Show Me How…Life Skills

Show Me How…Life Skills is a new series of informational and instructional programs that will cover all different topics, from cooking to job advice, social media and how to make the best out of your wardrobe. We will have a description for each topic to be presented each month.

This program will occur the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Registration is not required for this program. Some programs are open to teens 9th grade and up.

Show Me How…Life Skills – March…Looking for a new job

Monday, March 4, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Looking for a job can be challenging, but we’re here to help! This month will focus on all things job related. We’ll talk about how to choose references, the potential impact of social media, filling out forms once you are hired, and much more. Open to adults and older teens.  Questions, please call Mary Menk 412-276-3456

Meatless Monday Cooking

Monday, February 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
grilled cheese sandwich

Thinking about starting your own meatless Monday? Join us this month as we sample meatless dishes from a variety of cuisines. We will have some already prepared for you to taste, and we will be making a special grilled cheese!

Get started with textiles

Date: Wednesdays Feb 27,  March 6 || Time: 3:30 PM  –  4:30 PM
Location: Studio

This monthly afternoon program will focus on different ways to get into textiles.  We will explore, sewing, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, felting, dyeing, and weaving. We will kick it off by learning basics of a sewing machine, how to thread a bobbin and the machine, how to use a simple sewing machine, a few hand stiches and participants will get to make a small simple project.  Open to adults and teens.
Contact: Mary Menk    412-276-3456

DisplayCaseUse our Public Display Cases

We invite you to use our display cases that flank the front entrance of the library.  You can reserve one for you or your group to honor someone special to you, celebrate your cultural heritage, or highlight an interesting collection.

We love seeing the cases in use!  You may have noticed in the past few months that we have highlighted Halloween, The Harlem Hellfighters, World War I, World War II, toys, a personal knife collection and celebrated Love Your Library.

Carnegie will celebrate its 125th year in 2019! We ask you to share what is special about Carnegie to you and help us celebrate this momentous year with items new or old that are unique to our special town. Please call Mary Menk, the Library Director, at 412-279-3456 x12. or fill out the form found HERE to request your time to show Carnegie what is special to you!


Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM

The PALs book club brings senior adults together for lively discussions. Membership is free. Participants may pick up a copy of the current selection at the library circulation desk. The group meets once a month for a book discussion.
Click here for 2019 Book List

Adult & Teen Evening Book Group

Meets 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm

Pick up copies of the books to be discussed at the information desk.

Here’s what we are reading:

February 18     “A Man Called Ove” by Frederik Backman
March 18           “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer
April 15               “Mistress of the Art of Death” by Arianna Franklin
May 20                “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Septys

Questions or suggestions for future reads? Ask Mary @ 412-276-3456 x12

Tax Forms

The IRS no longer supplies tax forms in bulk to libraries. For more information on the IRS visit We can download and print tax forms from their website at a cost of 20 cents per page. Unfortunately, we cannot advise patrons on tax matters.

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