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Monday January 18, 2021 - Monday March 15, 2021
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Winter Reading Program/WQED Inquire Within Kickoff

Our Winter Reading Program AND our WQED Inquire Within Kickoff is here!! We are thrilled to announce our partnership with WQED Inquire Within through the generosity of Gateway Health!

Children and teens can add fun to the cold winter months by joining our Winter Reading Program! Just follow the simple steps below!

1) REGISTER ONLINE, then visit our library via curbside pickup* for a Winter Reading Kit (reading logs, activity sheets, winter bingo, winter activity book and more)! 
2) READ or LISTEN to books, audiobooks, Wonderbooks, graphic novels, board books, early readers, picture books, mysteries, fiction, nonfiction, romance or ask us for suggestions! We are also happy to make you a book bundle to go!
3) ENTER TO WIN as listed below:
One reading log can be submitted for one prize entry (via curbside dropoff or via email) for every:

  • 10 books read (pre-readers)
  • 5 books read (early readers)
  • 3 books read (readers)
  • 1 book read (tweens/teens)

Each submitted reading log is eligible to win monthly prizes made available through our WQED Inquire Within partnership and through the genersity of Gateway Health!

* Winter Reading Kit pickup begins Monday, January 18 and will continue daily during operating hours M-TH 10:00 am-6:00 pm and F 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There are many spaces available.
Monday January 18, 2021
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Dance to the Music!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  No

Location: Library Facebook page

Let's start each week having some fun!  Our new program will have you singing and dancing as we present music and dance videos to keep you moving and shaking. Enjoy a new video each Monday.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Picture Book Children's Choice
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

We are bringing our annual Picture Book Children's Choice event to your child! We will read one book each month (October through February) on our YouTube channel or Facebook page, along with a related activity.  In March 2021, everyone will have the opportunity to let their voice be heard by voting for their favorite book from the five selected titles! No registration required!

This year's book titles include Because, Big Boys CryThe Hundred-Year Barn, Lubna and Pebble and When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree

Mondays at 2:00 pm

2020 Dates: October 12, November 9, December 7 (watch past stories on our YouTube here)

2021 Dates: January 18 (The Hundred Year Barn) and February 15 (Lubna and Pebble)

Voting begins on Monday, March 15 and will be ongoing.

 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Tuesday January 19, 2021
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New Title Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  No

Location: Library Facebook page

Every Tuesday, we will highlight a few new titles on our Facebook page, which will be linked to our Catalog for you to place on hold.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

We are on the road to helping your child read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Each month, you can stop by the library (via curbside pickup) and pick up a tote bag filled with everything you need to get started on your child's road to reading! Then join us on Facebook as you use the items contained in the tote bag to follow along with this early literacy program! One book, one rhyme, one song, one craft and one activity all to help your child become a life-long reader! Please register individually for each program to reserve a tote bag for pickup! 

Items contained in tote bag: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten folder/supplies, parent guide, FREE book, laminated literacy card, craft, musical instrument, activity sheet and crayons

Tuesday, January 19 (tote bag pick up begins January 13)

Tuesday, February 9 (tote bag pickup begins February 3)

Tuesday, March 9 (tote bag pickup begins March 3)

Tuesday, March 30 (tote bag pickup begins March 24)

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday January 20, 2021
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It's for the Birds - Amazing Birdwatching
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  No

Location: Library Facebook page

Welcome to our new Winter program featuring a different, exciting peek at the world of birdwatching.  These worldwide videos are filled with amazing cultures and hundreds of different species of our feathered friends.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Homeschool Happenings - Winter Animals
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Allegheny County Parks will present a Winter Animals program specifically for elementary-aged Homeschool students, but everyone is invited to register and join in!

About the program: Local wildlife survives our cold and snowy winters by either moving away, sleeping in, or toughing it out. Discover some of the amazing adaptations that allow animals to survive through the winter. 

This program will be available on our Baldwin Library Kids and Teens page and on our YouTube channel.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@gmail.com
 
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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young chefs of any age can join us via Zoom for a monthly make-from-scratch cooking program with a focus on nutritious foods and a related story at the conclusion of the program. This program increases children's math, problem solving, vocabulary and literacy skills, while tying in chemistry, science and geography. Register online for each program your child will be attending, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
 
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: January 20, February 17, March 17 and April 14 
 
January 20 recipe: Homemade Soft Pretzels
 
Supplies Needed: whisk, medium-large bowl, wooden spoon or dough hook attached to stand mixer, measuring cups, measuring spoons, floured surface, rolling pin, 2 baking sheets, parchment paper, nonstick spray, knife or pizza cutter, large pot
 
Ingredients Needed: water, 1 packet active dry or instant yeast, salt, 1 tbsp brown or granulated sugar, 1 tbsp unsalted butter, 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour, coarse sea salt, baking soda
 
 
CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
Thursday January 21, 2021
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Anything Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration required:  Yes

Let's discuss the book, "The Johnstown Flood" by David McCullough via Zoom.

After you register, I will send you the link to this meeting by email.  Call me at 412-885-2255, if you have any questions about using Zoom.

Location:  Zoom

 

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Meet a Boardgame
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Boardgames are a great family activity!  However, learning a new boardgame can be intimidating.  We will teach you how to play a new game that is available to borrow through the library.  Each session will be a new game. 

CONTACT:  Rebecca Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Monday January 25, 2021
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Dance to the Music!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  No

Location: Library Facebook page

Let's start each week having some fun!  Our new program will have you singing and dancing as we present music and dance videos to keep you moving and shaking. Enjoy a new video each Monday.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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New Title Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  No

Location: Library Facebook page

Every Tuesday, we will highlight a few new titles on our Facebook page, which will be linked to our Catalog for you to place on hold.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Tiny Tales
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

This online storytime, geared to children ages birth-3, will include one book, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles along with early literacy tips for parents! Meet us on our Facebook page to read and sing along with us!

Tuesdays at 10:30 am: January 26, February 16, March 16 and April 6

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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It's for the Birds - Amazing Birdwatching
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  No

Location: Library Facebook page

Welcome to our new Winter program featuring a different, exciting peek at the world of birdwatching.  These worldwide videos are filled with amazing cultures and hundreds of different species of our feathered friends.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Mystery Lovers Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration: Yes

Location:  Zoom

Want to find out 'who dunnit"?  We always have a great time, trying to solve mysteries! This month we're reading "Woman in the Window" by A. J. Flynn. Please register and we'll send you an email with a  link to the Zoom program.

 

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Take It and Make It for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teens (grades 6-12) can stop by the library (in library or curbside) to pick up a take-and-make teen craft kit, then join us on Zoom as we connect and craft together! Please register for each session, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.

Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 pm: Crystal Snowflakes (pick up craft kit beginning January 25)

Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 pm: (pick up craft kit beginning February 22)

Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 pm: (pick up craft kit beginning March 22)

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There is 1 space available.
Friday January 29, 2021
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Teen Virtual Paint Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens (grades 6-12) can join local artist Michelle via Zoom Video to paint a beautiful, artistic creation with step-by-step instructions.  Simply register, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.

Fridays at 6:30 pm: January 29 and March 26

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
 
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Homeschool Happenings - Read Across America - Practice Empathy
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM

In our new series geared to elementary-aged Homeschool students (but anyone is more than welcome to join in), we will read and discuss books that explore different cultures with a focus on identify to help students discover, accept and embrace their own identities and the identities of others.  

Fridays at 11:00 am via our Facebook page:

January 29 - Families & History - Freedom Soup by Tami Charles
February 26 - Practice Empathy - A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan
March 26 - Cultivate Compassion - Tiara's Hat Parade by Kelly Starling Lyons

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net

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