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Encourage EVERYONE to Complete the 2020 Census

Thu., Apr. 23
So you’ve completed the Census...what's next? Time to encourage others to do the same! Here are a few suggestions: Call or text family, friends, neighbors and/or colleagues to share a few reasons why a complete count is so vital to the state and beyond. Share some examples that are important to you on how those funds are used, and then circle back to let them…

Dig Deeper into the News of the Day with The Economist. Now Available on OverDrive!

Tue., Apr. 21
The Economist is an international weekly newspaper printed in magazine-format and published digitally that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology. Download the latest edition from OverDrive or OverDrive’s app, Libby. From politics to business and finance, from science and technology to the arts. The Economist offers fact-checked, authoritative insight to the news of the world. [action id ="319266"]

National Volunteer Week – Thank you!

Sat., Apr. 18
Even though our buildings are closed, we still want to celebrate all the amazing things our volunteers do and send our sincere thanks. Here are some ways that we are celebrating this week:   We’ll be celebrating milestones Tell us why you volunteer for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – we'd love to hear your story!  We will post this question on Instagram, so feel free to respond…

Join Miss Humblebee’s Academy!

Wed., Apr. 15
Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a great resource to help parents teach their children at home. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is being offered temporarily by our friends at Gale through mid-June.
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Learning During COVID-19 and ADHD: Resources for Parents

Sun., Apr. 12
Today and USA Today are among some media outlets addressing the unique challenges parents of children with special needs face during the pandemic. Without the support schools can provide: special education teachers, reading specialists, classroom therapists and more, services are missing for these kids. With that in mind, here are some light ideas and gentle suggestions specific to ADHD. These are not substitutes for the services currently missing from our lives as we navigate the pandemic.  The intent is to connect parents to library resources that may support you at home, while homeschooling or learning with kids with ADHD. 

April's Virtual Lineup

Thu., Apr. 9
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Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube APRIL 2020 ACTIVITIES Teen Book Recommendations: Teen librarians reveal their favorite titles @clpteenspace Instagram Mondays & Wednesdays Book Brackets (Non-March Madness): Vote for your favorite YA titles @clpteenspace Instagram Stories Throughout April 1 Minute Reviews: Quick and thoughtful book talks with CLP librarians @carnegielibrary Instagram Adults - Instagram IGTV 
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Theater Without the Crowd

Thu., Apr. 9
Even If You Can’t Go to the Theater - Bring the Theater Home to You With all events cancelled, it can sometimes feel like there is nothing to do. The L.A. Theatre audio theater collection on OverDrive features classic and contemporary plays from in-studio recordings with famous actors. These audiobooks are available as simultaneous use, so you can invite your friends to listen at the…

#BeCounted2020 - The Census and You

Wed., Apr. 8
Every 10 years, the United States conducts a Census - or count - of our entire population. By completing this count, the government is able to determine Congressional representation, which influences how billions of dollars of federal funds are spent. Billions of dollars used to help support schools, hospitals, infrastructure, and other community services. Why is this important for an individual? In sudden emergencies, like…

Always Available on Hoopla: You binge watched Tiger King. Now what? 

Wed., Apr. 8
Hey all you cool cats and kittens. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) Has the saying truth is stranger than fiction ever felt more relevant? As someone who has long had a fascination with the outrageous and unexpected, I understand the collective obsession with Tiger King. I’ve always been most interested in stories that are uncomfortable to watch, where people take things to the extreme. I…
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Rediscovering Childhood Favorites on Hoopla

Tue., Apr. 7
Seeing as we are watching a little more television than normal, my son has really taken an interest in hearing about the shows and cartoons we liked to watch growing up. Over lunch the other day, he asked if there were any shows that we watched as a kid that he could still see today. I was amazed at how much I rediscovered on Hoopla. Maybe you'll go down a rabbit hole too and discover some of your own nostalgic favorites!