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Teen Programs

Here are some free

Webinars and online resources

for entertainment and school work.



 



 

Comics Plus
The new digital revolution bringing thousands of digital graphic novels and comics are only a click away! Sign-in with your library card and PIN.

 

Freading eBooks
An alternative ebook collection with more than 15,000 titles from smaller and independent publishers such as Algonquin. The books are available for simultaneous use so no holds are necessary. The ebooks may be downloaded to Nooks, Kindle Fire (only), and most tablets via a token system.

 

Freegal Music
Freegal is a downloadable music service providing access to Sony Music Entertainment's catalog of artists.  Warner Library card holders have access to five music downloads per week refreshing each Monday.

 

Hoopla

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library 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! Choose Westchester Library System when signing up.

 

Kanopy (Streaming Movie Service)
Kanopy offers one of the most unique and compelling collections of film ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films to must-see classics and blockbuster movies.

 

Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
The largest source of popular ebooks downloadable to most devices.

 

Project Gutenberg eBooks
Over 42,000 free ebooks that are part of the public domain.

 

RB Digital (Audiobooks Service)
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and a key provider of digital content to the library and school market. Books and Audiobooks titles from major publishing houses are distributed along with exclusive audiobooks titles produced by Recorded Books and narrated by professional, award-winning actors.

 

TumbleBooks (Children's Picture Books)
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they will enjoy.

 



Free Writing Workshops and Writing Sprints for Teens from Clarion West

Clarion West

(Clarion West is a nonprofit Science Fiction literary organization that runs an acclaimed six-week residential workshop every summer, One-Day Workshops, a reading series every summer, and other events throughout the year.)


Browse, checkout and download digital audiobooks, e-books, music and movies using your Library card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Check them out with you library card number and pin (the last 4 digits of your telephone number)



HOMEWORK WEBSITES



 offers live online chat and email support for learners of all ages. You can check a homework question, send in an essay for review, prepare for a test, and even have a cover letter or résumé checked. Hay tutores que hablan español. Note: Due to coronavirus, Tutor.com has expanded its tutoring hours from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday, until June 15.


A Research Guide for Students by I Lee

The goal of A Research Guide for Students is to provide all the necessary tools for you to conduct research and to present your findings.


Discovery Education

A site that covers all the basics (Math, Science, History), and divides them by school grade. Also includes links to other helpful sites.


Infoplease

General homework site featuring subjects, skills and reference sources. Features historical and current information on monthly themes: (Black history month, Women'shistory month, etc.)


Study Stack

Helps you study through an interactive flashcard program.


Homework Spot

Elementary, Middle, and High School subjects are covered, in addition to SAT tests, Puzzles, and Parent/Teacher guides. Also includes articles on monthly themes, fieldtrips and tips on writing reports and test-taking.


ipl2

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.


Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association


Regents Exam Preparation Online

Regents Exam Prep

Regents Prep is a free online exam prep course to help you pass your test, succeed with your education, and start your career.

Past Regents Tests

Free past tests from NY State Education Department. Some given with correct answers shown.

Earth Science Regents Review Games

These games provide a nice break from studying while at the same time keeping you studying.

Study Stack-Regents Flashcards

Flashcards created and shared by students and teachers.



Live Stream and Virtual Concerts

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams



Lots of tutorials online with Lynda.com

https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=westchesterlibraries.org



If you have done enough schoolwork for the day, try this:  



How  to Handle Fake News

http://playingcards.io/game/cards-against-humanity

Fact-check the news with 

FactCheck.org

Snopes.com

Politifact

Professor Melissa Zimdar's Fake News Checklist

 


 

Cursive Writing

Cursive writing is disappearing from public schools, but many places still require a physical signature to complete a transaction: Banks when getting a mortgage or creating an account, Car Dealerships when buying a car, tax forms, tax returns and countless other government documents. Learning to write your name in cursive is the first step to developing a personal signature.  Here are some websites to get you started.

 

Cursive Alphabet Worksheets
More Cursive Alphabet Worksheets
VIDEO: Cursive Lessons Playlist
VIDEO: Cursive Writing - Complete Lesson
ARTICLE:
Five Reasons Kids Should Still Learn Cursive Writing

 
 
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