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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After Hours:  Teen O
CSCL Program Room
Friday, Nov. 13, 6:00-8:00
Teens: Looking to show off your talent? Want to compete for prizes? Sign up for an open mic night @ the library and show the world what you got on Facebook Live.     

Ages 12-18 can share songs, poetry, prose, or whatever you think can wow the internet and win a prize. Those that enter will perform from the library program room and your performance will be shared live on Facebook. Please register because space is limited!

 
Mini Makers - Sharps
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:30-12:00 (Wednesdays, 11:30-12:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Making is for everyone! Stop by the courtyard on Wednesday mornings for a story and science demonstration or maker activity with Ms. Erin.  This program is geared for Pre-K children and their caregivers.

Limit 10 caregiver/child pairs per session - Participants must wear a mask.

Registration is encouraged, due to attendance caps.  Those who do not register will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program is weather-permitting and may be canceled due to rain, thunderstorms, or cold temperatures.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
Clean Air Project Ai
Online
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7:00
Join local air quality experts, activists, and elected officials October 28th as they unveil the final Air Quality Station installation of the Triboro Ecodistrict at the Sharpsburg Community Library! Explore the opportunities and challenges of air quality in Pittsburgh. Where does the pollution come from? What are the health implications, and how can you become more engaged?
See the design of the new air quality monitoring station being installed in Sharpsburg, which will display the real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) in each of the three boroughs. Learn how it works!

If you're a resident of Sharpsburg and you register and attend this livestream, you will be entered to win a PurpleAir PA-II-SD air quality sensor.

Participants include:
  • Breathe Project, a clearinghouse for information on air quality in Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond
  • GASP, the Group Against Smog and Pollution, a citizen-led advocacy group founded in 1969 by volunteers concerned about air quality in southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Rep. Sara Innamorato, PA State Representative for the 21st District, and longtime advocate for clean air in Western Pennsylvania
  • New Sun Rising’s Director of Sustainability, Zaheen Hussain
  • Mark Dixon, award-winning filmmaker, activist, and public speaker, currently developing the documentary “Inversion, The Unfinished Business of Pittsburgh’s Air”
  • Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization Executive Director Brittany Reno
Register online at Eventbrite.
Library Byte
Online
Thursday, Oct. 29, 1:00-1:05
Our Children's & Teen Specialists at Cooper-Siegel Community Library and Sharpsburg Community Library have teamed up to provide resources and tips for families navigating the virtual school year. We will post a short video on Facebook and YouTube Thursdays at 1:00. Watch at your convenience by clicking here.
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2:30 (Thursdays, 2:30)
We're packaging everything you need to complete a STEAM activity!  Stop by the library every week for a new kit.  Depending on the size of the kits, they may be on the curbside table or taped to the parking lot window.  Activities are geared for students in K-5.

We usually prepare 20 kits.  Available while supplies last.

 
Midweek Makers - Sha
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30-5:00 (Thursdays, 4:30-5:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Let's make something! Stop by the courtyard on Thursday afternoons for a science demonstration or maker activity with Ms. Erin. This program is geared for students in K-5.

Limit 10 people per session - Participants must wear a mask.

Registration is encouraged due to attendance caps. Those who do not register will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program is weather-permitting and may be canceled due to rain, thunderstorms, or cold temperatures. Check the weather forecast or call the library.
STEAM at Home
Online
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30-4:40 (Thursdays, 4:30-4:40)
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 YouTube 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.
Fall Meditation LIVE
Online
Thursday, Oct. 29, 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 fall. 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. 
Adventures Outside t
Online
Friday, Oct. 30, anytime
Due to the pandemic, our beloved monthly Adventures in the Burgh is necessarily on-hold. But every Friday, we'll be highlighting a spectacular virtual tour of somewhere cool in the world. These tours are available any time for you so click away and explore!


This week, explore Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska through Google Earth!


Please register to receive the link that you can use anytime!
Cereal Storytime - S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, Oct. 31, 10:30-11:00 (Saturdays, 10:30-11:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Start your weekend with cereal and a story! Stop by the courtyard on Saturday mornings for individually packaged cereal and a storytime.  Ms. Sara and Ms. Erin will rotate weeks.  This program is geared for Pre-K- GR 1 children and their caregivers.

Limit 10 caregiver/child pairs per session - Participants must wear a mask.

Registration is encouraged, due to attendance caps.  Those who do not register will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program is weather-permitting and may be canceled due to rain, thunderstorms, or cold temperatures.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
Trick-or-Treat Distr
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, Oct. 31, 6:00-8:00
We'll be distributing treat bags at Sharpsburg Community Library during the Borough of Sharpsburg's Trick-or-Treat from 6pm to 8pm while supplies last.

Be sure to follow all borough and CDC safety guidelines if you trick-or-treat this year.

Our treat bags will be prepared ahead of time by staff to ensure safety.  Treat bags will contain several pre-packaged treats.
Story Streams
Online
Monday, Nov. 2, 10:30-10:45 (Mondays, 10:30-10:45)
Tune in for a story and thematically linked song with Ms. Sara every Monday morning!

Videos are posted to the Sharpsburg Community Library YouTube page. If you can't watch during the scheduled time, watch whenever it's convenient for you! Stories are geared for PreK children.
Green Grocer Produce
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Nov. 2, 2:00-4:00 (1st & 3rd Mondays, 2:00-4:00)
Buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs at the Green Grocer Produce Truck!  Due to Labor Day, the truck will only be visiting Sharpsburg once in September.

Cash, credit, and EBT accepted!

Due to COVID-19, only Green Grocer staff are permitted on the truck.  They will pull items for you to purchase.

Green Grocer does not travel during severe thunderstorms,flooding, or if temperatures fall below 25 degrees.  Be sure to check their Facebook page or call the library if you are concerned that they may cancel.
Calligraphy: From Cl
Online
Monday, Nov. 2, 6:00-7:30 (Mondays 6:00-7:30)
Learn to write beautiful letters with a pointed pen in this online Zoom 8-week class. We’ll work with ink and a pointed metal dip-pen to create the beautiful shapes of the classic Copperplate script. Students will learn how to vary the classical style to make expressive contemporary letters. This class will be geared toward beginning students but returning students are welcome to attend as a “refresher.“ A list of supplies will be provided before class begins. The supplies, which cost approximately $30, should be ordered online by the student prior to the first class.

No class on 9/28 (Yom Kippur)

Class fee: $95

If you'll need supplies, please register online by 9/4. If you have your own supplies, please register by 9/12. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to participate in the registration confirmation email. You'll use that link each week.
 
D.I.Y. STEM Kits - C
Available outside the library during library hours
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Explore science, technology, engineering, and math from home by picking up a different STEM Kit from outside Cooper-Siegel Community Library each week. Kits will be available in a bin outside of the library during library hours, Tuesdays - Fridays. First come, first serve. We usually make 20 kits per week. For kids in grades K-5th.
Increase Your Spanis
Online
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:00-7:45 (Tuesdays 7:00-8:00)
Join our beloved Diana Morales for a fall session of Spanish. This virtual (Zoom) session will focus on vocabulary and increasing your Spanish word repetoire. This class is ideal for intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers. Beginners are discouraged from joining at this time as Diana's method will be based on prior sessions and an ability to speak in short Spanish sentences.

Please register for this 10-week session by 10/4. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to participate (that you'll use every week) in the registration confirmation email. 

Note: No class on 12/1. 
Storytime Squares (w
Online
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays at 10:30)
Join Ms. Melanie and Ms. Beatriz for Storytime Squares! Have fun listening to stories, singing, and interacting with other storytime friends. Ms. Beatriz will share a story and a song in Spanish!
Pick up a new kit each week for a fun craft/activity to make at home. Kits will be available on Mondays at 10:00, while supplies last.

This event will be held virtually over Zoom. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to attend in the registration confirmation email. 
Homework Help - Shar
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00 (Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Did you know Ms. Erin is a certified elementary teacher?  Stop by the courtyard on Tuesday afternoons with homework questions and she'll help you work through the problem.  This program is geared for students in K-6.  Student in older grades may come with their questions, but we cannot guarantee that Ms. Erin will know the subject area.

Limit 10 people per session - Participants must wear a mask.

Registration is encouraged, due to attendance caps.  Those who do not register will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program is weather-permitting and may be canceled due to rain, thunderstorms, or cold temperatures.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
How to Sew: Virtual
Online
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:30-5:30
Local teen and sewing enthusiast, Grace Coffelt, will provide sewing tips and tricks over the first three Tuesdays in November. For ages 10 and up; adults welcome. Grace will provide tutorials and practical advice for how to add pockets to clothes, heming clothes, and basic clothing repair. You'll receive the unique Zoom link in the registration confirmation email. We will also share what materials to have in order to follow along with Grace on Zoom each week.
Mini Makers - Sharps
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11:30-12:00 (Wednesdays, 11:30-12:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Making is for everyone! Stop by the courtyard on Wednesday mornings for a story and science demonstration or maker activity with Ms. Erin.  This program is geared for Pre-K children and their caregivers.

Limit 10 caregiver/child pairs per session - Participants must wear a mask.

Registration is encouraged, due to attendance caps.  Those who do not register will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program is weather-permitting and may be canceled due to rain, thunderstorms, or cold temperatures.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
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