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Celebrate the Arts!

Keep that New Year's resolution to expand your cultural horizons! Look to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for insight into music, dance, poetry, film, arts and culture.

  • Celebrate the Arts Sundays
    The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland) celebrates local music, dance, poetry, arts and culture, as well as foreign film, on Sunday afternoons on the First Floor, from 2-3 pm. FREE!

Listen to Music Online!

North American Indian Music Indigenous Music of the Americas
Celebrate the arts by celebrating Native American music with this latest list of resources from our Music Department. Come into the Main Library's Music Department for books, CDs, scores and videos that will teach you about all kinds of music and how to make it.
Girl with a Pearl Earring Art Fiction
Fiction inspired by famous artists or their paintings.
The Art & Craft of Ceramics Ceramics and Paper Arts
Do you like to work with your hands? Look here for suggestions on throwing pots and cutting paper.
Paint Drawing and Painting
Get out your paintbrushes and pencils and let your creative juices flow onto the canvas. The library has many books on art technique.
My Family Plays Music Kids Celebrate the Arts!
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Martial Arts
Well, nobody said what type of art we had to celebrate! Watch these feature films to perfect your kung fu style. Or if you want something milder, check out Tai Chi.
The Digital Photographer's Notebook Photography
Did you get a new digital camera over the holidays? Learn how to use it with these books!

Listen to Music Online

Remote Access (CLP card)
African American Song is now a part of American Song! To listen to historical recordings of African American music, visit American Song or Music Online Plus.
Remote Access (CLP card)
This site contains over 12,000 tracks (with more added regularly) that illustrate our country’s history through music. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children and many others are included. Of particular interest is the index by historical event.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Listen to classical music online
Remote Access (CLP card)
A new addition, this site aims to be one that “delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent.” Currently this constantly growing site features over 8,000 tracks of music from around the world.
DRAM Online
Digital Recordings of American Music
NO Remote Access
CLP-Main ONLY. A scholarly resource of recordings, including liner notes and essays, from New World Records, Composers Recordings (CRI) and other labels such as Albany, Frog Peak, Mode, and XI.
Only available within the Main Library of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
This site provides access to millions of songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Download five free music tracks (MP3 format) from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Log in with your library barcode number and PIN.
Remote Access (CLP card)
With over 130,000 tracks and featuring labels such as Fantasy and Prestige, Jazz Music Library is one of the largest collections of streaming jazz online.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Explore all of our Alexander Street Press music databases via the Music Online Plus interface. This portal lets you search and use materials from American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound without having to jump from database to database.
Remote access (CLP Card)
Listen to classical, jazz and world music online.
You must use the log out button when exiting this database, or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.
Remote access (CLP Card)
Listen to streaming audio of jazz music.
You must use the log out button when exiting this database, or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Listen to world, folk and traditional music online.

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