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#lowkey: DIY Wall Hangings

Hang with Miss Kaylea and Nicole for an hour of lowkey D.I.Y! Today at 4:30 PM we'll make "hipster" inspired wall-hangings. Choose from a variety of different shapes and textures to create your masterpiece! Tweens in grades 5-8 are welcome with registration. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Middle-Grade Movie Club: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Are you in grades 6-8?  Do you love movies?  Do you love snacks? Then we've got the club for you! Join the Middle-Grade Movie Club and stop by after school every month to watch a film, stuff your face, and just chill out! On November 26 at 4:00 PM, we ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Felt Bird Bookmarks

We've got some odds and ends left over and we're making D.I.Y. Doggie Bags for you to take home and use to craft up some fun. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to stop by the Teen Department anytime on November 25 to grab a kit for making a personalized ...
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Maker Mondays: Custom Butters, Oils, and Spices

Learn some DIY skills with this makerspace workshop on November 25 at 6:30 PM about making your own flavored oils, butters, and spice blends, then taste test the results.This program is not recommended for people with lactose or egg allergies. People with sensitivities attend at their own risk. Please bring ...
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Color Me Fun

Want to take a break from homework and tests?  Want to relax and express yourself?  Teens in grades 7-9 should stop by the craft room on November 19 at 6 PM and color one of our random fandom coloring pages. We've got everything from Harry Potter to Deadpool to Disney ...
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Disney Trivia Challenge

November 18th is National Mickey Mouse Day and in honor of this momentous event, we're testing your Disney trivia knowledge! On November 18-24, teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to stop by the Teen Department and try your hand at answering some trivia questions. Every question you get right earns ...
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Coming Soon

#lowkey: DIY Wall Hangings

Hang with Miss Kaylea and Nicole for an hour of lowkey D.I.Y! Today at 4:30 PM we'll make "hipster" inspired wall-hangings. Choose from a variety of different shapes and textures to create your masterpiece! Tweens in grades 5-8 are welcome with registration. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
Read More

Middle-Grade Movie Club: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Are you in grades 6-8?  Do you love movies?  Do you love snacks? Then we've got the club for you! Join the Middle-Grade Movie Club and stop by after school every month to watch a film, stuff your face, and just chill out! On November 26 at 4:00 PM, we ...
Read More

DIY Doggie Bag: Felt Bird Bookmarks

We've got some odds and ends left over and we're making D.I.Y. Doggie Bags for you to take home and use to craft up some fun. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to stop by the Teen Department anytime on November 25 to grab a kit for making a personalized ...
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Our Picks

 

If you like Dread Nation…

If you like Dread Nation by Justina Ireland but you're stuck on the wait list, here are some similar titles you can read. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (2011) Gone with the Respiration series, book 1. Available as a book, CD audiobook, and ebook ...
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Staff Book Review: Dread Nation

Book: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (2018) Available as a book, CD audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook. Summary: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America laws ...
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Teen Choice Book Awards 2018

We want you to vote for your favorite books for the Teen Choice Book Awards!  You can vote online or submit a paper ballot to the Teen Department. Read the summaries below the cut ...
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Teen Book Clubs & Activity Groups

Book Clubs

Activities

 

Reading Challenges

 

Homework, College & Career Help

Homework Helpers

  • 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.
  • Grammar Girl: Articles, podcasts, videos and charts on perfecting your grammar.
  • Harvard Writing Guides: Harvard’s ebooks for writing college papers in different majors.
  • 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.
  • OverDrive Teen: Borrow ebooks and audiobooks using your library card.
  • Purdue OWL: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab provides guides for writing styles, preventing plagiarism, and citation methods for different subjects.

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

 

Ask a Librarian

Have questions? Send a message to our teen librarian.

Heather Panella (Email: panellah@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Teen events and programs, collection development, reference questions, general questions

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