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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
StoryWalk: We’
CSCL Welcome Garden
Sunday, Oct. 4, During daylight hours*
Through October 31st, go on a StoryWalk in our Welcome Garden featuring Steve Meltzer and Miki Sakamoto's book: We're Going on a Leaf Hunt. No registration necessary, enjoy the book and the nature of our Welcome Garden during daylight hours unless there is another program happening in the Welcome Garden*. Please wear masks (unless children are 2 or under) and stay at least 6 feet from other families while you enjoy this outside book adventure. For ages birth - 8 and their families.
*Please avoid these days and times when other programs are taking place in the Welcome Garden:
Adventures Outside t
Online
Friday, Sep. 25, 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 to Gettysburg National Military Park and explore their amazing auto tours, virtually! McPhereson Ridge, the Virgina Memorial, Little Round Top and more! 


Please register to receive the link that you can use anytime!
Insta-Rhyme
Online
Friday, Sep. 25, 1:00- 1:10
Miss Megan shares a different song or rhyme each week on Cooper-Siegel Community Library's IGTV (Instagram TV). Watch three different ways to use the featured song or rhyme with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and then try it out yourself! For caregivers of kids birth - age 5. Click here to watch.
Cereal Storytime - S
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, Sep. 26, 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 or thunderstorms.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
StoryWalk: We’
CSCL Welcome Garden
Sunday, Sep. 27, During daylight hours*
Through October 31st, go on a StoryWalk in our Welcome Garden featuring Steve Meltzer and Miki Sakamoto's book: We're Going on a Leaf Hunt. No registration necessary, enjoy the book and the nature of our Welcome Garden during daylight hours unless there is another program happening in the Welcome Garden*. Please wear masks (unless children are 2 or under) and stay at least 6 feet from other families while you enjoy this outside book adventure. For ages birth - 8 and their families.
*Please avoid these days and times when other programs are taking place in the Welcome Garden:
  • Wednesdays in September from 5:30-7:30
Spanish Storytime wi
Online
Sunday, Sep. 27, 11:30-12:00 (Every other Sunday at 11:30 a.m.)
Join Mrs. Bea on Facebook Live for Spanish stories, songs, and smiles! 

 
Story Streams
Online
Monday, Sep. 28, 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.
Evening Book Discuss
CSCL Program Room
Monday, Sep. 28, 7:00-8:00
Join us for lively conversation! This month we're reading Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Please register to receive the link to the online meeting via Zoom. 
D.I.Y. STEM Kits - C
Available outside the library during library hours
Tuesday, Sep. 29
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.
Storytime Squares (w
Online
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 10:30-11:00 (Tuesdays at 10:30)
Join Ms. Melanie for Storytime Squares! Have fun listening to stories, singing, and interacting with other storytime friends. Pick up a new kit each week for a fun craft/activity to make at home. Follow along with Ms. Melanie after the stories or make the craft on your own. 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, Sep. 29, 4:00-5:00 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 and Thursday 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 or thunderstorms.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
Mini Makers - Sharps
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 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 or thunderstorms.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
Midweek Makers - Sha
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 1:30-2:00 (Wednesdays, 1:30-2:00)
or call 412-781-0783.
Let's make something! Stop by the courtyard on Wednesday 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 or thunderstorms. Check the weather forecast or call the library.
Health Series for Ol
Online
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 1:30-2:30 (Wednesdays 1:30-2:30)

Please register separately for each session you're interested in. You'll receive the unique Zoom link in your registration confirmation email that you can use for each session.

9/ 9 - Benefits Check Up
Did you know there are over 2,500 federal, state and private service programs that could help you save money? These programs can help you pay for everyday expenses such as health care, utilities, food, prescriptions and other basic needs. Benefits Check-Up, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, is an online tool that can help you find programs that can save you money. We’ll introduce you to the tool and show you how you can take advantage of it. If you are interested in saving money for an older parent, this workshop is for you, too.

9/16 - Medicare 101
Learn more about the tools and resources to help you choose a Medicare plan that best fits your needs. At first glance, Medicare may seem complicated but once you understand all its parts, you’ll have the tools to help meet your health goals. The course will discuss the different parts of Medicare including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Part D and Supplement plans, and much more. If you’re turning 65- this is the class for you!

9/30 Mindfulness
This presentation will give you the skills to regain control of thinking clearly and concisely. You will learn the benefits of mindfulness and how to feel grounded in stressful situations. During this presentation you will learn from several examples on how to implement mindfulness in your daily life. The examples that will be presented include an approach using mind, body, and soul.


Kristi Sparta, an experienced presenter, engages audiences with her enthusiasm, honesty and expertise on the topics of Medicare and retirement. Her series of presentations addresses topics with significant interest to seniors. She is a Licensed Medicare Sales Agent with Aetna and has 9 years of experiences in the healthcare industry, focusing on Medicare. Join her in these conversations which will offer tips on saving seniors money, understanding Medicare, healthy cooking and mindfulness. 

Please register for each session you're interested in. You'll receive the unique Zoom link in your registration confirmation email that you can use for each session.
NASA Live YouTube Ev
Online
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 7:30-8:30
Join professor and pilot, Mark Guillette to learn about our Solar System’s planets and NASA’s past, current, and future missions to explore them. Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, will also be discussed in the presentation. Take part in a YouTube Live event with an interactive live chat feature. Q and A will be available throughout the presentation. All ages welcome! Hop on 5 minutes before the start time.


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.
Online
Thursday, Oct. 1, 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.
Homework Help - Shar
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:00-5:00 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 and Thursday 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 or thunderstorms.  Check the weather forecast or call the library.
Medicare 101
Online
Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:00-5:30
Join Allison Clayton for a virtual (Zoom) complimentary seminar about Medicare. She will review the parts of Medicare (A,B,C,D), Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, enrollment timelines and explain the donut hole among other things.  

Allison is a PA licensed insurance agent. The Insurance Department of each State in approves the presentation content, so you can be certain the information you're receiving is accurate and highly relevant. Not affiliated with or endorsed by the US Government or the Federal Medicare program. 
STEAM at Home
Online
Thursday, Oct. 1, 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. 1, 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. 
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