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The Teen Summer Lottery

It is officially summer! School is out, Parrot Island is open, and the Teen Summer Lottery has begun. The Teen Summer Lottery is our version of a summer reading program for people between the ages of 13 and 18. If you are 12 years old, you get to choose between participating in the Children'...

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Upcoming Events for Teens

Movie Matinee featuring Sherlock Gnomes

July 18, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Come in out of the heat and join us for the movie matinee!  This week features Sherlock Gnomes. After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of th...

Family Dance Party

July 18, 2019
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities, Health & Fitness
Custom Program Description:
We are having a dance party!  Put on your dancing shoes and bring the whole family to this fun, interactive program at the Miller Branch Library.  We will be shaking our sillies out with music, movement, and other fun activities!  ...

Make & Take: Space Edition

July 23, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Custom Program Description:
Celebrate a Universe of Stories with a universe of arts and crafts!  Kids, bring your friends and family and come to the library for an afternoon of crafting.  A variety of space-themed crafts will be available for making and taking! ...

Animal Tracking

July 24, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Miller
Location: Miller
Room: Anita Paddock Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, How-To
Custom Program Description:
Children can explore nature in this interactive program at the Miller Branch, led by Arkansas Master Naturalist LeAnn Lea.  We will be learning and looking at different animal tracks, skulls, and skins.  Children will also&nb...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teens
Program Type: Performances
Custom Program Description:
Our friends from the Community School of the Arts perform "Cliques: An Original Musical on How to Handle Bullying".   The musical presents a group of high school band geeks who get together to form their very own rock band.  They ...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Come in out of the heat and join us for the movie matinee!  This week features The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in ...
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Movies
Custom Program Description:
Escape the heat and catch a free matinee movie! This universally acclaimed film directed by Steven Spielberg is about a lost alien and a young boy who helps him get back to his home planet. This Family Sci-Fi adventure is 114 minutes and rated PG. ...

Maker Monday: Catapults

July 29, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dallas
Location: Dallas
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Custom Program Description:
A catapult is an ancient weapon used to throw objects a long distance in battles before the invention gunpowder and cannons.  Join us for this week’s Maker Monday where participants will make a miniature catapult capable of throwing a paper ball...

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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