Let your children take part in Steel City Codefest by exploring technology initiatives being utilized in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Children’s Services.
Even the youngest children can get started with the elements of basic coding using Beebots, Probots and intuitive iPad apps!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Children’s Department – Main
All families are invited to visit the Children’s Department at the Main Library to see what can be created!
For more information contact us at 412.622.3122 or email@example.com
You may be counting down the days left in 2014, but did you know the sky is the limit when it comes to counting birds, especially this time of year? For 115 years now, the Audubon Society has been conducting the Christmas Bird Count Report. In fact, it is the world’s longest-standing citizen science project….which means, YOU can help to count birds, too! And we have the resources to help you:
The Christmas Bird Count lasts from December 14, 2014 – January 5, 2015
Join us Sundays at 2:00pm for Sensory Discoveries, a sensory-friendly storytime! On November 9th, we partnered with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and offered a sensory-friendly program on the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker.
Did you know that the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be presenting a sensory-friendly production of the Nutcracker at the Benedum Theater on December 23rd? To learn more about these special performances, click here.
The Art of Storytelling for Educators meets the 3rd Sunday (except for December) of each month from October to May. This month (November 16th) we’ll explore how American Sign Language can be included in stories, songs, rhymes and more. The program starts at 3:30pm, no need to pre-register, just show up. I promise you’ll learn at least one song that you can use the next day!
You may want to explore Sign Language even further. Here are some sources to try.
Sign language for kids : a fun & easy guide to American sign language by Lora Heller
Sign language : my first 100 words illustrated by Michiyo Nelson
Signing fun : American Sign Language vocabulary, phrases, games & activities by Penny Warner
Signing time! Series two, volume 8, My house
Signing time! Series two, volume 1, Nice to meet you
Tuesday, October 28th is the date for our annual Halloween Costume Party and Bring-Your-Own-Decorated-Pumpkin contest! The program will begin at 7:00 pm with stories told by the Brilliant Bookworms, a youth storytelling group from Winchester Thurston School. This is a bonus for everyone!
After the stories, we’ll parade through the library and go “trick-or-treating” for trinkets and goodies.
We’ll end up back in the Children’s Dept. to see the pumpkins and the ribbons they won! It will be a great night!
For more info and to pre-register, please click here
Baby Talk is changing its start time to 11:00 AM starting Monday, October 6. It had previously been at 11:45 AM; we hope this helps for those who wish to attend.
This program introduces simple signs, from American Sign Language, that help children and their caregivers communicate with one another. Most young children can understand what you are saying to them, however, getting the child to respond in a fashion that’s understood can sometimes be challenging. Sign language can help this process and be powerful for the child.
For more info, click here.
We’re back! Sensory Discoveries has returned as a weekly storytime on Sundays at 2pm. Join us for hands-on sensory experiences, stories and songs. For more information, click here.
At this week’s storytime, we used paint and bubble wrap to create works of art!
The storytimes that are held on Monday mornings in the Children’s Department are shifting times just slightly–
Baby and Me will begin at 10:15 am
Terrific Tales for Toddlers will begin at 11:15am
Baby Talk will begin at 11:45am
These will take effect on Monday, September 8.
We look forward to seeing you then!