“When I was in the third grade, we moved to a house that was right across the street from the Library’s West End branch. And my mom would force me to go to there and I dreaded it,” he says. “I really didn’t want to read, and I didn’t want to interact with anyone, either.” […]
We love when Pittsburghers post their latest library books, movies and albums to social media. So, when CLP-West End patron Alexander Campbell tweeted the photo above, we had to know more. Turns out he was able to procure this entire epic stash of favorite holiday movies from the Library! Nothing warms our hearts like a […]
Over in the West End, right next to the Library Support Center, is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) – West End. According to CLP history, West End was the first location to host storytime almost a century ago. Read on to learn more about this neighborhood location.
In which a valiant Library Assistant explores a tiny room and creates the library’s West End Historical Collection.
The CW’s new teen TV show revisits the small town of Riverdale and the characters of Archie comics as the town reels from a shocking murder.
What’s better than a good love story? How about a book about recipes? Or a book that takes you to a specific time or place in history? What about a book with magic and humor?
I’ve been reading a lot of memoirs lately, primarily by women. There are other posts about these memoirs waiting in the wings, like “memoirs about mental illness,” but for now I want to focus on three excellent memoirs written by amazing, inspiring Black women.
This year, we’re striving to read 180,000 books for Summer Reading! While ANY books, magazines and graphic novels count toward our goal, some of the books we’re promoting this year have a common theme—the city of Pittsburgh!
Five Questions With… is a series of short interviews with local authors and persons of interest. Today we’re featuring Pittsburgh author Jacob Bacharach, who will make an appearance at CLP – Main on Wednesday, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Bacharach has written two books, The Bend of the World and The Doorposts of Your House and On Your Gates. Both novels feature Pittsburgh, and both have been described as “madcap” by reviewers. Think UFOs, legendary monsters and re-framing Biblical stories.
The one thing that I have learned through my travel experiences is that you can have fun anywhere you go; it’s all in how you plan it. Make sure that you are prepared for that plan to fall apart entirely, and then you will be able to explore. Some books that I have found helpful, either because they are awesome reads and take place where I was traveling, or because they provide loads of information.