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The author, Sharon G. Flake and her book, The Skin I'm In.

“I Got You”: An Interview with Sharon G. Flake, The Skin I’m In 20 Years Later

Tue., Oct. 16
Twenty years after its publication, Sharon G. Flake’s bestselling, Coretta Scott King award winning novel is as relevant today as the first day it was published. Here, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, I sat down with Sharon to ask questions about The Skin I’m In, her life as an author and how the library had an influence on her as a child.
The BLAST team.


Mon., Oct. 15
We are the Library’s BLAST outreach team. BLAST stands for Bringing Libraries and Schools Together. Do you know who's who on the BLAST team? Read on to find out.
Photograph of Bob Woodward


Wed., Oct. 10
Fear: Trump in the White House By Bob Woodward DB91876 Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist details the decision-making process for both foreign and domestic policy within the Trump administration. Draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, files, and documents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018. Shelter in Place By Nora Roberts DB91366/CL17080 Years after three teenagers shot up a mall and movie theater, Reed Quartermaine,…

Spotlight on Children’s Spaces: CLP - Squirrel Hill

Wed., Oct. 10
Every Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood location has a unique room or space designated to and designed specifically for young children. I've been traveling around, talking with the Children's Specialists in those spaces, and figuring out what makes each space special. My first destination was CLP - Squirrel Hill.
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October Means Dark: Or, How I Love Horror

Sun., Oct. 7
As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am really into horror.  I enjoy this time of year because I can let some small portion of this love out and people just think I’m in the spirit of the season.  I should mention I’m not into slasher horror with monsters saving teenagers from their bad choices of sex, alcohol, and drugs by killing them…

The 7 Deadly Sins

Mon., Oct. 1
When I heard that CLP latest After Hours event was going to be about the seven deadly sins, I thought that would be a great idea for a blog post. I decided it would be interesting to make a list of books somehow that correspond to one of each of the deadly sins. I included non-fiction books where someone at some point exhibited one of…
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Our NEWEST Obama Academy Narrated Title at LBPH Pittsburgh: Louisa May’s Battle

Fri., Sep. 28
DBC 10099 Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women By Kathleen Krull Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annotation: Before her success as an author, Louisa May Alcott served her country as a nurse during the Civil War. This is the story of her work with wounded soldiers and later publication of her classic novel, Little Women. For grades 3-6. 2013. Narrated by…
Cinderella stares longingly out of a window dressed in a raggedy patch-work dress.

Tween Queens: A Tale of Two Ella's

Tue., Sep. 25
We all, I assume, know Disney's iconic version of the fairy tale Cinderella. Friend to small animals, sings while scrubbing floors, love at first sight with Prince Charming, dainty feet, happily ever after. You may also know the Brothers Grimm darker, more vengeful justice-focused version, featuring violence and bodily dismemberment.   But these were not the versions that captured and shaped me. I read two…
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Services for Dark Times 

Sat., Sep. 22
The library is often a place where people turn when they don’t know where else to go.  Libraries help people with everything from finding a job, connecting people with social services agencies, and helping parents learn how to teach their kids early literacy skills.  Many of these things we are well equipped to handle and have been doing so for a long time, such as…