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STEM All Hands on Tech: Black History Month

Mon., Feb. 19
Museum apps often provide children with the opportunity to explore art and objects without ever traveling. In support of our celebration of Black History Month, here are two free apps and books to share during your next library visit or from home.
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Alfred, God and Alan Arkin walk into a Bank

Sat., Feb. 17
I have a confession to make, I love bad movies. Over the years I have grown to love what is considered good or classic movies and have even uttered the word film before, much to the chagrin of my sister. I’m telling you this to warn you that the following review of the movie Going in Style is a happy one, so if you check…
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Best of BARD: December 2017

Thu., Feb. 15
And here is finally our Best of BARD list for December 2017! At number 5, we have a book with an interesting title – Quick and Dirty! It’s the latest Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods, a mystery of a stolen Van Gogh painting, and no one knows if its authentic or fake. “Everyone in this series is richer than God, more beautiful and sexy than…

No Apron Required

Tue., Feb. 13
I am a Food Network junkie. I've always loved browsing cookbooks and daydreaming about delicious dinners. So when I heard that CLP - Squirrel Hill's cookbook club program was expanding across multiple locations for this year, I was very excited. The Squirrel Hill location, along with CLP - Main, CLP - Knoxville and CLP - Woods Run are joining together like foodie super-friends to explore…
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Race, Representation & Picture Books @ the Summit Against Racism

Thu., Feb. 8
The 20th Annual Summit Against Racism brought together over 600 people from various backgrounds, with the mission of eliminating racism. From the workshops that we did attend, and the one that we presented, the knowledge and insight provided has been immense.
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Tue., Feb. 6
Let me start by saying that L.E. Modesitt Jr. is one of my favorite authors.  He has a way of putting large scale things like politics and economics into his books with out the unnecessary info dump or boring the reader.  This is the first book of his I ever read and I have devoured every other book in this series which is up to…
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New Locally Produced Title: 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Tue., Jan. 30
LBPH is proud to share a new locally produced title available for loan or for download from BARD.  100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die was narrated and edited by volunteer Sue Reinfeld. This audiobook was carefully monitored and produced by the LBPH Studio Team and Volunteers. 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die By Steve Ziants…

Behind the Scenes: Storytime

Mon., Jan. 29
The end of the month marks my seventh year here at CLP - Squirrel Hill. It's been an amazing time full of growth and exploration. I feel pretty lucky to have a job where singing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and reading picture books to kids, is the norm.