inquire within is an exciting new collaboration between WQED and neighborhood libraries. We are taking PBS resources out into the community to help kids between 3 and 11 learn new reading, math, and technology skills to help battle the Summer Slump! Join us!

screenings

July 1 – 1-1:45 pm
Peters Township Library: 724.941.9430
“Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time”
Be the first to see the premiere of this feature-length episode of this popular PBS show before it airs on WQED-TV!

July 17 - 6:30 pm
Plum Library: 412.798.7323
“Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time”
See the brand new feature-length episode and enjoy some great Kratt brothers activities.

July 22 – 1-1:45 pm
Peters Township Library: 724.941.9430
“Wild Kratts: Swamp Things”
Join us for some great Kratt brothers activities and watch this new episode with your friends.

August 5 – 1-1:45 pm
Peters Township Library: 724.941.9430
“Daniel Tiger: Big Brother Daniel”
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe welcomes Daniel Tiger’s little sister Margaret in this one hour special event.

August 8 - 11 am - 1 pm
Northland Library: 412.366.8100
“Wild Kratts” & Hot Dog Day
Celebrate our summer reading program with PBS crafts, Hot Dogs, and a screening of one of your favorite PBS shows.

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events

August 12 – 1-1:45 pm
Peters Township Library: 724.941.9430
PBS End of Summer bag lunch program
Bring your lunch and pick your favorite PBS book or character to share.

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reading programs

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5 - 11:30 am
Northland Library: 412.366.8100
Picture Book Picnic
Bring your lunch and enjoy a side of stories, songs and games from the PBS show “Martha Speaks.”

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - 2-3 pm
Northern Tier Library: 724.449.2665
Electric Company
Unlock the power of words! Join us for hands-on literacy activities, engaging videos, and interactive computer games. For kids in grades K-3. Registration is required.

July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 6 pm
Northern Tier Library: 724.449.2665
“Martha Speaks” Reading Buddies
When Martha, the talking dog eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain instead of her stomach and she speaks! The show helps kids learn what new words mean. This will help them when they learn to read. Big Buddies encourage their Little Buddies to read and do activities

July 15 & July 29 – 1-1:45 pm
Peters Township Library: 724.941.9430
“Martha Speaks” Reading Buddies
When Martha, the talking dog eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain instead of her stomach and she speaks! The show helps kids learn what new words mean. This will help them when they learn to read. Big Buddies encourage their Little Buddies to read and do activities

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app-a-thons

July 8, 2014 – 1pm
Peters Township Library: 724.941.9430
App-a-Thon Program
Grab your mobile device and play along as we pass out free app codes and show you where to find the most popular learning apps from PBS.

July 26 – 10 am-1 pm
Plum Library: 412.798.7323
App-a-Thon Program
Grab your mobile device and play along as we pass out free app codes and show you where to find the most popular learning apps from PBS.

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.