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Treehouse

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Homework Help

In an effort to help our patrons with their informational needs, the Teens Department of the Library in the Forest offers the following links for homework help:

Library Databases Library Databases

Check out our full list of databases and guides to help you study.


Tutor.com

Tutor.com

Tutor.com is available from anywhere—online at the library, from home, or with our mobile app right from an iPhone or iPod Touch.


Alabama Virtual Library

Alabama Virtual Library

A group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.


Study Guides and Strategies

Study Guides & Strategies

An educational public service web site helping learners succeed with over 8.5 million visitors in 37 languages.

 

vh city Schools

Leaders in learning for tomorrow's learners
For more information about Vestavia Hills City Schools, visit www.vestavia.k12.al.us or by calling 205-402-5250.

Summer Reading Lists Summer Reading Lists
Students can find a list suggested readings for summer and year round!

Liberty Park Middle School

Liberty Park Middle School
Principal: Kacy Pierce
17035 Liberty Parkway
205-402-5450


Louis Pizitz Middle School
Principal: David Miles
2020 Pizitz Drive
205-402-5350


Vestavia Hills HIgh School
Principal: Cas McWaters
2235 Lime Rock Road
205-402-5250

Student Support Services

Student Support Services
VHSSS provides counseling, english language and health services to students.

Art and Music

Artcyclopedia
Art History Resources

Artlex - Art Dictionary
ThinkQuest Music Library
Music Dictionary
Music in American Life Index


English and Literature

Absolute Shakespeare
BookRags
MLA Citation Style
OWL Writing Lab
Pink Monkey
Shmoop
Spark Notes

Math and Science

Analyze Math
Cells Alive
Discovery Education
Earth Trends
Fear of Physics
How Stuff Works
General Chemistry Online
Mathematics Fact Monster

History and Social Studies

Library Spot Biographies
How U.S. Government Works
The World Factbook
Best History Sites
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
 

College & Test Prep Links

College Scholarships
Federal Student Aid
Learning Express
NextStep
Occupational Outlook Guide
Spark Notes
Test Prep Review
U.S. News College Ranking Report
Bureau of Labor & Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook
Practice Tests

Local Colleges & Universities

Alabama A & M
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Birmingham-Southern College
Jefferson State Community College
Samford University
Troy State University
Tuskeegee University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama - UAB
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama

>> Listing of AL Community Colleges



Looking for a Good Book?
New Teen Titles at VHLF
Award Winners
Amazon’s Bestsellers List
Teen Reads
Guys Read
TeensPoint Book Lists
Banned Books
Gale Student Short Stories
 

Famous Characters and Series


Chronicles of Narnia
Dollanganger
Fallen
Gemma Doyle
House of Night
His Dark Materials
Harry Potter
Hush, Hush
Inheritance
Peeps
Pendragon
Percy Jackson and
the Olympians

Song of the Lioness
The Giver
The Hunger Games

The Looking Glass Wars
The Mediator
The Mortal Instruments

The Secrets of the
Immortal Nicholas Flame

The Seven Kingdoms
Twilight
Uglies
Vampire Academy
Wicked Lovely
Wildwood
Young Wizards
Divergent
Matched
Christy Miller

Teen News & Events
TEENS: Anime Night / Tues, April 15 @ 5:30PM
Anime Night – April 15, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Join us for an evening of anime, where the audience decides what we watch and, we have some great snacks to eat!
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TEENS: Studio 1221 / Wed, April 16 @ 4PM
Studio 1221 – April 16, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Show your love for the environment as we celebrate Earth Day with some awesome crafts at the Library in the Forest!
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TEENS: Retro Open Gaming / April 18 @ 4PM
Retro Open Gaming – April 18, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm This week Open Gaming goes old school with a selection of classic console games! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, April 23 @ 4PM
Writing Group – April 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Come to this month’s second meeting of the Teen Writing Group to build writing skills and receive feedback on your work. Snacks served.
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TEENS: Mario Kart Tournament Friday / April 25 @ 4PM
Mario Kart Tournament – April 25, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Who will reign supreme in this battle royal of epic proportions? Come, dominate the competition, and fight to win a Gamestop gift card! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, April 30 @ 4PM
Writing Group – April 30, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm In a rare third meeting of the month, the Teen Writing Group will continue to build teenagers’ writing skills. Whether this is your first visit or you are a regular attender, remember to stop by! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Open Gaming / May 2 @ 4PM
Open Gaming – May 2, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Advisory Board / May 7 @ 4:30PM
Teen Advisory Board – May 7, 2014 from 4:30-5:30 pm Make your voice known by helping the library decide what books, movies, music, and video games the Teen Department should buy and making short videos to promote the programs we offer! Snacks Served.
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Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit
Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit Join us as we kick off our outdoor amphitheater music season with a family favorite- foot-stompin’, banjo twangin’, get on your feet Bluegrass music! You can’t help but smile and have a good time with the talented Alan Tolbert Unit. Feel free to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on the hill, or settle back in the amphitheater. The whole family will love this event!
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TEENS: Open Gaming / May 9 @ 4PM
Open Gaming – May 9, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Minecraft in the Forest / May 10 @ 1:00
Minecraft in the Forest – May 10, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm Create, build and dominate in the sensational game that has taken the Internet by storm! Registration begins on January 2, 2014. Register by contacting Daniel at 978-3683.
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TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, May 14 @ 4PM
Writing Group – May 14, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Like to write? Looking for an audience with which to share your work? The Teen Department is offering a writing group where teens can build writing skills and provide feedback to one another. Snacks served.
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Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014
Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014 The library will be staying open until 9:00 p.m. on May 15, 19, 20, and 21. Make sure to take advantage of the extra time to get all of your studying completed!
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TEENS: Exam Study Breaks – May 15; 19-21, 2014 at 3:00, 5:00, & 7:00
Exam Study Breaks – May 15; 19-21, 2014 at 3:00, 5:00, & 7:00 Need a break from studying? The Teen Department is offering 30-minute study breaks for teens to take a load off after some last minute cramming. Come, eat snacks, and play games before getting back to the grind!
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TEENS: Open Gaming / May 16 @ 4PM
Open Gaming – May 16, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Super Smash Bros. Tournament / Fri, May 23 @ 4PM
Super Smash Bros. Tournament – May 23, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Who will reign supreme in this battle royal of epic proportions? Come, dominate the competition, and fight to win a Gamestop gift card! Snacks served.
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TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, May 28 @ 4PM
Writing Group – May 28, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to this month’s second meeting of the Teen Writing Group to build writing skills and receive feedback on your work. Snacks served.
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TEENS: Open Gaming / May 30 @ 4PM
Open Gaming – May 30, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.
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