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Harvest Potluck & Seed Swap

UPDATE: This program has been canceled due to lack of registration. Celebrate the harvest season with the Harvest Potluck and Seed Swap on Sunday, October 21. From 2:00 to 4:00 PM, bring your harvested seeds for your fellow gardeners and share your autumnal bounty with delicious food. Donate seeds to our seed library or stock up on new seeds for the winter. Please indicate what kind of seeds or foods you will bring as well as any planting or allergen information. Make sure your potluck dish is large enough to share with at least a dozen people and you have enough seeds to donate to both the seed library and to swap with other patrons. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Fight Like A Girl Fest

Celebrate the power of women during the Fight Like A Girl Fest. On October 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM, we will beat up breast cancer with a Cancer Sucks BINGO Game ($1 per card), raffles, fundraisers, personalized crafts, and pink snacks and drinks. All funds raised will be donated to a local breast cancer charity ...
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Moon Shine Vendors

Our Moon Shine vendors have been revealed! If you attend our fundraiser, you will be treated to samples from: Moon Shine is October 13, 6:30 - 9:30 PM for patrons 21 years and older. Buy your tickets online, at the library, or over the phone for $30 or at the door for $35 ...
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New Movie Premiere Night: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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 October 24 at 6 PM, we'll be watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13), enjoying some snacks and drinks, and wonderful company. It's the movie theater experience without the expense! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Spinecrackers Book Club: Nightbooks

Join the Spinecrackers, a book club just for kids! Our next club meeting is October 18 at 4:30 PM and we will be reading Nightbooks by J. A. White. Copies of the book will be ordered upon registration. Read the book and hang out for awesome activities with friends. Sign up to be a Spinecracker (grades 3-5 only) by registering online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Chiropractic Wellness Screenings

Join an expert from Vital Health Chiropractics for a free wellness screening on October 16 at 6:30 PM. Joel Galluci will be on hand to test your posture, balance, and weight distribution, explaining how these factors affect spinal health and what you can do to improve the quality of your life and your spine. Register online or at 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Fight Like A Girl Fest

Celebrate the power of women during the Fight Like A Girl Fest. On October 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM, we will beat up breast cancer with a Cancer Sucks BINGO Game ($1 per card), raffles, fundraisers, personalized crafts, and pink snacks and drinks. All funds raised will be ...
Read More

New Movie Premiere Night: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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 October 24 at 6 PM, we'll be watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13), enjoying some snacks and drinks, and wonderful company. It's the movie ...
Read More

Harvest Potluck & Seed Swap

UPDATE: This program has been canceled due to lack of registration. Celebrate the harvest season with the Harvest Potluck and Seed Swap on Sunday, October 21. From 2:00 to 4:00 PM, bring your harvested seeds for your fellow gardeners and share your autumnal bounty with delicious food. Donate seeds to our ...
Read More

 

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.
  • 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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