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Teen Services

 

Upcoming Events

SAT Review

Prepare for the SAT with this review class.  $85 fee includes study material.

North Babylon Classes- Wednesdays, September 11 and October 2. Deer Park Classes- Mondays, September 16 and 23.

Databases 101
Wednesday September 18
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Learn how to access the Library’s databases from home.  Databases discussed will include Brainfuse Homework Help, Newsday, The New York Times, peer reviewed journals, and more.  Bring your library card and questions.

Banned Books Challenge                                                                            Monday, September 23 – Saturday, September 28

Stop in the Library any day this week and take part in our Banned Books Challenge.  In a jar we will have shredded pages (photocopied) from a book that was banned.  The patron who correctly guesses which book the pages are from will win a prize.

Young adult programs are open to grades 6-12 grade, North Babylon residents only. 

Young adults may register for three volunteer programs per newsletter. After the first week of registration, young adults may sign up for additional volunteer programs, if available.

Community Service Opportunities

Community service can be required when participating in certain clubs, like the National Honor Society. It also looks great on college applications and job resumes. Below are some upcoming opportunities to earn community service credit at the Library:
Chess Buddies–Fridays, September 27 and October 25–7:00-8:30 PM

Birthday Boxes CSC–Wednesday,  October 16 – 7:00 – 8:00 PM                 

Busy Bags CSC–Saturday,  October 19 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Registration begins Wednesday, September 3rd. North Babylon residents only. Grades 6-12. Please check the Library’s newsletter for a complete listing of events.

Teen Research Center

Test Prep
Websites and online resources to help students prepare for the big test or project.

Biographies
Biography Reference Center
Whether you’re looking for Andrew Jackson or Michael Phelps, this resource will provide you with in-depth information about well-known public figures.

Book Help
Reading Shakespeare and having trouble understanding the language? In the middle of “Of Mice and Men” and need help interpreting the symbolism? Although they cannot replace reading a book, these resources will help to guide you through the classics!

CliffNotes
SparkNotes

Health Projects/Social Issues
Opposing Viewpoints
Full-text articles, audio clips, video clips, images, and interactive maps are available on a variety of topics. This resource is especially helpful when having to complete pro/con papers.

History/Government
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
History Reference Center
Comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

Magazines/Newspapers
General OneFile(magazine articles)
Newsday
Newsday Historical
New York Times Historical

Science Experiments/Science Fair Projects
Science Online
Provides a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Access biographies, diagrams, experiments, timelines, articles, a dictionary, and a conversion calculator.

Additional Research Tools
Access all of the databases that the Library has to offer. Browse by subject or search by database.