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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
We all live with the understanding that social isolation is essential to combat the spread of COVID-19, but one community in particular is feeling the full emotional impact of this isolation: Senior care residents. Across the country, older age groups are shown to be more susceptible to serious illness from COVID-19. As a result, independent and assisted living facilities have remained closed to visitors for the […]
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and subsequent protests in Pittsburgh and across the country have been triggering and traumatic events for our community. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a reliable source for information and resources to help understand and process these events. Read community message of support from our President […]
One time, at least five teens and I were all playing solitaire — alone, together — on the floor of the Library. It was spontaneous, solitary (of course), yet unifying. It felt like a lesson in mentoring then, and even more-so now. On that day and any typical day as a Children’s and Teen Librarian, […]