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By William McCloskey
Freelance Writer 

Free holiday crafting program in South Side


William McCloskey

CLP - South Side

To help boost holiday spirits, the South Side Carnegie Library is hosting a free all-day do-it-yourself craft-making event Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon to 8 p.m., at the library, 2205 East Carson Street.

The library and staff will provide materials of all kinds as well as assistance to help patrons craft gift-worthy items and decorations for the holidays.

The December 18 event is just one of several offered by the library, which hosts activities for all ages and interests on a regular basis. For a listing of December events, see, or phone 412-431-0505.

The South Side Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a community educational and recreational center for the South Side Flats neighborhood. A celebrated historic landmark, it was built in 1909 with design by the noted architectural firm Alden & Harlow.

The facility reopened in September, 2012 after closing for a year during a top-to-bottom $2.7-million renovation featuring green technology that includes geothermal heating and cooling. A new elevator makes all three levels of the library fully accessible. There is a meeting room for up to 100 in the basement and a second-floor seminar room.


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