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Saturday May 27, 2017
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Chess Showdown
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chess players of all ages can register for a chance to play Gabriel Petesch.
This chess showdown will pit Mr. Petesch (ranked #5 in Pennsylvania) against 30 players on 30 boards, all at the same time!

Spectators are welcome.

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 26 spaces available.
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Sunday May 28, 2017 - Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Is Closed
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Cooper-Siegel Community Library will be closed Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m.

Sharpsburg Community Library will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. The branch will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Library
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Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Is Closed
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Cooper-Siegel Community Library will be closed Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m.

Sharpsburg Community Library will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. The branch will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Library
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Strengthen and Tone Class
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This one-hour class will improve your fitness with a mix of stretching and toning.  Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.  The first class is free.  The cost for ongoing classes is $10 per class. Bring your own mat and light weights..  The instructor is Elena Borisova, who has experience as a fitness instructor and personal trainer at a number of fitness centers in the area.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Thursday June 1, 2017
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Creative Writers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A creative writing group meets once a week at the library.  Please contact the Reference Department for details.

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Study Break Cafe
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

High school students can enjoy a break from studying for finals with snacks, drinks, puzzles, games and other activities to help you decompress during this stressful time.

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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ESL Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ESL tutoring

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Mother/Daughter Book Club
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Our next book for discussion is Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella. New members are welcome!

For 7th grade and above.

LOCATION: Teen Room
There are many spaces available.
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Friday June 2, 2017
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Wise Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the library walking program. You may walk on your own or with our group that meets on Fridays at 9:30. For walking locations and more information contact the Reference Department

LOCATION: TBD
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Study Break Cafe
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

High school students can enjoy a break from studying for finals with snacks, drinks, puzzles, games and other activities to help you decompress during this stressful time.

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Summer Reading Kickoff
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our annual Summer Reading Program kicks off on Saturday, June 3rd at 10 AM.  This year's theme is "BUILD A BETTER WORLD"

  Children may register for :

Read to Me (infant through Kindergarten)  Children need to hear 20 books in order to receive a rubber ducky or hard hat.

Independent Readers (children entering 1st grade through 5th) are required to read 10 books to earn a gift card.

Children registering during the first week (June 3-10) are eligible for a chance to win a gift card to be drawn on Monday, June 12.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
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Study Break Cafe
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

High school students can enjoy a break from studying for finals with snacks, drinks, puzzles, games and other activities to help you decompress during this stressful time.

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Monday June 5, 2017
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Study Break Cafe
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

High school students can enjoy a break from studying for finals with snacks, drinks, puzzles, games and other activities to help you decompress during this stressful time.

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cooper-Siegel Community Library and Sharpsburg Community Library will be closed today for new computer installations. Cooper-Siegel Community Library will reopen tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and Sharpsburg Community Library will reopen tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. 

LOCATION: Library
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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1,2,3 Play with Me
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Children ages K though PreK are invited to play with us in our Reading Garden (WEATHER PERMITTING).  Use up that energy dancing, hula hooping, playing easy games, and more.  Wednesday mornings, June 7, 12, and 21st.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Block Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a block party in the library. We’ll share stories and games. After the stories, children can build, create, and play with various building toys! Ages Pre-K - 1st

There are 19 spaces available.
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Thursday June 8, 2017
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Creative Writers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A creative writing group meets once a week at the library.  Please contact the Reference Department for details.

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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ESL Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ESL tutoring

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Friday June 9, 2017
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Wise Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the library walking program. You may walk on your own or with our group that meets on Fridays at 9:30. For walking locations and more information contact the Reference Department

LOCATION: TBD
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Booked for Lunch Book Discussion Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The group will discuss Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.  New members are welcome. Light refreshments provided.  Please contact Kelley Beeson if you have any questions.

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.
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Monday June 12, 2017
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Chess Skills Workshop
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Improve your chess thinking skills in this week-long workshop.  Every day, students will learn about a different part of the chess game, such as tactics, strategies, endgames, openings, or calculation.  Then, students will be given puzzles to solve which are related to the theme of the day.  Students will solve puzzles both individually and in groups.  Introductory to intermediate chess players are welcome, and puzzles will be assigned to students and groups based on skill level. 
June 12 - 16, 10:15 - 12:15 PM  Price $80.00 for the full week.

Chess Skills Workshop can be combined with Chess Camp for Kids for a full-day camp.  The price for this camp is $180. 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little ones are invited to come and hear stories, songs and create a craft to take home. For toddlers ages 2 - 3 years old. Pre-registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Chess Camp for Kids
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to play chess or improve your game in this half-day camp.  Introductory to Intermediate chess players are welcome.  Each day will feature a mix of instructional and fun activities.  Daily  activities will include: interactive lessons, tournament play, group and individual problem-solving, and fun team activities.   Activities will be tailored to each student’s playing strength.  On the final day of the camp, prizes will be awarded for top performers in both team and individual activities.   
June 12 - 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Price: $120 for the full week.
Chess Camp for Kids can be combined with the Chess Skills Workshop for a full-day camp. The price for this camp is $180.
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Tuesday June 13, 2017
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Chess Skills Workshop
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Improve your chess thinking skills in this week-long workshop.  Every day, students will learn about a different part of the chess game, such as tactics, strategies, endgames, openings, or calculation.  Then, students will be given puzzles to solve which are related to the theme of the day.  Students will solve puzzles both individually and in groups.  Introductory to intermediate chess players are welcome, and puzzles will be assigned to students and groups based on skill level. 
June 12 - 16, 10:15 - 12:15 PM  Price $80.00 for the full week.

Chess Skills Workshop can be combined with Chess Camp for Kids for a full-day camp.  The price for this camp is $180. 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 15 children. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Chess Camp for Kids
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to play chess or improve your game in this half-day camp.  Introductory to Intermediate chess players are welcome.  Each day will feature a mix of instructional and fun activities.  Daily  activities will include: interactive lessons, tournament play, group and individual problem-solving, and fun team activities.   Activities will be tailored to each student’s playing strength.  On the final day of the camp, prizes will be awarded for top performers in both team and individual activities.   
June 12 - 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Price: $120 for the full week.
Chess Camp for Kids can be combined with the Chess Skills Workshop for a full-day camp. The price for this camp is $180.
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
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Chess Skills Workshop
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Improve your chess thinking skills in this week-long workshop.  Every day, students will learn about a different part of the chess game, such as tactics, strategies, endgames, openings, or calculation.  Then, students will be given puzzles to solve which are related to the theme of the day.  Students will solve puzzles both individually and in groups.  Introductory to intermediate chess players are welcome, and puzzles will be assigned to students and groups based on skill level. 
June 12 - 16, 10:15 - 12:15 PM  Price $80.00 for the full week.

Chess Skills Workshop can be combined with Chess Camp for Kids for a full-day camp.  The price for this camp is $180. 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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1,2,3 Play with Me
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Children ages K though PreK are invited to play with us in our Reading Garden (WEATHER PERMITTING).  Use up that energy dancing, hula hooping, playing easy games, and more.  Wednesday mornings, June 7, 12, and 21st.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Chess Camp for Kids
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to play chess or improve your game in this half-day camp.  Introductory to Intermediate chess players are welcome.  Each day will feature a mix of instructional and fun activities.  Daily  activities will include: interactive lessons, tournament play, group and individual problem-solving, and fun team activities.   Activities will be tailored to each student’s playing strength.  On the final day of the camp, prizes will be awarded for top performers in both team and individual activities.   
June 12 - 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Price: $120 for the full week.
Chess Camp for Kids can be combined with the Chess Skills Workshop for a full-day camp. The price for this camp is $180.
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Novelknitters Knitting Group
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The library knitting group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. Beginners are welcome or bring a project to work on. To register or for more information, please send an email to coopersiegelref@einetwork.net or call the reference department at 412-828-9520 ext. 15

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Block Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a block party in the library. We’ll share stories and games. After the stories, children can build, create, and play with various building toys! Ages Pre-K - 1st

There are 20 spaces available.
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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Chess Skills Workshop
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Improve your chess thinking skills in this week-long workshop.  Every day, students will learn about a different part of the chess game, such as tactics, strategies, endgames, openings, or calculation.  Then, students will be given puzzles to solve which are related to the theme of the day.  Students will solve puzzles both individually and in groups.  Introductory to intermediate chess players are welcome, and puzzles will be assigned to students and groups based on skill level. 
June 12 - 16, 10:15 - 12:15 PM  Price $80.00 for the full week.

Chess Skills Workshop can be combined with Chess Camp for Kids for a full-day camp.  The price for this camp is $180. 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This storytime is for toddlers ages 24 to 36 months. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 12 toddlers. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Creative Writers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A creative writing group meets once a week at the library.  Please contact the Reference Department for details.

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Chess Camp for Kids
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to play chess or improve your game in this half-day camp.  Introductory to Intermediate chess players are welcome.  Each day will feature a mix of instructional and fun activities.  Daily  activities will include: interactive lessons, tournament play, group and individual problem-solving, and fun team activities.   Activities will be tailored to each student’s playing strength.  On the final day of the camp, prizes will be awarded for top performers in both team and individual activities.   
June 12 - 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Price: $120 for the full week.
Chess Camp for Kids can be combined with the Chess Skills Workshop for a full-day camp. The price for this camp is $180.
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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ESL Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ESL tutoring

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Medicare 101
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Find out how to use Medicare to its best advantage in this free seminar by Terry Carano who has worked more than 30 years in the health insurance industry.  

 

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 23 spaces available.
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Friday June 16, 2017
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Wise Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the library walking program. You may walk on your own or with our group that meets on Fridays at 9:30. For walking locations and more information contact the Reference Department

LOCATION: TBD
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Chess Skills Workshop
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Improve your chess thinking skills in this week-long workshop.  Every day, students will learn about a different part of the chess game, such as tactics, strategies, endgames, openings, or calculation.  Then, students will be given puzzles to solve which are related to the theme of the day.  Students will solve puzzles both individually and in groups.  Introductory to intermediate chess players are welcome, and puzzles will be assigned to students and groups based on skill level. 
June 12 - 16, 10:15 - 12:15 PM  Price $80.00 for the full week.

Chess Skills Workshop can be combined with Chess Camp for Kids for a full-day camp.  The price for this camp is $180. 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Baby & Me
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your baby develop an early love for reading with this story time filled with songs, finger plays and stories. For infants through 24-month-olds. Pre-registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Chess Camp for Kids
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to play chess or improve your game in this half-day camp.  Introductory to Intermediate chess players are welcome.  Each day will feature a mix of instructional and fun activities.  Daily  activities will include: interactive lessons, tournament play, group and individual problem-solving, and fun team activities.   Activities will be tailored to each student’s playing strength.  On the final day of the camp, prizes will be awarded for top performers in both team and individual activities.   
June 12 - 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Price: $120 for the full week.
Chess Camp for Kids can be combined with the Chess Skills Workshop for a full-day camp. The price for this camp is $180.
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 20 spaces available.
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Saturday June 17, 2017
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Beads & More
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Create one-of-a-kind jewelry to wear or give as gifts with Judith Stone. Grades 3rd - 5th
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
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Monday June 19, 2017
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little ones are invited to come and hear stories, songs and create a craft to take home. For toddlers ages 2 - 3 years old. Pre-registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Tuesday June 20, 2017
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 15 children. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 21, 2017
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1,2,3 Play with Me
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Children ages K though PreK are invited to play with us in our Reading Garden (WEATHER PERMITTING).  Use up that energy dancing, hula hooping, playing easy games, and more.  Wednesday mornings, June 7, 12, and 21st.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Block Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a block party in the library. We’ll share stories and games. After the stories, children can build, create, and play with various building toys! Ages Pre-K - 1st

There are 20 spaces available.
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Thursday June 22, 2017
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This storytime is for toddlers ages 24 to 36 months. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 12 toddlers. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Creative Writers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A creative writing group meets once a week at the library.  Please contact the Reference Department for details.

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Hip DIY Series: Cactus Candle Holders
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

I've felt a cactus trend for some time now and while I have some actual cacti, I'm interested in getting some cacti accessories and these look like they'll fit the bill: easy, fun, bright! Come make some with me! Pay a small materials fee ($5) and we'll have fun gettin' all crafty together. Music and some light noshing will be present so be ready to have a good time!

 

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Mini Masterpieces
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Create a mixes media masterpiece on a mini canvas. You can use paint, Sharpies®, washi tape, or other materials. Your imagination is the limit.                       Grades 3rd - 5th

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are many spaces available.
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ESL Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ESL tutoring

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Friday June 23, 2017
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Wise Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the library walking program. You may walk on your own or with our group that meets on Fridays at 9:30. For walking locations and more information contact the Reference Department

LOCATION: TBD
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Baby & Me
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your baby develop an early love for reading with this story time filled with songs, finger plays and stories. For infants through 24-month-olds. Pre-registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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STEAM Young Architects
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Inspired by Andrea Beaty’s book, Iggy Peck, Architect, we will create some original architecture of our own. We will utilize art, math, and science as we create, problem solve and build together.
Ages Pre-K - 3rd
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Saturday June 24, 2017
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Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

See what happens when everyday objects get REALLY cold.  320 degrees below zero fahrenheit to be exact!  After some cool demonstrations, we'll whip up liquid nitrogen ice cream in just seconds! Just $5.  

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Movie Matinee: The Lego Batman Movie
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come and watch the latest hit in the LEGO franchise, The Lego Batman Movie. Families can bring drinks and snacks. Popcorn will be  provided.  Rated PG
After the movie, kids can create objects from the movie or their own creation!
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 30 spaces available.
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Art Exhibit Opening
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and see artwork by Carol Skinger and jewelry by Jane Kennelly that's being displayed in the library. Talk to the artists about their work, find out what inspires them and how they got started. All pieces of artwork and jewelry are for sale, and the library receives 25% of the proceeds.

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Monday June 26, 2017
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Adventures in the Burgh: Phipps Conservatory
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join with others who want to explore our Pittsburgh. Visit museums both large and small, delve into fun activities and discover hidden gems in our neighborhood. We meet monthly, day and time will vary according to the activity. Adult only (ages 18 years and older).

Phipps| Super. Natural. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

We will be visiting the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to the see “Super. Natural. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath”and the Butterfly Forest. The Phipps had great success with the glass art exhibits of Dale Chihuly in 2007 and Hans Godo Frabel in 2010 so they commissioned a new show created by Jason Gamrath. Gamrath creates realistic botanical pieces on a enormous scale towering from 6-14 feet tall. The Conservatory will have more than 40 installations that will be displayed among live botanicals. Many were custom made for the Phipps including a glass corpse flower (thankfully without the natural bloom’s famous rotting carcass smell).

The Butterfly Forest is located in the Stove Room. Newly hatched butterflies flutter among plants of the deep tropics. Carnegie Mellon University students enrolled in Experimental Sound have installed a sound system to “generate a sonic environment that constantly evolves”. 

Address: One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830

Admission Fee: Adults = $17.95 Seniors (62+) = $16.95 Free to members of Phipps.  Parking: Free in center island, Schenley Drive. Metered street either side of Schenley Drive. Accessibility: Gardens are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the Stove Room (Butterfly Forest) in the West Wing. Wheelchairs are available at admissions free of charge on a first come, first served basis. 

There are many spaces available.
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little ones are invited to come and hear stories, songs and create a craft to take home. For toddlers ages 2 - 3 years old. Pre-registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Beechwood Farms Lost Ladybug
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lost Ladybug Project

Did you know that there is more than one kind of ladybug?  But some of them are disappearing.  Learn how to be a ladybug citizen scientist with us.  We'll learn all about ladybugs and then head outside to see if we can spot some.  Appropriate for school age children and their families.

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we discuss Dodgers by Bill Beverly. Light refreshments will be available. 

LOCATION: Program Room
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 15 children. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 13 spaces available.
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Books on Tap: Tavern in the Wall
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for great conversation, food and drinks at our newest book club: Books on Tap! The last Tuesday of the month we'll meet at Tavern in the Wall in Aspinwall to talk about an amazing book while we drink and eat together.

LOCATION: Tavern in the Wall
There are 10 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Y on the Fly (YMCA)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy games and fun in the garden with staff from the YMCA! Grades K - 8th* (adaptable for younger children.)
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Novelknitters Knitting Group
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The library knitting group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. Beginners are welcome or bring a project to work on. To register or for more information, please send an email to coopersiegelref@einetwork.net or call the reference department at 412-828-9520 ext. 15

LOCATION: Reading Room
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Block Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a block party in the library. We’ll share stories and games. After the stories, children can build, create, and play with various building toys! Ages Pre-K - 1st

There are 20 spaces available.
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This storytime is for toddlers ages 24 to 36 months. It will last about 30 to 45 minutes. Limited to 12 toddlers. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Creative Writers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A creative writing group meets once a week at the library.  Please contact the Reference Department for details.

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Board Games
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get our your retro board games and rip the plastic off the new ones, we're setting up the tables for an evening of gaming! We're hoping to start a solid gang of tabletop game lovers at our library so if you're interested, join us! We'll have some snacks and drinks too!

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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ESL Tutoring
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ESL tutoring

LOCATION: McLaughlin Room
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Friday June 30, 2017
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Wise Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the library walking program. You may walk on your own or with our group that meets on Fridays at 9:30. For walking locations and more information contact the Reference Department

LOCATION: TBD
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Baby & Me
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your baby develop an early love for reading with this story time filled with songs, finger plays and stories. For infants through 24-month-olds. Pre-registration is required.

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Building Challenges
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Test your engineering skills by building certain structures out of various materials, like Magnatiles, Lincoln Logs, and recyclable items. 
Grades 3rd - 5th
 

LOCATION: Lauri Ann West Children's Room
There are 19 spaces available.
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Monday July 17, 2017
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CLA Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Sharpsburg Community Library
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Thursday July 20, 2017
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Hip DIY Series: Stamped Scarf
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

I can't sew, so any no-sew project, and I'm there! Especially a super cool no-sew scarf that's light enough for a summer evening and stamped with DIY stamps! Bring your own jersey fabric, about 13.5" X 65" (or a size of your choosing) and we'll provide the rest. The jersey edges roll nicely so the raw edge is practically unnoticeable. We'll put some on great craftin' music and nosh on some light refreshments too while we get creative. Get ready to have fun!

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LOCATION: Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Friday July 21, 2017
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CSC Junior Scientist Engineer
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Carnegie Science Center will be here to present a hands-on program on building engineering.  Complete the tower challenge and make predictions about your beam and suspension bridges.  This program is for children K though 5th grades.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Essential Oils for Beginners: Using Oils Everyday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Essential oils can help you safely and effectively maintain health.  In nature, essential oils are the lifeblood of a plant's structure and can heal a plant when it is damaged.  Did you know that an essential oil molecule is smaller than our body's molecules?  This means that essential oils can actually penetrate the body's cells just like it does within a plant!
 
When someone in Kelly's family needs support, she turns to oils first.  She has even replaced many of the harmful chemicals in her home like soaps, cleaners and shampoos with safer, oil based products. 
 
Her team keeps it simple and can teach you everything you need to know to get started adding oils into your daily routine. Join Kelly Petit to learn some basics about essential oils to see if they might be a good fit for you and your family's health and wellness.Image result for essential oil
LOCATION: Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Books on Tap: Tavern in the Wall
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for great conversation, food and drinks at our newest book club: Books on Tap! The last Tuesday of the month we'll meet at Tavern in the Wall in Aspinwall to talk about an amazing book while we drink and eat together.

LOCATION: Tavern in the Wall
There are 10 spaces available.
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Board Games
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get our your retro board games and rip the plastic off the new ones, we're setting up the tables for an evening of gaming! We're hoping to start a solid gang of tabletop game lovers at our library so if you're interested, join us! We'll have some snacks and drinks too!

LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Meditation with A Monk: Bhante Punna from the Buddhist Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The library will present a meditation series designed for beginners.  The instructor is a Buddhist monk, but the meditation techniques that will be taught are secular and are appropriate for all adults regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Hip DIY Series: Painted Sticks and Arrows
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Arrows are another trend I've been noticing and what better (read: cheaper!) way to jump on board then to make some out of sticks! We'll use some air-dry clay, paint and thread to make these beauties. We'll also just paint and decorate non-arrow sticks. Please bring your own sticks (or driftwood if you have it!) to decorate, we'll provide everything else. Music and light refreshments too! Be ready to get your craft on!

 

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Summer Reading Party
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Program Room
There are many spaces available.
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Board Games
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get our your retro board games and rip the plastic off the new ones, we're setting up the tables for an evening of gaming! We're hoping to start a solid gang of tabletop game lovers at our library so if you're interested, join us! We'll have some snacks and drinks too!

LOCATION: Program Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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General Elections
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Program Room
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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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ACLA Board Listening Session
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Library Directors and Board Members are invited to meet with ACLA Board representatives to discuss advocacy, the ACLA strategic plan and other topics related to public libraries in Allegheny County.

LOCATION: Program Room
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Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Primary Elections
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Program Room
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