NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 1997 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Glenn A. Walsh (412) 561-7876, (412) 276-8160 or "DECK THE HALLS" CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT LIBRARY Carnegie, Pa., Dec. 3 - "Deck the Halls" and trim the tree at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library's Holiday Children's Party and Tree Lighting, on Saturday Afternoon, December 13. This musical event, free to young and old, will run from 3-5 p.m. in the Library, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie Borough. It is co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Music Academy and the Library. Several musical groups will perform classic Christmas music, during the party. These will include performances by the Pittsburgh Music Academy's young string students and the Youth Chime Choir. There will also be special guest performances by St. Winifred Church's small choral ensembles and The Sleepy Hollow Rangers. Activities include craft projects for children and trimming the tree. In addition, there may be a surprise musical guest! Refreshments will be served. Although the Library usually closes at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoons, it will remain open until 5 p.m. on December 13, for the Holiday Party. This Christmas celebration is open to everyone, and there is no admission charge. The Andrew Carnegie Free Library opened as the fourth free public library, constructed and endowed by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, on May 1, 1901. In addition to a Library, the cultural complex includes a 780-seat Music Hall(patterned after Carnegie Hall in New York City), 140-seat Lecture Hall, Civil War Museum, and discount bookstore. - 30 -