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Armchair Adventurers Club: Italy

Looking for a way to experience the world and go on adventures without ever having to leave home (or the library)? Join our Armchair Adventurers Club.  We'll meet on the last Thursday of each month to share a documentary or travel video about new, exotic countries and unique destinations. After the video ...
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BYOB Book Club: Beach Reads

Do traditional book clubs not work for you? Get bored with what other people tell you to read? Join our BYOB Club...Bring Your Own Book!  This bi-monthly club for adults 18+ is a welcome change of pace from the same-old thing! Every other month we'll assign a theme, then YOU ...
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Maker Mondays: Woodburning

Learn some DIY skills with this makerspace workshop. On August 26 at 6:30 PM, learn the basics of pyrography by woodburning your own coasters or signs. Adults are welcome with registration and must sign a waiver due to the use of soldering irons. $3 requested donation. Register online or by ...
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Tech 201: Microsoft Word

Know how to use a computer but want to learn more? Come to our Tech 201 classes for adults to learn intermediate level computer tips in small, exclusive tutoring sessions with our Technology Librarian Ms. Roxanne. This Tech 201 class on August 21 at 6:30 PM will cover using Microsoft Word, ...
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Tech 101: Internet Basics

Behind or new to technology? Come to our Tech 101 classes for adults to learn beginner level computer and smart device tips in small, exclusive tutoring sessions with our Technology Librarian Ms. Roxanne. The Tech 101 class on August 17 at 2:00 PM will focus on the basics of using ...
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Hefren-Tillotson Retirement Seminar

Stepping away from full-time work, whether unexpectedly or carefully calculated, creates a series of significant financial decisions.  This Hefren-Tilllotson seminar on August 13 at 6:00 PM is designed to give prospective clients a sneak peek on how they can help guide you through the complicated retirement transition. Consider attending this ...
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Coming Soon

Armchair Adventurers Club: Italy

Looking for a way to experience the world and go on adventures without ever having to leave home (or the library)? Join our Armchair Adventurers Club.  We'll meet on the last Thursday of each month to share a documentary or travel video about new, exotic countries and unique destinations. After the video ...
Read More

BYOB Book Club: Beach Reads

Do traditional book clubs not work for you? Get bored with what other people tell you to read? Join our BYOB Club...Bring Your Own Book!  This bi-monthly club for adults 18+ is a welcome change of pace from the same-old thing! Every other month we'll assign a theme, then YOU ...
Read More

Maker Mondays: Woodburning

Learn some DIY skills with this makerspace workshop. On August 26 at 6:30 PM, learn the basics of pyrography by woodburning your own coasters or signs. Adults are welcome with registration and must sign a waiver due to the use of soldering irons. $3 requested donation. Register online or by ...
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.
  • 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

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

 

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