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Annual Holiday Wrap Session

Let Moon Library help take some of the hustle & bustle out of the holiday season! Just bring your unwrapped gifts with you and head up to the Sky Room on December 18 at 6:00 PM to listen to some Christmas music, munch on cookies and sip warm drinks, and socialize while you wrap your gifts. Reserve your spot by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Maker Mondays: Bath & Beauty Supplies

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop. On December 17 at 6:30 PM,  we will make bath and beauty supplies for luxuriating yourself during the winter. Get a brief chemistry and physiology lesson while you make your own bath bombs and skin scrubs. If time permits, Ms Roxanne will also show you how to make your own beeswax balm for lips, hands, and facial hair. Please bring your own ice tray, muffin tin, or candy mold. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Tech, Please: Tutoring

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. This Tech, Please program is a choose-your-topic class. On December 16, Ms Roxanne will tutor you on the following topics:
  • Computer basics
  • Internet basics
  • Google
  • Email
  • Phones and tablets
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social media
  • Borrowing ebooks and other digital items
  • Online research
  • and more (by request)
Please specify the topic you need assistance with, if you will be bringing your own computer or device, or if you will need to borrow a laptop. Register for the 2:00 spot or the 3:00 spot online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Tuesday Take & Make: Snowman Candles

Tuesday Take & Make is back! On December 11, pick up a craft kit with everything that you need to make a snowman candle. Supplies are limited, so only one kit is available per registered patron. Reserve your kit online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Green Thumbs DIY: Upcycled Terrariums

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 December 9 at 2 PM, you'll learn about ecosystems and make your own closed or open terrarium out of your own jar or use one of our repurposed miniature wine glasses. Pay $2 for your own air plant! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Monday Matinee: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Come out & join us for a holiday-themed Monday Matinee & get in the spirit of the season with the story of Charles Dickens & his famous Christmas Carol starring Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens & award winner Christopher Plummer. Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks to share while you watch the film? The Monday Matinee film on December 10 at 1 PM is The Man Who Invented Christmas. Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by reserving your seat online ...
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Coming Soon

Annual Holiday Wrap Session

Let Moon Library help take some of the hustle & bustle out of the holiday season! Just bring your unwrapped gifts with you and head up to the Sky Room on December 18 at 6:00 PM to listen to some Christmas music, munch on cookies and sip warm drinks, and ...
Read More

Maker Mondays: Bath & Beauty Supplies

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop. On December 17 at 6:30 PM,  we will make bath and beauty supplies for luxuriating yourself during the winter. Get a brief chemistry and physiology lesson while you make your own bath bombs and skin scrubs. If time permits, Ms Roxanne will ...
Read More

Tech, Please: Tutoring

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. This Tech, Please program is a choose-your-topic class. On December ...
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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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