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 – We’re kicking off our travel talk series.
Monday, April 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Camp with Confidence. This month we kick off our travel talk series! What do you need for a successful camping trip? We will walk you through everything you’ll need for the best camping experience possible.  Open to adults and older teens.  Questions, please call Mary Menk 412-276-3456

Morning Movie Classics

Friday, April 5 || 10:30 – AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Gallery

This month will feature another oldie but a goodie, starring the King of Hollywood Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and directed by Frank Capra. This Oscar winning motion picture from 1934 is the story of a runaway heiress on the lam from her father, and the reporter on her trail.  As they travel northward and engage in a series of misadventures, the gruff newspaperman and the spoiled young lady begin to fall for each other.  105 minutes.  No registration required.  Open to all ages.

Help with your Tech

Saturdays, March 23 & April 6|| 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Gallery

Struggling with your new smart phone, tablet, or laptop? Bring it in and we’ll show you how to use it! If you can’t make it during this time, you can call us to schedule an appointment at your convenience. registration recommended. Questions? call 412-276-3456.

Get started with textiles

Date: Wednesday April 3 || Time: 3:30 PM  –  4:30 PM
Location: Studio

We will switch off to weaving this month.  Begin by building your own small loom.  Yarn and other materials will be provided. Registration recomended.  Open to adults and teens.
Contact: Mary Menk    412-276-3456

Prime Time Books

Monday, March 18 || 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Prime Time Books this month will discuss the popular young adult book Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It’s the first in a series retelling a classic fairy tale. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness.

Join our evening book discussion group at any time.  Open to older teens and adults.  Copies of the book will be available at the reference desk.  Stop by and pick up your copy.

Library 101

Monday, March 25 || 6:30 – 8:00 PM and…

Library 101
Library 101- We are now offering this program every other month.  We will again focus on teaching you things you didn’t know you could do using your library card from getting the most out of the catalog to demonstrating databases.  We will also offer a second session starting this month in the afternoon covering the same information.  Open to teens and adults.  Registration is not required but recommended. Questions?  call 412-276-3456

Thursday, March 28 || 4:00 – 5:00PM

Join us for another Library 101 class.  If you missed the first 2 or would like to continue learning about databases, electronic resources and our catalog, we invite you to join us in the afternoon for this opportunity to learn how to get more with your library card.

Simple Cooking
Wednesday, April 17 || 4:00 – 5:00 PM

The start of a new monthly cooking demonstration! We’ll help get you started or learn some new cuisines. We hope to inspire you with new dishes from all over the world. First up is a delicious vegetable soup! Registration is required.

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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