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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…
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Racism and Economics

Thu., Apr. 22
How do we measure the impact of race on opportunity? How can the U.S. live up to its aspirations to be a place where all people have opportunities to thrive? And how can we come together to talk about—and change—the circumstances that limit the lives of so many of our citizens?
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Your IRA, a Tax-Smart Way to Support Literacy and Learning

Thu., Apr. 15
Many of us reach for our checkbooks or credit cards when we want to make a gift to an organization we love and support. No matter what your age, you have another easy and impactful way to give to charity...through your IRA. If you have a 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement account, you’ve been asked to name beneficiaries. Left to anyone other than a spouse,…

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…