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July Program-alikes

Wed., Jul. 1
Although Allegheny County has moved into the green phase of reopening, you may be feeling uneasy about attending in-person services. While practicing and encouraging safety, the Library offers many ways to accommodate the community’s needs. We offer Curbside Service (with more locations starting Tuesday, July 14!), Book a Librarian 1:1 Appointment, Chat With the Library, and Virtual Storytime. Believe us when we say we miss…

Always Available on Hoopla: Race and Healing

Wed., Jul. 1
Whether we are engaging in social activism and working for social justice for the first time or as a regular practice, we must be prepared for ongoing growth and learning. As something that is often characterized as a "fight," This work can (necessarily) cause trauma and stress. After all, it involves learning about historical trauma and/or having to educate or inform others about personal and…

July's Virtual Lineup

Thu., Jun. 25
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter 
Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube SUMMER READING In the summer months, we showcase Pittsburgh as a City of Readers through our Summer Reading Program – and this year is no different! Reading at least five books, magazines, eBooks or audiobooks during the summer helps to keep brains of all ages sharp and prepares children and teens to go back to school ready…
Laser Printer on the table in an office

Curbside Printing Now Available at Limited Locations

Fri., Jun. 19
We are pleased to announce that that printing is now available for curbside pickup at select locations beginning on June 23rd at our five curb side locations during curb side hours of 10-5, Tuesday through Saturday. At first, we will have to put some limits in place to ensure that it is as smooth and safe as possible. Please carefully review the limitations and instructions…
Other Programs You May Enjoy

June Virtual Program-alikes

Wed., Jun. 10
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It feels like we are finally emerging from a long, long winter and life is returning to some level of normality. Be that as it may, you might not be totally ready to venture out into large groups of people. We understand, and we’ve got you covered! Take a look at another series of virtual…

Census Information for Kids

Mon., Jun. 8
It’s important to talk to the kids in your life about why we need a complete count for the 2020 Census. For many children, this is the first Census they will take part in of their lifetime. These numbers will shape their life for the next 10 years, from meals to transportation to financial aid and more. If just one person is missed, that means…

Virtual Storytimes Help Children Get Ready to Read

Fri., Jun. 5
When our library buildings closed, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh librarians hustled to move our in-person storytimes online. We hope that parents and caregivers like you will enjoy our online storytimes and find ways to unlock the learning shared on the screen to bring stoytimes to life for your children. 
Kids read alongside one another at the Library.

Talking about Race with Kids and Teens

Wed., Jun. 3
Talking with children, preschoolers, teens or in between, about current events can be challenging in the best of times. When illness, inequity, violence and hate surround us, it can be an overwhelming prospect. Here are some books that we think offer a good place to start the conversation.

Community Message from CLP's Director, Mary Frances Cooper

Tue., Jun. 2
Protests in Pittsburgh and across the nation seeking justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have shown that our communities are hurting in unimaginable ways. We unequivocally support an end to systemic racism and inequity that exists in our society. We all have the power to engage in frank conversations about race; the power to fight injustices against any member of…

June's Virtual Lineup

Mon., Jun. 1
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter 
Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube SUMMER READING EXTRAVAGANZA! Kick Off to the Summer Reading Program In the summer months, we showcase Pittsburgh as a City of Readers through our Summer Reading Program – and this year is no different! Reading at least five books, magazines, eBooks or audiobooks during the summer helps to keep brains of all ages sharp and prepares children…