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Bowling for Books

Do you love trivia? Love to bowl? Really love books? If you said "yes" to any of those questions, this program is for you! On April 25 at 6 PM, come and answer some reading & pop culture trivia questions and then bowl for books (& other prizes)! We'll have a popcorn bar, too, so come hungry! Grades 6-12 welcome with registration. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Punk Rock Party

Teens in grades in 6-12 are invited to come and "rock" out! Create a punk pet rock with a few simple craft materials on April 24 at 6 PM. Plus, we'll have pizza and drinks! Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Confetti Notebook

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 April 23 to grab one while supplies last. Your craft bag will contain everything you need to make a one-of-a-kind confetti-covered notebook to hold all your most important information! ...
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My library is important because…

For National Library Week, we'd like you to tell us why the library is important to you. Fill out a Libraries Transform sheet and we will share your comments online! ...
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Word Wars

Teens in grades 8-12, come and spend an evening engaged in a battle of words with your friends! On April 17 at 6 PM, We'll play games like Scattergories, BuzzWord, Last Word, and more all while snacking the night away ...
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Seed Library Start-Up Update

Update: The Seed Library Start-Up has moved from April 14 to April 21 (1:30 to 3:00 PM). Families are welcome but all participants must register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Details: Be a Seed Library Starter! We are starting a seed library and want you to help it grow. Patrons of all ages will help us develop our seed collection by making half-dollar sized "seed coin" plant starters. Once you've made a seed coin for us, take another one with you for your garden at home. Note: Making seed coins can get messy, so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We have a suggested donation of $1 or more to help our seed library take root. ...
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Bowling for Books

Do you love trivia? Love to bowl? Really love books? If you said "yes" to any of those questions, this program is for you! On April 25 at 6 PM, come and answer some reading & pop culture trivia questions and then bowl for books (& other prizes)! We'll have ...
Read More

Punk Rock Party

Teens in grades in 6-12 are invited to come and "rock" out! Create a punk pet rock with a few simple craft materials on April 24 at 6 PM. Plus, we'll have pizza and drinks! Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
Read More

DIY Doggie Bag: Confetti Notebook

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 April 23 to grab one while supplies last. Your craft ...
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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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