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Midterm Primary Election 2022 Voting Guide

May 17 is the Municipal General Election. Important updates since the last election are bolded.
  • Only registered members of the Democratic or Republican parties are able to vote in this election. The deadline to update your voter registration was May 2.
  • Despite the January 28 ruling, you can still apply for ...
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Skin First: A Zoom Session with Dr. Sonal Choudhary

You might not think about the health of your skin when it comes to keeping your body in good shape, but the skin we're in needs taken care of properly and promptly!  Adults will learn how to keep their skin happy, healthy, and glowing with Dr. Sonal Choudhary on May ...
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Stump the Artist

The library's funding has been taken captive by some Fictional Evil Overlords. These two artists must create randomly generated books and movies to rescue their funding. Can they do it or will they be stumped? Watch Stump the Artist, an improvisational art and comedy show, on May 9 and 23 ...
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Monday Crafternoon: Beeswax Storage Wraps

Looking for something fun to do to start the week? Adults 18 + up can join us for Monday Crafternoon on May 9 at 12:30 PM to make beeswax food wraps, which are eco-friendly replacements for plastic wrap. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Masks are encouraged ...
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My Best Retirement Workshop

Getting ready to retire can be overwhelming and confusing. There isn't one solution which works for everyone. Today at 4:30 PM, Financial Advisor Stacey P. Sullivan of Cambridge Investment Research will look at social, health and financial aspects of retirement, and then get any additional questions answered in a Q&A session ...
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Mushrooms & Foraging 101

Interested in mushrooms and how to find them in the wild? Come to the library on April 30 at 11 AM to meet Scott Pavelle of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. He will teach you the basics of locating, identifying, and working with mushrooms in the wild. Budding mycologists of ...
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Coming Soon

woman with white towel on head

Skin First: A Zoom Session with Dr. Sonal Choudhary

You might not think about the health of your skin when it comes to keeping your body in good shape, but the skin we're in needs taken care of properly and promptly!  Adults will learn how to keep their skin happy, healthy, and glowing with Dr. Sonal Choudhary on May ...
Read More

Stump the Artist

The library's funding has been taken captive by some Fictional Evil Overlords. These two artists must create randomly generated books and movies to rescue their funding. Can they do it or will they be stumped? Watch Stump the Artist, an improvisational art and comedy show, on May 9 and 23 ...
Read More

Monday Crafternoon: Beeswax Storage Wraps

Looking for something fun to do to start the week? Adults 18 + up can join us for Monday Crafternoon on May 9 at 12:30 PM to make beeswax food wraps, which are eco-friendly replacements for plastic wrap. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Masks are encouraged ...
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Our Picks

Moon Landings: Crystal365

It's our first Moon Landing! If you're interested in crystals, natural healing and wellness, and meditation, Miss Kaylea's review of Crystal365 by Heather Askinosie is for you. Support our library by sharing our posts and websites, borrowing digital items, or donating online ...
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Streaming in a Quarantine: A Cozy British Collection

Good day, Moon Township! If you are a fellow anglophile, take a gander at the list I've compiled of some of my favorite British series and film. Over the years I've made a point of watching as much English television as humanly possible. I still have some work to do, ...
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Streaming in a Quarantine: Nicole’s Lighthearted Picks!

Hey all! Nicole here reporting from my home office (AKA the couch). Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. While most of us are spending our days indoors, I thought I would type out some of my favorite streaming video! Hopefully some of you will find a new (or old) ...
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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.
  • 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@moonlibrary.org)

Specialties: Adult events and programs, collection development, Honorariums & Memorials, reference questions, general questions

 

Roxanne Cain (Email: cainr@moonlibrary.org)

Specialties: Technology and digital services, genealogy, research, reference questions

 

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