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Mooncraft

Play Minecraft Mooncraft with us on Twitch! At February 27 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 ...

Teen Take Home DIY: Mini Cake Candleholder

Teens can pick up their very own cute craft kit to make mini cake candleholders! On February 23, teens in grades 7-12 can get kits with baby Bundt cake pans, paint, glitter, and instructions. Please be aware that each kit may have different colors. Register online or call 412-269-0334. Registrants ...

Game Miniature Painting Studio

Tabletop gamers and detail-oriented creators: we have a place for you. Players and artists of all ages and experience levels are welcome in our Game Miniature Painting Studio from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, February 17. Painters can bring their own miniatures and supplies or use the Warhammer ...
clear glass with red sand grainer

Tween Time: Minute to Win It

Grades 3-6, try your hand at our super-fast, super-challenging and super-silly mini games on February 15 at 6:30 PM. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...

Monsters & Middle Graders

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 her 5e homebrew setting of Fensprall! Players in grades 5-8 will participate in a level 1-3, beginner-friendly, continuous but drop-in ...
set of bath bombs arranged on yellow table

Teen in Person DIY: Bath Fizzies

It's time for in-person DIY on February 12 at 4:30 PM. Teens in grades 7-12 can join us for a fun hour making bath fizz! We’ll supply all the materials for you to get calm and crafty. Register online or call 412-269-0334 ...

Coming Soon

Mooncraft

Play Minecraft Mooncraft with us on Twitch! At February 27 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 ...

Teen Take Home DIY: Mini Cake Candleholder

Teens can pick up their very own cute craft kit to make mini cake candleholders! On February 23, teens in grades 7-12 can get kits with baby Bundt cake pans, paint, glitter, and instructions. Please be aware that each kit may have different colors. Register online or call 412-269-0334. Registrants ...

Game Miniature Painting Studio

Tabletop gamers and detail-oriented creators: we have a place for you. Players and artists of all ages and experience levels are welcome in our Game Miniature Painting Studio from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, February 17. Painters can bring their own miniatures and supplies or use the Warhammer ...

 

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

 

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

 

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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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