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Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading is here! You can join the adventure June 15 - August 31 for our all-online challenge. This is how it works.
  1. Create a free account on Beanstack. You can invite friends and family members to your account.
  2. Look for Moon Township Public Library's summer reading challenge and ...
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3D Printing Time Lapse Video: Prusa RC3 Face Shields US Version – From a Basement to the Front Lines

This is an extended, companion time lapse video to the one we just posted.  In this video, you can see the face shield PPE parts get printed, sanitized, and dropped off to Infinite Labs in March. The LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer was provided through a FedEx grant for education ...
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3D Printing Time Lapse Video: Prusa RC3 Face Shields US Version (print only)

We have a new time lapse video from Ms. Roxanne. In this video, you can see the face shield PPE parts that were distributed to Infinite Labs in March. The LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer was provided through a FedEx grant for education and print-on-demand services. The 3D print design was ...
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Green Thumbs DIY Online: Terrarium

Happy Belated Earth Day! In this video, Ms. Roxanne shows you how to make a terrarium with found and easily obtained items. The succulents I planted are echeveria elegans (common names: Mexican Snowball, Hens & Chickens) and kalanchoe tomantosa (common name: Panda Plant). The music was provided by Paul McGranite ...
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3D Printing Time Lapse Video: copper3d/Infinite Labs PPE Mask

Remember those 3D printed masks we first told you about a few weeks ago? Here's a reminder: Ms. Roxanne printed one more PPE mask so you can see how it was made. The LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer was provided through a FedEx grant for education and print-on-demand services. The ...
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3D Printing Time Lapse Video: Guess that Pokemon

As some of you know, our technology librarian Ms. Roxanne took our 3D printer home so she could print medical supplies during the quarantine. Soon after, she received an old GoPro and set it up to film Mary Shelley at work. In the first time lapse video, Mary Shelley took ...
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Coming Soon

Special Programs, Content, & Services Update

Our programs may be canceled, but Moon Library is still bringing literacy and fun to you. Here is our list of special programs, content, and services you can expect in the future. In the Library
  • The library is still open for checking out and returning items, using the computers, ...
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Pizza & Pages

Hang out and discuss good books and good pizza at Pizza & Pages on March 17 at 6 PM. Teens in grades 9-12 can meet up for an hour in the tutoring room and talk about their favorite books as well as the books they’re most excited to read this ...
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Moon Makerspace

Welcome to Moon Makerspace! Students in grades 7-12 and adults 18 and older can experiment with our creative and technological materials on March 16 between 4:30 and 7:30 PM. Our regular makerspace stations are:
  • 3D printing pens with 1.75 mm PLA filaments
  • Button maker
  • Cricut machine & laptop
  • Fine ...
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Our Picks

 

Girl Power 101: Books with Kick Butt, Creative, Strong, Smart Female Leads

Watch this slideshow by the Teen Department for book recommendations about tough, brilliant ladies in YA ...
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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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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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