June Virtual Program-alikes

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It feels like we are finally emerging from a long, long winter and life is returning to some level of normality. Be that as it may, you might not be totally ready to venture out into large groups of people. We understand, and we’ve got you covered! Take a look at another series of virtual program-alikes to help you readjust at a slow and steady pace.

FOR YOUTH:

If you miss storytime, you should check out…

There can never be enough books, songs, fingerplays, and crafts, in the world—and while we encourage you to keep checking out our storytime offerings —Reading is Fundamental Pittsburgh is also making some great resources available for caregivers to share with children.

If you miss Let’s Play: Chess, you should check out…

The Queens Gambit Chess Club, where students will have the ability to play virtually against their peers and learn the skills and strategies necessary to become a chess master.

And a library resource recommendation…

As you work your way through all of the storytime videos above, make sure you log those books for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Summer Reading program. If you aren’t already registered, sign up here.

FOR ADULTS

If you miss author events, you should check out…

“Raising Antiracist Kids: Empowering the Next Generation of Changemakers,” a virtual discussion with Ibram X. Kendi and Derecka Purnell, as Kendi is set to release his first children’s title Antiracist Baby.

A free virtual talk by local teacher and author Shannon Reed, who wrote Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We’re Discussing in the Faculty Lounge. This event is being hosted by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures.

If you miss genealogy programs, you should check out…

Heinz History Center’s Story Share virtual program. Each participant will bring an item and have a select number of minutes to tell a story about that item. There are multiple sessions available but participation is limited so register soon to reserve your spot.

If you miss Sunday Afternoon Music, you should check out…

Silver Studio Sessions, the YouTube channel for The Andy Warhol Museum’s ongoing concert program, Sound Series, which features a wide variety of bands and artists, including local musicians.

And a library resource recommendation…

June marks the celebration of Pride Month. Be sure to check out Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Read Proud book lists, featuring everything from picture books, to poetry, to memoirs and more.