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Summer Film Tie-Ins

Thu., Jul. 22
With summer reading comes summer blockbusters! Whether you’re beating the heat in your local Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch or in your neighborhood movie theater, we’ve got you covered. In keeping with CLP’s Summer Reading theme of Read Five!, here are five books to read before or after seeing each of these highly anticipated summer movies, that complement the films in different ways.
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Family Histories and Family Sagas

Thu., Jul. 15
Thanks to current technology and digitization, uncovering your family saga is easier than ever. Check out these resources to learn more.
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Beyond Pride Month: LGBTQIA+ History in Its Own Words

Tue., Jun. 29
Just like any of the big monthly celebrations – Black History month, Women’s History month, etc. – Pride month should be a starting point for exploration and interest rather than a self-contained celebration. Here are some suggestions for putting more queer history into your feed and your daily life, along with connections to our collection. 
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CLP – Woods Run: 125 Anniversary Celebration — July 8, 2021

Thu., Jun. 24
In 1916, the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny City determined a need for a branch library to serve the diverse population of the western most extremity of Allegheny City. Conrad Dietrich Estate was chosen to build a 40 by 40 feet brick building near the corner of Woods Run Avenue on Brighton Road. The library leased this first building and equipped it with shelving to…
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Graphic Novel eBooks Available From Hoopla

Tue., Jun. 22
Already binged every television show? Kids all caught up on Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Are you on the hold list for the next book in your preferred series? Hoopla can keep you entertained and introduce you to new always available titles to find your next favorite for children, teens and adults. This summer we are challenging all Pittsburghers to read five…
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Pride Month and LGBTQIA+ Resources at CLP

Wed., Jun. 16
It’s Pride Month again—and normally we’d be updating our online booklists with some of the titles we’ve added in the last year. It hasn’t been a normal year (to say the least), so we haven’t quite managed to do that (yet). But we’re happy to share some new titles here and to point out other ways to locate books on LGBT+ topics.
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Read 5 Books Together This Summer Using Hoopla eBooks, Video and eAudio!

Tue., Jun. 8
Summer Reading 2021 kicks off on Sunday,  June 13. We are challenging everybody to read five books this summer and support the young folks in our lives to read five books to combat summer learning loss and all the challenges of the past school year. Interested in getting started? Sign-up by visiting Beanstack or visit your closest CLP location. If you’re not venturing out into…
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Summer Is Coming

Thu., May. 27
Summer really is coming! Here are some things to look forward to as the season approaches.
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Summer Meals Are Making a Comeback at the Library!

Thu., May. 27
This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in order to ensure even more Pittsburgh youth have access to free food during summer vacation. Read on to learn more about summer meals at the Library.
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Introducing the 2021 CivicCLP Speaker Series!

Wed., May. 19
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and CivicCLP are excited to announce our 2021 speaker series! The CivicCLP Speaker Series features a diverse group of speakers who will inspire, excite and challenge the community with fresh ideas and perspectives on the First Amendment, social and racial justice, news and information literacy, politics and more. Our goal is for these unique presentations to help deepen discussions and inspire…