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Holiday Open House Vendor Registration

Our Holiday Open House is December 9 and we are looking for local artisans to sell their wares. If you would like to participate in our Open House market, please call the library (412-269-0334) and ask for Anita to complete an application. Tables are rented for $20 each which must be paid ahead of time. Thank you for your creativity and your interest ...
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Thanksgiving Library Closing

The library will be closed November 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving. Please return any items in the outdoor drop box while we are closed. Have a happy holiday! (Photo by dh_creative.) ...
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New Movie Premiere Night: The Glass Castle

It's time for Moon Library New Movie Premiere Night and we're showing the big-screen adaptation of the Jeanette Winter memoir The Glass Castle. Join us to watch this brand-new, high-demand movie release on our big screen on November 21.  Enjoy popcorn, cold drinks, and other snacks, too! Please Note: This movie will start at 5:45 PM due to a longer running time on the film. Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Tech, Please: Facebook Privacy & Security Settings

Are you overwhelmed by technology to the point where you want to raise up your hand and say, “Check, please?" Our resident digital native and Technology & Technical Services Librarian will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. The Tech, Please class on November 20th at 6:30 PM will cover Facebook Privacy & Security Settings. Please register by calling 512-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Brown Baggers & Library Lovers

Hate sitting in your stuffy office during lunch? Come to the library during this monthly mealtime meetup! Bring your lunch on November 20 at 12:30 PM to eat, meet friends, and enjoy an activity. There's no need to register. Just drop by during the 2 hours that our Sky Room is open for your enjoyment! This month's activity is fall-themed luminaries ...
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Tuesday Take & Make: Turkey Lights

One Tuesday every month adults can reserve a DIY craft kit. On Tuesday, November 14th, you can pick up a kit to make your own Turkey Lights. Only 1 kit is available per patron, so reserve your kit online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Holiday Open House Vendor Registration

Our Holiday Open House is December 9 and we are looking for local artisans to sell their wares. If you would like to participate in our Open House market, please call the library (412-269-0334) and ask for Anita to complete an application. Tables are rented for $20 each which must ...
Read More

Thanksgiving Library Closing

The library will be closed November 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving. Please return any items in the outdoor drop box while we are closed. Have a happy holiday! (Photo by dh_creative.) ...
Read More

New Movie Premiere Night: The Glass Castle

It's time for Moon Library New Movie Premiere Night and we're showing the big-screen adaptation of the Jeanette Winter memoir The Glass Castle. Join us to watch this brand-new, high-demand movie release on our big screen on November 21.  Enjoy popcorn, cold drinks, and other snacks, too! Please Note: This movie will ...
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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.
  • 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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