Love Your Library Month

This September, all libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show support for their local library. Now in its third year, "Love Your Library", a countywide initiative developed by the Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, provides a way for residents to show their love to their local library.

The Castle Shannon Library will receive a pro-rated portion of a $150,000 match pool from the Jack Buncher Foundation - up to $500 per donor per library. So, please donate today and share the love!

Donations are accepted at the library, through the mail, and online at

It's A Hockey Night in Pittsburgh!: 1893 to Today

Tuesday, September 18th
7:00 PM

Larry Woods from the Heinz History Center will be at the Library tracing Pittsburgh's hockey history from its beginning in Oakland to the Consol Energy Center. All ages are welcome to attend!

Crafternoons for Adults at the Library!!

What is it? An afternoon solely devoted to the joys of craft. The only three conditions are that the activity must be after midday, crafty, and with friends! We will meet downstairs from 2:30-4:30. Bring your best craft ideas with you! This is an informal gathering and a chance to meet new people and learn new craft ideas. Adults ages 18 and over welcome.

Registration is appreciated for this program because it helps us prepare adequate materials.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, September 19th: Tile Coaster Sets
Wednesday, October 17th: Sugar Skulls

Thursday Night at the Movies

Join us for a movie night on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM
Light refreshments are provided. Registration is appreciated. Call the library to find out the title of the movie!

September 20th
October 18th

Intro to Tai Chi Class

Friday, September 21st
1:30 PM

Find Balance, Relieve Stress, Build Vitality!! Gurney Bolster from Tai Chi for Health Pittsburgh will be the instructor for this class. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is appreciated.

It's Time to Compost! With the Pennsylvania Resources Council

Saturday, September 22nd
10:30 AM

Not sure what to do with your kitchen scraps, leaves, and lawn and garden debris? Would you like natural, home-made compost for your lawns and garden beds? Expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps and yard debris. You will receive a composting bin at class! This workshop thoroughly covers the importance and benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance, and ways of using finished compost. Participants will receive a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin with attendance. This bin, ideal for urban and suburban areas, has an eighty-two-gallon capacity. Cost: $70/individual or $75/couple including one compost bin. For more info or to register go to: OR call 412-488-7490 X 226 Pre-registration is required.

Climbing Your Family Tree: Beginning Genealogy

Monday, September 24th
6:30 PM

Join us for this beginner genealogy program. Participants will learn the process involved in searching for family roots - how to find the who, when, and where of your family! Beginning with information gathering from family tradition and oral history interviews, the methodology of recording, organizing, and storing your family history is reviewed. Resources discussed will include census schedules, vital records and courthouse resources, church and cemetery records, and immigration and naturalization.

The presenter, Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, MLS, is Library Services Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and President of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, and is an Honorary Vice President of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Ms. Holt has worked with genealogical patrons for 32 year and has presented numerous programs on local and family history topics, as well as teaching courses on genealogy since 1988.