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Crosswords, Iced Coffee, and More

Join us for an hour on July 19 at noon under the shade of our side patio to sip on some iced coffee while you chat with fellow library lovers and have fun completing a crossword, word search, coloring page, or other fun word game.  We'll provide the coffee and ...
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Jackbox Game Night: Blather ‘Round

Can you say "Atlantis" by using AI generated suggestions? Ms. Roxanne will host the Password-style guessing game Blather 'Round on July 16 at 8 PM. Go to the library's Twitch page on your computer, then go to jackbox.tv on your smartphone and enter the room code on the event's Facebook page to get ...
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Bingeworthy: Books & Shows to Enjoy

Looking for something new to read or watch? Know some books and shows that you want to share with others? Drop by for a bit of patio conversation on July 13 at 11 AM as we talk about all those bingeworthy books and shows and we share some upcoming summer and ...
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Monday Morning Crafts: Pineapple mason jar

Looking for something fun to do to start the week? Adults 18 + up can join us for Monday Morning Crafts on our side patio on July 12 at 11 AM to make a pineapple mason jar. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Masks are required ...
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Tech 101 Tutoring

Get a one-on-one session with our technology librarian Ms. Roxanne online or in person during a 45 minute tutoring session on select days throughout July. Topics include:
  • Using a mouse or computer
  • Internet basics
  • Phones and tablets
  • Microsoft Office
  • Consumer electronics
Reserve your in-person tutoring session or Zoom ...
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Trivia Tuesday

Play trivia against your friends (and maybe a few librarians)! Ms. Roxanne will host the game You Don't Know Jack: Full Stream. On July 6 at 8 PM, go to the library's Twitch page on your computer, check the room code on our Facebook page, then enter the room code at jackbox.tv on your smartphone ...
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Coming Soon

Crosswords, Iced Coffee, and More

Join us for an hour on July 19 at noon under the shade of our side patio to sip on some iced coffee while you chat with fellow library lovers and have fun completing a crossword, word search, coloring page, or other fun word game.  We'll provide the coffee and ...
Read More

Jackbox Game Night: Blather ‘Round

Can you say "Atlantis" by using AI generated suggestions? Ms. Roxanne will host the Password-style guessing game Blather 'Round on July 16 at 8 PM. Go to the library's Twitch page on your computer, then go to jackbox.tv on your smartphone and enter the room code on the event's Facebook page to get ...
Read More

Bingeworthy: Books & Shows to Enjoy

Looking for something new to read or watch? Know some books and shows that you want to share with others? Drop by for a bit of patio conversation on July 13 at 11 AM as we talk about all those bingeworthy books and shows and we share some upcoming summer and ...
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Our Picks

Moon Landings: Crystal365

It's our first Moon Landing! If you're interested in crystals, natural healing and wellness, and meditation, Miss Kaylea's review of Crystal365 by Heather Askinosie is for you. Support our library by sharing our posts and websites, borrowing digital items, or donating online ...
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Streaming in a Quarantine: A Cozy British Collection

Good day, Moon Township! If you are a fellow anglophile, take a gander at the list I've compiled of some of my favorite British series and film. Over the years I've made a point of watching as much English television as humanly possible. I still have some work to do, ...
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Streaming in a Quarantine: Nicole’s Lighthearted Picks!

Hey all! Nicole here reporting from my home office (AKA the couch). Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. While most of us are spending our days indoors, I thought I would type out some of my favorite streaming video! Hopefully some of you will find a new (or old) ...
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Career, Continuing Education & Finance

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

Continuing Education

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Research

Genealogy

Writing

  • Dave’s ESL Cafe: A grammar guide for people learning English.
  • Grammar Girl: Articles, podcasts, videos and charts on perfecting your grammar.
  • Harvard Writing Guides: Harvard’s ebooks for writing college papers in different majors.
  • Purdue OWL: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab provides guides for writing styles, preventing plagiarism, and citation methods for different subjects.

 

Ask a Librarian

Have questions? Send a message to one of our librarians.

 

Heather Panella (Email: panellah@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Adult events and programs, collection development, Honorariums & Memorials, reference questions, general questions

 

Roxanne Cain (Email: cainr@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Technology and digital services, genealogy, research, reference questions

 

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