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Real Imaginary Lives

Wed., Sep. 23
It’s fascinating to think about the lives of historical figures. Perhaps that’s why so many authors try their hands at imagining the internal and external lives of famous figures, bringing them closer to the world of contemporary readers by coloring facts and dates with feelings and fiction.

Let’s Talk About... A Series Fostering Informed and Inclusive Online Engagement

Tue., Sep. 22
The challenges we face as a nation, including physical distancing and isolation, can serve to highlight our political and economic divisions. As we approach Election Day 2020, we face the challenges of maintaining connections to our usual social, civic, and religious networks of support. The challenges we face–as individuals and as a nation–can improve through virtual connections to the outside world.  We need to avoid…

Learn About Supreme Court Justices

Mon., Sep. 21
The passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on September 18, 2020 has created a vacancy in the 9-seat Supreme Court. There is no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. Nomination and confirmation of a new member of the Court involves both the President and the Senate. About the President: Donald J. Trump, Republican, was elected the…
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Digital Skills Basics: Using Job Portals

Mon., Sep. 21
There are many reasons you may find yourself searching a job portal. Maybe you’re ready for the challenge of something new, maybe you’re reentering the workforce after some time away or maybe you have an immediate need for more cash flow. Today, navigating the how-tos of searching for a new job can be even more challenging than usual. But not to worry, Carnegie Library of…

COVID-19: Contact Tracing

Wed., Sep. 16
Contact tracing is an important tool in understanding and preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is important to know what a legitimate contact tracer will and will not ask you to avoid scams. Contact tracers work with an infected person to gather names and phone numbers of people they have been in contact with while possibly infected. These tracers will then contact those people “to…
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Live Homework Help for Students With

Wed., Sep. 16
Having trouble with homework? Miss coming to the library to get help from a librarian or a Reading Buddy? We’ve got a great resource for you that you can access at home! CLP cardholders can access through the Library's Homework & Testing page from noon until midnight every day to get help from a real, live tutor! This resource is for kindergarten through college-level students who need help with English, math,…
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A Trio of Tools for Educators – Pandemic Edition

Tue., Sep. 15
Whether you are teaching in a virtual, in-person or hybrid environment, the Library has a wealth of resources to support you and your students. Your situation is unique, so this trio of tools is designed to be flexible and nimble for your needs. 
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Digital Skills Basics: Using the Library Catalog

Mon., Sep. 14
Did you know that you can look up available books, movies, and music from home? All of this information is available on the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh website through the library catalog. The catalog tells you:   What items are available at the library Where those items are located  If the items are checked out and when they are due  Through the catalog, you can also have an…
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Program-Alikes for the Week of September 7, 2020

Thu., Sep. 10
Happy September! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hope this blog post finds you well. September has already brought on a lot of changes, from school starting to cooler weather to CLP opening for limited in-person services.  Wait, what? Yes! You read that correctly—Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is opening some of the branches for limited in-person service.  You can use the computer, print, sign up for a library card, and…
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Love Listening To Your Library With Audiobooks

Thu., Sep. 10
Perhaps you are one of the readers who discovered audiobooks during self-isolation to break up the hours in the day, or started to rely on them during daily walks or housecleaning. You’re not alone, audiobooks are getting more and more popular.