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.
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.
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 […]
Carnegie’s Monocle is an augmented reality experience for exploring the Main Carnegie Library in Oakland, Pittsburgh. Explore animations and ambient sound scattered throughout the library!
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 […]
Before concluding her semester at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this spring, our Communications and Creative Services Intern, Corinne Hebestreit, participated in one of our historical tours of CLP – Main. Spoiler… she thinks you should, too! You might think you have seen most of Pittsburgh if you live here. However, there is one tour in […]
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.
See how a serial killer from forty years ago is brought to justice today.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math…those words make up the acronym for STEM. The words and acronym have been household terms for several years. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh does its part to make sure your kids build on what they know about STEM, and have fun, too!