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Packed Polls Seeking A Diverse Democracy

By Sara Rae Wisniewski, Point Park News Service In Downtown Pittsburgh, people proudly stamped on “I Voted” stickers, exiting the Carnegie Library on Smithfield Street today. The library opened its polls around 6:30 a.m., with a line out the door. Part of this crowding was caused by a breakdown of polling machine. To guarantee voters voices were accurately heard were people... Read More

Steady Stream of Morning Voters Join Lines Downtown

By Alexander Popichak, Point Park News Service As dawn broke on a dreary and damp Tuesday, voters turning out to polls in Downtown Pittsburgh were met with lines. The Central Business District branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Smithfield Street was a new polling place for many voters. Residents in Pittsburgh’s 2nd Ward, First District voted at a... Read More

Technology sparks new interest in South Side library

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: A middle school student uses an after-school class to create music and videos. A mother brings her child to explore using an iPad. Dozens use the free WiFi. Those are just a few of the things residents can be seen doing at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s South Side branch, which has begun... Read More

South Side library celebrates rebirth

Story By Megan Guza Photos By Kelly Cline Point Park News Service After over 100 years, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on East Carson Street finally has something new to brag about. “We’re a historic landmark now,” said Lydia Scott, the Branch Manager, who has been at the South Side location for seven years and in the Carnegie Library system... Read More