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BLACK & YELLOW BLACK & YELLOW BLACK & YELLOW BLACK & YELLOW

As you might be aware, the Pittsburgh Steelers are prepping invites to the AFC Championship game this Sunday at 6:30 PM, to be played at Heinz Field. It seems LaMarr Woodley was a little late sending his, so he had to tweet one:

Manwhile, the playlist for the Steelers’ road to the Super Bowl has undoubtedly been the banging Wiz Khalifa anthem “Black & Yellow.”

Now, what you might not be aware is that the part at which they’re all waving terrible towels on the roof of the Dairy Mart is ACTUALLY RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH – HAZELWOOD! Don’t believe me? Check it out.

Speaking of libraries, here are a couple of books you might enjoy (see if you can spot the theme):

Street Pharm
by Allison van Diepen

Ty Johnson has an amazing business acumen for a 17 year-old. Unfortunately, his business is dealing drugs. But it isn’t long after picking up where his now-incarcerated dad left off that he meets a girl who might just have what it takes to set him straight.

 

 

Sold
by Patricia McCormick

Lakshmi is a 13 year-old who leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she was going to get work in the city as a maid. It isn’t long before she learns she has been sold to work the sex trade in India, with no hope for escape.

 

 

We also have books in case any of your younger siblings are Jets fans, as suggested by our Children’s Department:

 

Lose, Team, Lose
by R.L. Stine

Jennifer Ecch is so tough… She’s at Rotten School on an Arm Wrestling scholarship! Bernie Bridges calls her Nightmare Girl. But she’ll do anything to get him to be her boyfriend. That’s why she joined the all-boys football team. With Jennifer playing, they can’t lose. But wait. If they win, they have to play the National Champion team: the Bone Breakers! Someone’s got to stop the attack of the Ecch–or else Bernie and his teammates will be in the hospital by halftime!

 

Losers, Inc.
by Claudia Mills

Ethan Winfield and his best friend, Julius Zimmerman, are losers … and proud of it! They read only the shortest books for book reports and always have the worst project for the annual science fair, not to mention that they are pretty hopeless at sports. So Ethan and Julius form Losers, Inc., an exclusive club of two. But when a new student teacher shows up at school, Ethan tries to impress her and suddenly finds himself trying not to be a loser. Will Ethan have to resign as vice president of Losers, Inc.?

 

~Joseph
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main

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