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Did you know that reading just five books over summer vacation helps students return to school ready to learn? Register for Summer Reading today!
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June is Pride Month!
CLP's collections mirror and support the diversity of our community. Check out our LGBTQIA+ booklists to find materials and resources that reflect a variety of personal experiences and social issues. Find your next read...
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Hear Me Out’ Series: How Is Mass Incarceration Impacting My Community?
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Introducing LAMP
CLP and the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped have officially changed their name to LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians. Learn more...
125TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate With A New Library Card!
Commemorative library cards designed by four local artists are now available to new and existing library card holders! Learn more...
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Worried about summer slide? These 11 Pittsburgh programs will prevent brain drain in your kids
Kidsburgh has a roundup of 11 brainy summer fun activities to stave off the summer slide and keep young minds active and learning.
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Family roles can feel like they are set in stone. For many of us, returning to our families of origin catapults us back in time. We’re once again the responsible one or the flaky one or the trouble maker. Gender roles can also feel inflexible. There are still many expectations about how we’ll dress, behave and speak. While there have been some shifts, there is…
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Immigrants came to Pittsburgh from many different parts of the world and helped make it the vibrant, cosmopolitan city it is today. The following list is just a sample of the books available at CLP on the history of immigration to Pittsburgh.
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