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Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!

For nearly four decades, Banned Books Week has been shedding light on literary censorship, urging readers to exercise their right to seek ideas and inspiration through books, despite some materials being considered socially or morally taboo. Held during the last week in September, this event unit...

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Upcoming Events for Teens

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmark Decorating Craft

All Day9/3 - 9/27
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
In celebration of national library card sign-up month, the Dallas Street Branch Library will host a bookmark decorating craft from September 3 - 27. Select a bookmark pattern and decorate it any way you wish.  This is a make and take craft ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Guess the Number of Library Items!

All Day9/3 - 9/30
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Celebrate national library card sign-up month with this special contest where you guess the number of items available to check-out at the Dallas Street Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library.  To participate, customers will be allowed to submit...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen DIY: Recycled Treasure Boxes

September 25, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Make a cool container to stash your stuff! All supplies will be provided, and registration is not required for this free program for teens. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Beatles Trivia Night

September 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
It's time to test your Beatles knowledge! How much do you know about the Fab Four?  Flex your trivia muscles and let us find out!  Prizes for winners. Play solo or as a team (up to four).  ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bingo for Books: Back to School Edition

September 27, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Bingo for books is fun for everyone!  Bring your family and friends, play BINGO and earn books as your prize. Winners will be able to select a book from a selection of children and teen titles. Children will also receive a variety of school supp...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Friends of the Library Chocolate Festival

September 29, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Dallas
Payment
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Special Events
Registration Required
Payment Required
Seats Remaining: 200
Custom Program Description:
Chocolate - Chocolate - Chocolate! The Friends of the Fort Smith Library will turn the Dallas Branch Library into a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of sorts as an abundance of chocolate drips throughout the building. Local clubs, businesses and individ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Lounge: Harry Potter Locker Magnets

September 30, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Teens in grades 7th-12th are invited to the Main library for after-school activities, snacks, and crafts. Activities will change on a monthly basis, and all supplies will be provided.  Attention Potterheads! Come hang out at the Teen Lounge t...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Windsor
Room: General Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Enjoy original works by local artist Penny Joyner during the month of October at the Windsor Branch Library. Joyner uses a variety of techniques working with various mediums to create canvases with distinct style.  This collection showcases many...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
October is TeenTober!  Teens are invited to guess the number of pieces of candy in a jar.  Each time a teen checks-out a library item or uses a public computer at the Dallas Street Branch Library, he or she will be allowed one entry for the...

Databases for Teens

African-American History Online

Covering more than 500 years of African-American history and culture, this database includes videos, slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

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American History Online

By providing the most comprehensive range of information in one complete resource, American History offers a virtual library of American history for educators, students, and researchers of all ages. Includes articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.

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American Indian History Online

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history.  Resources include videos, slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. 

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Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History provides  coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

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Arkansas Driving Tests

Practice permit tests and handbooks for cars, motorcycles, and CDL.  Also available in Spanish.

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Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, one of the world’s leading literary scholars, this database includes thousands of critical essays, author biographies, and more.

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CultureGrams

Primary sources, statistics, and cultural reports covering the countries of the world, states, and Canadian provinces.  Explore the United States and discover state flags, maps, sports teams, recipes, symbols, songs, and more. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Your library card is required to access this database.

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Issues and Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.

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Issues and Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History delivers concise and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

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LearningExpress

LearningExpress is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. It also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement for all ages. 

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Mango Languages

Learn more than 70 languages through real conversations, and also features ESL lessons. Great for kids.

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Modern World History Online

Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

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ProQuest Central

An easy-to-use multimedia resource that supports research in business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and dozens of other disciplines.

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ProQuest Research Companion

This database helps students understand the scholarly research process and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

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Salem Press Online Collection

Salem Presses offers a wealth of information on literature, history, science, health, and more. Researchers have access to a collection of reference materials, eBooks, and more. This resource also has biographical information and primary documents. Outside the library, use fortsmith as the remote password.

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Science Online

A comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help students and researchers find a starting point for their research.  A great resource to search for science experiments.

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SRIS Issues Researcher

Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

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World Book Student

Find thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.

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