Limited Weekly Computer Appointments

Beginning Wednesday, October 28, we will be offering a limited number of appointments for computer use. These appointments will be for a single user at a time, with 30 minute sessions, and may be reserved on Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 2 and 4:15 PM. For more details, read our full update or call 412-531-8754.

Continuing Precautions

The library building is not yet open to patrons except for limited weekly computer appointments, but staff are available six days a week by telephone or email to answer questions, arrange curbside pickup, or assist with remote document services. Read more about quarantine procedures and what we're doing to keep the community safe.

Saturday Afternoon Reading: The House on Mango Street, Part 1

This week, we’re reading the first part of the award-winning book The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros and published by Vintage. This is a collection of evocative vignettes about a period in the life of Esperanza Cordero, daughter of a poor family in Chicago. Esperanza is just old enough to realize that her life is limited by the poverty her community faces and being a girl in what is very much a man’s world. Please note that this … Read More

Saturday Storytime: Equality’s Call

Amy reads Equality’s Call, by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, published by Beach Lane Books. This picture book for younger readers tells the story of voting rights in the United States, and the progress that’s been made to extend those rights to each and every American. Because as the book says, “a right isn’t right until it’s granted to all.” Afterwards, Amy demonstrates how to make a scaled-up rosette ribbon that resembles those historically worn by women’s suffrage … Read More

Wednesday Evening Reading: Fighting for Equal Rights, Part 2

This week, Amy reads the second part of Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story about Susan B. Anthony, written by Maryann N. Weidt, illustrated by Amanda Sartor, and published by Lerner. In the second half of the story, Susan comes into her own as an activist and leader, spearheading women’s suffrage campaigns and facing court for registering to vote. It isn’t easy, but change never is.

Read to Me Storytime: Brown Sugar Babe

This week, Amy reads Brown Sugar Babe, written by Charlotte Watson Sherman and illustrated by Akem, published by Boyds Mills. When a little girl describes herself as “pink”, her mother steps in and tells her about all the wonderful things in the world that are brown, just like they are. Afterwards, we have a quick and simple art project to make a tree from a paper cutout of your hand.

Saturday Afternoon Reading: “Princes”, from How They Met

Amy reads “Princes”, one of the stories in the collection How They Met, written by David Levithan and published by Knopf. This is a story about love and coming of age, and how easy it is to trick yourself into thinking you’ve got both of them figured out.

Origami Club: Make Hearts

You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day–show someone you love them with a handmade origami heart.. Or an entire rainbow of them!

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