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Freegal is here!

The library just got access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists (Beyonce, anyone). The service is called Freegal, and the collection has music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. Best part? You don't have to download any particular software (but their app is available for both Android and iPhones), and the music fi...


Computer and Tablet Assistance

Library staff will help you apply for a job, create a resume, set up your new tablet, download e-books, and much more! Call the library to schedule an appointment: 412-462-2222



Staying Warm

The library is open again today, and is nice and toasty. Come on in grab a book or a spot at a computer, and spend awhile warming up. FEMA has put out some suggestions to stay safe and warm before, during, and after winter storms and extreme cold. Remember to watch for signs of hypothermia such as uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness...


Join Our Team

The Athletic Club at the Carnegie of Homestead, your community’s oldest private member athletic club, is looking for positive, energetic people to join our staff. Whether you have been involved in the fitness industry for years or are interested in learning the ropes, The Athletic Club at the Carnegie is the place to be! We offer flexible work hours, competitive wages in a community-based...


On this day… JavaScript was created (by a Pittsburgher!)

Logging on to the web this morning, I have to say that I'm thankful for Pittsburgh. It's had a big impact on the web and other technologies. Notably, the creator of the programming language Javascript is a native Pittsburgher Brandon Eich. Not sure what Javascript is? Don't worry, I wasn't entirely sure either. But what I dug up makes me even more thankful. One of the most common uses of Javasc...


On this day… Football had it’s first All-Star game

Football is a Thanksgiving tradition in my family. Along with the turkey and cranberry sauce and squash, there's the Lions and the Cowboys, every year. But Pittsburgh is a city for football - everybody knows that. The Steelers have a great legacy (not to mention the best fans in the NFL). But Homestead has it's own football history. In 1900 and 1901, the best football team in Pennsylvania (and ...


Leaving the Couch for Colin, Brad, and the Carnegie

I don't get out much. It's true, really. I'm a major homebody. I love the comfort of my living room, my big cushiony couches (yes, plural!), a cup of tea, my husband Ross next to me, a good TV show on in front of us, or a book in each of our hands. That's heaven to me. So when I was invited to the Carnegie of Homestead to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood in their two-man, fully improvised, ...


Teen Tech Time

Ever want to learn how to use Photoshop to make your own gifs? How about producing a short film? Becoming a desktop publishing master? That's what the Teen Tech Zone is there for: to help youth learn crucial skills in the fields of—you guessed it—creative technologies. What are creative technologies? Broadly speaking, creative technologies are the tools and techniques used in a wide ...


A New Site for Your Library

If you're reading this, it means that a project long in the making has gotten out - the new site. We're doing our best to load it with information about your library, including programs, helpful links, and information about the collections (for instance, have you checked out all the research databases available to you yet?) Consider this your go-to place for information on the Carnegie of Homes...


Come Write In @ Homestead Library

On November 16th, 22 writers came to spin tales and create stories. Writers ranged from age 11 on up, and everyone had a great time sharing ideas, tips, and snacks, all in the name of Nanowrimo. Nanowrimo, for those who don’t know, is the shortened version of National Novel Writing Month. It’s been going on for over 10 years, and has grown immensely in the past few. The goal is to write 50k...