The Perils of Health Care in Modern America

Sat., Mar. 30
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped helps to facilitate a bookclub for one of our partner organizations, The Consumer Health Coalition, which, like the name implies is an organization that advocates for access to health for residents in Southwestern PA.  We have recently read two titles that have illuminated the sad state of healthcare for many individuals in the United…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Two Biographies for Adult and Younger Readers

Wed., Mar. 27
“The Notorious R.B.G.”  Now a cultural and legal icon, the 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s initials are emblazoned on T-shirts worn by a much younger generation of fans.  She recently described herself as “a flaming feminist,” but in truth her views on the equality of the sexes are both a reflection of the careful logic of her mind as well as a gradual evolution in her…
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BEST OF BARD: FEBRUARY 2019

Sun., Mar. 24
Elevation By Stephen King DB 93255 / CL 19034 Middle-aged Scott Carey has discovered he is losing weight but--oddly--not mass. As he confides to his retired doctor friend, nothing he wears or carries adds to his weight. Meanwhile, Scott enjoys life and is determined to mend fences with his new prickly neighbor and her wife. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018. Pandemic: a novel By…

Irish I were in Ireland

Thu., Mar. 21
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you may experience the desire to read some books about the ever-lovely Emerald Isle. Whether you are a lover of fiction or nonfiction, history, poetry, romance, mystery, or fantasy, there is a book featuring Ireland for you. Check out one or more of the following titles as a small way of celebrating Irish culture!    St. Patrick of…
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Data Detox Week 2: Being Social

Wed., Mar. 20
In May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host The Glass Room, an interactive exhibit examining the ramifications of always-on, always-connected technology on personal privacy. As a lead up to this process, the Library is offering an abridged version of Data Detox, an 8-week series devoted to regaining control over your digital footprint. This is the second post in that series. The Glass Room and Data…

Your Money or Your life: It's that simple

Mon., Mar. 18
I am terrible with money.  Honestly sometimes it feels like the stuff just evaporates from my wallet.  To quote my father, about cars but the principle applies, "if they weren't so useful I'd hate them."  So I regularly dive into the financial blogosphere and try to find the one principle that will set me free.  Oh and it has to be easy, obviously.  You can…

Announcing Our Newest Local Title: The Quiet Don

Fri., Mar. 15
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.  This is our 152nd DBC title which now appears on BARD for download in addition to being available in cartridge format. DBC 08116  The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino by Matt Birkbeck. Secretive--even…

Announcing Our Newest Local Title: Saving the Liberty Bell

Tue., Mar. 12
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.  Please note that this is our 152nd DBC title which now appears on BARD for download in addition to being available in cartridge format. Saving the Liberty Bell  DBC 14855 by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington.…

Announcing Our Newest Local Title: When the Library Lights Go Out

Sat., Mar. 9
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.  Please note that this is our 148th DBC title which now appears on BARD for download in addition to being available in cartridge format. When the Library Lights Go Out DBC 14853 by Megan McDonald. Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson. A…