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It's all happening this month at the South Side Branch Library


Last updated 4/15/2013 at 4:41pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, South Side, is featuring activities for kids and adults throughout April.

Imagination Builders takes place on Mondays through April 29 from 3 - 5 p.m. 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.

Teen Lounge is 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. The library will have all the supplies and snacks needed for a free, fun and relaxing afternoon.

Family Storytime (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) takes place on Thursdays through May 2 at 11 a.m. Parents can share the fun of reading with their child 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. The programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand imaginations and self-image and arouse curiosity about the world around them.

Evening Hours: Pittsburgh Palooza! is on Wednesday, April 17at 6 p.m. Come in as they 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 the Pittsburgh-themed silent auction items.

New Hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m .; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Book Buzz will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m. at The Smiling Moose, 1306 East Carson Street. The book to be discussed is Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

At Book Buzz they’ll discuss great books and encourage lively conversation. But the books are a little different: edgy memoirs, graphic novels, contemporary horror. And the locations are very different: bars, restaurants, coffee shops.

The South Side Crochet Group will meet on Wednesday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. Join in at CLP- South Side for an informational meeting about the newly forming Crochet the Knitting Group. It’s a group of friendly crochet and knitting fans, looking to teach and learn from other friendly crafters. Bring a current projects and talk about what kind of group it can be.

Friends of CLP- South Side will meet on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. Want to be a Friend of CLP- South Side? Those who use and love CLP- South Side are welcome to join in for a meeting to discuss how to support the branch through fundraisers and advocacy efforts.

Friends of CLP- South Side meet the fourth Thursday of the month.

Community Garden: Planning Meeting is slated for Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. Participate in planning, planting, maintaining and harvesting the crops at the gardens. Attend programs about gardening, seed saving, harvesting and more. This program is made possible by the Mary Jane Berger Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library.

How to Prepare For Your Property Assessment Appeal is on Wednesday, May 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Kenneth R. Behrend, Esq., a former Allegheny County Board of Assessment and Appeals member and Barbara Ernsberger, Esq., a former commissioner from the City of Pittsburgh Department of Planning, this one hour presentation will teach everything a homeowner needs to know about preparing for a property assessment hearing. Call 412-431-0505 to register.


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