Librarian helping a patron during a computer class

Your Journey to Digital Literacy - February 2019 Workshops

Thu., Jan. 31
Digital literacy is extremely important in any job field, but it is also necessary for those who wish to join the rest of the tightly-networked online world. At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we want all patrons seeking to improve their digital literacy to have the opportunity to do so. Beyond our free Internet and computer usage, we provide resources to achieve our goal of having…
Cheryl next to a 3-D printer in the Library

Empowered by Creative Learning

Thu., Jan. 24
Enter Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny on a Tuesday afternoon and patrons — right in the center of the room — could be learning to sew or recording their own music. Even better, they’re smiling, they’re connecting, and they’re learning. “They love it,” says Barb Lawler, senior librarian. “It opens up more possibilities for them — things they never dreamed of or knew that…

Ten Skills for Digital Literacy

Thu., Jan. 24
Did you ever find yourself trying to apply for a job, yet all you had was a paper resume from 10 years ago and no way to get it online to complete the application process? Or, maybe you look at the computer screen and don’t know what to click -- or even how to click -- to find your next apartment. In 2019, Carnegie Library…
Pittsburgh Photographic Library

Caption It! Contest Winners

Fri., Dec. 21
In our efforts to shed some light on hidden gems of our vast collection here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we recently selected images from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library to use in a social media game called "Caption It!" Patrons who frequent our Facebook and Instagram feeds enthusiastically submitted delightful captions and voted with their likes for the winners. Thanks to everyone who played. …
Esther Bubley photo

The Creation of “Intimate Moments”

Tue., Nov. 20
For the past two months, I have been lucky enough to work alongside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s REcollection Studio to curate and develop an exhibition using photographs from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library (PPL). This collection was gathered from a photography program initiated by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in the early 1950s in an attempt to document the daily life of the American…

NaNoWriMo Writers, Keep At It! 

Thu., Nov. 15
It’s hard to believe, but November is already halfway over. For those of us participating in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, this means we only have a few weeks left to hit that 50,000 word goal. It’s hard work, but who else will write your novel, if not you? If you’re feeling discouraged and having trouble staying motivated, remember that all the best writers have felt…

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In at CLP!

Wed., Oct. 24
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is coming up soon. Started in 1999, this idea is a proven fun challenge for writers of all levels of experience - taking one month to write a novel, or at least 50,000 words. If you're participating for the first or fifteenth time, CLP has resources and spaces for you to use! As part of NaNoWriMo's Come Write In…

I Kill Giants

Fri., Sep. 14
The lore of the giants is rich and fascinating, but whether or not it's all real is an ongoing question.
A selection of Anime DVDs

Anime is everywhere!

Thu., Aug. 2
For many many years Main was the only CLP library to have an Anime collection, but this year we've decided to expand into the branches.