Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Main (Oakland)

March 20
7 – 10 p.m.

The library is not just for books anymore. Move over night at the museum, this Friday it’s time for night at the library.

Come dressed to follow the yellow book road to the library’s very own version of The Emerald City. An exclusive after-hours event benefiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Follow the Yellow Book Road invites patrons to explore an entirely new side of one of the region’s most cherished institutions.

Your golden ticket will provide you with access to an imaginative night of revelry inspired by the magic and wonder of the Great and Powerful Oz. Ring in the first night of Spring with your favorite Wizard of Oz characters, enjoy live performances by local bands such as My Cardboard Spaceship Adventure and Nameless in August—including a few Toto covers—and get creative with face painting, crafting and interactive games.

Immortalize your night in Oz inside the event’s photo booth and nosh on beer, wine, kombucha, hors d’oeuvres and seasonal cocktails. The event’s silent auction will feature library furniture as well as special items donated by local businesses and goods refurbished by Team Laminates, Workshop Pgh and Upcycled Designs.

While it’s true that there’s no place like home, it’s also true that this is no other place quite like the library, which is why it will feel great knowing that you are helping to support a vital local resource while enjoying a fabulous night out. In 2014, After Hours raised more than $25,000 to help support the libary’s day-to-day operations.

Open to ages 21 and up. Don’t delay in purchasing tickets as the event is expected to sell out in advance.

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.