2014: 75th Year of Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium Historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

By Glenn A. Walsh

Internet, World Wide Web Site: http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc *** Electronic Mail: gawalsh@andrewcarnegie.cc



Portrait of Andrew Carnegie hanging over
fireplace in Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, Pa.

Andrew Carnegie Photograph Album

Biographical Information

History of Carnegie Libraries

Photograph Album *** General History

Libraries in --

Metro Pittsburgh: City * Suburbs ** Philadelphia

Cleveland: Link 1 * Link 2 ** New York City * Brooklyn ** Santa Cruz CA ** Toronto

Alabama ** California ** Florida ** Illinois: Link 1 * Link 2 * Link 3 * Link 4

Indiana: Link 1 * Link 2 ** Iowa: Link 1 * Link 2 * Link 3 * Link 4 * Link 5

Kansas ** Michigan ** Nebraska ** New England ** North & South Dakota ** Ohio

Oklahoma ** Oregon: Link 1 * Link 2 ** Pennsylvania * Western Pennsylvania

South Carolina ** Texas: Link 1 * Link 2 ** Wisconsin: Link 1 * Link 2

Canada - Ontario: Link 1 * Link 2 * Toronto

United Kingdom - Great Britain ** Scotland

Other Carnegie Libraries: Link 1 * Link 2 *** Academic/School Libraries *** National Park Service Lesson Plan

Other Carnegie Library History Links

Web Sites of postcards of Carnegie, and other, historic libraries --

"Library Postcards: Civic Pride in a Lost America"

"Library Postcard Collection of Johnson Roberts Associates, Inc. Architects"

Post Card Library

Model of Ancient Library at Alexandria, Egypt as displayed in Carl Sagan's
"Cosmos" media series, including PBS television series and book, as well as
planetarium show and temporary museum exhibit (both shown at
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science).

Other Carnegie Philanthropies

Photograph Album

Quick-Reference Pages (Valuable Library References)

NEWS: Andrew Carnegie
& Carnegie Libraries

Current Carnegie-
Related Issues

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News
Archives

Carnegie
Anniversaries

SpaceWatchtower Blog

NEWS: Planetarium,
Astronomy, Space

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -
Astronomy and Other Sciences

Eclipse of the Sun / Solar Eclipse:
Tips For Safe Viewing

Astronomical Calendar:

Current
Month

Current
Year

Archives

Quick-Reference Page - Science Including

Health &
Medical Info

Current Weather
Info & Maps

Precise Time
& Calendars

See an Unexplained Object in the Sky? Have a Question About Astronomy or Other Sciences?
Ask an Expert from Friends of the Zeiss!


News and Events Regarding Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

Public Notice - 2004 Oct. 26: New Grass-roots Organization
for Preservation of Historic Carnegie Libraries

From the 2006 National Preservation Conference:

Preservation of Carnegie Libraries as Libraries

* 2006 Nov. 3 - 2006 National Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh.
Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with
local sponsorship (2006) by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Session - Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions - Presentations:
* "The Architecture of Literacy, Carnegie Libraries in the U.S." by Mary B. Dierickx, President, Mary B. Dierickx Architectural Preservation Consultants
* "How to Save Carnegie Libraries as Libraries" By Joe Rizzo, AIA, ALA, Principal, Hillier Architecture
* "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !" By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss

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Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Library Anniversaries & Centennials --

A.D. 2011

* 2011 - Carnegie Corporation of New York
"to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,"

A.D. 2008

* 2008 Sept. 25 - Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston
Andrew Carnegie funded half of the cost of the founding of the Frankln Union (original name), in honor of his hero, Benjamin Franklin.

* 2008 - Three Carnegie Libraries in California:

South Pasadena *** East San Jose *** Claremont Pomona College

* 2008 - Andrew Carngie Library of Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC

A.D. 2007

* 2007 December - 90th Anniversary of Granby Public Library, Granby, Massachusetts

* 2007 September - Carnegie Library of Syracuse University - More information

* 2007 Sept. 20 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Old is the new new at the Carnegie's Hall of Architecture turns 100.
BY CHARLES ROSENBLUM

* 2007 April - Large addition to Carnegie Institute/Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art), including original Dinosaur Hall (home of "Dippy", original T-Rex specimen, and other famous dinosaur skeletons), Architecture Hall, Sculpture Hall, and the Grand Foyer of the Carnegie Music Hall.

A.D. 2006

* 2006 January 17 - 300th Birhday of Benjamin Franklin !
Scientist, inventor, library founder, and founding father of America !
(One of Andrew Carnegie's personal heroes.)

* Centennial of the Gary Works, U.S. Steel Corporation
(U.S. Steel Corporation, successor to the Carnegie Steel Company)

A.D. 2005

* The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the
Carnegie Teachers' Pension Fund are established in 1905 November
. Carnegie endows the fund with $10,000,000, with the expectation that in addition to providing teachers with pensions, educational standards would also be improved.

* East Liberty Branch Library, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Opened 1905 October 10
(Original Library Razed for Penn Circle Urban Renewal Project;
New East Liberty Library Opened in 1968)
FESTIVITIES: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2005, 12:00 NOON; More Information

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Director Search (2004-2005): Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Library-Related News

Current Carnegie-Related Issues

Current Carnegie-Related News

Current Carnegie-Related Issues

"Giving Pledge" of Philanthropists to Aid Non-Profits

Gordon Blankinship, Donna. "Billionaires gather in Arizona to discuss giving."
Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon/AP 2011 May 7.

"Pledged for good: American billionaires step up to make a difference." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Aug. 6.

Blackburn, Bradley. "The Giving Pledge: Billionaires Promise to Donate at Least Half Their Fortunes to Charity."
ABC News 2010 Aug. 4.

Loomis, Carol J. "The $600 billion challenge.

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy."
Fortune Magazine 2010 June 16.
A new plan, "The Giving Pledge", by billionaires Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett to further philanthropic efforts. A similar intiative was proposed by Andrew Carnegie in his essay, "Wealth", first published in The North American Review in June of 1889, but later published under the better-known name, "The Gospel of Wealth".

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Threats to Close Carnegie Library Branches

Report on Consulting Services Regarding The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
(Special Audit Commissioned by the Allegheny Regional Asset District,
Requested by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl)

Zlatos, BilL. "Carnegie board has open meeting."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 March 23.
"While I also will applaud you in your beginning efforts toward board of trustees' transparency, I must emphasize to you that this should only be considered a beginning," said Glenn A. Walsh, 56, of Mt. Lebanon.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library Board Meetings Should be Public." Blog Posting of Public Statement.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 March 22.
"Statement Before the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."

"Bill Number 2012-0106." City Council Proclamation.
Council of the City of Pittsburgh 2012 Feb. 14.
Now, therefore be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor the great work of the Carnegie
Libraries of Pittsburgh; and Be it further resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare
February 20th through 25th Carnegie Library Week in the City of Pittsburgh.

Zlatos, Bill. "Donations sustain cultural offerings in Pittsburgh region."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Feb. 12.

Pittsburgh has a storied history with philanthropists. At the end of the 19th century, Andrew Carnegie built libraries here and across the country and what became the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Carnegie and Richard King Mellon created schools that merged to become Carnegie Mellon.

Smydo, Joe. "Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library working on tax logistics."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 6.

Smydo, Joe. "City council OKs aid package for residents appealing assessments."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 2.

City residents will get two tax bills this year, one for city and school district taxes and another for the special Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh tax -- one quarter of a mill -- that voters approved in a November referendum.

Brode, Noah. "New Library Director Optimistic about Future, Finances."
WESA-FM 90.5, Pittsburgh 2011 Dec. 14.

Zlatos, Bill. "Woman of degrees is new Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh president."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 14.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Carnegie Library deputy moved to top shelf."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 14.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library names Cooper as new leader."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Dec. 13.

Smydo, Joe. "Deputy director takes over Carnegie Library operations."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Dec. 13.

"Mary Frances Cooper Appointed Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 11th Director." News Release.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2011 Dec. 13.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library Budget Hearing Before Pittsburgh City Council." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2011 Dec. 11.

Zlatos, Bill. "Crowds not part of RAD formula."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 4.
Patrons of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh could cheer, but (s-h-h-h) not too loudly. Taxpayers spent more than $8 for each visitor at city branches, compared with $1 per visitor at suburban libraries.

Zlatos, Bill. "Cash-strapped RAD recipients get a little gravy."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 30.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives additional, unexpected 0.5 percent increase in annual subsidy from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for the 2012 budget year.

Belko, Mark. "Asset board allocates more money."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 30.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives additional, unexpected 0.5 percent increase in annual subsidy from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for the 2012 budget year.

"Allegheny RAD approves $84.1 million budget."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Nov. 29.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives additional, unexpected 0.5 percent increase in annual subsidy from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for the 2012 budget year.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "The other Carnegie libraries: How they're balancing the books."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 17.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Library Tax: City Council Begins Process." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2011 Nov. 16.
Pittsburgh City Council begins implementation of Library Tax Levy approved by Pittsburgh voters on November 8.

O'Neill, Brian. "Libraries were overdue for city's help." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 10.
City voters approve levy for The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Barcousky, Len. "County council urged to keep tax hike on table."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 10.
Pittsburgh voters on Tuesday approved a 0.25-mill increase in the property tax rate to support the Carnegie Library system. That vote suggests that "citizens have more courage about tax increases than politicians think," Ken Regal told council. Mr. Regal, the co-director of Just Harvest, an anti-poverty and anti-hunger organization, urged council members to "take this lame duck budget and put it out of its misery."

Bauder, Bob. "Extra funds for Pittsburgh library get resounding approval."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 9.

Lord, Rich. "Tax bump for Carnegie Library passes."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Nov. 8.

"Election Day: Polls see steady stream of voters."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Nov. 8.
Friendship resident Dave Rohlfing said that while the Pittsburgh library tax -- the Carnegie Library is asking for a 0.25-mill increase to generate $3.25 million annually -- was important to him, he voted because "it's just what you do."

Wereschagin, Mike. "One-third of voters expected at polls for today's election.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 8.
In the city of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Library is asking for a 0.25-mill tax increase to generate $3.25 million annually.

Cloonan, Patrick. "Voters head to polls tomorrow."
The Daily News, McKeesport PA 2011 Nov. 7.
• Referendum: Should the city institute a 0.25-mill library tax?

Barcousky, Len. "Candidates wrap up their election campaigns."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 6.
Backers of the ballot question that asks Pittsburgh residents to support a .25 mill property tax increase for the Carnegie Library point to the success of their petition drive.

"The Carnegie Library referendum: Vote no." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 4.

Young, Chris. "Voters asked to increase property taxes for library funding."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2011 Oct. 19.

"Our city, our libraries: Vote Yes to sustain the Carnegie system." Editorial,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 17.

"Celebrity-studded 24-hour Read-Aloud event on tap for Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 14.

"50-mile bike ride tops Carnegie Library challenge."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 10.

Heyl, Eric. "Library's trustees want cash, not critics." Column.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 7.
Regarding proposed increase in city property taxes to benefit The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Zlatos, Bill. "$75,000 grant to pay for library ads."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 6.
Using a $75,000 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will try to persuade taxpayers to vote "yes" for a library tax on Nov. 8.

Zlatos, Bill. "School budget cuts force nonprofits to tighten belts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 24.
The Carnegie museums of Art and Natural History welcomed 35,913 students on field trips last year.

"Library seeks to raise $15K for cycling event."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 20.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is challenging its supporters to raise $15,000 by the end of the month so that board chairman Lou Testoni and other local bicyclists can "Cycle for CLP" on Oct. 1.

Fontaine, Tom. "Carnegie Library board will open one meeting a year to public."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 3.

Fontaine, Tom. "Carnegie Library opens one meeting a year to public."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Sept. 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "$1.55 million sought for parks."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 2.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is asking for $18.9 million, an increase of 4.2 percent over this year, for its daily operations, and $2.6 million for a countywide digital network, an increase of 4 percent.
Requests were made in annual budget hearings before the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

O'Neill, Brian. "Library tax checks out as a fair vote in the fall." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Aug. 14.

"Library tax referendum pushed for November ballot."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 29.

"Library tax supporters present Pittsburgh City Council with petition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 July 26.

"Library backers round up 10,000 petition names."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 22.

Zlatos, Bill. "Cultural groups shift focus to maintenance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 20.
"We're asking RAD to increase our funding for library services as part of a six-prong approach to achieve long-term sustainable funding for the library," Carnegie Library spokeswoman Suzanne Thinnes said.
Another prong is a petition drive to place a proposed 0.25-mill property tax dedicated to the library on the November ballot.

"Arts groups submit annual RAD funding requests."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 20.
The largest request for operating assistance next year came from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which asked for $21.4 million, about $3.3 million more than it received this year.

Zlatos, Bill. "Library extends petition drive."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 16.

McConnell Schaarsmith, Amy. "Proposed library levy's support expands."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 16.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh board weighs open meetings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 8.

Zlatos, Bill. "Libraries weigh pros, cons of mergers, pledged funding source."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 26.
As city libraries collect signatures to petition for a vote on a special library tax, suburban libraries are talking about consolidating and getting money from Allegheny County...
The association represents 45 systems in the county with 73 locations, including those of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

"Petition of support: City voters should decide on help for the library." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 13.

Special Note: Editorial is in error when it states: "The attempt at a dedicated tax is just one of the initiatives for the library system, which two years ago closed four branches and merged two others because of increasing operating costs and changing usage patterns."
The four branch libraries proposed for closure were not closed, although public hours were curtailed. The two library branches proposed for merger were not merged two years ago, however, the Carrick and Knoxville branches will be merged, according to current Library plans, into a single new library building on Brownsville Road within the next year or two.

Maunz, Shay. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh supporters seek names to support tax referendum."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 9.

Weaver, Rachel. "Carnegie Library supporters seeking support for tax dollars."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 9.

McConnell Schaarsmith, Amy. "Friends of Carnegie circulating petitions for library-boosting tax."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 8.

"South Side Carnegie Library to close during renovation."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 May 18.
The board approved the merger of the Carrick and Knoxville branches at a site to be determined.

Herring, Mark Y. "Reviving the Spirit of Andrew Carnegie." Column.
American Libraries Magazine 2011 April 20.

"Notes - CLP-Allegheny Community Chat: March 3rd, 2011 6:00 pm.- 7:30 pm. CLP-Allegheny." Official Meeting Notes.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Distributed 2011 March 17.
Meeting notes from the first in a series of five meetings in March of 2011,
sponsored by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, regarding future library funding,
including the possibility of a citizen petition for a referendum for a city library tax.

"Carnegie Library hires consultants to help boost funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 2.

Kalson, Sally. "Carnegie Library head named president of Wilson College."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library chief Mistick to become Wilson College president."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 March 2.
Article also talks about Carnegie Library Board of Trustees meeting of 2011 March 1.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "No more whispering. Your library calls!" Blog: City Walkabout
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 March 1.
"These neighborhood chats about libraries are all from 6 to 7:30 p.m.:
March 3 (this Thursday), Allegheny branch, 1230 Federal St.
March 7 (next Monday), Lawrenceville branch, 279 Fisk St.
March 16, Beechview branch, 1910 Broadway Ave.
March 22, East Liberty branch, 130 S. Whitfield St.
March 30, West End branch, 47 Wabash Ave."

O'Neill, Brian. "She wrote the book on saving libraries." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 22.

"Into this breach steps janet jai of Highland Park. (She had her name legally changed to lower-case letters a long time ago, but that's another story.) Ms. jai (pronounced like the letter J), 65, has rushed out 500 copies of a self-published, 165-page paperback book, "Saving Our Public Libraries: Why We Should. How We Can.""

Brussalis, Chris W. "The sharing business."Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 8.
(Fourth of six letters on web page.)
Regarding funding problems of county libraries, in addition to city Carnegie Libraries.
Letter author is President of the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Becker Lanni, Catherine. "Carnegie Library benefits those beyond the city." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 1.

"Extra support: A city referendum could boost library funding." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 31.

O'Neill, Brian. "Around Town: We can't afford to keep quiet about saving libraries." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 24.
Regarding the possibility of closing Carnegie Library branches.

Smydo, Joe. "Carnegie Library to request voters OK new tax."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 22.

"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh adopts fundraising overhaul."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 22.

"Overdue: The city should pay what it owes the libraries." Editorial.
P ittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Nov. 3.

Zlatos, Bill. "Library groups jump into action."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Nov. 3.

Smydo, Joe. "Carnegie Library awaits city funds."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Nov. 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "Nonprofits battle planned fund cuts from RAD."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Oct. 27.
Includes public comments regarding funding for Carnegie Library from two members of the general public, Susanne Park and David Tessitor.

Tessitor, David. "Remarks of David Tessitor to the RAD Board." Address.
Allegheny Regional Asset District Annual Public Hearing 2010 Oct. 26.
David Tessitor's comments regarding proposed ARAD funding to The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for calendar year 2011.

Malehorn, Dr. David. "First Person: To the people, but it's not free." Guest Columnist.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 11.
Regarding the "Mother Ship," the Main Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, as well as a smaller Carnegie Library built in 1904 in Charleston, Illinois.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed Refinancing of 2002 Carnegie Library Bond Issue." Address.
Pittsburgh City Council 2010 May 20.

Crothers, Julie. "Library system must cut back, says CEO."
Indianapolis Star 2010 April 6.

"The Library Board has not decided whether it will close branches, but if it does, the East Washington Branch Library, in one of the oldest buildings in Marion County and in need of updates, could be a target. The 1909 library was one of the first branches built using a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and has undergone only minor renovations in the past 20 years...
"Libraries like the East Washington Street location have some historical significance as well as meaning a lot to the community they serve," Gibson said. He said losing even one location could hurt the neighborhood and schools."

"Not a closed book: Library report is good news but challenges remain." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 April 2.

Lord, Rich. "Carnegie Library system audit marked with asteriks."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 March 31.

Zlatos, Bill. "RAD audit backs Carnegie Library closings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 March 31.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library finances pass audit."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 March 30.

Lord, Rich. "Financial projections improve for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 March 30.

Nootbaar, Mark. "RAD Gets Library Audit."
WDUQ-FM 90.5 News On-Line 2010 March 30.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed Refinancing Of 2002 Carnegie Library Bond Issue." Address.
Special Meeting, Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District 2010 March 30.

"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh ruling being appealed."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 March 28.

Zlatos, Bill. "Audit of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh finances awaited."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 March 25.

"Library branches safe, but closings, cuts likely soon."
Charlotte Observer 2010 March 25.

Public library service began in Charlotte with the opening of the Charlotte Carnegie Library on 1903 July 2. With the opening of a larger library building in 1956, the Carnegie Library building was demolished in 1954.

Zlatos, Bill. "Ruling on open meetings backs Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 25.

Zlatos, Bill. "Permanent funding base for Carnegie libraries sought."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 24.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library panel tasked with finding long-term money."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 Feb. 23.

"FINAL DETERMINATION IN THE MATTER OF: GLENN A. WALSH, Complainant, v. CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Respondent."
Appeal Determination.
Office of Open Records, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2010 Feb. 22.

Zlatos, Bill. "Web site address rankles Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 18.

f, Bill. "Carnegie Library, residents spar in court over meetings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 Feb. 17.

"Court Hearing: Carnegie Library Open Meetings,
"Carnegie Library Open Meetings Legal Complaint: First Court Hearing."

News Release 2010 Feb. 15.

Buglione, Audrey. "RE: Walsh v. Carnegie Library, Docket AP 2009-1150." Electronic Mail Message.
To Carolyn D. Duronio, Barbara Mistick, Glenn A. Walsh 2010 Jan. 12.
Forwarding of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Response to Open Records Appeal.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Appeal: Deemed Denial of Open Records Request--2nd Attempt." Electronic Mail Message.
To Mary Ann Brawley, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2009 Dec. 29.

Walsh, Glenn A. Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request: Operating Agreement and Leases for Library Branches. Letter.
To Jacqui Fiske Lazo, Chairwoman, Board of Trustees, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2009 Dec. 15.

Tessitor, David, and Glenn A. Walsh "COMPLAINT IN MANDAMUS TO COMPEL OPEN MEETINGS OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH, BOARD OF TRUSTEES." Legal Action.
Complaint Filed in Civil Division, Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh 2009 Dec. 14.

Walsh, Glenn. "Carnegie Library's Plan to Close Branch Libraries?" Address.
Pittsburgh City Council Public Hearing 2008 Dec. 1.

Walsh, Glenn. "Addendum to Carnegie Library 'Rightsizing' Plan News Release."
News Release 2008 Nov. 18.
Walsh, Glenn. "Carnegie Library to Consider Closing Libraries in 'Rightsizing' Plan."
News Release 2007 Aug. 26.

Philadelphia Mayor Proposes Closing 11 Free Library of
Philadelphia Branches In Response to 2008 Budget Crisis
Closings Include 4 Historic Carnegie Libraries

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"Technology Services
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the eiNetwork."

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2008 July.
Carnegie Library proposes becoming fiscal agent for the Electronic Information Network For Public Libraries in Allegheny County.

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letters-to-the-Editor:
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.

* 2007 Aug. 26 - News Release:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO CONSIDER CLOSING LIBRARIES
IN "RIGHTSIZING" PLAN

* 2007 July 21 - Allegheny Square Plaza Rehabilitation Proposals
Earlier known as Diamond Square and Ober Park, Allegheny Public Square
is the site of the original town square of Allegheny City, in front of the
original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and caddy-corner to America's
first publicly-funded Carnegie Library, Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.
** GIANT SUNDIAL SCULPTURE
** RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ASTRONOMICAL INSCRIPTION, FROM THE BIBLE,
ORIGINALLY ON BUHL PLANETARIUM'S EAST EXTERIOR WALL

** ALLEGHENY SQUARE FOUNTAIN AND AMPHITHEATER

* Latest news on damaged Carnegie Library clock tower
and Carnegie Library intention to relocate first U.S. publicly-funded
Carnegie Library, built by Andrew Carnegie in neighborhood of his youth.

* Latest news regarding plans to restore public library service to the historic
Carnegie Library building in Newnan, Georgia--which will be the very first Carnegie
Library to have public library service restored, following several years of an alternate
use in the Carnegie Library building.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

Also:
* News Regarding Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency's (PAT) Service Cuts Effective 2007 June 17,
Fare Increase Effective 2008 January 1.

* News and information regarding the future of the Duquesne City School District.
This article includes information regarding the demolition of the Carnegie Free Library
of Duquesne, by the school district, in June of 1968.

* Proposal to Sell-Off Four Valuable Paintings
From Collection of Maier Museum of Art
To Simply Enrich The General Endowment Fund
of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia
Autumn, 2007

Current Carnegie-Related News

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News
Archives

Carnegie
Centennials

NEWS: Planetarium,
Astronomy, Space

News Releases - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: General *** Capital Projects: Releases * News Articles

A Note About News Articles in This Archive

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Report on Consulting Services Regarding The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
(Special Audit Commissioned by the Allegheny Regional Asset District,
Requested by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl)

Threats to Close Carnegie Library Branches - More Information

Borsodi Zajac, Frances. "Carnegie Free Library opens 1901 time capsule.
Herald-Standard, Uniontown PA 2014 Oct. 8.
Ceremony of Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville PA.

Hofmann, Mark. "1901 time capsule pulled from Carnegie library wall."
The Daily Courier, Connellsville PA 2014 Sept. 25.
A time capsule from 1901 has been removed from the Carnegie Free Library with plans on opening the piece of history next week.
John Malone, president of the Connellsville library's board of trustees, said they first learned about the time capsule when doing research for the library's 110th anniversary.

Zuchowski, Dave. "Authors meet in Oakmont Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2014 Sept. 18.

Lyons, Kim. "New York's Carnegie Deli puts Pittsburgh eatery in a pickle over trademark."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2014 Sept. 11.
In February, he opened Carnegie Delicatessen and Catering in the Bank Tower building, Downtown. The veteran chef, who previously owned the Not Just Toast diner in Robinson, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in April, “We have all these people moving back into town, and no more classic delis.”
It didn’t take long for the New York version of the Carnegie Deli — an establishment opened in 1937 in the borough of Manhattan — to take issue with Mr. Ross’ use of the name. That company filed suit in U.S. District Court in May, accusing the Pittsburgh restaurant of violating the Lanham Act.
For his part, Mr. Ross did not expect the reaction he got from New York.
“The Carnegie name is so synonymous to Pittsburgh,” he said.
While there are Carnegie libraries everywhere, and New York has Carnegie Hall (which has dubious pronunciation), Pittsburgh even has a suburb named Carnegie.

Riely, Kaitlynn. "Panel calls for better centralization among Allegheny County's libraries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2014 July 30.

Smydo, Joe. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh opens new Hazelwood branch."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2014 June 21.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh abandoned the original and historic Hazelwood Branch Library, which includes a 250-seat auditorium and opened in 1900, in March of 2004.

"SPLASH! Kick Off to Summer Community Free Day - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh." Web Page Notice
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 2014 June 21.
Sponsored by the Jack Buncher Foundation.
From 1985 to 1991, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(a.k.a. Buhl Science Center) provided an annual free-of-charge day to the public, in honor of the Summer Solstice.
Also see:
* Carnegie Science Center Reuse of 1980s "Snowballs on Summer Solstice Day" Promotion of Pittsburgh's Original Buhl Planetarium and
Institute of Popular Science

* Annual Summer Solstice Day Event at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
1985 to 1991

Spatter, Sam. "Grant sought for repairs to USS Requin submarine."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2014 June 20.

Gibson, Eric. "The Huxtable New York Public Library."
The Wall Street Journal 2014 May 8.
In gratitude to the woman (Ada Louise Huxtable, the Journal's late architecture critic) who thwarted a misguided renovation plan.

Maloney, Jennifer. "In New York Public Library's New Plan, the Stacks Stay...Empty."
The Wall Street Journal 2014 May 8.

Maloney, Jennifer. "New York Public Library Scraps Redesign Plans."
The Wall Street Journal 2014 May 7.

"NY library shelves revamp, won't move 1.5M books."
The Wall Street Journal On-Line / Associated Press 2014 May 7.

Goetz, Kaomi. "Big-Time Home Sales Stoke Hope For Northeast Housing Market."
National Public Radio / WSHU-FM Fairfield CT 2014 April 24.
The most extraordinary property in all of Greenwich. You are not going to see another one of these because there is nothing else like this.
It's a 51-acre estate once owned by Carnegie Steel heiress Harriet Lauder Greenway. It just broke the record for the highest home sale price in American history, at a stunning $120 million.

Maloney, Jennifer. "Lawsuit Questions NYPL Overhaul."
The Wall Street Journal 2014 April 16.

Coyne, Justine. "Bayer donates $150K to Carnegie Science Center to support STEM programs."
Pittsburgh Business Times On-Line 2014 March 26.

Coyne, Justine. "Brown named to post at Carnegie Science Center." Blog Post.
Pittsburgh Business Times 2014 March 25.
Jason Brown has joined the senior leadership team at the Carnegie Science Center as the new director of science and education.
In his new role, Brown will oversee and manage the design and implementation of the science center's education programs as well as take on a leading role as the center develops its Teacher Excellence Academy.
Most recently, Brown taught engineering and science at Propel Braddock High School.
Justine Coyne covers manufacturing and higher education.

"Carnegie Science Center Names New Director of Science and Education."
Blog Post: News Release from The Carnegie Science Center.
STEMblog 2014 March 24.
Includes photograph of Jason Brown.

"Engineering, science instructor fills Carnegie Science Center post."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2014 March 24.

University of Utah "Sharp-clawed 'Chicken from Hell' Dinosaur Unveiled."
ScientificComputing.com 2014 March 19.
This new dinosaur find was nicknamed, 'Chicken from Hell,' by its discoverers at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

"CALLING ALL SCIENCE FAIR ALUMNI - HELP CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF SCIENCE!
"PITTSBURGH REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR TO HOLD 75TH COMPETITION."
News Release.
Carnegie Science Center 2014 March 4.
More on the history of the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which began as the Pittsburgh Regional School Science and Engineering Fair at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in the Spring of 1940, the oldest regional science and engineering fair in the country!

Walsh, Glenn A. "Museum & Library Workers Seek Better Treatment." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2014 Feb. 27.
Last week, the Pittsburgh City Paper ran a story on a new initiative by museum and library workers in the city, to seek better pay, benefits, and greater say in the work place. For many of these cultural-industry workers, the issue came to the forefront when some non-profit employers, including Carnegie Museums and Carnegie Libraries, cut employee hours, to avoid the expense of complying with the Federal Affordable Care Act, thus denying these part-time workers the opportunity to purchase discounted health care insurance.
Included is a letter-to-the-editor by former Buhl Planetarium employee and former Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall Life Trustee Glenn A. Walsh regarding this issue. Viability of Carnegie Science Center's latest $55 million expansion plan is questioned.

Erdley, Debra. "Pittsburgh's Big Read spans generations, life experiences."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2014 Feb. 23.
Each year, the Big Read, begun here in 2010, gets bigger. This year, 20 groups signed as partners. New members include the Carnegie libraries, Penn Hills High School and Winchester Thurston School.

O'Driscoll, Bill. "Museum and library workers are looking for better treatment at work."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2014 Feb. 19: 58.
"Ultimately, $7.25 an hour isn't a suitable wage for any position, and especially not in the Carnegie system."

Pitz, Marylynne. "Carnegie Science Center expansion plan stumbles out of the gate."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2014 Feb. 18.

Daniels, Melissa. Riely, Kaitlynn. "Allegheny County library systems look to cooperate."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2014 Feb. 2.
Starting last month, the Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh began what the organizations anticipate will be a six-month, countywide conversation about the future of library service.
See special web site.

Oravecz, John D. "U.S. Steel planning use of electric furnace."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2014 Jan. 29.
“We are examining all aspects of our business,” Burritt said of the Carnegie Way initiative, previously called Project Carnegie. “We are going to make struggling businesses profitable or admit we can't and exit them.”

Guza, Megan. "Carnegie library counting on Civil War room as big attraction in 2014."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2014 Jan. 15.
Regarding the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie PA, along with the Library's Civil War Museum.

Zlatos, Bill. "Western Pa. charities find they must use financial vigilance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 Dec. 25.
The Washington Post found that more than 1,000 of the 1.4 million nonprofits in the United States reported some type of theft or other wrongdoing that cost them hundreds of millions of dollars between 2008 and 2012.

Gigler, Dan. "Dunfermline, Scotland: Birthplace of Carnegie and Forbes is Pittsburgh's soulmate."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 Nov. 23.

Zlatos, Bill. "Pittsburgh's Buhl Foundation to focus efforts on North Side."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 Nov. 14.
Buhl made a fortune in retail with his partner, Russell Boggs. The Boggs and Buhl Department Store sat across from what now is the
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (inside The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building), and Buhl never forgot that much of his
money came from the North Side.
Buhl has given the museum $2.5 million since 2002. Most of the money went for an expansion in 2004 and the development of Buhl Community
Park in Allegheny Square. Werner said she has been talking with Buhl officials about another expansion of the museum into space once occupied
by the Carnegie Library that closed as a result of a lightning strike in 2006. The library reopened in 2009 (in a new building three blocks north of the
historic building) with $1 million in help from Buhl.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Saving Library Materials: "Great Depression Mentality" ???" Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Nov. 5.
When I was a Library Trustee (at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania),
I sought and received the donation of several additional book stacks, so our small library did not have to weed as
many materials out of the collection. At the same time, a reference librarian told me that many older books, magazines,
and journals had been discarded from Carnegie Library’s Allegheny Regional Branch (located next-door to
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science). Are all of these discarded materials now
available on-line or on microfilm in Allegheny County? I doubt it.

Rutkoski , Rex. "Footlocker holds Pittsburgh artist's sketches of WWII soldiers."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 Nov. 5.
In the 1930s, Elizabeth Black was gaining a solid reputation as an artist, receiving recognition at Carrick and Peabody high schools, winning a scholarship to the city's Ad-Art Studio School, taking classes at Carnegie Tech and studying at the prestigious Art Students League of New York.
In 1940, she was selected to paint 25 larger-than-life portraits of literary giants such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau and others that were permanently mounted at the Carnegie Library, North Side, until they disappeared during a late 1960s renovation.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library Bldg. May Be Reused by Children's Museum." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Sept. 3.
Regarding the possible reuse of the historic Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny building, America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library, by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, as they reused the historic Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science building, next-door, in 2004.

Shea, Kelsey. "Children’s Museum considers expansion into library building."
The Northside Chronicle On-Line, Pittsburgh 2013 Aug. 8.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Children's Museum may expand into former library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 August 3.
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, which started in 1983 in the basement of the Old Allegheny Post Office, later occupied the entire post office building, and expanded into the original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in 2004, is now considering the possibility of offering programming in the building that formerly held the Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (the first publicly-funded Carnegie Library in America), in historic Allegheny Square on the Lower North Side of Pittsburgh.

* "Pittsburgh area gets new radio station."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 July 4.
Former Braddock station WLFP-AM, which was the flagship station for the Lifetime Radio Network, has now been transformed to a music format using the call-sign WZUM-AM, which had previously been used for decades by a popular-music Carnegie, Pennsylvania radio station, which lost its license a couple years ago for being off-the-air too long.
* Percha, Julie. "Year after it went dark, WZUM loses license."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 25.
Loss of license for sole radio station licensed to Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Weis, Marina. "'Roads of Arabia' exhibit opens at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 June 26.

"Carnegie Hero Fund fetes 13 who risked or lost lives for others."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review / Associated Press On-Line 2013 June 25.

"Meet your distant cousin: Tiny hyperactive primate."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review / Associated Press 2013 June 5.
“It's a close cousin in fact,” said study author Christopher Beard, curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. He said it is “the closest thing we have to an ancestor of humans” so long ago.

Henry, Nancy. "Fitness to be highlighted during Carnegie Free Library program in Connellsville."
Daily Courier, Connellsville PA On-Line 2013 June 4.

Bauder, Bob. "Charities, leaders join to bring grocery to Hazelwood residents."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 June 2.
The grocery store would complement other imminent development in Hazelwood, including the 178-acre former LTV Steel plant site and a former church that Action-Housing is renovating for a Carnegie Library branch and offices...
Action-Housing raised $220,000 to buy and renovate the former Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, which sits across the street from the grocery store, and hopes to have it ready for tenants next year.
“It's going to be the library on the upper floor and office space for nonprofits on the lower floor,” said Lena Andrews, planning and development specialist for Action-Housing.
Carnegie Library spokeswoman Suzanne Thinnes said the existing library branch would move from its current location above a laundromat on Second Avenue.
“We would have a larger space for the library, which would include a meeting room, and it would provide greater opportunity not only for books and resource material, but also programming for children, teens and adults,” Thinnes said.

Henry, Nancy. "Connellsville’s Carnegie Free Library prepares for 110th anniversary celebration."
Daily Courier of Connellsville PA 2013 May 1.

O'Driscoll, Bill. "Braddock Library to be Declared National Historic Landmark Tomorrow." Blog Post: Blogh.
Pittsburgh City Paper 2013 April 19.
The Carnegie Free Library of Braddock which opened in 1889 in the first town to host an Andrew Carnegie steel mill, the Edgar Thomson Works in the Pittsburgh suburb of Braddock, was the first Carnegie Library in America.

Pearce, Eve. "130 Years of Carnegie’s Legacy." Web Site News Article.
History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries 2013 April 10.

Webb, Rory D. "Wu-Tang's RZA found his second chance in Steubenville."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2013 April 10.
"We used to have meetings at the public library in Steubenville," recalls 4th Disciple. "Everybody would bring information to the table — whether it was Islam, or whatever was spiritual. Everybody would bring it to this table and share information. Freedom had brought RZA to one of the meetings, early in its inception, and that's when we all first met RZA.
"I don't think he even knew I did music in the beginning. It was purely an intellectual, spiritual relationship at first."
Andrew Carnegie, who for a time worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Steubenville, funded a Carnegie Library in Downtown Steubenville which opened to the public 1902 March 12.

Walsh, Glenn A. "NASA-Glenn & CMU Research Cuts Due To Sequester?" Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 April 7.
Regards possible Federal research cuts at NASA's John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon Univeristy.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Centennial: Science Research @ Mellon Institute." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 March 28.
Products ranging from antifreeze and synthetic rubber to casings that allow hot dogs to be mass produced, and even the bouncy toy Silly Putty as an accidental discovery, were developed at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, which celebrates its centennial this month. The Institute's eight-story, neo-classical building, built at a cost of $10 million, opened in May of 1937, two and one-half years before the 1939 October 24 dedication of the three-floor, art-deco building of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, built at a cost of $1.07 million. In 1967, Mellon Institute merged with the Carnegie Institute of Technology to form Carnegie Mellon University.

Zlatos, Bill. 2013 "Western Pennsylvania nonprofits slowly increasing pay -- and work -- for leaders."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 March 23.

"Carnegie Library branches adding hours."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2013 March 21.
The change makes the Downtown branch the last library in the system to be open at least six days a week, library officials announced Thursday at their annual public meeting.
Bill Zlatos reporting for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Walsh, Glenn A. "1938 Fireball Explosion Over W PA Remembered." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 March 11.
About 6 p.m. June 24, 1938, a huge fireball exploded over the small borough of Chicora, Pennsylvania. At first, the commotion was thought to have been caused by an explosion in a nearby building used to store gunpowder.
Had it progressed closer to Earth before exploding, note the studies, it would have destroyed much of nearby Pittsburgh and resulted in very few survivors. (Special Note: When this event happened, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science was under construction, in the center of the North Side's business district.)
The fist-size meteor fragments were split into two collections, one set going to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and the other to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Video: Colorful Map of Mercury Snapped by NASA Spacecraft." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Feb. 23.
Carnegie Institution of Washington assisted in the assembling of this false-color video. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface.

Johnson, Terri. "Lebo library director Cynthia Richey to be honored."
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2013 Feb. 20.

Linn, Virginia. "Mt. Lebanon librarian honored by national group."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 Feb. 16.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Pittsburgh-Area Librarian Receives National Award." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Feb. 15.
Before starting to work as a children's librarian at Mount Lebanon in 1983, she held similar positions at the Pleasant Hills Library and at the-then newly-opened Squirrel Hill Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Last year, Friends of the Zeiss and the Mount Lebanon Public Library co-sponsored a safe public viewing, through telescopes, of the very rare Transit of the Planet Venus across the image of the Sun. Although clouds prevented the public from viewing the June 5 early evening event with the telescopes, the public was still able to watch the event via a live web-cast in a library meeting room.

Robb Jackson, Mary. "Mt. Lebanon Library Picture Causing A Stir."
KDKA-TV 2 Pittsburgh 2013 Feb. 7.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Mt. Lebanon library says partially nude woman in photo exhibit breaks rules."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2013 Feb. 7.

Gulasy, Doug. "Carnegie Free Library’s executive director steps down."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 Jan. 17.
Regarding staff change at Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Geduldig, Amy and Angela Montefinise "Surprising $10 Million Donation Gives Library Users A Wonderful Life."
The Huffington Post 2013 Jan. 1.
New York City's own Mary Bailey was a quiet, modest woman, as stoic as the seminal character of the same name in the Christmas classic, "It's A Wonderful Life." She lived a seemingly average life, graduating at the Bank Street College, teaching pre-school for a few years, visiting her beloved 58th Street library (originally a Carnegie Library building, from 1907 through 1969) regularly, and purposely remaining under-the-radar, where she preferred to be.
She never remarried after her husband of only one year Frederick Bailey was killed in World War II, and she never had children.
The understated Bailey decided to leave the Library some money, no surprise to those who knew her and knew how much she loved the institution, her local branch and what the library offered New Yorkers.
What was surprising to many was the amount - an incredible $10 million, which will go towards collections, programs, and other services that help the people of New York City. Half of the donation is specifically earmarked for the branches that Bailey loved.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh trustees face multiple tasks."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Nov. 25.

* Pitz, Marylynne. "Carnegie Museums receive $1 million grant for technology upgrades."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Nov. 14.
* Zlatos, Bill. "Grant to expand tech capabilites at Carnegie museums."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Nov. 14.
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has received $1 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to upgrade the technology infrastructure of the museums, museum officials announced Wednesday.
The corporation made the grant in honor of its 100th anniversary and to help organizations founded by its namesake, Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.

Carpenter, Deana. "Ghostly encounters land Carnegie Library on the Biography Channel."
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2012 Oct. 31.
Paranormal activity reported at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Smydo, Joe. "Pittsburgh, museums, library to hold alternative homecoming dance."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 Nov. 1.
Carnegie Libraries and Museum participate in unique event.

"Homecoming dance for 'wallflowers' coming to Carnegie museum."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 Nov. 1.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Historic Plaque Sought: West End Branch, Carnegie Library ." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Oct. 25.
The Friends of the Library, West End Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, has filed an application nominating the West End Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to receive a historic plaque offered by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

Szepesi, Laura. "Carnegie, Dewey still live —in area libraries."
Daily Courier, Connellsville PA 2012 Oct. 20.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Brashear House & Factory: Nomination to National Register of Historic Places ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Oct. 11.
Comments of Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director of Friends of the Zeiss, in support of nomination.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie were good friends of John Brashear.
John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.

Kurtz, Ced. "TechMan: Internet Archive upgrade a no-brainer." Column: TechMan.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Sept. 23.
Announcement by the Internet Archive that it now includes video of news produced since 2009 by 20 different TV channels. That is more than 1,000 news series with more than 350,000 news programs, including, for example, all 24 hours a day of CNN.
The Internet Archive (www.archive.org) is one of the really good ideas on the Internet.
Started in 1996 by Brewster Kahle and inspired by the Library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt, the Archive aims to collect, preserve and offer free to the public all the books, music and video produced.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Historic Nomination: John Brashear House & Factory, Pittsburgh ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Sept. 13.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie were good friends of John Brashear.
John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Centennial: New Allegheny Observatory Dedication ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Aug. 28.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie made large contributions toward the construction of the new Allegheny Observatory.
Also, John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.

Zlatos, Bill. "Public funds dwindle, putting squeeze on Western Pa.’s foundation resources."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 26.

Pitz, Marylynne. "New museum charts Braddock's defeat."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Aug. 18.
Initially, Mr. Messner established a temporary museum on the second floor of the Carnegie Library in Braddock.

Wagner, Adam. "Dewey Decimal System gets check."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 15.
Luther uses an organizational system called Book Industry Standards and Communications, or BISAC, as a guide when he decides to highlight a collection. BISAC, by the Book Industry Study Group, organizes material based on topical content.
Carnegie Library in Oakland in 2004 created a similar system on its first floor, where material is presented to resemble a bookstore more than a traditional library.
Some strategies the library uses include facing the covers of books outward to catch browsers’ eyes and creating seating areas near books.
Brentwood and Carnegie still organize their main stacks under the Dewey Decimal System, which uses a standard set of numbers and letters to organize shelves.
“Besides people who work at a library, not a lot of people understand (the Dewey) system,” said Dustin Shilling, director of Northern Tier Regional Library.
Some branches of the Carnegie Library could adopt BISAC permanently by next year, said Sheila Jackson, assistant director of main library services.

"NEWSMAKER: Marcel Just Column: Newsmaker.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Aug. 4.
Newsmaker: Carnegie Mellon professor Marcel Just, director of the school's Scientific Imaging and Brain Research Center, was selected to receive the Society for Text and Discourse Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for his brain and language research.

Belser, Ann. "Obituary: Bernadette Callery / Pitt assistant professor, former librarian at Carnegie museum." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 July 29.

Brown, AmyJo. "A new venture at the Lawrenceville library offers free seeds for vegetables, herbs and flowers." Column: Off Menu.
Pittsburgh City Paper 2012 July 18.
Seed Library started at historic Lawrenceville Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square Opens." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 June 25.
Rebuilt Allegheny Square Plaza/Park, in front of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, and the world's first Carnegie Hall (now used by the New Hazlett Theater), opens to the general public.

* Reed Ward, Paula. "Justice Joan Orie Melvin to step away from state Supreme Court to fight charges."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 May 18.
* Kerlik, Bobby, Jeremy Boren, and Brad Bumsted.
"State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin hit with four felonies."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 May 18.
** In the Spring of 1995, Common Pleas Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin, who was expecting a child at the time, ruled against the Borough of Carnegie in their attempt to take-over the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall of Carnegie, Pennsylvania. It was feared that if the Borough had been successful in their lawsuit against the Library, the Library may have eventually closed.

Finalists announced for first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
American Library Association 2012 May 17.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Mystery: Brashear Telescope Donated by Frick to Pittsburgh Suburb Missing for Decades." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 May 7.
John Brashear telescope donated to Mount Pleasant PA, by industrialist Henry Clay Frick (then an executive with the
Carnegie Steel Company), has been missing for decades after being removed for restoration.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Buhl Planetarium Poem by Ann Curran." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 May 3.
Poem "At the Late Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science," written by Pittsburgh Poet and former Buhl Planetarium employee Ann Curran, who held a poetry reading at the Main Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on 2012 April 15.

Sciullo, Maria. "Radio Notes: One Book editor to speak here."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 May 1.
** Allegheny County Library Association's 10th anniversary celebration of "One Book, One Community," author Dan Gediman will be interviewed on WESA-FM 90.5.
** Former KDKA-AM programming director Marshall Adams has been named to a similar post at Cumulus Media's 106.7 WYAY-FM in Atlanta, which will become an all-news radio station later this month.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory: New History Film." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 19.
New film documentary regarding the largest astronomical observatory located within the city limits of a major American city. Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie helped John Brashear construct the new Allegheny Observatory building. Samuel Pierpont Langley, James E. Keeler, and John Brashear were Directors of the original Allegheny Observatory.

Widmer, Jeffrey. "Carnegie council members express worries about library."
The Signal Item, Carnegie PA/YourCarlynton.com 2012 April 19.
Carnegie Borough Council members concerned regarding management staff turnover at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie PA.

Hayes-Freeland, Lynne. "Prominent Pittsburgh Couple Miss Titanic’s Ill-Fated Voyage."
KDKA-TV 2 2012 April 15.
We don’t often think of connections between the Titanic and our area, but there is one. Prominent Pittsburgh couple, Henry Clay Frick and his wife, had tickets for Titanic’s maiden voyage, but never boarded the ship.

"Asides."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 April 15.
Regarding the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic: Two prominent Pittsburgh men had tickets and luckily did not board the ship -- Henry Clay Frick and Alcoa President A.V. Davis.

Gormly, Kellie B. "Carnegie Library releases Iron and Steel Heritage Collection."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 April 12.
The pages, preserved with microfilm, date back as far as the 1800s, and give viewers a glimpse into the lives of industry tycoons like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, Andrew W. Mellon and Charles M. Schwab.
Pittsburgh Iron & Steel Heritage Collection Web Site:
< http://www.carnegielibrary.org/eCLP/ironsteel/ >.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Buhl Planetarium Chick Curator Revisits Chickens at Carnegie Library." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 11.
Regarding former Buhl Planetarium Embryology Exhibit Curator Glenn A. Walsh's attendance of an urban chicken farming
program at the historic West End Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Includes a photograph of Mr. Walsh holding
a mature chicken during the program.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Indiana Newspaper: Walsh on Carnegie Library History." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 8.
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh quoted on Carnegie Library history in the Sunday edition of
The Tribune-Star of Terre Haute, Indiana.

Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Library issues stir questions in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 April 5.
Financial, staff, and Board of Trustees problems at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Walsh, Glenn A. "1 Week: Pittsburgh Subway Extension Open
Precise Times of First Subway Trains."
Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 April 1.
New North Side Subway Station is only three blocks from Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny and Carnegie Hall.

Rotstein, Gary. "Household census records made available by national archives."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 April 1.
Marilyn Holt, head of the Pennsylvania Department at Carnegie Library in Oakland, one of the places that keeps microfilm of the pre-1940 census responses, has spent recent weeks giving talks about the new information coming out Monday.

Zlatos, BilL. "Carnegie board has open meeting."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 March 23.
"While I also will applaud you in your beginning efforts toward board of trustees' transparency, I must emphasize to you that this should only be considered a beginning," said Glenn A. Walsh, 56, of Mt. Lebanon.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library Board Meetings Should be Public." Blog Posting of Public Statement.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 March 22.
"Statement Before the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."

Mayernik, Jr. David. "Council members worried about void left by retiring library executive director."
The Signal Item, Carnegie PA/YourCarlynton.com 2012 March 22.
Carnegie Borough Council members concerned regarding management staff turnover at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie PA.

Smydo, Joe. "North Side park could get new name."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 March 6.
Allegheny Public Square on the North Side may be getting a new name.
Pittsburgh City Council President Darlene Harris today introduced legislation that would rename the space "Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square," reflecting the Buhl Foundation's support for the Pittsburgh Children's Museum.
The museum, which is raising more than $6 million to renovate the park, requested the name change.
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science and Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny and Carnegie Hall sit on Allegheny Square.

Loeffler, William. "Cassatt pastel among Carnegie Museum of Art's additions."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Feb. 17.

Erdley, Debra. "With 4 percent increase, year at CMU to top $56,000."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Feb. 17.
Regarding tuition increase at Carnegie Mellon University.

"Bill Number 2012-0106." City Council Proclamation.
Council of the City of Pittsburgh 2012 Feb. 14.
Now, therefore be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor the great work of the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh; and Be it further resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare February 20th through 25th Carnegie Library Week in the City of Pittsburgh.

Zlatos, Bill. "Donations sustain cultural offerings in Pittsburgh region."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Feb. 12.
Pittsburgh has a storied history with philanthropists. At the end of the 19th century, Andrew Carnegie built libraries here and across the country and what became the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Carnegie and Richard King Mellon created schools that merged to become Carnegie Mellon.

Smydo, Joe. "Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library working on tax logistics."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 6.

Grant, Tim. "As the railroad industry thrives, Pittsburgh companies profit and add jobs."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 5.
The railroad industry is picking up steam again, after losing ground decades ago to the nation's trucking industry. And Pittsburgh's expertise and history in the business -- Andrew Carnegie and the city's other industrialists needed good ways to move their steel a century ago -- has put the region on track to benefit from rail's resurgence.

Smydo, Joe. "City council OKs aid package for residents appealing assessments."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 Feb. 2.
City residents will get two tax bills this year, one for city and school district taxes and another for the special Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh tax -- one quarter of a mill -- that voters approved in a November referendum.

"Connellsville's Carnegie library sets program schedules for children."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Jan. 22.

Widmer, Jeff and David Mayernik Jr. "Carnegie library a paranormal playground?."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2012 Jan. 19.
Spend enough time in Andrew Carnegie Free Library's music hall in Carnegie, and you might see him -- the figure known as "the man in the balcony."

Lowry, Patricia. "'Boyd's Hill' depicts a world of work in 1892 Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 25.
Henry Brackenridge, lawyer and Pittsburgh Gazette co-founder, had enticed (John) Boyd to come to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia in 1786 to assist Brackenridge's struggling partner, John Scull. During his time at the paper, Boyd also tried to establish Pittsburgh's first lending library, but the project was dropped for lack of interest.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Magnificent Colorado spruces sparkle at Carnegie Trees exhibit's 50th anniversary."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 20.

Brandolph, Adam. "Pennsylvania archives in Oakland second to none."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 18.
The Pennsylvania Department was formed in 1928 at The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Wills, Rick. "Science center's flight simulators turn public into 'Top Gun' pilots."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 18.
Exhibit was at The Carnegie Science Center, successor to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

Brode, Noah. "New Library Director Optimistic about Future, Finances."
WESA-FM 90.5, Pittsburgh 2011 Dec. 14.

Zlatos, Bill. "Woman of degrees is new Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh president."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 14.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Carnegie Library deputy moved to top shelf."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 14.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library names Cooper as new leader."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Dec. 13.

Smydo, Joe. "Deputy director takes over Carnegie Library operations."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Dec. 13.

"Mary Frances Cooper Appointed Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 11th Director." News Release.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2011 Dec. 13.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Author Michael Lisicky recalls glory days of Gimbels."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 12.
The author will discuss his third book, "Gimbels Has It!" as part of the WritersLIVE series on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the main Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
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** "Fire guts several historical buildings in Vincennes, Indiana territory capital in early 1800s."
Chicago Tribune/AP On-Line 2011 Dec. 18.
WTHI-TV and WFIE-TV report the Old Gimbel Corner Antiques building on Main Street in the former Indiana capital caught fire around 9 p.m. Saturday and spread to other buildings.
** Korol, Paul S. "Boggs & Buhl Department Store, once a North Side institution."
Pittsburgh Senior News 2004 December.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library Budget Hearing Before Pittsburgh City Council." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2011 Dec. 11.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie history museum launching Center for World Cultures"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 8.

Zlatos, Bill. "Crowds not part of RAD formula."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Dec. 4.
Patrons of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh could cheer, but (s-h-h-h) not too loudly. Taxpayers spent more than $8 for each visitor at city branches, compared with $1 per visitor at suburban libraries.

Pitz, Marylynne. "The Sign Painter: Among the region's many 'ghost signs' is the fading legacy of 'Red' O'Donnell."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Dec. 4.

Zlatos, Bill. "Cash-strapped RAD recipients get a little gravy."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 30.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives additional, unexpected 0.5 percent increase in annual subsidy from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for the 2012 budget year.

Belko, Mark. "Asset board allocates more money."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 30.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives additional, unexpected 0.5 percent increase in annual subsidy from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for the 2012 budget year.

"Allegheny RAD approves $84.1 million budget."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Nov. 29.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh receives additional, unexpected 0.5 percent increase in annual subsidy from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for the 2012 budget year.

Schulman, John.
"'Palace of Culture': An elegant history of the Carnegie museums and library that 'greatly enhances our appreciation'."
Book review: 'Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh,' Robert J. Gangewere. University of Pittsburgh Press, $35.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 27.
This handsome, meticulously researched and beautifully written book comprises the histories of many separate but linked
institutions: Carnegie Library, the Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Music Hall, Buhl Science Center and
The Andy Warhol Museum.

Pfanner, Eric. "Quietly, Google Puts History Online."
The New York Times/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 21.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "The other Carnegie libraries: How they're balancing the books."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 17.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Library Tax: City Council Begins Process." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2011 Nov. 16.
Pittsburgh City Council begins implementation of Library Tax Levy approved by Pittsburgh voters on November 8.

Klingler, Cathy. "The Next Page: Too many people on Earth? Discuss. Op-Ed.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 13.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "New library officials hope to broaden interest in facility in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 10.
People who work at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall tend to fall in love with the grand building on the top of a hill that looks out over the borough of Carnegie. That tradition continues with the new executive director and new development director.

O'Neill, Brian. "Libraries were overdue for city's help." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 10.
City voters approve levy for The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Barcousky, Len. "County council urged to keep tax hike on table."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 10.
Pittsburgh voters on Tuesday approved a 0.25-mill increase in the property tax rate to support the Carnegie Library system. That vote suggests that "citizens have more courage about tax increases than politicians think," Ken Regal told council. Mr. Regal, the co-director of Just Harvest, an anti-poverty and anti-hunger organization, urged council members to "take this lame duck budget and put it out of its misery."

Bauder, Bob. "Extra funds for Pittsburgh library get resounding approval."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 9.

Lord, Rich. "Tax bump for Carnegie Library passes."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Nov. 8.

"Election Day: Polls see steady stream of voters."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Nov. 8.
Friendship resident Dave Rohlfing said that while the Pittsburgh library tax -- the Carnegie Library is asking for a 0.25-mill increase to generate $3.25 million annually -- was important to him, he voted because "it's just what you do."

Wereschagin, Mike. "One-third of voters expected at polls for today's election.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 8.
In the city of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Library is asking for a 0.25-mill tax increase to generate $3.25 million annually.

Cloonan, Patrick. "Voters head to polls tomorrow."
The Daily News, McKeesport PA 2011 Nov. 7.
• Referendum: Should the city institute a 0.25-mill library tax?

Barcousky, Len. "Candidates wrap up their election campaigns."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Nov. 6.
Backers of the ballot question that asks Pittsburgh residents to support a .25 mill property tax increase for the Carnegie Library point to the success of their petition drive.

"The Carnegie Library referendum: Vote no." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Nov. 4.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Maggie Forbes leaves post at library she helped restore."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 27.
Maggie Forbes, former Children's Museum Executive Director, left as Executive Director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Mervis, Scott. "Concerts to benefit Braddock."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 21.
An all-star lineup of indie-rock acts will appear at the Braddock Carnegie Library over three days in November for Levi's Presents: Benefit Braddock.

"Carnegie Museum holds fair on protecting keepsakes."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 21.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Dietrich gives $5 million each to Boy Scouts, Carnegie museums."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 21.
"Much like Andrew Carnegie, he was a successful businessman who valued equally the important role of art and science in shaping an individual's view of the world. This gift to Carnegie museums certainly speaks to that," Mr. Grefenstette added.

"Museums get $5 million from Dietrich charitable trusts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 21.
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh announced Thursday that it will receive a $5 million gift from The Dietrich Charitable Trusts.

Kalson, Sally. "Obituary: David P. Demarest Jr. / Helped preserve region's immigrant culture." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 20.
David P. Demarest Jr., a retired Carnegie Mellon University English professor and tireless advocate for preserving the region's immigrant culture, industrial heritage and working-class stories, died Saturday at Forbes Hospice...
Instrumental in forming the Battle of Homestead Foundation to promote a people's history of the bloody 1892 labor conflict, he worked to preserve the property's Pump House, now the site of a poetry series that he organized, planned and produced...
He also was an early advocate of saving the Braddock Carnegie Library in the 1980s, when it was closed and near total ruin. That interest led him to become founder and longtime editor of the Braddock Fields Historical Society newsletter.

Young, Chris. "Voters asked to increase property taxes for library funding."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2011 Oct. 19.

"Our city, our libraries: Vote Yes to sustain the Carnegie system." Editorial,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 17.

Walsh, Glenn A. G "Pgh. Carnegie Library History in New Book." Electronic Mail Group Message.
Save Pittsburgh's Libraries Mail Group 2011 Oct. 16.
New book, Palace of Culture, Andrew Carnegie’s Museums and Library in Pittsburgh, by Robert J. Gangewere, is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Buhl Planetarium History in New Book." Electronic Mail Group Message.
South Hills Backyard Astronomers Mail Group 2011 Oct. 16.
New book, Palace of Culture, Andrew Carnegie’s Museums and Library in Pittsburgh, by Robert J. Gangewere, is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

"Celebrity-studded 24-hour Read-Aloud event on tap for Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 14.

Toland, Bill. "Investor Stanley Druckenmiller and wife receive Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 12.

"Fundraiser marks 25th anniversary of PCTV."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 10
25th anniversary of the City of Pittsburgh, local community-access cable television channel 21, PCTV, with fundraiser to be held at the world's first Carnegie Hall, the New Hazlett Theater adjoining the original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.

"50-mile bike ride tops Carnegie Library challenge."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 10.

McNulty, Timothy. "Obituary: William S. Dietrich II / Driven industrialist, then driven philanthropist." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 8.
The last few weeks of Mr. Dietrich's life were packed with headlines regarding his gifts of $265 million to Carnegie Mellon University and $125 million to Pitt, both of them among the largest donations ever by an individual to higher education in the United States.
Also see: Article 1 *** Article 2 *** Article 3 *** Article 4

Zlatos, Bill. "University philanthropist supported Pitt, Carnegie Mellon." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 8.
Also see: Article 1 *** Article 2 *** Article 3 *** Article 4

Heyl, Eric. "Library's trustees want cash, not critics." Column.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 7.
Regarding proposed increase in city property taxes to benefit The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Zlatos, Bill. "$75,000 grant to pay for library ads."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Oct. 6.
Using a $75,000 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will try to persuade taxpayers to vote "yes" for a library tax on Nov. 8.

"Carnegie Hall shows to air on WQED-FM."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Oct. 4.
The live shows from Carnegie Hall in New York City will air at 8 p.m. on various days from Oct. 11-May 29.

Kroeger, Judy. "Infrastructure improvements moving Connellsville forward."
Daily Courier Connellsville PA 2011 Sept. 30.

"Carnegie medals honor 25 who risked lives to help others."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 27.

Carpenter,Mackenzie. "Carnegie libraries stock up on e-books to be downloaded for free."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 24.

Zlatos, Bill. "School budget cuts force nonprofits to tighten belts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 24.
The Carnegie museums of Art and Natural History welcomed 35,913 students on field trips last year.

"Library seeks to raise $15K for cycling event."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 20.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is challenging its supporters to raise $15,000 by the end of the month so that board chairman Lou Testoni and other local bicyclists can "Cycle for CLP" on Oct. 1.

Majors, Dan. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh adjusts hours at four branches."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 13.

"With start of school year, libraries change hours."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 13.
Four Carnegie Library branches change hours to help students.

"Grant lets Carnegie Museum study film collection."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 13.

"Museum given $325,000 to study, manage media collection."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 13.

O'Neill, Brian. "Carnegie book loaded with city's rich history."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 11.
I was inspired to make that calculation after reading "Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh." The book from the University of Pittsburgh Press is set to hit the bookstores Sept. 19. It's no biography; it's the century-plus story of a place that has done so much to change what makes Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. The men and women who made The Carnegie what it is -- and what it no longer is -- are all in there.
Robert J. Gangewere, who edited Carnegie Magazine for 31 years, and I walked through the venerable Oakland complex on Friday as we talked about his book.

Kurtz, Ced. "TechMan: Google's stoppage of newspaper conversion a real blow."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 11.

Smykla, Margaret. "Homestead pool to get upgrades."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 8.
Renovations to the indoor swimming pool of the historic Carnegie Library of Homestead in Munhall, Pennsylvania.

Widmer, Jeffrey. "Carnegie Library's executive director ends 'remarkable journey'."
Bridgeville Area News 2011 Sept. 8.
Maggie Forbes steps down as Executive Director of the historic Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Arts and Heritage festival begins revelry today in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 8.

McNulty, Timothy and Bill Schackner. "Donor's tale centers on family, education."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Sept. 8.
Bill Dietrich, philanthropist and former steel executive, gives one of the 10 largest donations ever by an individual to higher education in the United States to Carnegie Mellon University.
Also see: Article 1 *** Article 2 *** Article 3 *** Article 4

Erdley, Debra. "$265 million gift to CMU tops Carnegie's 1st."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 8.
"Even taking into account the time value of money, this gift is larger than the one Andrew Carnegie made in establishing this university in 1900. And the gift will have a lasting impact in the way the Mellon family's generosity has had on this university over many, many decades," Cohon said.
Also see: Article 1 *** Article 2 *** Article 3 *** Article 4

Balingit, Moriah. "Suspicious package ties up Oakland traffic."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Sept. 7.
Carnegie Library Main Branch reopens after false alarm.

"Carnegie Library reopens after investigation of suspicious package."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Sept. 7.

Fontaine, Tom. "Carnegie Library board will open one meeting a year to public."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 3.

Fontaine, Tom. "Carnegie Library opens one meeting a year to public."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Sept. 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "$1.55 million sought for parks."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Sept. 2.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is asking for $18.9 million, an increase of 4.2 percent over this year, for its daily operations, and $2.6 million for a countywide digital network, an increase of 4 percent. Requests were made in annual budget hearings before the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

"Lynn’s Heritage Open Day allows a new look at historic town library."
Lynn News Lynn, England 2011 Sept. 1.
Celebration of historic Carnegie Library in Borough of Lynn, County of Norfolk, United Kingdom.

"Carnegie team finds fossil of oldest mammal with placenta."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Aug. 24.

Zlatos, Bill. "Fossil shows 'little guy won the race,' study finds."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Aug. 24.
In an article scheduled for publication today in the journal Nature, a team of scientists led by a researcher at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History describes how this animal, called Juramaia sinensis, became the earliest-known fossil of a group that evolved to include all mammals, including humans, that give birth with a placenta.

O'Neill, Brian. "Library tax checks out as a fair vote in the fall." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Aug. 14.

"Library tax referendum pushed for November ballot."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 29.

"Library tax supporters present Pittsburgh City Council with petition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 July 26.

"Library backers round up 10,000 petition names."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 22.

Falk, Joshua. "Olympiad to put language to test at CMU."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 23.
These are the sorts of challenges that await more than 100 students from 19 countries participating in the ninth annual International Olympiad in Linguistics to be held at Carnegie Mellon University starting Sunday and running through next Saturday. It is the first time the contest has been held outside Europe.

"Library backers round up 10,000 petition names."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 22.

"Carnegie Museum of Art etches special place with acquisitions."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 21.
The Frick catalog also traced the fate of the set at the hands of frisky party-goers:
"Much of the service Bakewell, Page & Bakewell made for the Monroe White House in 1818 was damaged, particularly during Jackson's riotous inaugural celebration, where reportedly 'cut glass and china to the amount of several thousand dollars was broken in the struggle to get the refreshments.' "

"Carnegie Museum of Art acquires major works for collection."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 July 20.

Zlatos, Bill. "Cultural groups shift focus to maintenance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 20.
"We're asking RAD to increase our funding for library services as part of a six-prong approach to achieve long-term sustainable funding for the library," Carnegie Library spokeswoman Suzanne Thinnes said.
Another prong is a petition drive to place a proposed 0.25-mill property tax dedicated to the library on the November ballot.

"Arts groups submit annual RAD funding requests."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 20.
The largest request for operating assistance next year came from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which asked for $21.4 million, about $3.3 million more than it received this year.

McNulty, Timothy. "Obituary: Herbert L. Toor / CMU dean pushed for top-level engineering department." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 20.

Fontaine, Tom. "Economic sense of maintaining unused roadways, schools, bridges questioned."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 17.

Zlatos, Bill. "Library extends petition drive."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 16.

McConnell Schaarsmith, Amy. "Proposed library levy's support expands."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 16.

Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Residents continue to question sale of Carnegie church to Islamic center."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 July 14.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh board weighs open meetings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 8.

Zlatos, Bill. "Museums, other nonprofits join forces to survive economy."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 July 5.

"Carnegie Hero Fund honors 20, including 6 who died."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2011 June 30.

Wills, Rick. "Historic cottage escapes razing to delight of preservationists."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 27.
At an elevation of 2,000 feet, Cresson was the playground of Pittsburgh's elite, including industrial magnates Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, Charles Schwab and William Thaw.

Zlatos, Bill. "Libraries weigh pros, cons of mergers, pledged funding source."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 26.
As city libraries collect signatures to petition for a vote on a special library tax, suburban libraries are talking about consolidating and getting money from Allegheny County...
The association represents 45 systems in the county with 73 locations, including those of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

King Greenwood, Jill. "Pastor concerned about Carnegie mosque."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 25.

"12 groups awarded preservation grants."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 23.
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation in the South Side each will get $25,000, the most allowed in the program.

Kroeger, Judy. "Carnegie Library celebrates patriotism."
Daily Courier, Connellsville PA 2011 June 23.

Parrish, Tory N. "Variety of services available at new Carnegie Salvation Army center."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 June 23.

Widmer, Jeffrey. "Islamic center OK spurs dispute in Carnegie."
Bridgeville Area News 2011 June 23.

Thomas, Mary. "Military to get free museum admission."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 14.
Other regional museums participating include the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Frick Art & Historical Center, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area in Homestead, and the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe.
(During the public operation of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, 1939-1991, it was standard policy to give free admission to active members of the military in uniform.)

"Petition of support: City voters should decide on help for the library." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 13.
Special Note: Editorial is in error when it states: "The attempt at a dedicated tax is just one of the initiatives for the library system, which two years ago closed four branches and merged two others because of increasing operating costs and changing usage patterns."
The four branch libraries proposed for closure were not closed, although public hours were curtailed. The two library branches proposed for merger were not merged two years ago, however, the Carrick and Knoxville branches will be merged, according to current Library plans, into a single new library building on Brownsville Road within the next year or two.

Cato, Jason. "Carnegie likely to welcome mosque."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 11.
A borough along the Parkway West historically known for its religious and cultural diversity may soon cement that image with the addition of a mosque...
The borough's skyline is dotted by gold and blue onion domes of Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox churches, reminders of an influx of Eastern European immigrants more than 100 years ago. Steeples and bell towers of other churches -- including Methodist, Lutheran and Catholic -- rise above the town.
Carnegie once was home to more than 30 churches and many bars, D'Loss said. Another former Presbyterian church is now a nightclub and restaurant, and council last year approved a group's plans to convert a former Catholic church into the Karma Cultural Center, which will include an Indian restaurant, banquet hall and a dance studio.
D'Loss estimated about 25 churches remain, with even fewer bars.

Maunz, Shay. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh supporters seek names to support tax referendum."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 9.

Weaver, Rachel. "Carnegie Library supporters seeking support for tax dollars."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 June 9.

Smykla, Margaret. "A newsmaker you should know: Director will rebuild West Overton Museums."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 9.
The mission of the West Overton Museums is to illustrate the history of the West Overton Village, its distillery, its coal and coke heritage and its role as the birthplace of industrialist and philanthropist Henry Clay Frick.

McConnell Schaarsmith, Amy. "Friends of Carnegie circulating petitions for library-boosting tax."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 8.

Reed, Bill. "A visit to America's coolest small town: Lewisburg, W.Va."
The Philadelphia Inquirer/The Denver Post 2011 June 4.
1902 Carnegie Hall offers plays, comedy acts, dance performances, and concerts to residents of Greenbrier County: Photograph of Carnegie Hall.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Rebirth in Homestead: the Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 June 1.

"South Side Carnegie Library to close during renovation."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 May 18.
The board approved the merger of the Carrick and Knoxville branches at a site to be determined.

Kadilak, Karen. "Experienced Midland librarian keeps up with latest technology."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 May 5.
Of all the changes Flo Adkins has seen in her more than 40 years as a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Midland in Beaver County, one stands out most.
"Computers," she said, pointing to a bank of them used by patrons. "Because of computers, everything keeps changing..."

Pitz, Marylynne. "Johntown Flood Museum chronicles the 1889 sensationalism, and honors McCullough's correct history."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 May 1.
The Johnstown Flood Museum is located in the original Johnstown Carnegie Library building.

"Civil War photograph collection on display."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 30.
Civil War photograph collection on display until May 15 at the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Vancheri, Barbara. "Obituary: Peggy Kent Sebak / Woman of many talents, mother of documentary maker." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 28.
The Buhl Foundation paid $180 for two semesters at Carnegie Institute of Technology...
Today, one of her four children is WQED's Rick Sebak, whose popular documentaries are funded by that same Buhl Foundation...
She worked in personnel for the U.S. Steel National Tube Works in the Frick Building and remembered when Helen Clay Frick would come in and inspect the premises, so to speak...
It had been an after-school job at Boggs & Buhl department store that earned her a spot in Mr. Sebak's "North Side Story." She took three streetcars to get to her post at a glass counter near drawers of handkerchiefs.
She was past president of St. Valentine Christian Mothers in Bethel Park and a founding member of Stage 62 (which now performs in the Music Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, Pennsylvania).

"Civil War comes alive in activities at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 28.
Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "North, South meet again in Civil War commemoration."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 28.
Some 12 hours of activities offer more than staged battles,
including vintage 'base ball,' merchant displays and a grand ball with authentic dress...
during a Civil War Living History Weekend program at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library &
Music Hall
, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Smith, Craig. "Civil War celebration 'special.'"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 April 24.
The 2011 Civil War Living History Weekend, the sixth sponsored by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (their Civil War Museum in Carnegie, Pennsylvania), will be the biggest yet as the 150th anniversary of the war continues on Saturday...
"It's a special year," said library director Diane Klinefelter. "The library is 110 years old, plus the anniversary of the Civil War."

Herring, Mark Y. "Reviving the Spirit of Andrew Carnegie." Column.
American Libraries Magazine 2011 April 20.

"McCandless teen wins national science competition and $50,000."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 19.
She also is an international award-winning pianist who has performed solo six times at Carnegie Hall and once at the United Nations, having won a grand prize at the World Piano Competition.

Balingit, Moriah. "Obituary: James Joseph White / Courtly curator of Carnegie Mellon's Hunt Institute."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 18.
Mr. White also helped preserve Civil War artifacts of the Civil War Museum / Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Zlatos, Bill. "Art's move trades 'vision' for access."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 April 17.
Regarding the question of the posthumous rights of a charitable donor. Includes reference to the breakup of the Henry Clay Frick archives.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "New library branch in the Strip more like a twig."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 16.
A shoebox branch, this experiment in outreach is the Carnegie Library system's first effort to bring a presence to the people where they gather. The initiative -- called "the library in your community neighborhood and school," or LYNCS -- is a partnership between the library system and the University of Pittsburgh.

Weaver, Rachel. "Tech developer to offer iPhone4 users a panoramic experience."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 April 10.
A company started by Carnegie Mellon University graduates is introducing a camera lens that will let users capture the world around them and revisit each scene from a new point of view.

"Mini-library will open at Strip District market."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 10.
"Library to operate post at Strip District market."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 7.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will pilot its Libraries in Your Neighborhood Community and School initiative among the meats and pastries at the markethouse in the terminal building on Smallman Street at 17th Street.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Photo exhibits in Carnegie mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battle."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 7.
Pitz, Marylynne. "Civil War mystery: Do you recognize anyone in this photograph?"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 3.
Iconic photograph of Civil War veterans at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
"Espy Post members."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 3.
Oster, Doug. "Capt. Thomas Espy Post Video." Blog: Gardening with Doug.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 3.
MORE INFORMATION: Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Author Suzy Bales to share her knowledge and common sense approach to gardening in local lecture."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 2.
Ms. Bales -- who will be lecturing at Carnegie Museum of Art's third annual "Art in Bloom" event on April 15...
"In Pursuit of Beauty," at the art museum through July 24. Mr. Avinoff, a gifted Russian artist and entomologist, was director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History from 1926 to 1945 and this is the first extensive look at his rarely seen watercolors and illustrations expressing his love of the natural world.

Sheridan, Patricia. "Mansions on Fifth makes lodging debut."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 29.
Historic preservation of the McCook mansion: "As for restoring the hand-painted canvas ceiling in one of the guest rooms and the walls and ceiling of the chapel, the Carnegie Museum of Art recommended Chantal Bernicky."

* "Pittsburgh area gets new radio station."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2013 July 4.
Former Braddock station WLFP-AM, which was the flagship station for the Lifetime Radio Network, has now been transformed to a music format using the call-sign WZUM-AM, which had previously been used for decades by a popular-music Carnegie, Pennsylvania radio station, which lost its license a couple years ago for being off-the-air too long.
* Percha, Julie. "Year after it went dark, WZUM loses license."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 25.
Loss of license for sole radio station licensed to Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Sciullo, Maria. "Possible U.S. funding cut could affect WQED programming."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 25.
"Ms. Ford Williams also spoke about WQED's educational endeavor, "iQ Zoo." It's an interactive program that would allow kids or their parents to scan a barcode-like symbol at various stations at the Pittsburgh Zoo, which would call up information and features about the animals.
"I think we'll be doing some beta testing in the summer, to make sure kids 'get' it," she said. "Then we'll probably launch it later in the summer."
"Similar interactive programs have already launched involving the Children's Museum and the Carnegie library in Braddock."

Nelson Jones, Diana. "We Are All Chili Eaters."Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 22.
Regarding a fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Free Library of Braddock, America's first Carnegie Library.

"Notes - CLP-Allegheny Community Chat: March 3rd, 2011 6:00 pm.- 7:30 pm. CLP-Allegheny." Official Meeting Notes.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Distributed 2011 March 17.
Meeting notes from the first in a series of five meetings in March of 2011,
sponsored by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, regarding future library funding,
including the possibility of a citizen petition for a referendum for a city library tax.

Altdorfer, John. "Carnegie Museum benefactor's estate goes up for sale."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 March 14.

"Carnegie Library hires consultants to help boost funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 2.

Kalson, Sally. "Carnegie Library head named president of Wilson College."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 March 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library chief Mistick to become Wilson College president."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 March 2.
Article also talks about Carnegie Library Board of Trustees meeting of 2011 March 1.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "No more whispering. Your library calls!" Blog: City Walkabout
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 March 1.
"These neighborhood chats about libraries are all from 6 to 7:30 p.m.:
March 3 (this Thursday), Allegheny branch, 1230 Federal St.
March 7 (next Monday), Lawrenceville branch, 279 Fisk St.
March 16, Beechview branch, 1910 Broadway Ave.
March 22, East Liberty branch, 130 S. Whitfield St.
March 30, West End branch, 47 Wabash Ave."

"Carnegie Museums offer free admission."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Feb. 27.

Fontaine, Tom. "Pittsburgh's universities are breeding grounds for innovation."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Feb. 27.
"BirdBrain is one of about 300 startup companies that resulted from research by professors and students at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in the past 15 years.

Schackner, Bill. "Carnegie Mellon raises tuition."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Feb. 25.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Museums to collaborate with schools."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Feb. 23.

Thomas, Mary. "Exhibition reveals talent and surprising life of son of czarist Russia who helmed Carnegie Museum of Natural History."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 23.
"It's hard to guess what will surprise people most about Andrey Avinoff, the Russian aristocrat turned director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History from 1926-45."

Thomas, Mary. "Avinoff left his stamp on museum."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 23.
"Andrey Avinoff hated to leave behind his large butterfly collection as he fled the Russian Revolution in 1917, but that didn't deter him from beginning again when he became director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1926."

O'Neill, Brian. "She wrote the book on saving libraries." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 22.
"Into this breach steps janet jai of Highland Park. (She had her name legally changed to lower-case letters a long time ago, but that's another story.) Ms. jai (pronounced like the letter J), 65, has rushed out 500 copies of a self-published, 165-page paperback book, "Saving Our Public Libraries: Why We Should. How We Can.""

"New world order: Watson the overlord and Germans at the NYSE."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 21.
"It was a triumph for computer science, including those at Carnegie Mellon University who worked with IBM on the project."

Pitz, Marylynne. "Following August Wilson: Book, tour delineate important Hill District sites in the late playwright's life."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 20.
"Daisy Wilson taught her son to read when he was 4. At age 5, he received his first library card at the Carnegie Library at 1911 Wylie Ave. Today, the building is the First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh but "Carnegie Library" is still carved above the main entrance."

"CMU professor awarded chemistry Wolf Prize."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 19.
"Carnegie Mellon professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski has been awarded the 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry from Israel's Wolf Foundation."

Bauknecht, Sara. "Buying Here: Munhall."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 19.
"The house is situated on a flat corner lot in a section known as Library Estates for its proximity to the Carnegie Library of Homestead, built around the same time."

Hoover, Bob. "Obituary: Margaret K. McElderry / Longtime editor, publisher of children's books in New York City." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Feb. 16.
"Miss McElderry, who was reared in Ben Avon, eventually became America's most distinguished editor and publisher of books for young readers during a period when the field was growing into a multibillion-dollar and more sophisticated market...
"She died Monday at her New York home at 98. She had moved to the city in 1934 to work in the children's department of the New York Public Library after she trained as a librarian at the former Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh School. She also graduated from Mount Holyoke College."

Bauder, Bob. "Pittsburgh, Lincoln crossed paths in trip to D.C."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Feb. 13.
"Some organizations are tapping private sources of money. Diane Klinefelter, director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, said the Massey Charitable Trust of Bridgeville is providing the funding for a full schedule of events April 30 at the library and for nearby Carnegie Park's Civil War living history weekend, expanded this year because of the anniversary.
"The library is home to a rare Civil War veterans meeting room known as the Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic, which has been fully restored."

Martin, Jean. "Raves: Snow paralyzed everything except Swissvale Library." Column: Raves Essay.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 11.
"They are a dedicated bunch at the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, doing a lot on a very small budget."

Nereim, Vivian. "Obituary: Bradley Livezey / Nationally respected expert on birds at Carnegie Museum." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 10.
"A crash killed him almost instantly. Dr. Livezey, curator of birds for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was pronounced dead at the scene, less than a mile from his Pine home. He was 56."

Balingit, Moriah. "World-renowned ornithologist dies in car crash."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Feb. 8.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ornithologist Bradley Livezey was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:07 a.m.

Brussalis, Chris W. "The sharing business."Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 8.
(Fourth of six letters on web page.)
Regarding funding problems of county libraries, in addition to city Carnegie Libraries.
Letter author is President of the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Hamill, Sean D. CMU spin-off signs deal to launch moon rover."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Feb. 7.
Astrobotic Technology Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University, inks agreement with SpaceX for private launch of Moon Rover in December of 2013.

Daly, Jill. "Carnegie Science Awards announced."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Feb. 3.
Includes award: Emerging Female Scientist -- Sara Majetich, Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Majetich listed herself as an alumnus of the Pittsburgh Regional School Science and Engineering Fair,
of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science,
for the 1989 publication:
"Lives Touched...Worlds Changed," Fifty Years of Alumni Achievements.

Becker Lanni, Catherine. "Carnegie Library benefits those beyond the city." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 1.

Sebak, Rick. "The Carnegie Library, The children’s department at Carnegie Library’s main branch has always been a wonderous place." Column.
Pittsburgh Magazine 2011 February.

"Extra support: A city referendum could boost library funding." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 31.

Guerriero, Kate. "85th Cinderella Ball held at Omni William Penn."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 30.
"Required to volunteer a minimum of thirty hours within six months at the Carnegie Library (this year's beneficiary organization), the debs collectively performed 725 hours of volunteer work,..."

Kovel, Terry. "Antiques: Iron monkey toys among most popular."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 30.
"A: The Lorillard Refrigerator Co. was established in New York City in 1877. A 1901 advertisement for the company called its iceboxes the "highest-priced" refrigerators made and listed several millionaires, including Andrew Carnegie and George Vanderbilt,..."

"Season of change: The Carnegie Museums chooses a new leader." Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Jan. 29.

"Season of change: The Carnegie Museums chooses a new leader." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 29.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Carnegie's new chief to run fast 'in the same direction'."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 29.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Museums eye outreach, cooperation."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 29.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "Carnegie Museums chooses John Wetenhall as new president."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 28.

Carpenter, Mackenzie. "John Wetenhall will head Carnegie Museums starting March 7."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 Jan. 27.

Zlatos, Bill. "Wetenhall named to head Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Jan. 27.

Behe, Rege. "Carnegie Museum of Art makes artistic bet with Milwaukee museum."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2011 Jan. 27.

O'Neill, Brian. "Around Town: We can't afford to keep quiet about saving libraries." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 24.
Regarding the possibility of closing Carnegie Library branches.

Fuoco, Michael A. "Obituary: Freda C. Alber / Actress and activist who traveled world into her 90s." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 24.
"This, after all, was a woman who in her early 80s volunteered as a docent in cultural anthropology and paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History...
"The daughter of an immigrant butcher, she grew up in the lower Hill District. She was admitted as a drama and ballet major to Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University, when she was only 15 and graduated before she was 20."

Dyer, Ervin. "A birthday amid NYC's African diaspora."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 January 23.
Article talks about Vivian Hewitt, "...breaking ground in 1943 by becoming only the second African-American to enter the Carnegie Tech Library School (later folded into the University of Pittsburgh) and going on to become the first black person to work for the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh."

Smydo, Joe. "Carnegie Library to request voters OK new tax."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 22.

"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh adopts fundraising overhaul."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 22.

Pitz, Marylynne and Michael A. Fuoco. "Carnegie Museums pick new president."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 22.

Thomas, Mary. "'Andre Kertesz: On Reading': a 'must-see' exhibit teaches how to read a photograph."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 19.
At The Carnegie Museum of Art until Feb. 13.

Zlatos, Bill. "Natural history museum, Powdermill reserve combine efforts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 19.
Regarding The Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Erdley, Debra. "Carnegie Mellon, Stanford scientists take mysteries to public."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 15.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "South Side library to get a makeover." Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Jan. 11.
Comments on Carnegie Library's abandonment of the historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library building on the Lower North Side, next to the original Buhl Planetarium.

"Carnegie Museum of Natural History silent on plans for $1 million."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 7.

Zlatos, Bill. "Task Force Wants Funding for Libraries Put Before Public."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Jan. 3.
Dedicated funding sought for Carnegie Library.

Clark, Vernon. "Study Recommends Downsizing Philly Library for the Blind."
The Philadelphia Inquirer 2010 Dec. 25.
Materials for the blind may be transferred to Carnegie Library.

"Carnegie Hero Medals awarded."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 Dec. 22.

Drobness, Tanya. "Residents unite to keep Bellevue Avenue Branch Library open."
The Montclair Times 2010 Dec. 20.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York provided $40,000, in 1913, for construction of a second public library in Monclair, New Jersey, the Bellevue Avenue Branch, which opened to the public 1914 Dec. 26. The original design of the building remains intact today. However, this branch library is currently open only one day each week, Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Weiss-Tisman, Howard. "All wet! Race is on to save historic books after Rockingham Library floods."
Brattleboro Reformer 2010 Dec. 16.
Library trustees are considering a major renovation for this century-old Carnegie Library building in Vermont.

Foss, Sara. "Carnegie's generosity imprinted on libraries."
The Daily Gazette, Schenectady NY 2010 Nov. 21: A1.
This Sunday front-page story includes quotes from Glenn A. Walsh, Web Site Administrator for the History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries web site.

"South Side library renovation on meeting agenda."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Nov. 14.
Regarding plans for renovation of historic South Side Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Nix, Larry T. "The Library History Buff's Top 10 Library History Websites." Blog: Library History Buff Blog.
Library History Buff Blog 2010 Nov. 5.
History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries Web Site included on "Library History Buff's Top 10 Library History Websites."

Richey, Cynthia K. "Take a page from a Rolling Stone, and promote our libraries." Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Nov. 5.
(Eighth of eight letters on web page)
In addition to being Library Director of the Mount Lebanon Public Library, Cynthia K. Richey is also Chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development.

"Overdue: The city should pay what it owes the libraries." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Nov. 3.

Zlatos, Bill. "Library groups jump into action."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Nov. 3.

Smydo, Joe. "Carnegie Library awaits city funds."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Nov. 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "Nonprofits battle planned fund cuts from RAD."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Oct. 27.
Includes public comments regarding funding for Carnegie Library from two members of the general public, Susanne Park and David Tessitor.

Tessitor, David. "Remarks of David Tessitor to the RAD Board." Address.
Allegheny Regional Asset vDistrict Annual Public Hearing 2010 Oct. 26.
David Tessitor's comments regarding proposed ARAD funding to The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for calendar year 2011.

Dougherty, Conor. "New Library Technologies Dispense With Librarians."
The Wall Street Journal 2010 Oct. 25.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Braddock pops." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 Sept. 26.
Regarding the historic Carnegie Free Library of Braddock, America's first Carnegie Library.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "'Pop' goes the Carnegie Library in Braddock."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 26.
Fund-raising event for Carnegie Free Library of Braddock.

Malehorn, Dr. David. "First Person: To the people, but it's not free." Guest Columnist.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 11.
Regarding the "Mother Ship," the Main Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, as well as a smaller Carnegie Library built in 1904 in Charleston, Illinois.

Brooks, David. "The gospel of wealth." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/The New York Times 2010 Sept. 9.
Mr. Platt calls on readers to cap their lifestyle. Live as if you made $50,000 a year, he suggests, and give everything else away. Take a year to surrender yourself. Move to Africa or some poverty-stricken part of the world. Evangelize...
The United States once had a Gospel of Wealth: a code of restraint shaped by everybody from Jonathan Edwards to Benjamin Franklin to Andrew Carnegie. The code was designed to help the nation cope with its own affluence. It eroded, and over the next few years, it will be redefined.

Rujumba, Karamagi. "Obituary: Robert W. Off / Former bank exec ran Carnegie Hero Fund panel." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 5.

O'Neill, Brian. "Readers would do well to book this tour." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Sept. 2.
"...a reader called to alert me to Bookstore Tourism...
"and this month there will be a Gilligan-like three-hour tour of independent stores here in Pittsburgh...
"That's all because Karen Lillis, a book-lover who moved here five years ago from New York, doesn't want to see our cultural landscape slide. She's also organizing a library tour -- including the old Allegheny Library, the Braddock Carnegie and the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie -- on Sunday, Sept. 12."

Belko, Mark. "Carnegie Library pleads for more RAD funds."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Aug. 25.
"Ms. Mistick said the task force had been studying numerous options to raise money for the libraries but had yet to hit on a solution. Among the ideas it currently is considering is a public library district."

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library bailout meets skeptics."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Aug. 25.

Satter, Raphael G. and Frank Jordans. "Experts spot smallest planet outside solar system."
Yahoo News/AP 2010 Aug. 24.
"The really nice thing about finding systems like this is that it shows that there are many more out there," said Alan Boss, of the Washington-based Carnegie Institution for Science, who wasn't involved with the find. "Mother Nature really had fun making planets."

"Historic summer cottage to be razed in Cresson."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/AP 2010 Aug. 14.
"The structure was once believed to have been steel magnate Andrew Carnegie's summer home. Now it is thought to have belonged to steel executive Benjamin F. Jones."

* Katz, Matt. "County takeover looks set to save Camden's libraries."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2010 Aug. 10.
* Nark, Jason. "Camden not ready to close the book on city's libraries."
Philadelphia Daily News 2010 Aug. 10.
* Mast, George. "Camden libraries may be saved."
Courier-Post, Camden 2010 Aug. 10.
* Goldberg, Beverly. "Camden City Libraries May be Rescued by the County System."
American Libraries Magazine On-Line 2010 Aug. 9.
* Walsh, Jim. "Plan in the works to save libraries."
Courier-Post, Camden 2010 Aug. 8.
* Katz, Matt. "Camden preparing to close its libraries, destroy books."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2010 Aug. 6.
* Hirsch, Deborah. "Library branch awaits budget ax."
Courier-Post, Camden 2010 Aug. 6.
* "Camden City Library closings." Photograph: Library Board Meeting.
Courier-Post, Camden 2010 Aug. 6.
* Camden Free Public Library started in 1904 with a $100,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. Now, all three Camden city libraries, including main branch, are proposed for closure by the end of 2010, due to severe city budget cuts. Even by July of 1998, when the author of this web site visited the downtown Camden library, Camden library officials had long-abandoned the original Carnegie Library building. Located a few blocks from the current downtown library, the original Carnegie Library building is boarded-up and in deplorable shape, similar to the deplorable shape of the historic Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania (the author saw a tree growing through the roof of the original Camden Free Public Library building!). Speaking with an official of a community revitalization organization, located across the street from the original library building, the author was told of their hope the original library building can eventually be restored.

"Carnegie Library Updates Community."
WDUQ-FM News 2010 Aug. 6.

"Top 7: Pittsburgh's largest arts & humanities nonprofits."
Pittsburgh Business Times On-Line 2010 Aug. 6.
Carnegie Museums ranks number one; Carnegie Libraries ranks number four.

"Pledged for good: American billionaires step up to make a difference." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Aug. 6.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "So long you old smokestack." Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 Aug. 5.
Smokestack of the Bellefield Boiler Plant, built 102 years ago by Andrew Carnegie to steam-heat buildings of the Carnegie Institute and Carnegie Technical Schools, is being dismantled for safety and environmental reasons.

Blackburn, Bradley. "The Giving Pledge: Billionaires Promise to Donate at Least Half Their Fortunes to Charity."
ABC News 2010 Aug. 4.

Lowry, Patricia. "Industrialist Benjamin Franklin Jones' summer home dodges the wrecking ball, as another emerges from the shadows."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 July 31.
"Today there is little on the landscape to suggest Cresson Springs once was a respite for Jones, Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie and other wealthy industrialists...
"For decades the house has been known as Braemar Cottage and was thought to have been the summer home of Andrew Carnegie and the place where his mother died in 1886...
"Carnegie's Braemar Cottage is next door, smaller than the Jones house but with rooms of generous proportion; ceilings on the first floor are 14 feet high."

Maugh II, Thomas H. "Noted astronomer Leonard Searle dies at 79."
The Sacramento Bee/Los Angeles Times 2010 July 30.
Former Director of The Carnegie Observatories.

Sangree, Hudson. "Dixon weighs tax for new library, fate of 100-year-old structure."
The Sacramento Bee 2010 July 29: 1B.
Dixon, California considers replacing original Carnegie Library, possibly incorporating original building in new structure.

"Four Carnegie libraries close early again; tomorrow as well."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 July 7.

Thomas, Mary. "Curator of photography at Carnegie Museum outbid at auction."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 30.

Druckenbrod, Andrew. "Organ Historical Society's national convention showcases fine instruments in region."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 25.
"...126-rank but now silenced organ of Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland...
"There's less debate about the grand old organ of Carnegie Music Hall, which was inaugurated in 1895 with Andrew Carnegie in attendance. It saw an amazing amount of activity in the decades that followed -- 4,737 concerts in all -- but it fell into disrepair soon after a recital by Paul Koch in 1981 and has been mute ever since. "There's been many a cry for its restoration, but leave it to the Organ Historical Society to stir the pot a bit.
"We billed it as unplayable, but it ended up that some of it does work, enough that I can pull out every stop that you can get an idea of what it sounded like," says Mr. Daniels. "We are going to a lecture [today] at 4 p.m. and we are going to surprise everyone by playing a hymn on it that we can sing. It is going to be a fairly big sound."
"It is an extremely important instrument," says Mr. Stark. "Everyone played there at one time, including Edwin Lemare, Virgil Fox and E. Power Biggs."
"Considering Andrew Carnegie's own passion for pipe organs, it would be both appropriate and thrilling for Carnegie Music Hall to restore its pipe organ to be used with orchestra and in solo performance," says Mr. Jacobs. "This could add an exciting new dimension of musical offerings to the Pittsburgh community."

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Musicians to add notes to North Side tour sites."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 25.
"At the New Hazlett, seven musicians -- vocalists and percussionists -- will present a piece inspired by the fact that the building shares space with what was Andrew Carnegie's second oldest library. The percussionists will be playing typewriters.
"At the Children's Museum, three glockenspiels, singers and a bass guitar will provide music inspired by the science exhibits that once were at the Buhl Planetarium on the same site."

Todd, Deborah M. "Swissvale library may be facing funding cuts."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 24.
Regarding the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, Pennsylvania.

Zlatos, Bill. "Library association backs formula that rewards community support."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 June 22.

* "Snowballs fly on first day of summer at Carnegie Science Center."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2010 June 22.
* "Science Center Welcomes Summer With Snowballs."
KDKA-TV 2, Pittsburgh 2010 June 21.
Snowballs on Summer Solstice Day began in 1985 at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science. Carnegie Science Center resumed snowball tradition in 2007.

Loomis, Carol J. "The $600 billion challenge.
Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy."

Fortune Magazine 2010 June 16.
A new plan, "The Giving Pledge", by billionaires Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett to further philanthropic efforts. A similar intiative was proposed by Andrew Carnegie in his essay, "Wealth", first published in The North American Review in June of 1889, but later published under the better-known name, "The Gospel of Wealth".

Smydo, Joe. "House members scold Ravenstahl over funding for Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 16.

Mayes, Steve. "Oregon City library temporarily moves to Carnegie Center, reopens Monday."
The Oregonian, Portland 2010 June 16.
Regarding return of Oregon City Library to original Carnegie Library building.

"Research Suggests Water Content Of Moon Interior Underestimated." News Release.
NASA 2010 June 14.
"Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, along with other scientists across the nation, determined that the water was likely present very early in the moon's formation history as hot magma started to cool and crystallize. This finding means water is native to the moon."

Lynds, Jen. "Presque Isle library receives $25,000 donation to improve literacy services."
Bangor Daily News 2010 June 13.
$25,000 donation to expanded Carnegie Library comes after $1 million gift from California granddaughter of former librarian.

Nix, Larry T. "Another Carnegie for Sale - Rockport, MA." Blog.
Library History Buff Blog 2010 June 6.

Wind, Kyle. "State grant boosts Carnegie library project in Kingston."
Daily Freeman, Kingston NY 2010 June 4.
"The state Historic Preservation Office has awarded a $500,000 matching grant to the Kingston school district for work on a voter-approved project to convert the former Carnegie library building on Broadway into an art and technology center, school officials said."

Smydo, Joe. "Council approves another $640,000 for Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 June 1.

Smydo, Joe. "Council supports grant for libraries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 May 27.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed Refinancing of 2002 Carnegie Library Bond Issue." Address.
Pittsburgh City Council 2010 May 20.

Weinstein, Nathalie. "Oregon City library moving for mall renovation."
DJC Oregon, Daily Journal of Commerce 2010 May 12.
Regarding return of Oregon City Library to original Carnegie Library building.

"George Washington racks up late fees at NY library."
Yahoo/AP 2010 April 17.

"Fungus affecting trees in Frick, Highland parks."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 April 16.
Henry Clay Frick donated land for Pittsburgh's largest park.

Philips-Haller, Amy. "Bridgeville to unveil mural copy."
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2010 April 14.

Chute, Eleanor. "Obituary: Horton Guyford Stever / President who merged Carnegie, Mellon institutes." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 April 11.

Thomas, Mary. "Obituary: Elizabeth C. Shepherd / Art history instructor who became librarian." Obituary.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 April 9.
Became Frick Fine Arts librarian, in building donated by Helen Clay Frick to the University of Pittsburgh, across the street from Carnegie Library.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "She's a big booster of 'The Carnegie Carnegie'."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 April 8.

Crothers, Julie. "Library system must cut back, says CEO."
Indianapolis Star 2010 April 6.
"The Library Board has not decided whether it will close branches, but if it does, the East Washington Branch Library, in one of the oldest buildings in Marion County and in need of updates, could be a target. The 1909 library was one of the first branches built using a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and has undergone only minor renovations in the past 20 years...
"Libraries like the East Washington Street location have some historical significance as well as meaning a lot to the community they serve," Gibson said. He said losing even one location could hurt the neighborhood and schools."

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library finances pass audit."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 March 30.

Lord, Rich. "Financial projections improve for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 March 30.

Nootbaar, Mark. "RAD Gets Library Audit."
WDUQ-FM 90.5 News On-Line 2010 March 30.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed Refinancing Of 2002 Carnegie Library Bond Issue." Address.
Special Meeting, Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District 2010 March 30.

"Library branches safe, but closings, cuts likely soon."
Charlotte Observer 2010 March 25.
Public library service began in Charlotte with the opening of the Charlotte Carnegie Library on 1903 July 2. With the opening of a larger library building in 1956, the Carnegie Library building was demolished in 1954.

"First-ever National Study: Millions of People Rely on Library Computers for Employment, Health, and Education." News Release.
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2010 March 25.

Blankinship, Donna Gordon. "Study: Third of Americans use library computers."
Associated Press 2010 March 24.

Nix, Larry T. "Spencer Iowa's Carnegie Window." Blog.
Library History Buff Blog 2010 March 22.

Oder, Norman. "City of Lexington, KY, Wants To Dip into Library’s Dedicated Funding."
Library Journal On-Line 2010 March 22.
Lexington's Carnegie Library was replaced with a larger downtown library several years ago. The historic Carnegie Library building, in a small downtown park, is now the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

Wintour, Patrick. "Key to saving libraries: free internet access and Sunday opening."
The Guardian, London 2010 March 22.

Ferrer, Anne and Miles Weiss. "Obituary: Stewart Udall / U.S. Interior secretary under JFK and LBJ."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Bloomberg News 2010 March 21.
Helped prevent demolition of New York City's famous Carnegie Hall.

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Commonwealth Libraries Institute for Trustees and Friends for 2010 -
Online Registration and Agenda for the Day.
More info for Pittsburgh area meeting

Zlatos, Bill. "North Side church perseveres, eyes another century."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 March 8.
"Its organ was donated by Andrew Carnegie."
Andrew Carnegie grew-up on the North Side of Pittsburgh, then known as the indepedent City of Allegheny.

Vance, Megan. "Family of readers filled arms, minds from our libraries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Feb. 26.
"I have so many precious recollections tied up with the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. If Andrew Carnegie were alive today, I would hug him and tell him what a difference his investment made in all of our lives."

Matoon, Nancy. "Joyce Carol Oates: A Love Letter to Libraries in Longhand." Blog
Book Patrol 2010 Feb. 26.

Zlatos, Bill. "Ruling on open meetings backs Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 25.

Zlatos, Bill. "Permanent funding base for Carnegie libraries sought."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 24.

Rosenblum, Charles. "Amidst gloomy news about libraries, the North Side's new Carnegie Library is a bright spot."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2010 Feb. 24, 25.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library panel tasked with finding long-term money."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 Feb. 23.

"FINAL DETERMINATION IN THE MATTER OF: GLENN A. WALSH, Complainant, v. CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Respondent."
Appeal Determination.
Office of Open Records, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2010 Feb. 22.

McNulty, Timothy and Moriah Balingit.
"Obituary: E. Frances Daugherty / Children's librarian
who encouraged kids to read was co-founder of Monroeville Public Library."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Feb. 22.
"Later, she earned a degree in library science from Carnegie Library School of Margaret Morrison Carnegie College, now a part of Carnegie Mellon University...
"When she graduated, she was hired by Carnegie Library, where she worked as a research librarian. It was a very prestigious post for someone right out of college, her daughter said...
"In the pre-Internet age, research librarians like Mrs. Daugherty were invaluable to local scholars. The Carnegie Library was then considered the "mother lode" of research material in the region, and Mrs. Daugherty, who was adept at directing people to the right resources, was like a "human Google," Ms. Schneider said."

Zlatos, Bill. "Web site address rankles Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 18.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Library, residents spar in court over meetings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2010 Feb. 17.

City Council Resolution Authorizing $600,000 for Carnegie Library, to Prevent Branch Closures
City of Pittsburgh Web Site 2010 Feb. 16.
Pittsburgh City Council finally passed reeolution on 2010 Feb. 16.

City Council Resolution for Construction of Riverview Park Community Center
City of Pittsburgh Web Site 2010 Feb. 16.
Pittsburgh City Council finally passed reeolution on 2010 Feb. 16.
Opening of this community center may result in consolidation of North Side senior citizen centers and the closing of the North Side Senior Citizen Center currently operating in the lower level of the original Allegheny Regional Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh building.

"Court Hearing: Carnegie Library Open Meetings,
"Carnegie Library Open Meetings Legal Complaint: First Court Hearing."

News Release 2010 Feb. 15.

Hoover, Bob. "Nation's libraries get more use, less funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Feb. 15.
Second half of article talks about study regarding potential reuses for America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library, the original Allegheny Regional Branch on the North Side, next-door to the original Buhl Planetarium.

"Open records: Sunlight prevails."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 12.

"Public's right to know prevails."
Valley Independent, Monessen PA 2010 Feb. 12.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Lincoln portraits on display at renovated post in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Feb. 11.
As part of celebration for reopening of Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Miller, Glenn. "[PAMAILALL] Governor's Proposed Budget Trims Library Programs for 2010-11."
Electronic Mailing List Message. Pennsylvania Library Association 2010 Feb. 9.

Bowen, Alison. "In Tough Times, a Library Branch Reopens." Blog.
The New York Times On-Line 2010 Feb. 8.
Carnegie Library branch reopens in New York City, after restoration.

Thomas, Mary Ann. "Libraries fulfilled Andrew Carnegie's vision."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Feb. 7.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Come one, come all (updated with new event)." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2010 Feb. 4.
Regarding programs seeking public ideas for reuse of two historic Carnegie Library buildings, in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Hazelwood and North Side (original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny).

Kurtz, Ced. "TechMan: Glory days of the Press can be found on Google."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Jan. 31.
Archives of past issues of The Pittsburgh Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, from microfilm now on-line.

Lowry, Patricia. "Andrew Carnegie's former locomotive works on the North Side slated for demolition."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Jan. 24.

Shaw, Kurt. "Art illustrates an amazing life of James J. White."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Jan. 24.
"He also cataloged all of the objects in the collection of the Captain Thomas Espy Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 153 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie."

"Paul R. Gagne and Mo Willems of Weston Woods win 2010 Carnegie Medal for 'Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'”
News Release. American Library Association 2010 Jan. 18.

Buglione, Audrey. "RE: Walsh v. Carnegie Library, Docket AP 2009-1150." Electronic Mail Message.
To Carolyn D. Duronio, Barbara Mistick, Glenn A. Walsh 2010 Jan. 12.
Forwarding of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Response to Open Records Appeal.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Carnegie Museums president to retire."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Jan. 8.

Landis, Debra. "Litchfield's library cat gets national mention."
The State Journal-Register, Springfield IL 2010 Jan. 7.
Litchfield, Illinois Carnegie Public Library cat, "Stacks," ranks number 13 on “45 Amazing Library Cats” in the 2010 February issue of Cat Fancy magazine.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Appeal: Deemed Denial of Open Records Request--2nd Attempt." Electronic Mail Message.
To Mary Ann Brawley, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2009 Dec. 29.

Deitch, Charlie. "Classroom Discussion."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2009 Dec. 24.
Quote from Allegheny Institute on Public Policy President Jake Haulk--
"Haulk: The city would be in a lot stronger position if they hadn't created Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center, PNC Park, a new convention center that gobbled up a tremendous amount of space and a huge new hockey arena that have taken valuable Downtown property off the tax rolls. To be fussing about CMU, which has been there for a hundred years, when you're taking valuable property off the tax rolls ..."

Scolforo, Mark. "Open records law adds costs, puts strain on staffers."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP On-Line 2009 Dec. 23.

Scolforo, Mark. "Open-records law appears to breach government secrecy."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2009 Dec. 22.

Boren, Jeremy. "Compliance with open-records law meets resistance locally."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Dec. 21.

Scolforo, Mark. "State agencies opening information to public's scrutiny."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP 2009 Dec. 21.

Mahoney, Tim. "Keeping records open." Letter-to-the-Editor.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville PA 2009 Dec. 19.

Rujumba, Karamagi. "Free speech an issue in meeting arrest."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 18.
Legal action to determine what public meetings should allow public comment, according to the Sunshine Act.

Walsh, Glenn A. Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request: Operating Agreement and Leases for Library Branches. Letter.
To Jacqui Fiske Lazo, Chairwoman, Board of Trustees, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2009 Dec. 15.

Majors, Dan. "4 library branches in city win reprieve."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 15.
Also: "Two residents, David Tessitor and Glenn A. Walsh, served the board with a lawsuit, filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Friday, petitioning the board to open its regular meetings to the public."

Levy, Marc. "Casino-expansion bill clears hurdle."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/AP 2009 Dec. 15: B-1.
"A bill to legalize casino table games passes a crucial first hurdle in the state House. The bill would provide new funds for the Carnegie Library System."

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie board delays closings of four branch libraries."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Dec. 15.
"Unchanged, though, are plans to merge the Carrick and Knoxville branches, close the Allegheny Depository by December 2010 and raise fines and fees." The Allegheny Depository, where rare books and archives are stored, is located on the second floor of the original Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (next to the original Buhl Planetarium building), the historic 1890 building built in the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.
"During the public forum, David Tessitor, 58, of the North Side read a lawsuit that he and Glenn Walsh of Mt. Lebanon had filed earlier yesterday in Allegheny County Common PleasCourt to open the library board meetings to the public."

Bumsted, Brad. "House approves state-related university aid, table games."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Dec. 15.
Funding from table games at Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino could be a permanent funding stream for the Carnegie Library System.

Tessitor, David, and Glenn A. Walsh "COMPLAINT IN MANDAMUS TO COMPEL OPEN MEETINGS OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH, BOARD OF TRUSTEES." Legal Action.
Complaint Filed in Civil Division, Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh 2009 Dec. 14.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Sunshine Act & Right-to-Know Law." Address with Addendum.
Carnegie Library Public Forum 2009 Dec. 14.

Walsh, Glenn A, "Sell-Off Historic Library Building ?" Address.
Pittsburgh City Council 2009 Dec. 8.
Regarding proposal of the City of Pittsburgh to sell-off original building of the Hazelwood Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
See also news article.

Roth, Mark. "The Thinkers: Libraries finger way to a digital tomorrow."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 7.
Gloriana St. Clair is Library Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

Walsh, Lawrence. "Carnegie Museums scientist leads Montour Trail tour."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 6.

Pitz, Marylynne. "Preservationists want to save crumbling mansion that others see as an eyesore."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 5.
Cottage which may have belonged to Andrew Carnegie at one time.

"Loretta Lynn show canceled."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 5.
Show cancelled at the Music Hall of the Carnegie Library of Homestead.

Brandolph, Adam. "Mayor carves out aggressive budget."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Dec. 4.
Includes sale of historic Hazelwood Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
one of the earliest neighborhood branch libraries opened by Andrew Carnegie (in 1900):
"The mayor's new budget includes $500,000 in revenue from the sale of buildings, including
an abandoned fire station in Point Breeze, the old Hazelwood Library and several
recreation and senior centers that have been closed for years, Kunka said."
See also public statement.

Hoover, Bob. "Carnegie Library plans to increase fines for late returns."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 4.

Lord, Rich. "Carnegie Library receives stopgap funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Dec. 2.

Lord, Rich. "Pittsburgh Council approves $600,000 to help libraries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Dec. 1.

Bauknecht, Sara. "Braddock celebrates life of library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Nov. 30.
America's first Carnegie Library.


Articles from the Point Park News Service

Andiorio, Doug. "Closing the books: What would shuttered libraries become?"
Pittsburgh Trib p.m./Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 13: 5.

Price, Erin. "Carnegie libraries struggle to survive."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

Disipio, Angela. "Andrew Carnegie: ‘Free to the People’."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

Donaberger, Mitch. "Lack of money does not close the book on every Carnegie library."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

Cooper, Haeshah Z. "Libraries offer books, yes, but much, much more."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

Andiorio, Doug. "No plans yet for Carnegie libraries that close."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

Cowher, Julia. "Readers take to the streets to save libraries."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

Inferrera, Jamie. "State cuts hurt libraries."
Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 12.

"Protests continue against closings of various Carnegie branches."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Point Park News Service 2009 Nov. 11.


"'Medical Mondays' to begin at Carnegie."
Times-Herald, Newnan GA 2009 Nov. 5.

Walsh, Glenn A, "Proposed Closure of Carnegie Libraries." Address.
Annual Public Hearing: Allegheny Regional Asset District Board of Directors 2009 Oct. 21.
Proposed closings of five branch libraries of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and reopening of Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library after 22 years.

Walsh, Glenn A, "Proposed Closure of Carnegie Libraries." Address. Printed Addendum to Statement.
Special Meeting: Allegheny Regional Asset District Board of Directors 2009 Oct. 21.
State requirement of public libraries to comply with Sunshine Act and Right-to-Know Law.

Skinner, Winston. "Carnegie expert uses Newnan's example to save libraries."
Times-Herald, Newnan GA 2009 Oct. 19.
Also see public statement.

Walsh, Glenn A, "Carnegie Library Closings." Address.
Allegheny County Library Association Board of Directors 2009 Oct. 19.
Proposed closings of five branch libraries of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and reopening of Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library after 22 years.

Walsh, Glenn A, "Carnegie Library’s Plan to Close Branch Libraries." Address.
Pittsburgh City Council 2009 Oct. 14.

Conte, Andrew. "Carnegie Library defends Mistick's salary."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 14.

"The Carnegie introduces honor book system."
Times-Herald, Newnan, Georgia 2009 Oct. 14.
Newly reopened Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia; first Carnegie Library building--and probably the first library building of any type--to close (in 1987), be reused for another purpose(as a courthouse annex), then converted back to library service.

Hoover, Bob. "Bad year for Pittsburgh's libraries with cuts and closings."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 13.

O'Neill, Brian. "Around Town: No quiet in these libraries." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 13.

Santoni, Matthew. "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh tries to keep legacy alive in Allegheny Depository."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 13.

Mellon, Steve. "Carnegie Library, Lawrenceville branch." On-Line Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 12.
On-Line, Interactive, Panaoramic Photograph of Interior of Historic Lawrenceville Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh--providing 360-degree view of the first Carnegie Library neighborhood branch and prototype for all other neighborhood branch libraries.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Beechview group refuses to defer." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 12.

Zlatos, Bill. "War of words begins over closing, downsizing libraries."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 11.

Wills, Rick. "Lawrenceville library users disappointed."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 11.

Markowitz, Jack. "Turning a page on Carnegie." Column.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 11.

Open Letters - "Issue One: Libraries." Letters-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 11.

"Sad chapter: Downsizing comes to the Carnegie Library." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 9.

Heyl, Eric. "Carnegie Library cash panic a bit fishy." Column.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 9.

Santoni, Matthew and Bill Zlatos. "Wagner: State should ante up to save Pittsburgh libraries."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 9.

Hoover, Bob. Carnegie Library review weighed."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 8.

Weinhold, John D. "Keep libraries open and fully funded." South Hills Zoned Edition: Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 8.

Harding, Margaret. "Cuts in library management urged."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 8.

Walsh, Glenn A, "Carnegie Library’s Plan to Close Branch Libraries." Address.
Pittsburgh City Council 2009 Oct. 7.
Proposed closings of five branch libraries of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and reopening of Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library after 22 years.
Also see news article.

Hoover Bob. "Library system trims five Carnegie branches across city
Closings to include some of oldest sites; hours, staff also cut."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 7.

Hoover Bob and Amy Schaarsmith. "Carnegie board's vote provokes an uproar."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 7.

Santoni, Matthew. "Carnegie Library to close four branches, merge some."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Oct. 7

Hoover, Bob and Rich Lord. "Board votes to cut Carnegie Library branches, hours and staff."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 6.
Also, Post-Gazette links to map of affected branch libraries and on-line forum of public comments.

Matthew Santoni. "Carnegie Library planning drastic cuts, closures for 2010."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2009 Oct. 6.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Library backers plead for survival of their branches."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Oct. 6.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Signs signs everywhere are signs." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 6.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "We're in a book bind." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 6.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Whose community should we engage?" Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 5.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Rally for libraries today (updated)." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 5.

Nelson Jones, Diana. "Sheraden facing another loss." Blog: City Walkabout.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Oct. 5.

Goldberg, Beverly and Sean Fitzpatrick. "Georgia Town Returns to Its Carnegie Library Roots."
American Libraries Magazine On-Line & Electronic Newsletter 2009 Sept. 23.
Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library reopens after being closed for 22 years. This library made history by being the first Carnegie Library building, and probably the first library building of any type, to close, be reused for another purpose (as a courthouse annex), then be converted back to library service!

Blumenstein, Lynn. "Library broke from county system to focus on local needs."
Library Journal On-Line 2009 Sept. 21.
Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library reopens after being closed for 22 years. This library made history by being the first Carnegie Library building, and probably the first library building of any type, to close, be reused for another purpose (as a courthouse annex), then be converted back to library service!

"Carnegie celebration continues with brown bag lecture."
Times-Herald, Newnan GA 2009 Sept. 17.
Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library reopens after being closed for 22 years. This library made history by being the first Carnegie Library building, and probably the first library building of any type, to close, be reused for another purpose (as a courthouse annex), then be converted back to library service!

Richardson, Elizabeth. "City reopens historic library."
Times-Herald, Newnan GA 2009 Sept. 16.
Newnan, Georgia Carnegie Library reopens after being closed for 22 years. This library made history by being the first Carnegie Library building, and probably the first library building of any type, to close, be reused for another purpose (as a courthouse annex), then be converted back to library service!

Rujumba, Karamagi. "Arts and cultural groups make their cases for RAD funds."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Aug. 26.
Carnegie Library asks for 10 percent increase in funding, to avoid closing branches.

Turnbull, Jessica. "Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library asks for $19 million to offset budget cuts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Aug. 26.

Colaizzi, Theresa. "Our libraries are invaluable assets and must be properly funded." Blog: Letter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 Aug. 14.
Open letter from President of the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education.

Hoover, Bob. "Carnegie Library seeks RAD funding increase."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Aug. 11.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Statement before the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Public Meeting." Address.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Town Hall Meeting III (Community College of Allegheny County Forester Student Services Building Auditorium) 2009 July 21.
Regarding rejuvination of Friends groups and library management ignoring Friends of the West End Library offer to raise funds to air-condition West End Branch Library.

Zlatos, Bill. "Allegheny Regional Asset District continues hold on spending."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 July 9.
"Prior to the Allocations Committee report, three residents complained to the board about a proposed formula for distributing RAD money to suburban libraries...
Christopher Cahillane, president of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Board, and Glen Walsh, also of Mt. Lebanon, urged rejection of the formula. Mt. Lebanon would lose $170,976, the most of any suburban library, under the distribution plan."

Walsh, Glenn A. "RAD Distribution Funding Formula For County Libraries." Address.
Allegheny Regional Asset District Board of Directors Meeting 2009 July 8.

Hoover, Bob. "Library asks for cost-saving ideas."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 July 7.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "Experts: Carnegie missing out on research opportunities with skeleton crew."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 July 5.

Hasch, Michael. "Carnegie Hero Fund Commission honors 22 selfless heroes."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 July 2.

"Carnegie Library seeks input on financial woes."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 July 2.

"2 men from region receive Carnegie hero awards."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 July 1.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "Carnegie Museum of Natural History paleontologist helps find a new 'link'."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 July 1.

Templeton, David. "Carnegie Museum's research kept going by donations, volunteers."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 July 1.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Formula Committee Recommendation." Address.
Allegheny County Library Association Special Membership Meeting 2009 June 23.

Hoover, Bob. "At Carnegie Library, officials talk volumes of money woes."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 June 23.

Zlatos, Bill. "Financial situation dire for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 June 23.

Hoover, Bob. "Carnegie Library warns of $3 million shortfall."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2009 June 22.

Chute, Eleanor. "CMU names new board chairman."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 June 22.

Zapana, Victor. "Opening of new SportsWorks delayed three months."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 June 22.
Carnegie Science Center warehouse, which included original SportsWorks
exhibit, also held storage of historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Comfort coming to Carnegie hall, Original wooden seats will be replaced."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 June 18.
Refers to original wooden seats, with hat rack under each seat, in the Music Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

LaRussa, Tony. "East Liberty branch of Carnegie Library to close for 15-month renovation."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 June 11.

Baillie, Ronald J. and Ann M. Metzger.
"Robots R Us, Robotics play a key role in Pittsburgh's present and future." Op-Ed.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 June 10.
Ronald J. Baillie and Ann M. Metzger are co-directors of The Carnegie Science Center.

Machosky, Michael. "Carnegie Science Center adds Roboworld to permanent exhibits."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 June 10.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "Pittsburgh teen's art displays polar bears among Carnegie library books."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 June 9.

Widmer, Jeff. "Carnegie time capsule awaits its grand opening."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 June 4.

Niederberger, Mary. "Mt. Lebanon Public Library director chosen to chair the Newbery Medal committee."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 May 20.
Early in her career, Cynthia Richey was appointed Children's Librarian in 1972, for the newly-opened Squirrel Hill Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

"Fair reading: The county's libraries try to even out funding." Editorial.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 May 20.

"Carnegie borough manager resigns from post."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 May 19.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Cancellation of April Board Meeting." Address.
Allegheny County Library Association Board Meeting 2009 May 18.
Also see: statement before ACLA Membership.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "Geologist couple mine golden discovery at Carnegie museum."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 May 17.

Fibbe, Ken. "Homestead's Carnegie library seeks more funds."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 May 16.

Niederberger, Mary. "Change in formula may push libraries funds down, up."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 May 14.

Williams, Bob. "'Dire' cuts face library,"
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2009 April 29.
Historic Carnegie Libraries in depressed areas such as Braddock (nation's first Carnegie Library), Homestead, and McKeesport could see funding increases.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed County Library District." Address.
Allegheny County Library Association Membership Meeting 2009 April 29.
Also see: statement before RAD Board; statement before ACLA Board.

Charleton, Angela. "Humanity's earliest written works go online."
Yahoo/AP 2009 April 21.

"IMLS Celebrates National Library Week."
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2009 April 14.

Smith, Corinne H. "Updates to New England Carnegies." News Release.
"New England Carnegies" Web Site < http://www.necarnegies.com/ > 2009 April 10.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Proposed County Library District." Address.
Allegheny Regional Asset District Board of Directors Meeting 2009 March 30.
Also see: statement before ACLA Membership.

O'Neill, Brian. "You can feast at a library, but its costs are no fiction." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 March 29.

Niederberger, Mary. "Patrons flock to libraries as economy struggles."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 March 26.

"Tipping Carrick, one enthusiast at a time." Blog.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 March 24.
"For Carrick, last year was the big ramp-up year. Dawn's litter patrol started officially last spring, about when John Rudiak and Joe Krynock started pondering the history of Hornaday Road and ended up founding the Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society. They have been collecting old photos and documents in the Carnegie Library branch."
""We are trying to make connections," said Natalia, 29, who was born and raised in Carrick, lived away for several years and has returned. She is a community-development consultant to non-profits." (At the end of 2009, Natalia Rudiak was elected to Pittsburgh City Council.)

Orrick, Dave. "Closing of St. Paul's Hamline-Midway Library might be delayed."
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2009 March 11.
Possible closing and/or repurposing of 1930 library neighborhood branch in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Howell, Donna. "John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus."
Investor's Business Daily 2009 March 5: A3.
< http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ >. Posted 2009 March 4. Viewed 2009 March 5.
(Reprint of 2006 Oct. 18 article)
Howell, Donna. "John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus."
Investor's Business Daily 2006 Oct. 18: A3.
(Donna Howell, Technology Reporter, Investor's Business Daily)
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear,
who was a confidant of Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick.

LaRussa, Tony. "CMU eyes high-tech for playground fun."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 27.

Kalson, Sally. "Carnegie Library needs new approach to thrive, study says."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 17.

Zlatos, Bill. "Merger, closings would help library funds, study says."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 16.

Schackner, Bill. "Now college students can pull an all-nighter at the library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 4.

Roth, Mark. "CMU knows what's on your mind."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 4.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie Museums president earns praise for guidance."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 4.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "Private donors supply scientists with crucial tools for research."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2009 Jan. 3.

"Carnegie gets big donation from hospital, Children's hands over $25,000 in surplus equipment."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 3.

Majors, Dan. "Another fine mess: Science center's sloppy celebration amuses, educates youngsters."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2009 Jan. 2.

Zlatos, Bill. "Carnegie library shaves 2 hours a week."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Dec. 31.

LaRussa, Tony. "Children's Hospital donates lab to Carnegie Museum."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Dec. 30.

Walsh, Glenn. "Carnegie Library's Plan to Close Branch Libraries?" Address.
Pittsburgh City Council Public Hearing 2008 Dec. 1.

Barcousky, Len. "Book makes point about labor's role here."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 19.

Walsh, Glenn. "Addendum to Carnegie Library 'Rightsizing' Plan News Release."
News Release 2008 Nov. 18.
Walsh, Glenn. "Carnegie Library to Consider Closing Libraries in 'Rightsizing' Plan."
News Release 2007 Aug. 26.

Lubrano, Alfred. "Fishtown residents rally to save library."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 Nov. 11.

Tales, Dafney. "Plans for library closures spark Fishtown protest."
Philadelphia Daily News 2008 Nov. 11.

Petrucelli, Alan W. "A Fresh Look: Borrowing some enjoyment at Carnegie Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 10.

Zapf, Karen. "Mastery at the museum."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 10.

Togyer, Jason. "The Next Page: G.C. Murphy Co. -- the lore of the store."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 9.
New book on former McKeesport-based G. C. Murphy Company, inspired by nonprofit G.C. Murphy Company Foundation Board member Bob Messner, who also sits on the Board of Directors of the Braddock's Field Historical Society, which operates America's first Carnegie Library, the Carnegie Free Library of Braddock.

Boccella, Kathy. "Hoping for a happy nonending at branches."
Philadelphia Inquirer 2008 Nov. 9
"Dougherty said the Friends, a non-profit advocacy group, was excluded from the decision-making process and does not know why those 11 branches - four of them created by industrialist Andrew Carnegie - were selected...Moreover, the 11 targeted branches will be closed permanently and sold, even though some of them are historic buildings."

DeHuff, Jenny. "Nutter Outlines Budget Cuts."
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin 2008 Nov. 7.

"Nutter: Budget crisis; many service cuts permanent."
Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line 2008 Nov. 6.
"Nutter Slashes Police & Fire Departments, Tax Reductions, City Services."
Philadelphia Daily News On-Line 2008 Nov. 6.
"Philadelphia mayor outlines drastic budget cuts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line/AP 2008 Nov. 6.
"Eleven libraries will close, and three others will lose their Sunday hours."

Haynes, Monica. "'Lucy's' Little Ricky grows into new roles."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Nov. 2.
Famous child actor from 1950s recently shot movie role, for Christian movie, in and around Carnegie PA.

Cronin, Mike. "CMU pushes into frontiers of 'cloud computing'."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Nov. 1.

Misch, Anthony and William Sheehan. The Mount Wilson 60-inch ws the First Great Reflector for the Imaging Age."
Sky and Telescope Magazine 2008 November.
The Carnegie Institution of Washington agreed to begin funding Mt. Wilson Observatory
facilities and research on 1904 Dec. 20; Andrew Carnegie visited Mt. Wilson
Observatory on 1910 March 17.

Schackner, Bill. "CMU sets $1 billion fund-raising goal."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 27.

"CMU halfway to $1 billion goal."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 27.

Lowry, Patricia. "History shapes new Hill library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 26.

Walsh, Lawrence. "Libraries are 'microcosms of community'."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 26.

Togneri, Chris. "Jimmy Carter was 'like God himself'."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 25.
President Carter makes unannounced visit to Carnegie PA in 1979.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "CMU's 'Red' Whittaker dominates field."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 24.

Rawson, Christopher. "In the Wings: New Hill District Carnegie Library, 'Radio Golf'." Column.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 23.

Gormly, Kellie B. "Science center event teaches ins and outs of chemistry."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 23.

Krift, F.A. "Historic structure presents unique challenge."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 23.
Building of Historical Society of Carnegie PA

Thomas, Mary. "'Sensational year' for Carnegie Museums, says CEO Hillenbrand."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Oct. 14.

Heinrichs, Allison M. "City's parks offer urban relief."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Sept. 21.
Highlights, with photos, Frick Park, Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park, and Carnegie Lake in Schenley Park.

Walsh, Glenn. "Pennsylvania Sunshine Act Compliance."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association 2008 Sept. 15.

Jackson, M.A. "Carnegie Carnegie, A Local Treasure Restored."
Mt. Lebanon Magazine 2008 September.

Krift, F.A. "Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall rises out of poverty."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 28.

Schackner, Bill. "Harvard top-ranked college; Princeton is No. 2."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 22.
Annual college rankings by U.S. News & World Report Magazine.
"In Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University maintained its 22nd spot among the 50 best national universities. In a survey of its peers, Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate business program ranked sixth best and its engineering program was ninth. In the specialties categories, Carnegie Mellon's computer engineering program was third."
Carnegie Mellon University founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900 as the Carnegie Technical Schools.

Petrucelli, Alan W. "A Fresh Look: By any name, this hotel still splendid."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 18.
History of Pittsburgh's William Penn Hotel, built in 1916 by Carnegie Steel Company former partner Henry Clay Frick.

Cato, Jason. "Case closed: Judge's portrait finally found."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 15.
Rare 19th century portrait found in Carnegie Library book, after Pittsburgh Tribune-Review publishes news of portrait missing from U.S. Post Office and Courthouse:
Cato, Jason. "Judge's photo still missing despite search efforts."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 8.

Boselovic, Len. "U.S. Steel reaches tentative contract with union."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 Aug. 12.
Successor of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company, including Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill, the Edgar Thomson plant in Braddock PA.

Napsha, Joe. "U.S. Steel, USW agree on new labor contract."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 Aug. 12.
Successor of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company, including Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill, the Edgar Thomson plant in Braddock PA.

Andren, Kari. "History center presses for new way of funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 12.
"The lucky seven are, and the amounts they will received this year, include: the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, $502,000; the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, $139,000; The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, $759,000; Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, $465,000; African American Museum in Philadelphia, $354,000; the Everhart Museum in Scranton, $45,000; and the Mercer Museum in Bucks County, $193,000."

Templeton, David. "Disney picks CMU to work on robotics, animation."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 12.

Houser, Mark. "Artist gives 'life' to remains of prehistoric animals."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 11.
"... the firm rebuilt the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's dinosaur exhibit..."
"After working seven years designing and building mechanical exhibits at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Marshall took a job grinding, welding and hammering custom steel mounts for dinosaur bones at the Turtle Creek shop."

Roth, Mark. "Pausch legacy shared at CMU, across nation."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Aug. 11.

"Pittsburgh sets world record for wedding vow renewals."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 9.
"The record was set Feb. 10 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland."

Paul, Jenny. "Libraries branch out with offerings."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 7.
"With gas and groceries taking a bigger bite out of paychecks, more people are looking for ways to be entertained and educated without spending a lot of cash.
That makes libraries more popular than ever."

Conte, Andrew. "Homestead swimmer's 1932 Olympics star sparkles."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Aug. 3: A1.
92-year-old Anna Mae Gorman Lindberg learned how to swim at the swimming pool in the Carnegie Library of Homestead, where she still swims three times a week.

"Technology Services
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the eiNetwork."

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 2008 July.
Carnegie Library proposes becoming fiscal agent for the Electronic Information Network For Public Libraries in Allegheny County.

Boselovic, Len. "U.S. Steel profits double, stock soars."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 July 29.
Successor of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company.

Napsha, Joe. "US Steel second quarter profit more than doubles."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 July 29.
Successor of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Company.

Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Demolition uncovers Mail Pouch ad."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 24.
Ancient ad found on side of building in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Roth, Mark. "Little-known Magee memorial in Oakland links political boss, famous sculptor ."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 4.
Magee Memorial outside entrance to Oakland Carnegie Library.

Thomas, Mary. "Carnegie Museums trustees get new board chairman."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 July 2.

* Meyer, Amy A. Letter-to-the-Editor: "Rethink a sad lock."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 June 30.
(Sixth letter of nine on web page)
Regarding decision to lock door connecting Carnegie Museum and Library.

* "Doorway between Carnegie's library and museum locked."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 June 19.

* Zlatos, Bill. "Man who helped transform CMU retires."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 May 28.

* "Carnegie Library Makes Preservation History!"
National Trust for Historic Preservation 2008 May 27.
More information about Carnegie Library, Newnan GA.

* "CMU announces new vice president for campus affairs."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 26.

* Templeton, David. "Robots square off on soccer matches."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 24.

* Druckenbrod, Andrew. "CMU ends Cuarteto funding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 24.

* Sostek, Anya. "Carnegie Science Center director leaving."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 23.

* Zlatos, Bill. "Science Center director hired to head similar venue in Ky.."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 May 23.

* "A different crystal skull at Carnegie Museum."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 23.

* "Carnegie Science Center director headed to Kentucky."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 May 22.

* "Science center director Haas leaving Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 May 22.

* McCoy, Adrian. "Titanic on the Ohio: Extensive 'Artifact Exhibition' surfaces at the Science Center."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 22.

* Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Carnegie post office moving just down the block."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 May 22.
U.S. Post Office abandons historic 1916 post office building, down the hill from historic 1901 Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall.

* Junker, Leann. "County's libraries take on Whiskey Rebellion."
Tribune-Review, Greensburg PA 2008 May 21.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Pennsylvania Sunshine Act Compliance."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association. 2008 May 19.
Prepared Statement *** Large-Print Version

* Fitzpatrick, Dan. "Top of the triangle: UPMC getting ready to put its name on U.S. Steel Tower."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 25.
"It went up in 1970 as a symbol of Pittsburgh's industrial power, sprung from the vestiges of Andrew Carnegie's 19th-century steel empire and held together by rust-colored columns produced in Homestead.
"U.S. Steel Corp. is still the largest tenant in the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower, but next weekend a new economic power intends to put its mark atop this symbol of Pittsburgh industry -- and in so doing, cap a shift three and half decades in the making."

* "CMU names its mascot."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 19.
* Zlatos, Bill. "CMU unleashes its first mascot."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 18.

* Rouvalis, Cristina. "New director of the Carnegie Museum of History faces
the challenge of keeping it competitive."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 16.

* Gormly, Kellie B. "Science Center gets set for 'Titanic' summer."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 16.

* "CMU'S ROBOT HALL OF FAME."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 19.
* Templeton, David. "Robots coming to life in 2009 exhibit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 10.
* Houser, Mark. "Roboworld could cement 'Burgh as robotics capital."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 10.
* Houser, Mark. "Robots do a little networking."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 9.

* Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Battle for mayor's job in Carnegie continues to force appointment."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 10.

* Sostek, Anya. "'Tartan Square?' CMU officials want to put their stamp on South Craig St."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 8.

* "Carnegie sued over appointment of mayor."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 8.

* "Carnegie Science Center will open comprehensive robotics exhibition."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 7.

* Houser, Mark. "CMU at forefront in building thinking machines."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* "What is artificial intelligence?."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.
* "Will A.I. work lead to robots taking over the world?"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.

* Wills, Rick. "CMU pops insular 'bubble' with volunteer effort."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 6.

* Weigand, Jodi. "City libraries guard books worth millions."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 April 5.

* "Boy nicknames dino at Carnegie Museum."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 5.

* "CMU appoints new dean for College of Science."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 4.
* Schackner, Bill. "CMU names science dean."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2008 April 2.
New Dean, Fred Gilman, has been the Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics since 1995.

* "Library wins award."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 April 2.
Award for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Lower North Side - Two Years with No Public Library Service Despite Repaired Library."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District. 2008 March 31.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Zlatos, Bill. "Allegheny Foundation grants $100,000 to Carnegie library."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 30.
Grant for Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie PA

* Walsh, Glenn A. Letters-to-the-Editor:
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.

* Zlatos, Bill. "Bill Cosby to give CMU Scotty dog."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 March 24.

* Calabro, Tina. "Braddock library tackles theater for disabled."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 20.
America's first Carnegie Library.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Allegheny County Council. 2008 March 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 March 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* Rothstein, Edward. "With Expanding Library’s Promise, Concern About Its Purpose."
The New York Times 2008 March 17.

* "Carnegie Science Center picks new chairman."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/AP 2008 March 13.

* Sciullo, Maria. "Play it, Henry Frick?"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 13.
Mystery continues of who (Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, or someone else?) donated vintage Steinway piano to the Music Hall of the Carnegie Library of Homestead in 1899.

* Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Snyder named Carnegie mayor by 4-2 vote."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 13.

* "The Allegheny Library saga continues."
Allegheny West Gazette Newsletter, Pittsburgh 2008 March.
The Allegheny West Gazette is the official newsletter of the Allegheny West Civic Council, North Side, Pittsburgh.

* Isenberg, Robert. History: Head Trip, Carnegie's T. Rex finally makes it to his new home."
Pittsburgh City Paper 2008 March 6.

* McNulty, Timothy. "Obituary: Anthony "Tony" A. Martin / Former director of Carnegie Library system Aug. 18, 1920-March 1, 2008."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 4.

* "T. rex heads for completion."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 27.

* "Video: Museum welcomes return of Tyrannosaurus rex."
Video Clip. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 26.

* "Carnegie Museum getting new director."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Feb. 26.

* Heinrichs, Allison M. "Hands-on director to lead Carnegie Museum of Natural History."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 26.

* Heinrichs, Allison M. "New director chosen for Carnegie Museum of Natural History."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2008 Feb. 25.

* Heinrichs, Allison M. "Fangs sharpened for T. rex's long-awaited revival."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Feb. 23.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Response to Personal Attack in Post-Gazette."
Address. Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association. 2008 Feb. 18.
Response of Glenn A. Walsh to personal attack in "Belated opposition"
letter-to-the-editor in 2008 Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regarding
both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* O'Neill, Sharon M. Correspondence (Electronic-Mail):
"Actions, Funding, and Parties involved in the Former Sunoco Site at the
corner of Federal and Parkhurst Streets in Central Northside."

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh 2008 Feb. 8.
Response to David Tessitor's Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law Request regarding
funding sources used for site of proposed new North Side Carnegie Library.

* Walsh, Glenn A. "Carnegie Library's Abandonment of Allegheny Regional Library."
Address. Pittsburgh City Council. 2008 Jan.15.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Surma, John and Gerard, Leo. "Sunday Forum: The importance of libraries."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 13

* News Release: "Mrs. Laura Bush to Present Top Library and Museum Awards
at January 14th White House Ceremony."

Institute of Museum and Library Services 2008 Jan. 9.

* Malakoff, Robert. "Library arrogance," Letters-to-the-Editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 2
(Second letter of seven on web page)

* Demko, David and Kimmel, Joan. "Belated opposition," Letters-to-the-Editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 1
(Fifth letter of seven on web page)
Glenn A. Walsh Reply (to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by electronic mail)
to Personal Attack in "Belated opposition" Letter-to-the-Editor.

Regarding BOTH Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 Dec. 31 - CNN/AP:
Study: Web generation heaviest users of public libraries

* 2007 Dec. 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Side library relocation plan given green light
By Jeremy Boren

* 2007 Dec. 28 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City Council clears way for new North Side library

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line:
Council OKs North Side library move
By Jeremy Boren

* 2007 Dec. 27, 10:48 a.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Council clears way for new North Side library
By Rich Lord

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh City Council:
MINUTES OF RECONVENED STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING OF DECEMBER 18, 2007
FOR PRELIMINARY VOTE ON PROPOSAL TO BUILD NEW NORTH SIDE LIBRARY
Meeting occurred: Thursday, December 27, 2007, 10:00 a.m. EST

During this meeting of City Council's Standing Committee on Housing, Economic Development & Promotion, Bill Number 2007-1944 was approved, allowing Carnegie Library to move out of the historic Allegheny Regional Branch into a new structure on the new property to be purchased from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Later that morning, during the last legislative meeting of this session of City Council, the resolution received final approval. In both cases, the vote was 7 in favor, 1 opposed; City Councilwoman Darlene Harris (whose district the historic Allegheny Regional Branch is located within) was the opposing vote.

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Public Statement and Support Letter --
Public statement before Pittsburgh City Council regarding future of Allegheny Regional Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, along with letter supporting retention of historic Allegheny Regional Branch building as a public library.

Statement of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Letter from person who could not attend City Council meeting:
Heather Steed

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Preservationist seeks delay in sale of land for library
By Rich Lord

* 2007 Dec. 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie library will get $25,000 from borough after all
By Jeffrey Widmer, FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, will continue to get a $25,000 municipal subsidy, as it has each year for a decade.

* 2007 Dec. 24 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
U.S.'s first Carnegie Library in jeopardy
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
Newnan, Georgia, which moved library services out of historic Carnegie Library building
20 years ago in favor of new library structure, plans to undo this mistake
by restoring library service to historic Carnegie Library building.
This will be the first Carnegie Library building to have library service restored,
after the building was used for an alternate purpose (courthouse annex).
More information about Newnan Carnegie Library

* 2007 Dec. 21 - Pittsburgh City Council:
RECONVENED STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING OF DECEMBER 18, 2007
FOR PRELIMINARY VOTE ON PROPOSAL TO BUILD NEW NORTH SIDE LIBRARY
Thursday, December 27, 2007, 10:00 a.m. EST

Final vote is expected at City Council Legislative Meeting, IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING RECONVENED STANDING COMMITTEES MEETING.

* 2007 Dec. 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Side library debate at historic dimension
By Bill Zlatos

* 2007 Dec. 18 - Public Hearing Statements and Letters --
Public Hearing before Pittsburgh City Council regarding future of Allegheny Regional Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Statement of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Letters from people who could not attend hearing:
Steve Pietzak
Friends of the Carnegie, Newnan, Georgia *** Greenville-LaGrange Neighborhood Association, Newnan, Georgia

* 2007 Dec. 18 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* Jacobs, Andrew. "Keeper of an Unlikely Trove, Gutenberg to Warhol."
The New York Times 2007 Dec. 18.
Maintaining the Newark Public Library.

* 2007 Dec. 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Page B-1:
Library's plan to build anew on North Side meets strong opposition
By Diana Nelson Jones
Regarding plans to abandon historic Allegheny Regional Library building,
built by Andrew Carnegie in the neighborhood where he grew-up.
in favor of smaller library structure three blocks away.

* 2007 Dec. 17 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
Carnegie Friends support Pittsburgh
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
Newnan, Georgia, which moved library services out of historic Carnegie Library building
20 years ago in favor of new library structure, plans to undo this mistake
by restoring library service to historic Carnegie Library building.
This will be the first Carnegie Library building to have library service restored,
after the building was used for an alternate purpose (courthouse annex).
More information about Newnan Carnegie Library

* 2007 Dec. 17 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Henry Clay Frick 'respected and hated'
By Kim Leonard
Henry Clay Frick was, for many years, a partner of Andrew Carnegie in the Carnegie Steel Company.

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 11 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh - Public hearing regarding restoring library service to Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be Tue., Dec. 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side:

Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Hearing set for opponents of new North Side library
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2007 Dec. 9 - NEWS RELEASE:
Fate of 1st Carnegie Library to be Debated at North Side
Neighborhood Public Hearing, Sponsored by City Council

Tue. Dec. 18, 5 p.m. at New Hazlett Theater, North Side

Pittsburgh City Council
Public Hearing Schedule
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
5:00 PM - Public Hearing - Bill No. 2007-1965
Location at the New Hazelett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Sq. Petition hearing on Bill No. 1944
from the residents of the City of Pittsburgh requesting City Council to hold a public
hearing relative to the Resolution approving Execution of a Contract for Disposition by
Sale of Land by and between the URA and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, for the Sale of
Disposition Parcel 16 in Redevelopment Area No. 51, in the 22nd Ward of the City of
Pittsburgh, Council District 6 (Library Construction)

Update: Allegheny Regional Branch Library Public Hearing Scheduled --
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. EST at the New Hazlett Theater in Carnegie Hall, adjacent to the Allegheny Regional Branch Library.
NOTE: The Action Alert succeeded. The public hearing has been rescheduled for 5pm, Tuesday, December 18th at the New Hazlett Theater (it's part of the Allegheny Regional Library building in Allegheny Square, North Side). You will need to call (412) 255-2138 in advance to register to speak for 3 minutes.

* 2007 Dec. 5 - Public Statement before
Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh -
Have public hearing regarding proposed move of Allegheny Regional Branch Library in neighborhood, at New Hazlett Theater in Carnegie Hall:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Dec. 2 - NEW WEB SITE:
Website for and by patrons of the
Allegheny Regional Branch
of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

To restore library service in America's first
publicly funded Carnegie Library !!!

* 2007 Nov. 26 & 27 - Public Statements:
Citizens petition Pittsburgh City Council for reopening of newly-restored
Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Statements of Glenn A. Walsh before the ---
** 2007 Nov. 26 - Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
** 2007 Nov. 27 - City Council, City of Pittsburgh:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Nov. 2 - Washington Post:
Librarians Say Surveillance Bills Lack Adequate Oversight
By Ellen Nakashima

* 2007 Oct. 30 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Tennis clubs lobby to stop RAD funds to save clay courts
By Bill Zlatos
Frick Park's clay courts were built in 1927 as part of the original park under a trust by industrialist Henry Clay Frick, business associate of Andrew Carnegie.

* 2007 Oct. 30 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
Mayor offers his support for library in Carnegie
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 29 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
Carnegie Friends tallying surveys
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
U.S. Steel Corp. shares rise from earnings, rumors that U.S. Steel is a takeover target
By Joe Napsha
The U.S. Steel Corporation, the world's first billion-dollar company, was formed in 1901 after Andrew Carnegie sold the Carnegie Steel Company to a consortium headed by J.P. Morgan for $480 million. This sale made Andrew Carnegie the richest man in the world.

* 2007 Oct. 27 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
Carnegie Friends, neighbors meeting Sunday
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 24 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Editorial
Restore Carnegie to its original use as a public library
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 23 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA, Page 1:
Carnegie Library prospects hailed by an expert on Carnegie libraries, Glenn A. Walsh.
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
(Article appeared under banner headline, at top of first page.)
More information.


Historic Abraham Lincoln Artifacts Sold-off by
County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania to the
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center

* 2007 Oct. 29 - Letter to Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato,
from Glenn A. Walsh, asking reconsideration of complete transfer of legal
title from County of Allegheny to Heinz History Center, of historic
Abraham Lincoln artifacts.
Includes information regarding City of
Pittsburgh's retention of legal title over historic Buhl Planetarium
artifacts, while loaning artifacts to The Carnegie Science Center.

* 2007 Oct. 23 - Public Statement:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ARTIFACTS:
SEMI-PERMANENT LOAN
NOT
OWNERSHIP TRANSFER

Written statement of Glenn A. Walsh to members of Allegheny County Council.

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Results of the KQV-AM 1410 News Radio Phone Poll
Do you support the county donating Lincoln’s artifacts to the Heinz History Center?
Internet Results
Yes: 310....33%
No: 623....67%
Total: 933...100%
Phone Results
Yes: 138....23%
No: 458....77%
Total: 596...100%

* 2007 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Lincoln's furniture center of debate
By Karamagi Rujumba

* 2007 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Allegheny County hands over Lincoln bed
By Justin Vellucci


* 2007 Oct. 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Newsmaker: Stanton Jonas
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association presented Stanton Jonas with its 2007 Community Services Award at the annual conference this month in Allentown.
Stanton Jonas arranged "The Old Corner Drugstore" temporary exhibit, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, in the Autumn of 1997.

* 2007 Oct. 19 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
City to phase out its library funding
for County library; City plans to reopen Carnegie Library in town square.
By ELIZABETH RICHARDSON
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 18, 11:38 a.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Carnegie Library gets $300,000 donation
in connection with yesterday's 2007 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Ceremony.

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Billionaire backer of schools is optimistic
Launched program to train principals

By Joe Smydo
Eli Broad was in town yesterday to receive the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Mellon family member: Patriarch would have lamented bank deal
By Dan Fitzpatrick
James Mellon II was in Pittsburgh to accept a Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy on behalf of the Mellon family.

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Four families honored with Carnegie Medal for 'enlightened giving'
By Joe Smydo

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP:
Philanthropists honored with Carnegie medal in Pittsburgh

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Benefactor backs Pittsburgh principals
By Tim Puko
Eli Broad was in town yesterday to receive the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

* 2007 Oct. 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Man who gave city schools $1.8 million honored today
By Joe Smydo
Eli Broad is in town to receive the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

* 2007 Oct. 15 - Public Statement
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) by Glenn A. Walsh --
“Rightsizing” Plan Could Close Carnegie Libraries:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Oct. 12 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Committee re-examining uses for Carnegie building
By ELIZABETH RICHARDSON
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 11 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Editorial
Let's all come together to ensure bright future for Carnegie Building
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 11 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
The Carnegie Science Center unveils Bodies ... The Exhibition
... but what are you seeing?

BY BILL O'DRISCOLL

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Public Endorsement:
Major Milestone:
Public Library Service to Return to the
Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia

By Glenn A. Walsh
First Carnegie Library, in history of Carnegie Libraries, to return to public library service, after several years in a different use.
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Association of College and University Museums and Galleries:
Statement of Condemnation of Assets Sale of Four Paintings from
Maier Museum of Art for Enhancement of Randolph College Endowment

Click here for more information.

* 2007 Oct. 5 - The Daily Orange, Syracuse University:
Cake, math books make for a unique 100th birthday celebration
By Ronna Weyland
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 4 - The Daily Orange, Syracuse University:
Carnegie Library to celebrate 100th birthday
By Justin Perrelli
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 1 - Public Statement
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) by Glenn A. Walsh --
“Rightsizing” Plan Could Close Carnegie Libraries:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Sept. 28 - Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, Massachusetts:
Editorial
To save library, compromise is good
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Regarding conversion of Rockport MA Carnegie Library into Summer home. Click here for more information.

* 2007 Sept. 24 - Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, Massachusetts:
State Historical Commission to consider Carnegie Library plan
Plan to sell Carnegie Library building, Rockport, Massachusetts, and turn building into Summer residence has met with local opposition. Click here for more information.

* 2007 Sept. 21 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Rescue earns medals for three Fulton friends
From the Carnegie Hero Fund
By RALPH ELLIS

* 2007 Sept. 20 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
3 North Fulton teens honored for heroism
By the Carnegie Hero Fund
By RALPH ELLIS

* 2007 Sept. 20 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Old is the new new at the Carnegie's Hall of Architecture turns 100.
BY CHARLES ROSENBLUM

* 2007 Sept. 18 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Public Libraries Urged to Register for Free Civics and Citizenship Toolkit

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Public Statement
Before Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh --
“Rightsizing” Plan Could Close Carnegie Libraries:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Sept. 6 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Carnegie's library to open Mondays
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie PA, will open on Mondays, beginning Sept. 10, for the first time in more than a decade.

* 2007 Sept. 6 - Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP:
Temple University to restore namesake Baptist Temple *** More Details
Architectural Firm: RMJM Hillier
KATHY MATHESON

* 2007 Aug. 29 - Philadelphia Inquirer:
Temple helping an old ancestor
University is ready to remake its neglected inspiration

Architectural Firm: RMJM Hillier
By David O'Reilly
By 1986, the church was in such disrepair that Temple's board of trustees concluded it was too expensive to restore. They voted to demolish it and the adjacent College Hall - the original Temple College building - for a small campus park on Broad Street.
Historic preservationists and community and religious groups objected. Thomas Hine, The Inquirer's architecture critic at the time, conceded the exteriors were "a bit ungainly," but called Grace Baptist "by far the strongest piece of architecture on the campus."
Temple's then-president, Peter J. Liacouras, whose office would have overlooked the new park, was unmoved. But the new Philadelphia Historical Commission took on the project as a test of its powers and, noting that it had designated the church and College Hall "worthy of preservation," refused to grant permits for their demolition.
In his most famous sermon, "Acres of Diamonds," Conwell told of a man who searches vainly for riches in far-off lands, never knowing there are diamonds "in his own back yard."
University officials are now "grateful" that the building was preserved, and have "embraced its place" in Temple history, McCreesh said.

* 2007 Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
RAD hearings begin on 2008 funding requests
By Bill Zlatos
Carnegie Library requests $1 million increase while Carnegie Museums
request a $100,000 increase.

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Public Statement:
Before Allegheny Regional Asset District
By Glenn A. Walsh:
Children’s Museum Needs Additional Revenue
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Utilizing historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts will produce
additional revenue, to help offest the loss of $200,000 of State funding,
while helping teach Science to children visiting Children's Museum. Also,
money for additional computers would provide more public benefit by being
granted to the library systems' Electronic Information Network.

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Editorial
Dino-fright: The Carnegie's new prices will stun some families

* 2007 Aug. 26 - News Release:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO CONSIDER CLOSING LIBRARIES
IN "RIGHTSIZING" PLAN

* 2007 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Dino soar: Carnegie museum also raising prices for field trips, groups
By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Museum admission to be dinosaur sized
Carnegie to hike prices when expanded exhibit opens Nov. 21

By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Admission prices will leap when dino hall opens
By Tony LaRussa

* 2007 Aug. 9 - Public Comments:
Public Comments of Glenn A. Walsh regarding draft report recommendations of Olszak Consulting of the funding formula and organizational needs of the Allegheny County Library Association (transmitted to Lisa Olszak by electronic mail).

* 2007 Aug. 5 - The Washington Post:
Tote a Small Library to the Beach
By Mike Musgrove

* 2007 Aug. 4 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Bruce Dixon has poured years into Schwab home in North Braddock
By Marylynne Pitz
Charles Schwab, former employee of Andrew Carnegie, became President of U.S. Steel

* 2007 Aug. 3 - The Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP:
Spacecraft to Carry Library to Mars
By MARCIA DUNN

* 2007 July 26 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Shadyside curator of birds joined art, science
By Jerry Vondas
Dr. Kenneth C. Parkes, of Shadyside, curator emeritus of birds at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the country's leading ornithologists, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at UPMC Shadyside. He was 84.

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Infectious disease digital library planned


* 2007 July 16 - Public Statements -
Of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)
6:00 p.m. Board Meeting - Lack of Publicity for ACLA Public Hearing On RAD Formula:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
7:00 p.m. Public Hearing - ACLA Public Hearing On Distribution of RAD Funding to Libraries:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE:
Monday July 16, 2007, 7:00 PM - ACLA Public Comment Session
Contact: (412) 921-1123
The Allegheny County Library Association will host a public comment session Monday July 16 7:00 p.m. at its offices (22 Wabash Street, West End Village). The topic is the formula used to distribute funding to member libraries. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes per individual. To register please contact the ACLA office at (412) 921-1123.

***
This hearing is to receive public testimony regarding the formula used to distribute RAD (Allegheny Regional Asset District) taxpayer funds to 44 suburban public libraries in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (suburban Pittsburgh), via ACLA (Allegheny County Library Association). These 44 suburban libraries include six original Carnegie Libraries, as well as two other libraries which received some of their original funding either from Andrew Carnegie or from one of the six original suburban Carnegie Libraries.

* 2007 June 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Mellon, Heinz families selected for philanthropy award
By Bill Zlatos
2007 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy given by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

* 2007 June 5 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie exhibit features 'colossal' dino-skeletons
By Allison M. Heinrichs
Carnegie Museum prepares for reopening of enlarged dinosaur skeleton exhibit.

* 2007 May 29 - Public Statement of Glenn A. Walsh
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD)
Re: Abandonment of original Allegheny Regional Branch of Carnegie Library,
and lack of private funds to build proposed new North Side library.
Prepared Text

* 2007 May 16, 2:02 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
CMU formally adopts Scottish terrier as mascot
Carnegie Mellon University is mascotless no more.

* 2007 May 10 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards Almost $5 million
For Critical Conservation at Nation’s Museums

* 2007 May 1, 3:46 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Carnegie's child mummy to have head examined

* 2007 April 30 - Public Statement by Glenn A. Walsh
Regarding Restrictions on Public Statements at RAD Board Meetings:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version *** News Release

* 2007 April 19, 12:40 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Groundbreaking today for Hill library
By Diana Nelson Jones
The orginal Wylie Avenue Branch Carnegie Library building (second neighborhood branch in the first neighborhood branch system built by Andrew Carnegie), built in 1899, was sold in the early 1980s and is now in use as a mosque. This article also briefly talks about plans for a new North Side library.
Groundbreaking occurred on Thursday Morning, 2007 April 19 at precisely 9:47:19 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
See Groundbreaking Photo Gallery.

* 2007 April 19 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Duquesne schools called unacceptable
State says it would be 'morally and financially' wrong to not make changes by fall

By Mary Niederberger
The Duquesne City School District demolished the Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in 1968.

* 2007 March 1 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Column: "You Had to Ask"
I'm not from around here, but from what I hear, H.C. Frick oppressed a lot of Pittsburghers.
Yet I live by this big beautiful park named after him.
Why keep these names if Frick was such a bad guy?

Question submitted by: Holly Andersen
BY CHRIS POTTER

* 2007 Feb. 26 - Public Statement of Glenn A. Walsh
Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD)
Regarding Performance Audit of Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

* 2007 Feb. 20 - Tehran Times:
Next space tourist dreams of library in orbit

* 2007 Jan. 30 - Cornell Chronicle:
CU Library's great treasure of science:
Lavoisier collection is Mme. Lavoisier's achievement

Papers of "father of modern chemistry" now at Cornell University.

* 2007 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
25 years and $100 million in grants later,
president of Buhl Foundation leaving

Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Longtime Buhl Foundation leader to step down this summer
Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 11, 3:47 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Head of Buhl Foundation stepping down
Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 9 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Mrs. Laura Bush Presents Nation’s Top Museum and
Library Awards at White House Ceremony

* 2006 Dec. 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Carnegie post office looking for new address
By Carole Gilbert Brown
Carnegie Post Office plans move out of historic 1916 building, because "The current post office is just too large," according to postal officials.

* 2006 Dec. 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
200 opponents make Carnegie budget meeting rocky
By Carole Gilbert Brown
Carnegie Mayor approves 2007 budget as tie-breaker, then refuses to sign document as it does not include requested funding increases for Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Volunteer Fire Department.

* 2006 Dec. 12 - Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before Pittsburgh City Council, Regarding Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Request for Additional City Funds in 2007: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version
Statement also talks about Carnegie Library's abandonment of the historic Hazelwood Branch Library and proposed abandonment of historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library.

* 2006 Dec. 6 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Column: Who else will be booking to the North Side?
By Mike Seate
Regarding Nov. 11 "groundbreaking" for new North Side library.

* 2006 Dec. 4 - SpaceWeather.com:
Rare Tornado Near Historic Alexandria Library in Egypt: Photo

* 2006 Nov. 28 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Allegheny County Asset District sees record tax revenues
Convention Center gets $2 million

By Dan Majors
Includes RAD Board decision requiring Performance Audit of the Allegheny County Library Association, which has had difficulty coming to a consensus on the distribution of more than $7 million to member libraries.

* 2006 Nov. 27 - Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD):

ALLEGHENY REGIONAL ASSET DISTRICT
Report of the Library Committee
November 27, 2006
Recommendation, approved by RAD Board, rejecting new library funds distribution formula of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and recommending ACLA complete a Performance Audit, first such audit required of any funded regional asset by RAD.

* 2006 Nov. 27 - Statement, Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Nov. 21 - The Atlantic Monthly:
Andrew Carnegie Ranked Number 20 in the
The Top 100
The most influential figures in American history.

In celebration of 150th year of publishing of The Atlantic Monthly,
the longest-running magazine in circulation in America.

* 2006 Nov. - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Nov. 21: Mary L. Chute Reappointed IMLS Deputy Director for Libraries
Nov. 20: IMLS Launches New Conservation Initiative

* 2006 Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
North Side: Library work begins

* 2006 Nov. 17, 1:23 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
U.S. Steel shares rise on rumor of Russian bid

* 2006 Nov. 17, 1:33 p.m. - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Associated Press On-Line:
U.S. Steel stock surges on report of Russian takeover bid
By JOE MANDAK

* 2006 Nov. 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Libraries still haven't taken advice to merge
By M. Ferguson Tinsley
Two original Carnegie Free Libraries in Braddock and Swissvale,
and original Andrew Carnegie-funded C.C. Mellor Memorial Library in Edgewood,
continue pondering recommended merger, due to financial problems of all three libraries.

* 2006 Nov. 13 - Statement, Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
of Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Nov. 3 - 2006 National Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh.
Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with
local sponsorship (2006) by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Session - Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions - Presentations:
* "The Architecture of Literacy, Carnegie Libraries in the U.S." by Mary B. Dierickx, President, Mary B. Dierickx Architectural Preservation Consultants
* "How to Save Carnegie Libraries as Libraries" By Joe Rizzo, AIA, ALA, Principal, Hillier Architecture
* "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !" By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss

* 2006 Nov. 1 - Pittsburgh School Superintendent Recommends AGAINST Relocating Arts Middle School into Historic Allegheny Regional Branch of Carnegie Library, Due to High Cost of Renovation:
2006 Nov. 2 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Roosevelt: Deficit won't require tax hike
By Bill Zlatos
2006 Nov. 2 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Roosevelt: Move Rogers school for arts into closed Milliones building
By Joe Smydo

* 2006 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Asset board hears beefs about libraries
By Bill Zlatos

* 2006 Oct. 23 - Public Statement:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh (with no affiliation to any public library)
to the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Regional Asset Disrict (ARAD)
Regarding Damage to County Library Service Occurring Due to the
Funding Distribution Formula of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA):
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Also see Statement to Allegheny County Library Association Board (2006 June 13)
and Statement to ARAD Board (2006 May 30).

* 2006 Oct. 19 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New library director writes Civil War books
By David Guo
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie PA, Appoints New Library Director

* 2006 Oct. 19 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
A Conversation with David Nasaw
The author of a new Andrew Carnegie biography speaks about his subject

BY CHRIS POTTER

* 2006 Oct. 20 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

Howell, Donna. "John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus."
Investor's Business Daily 2006 Oct. 18: A3.
Howell, Donna. "John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus."
Investor's Business Daily 2009 March 5: A3.
< http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ >. Posted 2009 March 4. Viewed 2009 March 5.
(Reprint of 2006 Oct. 18 article)
(Donna Howell, Technology Reporter, Investor's Business Daily)
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear,
who was a confidant of Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick.

* 2006 Oct. 17 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 3 - Public Statements Before the Board of Directors,
Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD)
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version
News Release

* 2006 Oct. 3 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
IMLS Swears in National Museum and Library Services Board Members,
Announces Conservation Initiative during Anniversary Celebration

* 2006 Sept. 19 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Libraries, Museums, and Public Broadcasters Collaborate to Improve Their Communities

* 2006 Sept. 19 - Statements Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh

* 2006 Sept. 15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Library's new site OK'd
Not all are happy as URA votes to convey N. Side lots for replacement building

By Mark Belko

* 2006 Sept. 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie Library lands lot for $1
By Tony LaRussa

* 2006 Sept. 14 - Statements Before Board of Directors,
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Texts of two of the six statements delivered:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Sept. 14 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Hazlett reopens as unique arts venue
By Alice T. Carter
TRIBUNE-REVIEW THEATER CRITIC
Opened in 1890 as world's first Carnegie Hall !

* 2006 Sept. 13 - News Release:
Citizens to Oppose Conveyance of Land to Carnegie Library
At URA Board Meeting Thursday, 2:00 p.m.

* 2006 Sept. 12 - Statements Before Pittsburgh City Council
Regarding Proposed Abandonment of Historic Allegheny Regional
Branch Library by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Texts of two of the four statements delivered:
Stephen Pietzak (former Allegheny Regional Branch Librarian) *** Glenn A. Walsh: Prepared Text * Large-Print Version

* 2006 Sept. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Letters-to-the-Editor
Closing a gem
By DALE R. MEYER, Brighton Heights
Letter opposing abandonment of original Allegheny Regional Branch Library.
(Sixth of seven letters on web page)

* 2006 Aug. 31 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City seeks new site for North Side library
By Diana Nelson Jones
* 2006 Aug. 31 - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
News Release
Repairs to Begin on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny Regional
Allegheny Regional Branch Library was first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
in United States, in neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 Aug. 29 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Library funding plan creates winners, losers
By Bill Zlatos
New standards could force closure of America's first Carnegie Library.

* 2006 Aug. 14 - The Daily Courier, Connellsville PA:
New director brings vision to West Overton
By Marilyn Forbes
West Overton Museum includes history of Henry Clay Frick.

* 2006 Aug. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Places: Woods Run renovation brings light,
neighborhood into library

By Patricia Lowry
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Woods Run Branch (North Side) Reopens After Renovation
Renovation Project Details

* 2006 Aug. 8 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Dinosaur restore By Jennifer Bails
Work continues on restoration of historic dinosaur skeletons, to be ready for enlarged Dinosaur Hall of The Carnegie Museum of Natural History for next year's centennial of dinosaur exhibit specifically started by Andrew Carnegie.

* 2006 Aug. 6 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Library branch gets new life By Bill Zlatos
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Woods Run Branch (North Side) Reopens After Renovation
Renovation Project Details

* 2006 Aug. 3 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Donations let library expand workout room
Family's contribution makes impact in Homestead

By Jan Ackerman

* 2006 July 21 - Carnegie Institution of Washington:
Father of Earth-formation models, Carnegie’s George Wetherill, dies at 80

* 2006 July 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City schools agree to manage Duquesne
By Joe Smydo More articles regarding possible dissolution of Duquesnce City School District, which razed historic Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in June of 1968.

* 2006 July 20 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
City school board approves 1-year deal to manage Duquesne district
By Daveen Rae Kurutz
More articles regarding possible dissolution of Duquesnce City School District, which razed historic Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in June of 1968.

* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.
*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City, is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987), and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 July 12 - The Courier-Journal, Louisville:
COMMUNITY NEWSMAKER | JOANNE WEETER
Preservation officer to become consultant
Expertise will still serve community

By Martha Elson
Carnegie Libraries advocate, author, and Louisville Historic Preservation Officer Joanne Weeter retires after 23-year city career to become historic preservation consultant. Ms. Weeter, who initiated annual Preserving Carnegie Libraries conference sessions at the National Preservation Conference in 2004, also plans to write a history of Kentucky's Carnegie Libraries.

*2006 July 8 - Broadcast Reply of Glenn A. Walsh to KQV Editorial
Regarding "North Shore Connector" rapid transit extension
project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side.

( Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City,
is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library and the world's first Carnegie Hall,
and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up).

* 2006 July 3 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie Library repairs pegged at $2M
By Tony LaRussa
More articles regarding the Historic Carnegie Library Clock Tower Struck by Lightning 2006 April 7,
next-door to historic Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2006 July 3 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh, Duquesne school districts get extra funds from state
By Joe Smydo More articles regarding possible dissolution of Duquesnce City School District, which razed historic Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in June of 1968.

* 2006 July 1 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Honus Wagner's spirit lingers in Carnegie
By Brian C. Rittmeyer
Former Honus Wagner home at opposite end of street from Andrew Carnegie Free Library.

***

* 2006 June 27 - The Washington Post:
Corporate Titans Create a Colossal Charity
Buffett, Gates to Test the Limits of Giving

By Brooke A. Masters and Yuki Noguchi

"Although thus desirous to preempt the library field, it will not be inferred that we see no other proper use for surplus wealth--a list of which we shall be most happy to supply to any enquiring millionaire upon application. (Great laughter and applause.)"

* Andrew Carnegie
Speaking at the dedication of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1895 Noember 5

***

* 2006 June 22 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Honus Wagner's house goes up for sale on eBay
By David Guo
Along with Honus Wagner Day at Andrew Carnegie Free Library on July 1.

* 2006 June 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Free show at library - West End Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Local history slide show and exhibit of photographs
Sponsored by Friends of the Carnegie Library-West End branch

* 2006 June 21 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Carnegie Mellon University unveils bust of great inventor Tesla
By David Templeton
More about Nikola Tesla and the Tesla Coil at
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 June 19 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie (Pennsylvania)
Honus Wagner auction draws little interest

Auction of baseball great's home near Andrew Carnegie Free Library.
(Last of thirteen news briefs on web page.)

* 2006 June 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
New Hazlett is on track to open in September
By Timothy McNulty
Located inside world's first Carnegie Hall, adjacent to America's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library, and next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2006 June 16 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Fossils suggest birds took wing from water
says Carnegie Museum paleontologist Matt Lamanna.
By Anita Srikameswaran

* 2006 June 14 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
You Had to Ask

I’ve found old pictures (see below) in which the Carnegie Institute has two towers. When and why were they removed? Why were they there in the first place?
Question submitted by: Sheel Mohnot, Squirrel Hill
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

* 2006 June 13 - Public Statement:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh (with no affiliation to any public library)
to the Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)
Regarding Damage to County Library Service Occurring Due to the
Funding Distribution Formula of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA):
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Also see Statement to Allegheny Regional Asset District Board

* 2006 June 11 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
A giant forged:
Pittsburgh and Allegheny City [Now Pittsburgh's North Side] one hundred years ago
By David M. Brown

* 2006 June 8 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Festival kicks of summer reading program By Kellie B. Gormly

* 2006 June 8 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Schenley Plaza makes it's grand debut
Located Between Carnegie Library and University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library
By Allison M. Heinrichs

* 2006 June 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
StoryCorps wants to hear your tale
By Adrian McCoy
Also: Folks invited to record their oral histories with the StoryCorps
Words that will last forever
(2006 June 9)

Located outside Main Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

* 2006 June 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Sculpture, missing for years, turns up at city warehouse
By Diana Nelson Jones
Originally installed outside of Squirrel Hill Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

* 2006 June 7 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Oakland reclaims a bit of a green oasis
Located Between Carnegie Library and University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library
By Kellie B. Gormly

* 2005 June 6 - The Signal-Item, Carnegie PA:
Malysko resigns as library director of Andrew Carnegie Free Library
By Jeffrey Widmer
Job Posting for New Library Director

* 2006 June 6 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
State gives $7.5 million to library By Mark Belko

* 2006 June 5, 2:35 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Rendell announces state aid for Carnegie Library By Mark Belko

* 2006 June 1 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Karnege's plan wud hav speled big changes By Dan Majors
Regarding Andrew Carnegie's Simplified Spelling Board
Would Spelling Bees Still Exist?

* 2006 June - Reflections Quarterly Publication of the
Mt. Wilson Observatory Association:
ANDREW CARNEGIE VISITS MOUNT WILSON
As Recounted in Newspapers of the Time

(Poor weather obscures view of Halley's Comet
during 1910 March visit.)
By Marilyn Morgan
(Page 4 of the .pdf document)

* 2006 May 30 - Public Statement:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh (with no affiliation to any public library)
to the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Regional Asset Disrict (ARAD)
Regarding Damage to County Library Service Occurring Due to the
Funding Distribution Formula of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA):
Prepared Text with Addition *** Large-Print Version
Also see Statement to Allegheny County Library Association Board

* 2006 April 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie Library long on value, study finds By Andrew Conte
More on Study

* 2006 April 13 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America: The Homestead Strike
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

* 2006 April 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
History Channel recognizes Homestead strike
By Michael Machosky

Historic Carnegie Library Clock Tower, Next to Buhl Planetarium,
Struck by Lightening 2006 April 7; Plans Continue for Library Reopening

* 2006 April 7 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m.:
Tough Fridays By Andrew Johnson
The Andy Warhol Museum, Sandusky Street at East General Robinson
Street on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side (one of the four Carnegie
Museums of Pittsburgh) has difficulty attracting visitors to their
weekly evening visiting hours on Fridays (until 10:00 p.m.).
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(located in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's Lower North Side)
offered public visiting hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
evenings (until 9:30 p.m.) until financial limitations ended this
schedule in June of 1984.
The author convinced Buhl management to reinstitute public evening
hours one night per week on Friday, in conjunction with the
then-Golden Triangle Association-led initiative to keep
more people in the city after working hours. Buhl Planetarium
opened to the public every Friday evening until 9:30 p.m. (with the
Observatory remaining open, weather-permitting, until 10:30 p.m.)
from 1986 June 13 (yes, "Friday the 13th"!) until the last Friday
the building was open to the general public, 1991 August 30.
This Friday evening schedule, which included a planetarium
performance
at 7:00 p.m. (as well as several laser-light concerts
later in the evening), was quite successful. In fact, later
on a third Friday planetarium show at 4:00 p.m. was added
(to the existing show times of 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.).

* 2006 April 5 - The Advance Leader, Oakmont PA:
Renovation project still unfinished at Oakmont Carnegie Library
By Holly Usher

* 2006 March 29 - The Advance Leader, Oakmont PA:
Carnegie Library, Oakmont: Oakmont library branches out in community
By Holly Usher

* 2006 Feb. 23 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line/Associated Press:
Fossil of early swimming mammal found in China
Carnegie Museum curator part of team that discovered platypus-like creature

* 2006 Feb. 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
URA approves sale of property for library in Pittsburgh Hill District
By Jeremy Boren

* 2006 Feb. 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Carnegie Library completes site plan for branch in Hill District
By Diana Nelson Jones and Mark Belko

From the Blog, Barnestormin, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 7:
Carnegie's Hacked Branches By Jonathan Barnes
Regarding original Carnegie Library buildings not protected by Historic Preservation Ordinance.
ALSO SEE Red Carpet Blues

2006 Jan. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Hazlett Theater chooses executive director in North Side's Carnegie Hall
By Marylynne Pitz


* News Articles Regarding the Apparent End of the
Duquesne (Pennsylvania) City School District,
Which Razed Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in June of 1968
2006 January 18

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --

* 2007 April 19 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Duquesne schools called unacceptable
State says it would be 'morally and financially' wrong to not make changes by fall

By Mary Niederberger
The Duquesne City School District demolished the Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in 1968.

* 2006 July 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City schools agree to manage Duquesne
By Joe Smydo

* 2006 July 19 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Duquesne board approves management contract with city schools
By Tim Grant

* 2006 July 14 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Options are limited for Duquesne City Schools
By Mary Niederberger and Moustafa Ayad

* 2006 July 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
City schools' plan to manage Duquesne district is fast-tracked
By Mary Niederberger and Joe Smydo

2006 July 3 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh, Duquesne school districts get extra funds from state
By Joe Smydo

2006 May 24: Duquesne slashes school budget

Teachers, librarian, guidance counselor and nearly all activities stricken from 2006-07 spending plan
By Mary Niederberger

2006 Jan. 27: Duquesne school budget killing just about all extracurriculars
By Mary Niederberger

2006 Jan. 26: Duquesne High School closing school means other districts must help
By Mary Niederberger

2006 Jan. 25: Pittsburgh school board wary about absorbing Duquesne students
By Joe Smydo

2006 Jan. 20: Taylor suggests inviting Duquesne City students

2006 Jan. 19: Duquesne high school transfers likely would begin at grade eight
By Mary Niederberger

2006 Jan. 18 (On-Line 11:48 a.m.): Duquesne school transfers could begin 1 grade at a time
By Mary Niederberger

2006 Jan. 18: State may fold Duquesne City School District
Plans under way to relocate 195 high school students

By Mary Niederberger

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review --

* 2006 July 20 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
City school board approves 1-year deal to manage Duquesne district
By Daveen Rae Kurutz

* 2006 April 1: Rendell releases cash for Duquesne schools

* 2006 Jan. 18: District facing last bell By Karen Roebuck

Duquesne City School District Razed Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne in 1968
By Glenn A. Walsh - 2006 January 18

Despite Andrew Carnegie's view that the community should support a library (a view enforced by "The Carnegie Formula"), three library gifts were given, without this requirement: Carnegie Library of Homestead, Homestead (actually Munhall, a few blocks from the Homestead Borough line), Pennsylvania (1898); Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania (1901); and the Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne, Duquesne, Pennsylvania (1904 to 1968). Each of these three libraries were endowed, as were two libraries prior to the establishment of The Carnegie Formula: Carnegie Library in Dunfermline, Scotland (1881) and the Carnegie Free Library of Braddock (1889). As in the case of the Braddock Carnegie Library, the libraries in Homestead and Duquesne were built to serve the employees of Carnegie Steel Company mills in those towns, and their faamilies. In the beginning, as was the case in Braddock, the company paid for the operation of the Carnegie Library of Homestead.

However, in 1901, Andrew Carnegie sold the Carnegie Steel Company for $480 million to J.P. Morgan, of New York City, and the United States Steel Corporation (for a time in the 1980s and 1990s known as "United States Steel Group," a subsidiary of USX Corporation) was formed. At the conclusion of the sale, many of Andrew Carnegie's business partners became instant millionares. And, Andrew Carnegie, himself, became the richest man in the world!

To take care of the libraries in the three Monongahela Valley towns, Andrew Carnegie set-up an endowment of one million dollars, to be shared among these three libraries. This endowment was managed by a Board comprised, primarily, of officials of the U.S. Steel Corporation. However, these officials were primarily interested in making money for the corporation, not operating three libraries. Consequently, the endowment for the three libraries was managed in a very conservative manner; to this day, officials of the Carnegie Library of Homestead are troubled that a hundred-plus year endowment did not grow as much as it could have.

By the 1960s, the endowment was not enough to operate three libraries; so, it was decided to "sell-off" two of the libraries. In the 1960s, the Braddock and Duquesne libraries were sold to the school districts in those towns, for one dollar each. The Braddock Carnegie Library stayed open for awhile, but was closed for much of the 1970s and 1980s due to the bulding's dilapidated condition and lack of sufficient funding. A community effort reopened the library in the mid-1980s. Although the Braddock Carnegie Library remains open (with a small two-day a week library branch operating in the Westinghouse Valley Services Center in Turtle Creek), they continue to have financial problems.

Shortly after taking control of he Carnegie Free Library of Duquesne, the Duquesne City School District razed the structure, in June of 1968, to make-way for a school district annex (possibly a new gymnasium for the high school, located across the street). However, when the school district learned that the construction of a such an annex would result in a partial loss of state funding, the project was quickly dropped. Thirteen 1970s-era split-level houses now occupy the former library property, a cul-de-sac named "Library Place."

Although the Braddock Carnegie Library is operating, once again, since this library was officially sold-off by the Board of the Endowment for the Monongahela Valley libraries, the Carnegie Library of Homestead is the only library that now has legal claim to this Endowment, the current value of which is approximately $1.8 million.

And, a few years ago, the Carnegie Free Library of McKeesport opened a small four afternoons-per-week library branch in the City of Duquesne (which is located across the Monongahela River from McKeesport). This small branch library is located in the Duquesne High School, which apparently is slated to close after the current school year ends. The future of this Duquesne branch library is unknown.


* 2006 January 17 - 300th Birhday of Benjamin Franklin !
Scientist, inventor, library founder, and founding father of America !
(One of Andrew Carnegie's personal heroes.)

* 2006 January 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Paleontologist's enthusiasm means a top collection for Carnegie Museum
Berman wins accolades from colleagues for decades of contributions

By Anita Srikameswaran

* 2006 January 6 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Hill District reading center gets 45 days By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2006 January 6 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Hill District reading center given a chance By Tony LaRussa

* 2006 January 1 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Golden age over for libraries By Brian Bowling

* 2005 December - Winter Quarter - Reflections,
Quarterly Publication of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association
The Amazing Mister Carnegie By Marilyn Morgan

Good biography of Andrew Carnegie, with concentration on his scientific philanthropy, particularly related to the founding and development of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Mount Wilson Observatory.

* 2005 December 30 Scheduled Closure of the
Martin Luther King Reading Center of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Martin Luther King Reading Center building [located in the Upper Hill District] opened in May of 1988, as a partial replacement for the original 1899 Andrew Carnegie-built, Wylie Avenue Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The small Hill District Branch [located in the Middle Hill District], opened in November of 1982, was the rest of the replacement of the original 1899 branch [located a block away from the present Hill District Branch on Dinwiddie Street, located in a small store-front under the Phoenix Hills Shopping Center]. The original 1899 Wylie Avenue Branch building was sold and is now used as a mosque.

2005 December 27: Public Statement Before Pittsburgh City Council by Glenn A. Walsh

Recent Newspaper Articles on this issue.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --

2005 December 31: Hill District reading center wins a reprieve By Diana Nelson Jones
Court injuntion temporarily stops closure of Reading Center.

2005 December 21: Hill District reading center supporters refuse to close the books
By Diana Nelson Jones

2005 December 16: Will they close the book on Hill District reading center?
By Dan Majors

2005 December 16: Residents vow to save Hill library
By Dan Majors

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review --

2005 December 20: Reading center draws support By Bill Zlatos

* 2005 December 15 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Manager formulating vision for community By Robert Rider
New Borough Manager appointed in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

* 2005 December 2 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Historian knew his architecture locally and worldwide

Obituary of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Architectural Historian Walter C. Kidney. Among his many accomplishments, he prepared the documents for historic designation of five Carnegie Library branches in 2004 and strongly supported the historic designation of Buhl Planetarium in 2005.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line - 2005 November 29:
U.S. Steel CEO to become chairman By Len Boselovic

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2005 November 23:
Voters' choice for tax collector awaits doctor's advice in Carnegie Borough
By Carole Gilbert Brown

* 2005 November 23 - The Advance Leader, Oakmont PA:
Renovations still to be completed to the Oakmont Carnegie Library
By Kristie Linden

From the Blog, Barnestormin, Pittsburgh - 2005 November 7:
Carnegie's Hacked Branches By Jonathan Barnes
Regarding original Carnegie Library buildings not protected by Historic Preservation Ordinance.
ALSO SEE Red Carpet Blues

Public Statement - 2005 November 2:
Statement of Glenn A. Walsh before Pittsburgh City Council for a public hearing on
Lifetime Learning by City residents, as the result of a public petition initiated by
independent Mayoral candidate David Tessitor. Statement includes requests that City
start broadcasting the 24-hour Annenberg educational television channel on the City Cable Television System
and demand the return of the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library to the historic
Monongahela Street building
, which includes a 250-seat auditorium.
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

From the Blog, Barnestormin, Pittsburgh - 2005 October 31:
Red Carpet Blues By Jonathan Barnes
Regarding new facilities and money troubles of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
ALSO SEE Carnegie's Hacked Branches

Public Notice - 2005 October 7:
Centennial Celebration of the East Liberty Branch, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Saturday, October 8, 2005. 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. EDST
CLICK HERE for more information on the festivities.
Actual Date of Library Opening: 1905 October 10.

Original Library Razed for Penn Circle Urban Renewal Project; New East Liberty Library Opened in 1968 on Ralph Munn Mall (Ralph Munn was a long-time library advocate who served as Carnegie Library Director for many years in the middle of the twentieth century).

2005 October:
News Regarding Firing of Popular Library Director at the
Poseyville (Indiana) Carnegie Public Library

News Release and Public Statement - 2005 October 4:
ACLA SHOULD BE PROACTIVE TO PREVENT SHARPSBURG LIBRARY CLOSURE
News Release
Public Statement before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District --
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Archive of news articles on Sharpsburg Library crisis

From the The Advance Leader, Oakmont PA - 2005 September 7:
Positives seen in construction of expansion of Oakmont Carnegie Library
By Kristie Linden

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 July 3:
History on the doorstep in Braddock
The 250th anniversary of General Braddock's defeat spurs his namesake town's residents to
keep alive memories of the battle and its aftermath, when one could see "men's
bones lying about as thick as the leaves do on the ground."
By Ann Belser
Commemoration coordinated by Braddock's Field Historical Society,
which owns and operates the Carnegie Free Library of Braddock.

News Release - 2005 June 24:
Historic Designation of Buhl Planetarium
Subject of July 13 Public Hearing Before City Council

Public Notice - 2005 June 24:
Pittsburgh Open Government Amendment
Referendum Petition Drive Begun !
Click Here to learn more about the proposed City Charter Amendment
AND how you can help!

From New Scientist Magazine (NewScientist.com news service) - 2005 June 14:
Most Earth-like exoplanet yet is discovered By Hazel Muir

California & Carnegie Planet Search Project discovers smallest planet yet found outside of Earth's Solar System.

Public Statement - 2005 June 14 --
Glenn A. Walsh Before Public Hearing of Pittsburgh City Council --
Proposed Renovation and Expansion of Dinosaur Hall in
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Renovation/Expansion Questions for Carnegie Museums Associate Vice President Craig Dunham.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 9:
Dedication of renovated Oakmont-Carnegie library set for August
By Teresita K. Kolenchak

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 8:
Weekly Column - "You Had to Ask !"
Is it true that Andrew Carnegie paid to have the town of Carnegie named after himself?
Question submitted by: Bill Evans, Carnegie
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

Public Statement - 2005 June 8 --
Glenn A. Walsh Before Pittsburgh City Council --
Regarding failure of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees to permit
public access to Board meetings, as required by Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code
No Prepared Text for Public Statement - Summary of Comments

Public Statement - 2005 June 6 --
Glenn A. Walsh Before Board of Directors, Allegheny Regional Asset District --
Hiring of New Carnegie Library Director
Runs Contrary to Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version

Public Hearing Notice - 2005 May 31:
Public Hearing on Proposed Renovation and Expansion of
Dinosaur Hall at The Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m. EDST
City Council Chamber, 5th Floor City-County Building
Grant Street at Forbes Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh

People who wish to testify at this public need to PRE-REGISTER by calling the City Clerk's Office at (412) 255-2138. Public testimony at this hearing is limited to three minutes per person; this time limit is strictly enforced. Written testimony of any length can also be submitted at this time.

Public Statement - 2005 May 31 --
Glenn A. Walsh Before Pittsburgh City Council --
Bill No. 2005-1367: Agreement between the City and Carnegie Institute Regarding the
Proposed Renovation and Expansion of Dinosaur Hall in Carnegie Museum
No Prepared Text for Public Statement - Summary of Comments
Public Hearing on Project Scheduled: Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m. EDST

Public Notice - 2005 May 23:
New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. March? II

Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 18:
Hillenbrand to lead Carnegie By Kurt Shaw, Tribune-Review Art Critic

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 18:
Committed to culture: New director David Hillenbrand has high hopes for Carnegie Museums
By Johnna A. Pro

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 16:
Entertainment News Digest: Frick gets grant
By Marylynn Pitz
Howard Heinz Endowments award $100,000 grant to Frick Art and Historical Center.

ALSO - TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2005, 7:30 p.m., Frick Art Museum Auditorium: Les Standiford will discuss his new book, Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Bittersweet Partnership That Transformed America.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 13:
State grant benefits North Side theater By Tony LaRussa
Regarding Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall, next to Buhl Planetarium.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 12:
104 candles for Carnegie Library By Treshea N. Wade

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 12:
Munhall's 'identity crisis'
Too many think much of the town is really Homestead

By Ann Belser

Neighbors of Carnegie Library of Homestead would like to see name changed to reflect library's actual location in Borough of Munhall.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 12:
In Borough of Carnegie: Old municipal building to come down
Demolition means public works facility must be built soon

By Carole Gilbert Brown

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 12:
Volunteers focus on library fund-raising By Millie Albert

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
State pledges funds for Hazlett Theater renovations
By Marylynne Pitz
Regarding Hazlett Theatre in Carnegie Hall, next to Buhl Planetarium.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
No track, no field no hindrance to Pitt By Joe Starkey
Jesse Owens book from Carnegie Library, North Side, inspiration for sports career.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2005 May 11:
Former Bayer exec to head Carnegie
Worked in Pittsburgh for eight years

By Marylynne Pitz
New President chosen for Carnegie Institute/Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Annual News Updates for 2004 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

News Archives


Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark

News Release - 2005 June 24:
Historic Designation of Buhl Planetarium
Subject of July 13 Public Hearing Before City Council

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New Book: Theaters of Time and Space
American Planetaria, 1930-1970

By Jordan D. March? II

Discusses the beginning of planetarium theaters in America, with some emphasis on the first five major American planetaria built in the 1930s, including Pittsburgh's Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

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Transit of the Planet Venus Across Image of Sun - 2004 June 8
Friends of the Zeiss sponsored the only observing session of this historic event
in Pittsburgh, open to the general public, in conjunction with
the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline:


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Other Internet Web Sites of Interest

History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear, Friend of Andrew Carnegie

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh -
Including the Oldest Operable, Major Planetarium Projector in the World !

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago -
America's First Major Planetarium !

History of The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh -
Historic Cable Car Railway Serving Commuters and Tourists since 1877 !

Other History Links

Quick-Reference Pages (Valuable Library References)


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