April’s Virtual Lineup

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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. Short videos are posted through Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories.
Teen: Mondays 
Kids: Wednesdays
Adults: Fridays 

Book Blurbs:
Short and engaging book recommendations with some of your favorite library staff. The posts can be found on Instagram, and shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Virtual Genealogy:
Two videos per week, posted on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon. One how-to short screencast-based video per week demonstrating how to use a particular genealogy resource, and one video of Amy answering a question that has come in and teaching the technique for finding the answer with Q&A encouraged in the comments. Watch on YouTube.


Programs 

Virtual Storytime
Experience the magic and benefits of storytime from the comfort of home with entertaining songs, rhymes and early literacy tips. Watch on InstagramFacebook & YouTube.
Baby & Toddler Storytimes, Tuesdays at 9am.
PreSchool Storytimes, Fridays at 9am

Storytime Shorts
Entertaining songs, rhymes and early literacy tips from familiar Children’s staff. Have fun with your young child while learning to sing, talk and move using rhymes and songs that build valuable pre-reading skills.
Watch @carnegielibrary Instagram Stories.
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, at 9:00 am

Storytime for a Group
Bring the magic of storytime to your classroom while expanding early literacy opportunities for the children in your care! Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and early literacy tips. Call 412-622-3114 or text 412-775-3900* for a passcode for your group!
Baby/Toddler Storytime
Pre-K Storytime

Kids Club at Home
Join us Thursdays for Kids Club @ Home and try something new! Every other week, we’ll post an activity that goes along with a Kids Club Grab & Go Activity Kit available for you to pick-up at your neighborhood location. Each kit contains all the materials you need for the project. Kits will be available for pick up at all CLP locations while supplies last. Every project can also be done with things you have at home. Watch on InstagramFacebook & YouTube.

Teen Time @ Home
Join us Wednesday afternoons when we do fun, creative activities that teens can learn and share alongside us! Every other week, we’ll post an activity that goes along with a Teen Time Grab & Go Activity Kit available for you to pick-up at your neighborhood locationEach kit contains all the materials you need for the project. Kits will be available for pick up at all CLP locations while supplies last. Follow us 
@clpteenspace on Instagram or find us on YouTube!

Creative Course Club
Monday, April 5th
Learn something new! Join us every Monday to discover a new activity on YouTube @clpvideo as well as our Instagram and Facebook for DIYing, making, cooking, home hacks, and retro to modern crafts. Our creative team is here to share skills, online resources and tutorials, books and maybe some epic craft fails in the process. This month we will be making pompoms with yarn. 

Virtual Book Club
Monday, April 5, 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. Attendees will be given complementary access to Evaristo’s Ten Evenings lecture the week of April 5, courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Copies of this book are available on Hoopla and through the CatalogPlease register before the discussion through the Library’s online events calendar. Stay up to date on all things “VBC” with by joining our Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club. 

College Essay Writing Workshop: Evolve Coaching
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:30-6:30
PM
College essay writing got you down? Let us help you to write your story! Join us for a fun, free workshop to reduce anxiety and improve creativity. CLP is partnering with Evolve Coaching for this workshop. Evolve is committed to helping adults with autism and other developmental disabilities show the world what they have to offer.  This workshop will be helpful for anyone on the autism spectrum, but will be great for all levels and abilities and all are welcome.

Superior Court Candidate Forum
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:00-7:30 PM
During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania’s Superior Court will answer questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Superior Court. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Let’s Talk About…Public Safety and Police Reform
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:00-7:30 PM
For Let’s Talk About…Public Safety and Police Reform, participants will engage with one another using issue guides and resources created by the nonpartisan National Issues Forums (NIF) for a national conversation alongside the recommendations put forth in the October 2020 report by the Pittsburgh Community Taskforce on Police Reform. Register for either session here.

Virtual Computer Basics: eBooks, Audiobooks & Video 
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Join us for a digital literacy opportunity as we explore the basics of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s steaming and downloadable eResources. Learn how to download from Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla to your device and explore the different eResources available at your fingertips. This class is limited to ten participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register.

Virtual Computer Basics: Getting Started with Microsoft Word
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM 
Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create, format, modify and save a document in Microsoft Word. This class is limited to ten participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register. 

Small Business Research
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM
This program is an overview of the small business resources that are available.  The overview will show you how to view sample business plans, industry reports, and demographics. This is an online event. Registrants will be emailed instructions to access it. You can register here.

Virtual Book Club
Monday, April 19, 2021 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss 
Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Copies of this book are available via Hoopla and through the CatalogPlease register before the discussion through the Library’s online events calendar. Stay up to date on all things “VBC” with by joining our Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club.
 

Virtual Computer Basics: Android Basics 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Join us as we cover getting started with your Android or Google phone. Learn the basics you will need to know to make the most out of your device. This class will only cover Android or Google devices.  If you are not sure what type of device you have or if you need help registering for this class, please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register.

Introduction to Proposal Writing
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. We recommend you take Candid’s free one-hour course, Introduction to Finding Grants, before attending. This is an online event. Registrants will be emailed instructions to access it. You can register here.

Virtual Computer Basics: iPhone Basics 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Join us as we cover getting started with your iPhone or iPad. Learn some of the basics you will need to know to make the most out of your device. This class will only cover iPhone and iPad Apple devices. If you are not sure what type of device you have or if you need help registering for this class, please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register.

Industry Research
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM
Are you struggling with finding industry information?  If so, this program will help you navigate Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s database, First Research, where you can find information to the industry in question.  Please join, Tammy Stoken Business Librarian, for this virtual program.  Hope to see you there! This is an online event. Registrants will be emailed instructions to access it. You can register here.

‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Series: Am I Represented in My Districts?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:30-7:30 PM
April is set to begin Pennsylvania’s redistricting efforts utilizing this past year’s Census. This dialogue will work to inform residents on gerrymandering and fair redistricting, with discussions on the impact of district lines on a personal and community level. Check the CLP Events Page for registration details. 


VIRTUAL SERVICES

We’re here for you! Help is available daily, from 10 am – 5 pm, via:

  • phone – 412-622-3114 (please leave a message and we’ll return your call)
  • email – info@carnegielibrary.org
  • chat – in the lower right corner of our website, offered Monday through Sunday 10:00am-5:00p

General Reference – library account questions, research requests and more.

Social Services Referrals – information on urgent needs including housing, food and mental health services.

Business Questions – business plans, marketing resources and other business planning and research.

Career Assistance – résumé, cover letter and interview prep.

Digital Literacy Support – for help with computers, or we’ll help you and resources if you are helping others.

eResources Help –find, borrow and read or listen to eBooks, audiobooks, music and more on your device.

Genealogy Inquiries – assistance navigating online sources for researching your family history.

Nonprofit Help – accessing the Foundation Directory Online.

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