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Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities

Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have requested that the University temporarily close Pitt’s libraries.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have repeatedly asked both the library and University administration in recent days to temporarily shutter the system in the wake of the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, citing health concerns.

Editorial: Pittsburgh, end public library fines

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 2, 2019

Research has already shown that fine-free libraries are extremely beneficial — CLP should work toward making libraries fine-free as soon as possible.

Pitt professor hosts book launch in Oakland

Kathleen George, a tenured Theatre Arts professor at Pitt, spoke at Carnegie Library for the launch of her latest historical fiction novel, “The Blues Walked In.” (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

In front of a crowd of about 50-60 people in the South Wing Reading Room of the Main Carnegie Library, Pitt theatre arts professor Kathleen George spoke to the audience as she held a release for her new book. “The Blues Walked In,” is a fictional story based life of the real-life famous jazz si...

Carnegie library hosts drag queen story hour

Local drag queen Akasha L. Van Cartier read to 130 children and parents at Carnegie Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Akasha L Van-Cartier had a message for the 130 children and parents that attended the Carnegie Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday. “You can be anything that you want to be, at any time you want to be it, and if you want to change what you want to be halfway through being it — do that,”...

Language aloud in library: Carnegie Library offers free language lessons

Language aloud in library: Carnegie Library offers free language lessons

By Rio Maropis / Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Every first and third Tuesday of the month, Oakland’s Carnegie Library encourages its visitors to get chatty. That’s when the Japanese Conversation Club meets, in the library’s large print room. Nearly 20 participants sit at three separate tables. It’s obvious that attendees are familiar wit...

Home Movie Day set to preserve and share private memories

Home Movie Day set to preserve and share private memories

By Giulia Schaub / For The Pitt News

November 19, 2014

There’s no denying the charm and timelessness of a good old-fashioned home movie shot on Super 8 film, especially now that most of us shoot Vine and Instagram home videos every day.To honor the vintage format, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is holding the 11th annual Home Movie Day (HMD), an i...

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