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Live Homework Help for Students With

Wed., Sep. 16
Having trouble with homework? Miss coming to the library to get help from a librarian or a Reading Buddy? We’ve got a great resource for you that you can access at home! CLP cardholders can access through the Library's Homework & Testing page from noon until midnight every day to get help from a real, live tutor! This resource is for kindergarten through college-level students who need help with English, math,…
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A Trio of Tools for Educators – Pandemic Edition

Tue., Sep. 15
Whether you are teaching in a virtual, in-person or hybrid environment, the Library has a wealth of resources to support you and your students. Your situation is unique, so this trio of tools is designed to be flexible and nimble for your needs. 
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Back-to-School: Let Us Help!

Thu., Aug. 27
Whether your kids will be attending school in person, at home or online, the Library is here to support you. While our locations may look different on the inside, the heart of the Library hasn’t changed. Our thinking caps are always on, looking for ways to connect with you. 
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Check Yourself: News Literacy for Teens (and Adults)

Wed., Aug. 19
As the school year approaches, many students will be doing virtual/remote learning. Without direct access to their school libraries, even more research will be done online. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers a wealth of digital resources and databases that can aid students when doing research, as well as information about examining sources with a critical eye.
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Why We Love Talking Animals

Tue., Aug. 11
There’s a long tradition of anthropomorphic animals (animals that act like humans) in fiction. From mice to elephants and everything in between, they’re all over our books and movies. I began to wonder why so many people love these stories.
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Teen Media Awards 2020!

Mon., Aug. 10
This moment, unprecedented in our lifetimes, confirms how indispensable creativity is to our life together. A pandemic requires that we navigate new forms of distance—so we explore new ways of forming connection. Young people are leading calls to address systemic inequity and racial violence in the streets and online—and so we ask ourselves, how can the words and images we share shape a moment on…
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Daydream About PhenomeCON With These Book Suggestions

Thu., Jul. 30
This week, Teenspace staff would normally be polishing logistics for PhenomeCON, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teens-only fandom convention. Even though we can't get together this year, we still want to celebrate love of fandoms. Read on to find book suggestions.
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Keeping Kids Busy This Summer

Mon., Jul. 13
Many of us are staying home right now, but that doesn't mean families can't have a good time. There are lots of ways to keep kids happy and entertained, even if the call of the playground can't be answered. If you need a little inspiration, try these ideas...

Virtual Storytimes Help Children Get Ready to Read

Fri., Jun. 5
When our library buildings closed, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh librarians hustled to move our in-person storytimes online. We hope that parents and caregivers like you will enjoy our online storytimes and find ways to unlock the learning shared on the screen to bring stoytimes to life for your children.