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Featured Collections 2008-2010

2010 Featured Collections

December: 'Tis the Season of Giving

Take a moment away from your shopping and "to-do" lists and make a difference in your community. You can learn about worthy charities or share your gifts to the world at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!


November: War and Peace

It's more than an epic book and movie! Step out of your comfort zone to explore different viewpoints, political ideas and historic moments that shaped our nation at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


October: Embrace Culture

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn about the history and customs of various Spanish speaking countries, brush up on the Spanish language or select music and movies reflecting the many facets of Hispanic culture.


September: Short and Sweet

Good stories come in all shapes and sizes. Explore the art of storytelling at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh where the worlds of zines, short stories and oral histories collide.


August: Make a Splash: Hit the Beach

Enjoy the last full month of summer! Grab your favorite beach read, barbeque cookbook, travel planner or Beach Boys CD from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and hit the waves.


July: Make a Splash: Between the Rivers

There's a wealth of culture and history waiting to be discovered between Pittsburgh's famous three rivers! The City's fascinating story comes alive at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


June: Make a Splash: Jump In!

Cool off from the summer sun! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has the word on water, and a bounty of recommendations to fit this Summer's reading themes!


May: Family Time

Spend time together as a family at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Discover new family programs, find unique dinner ideas and explore books, movies and music to enjoy together.


April: Find Poetry Everywhere

Discover the beauty of poetry at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh! During National Poetry Month find inspiration in a foreign film, an artist's song lyrics or uncover a new piece by a local poet.


March: Green Thumbed

When it comes to getting your hands dirty, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's gardening collection will help you with everything from planting a patio garden to growing the perfect flower.


February: Sweet Treats

Celebrate this oh-so-tasty month with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Cook up an indulgent dessert from our cookbook collection or find the perfect book, movie or music to share with your sweetie!


January: It's Freezing!

Start 2010 warm and healthy! Cozy up in front of the fire with a heart-warming book, film or music CD. Or tap into Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's consumer health collection to help fight winter blues and illnesses.


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2009 Featured Collections

December: The Best of '09

We know books, music, movies and more! Learn which titles received the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's staff stamp of approval, were customer favorites and won the hearts of critics.


November: It's Summer Somewhere...

Start planning the perfect weekend or winter tropical getaway. Let Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's travel collection take you to exotic places.


October: Funny Halloween

Q: "What did one ghost say to the other ghost?"
A: "Do you believe in people??"
Be the life of your Halloween party with humor and horror from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


September: Take It Slow

Prefer to slow down? Take time out for slow-food, explore sustainable agriculture at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh or locate a local farmer's market.


August: From Acting to Zumba

Life's a stage! Explore everything from acting to the coolest exercise and dance moves at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


July: Get the Picture?

Visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this summer to pour over the works of famous painters, study the latest art techniques, learn how to take the perfect family picture or just enjoy an illustrated book.


June: Music to Soothe the Soul

Explore Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's music collection -- learn to play the guitar, be inspired by a renowned performance or expand your comfort zone with a new style of music.


May: They're Not Just "Super" Anymore

Do you like plenty of pictures with your stories, memoirs or information? Pick up one of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's graphic novels to see how comic books have evolved.


April: Greetings from the Future!

Escape into a sci-fi world, explore new technologies or learn about the future of American politics. The past and future await at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


March: Think Green!

Whether you want to save the environment or re-tool your personal finances you'll find a wealth of books and movies at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to green up your lifestyle.


February: Share the History!

Explore the past through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's rich collection of biographies, historical fiction, genealogy materials, music, movies and more.


January: Make Something of Your Winter!

Looking for ways to stay busy and save money this winter? Whether you want to re-use or renew, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s craft and do-it-yourself collections can help you make the most of what you have!


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2008 Featured Collections

December: Let's Get Cooking!

Move over Martha Stewart. Plan the perfect holiday event that guests will be talking about for years. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection is full of creative cooking and decorating ideas to make the most of your holidays.


November: Holiday Survival Guide

We have you covered this holiday season. From dealing with your in-laws, to planning the perfect holiday gathering, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection can help you keep your sanity.


October: What's Your Sign?

Feeling a little supernatural? Uncover the unexplained with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection on the occult and astrology.


September: Your Right to Read:
The Fight Against Censorship

Feeling a little rebellious? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection is home to some of the most controversial books in history. You might be surprised at what made the list!


August: Words Have No Borders

Do the Olympics have you in the mood for some international flavor? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection of world fiction and international poetry takes the gold medal.


July: Oh, That's Gross!

Impress your friends. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection has information on everything that makes your skin crawl and your stomach turn.


June: Get the Reading Bug

Whether you're fascinated by things that sting or you are itching for some good fiction, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection will help you catch that reading bug!


May: These Boots Are Made for Walking

Time to come out of winter hibernation and take in the fresh air! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's materials on outdoor pursuits offer information on where to go and what to do when you get there.


April: Isn't It Romantic?

Don't let the rainy days in April dampen your spirits. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection of romance novels, feature movies and music will put you in a romantic mood.


March: Girl Power: Women Through History

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's collection will show you how the strength of women throughout history has made a difference in Pittsburgh and the world.


February: Face the Music: Jazz in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Louis Armstron...Miles Davis...New Orleans...Pittsburgh? Find your inner musician through books, music and film at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.