Saturday, March 9, 2013
Monroeville Public Library was among a group of local libraries that received a programming grant for Muslim Journeys, a study of Muslim culture and religion.
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Saturday, March 9
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Muslim culture, Dormont librarian Diana D’Agostino said. Talk is often negative, and the religion is often misunderstood. Dormont Public Library—and more than 800 others across the country—are hoping to change that perspective through a new, grant-funded program that explores Muslim culture and religion. “We’re really not that different, which is something a lot of people don’t realize,” D’Agostino said. “We’re hoping, mostly, that people will come to these programs and come away with a more informed opinion of Islam.” The Muslim Journeys program was made possible by a one-year grant from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association. Locally, Carnegie Library of …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.
Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! Here’s a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday: _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Ron Tanner will discuss his book, "From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story" in a talk hosted by Preservation Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.
Ever see an older home in Oakmont, Plum or Verona that you'd love to own and restore with a little TLC? Award-winning author Ron Tanner is coming to Pittsburgh with the knowledge of how to do just that as part of a national tour to promote his new book, "From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story." The Writers LIVE program will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's main branch in Oakland. Tanner, a preservationist and do-it-yourself hero, wrote the memoir about his painstaking restoration of an 1897 Queen Anne-style row house in Baltimore. In the book, he recounts the story of buying the 4,500-square-foot brownstone with his girlfriend, Jill Eicher, embarking on a complex and demanding restoration, …