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TEENS

TEEN EVENTS
Wed, Aug 10, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Wed, Aug 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Wed, Aug 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Aug 11, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Thu, Aug 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Care about the library? Let your voice be heard! Attending this meeting will count as one service hour. Grades 6-12. All TAG meetings in the summer will take place at Beatley Central Library.

Fri, Aug 12, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Fri, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Sat, Aug 13, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Sat, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Tweens and teens, join us for a fun, pirate-themed escape room! Participants will need to sign up for a time slot. First come, first served. For ages 10-18.

Sun, Aug 14, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Mon, Aug 15, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Mon, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
ESL is returning to the Burke Library as an in-person event. Come join us. No registration is needed.

Mon, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Let your imagination thrive! Be inspired and build a great story from a picture!

Mon, Aug 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Canceled
Mon, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Teens, let's talk books! Rather than reading an assigned book, you are invited to share and talk about any book you've been reading.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Tue, Aug 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Design and paint chairs to be included in the Barrett Branch's Young Adult area. Open to teens ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Aug 16, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Wed, Aug 17, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Wed, Aug 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Thu, Aug 18, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Thu, Aug 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.

Thu, Aug 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Book Discussion

Fri, Aug 19, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Fri, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help!

Fri, Aug 19, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library!

Sat, Aug 20, All day
All Library Locations
Pick up a craft kit at your local Alexandria Library branch!

Sat, Aug 20, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library!

Sat, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Barrett Library is hosting a D&D game day. No experience necessary. Open to ages 8-13.

 

NEW EBOOKS

 

Together, Apart

The House

Checkout Limit: 10  
Checkout Period: 7-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

DIGITAL MAGAZINES

 

 National Geographic Magazine

WIRED

Checkout Limit: none   
Checkout Period: 1-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

MUSIC

 

Reinas Latinas

Bachata

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.

BRAINFUSE HELPNOW
HelpNow provides all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. Tutors are available 7 days a week, 2 pm - 11 pm. Ask the tutors questions in English or Spanish. FAFSA assistance also available.

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.


 

MORE RESEARCH DATABASES>>


 

NEXT STEPS

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Practice DMV tests for the State of Virginia.

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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: August 2022