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TEENS

TEEN EVENTS
Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Periodicals Room
Hey Board Game fans! Looking for a new challenge? Come to our Board Game Swap and trade in your old games for new ones.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Prepare for an experience filled with imagination and ventriloquism, and puppet performance as Ty-Rone shows us that with a little bit of magic, anything is possible. Suitable for all age groups.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Sun, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Play Dungeons & Dragons. No experience necessary. Open to ages 13-18.

Sun, Jun 16, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Let's celebrate the joy of playing games! Play a wide variety of games, the classics and the new. Bring a friend or make new friends.

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Oddball Cinema brings you all of the weird, eclectic, and lesser-known films you probably never saw in theaters. Click on the event title for more info!

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Teens, ages 12-18, will try to uncover what caused a zombie outbreak in the DMV.

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Email Dungeon Master Josstin at jgogue@alexlibraryva.org if you're interested in joining. Ages 12-18

Thu, Jun 20, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Social group that focuses on nail painting and designs for members of the community. All materials will be provided. Ages 8-18

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Fri, Jun 21, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Fri, Jun 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of celebration and connection as we honor the artistry and diversity of West African music and dance! Ages: 6-12 and Teens.

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
The summer solstice is here! Join us for a special presentation from Amy K, where participants will learn how to use the summer energies to manifest their intentions for the coming months ☀️

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Check out the Library’s selection of tabletop games. (Ages 5-18)

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Teen Area
Where teens can socialize, strategize and learn tabletop games. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-18
Registration is now closed

 

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.

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: May 2024