Mar
09

Press Release: Medical Ethics Discussion From Local Authorities Focus of ACLA Presentations

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2015)…. Do you have end-of-life directives?  How can you make sure those directives are clearly conveyed?  How might a natural disaster, like Hurricane Katrina, impact those directives?   How do medical personnel make decisions in such extreme circumstances?  The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is pleased to announce the following presentations on… Continue reading »

Jan
18

Press Release: 2015 One Book, One Community Features Five Days At Memorial

For Immediate Release Pittsburgh, PA (February 10, 2015) – The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is pleased to announce its 2015 One Book, One Community selection – Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. Physician and reporter Fink masterfully reconstructs the events at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina in August of… Continue reading »

Jan
18

From the Author

Hello Pittsburgh and Allegheny County! Thank you for adopting Five Days At Memorial for this year’s One Book, One Community program. The devastation that Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans’ failed levees unleashed on Memorial hospital and the controversial decisions made in their wake grabbed my attention years ago and have continued to hold it. People… Continue reading »

Jan
18

One Book, One Community Through the Years!

Begun in 1998 in Seattle, Washington, the One Book concept was developed to build a sense of community while promoting literacy. In 2003, Allegheny County chose To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, as its first One Book, One Community. Prejudice and tolerance was the central theme, which intertwined in programming and discussions. The… Continue reading »