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Maker Mondays: Dorm Storage Hacks

UPDATE: This program has been canceled due to low registration. Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop for students and adults. If you're moving into a dorm room or an apartment, it's vital to discover clever ways to make use of limited space. On August 13 at 6:30 PM, we'll focus on some storage solutions that won't bust your wallet or your walls. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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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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If you like comedy…

Looking for books to make you laugh? Here are our picks for comedic literature. The Rosie Project by Graeme Wilson (2013) The Don Tillman series, book 1. Available as a book, large print book, CD audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook ...
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Green Thumbs DIY: Harvest & Propagation

Save some green with Green Thumbs DIY! Whether it's saving money or the environment, you'll learn green-friendly techniques in gardening, creative reuse, and everyday DIY. On August 27 at 6:30 PM, you'll learn how to harvest seeds and propagate plants from cuttings or kitchen scraps. We'll have some plant cuttings for you to take home as well as our Seed Library ready for you to use. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coffee & Crafts: DIY Photo Coasters

Come out for a morning craft, a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and some tasty bagels.  On August 18 at 11 AM, we'll be making DIY photo coasters that you can keep or give as gifts.  Each participant will make 2 coasters and all supplies besides your photos will be provided. Please bring two 4x4 photos with you to the program or two photographs that you are willing to trim to size.  (Walgreen's prints 4x4 photos for $.39 apiece.) Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Coming Soon

Green Thumbs DIY: Harvest & Propagation

Save some green with Green Thumbs DIY! Whether it's saving money or the environment, you'll learn green-friendly techniques in gardening, creative reuse, and everyday DIY. On August 27 at 6:30 PM, you'll learn how to harvest seeds and propagate plants from cuttings or kitchen scraps. We'll have some plant cuttings ...
Read More

Coffee & Crafts: DIY Photo Coasters

Come out for a morning craft, a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and some tasty bagels.  On August 18 at 11 AM, we'll be making DIY photo coasters that you can keep or give as gifts.  Each participant will make 2 coasters and all supplies besides your photos will ...
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New Movie Premiere Night: Life of the Party

Join us for the premiere of a brand-new movie showing on our big screen and beat the heat of summer with some fun and laughter.  On August 14 at 6 PM, we'll be watching Life of the Party (PG-13), enjoying some snacks and drinks, and wonderful company. It's the movie theater experience ...
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Our Picks

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

If you like comedy…

Looking for books to make you laugh? Here are our picks for comedic literature. The Rosie Project by Graeme Wilson (2013) The Don Tillman series, book 1. Available as a book, large print book, CD audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook ...
Read More

 

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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