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Midterm Election 2018

Tuesday, November 6 is the Midterm Election. Here are some tips on voting next week.
  • As long as you are registered to vote, you are allowed to vote in this election.
    • The deadline to register or update your registration was October 9. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot was October 30.
  • Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.
  • You can find your polling place on Allegheny County's website.
  • An ID is not required to vote unless you are voting for the first time at your polling place. You may show a photo ID or a non-photo ID if it has your full name and current address on it. Acceptable forms of photo ID include driver's license, passport, U.S. Armed Forces ID, and student ID. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. You can see the entire ...
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Green Thumbs DIY: Plant Winterizing

Save some green with Green Thumbs DIY! Whether it's saving money or the environment, you'll learn green-friendly techniques in gardening, creative reuse, and everyday DIY. On November 25 at 2 PM, you'll learn how to winterize your garden by making your own miniature greenhouse or terrarium. Pay $1 and get an air plant! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coffee & Crafts: DIY Falling Leaf Art

Come out for a morning craft, a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and some tasty bagels.  On November 24 at 11 AM, we'll be making falling leaf art that will add a touch of autumn beauty to your home. Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
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New Movie Premiere Night: Crazy Rich Asians

Join us for the premiere of a brand-new movie showing on our big screen and beat the heat of summer with some fun and laughter.  On November 20 at 5:45 PM, we'll be watching Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13), enjoying some snacks and drinks, and wonderful company. It's the movie theater experience without the expense! Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Maker Mondays: Herbed Oil & Butter

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop on making your own flavored oils and butters with herbs and spices. On November 19 at 6:30 PM, you will taste an olive oil blend, an aioli, and make your own herbed butter. Please bring a clean jar with a lid for your butter. This program is not recommended for people with lactose or egg allergies. People with sensitivities attend at their own risk. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Tech, Please: Tutoring

Are you overwhelmed by technology to the point where you want to raise up your hand and say, “Check, please”? Our resident digital native and Technology & Technical Services Librarian will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. This Tech, Please program is a choose-your-topic class. On November 17, Ms Roxanne will tutor you on the following topics:
  • Computer basics
  • Internet basics
  • Google
  • Email
  • Phones and tablets
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social media
  • Borrowing ebooks and other digital items
  • Online research
  • and more (by request)
Please specify if you will be bringing your own computer or device or if you will need to borrow one. Register for the 2:00 spot or the 3:00 spot online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Coming Soon

Green Thumbs DIY: Plant Winterizing

Save some green with Green Thumbs DIY! Whether it's saving money or the environment, you'll learn green-friendly techniques in gardening, creative reuse, and everyday DIY. On November 25 at 2 PM, you'll learn how to winterize your garden by making your own miniature greenhouse or terrarium. Pay $1 and get ...
Read More

Coffee & Crafts: DIY Falling Leaf Art

Come out for a morning craft, a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and some tasty bagels.  On November 24 at 11 AM, we'll be making falling leaf art that will add a touch of autumn beauty to your home. Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online ...
Read More

New Movie Premiere Night: Crazy Rich Asians

Join us for the premiere of a brand-new movie showing on our big screen and beat the heat of summer with some fun and laughter.  On November 20 at 5:45 PM, we'll be watching Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13), enjoying some snacks and drinks, and wonderful company. It's the movie theater experience without ...
Read More

 

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

  • 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.
  • Pennsylvania Career Guide: A publication for Pennsylvania residents figuring out possible career paths.
  • Pennsylvania CareerLink: Pennsylvania’s go-to website for career development.
  • Volunteer Match: Find a volunteering gig based your location or interests.

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

Roxanne says: “My favorite task organization program is Habitica. It turns your To Do list and habits into an RPG so brushing your teeth, doing chores, and exercising become tools for fighting monsters and getting loot. It’s also free and has its own apps.”

 

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