Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

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.


Exploring Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization Through Books

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!  


Digital Symbols: Part II

In the previous post, I went over some of the commonly seen symbols on your smartphones, tablets and computers. You can always refer back to it whenever you need a refresher, but … Continued


Winter Reading Challenge Success!

Our first county-wide Winter Reading Challenge is in the books! In January and February, people of all ages from across Allegheny County weathered the cold by diving into reading. 


Screens and Social Experiences

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly ideas about how to connect virtually, high-quality materials that spark social experiences, or just looking to learn more about the importance of social connection, the Library has you covered. 



Digital Symbols: Part I

A large part of working in libraries is providing tech assistance to people as they come in. However, this patron has a Kindle, while this patron has a Mac. And … Continued


March’s Virtual Lineup

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 … Continued