Fairy Houses

The fairy house program gently teaches kids about seasons and how the natural world is in a constant state of change.



Best of BARD: May 2016

Keeping King Patterson out of the Top Five is one feat in of itself, but off the charts completely takes the solid work of the heavy hitters. Luckily, we got … Continued


Yann Martel Love

There’s more to Yann Martel’s work than his bestselling hit Life of Pi. His latest, The High Mountains of Portugal, handles death, religion, redemption, morality, existential unease, love, sorrow and more, making it the best kind of page-turner.


Read Harder: Vol. 6

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is one of the world’s best-selling mysteries for good reason. It’s fun, dark and twisted.


Round Things Roll

I’ve always wanted to tackle the 335-mile rail trail that goes all the way from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and attack the trail this October. Luckily the library is here to help me (and you!) train for this ride.


Clean Your Desk, or POWER (Library) to the People

I recently discovered a seemingly mundane object in the bottom drawer of reference desk — something that launched me on a quest involving card catalogs, consultations with colleagues, online databases and a trip to the first stack, the lowest and darkest level of the Main library. What did I find? An extension cord — though one with a very unusual plug.


That All May Read

Have you ever walked into a library and wondered why books in braille aren’t neatly tucked on the shelves like their print counterparts?


June is LGBT Pride Month!

Historically, June is a momentous month for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movements—the Stonewall riots of 1969, the first Gay Pride parades, and last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision … Continued