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Yoga Class is cancelled Monday, November 24th.

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Please note: the library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The library will reopen on Friday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. The Library Board and Staff wish all a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be open 1/2 day on December 24th and December 31st. The library will be closed December 25th.



Friday, November 28th at 2 p.m.

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Santa is sending one of his elves to keep an eye on his friends at the Coraopolis Memorial Library! Come join us at our Elf on  the Shelf Kick-Off Party Friday, NOVEMBER 28 AT 2 P.M.We will read The Elf on the Shelf, make an elf craft, and enjoy cookies. (Party is for ages 3-10). Then, every day from December 1-18th, children can find the elf hiding somewhere in the library. When a child tells library staff what the elf is doing, they will receive 1 ticket for a special prize raffle drawing to be held on December 19th. Registration is required for the party. Call the library at 412-264-3502 to register.


Meets Mrs Claus-December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Claus will be at the library will share a special holiday story, spread holiday cheer, and share cookies with all. No registration required.

Cookie Exchange-December 5th at 5 p.m.

indexPlease join our 2nd annual Coraopolis Memorial Library Cookie Exchange Friday, Dec. 5th at 5PM. THE RULES OF THE COOKIE EXCHANGE 1. All cookies should be homemade. 2. Any of your favorites are welcome including chocolate chip cookies, cookie mixes, no-bakes, meringues or bars. 3. Please bring 6 dozen cookies packaged in half dozen batches. 4. Bring a large container to carry away your cookies. 5. Bring a copy of your recipe 6. RSVP by 11/30/2014 let us know what type of cookies you are planning on bringing – no duplicate recipes allowed (please provide a phone number also). 7. If you don’t have time to bake, or have burnt your cookies, but still want to attend, you must go to a real bakery and buy 6 dozen yummy cookies.


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Toddler Time-Every Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your toddler, ages 19-months to 3 years old, for an interactive story time.  We will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, play with instruments and have fun with Miss Lisa on Monday mornings or Miss Sarah Wednesday evenings.


Wed, Dec. 3 @ 6:30 PM-Evening Family Storytime -Gingerbread Friends1

Wednesday, December 10th @ 6:30 PM “Olaf” storytime. This storytime will be followed by a craft and snack.

Wednesday, December 17th@ 6:30 p.m.  Reindeer Storytime

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Movie Showing


Sat., Dec. 6 @2 P.M. Family Movie Showing-Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Come join us for a special Movie showing of this holiday classic followed by a craft and a snack. Registration is required.

Gingerbread House Contest


One entry per person or family.


1 = Adult ———-18 yrs. & older

2 = Teens ———-13 – 17 yrs.

3 = Youth——— 8 – 12 yrs.

4=Kids, Ages 8 and under——

Regulations –

  1. Gingerbread house must be mounted on a hard, disposable, unbendable surface no larger than 12” wide x 18” long.  The front of the house must be on the 18” side.
  2. The main structure must be constructed of gingerbread.
  3. Everything on the display must be made of edible materials (excluding mounting surface).
  4. We are not responsible for deterioration of, or damage to, the structure.
  5. Entries may be subject to display through Thursday, December 10, 2014.  Judges will determine entries suitable for display.
  6. No professional entries will be permitted.

Judging Criteria

1 – Total display 2 – Use of color 3 – Uniqueness of display 4 – Imaginative use of materials 5 – Quality of construction


Best of each category ————–$25.00 Gift card to Target

Dates & Times

  1. Entry forms and gingerbread houses are due Friday, December 5th by 4 p.m..
  2. Judging will take place Saturday, December 6th.
  3. Gingerbread displays may be picked up by Thursday,  December 11th. Houses left after this date will be disposed of.


Monthly Library Programs


Book Clubs-Join Miss Mary for Mystery Book Club-The 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

The Nonfiction Book Club (Brandon’s book club) meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

The Tuesday Night Nonfiction Book Club with Tara meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Learn to Knit and Crochet with Miss Marge~ Learn how to knit and crochet with Miss Marge every Saturday from 10 -11: 30 a.m. All ages welcome and all supplies are provided.

Viewing Pleasure-Join Brandon for his film discussion group-Every 1st and 2nd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and a Movie Film Discussion-3rd Saturday of every month at 7 p.m.



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