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Teen Waffle Day Celebration

Come show your appreciation for National Waffle Day! At 11 AM on August 25, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join Miss Heather for a DIY Belgian waffle bar complete with toppings like chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and strawberries. Plus, we'll watch a movie of your choosing, so come prepared to vote (and eat!). Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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5th Annual Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

The hunt is on! August 13 is the start of our 5th Annual Teen Department Photo Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the reference desk or circulation desk on Monday, August 13 and start taking photographs of the oddities on our list. Participants must be in grades 6-12 and may participate alone or in a team. Winner(s) will receive a mystery prize, some delicious treats, and a gift card to an undisclosed location. All photos must be submitted either as physical prints at the circulation desk or emailed to Miss Heather by Monday, August 20th at 8:00 PM. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, August 21. Good luck! ...
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Teen Craft Cafe: Clothespin Photo Frame

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 bask in the summer sunshine on our library patio and whip up some amazing crafts.  You bring the creativity, we'll supply everything else-- including  a picnic style lunch. The Craft Cafe on August 4 at 1 PM is making clothespin photo frames. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Friday Afternoon Flick: Jurassic Park

Drop by one Friday afternoon a month and enjoy a movie and snacks with our Friday Afternoon Flicks for teenagers in grades 6-12. On August 3 at 1 PM, we will show the classic adventure film Jurassic Park. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Teen Time: Lego & Lunch

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to beat the summer heat and join us for an afternoon of LEGO fun. On August 2 at 12:30, we will tackle unique design challenges and compete to be the best LEGO architect around. Don't forget to bring lunch with you to bite while you build. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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DIY & Doughnuts

Are you a teenager? Do you love DIY crafts? What about delicious donuts? If you said "Yes", we've got the program for you. Come in on July 30 at 11 AM and munch on some tasty donuts while making photo tiles. Please bring a picture with you that you'd like to use for your craft.  PS: Instagram photos work great for this project because of their unique size! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Teen Waffle Day Celebration

Come show your appreciation for National Waffle Day! At 11 AM on August 25, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join Miss Heather for a DIY Belgian waffle bar complete with toppings like chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and strawberries. Plus, we'll watch a movie of your choosing, so come ...
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5th Annual Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

The hunt is on! August 13 is the start of our 5th Annual Teen Department Photo Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the reference desk or circulation desk on Monday, August 13 and start taking photographs of the oddities on our list. Participants must be in grades ...
Read More

Teen Craft Cafe: Clothespin Photo Frame

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 bask in the summer sunshine on our library patio and whip up some amazing crafts.  You bring the creativity, we'll supply ...
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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

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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