All in-house Adult Programming is postponed until the Library officially reopens. In the meantime, here are some great options to keep you entertained and informed until we return!

ADULT CRAFT, JUNE 29:

DIY SUN CATCHERS

Follow along as we go through the simple process of making  sun catchers from simple pictures, colored pencils, a mason jar lid, ribbon, olive oil, and glue!

Click on the thumbnail to the left, or go here.

To download the instructions, click here: DIY Suncatchers

adult take home kit preview

Wonder what’s included when you pick up a bag from the library designed for adults participating in this year’s summer reading program? Wonder no more – here’s a quick preview of what you can find!

Click the video to the left or go here.

Art Connects Us: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust digital programming to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Highlights include:

Creative Connections,  including art projects and short movement, music & theater activities

Liberty Magic @ Home, a weekly series of magical events 

Harris @ Home, a virtual cinema whose tickets to exclusive content support the Harris Theater

EQT Children’s Theater Festival @ Home, a virtual iteration of the beloved yearly festival 

Books Connect Us Live

Virtual Events With Erik Larson, Michelle Obama, Jacqueline Woodson, and More

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. Penguin Random House has compiled the virtual book events, author Q&As, and more that are happening each week (EST), and will be updating this page daily. Even if you miss an event streaming live, check back here and watch the recordings.

 Stay Home Hub

Do you need some inspiration to fill those long days at home? Explore the selection of Home Activities for Adults, featuring their best craft ideas, top tips for gardening and DIY, batch cooking recipes, home yoga, and more.

Virtually visit 8 world-class libraries

For some stuck at home, with travel and everyday library visits alike on indefinite hiatus as society works to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, virtual tourism has become a lifeline. It offers beauty, expanse, culture, and a momentary escape from anxiety. These eight of the world’s most beautiful—as well as a few of the most out-there—libraries are a click away for now and a bucket list destination for the future. 

The Borrow.Read.Repeat.#Read20in20 Reading Challenge is designed to help readers of all stripes—the occasional reader who wants to reach 20 books by the end of the year, the voracious reader who wants to read 20 books a month, the reader who wants to explore new genres, and the reader who wants new suggestions in a category he or she already loves.

Tell your story with StoryCorps – App

We are living in a time like never before.  Record your story, and the story of others, with StoryCorps, a free mobile app that allows you to record and archive a meaningful conversation with anyone, anywhere.

The app guides users through the interview experience from start to finish with easy-to-use tools to help you prepare interview questions, record high-quality conversations on your mobile device, and upload the audio to the Library of Congress and their new StoryCorps Archive platform.