Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Spend an International Day at the Library

Do you yearn for far-off lands? Or is Pittsburgh a far-off land for you? Do you miss home? Do you want your kids to learn a new language? Whatever form of wanderlust you’re suffering from, the Children’s Department has the … Continue reading

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Gigantic Rubber Duckie, you’re the one…

On Friday, a giant rubber duckie floated on the Allegheny River. Cue the obligatory Ernie singing “Rubber Duckie” getting stuck in my head, followed closely by “Put Down the Duckie.” (My sister got that one stuck in her head during … Continue reading

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Where is the Potty?

At Let’s Learn Spanish yesterday evening, we learned how to ask that all-important question: ¿Dónde está el baño? / Where is the potty? We read the hilarious book Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya. The kids could definitely … Continue reading

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Get Your Language On!

Check out two special foreign language programs this Saturday at the library. At 10:30am, join us for Cuentos y Canciones, a Spanish Story Time featuring picture books from our extensive Spanish language collection, along with fun songs and activities to … Continue reading

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Storyteller Alan Irvine

Storyteller Alan Irvine told stories of Joe Magarac for Iron and Steel Community Day yesterday.

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Joe Magarac stories with Alan Irvine

You’ve heard of Paul Bunyan, but have you heard tales of legendary Pittsburgh super steelworker Joe Magarac?

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Once upon a…

toon! Joe Wos delights a crowd of library patrons with stories, drawings, puzzles and games.

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Why Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh

Wondering what’s happening in Pittsburgh for kids? Wonder, no more. Now you can sign up for Kidsburgh, a quarterly e-newsletter all about KIDS! 

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Rick Sebak visits the Children’s Department

Pittsburgh’s own documentary producer, Rick Sebak, visited the Children’s Department last Friday to film part of the WQED series, “It’s Pittsburgh & A Lot of Other Stuff.”  Here he is with his camera man Bob and some new fans.  Catch the show … Continue reading

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