The Music Never Stopped

Fans of rock music know the Grateful Dead. For better or worse, love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were an important and constant force in rock music from … Continued

A City Full of Mystery

Journey to the fictional city of Newford, full of magic and the unexplained. Award winning fantasy author Charles de Lint invites you to believe in the extraordinary.

We Are a Part of the Pollen-nation!

The Library’s BLAST team has been sharing fun pollinator facts with students during the last round of Thematic outreach programs which run from April-June.

Read Harder: Vol. 5

Follow along as I go for a reading adventure Book Riot’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge. In this episode, I look at Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, which covers the “read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender.”

Comics and Cons

Get ready for the next comic book convention with digital graphic novel offerings from Hoopla.

Reading for Writing and Loving

To get back in the habit of writing after a long hiatus, I am reading Dodie Smith’s (of The Hundred and One Dalmatians fame) classic 1948 novel, I Capture the Castle (DB … Continued

Adventures in Regional Cinema

Lately I’ve been thinking about the idea of regional cinema – smaller, independent movies that are so much about a specific region or place, that they could not have been filmed anywhere else. Check out one of these three great examples of regional cinema from the library’s film collection.


So far, so good: every day Pittsburghers rely on the Library for computer access, educational programs for children and teens, support for adult goals and dreams, and help finding a good book, CD, or movie.

Syttende Mai

For today’s celebration of Syttende Mai (Seventeenth May), also called Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The Constitution Day), I wanted to make you aware of a rare bit of … Continued