Virtual Programming Note

Due to a technical problem, our reading of the first part of Ann Rinaldi's The Redheaded Princess was not able to be posted today. It will instead be posted on Monday afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Curbside Updates

Thank you to everyone who's been using our Curbside Pickup service! Now that the county shipping department is fulfilling requests again, we have a couple of updates to our pickup procedures. Please place all item orders through the library catalog. Pickup is available daily from Monday-Saturday during our posted staff hours. The automated holds notification system is back to regular service. You should receive telephone, email, or text message notifications when your holds are ready as you did previously. When you receive a hold notification, that means your item has finished its quarantine period and is ready to be checked out to you. After you get the hold notification, call us at 412-531-8754 to arrange your pickup time. Please allow 15 minutes from the time you call for staff to prepare your order and check your items out to you. For large numbers of holds (15+), please allow staff 1 hour to prepare your items. We will place items outside on the small cart by the front door shortly before your pickup time, for no-contact pickup. If you have any questions or need help placing a hold order, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 412-531-8754.

Continuing Precautions

The library building is not yet open to patrons, but staff will be available by telephone or email to answer questions or take pickup orders. When we are ready to admit patrons again, we will announce it here. Read more about quarantine procedures and what we're doing to keep the community safe.

Saturday Afternoon Reading: The Redheaded Princess, Part 1

This week, Amy reads the prologue and first 5 chapters of Ann Rinaldi’s The Redheaded Princess, read with the permission of HarperCollins. This is a historical young adult novel about the early years of Elizabeth, the daughter of King Henry VIII, who would later go on to become Queen Elizabeth I of England. From a young age, Elizabeth is surrounded by intrigue, romance, and religious conflict. Please note that this book provides a frank description of the social norms of … Read More

Outdoor Weekend Book Giveaway

Beginning September 26 and each Saturday after that (weather permitting), we’ll be holding a book giveaway from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Look for the table in our parking lot! These books are FREE to the public and are yours to keep; donations are gladly accepted but not required. If you would like to make a donation by cash or check, please seal it in one of the envelopes provided and place the envelope in the metal book drop. The … Read More

Origami Club: Make a Horse

There’s a little bit of cutting in this one, so it’s technically another kirigami project. Watch Amy demonstrate how to make a horse with just a single sheet of paper.

Wednesday Evening Storytime: Pippi Longstocking, Part 2

Amy reads chapters 4 through 7 of the 1945 classic Pippi Longstocking, written by Astrid Lindgren, translated from Swedish by Florence Lamborn, and illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman. Read with permission from Penguin Group. In this part of the story, Pippi goes to school and doesn’t think much of it; tells tall tales; attempts to fly; and proves herself to be the world’s strongest girl.

Read to Me Storytime: Abuelo

Amy reads Abuelo, by Arthur Dorros with illustrations by Raúl Colón, published by HarperCollins and read with permission from HarperCollins. This is a story about a boy and his grandfather and the special bond they share. Afterwards, Amy demonstrates how to make a rocking horse from construction paper and a paper plate. You too can imagine yourself riding along the vast South American pampas.

Saturday Afternoon Reading: Women in Art

Today, we’re presenting 6 short biographies from the book Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World, written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky. The portraits and art design in this book really pop off the page, and this video only gives you a glimpse of a few. To see and read the other 44 biographies we didn’t read here, give us a call at the library and set up a curbside pickup!

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