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Monday Morning Moms and Dads - Mondays @ 10:30 am: June 11, 25; Aug. 6 & 20
Join our Monday morning caregiver/child playgroup for children birth-3 years! We will participate in a take-home art project along with a lot of play time with our new rice/water table, as well as building and educational toys. No registration required.

Beyond the Brush Art - Mondays @ 6:30 pm:  June 11, July 9 & Aug. 13
Children in grades K-5 can join Michelle as she introduces a new, exciting project each month and take home a beautiful, unique creation! Registration required.

Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends - Thursdays @ 10:30 am: June 14, July 26 & Aug. 9
Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity.  Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found on our website.  Registration required.

YOGreAt Yoga Camp - Thursdays @ 12:30 pm: June 14 through July 26 (no class July 5)
Kids in grades 3-5, join Leah Younkins, BWSD Special Education Teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a non-competitive 45 minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation! Practice will be beginner friendly and fun! Class size will be limited to 12 students per class. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration required for each class attending.

Book Cooks - Summer Edition!
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! Please see our website for supplies needed for each class. Registration required. Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm:

Cruise into Kindergarten with Play K - Thursdays @ 10:30 am: June 21, July 5 & 19; Aug. 2 & 16
With materials provided through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, we are excited for our second summer series of Play K programs for children and caregivers.  It allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to learn necessary skills through educational play and themed playscapes. Registration required.

Secret Service - Saturdays @ 10:30 am: June 23 (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin), July 21 & Aug. 11
Children in grades K-5 are encouraged to join us each month for a “giving back” project. Each month’s service project will remain “secret” until the day of the program, when it will be revealed! Help us to help others each month! Registration required for each program.

Elementary Fundamentals FREE Tutoring - Tuesdays @ 6-8 pm: June 26, July 10 & July 31
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services of South Park will be holding three, free Elementary reading and math tutoring programs at our library! Tutors will work with students entering grades K-5 in small, grade-appropriate groups on reading (grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension) and math (problem solving, timed math, word problems) skills as well as providing each family with reading and study/homework strategies to take home. Each session is limited to 12 students. Registration required for each session attending.

Young Professionals Bootcamp - Thursdays @ 6 pm: July 5 & 19; Aug. 2 & 16
Children ages 8-12 can get a jump-start on money matters as Kian Nowrouzi brings his Young Professionals Bootcamp to the library for a four-week session covering financial literacy topics such as budgeting, business, personal finance and investments, all age-appropriate and presented in a mix of interactive presentations and games to help children learn how to become responsible money managers! This program is in collaboration with Whitehall and Brentwood Libraries and will be held at the Baldwin Library. Registration required for each session attending.

Dance Me a Story - Mondays @ 10:30 am: July 9, 16, 23 & 30
Children ages 3-5 can move and groove to favorite stories such as Barnyard Dance Party and Giraffes Can’t Dance! Each class will begin with simple stretches and warm-ups before journeying into each story and its characters through movement and song.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate with their child! Registration required for each session.

Animal Signs - Tracks and Scat at South Park - Monday, July 30 @ 11 am
The Allegheny County Park Rangers will teach grade K-5 students about track and scat identification of local species.  Students will learn which tracks and scat belong to which species by comparing these signs to the animals’ furs. Please wear sunscreen, walking/hiking shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a lunch! After the program we will enjoy lunch at the shelter and play on the swingset! Registration required.

Y on the Fly - Thursday, Aug. 2 @ 1 pm

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting a FREE program at our library this summer delivering games and activities (rope jumping, various sports, obstacle courses, water games and more), along with engagement and discussion around healthy eating (children will help make a nutritious snack and are
given the recipe to take home)! This program is geared to students in grades K-5.

(This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  Please wear light-weight clothing, tennis shoes and plenty of sunscreen)!  Registration required.

Music Marvels - Wednesday, Aug. 8 @ 6:30 pm
Children can gather for a night of musical instrument-making -- everything from rain sticks to guitars! Instruments will be made from recycled materials at various music-making stations. We will play a “band” song together, using these instruments, at the conclusion of the program! All ages welcome! Registration required.


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