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On this day… Football had it’s first All-Star game

Football is a Thanksgiving tradition in my family. Along with the turkey and cranberry sauce and squash, there's the Lions and the Cowboys, every year. But Pittsburgh is a city for football - everybody knows that. The Steelers have a great legacy (not to mention the best fans in the NFL). But Homestead has it's own football history. In 1900 and 1901, the best football team in Pennsylvania (and ...


Teen Tech Time

Ever want to learn how to use Photoshop to make your own gifs? How about producing a short film? Becoming a desktop publishing master? That's what the Teen Tech Zone is there for: to help youth learn crucial skills in the fields of—you guessed it—creative technologies. What are creative technologies? Broadly speaking, creative technologies are the tools and techniques used in a wide ...


A New Site for Your Library

If you're reading this, it means that a project long in the making has gotten out - the new site. We're doing our best to load it with information about your library, including programs, helpful links, and information about the collections (for instance, have you checked out all the research databases available to you yet?) Consider this your go-to place for information on the Carnegie of Homes...


Come Write In @ Homestead Library

On November 16th, 22 writers came to spin tales and create stories. Writers ranged from age 11 on up, and everyone had a great time sharing ideas, tips, and snacks, all in the name of Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo, for those who don’t know, is the shortened version of National Novel Writing Month. It’s been going on for over 10 years, and has grown immensely in the past few. The goal is to write 50k...


Dancing, Friendship and Storytime

"Do you want me to teach you to dance?" That's the question framing Mo Willem's book for early readers Elephants Cannot Dance. Piggie tries to teach his best friend Gerald the elephant everything from ballet to the robot, but each time Gerald laments that elephants cannot dance! (It says so in a book about elephants.) In the end, a surprising turn of events shows that maybe elephants CAN dance...