A Day in the Life at CLP:
Outreach Library Assistant, L'Oréal Snell

Thu., Dec. 5
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Outreach team can be found all over the city bringing Library services and information to Pittsburgh's diverse communities. We recently asked Outreach library assistant L'Oreal Snell to describe what it's like to transcend the library's physical walls and meet Pittsburghers where they're at: in neighborhoods, communities and schools. I’m always on the move as a part-time Outreach library assistant. It involves…

Community Picks: Top Christmas Movies

Tue., Nov. 26
We love when Pittsburghers post their latest library books, movies and albums to social media. So, when CLP-West End patron Alexander Campbell tweeted the photo above, we had to know more. Turns out he was able to procure this entire epic stash of favorite holiday movies from the Library! Nothing warms our hearts like a good list of recommendations, so we invited Alexander to curate…
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#eBooksForAll - Changes to eBook Access

Fri., Nov. 1
Starting today (November 1st), Macmillan Publishing is changing the rules regarding how Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) can purchase eBooks. Going forward, we are only allowed to purchase a single copy of a Macmillan eBook title during the first 8 weeks of its publication. After that, we can purchase additional copies – but at inflated costs and only for a set number of checkouts. Sound…

Fine Free at CLP

Wed., Oct. 30
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is excited to announce that three CLP locations are going fine free! Like all great ideas, we are starting small with just CLP-Allegheny, CLP-East Liberty and CLP-Knoxville. Removing fines will increase access to all the books, movies and materials that we know you want! This is exciting, but what does this mean? Yes, it is very exciting! Here are some more…

Upcoming Changes to Lynda.com

Mon., Sep. 16
UPDATE 9/18/2019: LinkedIn has sent out the following message to its library customers: "First, thank you for being a valued customer and working so closely with us on the migration from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. While we are excited about the learning experience we offer on LinkedIn Learning, we’ve made the decision to pause your transition on 9/23/19. While we’ve worked with many of our public library…
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You Are Welcome At The Library

Thu., Sep. 12
Libraries have always been a gathering point for communities and within that, play a critical role in welcoming immigrants and refugees with open arms. What are some of the ways that libraries can be welcoming? Offering services and programs that explore educational, social, and creative pursuits Providing materials in native languages for recreational purposes Being able to refer visitors to other nonprofits and providers in…

Get to Know a CLP Partner:
Pittsburgh SCORE

Thu., Aug. 22
Let Pittsburgh SCORE help you for the life of your business. We provide small business services that help you build, grow and thrive. This includes: Free and confidential business mentoring Local workshops Online expert resources Mentoring Small business success comes from a combination of hard work and risk tracking in the pursuit of your dreams. You don't have to take those risks alone. Pittsburgh SCORE…

Business Networking Nights at
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Thu., Aug. 22
Do you have a great business or product idea and don’t know where to start? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has the resources. The Job and Career Education Center, located on the Second Floor of CLP - Main, offers small business assistance to entrepreneurs. We provide personalized appointments to assist with business plans, demographics, market and industry analysis, market and client lists and much more, all…

Countdown to School: How to Make the Most Out of the Remaining Days of Summer

Thu., Aug. 15
With the countdown on for back-to-school season, there’s still plenty of time to help prepare kids for their new academic year⁠—no matter how old they are! The National Summer Learning Association reports that during the “summer slide,” or the period of summertime when children aren’t in school, kids lose two to three months of reading and math skills. Fortunately, with time still left before the…

Six Simple Self-Care Strategies
for Single Moms

Thu., Aug. 15
Single mothers are busy. I’m living proof! But that old saying, you can’t pour from an empty cup, rings true in our lives. We owe it to ourselves, and our babies, to practice self-care. And not the buzz word version of self-care. But the holistic word. The self-care that penetrates through making mani and pedi appointments or hitting the snooze button. It’s the self-care that…