March 16, 2010 |

Children's programs at South Side Library

Special programs for families with school age children are planned at South Side Branch Library during March.

On Saturday, March 20, the library will present Pittsburgh Heroes, Pittsburgh Landmarks, a celebration of the great people and places in Pittsburgh. First, children will hear the book Steeltown, written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Terry Widener, about Pittsburgh's history in steelmaking. They will then have an opportunity to create a work of art to submit to the library's online Web gallery.

This program begins at 11:30 a.m. on March 20 and is for children ages 6-12. A variety of media will be available for use in making the art objects.

Beginning with Books will present a special storytime on Thursday, March 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for children ages 6-9. Children will have an opportunity to listen to stories and get acquainted with programs Beginning with Books has in order to nurture a love of reading in the children. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose a free book.

Call 412-431-0505 for information and registration. The South Side Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is at 2205 E. Carson Street. The Web address for the library is: www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/southside.

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