Sewickley library program highlights illustrators

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 6:01 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.

Children’s programs

• Learn about Lois Ehlert during a new Illustration Exploration program from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16. A different illustrator will be highlighted each month. Family program.

• A Unicorn Party, for kindergarten through third grade, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Make unicorn crafts and read unicorn stories.

• Super Science, for ages 3-5 with an adult, will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 20.

• American Girl Saturday: Sage will be held from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 21. For kindergarten through fifth grade.

• A Block Party program, for newborn-6 years old, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Develop hand-eye coordination and learn STEAM concepts. Block Party Tuesday will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17.

Teen programs for grades 6-12

• Fighting Fake News: An Information Literacy Workshop, sponsored by Public Source, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

• A Friday the 13th Movie Night will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Bring blankets for the outdoor movie. Popcorn will be provided.

• The Teen Advisory Council will meet to plan programs from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Participation counts as one hour of volunteering time. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided.

• Anime Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Newcomers are welcome. No registration required.

• Gaming Wednesday takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18. No registration required.

Adult programs

• A composting workshop by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and Sustainable Sewickley will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m Sept. 18. Participants will receive a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin. Cost is $70/person or $75/couple. Preregistration is required through or by calling 412-488-7490×226.

• An Adaptive Art for Adults program for those will special needs will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Participants will create a fall still life using color pencils, oil pastels and watercolors. For adults and their caregivers.

• Let’s Talk About Murder: A True Crime Discussion Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16. September’s theme is “Back to School.” Open to adults 21 and older.

• The Senior iPad/iPhone Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Senior Android Phone/Tablet Club will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 18. Bring your own device if you have one.

• The French Conversation Group, for those with a basic knowledge of the language, will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Native speaker Anne-Marie Salih will lead the group. No registration required.

• The 20th season of Wise Walks continues. The sessions will run every Thursday through October. Participants meet in the library at 9:30 a.m. and walk 1-3 miles before returning to the library for a healthy snack. The program is geared toward adults 50 and older. Newcomers are welcome.

• Jeanne Zell leads the Write Now group for those who enjoy writing 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.

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

Book group

• The Get Lit Book Club, for those 21 and older, will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at China Palace in Sewickley. This month’s title is “Fruit of the Drunken Tree” by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

• 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. Sept. 19. This month’s title is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.

Story times

• Learn the basics of the game during Story time Chess from 6:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday. For ages 4-5 with an adult.

• The library hosts a family story time at Ohio Township Nature Center from 10 to 10:45 a.m. every Monday.

• The 2-year-old story time for ages 24 to 36 months with a caregiver will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday.

• Preschool story time for ages 3-6 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.