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Weekend Warriors

Ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons but never had the chance? Are you an experienced player and need more excuses to roll d20s? Play with our DM Roxanne in the Moebius Dungeon: an endless dungeons filled with traps, fights, and puzzles from different 5e-compatible books.* On June 30 at ...

Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading has returned! This year, Summer Reading runs from June 10 to July 31st. We have four different age groups: Birth - Preschool, Grades K-6, Grades 7-12, and Ages 18 + up. Here are the rules. Rules for Littles (Birth - Preschool)
  1. Grab the Littles packet.
  2. Use the ...

The Underground Railroad with New Brighton Historical Society

Few know that tiny New Brighton played a major role in helping guide enslaved people to freedom. The New Brighton Historical Society has unearthed the legacy, the historical figures involved, and the rare locations still in existence. On June 18 at 6 PM, J. Michael Spratt, president of the New ...
person writing on a notebook beside macbook

Write Local: A Writer’s Group

Love to write, but want feedback on or readers for your work? Looking to break into writing and self-publishing? We've got the group for you. Join us for our first-ever installment of Write Local on June 25 at 6:00 PM, a new group for local authors to gather and share ...

Tech 201: Microsoft Word

Know how to use a computer but want to learn more? Come to our Tech 201 classes for adults to learn intermediate level computer tips in small, exclusive tutoring sessions with our technology librarian Ms. Roxanne. This Tech 201 class on June 24 at 6:30 PM will cover using Microsoft ...

DIY Earring & Pin Display Hoop

Sign up for this adorable craft class! Adults 18 + up will make earring holders/pin displays out of embroidery hoops on June 24 at 4:30 PM. We will supply all the materials, just be prepared for some tying and gluing.  Register online or call 412-269-0334. Photo from Have A Cuppa ...

 

Coming Soon

Weekend Warriors

Ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons but never had the chance? Are you an experienced player and need more excuses to roll d20s? Play with our DM Roxanne in the Moebius Dungeon: an endless dungeons filled with traps, fights, and puzzles from different 5e-compatible books.* On June 30 at ...

The Underground Railroad with New Brighton Historical Society

Few know that tiny New Brighton played a major role in helping guide enslaved people to freedom. The New Brighton Historical Society has unearthed the legacy, the historical figures involved, and the rare locations still in existence. On June 18 at 6 PM, J. Michael Spratt, president of the New ...
person writing on a notebook beside macbook

Write Local: A Writer’s Group

Love to write, but want feedback on or readers for your work? Looking to break into writing and self-publishing? We've got the group for you. Join us for our first-ever installment of Write Local on June 25 at 6:00 PM, a new group for local authors to gather and share ...

 

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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