Book: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje Summary: Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in unspecified ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received. Request for a copy through your local library, or […]
Book: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Summary: A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in […]
Book: The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes Summary: In 1920, Louisa Cannon takes a position with the Mitford family at their manor house in the Oxfordshire countryside, but when a nurse is killed on a train, Louisa and the youngest Mitford daughter, Nancy, become entangled in the murderer’s crimes. Request for a copy through your […]
Children 3 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers will sing songs, share action rhymes and meet new friends. Children and adults will explore books to expand the imagination, inspire self-discovery and develop early literacy skills in this 30-40 minute program. For children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers.
Book: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu Summary: A stereotyped character actor stumbles into the spotlight before uncovering surprising links between his family and the secret history of Chinatown. Request for a copy through your local library, or you can also find them online through Overdrive, eBook and eAudiobook.
Vital records are a great starting point for your family history journey! Birth records for your ancestors are one of the first steps, but where they are located may vary based on the year, county, and state in which your ancestor was born. Best-case scenario, you’ll want to have your ancestor’s full name, birth day/year, […]
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The past year has put mental health in the spotlight. According to Mental Health America, in 2020, screenings for anxiety and depression increased by 93 and 62 percent respectively. Here are some mental health stories and resources to explore.
Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly ideas about how to connect virtually, high-quality materials that spark social experiences, or just looking to learn more about the importance of social connection, the Library has you covered.
Check out some of the local children’s authors who’ve graced Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s shelves over the years.