MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY - 813 W. MAIN STREET, MONONGAHELA - washlibs.org/monongahela Recurring events: Story Time: Story Times are held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Ms. Becky reads with the children, completes a small craft, and incorporates some block play. Children 18 months and up are welcome to join the fun and socialize with others their age. OsmoTime: Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. - OSMO is a award-winning game system that transforms screen time into healthy, hands-on, interactive play. OSMO fosters learning in key areas such as: creative problem solving, art, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and common core. For children 4 and older. Parental supervision is required. Lego Club: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. The cornerstone of an awe-inspiring creation begins with one small Lego. Turn your imagined palace, tower, or fort into a reality; come build with us! The town will marvel at your projects displayed in the library. Each week will have its own theme! For children of all ages. Nookworms: May 13th 4-5 p.m. - Preteens and teens ages 11-18 can join the fun of a book club! The group meets to review and discuss themed books the second Monday of every month. For May
the book is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Book Bites: May 16th 1-2 p.m. - Love reading and discussing books? Want to join a book club? The Book Bites group meets once a month for a lively discussion of a pre-selected book. The May book is The Last Child by John Hart. Crochet Club: Bring your yarn, bring your hook and let's get our crochet on! Join us to sit a while, chat, and work on your creations with fellow crochet enthusiasts Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Basic Computer Classes: Need assistance using a mouse, browsing Facebook, conducting internet searches, or Microsoft Word? The library can help!
Classes are on Fridays by appointment only. Sign up today at 724-258-5409 or stop by our front desk! Writer’s Group: The Writer's Group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the library to critique and encourage each other's writing. Writing exercises are utilized and tips and advice are given to budding writers.(May 1st and 15th from 5:30-7 p.m.) One-Time Events: Pajama Storytime: May 16th 6-7 p.m. Join us for an evening of special bedtime stories and block play. Children 18 months and up are welcome to join the fun and socialize with others their age. Pajamas encouraged! DIY Greenhouses for Little Gardeners:
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May 15th 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Come make a planter for sunflowers and beans out of egg cartons. Learn how to care for your plants and how the sun helps it grow. Class will be lead by Jackie Inserra and Michelle Parnell from the Mon City Community Garden initiative. For children ages 4 to 8 years old. Registration is required. All materials will be provided. Plastic Modeling for Teens: May 29th 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Join us and learn how to make a plastic model out of thermoplastics. We will also have a 3D pen to try out. For teens only. Registration is required. Fundraiser: Library Bake Sale: May 14th 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. - It's Election Day, so that means we are ready to treat our sweet voters and patrons. Stop in to get some goodies and cast your vote. Polling starts at 7 a.m. and so does the sale. Donations of baked goods will also be accepted and very much appreciated! The library will be closed Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.
FRANK SARRIS LIBRARY - 35 N. JEFFERSON AVE., CANONSBURG - franksarrislibrary.org Teen Advisory Board (grades 7-12) meet to plan, organize and lead activities that will engage and benefit members of the community. New members welcome. Monday 5/6, 6-7 p.m. Fiction Book Club will be discussing Wild by Cheryl Strayed. New members always welcome! Wednesday 5/8, 1 p.m. Special Saturday edition of Little Picassos – Psst…come into the Frank Sarris Library and make Mom a craft at our special Saturday Little Picassos. Paint and Take a craft. Saturday 5/11, 11:30-12:30 p.m.. Concert - Frank Sarris Public Library presents Adam Miller, Legendary Folk Singer, Storyteller and Autoharp Virtuoso performing for all ages Wednesday 5/15 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Teen Writers’ Club - Are you a student in grades 7 – 12 who enjoys writing? Whether you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, short stories or more, stop by to meet like-minded teens. We will
write, share and support each other through the creative process. Email questions to Beth Kairush, Teen Advisory Board coordinator, at email@example.com. Tuesday 5/21, 6-7 p.m. The Library will be closed Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Weekly Programs: Note: weekly programs run through May 18th. Yoga Story Time - Stretch and be centered at this special yoga session for kids (and their grownups)! Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. Happy Monday! - Rise and Shine and greet the new week. All ages welcome! Mondays, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Madcap Mondays - Crafts, games, and science are just a few of the possibilities. Registration is required at the children’s circulation desk or by calling 724-745-1308 (option #4). Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. for Grades 5-8 and 5:30-
6:30 p.m. for Grades 2-4 Mother Goose Story Time - For infants up to 18 months with a caregiver. Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Toddler Tales - Finger plays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition and lots of movement. Ages 2-3. Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Family Night - Stories, crafts, and games. New things to explore each week. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Little Picassos - Every week is a new make and take creation. Ages 2-5. Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Story Time - Stories, finger plays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition and lots of movement. Ages 2-3 but siblings are welcome. Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45 a.m Wiggles and Giggles - - Bring your little ones to stretch, sing, and dance. Ages 2-5. Wednesdays, 1:30-2 p.m. Story Time - Provides active young children with stories, finger plays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition, and lots of movement. Fit for ages
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2-3 but siblings are welcome. Thursdays, 10:30-11 Wiggles and Giggles - Bring your little ones to stretch, sing, and dance. Ages 2-5. Thursdays, 11:15-11:45 More than A Story –Practice kindergarten readiness skills like listening during stories, making predictions, and following directions. Ages 5-6. Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 Super Science - Kids ages 3-7 and 813. Come have fun with Science! Registration is required. Register at the children’s circulation desk or by calling 724-745-1308 (option #4). Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 Spanish Story Time - Story time favorites – stories and songs – in Spanish. Fridays 10:30-11 a.m. For a complete listing of events, please visit the Frank Sarris Library’s website at www.franksarrislibrary.org, on the Event page, or call 724-745-1308 for more information.
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