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Teens! The year is coming to an end, and we have had so much fun at Teen Lounge. For those who don’t know, Teen Lounge is a monthly after-school program where teens in grades 7-12 can come hang out, enjoy a snack, and participate in a craft or other activities.

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Upcoming Events for Teens

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Teen Lounge: Sensory Bags

January 27, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Carnegie Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities, Health & Fitness, How-To
Custom Program Description:
To start the new semester off right, teens will create sensory bags to experiment with stress-relief and concentration techniques at our January Teen Lounge.  All supplies will be provided at this free program for grades 7 – 12. ...
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Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
Stop by the Dallas Street Branch Library and challenge yourself with one of several jigsaw puzzles that will be available all day.  This free fun activity is for all ages. ...
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Teen Time: Lego Olympics

January 30, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities
Custom Program Description:
It’s a fierce competition to build the best Lego boat!  The competitor who builds the boat that can float the most weight wins!  All supplies will be provided at this free event for everyone. ...
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Location: Miller
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
The award-winning photography of Michael Leonard will be on display at the Miller Branch during the month of February.  Well known as an innovative and highly skilled photographer, his photographic interests and styles are multifaceted and he ha...
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Location: Main
Room: Dewey's Café
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
An exhibit of the photographic works of Jim Anderson will be on display at Dewey's Café at the Main Library through the month of February.  Jim is a schoolteacher by trade and a photographer of the natural landscape as a hobby. He has trave...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room (Exhibit Space)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Custom Program Description:
The original photography of Taylor Prewitt will be on display in the Community Room of the Main Library through the month of February.  The featured photographs were taken on Wildcat Mountain, east of 74th Street (also known as Wildcat Moun...
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AARP Free Tax Assistance

February 1, 2020
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: How-To, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
AARP will provide free tax assistance Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, February 5th-April 15th at the Windsor Branch Library.  Hours for free tax assistance are: Wednesdays 9:30am-1:30pm Thursdays 2:00pm-6:30pm Saturdays 12:30pm-3:...
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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Get ready for Valentine’s Day and try your hand at some Valentine’s Day themed origami crafts.  Use your smartphone to scan the provided QR codes linked to YouTube videos explaining how to complete the different crafts.  Simple and intermed...
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Make a Valentine Craft

All Day2/3 - 2/14
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Custom Program Description:
Use your creativity and imagination to make your own Valentine’s Day card for that special someone in your life.  All materials will be provided at this open-house DIY crafting program for all ages.  Drop in anytime the library is open for ...

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African-American History Online

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American Indian History Online

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Ancient and Medieval History Online

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Arkansas Driving Tests

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Bloom's Literary Reference Online

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CultureGrams

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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

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Mango Languages

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Modern World History Online

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ProQuest Central

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ProQuest Research Companion

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Salem Press Online Collection

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Science Online

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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

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