Author Archives: Debbie

On Display: Children’s Special Collections

. The addition of glass doors to a section of shelves in the Children’s Department at Main provides a new view of unique materials from our Special Collections. Different selections of historical significance will be featured on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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Garden Update

           The little kids had their turn today in the library’s community garden.  Preschool Discovery children love to be outside observing and being involved with the planting!  Every Thursday this  summer they will weed and water the garden as part of … Continue reading

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Gardening with Homeschool Tuesdays

       The planting has begun in the community garden at the Main library in Oakland!  The children who participate in the Homeschool Tuesdays program series helped to plant a variety of vegetables today.  The Preschool Discovery group that meets on … Continue reading

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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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