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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…
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April's Virtual Lineup

Thu., Apr. 1
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. Teen: Mondays  Kids: Wednesdays Adults: Fridays  Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of your favorite library staff. The posts…
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Media Literacy for Kids

Thu., Apr. 1
There is so much information out there, and sometimes it’s not clear if the source is trustworthy and unbiased. This can be confusing for kids, too. Helping them to understand and evaluate what they see and hear will get them on the right track for the future. It will also help them with school assignments where they may have to do research. Here are some tips to help kids develop media literacy.
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Community Spotlight: Kyley Coleman from Black Owned PGH

Sun., Mar. 28
Welcome to our new feature #CLPSpotlights, our monthly series highlighting individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community. This month, we interviewed Kyley Coleman from Black Owned PGH promotes Black-owned businesses in the interest of economic equity.  Q: What is your favorite part of what you do?  A: My favorite part would have to be watching the growth of Black businesses in Pittsburgh and being a part of that journey. I meet so many creative, driven,…
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Where to Start with Business Plans

Fri., Mar. 26
You’ve got a great idea. You’ve found the perfect spot. You’re ready to be your own boss. You’re an entrepreneur and nothing is going to stop you from realizing your dream! Oh wait, you’re going to need thousands of dollars you do not currently have in order to get started. You need to talk to a bank. You need to get a loan. That means…
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Books of the Pittsburgh Ready Project

Fri., Mar. 26
The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with five childcare providers to share robust early literacy resources. I began working on this project in July, 2020, but the project began in person in Fall 2019. At the height of the pandemic, it was a joy to become involved in work that got as close to Library outreach, programming and community partnering as possible, in our new…
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Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Mon., Mar. 22
The recent wave of hate crimes towards Asian populations across the country has been triggering and traumatic for our community. These events come out of a deep history of xenophobia in the United States. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) in recognizing and condemning bigotry, misinformation and anti-Asian hate crimes.
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Exploring Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization Through Books

Wed., Mar. 17
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Library is hosting a virtual event as part of the “Hear Me Out” Dialogue Series. This event, all about marijuana legislation, will feature a speaker and discussion of policy questions and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Navigating the waters of a polarizing issue like marijuana can be confusing. Perhaps you know exactly where you stand, or you’re confused about where to begin to develop an opinion. If you’re in either camp or anywhere in between, I’ve created a roundup of materials in Library collections that can help you examine your own viewpoint and see new ones!