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Memorial Day services in South Side/Hilltop

This year, the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Pilgrimage is once again being conducted on Monday, May 30. This long-standing community tradition begins at 8:00 a.m. at the boat launch in South Side...

 

Carnegie Library annual meeting in Oakland

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees and staff will host a meeting with the general public to discuss past year accomplishments and plans for 2022. The meeting will take place on...

 

Native South Sider will release her debut novel at South Side Library

South Side native Kathy Kasunich is releasing her eagerly anticipated novel, Always Remembering. The publication of Ms. Kasunich's fictional romance set in South Side during WWII will be marked with...

 

City accepting applications for the City Cuts free lawn-cutting program

The City of Pittsburgh's Department of Public Works (DPW) is accepting applications for the fourth year of its City Cuts lawn-cutting program. This program is free for those who do not have the financ...

 

There won't be holiday pole decorations in South Side, this year

Some people are thinking the Grinch stole Christmas along East Carson Street in South Side with the lack of holiday decorations on the poles in the neighborhood's business district. In years past, sta...

 

Sunday enforcement of parking meters in South Side postponed

The November report of the Parking Enhancement District (PED), or the enforcement of South Side Flats parking meters from 6 p.m. to midnight, kicked off the Dec. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Currently, the PED operates on Thursdays,...

 

Rockin' Around the South Side Christmas Tree

South Side Kids has teamed up with the South Side Community Council for a Holiday extravaganza at Esser Plaza, 12th and E. Carson streets, on Friday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. South Side's very own Santa...

 

Summer Reading Challenge begins at Carnegie Library

This year's summer reading challenge is simple – read five books between June 13 and August 31. For decades, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has worked to prevent the decline in reading achievement...

 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh announces high-profile speaker series to cultivate civic engagement 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has announced a new speaker series program designed to inspire, excite and challenge the community with fresh ideas and perspectives on today's most important civic...

 
 By Ed Blank    Front Page    May 25, 2021

Memorial services will be part of pilgrimage in the South Side, Hilltop

After a very disappointing 2020, in which the South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Pilgrimage was canceled because of Covid-19 concerns, the event is on the 2021 docket and will take place Memorial Day...

 

Carnegie Library director announces retirement at end of year

Mary Frances Cooper, MLS, president and director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, has announced plans to retire at the end of the calendar year. She has held this position since January 1, 2012 when she became the 11th president and director to...

 

Maureen Hogan will lead Brashear into a new future in South Pittsburgh

As The Brashear Association prepares for a strategic move to its new Brashear CARES Community Center at 320 Brownsville Road in Knoxville later this year, the 104-year-old organization is welcoming...

 

Artists celebrate CLP 125th anniversary with new library cards

In 1895, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) opened its doors as one of the first public libraries to give all people free access to art, music and literature – a pioneering concept at the time....

 

CLP - Mt. Washington reopens after $4M renovation, expansion

Residents are invited to tour the newly renovated CLP – Mt. Washington during a timed ticketed event on Saturday, Jan. 23. After a much-anticipated year-long renovation project that added 46...

 

State senators announce funding for South Pittsburgh projects

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa has announced the award of $9.3 million in grants from the state to help fund local projects in the 43rd senatorial district. “Our community needs all the help it...

 

Library branches are expanding hours

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's (CLP) phased roll out of in-person services continues with expanded hours at the branch locations. Based on library users' feedback, they will adjust hours to...

 

Apply now for Carrick Community Council Board

Carrick Community Council (CCC) is seeking neighborhood residents who are interested in rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in their community. The CCC is looking for candidates to serve on...

 

ForgingPGH aims to create a shared vision throughout Pittsburgh

The launch of a citywide comprehensive planning process, and an update on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), were the main focus of the Sept. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting was held as a Zoom video...

 

Allegheny County libraries kick-off annual "Love Your Library" campaign with boost in matching dollars

The Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh officially kicked-off its annual “Love Your Library” campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and continue through the month of September. Now in its fifth year, the county-wide...

 

City begins new comprehensive planning process

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has begun a citywide comprehensive planning process, ForgingPGH.  "ForgingPGH is the first comprehensive look at land use citywide and will guide...

 

South Pittsburgh library branches begin to open for in-person services

This week Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh re-opened the CLP- Knoxville branch location for in-person services. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, the CLP-Carrick and CLP-South Side branches will also open....

 

Mayor seeks relief for independent music, entertainment venues

Mayor William Peduto has issued a letter to U.S. congressional leadership in support of three bills that would offer relief and support to independent music and entertainment venues and theaters that...

 

Three area libraries will operate curb side pick-up locations

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is expanding its curb side pick-up locations to several South Pittsburgh branches. At the curb side pick-up locations, readers may pick up existing holds, return all...

 

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