Library Programs - Spring 2021
This book club is always on...line! Online book club will meet on our website. Discussions will take place in a blog commenting format, so you can read at your own pace, and join the discussion whenever it’s convenient for you!
Remarkable Relics: Museum Lecture Series: Every Tuesday at 5pm

This History Center Affiliates Program (HCAP) series is a virtual collaboration between museums and select area libraries - including CHCL! The series offers the chance to see a virtual showcase of remarkable relics from the museums' rich collection and learn from museum representatives!

Each Tuesday will feature discussion with representatives from a different museum!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Fort Pitt Museum

Tuesday, March 9, 2021: Lincoln Highway Experience

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic Village

Tuesday, March 23, 2021: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center

Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Join our e-LEGO Club!

Every Saturday we'll post a fun LEGO building prompt for you on our social media (or you can sign up here to have the prompts emailed). You create something to go along with the prompt and share it with us through social media or by emailing chcommunitylibrary@gmail.com. Then the library will share all the creations in our social media "Virtual Lego Club Album" and show off your creativity!

If you don't have LEGO bricks of your own, you can borrow some from our Little Free LEGO Library, made possible by generous donations! Call or email the library to get started with getting one of our LEGO kits!
Museum Storytimes
Every Saturday at 10am

This History Center Affiliates Program (HCAP) series is a virtual collaboration between museums and select area libraries - including CHCL! A representative from the museum will read a story that will introduce children to local history in a fun and engaging way. Following the storytime, kids will be encouraged to participate in an activity based on the story we read!

Each Saturday will feature storytime with representatives from a different museum!

Saturday, February 27th: Heinz History Center

Saturday, March 6, 2021: Fort Pitt Museum

Saturday, March 13, 2021: Lincoln Highway Experience

Saturday, March 20, 2021: Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic Village

Saturday, March 27, 2021: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center

Saturday, April 10, 2021: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Potato Chip Day
STEM Challenge!
Take and Make Kits Available starting 3/8

March 14th is National Potato Chip Day! In honor of the savory snack, this take and make kit offers lots of great info on the inventor of the potato chip, George Crum, as well as a fun STEM challenge, AND a snack!
City Nature Challenge
and Citizen Science
Tuesday, March 30th
at 5:30pm
Do you like to walk or hike? Do you own a smartphone? Are you curious about what's in your own backyard? Then join us for an online event to learn how you can join the City Nature Challenge, an international Citizen Science event with thousands of participants around the globe! Join us online here.
Cozy Critter Crafts

Once a month, we’ll have take and make kits available to make felt crafts! All supplies & instructions included!

3/15 – Pony Pocket Pal
(a My Little Pony felt stuffie)

4/12 – Penny for Pig
(piggy bank shaped felt coin purse)

5/10 – Yoda Best (make your own felt Baby Yoda!)
Recycled Poetry
Take and Make Kits Available Starting Apri 1st

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with these take & make kits full of supplies & instructions for creating blackout poetry & other kinds too!
DIY Jazz Band
Take and Make Kits Available starting 4/5

April is National Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of the extraordinary history & heritage of jazz music, this take and make kit includes lots of great info, book recommendations, & supplies to make a few of your own instruments!
"It's Good to be Queen: Every Woman’s Pocket Guide to Financial Sovereignty"
Author Event 4/13 at 7pm

When it comes to your money & finances, are you a damsel in distress? Don’t wait for Prince Charming to settle for being “princess.” Be the Queen of your financial life.

Roselyn Wilkinson is a Registered Representative of & securities offered through Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc. (BFCFS). Member FINRA/SIPC. MD&A Financial Management Company & BFCFS are independent entities. She is the author of "It's Good to be Queen: Every Woman’s Pocket Guide to Financial Sovereignty."

Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation to attend this program.
Galaxy Rock Painting
Take and Make Kits Available starting 5/4

In honor of May the 4th come paint some beautiful galaxy scenes on a rock for your garden, room, or for a friend! Each kit will include supplies and instructions. 
Star Party:
Saturday, May 15th
at 8:45pm

Come and enjoy a night of viewing the stars, planets, galaxies and nebula! Our night will begin with a presentation from our own local Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Listen to what can be seen in our own galaxy the “Milky Way”, plus galaxies that are millions of miles away.

After the presentation, all guests will be invited to go outside and look through the telescopes of volunteers. Explanations of what is being viewed will be given along with answering of any questions that are asked. Masks and distancing guidelines will be enforced.
Tuesday Music and Flannel Fun
Every Tuesday
Online stories and fun sent right to your email inbox! Pick up our flannel board kits (made possible in part by Jimmy Z’s) at the library, then join our email list for all the early literacy goodness! Register by call, email, or at the link here! 
Online Storytimes with Mrs. Susan
Come sing songs and read along with us! Recommended for children ages 3-5, get storytime sent right to you! Please register at the link here!