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Wave Goodbye

Heads up!  Knowledge coming… in… 3… 2… 1… The CLP Teensburgh blog is going away in favor of Tumblr – starting (like) TOMORROW!

Check it out and follow us for the same great brand of crazy/awesome you’re used to getting here on the blog.  Just think of it…  info on stuff going down at the Library as well as rockin’ book, music, and movie suggestions all alongside cats and Nicolas Cage… yeah, mind blown.

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Jon : Carrick

NaNoWriMo – The World Needs Your Novel


NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is underway!  Maybe you’ve heard, or read, about NaNoWriMo somewhere, but you’re not entirely sure what it means.  Here are the details:

“On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.” 

In 2012, 341,375 people participated!  NaNoWriMo, and the awesome community of people it encompasses, empowers and encourages creativity.  The NaNoWriMo website allows you to track your progress, get pep talks from authors, earn participant web badges and more, so be sure to check it out.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty is ready to help you achieve your NaNoWriMo goals!  Join them this month for a NaNoWriMo Workshop hosted by The Literary Arts Boom (The LAB, not to be confused with The Labs @ CLP).

Check out the CLP – East Liberty workshops on these dates:

11/14 (Thurs), 4 – 6 pm
11/21 (Thurs), 4 – 6 pm
11/24 (Sun) TBD *Since we will NOT have a session on Thanksgiving, we’ll need to change the day/time/location of our last session.

If you’re interested in attending, please register here.

For more resources, check out the NaNoWriMo blog on Tumblrclpteens on Tumblr and these materials:

Free Music And So Much More!

Did you know you can download FREE music from the Library?


It’s true! Freegal, which stands for free and legal, is a music download service that is available with your CLP Library Card. You can download up to 3 free songs every week! There is a huge catalog of music plus plenty of new releases.

Available via web and mobile app.


And if you like Apps… We even have our own CLP App where you can search the catalog, view your account, check for hours/locations, and so much more! Available for iOS and Android!

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You can get it right here! And check out a list of Apps We Love!


Have you seen the CLP-Teen Instagram or Facebook?


If you haven’t, then check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumbr, and YouTube!

Even your neighborhood libraries are on Facebook! Check out Woods Run, West End, Hazelwood, and Beechview to start!

Michael B. (Hazelwood)

If You Like That Tumblr, Try This Library Book…

So, I’ve been wasting loads of time on Tumblr lately.  To turn my waste of time into something that may be of use to you, humble CLPTeensburgh reader, I now offer a list of book recommendations based entirely on which Tumblr blogs you enjoy.

Feel free to tell me in the comments whether I’m hitting the nail on the head or if I am off in outer space somewhere.  Or you can share your own recommendations.


Are you a big fan of Dubstep?  It originated in South London…  So did this fast-paced thriller by Kevin Brooks.  If you like DUBSTEP FRIDAY on Tumblr, then try:

Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack caused fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power. But using that power against the gang that attacked him could have deadly consequences.

A Tumblr called Poem Endings seems to belive that the end is  the best part of the poem.  If you like poem endings, try this poetry book featuring talented young poets.  Bonus: the poet/editor of this book, Naomi Shihab Nye, will be visiting the Pittsburgh area on December 9th.  You can see her for free!

Young poets share their words, exploring subjects like love, family, and war.

Bread people = silly fun.  If you are a fan of silly fun like Bread People, try Glamorpuss: the Enchanting World of Kitty Wigs.

Cats.  In Wigs.  That is all.

Tumblr is a great place to go if you are a Doctor Who fan.  If you like the official Doctor Who Tumblr or any of the other many Doctor Who fan pages, then try our Doctor Who series at the library! Bonus: There is an upcoming Doctor Who Party in Teen!

It’s a whole series devoted to your favorite BBC show about a time-traveling alien-humanoid.

Are you  a fan of Table for 1, a Tumblr that features people sitting alone?    If you like Table for 1 because it’s sad and weird, yet a little endearing and sweet, then you need to try I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You To Bits.

Morris and Betty, two teens living in Stockholm, Sweden, meet and fall in love. The darkness within each of them at times makes it hard to maintain their love affair, especially after Betty compares Morris’s behavior to that of his bipolar father.

And finally, if you are a fan of the library’s blog, Facebook, or Twitter, then check us out on Tumblr!!!

Happy Tumbling!
Holly, CLP-Main

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