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We are excited to announce the Pennsylvania Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are now easing certification barriers for Pennsylvanians with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Both Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-LBPH and...

Beta Builders brings coding to schools and will be at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, starting in Homewood, this fall. ...

Pokemon

  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...

The Sharpsburg Community Library has been recognised by the Pittsburgh branch of the American Institute of Architects.  Read more. ...

Read about the Verona satelite of the Oakmont Carnegie Library. ...

This StandardSpeaker.com article  states that “Philadelphia, along with Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown, were among the least-connected cities in the nation with 100,000 or more residents.” This article discusses some of the issues, such as a limitation  on municipal...

The Oakmont Carnegie Library is hosting local Pittsburgh authors on February 21, 2015. It’s a large list! ...

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See what Friends are doing in the Pittsburgh area. Want to learn how to get Friends?  Visit the Education section on the  PCBL site where you’ll find offers of advice, speakers and more! ...

UpNEXT: the IMLS Blog discusses the maker movement in Pittsburgh and the makingandlearning.org site. ...