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COVID-19 in Allegheny County: Updated Info for Tests and Vaccines

Fri., Jan. 29
The library is here for you at any age and any stage of life – including the current COVID crisis. Do you want to know where you can get a COVID test or vaccine? We, and our FAQs, can help! Many of us are anxiously awaiting our opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to read our FAQ about how the vaccine is proposed to…
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Inauguration Day 2021

Tue., Jan. 19
Inauguration Day takes place on January 20, 2021, and will be unlike any in U.S. history. Normally regarded as the end of one presidential era and the beginning of the next through a peaceful transfer of power, complete with parades, balls and large celebrations, this year's inauguration will look and feel completely different.
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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…
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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: In response, several organizations in Pittsburgh are currently collecting monetary and physical donations to help aid…
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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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Resources for Protesters 

Wed., Sep. 30
Protest has always been an integral part of American history, whether we’re fighting for independence, the right to vote, or racial justice and equality, a fight that continues today. Whatever you’re protesting for, it’s important to prepare before you go. Here are some national and local resources to help you stay informed, aware of legal considerations and physically safe while protesting.   National Resources  American Civil Liberties Union The ACLU has been a…
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Community Update - August 18, 2020

Tue., Aug. 18
Dear Friends, 2020 has been, to say the least, challenging. We began the year on a high note, planning for our 125th anniversary; excited about starting a new year fresh and full of possibilities. It has now been months since we have been able to welcome you inside our buildings. We miss you! There have been a lot of rapidly moving parts since the COVID-19…

Community Message from CLP's Director, Mary Frances Cooper

Tue., Jun. 2
Protests in Pittsburgh and across the nation seeking justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have shown that our communities are hurting in unimaginable ways. We unequivocally support an end to systemic racism and inequity that exists in our society. We all have the power to engage in frank conversations about race; the power to fight injustices against any member of…
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Here to Help: Community Resources

Mon., Jun. 1
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and subsequent protests in Pittsburgh and across the country have been triggering and traumatic events for our community. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a reliable source for information and resources to help understand and process these events. Read community message of support from our President and Director, Mary Frances Cooper. The following information and resources…
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COVID-19 Resources: Urgent Community Needs

Sat., Mar. 28
When the COVID-19 crisis hit, so much became uncertain, but one thing didn't change and that is our ability to do what we need to do to help our neighbors. If you take Mr. Rogers' advice, you can look for the helpers, and that is what this post intends to help you do. Pittsburghers have big hearts and now more than ever we are banding…