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 Storytime - Sh
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 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 courtyard for stories, songs, and movement that introduce basic STEAM concepts.

September Themes:
September 1: Back to School (With the Pigeon!)
September 8: Apples
September 15: Magnets
September 22: Sunflowers
September 29: Scarecrows

Limit of 10 child/caregiver pairs per session. Registration strongly recommended.
Masks required for anyone over age 2.

This is an outdoor program and will be canceled if there's inclement weather. Check the weather forecast or call the library.

Program occurs before library hours. Please go directly to courtyard. Gates open 10 minutes before start time.
LEGO Club - Sharpsbu
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 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.  Masks are required for all participants.
Time Warps, Time Loo
Online
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 6:00-7:00
We can all think of a time in our life that we wish we could do over, with the hope that you could change the outcome. What if you got your wish, but had to do it over and over and over again until you perfected that particular point in time?  This idea of repeating time is not scientifically impossible, and in fact it has a name: A Time Loop. We will discuss this phenomena as they appear in famous works of television and film, including Russian Doll, Arq, and the Pennsylvania favorite Groundhog Day. We will let you decide if repeating time would be a blessing...or a curse.  Hosted by Daniel J. Glenn, Professor Michael Dennin and Ben Siepser.

This program is in collaboratation with Upper St. Clair Township Library. Please register on their website here to receive the Zoom link. 
Speculative Fiction
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 7:00-8:00
or call 412-781-0783.
Join us for stimulating discussions on science fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero fiction, and dystopian fiction.  Our September meeting will meet in-person in our courtyard, weather-permitting, but Zoom is still available for anyone not yet ready to join us in the courtyard.

The Devil visits the atheist USSR disguised as a foreign professor in Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita. Tangible copies will be available at Sharpsburg in mid-August.  It's also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

As there are several translations available, the best regarded are:
Burgin & O'Connor
Pevear & Volokhonsky
Karpelson
Aplin

We do not recommend the Glenny or Ginsburg translations. They are less accurate in phrasing.

Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84270029065
or by phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 842 7002 9065
Tinkering Thursdays
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Sep. 23, 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.

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

September activities:
916: DIY Lanyard
9/23 Autumn leaf suncatcher
9/30: Fall Science activities 
Amigurumi Club
Teen Room
Thursday, Sep. 23, 6:00-7:00 (Thursdays 6:00-7:00 (except Thanksgiving))
or call 412-781-0783.
Join us for Amigurumi Club! We'll learn how to crochet our own plushies and more! Beginners welcome; you don't have to know how to crochet, we'll learn together. Supplies will be provided. Here's some things we'll learn to make: Pokemon, Animal Crossing Bell Bag, Legend of Zelda Fairy, Among Us, pumpkins and other foods. For teens in grades 9-12. 
Adventures in Histor
Online
Friday, Sep. 24, anytime
While we're not able to bring back our real Adentures in the Burgh, we're offering some virtual editions. This month, learn a bit of history of somewhere in the world every Friday! Today, learn more about pizza in 8 slices! These tours are available any time for you so click away and explore!
 
Please register to receive the link that you can use anytime!
CSCL Program Room
Friday, Sep. 24, 10:00-11:45
Preschool Storytime
CSCL Welcome Garden
Friday, Sep. 24, 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. Fall children's programs will be held outside in the library's Welcome Garden in September, weather permitting. We will use the CSCL Program Room if it's raining. 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. 

Create - Take - Make
CSCL Craft Room
Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:00-3:00
Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through interactive activities and projects. This Saturday's activity will use Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to create tie-dyed canvas bags. 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. 
Celebrate National L
CSCL Program Room
Saturday, Sep. 25, 11:00-12:30
Join our beloved local Spanish teacher, Miss Bea Conte for a special storytime in Spanish and English that celebrates the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. This family event is for all ages.
Pam Bruno Family & F
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, Sep. 25, 11:00-2:00
Come to the opening of our next art show, featuring the work of Pam Bruno! The opening will run from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 9/25.

This exhibit brings together the beautiful art of Sharpsburg resident Pam Bruno and the creative artists she loves and admires in a unique group show.

Can't make it at that time? The art will be on display at the library during regular hours through mid-October.
Minecraft Monday - S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Sep. 27, 4:30-5:30 (Mondays, 4:30-5:30)
or call 412-781-0783.
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. Masks are required for all participants.

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

 
Minecraft Mondays
CSCL Computer Lab
Monday, Sep. 27, 5:00-6:30 (Mondays 5:00-6:30)
Minecraft Mondays are back and in person on last Monday of the month! Starting September 27th. We only have 11 computers so sign up to save your spot! For grades 5-10. Let's build some stuff!
Evening Book Discuss
Online
Monday, Sep. 27, 7:00-8:00
Join us the 4th  Monday of every month for a great discussion! We read mostly fiction in this group. Titles are available for checkout at book club meetings and at the Circulation Desk and we are always happy to reserve copies. Here's what we're reading this month: Once upon a River by Diana Setterfield. 

Please register. We'll be meeting in person this month!

Upcoming selections:
  • October 25th: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  • November 22nd: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • No meeting in December
Teen Game Night on D
Online
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 7:00-9:00 (Tuesdays 7:00)
Start 2021 off right! 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


September 1st- Dungeons and Dragons

September 7th- Roblox- Generic Roleplay Game

September 8th- Replay: Minecraft

September 14th- Animal Jam Play Wild!

September 15th- Anime Club

September 21st- Switch Game (Teens will vote for a game beforehand)

September 22nd- Bad Book Club

September 28th- Team Fortress 2 (free STEAM game)

September 29th- Replay: Splatoon 2




You'll receive the link to participate when you register!
CSCL Program Room
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 10:00-11:45
Bilingual Family Sto
CSCL Welcome Garden
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 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 Welcome Garden 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. Fall children's programs will be held outside in the library's Welcome Garden in September, weather permitting. We will use the CSCL Program Room if it's raining. 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.
Code Club - Sharpsbu
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 4:30-5:30 (2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30)
or call 412-781-0783.
Join us for some beginner coding on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month! Kids in grades 2-5 can join us to learn Scratch, Code.org, and CS First activities and even code some robots!  No prior experience required!

Participation is limited to 10 individuals.  Registration is strongly recommended to guarantee your spot. Masks required for all participants.
Film Club: Isolation
CSCL Program Room
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 6:00-8:00 (Tuesdays 6-8)
The Film Club is back! We'll be meeting in-person in our programming room. Please only attend if you are vaccinated. The room will be large enough for everyone to be spaced out and socially distance. Maks are required

As humanity attempts to resume normal life after a year defined by isolation, we will spend six weeks examining how isolation has been portrayed on film and used to drive narratives. Our 5 films are stunning in their cinematography and acting, deeply moving in their stories, and often haunting in their exploration and portrayal of human nature. Please be aware that several films have graphic scenes and disturbing themes. Adults 18+ only. 
  • 9/14 Aguirre, Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972)
  • 9/21 The Lighthouse (Eggers, 2019)
  • 9/28 Antichrist (Von Trier, 2009)
  • 10/12 The Virgin Suicides (Coppola, 1999)
  • 10/19 Room (Abrahamson, 2015)
  • 10/26 Discussion
Please register online. Note: There is no meeting Tuesday, October 5th. 
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