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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 April 30 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! ...
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DAR Genealogy Workshop

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. The Jacob Ferree Chapter, NSDAR, is hosting a genealogy workshop on April 28 at the Moon Township Library, Sky Room, from 11 am to 1 pm. Several volunteer genealogists will be on hand to assist you ...
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My library is important because…

For National Library Week, we'd like you to tell us why the library is important to you. Fill out a Libraries Transform sheet and we will share your comments online! ...
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Seed Library Start-Up Update

Update: The Seed Library Start-Up has moved from April 14 to April 21 (1:30 to 3:00 PM). Families are welcome but all participants must register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Details: Be a Seed Library Starter! We are starting a seed library and want you to help it grow. Patrons of all ages will help us develop our seed collection by making half-dollar sized "seed coin" plant starters. Once you've made a seed coin for us, take another one with you for your garden at home. Note: Making seed coins can get messy, so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We have a suggested donation of $1 or more to help our seed library take root. ...
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Introduction to Investing

Interested in learning how to invest and start growing your money the right way? Join Cynthia Custer on April 23 at 6:30 PM for the MoneySmart Week presentation that will teach you the basics of investing. Cynthia will cover basic investment vocabulary, methods for identifying quality growth companies, and how to use the Stock Selection Guide, a tool used by members of BetterInvesting to identify quality growth companies and determine a fair price to pay for the company’s stock. Novice investors as well as experienced ones are welcome to attend. Please register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Maker Mondays: Hydroponic Gardening

Learn some STEAM* skills with this makerspace workshop. Get started with DIY hydroponic gardening by making your own passive hydroponic planter out of a soda bottle on April 16 at 6:30 PM. This project will require you to bring your own 2-liter soda bottle. You can bring your own seeds or take some from our new seed library. Please reserve your spot by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Coming Soon

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 April 30 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 ...
Read More

DAR Genealogy Workshop

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. The Jacob Ferree Chapter, NSDAR, is hosting a genealogy workshop on April 28 at the Moon Township Library, Sky Room, from 11 am to 1 pm. Several volunteer ...
Read More

Introduction to Investing

Interested in learning how to invest and start growing your money the right way? Join Cynthia Custer on April 23 at 6:30 PM for the MoneySmart Week presentation that will teach you the basics of investing. Cynthia will cover basic investment vocabulary, methods for identifying quality growth companies, and how ...
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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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