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2008 News Releases

Library Faces Funding Challenge
December 30, 2008: Level funding for 2009 forces service hours reduction at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main.

Pennsylvania Library Resource Becomes Fastest Growing Reference Service in Nation
December 1, 2008:'Ask Here PA' Has Answered More Than 125,000 Questions

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes New Director of Development
November 6, 2008: Dr. Barbara K. Mistick, President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, announced the appointment of Patricia Quinn Winter, CFRE as the Library’s new Director of Development and promotion of Karlyn Voss to Director, External & Government Relations.

Nationally-Acclaimed Author and Cancer Expert to Speak at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
October 28, 2008: Dr. Devra Davis, Ph.D. will share insights from her latest book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, on November 20 at CLP - Squirrel Hill.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District is Open!
October 25, 2008: Dedication of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District marks first new library in 28 years

New Voice of the Middle East
October 20, 2008: Islamic Scholar Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, To Discuss East/West Cultural Relations During Visit to Pittsburgh

Two-Day Celebration Planned in Honor of Pittsburgh’s Newest Library
October 8, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District set to open October 24-25 in grand style.

Mental Health & Wellness Lecture Series Begins at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
September 25, 2008: Area residents can learn about a variety of topics that impact their personal health through a series of free programs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute,

Gourmet Sampler Kicks Off Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side’s 100th Anniversary in the Community
September 24, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side will host its annual A Taste of the South Side: Gourmet Sampler on Friday, October 3 at 7 pm.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives Challenge Grant from R.K. Mellon Foundation
September 10, 2008: One million dollar challenge aimed to help Library reach final $55M goal.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District Prepares for New Home Saturday
September 8, 2008: September 13 marks last day of service at Dinwiddie Street location.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Makes Digital History
September 2, 2008: National grant takes "Iron and Steel" into the modern age.

Teens Do Battle at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!
August 15, 2008: Online video game tournament pits CLP against North Carolina Library

Carnegie Library Introduces Oral Histories of Pittsburgh
August 12, 2008: Series of interviews illuminate the region’s rich history.

Extreme Temperatures Force Four Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Locations to Close Temporarily
July 18, 2008: Pittsburgh's heat wave and high humidity level is forcing four Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) locations that lack air conditioning to cancel scheduled programs and close temporarily.

Teen Video Contest Gives Pittsburgh a Taste of Hollywood
July 9, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh rolls out the red carpet for young movie directors.

2008 Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Awarded to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
July 8, 2008: CLP only public library in Pennsylvania to receive prestigious grant.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Elects Board of Trustees Members
June 20, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees announces the appointment of five new members.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Honors Young Artists
June 11, 2008: Winners of Library’s Annual Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest and High School Photo Contest Announced.

Catch the Reading Bug This Summer!
May 30, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Kicks Off Summer Reading with its 8th Annual Extravaganza

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes New Deputy Director
May 27, 2008: Mary Frances Cooper brings a lifetime of experience to Library

Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia Giving You Brain Freeze? Ask a Librarian!
May 27, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has the answers you need to keep you off of thin ice

Construction Begins on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s New North Side Library
May 9, 2008: The site of an abandoned gas station on Pittsburgh’s North Side will soon become a beacon for literacy and learning.

Teen Authors' Books Brought to Life
April 9, 2008: Award-winning authors Avi, Sarah Weeks, Walker Dean Myers and Pam Muñoz Ryan to perform "Authors Readers Theatre"

A Book for Every Young Child
April 2, 2008: This April everything is Up, Down and Around at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh! The Library is partnering with Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child program to raise awareness of early literacy development in preschoolers.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Deputy Director Retires in Style
March 14, 2008: Gladys Maharam's colleagues help celebrate 40 years of library service.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Asks "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
March 3, 2008: Libraries celebrate Fred Rogers' legacy and the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

Wizard Rock Concerts Cast Spells at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
February 21, 2008: Harry Potter inspired rock bands perform at three CLP locations.

Harambee Read Aloud to feature Charles W. Chesnutt stamp unveiling
February 13, 2008: Postal Service to present latest African-American legend immortalized in Black Heritage stamp series.

The Drue Heinz Lectures Presents Sara Paretsky
February 12, 2008: Creator of V.I.Warshawshi detective novels who revolutionized the mystery genre
Carnegie Music Hall, Monday, February 18, 7:30pm

It's "Lights, Camera, Action!" For Area Teens
February 8, 2008: Aspiring Filmmakers Find Their Voice at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Free Media Arts and Literacy Class

And the Oscar Goes To... Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Customers Cast Predictions for 2008 Academy Awards
January 31, 2008: Lights! Camera! Oscars! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) invites all movie enthusiasts to predict the winners of the 2008 Academy Awards.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month
January 28, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) plans to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of special events in February.

Pucker Up and Party! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates National Kazoo Day
January 17, 2008: Small instrument makes big noise at the typically quiet library in Oakland.