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TEENS

TEEN EVENTS
Thu, Feb 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Feb 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on how enslaved people on the Underground Railroad used their knowledge of astronomy to find their way to freedom. Register

Mon, Mar 01, 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.

Tue, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month to virtually meet up with an IT professional and interact with other coders to do a short group activity and learn computer science concepts.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Did you know that the library has a new app? Join this session to see it in action and how to get it for yourself.Register

Wed, Mar 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This book club is for teens ages 12 and up. Register

Wed, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Thu, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us online for Barrett's knitting and crochet social group! Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn key strategies for resolving conflict calmly with your family members and friends in this interactive webinar. Ages 16+. Registration required. Register

Thu, Mar 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us virtually as we compete with trivia, play mad libs, tell jokes and listen to stories.Register

Fri, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Did you know that you have access to no-cost 1-to-1 online tutoring, resume and cover letter review, and other learning resources through the Alexandria Library?Register

Sat, Mar 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Project Drawdown seeks to empower people to understand and embrace research-based, interdependent actions that address the climate crisis.

 

NEW EBOOKS

 

Never Look Back

Quidditch Through the Ages

Checkout Limit: 10  
Checkout Period: 7-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

DIGITAL MAGAZINES

 

Discover

Smithsonian Magazine

Checkout Limit: none   
Checkout Period: 1-21 days

Teen Overdrive Apple Android Tutorials Help

 

MUSIC

 

 All In: K-Pop Gold

 Freedom Time

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: January 2021