Good librarians, like any professionals, have a set of little-noticed soft skills that we use to help people in our communities everyday. At the top of that list is something known as the “read-alike.” A read-alike is a recommendation of a book that is available right now, and that will hold you over until that […]
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 […]
Enter Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny on a Tuesday afternoon and patrons — right in the center of the room — could be learning to sew or recording their own music. Even better, they’re smiling, they’re connecting, and they’re learning. “They love it,” says Barb Lawler, senior librarian. “It opens up more possibilities for […]
Borrowing eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and TV shows for kids has never been easier! Here’s how to make the most of Libby and Hoopla apps using the kid friendly settings.
Many patrons of the Pennsylvania Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped know that they have access to the NLS Music Section, but I suspect that not all of our patrons with musical ambitions have tapped the resource. What does the music section provide? How does it work? Who will I talk to on the […]
A couple of months ago, rap superstar Jay-Z made headlines when he released his thirteenth studio album, 4:44. The album made headlines because Jay was the most open and vulnerable that he’s ever been. On the title track, Jay address the infidelity that Beyonce talks about on her album, Lemonade.
Fans of traditional Appalachian folk music are in for a special treat this upcoming Friday, July 14th when the North Carolina two piece House and Land roll into Pittsburgh for a free lunchtime concert.
GRAMMY-award winning rap superstar Kendrick Lamar released his third studio album DAMN last month. There was a lot of hype and anticipation for this album. A lot of people including myself were wondering whether the overall sound of the album would mimic his sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly. After the release of the first single from the new album, “Humble” the answer was no. Lamar went the route of using hard hitting beats over his vicious flows and it’s a refreshing change of pace.
The Theremin was one of the very first electronic instruments. It is the only musical instrument that is played without being physically touched. Stop by the CLP – Main International Poetry Room on Thursday, May 18th, 12 – 1 pm for a free lunchtime lecture and performance by world-class thereminist Pamelia Stickney as part of a day long Theremania!!! celebration.