My husband and I will most likely spend New Year’s Eve quietly, at home. Hosting Christmas dinner and finally getting to see the Doctor Who Christmas special is, quite frankly, enough excitement for one holiday season. And going to bed early is wonderful preparation for starting 2014 with an early-morning run.
If you’re still awake and reading after that scintillating description of middle-aged domestic life, you’re probably like us: not all that keen on cocktails or midnight revelry. Quite possibly you have a small fry who simply can’t handle staying up until the ball drops, or plans for sunrise that involve getting a jump-start on a resolution. If that’s the case, why not make the Library your New Year’s Eve Day destination? You’ll have all the fun you can handle, without any of the drawbacks a late night can bring. And even if you do have more raucous plans later, we’d love to finish out our year with a visit from you!
Here are some of the events we’re hosting on the last day of the year:
Main Library–Children’s Department
11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Admit it: you have secretly always wanted to parade through the Library with a noisemaker and be as loud as possible. Bring the kids for this fun family program that involves crafting and a walk around the building.
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Because partying with the grownups is so not on the agenda. This teens-only bash involves dancing, snacks, and–of course!–noisemakers.
Downtown & Business
Working tomorrow? Why not spend your lunch break watching a film about two people who have nothing in common except their terminal illnesses, but become friends and make lists of all the adventures they want to have before they die. Who knows? You could be inspired to make your own list for 2014.
If you’re the ambitious type, you can get a jump on your good intentions by calling or stopping by the Beechview library to make an appointment for one-on-one computer help. Other Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations offer this service, too, so make sure to ask your favorite library worker about it the next time you visit.
Whether you’re loud or quiet, an early bird or a night owl, we thank you for supporting the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in 2013, and we hope to see you at one of our many programs very soon. Keep an eye on the Eleventh Stack blog, as 2014 promises to be another year of literacy, learning, and fun for all ages.