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DIY & Doughnuts: Customized Coasters and Mugs

Welcome back to DIY & Doughnuts. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to come in on September 23 at 4:30 PM and Modge Podge coasters and Sharpie art mugs while snacking on delicious donuts. Supplies and space are limited. This program will be held outdoors on our patio (weather permitting) ...
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Teen Boredom Buster Bags

Are you bored and always looking for something to do? Let us help! Miss Heather & Miss Kaylea will "shop" for you and create the perfect Boredom Buster Bag tailored to your unique interests. Each bag contains 3 books, 3 DVDs, a personalized reading list, popcorn, candy, coloring pages, word games ...
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Cereal Cinema

Bring a blanket, a pillow, and your appetite. This Saturday at 10:30 AM, teens in grades 6-12 can eat their favorite cereal while watching a fun movie in our Sky Room. This Saturday Morning Movie is Dumplin' (PG-13). Summary: Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, ...
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The Lore of the Monarchs

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist and professional educator Jeanine Ging will be visiting Moon Library to talk about one of her favorite subjects: the beautiful Monarch butterfly! On September 16 at 4 PM, Jeanine will discuss the life cycles, migration habits, and the citizen science of tagging Monarchs as they make their ...
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Moon Library is on Discord!

Want to hang out at the library but can't? Hang out online in our all ages Discord server! You can chat, get library updates, talk to library staff, and attend online programs. You can even stream and play your own games with each other. Our Discord is open to Moon ...
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Mooncraft

Play Minecraft Mooncraft with us on Twitch! Mondays at 8 PM, our library staff will explore our Minecraft servers by showing off players' creations, making their own, and inevitably getting killed by creepers themselves. Want to join the fun? You can! Our two Minecraft servers are open to Moon Library ...
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Coming Soon

DIY & Doughnuts: Customized Coasters and Mugs

Welcome back to DIY & Doughnuts. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to come in on September 23 at 4:30 PM and Modge Podge coasters and Sharpie art mugs while snacking on delicious donuts. Supplies and space are limited. This program will be held outdoors on our patio (weather permitting) ...
Read More

Teen Boredom Buster Bags

Are you bored and always looking for something to do? Let us help! Miss Heather & Miss Kaylea will "shop" for you and create the perfect Boredom Buster Bag tailored to your unique interests. Each bag contains 3 books, 3 DVDs, a personalized reading list, popcorn, candy, coloring pages, word games ...
Read More

Cereal Cinema

Bring a blanket, a pillow, and your appetite. This Saturday at 10:30 AM, teens in grades 6-12 can eat their favorite cereal while watching a fun movie in our Sky Room. This Saturday Morning Movie is Dumplin' (PG-13). Summary: Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, ...
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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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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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