Beyond Pride Month: LGBTQIA+ History in Its Own Words
Just like any of the big monthly celebrations – Black History month, Women’s History month, etc. – Pride month should be a starting point for exploration and interest rather than a self-contained celebration. Here are some suggestions for putting more queer history into your feed and your daily life, along with connections to our collection.
Navigating Post High School Choices
However you decide to navigate life after high school, remember that the Library offers ways to have fun, learn and think about new pathways. Here are some resources for considering future options.
Book Awards Roundup: Part 1
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.
Book Awards Roundup: Part 2
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! … Continued
Meet Your Match Using Our Materials Match Forms
If you’re looking for personalized reading recommendations or materials for home or school, check out these material match forms and join the hundreds of patrons who have utilized our services and gotten great results.
RADical Days 2020
RADical Days, the annual celebration of the cultural institutions and organizations that benefit from Allegheny Regional Asset District sales tax funding, occurs this year from September – November 2020. Read on to learn more about what’s happening this year.
Love Listening To Your Library With Audiobooks
Perhaps you are one of the readers who discovered audiobooks during self-isolation to break up the hours in the day, or started to rely on them during daily walks or housecleaning. You’re not alone, audiobooks are getting more and more popular.
Check Yourself: News Literacy for Teens (and Adults)
As the school year approaches, many students will be doing virtual/remote learning. Without direct access to their school libraries, even more research will be done online. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers a wealth of digital resources and databases that can aid students when doing research, as well as information about examining sources with a critical eye.
Podcasts That Center Diverse Perspectives
Podcasts! Ideal companions for driving, dishwashing, housecleaning, even gardening — or maybe insomnia companions. Here I have compiled a list of podcasts that cover a range of identities engaging with the world, focusing on Black, LGBTQ+ and disabled perspectives.
Always Available on Hoopla: Race and Healing
Whether we are engaging in social activism and working for social justice for the first time or as a regular practice, we must be prepared for ongoing growth and learning. … Continued