South Side Library programs for toddlers, teens and adults


Programs for people of all ages continue at CLP – South Side, 2205 East Carson Street.

Book Buzz : A Book Discussion With a Twist is slated for Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. They’ll will be discussing the graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware at Big Dog Coffee, 2717 Sarah Street, 15203.

Family Fun: Storytime is on Thursdays, May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20 at 11 a.m. Share the fun of reading with your 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.

Programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand imaginations and self-image and arouse curiosity about the world around them.

Gardening Thyme: Planting Day! is on Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. Join in as the library gets its first community garden planted. They have plants, supplies, and refreshments.

School-Age Fun : Dig Into Reading @ Your Library is on Mondays 2 - 3 p.m. starting June 10. Come in for stories, crafts and games for school-age children. Recommended for children ages 6-12.

Dig Into Reading: Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is on Saturday, June 15 from 2 - 5 p.m. Come in and sign up for the Summer Reading Club – for summer readers of all ages.

Gardening Thyme: Urban Chicken Farming is planned for Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. for those interested in keeping backyard chickens. Join representatives from the Uniontown Poultry Authority and a few of their feathered friends to learn about the ins and outs of chicken coops, feed, local laws and guidelines. Visit to learn more about Uniontown Poultry Authority.

Gardening Thyme: Backyard Composting on Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. is for those who want to compost but don’t know where to start. Learn the ins and outs of backyard composting from the experts from Allegheny Organics. Allegheny Organics works to sustain healthy, vibrant communities by reclaiming the value of food waste to benefit the local economy and environment.

School-Age Fun : Mad Science of Pittsburgh presents the Fire and Ice Show on Saturday, July 27 from 2 - 3 p.m. is recommended for children ages 5 and up (with an adult). A bubbling potion and the spectacular “Swish, Whoosh, Aah!” are the highlights of this fun presentation. Also included are air pressure demonstrations, a chemical flashlight, and moving electrons. Topped off with the crowd-pleasing Mad Science Dry Ice Shower, children of all ages will enjoy this amazing science adventure.

Weekly programs include:

Kids Create : Drop-In Craft all day on Mondays is where kids, stop by the Library each week for a new do-it-yourself craft activity. The library supplies the materials, the kids supply the creativity!

Teen Lounge is on Mondays from 4 - 6 p.m. Where teens can come and hang out at the South Side branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Monday afternoons from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Take a turn with their brand new Playstation and video game chairs, try out a new crafty project, read a book, listen to music, play board games or just hang out with your friends and eat snacks. No structure, no rules (well, maybe some). Teens should also ask about the Teen Advisory Committee (T.A.C.).


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