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Shirley Page recalls the excitement of coming to CLP – East Liberty as a child in the 1940s. She fondly remembers the storytimes in the children’s area and getting a glimpse of the newspapers and encyclopedias in the adult section. “It was a beacon for the family … like a second home.” To give […]
When you think of a library, you typically picture people quietly reading and librarians shushing whenever their volume reaches a disruptive level. But that’s not the scene at Family PlayShop at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch. They welcome talkers! In fact, they encourage it. The children’s area is colorful, bright and noisy, […]
If you’ve been to a storytime program, you’ve probably seen us pass out scarves, shakers, or other props. They certainly add a fun element, but their value goes well beyond that. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular props and their benefits.
The lore of the giants is rich and fascinating, but whether or not it’s all real is an ongoing question.
What happens when a comedian who loves the comforts of civilization joins a zoologist to seek out endangered species? He falls and breaks his arm getting off a boat. That’s not a joke, it’s the first episode of Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine. Over 20 years ago, Carwardine joined author […]
What could be better than the rich voice of Morgan Freeman paired with adorable penguins waddling through the sparkling Antarctic landscape? That’s right, nothing is better. (Unless, of course, you had the opportunity to meet Morgan Freeman and a penguin at the same time. That might be more awesomeness than anyone could handle, though.) March […]
What happens when teams of middle and high school students read a list of 10 books, drill each other, and remember as much as they can about the stories? They come together for a trivia competition where one team is crowned champion…
Warning: this post includes a few spoilers and a lot of definite opinions about M. Night Shyamalan’s movies.
Is reading graphic novels beneficial? Are they on par with “regular” books? The answer to both questions is yes!