Children’s Programs & Events

For a complete list of upcoming programs, visit the library events calendar.

See recordings of past programs on Youtube.

Makerspace Mondays

Build, tinker, make, and create with a new technique every Monday! From weaving to circuitry, cardboard to printmaking, we’ll be trying out new ideas and building on our skills. Drop in and see what we’re up to! 

September: Cardboard Constructions 

October: Puppetry 

November: Circuitry 

December: Printing & Stamping 

CONTACT: Erin Tobiasz  (412) 731-0909  tobiasze@einetwork.net

LOCATION: CCM Edgewood – Children’s Programming Room


Homeschool Book Club

Homeschool book club is back this fall! Stop by our September meeting for a get-to-know-you session and to pick up our first book. Our Chapter Chat readers (geared toward ages 5-8) will try a new first chapter book series every month, while Novel Ideas (geared toward ages 9-12) will tackle middle grade reads. At each meeting, we’ll chat about the book, play fun games, and make cool projects. Books available at the children’s desk or at the previous month’s meeting. 

Book Lists:  

2 PM: Chapter Chat (early chapter books for 5-8 year olds) 

9/10/21; Introductory Meeting 

10/8/21; Happy Paws (Layla and the Bots) by Vicky Fang 

11/12/21: Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole World by Jacqueline Davies 

12/10/21; Geeger the Robot Goes to School by Jarrett Lerner 

1/14/21: Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith 

2/11/21: King of the Birds by Elise Gravel 

3/11/21 Willa the Wisp by Jonathan Auxier 

4/8/21; 13th Street: Battle of the Bad Breath Bats by David Bowles 

5/13/21 Choose Your Own Adventure chapter books (series) 

3 PM Novel Ideas (children’s books for 8-12 year old readers) 

9/10/21; Introductory Meeting 

10/8/21; Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres 

11/12/21: The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm 

12/10/21: The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon 

1/14/21: Shirley and Jamila Save their Summer by Gillian Goerz 

2/11/21: The Candymakers by Wendy Mass 

3/11/21:  Show Me A Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte 

4/8/21; A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander 

5/13/21 Choose Your Own Adventure (series) 



Storytime in the Park

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Koenig Field
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Lions Park
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Westinghouse Lodge

We’re taking storytime outside at three of our local parks through the fall! No registration required, just grab a picnic blanket and your face masks and join us for books, songs, and rhymes!

Storytime in the Park is canceled Thursday, September 2.

Storytime in the Park cancellations for weather will be posted here by 9 AM that morning.

Take a stroll with a story at your local park! Find out more about our Story Strolls here!