Have you ever wondered what local treasures are in CLP – West End’s History Closet? What kind of new and exciting information you can find? Look no further, this History Club meeting will be dedicated to seeing, handling, and examining pictures and documents from the West End’s history. Library staff will take you on a […]
Join us as local historian, Norene Beatty, presents on Pittsburgh and the West End’s part in shipping on the Ohio River. Pittsburgh played a crucial part in this as the home of the source of the Ohio River. Norene is the president of the Old Stone Tavern Group and is passionate about preserving and educating […]
LBPH is proud to a share a new locally produced title available for loan or download from BARD. Here We Go, Steelers! was recorded in partnership with student volunteers from Obama Academy and produced by the LBPH Studio Team. Here We Go, Steelers! Here We Go! Aimee Aryal DBC 8507 Pittsburgh Steelers fans from all over the area are […]
LBPH is proud to a share a new locally produced title available for loan or download from BARD. City of Secrets was narrated and edited by volunteer Patti Heffron and produced by the LBPH Studio Team. City of Secrets Stewart O’Nan DBC 10057 Jerusalem, 1945. Jewish refugee, Brand, hunted as an illegal and relying on […]
Sometimes, the best way to preserve a book and its information is to leave it in its delicate condition and make a sturdy safe place for it to live. This is where our custom made boxes come in! We use preservation grade materials and best practices to ensure the longest life for our collection. The last thing we want is to harm the books by using acidic boards or glues that will speed their deterioration.
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!
According to Bob Regan’s Pittsburgh Steps: The Story of the City’s Public Stairways, Pittsburgh has, “more city steps and bridges than any other city in the world.” Additionally: Pittsburgh has hundreds of streets complete with street signs, and oftentimes houses, composed entirely of steps. These “paper streets” are municipal rights-of-way and appear on many maps as valid thoroughfares, much to the consternation of unsuspecting motorists.
If you love seeing Pittsburgh on film and enjoy character-driven movies, check out Out of the Furnace.
Three books that I’m gifting to my Airbnb host in California. Because books are fun for everyone!
One of my very favorite poems is “Lucky Life” by Gerald Stern, born and raised in Pittsburgh and now living in Lambertville, New Jersey. It is somewhat embarrassing for me to have discovered this well-known poem only two years ago – I mean, it was published in 1977 – but discover it I did, last year, while spending some time down at my beloved Jersey shore. It found me at exactly the most perfect time, as if he was writing directly to me. I thought about it during our vacation this year and I’ve thought about it again, several times over the course of what has been a rather challenging month, personally-speaking.