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Artsy Fartsy Halloween Bash

Come and get creative with some pumpkins and masks as we paint, pin, glue, and glitter.  On October 23 at 6:00 PM, dazzle up a pumpkin without the hassle of carving it up & create a unique, personalized mask that's all you!  And, of course, snack while you unleash your inner artist. Grades 6-12 welcome with registration. Reserve your spot online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Shabby Chic Flowered Headbands

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 22 to grab a kit for making shabby chic flowered headbands. Reserve a kit online or by calling 412-269-0334. Only 1 kit per registrant ...
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Teen Art Attack: Cactus Ghosts

It's Teen Art Attack time! Join us for a cute no-sew project with a Halloween twist on October 16 at 6 PM. We'll add some spooky style to your life by creating cactus ghosts and eating pizza. Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Please register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Battle of the Books Launch Party

For the first time in battle history, we will be holding a huge event to kick off the Battle of the Books! On October 22 at 5 PM, be the first to hear the library's best kept secret: the announcement of titles. Enjoy snacks and book trailers, and get all of the information that you need to participate. Books will be available for check-out and Barnes & Noble will be here with books for purchase. A Team Manager information meeting will take place at 7:00 PM. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Mermaid & Starfish Bookmarks

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 September 24 to grab a kit for making Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes Bookmarks. Reserve a kit online or by calling 412-269-0334. Only 1 kit per registrant ...
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After-School Cinema: Isle of Dogs

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us after school to kick back, relax, snack, and watch a brand-new DVD release.  We'll have pizza, drinks, and snacks satisfy all your post-school cravings. On September 18 at 4 PM, we will be showing Isle of Dogs (PG-13) Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Artsy Fartsy Halloween Bash

Come and get creative with some pumpkins and masks as we paint, pin, glue, and glitter.  On October 23 at 6:00 PM, dazzle up a pumpkin without the hassle of carving it up & create a unique, personalized mask that's all you!  And, of course, snack while you unleash your ...
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DIY Doggie Bag: Shabby Chic Flowered Headbands

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 22 to grab a kit for making shabby chic ...
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Teen Art Attack: Cactus Ghosts

It's Teen Art Attack time! Join us for a cute no-sew project with a Halloween twist on October 16 at 6 PM. We'll add some spooky style to your life by creating cactus ghosts and eating pizza. Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Please register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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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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