Author Archives: Debbie

Tuesday Tales: Nursery Rhymes

Most everyone remembers a favorite Mother Goose rhyme that has a place in their childhood memories.  And although scholars warn us of the nursery rhymes’ more sinister historical meanings, I prefer to find the simple joy in them when shared … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tales: Randolph Caldecott

In Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Wouldn’t Stop Drawing, Leonard Marcus brings a fresh and fascinating presentation of the artist’s life and works through his meticulous research and in-depth understanding of the artist who influenced so many artists and those … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tales: Gems in Children’s Special Collections

Among the treasures that reside in the Special Collections section of the Children’s Department are facsimiles of selected rare items from the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at the Toronto Public Library.  This set of reproductions printed in 1981, provides … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tales: Visiting Memories

The Children’s Department has a multitude of shelves and corners filled with books and materials where visitors can become lost in any kind of story or subject.  That is just the kind of magic that has made this space so special … Continue reading

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Mark Klingler Brings Science and Art to Homeschool Tuesdays

Every week Homeschool Tuesdays has something new and fascinating for children to explore.  Last week, Mark Klingler visited the library to share his passion for nature, science, and art.  He is a scientific illustrator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural … Continue reading

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We Had a Great Time!

Thank you to Playhouse Jr. and Point Park University for a wonderful afternoon.  Laura, Katie , Sonny, and Elena provided an imaginative and engaging presentation of dramatic readings and thought-provoking activities.  Everyone is looking forward to their next visit!

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Tuesday Tales: Playhouse Jr. Visits Homeschool Tuesdays

Join the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in welcoming Playhouse Jr. of Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse!  During this special Homeschool Tuesdays program, Parents and kids take part as Playhouse Jr. presents an informative and interactive program with … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tales: The Pop-Up Collection

Recently, I decided to bring a few pop-up books with me on an outreach visit.  There were such marvelous reactions from the children as we shared each page.  Paul Stickland’s Dinosaur Stomp elicited uncontrollable laughter on one side of the circle … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tales: A Very Special Visitor

      It is always a wonderful surprise when an author or illustrator visits the Children’s Department.  The other day Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard and her husband just happened to be in search of material for a  presentation she was planning.  Her books … Continue reading

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Nature Detectives: All about Nests

What happens when you have inquisitive children, one nest cam, several nest specimens, and an old English folk tale?  The answer is one lively program that explores how and why birds build so many different types of nests! The Magpie’s Nest is a folk tale about … Continue reading

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