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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pittsburgh, PA- Beginning Monday, January 14, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host an array of family-friendly events to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 14 | 4:15 pm CLP – Squirrel Hill MLK Jr. Day: Celebrating a Hero Read-aloud from books about MLK and make a craft during this special family-friendly event. For families with children birth to grade 5.…

With the generous support of the Jack Buncher Foundation, “Love Your Library” Campaign Raises More Than $800,000 for Local Libraries

The Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library Pittsburgh announced today that its third annual “Love Your Library” county-wide matching gift campaign raised $660,615 in eligible funds during the month of September, an increase of more than $30,000 from last year. The Jack Buncher Foundation provided $150,000 in matching funds totaling $817,876.24 for libraries in our area. Every library in Allegheny County will receive at…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Google Announce Wi-Fi Hotspot and Laptop Lending and Training Program

Today, Google and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh announced the creation of a Wi-Fi hotspot and laptop Lending and Training Program. Supported through Grow with Google, the tech company’s initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans, this project will provide individuals with the opportunity to borrow Wi-Fi devices and/or laptops through their local Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location. Carnegie Library President and Director Mary…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Ultra-green Carrick Library Has Officially Opened

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) – Carrick officially opens to the public on October 20, 2018 as part of Carrick Community Day. The $4.34M project, following five years of planning and a year of renovation, was worth the wait. CLP – Carrick will soon be the first certified Passive House library in North America. Passive House is the world’s most rigorous standard for energy efficient construction – reducing building energy use by as much as 75%.

After Hours: 7 Deadly Sins

Leave your virtue at home! Inspired by the 7 Deadly Sins, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 21+ event celebrates all things decadent, excessive and wonderfully wicked.

Allegheny County Residents Show How Much They Love and Value Their Library During Unique Month-Long Campaign

Offering free technology workshops, small business centers and 24/7 virtual access to eBooks and digital materials, libraries are transforming communities. No longer just places for books, libraries are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research, and cherished spaces. This September, libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show support for their local library. Now in…

2018 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards Recognize Broad Range of Creative Work

More than 200 Allegheny County middle and high school age teens vied for awards in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2018 Teen Media Awards competition. The awards were presented Saturday, August 11, at 6:30 pm at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland. The Library’s Teen Media Awards are divided into two parts – The Ralph Munn Creative Writing Awards and the Labsy Awards -- and recognize…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosts PhenomeCON 2018 showcase for teens

On Saturday, August 4, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland will become a mini Comic-Con, except this time, attendees will all be teens. About 150 middle and high school students  from across the region are expected to attend the sixth annual PhenomeCON 2018, a teen pop culture convention which gives comic book and anime lovers, gamers and fans of niche culture the opportunity…

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund Supports Neighborhood Vitality in Carrick

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) has made a $35,000 contribution to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to co-fund the construction of its Carrick location. The contribution will help support the construction of CLP – Carrick to Passive House high performance building standards, which reduces the building's ecological footprint and results in an ultra-low energy building that requires little energy for space heating or cooling.…