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December's Virtual Lineup

Tue., Dec. 1
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube 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 at 2:00pm Kids: Wednesdays at 2:00pm Adults: Fridays  at 2:00pm (Please note Dec. 25th's will be posted…

Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries and You

Mon., Nov. 16
Young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions to be ready to read when they enter school. Educators and caregivers play a critical role in developing reading readiness. Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries and You offers sessions about the activities, resources and research that will allow you to raise lifelong readers through expanded early literacy practices. We welcome formal and informal educators and caregivers…
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Community Resource Guide: 2020 Election

Tue., Nov. 3
About this guide: The 2020 Election was unlike any election we have witnessed as a country. Global pandemic, record unemployment, information fatigue... all of this has played a part in how we cast our vote, and what will play out after Election Night is over. The following guide was created, not to address who won or lost, but rather to answer: “What happens next?” Using Library resources…
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November's Virtual Lineup

Fri., Oct. 30
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube Radical Days As an asset of the Allegheny County Regional Asset District, CLP is excited to participate in RADical Days 2020 with a collection of free virtual programs and events! 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.…
Hear Me Out

Does My Vote Count?: A 'Hear Me Out' Dialogue

Tue., Oct. 6
Do you know your fellow library patrons? Are you interested in joining an authentic learning space with fellow patrons across Pennsylvania? The Free Library is excited to introduce Hear Me Out: a digital, facilitated dialogue series that connects Pennsylvanians to each other through brave and authentic conversations.  In partnership with libraries across the state and the Pittsburgh community, we will join together across distance and difference to uplift…
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Ways to Vote in the 2020 Election

Thu., Oct. 1
This November’s general election will be different than any other in recent memory. One of those differences is the variety of ways you can cast your vote. This year, you can cast your ballot early with “over the counter voting.”  If you’ve already received a mail-in ballot, you may drop it off at one of the locations below.  You may also go to one of…
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Presidential Debates: Past and Present

Tue., Sep. 29
September 29th marks the beginning of the first presidential debate leading up to the 2020 Election between current president and Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Learn about the history and structure of these events, along with staff-selected digital resources and book recommendations.
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Learn About Supreme Court Justices

Mon., Sep. 21
The passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on September 18, 2020 has created a vacancy in the 9-seat Supreme Court. There is no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. Nomination and confirmation of a new member of the Court involves both the President and the Senate. About the President: Donald J. Trump, Republican, was elected the…

COVID-19 Payroll Tax Deferral

Wed., Sep. 2
The President recently signed an order giving employers the option to defer the withholding of employees’ Social Security taxes from September 1 - December 31, 2020. However, these deferrals would then need to be repaid between January and April of 2021. Since the order is not a mandate and may cause significant issues for both staff and employers, most employers have not implemented the deferral.…
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Library Supporters Provide a Summer Surprise 

Fri., Aug. 28
This summer, families across the city have had to dig deep. There's been a lot of making do, looking on the bright side and celebrating the small victories. On a recent summer afternoon, being able to pick any book they wanted from a brightly-colored display at Warrington Rec Center in Knoxville was “The best thing that’s happened all week,” said one mom as she examined the choices with her two children.   Thanks to the generous support of EQT, Chase, John E. & Sue M. Jackson…