Alright teens, it's time to get a little mischevious with mustaches!! Pick up your Mustache Photobomb Kit at the Information Desk anytime during the above dates, go mustache some stuff, and submit your photos to the library in person or by email at email@example.com. 2 Prize winners will be announced for a basket of goodies!
Come join us for the Tell a Fairy Tale writing workshop on national Tell a Fairy Tale Day! We will read original fairy tales, talk about different fairy tale adaptations, and then write our own! Snacks will be provided to assist with creativity! Information will also be available if you are interested in entering the PBS Kids Writers Contest! FREE! All students in grades 1-4! Preregistration is encouraged, but not required!
Sunday Family Block Parties - Playing with blocks develops your child's eye-hand coordination as well as math and science skills. Come play, build, and learn together at a block party! Birth through age 6. Sundays: September 11th through December 18th from 1:00 - 2:30pm
Instructors: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo, 200-RYT; Elizabeth Small, 200-RYT, & Brittany Cairns, 200-RYT.
Are you a Dad who has to do his daughter's hair sometimes? Do you have any clue what you're doing? Join local stylist Erin Michael-Mullens to get the low-down on how to send your girl off to school looking good! Please register!
Join the Director of Happy Fingers Art Studio, Zuanci Lemus, for an amazing afternoon of art!! The focus of this workshop will be abstract painting. There is nothing better than being immersed in a creative and free environment to build and explore individual creativities while building self-confidence. Through the process of art exploration children can discover the immense possibilities of their imagination! This program is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Registration is required for this event.
Every Sunday is Game Day at the library in January and February! Use your powers of logic and imagination while playing new and classic games.
Games will be out in the storyroom and in the A-V area of the Children's Library.
Bring your friends and family to play!
: Upper St. Clair Township Library Calendar
~~January 4—March 5
Kids in Kindergarten - 2nd grade are invited to participate in the 2017 Winter Reading Program. Following along with a reading guide, participants will get a dragon scale to help us form a reading dragon. Participants who read all of the books will get to pick a treat from the Mystery Box!
Registration begins Wednesday, January 4
Take a break from the games on your phone and play an old-fashioned board game instead! We’ll have classics like Checkers and Jenga, but also newer ones such as Apples to Apples and Buzzword. What’s YOUR favorite game? Bring it along and play with friends old and new! We have your Sunday afternoons covered. For grades 5 and up. Register beginning December 1st.
Preschool Block Party*
Preschoolers (age 3-5, with their grown-up) are invited to come and build social skills, STEM knowledge, and vocabulary while playing with wooden blocks, magnet tiles, Lincoln Logs, and more! Only two rules: no throwing the blocks, and no knocking down someone else's creation.
No registration needed.
What is a bird? What makes feathers so cool? How do birds fly? How do you build a nest with a beak? Learn the answers to these questions and more as your naturalist guide leads you on an adventure into the world of bird basics. Discover the unique adaptations that separate birds from other animals by investigating bones, beaks, feet, wings and feathers. And we will get to meet one of our live doves. This program is appropriate for school age children & up.
Coloring sessions for adults—engaging, relaxing and combats stress. Come with friends or make new friends! We’ll have some coloring pages and colored pencils available but feel free to bring your own coloring supplies and snacks. We hope some Zentanglers will join in too! We’ll provide tea for a calming afternoon.
Tour Claire's winter garden. Registered guests will be emailed the address prior to the date of the tour.
The tour is limited to 10 guests from Upper St. Clair.
Tour Landscape Designer, Claire Schuchman's own garden throughout the seasons. Claire will take you through her garden during different seasons so that you can see how her garden evolves as well as discuss unique planting solutions for deer-resistance and light exposure. Please call the library at 412.531.1912 to register for this event. Space is limited. The address of the tour will be provided upon registration. If you self-register online please call the library for tour adderss. The winter tour will address the following issues:
Evaluating the bones of the garden,
* a good 50/50 mix of evergreen and deciduous plants,
* contrast in textures and colors like red twigs, peeling bark, interesting contorted silhouettes,
* use of evergreen ground covers
* hardscapes - interesting patterns in brick paths, stone work, pergolas, twig art
* standing perennials like grasses, seed pods,
* well pruned shrubs and trees, the beauty of a well pruned weeping Japanese maple, an artistic approach can be taken when pruning shrubby dogwoods
* using lights to enhance the winter garden
* well done potted arrangements