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TEENS

TEEN EVENTS
Fri, Dec 02, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Fri, Dec 02, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Fri, Dec 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring in a sweater and decorate it for all your ugly sweater parties coming up this holiday season!

Sat, Dec 03, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sat, Dec 03, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Sun, Dec 04, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sun, Dec 04, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Mon, Dec 05, 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.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Kate McMahon of Ten Thousand Villages on King Street (the only location in the Metro area) will explain the concept of 'fair trade" and bring sample products from all over the world.

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Dec 08, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Thu, Dec 08, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for ESL language learners

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Create your own fairy jar to bring a little magic into your home! ✨

Thu, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Care about the library? Join us for snacks and let your voice be heard! Attending this meeting will count as one service hour. Grades 6-12.

Fri, Dec 09, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Fri, Dec 09, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Sun, Dec 11, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Help keep someone warm this winter. We are collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria's Community Lodgings.

Sun, Dec 11, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Mon, Dec 12, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Don't spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1.

Mon, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
This is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join us at the table near the teen area and make some holiday cards with us! Supplies provided. Program for teens (ages 12 and up) and adults.

 

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: 7-21 days

Magzter 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

DMV PRACTICE TESTS ONLINE
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: November 2022