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Teens



Coronavirus Community Resources


PGCMLS Poetry Contest


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Teen LineNeed Help? TEEN LINE is here | CALL 310-855-4673 | TEXT TEEN to 839863

2019 Teens' Top Ten Titles

  1. #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil
  2. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  4. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  5. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  6. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  7. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  8. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  9. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
  10. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo



Teen Events at the Library

Canceled
Wed, May 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton
Join community members as they meet together to sew. Open Sewing Lab is equipped with five Brother sewing machines, needles, and a variety of accessories. Bring your own fabric and thread. All first time participants must complete a 1-hour sewing machine certification. Please call the New Carrollton Branch Library to register, 301-459-6900.

Canceled
Wed, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oxon Hill
Join us for crocheting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed.

Canceled
Thu, May 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hyattsville
Teens can earn service hours and help to improve the library. Join us as we work on teen-centered and community-oriented projects and programs at the Hyattsville Library.

Canceled
Thu, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Bowie
Learn to play chess or improve your game! All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Sat, May 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Glenarden
In partnership with International Rescue Committee (IRC) English learners, immigrant youth, can receive homework, language acquisition help, and college preparation assistance.

Canceled
Sat, May 30, 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Oxon Hill
Join us for crocheting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed.

Canceled
Sat, May 30, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
South Bowie
Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to meet with company representatives. Some employers may offer on the spot interviews. All job seekers are welcome!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Greenbelt
Earn service hours while making your library a great place for teens. Meet new people, become a leader!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Accokeek
Earn service hours while making your local library a great place for teens. Enjoy snacks, meet new people, become a leader!

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bowie
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Largo-Kettering
Come and play chess with friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New Carrollton
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Beltsville
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Join us for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Materials will be provided or feel free to bring a current project.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upper Marlboro
In celebration of Pride Month, join us for an evening of LGBTQ+ cinema. A broad selection of queer films including modern favorites, comforting classics, and undiscovered gems.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Oxon Hill
Have you learned English? Join our club and practice using what you've learned in a friendly atmosphere.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Largo-Kettering
Board games, video games, and friendly competition! Bring your own game or play one of ours.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel
Join us for an evening of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome!

Canceled
Wed, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New Carrollton
Join community members as they meet together to sew. Open Sewing Lab is equipped with five Brother sewing machines, needles, and a variety of accessories. Bring your own fabric and thread. All first time participants must complete a 1-hour sewing machine certification. Please call the New Carrollton Branch Library to register, 301-459-6900.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oxon Hill
Join us for crocheting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed.


Helpful Online Resources

Categories:

ArtistWorks (RBdigital)

Provides world-class vocal, instrumental, and artistic instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians and artistic professionals.

Tutorials

Category: Music, Videos

Beanstack

Discover favorite books and apps, matched to your age and interests.

Tutorials

Category: Books

Books & Authors (GALE)

Find book recommendations by topic, genre, author and more.

Category: Books

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live tutoring (including in Spanish) available 2pm to 11:55pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information.

Tutorials

Category: Tutoring, Research, Languages

Career Transitions (GALE)

Step-by-step guidance to discovering your interests, choosing a career, preparing a resume, finding schools and programs, searching job openings and more.

Category: Research, Tutoring

Chicago Tribune 1985 - Present (ProQuest)

The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day.

Category: Magazines & Newspapers

ComicsPlus

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Browse by genre, publisher, or title; checkouts are for seven days with unlimited renewals.

Tutorials

Category: Entertainment, Books

Creativebug

Over 1,000 art & craft video classes covering art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and kids.

Tutorials

Category: Videos, Entertainment

Freegal Music Downloads (Library Ideas, LLC)

Download five free songs per week and listen to three hours of music per day.

Tutorials

Category: Entertainment, Music

Hoopla

Stream or temporarily download popular movies, television shows and music on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Every user gets six checkouts per month.

Tutorials

Category: Entertainment, Music, Videos

Kanopy

Kanopy is an online video streaming platform with 26,000 movies, documentaries, indie and foreign films from hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS and more. Users may stream up to 10 videos per month.

Tutorials

Category: Entertainment, VideosEntertainment,

Learning Express Library

Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

Tutorials

Category: Tutoring, Research, Languages

Los Angeles Times 1985 - Present (ProQuest)

The Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. It has won numerous journalism awards including 37 Pulitzer prizes, five of which are gold medals for public service.

Category: Magazines & Newspapers

Mango Languages

Learn a new language from home or on-the-go with Mango! Every learner’s experience is unique: Mango adjusts to your learning pace, teaching until you feel confident with new words and phrases, creating a learning solution centered around you.

Tutorials

Category: Languages

New York Times 1980 - Present (ProQuest)

The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches and presidential press conferences.

Category: Magazines & Newspapers

Novelist Plus (EBSCO)

For fiction lovers, this resource includes searchable fiction reviews, read-alike lists, award winners, and reading group guides.

Tutorials

Category: Books

Overdrive

Overdrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, all free with your library card. There is a limit of 10 items per customer, checked out at any time. Try this out with the Libby app for the best experience possible.

Tutorials

Category: Books

Oxford Essential Quotations (Oxford Reference eBooks)

Discover quotes from over 3,000 authors or search over 600 subjects to find an appropriate quotation for any occasion.

Category: Research, Books

Pongalo (RBdigital)

Stream Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies.

Category: Languages, Videos, Entertainment

Qello

Watch over 1,500 full-length concerts and music documentaries. Qello spans over 30 genres, including classical, rock, reggae and country. Enjoy music from the 1920s to today’s hottest artists, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith.

Tutorials

Category: Entertainment, Videos, Music

RBdigital Audiobooks

Search, check out and listen to the best in audiobooks on your computer or mobile device.

Tutorials

Category: Books

RBdigital Magazines

Search, check out and read the best in magazines with RBdigital. Page through popular magazines on your mobile device. There is no time limit; once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your account until you delete it!

Tutorials

Category: Magazines & Newspapers

The Wall Street Journal 1984 - Present (ProQuest)

The Wall Street Journal is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

Category: Magazines & Newspapers

Transparent Language Online

An easy-to-use interface that integrates real-life language use by native speakers. With over 100 languages to choose from, every language learner will find something of interest.

Tutorials

Category: Languages

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Tutorials

Category: Science, Research

Washington Post, 1877 - Present (ProQuest)

Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons. Print, download and share articles and images.

Category: Magazines & Newspapers

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Coronavirus Community Resources

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