What's Happening at the Library

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Cooper-Siegel Community Library and our branch, Sharpsburg Community Library. Registration required where noted.
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CSCL Program Room
Monday, Aug. 26, 2:00-3:00 (Mondays 2:00-3:00)
 WISE UPMC STUDY
CSCL Program Room
Monday, Aug. 26, 3:00-4:00
WISE UPMC study party
Green Grocer Produce
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30-4:30 (Mondays 3:30-4:40)
Our friends at Green Grocer Pittsburgh visit every Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  Buy fruits, vegetables, and herbs with cash, credit card, EBT, or farmer’s market vouchers.

Find their truck in our parking lot next to the Community Garden.

Green Grocer visits every week, rain or shine, except in the following conditions:
  • Temperatures below 25 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Flooding
  • Lightning
Cancellations are posted on the Green Grocer Facebook page and the Sharpsburg Community Library Facebook page.
Family Storytime - S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 26, 6:00-6:45 (Mondays, 6:00-6:45)
or call 412-781-0783.
Join Ms. Sara in the Community Room for stories, songs, and silliness for the whole family.  All ages are welcome – however activities are geared for PreK- GR 1.
Evening Book Discuss
CSCL Program Room
Monday, Aug. 26, 7:00-8:00
Join us for a lively discussion of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Refreshments will be provided.
Mystery Book Club -
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Aug. 26, 7:00-8:00
or call 412-781-0783.
Get a clue with Mystery Book Club! Join your fellow sleuths for great discussions every month on the green couch in the Fiction Room.

Our August selection is Shell Game by Sara Paretsky, a detective thriller involving the Russian mob and ISIL. Copies will be available at the Sharpsburg circulation desk.
Wiggle Time - Sharps
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Wiggle, crawl, and bounce in this program for babies and toddlers up to 2.5 years of age.  Ms. Sara will share fingerplays, rhymes, and shaker songs with our youngest patrons and their caregivers in the Community Room every week.
Dermatology Q&A - Sh
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1:00-1:30
Dr. Jenifer Reddy from the Golla Center will present a brief introduction to dermatology and why it matters before answering your questions.
Books on Tap
Other
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6:30-8:30
Books on Tap is a lively book discussion group for the 40-n-under crowd. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at a local pub/restaurant so check back to see where we'll be this month!  We're reading My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris this month. Interested in joining? Call the library for more details or register online!
CSCL Program Room
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2:00-3:00 (Wednesdays 2:00-3:00)
WISE UPMC STUDY
Novel Knitters
CSCL Reading Room
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:00-8:00
This casual knitting group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project to work on and join us for an evening of crafting in our relaxing Reading Room. No registration necessary- just drop in!
Speculative Fiction
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7:00-8:00
or call 412-781-0783.
Travel to new realms with Speculative Fiction Book Club! We read a variety of speculative genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror, superhero fiction, and more. Find us on the green couch in the Fiction Room.

Our August selection is Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton, a zombie apocalypse satire narrated by a pet crow. Advanced reader copies provided by GalleyMatch will be available at the Sharpsburg circulation desk.

Ms. Buxton will be discussing her work with us via Skype, so you won’t want to miss this month’s session!
Music for Everyone!
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Aug. 29, 1:00-2:00 (Thursdays 1:00-2:00)
Come to a jam session with our friends from Achieva!  People of all musical and developmental abilities are welcome in the Community Room!
Meditation
CSCL Reading Room
Thursday, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 (Thursdays 6:30-7:30)
This weekly meditation series is designed for beginners. Our guide is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations. Free of charge and no need to register. Some seating is on the floor or hard chairs so feel free to bring a cushion.
Wise Walks
Other
Friday, Aug. 30, 9:30-10:30 (Fridays 9:30-10:30)
Come walk with us! We meet every meet every Friday morning, rain or shine at 9:30 (when the weather is less than ideal, we walk indoors). To find out where we walk and more information about the group, call the Adult Services Department to be added to the weekly email. Adults 18+.
CSCL Program Room
Friday, Aug. 30, 2:00-3:00 (Fridays 2:00-3:00)
WISE UPMC STUDY
CSCL Computer Lab
Monday, Sep. 2
Spanish Conversation
CSCL Program Room
Tuesday, Sep. 3, 10:00-10:45
Learn how to speak Spanish through informal conversation at this weekly adult meetup. Our wonderful and lively instructor, Diana Morales will have you feeling comfortable speaking Spanish in no time! This group will meet for 12 weeks from September 3rd through November 19th. Register to attend all 12 meetings on the 9/3 event listing. Since this is an ongoing event, fall 2019 attendees should know some basic Spanish vocabulary as Diana will be building upon the spring 2019 language skills the group developed.
If you’re feeling advanced in your Spanish speaking, the Advanced Conversation group meets weekly directly after this one.
Library Card Sign-Up
CSCL Storytime Room
Tuesday, Sep. 3, 10:00
Create your own toy using recyclable materials, just like "Forky" from Toy Story 4. We'll display your creation in the library and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Toy Story prize pack. Contest runs from September 3-30. 
Wiggle Time - Sharps
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Sep. 3, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Wiggle, crawl, and bounce in this program for babies and toddlers up to 2.5 years of age.  Ms. Sara will share fingerplays, rhymes, and shaker songs with our youngest patrons and their caregivers in the Community Room every week.
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