March’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.
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 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

Kids Club at Home
Join us Thursdays for Kids Club @ Home and try something new! Every other week, we’ll post an activity that goes along with a Kids Club Grab & Go Activity Kit available for you to pick-up at your neighborhood location. Each kit contains all the materials you need for the project. Kits will be available for pick up at all CLP locations while supplies last. Every project can also be done with things you have at home. Watch on InstagramFacebook & YouTube.

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!

Creative Course Club
Mondays
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.

  • March 1st – Origami Boxes
  • February 8th  – Magnetic Cork Planters
  • February 15th – Image Transfers  
  • February 22nd  – Watercolor Botanicals 

Virtual Computer Basics: eBooks, Audiobooks & Video
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 1:00 PM–2:00 PM 
Learn how to download from Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla to your device and explore the different eResources available at your fingertips. Please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register. 

Virtual Book Club
Monday, March 8, 2021 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. Attendees will be given complementary access to Ocean Vuong’s Ten Evenings lecture on February 22, courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Copies of this book are available on Overdrive and through the CatalogPlease 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.

Business Entities: How to choose the Right One for your Business
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Thinking of starting a business or transitioning to a more formal structure for your existing business? Join Marlene van Nelson of Trellis Legal LLC to learn about different types of business entities  how to choose the right one for your business, and other key legal considerations to help your business limit risk so you can focus on growing and succeeding. Register for the event here

Virtual Computer Basics: Safety and Security on the Internet
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:00 PM–2:00 PM  
Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of Safety and Security on the Internet.Learn how to navigate reputable sites, avoid scams and stay safe online.  This class is limited to ten participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register. 

How to Create a Client/Marketing List
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Did you know that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has databases that can help your business?  These databases have wonderful capabilities.  You can create a customized list of businesses or homeowners that fit your criteria.  If you are just starting out or are a seasoned business owner, you will find these databases helpful. Register for the program here

Virtual Computer Basics: DigitalLearn
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:00 PM–2:00 PM 
DigitalLearn is a free resource from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh that helps you build your computer skills. From just learning the parts of a computer to online shopping, DigitalLearn has you covered. Join us as we talk about the topics covered in this tool, which allows you to learn at your own pace.n Please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register. 

Virtual Book Club
Monday, March 22, 2021, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
 Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Dietland by Sarai Walker. Copies of this book are available via Hoopla and through the CatalogPlease 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.

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 189,000+ grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve. NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. You can register here.

Virtual Computer Basics: Android Basics
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00 PM–2:00 PM 
Join us as we cover getting started with your Android or Google phone. Learn the basics you will need to know to make the most out of your device. This class will only cover Android or Google devices. If you are not sure what type of device you have or if you need help registering for this class, please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite to register. 

Demographics
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Need help finding statistical data on certain populations or areas?  This program will show you how to obtain demographic information.  Tammy Stoken, Business Librarian, hopes to see you at this virtual program. You can register here.

Virtual Computer Basics: iPhone and iPad Basics
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00 PM–2:00 PM 
Join us as we cover getting started with your iPhone or iPad. Learn some of the basics you will need to know to make the most out of your device. This class will only cover iPhone and iPad Apple devices. If you are not sure what type of device you have or if you need help registering for this class, please call 412-622-3114 or use Eventbrite 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.