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“Remember When” Scrapbooking

Do you have old photos and articles about your family? Are you keeping memorabilia boxed up? Looking for a fun way to organize your memories? Join us for a monthly session of scrapbooking! On November 22 at 1:30 PM, adults will learn fun and creative ways to put scrapbook pages ...
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Creating Guaranteed Income During Retirement

With employer sponsored pensions on the decline and the uncertainty of Social Security – the need for financial security, including things like guaranteed retirement income, is more important than ever.  So, what if you could find that security, even in today’s turbulent economic environment? Join representatives from New York Life ...
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Maintaining Your Weight & Health at the Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with them come a season of cookies, cakes, family meals, parties and get-togethers. November, December & January are filled with joy and calories! Join health and nutrition coach Kaylie Lewell Baker on November 18 at 6:30 PM to discover tips and tricks for maintaining ...
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Coffee & Crafts: Thanksgiving Mason Jar Vase

Come out for a morning craft, a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and some delicious pastries. On November 16 at 11 AM, we'll make unique vase to decorate your Thanksgiving or fall table. Get on the wait list by registering online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Cricut Cutting 101

New to Cricut? Adults 18 + up will join Miss Heather on November 13 at 6:00 PM and get a primer on the basic functions of a Cricut machine, a quick "get-started guide," and hands-on demonstration.  You'll even leave with your very own DIY project that you do yourself. Register ...
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Crystals 101

Interested in crystals and stones? Want to learn how to use them to help balance and center your physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being? Join Miss Nicole on November 12 at 6:30 PM for a clear-cut approach to just how to use them! Learn about the best beginner stones, crystal care, ...
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Coming Soon

“Remember When” Scrapbooking

Do you have old photos and articles about your family? Are you keeping memorabilia boxed up? Looking for a fun way to organize your memories? Join us for a monthly session of scrapbooking! On November 22 at 1:30 PM, adults will learn fun and creative ways to put scrapbook pages ...
Read More

Creating Guaranteed Income During Retirement

With employer sponsored pensions on the decline and the uncertainty of Social Security – the need for financial security, including things like guaranteed retirement income, is more important than ever.  So, what if you could find that security, even in today’s turbulent economic environment? Join representatives from New York Life ...
Read More

Maintaining Your Weight & Health at the Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with them come a season of cookies, cakes, family meals, parties and get-togethers. November, December & January are filled with joy and calories! Join health and nutrition coach Kaylie Lewell Baker on November 18 at 6:30 PM to discover tips and tricks for maintaining ...
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Our Picks

Read It Before You See It: Books with Movie Adaptations

The book is almost always better than the movie, so read these books before you hit the cinema. These are books with recent or upcoming movie adaptations. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Movie release September 14, 2018. Directed by Paul Weitz. Available as a book, large print book, CD audiobook, ...
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Summer 2018 Mystery Novels

Sweat the small stuff. These are mystery, suspense, and thriller novels that came out this summer. All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klefoth Available as a book and ebook ...
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Summer 2018 Romance Novels

Summer lovin', havin' a blast. Here are some new romance novels that came out this summer. All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire Available as a book ...
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Book Clubs, Activity Groups & Classes

 

Reading Challenges

 

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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