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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Oakmont MusicCivic C
Online
Friday, May 7, 7:30-8:30
Enjoy a free online concert series! Featuring Quartet Salonnieres, a string quartet performing stunning period interpretations of classical works by Boccherini and Haydn. Musicians: Aniela Eddy - Violin & Viola; Majka Demcak - Violin & Viola; Natalie Rose Kress - Violin & Viola and Cullen O’Neil - Cello.

Enjoy this free online chamber music concert series live OR register before the concert dates and watch when it's convenient for you! Register here.

Oakmont Musicivic strives to be an essential source of artistry in Oakmont, PA and it's surrounding communities by embedding music performances in spaces that are central to the community.
DIY STEAM Take-n-Mak
Available outside CSCL, during library hours
Saturday, May 8
Looking for something to do this spring? 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 starting on Saturdays. We usually make 20 kits per week. Best for kids in K-5th grade.
Scientist of the Mon
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Saturday, May 8, 10:30-2:00
Now that you've learned all about our Scientist of the Month, get a Take-n-Make kit for our corresponding STEAM activity! You can watch the YouTube videos at any time. Kits will be available on the 2nd Saturday beginning at 10:30 while supplies last.

Our May Scientist of the Month is Soichiro Honda, the engineer who founded Honda Motors!
5/1: Honda, the Boy Who Dreamed of Cars virtual storytime
5/8: Juicebox cars virtual how-to & kit
 
Scientist of the Mon
Online
Saturday, May 8, 10:30-10:45 (Saturdays, May 1 & 8, 10:30)
Learn about our Scientist of the Month in a virtual storytime, then participate in a fun STEAM activity! A new scientist will be featured every month on the 1st and 2nd Saturdays at 10:30. You can watch the YouTube videos at any time. Activity kits will be available on the 2nd Saturday beginning at 10:30 while supplies last.

Our May Scientist of the Month is Soichiro Honda, the engineer who founded Honda Motors!
5/1: Honda, the Boy Who Dreamed of Cars virtual storytime
5/8: Juicebox car engineering virtual how-to & kits
 
Story Streams
Online
Monday, May 10, 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.
District Magistrate
Online
Monday, May 10, 6:30-8:00
Learn where the candidates for District Magistrate stand on the issues during this 90 minute candidate forum. Questions will be asked from resident submissions and facilitator created questions.

Candidates Include:
  • Jessica Lynch
  • Matt Rudzki
  • Megan Sasinoski
  • Dave Turner
  • Barry Wingard

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFB34iXgQ8UMNqd05ekwSg

A YouTube recording of the forum will be available later in the week of 5/10. Anyone without computer or internet access will be able to view the recording at the library during operating hours.
Teen Take and Make K
Outside the library
Tuesday, May 11
We have special kits to take home for the beginning of May.   Leftover from our Earth Day celebration a couple weeks ago our DIY Desk Gardens created by the Pittsburgh Center for creative reuse.      There are about 6 kits left so get them fast!    Each kit has everything you need to create the garden plus printed directions.    There is also a how to video on our youtube page here.      
 
Increase Your Spanis
Online
Tuesday, May 11, 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, May 11, 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, May 11, 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, May 11, 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, May 11, 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.

 
Weekly Meditation
Online
Tuesday, May 11, 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. 
Eating for Type 2 Di
Online
Wednesday, May 12, anytime
Turn your diabetes into the reason you feel great!

Learn how to eat for type 2 diabetes and start lowering your blood sugar. Go from feeling confused and frustrated to knowing when, what and how much to eat, all without giving up the foods and life you love. It's time to say goodbye to extreme diets, feelings of confusion, guilt and fear and get results you and your doctor can get excited about. Get a free Eating for Type 2 Diabetes Getting Started Guide when you participate! 

Please register online. You'll receive the YouTube link in your registration confirmation email and can then watch the video anytime!


Julianne Hagan is a registered dietitian nutritionist, diabetes educator, and registered nurse. She has a private practice in O’Hara Township and is the creator of How to Eat for Type 2 Diabetes, an online program. 
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, May 12, 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.

May 5: Butterflies and life cycle
May 12: Flowers and flower crowns
May 19: Stars and constellations
May 26: Flight and toilet paper roll airplanes

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.
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, May 12, 4:30-5:30 (Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30)
or call 412-781-0783.
Hump day getting you down? Hang out with friends in the courtyard and do something fun. Activities rotate each session.

5/12: Make Your Own Trail Mix
5/19: Cracking Spy Codes
5/26: Emoji Paintings

This program is for young teens age 10-14 (GR 5-8). Max. 10 participants per session. Masks required.

Space is limited - registration strongly recommended.

In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.
Teen Take-n-Make Kit
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Wednesday, May 12, 4:30-6:00
Make your own superhero story by remixing comics! We'll provide several old comics. 10 kits available while supplies last.
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, May 13, 4:30-6:00 (Thursdays beginning at 4:30 while supplies last)
Grab a take-and-make it every Thursday at 4:30pm while supplies last. 20 kits available.

May 6: Egg carton flowers
May 13: Butterfly feeders
May 20 - Constellation viewers
May 27 - Clothespin airplanes
Remake Learning Days
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, May 13, 4:30-5:30
or call 412-781-0783.
Did you know that butterflies are pollinators? Learn more about butterflies and their role as pollinators while making a DIY butterfly feeder jar outside in our courtyard. Participants will also go on a guided walk to the Pollinator Garden at James Sharp Landing, a short distance away from the library.

This activity will incorporate STEM, art, and dexterity skills to create butterfly feeders that participants can use in their own backyards.

Participants unable to attend in-person can pick up a kit with print instructions from the library or watch our virtual how-to video.

This program is for children in grades 2-5.
Remake Learning Days
CSCL Sharpsburg Branch
Thursday, May 13, 4:30-5:30
or call 412-781-0783.
Did you know that butterflies are pollinators? Young children and their caregivers can learn more about butterflies and their role as pollinators while making a DIY butterfly feeder beaded plate outside in our courtyard. Participants will also go on a guided walk to the Pollinator Garden at James Sharp Landing, a short distance away from the library.

This activity will incorporate STEM, art, and dexterity skills to create butterfly feeders that participants can use in their own backyards.

Participants unable to attend in-person can pick up a kit with print instructions from the library or watch our virtual how-to video.

This program is for children in Pre-K through grade 1.
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