Join us as we discuss Smoketown, published in 2018 this book discusses the other great renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour in what may seem an unlikely place—Pittsburgh, pa—from the 1920s through the 1950s. Mark Whitaker’s Smoketown is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black […]
Something that many people may not know is that here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped we have a fully equipped and functioning volunteer-run recording studio. This little-known secret is a true gem, and contributes to the noble mission of the National Library Service for the Blind and […]
Join our open forum to discuss library programming and patron needs regarding accessible services for those with visual impairments.
Join us for a discussion of The Handmaids Tale (DB 24695) by Margaret Atwood. Set in the future, the United States of America is now the Republic of Gilead, a fundamentalist Christian theocracy that arose after fanatics shot the president, machine-gunned the Congress and forced the army to declare a state of emergency. To reverse the declining birthrate, women […]
Join us for movie fun! Every month, LBPH staff and patrons get together to enjoy a movie with audio-description and subtitles. Moviegoers will also be able to engage with tactile materials and activities related to the selected film. All are welcome to join this fun-filled program! Light refreshments will be provided.
Join Julia and Katie as they discuss the book Leadership in Turbulent Times (DB 93029) by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time (DB 39154) explores the early development, growth, and exercise of presidential leadership in America. Particularly examines Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. […]
Need assistance with your smartphone or tablet? Join us for a hands-on tech training focusing on your device’s accessibility options (voiceover/screen readers, magnification, enlarged fonts, etc). We can help with any operating system (iOS, Android), and any kind of device! Please bring your own device if you have one, if not, feel free to use […]
Looking back on it, I definitely had low expectations when reaching into the depths of my mother’s childhood closet. I was an avid reader in middle school, and I was instructed to dig through a cardboard box stuffed with paperbacks to see if I wanted to keep any. I expected to come across old classics, […]
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 […]
I have a twin sister who constantly gives me great things to include clothes, advice and book suggestions. Our book tendencies are opposite. I lean towards fiction while she leans toward non-fiction. Due to my lack of non-fiction inclination, I always ask her for suggestions which in turn fuels my next listing of recommend books. […]