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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Climate Conscious: I
Online
Monday, Apr. 19, anytime
Join Dr. Ketyer, consultant for the SWPA Environmental Health Project as he discusses the rapid expansion of shale gas and petrochemical development in the Ohio River Valley and the local and regional health impacts currently experienced by residents. He also address the global ecologic and public health catastrophes resulting from plastic pollution and climate change that threaten the health and well-being of everyone globally. 

This program is part of a 2021 Climate Conscious Series sponsored by The Fox Chapel Garden Club! 

Please register online. You'll receive the unique link to the YouTube video in your registration confirmation email and will be able to watch the video anytime on 4/19 and after. 
Climate Conscious: D
Other
Monday, Apr. 19, anytime
This past year as been stressful for everyone so lets chill out and make some fun stuff!! Celebrate Earth Day week with this awesome take and make kit provided by the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. The kits will include all the recycled materials you need to make the zen garden, written insturctions, and access to a follow along video that will show you how to create a super chill desk garden.     

There will be 15 kits available so register online to reserve yours! For Grades 6-12. Kits available after 10 AM Monday 4/19 until they're gone!

This program is part of a 2021 Climate Conscious Series sponsored by The Fox Chapel Garden Club! 
Online
Monday, Apr. 19, 10:00AM
Join Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania Director of Education Chris Kubiak for a recorded presentation on how climate change has affected local bird and plant life and what teens can do to help.     Sign up here and recieve a link on the release date so you can watch the recording at any time!.

Provided with support from the Fox Chapel Garden Club.   
Story Streams
Online
Monday, Apr. 19, 10:30-10:45 (Mondays, 10:30-10:45)
Tune in for a story and recommended read-alikes 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.
Nonfiction Book Club
Online
Monday, Apr. 19, 2:00-3:00
For lovers of nonfiction like history, memoir, science, philosophy! We’re getting at the truth! Real stories and real people in all genres! Stop by the library to pick up your copy of the current month’s book. Please register online. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to attend in your registration confirmation email.

Here’s what we’re reading this month: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong 

In the upcoming months we're reading: 
  • May: Negroland by Margo Jefferson 
  • June: a selection of Nonfiction Children's Books (titles TBA)
  • July: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
  • August: Special planning and feedback meeting!
Green Grocer Produce
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Monday, Apr. 19, 3:30-4:30 (1st & 3rd Mondays, 3:30-4:30)
Buy fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, and more from our friends at Green Grocer! The produce truck will be here on the first and third Monday of every month, from 3:30 to 4:30pm in our parking lot.

Green Grocer accepts:
Cash
Credit
EBT
Famer's market vouchers

Market visits will be canceled in any cases of lightning or flooding.
Increase Your Spanis
Online
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 7:00-8:00 (Tuesdays 7:00-8:00)
Join our beloved Diana Morales for a spring 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 (21+ please). 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 the first class, 3/16. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to participate (that you'll use each week) in the registration confirmation email. 
Teen Game Night on D
Online
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 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. Grades 7-12 only. Be sure to register for our Discord channel

List of games for April and May
 
  • Tuesday, April 6th 
    • Splatoon 2 Tournament 
  • Tuesday, April 13th 
    • Among Us 
  • Tuesday, April 20th 
    • Town of Salem
  • Tuesday, April 27th 
    • Catch Phrase 
MAY 2021
  • Tuesday, May 4 
    • Super Smash Bros Tournament 
  • Tuesday, May 11th 
    • Online Pictionary 
  • Tuesday, May 18th 
    • Roblox  
  • Tuesday, May 25th 
    • Among Us 




You'll receive the link to participate when you register!
Caterpillar Club - S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Come outside to the courtyard with Ms. Sara for a wiggly, giggly program for children 0-2 and their caregivers! We'll share stories, songs, and fingerplays to build literacy skills with our youngest ibrary friends!

Masks are required for caregivers and anyone over age 2. We recommend bringing a towel or blanket to sit on.

Limit 10 child/caregiver pairs per session. Registration recommended.

This is an outdoor program and will be canceled if there is inclement weather. Check the weather forecast or call the library for confirmation.
Storytime Squares (w
Online
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays, 10:30)
Join Ms. Melanie and Ms. Beatriz for Storytime Squares on Zoom! This program is similar to our in-person storytime and is perfect for preschool aged children. This bilingual program includes stories, action rhymes, and/or songs. Ms. Beatriz makes everyone smile with a Spanish story and song! Storytime provides a foundation for building a life-long love of books and reading.

Take-n-Make Craft Kits will accompany the storytime and will be available for pick-up on Saturdays during library hours. They will be available all week while supplies last.
Rep. Innamorato Mobi
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 1:00-3:00 (Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 by appointment)
Get help with PA rent rebate forms, senior bus passes, unemployment, and other PA state issues from Rep. Innamorato's staff.
Appointments required - call the Lawrenceville office  (412-781-2750) or Sharpsburg Library (412-781-0783) to schedule.

Other services can be completed over the phone, so don't hesitate to contact the Lawrenceville office.

Office Hours will be held outdoors in the courtyard. Please wear a mask and socially distance. Appointments will be rescheduled if there is inclement weather.

 
Climate Conscious: S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 4:30-6:00
Spider plants are wonderful, non-toxic oxygenators! Stop by the Sharpsburg location for your very own spider plant, pot, supplies to decorate, and info sheet. Available while supplies last.

This program is part of a 2021 Climate Conscious Series sponsored by The Fox Chapel Garden Club! 
Top 10 Ways to Teach
CSCL Computer Lab
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:00-6:30
Teach Children to Save Day is 4/22! Join us as we talk about ways to teach children to save and the importance leading by example. Key topics will include when to say “yes”; creating a spending plan; saving intentionally for those things that we “want,” while making sure that our needs are met; and more. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

Please register online. You'll receive the EventBrite link to register with DOBS.

This program is brought to you by the PA Department of Banking and Securities and its Midweek Money Matters Webinar Series.
Weekly Meditation
Online
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:00-7:00
The Pittsburgh Buddhist Center offers its weekly meditation sessions online. 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 Tuesday at 6:00 by clicking this link

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. 
Climate Conscious: B
Online
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:30-7:00
Why do birds build nests? Where do they build nests? How can we tell the difference between an Oriole nest and a Robin nest? Join the Allegheny County Park Rangers for this virtual program to discover the fascinating diversity of bird homes in our region. This program is part of a 2021 Earth Day Program Series sponsored by The Fox Chapel Garden Club!

You will receive a Zoom link in the email confirmation.
 
Top 10 Ways to Teach
Online
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 10:00-10:30
Teach Children to Save Day is 4/22! Join us as we talk about ways to teach children to save and the importance leading by example. Key topics will include when to say “yes”; creating a spending plan; saving intentionally for those things that we “want,” while making sure that our needs are met; and more. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

Please register online. You'll receive the EventBrite link to register with DOBS.

This program is brought to you by the PA Department of Banking and Securities and its Midweek Money Matters Webinar Series.
Top 10 Ways to Teach
Online
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 10:00-10:30
Teach Children to Save Day is 4/22! Join us as we talk about ways to teach children to save and the importance leading by example. Key topics will include when to say “yes”; creating a spending plan; saving intentionally for those things that we “want,” while making sure that our needs are met; and more. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

Please register online. You'll receive the EventBrite link to register with DOBS.

This program is brought to you by the PA Department of Banking and Securities and its Midweek Money Matters Webinar Series.
STEAM Storytime - Sh
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 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.

4/7: Sound Science with Rain Sticks
4/14: Color Mixing with Coffee Filter Rainbows
4/21: Earth Day Balloon Stamping Art
4/28: Gardening with Toilet Paper Roll Seed Pots

Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on.

Limit of 10 child/caregiver pairs per session. Registration 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.
Climate Conscious: C
Online
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 7:00-8:30
A Moment of Care

Creatives for Climate collective invites participants to convene around a virtual campfire for a moment of care, care for ourselves and care for the Earth. C4C is a Pittsburgh-based collective of artists and educators on a mission to create social change by sparking community dialogue around climate emergency. More information here

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

This program is part of a 2021 Climate Conscious Program Series sponsored by The Fox Chapel Garden Club
Speculative Fiction
Online
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 7:00-8:00
Speculative Fiction Book Club is boldly going...online!  Join us for stimulating discussions on science fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero fiction, and dystopian fiction.

A woman learns of a massive government coverup regarding alien contact and seeks to be the intermediary between humanity and the aliens in Lindsay Ellis's debut SF novel, Axiom's End. Tangible copies will be available at Sharpsburg in mid-March.  It's also available as an ebook on Overdrive.

Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84270029065
or by phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 842 7002 9065
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