Author Archives: Kathy

About Kathy

Senior Librarian, Children's Dept, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Storytelling Around the World

Stories, stories and more stories . . . that’s what Storytelling Around the World is all about (kind of like the hokey pokey!).   The next one will be Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 AM in the Children’s Department and we invite kids … Continue reading

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Boxes, Boxes and MORE Boxes!

You won’t want to miss the Kids Create: It’s Not A Box! program on Satuday, March 29 at 2:30 PM in the Children’s Dept.  You’ll get to hear stories about boxes that are more than boxes and you’ll also hear … Continue reading

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12:57 PM–Spring starts today!

I heard a radio DJ announce that spring will arrive today at 12:57 PM!!  I don’t know how they can get it down to the minute, however I’m thrilled!  I think we’ve all been waiting for this day. Take a … Continue reading

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Passport to the World–Hawai’i!!

We had a great time learning about Hawaii on Saturday, March 8!  Miss Julie had lots of photos, maps, objects and more about our 50th state. Everyone had a chance to tap out a rhythm while Miss Julie said the chant and showed … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time . . .

. . . there was a young boy who was forced to get three hairs from the beard of the giant (or in some versions, the devil).  Will he have the courage to do this? . . . a farmer … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time . . .

. . . Anansi and his wife were getting ready to celebrate Granny’s birthday.  His wife was making a big pot of beans because she knew that’s what Granny would like.  She was missing a particular spice–pepper–(she did, however, have “parsley, … Continue reading

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In honor and memory of Pete Seeger

Many storytellers will tell you that the hardest part of storytelling is finding a story that so compels them to really want to tell it.  I struggle with this myself, however, when I first started telling stories many years ago and read … Continue reading

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Take the A Train!

Well, not literally, however at all CLP locations on Saturday, February 1 at 12 Noon you will hear/sing some rendition of the song “Take the A Train!” by Pittsburgher Billy Strayhorn.  This event is the kick-off to Black History Month 2014, … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2013

There were (as there always seems to be) a lot of great books in 2013.  It’s impossible to pick just one . . . so, here are some of my favorites.  How about yours?

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Yeah, we’re cool . . .

Tuesday in the Children’s Department we decided to have some fun with this frigid, arctic weather we’re having instead of complaining… As a part of our Homeschool Tuesdays program, we went outside to try a couple of things you can … Continue reading

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