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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Today is Celebrate Teen Literature Day, and what better way to celebrate than by rounding up our own favorite YA titles? From classics like "To Kill a Mockingbird" to more recent titles like "Stargirl," here are 8 reasons to head to your local library today and get yourself a library card (if you don’t already have one).

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:40 AM

“Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It,” by Harriet Brown. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 274 pages. $25.99.Author Harriet Brown’s...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

The Pittsburg Public Library will host a poetry reading with local poet Melissa Fite Johnson on Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. Johnson will be reading from her new book, While the Kettle’s On, published by Little Balkans...

Posted Apr 11, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Pittsburg Public Library announced the launch of OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, including bestsellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.Patrons...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Each spring dozens of baseball titles hit the bookstores. This year, there are several titles about some of the game’s biggest names, such as Ty Cobb, Billy Martin and Marvin Miller.But here are a few also worth notice.

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:24 AM

“The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.” By Masha Gessen. Penguin Random House, New York, 2015. 274 pages. $27.95.Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen challenged herself with...

Posted Apr 5, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Since 2011, Pittsburg Public Library’s Art in the Library has been a successful program aimed at showcasing the talents of local artists and bringing an awareness of art and culture to the community.Local artists are invited to...

Posted Apr 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The year was 1965: Lyndon B. Johnson began his first—and only—full term as president, civil rights activists marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, riots broke out in the Watts area of Los Angeles, the St. Louis...

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 9:17 AM

“The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating with 700 Foolproof Recipes” By the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen. Published by America’s Test Kitchen, Brookline, Mass., 2015. Paperback.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM

As a boy, Michael White was consigned to the “slow group” in school. He seemed to have trouble concentrating.In fact, White — who went on earn a Ph.D. — turned out to be a poet. He had a habit of locking...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:09 AM

“Little Black Lies,” by Sandra Block. Grand Central Publishing, New York and Boston, 2015. 352 pages. $15 paperback.Who do you believe? Your psychiatrist? Your mother? Your brother? Maybe not. Dr. Zoe Goldman, a...

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