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Lyme Disease Support Group

On January 29 at 6 PM, Dr. Linda D’Eramo invites those who are affected by Lyme Disease to share the various ways they have learned to cope as well as their concerns. There is a growing need for a place to come together to support each other, discuss the impact of the disease, and, together, pave the way to a healthier future. Register by calling 412-269-0334 or by applying online. Disclaimer: This is a support group. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any participant. All discussion, handouts, and agendas do not constitute medical advice and should not be relied on as such. Due to chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfumes or scented lotions to the support group sessions ...
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Maker Mondays: Beeswax Balm

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop. On January 28 at 6:30 PM, we will make beeswax balm for lips, hands, and facial hair while learning a little bit about bees and hydrophilic materials. Feel free to bring one of your own tins or essential oils or use ours. There is a $3 requested donation to cover material costs. Note: Due to the risks of working with hot wax and hot plates, this will be an adult only program and attendees will be required to sign a waiver. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Monday Matinee: Colette

Come out of the cold and join us for a Monday Matinee. On January 28 at 1 PM, we'll show the brand-new DVD release of Colette, starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks to share while you watch the film? Please register by calling 412-269-0334 or by reserving your seat online. Summary: Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms ...
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Tech, Please: Phone & Tablet 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 Ms. Roxanne will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. On January 27, students will learn how to find apps, manage memory and space, increase readability, and borrow ebooks and other digital items on their phone, tablet, or e-reader. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Register for 2:00 PM - Wait List Register for 3:00 PM Please let us know which kind of device you are bringing ...
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Kidney Care Class

Thousands of people suffer from kidney disease and kidney related infections and health conditions, but few know how to really control the problems that can occur. Join certified Kidney Smart Educators to learn how kidneys function and the common causes of Chronic Kidney Disease. This 90 minute class on January 14 at 11 AM will cover topics such as how to create an action plan to manage your health, causes of kidney disease, diet resources that can help you manage your diet, and how insurance counselors can help you navigate coverage. Please register for this event online or by calling the library at 412.269.0334 ...
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Tech, Please: Internet Basics 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 Ms. Roxanne will help you navigate popular consumer technology and emergent information issues. On January 13, students will learn the basics of using the internet, including what a web browser is, how to change its size, and how to search for information online. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334. Register for 2:00 PM Here Register for 3:00 PM Here Please let us know if you are bringing your own laptop or will need to borrow one of ours ...
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Coming Soon

Lyme Disease Support Group

On January 29 at 6 PM, Dr. Linda D’Eramo invites those who are affected by Lyme Disease to share the various ways they have learned to cope as well as their concerns. There is a growing need for a place to come together to support each other, discuss the impact ...
Read More

Maker Mondays: Beeswax Balm

Learn some STEAM skills with this makerspace workshop. On January 28 at 6:30 PM, we will make beeswax balm for lips, hands, and facial hair while learning a little bit about bees and hydrophilic materials. Feel free to bring one of your own tins or essential oils or use ours ...
Read More

Monday Matinee: Colette

Come out of the cold and join us for a Monday Matinee. On January 28 at 1 PM, we'll show the brand-new DVD release of Colette, starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. Did we mention that we'll have hot popcorn and cold drinks to share while you watch the film? Please ...
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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

  • 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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