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October 2, 2020

Homewood Virtual Block Party

We’re throwing you a BLOCK PARTY! Join the Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center and Homewood Early Learning Steering Committee (HELSC) on October 10 for a virtual celebration filled with storytime sessions, family yoga, a virtual bike ride, and a dance party!

About

Since the onset of COVID-19, Trying Together has been working with the HELSC to figure out a way to provide Homewood families, partners, and collaborators an experience that matches the energy and excitement of the events hosted in years prior. With this in mind, Trying Together and the HELSC are excited to announce the first Homewood Virtual Block Party!

Homewood Virtual Block Party
Saturday, October 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

While this year’s event is different, the virtual event still features many educational and fun activities that past attendees of the Homewood Block Party know and love. The Homewood Virtual Block Party will be pre-recorded and available for viewing on this event page via the Trying Together Vimeo player and on Facebook via the Trying Together page.

Featured Events

The Homewood Virtual Block Party will feature online events from the Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center, Homewood Community Engagement Center, Homewood Children’s Village, Kenny’s, YWCA Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, WQED Education, Fund My Future/Propel Schools, Mayor’s Office/Imagination Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, and University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

Family Dance Party

Ready to get your groove on? Join the Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center, HELSC, and DJ Doug for a Virtual Family Dance Party from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Family Fun Bags

Want a swag bag? Complete your virtual block party registration and you may pick up a Family Fun Bag with information, resources, and giveaways from the activities and partners featured during the party. Coordinate your bag pick-up time on the day of the party (October 10) with one of our contacts listed below during their available hours:

Registration

To register, please complete this online form by Friday, October 8 at 5 p.m. Registrants will receive the event link via email at least 24 hours before the start of the celebration.

If you miss the registration deadline, you can still coordinate a time to pick up a Family Fun Bag. You can also watch the Block Party Livestream on the Trying Together website or Facebook page on October 10.

More Information

For questions, please contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org.

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January 7, 2020

Storytime: Baby and Me | Homewood

Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood on January 11 to sing, clap, and bounce along with your baby to action rhymes, stories, and songs. Songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhymes and rhythms of spoken language. Take this weekend opportunity to take part in this playful opportunity.

More Information

For questions, call the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Homewood Branch at 412.731.3080.

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January 3, 2020

Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers

Children ages 18 months – 36 months and their caregivers are invited join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Oakland for “Storytime: Terrific Tales for Toddlers” to get up and moving with stories, songs, rhymes, and silly fun! During the event, children will develop language and listening skills, as well as a love of reading. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to want to learn to read themselves!

View the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh calendar to see alternate locations, dates, and times.

More Information

For more information, email children@carnegielibrary.org or call 412.622.3122.

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November 22, 2019

Kate’s Kid Book Bash

Join Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Pittsburgh on December 8 at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh for Kate’s Kid Book Bash!

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Join RIF Pittsburgh for a children’s book festival to celebrate the life of beloved Pittsburgh children’s author, Kate Dopirak. Activities will include a children’s book art auction, storytimes, and book sales/signing by other authors such as Jonathan Auxier, Sharon G. Flake, and Nick Courage!

Admission is free. All proceeds benefit RIF Pittsburgh.

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March 19, 2019

Music Makers: Bassoons!

Have you ever seen or heard a bassoon before? Join the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for Music Makers: Bassoons to enjoy a musical storytime, learn about this special instrument, and discover its unique sounds!

This program is drop-in, so guests may come and go as they please!  This program is designed for our youngest learners (0-5) but is suitable for all ages. For more information, visit the event page!

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Music Makers: Hands-On Musical Exploration with Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Join the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as they host special guests from Pittsburgh Festival Opera! Enjoy an opera storytime, a performance, and hands-on musical exploration! Sing, dance and play with others to discover new rhythms! This program is drop-in, so guests can come and go as they please! This program is designed for our youngest learners (0-5) but is suitable for all ages.

For more information, visit the event website!