Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Main
September 30
7 – 10 p.m.

If you’re smitten with hit television shows such as Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars and House of Cards—which were all novels first—then you’re going to love Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s (CLP) latest after-hours party concept.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Courtesy Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

So put down that remote and head to CLP’s main branch in Oakland for a Friday night books bash stacked with literary fun. Celebrating the best of “books to television,” the 21+ event will feature libations from a variety of local beverage purveyors, including beers from Full Pint and Rock Bottom, spirits, wine and signature cocktails from Wigle Whiskey and “honey wine” from KingView Mead.

Forget shushing and getting lost in the stacks, and instead take Outlander-inspired tours of the William R. Oliver Special Collections Room, rock out to live music by The Van Allen Belt, Park Plan and Brazilian Wax, and pop into the photo booth to snap a keepsake.

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Keeping the night nostalgic, the event will also feature games and crafts like Pin the Brain on the Zombie, Color Your Own Jamie Fraser, Underwood 2016 button making, and screen printing.

The night’s special literary guest is Pittsburgh-based Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard, who will be speaking and signing books from 8 to 9 p.m.

“Books First” will also feature gourmet treats from Sweet Peaches, Waterfall Catering at The Carpenters Cafe, The Pub Chip Shop and Just Good Donuts. Attendees can bid on library furniture and products from local business in the event’s silent auction.

This event often sells out in advance, so buy tickets today. VIP ticketholders will receive a special souvenir drinking glass.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.