South Side branch library lists upcoming programs and activities


Indoor winter activities are gearing up with something for everyone from toddlers to college students and beyond at Carnegie Library - South Side, 2205 East Carson Street.

Kids are welcome to stop by the library each week for a new do-it-yourself craft activity during Drop-In Crafts. Materials are supplied.

Imagination Builders is on Wednesdays from 3 – 5p.m., January 23- March 13. Building blocks are more than just fun toys - they are a valuable educational and creative tool. While exploring their creativity and using their imagination, children also develop important math, motor and communication skills.

Family Storytime is at 11 a.m. on Thursdays from January 24 - March 14. Share the fun of reading with children age 2-5 years. Children and their parents or caregivers will explore stories and activities to encourage children along a lifelong path of reading and learning. Programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand imaginations and self-image and arouse curiosity about the world around them.

Free Chess Classes are on Saturdays through February 23 from 1 – 2 p.m. Children can improve their chess skills by learning basic strategy and techniques. Recommended for children grade K-8 who know how the pieces move and want to learn more.

Teen Lounge takes place on Mondays from 4 – 6 p.m. with plenty of awesome, free stuff to do. Play games, create art, get crafty or just relax and spend time with friends. All the supplies and snacks needed for a free, fun, and relaxing afternoon are provided.

The Teen Advisory Committee meets once a month during this time. Light refreshments are served.

The Labs Week Five : January Free-for-All is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. This month in The Labs, they’ll be going with the flow— participants get to decide what they want to work on. Mentors will be available to set up equipment and assist with projects.

Want to receive workshop reminders and updates on a phone? Sign up for text messages by texting the message “@SSLabs” to 23559. Standard texting rates apply. Event web site:

College Coffee Night is Mondays beginning at 6 p.m. Can’t seem to focus on studying? Need a change of scenery? Check out the library for a totally new study spot. The meeting room will be available every Monday for any student who wants to study, work on a paper or tackle an assignment. Staff will be on hand to help navigate the resources available at the library. Plus there’s free wi-fi and coffee.

The Winter Poetry Series, presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Poetry Society, is planned for Saturday, January 26, February 23, and March 9 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful poetry in the comfort of the newly renovated Library. Members of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society will share excerpts from “The Potter’s Wheel: Pittsburgh Poetry Society 2007-2010 Anthology.”

Copies of “The Potter’s Wheel: Pittsburgh Poetry Society Anthology” will be available for purchase during this program.


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