September Virtual Lineup

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VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

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:  M at 2:00 pm 
  • Kids:  W at 2:00 pm 
  • Adults: F at 2:00 pm 

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, 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.
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Facebook 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 including book recommendations, creative challenges and more! 

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


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Virtual Storytime: Experience the magic and benefits of storytime from the comfort of home. Baby & Toddler Snugglebugs (For infants and toddlers and their caregivers) on Tuesdays and Preschool Pals (For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers) on Fridays.
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Tuesdays & Fridays at 9:00 am

 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. @carnegielibrary Instagram Stories 

  • Preschool:        M at 9:00 am 
  • Baby/Toddler: W at 9:00 am

Virtual Computer Basics: e-Books, Audiobooks and Video
Thursday, September 3, 2020 
2:00 – 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 six participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or visit this event page to register. 

What is a Business Plan?  How to Create and Research for the Perfect Plan Wednesday, September 9th , 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
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.  Tammy Stoken, Business Librarian, will take you through an example business plan and show you the library databases that can assist you. Please call 412-622-3114 to register. 

Virtual Computer Basics: Getting Started With Microsoft Word
Thursday, September 10, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of Microsoft Word.  Learn how to create, format, modify and save a document in Microsoft Word.  This class is limited to six participants.  Please call 412-622-3114 or visit this event page to register. 

Virtual Computer Basics: Career Cruising 
Thursday, September 17
2 to 3 pm 
Looking for a new career?  Curious what other potential jobs are out there that might work for you?  In this class we’ll be covering a powerful career assessment and exploration tool: Career Cruising.  Learn how to build a “Career Profile” to find a potential new career and the steps you’ll need to get the job. This class is limited to six participants. Please call 412-622-3114 or visit this event page to register. 

 How to Create a Client/Marketing List
Wednesday, September 23rd
12-1 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.  Tammy Stoken, Business Librarian, will show you tips and tricks on how to get the best list results. Please call 412-622-3114 to register. 

Virtual Computer Basics: Online Job Search Tools 
Thursday, September 24
2 to 3 pm
Looking for a job and not sure where to start?  In this class learn online Job Search Tools such as Indeed, how to apply online and tips to get your application seen. This class is limited to six participants.  Please call 412-622-3114 or visit this event page to register. 

 Virtual Book Club
Monday, September 21
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Join us for an open dialog with Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Josh Bell to discuss the book
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The discussion will take place via Zoom.  Please use this Eventbrite link to register. 

Virtual Book Club
Monday, September 21
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Join us to discuss the book
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. 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.