Pittsburgh Photographic Library

Caption It! Contest Winners

Fri., Dec. 21
In our efforts to shed some light on hidden gems of our vast collection here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we recently selected images from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library to use in a social media game called "Caption It!" Patrons who frequent our Facebook and Instagram feeds enthusiastically submitted delightful captions and voted with their likes for the winners. Thanks to everyone who played. …

Early Learning BLAST Helping Professionals Develop

Thu., Dec. 20
With a growing understanding of the importance of early learning, there is an increased demand for caring, passionate, qualified professionals to work with our youngest learners in early childhood centers. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Early Learning BLAST Specialists strive to provide what these educators need in the field of early literacy by offering professional development opportunities.
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Thu., Dec. 20
The Reckoning By John Grisham DB 92511 / CL 19010 Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's, favorite son--World War II hero, patriarch of a prominent family, farmer, and Methodist church member. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018. The Money Shot…

BLAST Outreach Update

Mon., Dec. 17
The BLAST team has had an exciting start to the 2018-2019 school year! This year, participation has increased to include a total of 31 Pittsburgh Public Elementary Schools. Students in participating schools have found themselves learning everything from pre-coding concepts through gameplay to new vocabulary through movement.
The Milk Lady Of Bangalore Book Cover.

Got Cows?

Mon., Dec. 17
When I find myself in search of a new book I pop on over to Goodreads for inspiration. One day while poking around, I came across a book with a cow on the front encircled by flowers. Intrigued (and judging a book by its cover…) I clicked on it to read further and found it was a memoir. After reading a passage about an impatient…

New Year Resolution

Fri., Dec. 14
It is that time of year again to reflect on how well I did with the past year resolution and start to plan new ones for the upcoming year. This year one of my resolutions was to read War and Peace and I am sad to say I only made it to page 800. I have already decided that part of my 2019 resolution will…

Sugar Plum Fairies Dancing in My Head

Tue., Dec. 11
It happens to me a lot this time of year. I hear a few notes from one of the iconic melodies and, suddenly, I’m backstage in the wings awaiting my turn to join the other pirouetting dancers onstage. If I’m not transported to memories of my past, hearing the melodies will have me twinkle-toeing it up and busting out some fancy footwork in the privacy of…
cover of the "FAULT IN OUR STARS"

Life Is What You Make Of It

Sat., Dec. 8
It is surprising how movies have started influencing what our reading lists look like. I have always observed that reading a novel is quite different from watching a movie. Sure, visual effects are pleasing to our eyes but the characters that grow in our imagination when reading a novel are far more colorful and realistic than the ones on screen. I must confess that John…
A sketched map of america with a red line showing Steinbeck's route, as well as sketches of his truck, his poodle Charley, and some of the scenery he encountered along the way.

Travels With Charley: In Search of America (and a good road trip book)

Wed., Dec. 5
“We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” - John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley Somehow having managed to skip any Steinbeck in high school, I had always imagined his work to be somber, serious and dry. But on a recent road trip from Pittsburgh to Memphis, friends brought along the audio version of his road story, Travels with…

Spotlight on Children’s Spaces: CLP – Carrick

Mon., Dec. 3
The Carrick location is the most recently renovated library in the CLP system. It's also the continent’s first Passive House library. Read on to learn more about the amazing features this neighborhood library has to offer.