Recently I read my first John Grisham. It was his latest book The Reckoning (DB92511) , which would rank as one of the top books I read last year. I thought the book was so good that I decided that one of my goals this year would be to read as many John Grisham books […]
Digital literacy is extremely important in any job field, but it is also necessary for those who wish to join the rest of the tightly-networked online world. At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we want all patrons seeking to improve their digital literacy to have the opportunity to do so. Beyond our free Internet and computer […]
The Caribbean Sea is a relatively small geographic area but is filled with many islands and countries that are very rich in culture and diversity. Many of these islands have also lived through much turmoil, poverty, and difficult political situations. Below is a list of authors from various Caribbean countries that exemplify Caribbean struggles and Caribbean […]
Enter Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny on a Tuesday afternoon and patrons — right in the center of the room — could be learning to sew or recording their own music. Even better, they’re smiling, they’re connecting, and they’re learning. “They love it,” says Barb Lawler, senior librarian. “It opens up more possibilities for […]
Did you ever find yourself trying to apply for a job, yet all you had was a paper resume from 10 years ago and no way to get it online to complete the application process? Or, maybe you look at the computer screen and don’t know what to click — or even how to click […]
Drag Queen Story Hour is a family-friendly series of programs that was was developed in response to area families who’ve expressed an interest in programs that amplify broad perspectives, challenge gender stereotypes and embrace personal expression and self-acceptance.
Every few years a new culture seems to capture our collective attention…Pirates, vampires and zombies (oh my?) being the first three that come to mind over the last decade and a half. Lately I have detected a little Scandinavian sensationalism, some Nordic know-how, floating into pop culture. I am, of course, talking about the popularity Vikings seem to be enjoying in television.
The Pittsburgh Courier used to be a national newspaper with 14 different city editions including New York, Chicago, Detriot, St. Louis and Los Angeles, to name a few. I urge you to check out the documentary Newspaper of Record the Pittsburgh Courier, available on DVD in our collection. It conveys the weight and influence of the paper, as well as its glamour.
This is the third in a series of posts I will be writing to determine the most depressing movie we have in the library’s film collection. I will be watching 16 devastating movies in the coming months — feel free to join in the “fun” and share your feedback! Round 3 tackles depressing movies about addiction: Leaving Las Vegas and Requiem for a Dream.
Only 48 more hours until Summer Reading Extravaganza, the Library’s annual celebration of literacy and learning. This year, you’ll have the chance to: Enjoy live performances, interactive storytimes and puppet shows Browse the annual book sale Play a fun CLP Readers Game Try your hand at science experiments Check out cooking and gardening demonstrations Personalize […]