New Locally Produced Title: 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Tue., Jan. 30
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD.  100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die was narrated and edited by volunteer Sue Reinfeld. This audiobook was carefully monitored and produced by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers. 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die By Steve Ziants…

Behind the Scenes: Storytime

Mon., Jan. 29
The end of the month marks my seventh year here at CLP - Squirrel Hill. It's been an amazing time full of growth and exploration. I feel pretty lucky to have a job where singing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and reading picture books to kids, is the norm.
Cover of For The Benefit Of Those Who See

Books On the Experience of Blindness

Sun., Jan. 28
When I first started working as a Library Assistant and Reader Advisor at LBPH three years ago, I was clueless about how to work with people who are blind. Once, when a few of our patrons were gathered at our branch for an advisory meeting, a blind patron mentioned using echolocation to find the entrance to our building. I laughed out loud, but the joke…

New Locally Produced Title: Fleabrain Loves Franny

Fri., Jan. 26
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD.  Fleabrain Loves Franny was narrated by volunteers Marty Lieb and Thelma Snyder.  This audiobook was carefully monitored, edited, and produced by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers. Fleabrain Loves Franny By Joanne Rocklin DBC8516 Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored…

On and Off the Battlefield

Thu., Jan. 25
Explore the background of an opera based on the experiences of an Iraq War veteran.
James Baldwin photo with quote "I have to make you conscious of the things you don't see)

My Ever-Growing To-Read List

Wed., Jan. 24
This month I  experienced a lot of writer's block, so I've decided to write my post about the books that I plan to read in the future.  I have a very long list that grows faster than I can read, so I don't ever really expect to get caught up with my reading. The next book I want to read is The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth…

New Locally Produced Title: Wilderness Boy

Tue., Jan. 23
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD.  Wilderness Boy was narrated by volunteer Doug Malcolm. This audiobook was carefully monitored, edited, and produced by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers. Wilderness Boy By Margery Evernden DBC10087 Wilderness Boy tells an exciting story of the Whiskey Rebellion that will teach young people and readers of…

Let's Talk About Graphic Novels

Mon., Jan. 22
Is reading graphic novels beneficial? Are they on par with "regular" books? The answer to both questions is yes!
Drive Time French book cover

Drive Time French: Beginner Level

Sun., Jan. 21
Are you interested in learning a new language?  According to the Living Language website, their method has been a proven and effective language learning instruction for over 65 years. Using techniques originally developed for the US State Department, the Living Language Method follows a four-point approach from building a foundation of essential words and phrases, advancing to full sentences and conversations, practicing with recall exercises…