All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1, 2015. In addition, the Library will close at 5 pm Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

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Saturday Silver Screen Film Club: "Draft Day"

Saturday, December 27, 2014  
2:30 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: DVD 110 minutes

Reading Social Book Group

Monday, December 29, 2014  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Mingle with good books and neighbors each month. Expand yourself with thought provoking discussions of books from different genres. This month's selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Saturday Silver Screen Film Club: Transcendence

Saturday, January 3, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Lunch and Learn Films: Hawking

Thursday, January 8, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Just in time for Stephen Hawkings’ birthday, this film features exclusive access to Hawking's life story, told largely in his own words.

Let's Speak English

Friday, January 9, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Celebrate: Snowflake Party

Saturday, January 10, 2015  
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: We'll hear a wintry story, sing some songs, make snowflakes, drink hot chocolate, maybe even have ice cream. Registration is required, please click to description for details.

Gadget Lab

Saturday, January 10, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Drop in on our Gadget Lab to talk with a member of our Techsperts team of tech-savvy librarians to learn how to download and stream free eBooks, eAudio, eVideo, movies, television shows, digital magazines, music and more.

Skills for Success: Resume and Cover Letter Tune-Up: Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center

Monday, January 12, 2015  
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Does your resume and cover letter need a tune up? This class will cover everything you need to know about resumes and cover letters, from current formatting trends to getting them to your potential employer.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, January 13, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Second Wednesday Meditation Group

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or just a beginner, join us for a meditation practice session on the second Wednesday of the month.

Lunch and Learn: Finding Reliable Health Information Online

Thursday, January 15, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Overwhelmed by the amount of health information on the internet? Not sure which sites are trustworthy?

Let's Speak English

Friday, January 16, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Saturday Silver Screen Film Club: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Saturday, January 17, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: In celebration of Muhammad Ali’s birth, this powerful documentary connects Muhammad Ali's life story to America's struggles with race, religion, and war in the twentieth century.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Smithfield Critics Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  
12:00 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Lunch and Learn: Getting Ready to File Your Taxes

Thursday, January 22, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Get a head start for the upcoming tax season!

Let's Speak English

Friday, January 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Carnegie Library Books and Buttons at the Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl: We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

Friday, January 23, 2015 | Other Dates  
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Directions to this location: Cultural District

Summary: Make a button! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity. Want books? We have them, cheap!

STEM Imagination Builders: Block Party

Saturday, January 24, 2015  
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Imagine, design, construct! We'll have Lego blocks, Duplo blocks, and soft blocks. You can build to your heart’s content! This is a family program for children ages 6 months to grade 5. No registration required.

Cooking @ the Library: Hearty Soups and Stews

Saturday, January 24, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Nothing beats the winter chill like a steaming bowl of soup or a hearty stew. As healthy alternatives, hearty stews and soups are great for entertaining or busy lunches.

Skills for Success: Gmail and Google Drive Basics: Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center

Monday, January 26, 2015  
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Gmail is a powerful email service. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more!

Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Lunch and Learn: Getting Started in Genealogy Research

Thursday, January 29, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Come learn about free library resources that can aid you in your own genealogical research.

Let's Speak English

Friday, January 30, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Pre-Black History Month 2015 Opening Event

Saturday, January 31, 2015  
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: February is a fantastic time to recognize and celebrate the lives and contributions of African Americans.

Skills for Success: Online Job Searching: Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center

Monday, February 2, 2015  
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This class will help you set up a plan for your online job search, introduce you to major job search websites and provide you with insight into the online application process.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, February 3, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Black History Month: Resources for Black Business Success

Thursday, February 5, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Are you an African American interested in starting or growing your business?

Let's Speak English

Friday, February 6, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Black History Month: "Fruitvale Station" Screening and Community Discussion

Saturday, February 7, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Experience the events of Oscar Grant III's last day in this moving film that explores the unfulfilled promise and dreams of the 22 year old's too-short life. A community discussion follows.

Skills for Success: Interviewing Basics: Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center

Monday, February 9, 2015  
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This class will introduce you to the basics of interviewing, including preparation, answering common questions, body language and dressing for success.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, February 10, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Second Wednesday Meditation Group

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | Other Dates  
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or just a beginner, join us for a meditation practice session on the second Wednesday of the month.

What’s New in Federal Tax Credits

Thursday, February 12, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Ready to file, but confused about the many tax credits for personal taxation?

Let's Speak English

Friday, February 13, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Getting Connected: Job Searching Online (Registration Required)

Saturday, February 14, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This class will help you set up a plan for your online job search, introduce you to major job searching websites and provide you with insight into the online application process.

Skills for Success: Learn LinkedIn: Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center

Monday, February 16, 2015  
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This small class will introduce you to the basic functions of the career networking service LinkedIn.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, February 17, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


How to E-File Your Federal Return

Thursday, February 19, 2015  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: This tax season, you don’t have to be tech savvy in order to file your taxes electronically.

Let's Speak English

Friday, February 20, 2015 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business


Black History Month: Healthy Heart Fitness, Food & Wellness

Saturday, February 21, 2015  
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Learn about the risk factors for heart disease and get tips on food and fitness to improve your overall health and wellness.

Skills for Success: Microsoft Office Quick Start: Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center

Monday, February 23, 2015  
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Directions to this location: Downtown & Business

Summary: Do you want a quick introduction to the major Microsoft Office software used in today's job market? This demonstration style class will introduce you to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Reel Story

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  
12:15 PM
Directions to this location: Downtown & Business