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Friday June 2, 2017 - Friday August 25, 2017
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Build a Better World - Adult Summer Reading Club

 

Don’t let the kids have all of the fun this summer. It’s simple and fun to join our summer reading club and the chance to win weekly prizes.

All you do is read or listen to a book, then fill out a paper slip (which is how your register) and put it in the library box in the main room of the library. Also, don’t miss our summer party on Friday, August 25.

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Build a Better World Summer Reading Club for Kids/Teens

Our summer reading clubs are for all ages, birth through teens, and run from June 2 through August 25!  Simply stop into the library any day beginning June 2 to register.  Registration is ongoing throughout the summer!

  • Read-to-Me (birth through K) - children can register, then earn 1 token/ticket for each 10 books that are read to them
  • Independent Readers (Grades 1-5) - children can register, then earn 1 token/ticket for each hour read
  • Teens (Grades 6-12) - teens can register, then earn 1 ticket for each 50 pages read

There are chances to win prizes for all age groups, simply by reading!

 

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Monday August 21, 2017
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Granny Square Crochet with Emily Klaczak
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

We’ll be revisiting the granny square block and learning new variations on this crochet classic. Registration is required.

Suppies:

Medium weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Vanna’s Choice

Crochet hook size H/8 or I/9

 

There are 5 spaces available.
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Through the Lens with Brad Pitt - Moneyball
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for 4 movies during the month of August starring Brad Pitt and spanning his career. No registration required.

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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Mystery Lovers Book Club - Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whodunit?  Come in and find out by joining our book club.  We'd love some new members!

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Friday August 25, 2017
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End of Summer Reading Celebration and BBQ
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come celebrate the end of summer with food, games, music, face painting and more...and it’s all FREE! No registration required.

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Saturday September 2, 2017
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Kiwanis Club of Baldwin Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We are an active and vibrant club in the community. At our meetings,  we hosts speakers from the local area and beyond to share information about organizations, happenings, events and interesting topics. We host many different events each year. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to join us at our meetings. We'd love to have you!

http://www.baldwinpakiwanis.org/

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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KinderFlute
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

KinderFlute is a program perfect for children ages 4-9 that teaches them music and how to play flute through games and movement. We are offering two, FREE, introductory classes taught by a private flute teacher and KinderFlute in-training instructor Katie Shesko. Flutes and materials for activities will all be provided, with an option to borrow the practice instrument with a monetary deposit. Please see our program flyer/events listing for additional flute lessons available beginning September 23! Registration required individually for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: September 6 and 13

 

There are many spaces available.
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Monday September 11, 2017
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Learn to borrow FREE Books, music, magazines & more
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come learn how to borrow and download FREE content directly to your device that you can borrow materials at your convenience. Bring your device! Registration required. 

There are 10 spaces available.
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Learn to borrow FREE Books, music, magazines & more
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come learn how to borrow and download FREE content directly to your device that you can borrow materials at your convenience. Bring your device! Registration required. 

There are 9 spaces available.
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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New Release Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and watch a recently released movie. Munch some snacks, too!

No registration is required.

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KinderFlute
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

KinderFlute is a program perfect for children ages 4-9 that teaches them music and how to play flute through games and movement. We are offering two, FREE, introductory classes taught by a private flute teacher and KinderFlute in-training instructor Katie Shesko. Flutes and materials for activities will all be provided, with an option to borrow the practice instrument with a monetary deposit. Please see our program flyer/events listing for additional flute lessons available beginning September 23! Registration required individually for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: September 6 and 13

 

There are many spaces available.
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday September 15, 2017
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Free Bingo Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

10 games! Win prizes! Bring a friend or two! No registration required.

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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Amish Autumn Treats Day Trip
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

 

 

We will travel to Holmes County, Ohio and take in the beautiful fall foliage along the way.  First stop will be Hershberger Bakery and Farmers Market, followed by a stop at Coblentz Chocolates to sample treats and shop.

Next, we’ll be welcomed to an Amish home for a family-style feast.  The Amish are so famous for these delicious meals!

At Hillcrest Orchards we’ll enjoy free cider samples, apples and cider slushies.  Our last stop will be Walnut Creek Cheese, where we will find locally made cheeses, fabulous prices in the deli, spices, and more!

Cost:  $87 per person

Please register with full payment by August 11, 2017.

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Monday September 18, 2017
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Monday Morning Moms
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are happy to announce the formation of our first caregiver/child playgroup for children birth-3 years! We will meet once a month, participate in a take-home project along with a lot of play time with our new sand and water table, as well as fun learning, building and educational toys.  It’s a great way to socialize, meet new caregivers and for your child to meet new friends! No registration required.

 
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Introduction to Knitting and Crochet with Emily
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Description:

Learn the basics of knitting and crochet, start a simple washcloth or scarf, or work on a project which you’ve already started .

 

Supplies:

1 skein of medium weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Vanna’s Choice, or 1 skein of Lily’s Sugar and Cream.

Crochet: One hook size I/9

Knitting: One pair needles size 9

There are 8 spaces available.
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Maternal and Child Health Services
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nancy Scopelitis, Public Health Nurse from the Allegheny County Health Department, will present various programs that are available for free to families, regardless of income level, during pregnancy and one to two years after birth. A visiting nurse will meet with both mother and child to assess that the pregnancy is proceeding well and any questions are answered. This program is for families, grandparents, relatives and friends. Registration is required.

There are 40 spaces available.
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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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Mystery Lovers Book Club - Very Pukka Murder by Arjun Raj Gaind
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whodunit?  Come in and find out by joining our book club.  We'd love some new members!

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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Anything Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us for a relaxing meeting to talk about our latest read!

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Members of the Baldwin Board of Trustees are volunteers who donate their time and service to the library and it’s role in the community. The Board sets policy, fiscal goals and strategic direction in support of the Library’s mission and vision.

Baldwin Borough Public Library's Board of Trustees is composed of seven citizens of the community, appointed by Baldwin Borough Council. They serve 3-year terms and may be reappointed. The Board meets monthly at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Library and all meetings are open to the public.

If you have any specific questions, comments or concerns and would like to speak to a Board member, you can email the board or write to:

President of the Board
41 Macek Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Friday September 22, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Baldwin Community Star Party
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Presented by The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh

A family astronomy presentation followed by guided viewing of the wonders of the night sky through telescopes owned by AAAP volunteer members.  Bring your own binoculars if you have them! Many night sky objects can be seen through 10x50 binoculars! Some of the evening viewing objects through telescopes will include the Crescent Moon (including craters, mountains and empty sea beds), Saturn (with its rings will be visible in the Southern sky) and the Summer Triangle (the triangle formed by the stars Vega, Deneb and Altair) and more! A great educational experience for all ages! Registration required.

(Rain or Cloudy Makeup Date: Friday, October 6 at 7:45 pm)

There are many spaces available.
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Saturday September 23, 2017
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Beginner Flute Lessons
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

As a continuation of our introductory KinderFlute classes, we will be offering beginner flute lessons to children ages 4-9! Group lessons are a great way to get a jump start with music through fun games and learning with friends. Music theory and playing the flute will be taught with KinderFlute teacher in training Katie Shesko. This is a four-week session for only $30! There is also a pay-as-you-go option available for $9/class.  If interest is high, we will continue beyond the initial four-week session.  There is a maximum of 12 students per class. Registration required.

Options for the instrument include: rent to own through our certified instructor (please let us know if this is your option so that your flute can be here in time), bringing your own flue, or borrowing a flute during class time (only a few available). Payment due before or at first class by cash, check or credit card. To pay in advance by credit card, please visit Katie’s website at www.katieshesko.com/online-registration

Saturdays at 10:00 am: September 23 through October 14

There are 12 spaces available.
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Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our fall program lineup! Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity.  Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found here.  Registration required.

Saturdays at 11:00 am: September 23, October 28, November 18 and December 16 (as part of our Spirit of the Season Holiday Party)

 
There are many spaces available.
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Health Care Insurance Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Fox, from the Squirrel Hill Health Center, will be conducting a program about how to obtain health insurance for you and your family. No registration is required.

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Maximize Your Memories: Digital Photos Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your camera or smart phone to class and we will practice saving photos to a flash drive on the computer, creating folders to keep you organized and more! Registration required. 

 

There are 7 spaces available.
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Maximize Your Memories: Digital Photos Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your camera or smart phone to class and we will practice saving photos to a flash drive on the computer, creating folders to keep you organized and more! Registration required. 

 

There are 7 spaces available.
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Fall Travel Series - Czech Republic
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six week series allows us to “travel” around the world and learn about other places and cultures.  Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.  Bring some friends!

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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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Brushes Before Bedtime Family Art Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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! No age limit requirements.  A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program.  Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: September 27, October 25 and November 29

There are many spaces available.
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday September 29, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Local Author Book Talk - Dan J. Kirk
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Meet local author Dan J. Kirk, who recently published a fascinating book of fiction, entitled Between the Innings, set in Cooperstown, NY. His characters bond through the game of baseball, and the story includes a riveting mystery. It crackles with the intensity of a high fastball and serves as an ode to the sport of baseball itself. Copies of Dan’s book will be available for purchase.  Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

 

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Saturday September 30, 2017
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Beginner Flute Lessons
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

As a continuation of our introductory KinderFlute classes, we will be offering beginner flute lessons to children ages 4-9! Group lessons are a great way to get a jump start with music through fun games and learning with friends. Music theory and playing the flute will be taught with KinderFlute teacher in training Katie Shesko. This is a four-week session for only $30! There is also a pay-as-you-go option available for $9/class.  If interest is high, we will continue beyond the initial four-week session.  There is a maximum of 12 students per class. Registration required.

Options for the instrument include: rent to own through our certified instructor (please let us know if this is your option so that your flute can be here in time), bringing your own flue, or borrowing a flute during class time (only a few available). Payment due before or at first class by cash, check or credit card. To pay in advance by credit card, please visit Katie’s website at www.katieshesko.com/online-registration

Saturdays at 10:00 am: September 23 through October 14

There are 12 spaces available.
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Sunday October 1, 2017 - Monday October 16, 2017
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Family Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Does your child have a favorite book, tv or movie character, perhaps PJ Masks, Daniel Tiger, Pigeon or Captain Underpants? Now’s the time to enter our 4th annual character family pumpkin decorating contest! The rules are simple!

  1. Choose the book/character your family will showcase.
  2. Buy a pumpkin and create it (paint, decorate, add hair, etc.) to look like your character!
  3. Bring your completed (uncarved) pumpkin character to the library any time between October 10-16.  Pumpkins will be displayed beginning October 17, and patron voting will be ongoing through the remainder of the month with the top two winners announced on October 31!
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Monday October 2, 2017
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Ancestry.com Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October is Family History Month!  Attend this workshop to gain hands-on experience with ancestry.com and learn some tips! Ancestry.com is FREE at the library. We will have computers for you to explore the database and ask questions. Registration required.  

There are 7 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Ancestry.com Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October is Family History Month!  Attend this workshop to gain hands-on experience with ancestry.com and learn some tips! Ancestry.com is FREE at the library. We will have computers for you to explore the database and ask questions. Registration required.  

There are 6 spaces available.
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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Fall Travel Series - Art Trails of the Riviera
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six week series allows us to “travel” around the world and learn about other places and cultures.  Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.  Bring some friends!

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Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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We Sew Love Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are combining our love for picture books with small, creative sewing projects that children can make and take! We will be using blunt tip needles or regular sewing needles with parent assistance. Limit of 20 students per class.  Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: October 4, November 1 and December 6

 
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Friday October 6, 2017
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Meet the Author and Illustrator
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Meet children’s picture book author Linda Diesing and illustrator Rachel Rodkey as they share their book What Do Dogs Do When You Go Off To School? The story is a fun-filled look into the lives of family pets, as two silly pups have many adventures when left home alone! You will also meet Linda’s dog, Sam, one of the dogs featured in the story and a registered therapy pet during the program! Light refreshments and activity at the conclusion of the program. Registration required.

 
There are many spaces available.
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Canvas and Color Teen Paint Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens in Grades 6-12 can join local artist Michelle and learn how to paint your own canvas 9x12 piece of artwork! Learn techniques using acrylic paint to create a take-home masterpiece ready to hang!  Registration required for each paint night.

Fridays at 6:30 pm: October 6 and December 8 

There are many spaces available.
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Saturday October 7, 2017
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Beginner Flute Lessons
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

As a continuation of our introductory KinderFlute classes, we will be offering beginner flute lessons to children ages 4-9! Group lessons are a great way to get a jump start with music through fun games and learning with friends. Music theory and playing the flute will be taught with KinderFlute teacher in training Katie Shesko. This is a four-week session for only $30! There is also a pay-as-you-go option available for $9/class.  If interest is high, we will continue beyond the initial four-week session.  There is a maximum of 12 students per class. Registration required.

Options for the instrument include: rent to own through our certified instructor (please let us know if this is your option so that your flute can be here in time), bringing your own flue, or borrowing a flute during class time (only a few available). Payment due before or at first class by cash, check or credit card. To pay in advance by credit card, please visit Katie’s website at www.katieshesko.com/online-registration

Saturdays at 10:00 am: September 23 through October 14

There are 12 spaces available.
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Kiwanis Club of Baldwin Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We are an active and vibrant club in the community. At our meetings,  we hosts speakers from the local area and beyond to share information about organizations, happenings, events and interesting topics. We host many different events each year. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to join us at our meetings. We'd love to have you!

http://www.baldwinpakiwanis.org/

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Knit/Crochet for Charity
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Description:

Make a colorful blanket for a child for Project Linus, or a chemo cap for a cancer patient at Hillman Cancer Center.  Patterns will be available, or bring one that you would like to try.

 

Supplies:

Child’s blanket: Washable yarn in kid-friendly bright colors; knitting or crochet needles.

Chemo caps:  Acrylic or cotton yarn, no wool or wool blends.

There are 8 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Fall Travel Series - Ireland's Wild River
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six week series allows us to “travel” around the world and learn about other places and cultures.  Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.  Bring some friends!

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Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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Scrubbies! with Emily
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Description:

Scrubby Yarn make up quickly into durable dishcloths or pot scrubbers that can be machine washed.  If you can’t find it at your local craft store, we’ll have some for you to work with.

 

Supplies:

Red Heart Scrubby Yarn (available at Pat Catans or Joann Fabrics)

Knitting needles size 8 or 9; Crochet hook size H/8 or I/9

There are 8 spaces available.
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Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out! Meet the Firefighters Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week – the firefighters from Option Independent Fire Company will be at the library to talk about their jobs, show their fire gear/equipment, educate about how to stay safe, and teach about this year’s theme of making your family’s escape plan from two separate exits. Families will be also be able to go outside and see the fire trucks/equipment after the program. Registration required.

There are many spaces available.
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday October 13, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Saturday October 14, 2017
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Beginner Flute Lessons
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

As a continuation of our introductory KinderFlute classes, we will be offering beginner flute lessons to children ages 4-9! Group lessons are a great way to get a jump start with music through fun games and learning with friends. Music theory and playing the flute will be taught with KinderFlute teacher in training Katie Shesko. This is a four-week session for only $30! There is also a pay-as-you-go option available for $9/class.  If interest is high, we will continue beyond the initial four-week session.  There is a maximum of 12 students per class. Registration required.

Options for the instrument include: rent to own through our certified instructor (please let us know if this is your option so that your flute can be here in time), bringing your own flue, or borrowing a flute during class time (only a few available). Payment due before or at first class by cash, check or credit card. To pay in advance by credit card, please visit Katie’s website at www.katieshesko.com/online-registration

Saturdays at 10:00 am: September 23 through October 14

There are 12 spaces available.
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Teen Team Build
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Put your love of creating, engineering and design to work as your help out our library! We are looking for your creativity as you use our materials to build large-sized games, create a spooky mini golf course, and design challenges of your own that we can use during special programming! Registration required.

Saturdays from 1-3 pm: October 14 and November 18

There are many spaces available.
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Monday Morning Moms
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are happy to announce the formation of our first caregiver/child playgroup for children birth-3 years! We will meet once a month, participate in a take-home project along with a lot of play time with our new sand and water table, as well as fun learning, building and educational toys.  It’s a great way to socialize, meet new caregivers and for your child to meet new friends! No registration required.

 
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Managing Stress
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Shauna Frantz, Outreach Specialist for Jefferson Hospital, will examine how we can better manage stressors in our lives with mindfulness and deep breathing techniques. Registration is required.

 

There are 30 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Fall Travel Series - Ecuador- The Royal Tour
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six week series allows us to “travel” around the world and learn about other places and cultures.  Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.  Bring some friends!

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Wednesday October 18, 2017 - Thursday October 19, 2017
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AARP Safe Driving Course
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This 2-day course will review safe driving practices and current laws for those over 50 years old.

Payment will be made on the first day of class to the instructor.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

You may receive a discount on your car insurance by taking this class.

There are 15 spaces available.
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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New Release Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and watch a recently released movie. Munch some snacks, too!

No registration is required.

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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books! This program is geared to children preschool-grade 2, but all are welcome. Supplies needed for each class will be posted soon. Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: October 18, November 15 and December 20 (holiday cookies)

 
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Anything Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us for a relaxing meeting to talk about our latest read!

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Members of the Baldwin Board of Trustees are volunteers who donate their time and service to the library and it’s role in the community. The Board sets policy, fiscal goals and strategic direction in support of the Library’s mission and vision.

Baldwin Borough Public Library's Board of Trustees is composed of seven citizens of the community, appointed by Baldwin Borough Council. They serve 3-year terms and may be reappointed. The Board meets monthly at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Library and all meetings are open to the public.

If you have any specific questions, comments or concerns and would like to speak to a Board member, you can email the board or write to:

President of the Board
41 Macek Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Friday October 20, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Free Bingo Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

10 games! Win prizes! Bring a friend or two! No registration required.

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Creepy Crawly Cafe
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

A menu of drinks, appetizers, a main entree and dessert await your family at the Creepy Crawly Cafe, all revolving around foods that sound gross but taste great! Don’t miss our 4th annual fun, pre-Halloween tasty family event.  Registration (online, in person or by phone) begins October 2 and requires a $5.00 per family deposit (payable in-library or by mail by October 13) to secure your reservation. Reservations for this event fill quickly, so don't delay! Unpaid reservations will forfeit their spots to a wait-listed family on October 13.

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Monday October 23, 2017
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Prep Before the Step
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

One of the biggest steps in a teen’s life is college, but the road to college actually is paved beginning in middle school.  Parents and students in grades 8 and up are invited to join us as we welcome a college professor from Carlow University who specializes in student placements and high performance learning as she shares her insights and experience in helping your child prepare for a successful college entrance. Registration required.

There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Fall Travel Series - Central Japan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six week series allows us to “travel” around the world and learn about other places and cultures.  Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.  Bring some friends!

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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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Mystery Lovers Book Club - Coffin Road by Peter May
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whodunit?  Come in and find out by joining our book club.  We'd love some new members!

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Brushes Before Bedtime Family Art Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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! No age limit requirements.  A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program.  Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: September 27, October 25 and November 29

There are many spaces available.
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s - Halloween Dress-Up
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

Children are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes for today's storytime! We will parade through the library and collect goodies at the conclusion of storytime!

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday October 27, 2017
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Halloween Storywalk
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is not your average Halloween party! Come dressed in costume for our Halloween storywalk! Meet favorite characters at four different storywalk stations where kids will hear a story, participate in an activity, and collect goodies at each station! Please bring along a treat bag/bucket. Registration required and begins October 2.

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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our fall program lineup! Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity.  Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found here.  Registration required.

Saturdays at 11:00 am: September 23, October 28, November 18 and December 16 (as part of our Spirit of the Season Holiday Party)

 
There are many spaces available.
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Monday October 30, 2017
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Facebook Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have questions about using Facebook?  Attend this class for a brief overview of the social network, ask questions and use one of the laptops set up to explore the site. Registration required. 

There are 7 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Facebook Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have questions about using Facebook?  Attend this class for a brief overview of the social network, ask questions and use one of the laptops set up to explore the site. Registration required. 

There are 6 spaces available.
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Fall Travel Series - South Side. Pittsburgh
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This six week series allows us to “travel” around the world and learn about other places and cultures.  Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.  Bring some friends!

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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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We Sew Love Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are combining our love for picture books with small, creative sewing projects that children can make and take! We will be using blunt tip needles or regular sewing needles with parent assistance. Limit of 20 students per class.  Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: October 4, November 1 and December 6

 
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Friday November 3, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Kiwanis Club of Baldwin Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We are an active and vibrant club in the community. At our meetings,  we hosts speakers from the local area and beyond to share information about organizations, happenings, events and interesting topics. We host many different events each year. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to join us at our meetings. We'd love to have you!

http://www.baldwinpakiwanis.org/

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Monday November 6, 2017
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Depression, when is it too much?
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Learn about different kinds of depression, how moods and emotions normally fluctuate and about general treatment methods. Shauna Frantz from Jefferson Hospital will teach a few basic tips that do help when feeling down. Registration is required.

 

There are 30 spaces available.
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Google Tools Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Don’t have Microsoft Word or Excel, but still want to create documents and spreadsheets? No Problem! You’ll learn the different tools available with your Google email. Registration required. 

There are 7 spaces available.
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Through the Lens with Julia Roberts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

We will be showing four of Julia’s films this month, highlighting her career. Today's film is Steel Magnolias.

Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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Google Tools Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Don’t have Microsoft Word or Excel, but still want to create documents and spreadsheets? No Problem! You’ll learn the different tools available with your Google email. Registration required. 

There are 7 spaces available.
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Shipwrecked with Mad Science
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Inventing means necessity! This workshop for students in Grades 4-8 puts you on a deserted island and you must work together to invent means for collecting food and water.  This is a pirate-themed workshop where you will also design a boat to escape the island, just before the volcano erupts! Students will leave with their boat creations and a Mad Science eye patch! Registration required.

 
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday November 10, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Introduction to Knitting and Crochet with Emily
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Description:

Learn the basics of knitting and crochet, start a simple washcloth or scarf, or work on a project which you’ve already started .

 

Supplies:

1 skein of medium weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Vanna’s Choice, or 1 skein of Lily’s Sugar and Cream.

Crochet: One hook size I/9

Knitting: One pair needles size 9

There are 8 spaces available.
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Monday November 13, 2017
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Beyond the Brush Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join local Michael’s art and craft instructor Michelle as she shares her love of artistic creativity with the community and brings her talent to the Baldwin Library! Children in grades K-5 can join Michelle as she introduces a new, exciting project each month and take home a beautiful, unique creation! Registration required.

Mondays at 6:30 pm: November 13 and December 4

 
There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Through the Lens with Julia Roberts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

We will be showing four of Julia’s films this month, highlighting her career. Today's film is My Best Friend's Wedding.

Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

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Estate Planning and Retirement Solutions
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Local Attorney Joe Covelli will offer this free estate planning program that includes the following:  How to plan your estate so that it will efficiently and cost effectively pass to your loved ones; Wills – the basics and what to avoid; Powers of Attorney – the latest and greatest.

Joining Mr. Covelli and taking your questions will be Roy Laux, Financial Advisor and noted radio host.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

 

There are 40 spaces available.
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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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New Release Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and watch a recently released movie. Munch some snacks, too!

No registration is required.

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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books! This program is geared to children preschool-grade 2, but all are welcome. Supplies needed for each class will be posted soon. Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: October 18, November 15 and December 20 (holiday cookies)

 
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday November 16, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Anything Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us for a relaxing meeting to talk about our latest read!

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Members of the Baldwin Board of Trustees are volunteers who donate their time and service to the library and it’s role in the community. The Board sets policy, fiscal goals and strategic direction in support of the Library’s mission and vision.

Baldwin Borough Public Library's Board of Trustees is composed of seven citizens of the community, appointed by Baldwin Borough Council. They serve 3-year terms and may be reappointed. The Board meets monthly at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Library and all meetings are open to the public.

If you have any specific questions, comments or concerns and would like to speak to a Board member, you can email the board or write to:

President of the Board
41 Macek Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Friday November 17, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Free Bingo Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

10 games! Win prizes! Bring a friend or two! No registration required.

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Old Tunes, New Art (Teens)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have a stack of old CDs lying around? Bring them to the library for a night of upcycling! Turn your unused CDs into wall art with a little paint and your creativity! For students in grades 6-12. Registration required.

There are many spaces available.
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Saturday November 18, 2017
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Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our fall program lineup! Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity.  Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found here.  Registration required.

Saturdays at 11:00 am: September 23, October 28, November 18 and December 16 (as part of our Spirit of the Season Holiday Party)

 
There are many spaces available.
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Teen Team Build
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Put your love of creating, engineering and design to work as your help out our library! We are looking for your creativity as you use our materials to build large-sized games, create a spooky mini golf course, and design challenges of your own that we can use during special programming! Registration required.

Saturdays from 1-3 pm: October 14 and November 18

There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Through the Lens with Julia Roberts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

We will be showing four of Julia’s films this month, highlighting her career. Today's film is Erin Brockovich.

Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Monday November 27, 2017
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Monday Morning Moms
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are happy to announce the formation of our first caregiver/child playgroup for children birth-3 years! We will meet once a month, participate in a take-home project along with a lot of play time with our new sand and water table, as well as fun learning, building and educational toys.  It’s a great way to socialize, meet new caregivers and for your child to meet new friends! No registration required.

 
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Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Through the Lens with Julia Roberts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

We will be showing four of Julia’s films this month, highlighting her career. Today's film is Eat, Pray, Love.

Light refreshments will be served. No registration required.

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Kindness Rocks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join The Kindness Rocks Project movement and gather for a night of rock painting and bringing kindness to others! Students in grades 2-5 will be painting inspirational rocks that you will be able to leave for others to find to brighten their day.  We will provide the rocks, you will provide the creativity! Bring along some inspirational sayings, quotes or ideas for your rocks. Registration required.

 
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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Mystery Lovers Book Club - Ruler of the Night by David Morrell
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whodunit?  Come in and find out by joining our book club.  We'd love some new members!

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Brushes Before Bedtime Family Art Night
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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! No age limit requirements.  A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program.  Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: September 27, October 25 and November 29

There are many spaces available.
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Thursday November 30, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday December 1, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Last Minute Christmas Ideas With Emily
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Description:

Make a mitten, a wreath, a stocking or a star in knit or crochet as tree ornaments or package trim.

 

Supplies:

Medium weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver , in Christmas colors (red, green, white)  

Knitting needles size 8 or 9; Crochet hook size H/8 or I/9

There are 8 spaces available.
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Saturday December 2, 2017
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Christmas Through the Years Day Trip to Ligonier, PA
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

 

We will enjoy a Candlelight Tour at the Compass Inn Museum, a 1799 stagecoach stop with over 100 candlelit wreaths and trees plus delicious mulled cider, certain to give you the warmth of the holiday season. Next we will venture to the Ramada of Ligonier for a wonderful red carpet welcome followed by a traditional Christmas buffet. After lunch, we will have the opportunity to shop the many specialty shops in historic downtown Ligonier.  After shopping, we will enjoy “Christmas through the Years”, a holiday show, at the Diamond Theater.  And to round out our tour, we will drive through the holiday light display at Overly’s Country Christmas. Please register with full payment by November 1, 2017

 

Cost:  $91 per person

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Kiwanis Club of Baldwin Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We are an active and vibrant club in the community. At our meetings,  we hosts speakers from the local area and beyond to share information about organizations, happenings, events and interesting topics. We host many different events each year. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to join us at our meetings. We'd love to have you!

http://www.baldwinpakiwanis.org/

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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Monday December 4, 2017
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Beyond the Brush Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join local Michael’s art and craft instructor Michelle as she shares her love of artistic creativity with the community and brings her talent to the Baldwin Library! Children in grades K-5 can join Michelle as she introduces a new, exciting project each month and take home a beautiful, unique creation! Registration required.

Mondays at 6:30 pm: November 13 and December 4

 
There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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We Sew Love Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are combining our love for picture books with small, creative sewing projects that children can make and take! We will be using blunt tip needles or regular sewing needles with parent assistance. Limit of 20 students per class.  Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: October 4, November 1 and December 6

 
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday December 7, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Friday December 8, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Canvas and Color Teen Paint Night
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens in Grades 6-12 can join local artist Michelle and learn how to paint your own canvas 9x12 piece of artwork! Learn techniques using acrylic paint to create a take-home masterpiece ready to hang!  Registration required for each paint night.

Fridays at 6:30 pm: October 6 and December 8 

There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Concepts to Grow By
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Your little one is no longer a baby, growing and experiencing new things through the toddler and preschool years, and we can help! Each week, we will explore a new concept to help your child as they grow and discover their world! No registration required.

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New Release Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and watch a recently released movie. Munch some snacks, too!

No registration is required.

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Family Gingerbread House Night
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

The whole family can enjoy a night of building, creating and decorating your own holiday gingerbread house! Please bring one can of icing and one bag of candy to share with the group.  We will provide cartons, graham crackers, holiday music and hot chocolate! Registration required and begins November 15.

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Thursday December 14, 2017
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Tales for 2s and 3s
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime specifically geared for toddlers who are 24-36 months old with a caregiver. We will read great stories, sing songs, and have plenty of music, movement, and fun that encourages your toddler’s language and development skills! Caregivers are encouraged to actively engage in activities with their child! No registration required.

To receive text updates should toddler storytime need to be cancelled, text @talesfor to 81010

 

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Anything Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us for a relaxing meeting to talk about our latest read!

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Family Explorastory
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Not able to attend daytime storytime? No problem! Our evening family storytime will explore books and book characters through stories, songs, musical play and a craft! No registration required.

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Friday December 15, 2017
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Preschool Story Alphabet Explorers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join our preschool program where children ages 3-5 can explore stories through songs, retellings, STEM activities and a craft.  A new letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week.  Our October 6 storytime will host a picture book author/illustrator (see Oct. 6 event listing for details).  No registration required.

To receive text updates should preschool storytime need to be cancelled, text @prekexplor to 81010.

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Free Bingo Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

10 games! Win prizes! Bring a friend or two! No registration required.

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Saturday December 16, 2017
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Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our fall program lineup! Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity.  Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found here.  Registration required.

Saturdays at 11:00 am: September 23, October 28, November 18 and December 16 (as part of our Spirit of the Season Holiday Party)

 
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The Spirit of the Season Holiday Party
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the spirit of the season of giving, we invite your family to join us for holiday festivities: ornament making, holiday stories, a special visit from Animal Friends, a spirited sing-along, refreshments and a visit from the jolly guy in the red suit! Registration required and begins November 15.

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Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Bouncing Babies and Books
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes 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! No registration required.

To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010

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NEW! Bouncing Babies and Books Sleepytime Tales
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

You asked and we listened! Our NEW evening storytime for babies birth-24 months will include books, soothing songs, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles in a relaxed environment to help prepare your little one for bedtime while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading and social interaction! No registration required.

To receive text updates should storytime need to be cancelled, text @bbsleepy to 81010.

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Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Mystery Lovers Book Club - Christmas Carmel Murder by Joanne Fluke
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whodunit?  Come in and find out by joining our book club.  We'd love some new members!

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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books! This program is geared to children preschool-grade 2, but all are welcome. Supplies needed for each class will be posted soon. Registration required for each class.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: October 18, November 15 and December 20 (holiday cookies)

 
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Thursday December 21, 2017
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Members of the Baldwin Board of Trustees are volunteers who donate their time and service to the library and it’s role in the community. The Board sets policy, fiscal goals and strategic direction in support of the Library’s mission and vision.

Baldwin Borough Public Library's Board of Trustees is composed of seven citizens of the community, appointed by Baldwin Borough Council. They serve 3-year terms and may be reappointed. The Board meets monthly at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Library and all meetings are open to the public.

If you have any specific questions, comments or concerns and would like to speak to a Board member, you can email the board or write to:

President of the Board
41 Macek Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

LOCATION: Library Program Room
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