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Celebrate Earth Day with Author/Illustrator Anne Lee

Enjoy a storytime featuring Anne’s newest book, When You Are Camping, and outdoor-inspired activities. Even if you’ve never gone camping (or wanted to!) you’ll love this story about splashing in puddles, chasing fireflies, and other outdoor delights.

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Around the World in Eighty Days

If you’re going to see Around the World in 80 Days at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, stop by the library and get the book by Jules Verne, too.

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Who’s that Behind the Fake Mustache?

It’s our own Phred!

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For Gourmets, Cooks, and Other Foodies

Matisse Reid is a fifth-grader, a foodie, a blogger, and a PITTSBURGHER! Her favorite books include Diary of a Wimpy Kid and all cook books. This article about Matisse inspired me to take another look at our cookbook shelves.  Here … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Margaret Hodges

Librarian, professor, storyteller, and award-winning author Margaret Hodges would have been 100 years old today.

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Punny Blog

J.C., a regular at our Show; Don’t Tell writing workshop has his own punny blog. 

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The Tellin’ o’ the Tale

We celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with “the wearin’ o’ the green” and “the tellin’ o’ the tale.”

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Spilling Ink

In Moon Over Manifest by (Newbery medalist!) Clare Vanderpool, twelve-year-old Abilene wishes for a do-over. I think we can all relate.  Who hasn’t wished for a second chance, an opportunity to go back and right wrongs or make different choices? … Continue reading

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PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest Kickoff Event

Special guests from WQED were here last Monday to kick off the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest.  Young writers participated in a writing workshop. Then they wrote, illustrated, and told their stories. For more information about the PBS Kids Go! … Continue reading

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PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest Kickoff Event

Write and illustrate your own creative stories for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Monday, January 31,  2:00-3:30 (Pittsburgh public schools are off that day.)

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