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Radical Days

RADical Days

As an asset of the Allegheny County Regional Asset District, CLP is excited to participate in RADical Days 2020 with a collection of free virtual programs and events!


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 Review Posts:
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 and Thursdays

Virtual Genealogy:
Two videos per week: 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.
Tuesdays and Fridays at noon.

Creative Course Club:
Join us on Facebook to get crafty and learn something new with a group of online friends. New posts Monday through Friday include book recommendations, creative challenges and more! 

Teen Time:
Follow us 
@clpteenspace on Instagram! Every Wednesday afternoon on our Teenspace Instagram we are doing fun, creative activities that teens can learn and share alongside with us! 


 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 

Let’s Talk About… A Series Fostering Informed and Inclusive Online Engagement
October 21, 2020 (Video-based discussion); October 24, 2020 (Text-based discussion)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s CivicCLP initiative has partnered with The Art of Democracy to create opportunities for informed and inclusive engagement online. Working together, we aim to amplify the voices of local people in ways that will energize voter participation in the upcoming election.

Virtual Computer Basics: e-Books, Audiobooks and Video
Thursday, October 08, 2020 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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.  

Virtual Computer Basics: e-Books, Audiobooks and Video
Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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 to register. 

Virtual Computer Basics: Safety and Security on the Internet
Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:00 PM–3:00 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 eight participants. Please call 412-622-3114 to register. 

 Virtual On Ramp to Python: A Six Week Introduction to Coding (Tuesday Series)
This six-week course will meet virtually for 6 evenings from 6:30 to 8pm on Tuesdays:  10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Are you interested in learning how to code?  Our “Virtual On-Ramp to Python” is an introduction for individuals who are comfortable using a computer but have no previous programming experience.  Python is a widely used, general purpose programming language. Participants will complete programming topics using an online learning website for Python and also meet virtually for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Virtual meetings will include time for review, questions, exercises, and live instructor coding. We will cover the fundamentals of coding including variables, conditionals, loops, lists, and functions.  

A computer and internet are required for the class, webcam preferred. Waitlisted participants will be notified when future On-Ramp to Python groups are starting.  

Virtual On Ramp to Python: A Six Week Introduction to Coding (Thursday Series)
This six-week course will meet virtually for 6 evenings from 6:30 to 8pm on Thursdays: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Are you interested in learning how to code?  Our “Virtual On-Ramp to Python” is an introduction for individuals who are comfortable using a computer but have no previous programming experience.  Python is a widely used, general purpose programming language. Participants will complete programming topics using an online learning website for Python and also meet virtually for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Virtual meetings will include time for review, questions, exercises, and live instructor coding. We will cover the fundamentals of coding including variables, conditionals, loops, lists, and functions.   

A computer and internet are required for the class, webcam preferred. Waitlisted participants will be notified when future On-Ramp to Python groups are starting.   

Virtual Book Club
Monday, October 5, 2020 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Join lively online discussions with fellow book lovers via
the Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club. We will discuss The Foreign Student by Susan Choi.   

Virtual Book Club
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Join us for an open dialog with Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Josh Bell to discuss the book
Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. The discussion will take place via Zoom.  Please register before the discussion through the Library’s online events calendar 

Virtual Book Club
Monday, 
October 19, 2020, 2020 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Join us to discuss the book 
Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. The discussion will take place via the Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club.   


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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