In Memoriam: Anton Yelchin
Mourning the passing of actor Anton Yelchin, here are three of his best films.
Nonfiction Books about Grief
Randy Pausch was a Pittsburgh professor whose book, The Last Lecture (DB 66601), became a bestseller in 2008. Pausch wrote this while dying of cancer and it was based … Continued
Blue is the [Most Beautiful] Color
Illustration, yet another way books make you feel things. Big things like happiness, sadness, anger and hope. Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, Blue is the Warmest Color makes you feel all that and more.
Picture Books–Not Just for Kids
Picture books are not just for kids. They are multifaceted and at the forefront of—and sometimes precede—social change.
Read Between the Gap…
The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement is showing no sign of slowing down. Here is a list of titles by diverse authors that promote understanding and compassion.
What do you like to do on the weekend? Me, I like to make a nice breakfast, take some naps, sing a little off-key to the radio, and now and … Continued
Listening to Veterans’ Stories
A few weeks ago, local scholar Todd DePastino visited the West Pittsburgh History Club to give a presentation of his work with local veterans. Not simply an academic, Todd’s work with veterans extends outside the tower through the Veteran’s Breakfast Club, a group he co-founded.
After Orlando: A Book List
The world can be an ugly place. We are reminded of just how ugly with tragedies like the mass shooting in Orlando that left 50 people dead and more wounded. Hopefully this book list will help you heal.
Officer Tiffany Costa is bringing the Pittsburgh Police Chess Club program to CLP – Sheraden. Starting this Friday, June 24th she, along with other Pittsburgh Police Officers, will be available from 4 to 5 pm at Sheraden to offer chess tutoring, practice and games to kids and teens in the Sheraden neighborhood.
The Summer Solstice is right around the corner. That means it’s time to think about the days getting shorter, and to contemplate the trip around the sun that we’re all … Continued