Thursday, June 29, 2006

Harry & The Potters - Thur. July 6, 6-8 PM

Join us for an evening of rock music based on the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling with New York based punk band Harry and the Potters! The show will take place on Thursday July 6, from 6-8 PM on the Front Lawn of Carnegie Library's Main facility in Oakland. THIS SHOW IS FREE!!!

Check out the video below to see the wizard rock in action!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Books Again

We're still churning them out, and you're still reading them. Take a look at some of the newest things on hand at the New Books Blog.


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Will it ever stop?

The answer is NO! But that's a good thing...

Just when I thought I was done posting new books to the New Books Blog -- FINALLY -- another box of new books arrived! But there weren't too many, and they're all posted and ready to put on display. Except for one of the copies of LBD: Friends Forever, which is coming home with me.


Summer Reading of to a ROARING start!

Last sunday was the Summer Reading Extravaganza. It was a fabulous party, and early estimates say that over 5000 people attended! I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty impressive. We registered over 130 teens for Teen Summer Reading at the Extravaganza. Another 150 or so have registered in the last week, bringing to total number of Teen Summer Reading participants to 335. So far, teens participating at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations have read 408 books. That's a lot of books!

The numbers of participants at Main are MUCH higher than they were this time last year. 77 teens registered with Main as their primary library, and so far those 77 have read 168 books. I'm very impressed. We're hoping to get at least 150 participants at Main this summer, so if you haven't registered yet, DO IT! You can register here.

Don't forget that every week you put at least one book into your book log, you'll have the chance to win a gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or Target. And if you're at Main, be sure to fill out one of our "What Are You Reading"/Raffle forms for the chance to win an iPod Shuffle!

Hope to see you soon,

TONS of New Books!

I just put about three weeks worth of new books on the new books blog. If you're already getting tired of sleeping late and doing nothing, check out one of these fabulous, shiny and new titles! You can find the list here.

Monday, June 12, 2006

You're too late.

Our esteemed Dungeon Master just informed me that the Dungeons and Dragons campaign is FULL. That's right, there is no more room in the campaign.

If you'd like to get your name on a list to be contacted next year, send us an email!


Friday, June 09, 2006


What's almost here, you ask? Well, I'll tell you:


That's right. In two short days, on Sunday, June 11th, you can register online for Teen Summer Reading and have the chance to win awesome prizes, just for reading.

All you have to do is keep track of what you read online, and every week each library in the city will select a winner.


Are you unable to check out books or use our computers because you owe the library too much money? If you register for summer reading, we will automatically (within 24 hours) waive all overdue fines on your library card. (Sorry, we can't waive fines for lost or damaged items or overdue fines on items that don't belong to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.)

And if that wasn't enough...

If you come to CLP - Main in Oakland and fill out a book review raffle ticket, you might win an iPod Shuffle! We're giving away too.

Still want more? You got it!

All summer long we'll be randomly pulling names from a hat for some other prizes, like restaurant and movie gift certificates. You have to be here to win, come to the library often! You never know when we'll pick a winner.

We'll also be offering great programs all summer:
  • Monday Movie Matinees
  • Open Video Games / Tournaments
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Open Zine Making Workshops
  • Dungeons and Dragons (call 412-622-3121 to register)
  • Teen Craft Times

Summer Reading 2006 starts on June 11th at the Summer Reading Extravaganza!! Come to CLP - Main for free food, games, music, giveaways and more. Hope to see you there!