January’s Virtual Lineup

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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 your favorite library staff. The posts can be found on Instagram, and shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Virtual Genealogy:
Two videos per week, posted on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon. One how-to short screencast-based video per week demonstrating how to use a particular genealogy resource, and one video of Amy answering a question that has come in and teaching the technique for finding the answer with Q&A encouraged in the comments. Watch on YouTube.



Programs 

Virtual Storytime
Experience the magic and benefits of storytime from the comfort of home with entertaining songs, rhymes and early literacy tips. Watch on InstagramFacebook & YouTube.
Baby & Toddler Storytimes, Tuesdays at 9am.
PreSchool Storytimes, Fridays at 9am

Storytime Shorts
Entertaining songs, rhymes and early literacy tips from familiar Children’s staff. Have fun with your young child while learning to sing, talk and move using rhymes and songs that build valuable pre-reading skills.
Watch @carnegielibrary Instagram Stories.
Preschool shorts, Mondays at 9:00 am
Baby/Toddle shorts, Wednesdays at 9:00 am 

Storytime for a Group
Bring the magic of storytime to your classroom while expanding early literacy opportunities for the children in your care! Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and early literacy tips. Call 412-622-3114 or text 412-775-3900* for a passcode for your group!
Baby/Toddler and Preschool videos are uploaded by the 24th of each month (ex. December 2020 Storytime is uploaded by Nov. 24, 2020)

Teen Time @ Home
Join us Wednesday afternoons when we do fun, creative activities that teens can learn and share alongside us! Every other week, we’ll post an activity that goes along with a Teen Time Grab & Go Activity Kit available for you to pick-up at your neighborhood locationEach kit contains all the materials you need for the project. Kits will be available for pick up at all CLP locations while supplies last. Follow us 
@clpteenspace on Instagram or find us on YouTube!

Virtual Book Club
Monday, January 11, 2020 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Join lively discussions with fellow book lovers via Zoom.  We will discuss the postapocalyptic thriller Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice.  Please register before the discussion through the Library’s online events calendar. Stay up to date on all things “VBC” with by joining our Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club!

Creative Course Club
Learn something new! Join us every Monday to discover a new activity on YouTube @clpvideo as well as our Instagram and Facebook for DIYing, making, cooking, home hacks, and retro to modern crafts. Our creative team is here to share skills, online resources and tutorials, books and maybe some epic craft fails in the process.

  • January 4th – Watercolor Resist Paintings 
  • January 11th  – 3D Photos
  • January 18th – Ice Centerpiece
  • January 25th – Beginner Needle Felting  

Fund My Future Information Session
Thursday, January 21 at 6:00pm
A savings account in your child’s name can build hope and make future dreams a reality. Join us to learn about Fund My Future, a savings program that provides chances to win prizes and cash in monthly raffle drawings simply by depositing small amounts into your child’s savings account. This program is open to Pennsylvania residents who have children or grandchildren between the ages of 0-18. Your child will benefit from the savings, and you benefit from the fun! Participants will have the chance to win a door prize.

Virtual Computer Basics: e-Books, Audiobooks and Video
Thursday, January 21 from 2:00-3:00pm
Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of the Carnegie Library’s 
streaming and downloadable e-resources.  Learn how to download Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla  to your device and explore the different e-resources available at your fingertips.  This class is  limited to eight participants.  Please call 412-622-3114 or visit our Eventbrite page to register.


VIRTUAL SERVICES

We’re here for you! Help is available daily, from 10 am – 5 pm, via:

  • phone – 412-622-3114 (please leave a message and we’ll return your call)
  • email – info@carnegielibrary.org
  • chat – in the lower right corner of our website, offered Monday through Sunday 10:00am-5:00p

General Reference – library account questions, research requests and more.

Social Services Referrals – information on urgent needs including housing, food and mental health services.

Business Questions – business plans, marketing resources and other business planning and research.

Career Assistance – résumé, cover letter and interview prep.

Digital Literacy Support – for help with computers, or we’ll help you and resources if you are helping others.

eResources Help –find, borrow and read or listen to eBooks, audiobooks, music and more on your device.

Genealogy Inquiries – assistance navigating online sources for researching your family history.

Nonprofit Help – accessing the Foundation Directory Online.

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