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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
StoryWalk: Celebrate
CSCL Welcome Garden
Monday, Feb. 1, During daylight hours
During the month of February, go on a self-guided StoryWalk in our Welcome Garden featuring Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson's award winning book: The Undefeated. Kwame Alexander's beautiful text celebrates the amazing African Americans whose achievements, struggles, and successes are so important to our nation's history, but who are often forgotten and left out of our history books. Learn more about the historical figures and events featured in the book through the resources listed on our website. No registration necessary, enjoy this StoryWalk during daylight hours. Please wear masks (unless children are 2 or under) and stay at least 6 feet from other families while you enjoy this outside book experience. For ages birth - 10 and their families.
Speculative Fiction
Online
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7:00-8:00
Schedule Update: Several members have requested the January meeting be rescheduled, due to Inauguration Day. The new date is the following week on 1/27.

Speculative Fiction Book Club is boldly going...online!  Join us for stimulating discussions on science fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero fiction, and dystopian fiction.

A solitary space captain takes in a mysterious child in the well-regarded debut SF novel, The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez. Tangible copies will be available at Sharpsburg in late December.  It's also available as an ebook on Overdrive.

We'll also be making selections for spring quarter 2021.

Join us online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84270029065
or by phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 842 7002 9065
How to Sew: Virtual
Online
Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:00-8:00
Local teen and sewing enthusiast, Grace Coffelt, will provide sewing tips and techniques Thursday, January 14, 21, and 28th from 7-8pm on Zoom. For ages 10 and up; adults welcome. Grace will provide tutorials and practical advice for how to add pockets to clothes, hemming 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. Sewing kits will be available for pickup from the library to get everyone started with materials.
Kids’ Take-n-M
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Jan. 28, 4:30-6:00 (Weekly on Thursdays beginning at 4:30pm while supplies last)
We're packaging up everything you need to complete a STEAM activity! Stop by the library every week for a new kit. Depending on the size, they may be taped to the parking lot window or you may have to ask for one curbside. Activities are geared for students in K-5.

January Kit Themes:
  • 1/7: Tissue Paper Snowflakes
  • 1/14: Outdoor Ice Art
  • 1/21: Snow Dough
  • 1/27: Rocking Paper Plate Snowman

All kits include instructions. You can also watch the weekly episode of STEAM @ Home on YouTube and follow along with Ms. Erin.

20 kits available each week while supplies last, beginning at 4:30pm each Thursday.
STEAM at Home
Online
Thursday, Jan. 28, 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.
Virtual Adventures O
Online
Friday, Jan. 29, 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, take a parachute jump from a little over SIX MILES!

Please register to receive the link that you can use anytime!
Grown-Up Take-n-Make
Other
Friday, Jan. 29, 10:00-2:00
Pick up a fun craft in front of the library today from 10-2! 

Every month, the Adult Services department will share a kit to make something fun and brighten up your winter! This month, we're making some fancy plant pots. In your kit, you'll find a pot, a sharpie and some design inspiration. That's all you'll need!  While your pot looks different than the one pictured here, you can make the same kinds of designs on yours!

And then, in the spring - fill it with some dirt, a little plant and voila! 

15 kits available, get 'em before they're gone!
DIY STEAM Take-n-Mak
Outside of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Saturday, Jan. 30, all week
Looking for something to do this winter? Try a STEAM Kit and learn something new or explore a fun way to create art. Our kits now include art as well as science, technology, engineering, and math!

Kits will be available while supplies last outside of the library during open hours all week starting Saturdays. We usually make 20 kits per week. Best for kids K-5th grade.
Teen Take-n-Make Kit
Outside the Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Sunday, Jan. 31, all month long
Looking for something fun and educational to do at home during the cold winter months? Check out our DIY take-n-make kit this month. Stop at the library anytime to pick up a kit outside at the front of the library (while supplies last). No registration needed!
Story Streams
Online
Monday, Feb. 1, 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.
Online Chess Classes
Online
Monday, Feb. 1, 4:00-5:00
Join local chess teacher Jules Coulson for online chess classes! Using the conference app Zoom and popular chess website lichess.org, students will learn chess strategy & skills through interactive lessons, chess puzzle solving & exercises, and competitive games against each other. For kids who are beginner and Intermediate players, including those who are new to chess and would like to learn.

$110 per student for the 8 week session. 

Please register and pay online. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to join the class in the registration confirmation email. 
Copperplate Calligra
Online
Monday, Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 (Mondays 6:30-8:30)
If you have taken a pointed pen calligraphy class before, consider joining this 4-week class with calligraphy artist, Karen Roberts. The class will take you beyond the basics and teach you how to create fluidity and add elegance to your letters, refine the capital letters, and add flourishing. You'll work with a pointed metal nib dipped in ink and paint including black sumi ink, an opaque watercolor called gouache, and metallics. There will be 4 small class projects to complete as homework (all optional).

A supply list will be sent to registrants totaling $30 using a mail-order supplier. 

Please register and pay online. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to join the class in the registration confirmation email. If you have any trouble registering, please call Kelley at the library at 412-828-9520 x5021.
Teen Game Night on D
Online
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7:00-9:00
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

Games:  Among Us, Animal Crossing, and others! 

You'll receive the link to participate when you register!
Storytime Squares (w
Online
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays at 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.
AARP Tax Drop-off an
CSCL Program Room
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1:00-3:00 (Tuesdays 1:00-3:00)
This year, we're offering a drop-off and pick-up model for the AARP Tax Assistance program. Please call the library at 412-828-9520 x5015 to find out more. You must have an appointment to participate.
Weekly Meditation
Online
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6:00-7:00
The Pittsburgh Buddhist Center will continue to offer its weekly meditation sessions, however, they've combined their multi-library programs into one that will occur every Tuesday online through the winter. 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. 
Pennsylvania Plants
Online
Wednesday, Feb. 3, anytime
Discover more about the plants and trees around you in Southwestern PA. From summer leaves and seeds to winter nuts and fruits, learn the basics of how to identity the different trees and plants that grow in our area. Produced by Allegheny County Parks. 

Please register. You'll receive the link to view the presentation in your registration confirmation email. You can watch the presentation anytime!
Plant-Based Eating
Online
Thursday, Feb. 4, anytime
Are you feeling bloated or struggling with digestive issues? Do you keep trying diets and yet continue to feel unhealthy or struggle to get the weight off? Have you experienced brain-fog or a difficult time focusing? Have you heard of the term plant-based but feel too uninformed or overwhelmed to give it a try? Join Sarah Kaminski for a 60-minute webinar where you'll learn the basic principles of a plant-centered approach to eating and how it can work for you.

Please register online. You'll receive a link to the webinar that you can watch anytime in the registration confirmation email.

Sarah Kaminski has 10+ years in the field of Health and Wellness as an educator, Certified Health & Life Coach, Pilates Instructor  and Plant-Based Recipe Developer through The Veg Out Project.
Kids’ Take-n-M
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:30-6:00 (Thursdays, beginning at 4:30 while supplies last)
We're packaging up everything you need to complete a STEAM activity! Stop by the library every week for a new kit. Depending on the size, they may be taped to the parking lot window or you may have to ask for one curbside. Activities are geared for students in K-5.

February Kits:
  • 2/4: Salt Crystal Hearts
  • 2/11: 3D Paper Valentine
  • 2/18: Thamautropes (Spinning Optical Toys)
  • 2/25: Snowstorms in a Bottle

All kits include instructions. You can also watch the weekly episode of STEAM @ Home on YouTube and follow along with Ms. Erin.

20 kits available each week while supplies last, beginning at 4:30 each Thursday.
STEAM at Home
Online
Thursday, Feb. 4, 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.
Powered by engagedpatrons.org