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Community Spotlight: Kyley Coleman from Black Owned PGH

Sun., Mar. 28
Welcome to our new feature #CLPSpotlights, our monthly series highlighting individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community. This month, we interviewed Kyley Coleman from Black Owned PGH promotes Black-owned businesses in the interest of economic equity.  Q: What is your favorite part of what you do?  A: My favorite part would have to be watching the growth of Black businesses in Pittsburgh and being a part of that journey. I meet so many creative, driven,…
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Where to Start with Business Plans

Fri., Mar. 26
You’ve got a great idea. You’ve found the perfect spot. You’re ready to be your own boss. You’re an entrepreneur and nothing is going to stop you from realizing your dream! Oh wait, you’re going to need thousands of dollars you do not currently have in order to get started. You need to talk to a bank. You need to get a loan. That means…
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Books of the Pittsburgh Ready Project

Fri., Mar. 26
The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with five childcare providers to share robust early literacy resources. I began working on this project in July, 2020, but the project began in person in Fall 2019. At the height of the pandemic, it was a joy to become involved in work that got as close to Library outreach, programming and community partnering as possible, in our new…
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Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Mon., Mar. 22
The recent wave of hate crimes towards Asian populations across the country has been triggering and traumatic for our community. These events come out of a deep history of xenophobia in the United States. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) in recognizing and condemning bigotry, misinformation and anti-Asian hate crimes.
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Exploring Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization Through Books

Wed., Mar. 17
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Library is hosting a virtual event as part of the “Hear Me Out” Dialogue Series. This event, all about marijuana legislation, will feature a speaker and discussion of policy questions and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Navigating the waters of a polarizing issue like marijuana can be confusing. Perhaps you know exactly where you stand, or you’re confused about where to begin to develop an opinion. If you’re in either camp or anywhere in between, I’ve created a roundup of materials in Library collections that can help you examine your own viewpoint and see new ones!  
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Digital Symbols: Part II

Fri., Mar. 12
In the previous post, I went over some of the commonly seen symbols on your smartphones, tablets and computers. You can always refer back to it whenever you need a refresher, but for this post I’d like to go into some other commonly used symbols that you will find on the Internet. Again, these symbols might look slightly different on different computers or in different browsers, but…
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Winter Reading Challenge Success!

Thu., Mar. 11
Our first county-wide Winter Reading Challenge is in the books! In January and February, people of all ages from across Allegheny County weathered the cold by diving into reading. 
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Screens and Social Experiences

Wed., Mar. 10
Whether you're looking for kid-friendly ideas about how to connect virtually, high-quality materials that spark social experiences, or just looking to learn more about the importance of social connection, the Library has you covered. 
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Digital Symbols: Part I

Fri., Mar. 5
A large part of working in libraries is providing tech assistance to people as they come in. However, this patron has a Kindle, while this patron has a Mac. And that patron has a Chromebook, but this one over here has an Android phone, and they’ve brought their friend whose kids got them a smartphone, but they're not sure what kind it is. I’ve even tackled smart watches and…