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Monday Morning Masterpiece

Monday, Aug. 5 @ 10:30 am

Registration?: No
Ages: Birth-3 years.

At each session, children can participate in a sensory art project geared for small hands and experience play time and socialization with other children.

Beyond the Brush Art

Mondays @ 6:30 pm: July 8 & Aug. 5

Registration?: Yes and begins May 15.
Ages: Grades K-5.

Join local Michael’s art and craft instructor Michelle as she shares her love of artistic creativity with the community and brings her talent to the Baldwin Library! Children in grades K-5 can join Michelle as she introduces a new, exciting project each month and take home a beautiful, unique creation!

Tuesdays @ 1 pm: July 9 & Aug. 13

Registration?: Yes.
Ages: All ages.

We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our summer program lineup! 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 here.

Shake, Rattle & Roll
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm: June 11 & 25, July 16 & 30, Aug. 13

Registration?: No
Ages: Birth-5 years.

Absolutely no talking in this program, only singing! Musical instruments will delight your child as we introduce new music and put a fresh spin on the familiar.

Forts and Free Play
Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: July 17 & 31, Aug. 14

Registration?: No
Ages: Grades K-5.

Let your imagination go wild! We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity. We will read an imaginative story and then spend some time creating using fort kits, Legos, blocks, and the childhood classic- big boxes. Each week will be a new adventure. Ideal for grades K-5.

Registration?: Yes, for each session.
Ages: 9-12

Tech Night: Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm
We will learn to program a few different robots to accomplish creative tasks.  We might even take a robot swimming!  Don’t miss this fun night with friends and snacks.

Game Night: Thursday, Aug. 1 @ 6:30 pm
Bring your friends for a night of fun games.  We’ll play some familiar favorites as well as introduce some new games.  If you have a favorite board game, bring it along.

Thursday, July 18 @ 1 pm; Friday, Aug. 2 @ 1 pm

Registration?: Yes.
Ages: 4-12 years.

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and PNC Financial Services are once again bringing Y On the Fly to neighborhood libraries, delivering games, activities and healthy snacks. Each visit will incorporate active play and discussion around healthy eating. Activities will include jumping rope, various sports, obstacle courses and games with water. After play, kids will be provided with a nutritious snack, which they help to make, and are then given the recipe to take home.

Dance Me a Story

Mondays @ 10:30 am: July 8, 15 & 29

Registration?: Yes for each session and begins June 15.
Ages:  3-5 years.

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater will be presenting a three-week dance session to children ages 3-5! 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!

Tuesday-Friday: July 9, 10, 11 & 12 @ 3:30 pm

Registration?: Yes, for each session attending and begins June 15.
Ages: Grades K-5.

Join us for one day or all four days of our art camp, focusing on art related to outer space!

July 9 – Rockets in Space
July 10 – Constellations
July 11 – Space Shuttle
July 12 – Watercolor Rockets

Monday, July 22 @ 11 am

Registration?: Yes and begins June 15.
Ages: All ages.

Meet the Allegheny County Park Rangers Educational Animal, an Eastern Black Rat Snake named Mr. McSlithers.  Learn about his habitat, diet and everyday life while you get up close to learn about his unique adaptations.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 @ 6:30 pm

Registration?: Yes and begins July 15.
Ages: All ages.

Explore the myth, science and beauty of the night sky with the Allegheny County Park Rangers.  Learn about constellations and astronomy , then take your knowledge outside and directly view the majesty of the night sky.

More Youth Programs

Thursdays @ 12:30 pm: July 25; August 1, 8, 15 

Registration?: Yes and begins May 15. Register for each session. Class size is limited to 12 students.
Ages: Grades 2-5.

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 to provide individualized attention and instruction. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel and water.

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm: July 11 & Aug. 15 

Registration?: Yes.
Ages: Grades K-4.

Come to the library for an evening of interacting with a robot.? We will practice coding the robots to navigate mazes, do simple tasks, and maybe even trace our names.? Each week will be a different robot.? Ideal for ages K-4.

Mondays @ 10:30 am: Aug. 12

Registration? Yes.
Ages: Entering Kindergarten in the fall.

With materials provided through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant by The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, we are excited for our third summer series of Play K programs. The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to learn necessary skills through educational play and themed playscapes. All activities are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, using a calendar and taking turns.

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: July 10 & 24, Aug 7

Registration?: Yes and begins May 15.
Ages: Grades K-5.

Join us as we hear a story from an astronaut on the International Space Station. We will learn a bit about what life aboard the Space Station is like and then experiment with some engaging STEM activities.? Ideal for ages K-5.


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