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Data Detox Week 7: Rebuilding Your Digital Self

Fri., Apr. 26
In May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host The Glass Room, an interactive exhibit examining the ramifications of always-on, always-connected technology on personal privacy. As a lead up to this process, the Library is offering an abridged version of Data Detox, an 8-week series devoted to regaining control over your digital footprint. This is the seventh post in that series. Over the last six posts, we've looked…
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Disability Friendly Community Events

Thu., Apr. 25
For people on the Autism spectrum or with other disabilities there are several exciting events coming up in the Pittsburgh area!  On Sunday May 19th at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, The Autism Society and Band Together Pittsburgh will present an Autism friendly open mic.  There will mics, keyboards, guitars, amps, and percussion instruments available for participants to utilize.    If you or anyone you know has a…
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Sensory Support at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Mon., Apr. 22
As this month of Autism Awareness draws to a close, I want to celebrate some of the ways Carnegie Library supports children with autism and sensory needs throughout the year. Read on to learn more.
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Data Detox Week 6: Who Do They Think You Are?

Fri., Apr. 19
In May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host The Glass Room, an interactive exhibit examining the ramifications of always-on, always-connected technology on personal privacy. As a lead up to this process, the Library is offering an abridged version of Data Detox, an 8-week series devoted to regaining control over your digital footprint. This is the sixth post in that series. The Glass Room and Data Detox were…
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A Lesson Before Dying

Wed., Apr. 17
Recently, while sorting papers, I came across a list, made over ten years ago, of books I was interested in reading. On it was A Lesson Before Dying (DB36694), Ernest J Gaines’ 1993 novel which won the National Book Circle Award for Fiction. The book addresses issues of race and identity, and also law as an institution in the larger political, racial and social context.…

Carnegie and Frick a Bitter Partnership

Sun., Apr. 14
It was probably about 10 years ago when I was browsing the shelf looking for something interesting to read when the book title Meet You in Hell grabbed my attention. I have always been interested in history, especially local history, so after reading the description I knew this was a book I wanted to read. The book details the relationship between Henry Clay Frick , Andrew…
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Data Detox Week 5: Should There be an App for That?

Fri., Apr. 12
In May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host The Glass Room, an interactive exhibit examining the ramifications of always-on, always-connected technology on personal privacy. As a lead up to this process, the Library is offering an abridged version of Data Detox, an 8-week series devoted to regaining control over your digital footprint. This is the fifth post in that series. The Glass Room and Data Detox were…
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Summer Meals Are Making a Comeback at the Library!

Thu., Apr. 11
This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in order to ensure even more Pittsburgh youth have access to free food during summer vacation. Read on to learn more about summer meals at the Library.

The Not-So-Great Alone

Thu., Apr. 11
I'm extremely wary of modern, best-selling fiction authors. These authors publish books so frequently in such short periods of time you begin to wonder if he/she is doing any creative work at all or just telling the same basic story each time with slightly different characters and settings. I think I'm so critical of these types of authors and this type of literature because the…