Check out what's going on at the Library this summer! We have movies, interactive gaming, craft programs and more! To register for all teen programs please call (845) 352-5700 ext 237.
Looking to participate in this years Summer Reading Program? Here's how it works. Read 1 book from the 12 genre's listed below and earn a raffle ticket toward the grand proze - and iPad Mini.
Don't miss out on great prizes and endless fun!
July 7th at 3 P.M. Cupcake Wars-- Join us for our Summer Reading Kick off party. Cupcake decorating is a fun, filling and cut-throat event to kick off our Summer Reading Program. Take part in this delicious program. May the odds be ever in your favor! Don't forget to sign up for your chance to compete. Registration starts June 22nd and is limited in participation.
July 10th at 6 P.M. Glow Stick Games -- Are you afraid of the dark? If not come try your hand at our glow in the dark bowling, ring toss and hopscotch.
July 18th, 25th, August 1st & 8th at 3 P.M. Battle of the Books Discussion --Interested in competing in this year's Battle of the Books competition? Join us as we look to hold onto our champion's title and discuss Bomb by Steve Sheinkin, Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Doll Bones by Holly Black, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge, The Princess Bride by William Goldman and A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin. If you are registered as a teen volunteer, service time will be awarded for those who participate. This program is for those entering grades 6-12.
July 14th at 3 P.M. Dr. Who Party -- Whovians, unite! Join in on a rousing game of Weeping Angel Freeze Tag. Make your own tardis, participate in a Dr. Who work out or make a custom duct tape bowtie.
July 16th at 6 P.M. Return of the Jedi -- Celebrate your love for Star Wars with this fun, interactive program. Make your own light saber and take a seing at our training course. Oh, and make sure you don't drop Yoda!
July 21st at 6 P.M. Movie Night: RoboCop -- In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate Omni Corp sees their chance for a part-man, part - robot police officer. Rated PG-13 and runs 113 minutes. Free popcorn will be served.
July 24th at 6 P.M. Big Bang Theory Party -- Come celebrate Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Bernadette and Raj in this fun night celebrating all things Big Bang. Whether its playing Rock Paper Lizzard Spock or competing in our trivia contest maybe it will be you who walks away with Big Bang bragging rights.
July 28th at 6 P.M. Music Box -- In this program we will be making old-fashioned musical instruments/ Take your pick at either musical rain sticks or pan pipes. These unique intruments will allow you to join the band and make some great music. Registration is required and opens up on July 13th for those ages 10-14.
July 29th & August 4th at 3 P.M. Custom T-shirts -- Create unique t-shirts using a reverse bleach techmique. Persomalize your shirts to match your own personal style. Registration starts July 13th fot those ages 10-16.
August 7th at 6 P.M. Circuit Board -- E-lec-tric-ity...Find out what it takes to light up this simple circuit board in this fun and easy program. Registration is limited and starts July 27th for those ages 10-14.
August 11th at 6 P.M. Movie Night: Divergent -- In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she is Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before its too late. Rated PG-13and runs 139 minutes. Free popcorn will be served.
August 13th at 6 P.M. CSI -- Learn what it takes to be a crime scene investigator. Discuver your skills at reading fingerprints, handwriting analysis, finding hidden messages and strengthening your observation skills. Registration begins July 27th for those ages 10-14.
August 15th at 2 P.M. Local Battle of the Books -- You've read the books, participated in our book discussions and now its time to put your knowledge to the test, Teams will be pitted against each other to see who will go on to defend our championship Battle of the Books regiona; competition on September 6th. Teams with a minimum of 5 must be formed in order to compete.
August 19th at 3 P.M. Food for Thought -- Looking for a snack that is out of this world? How about one that will really spark a chemical reaction? If so, thencome and try some of our solar smores or edible DNA. Registration is limited and starts August 3rd.
August 21st at 3 P.M. Final Party! -- You've made it this far and not its time to celebrate with our final party! As you wait to get your fina; prozes test your skills at our giant Jenga tower of find our who killed Colonel Mustard in the library with the candle stick in our life size Clue.
If you are a high school student and need community service hours, consider being a “Junior Volunteer” at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in the children’s department. For more information please call 352-5700 ext., 237 and ask for Sue Donohue, Children’s Librarian/Volunteer Coordinator.
What is a graphic novel? Well, that seems to be open for debate also; but, the quick answer is that a graphic novel is a book or novel length comic book. Some of them are collections of serialized comic books. This is especially true with superheros and some of the science fiction comics. Many graphic novels are original publications, never before serialized.
Our library has graphic novel collections in the Children, Teen, and Adult sections of the library, with the largest section housed in the Teen area on the second floor. We have a very diverse collection ranging from the traditional superhero genre to original graphic novels to manga. Please ask a reference librarian if you'd like additional information.
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