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Check out some of our new spring programming!


"Big Kids" Pajama Party!

6-8 pm every Wednesday through May!

 Shake up your family's routine and let your "big kid" run off some energy at the toy library.  They can even come in their PJ's!  Give yourself a break and do dinner out or just come to have fun.  For "big kids" ages 6-9 and their younger siblings. If you are interested in helping us extend this program through the spring, please consider volunteering.   
Contact membership@pghtoys.org or scheduling@pghtoys.org for more info.  Thanks! 


New Evening Hours!

The 4th Thursday of every month from 5:00-8:00 pm

The PTLL would like to offer evening hours as an option for those who can only make it to the toy library after work or school.  If you are interested in extending our hours until 8 pm, please consider volunteering for our next evening shift on April 24.  

Contact membership@pghtoys.org or scheduling@pghtoys.org for more info.  Thank you! 

Kids with Special Needs Night

Thursday, May 8th 5:30-9:00 pm

Does your family include a child with special needs?  We want to be a safe and fun space for you!  On the second Thursday of the month starting in April, we will be open from 5:30-9:00 pm *just* for children with special needs, their siblings, and their grownups.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make these evenings more accessible to your family!


ART GROUP

Thursday afternoons at 3pm in the art room
Come in and join a Carlow College teacher-in-training to help your child create a free, process-based art project. 


MELISSA'S PAINT NIGHT! 

Come in for a Mom’s (or Dad’s) night out.  Paint along with Melissa Tai of Specialty Painting by Melissa Tai.  The fun contemporary design can be done in any colors you choose to make it perfect for your home.  Melissa brings all the supplies for just $20.00 per person.  Paintings are done on stretched canvas.  Friday, April 18th at 6:30.  Bring a friend and join the fun.  RSVP to melissapaints4fun @gmail.com or 412-782-0714

April Classes: Friday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30-9:30 pm

 Grown ups only!  Feel free to bring snacks or refreshments to share if you’d like. 


New Moms (and Dads!) Hour

Mondays from 11-12 in the infant play area

If you're a new mom or dad or just new to the area, come on by to meet some other parents who can relate.  

Meet in the infant play area and let your little one make some new friends, too!  




Your first visit to the PTLL is free!

The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, a cooperative run by volunteers, is an indoor playspace, also offering a toy lending library, for children, birth through kindergarten, and their caregivers. We're located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.


Our playspace features abundant toys encouraging imaginative play, gross-motor development, and artistic expression.

We have a lending library of over 400 toys that members may borrow for home use.



Our playspace is available to members and non-members for private 
party rental.


WINTER WEATHER REMINDER:  When the weather is affecting driving conditions and/or PPS is operating on a delay, it's a good idea to call the PTLL first (412-682-4430), to make sure our volunteers have been able to brave the roads.  Thanks!

The latest news:

The Center for Women Information Session

Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 am

Stop by the PTLL to meet Lindsey Miller and to learn more about the Center for Women (CFW).  CFW is a new agency located in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh.  The Center focuses on helping women in transition--for example, those that are stay at home moms looking to re-enter the work force, have suffered a job loss, separation/divorce, or death of spouse.  The Center for Women offers a variety of interesting workshops each month, law consults, a mentoring program, and an internship program."  To learn more, visit Center for Women (CFW) on the web or in person. 


WIN WIN KUNG FU 

Every Wednesday through March 26*, 2014
*The March 26th class will be held at the Win Win Studio, please email the instructor for more information

4:00 pm Kung Fu Panda for 
Ages 3-4
Learn the Kung Fu secrets of the Furious Five!  
Come explore the Chinese art of Wu-Shu ("The Art of Fight Stopping") in a flurry of punches, kicks, hooks, open palms, 
jumps and twists, that will help your children improve their confidence, balance, health, strength, agility and focus.

5:00 pm Beginner Kung Fu for 
Ages 5-6
Slightly older children can explore this same traditional art of Wushu with just a few extra exercises thrown in 
in order to keep the class fun and challenging.

First class is free for new members!
Tuition is $50 per month, or $15 per class as a drop in.  
More information about Win Win Kung Fu can be found at their website.


Women's Health Speaker Lara Henke

Tuesday, March 18 at 12:30 pm in the "library corner" at the PTLL

Pregnant?  Postpartum?  Ever wondered what can be done to alleviate common prenatal and postpartum symptoms (back pain, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence)?  Come hear a casual presentation and question & answer session with Lara Henke, a Women's Health Physical Therapist at the Center for Rehabilitation Services in Squirrel Hill. 

New Art Class for Grown Up start in March 2014

Melissa Tai, member of the PTLL will hold an art class for grown-ups on Monday evenings.  See the link above to RSVP and reserve your space today.

Art Group on Thursdays at 3 pm

The Art Group will be back Thursday, January 16! Come in and join a Carlow College teacher in training to help your child create a free, process-based art project. 


New Year 2014 Giving

We are so happy to have ended 2013 with new members and some wonderful toys. 

We want to make 2014 another great year with more membership and more high-quality toys!   Please consider making a donation today for our scholarship fund and/or toy fund here

Thank you!


Center for Women

Thank you Lindsey for the fantastic information session on Tuesday, January 14!

To learn more, visit
Center for Women (CFW) on the web or in person.  CFW is a new agency located in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh.  The Center focuses on helping women in transition--for example, those that are stay at home moms looking to re-enter the work force, have suffered a job loss, separation/divorce, or death of spouse.  The Center for Women offers a variety of interesting workshops each month, law consults, a mentoring program, and an internship program." 


Superworld Superhero Training Academy

Thank You to Martin and his Superhero Training Academy for a great class in the fall--happy you're coming back for the Kung Fu classes!








 
 

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