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Monday January 13, 2020 - Friday March 13, 2020
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Reading Is Snow Much Fun Winter Reading Club

Winter Reading Club is free and simple! Just stop into the library to register and pick up a Winter Reading Bingo sheet.  For each 5-in-a-row Bingo, you will earn one ticket to be entered for a chance to win prizes or gift cards! Winter Reading Club runs from January 13 - March 13.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration:  No 

Ages:  All 

Volunteers from AARP will prepare your taxes for no charge and electronically file them for you. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax forms and a photo ID. 

No appointments are available; this is on a first-come, first served basis. 

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Will You Be Our Valentine?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15

Ages: All

Love is in the air at the Baldwin Library! Come and celebrate this special day with art, crafts, games, stories and snacks! Don't forget to wear your red and/or pink! 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Senator Brewster's Office: Public Office Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Representatives from State Senator Jim Brewster's office are holing public office hours every month at the library. They are here to offer state services, such as help with applications for public benefits, the new applications for the Allegheny County Port Authority Senior Citizen ConnectCards, Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications, help with finding unclaimed property with the Department of Treasury, PennDOT, Revenue, and so much more. 

No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
 
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: 24-36 months

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers 24-36 months old with a caregiver.  We will read great stories, sing a lot of songs, and have plenty of music, movement and fun!  Your toddler will love meeting new storytime buddies!  To receive notifications, text @talesfor to 81010. 

Thursdays @ 10:30 am: January 16 through April 16 

 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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New Release Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration - No

Ages: 18 and over.  This month's movie is "Judy" - the life of Judy Garland.

Enjoy a relaxing new release movie at the library. Bring a friend or two for light refreshments and a great time! 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Easy Meals: Chili
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Overwhelmed by the kitchen?    Need help making a meal on a budget?

Join this basic cooking class, where you'll learn simple cooking skills and tricks. Tracy will show you how to cook a hearty meal, for under $10.  Each participant will cook alongside Tracy, and be given step by step recipes. They'll even get to leave with their very own ready to eat dinner,  cooked right in the library!

Note: this class is for adults 17 years and older. It is intended to help beginners learn cooking basics toeat healthy on a budget. Hot plates and other kitchen utensils will be used during class.

CONTACT:  Tracy Bakowski  4128852255  bakowskit@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library Program Room
Friday February 14, 2020
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Preschool Story Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: Ages 3-5

Join our preschool program where children can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft. Grow your preschooler’s love for reading and learning! To receive notifications, text @prekexplor to 81010. 

Fridays @ 10:30 am, January 17 through April 24

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Family Board Game Extravaganza
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15

Ages: All

Dress up as your favorite board game character, play some classic board games, and make your way through a life-sized Candyland game!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
There are many spaces available.
 
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Essential Oils with Laura
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

What are essential oils?  How do we use them and why do we use them? Laura will answer these questions and give you the opportunity to touch, smell and try some of these essential oils.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are many spaces available.
Monday February 17, 2020
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No School Monday Make and Take
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration: No

Ages: All

It's a day off from school - hooray! Come to the library, play and have fun in our Discovery Center, stock up on news books, and locate our Make and Take stations to create a quick craft to make and take home with you!

Mondays from 10 am-2pm - January 20, February 17 and April 13

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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Toddler Tech
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Registration?: Yes

Ages: 2-5 years old. 

Introducing our newest hands-on early learning STEM program for children ages 2-5! This program inspires early learning concepts and encourages building, coding and exploring, all while developing critical 21st century skills such as confidence, creativity and collaboration.

Mondays @ 10:30 am: January 20 (Code-a-pillar), February 17 (H2O Olympics), March 30 (TBA)

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Digital Learning: Technology Terms Explained
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Confused about "the cloud?"  Not sure what an app is?  Ever asked yourself, why do websites keep asking me about cookies? 

Then is class is for you!  Jenny will go over all the most common yet most confusing terms used in technology today.  She'll answer all your questions and concerns.  A printed handout of common computer, internet and technology terms will be available to all participants.  You'll leave a technology expert!

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Adult Yoga with Marian Luisi
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration? Yes for each session attending. The class is donation-based. A $5 donation is suggested.

Ages: 18 and older. 

Marian has been teaching yoga for 15+ years. This is a vinyasa flow based class and she’ll mix it up each time so no one will be bored!  She will bring extra mats for those who need one.  Marian does the practice as she teaches it. Beginners are welcome to join, as well.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: Babies birth-24 months

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles along with baby playtime/socialization following storytime! Meet new caregivers or meet up with old friends while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading! To receive notifications, text @bouncingba to 81010.

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am: year round 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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Teen Sewing Class: Felt Bookmarks
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come sew a felt bookmark, then embelish it with your own style!

No experience necessary.  Lindsay will teach you step by step, providing instruciton and help in this beginner's sewing project. 

Grades 6 and up. Registration required, all materials will be provided. 

 

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration:  No 

Ages:  All 

Volunteers from AARP will prepare your taxes for no charge and electronically file them for you. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax forms and a photo ID. 

No appointments are available; this is on a first-come, first served basis. 

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. 

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

Registration: No

Ages: 18 and over

Do you love mysteries and the challenge to figure out “whodunit”? 

We’re always looking for new members for this fun-loving club! 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15
 
Age: Pre-K-Grade 2
 
Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs (preschool-grade 2) will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books!  Please bring the supplies listed below to class:

February 19 - I Love You Scones

Please bring the following supplies to class:  Baking sheet, medium-large mixing bowl with lid, wooden spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: 24-36 months

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers 24-36 months old with a caregiver.  We will read great stories, sing a lot of songs, and have plenty of music, movement and fun!  Your toddler will love meeting new storytime buddies!  To receive notifications, text @talesfor to 81010. 

Thursdays @ 10:30 am: January 16 through April 16 

 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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Anything Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration: No

Ages: 18 and over

This month's title:  Educated by Tara Westover.

We’ve named this book club that because we read “anything” -- classics, novels, biographies, you name it! Come and join in the fun as we always welcome new members. 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Super Simple Snacks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration? No

Ages: 9 and older

Learn to prepare some simple, tasty snacks without cooking.

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
 
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Baldwin Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.  All meetings are open to the public.

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library Program Room
Friday February 21, 2020
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Preschool Story Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: Ages 3-5

Join our preschool program where children can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft. Grow your preschooler’s love for reading and learning! To receive notifications, text @prekexplor to 81010. 

Fridays @ 10:30 am, January 17 through April 24

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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Free Bingo Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Registration:  No 

Ages:  18 and over 

Postage Stamp? Four Corners? Bees and O’s?  Join us as we play 10 games of BINGO and enjoy some snacks! Small prizes awarded to the winners. 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Family Disney Trivia Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15

Ages: Entire Family

Join us for a fun evening of Disney trivia hosted by Buzz Worthy Trivia! Bring your entire family and test your knowledge of all things Disney! Prizes awarded to the top two teams! Light snacks provided, but feel free to bring additional snacks!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There is 1 space available.
Monday February 24, 2020
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Yoga Mini-Monsters
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: Yes (registration is now open)

Ages: 2-5 with a caregiver

Cost: $5.00/child, payable the day of the program

Join Ms. Shannon, director and certified children's yoga instructor of Yoga Monsters, as she brings her popular yoga program to the Baldwin Library for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Your child will be introduced to age-appropriate yoga poses, sequences and breathing while listening to music and stories and playing games (not requiring them to sit still on their mat)! Students are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity while building strength, flexibility and improving social skills! Cost is $5.00/child.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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Tunisian Crochet with Emily
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration - Yes

Ages:  18 and up

We'll be making a dishcloth using the Tunisian Crochet stitch.

Supplies:  1 skein Sugar and Cream or comparable cotton yarn, size 8/H Tunisian crochet hook (loaner hooks will be available)

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Multi-cultural Potluck
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It's back! Our third annual Multi-Cultural Potluck. The Whitehall Library, Baldwin Library and Baldwin-Whitehall School District are partnering once again to hold a community potluck that showcases all the cultures and ethnic groups in the south hills.

Please bring a covered dish that represents your culture to share with your neighbors. Beverages and entertainment will be provided by the libraries. All ages welcome!

So come together, share some food and celebrate the rich diversity with each other by having dinner and making new friends.

This program is made possible by funding through the Jefferson Regional Foundation.

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Baldwin High School Cafeteria
There are many spaces available.
 
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Adult Yoga with Marian Luisi
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration? Yes for each session attending. The class is donation-based. A $5 donation is suggested.

Ages: 18 and older. 

Marian has been teaching yoga for 15+ years. This is a vinyasa flow based class and she’ll mix it up each time so no one will be bored!  She will bring extra mats for those who need one.  Marian does the practice as she teaches it. Beginners are welcome to join, as well.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: Babies birth-24 months

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles along with baby playtime/socialization following storytime! Meet new caregivers or meet up with old friends while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading! To receive notifications, text @bouncingba to 81010.

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am: year round 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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AARP Tax Aide
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration:  No 

Ages:  All 

Volunteers from AARP will prepare your taxes for no charge and electronically file them for you. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax forms and a photo ID. 

No appointments are available; this is on a first-come, first served basis. 

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Brushes Before Bedtime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15

Ages: All ages

Join us for a night of family art using various techniques and leave with a masterpiece designed by your entire family! We will provide all of the supplies and art smocks...your family provides the creativity and fun! A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program.

Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: January 22, February 26, March 25 and April 22

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: 24-36 months

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers 24-36 months old with a caregiver.  We will read great stories, sing a lot of songs, and have plenty of music, movement and fun!  Your toddler will love meeting new storytime buddies!  To receive notifications, text @talesfor to 81010. 

Thursdays @ 10:30 am: January 16 through April 16 

 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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All About Bats
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15

Ages: All

Join us as the Allegheny County Park Rangers present an exciting and informative program all about bats! This program sheds light on common myths and legends surrounding bats, as well as familiarizes participants with local bat species.  Participants will be illuminated to the role bats play in our night skies and have the opportunity to try out their bat skills in fun and engaging activities.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
Friday February 28, 2020
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Preschool Story Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Registration?: No

Ages: Ages 3-5

Join our preschool program where children can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft. Grow your preschooler’s love for reading and learning! To receive notifications, text @prekexplor to 81010. 

Fridays @ 10:30 am, January 17 through April 24

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
 
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Senior Stretch Yoga
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Library is partnering with the Hot Dog Yoga for a special yoga and streching session geared toward older adults, or adults with mobility or health issues that otherwise would prevent them from pacticing traditional yoga. 

Senior Stretch is a seated class designed to help participants become more flexible.  Stretches are based on basic yoga poses that are easily accessible from a seated position.  No prior yoga experience is needed.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.  There will be a focus on proper breathing and class will end with a relaxation sequence.

Helen Hughes-Smith has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and is the owner of Hot Dog Yoga LLC.  She has studied with numerous yoga schools and has reached the level of a 200 ERT from Yoga Alliance. Her current focus is on making yoga available to people of all ages and all ability levels and believes in modifying and adapting postures to suit individual needs.  

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Canvas and Color Teen Paint Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration: Yes and begins Jan. 15

Ages: Grades 6-12

Join local artist Michelle, along with other teens, to paint and create a beautiful take-home artistic creation!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
There are 11 spaces available.

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