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March's Virtual Lineup

Mon., Mar. 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 Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of…
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Celebrate CLP's 125th Anniversary with a Commemorative Library Card

Wed., Feb. 24
What does "free to the people" mean to you? On November 5, 1895, Andrew Carnegie dedicated the Carnegie Institute and Main Branch of the Library to the people of Pittsburgh. Since that time, whatever the divide, the Library has been a bridge, helping people learn, grow, connect with others and transform their lives. This year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating 125 years of engaging,…
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February's Virtual Lineup

Fri., Jan. 29
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube While we know Black History Month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will look a little different this year due to limited in-person services, we’ve developed a robust lineup of virtual programming and resources to engage our city remotely and safely. A directory of this year’s Black History Month resources from the Library can be found here. Activities…
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Black History Month @ CLP

Wed., Jan. 20
While we know Black History Month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will look a little different this year due to limited in-person services, we've developed a robust lineup of virtual programming and resources to engage our city remotely and safely. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, ​founder of Black History Month, began the observance in 1926 to coincide with the week in February that hosted ​the birthdays…
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Difficult News and Self-Care

Thu., Jan. 7
The events of January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol building have left many people shocked and scared for what the future holds for our country, and how our society can bridge such a large partisan divide. Breaking news like this can lead to many emotions, as well as confusion over what is true and what is speculation. These resources below offer a way to…

Pittsburgh Libraries B.C. (Before Carnegie)

Tue., Jan. 5
Pittsburgh’s first libraries predated Andrew Carnegie’s arrival in the United States by almost fifty years. These early libraries differed in fundamental ways from what most of us in the 21st century think a library should be:  Not Free to Anyone  To modern eyes, the phrase “Free To The People” inscribed over the entrance of many a Carnegie Library means we can use the resources within without needing to purchase them. To Pittsburghers prior to 1895, it indicated no membership was required.  The first recorded attempt at starting…
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January's Virtual Lineup

Mon., Jan. 4
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 Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of…
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Winter Reading Challenge

Mon., Dec. 21
This winter we’re collaborating with libraries across Allegheny County to invite readers of all ages to read with us in this county-wide Winter Reading Challenge!
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Here to Help: Assistance and Resources for Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers

Mon., Dec. 14
On Saturday, December 12, new temporary COVID-19 mitigation efforts took effect across Pennsylvania. Among other things, these measures prohibit "all in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events." (source: pa.gov) In response, several organizations in Pittsburgh are currently collecting monetary and physical donations to help aid…
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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…