Welcome to Cooper-Siegel Community Library!

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Shape the future of your library by completing a survey by December 9th. Your input matters to us! 

 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: October and November

  • Holidays in Sharpsburg Historical Exhibit
    on December 8, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    12/05/22 @ 12:00am - 12/10/22 @ 12:00am Sharpsburg Community Library "City sidewalks/busy sidewalks/dressed in holiday style..." Take a walk down memory lane with the Holidays in Sharpsburg exhibit, curated by the Sharpsburg Historical Commission! Exhibit will be on view during library hours through Saturday 1/14/23.

  • Sharpsburg: Ask a Social Worker
    on December 8, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    12/08/22 @ 10:00am - 12/08/22 @ 5:00pm Sharpsburg Community Library Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Our social work intern Calvin is here to help! They can provide resources and support regarding: Housing Food assistance Unemployment Mental health Harm reduction LGBTQ issues and more! They're typically here Wednesday through Friday during library hours, but check the calendar for specific days/times.

  • Sharpsburg: Teen Time
    on December 8, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    12/08/22 @ 4:30pm - 12/08/22 @ 5:30pm Community Room Sharpsburg Community Library Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Please register online or call the library at 412-828-9520 (CSCL) or 412-781-0783 (SCL). All supplies provided. Registration is required. Registration starts: 11/10/2022 @ 8:00am Registration end: 12/08/2022 @ 4:30pm Hang out, make friends, and express yourself! Each week there will be different activities to try - from STEM to art to writing!  

  • Crochet n' Things
    on December 8, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    12/08/22 @ 6:00pm - 12/08/22 @ 7:00pm Reading Room (Scott Family Reading Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Registration is required. Fall is almost here and we're thinking about crochet!  Come hang out with us as we crochet, knit, or do any other fun yarn craft! Finley is here to teach you crochet and if you don't have any supplies, don't worry! The library is regularly donated yarn and we'll have extra crochet hooks on hand to get you started in your crochet journey!  

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.

PA Voter Registration!

Governor Wolf’s recent Executive Order to expand access to voter registration is asking PA Libraries to provide a link to the online voter registration page. If you are not already a registered voter in PA, please click the link below so you can be ready to vote in any upcoming election!

PA online voter registration page.