Crown Castle donation

Courtesy of the Frank Sarris Library

Peggy Tseng, library director, third from left, receives a donation for laptops from Crown Castle at their Southpointe office.

Upcoming events

Open Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free parking and entrance are located off of Murdock Street.

Teen Advisory Board (grades 7-12) meet to plan, organize and lead activities that will engage and benefit members of the community. New members welcome. 3/2, 6-7 p.m.

Emmanuel Fine Art Photography Show – Native to Chios, Greece, Emmanuel Panagiotakis is a local photographer who specializes in large, high-quality photographs printed on metal, paper and acrylic. His work has been published in Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine and Popular Photography Magazine, among others, and he has recently been named one of Pittsburgh’s top seven fine art photographers. 3/5, 5-8 p.m. in the Athena Sarris Art Gallery.

The Orchid Society of Western PA – Orchid growing for beginners with speaker Kathy Arria. Questions about your plant – bring it in! 3/7, 2 p.m.

FSPL Book Club

We will be discussing “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean in the Genealogy Room on the first floor of the library. New members always welcome! 3/11, 1 p.m.

First Time Homeowner’s Seminar

come learn how to approach your first time home purchase as an educated consumer. 3/11, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday STEM and Stories

Build a leprechaun trap! Join us for a story, followed by self-guided exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts. Ages 5 and up. Register at Children’s Circ Desk. 3/14, 11 a.m.

Teen Writers’ Club

Are you a student in grades 7 – 12 who enjoys writing? Whether you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, short stories or more, stop by to meet like-minded teens. We will write, share and support each other through the creative process. Email questions to Beth Kairush at bkairush@franksarrislibrary.org. 3/23, 6-7 p.m.

Kickoff for Bigfoot Crossing at FSPL with an evening family movie night

We will be showing “Missing Link,” an animated movie starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis (Rated PG). Admission is free. 3/27, 6 p.m.

Bigfoot Crossing at FSPL. We will be joined by researchers and authors Doug Waller from the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation and Stan Gordon, who will be presenting a fascinating lecture called, “Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania.” During the event, there will be a children’s program called “Bigfoot & Friends” in the Young Adult department. Children can make crafts of Bigfoot and his Cryptid friends. 3/28, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There will also be a storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Returning in April… Trivia Night of the Round Tables

Grab some friends and pool your knowledge together at our after-hours trivia competition. Open to teens, adults, and families (with children ages 12+). Teams will compete for a cash first prize answering questions from multiple categories. The fee is $5/person and teams can have 4-6 people/team. Registration will open in March.

Teen Advisory Board

(Grades 7-12) meet to plan, organize and lead activities that will engage and benefit members of the community. New members welcome. 4/6, 6-7 p.m.

FSPL Book Club

We will be discussing “The Nest” by Cynthia Sweeney in the Genealogy Room on the first floor of the library. New members always welcome! 4/8, 1 p.m.

Poetry Reading

“Emotions Unleashed” by Edward Bonner – join a local area poet and author, Edward Bonner, as he shares his personal poetry. 4/8, 6:30 p.m.

The library will be closed on Friday, April 10th, in observance of Good Friday.

Teen Writers’ Club

Are you a student in grades 7 – 12 who enjoys writing? Whether you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, short stories or more, stop by to meet like-minded teens. We will write, share and support each other through the creative process. Email questions to Beth Kairush at bkairush@franksarrislibrary.org. 4/20, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday STEM and Stories

Create a light-up bug! Join us for a story, followed by self-guided exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts. Ages 5 and up. Register at Children’s Circ Desk. 4/25, 11 a.m.

Saturday STEM and Stories – Code a necklace for Mom! Join us for a story, followed by self-guided exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts. Ages 5 and up. Register at Children’s Circ Desk. 5/9, 11 a.m.

Weekly Children’s Programs Early Childhood Literacy Class

Yoga and Movement – Stretch and be centered at this special yoga session for kids (and their grownups)! 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Early Childhood Literacy Class

Happy Monday! – Rise and Shine and greet the new week with the sunniest storytime session you can imagine! 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Arts and Science Class – Madcap Mondays – Crafts, games and science are just a few of the possibilities. Registration is required. Register the week before each session at the children’s circulation desk or by calling 724-745-1308 (option #4). For children in Grades 3-7. Mondays, 5-6 p.m.

Infant Literacy Class

Babies, Books and More

For infants 8 months – 24 months with a caregiver. Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Early Childhood Literacy Class – Library Adventures – For children 2 years-Pre K. Interactive storytime with your child that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and movement. Tuesdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Family Literacy Class

Family Night – This is a time for everyone, toddlers through great-grandparents, to build literacy together through stories, crafts, and games. There will be new things to explore each week. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Art Class

Little Picassos – Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with hands-on art activities. Every week there is a new make and take creation. Ages 2-5. Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Early Childhood Literacy Class

Story Time – Provides active young children with stories, fingerplays and songs based on simple literacy concepts, repetition, and lots of movement. Fit for ages 2-3, but siblings are welcome. Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Music and Movement Class

Wiggles and Giggles - This program focuses on movement while developing gross motor skills, listening skills and social skills while also introducing new vocabulary. Ages 2-5. Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Early Childhood Literacy Class

Story Time – Provides active young children with stories, fingerplays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition, and lots of movement. Fit for ages 2-3, but siblings are welcome. Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Early Childhood Literacy and Music and Movement Class

Escuelita (Little School) A combined program of music, literacy, and movement. Building secondary language skills and promoting social skills while developing gross and fine motor skills. Escuelita is a Spanish class designed for infants and up to pre-k. Thursdays, 11:00–11:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Readiness Skills Class

Pre K Discovery – Each class is a chance to practice kindergarten readiness skills such as listening during stories, early literacy skills and following directions. Ages 4-5. Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

More from Your Library

Accelerated Reader

Canon-McMillan students can earn Accelerated Reading points at the library. We have a computer reserved in the Children’s Department exclusively for testing.

Ancestry Resources

Come to the library to take advantage of our subscription to Ancestry.com and get started researching your family tree – you can search billions of census, immigration, military records and more!

Continuing Education from Universal Class

Community courses taught by real teachers are available in English, Dog Training, Yoga, Bullying, Quickbooks, How to Use an iPad, Homeschooling and more! 500+ continuing education courses available at no cost through our website – all you need is a library card!

Flipster

With Flipster, you can read popular magazines on your computer, mobile device or tablet! You’ll find magazines covering current events, cooking, celebrities and human interest stories, beauty, wellness and more.

Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service that allows FSPL cardholders free access to start streaming films instantly. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Stream up to eight available movies/month. To access, create an account with Kanopy, verify your email address and then enter your Frank Sarris Public Library card number.

OverDrive/Libby

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and Read-Along eBooks anytime, anywhere – all you need is your library card. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to enjoy one of the 1,700+ titles in the WAGGIN collection!

PA DMV Practice Tests

Through the library’s website, visitors can access free tests specifically based on Pennsylvania’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) materials. This website includes multiple car, motorcycle and CDL practice tests, online driver’s manuals and an FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV related questions.

Playaway Audiobook Collection

Check out our collection of Playaway audiobooks – you can listen anytime, anywhere. AAA batteries power these audiobooks, so no other device, technology or WiFi connection is needed. The universal audio jack is compatible with headphones (listen while you clean, garden or relax) and auxiliary cords (use an auxiliary cord to listen in the car). Come and check out our collection and start listening!

Playaway Launchpad Collection

Playaway Launchpad is a pre-loaded tablet designed for a circulation environment. We have Launchpads for children, teens and adults. The Launchpads for children are pre-loaded with high-quality learning apps and are available in many subjects. The teen and adult Launchpads include some instructional apps, brain games and trivia.

Young Explorer Kits

Thanks to Grable Foundation’s generous funding of the Young Library Explorers program, we have a total of 69 kits for infants, toddlers and elementary school (through fourth grade) children. Samples of our themes: shapes, STEM, measurement and dinosaurs. These kits are filled with age-appropriate educational toys and other materials, and available to borrow. Stop by the Adult Circulation desk to borrow a Kit.

For a complete listing of events and resources, please visit the Frank Sarris Library website, or call 724-745-1308 for more information.

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