Happy Remake Learning Days!

Corey Staff Image

In Pittsburgh, we have so many great places for kids: the parks, the Children’s Museum, the Science Center and the libraries (of course) among others, so there’s always something great to do for young people here in “Kidsburgh.” You may have noticed that this week has been ESPECIALLY packed full of cool stuff for kids. That’s because we are smack-dab in the middle of Remake Learning Days!

What’s Remake Learning Days? Well, it’s a “celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning.” (remakelearningdays.org)

In order to show just how great the Pittsburgh region is for kids there will be over 350 educational events for kids to explore between May 15th and 26th. Events will be everywhere! From parks, to schools, community centers, libraries and museums, too. The Library alone is contributing over twenty events for kids, teens and families! We encourage you and your kids to explore the full listing at remakelearningdays.org to find something fun to do.

Hopefully you attended Steel City Codefest Jr. last Saturday at CLP – East Liberty, but don’t worry if you missed it — there’s still tons of fun to be had. To get you started, I wanted to be sure to highlight a few of the library events that are still to come in week two of Remake Learning Days:

Location: CLP – Homewood
Date: Tuesday, May 23rd
Time: 4:00– 5:00 PM
Experiment, play and learn in an interactive technology program featuring robotics. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) supports learning and literacy by introducing children to technology.
Recommended for children grades K-5

Location: CLP – Main, Children’s Dept.
Date:  Tuesday, May 23rd
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Enhance your learning in the Library! Support and supplement the homeschool experience through books and other resources. During this program, children will explore botany and meet new friends, through a variety of activities, including planting seeds and making seed balls.
Recommended for children grades K-5

Location: CLP – Hazelwood
Date: Thursday, May 18th and 25th
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Imagine, design, construct! Using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills to build with a variety of blocks and structural toys, children develop critical thinking, teamwork and motor and communication skills.
Recommended for children grades K-5

So get out there and explore! From hands-on learning, to storytimes–there’s something for everybody! Don’t trust me? Then listen to Pittsburgh raised, Grammy-winner Daya, or local activist and hip-hop artist Jasiri X! They definitely know what it means to remake learning in Pittsburgh.

Corey

Digital Learning Lead Librarian, CLP