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Events and Classes

March 2024

Friday, March 1

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday - Late Hours
1212 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15215, US
Contact: Sara Mariacher,

Stop by the library during First Fridays each month! We’ll be open for browsing, borrowing, and hanging out from 6 to 9pm.

Please note that patron computers will not be available during First Fridays, but we will be able to print from our email.

We’ll also have special events planned each month!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Fun: Illuminated Manuscripts
1212 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15215, US
Contact: Sara Mariacher,

Drop in during First Friday to make an illuminated manuscript letter in the style of the Book of Kells!

This project is recommended for school age kids through adults. It will take at least 15 minutes.

Saturday, March 2

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chess Club
403 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15328, US
Contact: Finley Gelsimino,, 4128289520 ext. 5018

Join local teen volunteers to play chess every first Saturday of the month! The teen volunteers are happy to teach kids who are new to playing chess. They are also excited to play games of chess with experienced players. This is not a formal chess class, but a fun opportunity to play the game. Geared for kids 6-11, but younger kids are welcome if they are interested in playing.

Sunday, March 3

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Children's Storytime with Local Author Steve Hofstetter
403 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15328, US
Contact: Megan Fogt,, 4128289520 ext. 5018

Meet local author and comedian Steve Hofstetter during a special storytime featuring his new book,Grape Expectations.Copies of the book will be available to purchase. This program is geared towards families with kids ages 4-10.

Steve Hofstetter is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the founder of the Steel City Arts Foundation. He’s best known as a comedian, with over two million followers and over a billion views on various social media. His first book “Ginger Kid” (young adult) debuted at number one in its category and was a top five pick on Amazon. His new children’s book “Grape Expectations” follows the story of a young grape who wants to be a dancer in a world where that is not allowed.

Monday, March 4

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Little Hands Art Storytime
1212 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15215, US
Contact: Alison Babusci,

Our youngest friends are invited to imagine and create with Ms. Alison at this weekly art-integration storytime for PreK children and their caregivers. Each session will include stories and a hands-on developmentally appropriate art activity.

Inspired by Women’s History month we will read stories of strong, smart women and we will make a thank you for a wonderful woman in our lives.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Scene
1212 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15215, US
Contact: James Graham,

Hang out, make friends, and express yourself withMr. James! We’ll have open Teen Space hours every Wednesday where you can use any of the equipment, including our Cricut cutting machine and iMac. For teens in grades 7-12.

The library has a brand new Teen Space just for grades 7th and up! Come play videogames – we have a Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5! There is also lots of creative technology resources on hand and a librarian who knows how to use them: make a beat, create a meme, record a video, and more on some of the latest models of Mac computers. The Teen Space is also just a place to hang out and be yourself.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
STEM Explorations
1212 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15215, US
Contact: Alison Babusci,

Young scientists, engineers and architects are invited to wonder, discover and experiment with Ms. Alison in this STEAM filled program for grades 1-5. Sessions meet on 1st Monday.

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