Welcome to Cooper-Siegel Community Library!

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Save the date for our 2nd annual Books, Besties & Brunch event on May 21st at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Meet Angeline Boulley, the author of the award-winning novel, The Firekeeper’s Daughter. 

Event sponsorships are available now. Tickets go on sale April 10th. 




Our Community Stories


Our Community Stories is a multi-year local oral history project where we collect and organize audio stories and related photographs share from our rich social and cultural history around the Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Indiana Township, O’Hara Township, and Sharpsburg communities. Check out the website to hear some of these stories and consider contributing your own!

Events and Programs!

Printable calendar: March

  • Sharpsburg: Rewilding Art Exhibit
    on March 28, 2023 at 7:33 am

    03/27/23 @ 12:00am - 04/01/23 @ 12:00am Sharpsburg Community Library View Rewilding, a solo art exhibit by local artist Hez Poole of Forestpaw Studios! Poole shares her reverence for nature in all its feral vibrancy and raw beauty through eclectic maximalist paintings of wild animals.  Combining rich, earthy tones and vibrant, street-style work, she weaves together a modern, urban portrayal of well-loved fauna.  Using 100% up-cycled materials, Poole artfully renders her belief that our best future is born from preserving what we already have.  Rewilding will be on view during library hours daily through April 8.

  • Wiggle Storytime
    on March 28, 2023 at 7:33 am

    03/28/23 @ 10:30am - 03/28/23 @ 11:00am Program Room (Verne C. Koch Program Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library Drop-ins welcome as space permits. This program is designed for children and accompanying adults; please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Registration is required. Children 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us every week for a wiggly, giggly program featuring fingerplays, bounces, tickles, and shakers. We will be inside in our program room on the lower-level so that we have room to spread out. Engaging young children in positive experiences with stories and songs helps them learn language, bond with their caregiver, and explore the world around them. Please register for any dates you plan to attend separately. 

  • 1-on-1 ESL Chat
    on March 28, 2023 at 7:33 am

    03/28/23 @ 12:00pm - 03/28/23 @ 1:00pm McLaughlin (Harry W. McLaughlin Jr Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library One-on-One ESL Session. If you're interested, please email Lauren Williams at williamsl2@coopersiegelcommunitylibrary.org

  • Make-n-Take
    on March 28, 2023 at 7:33 am

    03/28/23 @ 4:30pm - 03/28/23 @ 5:30pm Program Room (Verne C. Koch Program Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library Please register online or call the library at 412-828-9520 (CSCL) or 412-781-0783 (SCL). Registration is required. Make and Take continues this winter, now on a Tuesday! Join us for fun, hands-on ways to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through arts and crafts that you get to take home with you. For kids in grades K-6. Jan. 10 - Recycled Book Hedgehog Jan. 17 - Straw Weaving Jan. 24 - Pet Cactus Rocks Jan. 31 - 3D Printed Snowflake Feb. 7 - LED Popsicle Flashlight Feb. 14 - Beeswax Candle Feb. 21 - Cotton Ball Launcher Feb. 28 - Circle Weaving March 7 - Calming Glitter Jars March 14 - Simple Screen Printing March 21 - Sprout House March 28 - Wind Chimes April 4 - Pompom Critters April 11 - Pug Bookmark April 18 - Pokémon Fuse Beads April 25 - Light-up Origami May 2 - Star Wars Light Saber Cards May 9 - Remake Learning Days: Take Apart

What’s New!

CLA Land Acknowledgement

The Community Library Association acknowledges that our libraries and the communities we serve occupy the ancestral land of the Onodawaga people, who are popularly known as the Seneca Nation, a people who are one of the six nations of the great Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Iroquois. We also recognize that the Seneca generously welcomed Lenapi Nation (Delaware) refugees from eastern Pennsylvania where their territory was invaded by European settlers.

The Lenapi settled here in the Pittsburgh area in the region of Lawrenceville and north in Kittaning. Shawnee Nation communities were also welcomed into this region and settled here. We not only honor these original inhabitants, including well-known regional historical figures such as Seneca Chief Guyasuta who resided in the area now occupied by the town of Sharpsburg and Seneca Clan Mother Alliquippa, but acknowledge the history of colonialism that led to our presence here.

While we cannot change the past, we acknowledge that Indigenous people are integral to our history and our present. We are dedicated to being stewards of this land and the Allegheny River flowing through our communities. Through the sharing of stories, information, and care for the land and people of our community we will ensure that all are welcome and respected.


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