In addition to being a convenient branch to borrow books and movies, the Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library offered a variety of programs for children and adults. Classes vary from toddler story time to yoga to language classes, click here for the schedule. Chatham University is located between Shadyside and Squirrel Hill.
Oakland is home to the main branch of the Carnegie Library. It is located right next to the Carnegie Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Parking is available in a lot behind the Museums and on the street. It is easy to make an afternoon or even a day of visiting these cultural attractions.The Art Museum has a restaurant and the History Museum has a snack bar. Phipps Conservancy is close by and offers exhibits year round. The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University also have libraries and other cultural exhibits. Soldiers and Sailors Hall, The Nationality Rooms and Heinz Chapel are interesting places to visit while in the Oakland area. Because it is home to three universities, Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University, there are many lectures, art shows, performances and other cultural events going on. The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is also located in Oakland.