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2012 News Releases

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets. Approves 2013 Budget
December 19, 2012: The $28,743,000 operating budget reflects ongoing efforts to provide more diverse and sustainable funding streams.

New Grants Help Museums and Libraries Connect Youth with Friends, Learning, and Mentors to Link their Passions to Future Success
Washington, D.C. November 8, 2012: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced the second round of winners of a national competition to design 21st century Learning Labs in museums and libraries around the country. The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh was one of the 12 winners.

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Event Cancellation - November 5 (Ellen Goodman)
November 5, 2012: Ellen Goodman has cancelled tonight's lecture due to the grave illness of her sister.

Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?
October 31, 2012: Attendees (21 and older) at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s After Hours @ the Library will be challenged to think like a librarian during an intimate happy hour featuring live music, good drinks and mildly-educational activities on Friday, November 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at CLP – Downtown and Business (612 Smithfield Street).

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Adopts Resolutions During Fall Meeting
October 18, 2012: The Board unanimously ratified the Library’s five-year Strategic Plan and praised community stakeholders, residents, staff and library users for their input in the planning process.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes New Deputy Director
October 11, 2012: After an extensive national search process, Mary Frances Cooper, President & Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, announced the appointment of Susan Banks as the Library’s new Deputy Director.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Unveils New Digital Media Space for Teens
September 17, 2012: The Labs @ CLP will Host Launch Party on Wednesday, September 19 for Teens to “Geek Out” at the Library

CLP – Lawrenceville to Receive Much Anticipated Air Conditioning System
September 12, 2012: CLP-Lawrenceville will close temporarily on Monday, October 8 for a building spruce-up that will also entail a new slate roof, refurbishment of the existing wood windows and replacement of an antiquated 1960s heating system.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – The Next Five Years
September 5, 2012: Residents are invited to preview key elements and actions of the Library’s Strategic Plan during an interactive workshop on Saturday, September 15 from 10 am – noon at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty.

Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library to Hold Seed Library Zine Writing Workshop Series
August 31, 2012: Throughout September, Pittsburgh residents are invited to participate in a series of writing workshops aimed at creating a seed library zine publication that will highlight seed and gardening stories.

CLP – South Side Becomes First Pittsburgh Area Library to Utilize Geothermal Technology
August 29, 2012: To celebrate the reopening of CLP-South Side, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is hosting a two-day celebration: a ticketed preview reception on Thursday, September 6 to benefit the Library and a free community day on Saturday, September 8.

Statement: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
RE: CLP – Homewood

August 6, 2012: For the past three weeks, customers and staff at CLP-Homewood have been inconvenienced by ongoing power surges that cause the motors for both the air-conditioning and elevator to burn out.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Adopts Resolutions During Summer Meeting
July 25, 2012: To strengthen Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s ability to serve the community, the Library’s Board of Trustees passed four resolutions during its summer meeting.

Writers LIVE Presents Nora Zelevansky with Semi-Charmed Life
July 10, 2012: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of writer Nora Zelevansky on Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland.

Greensburg Writer Michael Sims with The Story of Charlotte’s Web
June 11, 2012: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of notable nonfiction writer Michael Sims on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland.

Dream Big This Summer @ Your Library!
June 5, 2012: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh kicks off Summer Reading with its 12th Annual Extravaganza on Sunday, June 10 from 1-5 pm when nearly 4,000 children, teens and adults are expected to help the Library kick off the official start of summer reading.

“KidsPlay at Market Square” Provides a Fun and Unique Learning Experience
May 31, 2012: "The Library is delighted to partner with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to create opportunities for children to continue learning in a fun, enriching environment."

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets
May 16, 2012: At its Annual Meeting on May 14, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees elected new trustees and officers and approved audited financial statements.

Author Ron Tanner, A Memoir of Love and Historic Restoration: From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of writer Ron Tanner on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland, as part of the free Writers LIVE @ CLP - Main series.

Mobile Library Rolls into Downtown’s Market Square
May 11, 2012: Downtown workers, residents and visitors can satisfy their literary appetites in the midst of the City’s lunchtime bustle when Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s mobile Reading Room returns to Market Square. The Reading Room @ Market Square begins Tuesday, May 15 and runs each Tuesday through October 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Holds Neighborhood Workshops to Help Set its Strategic Direction
May 9, 2012: Community members who missed Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's recent strategic planning workshop can meet with Library board members and staff in any of six neighborhood workshops or provide input via an online survey.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – The Next Five Years - Part 2
April 30, 2012: Library holds second in a series of community workshops to help frame its path for the future on Monday, May 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland).

Behind the Construction Walls of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh — South Side
April 27, 2012: With just a few months remaining until the library reopens to the public, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side will host a preview for community members and media to tour the building and view the renovation progress.

Calling All Teens. Express Yourself and Become a Published Author!
April 20, 2012: Creative teens with a passion for writing can express themselves through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 2012 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest.

Three Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Locations Awarded Prestigious LEED® Silver Green Building Certification
April 19, 2012: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is doing its part to make the world a little greener.

Local Novelists Stewart O’Nan and Jane McCafferty Present New Releases: The Odds and First You Try Everything, Two Takes on Marriage
April 10. 2012: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of fiction writers Stewart O’Nan and Jane McCafferty at Writers LIVE on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland.

Digital collection provides world-wide access to region’s rich iron and steel heritage
April 9, 2012: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Launches Digital Collection with media demonstration on Thursday, April 12 at 9 am and Community Day activities on Saturday, April 14 from 11 am – 3 pm.

Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library to Launch in May at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Lawrenceville
April 2, 2012: The Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library, a partnership between Chatham Food Studies graduate student Amanda West and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, aims to provide a public seed bank, gardening and seed saving classes, and a place to hear and share some of Pittsburgh’s vibrant gardening history.

Happy Hunger Games!
March 15, 2012: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates the Release of the New Hunger Games Movie with a “Night in Panem” at 8:30 pm on March 22.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hosts Annual Meeting with the Public
March 12, 2012: As part of Carnegie Library of Pitsburgh's Community Engagement strategy, the board members and staff will host a meeting with the general public.

Emerging Novelist Stephen Dau visits Pittsburgh with his new release The Book of Jonas, a story of war, memory, guilt and atonement.
March 2, 2012: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of fiction writer Stephen Dau on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets
February 29, 2011: – During its winter quarterly meeting on February 27, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees approved the process for the five-year plan, discussed building renovation projects, set the agenda for the Library’s public meeting, received board committee reports and was updated on progress made during President and Director Mary Frances Cooper’s first 57 days in office.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – The Next Five Years
February 20, 2012: Community members are encouraged to contribute ideas about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s future direction during a weekend workshop to help the Library develop its next five-year plan.

Acclaimed Author Walter Dean Myers, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appearing at Hill House, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:30 p.m. with Illustrator & Son, Christopher Myers, and their new book, WE ARE AMERICA
February 7, 2012: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce a Black, White & Read All Over season finale collaboration with the Hill House Association.

Pittsburgh Spoke, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Listened
February 1, 2012: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh customers will now have greater access to programs, computers, materials and facilities. Beginning Monday, February 20, most Pittsburgh library locations will have expanded hours, opening more evenings, after school and weekends for customer use. In total, library customers will gain an additional 119 hours per week, with all neighborhood libraries open for service Mondays and Fridays. Hours at CLP – Main in Oakland, CLP – Downtown & Business and the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped will remain unchanged.

Love is in the Air … or Not at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Mildly Romantic, Slightly Educational Happy Hour
January 24, 2012: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main, located at 4400 Forbes Avenue, will reopen after hours for the Happy Hour crowd from 6:30 - 9 pm for After Hours @ the Library, a 21 or older event for the romantic, lovesick, happily single, happily coupled, haters and everyone in between. The event benefits the continued operations of the Library.

Family author series "Black, White & Read All Over" opens in 2012
January 5, 2012: Black, White & Read All Over begins the year with Big Nate cartoonist Lincoln Peirce in January, and acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in February.