Meet New Executive Director, Marlee Gallagher

Hello! I’m thrilled to start this new year in my new role as Executive Director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. Since moving to Carnegie in 2020, the Library & Music Hall has been an important place to my family and me – a cozy place to read and play on a Read More

New Executive Director takes the Helm at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

The Board of Directors at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (ACFL&MH) is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Marlee Gallagher.  Ms. Gallagher’s predecessor, Maggie Forbes, is retiring after 20 years in the position. Joan Massella, President of the Board, said, “Maggie’s are the proverbial ‘big shoes to fill.’  Read More

Carnegie Carnegie: A time to pay homage

Written by Maggie Forbes I invite all readers to join me on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. We began this tradition in 2017, when a flagpole was installed in front to the library’s entrance as part of the development of Read More

Carnegie Crafters: Fiber artists create together at library

Written by Gina Wyrick Three years ago, I, like many of you, found myself feeling restless amid the isolation of the pandemic. I was an avid puzzler, and suddenly the shelves were empty, although I had my own stash. My mother, who crocheted often when I was younger alongside my aunt, expressed that she wanted Read More

Summer: a time to explore history at Capt. Thomas Espy Post in Carnegie

History enthusiasts are a different bunch. Rain, wind and snow don’t typically deter us from exploring battlefields and historic sites, while here in Western Pennsylvania, summertime humidity can feel almost tropical. Sunburns, insects, dehydration, or a twisted ankle, can just as easily put us right back onto the couch. If the cold-weather months are a Read More

Summer Reading 2023

School is out, but SUMMER READING is here! Get ready for a fun filled summer at the library! This summer there is something to do every day at the Library! Please remember children under 12 should always be supervised by a trusted adult at the library. Special Programs at the Library to add to your Read More

Small packages, great things: Mezzanine opens at Carnegie library

Written by Maggie Forbes What and where is the Mezzanine? I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. The term “mezzanine” is most commonly used in theaters (the level between orchestra and balcony seating). However, I think the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall has a spot-on name for the newest upgrade to its historic Read More