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Pittsburgh Ready: Early Literacy, Community and Joy

Wed., May. 5
From 2019-2021, five child care providers across the city of Pittsburgh teamed up with the Library and Quality Coaches from Trying Together to expand early literacy practices. PNC Grow Up Great funding made this collaboration possible. The results, in a nutshell, include joyous relationships, improved learning spaces and new perspectives for everyone involved.
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May's Virtual Lineup

Mon., May. 3
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. Thursdays Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of your favorite library staff. The posts can be found on Instagram,…
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Lynda.com Is Now LinkedIn Learning for Libraries

Fri., Apr. 30
  If you are a frequent user of LinkedIn Learning for Library (formerly Lynda.com), you may have noticed some recent changes. As of April 1, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s LyndaLibrary officially became LinkedIn Learning for Library. What will these changes mean for me? All features and functionalities from Lynda are available in LinkedIn Learning but in an updated, easier-to-use interface. With this upgrade, you will…
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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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Getting Started with Industry Reports: How to Use First Research

Thu., Apr. 22
One of the most important elements of any successful business plan is the Industry Analysis section (read more about business plans here). This is where you will demonstrate to the loan officer at the bank or an interested investor that you understand the trends and projections in the wider industry landscape, and how your business will fit into it. Is your industry growing? What are…

Recorded Accompaniments!

Fri., Apr. 2
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to practice your instrument or sing with a band in your own space whenever the spirit moves you? The library can help! You can borrow a type of music score that includes “recorded accompaniments,” which make it possible for you to do just that. Recorded accompaniments are music scores that include CDs or access to online files, with…
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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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Media Literacy for Kids

Thu., Apr. 1
There is so much information out there, and sometimes it’s not clear if the source is trustworthy and unbiased. This can be confusing for kids, too. Helping them to understand and evaluate what they see and hear will get them on the right track for the future. It will also help them with school assignments where they may have to do research. Here are some tips to help kids develop media literacy.
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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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Where to Start with Business Plans

Fri., Mar. 26
You’ve got a great idea. You’ve found the perfect spot. You’re ready to be your own boss. You’re an entrepreneur and nothing is going to stop you from realizing your dream! Oh wait, you’re going to need thousands of dollars you do not currently have in order to get started. You need to talk to a bank. You need to get a loan. That means…