Who knew you could learn so much by having so much fun?!

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buildbonanzaWe’ve got the cure for “I’m bored!” Bring your child to the Main Library on Saturday to build amazing things with LEGO and DUPLO blocks as well as MEGA bricks. Their brains will be solving math problems and developing engineering skills as they build! Ages 3-10 with an adult. No registration.

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Groundhog Day tomorrow

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dreamstime_xs_64456275Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, enjoy some home-state fun at the Main Library on February 2. Meet a personality from Pennsylvania’s past, enjoy a state trivia contest, and create an art project. More here

Remember, you can park in the garage beneath the Library except in spaces reserved for police or City Council.

Disney Celebration

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dreamstime_xs_58669480Engaging stories, fun games, magical art activities tonight at the Main Library! All ages.

No registration. Brrrrr…. park in the garage beneath the Library!

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Create something artistic with your child

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paint tubeLearn with your child by working together on exciting art projects. As part of PBS 39’s early childhood educational initiative that combines science, technology, engineering, art and math activities to engage young children, the Create with Me art-based program will be held at  Library for children ages 2 to 8 with an adult. The Saturday classes begin January 16 at the South Side Branch at noon and will be held alternate months at the Main Library on February 20, April 16 and June 18. Additional classes at the Branch are scheduled for  March 19 and May 21. The free classes are part of the public radio station’s Full STEAM Ahead program to expose children to the arts and provide educational resources through community partnerships. Come to one or all!

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Encouraging future engineers…

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girlblocks2Playing is learning! Bring your preschooler to a Block Party on Friday, January  8. While they play, your child will learn to think in three dimensions, balance weight, and use supports for their structures.

Did you know that building with LEGO and DUPLO blocks triggers engineering and math skills, develops spatial reasoning and teaches fractions and division? Come to a Building Bonanza for children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult, on Saturday, January 9.

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Crafts all day!

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paint tubeDrop in anytime at the Main Library on Friday and Saturday! We will supply the materials. You bring your imagination and take home crafts of your own making! Moms and Dads will love that all the mess stays here!

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Slither & Hiss- LIVE reptiles!

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slitherhissMeet a friendly collection of snakes, lizards and turtles at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 24 at a Family Fun Night. Bradley Kunsman presents his reptiles and educational program at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is appropriate for children ages 5 and older.

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International Games Day @ Your Library

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gamesstackwebIt’s International Games Day on Saturday, November 21 and the Main Library is participating in this global celebration of games for all ages, all day. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 5 pm.

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