Read to a therapy dog at the Sewickley library

Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 5:01 AM

The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. For more information, visit

Children’s programs

• Tween Takeover: Pop Prints, a scratch foam printmaking session, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15. For grades 4-8.

• Parachute Play, for ages 2-5 with an adult, will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17.

• Develop hand-eye coordination and learn STEAM concepts during a Block Party for newborns through age 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18. Family program.

• Learn about and play with Strawbees during a program from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18. For kindergarten through fifth grade.

• Read to a certified therapy dog during the Dog Tales program Jan. 19. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot between 2 and 3 p.m. For kindergarten through fifth grade.

Teen programs for grades 6-12

• The Teen Advisory Council will meet to plan programs from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. Participation will count as an hour of volunteering time.

• Join the Revolting Radio podcast crew, who will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 14. Actors, writers, sound effect producers and more are needed. No registration required.

• Gaming Wednesday will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. No registration required.

Adult programs

• Expand your technology knowledge of phones and tablets. The Senior iPad/iPhone Club meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and the Senior Android Phone/Tablet Club meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the same day. Bring your device if you have one.

• Ed Talks, presented by Ed Schroth, a biology, water ecology and environmental science educator, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 16. This talk will focus on animal vision.

• A Reiki session will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. every Friday.

• Jeanne Zell leads the Write Now program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday.

• Sahaja Meditation takes place from 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Newcomers are welcome.

• The French Conversation group. led by native speaker Anne-Marie Salih, meets from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. The group is for those with a basic knowledge of the language. No registration required.

Book groups

• The Mystery Book Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14. This month’s selection is “The Dry” by Jane Harper. New members are welcome.

• The Brown Bag Book Group, led by Rosa Lamour Dorman and librarian Mary Jean Voigt, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16. This month’s book is “The Red Address Book” by Sofia Lundberg.

Story times

• The library hosts a family story time at Ohio Township Nature Center from 10 to 10:45 a.m. every Monday. No registration required.

• Stories for 2’s and 3’s will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. For ages 2-3, with an adult.

• Preschool story time for ages 3 12-5 without a caregiver will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and again from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. every Thursday.

• Babies and Books, for children up to 24 months with a caregiver, will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. An evening edition of the program will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16.