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.
Whether we are engaging in social activism and working for social justice for the first time or as a regular practice, we must be prepared for ongoing growth and learning. As something that is often characterized as a “fight,” This work can (necessarily) cause trauma and stress. After all, it involves learning about historical trauma […]
Talking with children, preschoolers, teens or in between, about current events can be challenging in the best of times. When illness, inequity, violence and hate surround us, it can be an overwhelming prospect. Here are some books that we think offer a good place to start the conversation.
Protests in Pittsburgh and across the nation seeking justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have shown that our communities are hurting in unimaginable ways. We unequivocally support an end to systemic racism and inequity that exists in our society. We all have the power to engage in frank conversations about […]
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 […]
She was born in Romania and emigrated, along with her parents and younger brother, to the U.S. before the start of World War II. The family settled in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, joining relatives who had made the trek years earlier. Although Anita Newell was only four years old when she arrived, she knew that […]
Libraries have always been a gathering point for communities and within that, play a critical role in welcoming immigrants and refugees with open arms. What are some of the ways that libraries can be welcoming? Offering services and programs that explore educational, social, and creative pursuits Providing materials in native languages for recreational purposes Being […]
Before concluding her semester at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this spring, our Communications and Creative Services Intern, Corinne Hebestreit, participated in one of our historical tours of CLP – Main. Spoiler… she thinks you should, too! You might think you have seen most of Pittsburgh if you live here. However, there is one tour in […]