Staffski is excited to report that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is going to have a presence at the Pittsburgh Public Market! You will be able to pick up and return books and other media and CLP will be offering a selection of food-related materials at the location. From CLP’s announcement —
“The extended service pilot is part of the Library’s LYNCS (Libraries in Your Neighborhood Community and School) initiative. Staffed by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh librarians and graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Library & Information Science, the library services of LYNCS at the Pittsburgh Public Market (LYNCS: PPM) will provide customers with easy access to comprehensive library services during the weekend on their trips to the Strip’s great eateries and shops. Customers will be able to borrow materials from an on-site collection of materials, register for a library card, pick up or drop off library materials and access the Internet and online library catalog from an express computer hub.”
The CLP will be celebrating a grand opening at the Public Market on April 15. There are some fun events planned for the weekend, with a special appearance by Timbeleza! Following is a schedule of events planned for the weekend —
Friday, April 15 / 10 am Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Friday, April 15 / 12 pm – 12:30 pm 30 Books in 30
Minutes Librarians will share 30 great titles in just 30 minutes.
Friday, April 15 / 5 pm Timbeleza
Timbeleza is a Brazilian percussion ensemble based out of Pittsburgh, PA that has been performing since 2005. Their goal is to expose people to samba as well as invigorate the community with music and performance.
Saturday, April 16 / 9 – 11:30 am Drop-In Story Telling
Storytellers will intrigue and inspire audiences with their stories for young and old.
Sunday, April 17 / 12 – 2 pm
Gadget Lab Staff will demonstrate how to use the Library’s downloadable services with eReaders and MP3 players.
The CLP station at the Pittsburgh Public Market will operate —
10 am – 6 pm on Friday; 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday; and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday.