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Monday August 10, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunch Bunch (Birth-Kindergarten)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Grab your lunch from the KO Free Lunch Program and join us to read a story while you eat!

Lunch Bunch for Birth-Kindergarten will consist of reading one or two picture books or easy readers while you enjoy your lunch.

This Lunch Bunch is geared toward Birth-Kindergarten because of the nature of the books we will be choosing, but it is absolutely open to older and younger students as well. 

No registration is required for Lunch Bunch.

    Location: Online
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Sensory Centers  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Monday for Sensory Centers.

Bring your child to the library to explore centers that help children use their senses, develop motor skills, and encourage child/caregiver bonding.

The centers will include toys, puzzles, crafts, and other manipulatives for hands-on play.

Sensory Centers is most appropriate for children ages birth-5. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

No registration required. Drop in and out as you please. 

Some sensory centers may include food items like rice, beans, or dough. Though registration is not required, if your child has any allergies please contact Miss Christy the day of sensory centers or the day before you plan to attend so that any potential hazards can be avoided.

    Location: Online
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Junior Book Club (Grades 3-8)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Junior Book Club every Monday afternoon.

In each class we will read a chapter of a book, engage in group discussion, and do fun, themed activities such as games, crafts, or other projects based on the book.

Junior Book Club is designed for students in grades 3-8 (ages 8-13). 

    Location: Online
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Arts & Crafts - Melted Crayon Art  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Arts & Crafts every Monday evening.

This week we will be making art out of melting crayons!

This class is appropriate for ages 8-18.

 

    Location: Online

Tuesday August 11, 2020
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM Adventures - Alka Seltzer Rockets  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Tuesday afternoon for STEM Adventures.

This week, we will be building our own rocket designs and seeing if we can make them fly using alka seltzer tablets!

This class is appropriate for ages 8-18.

    Location: Online

Wednesday August 12, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunch Bunch (Grades 1-5)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Grab your lunch from the KO Free Lunch Program and join us to read a story while you eat!

Lunch Bunch for Grades 1-5 will consist of reading a chapter or two of an juvenile chapter book while you enjoy your lunch.

This Lunch Bunch is geared toward Grades 1-5 because of the nature of the books we will be choosing, but it is absolutely open to older and younger students as well. 

No registration is required for Lunch Bunch.

    Location: Online
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Library LEGOLand  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month for Library LEGOLand.

At each session we will use different building prompts and challenges to see just how many things we can do with LEGOs! We will be using the book 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks by Simon Hugo and Alice Finch to come up with some of our design ideas.

This club is most appropriate for children ages 4-18.

Registration is no longer required for LibraryLEGOland, just show up and build!

    Location: Online

Thursday August 13, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Songs & Stories at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Songs & Stories is designed for children ages birth-3. 

Registration is no longer required for Songs & Stories, but we still hope to see you there!

    Location: Online
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read & Grow Stories  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Read & Grow Stories at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Read & Grow Stories is designed for children ages 3-5. 

Registration is no longer required for Read & Grow Stories but we still hope to see you all there!

    Location: Online
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bookworm Buddies Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Bookworm Buddies Storytime at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Bookworm Buddies is designed for children ages 4-7.

Registration is no longer required for Bookworm Buddies Storytime but we still hope to see you all there!

    Location: Online

Friday August 14, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Recess at the Park  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us on Fridays during the summer for Recess at the Park!

Recess at the Park is for all ages.

Registration is not required for Recess at the Park.

    Location: Online

Monday August 17, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunch Bunch (Birth-Kindergarten)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Grab your lunch from the KO Free Lunch Program and join us to read a story while you eat!

Lunch Bunch for Birth-Kindergarten will consist of reading one or two picture books or easy readers while you enjoy your lunch.

This Lunch Bunch is geared toward Birth-Kindergarten because of the nature of the books we will be choosing, but it is absolutely open to older and younger students as well. 

No registration is required for Lunch Bunch.

    Location: Online
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Sensory Centers  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Monday for Sensory Centers.

Bring your child to the library to explore centers that help children use their senses, develop motor skills, and encourage child/caregiver bonding.

The centers will include toys, puzzles, crafts, and other manipulatives for hands-on play.

Sensory Centers is most appropriate for children ages birth-5. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

No registration required. Drop in and out as you please. 

Some sensory centers may include food items like rice, beans, or dough. Though registration is not required, if your child has any allergies please contact Miss Christy the day of sensory centers or the day before you plan to attend so that any potential hazards can be avoided.

    Location: Online
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Junior Book Club (Grades 3-8)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Junior Book Club every Monday afternoon.

In each class we will read a chapter of a book, engage in group discussion, and do fun, themed activities such as games, crafts, or other projects based on the book.

Junior Book Club is designed for students in grades 3-8 (ages 8-13). 

    Location: Online
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Arts & Crafts - Sidewalk Chalk  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Arts & Crafts every Monday evening.

This week we will be making our own sidewalk chalk!

In the event of bad weather this event will become an indoor open art night.

This class is appropriate for ages 8-18.

 

    Location: Online

Tuesday August 18, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Summer Reading Closing Event - Drive-In Movie Night  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us to close out summer reading at Castle Shannon Library!

We will be having a "Drive-In Movie Night" online through the "Netflix Party" Google Chrome extension. 

You must have the Google Chrome web browser, the Netflix Party browser extension, and your own Netflix account to participate. Details about the movie showing will be announced closer to the event date.

Google Chrome is free and safe to download, as well as the Netflix Party browser extension. Netflix often offers a first month's free trial for new members.

This event is for families and all ages.

Registration is required to receive the party URL link.

    Location: Online

Wednesday August 19, 2020
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Jr. Writers Club  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Jr. Writers Club.

Jr. Writers Club is designed for students in grades 3-8 (ages 9-14) of all skill levels and interests. Whether you're already a writer who is looking for a place to share your work, whether you have ideas bouncing around in your head but you don't know how to get them on paper, or you're more interested in the editing and publishing side of writing, you can do it all at Jr. Writers Club!

Jr. Writers Club is also a great place to get homework help for papers, essays, and other English and literature assignments.

    Location: Online

Thursday August 20, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Songs & Stories at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Songs & Stories is designed for children ages birth-3.

Registration is no longer required for Songs & Stories, but we still hope to see you there!

    Location: Online
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read & Grow Stories  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Read & Grow Stories at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Read & Grow Stories is designed for children ages 3-5.

Registration is no longer required for Read & Grow Stories but we still hope to see you all there!

    Location: Online
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bookworm Buddies Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Bookworm Buddies Storytime at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Bookworm Buddies is designed for children ages 4-7.

Registration is no longer required for Bookworm Buddies Storytime but we still hope to see you all there!

    Location: Online

Monday August 24, 2020
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Sensory Centers  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Monday for Sensory Centers.

Bring your child to the library to explore centers that help children use their senses, develop motor skills, and encourage child/caregiver bonding.

The centers will include toys, puzzles, crafts, and other manipulatives for hands-on play.

Sensory Centers is most appropriate for children ages birth-5. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

No registration required. Drop in and out as you please. 

Some sensory centers may include food items like rice, beans, or dough. Though registration is not required, if your child has any allergies please contact Miss Christy the day of sensory centers or the day before you plan to attend so that any potential hazards can be avoided.

    Location: Online
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Junior Book Club (Grades 3-8)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Junior Book Club every Monday afternoon.

In each class we will read a chapter of a book, engage in group discussion, and do fun, themed activities such as games, crafts, or other projects based on the book.

Junior Book Club is designed for students in grades 3-8 (ages 8-13). 

    Location: Online
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Arts & Crafts - Pastels  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Arts & Crafts every Monday evening.

This week we will be creating with pastels!

This class is appropriate for ages 8-18.

 

    Location: Online

Tuesday August 25, 2020
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM Adventures - Open Tech  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for STEM Adventures every Tuesday afternoon.

The third Tuesday of every month is now Open Tech! You choose the fun, from Dash & Dot robots, coding with Scratch on the laptop, Code-A-Pillar and more. 

Open Art Night is open to all children 2-18, as each piece of equipment is appropriate for different age levels.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required for Open Tech.

    Location: Online
   6:15 PM  -  6:45 PM Mathmagicians  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month for Mathmagicians!

Math is so much more than just solving equations. It comes into play in many games, tricks, brainteasers, and everyday life.

In Mathmagicians club we will learn math in the best way: without even knowing it's happening! Though games, puzzles and more we will build basic math skills and strategy each week and have fun along the way.

Mathmagicians is most appropriate for students in grades 1-8 (ages 6-14).

No registration is required for Mathmagicians. 

    Location: Online
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Brain Games - Mad Gab  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of every month for Brain Games!

If you like solving tricky riddles, mastering mind-numbing puzzles, and putting your critical thinking skills to the test, you'll love brain games!

This week we will be playing Mad Gab on the Zoom Meeting platform. This program can be played individually or with a family team. 

Please register for this event to receive the Zoom link and participate. 

    Location: Online

Wednesday August 26, 2020
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Famous Figures  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month for Famous Figures.

This class will allow you to explore, create, and collect. Learn about different famous figures from scientists, musicians, sports heroes, and more. After learning about a new person each week, we will do an activity based on his or her line of work through projects, games, and experiments.

For each Famous Figures session you attend, collected a trading card and add it to your famous figures binder, which you will receive the first time you attend. How many can you collect?

This club is most appropriate for ages 6-18.

    Location: Online

Thursday August 27, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Songs & Stories at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Songs & Stories is designed for children ages birth-3. 

Registration is no longer required for Songs & Stories, but we still hope to see you there!

    Location: Online
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read & Grow Stories  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Read & Grow Stories at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Read & Grow Stories is designed for children ages 3-5. 

Registration is no longer required for Read & Grow Stories but we still hope to see you all there!

    Location: Online
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bookworm Buddies Storytime  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Thursday for Bookworm Buddies Storytime at the library. 

Each week we will read a book, listen to music, and do other fun and exciting age-appropriate activities. 

Bookworm Buddies is designed for children ages 4-7. 

Registration is no longer required for Bookworm Buddies Storytime but we still hope to see you all there!

    Location: Online

Monday August 31, 2020
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Sensory Centers  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us every Monday for Sensory Centers.

Bring your child to the library to explore centers that help children use their senses, develop motor skills, and encourage child/caregiver bonding.

The centers will include toys, puzzles, crafts, and other manipulatives for hands-on play.

Sensory Centers is most appropriate for children ages birth-5. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

No registration required. Drop in and out as you please. 

Some sensory centers may include food items like rice, beans, or dough. Though registration is not required, if your child has any allergies please contact Miss Christy the day of sensory centers or the day before you plan to attend so that any potential hazards can be avoided.

    Location: Online
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Junior Book Club (Grades 3-8)  
    Contact: Miss Christy   412-563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Junior Book Club every Monday afternoon.

In each class we will read a chapter of a book, engage in group discussion, and do fun, themed activities such as games, crafts, or other projects based on the book.

Junior Book Club is designed for students in grades 3-8 (ages 8-13). 

    Location: Online
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Arts & Crafts - Paper Plate Fans  
    Contact: Miss Christy   (412) 563-4552   waltersc@einetwork.net
   

Join us for Arts & Crafts every Monday evening.

This week we will be making paper plate fans!

This class is appropriate for ages 4-18.

 

    Location: Online

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