Items tagged "CivicCLP"

Virtual Book Discussion: Heather McGhee’s “The Sum of Us”

NOTE: Book discussion registration has ended.  Join Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for a community book discussion on Heather McGhee’s new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together on Wednesday, May 19.   This book discussion is offered as a companion piece to the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New & Noted author […]

Navigating Information Fatigue: Social Media Two-Part Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh […]

‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Series: How Will Election Redistricting Affect Me?

In partnership with the Northland Public Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg and the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia presents How Will Election Redistricting Affect Me?: A ‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Join Pennsylvanians across distance and difference for an interactive program around election redistricting taking place […]

‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Series: How Would Legalizing Marijuana Impact My Community?

Join Pennsylvanians across distances and differences for an informative and authentic dialogue about the potential impacts of marijuana legalization in our state. This 90-minute virtual program will feature a speaker to discuss the policy questions involved, including medicinal uses and health effects, economic implications, and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Participants will have the opportunity […]

Exploring Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization Through Books

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Library is hosting a virtual event as part of the “Hear Me Out” Dialogue Series. This event, all about marijuana legislation, will feature a speaker and discussion of policy questions and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Navigating the waters of a polarizing issue like marijuana can be confusing. Perhaps you know exactly where you stand, or you’re confused about where to begin to develop an opinion. If you’re in either camp or anywhere in between, I’ve created a roundup of materials in Library collections that can help you examine your own viewpoint and see new ones!