July 2022 Newsletter

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(724) 226-3491 1522 Broadview Blvd. Natrona Heights, PA 15065

July 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

Come party with the library this month!

Children (Birth thru Kindergarten) Outdoor Story Time - Tuesdays starting June 14 1

2:00-1:00 pm Grab a blanket or some folding chairs and join Miss Judy at Riverview Park, Tarentum at noon during June and July. She will be located near the water play area, weather permitting. No registrations required.

Swim into Story Time - Tuesdays starting June 14 | 9:30-10:30 am Swim into Story Time this summer! 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.

Baby Time - Wednesdays starting June 15 9:30-10 am Join Miss Judy this summer for Baby Time in the library! There is no registration required. Join Miss Judy, Ploppers and Tony for stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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 www.alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or by calling 724-226-3491

Youth & Teens (Kindergarten-12th Grade) Dive into STEM! Every Thursday | 4:00 pm What’s the best part of STEM? The hands-on fun! With a new topic each week, come dive into engaging activities in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Recommended for kids in grades 1-4. Please register! Thursday, July 7: Perler Bead Art Thursday, July 14: Science Investigations - Sink or Float Thursday, July 21: What is Marine Biology? T

Thursday, July 28: Make a Light Up Polar Bear

Saturday Activities Every Saturday | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Stop at the library on Saturdays any time between 10 am and 2 pm to do a fun activity! No registrations required. Saturday, July 9: Sand Art Saturday Saturday, July 16: Shell Painting Saturday, July 23: Boat Races

Teen Take Out! Seashell Decoupage

Drawing Ocean Creatures!

Starting Saturday, July 9

Cartooning Class Tue, July 12 6:30 pm

In the Young Adult Section, supplies will be Rick Stromoski, the award-winning illustrator and provided to make Seashell decoupage! Stay nationally syndicated cartoonist, conducts a fun and make it in the

and interactive virtual cartooning workshop. For

library or take out


and make at home.

through 7th grade.

Free. While supplies



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

Register online at www.alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or by calling 724-226-3491


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Local History WHO KNEW? Secrets in Our Rivers Tuesday, July 19 6:00-7:00 pm ————————————— Did you know there was an island in the Allegheny River by Tarentum? Learn other local river mysteries in this month's WHO KNEW presentation! Please register to attend. Limited seating in person.

Discovering Family Roots Genealogy Group Friday, July 15th 1:00 pm Programming made possible through the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund.

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 Closed Friday




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More information and registrations are on our online calendar.

By appointment Saturday Call the library at (724) 226-3491 to make Saturday appointments.  Questions or local history requests may be made to: alvalley@einetwork.net  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 www.alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or by calling 724-226-3491

Adults The Cloud and Data

Ocean Crafts for Adults

Storage Thurs, July 7 6:00 Come to the library starting

Anime Club Wed, July 13 5:30pm

Saturday, July 9th during Join our group of fellow anime open hours and make a fun enthusiasts for good When it comes to digital storage, "the mermaid-themed lantern! discussions and showings of cloud" is something many people use, And starting on Saturday, awesome anime! If teens grade but just as many don't understand July 23rd, make a fun beach- 9 and up would like to attend, how it works. Come learn all about themed terrarium! Limited please provide a permission what the cloud is, as well as an supply, first come first serve. slip, available at the front desk. overview of data storage and how it




RSVP to attend this free class.

Reflections on Spectacle Pond Sat, July 14 6:00 pm Poet





Underwater Photography

Titanic Murder

and Scuba Diving


Thurs, July 21 6:00 pm

Fri, July 22 4:00 pm

intimate window into his creative Take a dive beneath the waves, There’s been a murder on process with poetry, photography, through the lens of an the Titanic! Come to the meditation, nature and more! George, underwater photographer! Learn library, put on your a native of St. Clairsville, Ohio and the about marine life, scuba diving and detective caps and help the southern Pittsburgh area, has spent underwater photography the last 30 years finding inspiration on straight from a local professional the edge of a New England pond. Scuba Diver trainer, Jennifer Please RSVP to attend! This free Dillaman. Please RSVP to

guests onboard figure out

event will be live-streamed at the attend. library and on Zoom.


whodunit. This event is recommended for ages 13 and up. Please RSVP to

Wednesday, July 27 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 the classic story A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. Please register to attend, limited seating in person. Funding for these programs is provided by the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Register online at www.alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or by calling 724-226-3491

Upcoming Events Computer and Internet Literacy Class: Build a Better Web Search! Thursday, August 4 | 6:00 pm Would you like to learn about how to use computers and electronics better? Do you want to know more about browsing the internet more easily and safely? Maybe you already know a little already but need a refresher? Welcome to the monthly Computer and Internet Literacy Class, where we strive to teach people more about using electronics and surfing the world wide web. This month, we are delving into the world of web searches and learning about how to find information on the internet beyond just a “google” search! Please RSVP to attend.

Discover Medicare

Library Closings in July

August 13 10:00 am

Monday, July 4th

August 18 6:30 pm

Independence 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 412-5120106.

August’s WHO KNEW? What’s in the Name? Tuesday, August 16 6:00 pm Did you know until the town of Freeport was incorporated in 1833, locals called it "Todd's Town?” William Todd and his son, David, purchased the land in 1786. Discover more interesting "name" facts in the library's Who Knew" presentation! Reservations are requested to attend at the library and on Zoom. Limited seating in person.

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

Register online at www.alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or by calling 724-226-3491

Website: www.alleghenyvalleylibary.org Facebook: @CommunityLibraryofAlleghenyValley Want text updates? Join our BAND! 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 www.familyplacelibraries.org.

50 Book Challenge

Outside the Lines

Tuesday, July 26 6:00-7:00 pm

Adult Crafting Club

The library challenges you to read 50 books in a year, and it’s not too late to start! Come and share your latest reads, swap book recommendations, and socialize with fellow readers. No registrations required.

Monday, July 25 5:30 pm Come join us for a fun craft with other fellow crafters! Our featured craft is painting ocean and beach themed rocks. If you want to bring your own crafting projects, feel free! Please register to attend!

Stop by the library on July 30 for Kona Ice! 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 the library has held since 2020 showcases CLAV 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, newsletters, and hashtags on our social media posts. These designate programs which have a focus on one or more of the five literacies. Want to know more? Ask a librarian or visit www.PAForward.org for more information on this statewide library initiative!