One of the most important aspects of Black history is music. For a long time, Black musicians were shut out of the music industry, whether it was not being allowed … Continued
The records from the Freedmen’s Bureau (1865-1872) are extremely valuable for researching some of the social, financial, and occupational transitions made by formerly enslaved African Americans after the Civil War. … Continued
In collaboration with our co-sponsor Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is thrilled to host Genealogy Day on Sunday, February 19, from 11am-4pm! If you are looking to … Continued
Is Black History Month about History? This is the question that gave birth to our theme Seeds of Change. Are we supposed to showcase historical figures and historical events? Are … Continued
For some single moms, support often comes in the form of words. Words that encourage, words that motivate, words that remind you that you’re not alone. Learn more about the “Single Mom Defined” Book Club in partnership with CLP.
The Wednesday Quilters are women who meet at the library on Wednesdays to help one another on their quilt journeys. A community of dedicated craftswomen, they meet to share ideas, … Continued
It’s election season once again! Primary elections allow community members to choose local and statewide candidates for office and to vote for local legislation.
Genealogy is an amazing way to celebrate and reconnect with your family history and community. If you’re researching African American ancestors, you may encounter challenges in finding records. We have … Continued
Poverty is pervasive. The United States is considered the richest country in the world, yet 37.9 million of its residents live in poverty. Over 12.5 million of these people are children. If you need help, the Library can guide you to community assistance organizations that are relevant to your need.
In December of 2022, members of Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) presented a tribute celebration honoring the legacy of the late Vivian Davidson Hewitt … Continued