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September Virtual Lineup

Mon., Aug. 31
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES Book Reviews: Up close and personal book talks with some of your favorite library staff. The next best thing to coming in and getting a recommendation. Short videos are posted through Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories.  Teen:  M at 2:00 pm  Kids:  W at 2:00 pm  Adults: F at 2:00 pm  Virtual Genealogy: Two videos per…
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Digital Skills Basics: Setting up a Gmail Account

Mon., Aug. 31
Email is a great tool to use if you are applying for a job, filling out online forms or looking for a quick and easy way to communicate with family and friends. If you don’t have an email address, you can set one up for free with a variety of email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo! and Outlook. Here, we’re going to take a look at how to open a Gmail account.  …
Librarians and Pirate Parrot mascot distribue books to kids at a Pittsburgh park

Library Supporters Provide a Summer Surprise 

Fri., Aug. 28
This summer, families across the city have had to dig deep. There's been a lot of making do, looking on the bright side and celebrating the small victories. On a recent summer afternoon, being able to pick any book they wanted from a brightly-colored display at Warrington Rec Center in Knoxville was “The best thing that’s happened all week,” said one mom as she examined the choices with her two children.   Thanks to the generous support of EQT, Chase, John E. & Sue M. Jackson…
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New & Upcoming Program-Alikes

Fri., Aug. 28
In Pittsburgh, the end of August usually signals one thing—back to school. No matter the school district, learning is going to look a little different this fall. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh knows this and are working to support your needs going into the start of the school year.   You may know us for our fun storytimes, teen spaces, or never-ending stacks of books; but Carnegie Library…
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Back-to-School: Let Us Help!

Thu., Aug. 27
Whether your kids will be attending school in person, at home or online, the Library is here to support you. While our locations may look different on the inside, the heart of the Library hasn’t changed. Our thinking caps are always on, looking for ways to connect with you. 

Navigating Information Fatigue

Tue., Aug. 25
The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. This 3-part program teaches strategies to navigate the…
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Digital Skills Basics: Get Online and Get Around

Mon., Aug. 24
So much of life is now online: job applications, tax forms and banking are just a few of the things that are mostly done online. It’s important to be comfortable using the Internet. Here are a few introductory steps that will help get you started!  Connecting to the Internet:   At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, public desktop computers and laptops will already be connected to the Internet.…
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Join Quantum Theatre for Free Performances Online

Fri., Aug. 21
Quantum Theatre has announced a lineup of three live performances, free of charge! Over the next few months, you can register for the shows and watch them wherever you please. The theatre is coming to you!

September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day!

Thu., Aug. 20
What is National Voter Registration Day? National Voter Registration Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Tuesday of September. First celebrated in 2012, it is a nonpartisan civic holiday that celebrates our democracy, and one that involves the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, election officials, and more from all over the country. This year, National Voter Registration Day…
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Check Yourself: News Literacy for Teens (and Adults)

Wed., Aug. 19
As the school year approaches, many students will be doing virtual/remote learning. Without direct access to their school libraries, even more research will be done online. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers a wealth of digital resources and databases that can aid students when doing research, as well as information about examining sources with a critical eye.