Library Services During COVID-19

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Teens

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Teen Blog Entries

Arkansas Teen Book Award - It's Your Vote that Counts

Last year, teens across Arkansas voted I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall as the winner of the Level 1 (Grades 7-9) Arkansas Teen Book Award.  The Cruel Prince by Holly Black was the runner-up.  The Level 2 winner (Grades 10-12) was Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, and the runner-...

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Upcoming Events for Teens

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Make a Paper Snowman

All Day
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Have fun inside while it is cold outside with a paper snowman craft!  Watch the video for the supply list and instructions on how to complete the activity.  You can watch "Make a Paper Snowman" anytime on the Fort Smith Public Library's Fac...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It in a Minute

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!   ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Location: Main
Room: Rotunda
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by decorating a Valentine card for your significant other!  Beginning on February 1st, craft kits will be available for pickup at the Main Library while supplies last.  This is a great craft for teens and adults! ...
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This event is in the "Everyone" group.

"Schitt's Creek" Trivia

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Games & Activities
Program Description:
Join us for a few rounds of Schitt's Creek trivia on Facebook Live!  www.facebook.com/fortsmithlibrary ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Paper Heart Craft

All Day
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Have fun making a February-themed paper heart craft!  Watch the video for a supplies list and instructions about how to complete the activity.  You can watch "Make a Paper Heart Craft" anytime on the Fort Smith Public Library's Facebook pag...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It in a Minute

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!   Watch for more DIY projects and recipes in under 60 seconds from the Library. www.facebook.com/f...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrations, Storytimes
Program Description:
Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day with your library friends.  Join us on the library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel as we read The Kindness Book by Todd Parr.  We were encouraged to demonstrate more kindness, and we hope you wi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It in a Minute

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Virtual
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Holiday
Program Description:
Are you feeling crafty?  Rachel and Tiffany are demonstrating some fun and unique crafts - all jam packed into a one minute video!  Watch for more DIY projects and recipes in under 60 seconds from the Library. www.facebook.com/forts...

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 History

Issues & Controversies in History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in 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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