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Screens and Social Experiences

Wed., Mar. 10
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. 
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Digital Symbols: Part I

Fri., Mar. 5
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 that patron has a Chromebook, but this one over here has an Android phone, and they’ve brought their friend whose kids got them a smartphone, but they're not sure what kind it is. I’ve even tackled smart watches and…
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March's Virtual Lineup

Mon., Mar. 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 at 2:00pm Kids: Wednesdays at 2:00pm Adults: Fridays  at 2:00pm Book Blurbs: Short and engaging book recommendations with some of…
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Learn a New Skill!

Fri., Feb. 26
Did you know that your library card gets you access to thousands of online courses? You can develop new skills in areas such as web design, computer programming, accounting, even painting, crocheting, and more. Explore resources Creativebug,, and Udemy! To access any of these resources, first go to and find the ‘Research’ tab along the top of the page. From there, search for…
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Celebrate CLP's 125th Anniversary with a Commemorative Library Card

Wed., Feb. 24
What does "free to the people" mean to you? On November 5, 1895, Andrew Carnegie dedicated the Carnegie Institute and Main Branch of the Library to the people of Pittsburgh. Since that time, whatever the divide, the Library has been a bridge, helping people learn, grow, connect with others and transform their lives. This year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating 125 years of engaging,…
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African American Writing Families

Thu., Feb. 18
Not only do these families share a talent for writing and illustrating, they also show that creating books is a great way to come together with loved ones. Collaboration is a common thread among all of these family stories. Celebrate Black History Month by reading some of their awesome books with your child. Maybe you’ll even create your own story together!
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Digital Skills with DigitalLearn

Thu., Feb. 11
Technology is changing all the time. It’s hard to know where to start when you decide to try something new. Many of us are learning how to access health information online or safely communicate with others so we can quarantine and socially distance. If you’re learning new skills to use technology, the Library is here to support your growth and ability to use these tools. DigitalLearn is a…
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Positive Racial Identity Development and Books for Children

Wed., Feb. 10
The act of sharing stories featuring Black characters results in positive racial identity and joy. When Black children see themselves in stories, they can see themselves as important and can experience a sense of belonging.