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TEENS

Tue, Nov 12, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Don’t need your Halloween costumes any more? We are collecting family-friendly costumes for all ages for a costume swap next year!

Tue, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for our monthly business meeting and learn how to become more active with the Friends.

Tue, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Are you a high school student or adult? Do you love to read YA books? Join us for our first Forever YA Book Club meeting. Ages 14+.

Tue, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join Miss Amanda in guided art and craft projects. Explore different mediums and styles. No previous experience needed. Come and unleash your creative side! Ages 8-14. This month: Fabric Pumpkins

Wed, Nov 13, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Don’t need your Halloween costumes any more? We are collecting family-friendly costumes for all ages for a costume swap next year!

Wed, Nov 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us at the library for an in depth book club discussion. Titles to be released soon.

Thu, Nov 14, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Don’t need your Halloween costumes any more? We are collecting family-friendly costumes for all ages for a costume swap next year!

Thu, Nov 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Have you ever wanted to blog about your favorite books or food? Maybe you’d like to show off your NaNoWriMo creation?

Thu, Nov 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It’s "How to Train Your Dragon" month! Learn about this awesome series and how to make characters. You supply the inspiration and we’ll bring the art supplies. Ages 8-14.

Thu, Nov 14, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Thu, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Nov 15, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Don’t need your Halloween costumes any more? We are collecting family-friendly costumes for all ages for a costume swap next year!

Rescheduled
Fri, Nov 15, 10:15am - 11:30am
New date Tuesday, November 19, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Fri, Nov 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Sat, Nov 16, 10:00am - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
About to take the SAT? Come take a practice exam to see what it’s like! Ages 13-18.Register

Sat, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Mon, Nov 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men started their own transistor business.

Tue, Nov 19, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
First in a series to help people reduce their carbon footprint! Make two projects: beeswax wraps, which takes the place of plastic wrap in the kitchen, and disinfecting wipes.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Hang out and play games with friends. Every program features a different type of game. Play a favorite or learn something new! Ages 8-14. This month: Dice Rolling Games

Wed, Nov 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
We're making word art buttons using old library book pages, markers, crayons, colored pencils and endless creativity!

Thu, Nov 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get your UNO game on for this fast-paced tournament. Prizes will be awarded and, as always, snacks.

Thu, Nov 21, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema for a screening of "Pleasantville." Rated PG-13.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:15am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Analyze an online scam to identify warning signs and best practices for identifying and avoiding online scams to stay safe online.

Fri, Nov 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

 

NEW EBOOKS

 

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

The Other F Word

Teeth in the Mist

 

Checkout Limit: 10   Checkout Period: 7-21 days

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MOVIES

 

I Learn America

The Silent Revolution

Unspoken

 

Play Credits: 4 per month Checkout Period: 72 hours per play credit

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DIGITAL MAGAZINES

 

Discover

Rolling Stone

Smithsonian Magazine

 

Checkout Limit: none    Checkout Period: 1-21 days

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MUSIC

 

 Come On Get Happy

Acoustic Afternoon

Looking for Alaska (Music from the Original Series)

 

Download Limit: 5 per week  Streaming Limit: 3 hours per day

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BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT 
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.

BRITANNICA ONLINE LIBRARY EDITION 
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EBSCO MASTERFILE COMPLETE  
Full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER 
Access to carefully compiled medical reference materials.

HIGH SCHOOL EDITION 
Information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

INFOTRAC NEWSSTAND 
Access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.

NOVELIST  
Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction.

PROQUEST RESEARCH COMPANION 
Helps to teach more effective ways to find, evaluate, and use information.

TODAY’S SCIENCE 
Includes tips for writing research papers and a guide to putting together a science fair project.

 

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