Upcoming Frank Sarris Public Library Events | Canonsbourg Magazine
Parking: The Frank Sarris Public Library is located at 35 N. Jefferson Ave. Our entrance and parking lot are behind the library and are accessible from Murdock Street.
We are open for in-person services, but remember:
Regarding our current mask policy: Adults, children over 2 years old and adolescents must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth when entering the building, regardless of their vaccination status. For those who cannot wear a mask, collection services are still available.
Our drop box for returned items is located on Murdock Street.
Customers can browse our collections for adults, children and young adults on the first floor. Customers can also use our computers as well as copy and fax documents. For our prices for services like printing and faxing, please visit our website.
Computers and study rooms are first come, first served. Computers are limited to one hour per customer. Due to social distancing requirements, staff are temporarily unable to offer support on computers. Study rooms are limited to two hours per guest, and occupancy, at this time, is one person / room. We ask all clients to be careful of others when using a computer or study room.
These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Check our website, franksarrislibrary.org or our Facebook page for updates on service or time changes.
As a reminder, the library will be closed on November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen at noon on November 27. Stay healthy and safe while on vacation!
Join us for Library Day at Southpointe!
Join our staff every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Printscape Arena in Southpointe for the following activities:
Pre-K Discovery – Your child will enjoy songs, stories and games. Each class is an opportunity to practice kindergarten readiness skills, such as listening to stories, early literacy skills, and following instructions. 4-5 years old. 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Family Story Time – Families are encouraged to participate in this program for stories and fun. 7 pm-7.30pm
We are developing a Lego Club and a Robotics Club. Check out our website, franksarrislibrary.org or our Facebook page for ongoing updates.
FSPL Chess Club – “Discover” this club, back by popular demand. Sponsored by the FSPL Adolescent Advisory Council, this club meets every month, every other Tuesday. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Register by calling the library at 724-745-1308, option # 1. November 9, 5-6 p.m.
Awesome Pawsome Pet Show – Do you think your pet is awesome? Well, so do we! Bring your pet to the Frank Sarris Public Library and let us take a picture of it. We want to share your awesome pet with our social media for everyone to see! In a fun twist, participants can claim a title for their pet, such as the cutest animal or the most pampered animal. Disguises are optional. Follow the paw prints from our Murdock Street parking lot to our covered lanai on North Jefferson Ave to take your pet’s picture. Free Clifford book per animal. November 6, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Trivia Night of the Round Tables – Join us for an evening of questions, prizes and fun! Teams can be made up of 4 to 6 people. Open to teenagers, adults and families with children 12 and over. Registration is now open. All participants must wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. See our website, franksarrislibrary.org, or our Facebook page for more information. November 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ruth A. Bershok Book Signing – Join us for an interesting inside look at a local author’s experiences in nursing. Ruth A. Bershok will discuss her book, “Proud to Wear My Hat on the South Side: My Half-Century Journey Through Nursing”. At the end of the discussion and Q&A, Ruth will sign and sell copies of her book. Free entry. November 20, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Upcoming Frank Sarris Public Library Programs
FSPL Book Club – November’s book will be “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Their Therapist and Our Lives Revealed” by Lori Gottlieb. 1st floor – Athena Sarris programming room. November 10, 1 p.m.
FSPL Book Club – The book for December will be “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepard. 1st floor – Athena Sarris programming room. December 8, 1 p.m.
Children’s programming Monday
Bouncy Babies – Perfect for young children especially. Parents bond with their children through stories and songs. Age birth-18 months. Monday, 10:15 a.m.
Yoga & Stories – Stretch and focus in this special yoga session for kids (and their adults)! We use kid-friendly stories and concepts to guide toddlers through a simple yoga routine. Learning yoga can help children (and adults) develop focus and focus, learn to deal with stress, and develop body awareness. 2-5 years. Monday, 10:15 a.m.
Wiggles & Giggles – This program focuses on movement while introducing new vocabulary. Children also develop gross motor skills, listening skills and social skills during each session. 2-5 years. Monday, 11 a.m.
More Than a Story – Kids will enjoy songs, a story, and a craft or activity that emphasizes basic learning skills. 3-5 years. Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.
Tales for Toddlers – Toddlers will engage in songs, stories and activities in a fun and educational environment. 2-3 years. Tuesday, 11 a.m.
Little Picassos – Inspire your children’s imagination and self-expression with hands-on art activities. Every week there is a new make and take creation. 2-5 years. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.
STEM & Stories – Kids listen to stories and craft projects that inspire their scientific mind. 3-5 years. Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Adolescent Advisory Council – The TAB meets monthly to plan, organize and lead activities that will engage and benefit community members. Students in grades 7 to 12 are invited to join this group of volunteers. Questions about TAB can be directed to Beth Kairush at [email protected] November 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Frank Sarris Public Library.
#FSPLonline schedule – Find us on YouTube FSPLonline
September and October #FSPLonline Calendar
This is a monthly online event. Check out our website and Facebook page for more information.
Mundo Mondays – A pre-K story hour dedicated to exploring and celebrating the differences and similarities between people around the world. By sharing stories, we learn to understand and empathize with others, regardless of their culture or appearance.
8:00 PM This is a weekly online event.
Bedtime Stories – A Virtual Story Time For Everyone! Snuggle up with your little ones as we sing songs, learn lullabies, and listen to stories that emphasize bedtime ritual. Ages: 1-5.
Online Resource Virtual Library Card
Virtual library cards are available for all ages, and parent / guardian approval for those under 18 is not required at this time. A virtual library card will give you access to our electronic resources such as e-books (OverDrive / Libby), audiobooks (OverDrive / Libby), comics and graphic novels (LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus), movie streaming and children’s shows (Kanopy) and community classes (Universal Class) all from the comfort of your home. For more information see our https://www.franksarrislibrary.org/resources/ ”target =” _ blank “
Resource page. There is no charge to register for a virtual library card. Plus, you don’t have to worry about overdue fines or lost items, as resources are accessible electronically.
Kanopy is an on-demand movie streaming service that allows FSPL cardholders to instantly access streaming movies for free. Movies can be streamed from any computer, TV, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. Kanopy features over 30,000 of the world’s best films including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, independent and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Stream up to eight movies available / month. To access it, create an account with Kanopy, verify your email address and enter your Frank Sarris Public Library card number
Community classes taught by real teachers are available in subjects such as English, Cake Decorating, Meditation, Dog Training, Bullying, Home Schooling, Quickbooks, How to Use an iPad, parenting and more! Over 500 online courses are available 24/7. You can access these free continuing education courses anywhere, anytime, using a Wi-Fi connection. To get started, new users are prompted to enter their library barcode number. When entering your Frank Sarris Public Library barcode number, please write “FSPL” in front of your library barcode number (eg FSPL ##############) .
With LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus, you have access to over 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga, including popular titles like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Bee and Puppycat, Big Nate, My Little Pony, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Stranger Things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds more. The tickets are available for children (from 5 years old) to adults (from 18 years old). Each title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for offline reading: no waiting on reservation lists, no wasting data! All you need is your library card. Find Library Pass under Resources on franksarrislibrary.org.
Overdrive eBooks and now magazines!
Use your computer, iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablets to borrow free – anytime, anywhere – eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more using Overdrive and your library card public Frank Sarris. The library is at your fingertips – available 24/7! This resource is also available as a Libby application.