The annual Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards accepts creative work from hundreds of teens all over Allegheny County and submits them to professional judges in seven categories. The variety of art is astounding, and we can’t wait to share these creative efforts. Read on to learn more about the Labsy Awards, and how you can join in on the celebration.
I’ve always loved browsing cookbooks and daydreaming about delicious dinners. So when I heard that CLP – Squirrel Hill’s cookbook club program was expanding across multiple locations for this year, I was very excited.
Earlier this week, I was talking with some friends about books. And more importantly, if any of us were going to reach our reading goals for the year. I’m kinda, definitely behind on the 75-book mark that I set for myself and I kinda, definitely won’t be completing the Read Harder Challenge this year. I […]
One the many things that I love about the Library is the opportunity to learn something new. You may know that we offer lots of ways to learn a new language, strengthen your computer skills or put together a killer resume but you can also learn lots of unexpected stuff like how to mend a […]
As a kid, I spent a fair amount of time at the state parks in our region. I have great memories of swimming in the lakes at Moraine, Keystone or Laurel Hill, then picnic dinners and short hikes before sleepy drives home. For many years, our big family vacation involved driving two hours or so north to spend a few days at the Presque Isle beaches. As a much bigger kid, I now fully appreciate our free access to these beautiful lands.
When I feel like I’m falling behind on my reading goals (say, maybe, for summer reading?), I find that a graphic novel can provide a nice boost. One, they’re generally quick reads. Two, you can usually find something that is either right in your genre wheelhouse or something to really shake things up with minimal commitment. Volume One of Giant Days really hit the mark for me in the “genre wheelhouse” kind of way.
Bestselling author Kathleen Tessaro’s Rare Objects, which has just been released in paperback, is a featured titled on our Summer Reading list, and is among the titles that teams competing in the Battle of the Books will be reading. Kathleen, a native Pittsburgher, will also be visiting some CLP book groups this summer to discuss Rare Objects. The book groups are open to anyone, and Kathleen will be visiting Beechview at 11:30 on July 8th; Woods Run on July 11th at 11:30; and Squirrel Hill on July 19th at 6:30. We virtually sat down with her and asked her five questions to help us get to know her better.
Sunday is the official start of summer for us at the Library and we’ll be celebrating with the 17th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza! You can join in the reading fun all summer by signing up now on our website or by visiting your favorite Library location.
Here’s the thing when you can knit (or crochet or sew) — you can probably feel pretty good when it comes to a baby shower gift, because even the most stoic mom-to-be will go starry-eyed over something that you made for their little one. The ability to use your long-honed skills in order to present a handmade sweater, little socks or quilt is pretty cool; even better is when you get a photo a few months later of the tiny person looking cozy in your creation.
Today we’re featuring a few items that will be hitting Library shelves over the next few weeks. These movies and books are available now to place on hold through our catalog or you can try your luck with the Best Seller collections on their release dates. For even more upcoming and newly released books, movies and music, check out the Books & Media page on our website!