Teens

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Teen Time: Perler Bead Party

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to beat the summer heat and join us for an afternoon of Perler Bead fun. On June 29 at 12:30 PM, we will challenge ourselves to create some unique and intricate designs.  Bring a sandwich or other lunch item with you and we'll add to it with chips, pop, and cookies, too! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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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: Grades 9-12

It's Summer Reading! Here is how it works for students in high school.
  • Get the Grades 9-12 Summer Reading folder from a library staff member. It contains the instructional sheet, a bingo card, the Books Beyond Borders reading challenge checklist, a reading log, and a coupon for a free book.
  • Register in person or online.
    • Register in person by filling out out a paper registration sheet on Miss Heather's desk and turn it into her or a library staff member.
    • Register online by emailing Miss Heather at MTPLTSR2018@gmail.com your name, phone number, email address, home address, and the grade you're entering.
  • Use the reading log to track how many minutes you read each day. For every 60 minutes you read, you'll get a raffle ticket when you turn in your log to Miss Heather or email her your progress.
  • Complete the Books Beyond Borders reading challenge ...
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Summer Reading 2018: Grades 6-8

It's Summer Reading! Here is how it works for students in 6th to 8th grade.
  • Get the Grades 6-8 Summer Reading folder from a library staff member. It contains the instructional sheet, a bingo card, the Books Beyond Borders reading challenge checklist, a reading log, and a coupon for a free book.
  • Register in person or online.
    • Register in person by filling out out a paper registration sheet on Miss Heather's desk and turn it into her or a library staff member.
    • Register online by emailing Miss Heather at MTPLTSR2018@gmail.com your name, phone number, email address, home address, and the grade you're entering.
  • Use the reading log to track how many minutes you read each day. For every 60 minutes you read, you'll get a raffle ticket when you turn in your log to Miss Heather or email her your progress.
  • Complete the Books Beyond Borders ...
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Fingernails and Floats

June 13 is a girls-only night at the library as we relax and unwind with a chick flick, DIY manicures, and some homemade floats.  Throw on your comfiest clothes, grab some pillows and blankets, and drag a few friends along for two hours of girl time at Moon Library. At 6 PM, we'll be showing the new DVD release Every Day.  Please note that this movie is rated PG-13. This program is open to grades 9-12 only. (A "tween" version of this program for grades 6-8 will be held in July.) Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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Teen Craft Cafe: Stepping Stones

Hey teens, the Craft Cafe is back and open for business.  Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us one afternoon a month all summer long as we bask in the summer sunshine on our library patio and whip up some amazing crafts.  You bring the creativity, we'll supply everything else-- including  a picnic style lunch. The Craft Cafe on June 18 at 1 PM will include making stepping stones. This particular Craft Cafe is currently Wait List only. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Teen Time: Perler Bead Party

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to beat the summer heat and join us for an afternoon of Perler Bead fun. On June 29 at 12:30 PM, we will challenge ourselves to create some unique and intricate designs.  Bring a sandwich or other lunch item with you and we'll add ...
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

Summer Reading 2018: Grades 9-12

It's Summer Reading! Here is how it works for students in high school.
  • Get the Grades 9-12 Summer Reading folder from a library staff member. It contains the instructional sheet, a bingo card, the Books Beyond Borders reading challenge checklist, a reading log, and a coupon for a free ...
    Read More

 

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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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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