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LUNCH WITH BOOKS LIVESTREAM: Kennywood, Isaly's & More, with Brian Butko

May 19, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Join Brian Butko. Director of Publications at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh LIVE from the safety of your own home computer or phone for another fascinating Facebook LIVESTREAM presentation. Brian creates books on unique slices of local history for his day job at the Heinz History Center. He will be joining us for a LWB Livestream to talk a little bit about some of the fascinating subjects he's researched.

Kennywood: Behind the Screams takes long-time fans and new visitors on a walking tour through Kennywood by exploring the history at each ride and attraction. Founded in 1898, the park has layers of history that tell of changing architecture, entertainment, and regional history, all brought to life by more than 300 vintage photos...

The Klondike bar is America's favorite ice cream novelty. Klondike, Chipped Ham, & Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly's traces its history and the rise and fall of its creator company, Isaly's Dairy, which evolved from one milk wagon to a dozen plants that supplied its 400 delis and dairies by the 1950s.

The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. Greetings from the Lincoln Highway allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions.

Brian Butko lives in Pittsburgh and is the nation’s leading authority on the Lincoln Highway. He is a founding director of the new Lincoln Highway Association. He blogs about Lincoln Highway history at You can learn more about Brian and his books at

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No Facebook? Can't tune in at noon on Tuesday?

No worries. Video playback of the lecture will be available on Facebook page shortly after the lecture ends. We will add the video to our website where it will be available to view without a Facebook account.

Upcoming Lunch With Books LIVESTREAM Programs:

- Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 
Kennywood, Isaly's & More, with Brian Butko

- Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 
Battle of Fredericksburg with Kristopher White

- Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 
Lighthearted Literary Levity with Christina Fisanick and Laura Jackson Roberts

- Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 
Bob Villamagna, Mill Rat

- Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 
Author David Giffels for Father's Day

Lunch With Books LIVESTREAM starts at noon on Tuesdays on Facebook. 

"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring your lunch to your laptop (or smartphone, or tablet, or desktop computer), feed your brain!

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