Hello! We hope this post finds you well. We have some great news to share—all of CLP locations are now offering curbside services! Click here to learn more about our curbside service hours, rules, and more.
Since the Library has paused in-person programming, we have organized “program-alikes” in a blog-post series. We spotlight programs and events provided by other Pittsburgh organizations that are similar to what you may be used to at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Let’s get started!
If you miss our storytimes, try… and have already binge-watched our storytime videos, we recommend… Story Walks.
This is an offline, outdoor activity that you can do with the entire family. A story walk includes printed out pages of a book that are sturdily set into the ground. Therefore, you are able to read a story while you walk around your neighborhood park or trail!
Here is list of the Allegheny County libraries that are participating and the parks that include these story walks:
C. C. Mellor Memorial Library
- Lions Park, Wilkins Township
- Koenig Field, Edgewood Borough
- Forest Hills Park, Forest Hills Borough
Community Library of Allegheny Valley
Pleasant Hills Public Library
- Pleasant Hills Arboretum
Sewickley Public Library
- Fern Hollow Nature Center
- Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park
Western Allegheny Community Library
- Donaldson Park
For more information, visit Allegheny County Library Associations’ website.
If you miss our film screenings, try… Mt. Oliver Movies on Main. Mt. Oliver is bringing movies to Main Street in the Brownsville Road Business District on the last Friday of the month. The movie will play outside of the Borough Building for an outdoor, socially-distanced event.
The event is free, and a free slice of pizza from Maietta’s Restaurant will be waiting for you!
Enjoy a showing of The Goonies on Friday, July 31 at 8:00pm. The address is 150 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210.
Maximum occupancy is 50 people, so please register for the showing through Eventbrite here.
As a reminder, you can always stream favorite television series or download a classic movie with Hoopla or Overdrive. Visit our website here for instructions and support using these platforms.
If you miss our cooking classes, try… the How to Make Sourdough Starters virtual event hosted by C.C. Mellor Memorial Library & Crust Worthy Bakery.
This free event takes place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 6:00pm–7:00pm.
The program is hosted by Chloe Newman, the owner, founder, and head-baker of Crust Worthy. The hour-long event will cover the basics of wild culture, such as how to feed and care for it, along with the basic use in recipes and long-term storage options.
Click here to register online for this program. For more information, contact CCM at 412-731-0909 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you miss book discussions and guest visits, try… Lit Fridays
hosted by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. As described on their website, “Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon featuring conversations and guest performances.”
The event takes place on the last Friday of each month at 6:00pm via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar.
The next Lit Friday is on Friday, July 31 @ 6:00pm featuring the Dominic Chambers Studio Tour with Kilolo Luckett. The guests in August include George Nelson and Fahamu Pecou, and September’s guests are Mikeal Owunna and Jari Bradley.
For more information and to register, visit their website here.
If you miss our wellness programs, try… Yoga in The Park. The Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh has partnered with multiple Pittsburgh yoga studios and City Parks to host yoga in Allegheny Commons Park.
This is a family friendly and all levels yoga event. It is free and takes place Saturdays at 10:30am through August 29th.
To register, click here. For more information, visit their website here.