What’s going on at the Frank Sarris Public Library

April 25, 2017
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Ongoing programs

Adult Education Classes, 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Do you need your high school equivalency diploma? Join us to improve reading, writing or math skills; prepare for your GED or HiSET; build skills to attend a postsecondary program or get help with resumes and cover letters for your job search. These free adult education classes are provided by Intermediate Unit 1. Call 724-938-3241 ext. 414 to schedule an orientation appointment.

Lego Club, 5 p.m. Mondays

Children in grades K-8 collaborate with other Master Builders on their own designs or special building challenges.

Adult English as a Second Language Class, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays

The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA offers free, confidential, one-on-one and small group tutoring for adults who need English as a second language instruction. For more information, call the Literacy Council of Southwestern PA at 724-228-6188.

Spanish Story Time, 11:15 a.m.

Tuesdays through May

Preschool children may join Ms. Noreen for story time favorites – stories and songs – in Spanish. Children will also have fun learning common Spanish words. Email questions to Ms. Noreen at npoploski@franksarrislibrary.org.

Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 23

Evening story hour for all ages offers theme stories, games and activities to share. Please check the website Event calendar for weekly themes. Resumes June 20.

Table Top Gaming, 3-6 p.m.

Wednesdays

More than 20 games to choose from, including classics like Monopoly, Scrabble and Catan, along with popular newcomers like Pandemic, Small World and Betrayal at House on the Hill. If you can’t make this organized playing time, stop by anytime to play.

Story Time, Monday through Thursday mornings through May 11; Mondays only beginning June 12

Programs for children 9 months to 5 years old are offered during the school year to promote early literacy skills. Check the website event calendar for days and times appropriate for your child or email Ms. Barb at bsomma@franksarrislibrary.org.

Little Picassos, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays through May 10

Children ages 2-5 along with their fun loving adult can join Ms. Barb at the library to do a craft with messy things like glitter, glue, water, paints, etc. Dress appropriately.

Knitting, 6 p.m. Wednesdays

Bring your current project and join the knitting group each week.

Wiggles and Giggles, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday through May 11

This is a motion class for 2 -to 5-year olds. We will be moving and dancing for 35-40 minutes. Email questions to Ms. Barb at bsomma@franksarrislibrary.org.

Popcorn and a Movie, noon Saturdays

Join us weekly in the teen lounge for some free, hot- buttered popcorn while taking in a movie on the big screen. Check our website event calendar for titles.

Of Dice and Men – Roleplaying Games, 2 p.m. Saturdays

Weekly, tabletop, roleplaying gaming sessions; a variety of games, most notably Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu. For teens and adults; newcomers should come an hour early to set up characters for play.

Summer Reading Camp, 10:15 a.m. Monday through Thursday beginning June 13

Throughout the summer, there will be three weeks of camp for children in grades K-3 and two weeks of camp for children in grades 4-7. Registration is required and the fee is $5 per week for each week they plan to attend. There will be two optional field trips, on Friday, June 30, and Friday, July 28, for students who attended camp in the two weeks prior to the field trip date. Registration is required for the field trips and there will be a nominal fee for each field trip. Space is limited for both the weekly camps and the field trips. Check the event page on the website for more information, including registration information, specific camp weeks, field trip destinations.

The Dabbling da Vincis, 1-3 p.m.

Mondays beginning June 12

This is a seven-week summer art class for children in grades 2-5. Join Ms. Barb to explore different artists and their work each week. Participants will create their own artwork in the spirit of the artist discussed that week. On Aug. 7, participants will take a field trip to the Carnegie Art Museum. Registration is required and there is a $20 fee due at registration that covers materials and the field trip.

Upcoming events

April 29

Big Foot Fest, 1-5 p.m.

The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation returns for an all- ages event. Learn the latest facts, findings and sightings about these mysterious creatures. For the younger family members, crafts and activities plus story time begins at 1:30 p.m. – all things Bigfoot!

May 1

Game Night, 6-8 p.m.

Adults of all ages join us as we play Go, Chess and Chinese checkers. This activity is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced players.

Teen Advisory Board, 6-7 p.m.

Students in grades 7-12 meet monthly to plan, organize and lead activities that will engage and benefit library patrons and members of the community. Planned activities can be fun, educational or service related, and they can be for anyone of any age. If you are a student who is interested in making a difference at your library and in your community, stop by the meeting or call for more information.

May 3

Nonfiction Book Club, 2 p.m.

Join us for the conclusion of our discussion of “Hamilton: An American Musical” by Lin Manuel-Miranda. New members are welcome!

May 6

Gamer’s Night , 7-10 p.m.

Join us for an after-hours game night. All ages are welcome; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $3 at the door. PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii, Retro Consoles and more. Snacks and drinks, too! Bring your own games or hand -held devices.

May 8

Ping Pong Night, 6-8 p.m.

Adults of all ages, bring a friend for a lively game of ping pong. This activity is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced players.

May 10

Book Bites, Noon - 1 p.m.

Join us to discuss Ron Rush’s “The Cove.” Stop by the main circulation desk to pick up your copy and make plans to join us. New members are welcome!

May 15

Game Night, 6 -8 p.m.

Adults of all ages join us as we play Go, chess and Chinese checkers. This activity is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced players.

May 18

Adult Coloring Club, 3 p.m.

Bring your own supplies or use ours and join us to practice this informal art therapy while enjoying some refreshments.

May 22

Ping-Pong Night, 6-8 p.m.

Adults of all ages, bring a friend for a lively game of Ping-Pong! This activity is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced players.

May 25

Book Chat, Noon-1 p.m.

Read whatever you like and attend when you can to discuss your current read.

June 5

Game Night, 6-8 p.m.

Adults of all ages join us as we play Go, Chess and Chinese checkers. This activity is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced players.

June 12

Ping-Pong Night, 6-8 p.m.

Adults of all ages, bring a friend for a lively game of Ping-Pong! This activity is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced players.

June 14

Book Bites, Noon-1 p.m.

Join us to discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings.” Stop by the main circulation desk to pick up your copy and make plans to join us. New members are welcome!

June 15

Adult Coloring Club, 3 p.m.

Bring your own supplies or use ours and join us to practice this informal art therapy.

More from Your Library

Accelerated Reader – Canon-McMillan students can earn Accelerated Reading points at the library. A computer is reserved in the Children’s Department exclusively for testing.

Ancestry Resources – Come to the library to take advantage of the subscription to Ancestry.com and get started researching your family tree. You can search billions of census, immigration, military records and more.

Art on Display in the Athena Sarris Gallery – Visit the second floor of the library regularly to enjoy exhibits provided by talented local artists and photographers. Visit the website to see what is currently on display. If you’re an artist interested in displaying your work in this venue, visit the website or stop in to get an application.

Comics Plus – Through the library’s website, Frank Sarris Public Library cardholders can access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Patrons have anytime, anywhere access with Web-connected devices such as tablets, PCs and smartphones. There is no limit on the number of titles that can be checked out, and the titles are always available, with no holds or waiting periods.

Continuing Education from Universal Class – Check out Gmail 101, Interview Skills 101, How to Quit Smoking and the other 500+ continuing education courses available at no cost through our website – all you need is a library card.

Digital Magazines from Zinio – The Frank Sarris Public Library is the only location in the area to provide this resource, and we offer a selection of more than 40 titles, including National Geographic, Readers Digest, Rachel Ray Everyday and Family Handyman.

Gently Used Books for Sale – Our used book sale is ongoing and new titles are being added all the time. You can replenish your bookshelves for just $5 per bag.

OverDrive – Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and Read-Along eBooks anytime, anywhere – all you need is your library card. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to enjoy one of the 1,700+ titles in the WAGGIN collection.

Young Explorer Kits – Thanks to the Grable Foundation’s generous funding of the Young Library Explorers program, we now have a total of 69 kits for infants, toddlers and elementary school aged (through fourth grade) children. Samples of our themes include: shapes, STEM, measurement and dinosaurs. These themed kits are filled with age-appropriate educational toys and other materials, and they are available to borrow. Stop by the Children’s Circulation desk to borrow a Kit or visit our website to learn more!

For more information or a complete listing of events, please visit www.franksarrislibrary.org, or call 724-745-1308.

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