CLP Blog

Everybody Loves “Popcorn Kernels”

Thu., Jan. 16
Pittsburgh Ready reflects Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission to engage preschool youth meaningfully and develop innovative opportunities for professional growth. If Pittsburgh Ready had a theme song, it would be “Popcorn Kernels”!

2020 Black History Month Book List for Teens

Thu., Jan. 16
The 2020 National theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote” marking the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment which granted the right to vote to Black men after the Civil War. Through stories that illustrate the important history of voting rights and civil rights teens in grades 9-12 can learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the monumental Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an interesting and exciting way.
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Free Accessible Books for Pennsylvanians with Reading Disabilities

Wed., Jan. 15
At LBPH we have traditionally served people who are unable to access the printed word in typical ways.  Through the Library of Congress’ National Library Service, librarians and many other professionals have been able to certify people into the NLS program who are blind, visually disabled or who are unable to hold a book or turn its pages, allowing a return to a love of…

Are you in the market for a new appliance?

Wed., Jan. 8
Did all of the dish washing during the holidays destroy your dishwasher, but you’re not sure which dishwasher to get? Do you want adjustable racks, a stainless-steel tub, flexible flatware slots, a soil sensor? What even is a soil sensor? Don’t panic! The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh can help. Consumer Reports Online is a tool to assist you in finding the best rated and most affordable appliances (and snowplows,…
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Stop by the Library this Month for Gifts, Tours & Holiday Fun

Tue., Dec. 17
Avoid busy malls and long lines this holiday season when you stop by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this month. Start by signing up for a free Historical Tour at CLP-Main that transports you back in time through an informational and fun fact-filled journey of our Italian Renaissance-style building. Join a tour on a Wednesday and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Preservation Department. After learning…

Databases Are Not Just for Data

Fri., Dec. 6
Your library card gives you and your family access to all sorts of materials like books, movies and music. But you probably already knew that. Did you know it also gives you access to useful and fun digital content through our databases?

A Day in the Life at CLP:
Outreach Library Assistant, L'Oréal Snell

Thu., Dec. 5
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Outreach team can be found all over the city bringing Library services and information to Pittsburgh's diverse communities. We recently asked Outreach library assistant L'Oreal Snell to describe what it's like to transcend the library's physical walls and meet Pittsburghers where they're at: in neighborhoods, communities and schools. I’m always on the move as a part-time Outreach library assistant. It involves…
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Teen Winter Reading Raffle

Tue., Nov. 26
In Youth Services, we focus a lot of our energy on Summer Reading to prevent Summer Learning Loss and build a community of readers. But what about the rest of the year? Read on to learn more about the Teen Winter Reading Raffle.

Community Picks: Top Christmas Movies

Tue., Nov. 26
We love when Pittsburghers post their latest library books, movies and albums to social media. So, when CLP-West End patron Alexander Campbell tweeted the photo above, we had to know more. Turns out he was able to procure this entire epic stash of favorite holiday movies from the Library! Nothing warms our hearts like a good list of recommendations, so we invited Alexander to curate…
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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…