As part of Love Your Library month, we’re highlighting some of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s most-loved programs and services here on Eleventh Stack. If you’ve ever taken a look at the extensive list of language classes offered by CLP and wondered how we manage to offer everything from Arabic to Spanish, you’re in luck — today’s post is all about taking you behind the scenes and into the world of the library’s amazing language volunteers!
I’m currently reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal, a story about a young Indian-English woman who takes a job teaching a writing class to a group of older Southeast Asian women in London’s Southall community. While the women have arrived at the class with the intention of sharpening their English skills, […]
A lot happens in five years: falling in love and breaking up, finishing school and starting work, making and losing friends, losing and gaining confidence and, above all, learning, lots of learning. Five years can be full of turbulence, but you can get through them with the help of a good anchor. In my case, I found the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
There’s no way one blog post can capture the scope and scale of the work that CLP volunteers do (The final numbers aren’t in yet, but to-date, volunteers have contributed more than 34,000 hours to CLP in 2016!), but this post is meant to be an overview of the work they do to make our library, and indeed, our community, stronger. If you’ve ever wondered about how we’re able to accomplish so much, this is a reminder that our community has a lot to do with it!
Ever wanted to volunteer for your Library? Our Volunteer Coordinator answers some FAQs.