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125 Borrows To Celebrate 125 Years of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Fri., Jan. 22
As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh turns 125 years old, I turned to a report of circulation statistics for eBooks. Here are titles that have circulated exactly 125 times (as of this writing), along with a related title for you to explore!  
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Black History Month @ CLP

Wed., Jan. 20
While we know Black History Month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will look a little different this year due to limited in-person services, we've developed a robust lineup of virtual programming and resources to engage our city remotely and safely. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, ​founder of Black History Month, began the observance in 1926 to coincide with the week in February that hosted ​the birthdays…
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Inauguration Day 2021

Tue., Jan. 19
Inauguration Day takes place on January 20, 2021, and will be unlike any in U.S. history. Normally regarded as the end of one presidential era and the beginning of the next through a peaceful transfer of power, complete with parades, balls and large celebrations, this year's inauguration will look and feel completely different.
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Tax Assistance Resources

Fri., Jan. 15
Wondering where to pick up your tax forms this year, or how to get assistance preparing and filing your taxes? This short guide will give you the information you need to prepare and file your 2020 taxes this season.
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Book Awards Roundup: Part 1

Thu., Jan. 14
As a librarian I have always been aware of book awards and prizes, but it wasn’t until this year that I began to realize the huge number and wide scope of literary awards that there are in the world. Read on to learn more.
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Book Awards Roundup: Part 2

Thu., Jan. 14
Check out this post for some background on this research, and why I put it together. Here’s a breakdown of the book awards and prizes I surveyed, with pie charts! There are so many ways to look at these. By format: what were the most popular nonfiction titles? Graphic Novels? True Crime books? By country: Exactly how many book awards does Canada have? Alas, there is not enough time…
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Choosing High-Quality Children’s Books

Wed., Jan. 13
What makes a book high quality? How do you choose the best titles to read with kids? Here are some tips to help you select great books for your preschoolers, and kids of any age!
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Difficult News and Self-Care

Thu., Jan. 7
The events of January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol building have left many people shocked and scared for what the future holds for our country, and how our society can bridge such a large partisan divide. Breaking news like this can lead to many emotions, as well as confusion over what is true and what is speculation. These resources below offer a way to…