What does “free to the people” mean to you? On November 5, 1895, Andrew Carnegie dedicated the Carnegie Institute and Main Branch of the Library to the people of Pittsburgh. Since that time, whatever the divide, the Library has been a bridge, helping people learn, grow, connect with others and transform their lives. This year, […]
Not only do these families share a talent for writing and illustrating, they also show that creating books is a great way to come together with loved ones. Collaboration is a common thread among all of these family stories. Celebrate Black History Month by reading some of their awesome books with your child. Maybe you’ll even create your own story together!
The act of sharing stories featuring Black characters results in positive racial identity and joy. When Black children see themselves in stories, they can see themselves as important and can experience a sense of belonging.
FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube While we know Black History Month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will look a little different this year due to limited in-person services, we’ve developed a robust lineup of virtual programming and resources to engage our city remotely and safely. A directory of this year’s Black History […]
On Monday, February 1, 2021, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is opening its virtual doors to the international storyteller, Donna Washington!
While we know Black History Month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will look a little different this year due to limited in-person services, we’ve developed a robust lineup of virtual programming and resources to engage our city remotely and safely. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month, began the observance in 1926 to […]
Happy Fall, y’all (or yinz?)! The colder weather and changing of leaves mean plenty of things around Pittsburgh, from football games to scenic hikes to apple cider. For us at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we cannot refuse snuggling up with a good book. Our curbside pickup and e-books apps can help make your wildest, fall dreams come true. Hoopla allows you to stream & download on […]
Podcasts! Ideal companions for driving, dishwashing, housecleaning, even gardening — or maybe insomnia companions. Here I have compiled a list of podcasts that cover a range of identities engaging with the world, focusing on Black, LGBTQ+ and disabled perspectives.
Looking for information about the people, places and events that Black History Month commemorates? Whether you are searching now or at any other time throughout the year, check out some of the eResources Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers. The African American Experience research database was developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject […]
The 2020 National theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote” marking the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment which granted the right to vote to Black men after the Civil War. Through stories that illustrate the important history of voting rights and civil rights teens in grades 9-12 can learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the monumental Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an interesting and exciting way.