Activities and Fun Stuff for Teens

Did you even know River East Library has a lower level? Downstairs you can use our pool table, bring your friends and use our Playstation 4 (complete with 2 controllers and a wide selection of games), kill a few hours with some old-school board games, or even out-sing your friends with our awesome karaoke machine! All free to use with a valid library card. Come and enjoy!

 

 

        


Illinois Practice Permit Test

Think you know the signs?

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Practice Permit Test for Illinois Drivers

 


Upcoming Events for Teens

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 SHUTDOWN. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN!

 

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, join us at 5pm for some Teen Art projects, downstairs in the lower level

 

Tuesday January 14: 3D Snowflakes

Tuesday February 11: String Art or Heart Garland

Tuesday March 10: Glass Art Magnets

 


Homework Help

Homework Help and Educational Resources for Teens

Books and Online Learning:

Our Library Catalog

Scholastic GO!

 

Grammar and Literature:

Purdue Online Writing Lab: owl.purdue.edu

Folger Shakespeare Library: https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-kids

Poetry 180: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

Library of Congress Poetry & Literature: https://www.loc.gov/poetry/

Poet's Corner: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/

 

Math:

Breaking math: Podcast aiming to make math accessible to everyone http://breakingmathpodcast.com/

3 Blue 1 Brown:  Animated Math Videos https://www.3blue1brown.com/

Women In Math: a podcast to promote visibility of women in math https://soundcloud.com/damien-adams-662584563

Free algebra help: https://www.algebra.com/ 

Basic and advanced math homework help: http://www.math.com/

Webmath, an online resource for math homework help: http://www.webmath.com/index.html

Math2org, another free online math homework help resource http://math2.org/

 

Science:

Radiolab - science podcasts. Radiolab is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. And the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of
science and technology in the modern world. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/podcasts

The Whole frog project: The DSD "Whole Frog" project is intended to introduce the concepts of modern, computer based 3D visualization, and at the same time to demonstrate the power of whole body, 3D imaging of anatomy as a curriculum tool. The goal of the Whole Frog Project is to provide high school biology classes the ability to explore the anatomy of a frog by using data from high resolution MRI imaging and from mechanical sectioning, together with 3D surface and volume rendering software to visualize the anatomical structures of the intact animal. Ultimately we intend to be able to "enter the heart and fly down blood vessels, poking our head out at any point to see the structure of the surrounding anatomy".  https://froggy.lbl.gov/

Cells Alive - science puzzles and games https://www.cellsalive.com/puzzles/index.htm

American Physical Society: https://www.aps.org/

Geology Basics: https://www.thoughtco.com/geology-basics-4133563

Amusement Park Physics: http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/

Yucky Science: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg9FaF65HrRDhCCti4VxSVg

Science Fair Project ideas https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-do-a-science-fair-project-609062#s2

SpaceX: SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
https://www.spacex.com/about

NASA for Students: https://www.nasa.gov/stem/forstudents

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions

 

Geography:

For fun more than homework help, Geoguessr is a fun site that encourages you to guess where in the world you are. https://geoguessr.com/

The World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

50 States: https://www.50states.com/

http://www.geographia.com/

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/?xpop=1

 

Government and Politics:

https://www.congress.gov//

BBC Country Profiles: Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

 

General:

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/ Stuff you should know, covers a huge array of topics!

www.wikipedia.com

Shared Resources for Youth: https://youth.gov/shared-resources