In 1991, two rare book appraisers suggested to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh leaders that the library's valuable collection of centuries-old maps and rare books be moved to a more secure location. The suggestion went unheeded and more than two decades passed before another appraiser discovered more than 300 valuable titles had been stolen, the Post-Gazette reports. That was one year ago. Now, authorities are on the case and looking for leads in the estimated $5 million theft. They're also piecing together what they know about how the items were removed — likely with razors or X-acto blades, the PG reports. Questions are also being raised about what library officials could or should have done to avoid what's being called an "immense cultural crime."
What would happen if HQ Trivia focused not on pop culture or history or sports but on how your local tax dollars are spent? Well, wonder no longer. A new quiz from PublicSource does just that, using a quiz platform to test your knowledge of how much Pittsburgh municipal employees are paid. Quick preview: How many people made more money than Mayor Bill Peduto? A) 25 B) 102 C) 344. If you said "C," then you're correct, and you should really take this quiz — you're obviously a natural. But even if you're not, there are plenty of GIFs and memes throughout to keep you entertained and plenty to learn about the payroll services you help support.
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Spend the evening relaxing on a walk while exploring Pittsburgh. In this moderately paced hike with Venture Outdoors, explore various neighborhoods on a four-to-six-mile trek along sidewalks, staircases and side trails.
Where: Various locations at Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield)
When: April 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $12 | $8 for members
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In case you didn’t get invited to Windsor Castle for the royal wedding, you can still celebrate the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle here in Pittsburgh. From a watch party on a giant screen to a resplendent fete to a tea-infused celebration, these local parties are pulling out the red carpet (one even literally) to celebrate the royal couple. Or if waking up before dawn to go out and celebrate the marriage of complete strangers isn't your thing, we've also got some DIY tips for how to party at home.
Maybe they're a tour guide. Maybe they work for one of the many attractions in Pittsburgh from the sports stadiums to the museums. Maybe they plan the numerous conferences that bring visitors into Pittsburgh each year. Regardless, we want to know about the best young ambassadors for Pittsburgh. Tell us about under-40 leaders in tourism by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.