June 2022 Newsletter

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

June 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

Get ready for the Scholastic Book Fair!—June 4 to 11 Announcing our Summer Reading Book Fair Theme: "Book Fair Under the Sea: Explore an Ocean of Books!” Welcome your child to an underwater world of reading, where kids can learn about sea life and habitats, create ocean-themed projects to exhibit at the library and discover amazing books that will get them hooked on reading.

Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities! This year, the Summer Reading theme is Oceans of Possibilities! We have a “fintastic” summer planned full of fun adventures and lots of reading for kids and adults alike. Pick up a welcome packet in the lobby during library hours for more information and come to our Summer Reading Kick-Off Luau on June 11th any time between 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Sign-ups are schooling your way on June 1st. Go to alleghenyvalleylibrary.org to sign up for Summer Reading!

Children (Birth thru Kindergarten) Outdoor Story Time - Tuesdays starting June 14 12:001:00 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? 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) Under the Sea Craft Time

Teen Craft: Mermaid

Dive into STEM!

Every Monday | 4:00 pm

Shell Bath Bombs

Every Thurs | 4:00 pm

Join Miss Suzy each week to

Tue, June 14 | 6:00 pm

With a new topic each week,

make a really cool Under the Sea Bring a friend and make these fun come




Craft! These are intended for mermaid shell bath bombs and activities in the world children


Kindergarten daydream

through 2nd grade. Please feeling! register. Supplies are limited.

summer Science, register to Engineering










Math! kids


grades 1-4. Please register!

Slime Time!

Saturday Activities

Step-by-Step Painting for

Every Friday | 11:00 am

Every Saturday

Teens: Mermaid Tail

Can't make enough slime?

Neither Stop




can we! Join us each week as we Saturdays


supplies provided. Recommended



Mon, June 20 5:30pm

time Learn how to make a new slime recipe. All between 10 am and 2 pm to paint a mermaid do



No tail with acrylics

for kids in grades 1-4. registrations required.

on canvas!

Please register!

Please register to attend.

Yo Ho Ho! A Pirate's Life

Teen Take Out

Teen Craft: Make a Sea

for Me!

Sat, June 18

Creature Keychain!

Wed, June 22 | 2—4 pm

Starting today, supplies will be

Thu, June 30 | 6:00 pm

Come to the library and see if you provided to make Painted Sunset Create cool pixelated sea can complete our pirate CD art! Stay and make it in the creature art using perler beads! All challenges! Find your pirate name, library or take out and make at supplies provided. Please make your very own

pirate hat,

home. Free!


do the pirate scavenger


hunt, and more!

grades 5-12.

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


Local History WHO KNEW? Bridges on the Allegheny Tuesday, June 21 6:00-7:00 pm Did you know the Tarentum Bridge is 70 years old this year? Learn little known facts about local bridges, the importance of barges and ferries in our rivers, and updates on new bridges in Allegheny Valley! Library seating is limited so please register to attend! Programming made possible through the Ira and Frances Wood Library Fund.

Image curtesy of www.pghbridges.com.

Discovering Family Roots Genealogy Group Friday, June 17th 1:00 pm

July’s WHO KNEW?


Share ideas with others, learn new research tips, and see

Secrets in Our Rivers Tuesday, July 19 6:00 pm

what research resources are available in the library local Did you know there was an island in the history department! Registrations are required. More Allegheny River by Tarentum? Learn information and registrations are on our online calendar!

Local History Hours Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

other river mysteries in this month's local




register to attend, limited seating in person.

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: 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 How to Use Beanstack for

Discover Medicare

Anime Club

Summer Reading

Mon, June 13 6:30 pm

Wed, June 15 5:30pm

Thurs, June 9 6:00 pm



Agent, Join our group of fellow anime

for good Learn all about how to use the Janey Zeilinger, will make it enthusiasts Beanstack website and app to keep easy for everyone to understand discussions and showings of track of what you've read, with the how Medicare works and how to awesome anime! If teens grade chance to win prizes during Summer get the most out of it. RSVP 9 and up would like to attend, Reading! Please register to attend today by calling 1-800-800- please provide a permission 1999 or (412) 512-0106. slip, available at the front desk. this free class. Limited seating in library.

Adult Craft:

Diving into 3D Printing!

Adult Painting: How to

Origami Sailboat

Sat, June 25 1:00 pm

Paint a Beach

Saturday, June 18 - All

Join us for an afternoon class

Wed, June 29 5:30 pm

Day (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) where we will learn all about 3D Join us for a relaxing painting Come to the library today during open hours and make a fun origami sailboat!


come, first serve.



printing, how it works, why it is class as we make a beautiful useful, and how you can take beach-side painting! Please advantage of the library's 3D

register to

printing service! Please RSVP


to attend this free class!

Wednesday, June 22 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 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. 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

Drawing Ocean Creatures: Virtual

Class: “The Cloud” and Data Storage

Cartooning Class

Thursday, July 7 | 6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 12 | 6:30 pm

“The Cloud" is something that many people use Join





daily, but just as many don't understand how it illustrator and nationally syndicated cartoonist, and works. Come and learn all about what it is, and learn to draw a variety of ocean creatures including take a look at all kinds of other data storage! Please RSVP to attend this free class.

sharks, sea horses, crabs and whales! For youth 2nd through 7th grade. Registration is required. Bring paper and pencils!

Reflections on Spectacle Pond | July 14 | 6:00 pm

Library Closings in July

Inspired by Zen poets and Thoreau’s Walden, George Kinder, a

Monday, July 4th

native of southern Ohio and southwest PA, has spent the last 30

Independence Day

years finding creative inspiration from the solitude of living on the edge of a New England pond. Join him for a poetry reading with a discussion about meditation, nature, and inspiration! Please RSVP to attend this event! This free evening of lakeside poetry and meditation will be live-streamed on Zoom, and live-streamed at the library.

Underwater Photography and Scuba Diving! Thursday, July 21 | 6:00 pm Take a dive beneath the waves, through the lens of an underwater photographer! Learn about marine life, scuba diving, and underwater photography straight from a local professional Scuba Diver trainer, Jennifer Dillaman. Please RSVP to attend!

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 Tuesday, June 28 6:00-7:00 pm 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.

Outside the Lines Adult Crafting Club Monday, June 27 5:30 pm Come join us for a fun craft with other fellow crafters! Our featured craft is seashell animals and seashell art. If you want to bring your own crafting projects, feel free! Please register to attend! Limited seating.

As of May 1st, CLAV is fine free!