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woman and children making gingerbread houses
The gingerbread house program is one of the library’s most popular holiday activities. Slots fill up fast.


Make a Gingerbread House 

Build and decorate a festive gingerbread house! Stories and other gingerbread fun too. For children ages 3 and up and family. Bring a can of icing and any leftover Halloween candy. Register online. 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 11

Hanukkah Storytime

Light up your holiday with a special storytime about Hannukah’s festival of lights led by Chabad of South Hills. All are welcome. Ages 3-7 and family. Register online. 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 6

Sensory Storytime 

Sensory Storytime is an inclusive, welcoming environment for children of all abilities. For ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Storytime will be led by Marianne Faber, a pediatric occupational therapist. 10 a.m., Fridays, December 1, 8 and 15

Kids’ Yoga 

Kids will stretch their minds and bodies in this beginner yoga class. Register online for each session. For kids in first through fourth grades. 4 p.m., Monday, December 4

Kids’ Dungeons & Dragons 

Beginning players are welcome to join in this librarian-led continuing adventure for kids in grades 3-5. Register online. 4 p.m., Monday, December 18




Teen STEM Academy with CitizenScience Lab (6th grade and up)

Enjoy a monthly interactive science event for teens and tweens. Citizen Science Lab works to ensure that all have access to the hands-on, inquisitive experiments to prepare for a career in the science field, providing an accessible space to connect young people with opportunities to increase scientific knowledge, academic achievement, and self-confidence. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 7, Learning Lab Classroom

Teen-Led D&D (6th grade and up)

Middle school student Sonny will be DMing a twice-monthly Dungeons & Dragons game. Limit six teens per game. 3:45 to 6 p.m., Thursday, December 7, Learning Lab

Stroll-Playing Teen RPG Meetup (6th grade and up)

Stroll playing is a form of journaling solo role playing. Each month there will be a different game notebook to play through, so meet up with your friends at Orbis and bring your imagination! 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 15, Orbis Caffe




Western Pennsylvania Passenger Rail Service

A review of the history of western Pennsylvania passenger rail beginning immediately before the creation of Amtrak leading up to today, with a look into future developments. Led by Mark Spada, president of Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail and Council Member of Rail Passengers Association. 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 7. Registration required.

Holiday Traditions from Countries Around the World

High school exchange students from Cameroon, North Macedonia, Latvia, Germany, Georgia and Bulgaria will share their holiday traditions. 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 9

Career Counseling

WorkAble combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide seamless services in geographically diverse locations throughout Allegheny County. Funded through the United Way of Allegheny County, services include career counseling and assessment, guidance in resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing and connection to other resources to assist with barriers to employment.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays in December. By appointment only. Call 412-904-5993 or visit www.workableac.com.