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Full slate of activities at South Side Library


CLP South Side has a full agenda of activities planned in the coming weeks.

For those who love reading, but can’t make it to the library’s regular book discussions or would rather discuss books over a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a great beer. Then Book Buzz might be a good fit for them.

What makes Book Buzz different from other library book groups?

They still discuss great books and encourage lively conversation. But the books are a little different: edgy memoirs, graphic novels, contemporary horror. And the locations for the discussions are very different: bars, restaurants, coffee shops.

The next Book Buzz is planned for Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m. at OTB Bicycle Cafe, 2518 East Carson Street. The book to be discussed is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Those who value the library, want to enrich their community and like to volunteer their time and talent, the next CLP South Side Friends of the Library Meeting will be on Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. at CLP- South Side, 2205 East Carson Street.

Money Smart Series: Credit Report Clinic will take place on Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. and be presented by credit counselors from Advantage Credit Counseling Services.

A credit score can affect everything from opening a credit card, buying a home, or even getting a job. It is important for everyone to see and evaluate their credit report regularly. ACCS counselors will help participants obtain a free credit report online and print it free of charge.

Counselors will then go through the report with them so they fully understand all the content, as well as make recommendations on how to fix errors in the report or improve a credit score.

There is no charge for this event.

Money Smart Series: Not So Extreme Couponing will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Wondering how clipping coupons and watching store circulars can save everyone’s household a lot of money? Learn from Lady Savings ( the basics of couponing, from scouting deals online to using a smartphone to maximize savings on grocery bills.

There is no charge for this event.

School Age Craft: Make Your Own Sock Owl will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Recommended for kids age 8 and up.

It’s surprisingly easy to make a sock animal. Come to the library to design, create and take home an adorable new sock owl. The library will supply all the materials and step-by-step instructions- kids supply the creativity and imagination.

Evening Hours: Pittsburgh Palooza! is planned for Wednesday, April 17 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Come to the library to celebrate their new, extended hours with a Pittsburgh Palooza! There will be something for everyone- zombies, refreshments, even bridge-making with marshmallows.

Come check out the Pittsburgh Cookie Table, get a tour of the building and bid on Pittsburgh-themed silent auction items.

CLP South Side will feature new hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m .: and, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gardening Thyme: Beer Brewing 101 will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 1 – 4 p.m.

This workshop will show the basics of brewing beer at home: A complete hands-on demonstration home brewing from brew kettle to bottle. Each participant will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the entire process.

They will discuss each stage of the brewing process and the ingredients involved in making this delicious liquid. Free samples and brewing resource packets will be provided upon completion of the workshop. Please join us for three hours of fun and fermentation.

The free program will be presented by Scott Schuette, botanist of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Participants must be 21 and have current I.D.

Ongoing programs at the library include Teen Lounge on Mondays from 4 - 6 p.m. where there is always plenty of awesome, free stuff to do. Play games, create art, get crafty or just relax and spend time with friends. There are all the supplies and snacks needed for a free, fun, and relaxing afternoon.

The Teen Advisory Committee also meets once a month during this time.


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