The Simple Life, In Detail

Tue., Feb. 27
You know what they say about books. The first rule you learn, before you even learn to read. Don't judge them by their cover! I'll freely admit I have been flagrantly guilty of this in the past. That's how I found one of my favorites and a true gem, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. It's a nice shade of gray-blue. But I digress.…

Wind River

Tue., Feb. 27
Wind River tells a story that few directors in Hollywood are willing to tell: that of the high number of Native American women on reservations who go missing every year.

New Locally Produced Title: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

Mon., Feb. 26
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD.  The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) was narrated by volunteer Patti Hefron.  This audiobook was carefully monitored, edited, and produced by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) By Andy Warhol DBC 12062 A…
Photo of Andrew Cardnegie, the library card shaped mascot.

Learning with the Library 

Sat., Feb. 24
Do you have a skill you want to learn?  Well now, it will be easier for Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped patrons to learn with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, no matter where they reside in our Pennsylvania. The library offers resources for learning many types of skills.  One that I want to feature is our free access to LYNDA.com, which usually requires a…

New Locally Produced Title: Lady Faustus

Fri., Feb. 23
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD. Lady Faustus was narrated by volunteer Thelma Snyder. This audiobook was carefully monitored, edited, and produced by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers. Lady Faustus By Diane Ackerman DBC 10070 Third collection of poetry by best-selling author Diane Ackerman. Topics include flying a plane, wonders of the…
The cover of the print edition of Red Sparrow of Red Sparrow

Cooking with the Red Sparrow

Wed., Feb. 21
Sometimes people get a book from us and are surprised that a mystery novel will have recipes in it. In the Cozy Mystery genre, it’s popular in some books to include thematically appropriate recipes at the end of the chapters, or at the end of the book itself. Some library patrons like this, and others hate it. That said,  love it or hate it, the…

STEM All Hands on Tech: Black History Month

Mon., Feb. 19
Museum apps often provide children with the opportunity to explore art and objects without ever traveling. In support of our celebration of Black History Month, here are two free apps and books to share during your next library visit or from home.
Going In Style Movie Cover

Alfred, God and Alan Arkin walk into a Bank

Sat., Feb. 17
I have a confession to make, I love bad movies. Over the years I have grown to love what is considered good or classic movies and have even uttered the word film before, much to the chagrin of my sister. I’m telling you this to warn you that the following review of the movie Going in Style is a happy one, so if you check…
Good Daughter book cover

Best of BARD: December 2017

Thu., Feb. 15
And here is finally our Best of BARD list for December 2017! At number 5, we have a book with an interesting title – Quick and Dirty! It’s the latest Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods, a mystery of a stolen Van Gogh painting, and no one knows if its authentic or fake. “Everyone in this series is richer than God, more beautiful and sexy than…