A teen holds a heart-shaped cucumber slice.

Summer Meals Are Making a Comeback at the Library!

Thu., Apr. 11
This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in order to ensure even more Pittsburgh youth have access to free food during summer vacation. Read on to learn more about summer meals at the Library.

The Not-So-Great Alone

Thu., Apr. 11
I'm extremely wary of modern, best-selling fiction authors. These authors publish books so frequently in such short periods of time you begin to wonder if he/she is doing any creative work at all or just telling the same basic story each time with slightly different characters and settings. I think I'm so critical of these types of authors and this type of literature because the…
Going Some Where Book Cover.

Going Some Where Else

Mon., Apr. 8
Have you ever come across a book that felt like it was fated to find you? Like you were meant to read it due to its parallel’s with current life situations? Such an occurrence happened to me last week when I was searching for a title of another book for a patron. Using goodreads, some “read a likes” popped up and I was drawn to…
From the back cover, a quote from the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo: "to realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation".

Not the Treasure For Me

Fri., Apr. 5
The Alchemist DB 37602 by Paulo Coelho is a tale of self-determination, discovery, and most importantly, treasure. Wait, maybe I've got those mixed up… Anyways, this short but poignant allegorical story was written by Paulo Coelho in 1988, and although it had the most modest of success at first (dropped by its original publisher as a flop), it was picked back up by an optimist…
Illustration of two people carrying boxes

Data Detox Week 4: What's On Your Phone?

Fri., Apr. 5
In May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host The Glass Room, an interactive exhibit examining the ramifications of always-on, always-connected technology on personal privacy. As a lead up to this process, the Library is offering an abridged version of Data Detox, an 8-week series devoted to regaining control over your digital footprint. This is the fourth post in that series. The Glass Room and Data Detox…
Book cover of Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal Dreams

Tue., Apr. 2
      Cosima – a name meaning something akin to “order in the cosmos” –  ironic in that the name-bearer in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams has lived a life devoid of anything resembling structure and a plan. In Kingsolver’s novel, we follow Codi (the name Cosima prefers for herself) on a journey of discovery and understanding of who she is and what she wants while she confronts…
CLP intern using Creativebug on a library computer

Introducing Creativebug Online Craft Tutorials

Mon., Apr. 1
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Communications and Creative Services Intern, Corinne Hebestreit, got crafty with Creativebug, the latest addition to our eResources collection. Creativebug, a service offering online video tutorials for arts and crafts, was just added to CLP’s eResources lineup, and I was eager to begin using it. When I first logged on I was overwhelmed by the amount of tutorials available to choose from.…

PA One Book 2019

Mon., Apr. 1
For the past 14 years, Pennsylvania has celebrated the importance of early literacy development in young children through its One Book, Every Young Child initiative. The One Book program encourages families to bond through books and reading while engaging children in conversation and other activities around books.  It also highlights the importance of reading early and often to young children.
Illustration of a woman opening a collection of boxes

Data Detox Week 3: Clean Browsing

Mon., Apr. 1
  In May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host The Glass Room, an interactive exhibit examining the ramifications of always-on, always-connected technology on personal privacy. As a lead up to this process, the Library is offering an abridged version of Data Detox, an 8-week series devoted to regaining control over your digital footprint. This is the third post in that series. The Glass Room and Data…