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Fall Décor DIY

Stop by and share some Fall inspired coffees, crafts, and pastries with friends on September 27 at 5:30 PM. We'll have supplies on hand to make wooden gnomes decorated for Autumn and plush sock pumpkins, plus Fall flavored coffees and Harvest Time treats. Open to adults ages 18+.  Register online ...

Online Game Night

Online Game Night is back to celebrate Love Your Library month. On September 26 at 8 PM, teenagers and adults can join us for a grab bag of online party games. Possible games include:
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True Crime & Dine

Calling all true crime lovers and podcast junkies! Bring your lunch every Monday at 1 PM to our Sky Room and listen to an episode of a fascinating true crime podcast with others who enjoy the dark drama as much as you do! We'll listen, eat, and talk, so don't ...

Tech 101: Email

Behind or new to technology? Come to our Tech 101 classes for adults to learn beginner level computer and smart device tips in small, exclusive tutoring sessions with our Technical Services Librarian Ms. Roxanne. The Tech 101 class on September 25 at 6:30 PM will focus on using email, such as ...

Voter Registration Day

Are you ready for Election Day? Get registered to vote at the library on Voter Registration Day. On September 19, use one of our computers, pick up a paper form, apply for a mail-in/absentee ballot, or get help from one of our librarians. Don't forget that October 23 is the ...

Tech 101: File Management

Behind or new to technology? Come to our Tech 101 classes for adults to learn beginner level computer and smart device tips in small, exclusive tutoring sessions with our Technical Services Librarian Ms. Roxanne. The Tech 101 class on September 18 at 6:30 PM will focus on using folders, finding ...

 

Coming Soon

Fall Décor DIY

Stop by and share some Fall inspired coffees, crafts, and pastries with friends on September 27 at 5:30 PM. We'll have supplies on hand to make wooden gnomes decorated for Autumn and plush sock pumpkins, plus Fall flavored coffees and Harvest Time treats. Open to adults ages 18+.  Register online ...

Online Game Night

Online Game Night is back to celebrate Love Your Library month. On September 26 at 8 PM, teenagers and adults can join us for a grab bag of online party games. Possible games include:

Tech 101: Email

Behind or new to technology? Come to our Tech 101 classes for adults to learn beginner level computer and smart device tips in small, exclusive tutoring sessions with our Technical Services Librarian Ms. Roxanne. The Tech 101 class on September 25 at 6:30 PM will focus on using email, such as ...

 

Our Picks

Moon Landings: Crystal365

It's our first Moon Landing! If you're interested in crystals, natural healing and wellness, and meditation, Miss Kaylea's review of Crystal365 by Heather Askinosie is for you. Support our library by sharing our posts and websites, borrowing digital items, or donating online ...

Streaming in a Quarantine: A Cozy British Collection

Good day, Moon Township! If you are a fellow anglophile, take a gander at the list I've compiled of some of my favorite British series and film. Over the years I've made a point of watching as much English television as humanly possible. I still have some work to do, ...

Streaming in a Quarantine: Nicole’s Lighthearted Picks!

Hey all! Nicole here reporting from my home office (AKA the couch). Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. While most of us are spending our days indoors, I thought I would type out some of my favorite streaming video! Hopefully some of you will find a new (or old) ...

 

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

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@moonlibrary.org)

Specialties: Adult events and programs, collection development, Honorariums & Memorials, reference questions, general questions

 

Roxanne Cain (Email: cainr@moonlibrary.org)

Specialties: Technology and digital services, genealogy, research, reference questions

 

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