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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…

Business Networking Nights at
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Thu., Aug. 22
Do you have a great business or product idea and don’t know where to start? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has the resources. The Job and Career Education Center, located on the Second Floor of CLP - Main, offers small business assistance to entrepreneurs. We provide personalized appointments to assist with business plans, demographics, market and industry analysis, market and client lists and much more, all…

Visually Simple Board Books for Young Children

Mon., Aug. 19
Children with visual impairments are a diverse group of readers. Some need books with braille and textures to touch and feel; others need large print and increased contrast. For young children with low vision, simple board books with realistic photographs against white backgrounds can be beneficial. Check out these titles featuring sturdy board pages and visually simple photographs against white backgrounds. Creature Colors by Andrew…