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(724) 226-3491

1522 Broadview Blvd. Natrona Heights, PA 15065

August 2022

A Publication of Community Library of Allegheny Valley

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am to 8pm - Friday 10am to 3pm - Saturday 10am to 2pm - Closed Sunday

Thank you for participating in Summer Reading! Look at how awesome you all are:

Children (Birth thru Kindergarten) Baby Time - Wednesdays Starting September 7 | 9:30 am Baby Time is back for fall! Miss Judy will present Baby Time in the library every Wednesday morning through December 6! There is no registration required. Join Miss Judy and Ploppers for stories, songs, rhymes and more!

Story Time - Dates and Times to be Announced Miss Judy is back with Story Time in the library! This class is for children 3 to 5 years of age. We read stories, sing, count, recite the ABC's and a whole lot more fun! Registration is not required.

Picked for Me Packs What does your child like? Fairy Princesses? Dinosaurs? Trucks? Kittens? Let us put together a special packet just for them!

Need Resources for Young Children? We’ve Got You Covered! Check out the “Health and Information Literacy” shelves in the children’s section. We have books on a number of topics to help you better care for and nurture your child!

Funding for these programs is provided by the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Register online at or by calling 724-226-3491

Youth & Teens (Kindergarten-12th Grade) Lego Challenges Wednesday, September 7 | 4:30 pm Calling all LEGO Builders! This program offers challenge activities to spark your imagination and build critical thinking skills. Free for children in Grades 2-5. Registration required. Limited spaces.

Magic Tree House Adventures Thursday, September 15 | 4:30 pm Join Mrs. Wilson at the library as she reads aloud from a selected Magic Tree House book that includes a hands-on book related activity/craft. Written by Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House is one of the best-selling chapter book series of all time. Come travel through time with Jack and Annie! This free program is for children in grades 1-4. Registration required. Limited spaces.

Needle and Thread Club Saturday, September 17 | 1:00 pm

Book Club Tuesday, September 27 | 5:00 pm

Join us for hands-on sewing, weaving and other This historical fiction series tells a terrifying and textile-based projects. This self-guided free thrilling story from history, through the eyes of a kid program is for youth in 4th Grade & up. Basic who lived to tell the tale! This free program is for materials


Registration children in grades 3-6. One name will be drawn from

required. Limited spaces.

those in attendance and that lucky child will win a free paperback copy of next month's book! Registration required. Limited spaces.

Funding for these programs is provided by the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Register online at or by calling 724-226-3491

Local History WHO KNEW? What's in the Name... Tuesday, August 16 6:00-7:00 pm ————————————— Did you know until the town of Freeport was incorporated in 1833, locals called it "Todd's Town?" Discover more interesting local "name" facts in this month's WHO KNEW presentation! Please register to attend. Limited seating in person. Local history programming is made possible through the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund.

Discovering Family Roots Genealogy Group Friday, August 19 1:00 pm Share ideas with others, learn new research tips, and see what research resources are available in the library Local History Hours Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 6:00 pm




Registrations are required. More information and registrations are on our online calendar.

Closed Friday By appointment Saturday Call the library at (724) 226-3491 to make Saturday appointments.  Questions or local history requests may be made to:  More local history info can be found on our website. Funding for these programs is provided by the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Register online at or by calling 724-226-3491

Adults Build a Better Web Search!

Adult Craft: Pocket

Anime Club

Thurs, August 4 6:00 pm


Wed, August 10 5:30

This month, we are delving into the Come to the library starting Join our group of fellow anime world of web searches and learning Saturday, August 13th during enthusiasts



about how to find specific information

open hours discussions and showings of

on the internet beyond just a “google”

and make a awesome anime! If teens grade

search! Please RSVP to attend.

pocket hug! 9 and up would like to attend, Limited

please provide a



slip from the front desk.

First come, first serve.

Adult Painting Class:

Discover Medicare

Ham Radio in 2022!

Tropical Hibiscus

August 18 6:30 pm

Wed, August 17 6:00 pm

Thurs, August 11 5:30 pm

You're Invited to Attend a Free Is ham radio still a viable hobby in Medicare


Seminar! 2022? Join Bob Bastone, a member

Licensed Insurance Agent, Janey of the Skyview Radio Society in Zeilinger, will make it easy for New Kensington, as he teaches all everyone



how about amateur radio, how it works,

Medicare works and how to get and how fun it can be! Please Join us for a fun and easy painting class for adults! Please RSVP,




the most out of it. Reserve your register. spot at 1-800-800-1999 or 412-512-0106.


Wednesday, August 24 6:00 pm Welcome to the Kitchen Sink Book Club, where we strive to read a little bit of everything the literary world has to offer! This month, we will be reading and discussing Outlawed by Anna North. Please register to attend, limited seating.

Funding for these programs is provided by the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Register online at or by calling 724-226-3491

Upcoming Events Computer and Internet Literacy Class:

Adult Craft: Mini Canvas Hearts

The Basics: How to Use a Computer

Starting Saturday, September 3

Thursday, September 1 | 6:00 pm

Starting September 3, show your love for the

Welcome to the monthly Computer and Internet library and paint on miniature canvases! Take Literacy Class! This month, we’re going over the basics the canvas home, paint a heart or something of using a computer, how to clean related to your love for reading or the library, up your PC and desktop, and what and return it to be displayed here at the library software is good to get for free! for a mini art exhibition! Please RSVP.

Discover Medicare

Library Closings

September 8 | 6:30pm

Monday, September 5

September 17 | 10:00 am

Labor Day

You're invited to attend a free Medicare 101 Seminar! Licensed Insurance Agent, Janey Zeilinger, will make it easy for everyone to understand how Medicare works and how to get the most out of it! Reserve your spot today by phone at 1-800-800-1999 or



Identity Theft

September’s WHO KNEW?

Thursday, September 15 | 1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20 | 6:00 pm

Identity theft is a constant threat. 1 in 3 adults in Look for details of this month's presentation to be America have experienced identity theft. Join us announced later! as we go over Social Security Number Theft, The WHO KNEW? series is presented by the Medical Identity Theft, Criminal Identity Theft, library's local history department each month on the Financial Identity Theft and Driver’s License

3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm. All programs highlight some

Theft! Please RSVP. local connection to our local area!

Funding for these programs is provided by the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Register online at or by calling 724-226-3491

Support the library by purchasing a Cash Calendar Lottery Raffle Ticket. Tickets can be purchased for $5 each online or at the library and will be available for each month of 2022. All cash winnings will be determined by the amount shown on the ticket. Each entry is two lottery numbers. Winning numbers taken from the official PA Daily 'PICK 3" No. 7 PM drawing - 1st number drawn is official. Thanks for your support!

CLAV is a Family Place Library™ Family Place™ builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries™ is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information. For more information, ask a librarian or visit

50 Book Challenge

Outside the Lines

Tuesday, August 23 6:00-7:00 pm Adult Crafting Club Come and share your latest reads, swap book recommendations, and socialize with fellow readers. This is a very fun and relaxed structure that allows you to share in all things reading with like-minded people. No

Monday, August 22 5:30 pm

registrations needed.

want to bring your own crafting projects, feel free!

Come join us for a fun craft with other fellow crafters!






personalized photo candles and knitting 101. If you Please register.

Moving Forward with PA Forward


CLAV is a PA Forward Gold Star Library! ®

What does that mean? PA Forward is a literacy initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Its mission is to fuel success in our communities by promoting the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic & Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. The “Gold Star” library designation CLAV has held since 2020 showcases the library as a high-quality learning provider, offering programming and services essential for early literacy and life-long learning alike. ®

Look for the Literacy Logos! You will notice the PA Forward literacy logos in CLAV’s flyers and newsletters. These designate programs which have a focus on one or more of the five literacies. Want to know more? Ask a librarian or visit for more information on this statewide library initiative. ®