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January 28, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 27, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 21, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 20, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 14, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 13, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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November 13, 2020

WQED Cardigan Day

Did you know that Friday, November 13 is both World Kindness Day and King Friday the XIII’s birthday? Join WQED to celebrate kindness and the inspiring work of Fred Rogers during their 3rd Annual Cardigan Day.

About

As a day of festivity, Cardigan Day brings the community together to celebrate kindness. Beginning at 10 a.m., WQED will showcase the “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” castle in the street outside of the WQED building (4802 Fifth Avenue). This street lane will be closed to regular traffic, allowing motorists with children to safely pull up to see the castle and receive a kid’s kindness bag. Each bag comes filled with snacks, crown-making materials, and Sarris Candies chocolates.

The castle will be available, weather permitting, for picture taking from the car, and kindness bags will be offered while supplies last. Following COVID Safety Guidelines, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists MUST remain in their car at all times.

Wear Your Favorite Cardigan

As has been the yearly Cardigan Day tradition, WQED asks its neighbors to support kindness by donning their cardigans and using social media to post photos using #CardiganDay. Last year, Cardigan Day blew-up social media, trending as number one, as cardigan-wearing babies, pets and entire classrooms of students overtook Facebook and Twitter.

Episode Screening of Mister Rogers Neighborhood

WQED will culminate the celebration with a Family Movie Night featuring a Mister Rogers Neighborhood “kindness” episode. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Facebook. The event link will be available soon. Please continue to monitor the Facebook event page for updates.

More Information

For more information, visit the event Facebook page.

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October 20, 2020

Dance the Story: Dracula!

Are you interested in participating in an up-on-your-feet program for children and families that introduces basic ballet steps and movement concepts through stories and characters? Join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre on October 20 for, “Dance the Story: Dracula!

About

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre invites you to a special edition of “Dance the Story: Dracula!” as a part of RADical Days. During the event, children aged pre-k to fifth grade and their caregivers will join together on Zoom for a pre-Halloween exploration of dance and movement.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Admission is free, but attendance will be limited based on Zoom capacity.

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October 2, 2020

Homewood Virtual Block Party

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August 1, 2020

Adaptive Dance | Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Hosted by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Adaptive Dance is an online class series intended for children ages six and up with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other sensory sensitivities.

About

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) emphasizes creative movement principles and modified ballet technique in a welcoming and structured studio environment. Classes are taught by PBT School instructors experienced in adaptive dance and are limited to 15 students. Live music/percussion accompany each class. Caregivers may observe and/or participate in classes if they wish.

This class is for children ages six and up. All classes will be held on Zoom. Each student that registers for the entire semester will also receive an adaptive dance kit to bring even more of the studio experience to their home. Session costs five dollars each or you can buy purchase all six sessions for 25 dollars.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre website.

More Information

For questions about the class or registration, email accessibility@pittsburghballet.org.

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