Puppets for Pages will present a puppet show, as well as have a table for children to make their own puppets at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Knoxville Branch Library on Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 3 p.m.
Puppets for Pages is a volunteer-supported campaign run by Pittsburgh puppeteer Flora Shepherd and community activist Katrina Struloeff in response to the first time Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has ever closed any of its branches.
Also on Dec. 3, Brian O'Neill, columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will be selling and signing copies of his new book, "The Paris of the Appalachians: Pittsburgh in the 21st Century." The books cost $17 and Mr. O'Neill is donating $5 of every book sold to the CLP-Knoxville branch.
The events will feature light refreshments, a face painter, and a balloon twister. The library has also requested a local fire company to bring a fire truck for the afternoon. Local politicians, non-profits and business owners in the Hilltop Community will be invited to attend.
Bon Air Early Childhood Center is also getting involved by having their classrooms do artwork about why they love the library. The artwork will be displayed in the CLP-Knoxville Branch in time for the event.