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Steel City Codefest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Steel City Codefest! Children of all ages (and teens, too) were able to learn basic coding skills and experiment with robots right here in the Children’s Department. Building circuits with littleBits   Programming … Continue reading

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Counting, It’s for the Birds

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 … Continue reading

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Sensory-Friendly Storytimes

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 … Continue reading

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Sensory Discoveries Storytime

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! … Continue reading

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What’s Hoppin-ing?

       Children at today’s Sensory Storytime created these bunny finger puppets! Join us next Sunday at 2:00 PM, or view our Events Calendar for more information on other upcoming programs and events.

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Rachel Renée Russell @ CLP

         Rachel Renée Russell, author of The Dork Diaries, visited the Children’s Department today! Her daughters Nikki and Erin accompanied her as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a … Continue reading

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Making a list…

Do you have a summer To-Do List? How about a summer To-Read List? These siblings have read 118 books so far for our Summer Reading Program! Look at that list! Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? It’s … Continue reading

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Slippery Fish

Take your mind off the heat wave and cool down with some books about fish. During our Inclusive Storytime today we listened to the following stories and songs:     We also decorated ‘touch and feel’ fish. What a catch! … Continue reading

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Waddle, waddle

          Whether it’s their waddle, timeless attire, or those happy feet, most everyone can agree that there is something about penguins that brings a smile to your face. At a recent Inclusive Storytime, children enjoyed hearing stories about these chipper … Continue reading

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Sunday Storytime

Inclusive Storytime is now held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM. This storytime is designed for children with special needs, their friends, and family members. Join us for stories, music, sensory exploration and crafts!

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