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2014

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Opens Expanded Facility in Hazelwood Center
An expanded Library and new community center is enhancing educational services in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood. Located just a block away from its previous site, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood's new facility adds 3,500 square feet, doubling the space for resources and programming. In addition to the Library, the Hazelwood Center at 5000 Second Avenue offers space for the Early Learning Hub of Hazelwood and the Greater Hazelwood Family Center - two educational partners whose focus is on early childhood.

Calling All Readers: Summer Reading Officially Begins June 8th!
Children, teens and adults can have fun while learning this summer, through the popular Summer Reading Programs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The Library's 2014 Summer Reading season begins June 8 with the 14th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza and continues through August 9.

CLP - Beechview to Undergo Extensive Building Renovation
Residents in Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood will soon see a dramatic difference in their neighborhood library. In order to serve the growing information needs of the community, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will begin renovations on its Beechview location.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board Meets
At its Annual Meeting on May 12, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees elected new trustees and officers, approved audited financial statements and passed resolutions related to three neighborhood locations.

Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main - Summer Season Announced
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh announce a new season of Writers LIVE @CLP-Main, a series of free book talks and readings by authors with a literacy or personal connection to Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - West End to Reopen After Much Anticipated Renovation
Residents of Pittsburgh's West End neighborhood will see and feel a sweeping change in their library when it reopens this week. For the first time in its 115-year history Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - West End has air conditioning.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Recognizes the Honorable Frank J. Lucchino
Children ranging from newborns to age eight will benefit from a new fund, established by long-time Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh board member, the Honorable Frank J. Lucchino. A celebration recognizing Judge Lucchino's 20 years as a Life Trustee of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and his transformative leadership on behalf of library services in Allegheny County was held on May 2. The event raised $263,160 for the Frank J. Lucchino KIDS (Kids' Initiative for Dynamic Success) Fund at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Integration
After an extensive national search process, Mary Frances Cooper, President & Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, announced the appointment of Toby Greenwalt as the Library's new Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Integration. In this newly formed position, Greenwalt will coordinate system-wide digital and technology initiatives and direct the work of the Information Technology Department. He also will work closely with leaders of the organization to further the Library’s organizational transformation and ensure that Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is recognized as a trusted and relevant resource for the community in an increasingly digital world.

2014 Best Books for Babies List Released
Every parent knows two things when it comes to early education for their babies: that one can never begin too early in life to guide babies on their path to a well-rounded education, and that books can be a phenomenal means of doing so. Created by a panel of local librarians and child development experts, the Best Books for Babies list is a nationally recognized guide for parents, teachers and caregivers to select quality materials to share with babies age birth to 18 months.

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)

2013

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

2014

Gaming engages Pittsburgh students in cool and fun ways to learn
NEXT Pittsburgh
08/26/14

Carrick Library has programs for kids
South Pittsburgh Reporter
08/25/14

Gaming at CLP Engages Teens
Pittsburgh Magazine
08/24/14

Sorry chapter: Library thieves deserve to be booked
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
08/22/14

The Food Column
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
08/21/14

Short List: August 20 - 27
Pittsburgh City Paper
08/20/14

Kids+Creativity poised for more powerful impact here, internationally
Kidsburgh
08/14/14

Horror Realm brings mix of eerie fun to South Hills
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
08/14/14

Let's Learn From The Past: Andrew Carnegie
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
08/14/14

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Learning English, the 'crucial passport
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
08/10/14

Brashear Association's Allentown Center is haven in many ways
NEXTPittsburgh
08/04/2014

Local libraries feeling pressures of continued funding cuts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
06/28/14

From 'Pantry' to 'Kitchen': Transforming the Way Teens Use the Library
90.5 WESA
06/26/14

Read to Your Baby, Say Doctors — But Which Books?
Time Magazine
06/24/14

Pediatric group promotes reading aloud to children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
06/24/2014

New library dedicated in Hazelwood
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
06/21/14

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh opens new Hazelwood branch
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
06/21/14

Summer programing at the Carrick branch library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
June 9, 2014

Peduto Hosts Roundtable On Maker Movement
90.5 WESA
June 9, 2014

Hazelwood rising with new Center, Carnegie library and David Lewis art
NEXTPittsburgh
June 9, 2014

Schools and Libraries Confront Summer Learning Loss
90.5 WESA
June 6, 2014

Short List: June 6 - 11
Pittsburgh City Paper
June 04, 2014

Kids briefs: Carnegie Library event keeps reading hot in summer
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 4, 2014

Local librarians take part in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh book campaign
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 4, 2014

Books rule at the Summer Reading Extravaganza
NextPittsburgh
June 2, 2014

Book review: New series kicks off with Halloween adventure
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 2, 2014

2Do this week, June 1-7: Cultural events around Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 1, 2014

Carnegie Library teams with Allegheny County Jail inmates for unique programs
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 31, 2014

Brian O'Neill: Region's rich in fiction, both good and bad
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 28, 2014

Pittsburgh to participate in Intel's National Day of Hacking
Pittsburgh Business Times
May 29, 2014

With warmer days, page-turner summer reading beckons
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 26, 2014

'Grasshopper Jungle' turns history on its head
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 19, 2014

Refurbished West End library unveiled
Tribune-Review (AP)
May 17, 2014

In The Lead: Knowledge / The libraries add up
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 15, 2014

Pittsburgh's commuters are walking the walk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 14, 2014

How a rabbi's daughter built a new life after leaving her family
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 14, 2014

People on the Move: Toby Greenwalt
Pittsburgh Business Times
May 13, 2014

"We Are Here" elevating third places
Post-Gazette Blogs
May 13, 2014

West End library to reopen Saturday after $1.7 million renovation
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 12, 2014

Local companies win awards
Pittsburgh Business Times
May 09, 2014

PA One Book author entertains participants in Allegheny County
Pennsylvania's Promise for Children
May 8, 2014

2014 Best Books for Babies list released by Carnegie Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
May 5, 2014

Open house at the new ALEC in Allentown
South Pittsburgh Reporter
May 5, 2014

Carnegie library fills new technology position
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 5, 2014

Civics For Grown Ups Classes Back In Pittsburgh
90.5 WESA
May, 5 2014

Nonprofit leaders uncertain about changes to Day of Giving fundraiser
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 4, 2014

Brian O'Neill: Lucchino getting his due as 'Mr. Library'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 30, 2014

Transforming Pittsburgh Into Kidsburgh!
Harvard Family Research Project
April 24, 2014

Audio books keep Sister of Charity busy as volunteer at 85
Catholic Accent
April 24, 2014

Newsmakers: Nicholas and Louis Suarez
Tribune-Review (AP)
April 23, 2014

Downtown library expands services for children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 23, 2014

Tales are full of word-play
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 22, 2014

Book sale at Carrick Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
April 21, 2014

Savvy Stitchers at CLP-Knoxville
South Pittsburgh Reporter
April 21, 2014

Kids programs continue at CLP-Carrick
South Pittsburgh Reporter
April 21, 2014

Older entrepreneurs finding new opportunities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 16, 2014

The Labs on Location
Library as Incubator Project
April 17, 2014

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
03/23/14

Yinzerpedia: Park'n Eat, Mount Washington and virtual library cards
Post-Gazette Blogs
03/21/14

Library offering free financial, homebuyer workshops
The Northside Chronicle
03/20/14

Notes on Location
Pittsburgh City Paper
03/19/14

Dateline Pittsburgh: 03/14/14
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/16/14

Book Review: The Handy Science Answer Book – Author The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Horror News.net
03/15/14

Grow Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library's annual Seed Swap
Pop City
03/15/2014

Kinds briefs: 'Dork Diaries' helpful for young and old
Tribune-Review (AP)
03/12/14

Short List: March 12 - 19
Pittsburgh City Paper
03/12/14

Author extols the virtues of dorkiness Author extols virtues of dorkiness
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/14

Books pay tribute to little known activists
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/12/14

Kids' programs continue at the Carrick Library
South Pittsburgh Reporter
03/10/14

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to hold annual public meeting March 26
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03/10/14

Carnegie library board adds three members
Tribune-Review (AP)
03/06/14

Women, Bicycles, and the Power of Publishing
Bicycling Magazine - Blogs
03/06/14

Food Column: Books + drinks = The Buzz
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/06/14

Mount Washington Developer Aims to Preserve a Slice of Civil War History
WESA
03/05/14

Librarian Guest DJ Set
WYEP
03/14

5 Reasons to Get a Carnegie Library Card
Her Campus
03/03/14



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