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2013 News Releases

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Happy Hour fundraiser encourages residents to spend their Friday night at the Library
Attendees at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s After Hours @ the Library will be able to spend their evening traveling the globe during an intimate happy hour featuring live music, good drinks and mildly-educational activities.

ECAN To Kick Off GERD Awareness Week with Nov. 19 Lecture at CLP-East Liberty Library about the Heartburn-Cancer Link
Despite the fact that an estimated 25 million American adults suffer from heartburn, few people understand that Heartburn Can Cause Cancer.

CLP - West End to Undergo Anticipated Renovations
Residents of Pittsburgh'’'s West End neighborhood will soon see and feel a sweeping change in their library. For the first time in its 114-year history Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – West End will have air conditioning and an elevator. These improvements are part of a plan to make all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh buildings comfortable and accessible.

YA novelists Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian "Friendship & Revenge"
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, as a part of the thirteenth season of PA&L Kids and Teens - Authors. Stories. You. (formerly Black, White & Read All Over), featuring popular writers of contemporary kids and teen literature. Come see them on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Oakland, 7pm.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Announces 2013 Community Meeting Schedule
Community members interested in the current and future plans of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the Library’s Board of Trustees. This month, Library Trustees will hold two informal meetings at the following Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations to discuss timely issues.

2013 Best Books for Babies List Released
Annual list created by local librarians and child development experts includes 12 quality books that are not only fun and colorful, but vital to babies' early development.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announces Capital Project Schedule
Continuing the plan to make all of its library facilities accessible, comfortable and responsive to community needs, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has set a timeline to significantly upgrade several of its neighborhood locations. The improvements are part of a multi-year plan to equip all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh buildings with heating and cooling systems and make sure each is fully accessible as well as to provide much-needed facility updates.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Names Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships
Following a rigorous interview process that involved candidates from across the United States, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) has named Holly McCullough as the Library's new Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships. Ms. McCullough, who is currently on the CLP staff, will transition to her new role in mid-July.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's annual Summer Reading Extravaganza inspires readers to embrace creativity and learning
This summer, families are invited to embark on a reading adventure. On Sunday, June 9, thousands of children, teens and adults are expected to help Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh kick off the official start of summer reading during its annual Summer Reading Extravaganza. From 12-5 pm, the grounds of the Main Library in Oakland will host a free, outdoor festival with activities, entertainment and crafts for the entire family.

Young Author's Give Back Tour Makes Stop in Pittsburgh
In the spirit of paying-it-forward, four YA authors tour the nation in hopes of inspiring young writers in The Young Authors Give Back Tour. Erin Bowman (Taken), Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly) and Kat Zhang (What's Left of Me) were brought together by the literary community, and felt a need to give back by reaching out to aspiring writers.

Nobel Prize Nominee to Perform at Area Libraries
Considered one of the greatest poets of 20th century China, Huang Xiang has been described as a "poet on fire" - a human torch who burns as a lamp of freedom and enlightenment. Residents will have a rare opportunity to see him perform during literary sessions at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill and Shaler North Hills Library. During the performances he will be accompanied by Mimi Jong on the erhu, an ancient Chinese string instrument, and Miles Jackson on bass.

Annual Meeting
May 13, 2013: At its Annual Meeting on May 13, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees elected new trustees and officers, approved audited financial statements and passed resolutions related to two improving two neighborhood locations.

After Hours @ The Library Goes to Lawrenceville for Happy Hour
May 1, 2013: Attendees at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's After Hours @ the Library will have the opportunity to explore CLP - Lawrenceville's renovated space and be treated to a bit of pampering of their own. Guests 21 years and older are invited to wind down their week and enjoy live music, good drinks, light bites and mildly-educational activities at this popular happy hour event. Friday, May 17/ 6 - 8 pm -- Tickets - $30 until May 10; $40 until sold out

Teen Writers Wanted! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2013 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest Deadline Approaching
April 15, 2013: Creative teens with a passion for writing can express themselves through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2013 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 in the 2013 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Anthology, an anthology which will be distributed to all area libraries. Poetry, short prose and screenwriting entries due May 1, 2013

Drawing Power: Comics Zines and Books in Pittsburgh and Beyond
April 8, 2013: Local, national and international comics artists will converge in Oakland for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Drawing Power: Comics Zines and Books in Pittsburgh and Beyond, a one day event celebrating and exploring small press and self-published comics and zines.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Expands Hours
April 1, 2013: Starting April 14, expanded hours at neighborhood libraries means more access to books, computers, programs, job assistance and early literacy resources

Karen Derzic Named 2012 Library Advocate
March 27, 2013: During its annual public meeting on March 21, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees recognized Karen Derzic, President of the Friends of CLP - Woods Run and Secretary of the CLP-Friends Council, as its 2012 Community Advocate.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hosts Annual Meeting with the Public
March 4, 2013: As part of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Community Engagement strategy, the Library's Board of Trustees and staff will host a meeting with the general public to discuss 2012 accomplishments and plans for 2013.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets, Amends 2013 Budget
February 26, 2013: During its regular meeting on February 25, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees approved a budget amendment that adds $900,000 in revenue to the Library's 2013 operating budget as a result of expected increases in revenue from the Library Tax. The amendment also approves a $900,000 plan to expand access to technology, provide additional early learning outreach and open hours.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Seeks Nominations for 2013 Community Advocate Award
February 8, 2013: 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 2013 Community Advocate Award which will be announced during the Library's Annual Public Meeting on March 21. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month
February 7, 2013: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of special events in February that celebrate the innovations and ingenuity of African Americans in the fields of science.

Pucker Up and Party! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates National Kazoo Day
January 23, 2013: Children young and old are invited to "Pucker up and party" on Saturday, January 26 (2- 3 pm) at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 7th annual Oakland KazooFest which celebrates National Kazoo Day (January 28) and commemorates Mozart's birthday (January 27, 1756).

Vive la France! After Hours @ the Library: Late Night Returns
January 15, 2013: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's French-themed fundraiser encourages area residents to spend Friday night, February 8, at the Main Library in Oakland on Friday, February 8, 2013, 7 - 10 pm.

YA novelists Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian “Friendship & Revenge”
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, as a part of the thirteenth season of PA&L Kids and Teens – Authors. Stories. You. (formerly Black, White & Read All Over), featuring popular writers of contemporary kids and teen literature. Come see them on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Oakland, 7pm.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Announces 2013 Community Meeting Schedule
Community members interested in the current and future plans of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the Library’s Board of Trustees. This month, Library Trustees will hold two informal meetings at the following Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations to discuss timely issues.

2013 Best Books for Babies List Released
Annual list created by local librarians and child development experts includes 12 quality books that are not only fun and colorful, but vital to babies' early development.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announces Capital Project Schedule
Continuing the plan to make all of its library facilities accessible, comfortable and responsive to community needs, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has set a timeline to significantly upgrade several of its neighborhood locations. The improvements are part of a multi-year plan to equip all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh buildings with heating and cooling systems and make sure each is fully accessible as well as to provide much-needed facility updates.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Names Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships
Following a rigorous interview process that involved candidates from across the United States, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) has named Holly McCullough as the Library's new Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships. Ms. McCullough, who is currently on the CLP staff, will transition to her new role in mid-July.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's annual Summer Reading Extravaganza inspires readers to embrace creativity and learning
This summer, families are invited to embark on a reading adventure. On Sunday, June 9, thousands of children, teens and adults are expected to help Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh kick off the official start of summer reading during its annual Summer Reading Extravaganza. From 12-5 pm, the grounds of the Main Library in Oakland will host a free, outdoor festival with activities, entertainment and crafts for the entire family.

Young Author's Give Back Tour Makes Stop in Pittsburgh
In the spirit of paying-it-forward, four YA authors tour the nation in hopes of inspiring young writers in The Young Authors Give Back Tour. Erin Bowman (Taken), Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly) and Kat Zhang (What's Left of Me) were brought together by the literary community, and felt a need to give back by reaching out to aspiring writers.

Nobel Prize Nominee to Perform at Area Libraries
Considered one of the greatest poets of 20th century China, Huang Xiang has been described as a "poet on fire" - a human torch who burns as a lamp of freedom and enlightenment. Residents will have a rare opportunity to see him perform during literary sessions at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill and Shaler North Hills Library. During the performances he will be accompanied by Mimi Jong on the erhu, an ancient Chinese string instrument, and Miles Jackson on bass.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annual Meeting
May 13, 2013: At its Annual Meeting on May 13, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees elected new trustees and officers, approved audited financial statements and passed resolutions related to two improving two neighborhood locations.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets, Amends 2013 Budget
February 26, 2013: During its regular meeting on February 25, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees approved a budget amendment that adds $900,000 in revenue to the Library's 2013 operating budget as a result of expected increases in revenue from the Library Tax. The amendment also approves a $900,000 plan to expand access to technology, provide additional early learning outreach and open hours.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Seeks Nominations for 2013 Community Advocate Award
February 8, 2013: 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 2013 Community Advocate Award which will be announced during the Library's Annual Public Meeting on March 21. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month
February 7, 2013: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of special events in February that celebrate the innovations and ingenuity of African Americans in the fields of science.

Pucker Up and Party! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates National Kazoo Day
January 23, 2013: Children young and old are invited to “Pucker up and party” on Saturday, January 26 (2- 3 pm) at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 7th annual Oakland KazooFest which celebrates National Kazoo Day (January 28) and commemorates Mozart’s birthday (January 27, 1756).

Vive la France! After Hours @ the Library: Late Night Returns
January 15, 2013: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s French-themed fundraiser encourages area residents to spend Friday night, February 8, at the Main Library in Oakland on Friday, February 8, 2013, 7 - 10 pm.