Friday, December 21, 2007

Come to Candyland!

Friday, December 28, 2007
11:00 AM
Need something fun to do around the holidays? Come and play the life-size version of the board game Candyland. You'll marvel at the Candy Castle and get a surprise once you pass through it. All ages welcome!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gingerbread house

There are some famous people in our gingerbread library!

August Wilson - Who was heard to say that he "graduated" from our library.

Andrew Carnegie - Who bankrolled the library and the initial branches! Take a look at our milestones.

Megan MacDonald - Who used to be a librarian here in our Children's Department!

We're getting a new magazine!

Lucky us! We're starting a subscription to a magazine entirely en Espanol called Iguana. You can read about it in Spanish or here in English. It's meant to be for children ages 7-12, but I'm sure that it will definitely be on our list of recommended reading for students of Spanish at any age.
So all of you who (very smartly!) come to the Children's Department to find foreign language publications to help you with your learning interests, we've got another for you!

The subscription starts in January and yes, you will be able to check it out and take it home with you!

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Trees are up!

I showed you one of the ornaments in progress here on our blog. But here is the whole tree in the Carnegie Museum of Art Holiday Display in the Musuem's Hall of Architecture. Isn't it beautiful? Can you see the orange and purple CLP "L" down at the bottom right hand corner? And of course, the presents under the tree are all stained glass related books!
You've really got to see it in person to fully appreciate it. The sparkling of the lights off of the glass ornaments, the music in the background, and the sheer scale of the Hall make it a magical place to be.

Neil Gaiman tells us about his children's books

I don't know how long it has been there, but while I was sick at home and missing everyone here I found an interview with Neil Gaiman done by his daughter Maddy.

This interview blew me away. Yes, it is interesting to hear the background behind several of his stories that we know and love. But just listen to his voice! Every nuance of tone conveys his love and delight for his child. Don't miss it.

Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, please, PLEASE bring Neil Gaiman to town! For Black, White and Read All Over, or Drue Heinz Lecture series or something - Just get him to Pittsburgh!

Maybe they need some loving words of encouragment from you, their patrons.

It's Paul "Ogre" Zelinsky!

Here he is reading you a poem from Awful Ogre's Awful Day by Jack Prelutsky.

More hot dog related content.... I wonder why all these children's authors love hot dogs?