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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hill District is Open!

All Jazzed Up!

The history of Pittsburgh's Hill District community has been captured in the words of late playwright August Wilson. This same community is playing an integral part of Pittsburgh's future with the opening of the city's first new library in 28 years.

On Saturday, October 25, 2008, more than 700 community members took the opportunity to tour and enjoy their new library at the community celebration.

The celebration began with a book processional that delivered August Wilson's Radio Golf, the last book housed at the area's former library on Dinwiddie Street, to its new home at 2177 Centre Avenue. The book began its half-mile journey with Hill District resident Sylvia Griffen relaying the book to community volunteers. The journey ended with Nava and Niger Hilaire (age one) placing Radio Golf in its rightful place on a library shelf.

The community event also included a balloon drop, storytelling, jazz performances and author appearances.