West End Newsletter 

Serving the neighborhoods of Elliott, Crafton Heights, the West End and beyond.




 Pre-K Story Time

Every Tuesday

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM



Teen Lounge

Every Wednesday

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM



New Release Movie Night

Every Thursday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Call 412-921-1717 for titles



One Book, Every Young Child StoryTime

Tuesday, April 3  

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM



 Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, April 7 

12:00 PM- 2:00 PM



Workshop for Job-seekers 


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Last month, we were all about poultry.

In April, our specialty's poetry.

Come by and look

through all our great books-

because poems can unravel a mystery.



We've got lots of exciting programs coming up in May.

5/4: Wise Walk Kick-Off Event 

Stay healthy and see all the West End has to offer with this awesome group walk. Pedometers and healthy snacks provided.

 5/5: Library Advocacy Day

We'll have numerous ways to open up dialogue with State government to help save our libraries' resources. Take an active role in the health of your community!

5/6: Don't miss our table in the West End leg of the Pittsburgh Marathon

5/12: Bees!

To complement our previous urban chicken program, we will bring in experts to teach you all you need to know to have your own bee colony!

Join Our Friends Group

Next Meeting:  Wednesday, April 4

5:30 PM at the West End Library

The Friends of the West End library are looking for new members!  Join our Friends group and help the West End library grow!  

E-Mail: Joyce Schlag






Saturday, April 7

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As a part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's month-long Arbor Day celebration, join us at the West End branch for an awesome afternoon of nature-themed arts and crafts!  Also, we'll be planting herbs for our upcoming community garden!  Get in on the fun and celebrate all things green!


We've got even more to offer than our awesome XBox Kinect, duct tape crafts, board games, and snacks.  Check out these sweet Teen Lounge programs in April!

Wednesday, April 4
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
YouTube Party!

Want to share your favorite YouTube video or see what other teens are watching?
We will have the projector set up so we can check out the funny, the amazing, and the
embarrassing world of YouTube.  Remember, don't bring anything you wouldn't show your grandma.  



Wednesday, April 11
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ralph Munn Creative Writing Workshop

Have a piece of writing you want help with, or want to learn some exercises to get your creative juices flowing? Come to this workshop to learn techniques for writing poetry, short fiction, or blog posts! Get your piece entered in this year's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Competition and you could win $250, or you could get published in the annual anthology! *Registration is required for this workshop. Just tell Annica if you want to come.*


Wednesday, April 18
4:30 - 6:30 PM
iPad 2 Playground!

Come and play with an iPad 2!  We have 7 of them to go around. Check out the latest apps or battle your friends! Games we have include Angry Birds, Asphalt 6, Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles HD, Jetpack, NFL Rivals HD, Simpsons: Tapped Out, Temple Run, Where's My Water?, and Words With Friends. Plus, you can download whatever free stuff you want! 




Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-West End

 47 Wabash AvePittsburgh, Pa 15220                                412-921-1717                             Monday, Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday & Thursday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closed Sunday



"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read"

-Abraham Lincoln