Library of Pittsburgh Scavenger Hunt
is full of treasures. While you are in Oakland, see if you can dig up
these nuggets of knowledge! Ask a librarian to initial each step you finish.
In the Pennsylvania Room
was happening in Pittsburgh then? What was happening in the nation?
streets do you recognize? What businesses were in town? How has the developed area grown or changed since then?
Find the microfilm for the 1900 census of the area where you
jobs did people have? What ethnic groups lived in the area? What
family names do you recognize that still live in your neighborhood?
Get a card and use it!
- Apply for a library card (if you don't already have one!) You can use it in over 80 libraries throughout Allegheny County!
The Catalog to look up a book on your hobby, then check it out.
The Catalog at home by logging on to http://www.clpgh.org.
In the Music, Film and Audio Department
to a kind of music you've never heard before.
In the First Floor - New & Featured Department
Find a recipe for your favorite food in a cookbook.
In Reference Services (2nd Floor)
Ask a reference services librarian a question you've always wondered about.
you do it? Congratulations!
Fire Insurance Map, 1909