Wouldn’t it be awesome if library staff was available to answer questions twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week? While we aren’t able to do that, our FAQs are! FAQ is an acronym for “Frequently Asked Questions.” It’s a list of answered questions that a lot of people have asked, or we anticipate a […]
Inauguration Day takes place on January 20, 2021, and will be unlike any in U.S. history. Normally regarded as the end of one presidential era and the beginning of the next through a peaceful transfer of power, complete with parades, balls and large celebrations, this year’s inauguration will look and feel completely different.
Wondering where to pick up your tax forms this year, or how to get assistance preparing and filing your taxes? This short guide will give you the information you need to prepare and file your 2020 taxes this season.
As a librarian I have always been aware of book awards and prizes, but it wasn’t until this year that I began to realize the huge number and wide scope of literary awards that there are in the world. Read on to learn more.
Check out this post for some background on this research, and why I put it together. Here’s a breakdown of the book awards and prizes I surveyed, with pie charts! There are so many ways to look at these. By format: what were the most popular nonfiction titles? Graphic Novels? True Crime books? By country: Exactly how […]
The events of January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol building have left many people shocked and scared for what the future holds for our country, and how our society can bridge such a large partisan divide. Breaking news like this can lead to many emotions, as well as confusion over what is true and […]
Pittsburgh’s first libraries predated Andrew Carnegie’s arrival in the United States by almost fifty years. These early libraries differed in fundamental ways from what most of us in the 21st century think a library should be: Not Free to Anyone To modern eyes, the phrase “Free To The People” inscribed over the entrance of many a Carnegie Library means we can use the resources within without needing to purchase them. To Pittsburghers […]
Are you, like me, waiting not-so-patiently for the next installment of Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”? I’ve been obsessed with these games since playing the very first one at my babysitter’s house one summer (never mind the year).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has risen and food insecurity has soared. Individuals are making daily decisions about whether to have something to eat, purchase medicine, or pay rent or the electric bill. If you know anyone that can use some help or if you would like to volunteer to help, check out these resources.
2020 has been a year. I won’t list the ways, because we’re still going through it and it has been uniquely challenging for all of us. However, one thing I’m absolutely looking forward to in 2021 is a gem of a program brought to us by Lend an Ear Consulting principal consultant and founder Michelle […]