Cover of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Need a Book Suggestion?

Thu., Aug. 30
One of the main parts of my job as a Reader Advisor is finding great books to recommend to our patrons based on their reading interest. Whenever you call into the Library for the Blind and the Physically Handicapped the person answering the phone will be a Reader Advisor and we are here to help you find a great read. If you are ever not…
Cover of Title

New Locally Produced Title: Born and Bred in the Great Depression By Jonah Winter

Mon., Aug. 27
We are pleased to present our latest Audio Book offering, available immediately in a variety of formats and delivery options for your ease of use and reading pleasure. Born and Bred in the Great Depression DBC 12093 By Jonah Winter Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root A Pittsburgh Public Schools Obama Academy Selection Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annotation: During the Great Depression, the author’s father grew…
Students create a unicorn craft.

Time to BLAST Off into the New School Year!

Mon., Aug. 27
For nearly 20 years, BLAST has been providing outreach programs to Pittsburgh Public Schools to help develop and maintain connections to the Library among school age children. We think the start of the new school year is the perfect time to provide a little insight into our programs.
Cover of Title

New Locally Produced Title: A Measure of Blood By Kathleen George

Fri., Aug. 24
We are pleased to present our latest Audio Book offering, available immediately in a variety of formats and delivery options for your ease of use and reading pleasure. A Measure of Blood   DBC 08548  By Kathleen George Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annotation: By the time homicide detective Richard Christie arrives on the scene, all that remains of Maggie is a bloodstain. The killer has vanished,…
Robyn stands in front of her 4 camels with a brusque look in her eye.

Likability of the Camel Lady

Tue., Aug. 21
Does a likable character equate to a likable book? How does an unsavory character effect ones experience of a book? These questions come to me after reading—actually, devouring—the autobiographical saga Tracks DB 18639 by Robyn "The Camel Lady" Davidson and absolutely loving it, but finding that many other readers are critical of the book because of her strong (read: unlikable) personality. Robyn had reason to be…
What is Assitive Technology?

Assistive Technology at your library

Sat., Aug. 18
Here at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped we offer technology help with assistive technology.  So what is assistive technology one might ask? Well, according to the Assistive Technology Industry Assocation: Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. AT can be low-tech: communication boards…
book cover of The President is Missing

Have you read The President is Missing?

Wed., Aug. 15
Spoilers Ahead. Have you read, or were you still planning to read, The President is Missing (DB 91164) by Bill Clinton and James Patterson as a fun summer vacation page-turner?  It’s been touted as this summer’s must-read thriller.  I think the book fails on most fronts.  For a thriller to be effective, there has to be some basis in reality.  That creates tension.  Certainly cyber…
An adult and child read together.

School Readiness: CLP Can Help!

Mon., Aug. 13
You are your child’s first and most important teacher. The Library is ready to support you as you help your child get ready for school!
Cover of The Fallen

BEST OF BARD: JULY 2018

Sun., Aug. 12
Mesdames et messieurs, le Roi! James Patterson is number 1, 3, 4 and 5 on our July Best of BARD list: The President is Missing By Bill Clinton and James Patterson DB91164 / CL17051 A threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyber terror and…
Harry otter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Cover

JK, John and Jim's Magical world.

Thu., Aug. 9
I, like many others in my generation, grew up with the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Every midnight release of the book found me huddled under my sheets till 3 a.m. reading the first few chapters *cough* Half… of the book by flashlight. Every subsequent midnight movie release I would be one of the first in line, standing awkwardly with some form of Ginny…