Pittsburgh is welcoming families and individuals who have fled the recent political upheaval in Afghanistan. Navigating a new country while still experiencing the trauma of a rapid and unsure departure can be overwhelming. The following information contains links to local, national and international resources.
This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in order to ensure even more Pittsburgh youth have access to free food during summer vacation. Read on to learn more about summer meals at the Library.
The past year has put mental health in the spotlight. According to Mental Health America, in 2020, screenings for anxiety and depression increased by 93 and 62 percent respectively. Here are some mental health stories and resources to explore.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh aims to be a pillar for this community by providing information and resources to help in healing, learning and inciting change.
The recent wave of hate crimes towards Asian populations across the country has been triggering and traumatic for our community. These events come out of a deep history of xenophobia in the United States. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) in recognizing and condemning bigotry, misinformation and anti-Asian hate crimes.
The library is here for you at any age and any stage of life – including the current COVID crisis. Do you want to know where you can get a COVID test or vaccine? We, and our FAQs, can help! Many of us are anxiously awaiting our opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to […]
UPDATE [6/8/2021]: A report was issued today by the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees — Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack: A Review of the Security, Planning, and Response Failures on January 6. The events of January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol building have left many people shocked and scared for what the future […]
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.
On Saturday, December 12, new temporary COVID-19 mitigation efforts took effect across Pennsylvania. Among other things, these measures prohibit “all in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events.” (source: pa.gov) In response, several organizations in Pittsburgh […]
Protest has always been an integral part of American history, whether we’re fighting for independence, the right to vote, or racial justice and equality, a fight that continues today. Whatever you’re protesting for, it’s important to prepare before you go. Here are some national and local resources to help you stay informed, aware of legal considerations and physically safe while protesting. […]