Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland
June 10
12 – 5 p.m.

Every year, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh asks city residents to read more books over the summer than ever before. This year’s challenge: break the record of 180,000 books. It all begins June 10 with a daylong family-friendly celebration complete with live music, arts and crafts, and even a bouncy castle.

Head to the Library’s main branch in Oakland for an outdoor festival that includes guided tours of the historic library, free games for all ages and abilities, and a day full of performances, including ones by Pittsburgh Puppet Works, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, dancers, and a magician. There’s also free musical performances from Pittsburgh’s Timbeleza and 1hood.

Visitors will also be invited to play chess, create friendship bracelets, play Pittsburgh trivia, program a robot, and so much more.

There will be free snacks for the kids and five food trucks on hand to offer more hearty fare. Check out the full day’s lineup.

For more events, go here.

Brian Conway

Brian Conway is a writer and photographer whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and local publications. In his free time, he operates Tripsburgh. Brian lives in the South Side.