Hear Me Out: Cryptocurrency

Check out these reads to help you explore the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and the questions that it raises for us as consumers in regards to the future of banking, industry, and the digital divide.


Hear Me Out: Artificial Intelligence

Check out these titles that help you explore the current landscape of artificial intelligence, along with our concerns for inequity in the field as well as fears and hopes for future innovations.


Criminal Court Reads

When taken to court, criminal matters involve very high stakes for anyone involved. Therefore, developing knowledge of the criminal process beyond TV dramas and movies is vital for an individual’s ability to advocate for themselves and for others in their community.



The Power of Positive Human Interaction

Increasingly it seems we are living in a society that just keeps fracturing. Passionate and emotional disagreements over just about every aspect of life can be overwhelming. How can we start healing and bridging these divides? The following titles suggest the power of positive human interaction as a healing force we can all engage in.


Banned Books Week

Each year the Office of Intellectual Freedom, part of the American Library Association, provides information and publicizes events for Banned Books Week. An annual celebration of the freedom to read, each year’s observance features a list of the top ten most challenged books of the previous year.



Independence Day Nonfiction for Adults

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a wide selection of print and digital titles to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. Make sure to include some reading time in your 4th of July celebration plans.


Independence Day Reads for Kids and Teens

What’s blue and white and read all over? Books, of course! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a wide selection of print and digital titles to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.