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Eye Candy: Edible Art

Create some toothsome eye candy on January 28 at 6 PM. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join in a (delicious) art challenge where a paper plate and cupcake are your canvases and candies are your paints. Design your own masterpieces and try your hand at some of the ...
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Pizza & Pages

Hang out and discuss good books and good pizza at Pizza and Pages on January 21 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 ...
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Moon Makerspace

Welcome to the first Moon Makerspace! Students in grades 7-12 and adults 18 and older can experiment with our creative and technological materials on January 25 between 11 AM and 4 PM. Our regular makerspace stations are:
  • Button maker
  • Cricut machine & laptop
  • Fine arts with acrylic paints, chalk ...
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DIY & Doughnuts: Monogram Letters

DIY & Donuts is back for 2020! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come in on January 19 at 1:30 PM and craft monogram letters while snacking on delicious donuts. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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#lowkey: DIY Wall Hangings

Hang with Miss Kaylea and Nicole for an hour of lowkey D.I.Y! Today at 4:30 PM we'll make "hipster" inspired wall-hangings. Choose from a variety of different shapes and textures to create your masterpiece! Tweens in grades 5-8 are welcome with registration. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Middle-Grade Movie Club: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Are you in grades 6-8?  Do you love movies?  Do you love snacks? Then we've got the club for you! Join the Middle-Grade Movie Club and stop by after school every month to watch a film, stuff your face, and just chill out! On November 26 at 4:00 PM, we ...
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Coming Soon

Eye Candy: Edible Art

Create some toothsome eye candy on January 28 at 6 PM. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join in a (delicious) art challenge where a paper plate and cupcake are your canvases and candies are your paints. Design your own masterpieces and try your hand at some of the ...
Read More

Pizza & Pages

Hang out and discuss good books and good pizza at Pizza and Pages on January 21 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 More

Moon Makerspace

Welcome to the first Moon Makerspace! Students in grades 7-12 and adults 18 and older can experiment with our creative and technological materials on January 25 between 11 AM and 4 PM. Our regular makerspace stations are:
  • Button maker
  • Cricut machine & laptop
  • Fine arts with acrylic paints, chalk ...
    Read More

 

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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