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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
STEAM Workshop: Pop-
CSCL Craft Room
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:00-3:00
Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through interactive activities and projects. This Saturday's activity will create pop-up cards. Stop by the library anytime from 10-3 to work on this 15-30 minute project. Exploring topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through experiments and activities are a great way to expand your child's background knowledge, build problem solving skills, and encourage creativity. This program is designed for kids in grades K-5 and their families.

Pandemic Information: Our STEAM Saturday programs will be in our Children's Craft Room. Tables will be spaced for social distancing. Materials can also be taken to complete at home. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years. Please register for each program that you plan to attend. 
Family Ornament Stud
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:00-12:00
or call 412-781-0783.
Stop by to create an ornament or two!  Ms. Erin will have supplies to make various types of ornaments.  Open to families of all ages!

Masks are required for everyone over the age of two.  Registration is recommended, but drop ins are welcome as space allows.  Maximum of ten participants in the program room.
Family Ornament Stud
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, Dec. 4, 12:00-1:00
or call 412-781-0783.
Stop by to create an ornament or two! Ms. Erin will have supplies to make various types of ornaments. Open to families of all ages!

Masks are required for everyone over the age of two. Registration is recommended, but drop ins are welcome as space allows.  Maximum of ten participants in the program room.
Minecraft Monday - S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Dec. 6, 4:30-5:30 (Mondays, 4:30-5:30)
or call 412-781-0783.
The 11/22 session is CANCELED due to facilitator illness. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Kids in grades 2-5 can join us every Monday to play Minecraft on our own server!  Space is limited to 7 participants.
Registration is strongly recommended to guarantee a spot. Drop-ins are welcome if space permits. Masks are required for all participants.  Please stay home if feeling unwell!

*If you have your own Minecraft account login, be sure to bring it so that you can log in and play cooperative games!*

 
Teen Game Night on D
Online
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:00-9:00 (Tuesdays 7:00)
Finish up the year on a fun note! Join players from other libraries for Teen Game Night on Discord. Gamer librarians around the county have come together to collab on a weekly game night that will have something for all players. Ages 13-18 only. Be sure to register for our Discord channel

Dec 1 - D&D
Dec 4 – D&D 
Dec 7 - Smash Bros
Dec 8 – Anime Nite
Dec 14 – Roblox 
Dec 15 – Art Night 
Dec 21 - Jackbox Games
Dec 22 – Jackbox Games




You'll receive the link to participate when you register!
CSCL Program Room
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:00-11:45
Bilingual Family Sto
CSCL Program Room
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays at 10:30 (note: no storytime on Nov. 2nd, due to elections))
Join Ms. Bea and Ms. Megan in the library's Program Room for a playful storytime that includes interactive books, rhymes, and songs in both Spanish and English. Storytimes are a great way to build early literacy skills, practice social skills, and gain background knowledge that will support your child as they learn and grow. This program is geared towards babies through 5 year olds and their caregivers.

Pandemic information: Masks should be worn for everyone over 2. This program will take place in the large Program Room on the lower level of the library. Please register for all dates that you will be attending. We are limiting registration so that we can maintain social distancing in the indoor space.
Wiggle Time  - Sharp
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
11/30 session CANCELED due to staff illness. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Children 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Sara every week for a wiggly, giggly program featuring fingerplays, bounces, tickles, shakers, and scarves. We are meeting inside in the Community Room as the weather changes.

Masks are required for grown-ups and any children over age 2.
Virtual Meditation
Online
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:00-7:00 (Tuesdays 6:00-7:00)
Join Bhante for a live meditation via YouTube. No registration necessary, just click here
STEAM Storytime - Sh
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10:30-11:00 (Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
You're never too young for science! Pre-K friends and their caregivers can join Ms. Erin in the program room for stories, songs, and movement that introduce basic STEAM concepts.  This program is intended for children ages 3 and up.  Please stay home if feeling unwell!

December Themes:
December 1: Bells
December 8: Gingerbread
December 15: Reindeer
No sessions on December 22 or December 29.

Limit of 10 child/caregiver pairs per session. Registration strongly recommended.
Masks required for anyone over age 2.
Program occurs before library hours. Please go directly to front door. Doors open 10 minutes before start time.
LEGO Club - Sharpsbu
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 4:30-5:30 (Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30)
or call 412-781-0783.
Join Ms. Erin weekly to build with all kinds of things - not just LEGOs!  We have traditional wooden blocks, K'Nex, Magnatiles, even cups!  And yes, of course, LEGOs!  

For kids in grades K-5.  Registration is limited to 10 participants. Registration is strongly recommended.  Drop-ins are welcome if space permits. Masks are required for all participants.  Please stay home if feeling unwell!
Crochet n’ Thi
CSCL Program Room
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5:00-6:00
Join us for Crochet n' Things!
This is an intergenerational program, starting at ages 13 and up! Crocheters and knitters of all skills are welcome, including those who have never done it before. Finley will be there to teach you crochet or new techniques!
Craft together or learn new things like: amigurumi (crocheted plushies), star blankets, Christmas ornaments, fingerless gloves, scarves, hats, and more! The cold weather is upon us and we need to get bundled up in yarn items that you've made yourself! Adults who enjoy crochet or are interested in learning are encouraged to join. This program meets when the library is closed. Use the doors in the back of the library to enter into the CSCL Program Room.
CSCL Reading Room
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2:00-4:00
Details Coming soon!
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4:30-5:30 (Thursdays, 4:30-5:30)
or call 412-781-0783.
Come tinker with us!  Ms. Erin will have a project to complete each week plus some extra supplies for you to create with.  Projects will be STEAM based and posted monthly.  Some examples of projects could include building a catapult, making sensory bottles with oil and water, creating watercolor paintings with ice cubes, or even testing out our Makey Makey kits.  Stay for a little bit or the whole hour - you can also create projects using our Create Carts!  Please stay home if feeling unwell!

For kids in grades K-5.  Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration is strongly recommended. Masks required for all participants.

December Activities:
12/2: Snow globe balloons
12/9: Glowing reindeer or "candle"
12/16: Ornament making
No session on 12/23 or 12/30 due to winter holidays.
CSCL Program Room
Thursday, Dec. 9, 5:30-7:00

PSAT scores will start to become available by second week of December. This is the perfect time to start putting your college admissions strategy in place. Understand what colleges are looking for. What is changing in admissions and what is not. This seminar is ideal for parents of Sophomores and Juniors.

Adventures in Cool J
Online
Friday, Dec. 10, anytime
While we're not able to bring back our real Adentures in the Burgh, we're offering some virtual editions. This month, experience a day in the life of someone! Today, experience a day in the life of an airline pilot! These tours are available any time for you so click away and explore!
  • December 17th: Astronaut
  • December 24th: Social Worker
  • December 31st: Etsy Shop Owner

Please register to receive the link that you can use anytime!
Coffee with a Cop
CSCL Reading Room
Friday, Dec. 10, 9:00-11:00
Enjoy a donut, some coffee and chat with Fox Chapel Police Department Officers, Craig Sorg and Jeff Clark and meet the new Chief of Police, Michael Stevens. No registration necessary, just drop in!
CSCL Program Room
Friday, Dec. 10, 10:00-11:45
Preschool Storytime
CSCL Program Room
Friday, Dec. 10, 10:30-11:00 (Fridays at 10:30 (note: no storytime the day after Thanksgiving))

Get up and get moving with a playful storytime that includes interactive books, rhymes, and songs for kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers. We design our storytimes to feature activities that develop many skills including early literacy, social-emotional, and motor skills. Practicing these skills now will help your child be successful in school later. 

Pandemic information: Masks should be worn for everyone over 2 years. This program takes place in the large Program Room on the library's lower level. Please register for all dates that you will be attending. We are limiting registration so that we can maintain social distancing in the indoor space, if necessary. 

Mini Gingerbread Hou
CSCL Program Room
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00-3:00
Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through interactive activities and projects. This Saturday's activity will be decorating gingerbread houses. Stop by the library anytime from 10-3 to work on this 15-30 minute project. Exploring topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through experiments and activities are a great way to expand your child's background knowledge, build problem solving skills, and encourage creativity. This program is designed for kids ages 3-12 and their families.

Pandemic Information: This program will be in the large program room on the lower level of the library. Tables will be spaced for social distancing. Materials can also be taken to complete at home. Masks are required for everyone over 2 years. Please register for each program that you plan to attend. 
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