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TEENS

TEEN EVENTS
Tue, Apr 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Learn how to make unique and personalized pieces of jewelry with paper beads.Register

Tue, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn more about what to do after you finish that manuscript! Register

Wed, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join facilitators from Extinction Rebellion Youth DC for a 1-hour training covering how to respond to the climate emergency through organized actions based on XRYouth principles.

Thu, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Apr 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.Register

Sat, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! Register

Sat, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
All Alexandria Reads is hailing teen library lovers! Build your own library of bookish treats. First we'll make dessert books and then you can recreate the covers of your most beloved.

Mon, Apr 19, All day
Virtual
Teens! Post a nature photo to Instagram using the hashtag #ALNature_Photos. Weekly, one photo will be shared on Alexandria Library's Instagram and Teens webpage. Contest runs through April 24.

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
On April 29th, 1986, the L.A. County Library's Central Library was engulfed in flames. What else happened that day?Register

Mon, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
Girls Who Code is a virtual club that meets weekly to learn, experiment and create with coding. Some coding and circuitry experience suggested.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 20, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Virtual
Take an immersive and interactive tour with Bar C Ranch around their farm, meeting a variety of animals and learning more about each. Register

Tue, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00pm-8:15pm. Register

Wed, Apr 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
In honor of All Alexandria Reads we will be reading "Suggested Reading" by Dave Connis.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Just as investigators in "The Library Book" sought clues to understand the damage of the L.A. Public Library fire, help examine how trees in your area are withstanding climate and habitat changes. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Take an immersive and interactive tour with Bar C Ranch around their farm, meeting a variety of small animals and learning more about each. Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Public libraries and public art are a natural pair. Both inspire, connect and communicate a broad spectrum of ideas.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join Oddball Cinema and Alexandria Library for Social Distancing Cinema with "Not Another Happy Ending." Watch the movie any time before the event & then join our Zoom discussion.Register

Thu, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes, write and listen to stories. Ages 8-18.Register

Fri, Apr 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Looking for a new book to read and not sure where to start? Learn to use Novelist and Books & Authors to find your next read! Register

 

NEW EBOOKS

 

Covet

When the Sky Fell on Splendor

Checkout Limit: 10  
Checkout Period: 7-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

DIGITAL MAGAZINES

 

MINECRAFT SECRETS

ChopChop Magazine

Checkout Limit: none   
Checkout Period: 1-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

MUSIC

 

The Piano Day Playlist

Electro Fitness

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

Freegal Website Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

HOMEWORK HELP

A TO Z FOOD AMERICA 
Provides 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical 'what did they eat' articles, how to make food videos, and more.

A TO Z MAPS ONLINE 
A collection of 60,000 royalty-free maps that can be downloaded and printed. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps.

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.

GALE ONEFILE: NEWS 
Access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.

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.

NOVELIST
Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction.

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

TUTOR.COM
Get help with homework, class projects, papers—even test prep! Tutoring is available in all core subjects – math, science, English, social studies and writing, including AP-level assistance.

 

MORE RESEARCH DATABASES>>

 

NEXT STEPS

DMV PRACTICE TESTS ONLINE
Practice DMV tests for the State of Virginia.

PETERSON'S CAREER PREP  Learn about careers, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career.

PETERSON'S TEST PREP  Search thousands of colleges, identify scholarships, take on-line practice tests and more.

PSAT & SAT material at the library.

Careers & Jobs Guide

Financial Literacy Guide

Digital Literacy Guide

Social Media Test Drive
Provides a simulated experience of realistic digital dilemmas and social media scenarios, along with key concepts and strategies for navigating them.

 

Last updated: April 2021