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Teen Take-Home Craft: Frappuccino Candle

This Friday the 13th, teens in grades 7-12 can pick up a craft kit to make a cute frappuccino candle. We will supply you with all of the materials and instructions, no special equipment necessary. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Teen Anime Afternoon: Howl’s Moving Castle

Stop in for an afternoon of anime!  On April 30 at 12 PM, we'll watch the classic anime movie Howl's Moving Castle and make some candy sushi, too. Grades 7-12 are welcome to bring blankets and pillows to get cozy. Wearing masks while not eating is recommended. Register online or ...
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basket of mushrooms

Mushrooms & Foraging 101

Interested in mushrooms and how to find them in the wild? Come to the library on April 30 at 11 AM to meet Scott Pavelle of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. He will teach you the basics of locating, identifying, and working with mushrooms in the wild. Budding mycologists of ...
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Earth Day Garden Kits

Celebrate Earth Day by signing up for one of our gardening kits! Each of our kits comes with seeds for a few different plants, seed starting soil, gloves, a spade, and a small terra cotta pot. The kit themes are:
  • Getting Saucy: Paste Tomato, Basil, Oregano, Bunching Onion, Garlic Chives
  • Lettuce ...
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Mugs & Manicures

Join Miss Nicole to create some awesome marbled mug art! On April 19 at 4:30 PM, teens in grades 6-12 will use some nail polish VERY nontraditionally to create beautiful designs. While your mug dries, you can chat, sip some tea or hot cocoa and do your nails! Please make sure to wear ...
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Mooncraft

Play Minecraft Mooncraft with us on Twitch! On Monday, April 18 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 ...
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Coming Soon

Teen Take-Home Craft: Frappuccino Candle

This Friday the 13th, teens in grades 7-12 can pick up a craft kit to make a cute frappuccino candle. We will supply you with all of the materials and instructions, no special equipment necessary. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
Read More

Teen Anime Afternoon: Howl’s Moving Castle

Stop in for an afternoon of anime!  On April 30 at 12 PM, we'll watch the classic anime movie Howl's Moving Castle and make some candy sushi, too. Grades 7-12 are welcome to bring blankets and pillows to get cozy. Wearing masks while not eating is recommended. Register online or ...
Read More
basket of mushrooms

Mushrooms & Foraging 101

Interested in mushrooms and how to find them in the wild? Come to the library on April 30 at 11 AM to meet Scott Pavelle of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. He will teach you the basics of locating, identifying, and working with mushrooms in the wild. Budding mycologists of ...
Read More

 

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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