What's Happening at the Library

Join us for upcoming digital and virtual offerings at Cooper-Siegel Community Library and our branch, Sharpsburg Community Library.
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All Locations
Saturday, Jul. 4, all day
Story Streams
Online
Monday, Jul. 6, 10:30-11:00 (Mondays, 10:30-11:00)
Tune in for a story and thematically linked song with Ms. Sara every Monday morning!

Videos are posted to the Sharpsburg Community Library Facebook page. If you can't watch during the scheduled time, watch whenver it's convenient for you!  Stories are geared for PreK children.
Green Grocer Produce
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Jul. 6, 2:00-4:00 (1st & 3rd Monday, 2:00-4:00)
Buy fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, and dry goods from the Green Grocer mobile grocer!  They accept cash, credit, SNAP, and senior farmer's market vouchers.

Due to COVID-19, there are new procedures in place to keep grocer staff and customers safe:
  • Masks/face coverings required
  • Observe 6 ft. social distancing from others
  • No customers permitted aboard the truck
Grocery staff will shop for you.  To accommodate the new safety protocols, Green Grocer will be in our parking lot for 2 hours twice per month.
 
Summer Snack - Sharp
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Jul. 6, 3:00-4:00 (Monday-Thursday, 3:00-4:00)
Youth 18 and under can stop by the Sharpsburg branch daily Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 4pm for a grab-and-go snack, like a granola bar and juice box.  Caregivers are able to pick up a snack for any of their children - the child need not accompany them.

The snack table is on the Main Street sidewalk.  In the case of inclement weather, we will put up a tent.

This program is sponsored and staffed by the Youth Empowerment Project.
Fairy Tale STEM Kits
Other
Tuesday, Jul. 7
Imagine Your Story - this is the summer reading theme for this year! Even though the library is not hosting in house programming this summer we still want you to be able to create, play, and imagine. We are offering weekly take home fairy tale STEM kits. Kits will be located in a bin outside of the front of the library. First come, first serve. Pick up starts on Tuesday and continues while supplies last.

This week's kit is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. See if you can make a boat so the goats don't have to cross the bridge! 
Summer Snack - Sharp
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 3:00-4:00 (Monday-Thursday, 3:00-4:00)
Youth 18 and under can stop by the Sharpsburg branch daily Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 4pm for a grab-and-go snack, like a granola bar and juice box.  Caregivers are able to pick up a snack for any of their children - the child need not accompany them.

The snack table is on the Main Street sidewalk.  In the case of inclement weather, we will put up a tent.

This program is sponsored and staffed by the Youth Empowerment Project.
Chapter Book Read Al
Online
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 4:30-4:45 (Tuesdays at 4:30)
Join Ms. Melanie every Tuesday at 4:30 for three chapters of the fantastical book The BFG, by Roald Dahl. You can watch on our Youtube channel, or view anytime by going to the link on our webisite under Together @ Home Programs. 
Storytelling Sisterh
Online
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 7:00-8:00
Fairy tales are part of our collective consciousness. Everyone knows the stories of Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, but few people know the stories behind their authorship. Join presenter, Sara Mariacher for an insightful lecture about the women responsible for some of the most iconic fairy tales and the shadow cast over them by the famous men in their lives.

Please register online for this event. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to attend in the registration confirmation email. 

Sara Mariacher has been fascinated by fairy tales since John Hurt was spinning them beside the fire on the TV program, The Storyteller.  Her academic interests include fairy tales, mythopoeia, and the history of the fantasy genre. She holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
Advanced Conversatio
Online
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 7:00-7:30 (bi-monthly on Wednesdays)
Join our beloved Diana on Zoom twice a month for a quick 1/2 hour chat in Spanish. 

Please register online for this series. You will receive the unique Zoom link to join that you will use each week as part of your registration confirmation. 
Interactive Story Ti
Online
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 10:30-10:50 (Wednesdays at 10:30)
Sing, dance and play with us as we share stories and songs from the comfort of your own home! Go to Cooper-Siegel Community Library's Facebook page to watch the Facebook Live program, or stream the program from your phone or computer at a time that is convenient for your family.
Summer Snack - Sharp
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 3:00-4:00 (Monday-Thursday, 3:00-4:00)
Youth 18 and under can stop by the Sharpsburg branch daily Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 4pm for a grab-and-go snack, like a granola bar and juice box.  Caregivers are able to pick up a snack for any of their children - the child need not accompany them.

The snack table is on the Main Street sidewalk.  In the case of inclement weather, we will put up a tent.

This program is sponsored and staffed by the Youth Empowerment Project.
Family LEGO Club
Online
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 4:30-5:00 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00)
Join Ms. Erin and Sharpsburg Community Library every Wednesday for a Virtual LEGO Club via Zoom!  You can show off your favorite set, your latest builds, or just chat with friends.  The second and fourth Wednesdays of the month are for families of all ages. 

Plus, look out for our monthly build challenge - you can share your completed challenge either in our last monthly Kids Club!

We also offer a session on the first and third Wednesdays exclusively for kids in K-5!

Join online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86514339880
Or by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 865 1433 9880
Summer Snack - Sharp
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:00-4:00 (Monday-Thursday, 3:00-4:00)
Youth 18 and under can stop by the Sharpsburg branch daily Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 4pm for a grab-and-go snack, like a granola bar and juice box.  Caregivers are able to pick up a snack for any of their children - the child need not accompany them.

The snack table is on the Main Street sidewalk.  In the case of inclement weather, we will put up a tent.

This program is sponsored and staffed by the Youth Empowerment Project.
Brad and Kelley&rsqu
Online
Thursday, Jul. 9, 4:00-4:20
Librarians Brad and Kelley chat about what we're watching, listening to and reading these days. Join us for a pre-recorded 15-20 minutes each week to find a new somethin' somethin' to enjoy! Occasionally we even have guest stars join us (usually Brad's new kitten Toby, but sometimes a real live person!) 

New episodes drop Thursday afternoons on the Cooper-Siegel Community Library YouTube Channel.
STEAM at Home
Online
Thursday, Jul. 9, 4:30-5:00 (Thursdays, 4:30-5:00)
Join Ms. Erin every Thursday for science and art activities you can do with simple materials you have at home! 

Videos will be posted to the Sharpsburg Community Library Facebook page.  If you can't watch during the scheduled time, watch whenever it's convenient for you!  Activities in the videos are geared for PreK-GR 5.
Meditation LIVE on Y
Online
Thursday, Jul. 9, 6:30-7:30 (Thursdays 6:30-7:30)
The Pittsburgh Buddhist Center will continue to offer its weekly meditation session every Thursday online through the summer. Bhante is committed to offering programs related to well-being during this time. You can find the past live sessions recorded and new sessions live every Thursday at 6:30 PM here

This weekly meditation series is designed for beginners. Our guide is a Buddhist monk and the meditation techniques taught are secular and appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations. No need to register. 
 
August Wilson and Ro
Online
Thursday, Jul. 9, 7:00-8:00
Using Art to Speak, Using Words to Paint a Picture

The works of Pittsburgh-born playwright August Wilson are heavily influenced by the art of Romare Bearden, whose paintings and collage made him the nation's foremost visual interpreter of black life and culture. Wilson considered Bearden his inspiration, and said he sought to make his plays the equivalent of a Bearding painting. This talk, presented online via Zoom by Larry Glasco, will examine the ways in which Bearden's paintings shaped Wilson's plays.

Please register online. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to attend in the registration confirmation email. 

Larry Glasco is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, and is finishing up a biography of August Wilson.
Insta-Rhyme
Online
Friday, Jul. 10, 1:00 - 1:10 (Fridays at 1:00)
Check out our IGTV (Instagram videos) featuring fun ways to use songs and rhymes with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. We'll post new videos every Friday at 1:00. Search "coopersiegellibrary" to find our posts on Instagram.
Booked for Lunch
Online
Friday, Jul. 10, 3:30-4:30
**TIME CHANGE** On July 10th, we will be meeting at 3:30 pm instead of at noon. 

Booked for Lunch is going online for our July meeting! Join us on Zoom for a dynamic, thought-provoking discussion.  

July's book is Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie, available on Hoopla Digital. This free library resource is available online and through the App Store and Google Play store. Find out more here.
  • In June, we'll be reading The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • In August, we'll be reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Please register online each month for this event. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to attend in the registration confirmation email.
Zoom Room
Online
Friday, Jul. 10, 4:30-5:00 (Fridays at 4:30)
Join Miss Melanie every Friday for fun and surprises in the Zoom Room! Each week, we will take some time to chat and check-in with each other. Then we will play a game or have another surprise activity.  For grades 4-7.

Please register for this event. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to attend as part of your registration confirmation email. 
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