STEM: All Hands on Tech – Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play with Books and Apps

Tue., Jun. 12
Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.
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New Locally Produced Title: Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas

Mon., Jun. 11
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD Hidden History of Pittsburgh was narrated and edited by Ronnie Mazzotta.  This audiobook was carefully monitored, by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers, and produced by Ronnie Mazzotta Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas By Rubin Pingk DBC14821 A young ninja wants a snowball fight for Christmas, and he just…
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New Locally Produced Title: Unusual People I Have Met While Traveling

Sat., Jun. 9
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD Hidden History of Pittsburgh was narrated and edited by Maggie Wolfram.  This audiobook was carefully monitored, by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers, and produced by Scott Meneely Unusual People I Have Met While Traveling By Robert W. Schmitt DBC14818 Details the author’s recollection of unusual people he has met…
A copy of Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Tue., Jun. 5
Marcus Aurelius is probably most commonly famous for being the Emperor that gets killed by a conniving Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator.  This lack of good knowledge of Marcus Aurelius would not surprise him, in fact he would be astonished that we are still reading his private journal, Meditations, almost two millennia later. Marcus was a Stoic.  And no, not a Clint Eastwood show-no-emotion-stoic, but a…

Last Chance to See

Tue., Jun. 5
What happens when a comedian who loves the comforts of civilization joins a zoologist to seek out endangered species? He falls and breaks his arm getting off a boat. That's not a joke, it's the first episode of Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine. Over 20 years ago, Carwardine joined author Douglas Adams on a voyage to observe endangered animals all…

Coming Soon : Summer Food Program at the Library

Mon., Jun. 4
This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in order to ensure even more Pittsburgh youth have access to free food during summer vacation. Stop by the Library on weekdays for hands-on activities, crafts, games and meals with friends!
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My Continued Pilgrimage Through Agatha Christie

Sun., Jun. 3
A few months ago, I wrote a staff pick article about Agatha Christie and my first dive into her Hercule Poirot series. Since then I have gobbled up a couple more books with a third close behind. I am still enthralled by the tiny detective and enjoy the narrator’s fluid ability to flip between French, English and American accents. Poirot Investigates is a compilation of…