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Summer Camps
  • Act One Theater School
    Since 1986, Act One Theatre School has offered Pittsburgh area students the finest foundations in theatre education, providing a comprehensive student-oriented program which develops skills, fosters creativity, and provides successful experiences for all involved.
  • Alle-Kiski Music Day Camp
    The Alle-Kiski Music Day Camp provides the opportunity for young musicians to make music together in a stimulating environment. Their teachers are qualified professionals committed to the success of the individual as well as to group achievement. Call Patricia Rossi at 724-335-5067.
  • Almost Authors Summer Workshop
    A summer creative-writing workshop for students entering 3rd through 12th grades, Almost Authors is a week-long session designed to help students hone their writing skills in a variety of genres.
  • Animal Friends University
    Offers classes and summer camps for Young Pet Lovers
  • Bayer Sustainability Camp
    This 2-week residential camp offered via RiverQuest is for students ages 14 to 16. Students will participate in environmental exploration and fun and learn about water, energy, and environmental sustainability.
  • Camp Deer Creek
    For students finishing 6th through 8th grade, Camp Deer Creek is a day camp that offers traditional camp activities such as swimming, horseback riding, archery, music, drama, nature hikes, and arts and crafts. A "residence week" is also available.
  • Camp Judson
    Camp Judson offers a variety of summer camps for junior high and senior high students throughout the summer months. Activities at the main camps include bible study, faith-based activities, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, archery, capture the flag, and more. Special camps are devoted to archaeology, visual and performing arts, outdoor skill-building and exploration, horseback riding, and leadership.
  • Carlow University: ECO Camp
    Open to high school girls who are interested in investigating environmental careers, this 3-day camp focuses on the environment, energy, and sustainability.
  • Carlow University: Prepare to Care Workshop
    Offered by Carlow University, this 3-day workshop introduces high school girls to the healthcare profession with hands-on learning experiences and advice from professionals.
  • Carlow University: Summer Science Nation
    Summer Science Nation is a three-day workshop for high school girls who want to explore science career options in research, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, and education. The program includes hands-on learning and field trips.
  • CMU: Andrew's LEAP
    Offered by the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Andrew's LEAP is a 7-week program for high school students to help them discover computer science possibilities. Participants learn from scientists, go on field trips, and work on their own engaging projects.
  • CMU: Pre-College Programs
    These six-week-long programs hosted by Carnegie Mellon University offer students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and prepare for study at the college level. Programs are offered in architecture, art and design, drama, music, and gaming (via the National High School Game Academy). The programs are open to high school students from the ages of 16 to 18 who have completed their sophomore years.
  • CMU School of Music Summer Pre-College
    Designed for rising high school juniors and seniors, our six-week residential program will give you the opportunity to see what college is like.
  • CMU Tartan Athletic Camps & Clinics
    Carnegie Mellon University's Athletic Department offers day and overnight camps in basketball, swimming, soccer and fitness.
  • Carnegie Museum of Art Summer Day Camps
    For students ages 11 to 13, the Carnegie Museum of Art offers day camps that offer the opportunity to work on creativity and artistic skills. Sessions include drawing, painting, interior design, sculpting, mixed media, architecture, theater, and fashion.
  • Carnegie Museum of Art Summer Workshops
    The Carnegie Museum of Art offers a variety of summer workshops for teens who want to build their portfolios or just learn new skills. Options include painting, ceramics, drawing, and architecture. The workshops are for students age 14 and up.
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History Youth Museum Institute
    The Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers a Youth Museum Institute for students ages 11 to 13. The weekly day camp sessions allow students to research topics of interest and create mini-exhibits or activities for the museum. Topics include biotechnology, paleontology, anthropology, forensic science, conservation, zoology, ecology, and botany.
  • Carnegie Science Center Click!
    Designed for middle school girls, Click! is an urban science adventure and spy school. Using awesome technology, students solve science mysteries on the North Shore. Two week-long sessions are available.
  • Center of Life Jazz Summer Music Camp
    This music camp for students in grades 6-10, will include individual and group instruction in improvisation, combo performance, and ear training. Each of the five weeks will focus on a different style of music such as funk, swing, fusion, latin, rock, etc.
  • Chatham University Music and Arts Day Camp
    This camp is for teens entering 7th through 9th grade in the fall and offers an intensive music and art experience, along with traditional camp activities. Classes available include instrumental and vocal music, creative writing, digital arts, musical theater, drama, and 2-D and 3-D arts.
  • CitiParks: Survival Camp
    Hosted by the Frick Environmental Center, this weeklong day camp teaches basic wilderness survival skills to students who have completed sixth and seventh grades. Instructors guide teams of campers to build skills such as shelter and fire-building, orienteering and map reading, and first aid. The camp includes one overnight activity.
  • City Music Center of Duquesne University's School of Music
    The Mary Pappart School of Music offers summer workshops for students of all ages and abilities.
  • Creek Camp
    Hosted by Creek Connections at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, Creek Camp is a residential environmental science camp for rising 10th and 11th graders that holds two week-long sessions in July. While living in college dorms, campers explore the outdoors, observe wildlife, and study freshwater ecology.
  • Chess Camp
    Run by chess master Jerry Meyers, the Squirrel Hill and Fox Chapel weeklong chess camps are an opportunity for teens to learn about chess and build their skills in a fun and informative setting. Camps are divided by skill level, and teens are offered a chance to compete against others and learn new techniques.
  • Ellis School Summer Programs
    The Ellis School offers a weeklong music program and "Games Through the Ages" for teenagers.
  • Fallingwater Architecture Camp
    This weeklong high school residencey program provides an opportunity for students to examine and explore a host of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, including his notion of an organic architecture, while living and studying in the midst of this historic building.
  • Grier Summer Camps
    Located on the campus of Grier Boarding School in the Allegheny mountains, Grier Summer Camps offer girls ages 7 to 17 the opportunity to participate in horseback riding, visual arts, performing arts, or a combination of these activities. Camp options range from 2 to 5 weeks in length, depending on the program; all camps are residential.
  • I Want to Be an Ambassador Camp
    Open to rising 8th through 12th graders, this week-long program helps students build the skills to represent themselves well and work together to solve critical issues. They will learn more about the world and develop problem-solving skills through dynamic discussions, activities, and field trips.
  • iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies @ Carnegie Mellon University
    Like gaming, programming, or filmmaking? Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, video games, movies, and more at week-long, day and overnight programs held at CMU.
  • Labratz Science Club Summer Camp
    For students entering grades 5 through 8, this summer camp offers several week-long sessions, with half-day or full-day options. There is also the choice of a biology-based program or a physics-based program. Students will explore the aspects of each scientific field and contribute to fun projects.
  • MCG Youth's Summer Studios Intensive
    Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Taneesha Temple, 412-322-1773, ext. 302
    This five-week-long studio experience is open to Pittsburgh teens from ages 13 to 18. During the month of July, students can experiment and build skills in their choice of ceramics, photography, digital arts, or design arts. Rising high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates even have the opportunity to earn college credit through a dual enrollment partnership with the Community College of Allegheny College.
  • National Aviary Teen Volunteer Program
    Teen volunteers must be 14 to 17 years old. Applications are accepted in March and April for the summer teen volunteer season.
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Art Camps
    The PCA School offers a variety of art classes and workshops for teens 14-17 in fine arts, media arts, photography and filmmaking.
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center Teen Boot Camp
    For teens ages 14 and up, this intensive one-week program introduces students to the history and creation of glass art. Students will gain hands-on experience in blowing, sculpting, fusing, grinding, and polishing.
  • Pittsburgh Pro High School Baseball Camp
    For teens ages 12 to 18, this week-long baseball camp helps players train daily. Participants take part in baseball drills, receive instruction and assessment from coaches, and play games.
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools: Summer Dreamers Academy
    The Summer Dreamers Academy is a free, premier camp launched by the Pittsburgh Public Schools in July 2010 to engage students grades K-8 in learning and fun during the summer months.
  • Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Summer Camp
    This weeklong summer camp focuses on the regenerative properties of human tissue and allows students to explore scientific technologies, experimental strategies, and ethical considerations of an increasingly relevant biomedical topic through a variety of team activities and simulations. Two sessions of the camp are offered, one for high school students and one for middle school students.
  • Pittsburgh Zoo: Zoo U.
    Zoo U. students take an in-depth look at current research and theories in the fields of zoology, biology, ecology, and more. Classes are designed to be hands-on and challenging for students in grades 9 to 12.
  • Point Park University Summer Camps
    The department of Performing Arts Community Classes at Point Park University offers NON-CREDIT classes in theatre, dance and music for youth and teenagers.
  • Quick Skills Soccer Camp
    Dates range from early June to late August. Locations vary.
  • Real Life Music Camp
    Offered by the non-profit Creative Life Support, Real Life Music Camp is a program for teens ages 14 to 18 who want to pursue careers in the music industry. Students will attend workshops and seminars, perform, and record.
  • Real Life Skate Camp
    Offered by the non-profit Creative Life Support, Real Life Skate Camp is a week-long program for teens interested in skateboarding, in-line skating, and freestyle biking. Students will attend pro demos, practice, and compete in amateur events.
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Music Camp
    For one week, musicians ages 6-18 can make music in a stimulating environment. Includes chorus, strings, handbells, art, band, jazz dance, piano, drama, introduction to organ, composition, and teen ensemble.
  • Steel City Rowing Camp
    Steel City Rowing Club offers two sessions of summer rowing camps for students up to age 18. There is both a competitive option and a recreational option based on students' existing skill levels and desires.
  • Sewickley Academy Summer Camps
    Day camps at Sewickley Academy are offered for students in grades 6-9 and 10-12, and they include academics, the arts, and sports. Options include essay writing, math, English, Latin, SAT prep, drawing and painting, pottery, lacrosse, and soccer, among others.
  • Silver Eye Digital Photography Camp for Teens
    Offered by the Silver Eye Center for Photography, this camp is for teens ages 13 to 17 with weeklong sessions offered in June and July. Students will explore the artistic and creative side of photography while also learning about important camera features and functions. Teens will have the opportunity to try what they learn on photo walks at various Pittsburgh locations.
  • Teen Writers Workshop
    This intensive, one-day workshop open to students in 8th through 12th grades will help teens hone their writing skills and turn their observations into polished pieces. Students will learn how to take their thoughts and opinions and turn them into the written word.
  • Three Rivers Fencing Center 2012 Summer Camps
    Experience the speed, power,balance and grace of the original Modern Olympic game! Summer Camp - Half day weekly camps provide a great workout for body and mind. Offers professional coaches and modern, safe equipment. Ages 8-15.
  • Toonseum: How to Toon Summer Camp: Capes, Cowls, and Cartoons
    Pittsburgh's cartoon museum offers a new three-day summer camp to help teen artists turn their super-ideas into superheroes.
  • Watson Institute: Camp STAT
    The Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens (STAT) program is for teens with Asperger's syndrome and high-functioning autism. The program helps these teens to develop social competencies through therapeutic and recreational forms. Two summer sessions of four weeks each are offered to eligible participants from 13 to 21 years of age.
  • University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy
    Formerly the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Health Care, this is a four week program held in June and July for 110 students (sophomores or juniors) who are interested in learning more about health care and health care careers.
  • USA Professional Karate Summer Program
    Offering karate and kickboxing classes for teens, USA Professional Karate has a special 6-week summer program of classes. Kickboxing can be taken for self-defense or aerobic fitness.
  • Young Writers Institute
    The Young Writers Institute is open to students entering grades 4 through 12. Students can develop the craft of writing in a variety of genres while being mentored by University of Pittsburgh writing instructors. Events also include visiting writers, field trips, and publication of polished pieces.
Arts and Crafts

Feeling artistic? Want to learn more about art in your community, or in the world? Art is all around us, and these resources can help you learn more.

Art in Pittsburgh

There's lots of art in your own backyard. Pittsburgh's museums are among the best in the world, and our arts organizations have classes to help you find your inner artist.

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
    Exhibits like the Pittsburgh International, youth art classes and more can be found at the CMOA, founded by Andrew Carnegie to highlight the "Old Masters of the Future."
  • Heinz History Center
    250 years of Pittsburgh history, included art, antiques and more, is chronicled in this museum, located in the Strip District.
  • Mattress Factory
    The Mattress Factory presents art you can get into: whole-room installations, urban garden parties, and more can be find at its historic North Side location.
  • MCG Youth & Arts
    Manchester Craftsmen's Guild's nationally recognized after-school arts program for high school students has been designed to educate and inspire any young person who has an interest in the arts and creative self-expression.
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Art classes and exhibits for all ages.
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
    Art is more than just paint on a canvas. Pittsburgh Filmmakers can teach you how to use film, photography and digital media to express yourself.
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
    Pittsburgh Glass Center offers classes for teens in high school.
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival
    For fifty years, the Three Rivers Arts Festival has brought together the visual arts, performance art and music in one place.
  • The Warhol
    See the art of Pittsburgh Pop-Art Icon Andy Warhol and other contemporary artists.

Art Around the World

Want to learn more about different types of art from museums and organizations all over the world? These websites are a good place to start.

  • Art Crimes
    A delightful collection of graffiti from around the world.
  • MoMA: Red Studio
    New York's Museum of Modern Art presents a resource for teens to learn about modern art and talk about the issues in art that are important to them.
  • Smithsonian Institute
    The world's largest museum complex consists of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo.

Art Online

More and more people are creating art online, and you can participate!

  • ArtPad
    The ArtPad Digital Canvas is a place for you to create your own paintings, hang them in a digital gallery and see other's art.
  • Doppel Me
    Need an avatar for your Facebook or MySpace page? Want to create a charicature of a friend?
  • Face Your Manga
    Haven't you always wished you had the spiky-haired, big-eyed look of a manga character? Now you can!
  • SuperBad
    Is it art? Is it annoying? Whatever it is, it's addictive.

Crafts

Wearable and usable art - here's how to do it!

  • Craftzine
    The only magazine dedicated to crafting. Not just your average knitting or scrap-booking. Find new projects online!
  • Etsy
    Already crafty? Turn your artistic side into a money-making venture with Etsy.
  • Soap Teacher
    The name tells only part of this website's story. Click on the link to learn how to make soap and other things to keep you smelling and looking good.
  • T-Shirt Surgery
    Do you like to cut up your t-shirts and make them new again? You're not alone: there's a LiveJournal community just for you.
Comics

Comics, graphic novels and more!

Games

Play alone or with other people; online, on TV or on a table - just play. It's good for you!

Online Games


Video Games

  • Get Your Game On!
    Did you know you can play video games at the library? Each month, almost every library offers gaming on a PS2 or Nintendo Wii.
  • Entertainment Software Ratings Board
    Your parents giving you a hard time? Want to find out the rating before you buy, or figure out why a game is rated M? This is the place to look.
  • Gamespot
    Reviews, walkthroughs and gaming news.
  • Grand Theft Childhood
    Do video games really make teens more violent? This website, a partner to the book with the same name, debunks a lot of myths about teens and gaming.
  • IGN
    Gaming news, cheats, guides, and more.
  • Mahalo: Video Game Walkthroughs
    Some of the most comprehensive walkthroughs out there.
  • Nintendo
    Find out about upcoming games and console news.
  • Playstation
    PS2, Playstation 3, PSP: Arguably the best graphics and some of the best games. Find out more from the company itself.
  • Xbox
    Your ultimate source for all things Xbox and Xbox 360.

Board and Card Games

  • Board Game Central
    News, descriptions, rules, and more for all types of board games, from the classic to the newly released.
  • Hoyle Gaming
    Trying to remember the rules for your favorite card game? Hoyle Gaming is probably the best resource out there.
  • Monopoly
    Learn about the history of the game and even play online.
  • Scrabble
    The official Scrabble website includes a Scrabble dictionary and tournament rules.
Magazines & Zines

Online or in print, magazines are a great way to learn about new things or entertain yourself.

  • The Book of Zines
    Whether you want to read zines, buy zines, or make your own, this site has all the info you need.
  • Discover
    Interested in science and technology? Check out this magazine with articles, blogs, videos, and more.
  • Game Informer
    All the video game news, reviews, and previews you need.
  • J-14
    A magazine "just for teens" with celebrity news, quizzes, and polls.
  • New York Times Upfront
    Stay up-to-date with current events and trends around the world with this news magazine just for teens.
  • PC World: Games
    Video game review, trailers, news, cheats, and more.
  • Rolling Stone
    The definitive music magazine for over 40 years. Reviews, artist info, articles, and more
  • Seventeen
    Articles, quizzes, games, and more to keep you in the know about beauty, fashion, and celebrities.
  • Shojo Beat
    Manga from the heart.
  • Shonen Jump
    The world's most popular manga magazine!
  • Spin
    Music reviews, news from the music world, free downloads, coverage of festivals and more.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids
    Sports news, photos, and videos, along with games, contests, and more.
  • LàTeen
    El mundo es tuyo - The world is yours.
  • TeenVoices
    Written by, for, and about teen girls and young adult women, the site includes articles, creative writing, and entertainment reviews.
  • Teen Vogue
    Fashion starts here. Get info on new styles, celebrity fashion, beauty tips, and careers in fashion.
  • Thrasher
    Feature articles, videos, and info on skateboarding events.
  • Transworld Skateboarding
    Skateboarding news, videos, how to's and more.
Movies

Pittsburgh & CLP

  • CLP Downloadable Videos
    CLP has a lot of downloadable movies available and accessible with your library card.
  • CLP Film Lists
    Our librarians have put together themed lists of films from our collection.
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
    Find movie times for the Regent Square and Harris Theaters, as well as the Melwood Screening Room, along with classes in filmmaking offered by one of the country's oldest film and media arts centers.
  • The Oaks Theater
    Oakmont's own independent movie theater serves real butter on its popcorn and is the site of the popular summer Midnight Matinees
  • Three Rivers Film Festival
    An annual festival sponsored by the Pittsburgh Filmmakers that takes place in November.
  • Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    A yearly event held in October, the festival is a celebration of GLBTQ filmmakers and their work.
  • Pittsburgh's Asian Film Festival
    Currently a film festival in May, Silk Screen plans to develop into a week- or month-long celebration of Asian and Asian American cultures with events throughout the City of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Film Office
    The Pittsburgh Film Office has a list of links to local movie chains and theaters, as well as an aggregated list of Film Festivals, under its "Hotline" tab. It also lists casting opportunities for films that are being shot here in the city.
  • University of Pittsburgh Film Studies: Pittsburgh
    Pitt's film studies department has put together a list of links relating to Pittsburgh and film.
  • DriveInMovie: Pennsylvania
    a list of the drive-in movie theaters still operating in the Pittsburgh area
  • Pittsburgh City Paper - Movie Reviews
    Reviews for what's playing in Pittsburgh

Reviews & News

  • All Rovi Guides
    What movie is on TV tonight? DVD releases, Movies new and old found here.
  • ComingSoon.net
    Movie news through videos and print
  • Criterion Collection
    Also has interviews, soundtrack downloads, top ten lists from directors and other interesting people, and a film-centered social network.
  • Future Movies
    Current movie reviews plus archive of past movie reviews and previews-DVD releases-Movie news- Filmmaker interviews.
  • Hollywood Reporter
    Movie news from the industry.
  • Internet Movie Database
    Look for top movies at the box office and showtimes. Search for information on movies and videos.
  • IPL2: Movies
    Links to movie sites chosen by the Internet Public Library.
  • MetaCritic: Movie Reviews
    Compares critical reviews for movies
  • The Movie Times
    Word of mouth reviews and box office comparisons
  • MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine
    Search for movie reviews by title, actor, director, popularity, release date, and more.
  • The Onion's A.V. Club: Film
    Commentary, reviews, news, and more from the masters of humor and satire at The Onion.
  • Pajiba
    Originally a movie review site with the tagline "Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People", but now includes comment discussions on all sorts of celebrity or movie topics, as well as inventive top 10 lists.
  • Rotten Tomatoes
    Movie Reviews- Video and DVD prices- New Releases
  • Video ETA
    Find out release dates for DVDs

Watch Stuff Online


Get Movie Tickets

  • Movie Fone
    Find times and theater information
  • Fandango
    Pre-order tickets to be picked up at the theater

Make Your Own Movies

Quickflix
CLP Quickflix: Teens Making Videos @ the Library

An annual teen video creation contest right here at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with great prizes and free workshops by Pittsburgh Filmmakers.


  • 48 Hour Film
    Pittsburgh participates in this annual contest to make a film in 48 hours
  • Filmmaking.net
    A community for filmmakers that includes message boards, FAQ, and a blog.
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
    Take classes in filmmaking offered by one of the country's oldest film and media arts centers.

Share Your Movies

Music

Do you play an instrument, sing, or create electronic music? Do you like to put your headphones on and forget the rest of the world exists? Music is all around us…embrace the noise.

Music in Pittsburgh


General Music Resources

  • All-Music Guide
    Search for your favorite music by artist, album, song, style, label. Gives bio & discography info. Also an interactive review form.
  • Artist Direct
    Search by music type or group. News on music industry events.
  • Lyrics.com
    What did they just say?!? Never wonder about the words of your favorite songs again.
  • MTV Online
    Music videos, reality TV shows, and more.
  • Pandora
    Create your own internet radio station by putting in your favorites. Pandora will play those, but also use information about that music to find other things you might enjoy.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Information about the hall in Cleveland - but much, much more including tidbits of info about your favorite rock stars, chat rooms, and music clips.
  • Yahoo! Music
    Review albums, download free music and more.
Pittsburgh

Home of zombies, the first commercial radio station and the first bingo game, this town we call home has a lot of history - and a lot of fun stuff going on!

Getting Around

No wheels? No fear!


Pittsburgh Museums and Parks

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
    Exhibits like the Pittsburgh International, youth art classes and more can be found at the CMOA, founded by Andrew Carnegie to highlight the "Old Masters of the Future."
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
    Dinosaurs, gems, ancient history: learn about it all at CMNH!
  • Carnegie Science Center
    Want to learn about the planets, motion, or health? The Carnegie Science Center is the place for you.
  • CitiParks
    Find information about free events and activities in the city's parks and recreation centers including free summer movies, Schenley Ice Rink and pools open in the city.
  • Heinz History Center
    250 years of Pittsburgh history, including art, antiques, sports, inventions, and more, is chronicled in this museum, located in the Strip District.
  • Mattress Factory
    The Mattress Factory presents art you can get into: whole-room installations, urban garden parties, and more can be find at its historic North Side location.
  • National Aviary in Pittsburgh
    Big birds, small birds, even penguins: see them all at the National Aviary!
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    For well over 100 years, Phipps has introduced Pittsburghers to the natural beauty of flowers and other plants.
  • The Warhol
    See the art of Pittsburgh Pop-Art Icon Andy Warhol and other contemporary artists.

Pittsburgh Sports and Recreation


Pittsburgh Music


Pittsburgh History

Sports

Pittsburghers bleed Black and Gold…these resources will help you learn about our local teams - and our competition.

Pittsburgh Professional Sports


Sports History and Other Information

  • ESPN
    Perfect for the mega sports fan, this site contains news, stats, scores, player and team profiles, and much more.
  • Heinz History Center: Sports Museum
    Learn about the history of sports in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Highmark SportsWorks at Carnegie Science Center
    Reopening in the fall of 2009, SportsWorks teaches about the science of movement in a fun way.
  • RotoWorld
    Love fantasy sports? This is the site where you can get your fix for stats, predictions, news, and more.
  • Sport Know How
    Rules and history for many different sports.
  • Sport Science
    The Exploratorium, a science museum in California, presents tons of information about the science of sports.
  • Sports Illustrated
    A great source for sports news and features, this site has also stats, scores, profiles, and more.

Professional Sports and Sporting Organizations

Technology

With technology constantly changing the way we do business, the way we have fun, and even the way we do homework, it's important to stay on top of what's new.

  • Apple
    Information about Macs, iPods and more from the makers themselves.
  • How Stuff Works
    Want to know what makes things work the way they do? This site is the place to look.
  • Microsoft
    Software updates, news and templates for all you PC users out there.
  • NetSmartz
    Stay safe online!
  • PC Glossary
    A glossary of computer and network-related terms.
  • Slash Dot
    News for nerds.
  • w3 Schools
    Want to learn more about website design? w3 Schools has all the tutorials you need, from basic HTML and CSS to more advanced stuff like XML and Javascript.
  • Wired
    All the technology news you need.
Television

America's favorite past time? Maybe, maybe not - but definitely up there on the list. Find your favorite shows here.

  • ABC
    The home of Grey's Anatomy, Castle, Modern Family, and other favorites.
  • CBS
    CSI. Criminal Minds. NCIS. Hawaii Five-O. CBS does crime dramas right.
  • CW
    Teen TV Central: on the CW, you'll find Gossip Girl, 90210, the Vampire Diaries and more.
  • Disney Channel
    Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera got their start on the Disney Channel. Check out tomorrow's stars today!
  • Find Internet TV
    Trying to find your favorite show online? This site links to most shows available.
  • Fox
    With Glee, Bones, The Simpsons, and Family Guy, Fox is all about fun.
  • Hulu
    This partnerships between Fox and NBC brings you full episodes of shows from those two channels, as well as cable shows and movies - all for free!
  • MTV
    News, videos and reality tv shows from the original music television.
  • NBC
    Comedies rule at NBC, with 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and more.
  • Television Without Pity
    Did you miss your favorite show? Get a no-holds-barred, tongue-in-cheek recap on TWoP!
  • Teen Nick
    Teen Nick is Nickelodeon's channel just for teens. Find full episodes, games and more on their site.
  • Teen Television
    All the information about your favorite shows in one place. Also includes polls, chat, videos and more.
  • TV Guide
    Just wanna know what's on? TV Guide has been the source for that for years. Their website also has interviews and articles about your favorite shows.
Theater

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Are you a player on the great stage of life? Or do you prefer to watch?

  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
    Find out what plays, musicals or other performances are happening in Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh Musical Theater
    Can't make it to Broadway? See the most popular musicals right here in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Musical Theater also offers classes and performance opportunities for teens.
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater
    Presenting the best in contemporary theater.
  • Shakespeare's Globe
    The official website of the historic Globe Theater, including historical information.
  • Teen Monologues
    Looking for a monologue to learn for an audition? This database lists free monologues you can use.
  • Theatre History
    Interested in theatre (or theater) through the ages? Here's a good place to start.
Videos

Are you a film watcher, or a film maker? Either way, here's some places to watch or post videos.

  • Google Video
    Find videos posted all over the internet.
  • TeacherTube
    Looking for videos but not sure about what you're finding? TeacherTube is a source for safe, educational videos - that probably won't be blocked at school.
  • YouTube
    Thousands of videos for your viewing enjoyment. You can even post your own and watch the comments roll in!
Writing

Do you express yourself through writing? These resources will help you improve your writing, get published or even win prizes for your work.

Ralph Munn Creative Writing Workshop and Contest
Don't forget the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's own annual writing contest. Get your entry ready for next April & May!
 
  • AdLit Writing Contests
    Although this is written as if it were for your parents or teachers, don't let that stop you from entering these contests.
  • Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
    You can't get any more prestigious than this. Writers like Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates had their beginnings in this contest. Acclaim, scholarships and more for students in grades 7 to 12.
  • CyberTeens Creativity
    Publishes poetry, fiction and non-fiction by teens from all over the world.
  • A Girl's World
    Opportunities to send articles and creative writing and to find a pen pal for girls 7-17.
  • Gurl
    Show off with comics, poetry, stories and personal essays on this site for girls with a bit of an edge
  • HSJ.org: High School Journalism
    Check out high school newspapers from around the nation and see if yours is among them.
  • National Gallery of Writing
    Share your writing in this online gallery by the National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Pomegranate Words
    Writing tips plus a chance to publish poetry, fiction, literary essays and drama for anyone under 19.
  • Push Novel Writing Contest
    If you're in 7th to 12th grade and have written a novel or are in the process, submit it to PUSH, edited by none other than David Levithan. The novel you submit could be published in PUSH!
  • TeenInk
    The magazine and website depend on submissions from teens like you. Send in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or your art/photographs. See what other teens are saying, thinking, and writing.
  • TeenSpace
    From the Internet Public Library: booklists, zines and other sources to read or to consider for submitting work.
  • TeenVoices
    Like the print magazine version, this site is written by, for and about teen girls and young adult women. Includes articles, creative writing and an activist of the month.
  • Western Pennsylvania Writing Project Summer Young Writers Institute
    The Young Writers Institute is open to students entering grades 4 through 12. Students can develop the craft of writing in a variety of genres while being mentored by University of Pittsburgh writing instructors. Events also include visiting writers, field trips, and publication of polished pieces.