Teens

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Cereals & Cinema: Shazam!

Come to the library on a Saturday morning to watch a new movie and munch on cereal to your heart's content!  Chow down on old favorites and test out some new cereal flavors with our "Cinema Cereal Bar," then get comfy to watch a brand new DVD. On August 24 ...
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Teen Craft Cafe: Boho Chic Door Hangers

Hey teens, the Craft Cafe is back and open for business. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us one afternoon a month all summer long as we munch on some picnic favorites whip up some amazing crafts.  You bring the creativity, we'll supply everything else. On August 15 ...
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Cactus Crafts

Make cactus crafts with Miss Kaylea! On August 13 at 4:00 PM, teens in grades 6-12 how to make a cute cactus painting and a cactus bulletin board. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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6th Annual Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

The hunt is on! August 12 is the start of our 6th Annual Teen Department Photo Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the reference desk or circulation desk on Monday, August 12 and start taking photographs of the oddities on our list.   Participants must be in ...
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Breakneck Bistro

Come and whip up two easy-peasy, super delicious foods at our Breakneck Bistro! On July 30 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 cook delectable quesadillas and ...
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Pineapple Party

Join Miss Kaylea, our new Assistant Programming Librarian, for a one-of-a-kind pineapple party! On July 29 at 4:00 PM, teens in grades 6-12 can come and craft 2 unique pineapple themed projects-- a summer inspired tote bag and an ultra modern pineapple lantern. This program is free of charge, but ...
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Coming Soon

Cereals & Cinema: Shazam!

Come to the library on a Saturday morning to watch a new movie and munch on cereal to your heart's content!  Chow down on old favorites and test out some new cereal flavors with our "Cinema Cereal Bar," then get comfy to watch a brand new DVD. On August 24 ...
Read More

Teen Craft Cafe: Boho Chic Door Hangers

Hey teens, the Craft Cafe is back and open for business. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us one afternoon a month all summer long as we munch on some picnic favorites whip up some amazing crafts.  You bring the creativity, we'll supply everything else. On August 15 ...
Read More

Cactus Crafts

Make cactus crafts with Miss Kaylea! On August 13 at 4:00 PM, teens in grades 6-12 how to make a cute cactus painting and a cactus bulletin board. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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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