Library Update

To support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed through at least Monday, April 20.  For information on how to contact library staff, curbside pickup of library materials, the new digital access-only library card, and more check our Facebook page or the library website. 

 

All four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 10th for Good Friday.

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Come Together (well, virtually)!

This is an interesting time, isn’t it? With the COVID-19 issue being so prevalent in the world, safety is the first priority. With that said, it’s also important to maintain some degree of normalcy.  To all the teens out there, here are some ideas to host your own virtual Teen Lounge while m...

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Upcoming Events for Teens

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Lego Club

May 18, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club!  Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided – just bring your imagination!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Lego Club

June 15, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club!  Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided – just bring your imagination!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Lego Club

July 20, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club!  Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided – just bring your imagination!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Lego Club

August 17, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:

Kids, Tweens, and Teens are invited to the Main Library to design, create, and build unique creations with the LEGO Club!  Everyone loves LEGOs; this event is free and supplies are provided – just bring your imagination!

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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Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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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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TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! Available until August 31, 2020

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