March 2018 Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9AM - 9PM 9AM - 6PM 9AM - 5PM 1PM - 5PM
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SPL will be closed on Friday, March 30 in Observance of Good Friday.
Sewickley Public Library Designated Recipient of $500,000 Annual Gift On Tuesday, January 24, The Pittsburgh Foundation announced the second largest donation in their history, with Sewickley Public Library identified as one of the designated recipients. We are honored and humbled to be recognized by lifelong Sewickley resident, Mr. Raymond S. Suckling, as a place where he felt his wealth could positively impact the families of the Quaker Valley region. In the coming months, we intend to explore a new vision for the library that will reflect his generosity and love of community. We have recently welcomed a new development associate to our staff who will not only help to steward this gift from Mr. Suckling, but support it with the implementation of additional fundraising initiatives, to ensure the vibrancy of the library and its programs. 1
March 2018 Free Tax Preparation Assistance Coming in March Sewickley Public Library will work with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers from Robert Morris University to offer free income tax preparation for qualifying individuals and families. To qualify your family income must be under $54,000 (individuals under $25,000). Dates and times are to be determined. Please check back.
Fourth Tuesday Book Group Presents Local Author Marie Benedict Join us on Tuesday, March 6 (not the 4th Tuesday!) at 7:00 PM in welcoming Marie Benedict as we discuss her newest book, Carnegie’s Maid. With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.
The Pi Day Pie Baking Contest is on Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 PM Come to the library bearing gifts of PIE! March 14th is Pi Day (3.14) and in celebration of this mathematical day, we will be holding a Pie Baking Contest. Last year weather made us take a break, but we will be back in 2018 better than ever! Bring in a pie that you’ve made and we’ll have an “expert” panel of guest judges pick the best one. Apple, blueberry, or bacon; all pie varieties are welcome! The winner will get bragging rights and a special pi(e) prize. This contest is open to All Ages. Please Register if you want to bake a pie as there are a limited number of spots available! Audience members can purchase slices of pie for $2 each. Register on our Website! Having some culinary adventures while making your pie?? Share them with #pidayatspl
Anna & Elsa Visit Sewickley Public Library Saturday, March 3, 2:00 – 3:30PM - Do you wanna build a snowman? Would you like to meet Anna & Elsa from Frozen? Then pop over to the SPL Children’s Department to make friends with Anna & Elsa, make crafts, and take photos with them. You may dress up in any prince or princess costume you like. Space is limited, please register.
Story Walk at Edgeworth Elementary Saturday, March 10, 10AM - Stories and activities are geared toward children ages 3-8. One of our librarians will be a reader. This literacy program is offered each spring and fall, to encourage a love of reading and books. It also serves as an opportunity for preschoolers to visit and become comfortable in the local elementary schools prior to entering kindergarten.
45th Annual Allegheny County Chess Tournament On Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM the Sewickley Public Library will host the 45th Annual Allegheny County Chess Tournament for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. There will be two divisions: Junior division for Kindergarten—4th grade and Senior division for 5th—8th grade. All skill levels welcome! The first place winners from both divisions are invited to participate in a county-wide tournament. Please call or visit the library to register for the tournament. Grades K – 8.
Save the Dates for April Take a Wise Walk at the Library beginning Thursday, April 5 at 9:30 AM Join us as we begin our 19th season of Wise Walks. If you are an active 50+ adult, this 10-week walking program might be just the thing to get you started on an exercise program. The First Annual Adult Battle of the Books is Thursday, April 12 at 7PM at Sieb’s Pub Why should the kids have all the fun? Form a team and sign up at www.battleofthenorth.com Read your books and answer questions to win some great prizes! Hurry because spots are filling up! Spring Bound IV - Saturday, April 28, upstairs at the Sewickley Public Library The Friends of the Sewickley Public Library will be hosting their fourth fundraising art exhibition on Saturday, April 28 upstairs at the Sewickley Public Library. Please join the Friends of the Library as they celebrate the library and art. The work of nearly twenty artists will be on exhibit and available for purchase. More information will soon be available at sewickleylibrary.org. 2
Children’s Department - March 2018 On Going Programs (No Registration) Mighty Math – Mondays: 6:45 PM - Early math concepts for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers! Lots of fun with numbers and more! TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS, W/ ADULT. Babies and Books - Tuesdays: 9:30AM & 10:30AM & 1:00PM Nursery and action rhymes, books and songs for children up to 24 months, with caregiver. Please, no older children. (No sessions on 3/27) 2-Year-Old Storytime - Wednesdays: 9:30AM & 10:30AM - A half hour of fingerplays, songs, and stories for 2-year-olds with an adult. Please, no older children. (No sessions on 3/28) Pre-School Storytime - Thursdays: 9:30AM & 1:30PM- Ages 3-6 without a caregiver, meet for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays. (No sessions on 3/29) Dance Party - Thursdays: 6:45PM - Toddlers and Preschoolers with a caregiver, come and dance the night away! Family Block Party - Saturdays: 10:30 AM - It’s a Block Party! PLAY, BUILD, READ and LEARN together with blocks. Develop hand-eye coordination and learn STEAM concepts. BIRTH – Age 6. Please Register for the following unless otherwise noted.
Birth -5 years old
Smart Art - Sunday, March 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Back by popular request! We will take a look at an artist or artistic movement from history and then make our own creation in the same style! Sewickley Stars - Thursday, March 22, 7:30 - 8:30 PM Need a little drama in your life? Let's act out! Practice and perform in one evening! No memorization required! Kids Knit! - Saturday, March 24, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Calling all knitters, crocheters, and crafters in Grades 3-5 who love all things yarn! Let's work on our own projects or learn how to knit together! There is a $5 materials fee if you need materials to get started.
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45 Annual Allegheny County Chess Tournament Saturday, March 10, 1:00 - 4:30 PM Please see page 2 of this newsletter for more information. Grades K – 8 Dog Tales – Sunday, March 11, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Certified Therapy Dogs LOVE to be read to! Come pick out a picture book of your choice and snuggle up with a furry reading companion. Join us for a 15-minute time slot to read to a dog. Grades K-5.
Parachute Play - Friday, March 16, 11:00 - 11:30 AM Lego Club - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 - 7:00 PM 30 minutes of activities that includes music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute! Ages 2-5 Lego Party! Children will be encouraged to put their creativity to work and build awesome Lego creations. Grades K-5. WITH ADULT. Reduce, Reuse, Remix - Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 - 7:30 Sensory Time - Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 - 7:00 PM PM Bring a t-shirt and your creativity to this program where Stop in at any time during this hour long sensory we will learn how to make t-shirt totebags, jewelry from experience! Babies and toddlers can play and washers and more! This is an In-B-Tween program for Grades explore our various sensory stations that will 4 & UP! encourage your little one’s curiosity and sense of wonder through touch, sight and sound. Babies Lego Club - Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 – 6:45 PM & Toddlers WITH ADULT. Lego Party! Children will be encouraged to put their creativity to work and build awesome Lego creations. GRADES K-5. Super Science - Friday, March 23, 1:00 - 1:45 PM Preschool program that pairs books with hands-on Family Programs experiences to engage and interest children through active, Dr. Seuss Day Fun – Friday, March 2, 1:00 - 2:00 PM scientific learning. While using observation and critical Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, games, thinking, children and parents will explore different scientific crafts, and snacks! concepts. Ages 3-5 WITH ADULT. Anna & Elsa Visit SPL –Saturday, March 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Grades 3-5 Please see page 2 of this newsletter for more information. Spa Day - Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Family Story Time at Ohio Township Nature Center – Make a sugar scrub, lotion and more during our make & take Mondays, March 5, 12 & 19, 10:00 - 10:45AM spa day! Registration is required and there is a $2 materials Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the fee. Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs and crafts for Tech Saturdays - Saturday, March 17, 1:00 - 1:45 PM the whole family. Tech Saturday theme is Video Game Design. Learn about Storywalk – Edgeworth Elementary School – Saturday, video game design with Bloxels. Watch your game come to March 10, 10:00 AM- 2:00PM - Please see page 2 of this life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and newsletter for more information. objects. 3
Adult Programs - March 2018 Write Now! - Every Friday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Conducted by Jeanne Zell, participants enjoy writing from prompts in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. Sahaja Meditation - Every Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Enjoy silence, peace, and stress release - always free. Senior Computer Club - Thursday, March 1, 12:00 PM 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. Query Club/Sewickley Public Library Speakers' Series - Monday, March 5, 7:00 PM - Theme: The Wide World of Sports. This meeting’s topics: “Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,” by Lynne Schneider and “The Greats of Tennis and Their Contributions to the Game,” by Mary Mannion. Tai Chi for Health - Begins Tuesday, March 6, 10:00 AM Explore this simple exercise form to improve your balance and relieve stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. No experience necessary. Cost $25 for 8 weeks. Adult Knitting Club - Tuesday, March 6, 10:00 AM - New to the hobby or have years of experience, everyone is welcome. An experienced knitter will be on hand to answer your questions.
Coffee and Crafting with Heather – Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 AM - If you grew up in the 80’s like I did, you’ll remember ‘Shrinky Dinks’ and the amazing way this plastic shrunk down really small. This month, we’ll make some fun accessories using shrink plastic. Bring along any favorite shapes or prints, keeping in mind that they should be large (6:1) we’ll make a one of a kind keychain with charms. Materials Fee: $5. Please register. Pi Day Pie Baking Contest – Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 PM Please see page 2 of this newsletter for more information. The Happiness Workshop – Thursday, March 15, 6:00 PM Discover how to be happy now and begin attracting even better things into your life. You hold the key to your own health and well-being, fulfilling career, wealth, and meaningful relationships. During the workshop, you will: explore the benefits of happiness, use specific tools to release stress and create a sense of well-being, discover how to take inspired action toward your goals, and MORE! Please register. Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 AM - Learn the ins and outs of this standard spreadsheet program. Please Register.
Spanish Conversation Group – Tuesdays, March 6 & 20, 6:30 PM This group meets the First and Third Tuesdays each month and is led by a native Spanish speaker. WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops – Thursday, March 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM - Join us for a day of job and Fourth Tuesday Book Group Presents Local Author Marie Benedict - Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 PM - Please see page 2 of this career development workshops presented by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Career Development Center. At this newsletter for more information. workshop you will: Engage and connect with Pittsburgh The Caregivers' Toolbox – Saturday, March 10, 9:30 – 11:00 AM employers, learn valuable skills in workshops on resumes, Are you a caregiver for a friend or family member? Join a nurse interviews and networking, focus your job search with resources and social worker to sort through the ABCs in your caregiving from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Career Development toolbox. We will walk you through the alphabet of caregiving Center, launch your search with online job application and social must-knows, from awareness of relevant community resources media seminars, and schedule a one-on-one meeting with a CDC to discovering new and creative solutions. Having these tools we Career counselor. Please Register. can work together to develop your individual and successful plan Let's Talk About Murder! True Crime Discussion Group – of care. Continental breakfast included. Please Register. Monday, March 26, 7:00 PM - Calling all TRUE CRIME FANS! Whether you're a diehard Ann Rule reader, an obsessive viewer HOME STAGING – The Secret to a Successful Home Sale – of Investigation Discovery, or a true crime podcast fanatic, THIS Monday, March 12, 7:00 PM - Home Staging helps homeowners uncover every dollar of hidden equity by preparing IS THE DISCUSSION GROUP FOR YOU! Each month we'll pick a theme! Come with a story to share based on the theme! Local their home before it is listed so that it can be presented to the legends, unsolved mysteries, famous cases - all are welcome! market at its absolute best! Learn from a professional Home March's theme: Black Widows. Open to all adults 21+ Stager what you can do to sell your home quickly and for more money! Please Register. Senior iPad/iPhone Club – Wednesday, March 28, 11:00 AM Conversation Salon - Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 AM This engaging group of adults meets for coffee and great discussions!
We welcome all adults and seniors who are interested in expanding their knowledge of iPads and iPhones. Please bring your own device if you already own one. Please Register.
March Book Groups Mystery Book Group - Tuesday, Mar. 13, 7 PM Brown Bag Book Group – Thursday, Mar. 15, 11:30 AM - The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Fourth Tuesday Book Group - Tuesday, Mar. 27, 7 PM Get Lit - Tuesday, Mar. 20, 7 PM - Bad Feminist by - The Windfall by Diksha Basu Roxane Gay. March's Location: China Palace 5
March 2018 Children’s
10:00-Family Storytime at OTNC 6:45-Mighty Math 7:00-Query Club
9:30-Pre-school ST 10:30-Write Now 12:00-Senior 1:00-Dr. Seuss Computer Club Day Fun 1:30-Pre-school ST 4:00-Cook It!
Black = NOT AN SPL PROGRAM 1:00-SAT Practice Test
10:30-Family Block Party 11:00-Meditation 2:00-Anna & Else Visit SPL
10:00-Adult Knitting 6:00-Spa Day 10:30-Babies ST
9:30-Pre-school ST 10:30-Write Now 1:30-Pre-school ST 7:00-Musical 6:45-Dance Party Madness!
9:30-Caregivers Toolbox 10:00-Storywalk at Edgeworth 10:30-Family Block Party
1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Anime Club
7:00-Local Author Marie Benedict
2:00-Playwriting with City Theatre
10:00-Family Storytime at OTNC
10:00-Coffee & Crafting
1:00-Babies ST 3:30-Teen Knit Club
6:30-Pi Day Pie Baking Contest
9:30-Pre-school ST 10:30-Write Now 11:30-BBBG 1:30-Pre-school ST 11:00-Parachute Play 4:00-Cook It! 6:00-Happiness Workshop
10:30-Family Block Party 11:00-Meditation 1:00-Tech Saturdays
10:00-Family Storytime at OTNC 6:00-Teen Advisory Council
10:30-Babies ST 1:00-Babies ST
10:30-Intro to Excel
7:00-Get Lit @ China Palace
7:00-Lets Talk About Murder
7:00-4th Tuesday BG
9:30-Pre-school ST 10:30-Write Now 11:00-Worklaunch 1:30-Pre-school ST 1:00-Super Science 6:45-Dance Party
10:30-Family Block Party 11:00-Meditation 1:00-Kids Knit
6:30-Reduce, Reuse, Remix
11:00-Senior iPad/iPhone Club
10:30-Family Block Party 11:00-Meditation
Donations Memorial Donations:
Sean and Amy Sebastian
In Memory of Mary Madelyn Castner:
The Pittsburgh Foundation - Give Big Pittsburgh Tom Yeh
Wayne and Mary Murphy Carolyn Toth
SPL Annual Appeal Donations:
Thomas and Saundra Waseleski in memory of Priscilla Introcaso
Richard Bowers and Miriam Rader
Staff of Childrenâ€™s Department (SPL) in memory of Priscilla and Richard Introcaso
John and Susan Comerci
Carolyn Toth in memory of Richard Introcaso
James and Lynn Cunningham
Wayne and Mary Murphy in memory of Jack Marlovits
Amy Szuba in memory of Sydney
The Etter Family
William Vasiladiotis in memory of Lyn Vasiladiotis
Friday Writers Group in memory of Richard Whittier
Thomas and Leslie Gill
Elizabeth Gundelfinger Honor Donations:
Joel and Maria Swanson in honor of Cliff Bob
Milton and Lynn Klein
Joan Murdoch in honor of Robert Patton
Philip and Leslie Liebscher Joseph Marrone
Joseph Meier and Dr. Katherine Ke
Jack Buncher Foundation
Larry and Priscilla Castner
Samuel Duerr and Patricia Shetler
Thomas and Elizabeth Szuba
George and Ann Gaadt
Cordelia and Bliase Grabiak
Russell and Susan Ulmer
Michael and Kimberly Jehle Evan Monski
Friends of Sewickley Public Library Annual Appeal Donations:
Bill and Sharon Abraham
Brian and Rachel Allen
Chris and Jennifer Andrews
Dave and Gail Becker 7
March 2018 Phone 412-741-6920 Children’s 412-741-0937 Renewals 412-622-1895
Friends of Sewickley Public Library Annual Appeal Donations, Continued: Richard Bowers and Miriam Rader William and Mary Butler Richard and Barbara Carrier Larry and Priscilla Castner John and Susan Comerci Frank and Donna Courtney James and Lynn Cunningham
James and Diana Falconi David and Anne Genter Margaret Gilfillan Gene and Jennifer Giotto
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Robert and Shadley Gordon
David and June Nimick
Arthur and Lilla Hallett
Robert and Susan Nitzberg
David and Dorothy Pusateri
Thomas and Jennifer Hay
R. P. Simmons Family Foundation
Edmund and Sally Ruffin
Mary Ann Klussmann
Phil and Leslie Liebscher
Linda and Scott Schober
Frank Sopko and Allison Lamb
Robert and Barbara Thaw
Ian and Jennifer Miller
Christopher and Terri Modic
Mark and Deb Zappala
Dan and Patty Nadler
P. Van and Karen Nickell
This Month’s Display Cases In March, the library will host 2 exhibits that are part of the annual NCECA (The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts ) conference, which takes place in Pittsburgh this year. In the display cases, from February 26 – March 17, we will host Shifting Perspectives, an exhibition which showcases work from a group residency focused on atmospheric firing. Artists shown: Fred Herbst, Julie Crosby, Trevor Dunn, Kenyon Hansen, Louise Harter, Doug Jeppesen, Liz Lurie, Dan Murphy, and Tara Wilson. Reception: Thu, Mar 15, 6-9 PM. From March 14-17, the tops of the magazine cases in the reference area will feature the work of artist Eliza Au in Ornament as Skeleton, an exhibition which explores binary relationships between ceramics and architecture; technology and craft; and structure and decoration.
Artist Eliza Au
From March 17 through April 15th, the display cases will show the work of QVSD students. 8
What's going on this month at Sewickley Public Library of the Quaker Valley School District