Fun fall programs at Knoxville library


A Halloween Pumpkin Festival, Fun with Food and Nutrition, and Family Storytime are some of the fun programs for children of all ages at the Carnegie Library of PittsburghKnoxville branch this week.

The Food Fun for Kids nutrition program concludes on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. with snacks and fun learning activities. Nutritionist Ann Koutsalvis will show everyone how to make good food choices, then the kids will be able to make delicious smoothies.

Story time for toddlers and preschoolers takes place on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. through November. They will be sharing age-appropriate books, rhymes, songs, puppets and activities designed to foster a young child’s interest in reading. This interactive half-hour program with is planned for children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver, but all are welcome.

The library’s Pumpkin Fest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This drop-in event features a small pumpkin to decorate, balloon making by artist Robin Kelly, and small Halloween treats (while supplies last). Halloween costumes are welcome. Parents -- be sure to bring a camera to take pictures of the kids in front of the pumpkin patch backdrop.

All programs are free and open to the public. Learn more about the programs and activities for children by visiting the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh 15210, or calling 412-381-6543.

Information is also available on our webpage: and on Facebook (search for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville). The library’s email address is


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