Saturday, January 12, 2008

What do you call it?

We've heard kids call the structure just inside the department many things: the Hut, Book Nook, Book House, Tent, Castle, Fort, Mushroom, Tickle Tent (!) and last summer, Professor Trelawney's divination tower. During December, our kiosk (the manufacturer's name) morphs into: The Lollipop House, Ice Cream House, Candy Castle or Gingerbread Hut.

Let us know what you call it!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Parking at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Are worries about parking keeping you from visiting us in Oakland? In addition to the limited on-street parking in front of the library on Schenley Drive, you can use the parking lot behind the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is part of the museum complex. Drive in at the intersection of Craig and Forbes, park and then enter through the library portal across from the rear entrance to the Carnegie Museum of Art to reach our 'backdoor.'

Here are the parking rates:

0 - 1 hour: $3
1 - 2 hours: $4
2 - 3 hours: $5
3 - 4 hours: $5
4 - 5 hours: $5
5 - 6 hours: $10
over 6 hours: $15

Evening Rate:
$5 after 5 pm

$5 per day

Or take Public Transportation. Bus routes 61A, B, and C and 67A, C, E, F, and J stop directly in front of the museum on Forbes Ave., and routes 71B, C, and D stop one block north of the museum at the intersection of Fifth Ave. and South Craig Street.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Library: Open Sooner, Longer, Better!

Come on in! Starting this Friday, Main Library will be open a total of three extra hours during the week. Thanks to ARAD (keep shopping, people!) we'll be able to give you more time at the library. You'll be able to join us at 9am on Fridays and Saturdays and at noon on Sundays.

Don't worry if it seems too early - Crazy Mocha will be open and they will have the coffee ready! And you can take your drink with you anywhere on the first floor!

Wouldn't it be much better to have your coffee and read your newspaper at the library and see Brynna's smiling face? I know it always makes my day!

Our New Hours

Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ticket Giveaways for George Ella Lyon!

We have just been given tickets to give away for the lecture by George Ella Lyon ! She's written lots of things for children, including poems and stories. Her website has ideas and encouragement for everyone who writes and we hope that you can join us on Saturday, January 26.

Her appearance is part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures series for children called Black, White, and Read All Over.

If you would like tickets, we're giving them away on a first come, first served basis. Give us a call at 412-622-3122 and we'll put your name on the envelope and you can pick them up at the Children's Department before the 10:30 program begins at the Lecture Hall located off of Schenley Drive. The Lecture Hall will not be accessible from the library until after the lecture.