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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 1:00 P.M.

Libraries are civic organizations.  As we developed Library Park, a flagpole opposite the Library entrance was an essential part of the design.  Since November 2017, a Veterans Day ceremony has become a tradition at the Library & Music Hall.

This ceremony feels more necessary this year more than ever before.  Due to COVID, there will be no Veterans Day parade.  Set politics aside to honor those who sacrificed so much for the democracy we are privileged to live under.  Please join us at 1:00 on November 7 outside the Library entrance, as we celebrate the military men and women who have served our country so well.

Senator Pam Iovino, who represents Pennsylvania’s 37th Senatorial District, will serve as the M.C. for this year’s ceremony.  I am thrilled!  There have myriad distractions, but 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in our country.  Sen. Iovino’s participation is part of the ACFL&MH marking a milestone that resonates deeply with me on both professional and personal levels

Senator Iovino served in the Navy for 23 years, rising to the rank of Captain.  She retired from the Navy to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  In that capacity, she acted as the Department’s lead advocate on Capitol Hill for the nation’s 25 million veterans and their families.

The Carnegie Carnegie relies on Joe Iacono, past President of Carnegie’s Post 82 of the American Legion to organize its Veterans Day program.  Joe and his fellow veterans bring appropriate military protocols, lending great dignity to a short, but very meaningful ceremony. Members of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves will fire a rifle salute. The Rev. George Snyder will offer an invocation for the ceremony, and Fr. Bob Popichak will offer the closing benediction.

All are welcome.  Please wear your masks and join us to honor the service and sacrifice of our military. The ceremony will take place rain or shine.


VOTING INFORMATION

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TEEN RESOURCES

American Education Services
-Explore careers
-Search for schools
-Learn about student aid
-Find grants or scholarships

College Board 
-Grants and scholarship information

Fastweb.com (recommended by Pitt)
-personalized scholarship searching

College Scholarships
-large database of scholarships and grants to search
-information about paying for school


SENIOR RESOURCES

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

UPMC resolve Crisis Service A crisis can be anything from feeling lonely and needing to talk, to feeling overwhelmed with life. Stress and problems — both large and small — fill each of our lives and we all have moments of crisis. No matter how big or small these problems seem, it helps to talk with someone.

Mental Health Emergency Services 412-350-4457

Emergency help
If you are having a physical health emergency call 911

If you are in need of emergency services related to a mental health crisis, emotional distress or use/abuse of drugs or alcohol, and need to speak to someone immediately call resolve Crisis Network  1-888-796-8226 (1-888-7-YOU-CAN)

Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) assists Allegheny County residents, 60 years of age and older, to live safe, healthy and, when possible, independent lives. AAA is the front door to find services for yourself, a spouse, a relative or a friend. Carefully review the page to find information about all the ways we are ready to help and how to contact us to get started.

Life Span Resources and Services for Seniors
We are a non-profit agency providing critical support services for residents of Allegheny County 60 and over.  Programs and services include:  Care Management, Family Caregiver Support, Home Delivered Meals and Senior Community Resource Centers.  The Administrative/Care Management Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (unless a scheduled holiday).  If you should need assistance during non-operational hours, please call the Allegheny County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging at 412-350-4234 for assistance. 

Allegheny County Senior Line
Whether you wish to receive services or you are just looking for information that can benefit older adults, the SeniorLine information and assistance call center may be a great place to start. SeniorLine staff members are highly-skilled care managers who will answer your questions, or help you begin the process of receiving services.

Virtual Senior Academy
The Virtual Senior Academy is a free program that connects adults age 50 or older in the Pittsburgh region through interactive courses online that are offered throughout the day. If you’re looking to expand your horizons and make new friends, the Virtual Senior Academy is for you!

We offer live learning experiences using video chat software that cover topics like health and wellness, arts and music, book clubs, history, current events, and much more. Class facilitators are community members like you who want to share their passion and knowledge with other Pittsburghers.