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The Butterfly Project

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will be here on June 20 at 10 AM for a very special event: The Butterfly Project. Participants in this inter-generational project will learn about children who died in the Holocaust. Each participant will receive a card with the story of a specific child and they will then paint a butterfly inspired by that child's story. Butterflies will be part of library displays across Pittsburgh. Participants must be in the 4th grade or older. Adults are welcome. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Summer Reading 2018: Adults

It's Summer Reading! Here is how it works for adults (ages 18 and up).
  • Get the Adult Summer Reading packet from a library staff member. It contains the instructional sheet, a bingo card, and a reading log.
  • Register in person or online.
    • Register in person by filling out out a paper registration sheet on the Adult Services Librarian's (Heather) desk and turn it into her or a library staff member.
    • Register online by emailing Heather at MTPLASR2018@gmail.com your name, phone number, email address, and home address.
  • Use the reading log to track how many books you read. For every 2 books you read, you'll get a raffle ticket when you turn in your log to Heather or email her your progress.
  • Cross off, date, and record each book on the bingo card when you complete it. When you get a bingo, take the card to Heather or ...
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Lyme Disease Support Group

On June 26 at 6 PM, Dr. Linda D’Eramo would like to invite those who are affected by Lyme Disease to gather and share the various ways they have learned to cope as well as their concerns. There is a growing need for a place to come together to support each other, discuss the impact of the disease, and, together, pave the way to a healthier future. Register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Maker Mondays: Flavored Salts

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop. On June 25 at 6:30 PM, learn about the chemical and structural properties of salt and taste test different types of salt. Then, make your own flavored salts by grinding herbs and spices with a mortar and pestle. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Summer Book & “Bar” Crawl

It's time for a "bar" crawl... a cookie bar crawl, that is.  On June 19 at 6 PM, whip up a batch of your favorite bar cookies and bring them to the library to share.  Plus, come prepared to talk about two of your favorite books you've read recently (or not so recently) so that we can compile a list of great summer reads while we taste test all the delicious homemade cookies.  Cold teas and lemonade will be provided by the library. Also, you'll get a sneak peek at books coming out for June, July, and August. Please register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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The eBrary: Offline eBooks & More

What can you do with your library card? This recurring program with our Technology & Technical Services Librarian Ms. Roxanne covers the digital resources that you can use with your library card. On June 16 at 2 PM, you will learn how to borrow and download ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and other materials for enjoying them offline (just in time for vacation). The class includes quick overviews for OverDrive/Libby, RBDigital, Flipster, and Hoopla. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Lyme Disease Support Group

On June 26 at 6 PM, Dr. Linda D’Eramo would like to invite those who are affected by Lyme Disease to gather and share the various ways they have learned to cope as well as their concerns. There is a growing need for a place to come together to support ...
Read More

Maker Mondays: Flavored Salts

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop. On June 25 at 6:30 PM, learn about the chemical and structural properties of salt and taste test different types of salt. Then, make your own flavored salts by grinding herbs and spices with a mortar and pestle. Register online or by ...
Read More

The Butterfly Project

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will be here on June 20 at 10 AM for a very special event: The Butterfly Project. Participants in this inter-generational project will learn about children who died in the Holocaust. Each participant will receive a card with the story of a specific child and ...
Read More

 

Our Picks

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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If you like historical fiction…

Looking for good period pieces? Here are our picks for historical fiction novels. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford (2017) Available as a book, large print book, CD audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook ...
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If you like romance…

Adore love stories? Here are our picks for romance novels. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (2018) Available as a book, large print bookebook, and digital audiobook. Summary from Goodreads: Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe ...
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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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