Curious about what your fellow library users in Pittsburgh are reading? Then check out these top eBook borrows from 2020!
While we love helping you find great reads and want to find the right book just for you, we also recognize that many of us love to explore on our own. Being able to go into the stacks to scan the shelves, scout out the new book area, and check out what has been put […]
We all been home for a while now and possibly gone through our stacks of library books we grabbed before library doors closed, the books we bought that have been sitting on our shelves for years, the books we have borrowed from friends and neighbors for that quarantine no-contact connection, and even got the book for that new virtual book club you just joined. So now what? Librarians are here to help! One […]
The 2020 National theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote” marking the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment which granted the right to vote to Black men after the Civil War. Through stories that illustrate the important history of voting rights and civil rights teens in grades 9-12 can learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the monumental Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an interesting and exciting way.
Mesdames et messieurs, le Roi! James Patterson is number 1, 3, 4 and 5 on our July Best of BARD list: The President is Missing By Bill Clinton and James Patterson DB91164 / CL17051 A threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear […]
I love books: reading, and literacy go hand in hand with why I want to work at the library after all. But recently one of our patrons brought something to my attention, and I realized how little I have read as far as what other Americans are reading. What the patron introduced me to was PBS’s The Great American Read. […]
Wendell Berry’s collection of thematic short stories, Watch With Me DB 41335 follows the delightful life of one family in the early 1900’s in Port William, Kentucky: the gregarious farmer ‘Tol Proudfood and his wife, the no-nonsense schoolteacher Miss Minnie. Their quirks and peculiarities endear you to their characters, and the stories in the collection span over […]
I would like to dedicate this blog to Ashlee and Eric. Ashlee, I will miss your laugh and our talks on female emancipation, spirituality and weird people. Eric, I will miss your giggle too. I won’t have anyone to share my Eastern European humor with because, obviously, no one understands it. I wish you both […]
Last week, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business, we held the first session of the new Spanish bookclub Circulo de Lectores, where we discussed Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (DB 19297) is an excellent title for anyone starting off in the genre of Magical Realism. Telling the unfolding events throughout the day that led a pair of […]
Tayari Jones’s new novel (and Oprah’s newest Book Club pick) An American Marriage is perhaps one of the most masterfully written and poignant novels of the year. It tells the story that is often ignored in literature – that of the devastation wrought in so many African-American households, families and communities as its young men are […]