Mango Language fun

Did you know…among the 70+ languages Mango has to offer, they also have a Pirate language learning section! While Talk Like a Pirate Day isn’t until September, it’s never too early to learn the difference between “shiver me timbers” and “blow me down”


This is even a fun resource for programs and a fun introduction to Mango!


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Your Reading History in Libby

Have you recently been stumped by something really simple?

Take Libby — so straightforward compared to the Overdrive app.

Heck if I could find my reading history, though.

Maybe because I haven’t had to click around 500 times to find the book I just borrowed; maybe because it is so simple to just start reading;  maybe because Libby keeps it simple and ALL activity (current loans, returns, and holds) is in one place.  I think I was looking for the word ‘history’ and missed the word ‘activity’ altogether.

For your READING HISTORY in Libby,

  • Shelf (lower right)
  • Activity (top menu bar)
  • Ta-da — hiding in plain sight.
    • Choose the circle with three dots inside to stop or start recording your history or to clear your entire history.


— Christy Barowich, Carnegie Library of McKeesport


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MasterFILE Premier is here to help!


Ever had a question that was just nagging you?

Of course, you have – we all have those itching questions consuming all of our thoughts!


When a patron comes to you with one of their puzzling problems, you can direct them to MasterFILE Premier with its 2,200 periodicals! MasterFILE Premier has general reference for business, health, education, science, multicultural issues, and current events. So whether someone is wondering about climate change or the climate of politics in Moscow, MasterFILE Premier is here to help!


Next time a patron comes to you with a burning question just remember MasterFILE Premier also has articles on rainfall patterns.

-Adrianne Krings, Northland Public Library

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New Titles Added to Flipster Collection

In June of 2017, we subscribed to a new eMagazine service – Flipster. The collection began small but in December new titles were added. We’re hopeful that the new, expanded collection will generate even more enthusiasm (and checkouts!) for Flipster.flipster screenshot

Completely new to Flipster? All you need is a library barcode and you’re ready to go.

On a desktop or laptop computer, open Flipster from either the Allegheny County eReources page or the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s website, enter your library barcode, and begin browsing the collection. If you’re accessing Flipster from a mobile device, download the Flipster app from either the Apple or GooglePlay store, enter your library barcode, and begin browsing the collection. More information on getting started on Flipster can be found on the Flipster homepage under Help, or linked here.

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Once you’ve checked out a magazine, it’s easy to flip through the pages, search within the issue, see all available issues, view all of the pages in the issue, print or modify settings.

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Explore the collection and check out a magazine. With so many new titles, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.

~ Hilary Lewis Lackner, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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