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.
Baseball: Facts and Fiction
From scientific facts on the physics of throwing a curveball to the true life stories of some of the greatest players in history, this list offers amazing facts as well as thrilling fictional stories about playing America's favorite game.
Biographies: the Lives They Lived
Biographies are like a window into people's lives. They tell the true stories of how some of the most famous and iconic people got to where they are, the struggles they had to endure on the way, and the triumphs that made them into house hold names. They also allow us to see that behind the fame these are real people with many of the same issues and experiences we all face everyday.
Black History - Nonfiction
These true accounts of what African Americans have had to strive through to shape American history is both tragic and inspiring. Celebrate African American History all year long with one of these books.
Craft it Up!
Cash-flow problems getting you down this holiday season? Try making your own gifts! From cookies to duct tape, these books have something for everyone on your list.
Creepy, Weird and Strange
There's some weird stuff out there -- but one person's strange is another person's normal! Find out all about creepy, weird, strange or just plain fascinating things in the books on this list. The best part? They're all true!
In the last 30 years Hip Hop has grown from nothing to being one of the most popular music genres around. Today it's hard to find any modern music that hasn't been influenced by Hip Hop in some way. Read about how it all began and some of its most influential artists in these fantastic books.
I Will Survive
What would you do if you were lost in the wilderness, or lost in the halls of your school, or being chased by Zombies? How would you defend yourself? These nonfiction books will tell you what it takes to survive.
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.
My Life: Memoirs for Teens
Do you think your life is like a soap opera? Maybe you should write a memoir and see if your crazy life can top these!
Non-fiction Graphic Novels
The Graphic Novel is an incredibly powerful medium for telling a story. By mixing words with pictures they are able to describe an event in a way that books and films cannot. This is evident in these non-fiction graphic novels that bring to life real issues and real events in people's lives.
National Novel Writing Month
The month of November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short). The goal: write an entire novel in one month. Impossible you say? Hundreds of thousands of authors around the nation will be hard at work, churning out their novel. No editing, no second guessing, just write write write. And the library has the books to help hone your skills! Whether you write poetry, comic books or novels we have a book that will help get your brilliant ideas onto paper.
Outdoor Pursuits: Skateboarding
The wind in your hair, the scabs on your knees -- skateboarding has a lot to offer! Learn more about it with one of these books.
You say you don't like poetry? Ba-humbug, you say? Listen--there is so much poetry out there--so much variety--that you simply have to give poetry another try. Here's a handy list of poetry especially for you. Want more? Ask your friendly neighborhood librarian.
Making the Big Bucks
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.
Teen Read Week - 2013
On the week of October 13th the entire nation will be celebrating Teen Read Week, where we rejoice the awesomeness that is reading teen books. So check out one of these books and celebrate with us! Also, look for a teen specialist at your school who will be giving some of these books away along with other fabulous prizes. Let the festivities begin!
The thrill of victory, the pain of defeat - these nonfiction titles will make you feel as if you're watching the game live.
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.
Stories of Yesterday: History
The future cannot exist without the past, and these books about important events in history will help you figure out where you fit today.
Whether you're looking for a summer job, want to get your bike ready for an epic ride, or just want to read a great book in the shade, this list has the books to help make your summer great!
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.