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Archives: News and Events of A.D. 2003

NEWS ARTICLES, RELEASES, AND NOTICES


Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Library Centennials --
A.D. 2003

Centennial of the Science and Technology Department
of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
the first such department in a public library.


News Articles, Releases, Notices

For news regarding efforts to preserve the historic Hazelwood Library building, click here.

Also visit Save Hazelwood Library Page or
< http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/hazelwood/NR-HazelwoodLibHearing.htm >
Originally < http://www.savehazelwoodlibrary.org >

Annual News Updates for 2003 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 December 17:
South Neighborhoods
Good times and bad: McKeesport library gets all spruced up as funding falls
By Jonathan Barnes

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 22:
Biographer recounts Franklin's other gifts By Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Book Editor
Author of new biography on Benjamin Franklin, one of Andrew Carnegie's heros [and, Ben Franklin started America's first lending library, which was by subscription], will speak at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on 2003 November 25.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 22:
South Neighborhoods - Braddock Field Historical Society marks Washington visit
With a November 22 program in the Braddock Carnegie Library.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 21:
Library in Carnegie gets donations By Treshea N. Wade

From "Breaking News" in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ON-LINE, Pittsburgh -2003 November 21, 9:54 a.m.:
Library in Carnegie gets $500,000 pledge By the Associated Press

From SFSU Magazine, San Francisco State University, San Francisco - Fall/Winter 2003
She Has Star Power
Planet Hunter Returns to Campus

By Jennifer Roolf

Article on Astronomer Debra Fischer, part of the the California and Carnegie Planet Search Project, partially funded by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The article author is a former volunteer, in the mid-1980s, at Pittsburgh's Buhl Science Center [1980s "modernized" name for The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science] who is now [2005 January] taking an Astronomy class taught by Debra Fischer.


News Regarding Efforts to Save the Historic Hazelwood Branch Library

Also visit Save Hazelwood Library Page or
< http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/hazelwood/NR-HazelwoodLibHearing.htm >
Originally < http://www.savehazelwoodlibrary.org >

Annual News Updates for 2003 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

From Pittsburgh Pulp - 2003 December 18 --
"In Short" News Briefs (third of three news briefs articles):
Preserving the libraries By Jonathan Barnes

Regarding efforts to prevent abandonment of historic Hazelwood Branch Library, by insisting that The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh comply with the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law and Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, as required by Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code.

News Release - 2003 December 16:

Regarding December 15 SECOND RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW REQUEST letter sent to Carnegie Library President Ellsworth Brown, with seven questions to be answered within five business days, under terms of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law; FIRST LETTER OF NOVEMBER 19 WAS IGNORED.

Public Statement before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh - 2003 December 16:
Regarding December 15 SECOND RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW REQUEST letter sent to Carnegie Library President Ellsworth Brown, with seven questions to be answered within five business days, under terms of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law; FIRST LETTER OF NOVEMBER 19 WAS IGNORED.

2003 December 15: SECOND RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW REQUEST to Ellsworth Brown,
President, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
with seven questions to be answered within five business days,
under terms of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law.
ORIGINAL, UNANSWERED Right-to-Know Law request letter,
to Carnegie Library, of 2003 November 19.

News Release - 2003 November 20:

Regarding November 19 letter sent to Carnegie Library President Ellsworth Brown, requesting that Carnegie Library comply with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act and Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, as required by State Law.

Public Hearing Statement before the Council of the City of Pittsburgh - 2003 November 20:
Request that City Council instruct Carnegie Library officials NOT to abandon historic Hazelwood Branch Library building, at Carnegie Library's annual budget hearing before City Council on November 24; also informed Council of November 19 letter to Carnegie Library President Ellsworth Brown.

2003 November 19: Letter to Ellsworth Brown, President, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, requesting that
Carnegie Library comply with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act and Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, as required by State Law.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 9:
Sunday Column by Columnist Brian O'Neill
City failing to save the best of what's been left for us

From Pittsburgh Pulp, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 6:
In Short news brief - Free to the people By Jonathan Barnes
Regarding the proposed abandonment, by Carnegie Library, of the historic Hazelwood Branch Library building.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 6:
City Neighborhoods - City Briefs, 11/06/03 (third of four news briefs)
HAZELWOOD: Library move a concern
Regarding the November 5 public hearing, in Pittsburgh City Council, on the proposed abandonment of the historic Hazelwood Branch Library building and move of the library branch to a second-floor site three blocks away.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 November 5:
Neighborhoods - Council to hear views on proposed relocation of Hazelwood library By Marylynne Pitz
Regarding City Council public hearing scheduled for November 5, regarding Carnegie Library proposal to abandon historic 103-year-old, Hazelwood Library building and move Hazelwood Branch Library to a second-floor site three blocks away.

News Release - 2003 October 27:
PROPOSED ABANDONMENT OF HISTORIC HAZELWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY BUILDING,
OF THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH,
TO BE SUBJECT OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON NOV. 5

EITHER AN ORAL STATEMENT AT THE HEARING,
OR WRITTEN COMMENTS SENT TO CITY COUNCIL,
CAN HELP SAVE THIS HISTORIC LIBRARY BUILDING

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2003 September 22:
Plan to move library draws protests By Tony LaRussa

Regarding Carnegie Library proposal to abandon 103-year-old Hazelwood Library building and move Hazelwood Branch Library to a second-floor site three blocks away.

"City Briefs: 9/10/03 - Hazelwood-Library plans debated."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2003 September 10.
(Second news brief of five news briefs on web page.)
Regarding public meeting to discuss moving Hazelwood Branch out of historic building.


Notice - Neighborhood Meeting to Discuss Carnegie Library Proposal
to Abandon Historic Hazelwood Library Building
and Move Library Branch to Second-Floor Site Three Blocks Away:
2003 September 9, 7:00 p.m. - Auditorium of Hazelwood Branch Library

HISTORIC HAZELWOOD LIBRARY BLDG
MAY BE ABANDONED

MEETING ON FUTURE OF LIBRARY:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2003, 6:00 p.m.
AT HAZELWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY

4748 MONONGAHELA AVE NEAR HAZELWOOD AVE;
TWO SHORT BLOCKS UP HILL FROM
INTERSECTION OF SECOND & HAZELWOOD AVE


Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Council of The City of Pittsburgh - 2003 September 9:
Public meeting tonight regarding proposal to move Hazelwood Branch Library out of historic building built by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

News Release - 2003 September 2:
HISTORIC HAZELWOOD LIBRARY BUILDING MAY BE ABANDONED
COME TO PUBLIC MEETING TO VOICE YOUR OPINION

Statement of Glenn A. Walsh Before the Council of The City of Pittsburgh - 2003 September 2:

Public meeting September 9 regarding proposal to move Hazelwood Branch Library out of historic building built by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 August 28:
RAD board hears funding pleas from library, zoo
Library planning Hazelwood move

By Bill Toland
Regarding proposal to move Hazelwood Branch Library
out of historic library building built by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

For historic Hazelwood Library news archives:

A.D. 2004 *** A.D. 2003


From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 May 23:
Carnegie unveils renovation designs By Timothy McNulty
During public hearing, David Tessitor and Glenn Walsh complain that plans were not released before public hearing, making it difficult to comment on the plans from an educated perspective.

From the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Pittsburgh
2003 May 12
TWO IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE FUTURE OF
CARNEGIE MUSEUMS AND THE MAIN BRANCH OF CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH --

Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 1:30 PM
Pittsburgh City Council Chamber, 5th Floor City-County Building
Grant Street and Forbes Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh

PUBLIC HEARING Bill No. 1457 - Resolution approving an the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Institutional Master Plan for the area roughly bounded by Forbes Avenue, Boundary Street and Schenley Drive, 4400 Forbes Avenue, zoned "EMI" Education/Medical Institution District, 4th Ward.

Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 2:00 PM
Pittsburgh City Council Chamber, 5th Floor City-County Building
Grant Street and Forbes Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh
PUBLIC HEARING - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is presenting a plan to the general public for comment relating to renovation of the first floor main library in accordance with the agreement reached between the City of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh dated December 2002.


Carnegie Science Center News Articles

Cancellation of proposed $90 million expansion of Carnegie Science Center:
2003 May, 2003 November

Carnegie Science Center Staff Layoffs in 2003:
2003 April, 2003 July


From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 March 19:
South Neighborhoods
A draft of history comes back to Braddock
Important French and Indian War manuscript acquired for museum in Carnegie Free Library of Braddock.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh - 2003 March 2:
Carnegie's Library Legacy

The Carnegie struggles with honoring the past while serving the present and future

Carnegie's Legacy: In Homewood, a mezzanine goes and a 'battleship' sinks

Carnegie's Legacy: Breaking out of a Brookline box

 

From ghostvillage.com - 2003 January 11
Legends of the Supernatural: Lawrenceville Library's Most Famous Headstone
Article and photos by Jeff Belanger
Photo of Library Front and More Information about Library Tombstone:

< http://www.ghostvillage.com/legends/2003/legends9_01112003.shtml >
 
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2003 January 7:
Carnegie librarians continue to keep readers in the know
By Derek J. Fuchs
Regards the centennial of the Science and Technology Department of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the first such department in a public library. [There are rumors that a reorganization of the Main Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh may eliminate this department, along with most other existing library departments (except for the Pennsylvania Department).]


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