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Celebrate Family History Month - Explore Vital Records

Thu., Oct. 14
Vital records are a great starting point for your family history journey! Birth records for your ancestors are one of the first steps, but where they are located may vary based on the year, county, and state in which your ancestor was born. Best-case scenario, you’ll want to have your ancestor’s full name, birth day/year, and where they were born. It is even helpful to…
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Election Day Is Almost Here

Tue., Oct. 12
The next election is on November 2, 2021 but the last day to register to vote is October 18, 2021. While this might not be a “big” election year, it’s important to have your voice reflected in all levels of government, including local offices. The best way to do that is simply to vote!

East Liberty: Serving and Welcoming the Community for 115 Years

Thu., Oct. 7
As the sixth branch of the original neighborhood locations to open, the East Liberty library has been serving the community since 1905. The branch has been housed in two locations over the years, including the original Station Street and Larimer Avenue building and, later, the South Whitfield Street location off of Penn Avenue. Andrew Carnegie himself attended the grand opening of the branch and the…

Celebrate Family History Month with Resources from CLP!

Thu., Oct. 7
Since genealogy is the second-most popular hobby in America, what better way to celebrate Family History Month than to share some of the incredible resources we have at CLP? Genealogy Databases: First off, is a great starting point to begin searching for those elusive relatives. Other Library databases include Fold3 for US military and naturalization records. Genealogy Connect provides access to 1,500 reference books…
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CLP Polling Locations – 2021 Election 

Mon., Oct. 4
November 2, 2021 is Election Day! Several Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches serve as polling places for their communities, and all of our locations continue to offer in-person library services at 100% capacity at this time.  The following Library locations will be open for voting as well as open for library services on November 2nd: CLP-Carrick CLP-East Liberty CLP-Homewood CLP-Knoxville CLP-Lawrenceville CLP-Sheraden CLP-Squirrel Hill  CLP-Woods Run  All other…
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CLP Spotlights: Shanon Williams-Hughes from The Wellness Collective

Tue., Sep. 28
Welcome to #CLPSpotlights, our monthly series highlighting individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community. This month, we interviewed Shanon Williams-Hughes from The Wellness Collective, a resource collective that brings neighbors together. When people join the collective, they agree to pay an amount they feel comfortable with every month and are connected to needs-based providers. Q. How has your work evolved during the pandemic to meet…
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Banned Books Week - Book Challenges Explained

Sat., Sep. 18
When people first hear about Banned Books Week, they often ask one of two questions: “Who doesn’t have the freedom to read?” and “Are books really banned?” Neither answer is quite as straight-forward as you might think. 
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There’s More Than One Way to Support Your Library

Wed., Sep. 15
We understand that every library supporter is different, with a special library story, personal reasons for giving and different ways of making charitable giving a part of their life and legacy. That’s why we offer different ways to support Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and are working to make giving as easy as possible for you. In addition to gifts made online, through the mail or…
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Wayfinding in Children’s Collections

Tue., Sep. 7
Librarians love to arrange things. We are always trying to figure out where to put books (and other materials) so that the folks who will love them the best will find them most easily. It may not feel that way, though, when you first come into the Library to find books for your child. There are so many sections. And lots of different labels. What do they all mean?