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#eBooksForAll - Changes to eBook Access

Fri., Nov. 1
Starting today (November 1st), Macmillan Publishing is changing the rules regarding how Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) can purchase eBooks. Going forward, we are only allowed to purchase a single copy of a Macmillan eBook title during the first 8 weeks of its publication. After that, we can purchase additional copies – but at inflated costs and only for a set number of checkouts. Sound…

Fine Free at CLP

Wed., Oct. 30
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is excited to announce that three CLP locations are going fine free! Like all great ideas, we are starting small with just CLP-Allegheny, CLP-East Liberty and CLP-Knoxville. Removing fines will increase access to all the books, movies and materials that we know you want! This is exciting, but what does this mean? Yes, it is very exciting! Here are some more…
Cover of Something Wicked this Way Comes

October Country: The Horror of Ray Bradbury

Wed., Oct. 16
If you've heard of Ray Bradbury before, you've heard of Fahrenheit 451 (DB 34963).  A slightly deeper cut would be the famous Martian Chronicles(DB 26787).  A deeper cut, and some of my personal favorite things he has written is his horror.  A podcast I really enjoy has been going through some of them for October, calling them October Country as there is King Country or…

Free Family Fun

Thu., Oct. 3
When you think of a library, you typically picture people quietly reading and librarians shushing whenever their volume reaches a disruptive level. But that’s not the scene at Family PlayShop at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch. They welcome talkers! In fact, they encourage it. The children’s area is colorful, bright and noisy, filled with neighborhood kids doing everything from reading aloud to…

A Tale of Two Book Clubs

Sat., Sep. 28
       I’ve participated in many a book club in my life. While the general proceedings of each book club meeting are almost always the same, the atmosphere, dare I say aura, of each has been splendidly unique. My book club experience has involved long-term gatherings, short-lived, one book only meetings, book selections based on a theme, random selections drawn from a hat, attendees of different…

Upcoming Changes to Lynda.com

Mon., Sep. 16
UPDATE 9/18/2019: LinkedIn has sent out the following message to its library customers: "First, thank you for being a valued customer and working so closely with us on the migration from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. While we are excited about the learning experience we offer on LinkedIn Learning, we’ve made the decision to pause your transition on 9/23/19. While we’ve worked with many of our public library…
People sitting in a circle in the library

You Are Welcome At The Library

Thu., Sep. 12
Libraries have always been a gathering point for communities and within that, play a critical role in welcoming immigrants and refugees with open arms. What are some of the ways that libraries can be welcoming? Offering services and programs that explore educational, social, and creative pursuits Providing materials in native languages for recreational purposes Being able to refer visitors to other nonprofits and providers in…

Get to Know a CLP Partner:
Pittsburgh SCORE

Thu., Aug. 22
Let Pittsburgh SCORE help you for the life of your business. We provide small business services that help you build, grow and thrive. This includes: Free and confidential business mentoring Local workshops Online expert resources Mentoring Small business success comes from a combination of hard work and risk tracking in the pursuit of your dreams. You don't have to take those risks alone. Pittsburgh SCORE…