Items tagged "CLP – Main"

The Power of Play 

There’s more to playing than meets the eye. It burns off energy and strengthens muscles and critical thinking skills. It promotes literacy by creating connections with words and print. And, especially in these unpredictable times, it helps kids to make sense of both unexpected events and everyday life.

Real Imaginary Lives

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.

Something Old Something New, Part 1: Animated Soundscapes

This past fall the Carnegie Library Music Department was approached by CMU professor and musician Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh to host a series of sound installations by her undergraduate students. Annie teaches an awesome class at CMU called Experimental Sound Synthesis (which I really wish I could take!) and past classes have toured the Music Department […]

Caption It! Contest Winners

In our efforts to shed some light on hidden gems of our vast collection here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we recently selected images from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library to use in a social media game called “Caption It!” Patrons who frequent our Facebook and Instagram feeds enthusiastically submitted delightful captions and voted with […]

“I Got You”: An Interview with Sharon G. Flake, The Skin I’m In 20 Years Later

Twenty years after its publication, Sharon G. Flake’s bestselling, Coretta Scott King award winning novel is as relevant today as the first day it was published. Here, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, I sat down with Sharon to ask questions about The Skin I’m In, her life as an author and how the library had an influence on her as a child.