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New Locally Produced Title: Still Walking

Thu., May. 31
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD Still Walking by Rob Oliver was narrated by Tony Chiapetta and edited by Tony Chiapetta and Joe Farinacci. This audiobook was carefully monitored by the LBPH Studio Team Volunteers, and produced by Micah Pacileo. Still Walking By Rob Oliver DBC14809 The autobiography of Rob Oliver. At 21 years old, Rob was…

STEM: All Hands on Tech - Super Science Kits

Tue., May. 29
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math...those words make up the acronym for STEM. The words and acronym have been household terms for several years. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh does its part to make sure your kids build on what they know about STEM, and have fun, too!
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Shakespeare Retold

Sun., May. 27
This past month I saw my first live performance of a work by William Shakespeare when I attended the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Hamlet. Prior to seeing the production I never realized how many famous lines come from Hamlet. I knew “Something rotten in the State of Denmark” and “To be or not to be” were from the play but was unaware such famous…
Cover Art: My Accidental Jihad by Krista Bremer

Krista Bremer on Love and an "Accidental Jihad"

Sat., May. 26
I recently returned from a writing retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains. One of the teachers at the event: Krista Bremer, associate publisher of The Sun Magazine, taught workshops about overcoming writer's block, telling honest stories without hurting our loved ones, and how to examine the biases we all have in order to bolster our creative work. She should know: She wrote a book about…
Book cover for Chonicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Travels to Latin America Through Magical Realism

Tue., May. 22
Last week, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business, we held the first session of the new Spanish bookclub Circulo de Lectores, where we discussed Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (DB 19297) is an excellent title for anyone starting off in the genre of Magical Realism.  Telling the unfolding events throughout the day that led a pair of brothers to murdering the man who took their sister's virginity…
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Best of BARD: April 2018

Sun., May. 20
It seems like female authors are taking over! In addition, James “the King” Patterson disappeared from our list. Here is our Best of BARD for the month of April, starting with number one: Promise Not to Tell DB90191/CL16929   By Jayne Krentz Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy still battles memories of her childhood in a cult and the fire at the cult compound that killed her…
Illustration of Daredevil, jumping through the air.

Comics at LBPH

Sat., May. 19
Comic books and graphic novels are often not the first thing many people think of when they think of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  However, there are some graphic novels that have been recorded in audio book form, and there are also novelizations of comic books. In addition, comic books and graphic novels aren’t just for younger readers! Folks of all ages…
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The Issue of Disabling Pain

Thu., May. 17
Recognizing another individual’s disability may not always be straightforward, and understanding the experience of a disability can certainly be elusive.  This is especially true of “invisible” disabilities that involve chronic, sometimes debilitating pain.  In her book of essays Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, author Sonja Huber addresses, in both poetry and prose, what can often be indescribable: the…
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A Tale of Multiplicity

Tue., May. 15
My Goodreads account has many shelves. There is a myriad of non-fiction titles, memoirs and novels that I have placed on endless lists for both myself and for the library bookclubs I’ve been a part of. One particular book that has been both on my personal shelf and the bookclub shelf is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I was thrilled when the Talking Books bookclub…