Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to practice your instrument or sing with a band in your own space whenever the spirit moves you? The library can help! You can borrow a type of music score that includes “recorded accompaniments,” which make it possible for you to do just that. Recorded accompaniments are music […]
This moment, unprecedented in our lifetimes, confirms how indispensable creativity is to our life together. A pandemic requires that we navigate new forms of distance—so we explore new ways of forming connection. Young people are leading calls to address systemic inequity and racial violence in the streets and online—and so we ask ourselves, how can […]
Marybeth was one of the first patrons to use Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s REcollection Studio shortly after it opened in fall 2017. This free community resource provides all of the tools and software needed to digitize photographs, slides, and documents, as well as audio and video cassettes. Below, she describes the importance of capturing her […]
“So…,” Emmai Alaquiva says, pausing for a moment. “Being homeless.” You’d never know it now. The guy with the title of CEO of YaMomzHouse multimedia studios. The one in the photo wearing the tux, holding the Emmy. Get Involved, Inc.’s “Man of the Year,” and recent appointee to the Council on the Arts for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You’d never think that’s where he was, twenty […]
Carnegie’s Monocle is an augmented reality experience for exploring the Main Carnegie Library in Oakland, Pittsburgh. Explore animations and ambient sound scattered throughout the library!
This past fall the Carnegie Library Music Department was approached by CMU professor and musician Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh to host a series of sound installations by her undergraduate students. Annie teaches an awesome class at CMU called Experimental Sound Synthesis (which I really wish I could take!) and past classes have toured the Music Department […]
Borrowing eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and TV shows for kids has never been easier! Here’s how to make the most of Libby and Hoopla apps using the kid friendly settings.
Many patrons of the Pennsylvania Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped know that they have access to the NLS Music Section, but I suspect that not all of our patrons with musical ambitions have tapped the resource. What does the music section provide? How does it work? Who will I talk to on the […]
A couple of months ago, rap superstar Jay-Z made headlines when he released his thirteenth studio album, 4:44. The album made headlines because Jay was the most open and vulnerable that he’s ever been. On the title track, Jay address the infidelity that Beyonce talks about on her album, Lemonade.
Fans of traditional Appalachian folk music are in for a special treat this upcoming Friday, July 14th when the North Carolina two piece House and Land roll into Pittsburgh for a free lunchtime concert.