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The Allegheny County library system is, in this writer’s humble opinion, the greatest single asset the Pittsburgh region can boast of. The libraries are an inexhaustible source of entertainment, knowledge, and wisdom, and because all of the libraries are now connected and materials can be requested from any library within the system, travel expenditures are limited to the library that is most convenient for one to access.
I would estimate that 99% of the novels I have attempted to seek out are contained within the system. With non-fiction, excepting extremely “niche” and academic publications, the rate would… Read the rest
Chritian Lander, author of the widely popular blog and book Stuff White People Like will be giving a free talk at CMU on Tuesday.
If you haven’t checked it out before – Stuff White People Like – is a list of things that has been called the preppie handbook for today’s generation. It is fascinating and often totally hilarious.
I think this will be an interesting talk to hear about how a blog became so successful so quickly.
Here is a clip of Christian on Lopez Tonight:
Christian Lander Author of Stuff White People Like
will Speak at Carnegie… Read the rest
We have books on the brain today and wanted to share some links that might be helpful for anyone looking for a few more books to read instead of beach reads – think burgh reads. Scroll down for info about how to win a $30 certificate to Joseph Beth Books.
Blogging Books About the Burgh
Check out the blog Books N’At – a blog that is all about books and the burgh. Profiles of Pittsburgh authors and a calendar of literary events too. … Read the rest
Thanks to @suzigurl for sending us the link to this event. It is kind of a cool story that started with a Tweet back in Decemeber – a group of people organized some events in New England to celebrate authors of kids books. So a group of Pittsburghers are working to bring the events to town in time for Mother’s Day – Mothers Love Kids Books. This weekend there will be a number of authors reading their books at local book stores. A great way to spend some time with Mom and support local book stores.
Friday, May 8
Joseph… Read the rest
Making the Connections Book Launch Party
Friday, April 17, 2009, 4-7 pm
Shadow Loung, 5972 Baum Blvd, East Liberty
RSVP on Facebook here.
One of the final events of the Pittsburgh 250 celebration was the community connections wrap up session back in December. The afternoon turned out to be a lot more fun that I had anticipated. As part of the Pittbsurgh 250 birthday celebration – the folks at the Sprout Fund helped to distribute over $1,000,000 in grants to communities around western PA to celebrate pride and progress in their community.
I was honored to serve on the grant… Read the rest