• Trap, Neuter, Release
  • wizard
  • Intro to Seed Planting
  • saturday fun
  • spring book and bake sale
  • Preschool
  • Anime Club
  • Big Read 2020
  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Fine Free Library

Happening at the Library...

The Big Read -  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale is holding a book discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren on March 12, 7 pm.   Free copies of this book are available by contacting Swissvale Library. Also, the community is invited to the Big Read events, all free of charge.   One such event, Growing Toward the Light: Pittsburgh Nature, is a juried amateur art exhibition held in conjunction with the NEA Big Read @ Duquesne. The exhibit will feature artworks inspired by trees, plants, seeds, or themes of nature reflected in the Big Read book, Lab Girl .  Submissions will be on display in the Gumberg Library’s Popular Reading area From March 9 – 31.  All explorations and interpretations of the theme are invited and Pittsburgh artists working in all visual mediums are encouraged to submit their works. The exhibition will be juried by a blind panel consisting of Duquesne faculty and students. Winners will be announced at our keynote event with Emily Graslie on March 23rd.   The Grand Prize is $150, with a $50 honorable mention and a People’s Choice recognition.  For more details and to submit artwork, go here!

Fluid Paintings by Mary Lou Bardley -There is an exciting new art exhibit here at Swissvale Library.  For the next month, the colorful, fluid paintings of Mary Lou Bradley will be on display in the Main Room of the library. Mary Lou is a native Pittsburgher, who returned to the city eight years ago, after living in New York City for nearly thirty years.  She worked in syndicated television for twenty two years there, and also worked at the New York City council with two different council Members, including current Mayor Bill deBlasio.  She went back to school in her early fifties and got a degree in Patisserie & Baking from Le Cordon Bleu and practiced as a Pastry Chef for a few years.  Upon returning to Pittsburgh, she and  her husband opened a painting studio in Lawrenceville.  She has always had a a creative side, but in the past few years has explored fluid painting and finds joy in creating these colorful works of art.  She teaches a fluid painting (pour painting) class at her studio, Paint Monkey, at the Waterfront.  Contact:  mloubrad@gmail.com

Music at the Library - Thanks so much to Slagle Rock & Sue for their performance on February 15th. We truly appreciate their efforts and commitments to make this program a success.  Also, we extend a special thank you to Toby Acoustic for entertaining us for the second half of the show.  We hope to see Toby again soon.

Mark your calendars for March 21 at 1:30 as we welcome some of the Woodland Hills Musical Theater students to Music at the Library.

Later in the show,  PAZ AND UKULELE EDDIE will be here. Come and experience the music and humor of what is becoming one of the hippest shows in town, an eclectic choice of genres and music from old to new. If you do not know or like a song, wait, one will come your way. Great vocals, rhythms, and off the cuff humor makes this a wonderful experience."



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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.