As a librarian I have always been aware of book awards and prizes, but it wasn’t until this year that I began to realize the huge number and wide scope of literary awards that there are in the world. Read on to learn more.
Check out this post for some background on this research, and why I put it together. Here’s a breakdown of the book awards and prizes I surveyed, with pie charts! There are so many ways to look at these. By format: what were the most popular nonfiction titles? Graphic Novels? True Crime books? By country: Exactly how […]
Pittsburgh’s first libraries predated Andrew Carnegie’s arrival in the United States by almost fifty years. These early libraries differed in fundamental ways from what most of us in the 21st century think a library should be: Not Free to Anyone To modern eyes, the phrase “Free To The People” inscribed over the entrance of many a Carnegie Library means we can use the resources within without needing to purchase them. To Pittsburghers […]
Are you, like me, waiting not-so-patiently for the next installment of Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”? I’ve been obsessed with these games since playing the very first one at my babysitter’s house one summer (never mind the year).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has risen and food insecurity has soared. Individuals are making daily decisions about whether to have something to eat, purchase medicine, or pay rent or the electric bill. If you know anyone that can use some help or if you would like to volunteer to help, check out these resources.
As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh turns 125 years old, I turned to a report of circulation statistics for eBooks. Here are titles that have circulated exactly 125 times (as of this writing), along with a related title for you to explore!
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If you’re around my age, your memories of the 90s may well be filled with Nickelodeon. I look back on that era of TV with fondness. Let’s take a little stroll through some memories. And if you didn’t watch these shows at the time, maybe you’d enjoy discovering them now.
RADical Days, the annual celebration of the cultural institutions and organizations that benefit from Allegheny Regional Asset District sales tax funding, occurs this year from September – November 2020. Read on to learn more about what’s happening this year.
It’s fascinating to think about the lives of historical figures. Perhaps that’s why so many authors try their hands at imagining the internal and external lives of famous figures, bringing them closer to the world of contemporary readers by coloring facts and dates with feelings and fiction.