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TEENS

Sat, Feb 22, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about how former enslaved people inspired the world through music, theater, art and dance.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy a free monthly meditation class with our friends at Yoga in Daily Life.

Mon, Feb 24, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Beulah's pastor, Rev. Quardricos Driskell, will share the deep and rich history of this important Alexandrian institution.

Tue, Feb 25, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Make friendship bracelets. Make friendship key fobs. Eat friendship snacks. Join us!

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Love Your Pet Day! Turn an old t-shirt and hangers into a tent for your feline friend. Bring a t-shirt to repurpose. Limited supplies will be provided. Ages 13 and up.

Tue, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join Beatley Central's tween book club! No assigned book; pick one YOU want to read that relates to the genre and share your thoughts. 4th-9th grades.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn to use Heritage Quest to research your family history.

Wed, Feb 26, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Join us at the library for an in depth book club discussion. For tweens and teens.

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Visit with GO Alex team members to learn about transit initiatives in the city. Get updated city bicycle maps and learn about your transit options.

Thu, Feb 27, 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, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
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, Feb 28, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Internet has become an essential part of any job search. It can be difficult to know where to begin.

Canceled
Fri, Feb 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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, Feb 29, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages. Children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Sat, Feb 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us at Duncan to learn how to Salsa! Come alone or with a partner. All skill levels are welcome.

Sat, Feb 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about the Capital City under the institution slavery and the people who tried to escape this system which will be presented by NPS Ranger Kenya Finley in honor of Black History Month. 

Canceled
Mon, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
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, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s.

Mon, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!

Tue, Mar 03, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn to code with IT professional Ms. Bortolotti. Ages 8-14.

 

NEW EBOOKS

 

Black Enough

More Happy Than Not

Heart of Thorns

Checkout Limit: 10   Checkout Period: 7-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

MOVIES

 

Funny Ha Ha

My Afternoons with Margueritte

Liberty's Kids

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

Website Apple Android Tutorial Help

 

DIGITAL MAGAZINES

 

Astronomy

National Geographic

PC Gamer (US Edition)

Checkout Limit: none    Checkout Period: 1-21 days

Website Apple Android Tutorials Help


 

MUSIC

 

 Los Angeles Public Library - Teen'scape: Car Rides!

Super Bowl LIV Playlist

Study Music

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

Freegal Website Apple Android Tutorials Help


 

HOMEWORK HELP


A TO Z WORLD FOOD 
A comprehensive food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.

A TO Z WORLD TRAVEL 
A comprehensive travel resource with information about food, culture, language, and more.

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

BRITANNICA ONLINE LIBRARY EDITION 
An online resource with easy to use and easy to find trusted information.

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.

 

Requires single sign-on to access from home.         MORE RESEARCH DATABASES>>


 

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