Pittsburgh Libraries B.C. (Before Carnegie)

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 … Continued

The Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court

On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments against the Affordable Care Act, which was passed 10 years ago under the Obama administration. Learn more about the history of this law and what comes next.

October 2020 Program-alikes

Happy October! So far, mine has a been a nonstop cycle of fall treats, civic discussions, and back to school. Luckily, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has resources to help balance all … Continued

Resources for Protesters 

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 … Continued

Presidential Debates: Past and Present

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.

COVID-19: Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is an important tool in understanding and preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is important to know what a legitimate contact tracer will and will not ask you … Continued