Saïd and Martha’s Story

Not long ago, while clearing out my mother’s belongings from her apartment on Centre Avenue, I happened to find two overdue library books. Knowing full well that she would have … Continued


Sloane’s Story

The first audition for American Idol wasn’t intimidating at all for 16-year-old Fox Chapel sophomore Sloane Simon. “It was virtual. I was in my kitchen and my mom was with … Continued


Shirley’s Story

  Shirley Page recalls the excitement of coming to CLP – East Liberty as a child in the 1940s. She fondly remembers the storytimes in the children’s area and getting … Continued


Cheryl’s Story

After my children had grown, I began looking for a second career and took several free classes at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Job and Career Education Center. I fell in … Continued


Carol’s Story

As a lifelong Pittsburgher and Library supporter, Carol Robinson has seen how lives are impacted by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. “One of the reasons I became involved with the Library … Continued


Marybeth’s Story

Marybeth was one of the first patrons to use Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s REcollection Studio shortly after it opened in fall 2017. This free community resource provides all of the … Continued


Emmai’s Story

“So…,” Emmai Alaquiva says, pausing for a moment. “Being homeless.” You’d never know it now. The guy with the title of CEO of YaMomzHouse multimedia studios. The one in the photo wearing the tux, … Continued


Rae’s Story

“I feel we are better parents.” With mom and dad by her side, two-year-old Rae sings, claps her hands and stamps her feet during Friday storytimes at CLP – Allegheny. … Continued


Anita’s Story

She was born in Romania and emigrated, along with her parents and younger brother, to the U.S. before the start of World War II. The family settled in Pittsburgh’s Hill … Continued