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Self Care in Separation

This is your wellness tune-up! It’s easy to feel stuck inside right now, and not just indoors. In a time of social distancing and self-quarantine, you might feel disconnected and imbalanced within yourself. If this time can teach you anything though, it’s how to appreciate what we have and who ...
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Streaming in a Quarantine: A Cozy British Collection

Good day, Moon Township! If you are a fellow anglophile, take a gander at the list I've compiled of some of my favorite British series and film. Over the years I've made a point of watching as much English television as humanly possible. I still have some work to do, ...
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Streaming in a Quarantine: Nicole’s Lighthearted Picks!

Hey all! Nicole here reporting from my home office (AKA the couch). Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. While most of us are spending our days indoors, I thought I would type out some of my favorite streaming video! Hopefully some of you will find a new (or old) ...
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DIY at Home: Glass Bottle Vase

It's time for some DIY at Home, courtesy of Miss Kaylea. If you’re ever bored and don’t know what to do, take a random, boring object and paint it!! Keep reading to learn how to turn a glass bottle into a vase. Here is what you need to make it: ...
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Special Programs, Content, & Services Update

Our programs may be canceled, but Moon Library is still bringing literacy and fun to you. Here is our list of special programs, content, and services you can expect in the future. In the Library
  • The library is still open for checking out and returning items, using the computers, ...
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CBD Oils Guide

Come and learn how CBD oil can be used to help restore and enhance your physical and emotional well being, what they are, and how to properly use them on March 17 at 6:00 PM. A Q&A session will follow the presentation and free samples will be provided! Ages 18 ...
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Coming Soon

Special Programs, Content, & Services Update

Our programs may be canceled, but Moon Library is still bringing literacy and fun to you. Here is our list of special programs, content, and services you can expect in the future. In the Library
  • The library is still open for checking out and returning items, using the computers, ...
    Read More

CBD Oils Guide

Come and learn how CBD oil can be used to help restore and enhance your physical and emotional well being, what they are, and how to properly use them on March 17 at 6:00 PM. A Q&A session will follow the presentation and free samples will be provided! Ages 18 ...
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Green Thumbs DIY: Seed Balls

Celebrate the reopening of our Seed Library on March 15 at 2:00 PM by making seed balls out of clay, dirt, and seed blends. Attendees can also take out seeds from the Seed Library, swap seeds or plants, and discuss gardening tips. Families are welcome with registration. $3 suggested donation ...
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Our Picks

Streaming in a Quarantine: A Cozy British Collection

Good day, Moon Township! If you are a fellow anglophile, take a gander at the list I've compiled of some of my favorite British series and film. Over the years I've made a point of watching as much English television as humanly possible. I still have some work to do, ...
Read More

Streaming in a Quarantine: Nicole’s Lighthearted Picks!

Hey all! Nicole here reporting from my home office (AKA the couch). Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. While most of us are spending our days indoors, I thought I would type out some of my favorite streaming video! Hopefully some of you will find a new (or old) ...
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Read It Before You See It: Books with Movie Adaptations

The book is almost always better than the movie, so read these books before you hit the cinema. These are books with recent or upcoming movie adaptations. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Movie release September 14, 2018. Directed by Paul Weitz. Available as a book, large print book, CD audiobook, ...
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Book Clubs, Activity Groups & Classes

 

Reading Challenges

 

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.
  • Peterson’s: A college database and guide to tests, scholarships, resumes, and the college admission process.
  • Princeton Review: Admissions help, test prep, colleges searches, and tutoring.

College

  • Higher Education Resources: A list of local college websites and financial aid resources by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
  • Khan Academy: A free online education website which includes a guide to college admissions.
  • NEED: A scholarship and mentoring organization that provides aid and guidance for Pittsburgh’s under-served  and minority youth.
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA): Pennsylvania’s guide to scholarships and colleges for students of all ages.
  • Peterson’s: A college database and guide to tests, scholarships, resumes, and the college admission process.
  • 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

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

 

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