Kids briefs: Carnegie Library event keeps reading hot in summer
School may be out for the summer, but parents can keep their kids reading and even spark enthusiasm for it at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 14th annual Summer Reading Extravaganza, from noon to 5 p.m. June 8 at the main library campus and the outside lawn in Oakland.
Kids, teens and adults can enjoy science-related crafts, books and musical and theatrical performances. Kids can dance to Radio Disney, browse the book sale, get temporary tattoos and watch puppet shows. The event is free.
Details: 412-622-3114 or www.carnegielibrary.org
Kids can ‘(Re)Knit' bridge project
Kids can recycle and re-visit last year's “Knit the Bridge” art project from June 9 to 13 at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
The “(Re)Knit the Bridge” project, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the North Side museum, will let kids can take leftover fiber pieces from the project and give the colorful scraps a second life as weavings and other things.
Last summer's original knitting project brought together hundreds of Pittsburghers to knit colorful pieces to form a sweater for the Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge, and “yarn bomb” the bridge.
Activities are included with general admission of $13, and $12 for ages 2 to 18 and senior citizens.
Details: 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org
Sweetwater takes a walk on ‘Wild Side'
Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley is hosting “Family Fun Day: Adventure to the Wild Side” on June 7.
At the free event, the rooms will become wonderlands of discovery, where kids can build big, wild structures using tinker toys, and feel what it's like to catch flies with a sticky frog tongue.
Kids also can turn into exotic creatures through face-painting.
The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is part of Sweetwater's Wild Things Awareness Campaign, featuring a “Wild Things” public art installation. The wild thing, by British artist Filthy Luker, has 30-foot inflatable tentacles.
Throughout the summer, Sweetwater will be hosting activities with a “Wild Things” theme, ranging from art classes to community events.
Details: 412-741-4405 or www.sweetwaterartcenter.org
Burrell Lake Park hosts Fishing Derby
On June 7, Burrell Lake Park will host a Kids' Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Tri-County Trout Club, the Lower Burrell Parks Commission and the American Legion Post 868.
The free derby is for kids up to age 15.
Every child registered will get a prize grab bag and lunch. The child who captures the biggest fish for each species will get prizes like fishing rods, tackle boxes and other fishing gear.
Loaner rods and nightcrawlers for bait are available while supplies last.
All kids will register from 7 to 9 a.m. derby day. Fishing runs from 9 to 11 a.m., and prizes will be awarded 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Details: 724-335-2679 or www.cityoflowerburrell.com
— Kellie B. Gormly
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates sickened by pic of ‘Jihadi John’ wearing Bucs ball cap
- At Pitt, a chance to make early impression under Narduzzi
- Podiatrist, 6 others charged in prescription painkiller scheme
- Spring Hill woman sentenced to jail for stealing, euthanizing neighbor’s dog
- Man sentenced in meth smuggling scheme
- Charleroi man accused of improper sexual contact with teen
- Earl Lloyd, 1st black player in NBA, dies at 86
- Lincoln tries to rejuvenate career in second stint with Pirates
- Rossi: Pirates better with Maz on scene
- Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, dies
- Trade for Winnik gives Penguins competition among bottom six