All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. All locations will reopen on Thursday, December 26th.
Back To School
It's that time of year again, and going back to school can be both frightening and exciting. Check out these books on the ups and downs of life in school.
Banned Books Week - Top Books
Each year, the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom publishes a list of the Top 10 Banned or Challenged books of the year. This list explores some of the most frequently banned books from the past few years -- and the reasons other people don't want you to read them.
Banned Graphic Novels
Graphic novels have been getting their fair share of challenges lately. Check out some of these titles, that have been challenged in various states around the country.
Brothers and Sisters
Sometimes they're great. Sometimes they're soooo annoying. But can you imagine life without them? These books are all about the problems brothers and sisters can cause -- or solve.
Censorship Causes Blindness: Read!
Celebrate Banned Books Week, not by reading one but by checking out one of these titles about what happens when the culture of censorship reigns supreme.
Have you ever wanted to read your sister's diary? Do you like going online and reading the secrets people post to their blogs? Then one of these books written as diaries, or in another interesting format, might be right for you.
Dystopian Fiction since Fahrenheit 451
Totally freaked out and intrigued by the future world depicted in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451? Get one of these other dystopian fiction titles from your local library! Also, check out the play Fahrenheit 451 at Prime Stage going on between Nov 2 - Nov 11!
Holden Caulfields for the New Age
The Catcher in the Rye
is a classic teen coming-of-age novel. These books feature characters that are reminiscent of the feelings expressed in that book.
Love All Around
Love can be fun, painful, frightening, and exciting. But it's rarely simple. Join these characters as they all strap themselves in for a roller coaster ride.
Middle School: the place that everyone knows and loves (or hates!). These are books about some adventures that happen during middle school.
Islam is one of the largest and fastest growing religions in the world, and yet it may also be one of the most misunderstood. Read how it's like to be a Muslim in the United States and abroad.
On The Job
Who says work is boring? Check out these books, where having a job leads to much more than just some extra dough.
Outdoor Pursuits: Survival Nonfiction
Do you wish you could spend all your time outside, or are you happiest inside on the couch? Either way, take your imagine outside with one of these books about teen surviving in the great outdoors.
Raking in the Dough
Whether your looking for a summer job, part time job or deciding what to do for the rest of your life the library has books to help you find the perfect job for you.
For a busy teenager your health can be the first thing to fall off your radar, but the healthy habits you build today will keep you healthy for the rest of your life. The library has the information you need to understand how your body works, keeping yourself in tip-top-shape, how to practice safe sex and steps to overcome depression. Also, be sure to check out our list of web resources with the latest info on how to be a healthy teen.
What would you do if you were lost in the wilderness, or lost in the halls of your school? How would you defend yourself? These fiction books are about teens who fight for survival.
Teens Around the World
Have you always longed to travel? Want to know how teens in other parts of the world live? Try one of these fiction titles and travel the globe without leaving your living room.
War: What is it Good For? - Fiction
War affects everybody. Read one of these fiction books that explore how war effects people, both those fighting and those living through it.
When Things Fall Apart
When tragedy strikes, it can change our lives forever. There seems to be no one to turn to, and sometimes not even our best friends or family understand what we're going through.
It's cold outside, so stay warm with a good book! These titles have a little bit of everything, from snow-kissed romance to alpine survival.