Voting 2021: Mail-In Ballots

Voting by mail is an option in Pennsylvania. It’s an easy, convenient and secure way to cast your ballot. Apply online by October 26. You’ll receive a ballot in the mail. Mark your ballot and return it by November 2. It’s that simple!

Voting at the Polls: What to Expect 

Are you voting for the first time in 2021? If so, congratulations! Exercising your right to vote is a powerful part of our democracy, but you might not know what to expect. We’ve talked about mail-in ballots and the different ways of voting in 2021, but what is it like to vote in-person at the polls?

Here to Help: How Pittsburghers Can Support Afghan Refugees

Pittsburgh is welcoming families and individuals who have fled the recent political upheaval in Afghanistan. Navigating a new country while still experiencing the trauma of a rapid and unsure departure can be overwhelming. The following information contains links to local, national and international resources.

CLP Connects: Neighborhood Ambassadors

Please note: the application period is now closed.   Neighborhood Ambassadors is a community engagement initiative that identifies community members and leaders from neighborhoods throughout the City to act as ambassadors … Continued

VITAL Funding for Vital Resources

Supporting libraries comes naturally for John Gismondi and his family. “Growing up, our family’s home, where my 98-year-old mother still resides, was within walking distance to the Uniontown Public Library, and my siblings and I were regular users. Although neither of my parents were educated beyond high school, … Continued

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.