Posted on December 23, 2013 by aeiounsometimesy
No school and nothing to do??? The Library’s got you covered! Here’s a brief glimpse of what’s going on this week:
Monday, December 23
Teen Time @ Lawrenceville / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Gaming @ Main, Allegheny, and East Liberty!
Open Lab @ Main and Allegheny!
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Thursday, December 26
Teen Lounge: Pop-Up Flix @ Brookline / 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Teen Time @ Knoxville / 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Teen Creative Writing Workshop @ Beechview / 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
iPad Playground @ Squirrel Hill / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday, December 27
Bad Movie Fridays @ Main / 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Gaming @ Main, Allegheny, and Sheraden!
Saturday, December 28
Teen Manga Club @ Beechview / 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Movies All Day @ Main / 10:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Aquaman and Aqualad gingerbread cookies from Teen Thing @ Carrick
For more teen happenings at a Library near you, be sure to check out the EVENTS slider on the Teen Page
Don’t forget about the Teen Winter Reading Raffle
, which is going on now till January 15th. You could win stuff just for reading!
Jon : Carrick
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Posted on December 18, 2013 by maggielcraig
It’s almost impossible NOT to be bombarded with Christmas this time of year whether you celebrate the holiday or not. Christmas sales, Christmas shopping, Christmas specials on TV with Christmas-themed commercials, Christmas music– SO MUCH CHRISTMAS MUSIC– not to mention Christmas movies. Sometimes all the snowmen and Santa Clauses and heartwarming soundtracks can get a little stale. Maybe you love the classics and will never get tired of watching Elf twenty times a year. Or maybe you’re ready for something different. Luckily you can indulge in some holiday spirit without going overboard by checking out one of these not-so-traditional movies featuring December 25th.
Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
If there’s something strange…in your neighborhood…who ya gonna call? In Ghostbusters 2, the gang encounters a convulsing toaster, a massive river of psychoactive pink slime running beneath New York City, and a seriously creepy painting possessed by the spirit of an evil dude named Vigo who haunted my nightmares as a child (see above). Perfect for getting in the Christmas spirit.
When Randall adopts a cute & cuddly pet named Gizmo, the mysterious little mogwai comes with three important rules: 1. Don’t expose him to bright lights, 2. Don’t get him wet, and 3. Don’t feed him after midnight. The rules get broken almost immediately, and soon little Gizmo begins spawning dozens of slimy, evil creatures bent on violence and destruction just in time for the holidays.
Batman Returns (1992)
Even before Jack Skellington came along, Tim Burton mastered the dark Christmas vibes in Batman Returns. Here the Caped Crusader confronts a corrupt millionaire and the repulsive Penguin to save Gotham City in this gloomy Christmastime tale. Oh yeah, and Catwoman comes by to steal the show, too. A+ & ideal December viewing.
ARE YOU EXCITED?
There you have it– three Christmas-y movies that serve up something more than your average sentimental sweetness. Time to plan your winter break movie marathon!
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Posted on July 12, 2013 by krottmund
Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters are two terminally ill teenagers who meet and fall in love. If you think that sounds like a melodramatic Afterschool Special (teens, do you understand this reference?), I don’t disagree with you.
Despite my initial meh feeling toward it, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green had me sobbing. Noisily. Embarrassingly. I was crying. I was driving. It was raining. The world was a bit blurry. I admit, I should have pulled over as my tears were a danger to my driving abilities. However, I continued driving and kept telling myself, I’ll stop crying soon. It can’t get any sadder.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported The Fault in Our Stars will shoot in Pittsburgh beginning August 26. I can’t wait to see how the script writers interpret the sadness, the excitement and scariness of first love, and the other jumbled emotions that make up this intense book.
Fans have been debating
for months since the bestseller’s publication which actors should portray the book’s main characters. It seems official decisions have finally been made with Shailene Woodley playing Hazel and Ansel Elgort portraying Augustus! These casting choices and the script writers’ past successes are getting people hyped. Shailene and Ansel are also acting in Divergent!
Ansel & Shailene
Nerdfighters, don’t forget that CLP-Main will host a screening of A Film to Decrease Worldsuck: The Nerdfighters Documentary on Sunday, August 18! We’ll be in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre (lower level) from 5-9 with TFIOS-themed art activities and musical performances by Lauren Fairweather & Matt Maggiacomo and Tonks and the Aurors.
Looking for something to satisfy your TFIOS itch? Stay-tuned for more TFIOS programming and try this:
Kelly – CLP – Main, Teen
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Posted on February 15, 2013 by Abby H.
Do any of you remember that SUPER AMAZINGLY POPULAR event the Library hosted with the Museum last November? Well, my friends, prepare yourself for yet another SUPER AMAZINGLY POPULAR event coming your way. On Saturday, February 23rd at 2 pm fans of the book and film that served as the theme for our Alternative Homecoming are invited to another epic event at CLP Main- Teen. We’ll be crafting, snacking, sharing our favorite quotes, competing in trivia, and enjoying the music that is featured so prominently in the book and film. And then at 3 pm, we’ll screen the movie that was filmed and takes place here in Pittsburgh!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Looking for more wallflower worthy reads? Check out these books:
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by Abby H.
The end of the school year…. Ahhhhh…. It’s so close, you can taste it, right? Soon the public pools will open, Extravaganza and Teen Summer Reading will be in full effect, the Pirates will be crushing the competition (well…. hopefully….), and you’ll be homework free for a solid two or three months. When I think back to my school days, I remember those last ones the fondest. The summer held so much anticipation and so much promise! I almost didn’t even mind attending school, because I knew my days there were numbered. The school days were short, the tired teachers showed films instead of- well- teaching, and the only writing we students did was in yearbooks. Turns out many others have found inspiration in those last days of school, so much so that there are entire movies dedicated to those last days of school. Teens of Pittsburgh- you are almost there! Join us at CLP Main- Teen on your last day of school- Wednesday, June 13 at 3 pm- for a screening of a classic of the genre. Until then, you’ll just have to experience the excitement the last days through film. Below are some of the best and they are all available to check out from the library.
Can’t Hardly Wait
Dazed and Confused
I Love You Beth Cooper
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Feel inspired to make your own last day of school film? Check out CLP’s QuickFlix 2012 contest and free digital filmmaking workshops!
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Posted on March 13, 2012 by Abby H.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the ultra popular “Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins and upcoming film release. If you haven’t read the books yet, then get thee to the library this very instant and pick up a copy! Everyone and their mother and their mother’s mother seems to be riding the wave of “Hunger Games” super fandom these days. And for good reason too! The books are action packed and full of heart, with characters that are completely fleshed out- including a strong female lead, and the dystopian setting seems eerily too close to full realization. The highly anticipated film version of the first novel in the series will be opening Friday, March 23rd. In anticipation of the film’s release, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Main Library will be hosting “A Night in Panem”, an after-hours event for hard-core fans of all ages on Thursday, March 22. Test your Hunger Games knowledge in trivia, train like a tribute for the battle in the arena, enjoy baked goods and cookie decorating in honor of Peeta, make a bow and arrow like Katniss’ and Gale’s, experience a Reaping with prizes instead of imminent death, and so much more!
Thursday, March 22
8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main
4400 Forbes Ave.
Hunger for more? Check these books out:
The Girl who was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
edited by Leah Wilson
The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan
The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series
by Lois H. Gresh
The Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife
Jennifer Lawrence: Star of the Hunger Games by Katherine E. Krohn
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