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Tech, Please: Internet Basics Tutoring

UPDATE 2/13: We are now closed on February 18 in observance of President's Day. Are you overwhelmed by technology to the point where you want to raise up your hand and say, “Check, please”? On February 18 at 6:30 PM, our resident digital native and Technology & Technical Services Librarian Ms. Roxanne will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. This Tech, Please tutoring session will focus on the basics of using the internet, including what a web browser is, how to change its size, and how to search for information online. Don't own a laptop? Let us know if you'd like to borrow one of ours. Own a laptop? Feel free to bring it in. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Due to limited space and resources, each tutoring session allows a maximum of 3 people. If you are placed on the wait list, feel free ...
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Posture Screenings with Vital Health Chiropractic

UPDATE: This program has moved from February 19 to February 28. Slouched over all day?  Does your back ache and make you miserable?  Come and learn how posture problems affect your body and overall health on February 28 at 6:30 PM. Joel Gallucci of Vital Health Chiropractic will screen your posture and give you tips on improving the way you stand, sit, and treat your spine. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Lyme Disease Support Group

On February 26 at 6 PM, Dr. Linda D’Eramo invites those who are affected by Lyme Disease to share the various ways they have learned to cope as well as their concerns. There is a growing need for a place to come together to support each other, discuss the impact of the disease, and, together, pave the way to a healthier future. Register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online. Disclaimer: This is a support group. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any participant. All discussion, handouts, and agendas do not constitute medical advice and should not be relied on as such. Due to chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfumes or scented lotions to the support group sessions ...
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Tech, Please: Phone & Tablet Tutoring

Are you overwhelmed by technology to the point where you want to raise up your hand and say, “Check, please”? On February 25 at 6:30 PM, our resident digital native and Technology & Technical Services Librarian Ms Roxanne will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. This Tech, Please tutoring session will focus on finding apps, managing memory and space, increasing readability, and borrowing ebooks and other digital items on your phone, tablet, or e-reader. Please let us know which kind of device you are bringing. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Note: Due to limited space and resources, each tutoring session allows a maximum of 3 people. If you are placed on the wait list, feel free to check for openings during another time slot or request a 1-on-1 appointment with one of our librarians ...
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Monday Matinee: A Private War

Come out of the cold and join us for a Monday Matinee. On February 25 at 1 PM, we'll show the brand-new DVD release of A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan. Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks to share while you watch the film? Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by reserving your seat online. Summary: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless ...
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Coffee & Crafts: Conversation Heart Art

Come out for a morning craft, a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and some delicious pastries. On February 16 at 11 AM, we'll be making Conversation Heart Artwork because Valentine's Day might be over, but the love doesn't have to end! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Lyme Disease Support Group

On February 26 at 6 PM, Dr. Linda D’Eramo invites those who are affected by Lyme Disease to share the various ways they have learned to cope as well as their concerns. There is a growing need for a place to come together to support each other, discuss the impact ...
Read More

Tech, Please: Phone & Tablet Tutoring

Are you overwhelmed by technology to the point where you want to raise up your hand and say, “Check, please”? On February 25 at 6:30 PM, our resident digital native and Technology & Technical Services Librarian Ms Roxanne will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. This ...
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Monday Matinee: A Private War

Come out of the cold and join us for a Monday Matinee. On February 25 at 1 PM, we'll show the brand-new DVD release of A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan. Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks to share while you watch ...
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Our Picks

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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Summer 2018 Mystery Novels

Sweat the small stuff. These are mystery, suspense, and thriller novels that came out this summer. All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klefoth Available as a book and ebook ...
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Summer 2018 Romance Novels

Summer lovin', havin' a blast. Here are some new romance novels that came out this summer. All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire Available as a book ...
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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

  • 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.
  • Pennsylvania Career Guide: A publication for Pennsylvania residents figuring out possible career paths.
  • Pennsylvania CareerLink: Pennsylvania’s go-to website for career development.
  • 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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