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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!
March Book Clubs
Booked for Lunch | Friday 03/10 @ 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 March we are discussing The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris. Copies are available for you at the Front Desk (or try an eBook for your Kindle or iPad)! The audiobook version is also available on Libby. 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 03/28 @ 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. This month we’re reading the Irish murder mystery, A Distant Grave by Sarah Stewart Taylor. Register here.
Speculative Fiction Book Club (Sharpsburg Branch) | Wednesday 03/08 @ 7:00 Stimulating discussions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles. In March, our theme is Once More Upon a Time, fantasy retellings! Our selection is the mythological retelling, Circe by Madeline Miller, a nominee for the Women’s Prize for Fiction Register here.
Evening Book Group | Monday 03/27 @ 7:00 The Evening Book Group meets in person AND online in a hybrid format on the 4th Monday of the month. In February, we’re reading Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.. Please park in the back of the library and use the doors to the far right to enter the library. Register here.
Cookbook Club | Thursday 03/09 @ 7:00 In March, let’s bake something! Yum! A recent obsession of mine is Claire Saffitz. She is quite the baker and hilarious to boot. I’ve watched all her YouTube videos and own her book, Dessert Person. She is a gem! We’ll have copies of Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence and her newest book, What’s For Dessert? Simple Recipes for Dessert People available at the library in early February so stop by and pick one up! Register here
Events and Programs!
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- Sharpsburg: Rewilding Art Exhibiton March 27, 2023 at 8:48 pm
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.
- Mid-Week Knitterson March 27, 2023 at 8:48 pm
03/29/23 @ 1:00pm - 03/29/23 @ 3:00pm Reading Room (Scott Family Reading Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Registration is required. Registration starts: 03/07/2023 @ 7:00am Registration end: 06/01/2023 @ 12:00pm Join a group of knitters for 2 hours of crafting and chatting. New knitters welcome! Bring your current projects. Please register but drop-ins are welcome!
- Crochet n' Thingson March 27, 2023 at 8:48 pm
03/30/23 @ 6:00pm - 03/30/23 @ 7:00pm Reading Room (Scott Family Reading Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library Drop-ins welcome as space permits. All supplies provided. Registration is required. 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!
- 1-on-1 ESL Chaton March 27, 2023 at 8:48 pm
03/30/23 @ 4:00pm - 03/30/23 @ 5:00pm McLaughlin (Harry W. McLaughlin Jr Room) Cooper-Siegel Community Library One-on-One ESL Session. If you're interested, please email Lauren Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Resources & Online Learning
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