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January's Virtual Lineup

Mon., Jan. 4
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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Food Insecurity

Tue., Dec. 29
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has risen and food insecurity has soared. Individuals are making daily decisions about whether to have something to eat, purchase medicine, or pay rent or the electric bill. If you know anyone that can use some help or if you would like to volunteer to help, check out these resources.
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Winter Reading Challenge

Mon., Dec. 21
This winter we’re collaborating with libraries across Allegheny County to invite readers of all ages to read with us in this county-wide Winter Reading Challenge!
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Learn ASL with the Library in 2021!

Mon., Dec. 21
2020 has been a year. I won’t list the ways, because we’re still going through it and it has been uniquely challenging for all of us. However, one thing I'm absolutely looking forward to in 2021 is a gem of a program brought to us by Lend an Ear Consulting principal consultant and founder Michelle Walker. Michelle will be leading a 6-week (6 week!) adult…
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December Program-alikes

Wed., Dec. 16
The holidays might look a little different this year. The holidays might look a little different this year. How about in italics? The holidays might look a little different this year. Did I mention the holidays might look a little different this year?  Although the holidays might look a little different this year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is striving to support its communities, as we do every year.…
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125 Borrows To Celebrate 125 Years of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Tue., Dec. 15
As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh turns 125 years old, I turned to a report of circulation statistics for eBooks. Here are titles that have circulated exactly 125 times (as of this writing), along with a related title for you to explore!  
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Here to Help: Assistance and Resources for Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers

Mon., Dec. 14
On Saturday, December 12, new temporary COVID-19 mitigation efforts took effect across Pennsylvania. Among other things, these measures prohibit "all in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events." (source: pa.gov) In response, several organizations in Pittsburgh are currently collecting monetary and physical donations to help aid…
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December's Virtual Lineup

Tue., Dec. 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 (Please note Dec. 25th's will be posted…
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The Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court

Tue., Nov. 17
On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments against the Affordable Care Act, which was passed 10 years ago under the Obama administration. Learn more about the history of this law and what comes next.