Kathleen George: The Blues Walked In Book Launch

5/22/2018 @ 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library - Main (Oakland)

Join Kathleen George, author of the acclaimed novels Take, Fall, Afterimage, The Odds (nominated for an Edgar award), The Johnstown Girls, and more, for a talk and signing to celebrate the release of The Blues Walked In. Nineteen year-old Lena Horne is walking the last few blocks to her father’s hotel in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Her chanced meeting with a Lebanese American girl, Marie David, sparks a relationship that will intertwine their lives forever. Lena will also meet Josiah Conner, a charismatic teenager who helps out at her father’s hotel. Although the three are linked by a determination to be somebody, issues of race, class, family, and education threaten to disrupt their lives and the bonds between them. Years later, Josiah is arrested for the murder of a white man. Marie and Lena decide they must get Josiah out of prison—whatever the personal cost. Books will be available for sale from Classic Lines, and independent book store in Squirrel Hill. This event is free, but registration is requested. Please register through our website.

Lavender Book Club: A Pittsburgh LGBTQ Book Discussion Group

5/24/2018 @ 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library - Main (Oakland)

Join us to discuss contemporary and classic LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction. More information can be found at http:\/\/lavenderbook.club\/. Discussions are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. We usually have copies of the current month’s book available for you to check out at the Ask a Librarian desk on the First Floor. Discussions are held in Classroom A on the lower level of the Main Library on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. This book group meets every month, except for November and December. May’s book selection is In One Person by John Irving – Tells the story of Billy Abbott, a bisexual man who struggles with his identity and attraction to men, women and transgendered individuals, as the world changes around him. Some book descriptions taken from NoveList, © 2018 EBSCO Publishing.

2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference at Point Park University

5/24/2018 - 5/26/2018 Point Park University

Three days exploring the art, craft, and business of writing true stories with sessions led by published authors, professional editors, seasoned journalists, and down-to-earth instructors.