The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will now be open on Sundays at CLP - Allegheny
(on the North Side) and CLP – South Side
, starting this weekend. The Squirrel Hill location
will also open an hour earlier on Sundays; all three will be now open 12-5 p.m. on Sundays.
Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The CLP decided to open the Allegheny and South Side locations on Sundays because of “geographic distribution of Sunday hours throughout the City and existing street traffic from other businesses on Sundays in the neighborhood,” according to a press release. The main CLP location, in Oakland, is already open on Sundays.
For Allegheny and South Side, this doesn't just entail an extra day of library access: it also means more events.
At Allegheny, the percussion band Timbeleza will perform at 1 p.m. this Sunday the Kids Summer Reading Kick-Off, where families are encouraged to sign up for summer reading. And at 1 p.m. on July 2 and 30 and Aug. 27, a mechanic will be on hand to help kids take care of their bikes. Hands On: Interactive Learning Sundays for Adults will also begin June 4 and run every Sunday, offering new activities every week, including photography and sewing.
At 3 p.m. this Sunday, CLP – South Side will offer a performance by Phat Man Dee and The Cultural District, a jazz group.
On Sun., July 23, both locations will also feature performances by King Fez, a Pittsburgh-based belly-dance rock band. The show's at noon at CLP – Allegheny and 2:30 p.m. at CLP – South Side.
A complete listing of hours, locations, events and more can be found here