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Random Acts of Kindness at the Library

Neil Gaiman once wrote that "a library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. That includes health information." Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 teens and young adults live with a mental health condi...

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Upcoming Events for Teens

Teen Lounge: Galaxy Jars

May 28, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Get ready for the Summer Reading Program theme, A Universe of Stories, by making Galaxy Jars during Teen Lounge! Teens will be able to sign up for the Teen Reading Lottery and receive an extra entry into the grand prize drawing. This offer is on...
Location: Miller
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
Photographer Dennis Russell returns to the Miller Branch Library during the month of June, with an exhibition focusing on nature.  Dennis prefers to capture images of Oklahoma and Arkansas.  His love of photography has helped him win severa...

Super Saturday with NHECM's Wildlife Friends

June 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
NHECM (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth) is back in town with some special wildlife friends to help kick off the Summer Reading program!  This "homesteading" outer space program will include a variety of animals that could be ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Star Wars Day

June 3, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Experience the power of the force with this fun filled celebration of all things Star Wars!  Stop by for Star Wars themed activities, crafts, coloring, and a showing of the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13).  Be sure to sign up for the ...
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Bring the family out for some afternoon fun while enjoying some FREE popcorn and a movie.  Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realitie...

Community Coding Club: Cosmic Coding

June 4, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Special Events, STEAM, Technology
Custom Program Description:
If you’re in grades 5-8, then mark your calendar for the Community Coding Club: Cosmic Coding at the Main Library!  This hands-on event will be led by Sara Williams, Fort Smith Public School Community Club teacher, and is funded by an Arkansas D...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Children and Teens ages 8-18 are invited to the "Let's Talk" Summit hosted by Miss K's Dance Bungalow. "Let's Talk" will be a free, open floor discussion for children and teens to talk about issues that are important to them like bullying, social med...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Come in out of the heat and join us for this week's movie matinee featuring Ralph Breaks the Internet!  This hilarious adventure come from Walt Disney animation studios where Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling t...

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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