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One Book, Every Young Child Author Visit - Monday, April 3 @ 10 am
We are honored to have been chosen to host children’s book author and illustrator Micha Archer! Her latest picture book, Daniel Finds a Poem, has been chosen as the 2017 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child selection. Ms. Archer’s visit is geared toward preschool-aged children and is free and open to the public, as well as to preschool groups wishing to attend as a field trip. Each child in attendance will receive a free copy of this book in addition to meeting the author, getting their book autographed, and related activities. Registration required.

Remake Learning Days - Friday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm 
Join us at the library as we take part in Remake Learning Days! Introductory sewing machine skills will be taught to young makers (grades K-5) through the process of creating their own apron.

Students will have the opportunity to select and cut their fabric as well as trim, work with patterns, learn basic sewing techniques and learn how to safely and properly operate a sewing machine. Registration required. 

Remake Learning is a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Representing more than 250 organizations, Remake Learning is a collaborative effort to inspire and empower a generation of lifelong learners in Pittsburgh, West Virginia and beyond.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party! - Friday, June 2 @ 6:30 pm
Don’t miss magician Al Mazing and his family-friendly “Build a Better World” interactive magic show! All children can register for the 2017 summer reading program, receive their packets and a small sign-up prize! Registration required.

Book Cooks
Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs (preschool-grade 2) will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books! Registration required.

Please refer to our website for cooking supplies needed for each class.

Wednesdays @ 6:30 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:

 

Family Games Night - Friday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm
The number one benefit of family games night: family time well spent, as well as shared laughs, down time and great conversation! There will be many games available for ALL ages including Boom Boom Balloon, Draw Something and Never Have I Ever! Game-playing snacks will be available! Registration required.

Parent/Guardian Internet & Technology Safety Training - Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:30 pm
Free Internet and Technology Safety Training will be presented by A Child’s Place (ACP) staff Brian Johnson, ACP Police Liaison and retired City of Pittsburgh Police Detective and Charlene Morris, ACP Therapeutic Supports Coordinator. The presentation will focus on the potential dangers that are present when using technology and will provide tips for safe use. The use of popular apps (ex. Instagram, snapchat, etc.), cyberbullying, smartphone safety and child abuse awareness will be explored. Registration required.

Bagels, Bunnies and Baskets - Saturday, April 8 @ 11 am
Hop on over to our library for our 2nd annual egg hunt! Join us for bagels and juice, visit the bunnies from Animal Friends, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny (optional), and go on a library egg hunt (to be held outdoors weather permitting, or indoors should it rain). Bunny stories and dancing will complete this hippity-hoppity good time! Registration required beginning March 11.

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