Staff Picks categorized 'documentaries'

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Navigating Information Fatigue: Scams and Hoaxes

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. These titles were reviewed and vetted by CLP…
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Navigating Information Fatigue: Conspiracies!

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. These titles were reviewed and vetted by CLP…
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Navigating Information Fatigue: Making Good Arguments

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. These titles were reviewed and vetted by CLP…
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Are You Waiting for Won't You Be My Neighbor?

If you are waiting for the popular biographical documentary about Mr. Rogers, or if you have seen it already and really enjoyed it, try these recommended films and books selected by the First Floor staff at Main.
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This Land is Your Land: America's National Parks

In our national parks, fundamental ideals such as freedom, civil rights, and conservation were conceived; our natural and cultural history is on full view; and the next generation is encouraged to make their own discoveries and find their own path.
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Heroes of the Holocaust

The following DVDs help to put a spotlight on just a few of the heroes of the Holocaust.
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You Are What You Eat!

Uncover the secrets behind the processed food industry in America and learn how to make your diet healthier for both your body and mind.
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Hot Off the Press!

Saturday July 30th the library hosted the premiere of a film by Ken Love entitled The Letterpress RIP: A 3D Video, a delightful celebration of the old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presses and the individuals who worked with them. In honor of Mr. Love's documentary, I’ve made a list of some of our favorite films about media and journalism in the Music, Film & Audio department.
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LGBTQ Documentaries

Celebrate Pride Month with these picks from the Carnegie Library Music, Film & Audio Department. The Carnegie Library has a sizable LGBTQ film collection, which you can browse online here and here. Also check out our friends at the Queer Video Vault, who have generously donated many items to the collection!
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Two Wheels in Film

The library carries all sorts of books about the bicycle—books on bike culture, history, repair, and even fiction centering largely on the will to pedal. We also have movies about biking, and I’ve gathered a few of my favorites here for your perusal here.