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In the News 2012

Libraries for Life
"In 2011, the Design Pittsburgh jury awarded another Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) project an Honor Award for the renovation and expansion of a branch library within the system. This is the fifth such award granted over the past eight years, and does not take into consideration awards and accolades given at the national level. What lies behind this recent dedication to these key community spaces?"
AIA Pittsburgh
January 3, 2013

Library cardholders have access to 300 magazine titles, 3 million songs
"Library patrons who received iPads, smartphones or MP3 players for Christmas will have more opportunity to use them with their library cards."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 27, 2012

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh gets healthier; '13 budget up by 3%
"Following a backlash over a plan to close, merge and relocate branches to save money, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is bigger and expanding services next year."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 18, 2012

Walkabout: Steamroller gives a different look to neighborhoods
"If I could interpret my North Side neighborhood by carving images into birch wood, I would carve 19th-century chimney pots on rooftops in a stepped-down pattern to show the slope of the streets from a view above them. I'm inspired to try this after seeing an exhibition of wood-cut prints at the Carnegie Library in Oakland."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 18, 2012

Tonight: Create your own 'Hobbit' adventure at The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
"The folks at the Carnegie Library are looking for someone to share in an adventure."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 13, 2012

The Carnegie Library: Beyond books
"Residents of Pittsburgh are lucky to have the Carnegie Library, with so many locations that no one has to go far to check out a book, take a computer class, or enjoy a poetry reading."
Examiner.com
December 12, 2012

From Exploring Tolkien's Symbolic Language to Making Furry Feet, Teachers and Librarians Gear up for 'The Hobbit'
"Organizations from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh to the Santa Clarita Public Library in Valencia, CA, to the Cedar Rapids Public Library, to name just a few, are organizing book readings, painting murals, and hosting events to celebrate The Hobbit."
School Library Journal
December 11, 2012

Pop-up has something for the whole family
"CLP- LYNCS Allentown Pop-Up has a variety of activities for kids of all ages along with adults in the neighborhood."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
December 11, 2012

Book Buzz coming to the Hilltop
"This fall, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Book Buzz crosses the river wants to connect with Pittsburghers where they are. They're planning events in locations in both the east and south ends of the city discussing each book twice a month."
Pittsburgh South Reporter
December 11, 2012

Preview: Sharon Creech's book looks at how children deal with unexpected
"Children's author Sharon Creech realized that although adults may find the unexpected exciting, her young readers found it frightening. She appears Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland as part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures series for children, Black, White & Read All Over."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 8, 2012

Author Sharon Flake connects with kids through diverse characters and tough issues
"'There are some adults that write YA materials, and you can tell an adult has written this,' Hill District teen-and-children's librarian Andrea McNeill tells me. 'Sharon's characters are real. I hear kids having the same conversations they have in her books here around the computers.'"
Pittsburgh City Paper
November 28, 2012

Andrew Carnegie used wealth for museums, library, music hall
"Andrew Carnegie gave a library, music hall, art and natural history museum to Pittsburgh because he believed it was the best use of his wealth."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 25, 2012

Books for Young Readers: Characters wrestle with real-life problems in Sharon Flake's 'Pinned'
Read LeeAnn Anna's (Coordinator, Teen Services) latest book review!
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 20, 2012

Look, a library popped up in Allentown
"Allentown/Beltzhoover area residents will find library services like programs, a small collection of books and magazines, laptops and printers, audio books and DVDs, and a forum for social interaction and learning a mere walking distance away."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
November 13, 2012

Alternative Homecoming debuts in Pittsburgh
"There are few things that make me want to be 15 again, but the description of this past weekend's Wallflowers and Wildflowers: Alternative Homecoming Dance was one of them."
Pittsburgh City Paper
November 12, 2012

The Morning File: When wallflowers unite, who does the dancing?
"The Morning File intended to send one of its crack correspondents to crash and cover the 'alternative homecoming' dance held for wallflowers at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Saturday night."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 12, 2012

The Carnegie shines After Hours @ the Library
"There's something ridiculously alluring about a happy hour hosted within the confines of the library, so no big surprise that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh saw 200 young professionals walking through its Smithfield Street branch on Friday for After Hours @the Library."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 11, 2012

Wallflowers see Perks at alternative homecoming dance
"There might be some Perks to being a wallflower, after all. Wallflowers and Wildflowers: Alternative Homecoming is a dance inspired by the novel and film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and will take place in the museum of Natural History's North American Wildlife Halls on Nov. 10."
The Duquesne Duke
November 8, 2012

Wallflowers and Wildflowers dance an alternate to homecoming for teens
"The City of Pittsburgh has partnered with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History to host the city's first-ever alternative homecoming dance for local teens who find it difficult or intimidating to attend their own school's dance among their classmates."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
November 6, 2012

Alternate homecoming dance set at library Saturday
"The city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museums and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are joining forces to put on an 'alternative homecoming' dance for wallflowers and all other kinds of high school students."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 4, 2012

Homecoming dance for 'wallflowers' coming to Carnegie museum
"The City of Pittsburgh has partnered with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History to host an alternative homecoming dance for teens who find it intimidating to attend their own school's dance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 1, 2012

City To Hold Wallflowers & Wildflowers: Alternative Homecoming Dance
"The city is hosting its own homecoming dance."
KDKA
November 1, 2012

First "Alternative Homecoming" Dance Has Big Screen Inspiration
"'We accept the love we think we deserve,' is perhaps the most famous line from the recently released movie, 'The Perks of Being A Wallflower'. The film was the inspiration for Pittsburgh's first 'Wallflowers and Wildflowers: An Alternative Homecoming'."
WESA
November 1, 2012

Pittsburgh, museums, library to hold alternative homecoming dance
"The City of Pittsburgh has teamed with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums to offer an 'alternative homecoming' dance for city and suburban high school students."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 1, 2012

The Labs@CLP have a full winter of workshops lined up
"Teens are still getting used to what is available at TheLabs@CLP (digital media labs at four Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches), says Corey Wittig, the Labs' digital learning coordinator -- and that's understandable, he adds."
Kidsburgh
November 1, 2012

Beth Bosworth throws down a scorching collection of stories of survival in 'The Source of Life'
"Beth Bosworth will read from her work on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Main Branch in Oakland as part of the Writers Live @ CLP series presented by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 28, 2012

A Celebration of Squirrel Hill Treasures
"A Celebration of Squirrel Hill Treasures honored artist Robert Qualters, the Manor Theatre and its owner, Rick Stern, PAJC executive director Deborah Fidel and Holly McCullough of the Squirrel Hill branch of Carnegie Library. The dinner was held Thursday at the Pittsburgh Golf Club."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 23, 2012

Books for Young Readers: Father's cardboard gift becomes extraordinary in graphic novel
Read Julianne Moore's (CLP - Beechview) latest book review.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 23, 2012

Dateline Pittsburgh for 10/14/12
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh appointed Susan Banks deputy director."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 14, 2012

Census data release helps many to discover where they came from
"It's those three little words that always make Joyce Broadus smile. Whenever someone doing research in the computer area exclaims 'I found them!' the manager of the Hill District branch of Carnegie Library doesn't even have to ask."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 13, 2012

Origami and 'Star Wars' inspire children's author Tom Angleberger
"You don't have to be a fan of George Lucas' "Star Wars" movies to appreciate how significantly they've impacted American culture. "Star Wars" tells a story of a hero's journey; the timeless story of spiritual growth and heroic triumph over evil speaks to nearly three generations of moviegoers."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 13, 2012

Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition to honor neighborhood treasures
"This year's honorees are Deborah Fidel, executive director of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee; artist Robert Qualters; the Manor Theater; and the staff of the Carnegie Library Squirrel Hill branch."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 12, 2012

Library Featured in National Journal
"The history of the Lawrenceville Carnegie Library branch is being shared with a national audience thanks to a paper published in fall 2012 edition of The Concord Review, the only national academic journal of writing by high school students."
The Bulletin (Page 1)
October 2012

Lawrenceville Library Cools Off
"The neighborhood of Lawrenceville will soon see and feel a drastic change in its library."
The Bulletin (page 6)
October 2012

Despite difficulties with publishers, Allegheny County libraries find way to offer e-books
"Citing technical and financial issues, several of the nation's biggest publishers refuse to sell electronic books to public libraries so patrons can download e-books at no cost."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 3, 2012

Community Spotlight: Annica Stivers (Teen Librarian CLP - West End)
"In honor of the Green Tree Times Junior expanding to include grades 6-12 as readers, we are shining the spotlight on the Teen Librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - West End, Annica Stivers."
Green Tree Times Junior
October 2012

Day of Giving critical to Western Pennsylvania nonprofits
"Since the Day of Giving started here in 2009, it has become an increasingly important part of the fundraising landscape, nonprofit leaders said."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 1, 2012

Preview: Children's author Andrew Clements to speak Sunday at Carnegie Library
"Recognition. All kids want it. Kids today want to be outstanding beauties, sports legends, musical prodigies, popular with friends, and get stellar grades."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 29, 2012

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Public Launch Party
"If you're looking for a cutting-edge example of a creative digital literacy initiative in a large urban public library system, you've come to the right place."
The Library as Incubator Project
September 28, 2012

Walking the (Steel) City - blog
"I'm swoonin', folks. Over my husband and his quirky charms, yes of course, but there is a new love in my life and it was definitely at first sight. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has stolen a little piece of my heart."
September 26, 2012

Carnegie libraries to tap into teen creativity
"Teens soon won't go to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh just to peruse the works of others. Instead, they'll go to create their own works - everything from CDs to movies."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 19, 2012

What to do tonight: Get the latest zombie buzz at Lawrenceville's Remedy
"You might think that with all our entertainment options, the old-fashioned book club -- where people sit in a room together and discuss a literary work -- is dead. It is ALIVE!"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 17, 2012

Carnegie Library administrators explore 5-year plan with no drastic cuts
"As publicly funded institutions across the country struggle with budget cuts, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - no stranger to financial turmoil - is about to adopt a five-year financial and development plan that contains no drastic cuts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 16, 2012

Libraries to tackle five-year program
"Eileen Weiner of Shadyside says she's more interested in ensuring the survival of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh than seeing any major changes to the system."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 16, 2012

Green buildings: South Side library reopens; Pitt Greensburg's first LEED structure
"In other green building news, the South Side branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh reopened on Saturday following a $2.7 million renovation. The project followed guidelines for LEED renovation standards and is in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)."
Pop City
September 12, 2012

Great stories to read as summer fades into fall
Read Kathy Maron-Wood's (CLP - Main) latest book review.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 11, 2012

Renovated Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has preview party
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh rolled out the welcome mat in front of its newly renovated South Side branch on Thursday, where politicos, friends and supporters were filtering in for a special preview party to officially christen the building's grand reopening."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 10, 2012

Photos of the Day: Having a Ball at the Library's reopening (photo #5)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 9, 2012

South Side library celebrates rebirth
"After over 100 years, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on East Carson Street finally has something new to brag about."
Point Park News Service
September 7, 2012

South Side Carnegie Library First in City with Geothermal Cooling/Heating
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's South Side branch is one of the oldest. It recently underwent renovations and for the first time in its 103 year history it will have air conditioning. Several other branches have been renovated in the last decade, but none have included the geothermal technology that will be in use on the South Side."
WESA 90.5 FM
September 7, 2012

The Next 5 Years And The Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh
"After nine months of collaboration by board, staff, and community members, the final draft of Carnegie Library's next five-year strategic plan is ready to be shown to the public."
WESA (formerly Essential Public Radio)
September 6, 2012

South Side library reopens after a year of renovations
"The historic Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-South Side officially reopens Saturday with state-of-the art green technology."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 6, 2012

Public Libraries Transform: Edutainment or New Modes of Learning?
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: The Labs"
Culture Change
September 4, 2012

South Side Library set to reopen
"For the first time in its 103 year history, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side, 2205 East Carson Street, will have air conditioning."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
September 4, 2012

Rooftops challenge city gardeners
"Rooftop gardens are sprouting atop a growing number of public and private buildings in Pittsburgh, yielding a new bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 30, 2012

Book review: Author, Jesse Andrews, taps into local flavor and teenage pathos
Read Digital Learning Librarian Corey Wittig's latest book review
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 28, 2012

Social media books recommended by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business recommends the following books on social media."
Pittsburgh Business Times
August 24, 2012

KidsPlay
BLAST's Heather LeVeck was interviewed for KidsPlay.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 24, 2012

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | QuickFLIX Workshops and Contest
"Open on a dimly-lit theater at the Carnegie Museum of Art. A large crowd of teenagers and their family and friends are seated in the audience. Before them is a projection screen, where several short films are being shown. These films are met with laughter, cheers and applause."
The Library as Incubator Project
August 17, 2012

Dewey Decimal System gets check
"Carnegie Library in Oakland in 2004 created a similar system on its first floor, where material is presented to resemble a bookstore more than a traditional library. Some strategies the library uses include facing the covers of books outward to catch browsers' eyes and creating seating areas near books."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 15, 2012

Readers connect with new media through library program
"Cassandre Korvink-Kucinski, an 11-year-old of McCandless, couldn't wait to go home to get to her computer. But she didn't want to play games or log into Facebook. Cassandre wanted to read."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 9, 2012

Library system seeks faster Internet links
"But last month, Monroeville and several suburban libraries got expanded bandwidth - the highway that links them to the Internet - through the eiNetwork."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 8, 2012

4 employers win awards for support of breastfeeding awards
"Allegheny County Health Department announced four winners in its annual Breastfeeding Friendly Place Awards. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Woods Run branch won in the public place category."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 4, 2012

Programs vie for $98M in RAD grants
"Buoyed by a rise in local tax money this year, officials of sports, parks and cultural attractions have asked the Allegheny Regional Asset District for grants next year totaling $98 million."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 20, 2012

L.O.C.K.down Radio
On this episode of Lockdown Radio the hosts interview Corey Wittig about The Labs @ CLP.
July 2012

Carnegie Library Launches Book Buzz at Union Pig
"Do the words "book discussion" conjure an image of readers sitting in a circle in some disused corner of a library, maybe nibbling on a cheese-cube-and-cracker?"
Pittsburgh City Paper
July 13, 2012

Library good place to start when exploring family tree
"Do you want to find out about your family history, but are not sure where to start? Or maybe you've started a search but don't know how to continue. There is someone who is willing to help - at no cost."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 27, 2012

Elderly still struggling with Internet skills
"The online-only approach is by no means unique to UPMC, and the majority of the people who walk into the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Job and Career Education Center in Oakland are more than 40 years old and seeking help with online job applications."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 21, 2012

Children's book reviews: Two true tales that read like novels
Read Amy Robinson's (CLP - Main) latest book review!
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 19, 2012

Carnegie Library Summer Reading Extravaganza Sunday
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is kicking off its 12th annual Summer Reading Extravaganza this Sunday in Oakland from noon to 5:00 PM."
Essential Public Radio (WESA)
June 8, 2012

Entertainment briefs: 'Who Do You Love?"; library extravaganza
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is kicking off its Summer Reading Program on Sunday with the annual Summer Reading Extravaganza, outside the main library in Oakland."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 7, 2012

Free and Affordable Pittsburgh for 6/8: Summer Flicks and Family Fun for Free!
"Try saying that three times fast. Just kidding! No special skills necessary to take advantage of these great FREE 'Burgh activities this weekend and the week ahead."
KDKA
June 8, 2012

Children Come Out For 'KidsPlay At Market Square'
"'KidsPlay at Market Square' kicked off another summer of song, hands-on craftsmanship and guest artists Tuesday morning."
KDKA-TV
June 5, 2012

Love blossoms amid a 4,500-square-foot restoration
"The couple's experiences unfold in 'From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story,' published this year. Mr. Tanner, 58, speaks Wednesday at the Carnegie Library branch in Oakland. His talk is free, and a book signing follows."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 2, 2012

Summer Reading: Plenty of books to pique readers' varied interests
"Luckily, choosing your summer reading does not require walking a tightrope; that's the job of publishers seeking the right mix of tales to offer."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 3, 2012

What public figures are reading this summer
"Mary Frances Cooper, president and director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: This is the time of year when the inspiration for my must-read list comes from Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures' Ten Literary Evenings lineup. If I had to choose only one of the many great writers scheduled to visit Pittsburgh this year, I would recommend Rebecca Skloot's 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.' I found her work to be one of the most compelling and interesting books I've read in a long time."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 3, 2012

Award-Winning Author to Discuss Restoring Old Homes
"Ron Tanner on June 6 will discuss his book, 'From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story' in a talk hosted by Preservation Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures."
Sewickley PATCH
May 27, 2012

Librarians decry 'Shades of Grey' but don't stand in its way
"As of last Thursday, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's system wide catalog showed there were 181 copies (print, audio and download) circulating, with more than 1,400 requests for holds."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 27, 2012

Renovations continue on South Side library for reopening in September
The grand opening for the newly renovated Carnegie Library South Side branch is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8.
South Pittsburgh Reporter
May 22, 2012

Read Between the Lines
"For once, the sound of pulsating music wafting down Penn Avenue in East Liberty wasn't coming from the usual suspects."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 21, 2012

Market Square Farmers Market returns tomorrow double the size; more events weekly
"In addition to the farmers market, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has also returned to the square with its Reading Room in Market Square, every Tuesday."
POP City
May 16, 2012

A Rebirth in Pittsburgh
"It was very good news when Mary Frances Cooper, a librarian, was appointed the 11th director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in January."
Library Journal
May 15, 2012

Carnegie Library to run Pa.'s cassette program for blind
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is now the sole operator of the state program providing books on audiocassette for the visually impaired across Pennsylvania."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 14, 2012

Clearing the record on libraries for the blind (Editorial)
"After reading erroneous editorials about the realignment of services for the blind and physically handicapped, I felt the need to correct the record."
Philly.com
May 13, 2012

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Annual Staff Art Show
"We're delighted to feature this wonderful profile by Beth Lawry, the Customer Services Manager at the Main Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, who launched a Staff Art Show six years ago."
The Library as Incubator Project
May 10, 2012

'Where the Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies
"'It is a sad day for children's literature with the passing of Maurice Sendak,' said Georgene DeFilippo, youth services coordinator for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 'Through his Caldecott Award-winning "Where the Wild Things Are," Maurice created a fantasy world for children, where it was OK to use your imagination and create a world where they were king.'"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 8, 2012

Book Review: 'The List' counts the ways social labels hurt teens
Read Annica Stivers' (CLP - West End) latest book review.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 8, 2012

Mary Frances Cooper (Speaking Volumes)
"Mary Frances Cooper, President and Director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, loves the heft and texture of a good book. But, as she tells Speaking Volumes, Cooper also sees a bright future for libraries and readers through digital publishing."
Essential Public Radio (WESA)
May 7, 2012

Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh Seeks Public Input On Future Plans
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is reaching out to the community for suggestions on a five-year plan for the library by holding the second in a series of workshops to help frame the path for the future."
Essential Public Radio (WESA)
May 7, 2012

Iron and steel heritage gets digitized
"At the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the history of the steel and iron industry in Western Pennsylvania has collided with the digital age."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Pittsburgh Press
May 2, 2012

Short List: April 26 - May 2
"Wed., May 2 – Words: Two of Pittsburgh's top resident novelists meet for a joint reading tonight at the Carnegie Library's Oakland branch, as Writers LIVE @ CLP Main hosts Stewart O'Nan and Jane McCafferty."
Pittsburgh City Paper
April 25, 2012

Metro Briefs April 26
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will hold its 2012 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest for teens."
The Jewish Chronicle
April 25, 2012

Seed and Story Library Comes to Lawrenceville
"Starting in May, southwestern Pennsylvanians can 'borrow' local seeds from the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, with the hope that gardeners will then return harvested seeds in the fall for use the following spring."
Essential Public Radio (WESA)
April 18, 2012

Historic steel, iron, coal documents now online
"Carnegie Library is unveiling the Pittsburgh Iron and Steel Heritage Collection -- a large digital archive of historic documents related to the city's steel, iron and coal production industries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 14, 2012

Carnegie Library releases Iron and Steel Heritage Collection
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has opened a digital archive that will let Internet users worldwide view more than a half million pages of historical documents about the city's iron and steel heritage."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 13, 2012

3 Poems By… Poetry Discussion at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
"3 Poems By, now in its 5th year and going strong, is a unique model for poetry programming in public libraries of all sizes."
The Library as Incubator Project
April 12, 2012

Book review: 'The Book of Blood and Shadow' combines myth, mystery and teen angst
Read Janina Kvedaras' (CLP - Main) latest book review.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 10, 2012

Urban gardening program at Lawrenceville library
"Starting in May, city residents will be able to get seeds and information about urban gardening through the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library at the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 9, 2012

Carnegie Library Brings Pittsburgh's Industrial Past into the Internet Age
"Picture a team of librarians, poring through now-antiquated card catalogs and skimming through seldom-used stacks. They're looking for specific documents: pictures, books, trade catalogs, maps, anything that helps define the metals industries that dominated Pittsburgh for the better part of the city's history."
Essential Public Radio (WESA)
April 4, 2012

What to do Tonight: Head to Carnegie Library to hear up-and-coming author and Greensburg native Stephen Dau
"Mr. Dau, who is originally from Western Pennsylvania, worked for 10 years in postwar reconstruction in Eastern Europe and Bosnia before focusing on his writing. He now lives in Brussels, but he returns tonight to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as part of 'the Writers LIVE @ CLP - Main, a series of free live appearances from nationally acclaimed authors and promising up-and-comers with personal or literary connections to Pittsburgh.'"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 28, 2012

Bound in History, Go inside the William R. Oliver Special Collections Room at the Carnegie Library
"Pittsburgh's greatest treasure chest is tucked into a corner of the Carnegie Library's flagship branch in Oakland. The William R. Oliver Special Collections Room is home to some of the most important pieces of western Pennsylvania history as well as a wide range of other rarities - from early editions of Charles Dickens' works to 80-year-old Disney film cels."
Pittsburgh Magazine
April 2012

Shelf Life: Behind Pump Pain
"For a deeper understanding of the history of the oil industry and the market forces that set oil -- and gasoline -- prices, turn to these titles, selected especially for A Page of Books readers by manager Karen Rossi and her staff at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Downtown & Business branch."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 25, 2012

What's new at the Carnegie Library?
"Check out these new business books at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business."
Pittsburgh Business Times
March 23, 2012

Pittsburgh coffee shops welcome those seeking Wi-Fi access
"Coffee shops aren't the only places Internet bargain hunters are running to save a buck. Public libraries also are becoming hot spots."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 23, 2012

Carnegie Library board has open meeting
"Janet Jai waited until the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh board held its first public meeting Thursday to hand-deliver her donation to the system."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 23, 2012

'Hunger' anticipation party set in Oakland
"The main branch of the Carnegie Library in Oakland will give fans an early taste of the 'The Hunger Games.'"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 19, 2012

Library plans Hunger Games party
"So you cannot or do not want to see "The Hunger Games" at 12:01 or 12:04 or 12:06 a.m. on Friday. The Carnegie Library is celebrating the release with what it's calling a 'Night in Panem.'"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 18, 2012

Corey Wittig | Movers & Shakers 2012 - Innovators
"When parents of school-age children in Pittsburgh were growing up, there were certainly no digital teen librarians around to help get things done. A year ago, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) didn't have one either. Now, Corey Wittig is working to make the grant-funded position his own, although he doesn't lack for projects. The results of his first year-'figuring it out'-have been impressive."
Library Journal
March 13, 2012

Book reviews: Animals bring home many a book's message
Read Michael Balkenhol's (CLP - Hazelwood) latest book review!
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 13, 2012

U.S. diplomat discusses Sudan in meetings here
"For lunch, he met up at the Carnegie Library's Hill District branch with members of the Sudanese diaspora who live in Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 13, 2012

Pittsburgh arts groups ended year in the red
"'We are really pleased to be starting the year on better financial footing than we have in many years, but there is still a lot of work to do,' said Karlyn Voss, director of external and governmental affairs for the Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 12, 2012

Carnegie Library earns good rating in national study
"Saw 5th-highest usage increase among 15 cities."
Pittsburgh Press
March 8, 2012

Corey Wittig Digital learning developer, teen mentor, future-proofing the library
"Some teens are naturally drawn to libraries. For others, the stacks rank somewhere between the dentist chair and principal's office on their list of favorite destinations. Corey Wittig hopes to change that. He's hard at work crafting a digital learning curriculum at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Sprout Fund
March 2012

Get up to speed with zines
"'Zines are relatively new,' said Melissa McKenna, a librarian on the first floor of the Carnegie, not far from where the zines are kept, 'Public libraries and universities having collections of them and using them for research is very up and coming. This is one of our newer collections.'"
Pittsburgh Press
March 1, 2012

What should be the next Seuss movie?
"Lisa Dennis, coordinator of children's collections at the Carnegie Library in Oakland, has resisted seeing the Seuss movies but notes, 'The one I want to see is 'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,'..."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 1, 2012

An artful storyteller
"One man's story is on the panels of the basement of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's West End branch."
Pittsburgh Press
February 29, 2012

Carnegie Library board developing five-year strategic plan
"The board of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh intends to approve in October a five-year strategic plan to guide the future of the system, library officials announced today."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 29, 2012

Library officials want something spectacular here
"Mary Frances Cooper, director, Carnegie Library, wants 'something spectacular and eye catchin'" when plans are finalized to build a new building which will merge the Carrick and Knoxville branches."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
February 28, 2012

'One Dog and His Boy' and more dog tales to enjoy
Read Jeanne Nikolaison's (CLP - Knoxville's latest book review!
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 28, 2012

Walkabout: Neighborhoods may grow more healthy from urban farming
"At a small presentation Saturday at the Carnegie Library in Homewood, he (Keith Bey) spoke about the woeful look of neglect that wards off investment as the "before" picture. The "after" imagery is lot after lot and row upon row of bright green corn fronds, tomatoes bursting red and orange, shiny peppers, clusters of beans, thick bunches of greens and cucumber vines."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 28, 2012

Shelf Life: Counting the Days
"The upcoming Feb. 29 -- and the ancient Mayans' supposed prediction that the world will end before leap-year 2012 can -- illustrate calendars' importance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 26, 2012

Clubs join to nurture reading
"Ms. Amos is one of many dedicated volunteers who organize an annual Celebration of Reading for the United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh. This umbrella organization of librarians, readers and book clubs is a grass-roots initiative that was officially formed in 2004. Many of the book clubs meet at the Carnegie Library in Homewood. Names of the groups include Caribbean Book Club of Pittsburgh, The Circle of Friends and R.E.A.L., which stands for Reading, Entertainment and Laughter."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 22, 2012

Carnegie Library wants public input on five-year plan
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is asking for public comment on Saturday to help it develop a five-year plan addressing the future of libraries, funding and connecting with the community."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 22, 2012

Storytime Extended
"Today was a normal day at the West End branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, but it was on a day that wasn't normal. The West End library-closed on Mondays since 2003 and closed on Fridays for all of its recent history- will now be open Monday through Saturday, thanks in part to financing made possible by a special real estate levy approved by city voters in November."
Pittsburgh Press (online afternoon edition of the Post-Gazette)
February 20, 2012

Library to Work on Strategic Plan
"This week, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be holding the first of several meetings to gather community input on a strategic plan for the next five years."
Essential Public Radio (WESA)
February 21, 2012

After Hours @ The Library party held at Carnegie
"Inside the doorway of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, a security guard kept a close eye on the sell-out crowd of 450 that had checked in for a let-your-hair-down cocktail hour, where, halfway through the festivities, it appeared as though everyone was still on good behavior."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 12, 2012

Author Walter Dean Myers is passionate about the benefits of parents reading to children
"In his new role, Mr. Myers, 74, of Jersey City, N.J., will visit schools and libraries nationwide for the next two years to talk about reading and literacy. He appears Sunday at Hill House with his 37-year-old son, Christopher, an artist who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and has illustrated many of his father's books."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 08, 2012

August Wilson Guidebook Book Signing at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District
"In honor of Black History Month, the Squirrel Hill and Hill District branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are hosting book talks and author's signing for August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays."
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
February 03, 2012

Employment Guide: Don't be afraid to move post-graduation
"Wes Roberts, a senior librarian in the Job & Career Education Center of the Carnegie Library, said that the library offers many means of assistance to job-hunters, and not only books and audio or visual resources."
The Pitt News
January 31, 2012

Library patrons check out a little tech support
"In the wake of a holiday season when the percentage of Americans owning e-reader devices nearly doubled, librarians and staff are spending hours each week teaching patrons how to use their new gadgets or even learning how to use the devices themselves."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 26, 2012

Pittsburgh among top 10 most literate cities
"Pittsburgh ranks No. 3 in the country in its library resources, No. 6 in magazines, No. 7 for newspaper publishing and tied for No. 5 in number of booksellers, according to Dr. Mark McLaughlin, associate vice president at Central Connecticut State University, in an email. Pittsburgh is of course home to the world-renowned Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Business Times
January 25, 2012

Person of interest: Mary Frances Cooper, new director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
"Mary Frances Cooper officially took over as president and director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Jan. 1. The Downtown resident had been deputy director at the library for four years, but has vast experience working at other urban libraries, such as the New York Public Library, Minneapolis Public Library and the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky. Among her biggest challenges, Ms. Cooper faces the constant adaptation of new technologies to keep libraries vital as well as building sustainable funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 29, 2012

Shelf Life: Monarch's Milestone
"Gain insight into what's behind all the hoopla -- the origins, development, status and future of the British monarchy and its influence on America and its government -- from these titles selected especially for A Page of Books readers by manager Karen Rossi and her staff at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Downtown & Business branch."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 29, 2012

The New Normal: Annual Library Budgets Survey 2012
"Library Journal's annual budget survey reveals that many public libraries are, at best, furiously treading water."
Library Journal
January 16, 2012

Saturday Poem / Summer Vacation 1993
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Sunday Poetry & Reading Series. The free readings, which feature academic, experimental and spoken-word Pittsburgh poets and writers, are held on the third Sunday of each month."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 14, 2012

10 Impressive People Who Educated Themselves With Only a Library Card
"Whether they read their way to education at a public library or in their own homes, there have been some pretty well-known names who have used books to expand their minds. Many have gone on to be writers, political leaders, and businesspeople, and while you might not know every name on this list, their stories will certainly convince you that a library card in the hands of a determined learner is a very powerful thing indeed."
January 2, 2012

12 for 2012: A dozen things you can do to make your life more meaningful
"MARCH: Turn spring cleaning into a book giveaway. Not only will it clear out your house, but also it will put some good reads back into circulation. Go through your shelves in search of volumes you'll never look at again and donate to the library. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, for one, will accept used books in good condition."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 2, 2012