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The Creation of “Intimate Moments”

Tue., Nov. 20
For the past two months, I have been lucky enough to work alongside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s REcollection Studio to curate and develop an exhibition using photographs from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library (PPL). This collection was gathered from a photography program initiated by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in the early 1950s in an attempt to document the daily life of the American…

NaNoWriMo Writers, Keep At It! 

Thu., Nov. 15
It’s hard to believe, but November is already halfway over. For those of us participating in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, this means we only have a few weeks left to hit that 50,000 word goal. It’s hard work, but who else will write your novel, if not you? If you’re feeling discouraged and having trouble staying motivated, remember that all the best writers have felt…

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In at CLP!

Wed., Oct. 24
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is coming up soon. Started in 1999, this idea is a proven fun challenge for writers of all levels of experience - taking one month to write a novel, or at least 50,000 words. If you're participating for the first or fifteenth time, CLP has resources and spaces for you to use! As part of NaNoWriMo's Come Write In…

I Kill Giants

Fri., Sep. 14
The lore of the giants is rich and fascinating, but whether or not it's all real is an ongoing question.
A selection of Anime DVDs

Anime is everywhere!

Thu., Aug. 2
For many many years Main was the only CLP library to have an Anime collection, but this year we've decided to expand into the branches.
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Going Back in Time

Tue., Jul. 31
Recently, Tor, a top publisher of science fiction and fantasy books and a division of Macmillan, made a surprise announcement regarding a change in their eBook licensing model for libraries. Effective immediately, libraries will no longer be able to purchase eBook copies of new Tor titles until four months after their on-sale date. What does that mean for you? When John Scalzi publishes the next…
Legion DVD cover

Legion

Tue., Jul. 17
Are you looking for a radically different take on the seemingly endless superhero movies and shows that come out every year? Try Legion.

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…

Who Doesn't Love Penguins?

Thu., May. 3
What could be better than the rich voice of Morgan Freeman paired with adorable penguins waddling through the sparkling Antarctic landscape? That's right, nothing is better. (Unless, of course, you had the opportunity to meet Morgan Freeman and a penguin at the same time. That might be more awesomeness than anyone could handle, though.) March of the Penguins 2 isn't available on DVD yet, but…