fun Nights will focus on the garden! Each program will cover a topic related to gardening and will include a related
make-and-take activity!  Registration required for each class.
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm:

  • June 21: Herb/vegetable garden/seeds
  • July 12: Bird feeders
  • July 26: Kitchen plants
  • Aug. 9: Worm farms
  • Aug. 23: Garden recipes

Family Movie Night - Wednesday, July 11 @ 6 pm
Relax this summer with a new release family movie! Bring sleeping bags and pillows and wear your jammies! This month’s movie: A Wrinkle in Time. Registration required.

Brushes Before Bedtime Family Art Night - Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: July 25 & Aug. 22
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. Registration required.

Mom’s Pamper and Paint Night - Friday, July 27 @ 7- 9 pm
All of you moms are amazing, and we think you deserve a night out! We are having a special canvas paint night just for YOU! Relax with some cool beverages, cheese, crackers and fresh summer fruit while you learn how to make a beautiful canvas painting to take home with you! Don’t miss a night of great food, friends, conversation and relaxation!
Registration required.

5th Annual Stuffed Friend Sleepover - Friday, July 20 @ 6:30 pm (Animal registration & activities); Saturday, July 21 @ 9:30 am (Animal pick-up with donuts & juice)
Bring your favorite stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover (but not one you’ll miss overnight)! Children will hear a story, have a snack and tuck their stuffed friend into “bed” somewhere in the library for the night.  Children return the next morning to pick up their stuffed friend, enjoy donuts and juice, and find out what “mischief” their friend got into overnight! Registration required.

Baldwin Community Star Party! - Friday, July 6 @ 8:15 pm (Makeup date: July 13 @ 8:15 pm)
All ages are welcome to join us as the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh presents a short astronomy overview followed by a guided viewing of the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. Please bring along your own
binoculars if you have them! Registration required.

Movers and Makers Family STEM Night - Wednesday, Aug. 1 @ 6:30 pm
Geared to students in grades K-5, families can learn about music and sound and make a set of speakers that fits a cell phone! Come build, create and discover in this hands-on maker program! Registration required.

Family Fort Night - Friday, Aug. 3 @ 6:30 pm
What could be more fun that a Friday Family Fort Night! Bring anything you would like to build your fort: blankets, tablecloths, bed sheets or quilts along with comfy items once you’re in your fort: pillows, blankets, a stuffed friend, flashlights, etc! We will
provide snacks, books (of course!), games, coloring books (the coloring cave) and glow sticks for your fort! Please feel free to bring your own snacks or games as well! Registration required.

Family Night - Musical Theater Production - Friday, Aug. 10 @ 7 pm @ Harrison Middle School
Our teen musical theater students will present Wonderland! Bring your family to this FREE family musical production and support our teens’ talents and hard work! All ages welcome! Registration required.

End of Summer Reading Celebration and BBQ - Friday, Aug. 24 @ 6:30 pm
Come celebrate the end of summer with food, games, music, face painting, performers, and more! You’ll get a chance to win cool prizes, get your picture taken with the Library Lion, play outdoor games, dance to great music...and it’s all FREE! No registration required.

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