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Monday June 15, 2020 - Friday August 7, 2020
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Imagine Your Story Summer Reading 2020 for Children, Teens and Adults!

This summer, over 30 libraries across Allegheny County have collaborated together to present digital summer reading programs.The Baldwin Borough Public Library's annual summer reading program for children, teens and adults is one of the many ways the library works to create a community of readers and library users.  Through fun challenges, readers of any age can earn virtual badges and virtual raffle tickets to have chances to win end-of-summer gift cards!  Our summer reading program begins June 15 and runs through August 7.

There are several ways to register for Summer Reading:

  • Register, log reading, and earn badges and raffle tickets all online through Beanstack beginning Monday, June 15!
  • Register by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app in Google Play or Apple!
  • Register by calling our library 412-885-2255 beginning Monday, June 15!
  • You can also download a reading log for kids or for teens, then go online, download the app, or call us to register...all beginning June 15!

A huge thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin for their generous sponsorship of our 2020 Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:    412-885-2255  baldwin@einetwork.net
Monday June 22, 2020 - Friday August 14, 2020
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Family Battle of the Books
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 We are battling...with book reading that is! Here's how it works: YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATION SHEET HERE!

  • Read 5 pre-selected book titles between June 22 and August 13 (books available via Hoopla/Overdrive/Libby/library catalog).
  • Form a family battle team (up to 10 people - you can have multiple families on a team, just not more than 10 people in total).
  • Designate a team captain.
  • REGISTER for the Battle of the Books, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.
  • Join us on Zoom Video on Friday, August 14 @ 6:30 pm to battle with other families!
  • Questions will be trivia-style, and your team will have time after each question to discuss the answer.
  • Visit the Battle of the Books website for complete information.

Battle of the Books titles (books are geared toward children in grades 3-6, but all are welcome):

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Libary by Chris Grabenstein
  • Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Wargo (please download via Hoopla app - it's free and always available!)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

​Each team will receive one set of books, which are available at the library for pickup during our Curbside Pickup hours: M-W-F 10 am-6 pm and T-TH 12-8 pm. 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
Wednesday July 22, 2020
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Live Nature in the Neighborhood
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ms. Becky will be "live" on our Facebook page as she shares some amazing discoveries and secrets of nature that exist right in your own neighborhoods! After the program, explore and discover these same secrets of nature in your neighborhood!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class via Zoom, 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! Register online, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.  
 
July 22 Book: Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens
July 22 Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake (Cake)
 
If possible, please have these supplies ready at your home for our  virtual class: (3) 9" round cake pans OR a 13x9" pan, medium and large-sized bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons, wooden spoon, 
 
Ingredients you will need on hand for recipe: 
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • strawberries (optional)
  • parchment paper or wax paper
  • non-stick cooking spray or Crisco
CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
Thursday July 23, 2020
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Teen Find Your Center Yoga
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Join instructor Leah via Zoom Video for a 30-minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation. Sessions are geared to students entering 6th-12th grade. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a yoga mat or towel and water available. Simply register, and we will email you a Zoom link prior to the program.  Please register for each weekly session.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
 
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Anything Book Club - South Park Edition
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month, we are going to meet at South Park for the Anything Book Club.

We will be discussing "The Bookish Life of Nina Hill" by Abbi Waxman.

New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Friday July 24, 2020
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Preschool Stories in the Garden

From our garden to your home, we will read a story, learn new songs, and even make some nature discoveries. Join us on our Facebook page every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Teen Virtual Paint Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 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.

We will be providing a list of supplies needed for the class.  Check back soon!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
Monday July 27, 2020
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A Walk in South Park
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  Yes 

Let's start the week off with a gentle walk in South Park. Please meet in the large, paved parking lot on Corrigan Drive, across the street from the round Horse Barn. We will practice social distancing and please register so I know that I'll have someone to walk with!

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412=885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Take and Make Mondays
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mondays just got a whole lot better with Take and Make Mondays - a themed take-and-make craft kit that your child can assemble at home!

Each pre-made, individually packaged craft bag will contain craft supplies and instructions for assembly.  All you need to supply are scissors, glue and fun!

Weekly craft kits will be available on an outside table between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm while supplies last! Please take one craft bag per child so that many children can enjoy them.

Monday, June 15 craft: Unicorn
Monday, June 22 craft: Pool Friends
Monday, June 29 craft: Jack and the Beanstalk
Monday, July 6 craft: Sandcastle
Monday, July 13 craft: Dragon
Monday, July 20 craft: Be a Hairdresser
Monday, July 27 craft: Hot Air Balloon
Monday, August 3 craft: Rainbows and Clouds

 

CONTACT:  Tracy Bakowski  412-885-2255  bakowskit@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Contactless Curbside
 
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Teen Fundamentals of Performance
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Although we cannot be together to perform a musical this summer, join us for Teen Fundamentals of Performance (geared for students entering grades 6-12)! Using the digital platform, Zoom, we will explore questions about theater with Theater Director Jaycee Revo:

  • What makes a theater performance good?
  • What are the basics of staging?
  • How do you as an actor convey emotion?
  • What are some things we can do to captivate an audience?

We will also explore writing for the stage

  • What is dialogue?
  • What is a monologue?

We will cover these concepts in performance, but also learn how to write them! The final event will be a virtual showcase of teens’ theatrical writing! Let’s have fun exploring performance together!

**You do not need to sign up for each individual session within this series.  Registering once will register you for the 8-week session (you do not need to attend every session if unable)** A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to each session.

A huge thank you to Baldwin Friends of the Theater Arts for their generous funding of this program.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
Tuesday July 28, 2020
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Tiny Tales
10:30 AM - 11:15 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 every Tuesday at 10:30 am and sing along with us!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Two Chapter Tuesdays - Online Shared Book Reading
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 on our YouTube channel while we read the first two chapters from a book we would love to recommend for summer (or anytime) reading! While the program is geared to elementary-aged children, all are invited to tune in! Videos will be saved, so if you can't tune in today, tune in any time!

July 28 Book: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George - available HERE!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: YouTube
 
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Adult English Conversation Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration:  Yes

This weekly group is meant to help with the English language and American culture.  Meet others who are also learning and become more comfortable speaking in front of others. Please register and I will send out an invitation to Zoom Video the day before the program. You may need to download the free Zoom app if you are using a tablet or phone.

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday July 29, 2020
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Nature in the Neighborhood
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You will be amazed to discover the secrets of nature that exist all around you!  We will learn a new topic each month and participate in Citizen Science projects in our own neighborhood via our Facebook page!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Brushes Before Bedtime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us on Zoom Video for a night of family art using various techniques, and create a masterpiece designed by your entire family! We will provide all of the supplies via contactless pickup...your family will provide the creativity and fun! A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program. Simply register, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the program.

July 29 project: Magic Sunglasses

Supplies needed from home (if you need a certain supply/supplies that you are unable to get, please email Ms. Dolores: colarosad@einetwork.net after July 8 to make pickup arrangements):

  • Drawing paper
  • Drawing utensil
  • Markers
  • Paint Brush
CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
Thursday July 30, 2020
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Teen Find Your Center Yoga
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Join instructor Leah via Zoom Video for a 30-minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation. Sessions are geared to students entering 6th-12th grade. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a yoga mat or towel and water available. Simply register, and we will email you a Zoom link prior to the program.  Please register for each weekly session.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
There are many spaces available.
 
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Adult Fantasy Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration:  Yes

Our Summer Reading theme this year is "Imagine Your Story", so this new book club will focus on books about fairy tales, fantasy, and fables. Just register, and I'll send you an invitation to Zoom Video, the day before the program. You won't need to download the Zoom app, unless you're using a tablet or phone.

July's title:  Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Friday July 31, 2020
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Preschool Stories in the Garden

From our garden to your home, we will read a story, learn new songs, and even make some nature discoveries. Join us on our Facebook page every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook

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