Thursday, March 02, 2006

Spring into March

That was a lame title, I know. But it's March, the official first month of Spring, and I'm excited! Not to mention that there's a lot of exciting stuff happening at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Tomorrow is DDR Day! Be sure to stop by and dance the afternoon away with your friends. And, because a lot of you have trouble getting here after school on Friday, we're going to keep doing DDR one Saturday a month. F ebruary's DDR Saturday was a great success!! The next date is March 25th.

As always, next Monday we'll show a movie in the Teen Meeting Room at Main, and Wednesday is the Safe and Respectful Place. ***edit: Safe and Respectful Place will no longer occur on Wednesday afternoons. More information will be posted as it becomes available.*** I know y'all enjoy the free popcorn and soda on Monday afternoons! Please let me know, either by commenting to the blog or by emailing us at, if there are any movies in particular you'd be interested in seeing. I will do my best!

March 18th will be second annual Teen Read Buffet, requested by members of the Teen Advisory Group. This is a really fun event that combines two of MY favorite things: food and books. We'll have a selection of great books and snacks available, or you can pick something to read off our well-stocked shelves. Then, basically, hang out, read, eat, talk about what you're reading, eat some more, read some more...sounds like fun, eh?

There are other things going on for teens at libraries all over the city, if you can't get to Oakland. A lot of our neighborhood locations already have or are starting Teen Advisory Groups/Councils of their own: B-TAG, the Brookline Teen Advisory Group, will meet at 4:30 on Wednesday, March 15th; Carrick is having a TAG meeting at noon on March 18th; and the meeting at Southside will be at 1:00 on March 25th.

If you're planning on attending Tekkoshocon the weekend of March 31st but aren't sure what to wear, stop by the Squirrel Hill library on March 19th to design and make a costume. And if you're just looking for a good place to go and hang out, check out the After School Club at the Carrick library, held every Wednesday afternoon, or the For Young Women Only - Teen Chat at the Hill District library at 4:30 on March 23rd.

New Books!!

In other news, we got a bunch of new books in today. Most of them are just going straight to our new book display, but here are some I thought looked particularly interesting:

Now Starring Vivien Leigh Reid: Diva in Training, by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout

Criminal Minded, by Tracy Brown

Gil's All Fright Diner, by A. Lee Martinez

My So-Called Digital Life: 2,000 Teenagers, 300 Cameras, and 30 Days to Document Their World, Created by Bob Pletka

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