Please join the Whitehall Library as they kick off their second-annual community read with The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Fred Rogers was arguably Pittsburgh's greatest hero. Let's read and learn about him together as we celebrate his values and all things Pittsburgh!
"Fred Rogers was known for his creativity, kindness, spirituality, and commitment to the well-being of children. Lovingly called 'America's favorite neighbor,' he used his many diverse talents to inspire, nurture, and educate. Not only was Fred Rogers a pioneer in children's media, but he also was an artist, minister, composer and musician, environmentalist, and advocate for children and families. With his gentle, unassuming manner, he made a profound impression on everyone he encountered." Read more here.
Whitehall Reads: The Good Neighbor also involves a slate of very special library programs. Programs not only will celebrate Mister Rogers and the selected biography, but also will celebrate Pittsburgh neighborhoods and what it means to be a good neighbor. Program highlights include hosting author Maxwell King, who will speak at the library on May 21st at 7 p.m, as well as a "Hello Neighbor!": A Pittsburgh Picnic Party on June 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the library website for all associated program details: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org