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Craft and a Snack

Saturday, January 25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Join us as we snack and make a ’90s retro gecko beaded keychain and carabiner  in your choice of colors.  Ages 10 and up.


1st & 3rd Mondays Tech Lessons

11:00AM- 12:00PM (Noon)

Have you been wanting to read library books on your phone or tablet but not really sure how? We can help! Our tech class topic for the month of February is Intro to Libby. Sign up for one of our sessions on the 1st or 3rd Monday from 11:00-12:00. Registration is required as seats are limited. For more information call the circ desk or contact Nate 412-276-3456 ext.5   wyrickn@einetwork.net.

UPDATE: We are no longer able to offer one on one tech lessons at this time


Discover Winter Animals

Saturday Feb 1, 2020  ||  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Local wildlife survives our cold and snow winters by either moving away, sleeping in, or toughing it out.  Discover some of the amazing adaptations that allow animals to survive though the winter.  This program will be taught by a ranger from the Allegheny County Parks.  Participation is limited to 25 participants ages 5 to adult.  Please call (412) 276-3456 x2 to register.


Instant Pot 101

Saturday Feb 15, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Did you get an Instant Pot for Christmas this year?  Last year?  Is it still in the box?  Wondering what the water test is?  What is a natural release versus a quick release? Come join us to find out why these modern pressure cookers are all the rage.  Maybe you need a little boost of courage to open it up and give it a try.  They are not your grandma’s pressure cookers.  We will show how to do a water test, how to make hard boiled eggs with the 5-5-5 method and make a pot  of soup to sample.  Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.  There is no charge for this event.  Please call (412) 276-3456 x 2 to sign up.


Free Museum Passes

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Museum passes- free with your library card.  Visit one of five Southwestern PA museums for a week.  We have one pass for each location that is good for free admission up to 4 people.  The passes are available for reservations at our Circulation Desk.  Check out is for one week – Tuesday through Monday. Ask for locations and reserve your week today at the Circulation Desk. The museums are Heinz History Center, Quecreek Mine Rescue Site, David Bradford House, Old Economy Village, and Harmony Museum & Historic District.


Library Cards

Membership is free to residents of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and as a member of the Allegheny County Library Association, your ACFL&MH card can be used in any of the county’s 45 libraries. A picture ID with proof of home address is required. Persons under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature on the application along with their parent/guardian photo ID. Any of the following are acceptable forms of photo identification: Click here to apply for a library card.

  • Current PA driver’s license
    PA Non-driver’s photo ID card
    Non-PA driver’s license with proof of Allegheny County residence
    U.S. Military Card
    Current Passport
    Alien Registration Card

The Classic Catalog

The Classic Catalog (also known as Old Style) search is still available if that is your preference. Click here to access.


Wi-Fi

The library has public computers with high speed internet access. Your library card (in good standing) is required to access the public computers. In addition, wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Please note this is an unsecured network.

In addition to the free Wi-Fi in the library, we also offer to Carnegie Borough residents Hot Spots that are available for check out.  For more information you can view our policy here or ask at the Circulation Desk.


Our Collection

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In addition to all of the typical materials you would expect to find in a library we have Microfilm (Census, Carnegie Newspapers, and Allegheny County Veteran Burials).

We also have an extensive collection of Civil War reference books and circulating items, including the 1890 Civil War veteran census, and register of enlistments in the U.S. Army (1861-1865). Espy Post Curator, Diane Klinefelter, is a professional genealogist specializing in Civil War records. Diane can be reached at 412-76-3456, x9.


A Word about Book Donations

While we accept donations, we reserve the right to choose whether we add them to our collection, sell them, or recycle them. The library accepts donations with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only if appropriate and needed. If they are not needed because of duplication, condition, or outdated information, the donor gives approval to dispose of them. The Andrew Carnegie Free Library encourages and appreciates donations as long as they are clean, free of mold, musty or cigarette smoke smells, water and/or bug damage, markings, stickers and other visible defects. We do not accept encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, textbooks or VHS tapes.

By law, the library is not allowed to appraise the value of donated materials, though it can provide an acknowledgment of receipt of the items if requested by the donor.


Family Search

Family Search logoThe ACFL&MH is excited to announce that we have become an affiliate library of FamilySearch International. As an approved affiliate, patrons have access to the records of the largest genealogical organization in the world to learn more about their family history. Currently there are over 400,000 original records in digital format. Patrons may access FamilySearch services free of charge during normal library hours on any of our public computers. For more information, or to schedule an introductory tutorial please call Diane Klinefelter, 412-276-3456, x9 or e-mail klinefelterd@einetwork.net.


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Tax Forms

The IRS no longer supplies tax forms in bulk to libraries. For more information on the IRS visit www.irs.gov. 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.