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Mooncraft

Play Minecraft Mooncraft with us on Twitch! On November 29 at 8 PM, Ms. Roxanne will explore our Minecraft server by showing off players' creations, make her own, and inevitably get killed by creepers. Want to join the fun? You can! Our Minecraft server is open to Moon Library patrons ...
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Jolabokaflod Cozy Kits

Jolabokaflod, or "Yule flood of books" is the Icelandic tradition of gifting new books on Christmas Eve. We are all about more books, so Moon Library is importing this holiday and turning into a fundraiser! For $30, you can pick up a Jolabokaflod Cozy Kit for your or a loved ...
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Hot Cocoa & Competition

Grades 7-12, join us for a little healthy competition. On November 21 at 4:30 PM, we'll be having an open game night hour for teens, complete with a hot cocoa bar. Make your hot chocolate and chill while playing some fun tabletop games. You might even make some new friends! Register ...
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Middle Grade After School Hour

Students in grades 7 & 8 are invited to stop by the Moon Library's Sky Room on Thursday, November 17th at 4:00 PM for some popcorn, cocoa, and a fun activity. This month, middle schoolers will make teeny tiny terrariums and painted mushrooms. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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International Games Month: D&D One Shots

Ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons but never had the chance? Play one of our beginner-friendly, self-contained 5E adventures in the homebrew continent of Fensprall with our Librarian/Dungeon Master, Roxanne. The Dungeon Master will have dice and premade characters for players to use. If you're a more experienced player, you ...
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International Games Month: Free Play Night

It's International Games Month! On November 7 and 14 at 6 - 7:30 PM, we will open the Sky Room for our free play night. Play one of our card or board games while you snack and have fun. Have your own game which you're eager to share? Bring it! Open ...
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Coming Soon

Mooncraft

Play Minecraft Mooncraft with us on Twitch! On November 29 at 8 PM, Ms. Roxanne will explore our Minecraft server by showing off players' creations, make her own, and inevitably get killed by creepers. Want to join the fun? You can! Our Minecraft server is open to Moon Library patrons ...
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Hot Cocoa & Competition

Grades 7-12, join us for a little healthy competition. On November 21 at 4:30 PM, we'll be having an open game night hour for teens, complete with a hot cocoa bar. Make your hot chocolate and chill while playing some fun tabletop games. You might even make some new friends! Register ...
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Middle Grade After School Hour

Students in grades 7 & 8 are invited to stop by the Moon Library's Sky Room on Thursday, November 17th at 4:00 PM for some popcorn, cocoa, and a fun activity. This month, middle schoolers will make teeny tiny terrariums and painted mushrooms. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Our Picks

 

Girl Power 101: Books with Kick Butt, Creative, Strong, Smart Female Leads

Watch this slideshow by the Teen Department for book recommendations about tough, brilliant ladies in YA ...
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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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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.
  • OverDrive Teen: Borrow ebooks and audiobooks using your library card.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

Ask a Librarian

Have questions? Send a message to our teen librarian.

Heather Panella (Email: panellah@moonlibrary.org)

Specialties: Teen events and programs, collection development, reference questions, general questions

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