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Flipster Update

Our digital magazine service Flipster just got a big update. We went from just over twenty different magazine titles to 174 magazine titles! New additions include Juxtapoz, Car & Driver, Forbes, Sports Illustrated Kids, Field & Stream, and O (Oprah Magazine). You can borrow as many magazines as you like and many have indefinite loan periods. Use Flipster online or download the iOS, Kindle, or Android apps ...
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Tuesday Take & Make: Floating Heart Art

One Tuesday every month adults can reserve a DIY craft kit. On Tuesday, February 20, you can pick up a kit to make a "heartfelt" piece of artwork from a Dollar Store frame and some leftover Valentine card stock. Only 1 kit is available per patron and reservations are almost full, so reserve your kit online or by calling 412-269-0334. UPDATE 2/6/18: This Take & Make is now Wait List only ...
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The eBrary: OverDrive & Libby

What can you do with your library card? This recurring program with our Technology & Technical Services Librarian covers the digital resources that you can use with your library card. The eBrary class on February 19 at 6:30 PM covers borrowing eBooks & audiobooks in OverDrive & Libby. Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Valentine’s Date Night Drop Off

Parents can enjoy a quiet evening while the kids hang out and have a blast! On Valentine's Day from 5:00 to 7:30, kids ages 3-10 will make crafts, enjoy pizza and popcorn, play games and watch a movie. Please register as space is extremely limited. Call 412-269-0334 or apply online ASAP. UPDATE 2/6/18: This event is now Wait List Only. ...
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Monday Matinee: The Secret Scripture

Come in out of the cold & join us for a Monday Matinee of a brand-new DVD release. And,  just in time for Valentine's Day, we'll be showing a historical romance that will keep you riveted to the screen!  Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks to share while you watch the film? The Monday Matinee film on February 12 at 1 PM is The Secret Scripture. Please register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Help! It’s my back: Sciatica & Lower Back Pain Workshop

TONIGHT at 6:30 PM Dr. Garin Wyberg, a local physical therapist, is hosting a free lower back pain and Sciatica workshop. He will talk about the three common causes of back pain and show you exactly how you can heal your back pain naturally, getting you back to the things you love and used to do pain free. Register now by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Coming Soon

The eBrary: OverDrive & Libby

What can you do with your library card? This recurring program with our Technology & Technical Services Librarian covers the digital resources that you can use with your library card. The eBrary class on February 19 at 6:30 PM covers borrowing eBooks & audiobooks in OverDrive & Libby. Please register ...
Read More

Monday Matinee: The Secret Scripture

Come in out of the cold & join us for a Monday Matinee of a brand-new DVD release. And,  just in time for Valentine's Day, we'll be showing a historical romance that will keep you riveted to the screen!  Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks ...
Read More

Help! It’s my back: Sciatica & Lower Back Pain Workshop

TONIGHT at 6:30 PM Dr. Garin Wyberg, a local physical therapist, is hosting a free lower back pain and Sciatica workshop. He will talk about the three common causes of back pain and show you exactly how you can heal your back pain naturally, getting you back to the things you love ...
Read More

 

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Career, Continuing Education & Finance

Test Prep

  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which provides test prep for the SAT, MCAT, NCLEX-RN, GMAT, CAHSEE, and IIT JEE.
  • Princeton Review: Admissions help, test prep, colleges searches, and tutoring.

College

  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which includes a guide to college admissions.
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA): Pennsylvania’s guide to scholarships and colleges for students of all ages.
  • Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Search: Find scholarships for students of all ages in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Princeton Review: Admissions help, test prep, colleges searches, and tutoring.
  • Tuition Funding Sources: Students can search for scholarships and financial aid, take personality and career aptitude tests, and find detailed college information. Create an account using your email address and contact information. For the drop-down menu “How did you find out about the TFS website?” select Library and set Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as your school.

Career Help

  • CareerLink Pittsburgh: Resume help, job recruiting, and unemployment services.
  • Cypress Resume: A guide to creating a resume, cover letters, and other job application documents. Log in with your library card number.
  • Internships.com: Find internships based on your location or college major.
  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which provides career aptitude tests and entrepreneurship classes.
  • Volunteer Match: Find a volunteering gig based your location or interests.

Continuing Education

  • Duolingo: Interactive language-learning program for all ages. Covers 28 different languages including English as a Second Language, Esperanto, and Klingon. Usable online or as an AndroidiOS, or Windows app. Users must register with an email account.
  • Khan Academy: Learn a variety of subjects including math, coding, economics, and humanities.
  • Mango Languages: Interactive online language learning for all ages. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and English as a Second Language. Log in as a guest or by creating an account using your email address. You must have an account to save your progress.

 

Research

Genealogy

Writing

  • Dave’s ESL Cafe: A grammar guide for people learning English.
  • Grammar Girl: Articles, podcasts, videos and charts on perfecting your grammar.
  • Harvard Writing Guides: Harvard’s ebooks for writing college papers in different majors.
  • Purdue OWL: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab provides guides for writing styles, preventing plagiarism, and citation methods for different subjects.

 

Ask a Librarian

Have questions? Send a message to one of our librarians.

 

Heather Panella (Email: panellah@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Adult events and programs, collection development, Honorariums & Memorials, reference questions, general questions

 

Roxanne Cain (Email: cainr@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Technology and digital services, genealogy, research, reference questions

Roxanne says: “My favorite task organization program is Habitica. It turns your To Do list and habits into an RPG so brushing your teeth, doing chores, and exercising become tools for fighting monsters and getting loot. It’s also free and has its own apps.”

 

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