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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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News Releases

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2015

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes Greg Pizzolli, Author of Number One Sam, during 2015 One Book, Every Young Child Activities
This April, children visiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be introduced to Sam, a competitive race-car-driving dog who learns that some things are more important than being number one.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Partners with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to Bring Teen Reading Lounge to Allegheny County
Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is pleased to announce that Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) will launch this March in Allegheny County. Six libraries will host the program through summer 2015.

What's Your Story? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2015 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest for Teens is Now Open
Creative teens with a passion for writing can become published authors through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2015 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Open to all high school students (grades 9 through 12) in Allegheny County, the contest is an opportunity for teens to showcase their writing talents, improve skills and have their work published.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announce Authors on Tour
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have teamed up to experiment with a new concept and opportunity for Pittsburgh-presenting authors who are on a national publicity tour, either with a new hardback or recent paperback book release, in a beautiful marquee setting for audiences to enjoy at very affordable prices.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hosts Annual Meeting with the Public
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees and staff will host a meeting with the general public to discuss past year accomplishments and plans for 2015.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Appoints New Library Services Manager to Lead Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
After an extensive national search process, Mary Frances Cooper, President & Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, announced the appointment of Mark Lee as the new Library Services Manager for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH).

Follow the Yellow Book Road to the Library See why there's no place like the Library! Follow the Yellow Book Road to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for an after hours event inspired by the magic of the Great and Powerful Oz.

Nominations Sought for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Community Advocate Award
In an effort to recognize outstanding and deserving community members who demonstrate a commitment to further library services, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is seeking nominations for its 2014 Community Advocate Award.

Goodwill Carnegie Library Computer Classes
Goodwill of Southwestern PA and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Lawrenceville, will partner to provide free computer classes to area residents in need.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month with 28 Days of Events
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating the contributions, achievements and excellence of African Americans during the month of February with special events and programs for children, teens, adults and families.

Children and their families are invited to "pucker up and party" at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 9th Annual KazooFest.
This innovative learning experience stimulates creativity and helps children develop early learning skills. The Library's KazooFest celebrates National Kazoo Day (January 28) as well as commemorates Mozart's birthday (January 27, 1756).

2014

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets Approves 2015 Budget and Fundraising Initiative to Support Library Services
During its regular meeting on December 15, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees approved the Library's 2015 operating budget, five year operating budget projections and unanimously voted to launch a board-led, comprehensive major gifts fundraising initiative to support strategic investments in library services.

Meet Five Local Entrepreneurs Who are Using Technology to Develop Exciting Projects
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Show Your Work: 5 people. 5 minutes. One unique library experience.

Pittsburgh ACLU And Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Do Something B.A.D.
Banned After Dark celebrates the naughtier side of our freedom of expression

Engaging Teens in Meaningful Ways
New dynamic space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty opens Saturday, October 18, providing educational, recreational and life skills to area teens.

Cirque: A Fantastical Evening
Explore the mystical, dark and beautiful world of the night-time circus at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's After Hours @ the Library fundraiser

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Opens Expanded Facility in Hazelwood Center
An expanded Library and new community center is enhancing educational services in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood. Located just a block away from its previous site, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood's new facility adds 3,500 square feet, doubling the space for resources and programming. In addition to the Library, the Hazelwood Center at 5000 Second Avenue offers space for the Early Learning Hub of Hazelwood and the Greater Hazelwood Family Center - two educational partners whose focus is on early childhood.



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In The News

2015

Peduto names committee to plan Pittsburgh's 200th anniversary events next year
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/18/15

26 civic leaders tapped to plan Pittsburgh's 200th anniversary
Pittsburgh Business Times
03/18/15

Book review: YA novel by Jennifer Niven explores teens' emotional struggles
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/15

Programs for kids in Carrick
South Pittsburgh Reporter
03/16/15

Follow the Yellow Book Road to the library
NEXT Pittsburgh
03/16/15

Book review: YA novel by Jennifer Niven explores teens' emotional struggles
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/15

How to go green for St. Patrick's Day responsibly, culturally and tastefully
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/15

City residents redefine farming with chicken coops, bees
The Northside Chronicle
03/12/15

Stuff We Like
Pittsburgh City Paper
03/11/15

Pop des Fleur on South Side
South Pittsburgh Reporter
03/11/15

Nationally known authors to speak here in spring
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/10/15

Newsmaker: Mark Lee
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03/05/15

Former Steelers quarterback stresses the importance of healthy lifestyle
The Northside Chronicle
03/04/15

More than Books: Treasures from the Oliver Room
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/27/2015

Top 10 family adventures this March in Pittsburgh
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/22/2015

Sheraden residents, having lost businesses, hold out hope for revitalization
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
02/21/2015

Fiberarts Guild thinks big and bright with Pop des Fleurs installation
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/21/2015

Coders to Gather Saturday to Create Apps for Public Good
WESA
02/20/2015

More than Books: Job and Career Education Center
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/20/2015

Book review: Author drew inspiration from grandmother's diary
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/19/2015

Let's talk about art: ABCs@PGC
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/17/2015

Youth activities continue during February, March at CLP-Carrick
South Pittsburgh Reporter
02/16/2015

Steel City Codefest for building the most community-friendly apps
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/16/2015

Civil rights powerhouse and early feminist Ida Wells crusaded against lynchings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/15/2015

Vanished mental-health archives stymie genealogists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/15/2015

Vanished mental-health archives stymie genealogists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
02/15/2015

More Than Books
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/13/2015

Integrating The Labs across CLP
The Library as Incubator Project
02/10/2015

Nominations sought for CLP advocate award
South Pittsburgh Reporter
02/10/2015

Free Codefest, Jr., helps kids learn to code while developing key skills
NEXT Pittsburgh
02/10/2015

Venturing Inside Oakland's 'Cloud Factory
90.5 WESA
02/06/2015

Forget about Valentine's Day: Let's talk about Black History Month
The Pitt News
02/05/2015

Digital Badges
Pittsburgh 360 (WQED)
01/29/2015

Short List: February 5 - 8
Pittsburgh City Paper
02/04/2015

Western Pennsylvania literary community weighs in on Lee news
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
02/03/2015

5 Scholastic study: Choosing books builds love of reading
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
02/02/2015

5 Pittsburgh early childhood educators who can change your family's life
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
02/01/2015

NEXT Pittsburgh
NEXT Pittsburgh
01/30/2015

Sounds Upstairs
WQED-FM
01/29/2015

Alternative "Souper Bowl" Benefits Pittsburgh's Hungry
90.5 WESA
01/28/2015

The August Wilson Education Project launched
New Pittsburgh Courier Online
01/26/15

Stuff We Like
Pittsburgh City Paper
01/07/2015

More than Books: LBPH
KDKA (Pittsburgh Today Live)
01/23/2015

Pittsburgh's Hill District, Reimagined
Pittsburgh Magazine
01/22/2015

Book review: Two new mysteries make the most of their time periods
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
01/21/2015

Carrick Library has programs for toddlers through grade 5 starting
South Pittsburgh Reporter
01/20/2015

More than Books: All Hands on Tech
KDKA
01/16/2015

More than Books
Pittsburgh City Paper
01/14/2015

Pittsburgh Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning
Education Week
01/14/2015

More than Books
KDKA
01/09/2015

City of Asylum launching new Northside Crossing project
The Northside Chronicle
01/07/15

City Calendar
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
01/05/15

3 Cups of Coffee program offers mentorship over beverages
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
01/04/15

Host Tonia Caruso talks with Mary Frances Cooper, President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Comcast Newsmakers
01/01/15



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