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  • The Art of Travel: Photographer Stu Chandler
    on June 20, 2024 at 11:08 am

    06/17/24 @ 12:00am - 06/22/24 @ 12:00am Sharpsburg Stu Chandler has been fortunate to travel the world, always with a camera in one hand, usually a cup of coffee in the other. In 2021, he closed the chapter on his career as an engineering manager for a major semiconductor manufacturer and is now free to explore the world through the eyes of an artist. Photography is often expected to be a documentary representation of what the photographer saw.  As an artist, however, Stu seeks to create images with a sense of place, interest, moment, drama, beauty. Through the digital darkroom, he embraces the freedom to shape an image to realize the full potential of a scene, with no apologies. Stu is a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America. The Art of Travel will be on view daily through 7/5. Join us for a closing reception on Friday 7/5, 6:30pm-8pm. Learn more about Stu on his website and social media: Website: https://stuchandlerphotography.com/ Instagram: @stucphoto17 Facebook: facebook.com/StuCPhoto  

  • 1-on-1 ESL Chat
    on June 20, 2024 at 11:08 am

    06/20/24 @ 6:00pm - 06/20/24 @ 7:00pm Hearst Room (William Randolph Hearst Study Room) Cooper-Siegel One-on-One ESL Session. If you're interested, please email Lauren Williams at williamsl2@coopersiegelcommunitylibrary.org

  • Crochet n' Things
    on June 20, 2024 at 11:08 am

    06/20/24 @ 6:00pm - 06/20/24 @ 7:00pm Reading Room (Scott Family Reading Room) Cooper-Siegel Drop-ins welcome as space permits. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Registration starts: 12/31/1969 @ 7:00pm Registration end: 06/20/2024 @ 6:00pm 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 and knitting needles on hand to get you started on your yarn journey! June: Round Crochet Bag July: Sunflower Coaster August: Mini Cat Amigurumi

  • Author Talk: Zach Brodt
    on June 20, 2024 at 11:08 am

    06/20/24 @ 6:30pm - 06/20/24 @ 8:00pm Program Room (Verne C. Koch Program Room) Cooper-Siegel Adults 18+ only please. Please register online or call the library at 412-828-9520 (CSCL) or 412-781-0783 (SCL). Registration is required. Registration starts: 02/13/2024 @ 8:00am Registration end: 06/20/2024 @ 6:30pm In this presentation, based on his recent book From the Steel City to the White City, Zachary Brodt will explore Western Pennsylvania’s representation at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, the first major step in demonstrating that Pittsburgh was more than simply America’s crucible—it was also a region of developing culture and innovation. The 1893 Columbian Exposition presented a chance for the United States to prove to the world that it was an industrial giant ready to become a global superpower. The Chicago fairgrounds provided an opportunity for area companies to display the region’s many products and exposed thousands of Western Pennsylvanians to the White City and its offerings. While Pittsburgh’s most famous contributions to the 1893 World’s Fair—alternating current electricity and the Ferris wheel—had a lasting impact on the United States and the world, other exhibits provided a snapshot of the area’s industries, natural resources, and inventions. Brodt will explore how the success of these exhibits and the experiences of Pittsburghers at the exposition launched Western Pennsylvania into the twentieth century. Zachary Brodt is the University Archivist and Records Manager for the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the author of From the Steel City to the White City: Western Pennsylvania and the World’s Columbian Exposition. He has previously published articles about the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike and Pitt’s hiring of Jonas Salk, among other topics. He is also a council member of the Pennsylvania Historical Association.

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