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Community Spotlight: Shequaya Bailey from Grounded

Thu., Apr. 29
Welcome to our new feature #CLPSpotlights, our monthly series highlighting individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community. This month, we interviewed Shequaya Bailey, the Director of Operations at Grounded, a local non-profit which works to improve the social, economic, and environmental health of distressed and transitional communities by building capacity to reclaim vacant and underutilized land. Q. How has your work evolved during the pandemic…
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April's Virtual Lineup

Thu., Apr. 1
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube Activities Video Book Reviews: Up close and personal book talks with some of your favorite library staff. The next best thing to coming in and getting a recommendation. Short videos are posted through Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories. Teen: Mondays  Kids: Wednesdays Adults: Fridays  Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of your favorite library staff. The posts…
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Community Spotlight: Kyley Coleman from Black Owned PGH

Sun., Mar. 28
Welcome to our new feature #CLPSpotlights, our monthly series highlighting individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community. This month, we interviewed Kyley Coleman from Black Owned PGH promotes Black-owned businesses in the interest of economic equity.  Q: What is your favorite part of what you do?  A: My favorite part would have to be watching the growth of Black businesses in Pittsburgh and being a part of that journey. I meet so many creative, driven,…
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March's Virtual Lineup

Mon., Mar. 1
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube Activities Video Book Reviews: Up close and personal book talks with some of your favorite library staff. The next best thing to coming in and getting a recommendation. Short videos are posted through Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories. Teen: Mondays at 2:00pm Kids: Wednesdays at 2:00pm Adults: Fridays  at 2:00pm Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of…
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December's Virtual Lineup

Tue., Dec. 1
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube Activities Video Book Reviews: Up close and personal book talks with some of your favorite library staff. The next best thing to coming in and getting a recommendation. Short videos are posted through Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories. Teen: Mondays at 2:00pm Kids: Wednesdays at 2:00pm Adults: Fridays  at 2:00pm (Please note Dec. 25th's will be posted…

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. …

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’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Fri., Sep. 21
See how a serial killer from forty years ago is brought to justice today.