Teens

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Flipster Update

Our digital magazine service Flipster just got a big update. We went from just over twenty different magazine titles to 174 magazine titles! New additions include Juxtapoz, Car & Driver, Forbes, Sports Illustrated Kids, Field & Stream, and O (Oprah Magazine). You can borrow as many magazines as you like and many have indefinite loan periods. Use Flipster online or download the iOS, Kindle, or Android apps ...
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New Remote and Mobile Printing Service

We have a new remote printing service! With our PrintSpot, you can print a variety of files and documents from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device. You only need to use your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome). No installations are required and the prices are the same as printing from one of our computers ...
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Freegal Discontinued

The county-wide library consortium has made an executive decision to discontinue the public libraries' membership to Freegal, the downloadable music app. You will not be able to access your music stored in the app. However, you can transfer your downloaded music from your device to another digital library such as iTunes or Windows Media Player. You can still get free music through Hoopla and our CD collection ...
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New Headphone Usage Policy

We have updated our headphone usage policy. If you need to borrow a pair of headphones, take your library card to the circulation desk and check out a pair of headphones during your stay. If you need to borrow headphones and do not have a library card or are using a Guest Pass for the computers, you may either purchase a pair for $2 + tax or apply for a free library card. Please note that our headphones are for in-library use only. They must be returned before you leave the library. If they are not returned, you will be charged $7 to replace the lost item ...
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Teen No-Sew Saturday: Earbud Holders

Join us for two cute no-sew projects with a food theme on January 27 at noon. Just bring a pair of earbuds with you and we'll supply everything else you need to make a super-cute taco & latte shaped holders! And we'll have a lunch of walking tacos & soda while we craft, so come hungry! Please register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Fifth Annual Character Drop & Fanfiction Contest

Teens! Our Fifth Annual Character Drop & Fanfiction Contest is here, so get writing right now.  From January 22-31, write a 2-3 page character drop story, a fanfiction, or both. One winner will be chosen from each age group in both categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. All completed stories can be dropped off at the library or emailed to Teen Services Librarian Heather Panella.  All entries must be received by January 31st at 8:00 PM. Rules are below the Read More cut ...
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Coming Soon

Teen No-Sew Saturday: Earbud Holders

Join us for two cute no-sew projects with a food theme on January 27 at noon. Just bring a pair of earbuds with you and we'll supply everything else you need to make a super-cute taco & latte shaped holders! And we'll have a lunch of walking tacos & soda ...
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Fifth Annual Character Drop & Fanfiction Contest

Teens! Our Fifth Annual Character Drop & Fanfiction Contest is here, so get writing right now.  From January 22-31, write a 2-3 page character drop story, a fanfiction, or both. One winner will be chosen from each age group in both categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. All completed stories ...
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DIY Doggie Bags: Felt & Button Necklaces

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 January 15 to grab one while supplies last. This Month’s D.I.Y. Doggie ...
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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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