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Unique programs for kids in Carrick with chess prep, Anti-Valentine's Day


There are plenty of special activities planned to prevent those winter doldrums from settling in at the Carrick Library.

The regular lineup includes Teen Time for 6-12 graders every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m .; Toddler and Preschool Tales on Wednesdays February 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m .; and, Kids Club for K-5 graders every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.,

Chess classes for youth in grades K- 8 are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Participants will improve their chess skills by learning basic strategy and techniques. Classes are for those who know how the pieces move and want to learn more in preparation for the Annual Library Chess Tournament on Saturday, March 5.

Saturday, Feb. 13 will be a day for some unusual holiday programming. Kids will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 11 a.m. by playing a life-size game of Candy Land. They will walk among giant candy canes and lollipops to win a sweet treat. This program is designed for families with children from preschool to grade 5.

At 2 p.m. that same day, Teens can rebel against the status quo at the Teen “Down with Commercialized Love!” Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! The non-festivities will include food, hot chocolate, a teen-selected movie and more food. For grades 6-12.

For more information, call the Carrick Library, 1811 Brownsville Road, at 412-882-3897 or check their website:


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