Install Theme

"WE WANT THE 40 HOUR WEEK" San Francisco, 1934

Remember that Labor day means more than just sales!

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totally mesmerizing: new facemapping video projection that works in real time. This is”a collaboration between artist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and image engineer Paul Lacroix.


A much needed list! Good to see Penn State and University of Pennsylvania got 5 stars, and the complete list has PA colleges with 3-5 stars.  Check it out.


Sarah Batt by photographer Daniel Roche for Institute Magazine

love these colors. (check out our collection of fashion photography books!)

Book-Cut Artworks by Thomas Allen

via fer1972

wonderful. I know some out of shape book donations that would be great for this…

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I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats.  Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat!  I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw).  How scary!

Other toxic flowers for cats:

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
  • Lilies (Lilium sp.)
  • Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
  • Yew (Taxus sp.)

Important info for cat friends!!!

psa for cat people

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an unlikely hug

Because we can all use a hug

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More Tech Hacks Here

some ways that old tech was better… I had that blue phone when I studied abroad and it was great, but I love the camera on my smartphone. And I will never miss dialup.

If you enjoy discovering weird old medical stuff, you are in luck. The Wellcome Library is releasing over 15 million pages of its collection in digital form. Check out the Wellcome Library via


Jennifer Nagle Myers  led teens in an Alternative Mark Making workshop at CLP - East Liberty’s Teen Time this week.


After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, I couldn’t NOT make this!

love this groot! let’s make one at the library.

Want to be involved in this project for this year?

Auditions for theatriQ are NEXT Sunday, 9/7.

 For queer and allied youth.


What is theatriQ

theatriQ is a performing arts group of queer and allied youth (ages 13-21) in the Pittsburgh region. Every year the group writes and performs theater, dance, and music exploring LGBT*Q themes. We will rehearse every Sunday this fall, tech during the week of December 7th, and perform December 12th - 14th. All theatriQ activities will be at the Alloy Studios near Penn and Negley. Check out our trailer from last year! 
How can I join?
Register for auditions here: Audition Form
Below are some details about the auditions 
  • WHEN: Sunday, September 7, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (be early and prepared to stay the whole time) 
  • WHERE: Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh 
  • LOCATION DETAILS: We are near the corner of Negley and Penn in East Liberty, enter through the door on Stratford. 
  • BUS: You can take the P1, 64, 71 A/C, 77, 81, 86, 88 and many others. Bus tickets will be available at the audition.
  • MORE INFOFacebookWebLast Year’s Trailer   
  • QUESTIONS: Email 
What do I need to prepare for the auditions? Everyone will be to be prepared to perform for up to 1 minute. The performance can be anything that will showcase  your talent including singing, playing an instrument, sharing a story, or sharing a monologue. The rest of the audition will include theater games, reading scripts, and music.