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LATE SUMMER 2018 Town Hall Meeting Highlights Thank you to those who attended the Town Hall on Sunday, May 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the library’s community room. We had a wonderful brainstorming session discussing the library’s facilities, services and programming, and how the money from the Raymond Suckling bequest might best be implemented. The consensus seems to be in adding more quiet study spaces, more collaborative work spaces, more comfortable seating, and providing a larger area for our teen patrons. If you have not yet had the opportunity to provide feedback, but would like to do so, a written survey will become available in September – just in time for Love Your Library month! The next steps will be to refine the existing architectural plans, and to more sharply define the associated costs. The library board will continue to seek feedback and provide updates as the process moves along. JULY 5
Throwback Thursday Cinema Nights
Celebrate all the best musical movies this summer at our Throwback Thursday Cinema nights! We are reminiscing classic and contemporary musicals. All movies start at 8:30 PM (or sunset). Come watch and sing-along to these great musicals this summer!
September is Love Your Library Month! Libraries all across Allegheny County will be celebrating Love Your Library month in September when all donations will be matched by a pro-rated portion of a match pool provided by the Jack Buncher Foundation. If you have not yet made a donation to our annual fund this year, September is a great time to do it. Donations to Sewickley Public Library support our mission as a center for lifelong learning in many ways that range from caring for our historic library building, to providing enriching programming and services – all in an effort to preserve this jewel of our community where friendships and collaborative relationships are born. Show your love for Sewickley Public Library with a gift today; credit cards are accepted on our website at www.sewickleylibrary.org/donate or checks are always welcome, either mailed or dropped off at the library.
Mr. Suckling’s Birthday Bash: September 1st Celebration Mark the date for a birthday celebration at the “You know you have too library in honor of Mr. Raymond Suckling on many books on hold when the what would have been his 97th birthday this librarian offers to get you a cart to year! In an expression of our gratitude for go to your car… [My kids] the bequest provided by his estate, we will unveil a plaque in his read them all several times, so I honor and explore some of his favorite things. Plans are in the works can’t complain. “Little Roaches” for a Mario Kart Tournament, a Lego Building Contest, a nod to his LOVE the library...we certainly try love of military history, and his career as an engineer. We’ll cap it all to make the most of it! THANKS for off with birthday cake in the community room. Get ready to launch contributing to such an important another school year and catch Mr. Suckling’s contagious enthusiasm organization that directly impacts for learning, his appreciation of play, and his love of libraries. families’ lives like mine!!” - Jen Roach, Library Paton 2
Children’s Programs - SUMMER 2018 Questions? Reach us at 412-741-0937 or www.sewickleylibrary.org/kids
Su mmer R eading 2018 2018 Summer Reading Club – Reading Rocks! for children from birth all the way to those entering 5th grade, runs from June 4 through August 4. Stop by all summer long to check out books, participate in programs, make some crafts and earn cool rewards & prizes by reading! Don’t miss out! BOUNCING BABIES - Babies & Toddlers - from birth to 2 years Read to your baby and receive a board book at the end of 8 weeks. Enter to win a special prize just for mom! MUSICIANS READING TOGETHER - for listeners and beginning readers Join our Reading Together Club. You’ll win prizes and stickers every week for 8 weeks. Details are included in the registration packet. ROCK’N READERS - for readers preschool through entering 5th grade Earn a coupon for every hour that you read! Use your coupons to get cool prizes from our Claw Machine or by entering our weekly raffles. Details are included in the registration packet. Vacation Kits
Do you want some extra ideas to entertain (and educate) your children while traveling to your vacation getaway? Request a literary vacation kit! Notify the Children’s Department of your destination and departure date at least one week in advance and receive a bag to take with you. This may include fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs, plus our Family Vacation Fun List. Call us at 412-741-0937 or visit the Children’s Department.
Are you looking for fun ideas to interest and occupy your children? Have grandkids visiting this summer? Give us one week’s notice (if you can) and we’ll assemble a collection of books, music, and movies to keep the kiddos busy. Don’t forget to check for story times and programs the children might enjoy. Call us at 412-741-0937 or visit the Children’s Department for more info.
Weekly Progr ams Please note time changes for the Summer! | No Storytimes July 2-6 | No registration needed!
Babies and Books Storytime for 2’s Tuesdays: Wednesdays: 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM Nursery and action A half hour of rhymes, books and songs fingerplays, songs, and for children up to 24 stories for 2-year-olds months, with with an adult. Please, caregiver. Please, no no older children. older children.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays: 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM Ages 3-6 without a caregiver, meet for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and finger plays. 3
Dance Party Thursdays: 6:45 PM
Family Block Party Saturdays:
Toddlers and 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Preschoolers with It’s a Block Party! PLAY, BUILD, a caregiver come READ and LEARN together with and dance the blocks. Develop hand-eye night away! coordination and learn STEAM concepts. BIRTH – Age 6.
Program Registration begins on the 15th of the preceding month. Please register according to the grade you will be entering in the fall.
Birth to 5 years old
Lego Club - Movie Night, Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM It’s Lego Club with a twist. Grab your blanket Storytime Chess: Kings and Pawns - Session 1 - Mondays, July 2 & 9, 6:45 PM - 7:10 PM Registration is limited for this very and pillow as we watch Lego Scooby Doo: special introduction to the game of Chess. For children age 3 - 6, Knight Time Terror in the Storytime room. learn the basics of chess through story. We will learn about the Grades K-5. Kings and Pawns in this fun, interactive 4 week series. The Geode Guy! - Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Stop by the library to meet Jeff Smith, professional Geologist. Parachute Play - Friday, July 6, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Thirty minutes of activities that includes music, creative movement and Learn all about geodes from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico in this hands on program. Bring $6 if you would like to crack open a fun, all with one colorful parachute! Ages 2-5, with adult. geode of your very own! Grades K-5. Baby & Toddler Sensory Time - Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 PM Family Programs 7:00 PM Stop in at any time during this hour-long sensory experience! Babies and toddlers can play and explore our Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center - Mondays, various sensory stations that will encourage your little one's July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Sewickley Public curiosity and sense of wonder through touch, sight and Library is hosting a family story time at the Ohio Township Nature sound. Babies and toddlers, with caregiver. Center. Stories, songs and crafts for the whole family. Please call the Library to register! Preschool Yoga - Friday, July 13, 10:00 AM Join us for Yoga Storytime at the library! Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and Drive-In Movie Party: SING - Wednesday, July 18, 6: 00 PM wear comfy clothes. Ages 3-6, with adult. 8:30 PM Families will work together to turn the Community *New* Adaptive Storytime - Sunday, July 22, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Room into a Drive-In-Theater by making cardboard cars to watch SING (Rated Children with developmental disabilities will build early literacy skills by interacting with stories, songs and activities that engage PG). Snacks and drinks included. Bring all the senses. Caregivers, children and their peers will interact in pillows and blankets for a more enjoyable experience. Vehicles may be taken home a calm, supportive environment. Ages 3-5, with adult. after the show. There is a $1 material fee per child. Grades K-5 The Butterfly Project - Monday, July 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM This Trip Around the World - Tuesdays, July 10 & 24, 2:00 PM program aims to challenge the community to embrace 3:00 PM Join us to travel around the world as we explore differences and to fight against bigotry. More information on different cultures through a book, craft, and snack. International Page 3. foods will be provided, children with allergies should bring a Fern Hollow Play Dates - Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 AM snack. Grades K-2. 1:00 PM Join us at Fern Hollow Nature Center in the Nature Rock & Mineral Hounds - Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 PM Outdoor Classroom for creative play, outdoor discovery and 1:45 PM Rock specimens help you read the story crafts! Bring a long a picnic! *Free for Fern Hollow Nature Center of Earth’s past. Investigate the properties of members - $5/family for non-members. No registration required. rocks and minerals using scientific tools. Space is Family Scrapbooking - Saturday, July 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM limited. Please register. You and your special, wonderful, one-of-a-kind family will create Civil War Footlocker Project - Soldiers and Sailors a family scrapbook. Bring your grandparents or other family Museum - Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Join us as we members to help create your family scrapbook. ALL AGES. learn about the life of a solider from the Civil War. See and touch Registration required. military artifacts from the collection at Soldiers & Sailors Daniel Tiger Rocks! - Sunday, July 29 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Daniel Museum. Grades 3-6. Tiger will be here! Join us for stories from the Neighborhood, Tech Time - Thursday, July 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Drop by the make a craft AND meet your favorite Tiger! library to check out some cool Tech gadgets. This session will be Wonders of Wildlife - The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, Monday, coding with Bee Bots & Code-a-pillars. Grades 3-5. July 30, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Discover fur, feathers, and Lunch at the Library - Kindergarten - Fridays, July 20 & 27, scales in this introduction to some of the world’s most 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Get ready for Kindergarten this fall by fascinating animals. Using live reviewing our ABC's & 123's, playing games and meeting new animals from the Pittsburgh Zoo, friends! Bring a light lunch. For children starting Kindergarten in we will explore the physical Fall 2018. characteristics of each animal while Get Crafty - Saturday, July 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Stop by the learning how they are uniquely adapted to Children’s Department to create a rock’n make & take craft. No their environments. Space is limited. need to register! Grades K-5. Please register. 4
Program Registration begins on the 15th of the preceding month. Please register according to the grade you will be entering in the fall.
Birth to 5 years old
Preschool Yoga - Fridays, August 3 & 24, 10:00 AM Join us for Yoga Storytime at the library! Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and wear comfy clothes. Ages 3-6, with adult. Storytime Chess: Kings and Pawns - Session 2 - Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:45 PM - 7:10 PM Registration is limited for this very special introduction to the game of Chess. For children age 3 - 6, learn the basics of chess through story. We will learn about the Kings and Pawns in this fun, interactive 4 week series. Parachute Play - Friday, August 17, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Thirty minutes of activities that includes music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute! Ages 2-5, with adult. *New* Adaptive Storytime - Sunday, August 26, 1:00 PM 1:30 PM Children with developmental disabilities will build early literacy skills by interacting with stories, songs, and activities that engage all the senses. Caregivers, children and their peers will interact in a calm, supportive environment. For children ages 3-5, with adult.
Fern Hollow Play Dates - Wednesday, August 1, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us at Fern Hollow Nature Center in the Nature Outdoor Classroom for creative play, outdoor discovery and crafts! Bring along a picnic! *Free for Fern Hollow Nature Center members - $5/family for non-members. No registration required. Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center Monday, August 6, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs and crafts for the whole family. Please call the Library to register!
Ice Cream Social - Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM We couldn’t let the summer end without our annual program of stories, songs and ICE CREAM! We’ll provide toppings for Grades K-5 loads of ice cream. Come and help us eat it up! ALL AGES. Tech Time - Thursday, August 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Drop by Registration required. Ice Cream generously provided by the the library to check out some cool Tech gadgets. This session Sewickley Confectionary! will be coding with Bee Bots & Ozobots. Grades 3-5. PJ Party Storytime & Fort Building - Wednesday, August 8, Lunch at the Library - Kindergarten - Fridays, August 3 & 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wear your PJ's and join us for a cozy hour of reading books in our very own forts. Don't forget to bring 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Get ready for Kindergarten this fall by reviewing our ABC's & 123’s, playing games and meeting new your favorite stuffy to join us! ALL AGES. friends! Bring a light lunch. For children starting Kindergarten Is the Price Right? - Thursday, August 9, 7:30 PM A family in Fall 2018. program based on the hit game show The Price is Right! Come Candy Experiments - Saturday, August 18, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM and show your shopper savvy! Win prizes! ALL AGES. Science experiments combined with candy equals National S’mores Day - Fern Hollow Nature Center - Friday, lots of fun. Join us as we use different types of August 10, 7:00 PM Help us celebrate National S’mores Day candy to learn science concepts. There is a $2.00 with Fern Hollow Nature Center! We will play in the outdoor materials fee for this program. Grades K-5. classroom and end the evening with a campfire, S’mores and Kindergarten Rocks! - Sunday, August 19, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM stories! Registration required. Please register online at Are you entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018? Join us for www.fhnc.org $12/child for Fern Hollow Nature Center Members, $15/child for non-members. a celebration of YOU and first day of BIG K! Stories, games and fun! For those entering kindergarten in the Fall 2018 and Drive-In Movie Party: Paddington 2 - Wednesday, August a caregiver. 15, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Families will work together to turn the Community Room Lego Club - Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Lego Party! Children will be encouraged to put their creativity into a Drive-In-Theater by making cardboard cars to watch Paddington 2 to work and build awesome Lego creations. Grades K-5. No (Rated PG). Snacks and drinks registration required. included. Bring pillows and blankets for a more enjoyable experience. Vehicles may be taken home after the show. There is a $1 materials fee.
Thursday, August 2nd @ 1:00 PM!
Adult Programs - Late SUMMER 2018 Adult Summer Reading 2018 Starts June 4th! - Sign up online at www.sewickleylibrary.org/summer-reading to log your books or visit the Summer Reading table in the library lobby. Each book you log earns an entry to win weekly prizes. Keep reading all summer long to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing at the end of summer! Get Lit! A Social Cure for Your Average Book Club Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 PM Looking for a social experience with a literary bent? Join us for an adult book club focused on edgy, irreverent and contemporary titles. Each month we’ll meet at a local café or bar so that you can enjoy the discussion over a fresh latte or favorite cocktail. This month’s title: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Meeting location: Crazy Mocha.
July Adult Knitting Club Tuesday, July 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM New to the hobby or have years of experience, everyone is welcome. An experienced knitter will be on hand to answer your questions. Spanish Conversation Group Tuesdays, July 3 & 17, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM This group meets the First and Third Tuesdays each month and is led by a native Spanish speaker.
Getting Started with Microsoft Excel Wednesday, July 18, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM This class will cover the basics of getting started with this spreadsheet program. Registration required.
Cliff Notes: Petrochemical Development in Southwestern PA, Industrial Buildup Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM There has been a lot of industrial development in the Southwestern PA area in recent years. This informative lecture will review infrastructure buildup, starting from the drill-well site to the petrochemical plant (aka cracker plant) and everything in between. Lots of other elements are involved in this industrial development, including: truck traffic, creating holding ponds, pipelines, compressor stations, pigging ports and condensing facilities. Each part of these operations have different consequences and effects for the area population and the environment. This program will examine the data and the science of each of these operations and how they are carried out. Please register.
What to Expect When You Are Getting a Knee Replacement, Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dr. Leesa DiBartola, Professor of Physical Therapy, Duquesne University, presents up-to-date information on knee replacement surgery, including how to pick a surgeon, what you need to know before surgery, effective rehabilitation, and how nutrition, sleep and exercise affects the rehabilitation outcome. Please register. Brown Bag Book Group Thursday, July 19, 11:30 AM Bring your lunch and enjoy the discussion lead by Rosa Lamour Dorman and Librarian Mary Jean Voigt. This month’s selection: Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline.
Conversation Salon Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM This engaging group of adults meets for coffee and great discussions. Newcomers always welcome!
Let's Talk About Murder! True Crime Discussion Group Monday, July 23, 7:00 PM Calling all TRUE CRIME FANS! Each month we'll pick a theme! Come with a story to share based on the theme! Local The Fire of 1973: The Largest Archives Disaster in US History legends, unsolved mysteries, famous cases - all are welcome! and the Preservation Effort to Restore Lost Military Records Open to all adults 21+ July’s Theme: Serial Killers Thursday, July 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM This interesting lecture covers the On-Going Weekly Programs devastating fire at the National Write Now! Archives and Records Administration’s Every Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM National Personnel and Records Conducted by Jeanne Zell, participants enjoy writing Center in St. Louis, MO in July 1973. from prompts in an encouraging and supportive Millions of military personnel records atmosphere. were lost. Come learn about the response to the fire, the extent of the Sahaja Meditation damage, and how this event prompted the creation of a Every Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Preservation Department to restore access to millions of Enjoy silence, peace, and stress release which is always archived military records which otherwise may have been free. lost. 8
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August Senior Computer Club Thursday, August 2, 12:00 PM - 2:00PM If you’re an older adult and want to have fun, make new friends, and learn about computers and the Internet, please join us monthly. Please register.
Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM This class will cover the basics of using this presentation program. Registration required.
Brown Bag Book Group Thursday, August 16, 11:30 AM Bring your lunch and enjoy the discussion lead by Reiki is a Japanese form of relaxation. It has proven beneficial Rosa Lamour Dorman and Librarian Mary Jean as an energy technique to nurture physical, emotional, and Voigt. This month’s selection: Please Look After spiritual wellness. Over the three courses of this program, we Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. will explain the concept of Reiki, and allow for a “Reiki share” Stress Management: Part 2 session, followed by a meditation session. Please register. Thursday, August 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Adult Knitting Club This is Part 2 of the Stress Management miniTuesday, August 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM course. The second part of this course will involve New to the hobby or have years of experience, everyone is participating in a stress relieving session that includes welcome. An experienced knitter will be on hand to answer meditation, PMR, guided imagery, and Reiki. Please register. your questions. Get Lit! A Social Cure for Your Average Book Club Tuesday, Spanish Conversation Group August 21, 7:00 PM Tuesdays, August 7 & 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Looking for a social experience with a literary bent? Join us This group meets the First and Third Tuesdays each month for an adult book club focused on edgy, irreverent and and is led by a native Spanish speaker. contemporary titles. Each month we’ll meet at a Conversation Salon local café or bar so that you can enjoy the Wednesday, August 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM discussion over a fresh latte or favorite cocktail. This engaging group of adults meets for coffee and great This month’s title: 2030: The Real Story of What discussions. Newcomers always welcome! Happens to America by Albert Brooks. Meeting location: Pizza Roma. Stress Management: Part 1 Thursday, August 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Beyond OverDrive – A Primer on Free Everyone has stress! The first session of this stress eResources management mini-course will help you identify the major Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM stressors in your life and how to best manage them. We will Family genealogy, technology training, market research, examine stress management techniques of progressive literature reviews, term paper research, digital magazines, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, meditations, moderate and more. We will explore the free resources available to you exercise, spending time with others, and learning new beyond just downloading eBooks. Please Register. activities as proven methods to manage stress. Please Let's Talk About Murder! True Crime Discussion Group register. Monday, August 27, 7:00 PM Cliff Notes: Breathe Free, Indoor Air Quality Calling all TRUE CRIME FANS! Each month we'll pick a theme! Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Come with a story to share based on the theme! Local Most people spend over 90% of their time indoors. However, legends, unsolved mysteries, famous cases - all are welcome! did you know that indoor air pollution can Open to all adults 21+ be 2-5 times greater than outdoor air The Fourth Tuesday Book Group Planning Meeting pollution? Very young children and older Tuesday, August 28, 7:00 PM adults may be even more sensitive to The Fourth Tuesday Book Group meets from September indoor environmental pollutants. Indoor through May for lively discussions into a wide variety of air pollution can be lots of things - from radon to cigarette books. We’ll meet to discuss possible titles for the group’s smoke to mold. This program covers steps and resources that 2018/2019 lineup of books. Bring your suggestions and a can help us have better indoor air quality. Please register. finger food to share. New members are always welcome. Mystery Book Group Kick-Off Senior iPad/iPhone Club Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Join fellow mystery lovers for another great season of fun We welcome all adults and seniors who are interested in reading and great discussions. We are compiling our list of expanding their knowledge of iPads and iPhones. Please bring titles for the upcoming year, so you are welcome to bring your own device if you already own one. Please register. Reiki: 3-Course Session Mondays, August 6, 13, & 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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From June 21 through August 1, the display cases will feature a selection of vintage African objects from the collection of Sewickley resident, Linda Roemer. The pieces come from a variety of areas and ethnic groups and are made from all different materials – beaded hide, carved wood, forged metal and more. The purposes of the pieces were diverse: pieces include a ceremonial wedding necklace, a royal modesty apron, a heddle pulley used in weaving, and forged metal snakes which were used to heal from snakebite, to name a few. The library thanks Bill and Linda Roemer for their generosity in sharing pieces from their special collection with the community.
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