Items tagged "Scott M."

Disability Friendly Community Events

For people on the Autism spectrum or with other disabilities there are several exciting events coming up in the Pittsburgh area!  On Sunday May 19th at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, The Autism Society and Band Together Pittsburgh will present an Autism friendly open mic.  There will mics, keyboards, guitars, amps, and percussion instruments available for participants […]

Caribbean Fiction

The Caribbean Sea is a relatively small geographic area but is filled with many islands and countries that are very rich in culture and diversity.  Many of these islands have also lived through much turmoil, poverty, and difficult political situations.  Below is a list of authors from various Caribbean countries that exemplify Caribbean struggles and Caribbean […]

Services for Dark Times 

The library is often a place where people turn when they don’t know where else to go.  Libraries help people with everything from finding a job, connecting people with social services agencies, and helping parents learn how to teach their kids early literacy skills.  Many of these things we are well equipped to handle and […]

The Death Blog

Death is a subject that I think we should all think about more.  The most certain thing in life is that it will eventually end.  Why then do so many of us not think about or prepare for the inevitable.  But where should we start when we contemplate the end of our life. As a […]

Travels to Latin America Through Magical Realism

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 […]