May’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.
Thursdays

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.
Mondays

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
Entertaining songs, rhymes and early literacy tips. Watch on InstagramFacebook & YouTube.
Baby & Toddler Storytimes, Tuesday May 11th & 25th at 9am.
PreSchool Storytimes, Fridays May 7th & 18th 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.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

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 Storytime
Pre-K Storytime

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
Monday, April 5th
Learn something new! Join us 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. 

Virtual Computer Basics: eBooks, Audiobooks & Video
Tuesday, May 4, 5:30-6:30pm
Join us for a digital literacy opportunity as we explore the basics of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s streaming and downloadable eResources. Learn how to download from Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla to your device and explore the different eResources available at your fingertips. This class is limited to ten participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or click here to register.

Pandemic Advertising with 321 Blink
Wednesday, May 5, 12:00-1:00pm
The pandemic has caused some businesses to be cautious, conservative and apprehensive about using their advertising dollars. Here is how you can market your company in these unprecedented times. Click here to register for this online event.

Virtual Computer Basics: Safety & Security on the Internet
Tuesday, May 11, 5:30-6:30pm
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 click here to register.

Business Plans
Wednesday, Mary 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Want to learn how to create and research for a perfect business plan? If so, this is the virtual program for you! Come to this program to learn what a business plan is, its purpose, the different components, and where you can research the information needed to create this plan. Click here to register for this online event.

Virtual Professional Development: Using Digital Media Resources with Early Learners
Thursday, May 13th 6:00-8:00pm
Examine current research and suggestions for best practices when using technology with young children. Learn more and register here.

Navigating Information Fatigue: Social Media Two-Part Series
Thursday, May 13 & Thursday, May 20, 6:00-7:30pm
Join us for a two-part series on the ways in which social media has contributed to information fatigue, and what we can do to take back control over our digital lives. Our presenter will share resources and offer guidance on the subtle effects social media has on our lives, how our reliance on it influences society, and how we can be more conscientious users of this technology.

  • May 13, 2021: Social Media and Society
  • May 20, 2021: Social Media and Me (Addiction by Design)

Virtual Book Discussion: Heather McGhee’s “The Sum of Us”
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9:30-10:30am
Join Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for a community book discussion of Heather McGhee’s new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. The book discussion is offered as a companion piece to the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New & Noted author event with Heather McGhee in conversation with William Generett Jr. NOTE: Book discussion registration has ended. More information about the event can be found here.

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online
Wednesday, May 19, 12:00-1:00pm
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 online class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants.

Virtual Computer Basics: iPhone Basics
Wednesday, May 19, 12:30-1:30pm
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.

How to Create a Client/Marketing List
Wednesday, May 26, 12:00-1:00pm
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.

Virtual Computer Basics: Android Basics
Wednesday, May 26, 12:30-1:30pm
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.

Planned Parenthood Presents Peer Helpers: Body Positivity
Wednesday, May 26, 1:00-2:00pm
If you have a question, Planned Parenthood’s Peer Helpers have an answer. If you are a teen and want to talk with a trained peer about what’s going on in your life, drop in! You have the option to ask questions anonymously, but make sure you register for the program to receive a link.

 


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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