Readers Theater Performance / StoryHour
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Readers Theater Performance / StoryHour

The Reader's Theater will host a performance for StoryHour tonight! All ages welcome . StoryHour encourages preschoolers and early readers to develop and practice good listening skills and library manners while also working to instill in them a lifelong love of reading and stories. Each week, a different theme is explored through interactive storytelling, including puppets, storyboards, finger plays, songs, and skits, followed by a take home craft that reinforces the theme of the hour. Guest readers from within the community have also been known to drop by! This spring we are exploring the alphabet with a focus on a different letter (or two!) each week. This free program is open to children ages 3-7. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Read 2 Me
Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

Read 2 Me

Did you know reading aloud to your little one is the single most effective way to encourage lifelong literacy? Introduce your baby to the joys of language and literature by bringing them to Read 2 Me, a half-hour filled with stories, songs, and simple crafts all designed to be enjoyed by only our youngest patrons and the adult they bring along. This free program is open to children ages birth-36 months. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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'Tween Time and Book Club
Apr
25
4:15 PM16:15

'Tween Time and Book Club

The ‘tweens in this program have fun each week interacting with their peers, playing games, and discussing books, all the while developing leadership skills. Usually a field trip and/or a movie is included upon the completion of each book. This free program is open to children and ‘tweens in grades 4-6. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Teen Hang Out and Book Club
Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Teen Hang Out and Book Club

The teen group is full of surprises - you never know what you’re going to get. The teens meet weekly to hang out, play games, eat snacks, and discuss books. This year we are exploring a different genre or reading format every month. There are also “after-hours” parties and movies. The teens also help plan and volunteer their time at many other library programs. This free program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Young Adult Game Day - Dungeons & Dragons
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Young Adult Game Day - Dungeons & Dragons

This group of Dungeon Masters is learning the roles and rules of the game Dungeons and Dragons. Meeting the fourth Saturday of each month, these teens are learning the strategies of the game as well as establishing rapport and building friendships. This free program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to pregister.

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Young Adult Art Club
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Young Adult Art Club

The Young Adult Art Club has fun exploring new forms of artistic expression. Learning from experts in our community, this group develops knowledge of techniques, confidence, and friendships with the other artists within the group. Beginner artists are welcome! This free program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Friends of the Library Book Club
Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of the Library Book Club

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.

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StoryHour
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

StoryHour

This evening’s storyhour highlights the letters X, Y, and Z. StoryHour encourages preschoolers and early readers to develop and practice good listening skills and library manners while also working to instill in them a lifelong love of reading and stories. Each week, a different theme is explored through interactive storytelling, including puppets, storyboards, finger plays, songs, and skits, followed by a take home craft that reinforces the theme of the hour. Guest readers from within the community have also been known to drop by! This spring we are exploring the alphabet with a focus on a different letter (or two!) each week. This free program is open to children ages 3-7. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Read 2 Me
May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Read 2 Me

Did you know reading aloud to your little one is the single most effective way to encourage lifelong literacy? Introduce your baby to the joys of language and literature by bringing them to Read 2 Me, a half-hour filled with stories, songs, and simple crafts all designed to be enjoyed by only our youngest patrons and the adult they bring along. This free program is open to children ages birth-36 months. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
May
3
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Makers Camp
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Camp

Join us for Makers Camp! The first Saturday of each month, this creative group uses various building materials (including Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs, Magna-Tiles, Makey-Makey materials, electric circuit boards, recycled materials, and even the library’s 3D printer) for STEM and STEAM activities. This free program is open to children and teens ages 7-18 with library cards in good standing. Five and six years olds are also welcome to attend, provided they are accompanied by an adult. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the chidlren’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
May
10
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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American Girl Club
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

American Girl Club

This month we will be highlighting Blaire. Bring your favorite 18-inch doll and come explore a different American Girl doll, book, and era each month! Always on the second Saturday morning of each month, the girls and their dolls engage in crafts, music, games, and snacks from the history of the doll of the month. This free program is open to children and teens ages 6-18 with library cards in good standing. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
May
17
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
May
24
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
May
31
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Teen Movie Day
Apr
19
2:00 PM14:00

Teen Movie Day

Come to the library on this day off school to watch a movie! The special no-school movie for teens is The Hate U Give (PG 13). This movie is open to teens in grades 7-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
Apr
19
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Tween / Teen Movie Day
Apr
18
3:15 PM15:15

Tween / Teen Movie Day

Come to the library on this day off school to watch a movie! The special no-school movie for tweens and teens is The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG). This movie is open to tweens and teens in grades 4-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Read 2 Me
Apr
18
10:30 AM10:30

Read 2 Me

Did you know reading aloud to your little one is the single most effective way to encourage lifelong literacy? Introduce your baby to the joys of language and literature by bringing them to Read 2 Me, a half-hour filled with stories, songs, and simple crafts all designed to be enjoyed by only our youngest patrons and the adult they bring along. This free program is open to children ages birth-36 months. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Readers Theater
Apr
17
4:15 PM16:15

Readers Theater

Know an aspiring performer? Sign them up for Readers Theater! Readers Theater is a more low-key version of traditional theater, in which actors read directly from scripts (no memorization required here!) and perform with just a minimal amount of props, blocking, and costumes. Readers Theater meets once a week to read through scripts, with a focus on improving vocabulary and fluency, and to prepare for upcoming performances. This free program is open to children and teens in grades 1-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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StoryHour
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

StoryHour

This evening’s storyhour highlights the letters U, V, and W. StoryHour encourages preschoolers and early readers to develop and practice good listening skills and library manners while also working to instill in them a lifelong love of reading and stories. Each week, a different theme is explored through interactive storytelling, including puppets, storyboards, finger plays, songs, and skits, followed by a take home craft that reinforces the theme of the hour. Guest readers from within the community have also been known to drop by! This spring we are exploring the alphabet with a focus on a different letter (or two!) each week. This free program is open to children ages 3-7. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Classic Book Discussion
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Classic Book Discussion

.The Leopard is a story of a decadent and dying aristocracy threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy. Set against the political upheavals of Italy in the 1860s, it focuses on Don Fabrizio, a Sicilian prince of immense sensual appetites, wealth, and great personal magnetism. Around this powerful figure swirls a glittering array of characters: a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants and millionaires.

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American Girl Club
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

American Girl Club

This month we will be highlighting Nanea. Bring your favorite 18-inch doll and come explore a different American Girl doll, book, and era each month! Always on the second Saturday morning of each month, the girls and their dolls engage in crafts, music, games, and snacks from the history of the doll of the month. This free program is open to children and teens ages 6-18 with library cards in good standing. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s desk to preregister.

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Teen Hang Out and Book Club
Apr
12
3:00 PM15:00

Teen Hang Out and Book Club

The teen group is full of surprises - you never know what you’re going to get. The teens meet weekly to hang out, play games, eat snacks, and discuss books. This year we are exploring a different genre or reading format every month. There are also “after-hours” parties and movies. The teens also help plan and volunteer their time at many other library programs. This free program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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'Tween Time and Book Club
Apr
11
4:15 PM16:15

'Tween Time and Book Club

The ‘tweens in this program have fun each week interacting with their peers, playing games, and discussing books, all the while developing leadership skills. Usually a field trip and/or a movie is included upon the completion of each book. This free program is open to children and ‘tweens in grades 4-6. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

View Event →
Read 2 Me
Apr
11
10:30 AM10:30

Read 2 Me

Did you know reading aloud to your little one is the single most effective way to encourage lifelong literacy? Introduce your baby to the joys of language and literature by bringing them to Read 2 Me, a half-hour filled with stories, songs, and simple crafts all designed to be enjoyed by only our youngest patrons and the adult they bring along. This free program is open to children ages birth-36 months. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

View Event →
Readers Theater
Apr
10
4:15 PM16:15

Readers Theater

Know an aspiring performer? Sign them up for Readers Theater! Readers Theater is a more low-key version of traditional theater, in which actors read directly from scripts (no memorization required here!) and perform with just a minimal amount of props, blocking, and costumes. Readers Theater meets once a week to read through scripts, with a focus on improving vocabulary and fluency, and to prepare for upcoming performances. This free program is open to children and teens in grades 1-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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StoryHour
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

StoryHour

This evening’s storyhour highlights the letter T. StoryHour encourages preschoolers and early readers to develop and practice good listening skills and library manners while also working to instill in them a lifelong love of reading and stories. Each week, a different theme is explored through interactive storytelling, including puppets, storyboards, finger plays, songs, and skits, followed by a take home craft that reinforces the theme of the hour. Guest readers from within the community have also been known to drop by! This spring we are exploring the alphabet with a focus on a different letter (or two!) each week. This free program is open to children ages 3-7. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Non-Fiction Book Club
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Non-Fiction Book Club

In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, renowned Christian minister, professor, and author of The Cost of Discipleship recounts his unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. Giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups, Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

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Makers Camp
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Camp

Join us for Makers Camp! The first Saturday of each month, this creative group uses various building materials (including Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs, Magna-Tiles, Makey-Makey materials, electric circuit boards, recycled materials, and even the library’s 3D printer) for STEM and STEAM activities. This free program is open to children and teens ages 7-18 with library cards in good standing. Five and six years olds are also welcome to attend, provided they are accompanied by an adult. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the chidlren’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Teen Hang Out and Book Club
Apr
5
3:00 PM15:00

Teen Hang Out and Book Club

The teen group is full of surprises - you never know what you’re going to get. The teens meet weekly to hang out, play games, eat snacks, and discuss books. This year we are exploring a different genre or reading format every month. There are also “after-hours” parties and movies. The teens also help plan and volunteer their time at many other library programs. This free program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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Little Buddies Playgroup
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Little Buddies Playgroup

Introduce your little one to the library and encourage socialization by joining us for Little Buddies Play Group! Based in free play, this unstructured group learns through activity, using the library’s various manipulatives, puzzles, and toys to explore their world and make new friends - all to the tune of toddler music, which plays throughout the hour. This free program is open to children ages birth-5. Please call (724-588-5490) or visit the children’s circulation desk to preregister.

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