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Grand Re-opening Celebration
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Event Schedule

Press Contact:
Lane Maggio Cigna

Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
(412) 578-2458
(412) 688-8609 (fax)
(412) 480-4007 (mobile)

Sunday, October 3, 2004
Noon - 5 p.m.
4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and PNC Advisors invite you to be our guest for a very special Grand Re-opening event with food, tours and entertainment for all ages. Meet Lilly & Mouse and hear their story, explore the library on a scavenger hunt, delve into urban legends with our librarians, enjoy dramatic readings, join our Dance Dance Revolution, have your photo taken with Andrew Carnegie, create your own street art or sing along with storyteller Margaret Hooton.

Noon- 5 PM Follow Lilly and Mouse as they tell their story throughout the Library or learn more about our Family Place program.
1:15 PM Sing-a-long with storyteller Margaret Hooten
2:30 PM Enjoy a seasonal marionette story with We're Holden Puppets (Lecture Hall) -or- Experience the musical talent of the Seton Center School of Music (New Reading Deck)
2:00- 4:00 PM Make a family picture frame

Noon - 5 pm. Movies and Music
Noon - 5 p.m. Create your own street art with a local artist
Noon - 5 p.m. Filmmaking: Discuss, learn, then go on a mini-shoot and produce your own documentary.
12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Urban Legends
1:00 p.m. Dance, Dance Revolution, a wildly entertaining dancing game combining the Big Screen and X-Box.

Noon - 5:00 PM Explore wild and scenic Pennsylvania with one of the nation's leading landscape photographers, Steve Mulligan (Second Floor)
12:30 - 5:00 PM Enjoy dramatic readings and storytelling by Members of StorySwap, the Pittsburgh Storytelling Guild (Quiet Reading Room, First Floor)

About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
A contemporary and vibrant institution, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be recognized as the region's best information resource. It will serve as an essential community anchor by promoting positive change and helping neighborhoods to flourish. By embracing the future while guarding tradition, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be a preferred destination for knowledge, entertainment and social interaction.

Did you know?

  • RAD works here! Major funding for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh comes from the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
  • Libraries are part of the solution to some of the state's biggest concerns, like early childhood education, economic development, improving the quality of life in our downtown areas, and the state's 'brain drain'.
  • The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has been helping children learn to read for over 100 years. Our library system held the First Library Storytime in 1899 in the city's West End. Also that year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh created the first fully organized Children's Department at the Main Library. In 1901, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh held the First Training Class for Children's Librarians solidifying the library's commitment to services for its youngest customers.

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