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Nicholas and Louis Suarez Named 2013 Library Advocates
During its annual public meeting on March 26, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees recognized brothers Nicholas and Louis Suarez as its 2013 Advocates of the Year. The annual award recognizes outstanding and deserving community members who demonstrate a commitment to further library services.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialog
To enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and discussion, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is hosting FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, an initiative that promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film's unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Invites Teens to Unleash their Creative Sides
Creative teens with a passion for writing can express themselves through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2014 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 2014 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Anthology, an anthology which will be distributed to all area libraries.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hosts Annual Meeting with the Public
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 past year accomplishments and plans for 2014.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes New Trustees
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh announces the appointment of three new Board of Trustee members.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates National Kazoo Day
Children young and old are invited to "Pucker up and party" at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 8th annual Oakland KazooFest. Noisy, silly and full of family fun, KazooFest celebrates National Kazoo Day (January 28) and commemorates Mozart's birthday (January 27, 1756). Musical talent is not required; anyone can become a master of the kazoo! (Although humming skills are necessary). Kazoos will be provided, but participants may BYOK (Bring Your Own Kazoo) if they wish.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Seeks Nominations for 2013 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 2013 Community Advocate Award. The award, which is presented to an individual or group of people, will be announced during the Library’s Annual Public Meeting in the Spring.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month with 28 Days of Events
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating Black History month by recognizing the contributions, achievements and excellence of African Americans in music and culture. Events for children, teens, adults and families will take place all month long in various Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations.

After Hours @ The Library In Pursuit of Music: From Wolfgang to Gangnam Style
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s popular After Hours @ the Library: Late Night returns – this time exploring musical genres from classical to pop. Guests 21 years and older are invited to enjoy the Library in its off hours during an evening of creative cocktails, music-inspired activities, a live-action Trivia Pursuit game and performances by local bands. Friday, March 7 / 7 - 10 pm CLP - Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, 15213 Tickets - $45 until March 3 ($55 from March 4 — until sold out)


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets. Approves 2014 Budget
During its regular meeting on December 16, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees approved the Library’s 2014 operating budget and five year operating budget projections.

Allegheny Teen Space Grand Opening
Gerber Foundation Launches New Teen Space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny. Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd

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In The News


The Carnegie Library in Oakland now offers a seed library
Pittsburgh City Paper
April 16, 2014

Kids programs continue at the Carrick Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
April 14, 2014

CLP Pop-up begins its transformation into ALEC
South Pittsburgh Reporter
April 8, 2014

High school students invited to enter creative writing contest
South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 31, 2014

Learn how to make cards, rubber stamps
South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 31, 2014

Strong libraries: Wise public investments bolster the Carnegie
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 28, 2014

A library marvel
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 28, 2014

Libraries Prove to be Adaptable and Vital in the Digital Age
Remake Learning (Blog of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network)
March 27, 2014

Carnegie Library back on solid financial footing
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 26, 2014

Taxpayers, gambling revenue boost Carnegie Library
Tribune-Review (AP)
March 25, 2014

Teen Thing, Kids Club and Storytime
South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 24, 2014

Poetry series, teen program at the South Side Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 24, 2014

Folk tales from Afar at the Knoxville Library on Wed.
South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 24, 2014

Ruth Ann Dailey: Library tax helps make a lendable feast
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yinzerpedia: Park'n Eat, Mount Washington and virtual library cards
Post-Gazette Blogs

Library offering free financial, homebuyer workshops
The Northside Chronicle

Notes on Location
Pittsburgh City Paper

Dateline Pittsburgh: 03/14/14
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Book Review: The Handy Science Answer Book – Author The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Grow Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library's annual Seed Swap
Pop City

Kinds briefs: 'Dork Diaries' helpful for young and old
Tribune-Review (AP)

Short List: March 12 - 19
Pittsburgh City Paper

Author extols the virtues of dorkiness Author extols virtues of dorkiness
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Books pay tribute to little known activists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kids' programs continue at the Carrick Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to hold annual public meeting March 26
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Carnegie library board adds three members
Tribune-Review (AP)

Women, Bicycles, and the Power of Publishing
Bicycling Magazine - Blogs

Food Column: Books + drinks = The Buzz
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mount Washington Developer Aims to Preserve a Slice of Civil War History

Librarian Guest DJ Set

5 Reasons to Get a Carnegie Library Card
Her Campus

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