April’s Movies

Join us for the Bag Lunch and a Movie program each Friday at 11 AM.  We will show movies on the big screen in the Community Room and you can bring your lunch, snack, and beverage. Movies will be fun, thrilling, inspiring,  tear-jerking, and / or uplifting.

April 6th:  How to Steal a Million starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole.  This is a romantic comedy about the daughter of an artist who forges great works of art who hires a private detective.

April 13th:  Cheaper by the Dozen starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, and Hilary Duff in a comedy about a family of 12 children.

April 20th:  Love Me Tender starring Elvis Presley in his first film set after the Civil War in which he plays a Texas farmer who falls for his brother’s sweetheart.

April 27th: TBD but we are hoping to show The Life of Pi

Bag Lunch and a Movie Fridays @ 11 AM

Sick of winter? Fed up with politics? Tired of eating alone? Pack a lunch and join us for a free movie each Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM starting March 2nd. Movies will be rated G, PG, or Not Rated. In general, most will be of interest to mixed age audiences, but parents must attend with children. These films will be older productions that are intended to lift the spirits, inspire, and entertain.

Upcoming movies include:

March 9th  –  Young @ Heart – PG – A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.

March 16th – Waking Ned Devine – PG – When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

March 23rd – The King and I – G – A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam’s children.

March 30th – Closed – Good Friday

Upcoming Events

Chess Club – Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7 PM

Reader’s Theater – September 13th & 27th, October 11th & 25th, November 8th & 15th, 6:30 to 8 PM – Reader’s Theater is a performance created by reading a script based on a literary work without the use of scenery or special costumes. No memorization of lines is required. Since actors rely solely on their voices to create characters, some of the class activities will focus on improving vocal qualities such as inflection, pitch, and rate. Emphasis will also be placed on working together as a group while having fun at the same time.

Pinterest Class – September 18th, 3:30 to 4:30 – This will focus on finding seasonal interest boards such as DIY crafts, decorations, and recipes.

Gadget Classes – September 21st & 2nd, 10 to 11 – Bring your own device for personalized instruction.

Tablet Class – September 25th, 3:30 to 4:30 – Bring any tablet for personalized instruction

Beginning Knitting Classes – First Friday of each month beginning in October. This class will teach beginners to knit squares for Warm Up America projects

Beginning Crochet Classes – Third Friday of each month beginning in October.  This class will teach beginners to crochet squares for Warm Up America projects.

The 2nd Croaker Summer Reading Club

Calling all Croakers! We are once again sponsoring an adult summer reading club and it’s not too late to sign up. This is relatively painless. You read what you want and circle activities on a grid. No meetings! For every 5 grid activities you receive a ticket which can be spent on chances to win prizes. On August 10th we will have a Potluck Picnic at 6 PM and award the prizes.

Here are some of the fantastic prizes I’ve received so far:

Heinz History Center – 4 free admissions
Erie Maritime Museum – 2 passes
Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad – 2 rail passes
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – One-time admit 4 pass
Campbell Pottery – Vase
Pittsburgh Playhouse – 2 tickets
Primanti Brothers – $25 gift card
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – 2 tickets
Tricia Maloney – quilted purse

Summer Reading @ CAPL

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Summer Reading begins June 12th.

Stop by the Library to sign up for one of our Summer Reading Programs:

Tadpoles…………………….Ages 2-4 (Story time Tuesdays at 11 AM)

Kids Club…………………..Ages 4 and Up (Story time Saturdays at 10 AM)

Lunch Bunch……………..Ages 10 and Up (Meetings Saturdays at Noon)

Book Wizards…………….Ages 14-18 (no meetings)

Croakers…………………….Ages 18 and Up (no meetings)

Family Fun Wednesdays…………..Every Wednesday from 6/21 to 7/26


Family Fun Event Schedule

All Programs begin at 5:30 PM

Participants must sign up before the event.

6/21   Art @ the Library

6/28   Recycling Challenge

7/5     Mini Golf @ the Library

7/12   STEAM Night

7/19   Scavenger Hunt

7/26   Giant Games (+Life-Sized Candy Land)


For more information or to sign up to join in our Summer Fun, stop by the Library or call us at 814-425-3996.

Cochranton Community Garage Sales


The Friends of the Library welcome you to join in the fun!

Cochranton Community Garage Sales

May 27th and 28th

There will be a PLANT SALE, USED BOOK SALE, and GARAGE SALE at the Library.


Stop by the library and sign up to get your garage sale listing on the flyer  and receive 2 signs for a $5 donation.  Sign up by Monday, May 22nd to be included.


7th Annual Dr. Seuss Carnival!

You’re invited for some FUN,

Grab your Mom and Everyone!

Don’t be late —

Walk, bike, or skate!

It’ll be awesome, just wait and see —

Let’s all go to the Li-brar-y!

Where:  Cochranton Area Public Library

107 West Pine Stree, Cochranton

When:  Saturday, March 4th from 10 AM until 1 PM

This free public event is geared for children ages preschool – 2nd grade and families.

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please stop by the Library or call us at 814-425-3996