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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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.
Teen Take-n-Make Kit
Outside the Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Sunday, Jan. 17, 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, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 18, 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: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker.

In the upcoming months we're reading:
  • February: This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta 
  • March: Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams 
  • April: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong 
  • May: Negroland by Margo Jefferson 
Teen Game Night on D
Online
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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, Jan. 19, 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.
Adult  Take-n-Make K
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:30-6:00
Don't let the winter wind chap your lips. Make DIY Lip Balm with our January Take-n-Make Kits! We provide instructions and supplies.

10 kits available while supplies last anytime during library hours, beginning at 4:30.
Weekly Meditation
Online
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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. 
Teen Take-n-Make Kit
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:30-6:00
Start the year off with good vibes and our Grow Your Own Crystal kit!  We'll provide the supplies and instructions.

10 kits available while supplies last anytime during library hours, beginning at 4:30.
Speculative Fiction
Online
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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 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. 21, 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. 21, 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. 21, 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 Code Club Li
Online
Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:30-7:00
We are back and ready to code! Join us once a month on Discord for the return of Code Club! We welcome everyone, so if your new to coding or a member of code clubs past it doesn't matter! We have a space for you!

After registering here be sure to join our Discord channel here.

For Parents with questions about Discord please read this.
Virtual Adventures O
Online
Friday, Jan. 22, 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, head over to Ellis Island for a gripping virtual tour!

Please register to receive the tour link that you can use anytime!
DIY STEAM Take-n-Mak
Outside of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Saturday, Jan. 23, 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.
Bingo Book Club
CSCL Computer Lab
Saturday, Jan. 23, 11:30-12:30 (Fourth Saturday of month)
Join us the 4th Saturday of each month for books and bingo! Each month we will discuss a book and play a few rounds of book bingo. Winners will get a small prize. The book for January is The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. For grades 4-6.
Bingo cards will be available starting January 19th. They will be located in a plastic bin in front of the library during open hours.
This book club will be held over Zoom. Link will be included in confirmation email.
Teen Take-n-Make Kit
Outside the Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Sunday, Jan. 24, 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!
Live Virtual Star Pa
Online
Sunday, Jan. 24, 7:00-8:00
Log on to participate in a virtual astronomical observing event, weather permitting. Take part in a Live YouTube event great for ALL ages with the chance to chat with Mark. Q and A will be available throughout the livestream. Log in 5 minutes before the start time and look for the live event.

Please register online. You'll receive the YouTube link in the registration confirmation email.

Mark Guillette is a native to Central Florida and calls Orlando his home. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Sociology. He attended Nova Southeastern University and has a Doctoral degree in Higher Educational Leadership. Mark is a FAA Certified Pilot, CDL-Class A license holder, and is a tenured professor of Sociology at Valencia College in Kissimmee where he has taught for over twenty-five years. He is a board member on the Friends of the Library for the Orange County Library System in Central Florida. Mark has many interests and hobbies including astronomy, astrophotography, and travel. He is a member of the Central Florida Astronomical Society and is an amateur astronomer. When weather permits, he enjoys imaging planets, galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Mark is an avid traveler and has visited all fifty states, all seven continents, and more than sixty countries.
Story Streams
Online
Monday, Jan. 25, 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.
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