Utilizing Creativebug in Programming

It’s February, and even though it’s 30° outside, it’s time to start thinking of summer programming.

Thinking of planning an art program? Creativebug has got you covered with 1,000+ crafting classes and projects on everything from painting to print making. If you find something that interests you, add it to your watchlist for later.

You can also filter your search results by class length, skill level, and instructor, ensuring that you find the perfect craft for your patrons.

Creativebug is free to staff and patrons with the use of their Allegheny County Library card.

Happy crafting!

-Erin, Bridgeville Public Library

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Library of Things

A small reminder to advertise to patrons our “Library of Things” collection that so many libraries in the county offer!

From a pottery wheel to leaf blowers to toys – there are so many things besides books on offer!

But as a reminder, not all items are sent through delivery and can only be checked out at the owning library- please make sure to double check with the owning library before requesting for patrons! Check out the Library of Things section today!

Gabi Beikrassouli – Robinson Library

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Countdown to Christmas? Hoopla has you covered!

Can’t wait until Christmas? Get your Hallmark holiday movies fix through your library and Hoopla!

In the Hoopla app, navigate to “Binge Passes” (located under “More”) and choose the “Hallmark Movies Now BingePass.” You get 7 days of unlimited streaming access with one checkout. (And if that’s not enough, you can always borrow it again…and again!)

New releases are added weekly, so you can keep that holiday spirit going strong all season long.

Hoopla – eResources for Allegheny County Public Libraries (einetwork.net)

– Heather Auman, Western Allegheny Community Library

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Ancestry Alternative

Are your patrons looking for a free genealogy alternative to Ancestry Library Edition? Look no further than MyHeritage Library Edition available through Power Library.

This free edition of MyHeritage offers patrons many of the same resources such as US Census, military records, immigration records and passenger lists. The best part is that patrons can access this from the comfort of their own home.

Tracy — Monroeville Public Library

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