Welcome to the Cooper-Siegel Community Library Adult Services Page!
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!
December Book Clubs
Booked for Lunch | Friday 12/09 @ 12:00. This group meets in person AND online in a hybrid format on the 2nd Friday of the month. We read fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, memoirs etc! In December we are reading a collection of Childrens’ books about winter, eating cookies, and voting on our 2023 selections! Register here regardless of how you’re participating, you’ll receive the Zoom link if you need it.
Sharpsburg Sleuths Book Club (Sharpsburg Branch) Tuesday 12/20 @ 7:00 Get a clue with the Sharpsburg Sleuths! We read all mysteries, all the time. This group meets in-person in the Fiction Room at the Sharpsburg Branch. In December we are reading the holiday mystery Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews, in which a Santa impersonator is murdered right before the town holiday parade. Register here.
Speculative Fiction Book Club (Sharpsburg Branch) | Wednesday 12/14 @ 7:00 Stimulating discussions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles. This group meets in-person in the Fiction Room at the Sharpsburg Branch on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. In December we are reading the portal fantasy novella, In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire, in which a girl tries to outsmart the rules of the logical world she’s transported to in order to stay forever. For adult fans of Narnia or Alice in Wonderland!. Register here.
Evening Book Group | Monday 11/28 @ 7:00 The Evening Book Group meets in person AND online in a hybrid format on the 4th Monday of the month. The Evening Book Group is on hiatus until January.
NEW!! Cookbook Club | Thursday 12/8 @ 7:00 Join your fellow cookbook-obsessed-peeps as we read, cook, chat and EAT! We’ll meet once a month on the first Thursdays from 7-8 PM. Each month, we’ll choose a cookbook or common ingredient or cuisine. We’ll each cook something to share and gather to eat and talk! In December, we’re reading and cooking up something cozy from The Chef and the Slow Cooker by Hugh Acheson. Register here
Events and Programs!
- Holidays in Sharpsburg Historical Exhibiton December 8, 2022 at 2:23 am
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.
- DIY Lab Appt (Jim)on December 8, 2022 at 2:23 am
12/08/22 @ 9:00am - 12/08/22 @ 12:00pm 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: 12/07/2022 @ 9:00am 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 Workeron December 8, 2022 at 2:23 am
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.
- Crochet n' Thingson December 8, 2022 at 2:23 am
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!
Looking for a good book?
Enjoy full access to The New York Times, compliments of Cooper-Siegel Community Library. Read at the library or anywhere else. Create a free NYTimes account and then start exploring today. To make it really easy, download the NYTimes app on your phone! The NYTimes is an essential source for fearless reporting, varied perspectives and practical advice on nearly every topic — from the vital issues shaping our world to the simple pleasures that make everyday life better. Click HERE to start reading.
Resources & Online Learning
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