Welcome to Cooper-Siegel Community Library!

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 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: January


  • 2023 Winter Reading Challenge
    on February 2, 2023 at 9:09 am

    01/07/23 @ 12:00am - 02/28/23 @ 12:00am All Locations Our 2023 Winter Reading Challenge encourages people of all ages to read, attend library programs and enjoy this chilly season! Research suggests that reading reduces stress and helps keep your brain healthy.  How do I register? Pre-Register anytime! There are three ways to register! Pick the one that works best for you. Stop by the Cooper-Siegel Community Library or Sharpsburg Community Library to register in person and receive a paper Bingo Card. Create an online account or log into your account on Beanstack and then select the Cooper-Siegel & Sharpsburg Community Libraries Winter Reading Challenge. Download the Beanstack app (available for iOS and android) and create an account or log into your account and then select the Cooper-Siegel & Sharpsburg Community Libraries Winter Reading Challenge. How does it work? Sign-up here, or use the Beanstack Tracker app, or stop by one of our libraries. Read whatever you wish, AND earn a raffle ticket every day you read or complete an activity on the virtual bingo card. Come back to our libraries to drop your tickets into a raffle or enter them virtually on the Beanstack app. Questions? Contact Megan Fogt, fogtm2@einetwork.net or call 412-828-9250 ext. 5018.

  • Sharpsburg: Inspired by Black Artists Showcase
    on February 2, 2023 at 9:09 am

    01/30/23 @ 12:00am - 02/04/23 @ 12:00am Sharpsburg Community Library Celebrate Black History Month with our next art show, the Inspired by Black Artists Showcase! This show features work inspired by the art of Black American artists including Deborah Roberts, Alma Thomas, Jacob Lawrence, and more! Participating artists: Alison Babusci Lauren Broyles Drunk Dino Designs Nanci Goldberg Melanie Linn Gutowski Zach Kerchensky Biographical information about each Black American artist is on display alongside the pieces inspired by their work. Exhibit on view during library hours through 2/25.

  • DIY Lab Appt (Jim)
    on February 2, 2023 at 9:09 am

    02/02/23 @ 10:00am - 02/02/23 @ 1:00pm DIY Lab Formats our lab supports: photographs, documents up to 8.5″ x 11″, negatives/Film ( 35mm, 4” x 5”, medium and 8” x 10”), 35 mm slides, audio cassette tapes, VHS cassette tapes, 8, Hi8 and digital 8 video cassette tapes Formats our lab cannot support: betamax, reel to reel audio, 8 and 16mm film and slides in any format other than 35 mm Adults 18+ only please. Registration is required. Registration starts: 07/05/2022 @ 8:00am Registration end: 02/01/2023 @ 8:00am This event is for a 1-on-1 Digitize It Yourself (D.I.Y.) Lab appointment. During the appointment, you can transfer and store your analog memorabilia, such as photos, slides, audio and video cassettes, into a digital format for safekeeping. Before making your appointment, please review our late/cancelation/no-show policy. Our volunteers donate their personal time to this work, therefore you are expected to arrive for your lab appointment at the appointment time or to notify the library at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment if you cannot keep it. if you arrive 20 minutes or more after your scheduled time, your appointment will be canceled. Please call the library if you are running late or need to cancel your appointment.  if you fail to show up twice, within 12 months, you will be dismissed from the opportunity to use our DIY Lab. Click here for information on formats and equipment. 

  • Sharpsburg: Ask a Social Worker
    on February 2, 2023 at 9:09 am

    02/02/23 @ 10:00am - 02/02/23 @ 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.

What’s New!

Join the 2023 Winter Reading Program

January 7th – February 28th

Our 2023 Winter Reading Challenge encourages people of all ages to read, attend library programs and enjoy this chilly season! Research suggests that reading reduces stress and helps keep your brain healthy. 

Click to find out how to participate!


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.