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October's Virtual Lineup

Wed., Sep. 30
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube Radical Days As an asset of the Allegheny County Regional Asset District, CLP is excited to participate in RADical Days 2020 with a collection of free virtual programs and events! Activities Video 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.…
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Resources for Protesters 

Wed., Sep. 30
Protest has always been an integral part of American history, whether we’re fighting for independence, the right to vote, or racial justice and equality, a fight that continues today. Whatever you’re protesting for, it’s important to prepare before you go. Here are some national and local resources to help you stay informed, aware of legal considerations and physically safe while protesting.   National Resources  American Civil Liberties Union The ACLU has been a…
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Presidential Debates: Past and Present

Tue., Sep. 29
September 29th marks the beginning of the first presidential debate leading up to the 2020 Election between current president and Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Learn about the history and structure of these events, along with staff-selected digital resources and book recommendations.
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Best Books for Babies 2020

Tue., Sep. 29
So far, not much about 2020 has been predictable. And much of it has been unsettling at best. But one thing that we can count on is that babies keep being born and, even in these extraordinary circumstances, they need the same things: love, nurturing, encouragement—and books! Educators, child development experts, and librarians all agree that reading aloud to babies helps prepare them for later…
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Banned Books Week 2020

Tue., Sep. 29
Sometimes there are good reasons for a book to be removed from the library. It may contain information that’s out-of-date. Maybe the pages are falling out. Perhaps an excited child added embellishments in crayon. Working with kids, I’ve seen that more than once! Other times, individuals or groups ask libraries to remove a book because they don’t want people to read it. For example, they…
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Digital Skills Basics: Create a Facebook Account

Mon., Sep. 28
Facebook is a popular social media platform for keeping in touch with others and sharing information about our lives. It can sometimes seem like almost everyone has an account and is talking about what they’ve seen on Facebook. If you don’t currently have an account but would like one to connect with friends, loved ones and your community in this time of increased virtual interaction, follow the steps below!  Before creating an account,…
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Program-Alikes for September 21st, 2020 and Beyond!

Fri., Sep. 25
Happy Fall, y’all (or yinz?)! The colder weather and changing of leaves mean plenty of things around Pittsburgh, from football games to scenic hikes to apple cider. For us at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we cannot refuse snuggling up with a good book. Our curbside pickup and e-books apps can help make your wildest, fall dreams come true.    Hoopla allows you to stream & download on your computer or through the app for Android and iOS…
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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.
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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…