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Tween No-Carve Pumpkin Party

On October 26 at 11 AM, tweens in grades 6-8 can decorate mini-pumpkins with Miss Kaylea while we watch Casper (PG). Pumpkins and supplies will be provided. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Accessory Academy: Feathered Headbands

Come and learn how to hand-craft some super cute accessories that will make your outfits pop, your bedrooms or lockers sparkle, and your overall "hip and chic" factor rise! On October 23 at 4:30 PM, teens in grades 7-12 will make two cute headbands that feature feathers. Register online or ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Mummy Bedside Lights

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 October 21 to grab a kit for a Halloween-themed mummy ...
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Maker Mondays: Spell Jars

Want some extra luck in your life? Come to this spoooooooky Maker Monday on October 14 at 6:30 PM and make your own spell jars with 3D printed magic tokens and parchment paper. Please bring your own jars to fill up. We have a requested donation of $3. Families and ...
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Accessory Academy: Mirror & Dry Erase Board

Come and learn how to hand-craft some super cute accessories that will make your outfits pop, your bedrooms or lockers sparkle, and your overall "hip and chic" factor rise!  And the best part of it is, there's no right or wrong way to create these awesome accessories...it's all about personalization! ...
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Breakneck Bistro

Come and whip up two easy-peasy, super delicious foods and one fast craft at our Breakneck Bistro! On September 17 at 6 PM, teens in grades 7-12 will veg out in front of their favorite shows, play card games, create quick and easy crafts, and more. During this Bistro, we'll ...
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Coming Soon

Tween No-Carve Pumpkin Party

On October 26 at 11 AM, tweens in grades 6-8 can decorate mini-pumpkins with Miss Kaylea while we watch Casper (PG). Pumpkins and supplies will be provided. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
Read More

Accessory Academy: Feathered Headbands

Come and learn how to hand-craft some super cute accessories that will make your outfits pop, your bedrooms or lockers sparkle, and your overall "hip and chic" factor rise! On October 23 at 4:30 PM, teens in grades 7-12 will make two cute headbands that feature feathers. Register online or ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Mummy Bedside Lights

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 October 21 to grab a kit for a Halloween-themed mummy ...
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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

Book Clubs

Activities

 

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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