August’s Virtual Lineup

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SUMMER READING

In the summer months, we showcase Pittsburgh as a City of Readers through our Summer Reading Program – and this year is no different! Reading at least five books, magazines, eBooks or audiobooks during the summer helps to keep brains of all ages sharp and prepares children and teens to go back to school ready to learn.

Due to safety reasons related to COVID-19, we are unable to offer prizes as we have in past years. Instead get involved by creating your own Summer Reading experiences and imagine your very own story!

Join CLP’s Summer Reading 2020 program in Beanstack and log your books online or use the Beanstack Tracker App! Cross the finish line after reading 5 books – but help us be a City of Readers and read as much as you like all summer long!


VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

Book Reviews: Up close and personal book talks with some of your favorite library staff
@carnegielibrary Instagram Stories
Teen: Mondays 
Kids: Wednesdays 
Adults: Fridays 

Virtual Genealogy: Tips and tricks for researching your family tree online uploaded every week!
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Tuesdays & Fridays
Videos  will resume Tuesday, August 18th. 


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Storytime Shorts: Entertaining songs, rhymes and early literacy tips
@carnegielibrary Instagram Stories
Mondays & Wednesdays 

Virtual Storytime: Experience the magic and benefits of storytime from the comfort of home. Baby & Toddler Snugglebugs (For infants and toddlers and their caregivers) on Tuesdays and Preschool Pals (For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers) on Fridays.
Instagram, Facebook & YouTube
Tuesdays & Fridays

Virtual Book Club: Join lively online discussions with fellow book lovers!
Facebook Groups
Monday, August 10 at 12pm

Author Event: Suzanne Nossel: Join us for a virtual conversation with Suzanne Nossel, author of Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All, in conversation with CLP President and CEO, Mary Frances Cooper. For more information and to register for this event, click here.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Creative Course Club: Get crafty and learn something new with a group of online friends!
Facebook Groups
This group will resume Monday, August 17th. 

Virtual Computer Basics: e-Books, Audiobooks and Video: Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of the Carnegie Library’s streaming and downloadable e-resources. Learn how to download Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla to your device and explore the different e-resources available at your fingertips. This class is limited to six participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or use this Eventbrite link to register.
Monday, August 10, 2020 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Virtual Computer Basics: Safety and Security on the Internet: Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of Safety and Security on the Internet. Learn how to navigate reputable sites, avoid scams and stay safe online. This class is limited to six participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or use this Eventbrite link to register.
Monday, August 03, 2020 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Navigating Information Fatigue: 3-Part Series: This 3-part program teaches strategies to navigate the flood of information and deception to help make better decisions with better tools —about COVID-19 or any decision we face in our complicated lives. For more information and to register, click here.
The programs will take place on August 17, 24 and 31 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM


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

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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