Check out what's going on at the Library this Summer! We have movies, gaming, craft programs and more! See Summer Teen Events below.
June 6th at 7:00 P.M.— Preparing for your Regents exams? Come and study at the Library in this fun Regents version of the quiz game show Jeopardy. Participants will be quizzed on all exam area's from french to biology and more. A prize will be awarded to the winner. Registration is required.
June 17th at 6:00 P.M.—Monday Night Crafts. Like scrabble? Well join us as we make fun coasters out of scrabble tiles. For participants 13-18. Registration is required.
June 24th at 6:00 —Join us on June 24th as we screen the adaptation of the popular teen book Beautiful Creatures.
June 27th at 7:00 P.M.—Tween and teens ages 10-14 come and join us in this fun and easy art program. We will be using canvas, acrylic paint and masking tape to make fun geometric desings paintings. Registration is required.
This year Summer Reading participants will be entering a raffle for the grand prize of Dr. Dre Beats headphones or $100 gift card. In order to enter into the raffle teens will have to read a book from different genres. Each book will earn them a raffle ticket for the headphones or gift card. Any additional books will earn participants other prizes as well. The genres consist of
• science fiction
• realistic fiction
• graphic novel
For each book read you will have to fill out a book sheet describing the book and return it to the YA Librarian beginning July 8th. Raffle tickets can also be awarded by attending any two of the Summer Reading programs listed below. In addition to the grand prize, participants will have the chance to earn other prizes such as Barnes and Noble gift cards, movie tickets and other giveaways.
July 8th at 6 P.M.—Joins us for your Summer Reading kick-off with a Fondue party. Who doesn't love chocolate, especially when it's covering fruits, marshmallows and cake. Join us as we discover what is beneath the chocolate! Registration is limited to 15 participants ages 12-18.
July 11th at 6 PM.— The 80's were all about having fun. Join us in this throwback of the retro 80's game classics that this decade was known for. From life-sized Pacman to a Bust a Move contest or a Rubik's Cube face-off, come and see what the 80's had to offer. Registration is limited to participants ages 12-18.
July 16th at 7 P.M. -- Master Raymond Portante is back to teach teen girls some basic moves for self defense. Registration is limited to 20 participants ages 12-18.
July 15th, July 29th, & August 12th at 6 P.M.-- Join us for our summer reading film series as we look beneath the surface for our Summer Reading program with the movies Journey to the Center of the Earth, Holes and The Hobbit, There and Back Again.
July 24th at 6 P.M. -- Join us for Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter Tea Party. Come play as we try to recreate this iconic scene from Alice in Wonderland. Refreshments will be served. All supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 15 participants ages 10-16.
July 25th at 7 P.M. -- Zumba Workout. Learn why this trendy Columbian dance craze is all the rage. This workout will be guaranteed to work up a sweat! Registration is limited to 25 participants ages 12-18.
July 31st at 6 P.M. -- Steampunk Fashion. Come and join us as we make some of the latest steampunk fashions. From hats, to goggles or bracelets there is something for everyone. All supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 15 participants ages 12-18.
August 6th at 7 P.M. -- Join us as we make worry stone art. These smooth polished stones are used to help ease ones worries. Personalize these with messages, sayings or designs. All supplies provided. Registration is limited to 15 participants ages 12-18
August 9th at 2:30 P.M. -- Superhero Sound Effects Headband. Unleash your inner Superhero with these fun and inter-changeable headbands. All supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 15 participants ages 12-18.
August 15th at 6 P.M. -- Seashell Crafts. Keeping with the Beneath the Surface theme we will be making fun and decorative crafts with seashells. All supplies will be provided. Registration is limited to 20 participants ages 10-14.
August 20th at 6 P.M. -- Zombie Apocolypse Party. Zombies are all the rage right now and we are going to explore what it’s like to live like a Zombie. Activities will include learning to do the Thriller dance and taste testing the finest Zombie delicacies. Registration is limited to 20 participants ages 12-14.
August 22nd at 2:30 P.M. -- Mortal Instruments Trivia Party. See how well you know the series. The winner will receive 2 tickets to the next day’s showing of the film The Mortal Insrtuments: City of Bones.
August 26th at 6 P.M. -- Local Battle. Test your knowledge of 8 pre-selected books in this Jeopardy style competition. Tweens and teens from grades 6-12 are welcome to participate in this team competition where last year we took third place. This year the books are: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, How they Croaked by Georgia Bragg, Legend by Marie Lu, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Ennuska Orczy, Smile by Raina Teigemeier, 13 LittleBlue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, and White Cat by Holly Black. Teams can be anywhere from 2-10 players. The winning team of the Local Battle will go on to compete in the Regional Battle at the Middletown Library on September 8th. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams. All teens who participate in the Regional Battle will walk away with a swag bag full of prizes.
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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