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Annual Fair

It's time for the Annual Fair at the Carnegie of Homestead! Meet us on the new back patio on Saturday August 16 from Noon to 3pm for a day of entertainment, fun, and food. There will be live music featuring Martin the Troubadour. Kids will have a chance to get up close and personal with our Touch-a-Truck area featuring fire trucks, bulldozers and big-rig tow trucks.  There will also be face...


Pittsburgh Day of Giving

Tuesday, May 6 is the Pittsburgh Day of Giving, meaning that your donation to the library can go even further to help support our vision of contributing to a strong, vibrant region by boosting community development and fostering self-enrichment. Donations made through the PittsburghGives site during the Day of Giving will be partially matched by the Pittsburgh Foundation, meaning that your gift...


A Most Fascinating Library! says CNN

Have you seen the news about the Carnegie Library of Homestead on CNN? We've been listed as one of the Top 27 Most Fascinating Libraries in the World! It's National Library Week, and CNN ran the article, listing us among libraries such as Oxford University's Bodleian Library, the New York Public Library, and even the Library of Congress. To check out the full list check out this feature from CN...


Teen Tech Zone – Relaunched

Teen Tech Zone is returning on Saturday, April 12th at the library! The focus for the first week will be issuing digital badges for skills that students already know. In future weeks, we'll start building on those with self-guided learning in music creation and editing, video editing, Photoshop, web design, and more! Want to know more? Ask your librarian for more information.



Photo under Creative Commons License by Matthijs Quaijtaal, bit.ly/1j8yrRi

Spring Things

Although Punxatawney Phil let us down a few weeks ago by predicting 6 more weeks of winter, the calendar has finally declared that spring has sprung. (For the non-believers, the current 10 day forecast doesn't have a single day with a high below freezing for the Pittsburgh area.) After this year's ice and cold, I'm beginning to feel like this conversation with Olaf the snowman in Disney's Frozen: ...


One Book, One Community 2014

Have you ever read a really good book and wanted to share it with everyone you know? Thought about joining a book club, but thought you didn't have time? Want to be part of a county-wide conversation? Join us with this year's One Book, One Community program! One Book, One Community is like a community-wide book club. This year's book is TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. Read the book, then watch f...


Dr. Seuss’ 100th birthday is March 2nd!

What  a hullabaloo! It's a big day! Celebrate a birthday the Seuss-iest way! The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, All the Whos down in Whoville will celebrate too! The date is March 2nd, the birthday of Seuss, So read a Seuss book! (Maybe Thidwick the Moose?)



Have you seen what’s happening at your library?

Robots, storytime, volcanoes... kids and teens are doing all sorts of projects at the library. If you haven't seen what's happening lately, you should check out the gallery for youth programming here. Then come explore something yourself!



How do you say…Mango?

Around this time of year, lists of ways to say "I love you" start to circle the Internet:  Të Dua (Albanian), Ek het jou lief (Afrikaans), Je t'aime (French), Ich liebe dich (German)... and so on. If you're like me, you stare at most of these with a bit of awe and a lot more confusion. What are those accents in Albanian? Where did the apostrophe come from in French? Why are there so many ways to...


Be Part of the Conversation About Your Library

The Carnegie Library of Homestead wants you to be part of a conversation focusing on what our library and community can achieve together. As we look toward a vision of the library's future, we are asking for feedback from community members on how to make sure that the library remains a strong, sustainable asset to the Steel Valley community. To be part of Library Service in the 21st Century: A ...