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Harry Potter Fan Pack

July 31st is Harry Potter's 41st birthday! To celebrate, tween and teen fans of the Boy Who Lived can register for a fan swag bag filled with Harry Potter inspired games, candy, a fantasy book (to keep), bookmarks, and other wizardly wonders. Pickup is between 10 AM and 3 PM ...
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#lowkey harry potter

witches and wizards in grades 6-12 can celebrate harry potter's 41st birthday by making necklaces and magnets about the boy who lived on july 31 at 10 am. register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Teen Take & Make: Painted Pineapple Art

Can't go to the Craft Café? Teens in grades 6 - 12 can register to grab a bag with the supplies to make the featured Craft Café craft at home. This month's craft will be a pineapple painting and can be picked up at any time on July 28. Register online or ...
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Teen Craft Café: Painted Pineapple Art

Teens in grades 6 - 12 can join us on our side patio (weather permitting) once a month throughout summer to make the featured craft and a snack to take home. On July 27 at 3:30 PM, visitors to the craft café will make a pineapple painting. Register online or by calling ...
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Teen Creation Station: Magnets & Necklaces

Teens in grades 6-12 can join us on our side patio once a month throughout summer to make loom band pieces, express your artistic side in some of our coloring pages, and try out the featured creation! On July 13, teens will create their own magnets & necklaces. Registration and masks are ...
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Teen Cupcake Decorating Challenge

The start of July means its time for a new Teen Department Challenge, and this time, we're going with something truly delicious!  This month, it's a cupcake decorating challenge. Students in grades 6-12 can stop by the library anytime from July 1st-July 6th to grab a free cupcake mix, take ...
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Coming Soon

Harry Potter Fan Pack

July 31st is Harry Potter's 41st birthday! To celebrate, tween and teen fans of the Boy Who Lived can register for a fan swag bag filled with Harry Potter inspired games, candy, a fantasy book (to keep), bookmarks, and other wizardly wonders. Pickup is between 10 AM and 3 PM ...
Read More

#lowkey harry potter

witches and wizards in grades 6-12 can celebrate harry potter's 41st birthday by making necklaces and magnets about the boy who lived on july 31 at 10 am. register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
Read More

Teen Take & Make: Painted Pineapple Art

Can't go to the Craft Café? Teens in grades 6 - 12 can register to grab a bag with the supplies to make the featured Craft Café craft at home. This month's craft will be a pineapple painting and can be picked up at any time on July 28. Register online or ...
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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@einetwork.net)

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

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