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Press Contact: Suzanne Thinnes

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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2015

Calling All Pittsburghers: Summer Reading Officially Begins June 7th!
Every hero has a story. What's yours? This summer children, teens and adults can be the hero of their own reading adventures, by enrolling in one of the popular Summer Reading programs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The adventures kick-off June 7 with the Library's 15th annual Summer Reading Extravaganza.

2015 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets
At its Annual Meeting on May 11, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees elected new trustees and officers, approved audited financial statements and passed a resolution related to the pending renovation of CLP - Knoxville.

2015 Best Books for Babies
Annual list created by local librarians and child development experts includes quality books that are not only fun and colorful, but vital to babies' early development.

Duquesne Light Contribution Supports Youth Literacy
Duquesne Light has made a $23,000 contribution to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in support of youth literacy programs. The contribution was made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Recognizes Outstanding Library Advocates at Annual Public Meeting
During its annual public meeting on March 31, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees honored Mike Smialek of the North Hills as its 2014 Advocate of the Year and Emily MacIntyre of Carrick as the Library's 2014 Teen Advocate.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes Greg Pizzolli, Author of Number One Sam, during 2015 One Book, Every Young Child Activities
This April, children visiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be introduced to Sam, a competitive race-car-driving dog who learns that some things are more important than being number one.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Partners with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to Bring Teen Reading Lounge to Allegheny County
Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is pleased to announce that Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) will launch this March in Allegheny County. Six libraries will host the program through summer 2015.

What's Your Story? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2015 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest for Teens is Now Open
Creative teens with a passion for writing can become published authors through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2015 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Open to all high school students (grades 9 through 12) in Allegheny County, the contest is an opportunity for teens to showcase their writing talents, improve skills and have their work published.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announce Authors on Tour
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have teamed up to experiment with a new concept and opportunity for Pittsburgh-presenting authors who are on a national publicity tour, either with a new hardback or recent paperback book release, in a beautiful marquee setting for audiences to enjoy at very affordable prices.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hosts Annual Meeting with the Public
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees and staff will host a meeting with the general public to discuss past year accomplishments and plans for 2015.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Appoints New Library Services Manager to Lead Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
After an extensive national search process, Mary Frances Cooper, President & Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, announced the appointment of Mark Lee as the new Library Services Manager for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH).

Follow the Yellow Book Road to the Library See why there's no place like the Library! Follow the Yellow Book Road to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for an after hours event inspired by the magic of the Great and Powerful Oz.

Nominations Sought for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Community Advocate Award
In an effort to recognize outstanding and deserving community members who demonstrate a commitment to further library services, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is seeking nominations for its 2014 Community Advocate Award.

Goodwill Carnegie Library Computer Classes
Goodwill of Southwestern PA and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Lawrenceville, will partner to provide free computer classes to area residents in need.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month with 28 Days of Events
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating the contributions, achievements and excellence of African Americans during the month of February with special events and programs for children, teens, adults and families.

Children and their families are invited to "pucker up and party" at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 9th Annual KazooFest.
This innovative learning experience stimulates creativity and helps children develop early learning skills. The Library's KazooFest celebrates National Kazoo Day (January 28) as well as commemorates Mozart's birthday (January 27, 1756).

2014

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets Approves 2015 Budget and Fundraising Initiative to Support Library Services
During its regular meeting on December 15, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees approved the Library's 2015 operating budget, five year operating budget projections and unanimously voted to launch a board-led, comprehensive major gifts fundraising initiative to support strategic investments in library services.

Meet Five Local Entrepreneurs Who are Using Technology to Develop Exciting Projects
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Show Your Work: 5 people. 5 minutes. One unique library experience.

Pittsburgh ACLU And Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Do Something B.A.D.
Banned After Dark celebrates the naughtier side of our freedom of expression

Engaging Teens in Meaningful Ways
New dynamic space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty opens Saturday, October 18, providing educational, recreational and life skills to area teens.

Cirque: A Fantastical Evening
Explore the mystical, dark and beautiful world of the night-time circus at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's After Hours @ the Library fundraiser

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Opens Expanded Facility in Hazelwood Center
An expanded Library and new community center is enhancing educational services in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood. Located just a block away from its previous site, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood's new facility adds 3,500 square feet, doubling the space for resources and programming. In addition to the Library, the Hazelwood Center at 5000 Second Avenue offers space for the Early Learning Hub of Hazelwood and the Greater Hazelwood Family Center - two educational partners whose focus is on early childhood.



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In The News

2015

My Generation book review: Music the common thread in Echo'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
05/26/15

Storytime, Kids Club at the Carrick Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
05/25/15

A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library
National Public Radio
05/24/15

Expert on Diet, Health and the Environment Speaks Tonight
Pittsburgh City Paper - Blog
05/20/15

Oakland library opens reading to disabled, wants to widen reach
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
05/19/15

CLP-Knoxville will start $3.2 million renovation
South Pittsburgh Reporter
05/19/15

Authors on Tour: An Evening with Chuck Palahniuk
NEXT Pittsburgh
04/18/15

3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue
School Library Journal
05/04/15

Timeline of the ADA in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
05/03/15

Reading time with CLP!
Brashear Kids (blog)
04/21/15

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood
NEXT Pittsburgh
04/26/15

Lecture preview: Novelist Richard Flanagan recounts the plight of WWII POWs at hands of Japanese
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04/26/15

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04/26/15

Buzzword Pittsburgh makes learning new words fun
Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh
04/25/15

'Narrow Road' author shares father's 'Death Railway' strife
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
04/24/15

Books: Best Books for Babies 2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04/22/15

How to tour the world with your family right here in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh
04/21/15

The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity
Library as Incubator Project
04/20/15

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art
Library as Incubator Project
04/16/15

Book review: Seasons, presidents and even bullying are handled in these volumes of verse
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04/16/15

Planned series of books will tell stories of modern Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
04/14/15

Learn to take care of trees at the Carrick Branch Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
04/13/15

Jobs program to employ 2,000 young people in city, county this summer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04/11/15

Destination: Brookline, an up-and-coming neighborhood
NEXT Pittsburgh
04/07/15

Carnegie Library's take-out air-quality monitors are a hit with patrons
Pittsburgh City Paper
04/08/15

South Pittsburghers honored at Carnegie Library Annual Meeting
South Pittsburgh Reporter
04/06/15

Pa. author Pizzoli to visit Hazelwood library for 'One Book' program
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
04/06/15

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2014 Community Partner of the Year!
Brashear Kids
04/06/15

Newsmaker: Mike Smialek
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
04/05/15

Pew study shows smartphones don't replace home Internet access
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04/03/15

Author Discusses New Book 'The Patriot Threat'
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
04/02/15

Carnegie Library, recently in crisis mode, reports surplus, passes fundraising goal
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03/31/15

Speck, an in-home air monitor that assesses air quality and counts fugitive dust
NEXT Pittsburgh
03/30/15

7 ways to celebrate Month of the Young Child with your little ones
WESA
03/30/15

Income tax's origin provides spark for Berry's new thriller
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (AP)
03/29/15

'The Patriot Threat': Andrew Mellon puts a plot into motion that could destroy America
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/29/15

Carnegie Mellon University's Speck device monitors indoor pollution
Kidsburgh
03/29/15

Readings of Number One Sam at local Carnegie libraries
South Pittsburgh Reporter
03/24/15

7 ways to celebrate Month of the Young Child with your little ones
Kidsburgh
03/25/15

Carnegie Library hosts Oz-themed after-hours party
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/23/15

Flash!: After Hours @ the Library; Red Cross Ball
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03/22/15

Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
New Pittsburgh Courier
03/22/15

Top 10 Family Adventures this April In Pittsburgh
NEXTPittsburgh
03/21/15

Joyce Broadus, Hill District librarian, celebrates retirement
New Pittsburgh Courier
02/22/15

Peduto names committee to plan Pittsburgh's 200th anniversary events next year
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/18/15

26 civic leaders tapped to plan Pittsburgh's 200th anniversary
Pittsburgh Business Times
03/18/15

Book review: YA novel by Jennifer Niven explores teens' emotional struggles
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/15

Programs for kids in Carrick
South Pittsburgh Reporter
03/16/15

Follow the Yellow Book Road to the library
NEXT Pittsburgh
03/16/15

Book review: YA novel by Jennifer Niven explores teens' emotional struggles
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/15

How to go green for St. Patrick's Day responsibly, culturally and tastefully
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/15

City residents redefine farming with chicken coops, bees
The Northside Chronicle
03/12/15

Stuff We Like
Pittsburgh City Paper
03/11/15

Pop des Fleur on South Side
South Pittsburgh Reporter
03/11/15

Nationally known authors to speak here in spring
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/10/15

Newsmaker: Mark Lee
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03/05/15

Former Steelers quarterback stresses the importance of healthy lifestyle
The Northside Chronicle
03/04/15

More than Books: Treasures from the Oliver Room
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/27/2015

Top 10 family adventures this March in Pittsburgh
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/22/2015

Sheraden residents, having lost businesses, hold out hope for revitalization
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
02/21/2015

Fiberarts Guild thinks big and bright with Pop des Fleurs installation
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/21/2015

Coders to Gather Saturday to Create Apps for Public Good
WESA
02/20/2015

More than Books: Job and Career Education Center
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/20/2015

Book review: Author drew inspiration from grandmother's diary
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/19/2015

Let's talk about art: ABCs@PGC
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/17/2015

Youth activities continue during February, March at CLP-Carrick
South Pittsburgh Reporter
02/16/2015

Steel City Codefest for building the most community-friendly apps
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/16/2015

Civil rights powerhouse and early feminist Ida Wells crusaded against lynchings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/15/2015

Vanished mental-health archives stymie genealogists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/15/2015

Vanished mental-health archives stymie genealogists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/15/2015

More Than Books
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/13/2015

Integrating The Labs across CLP
The Library as Incubator Project
02/10/2015

Nominations sought for CLP advocate award
South Pittsburgh Reporter
02/10/2015

Free Codefest, Jr., helps kids learn to code while developing key skills
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/10/2015

Venturing Inside Oakland's 'Cloud Factory
90.5 WESA
02/06/2015

Forget about Valentine's Day: Let's talk about Black History Month
The Pitt News
02/05/2015

Digital Badges
Pittsburgh 360 (WQED)
01/29/2015

Short List: February 5 - 8
Pittsburgh City Paper
02/04/2015

Western Pennsylvania literary community weighs in on Lee news
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
02/03/2015

5 Scholastic study: Choosing books builds love of reading
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
02/02/2015

5 Pittsburgh early childhood educators who can change your family's life
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/01/2015

NEXT Pittsburgh
NEXT Pittsburgh
01/30/2015

Sounds Upstairs
WQED-FM
01/29/2015

Alternative "Souper Bowl" Benefits Pittsburgh's Hungry
90.5 WESA
01/28/2015

The August Wilson Education Project launched
New Pittsburgh Courier Online
01/26/15

Stuff We Like
Pittsburgh City Paper
01/07/2015

More than Books: LBPH
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
01/23/2015

Pittsburgh's Hill District, Reimagined
Pittsburgh Magazine
01/22/2015

Book review: Two new mysteries make the most of their time periods
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
01/21/2015

Carrick Library has programs for toddlers through grade 5 starting
South Pittsburgh Reporter
01/20/2015

More than Books: All Hands on Tech
KDKA
01/16/2015

More than Books
Pittsburgh City Paper
01/14/2015

Pittsburgh Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning
Education Week
01/14/2015

More than Books
KDKA
01/09/2015

City of Asylum launching new Northside Crossing project
The Northside Chronicle
01/07/15

City Calendar
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
01/05/15

3 Cups of Coffee program offers mentorship over beverages
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
01/04/15

Host Tonia Caruso talks with Mary Frances Cooper, President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Comcast Newsmakers
01/01/15



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