Author Archives: Kathy

About Kathy

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

Don your costume and come to our Halloween Party!

Tuesday, October 28th is the date for our annual Halloween Costume Party and Bring-Your-Own-Decorated-Pumpkin contest!  The program will begin at 7:00 pm with stories told by the Brilliant Bookworms, a youth storytelling group from Winchester Thurston School.  This is a bonus … Continue reading

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Sign Time: Baby Talk will start at 11:00 AM on Mondays

Baby Talk is changing its start time to 11:00 AM starting Monday, October 6.  It had previously been at 11:45 AM; we hope this helps for those who wish to attend. This program introduces simple signs, from American Sign Language, … Continue reading

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Time changes for Monday morning storytimes

The storytimes that are held on Monday mornings in the Children’s Department are shifting times just slightly– Baby and Me will begin at 10:15 am Terrific Tales for Toddlers will begin at 11:15am Baby Talk will begin at 11:45am These will … Continue reading

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Fizz, Boom, Fun!

We had an absolute BLAST in our Fizz, Boom, Fun program last week!  We made snow–yeah, even in July; we made spaghetti dance–almost like Big Anthony does in the story Strega Nona; we stuck a pencil through a gallon-sized Ziploc … Continue reading

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Storytelling Around The World!

Storytellers Sara Walker (10th grader), Jennifer Kraar, Joan Schenker and myself told stories to an attentive yet enthusiastic audience.  An adult volunteer became the fairy–complete with wings and wand–in one of the stories and his antics had everyone laughing! Sara … Continue reading

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Science is awesome!!

Storytellers Joanna Demarest and Stas Ziolkowski showed a very large crowd today how awesome science can be!  It started with a bang–twice–and ended with the stars in the sky.  We learned about radio waves, how light travels, how the telephone … Continue reading

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Fizzle, Sizzle, and Twizzle!

Watch science come alive  with demonstrations and stories about Alexander Graham Bell and Galileo as local storytellers Joanna Demarest and Stas Ziolkowski present “Fizzle, Sizzle, and Twizzle!” on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:30am in the Children’s Department. There’ll be … Continue reading

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Kids Summer Reading!

Have you signed up for Kids Summer Reading?  It’s a great way to read (or be read-to) and have chances at winning some prizes, like tickets to Kennywood or the Carnegie Science Center.  There’s also lots of programs to attend–storytimes, … Continue reading

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What a coincidence!

I love it when you get surprises during the day! This happened about a week ago . . . I was signing up three brothers in our Kids Summer Reading program.  All the boys were excited about how many books … Continue reading

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Storytelling Rocks!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, most children’s librarians love to tell stories especially when the audience can join in and participate! The Children’s Department recently received Tell Along Tales!: Playing with participation stories by Dianne De Las Casas.  … Continue reading

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