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Reamde Cover

Reamde: Yes I spelled that right

Mon., Jul. 1
Neal Stephenson has long been one of my  favorite authors, and Reamde is another awesome book by him.  I think I've written on him before, here and here, but Reamde has been on mind because the sequel came out.  But we do not have it so I cannot write on it.  Yet.  Anyways I reread this book in preparation for the sequel and loved it…
The poster for the Summer Reading Extravaganza

Blast off to Summer Reading!

Wed., Jun. 26
Summer at the library means books books books!  The Summer reading program is not just for teens and kids, it’s also for all our avid adult readers! There is a great list of books this year that you will not want to miss. Here are a few just to get you interested. There, There by Tommy Orange (DB91321) There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational…

What Should I Read Next?

Tue., Jun. 25
I'm sure this will come as a shock to you, but library staff like to talk about books. I know, right?!? Who'd have thought?? But more importantly, library staff would like to talk to YOU about books. Did you just read something that you loved and want to tell someone about it? We're here with an ear to listen. We might have read it also…

Book Clubs Aplenty

Mon., Jun. 24
If you’ve never participated in a book club, you’re really missing out!  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is proud to offer an extensive array of book clubs to our community. In libraries throughout the city, you can find vibrant clusters of readers getting together to chat about books. The benefits of attending a book club are not just limited to finding new titles: book club participation…

Enhance your Book Club with CLP's "Book Group Connections"

Mon., Jun. 24
Ever wondered what lead an author to write the book you just read for your book group? Or what the facts are behind that historic novel they selected? Struggling to come up with discussion questions when you host your next meeting? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main’s got your back. Let us help you prepare for your next book discussion through Book Group Connections. We…
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Summer Fun with Summer Dreamers

Fri., Jun. 21
School’s out for summer, but summer camps are about to begin! Many summer camps across the city visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations as part of their camp schedule. Because of this, campers participate in the Summer Reading program, win free books, learn and play in our spaces and strengthen relationships with our staff. 
Teens participating in PhenomeCON.

Celebrate Your Fandom at PhenomeCON!

Mon., Jun. 10
Are you itching to dress up as your favorite character? Do you want to show off your Smash Bros skills or make new friends to discuss your latest fanfiction and fanart? Then check out PhenomeCON-- Pittsburgh’s free, city-wide, teens-only fandom convention!
Newspaper image showing dinosaur peering into skyscraper window

Bone Wars

Mon., Jun. 3
In April of this year an unusual item appeared for sale on Ebay:  the 15-foot, 68-million-year-old remains of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered in Wyoming, for the “buy it now” price of $2.95 million.  In the United States, unlike many other countries, fossil hunters who unearth skeletal remains on private land are entitled by law to keep (and sell) them.  Dinosaur trophies are much sought…
A colorful palette of Indian spices and herbs

The Mistress of Spices: a Spice Fantasy

Fri., May. 31
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni DB 87874 transports you immediately with a literary-sensory explosion of color, scent, and touch to an exotic land of spices. This exotic land is Oakland, California, where a powerful immortal named Tilo keeps shop in a nondescript Indian grocery--disguised as an old woman. Tilo takes special care of each customer: learning their hearts desire, their greatest fears,…