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Special Events & Recurring Programs  - Unless otherwise noted, all teen programs are for Grades 6 and Up

                                

Please register for all programs via the links below or by calling the library at 875-9004. There will  be no confirmation sent for online registration, unless more information is needed.

                                                                                                      

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: A Universe of STories

Monday, June 17 - Monday, August 12
The Summer Reading Program encourages reading through interactive activities – and incentives! Teens read, log their books and earn points which can be redeemed for raffle prizes at the August 12 Teen Prize Party. They can also enter weekly drawings for t-shirts and books. To be eligible for the Grand Prizes of a Fitbit or passes to Comic Con, readers must also fill out an activity-based “Bingo Board.” Please sign up at the Library on or after June 17.

 

SODA BOTTLE ROCKETS  Register Here

Monday, July 1, 4:30 pm

Use a recycled plastic soda bottle and build a blast off platform - then mix a concoction of household ingredients that will cause a reaction to propel the soda bottle sky high! Rain date July 2.

 

BUILD AN EZ GLIDER  Register Here

Tuesday, July 9, 4:30 pm

Come build and decorate your own EZ Glider with step by step instructions and a little glue. Then we will take the gliders outside and let them fly.

 

J.R. ZUCKERBERG AUTHOR VISIT  Register Here

Friday, July 12, 7 pm

For teens and adults. John Jay alum J.R. Zuckerberg, co-author of A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities, will be joining us for a special discussion of the book, its awesome illustrations and theme of acceptance. Afterwards, we’ll do an interactive art-making activity!

 

GALAXY SLIME  Register Here

Monday, July 15, 4:30 pm

Create sparkly, out-of-this-world slime!

 

TEEN PIZZA & BOOK CHAT: A HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY  Register Here

Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 pm

While munching on pizza and dessert we will share our review of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. In this classic galactic tale, moments before the earth is about to be demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect.

 

TEEN PAINTING NIGHT  Register Here

Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 pm

Forget Bob Ross painting step by step... we have South Salem's own artist and teacher Sam Kanner, guiding us to painting our own galaxy landscape designs on canvas.

 

ACT/SAT practice test  Register Here

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am to 1:15 pm
Attention college-bound high schoolers. Take your choice of a practice ACT or SAT test and receive a FREE consultation with C2 Education to go over your results and help prep for the upcoming formal tests in the fall. The test will begin PROMPTLY at 10, so please arrive a few minutes early.

 

ECLIPSE BLEACHED T-SHIRTS  Register Here

Tuesday, July 23, 4:30 pm

Using a black t-shirt and bleach, teens will create a design that resembles the sun's corona showing behind the moon during an eclipse. Program will be held on the Library lawn. Rain date August 6.

 

TEEN YOGA ON THE LAWN  Register Here

Mondays, July 29 & August 26, 6:30 pm

Continuation of our monthly Teen Yoga Class with instructor Ellen of Firefly Yoga. She will provide teens with techniques to help them destress and relax as the new school year approaches. Bring a yoga mat and water.

 

NASA SPACE SCIENCE WORKSHOP  Register Here

Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 pm

“Knowledge to Grow On” gives an introduction to NASA's aerospace program. Teens will build a prototype lunar module and learn the struggles that NASA workers faced in their attempt to reach the moon.

 

DESIGN YOUR OWN APP  Register Here

Wednesday, July 31, 4:45 pm

Learn how to create a unique application using both coding and design skills, using free software that allows users to create graphical user interfaces.

 

TEEN MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT  Register Here

Friday, August 2, 6:30 pm

Come for pizza, snacks and a showing of the classic 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, about a gentle alien stranded on Earth.

 

LIGHT SABER BOTTLES FOR TEENS  Register Here

Monday, August 5, 4:30 pm

Transform a recycled glass cylinder into a glowing, shimmering light saber!

 

TEEN PRIZE PARTY  Register Here

Monday, August 12, 7:00 pm

Come redeem your Summer Reading points for prizes.  Enjoy ice cream and enter raffles for the prizes you want from a variety of local vendors. 

 

College ADMISSIONS & Community Service  Register Here
Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm

Program for rising freshman through rising seniors and parents.
Community Service has become a heavily weighted factor by college admissions officers to distinguish between qualified students in the admissions process. College admissions officers want to see the impact a student has made in his or her community when he or she is not in class. Come learn how community service projects can help students develop skills and confidence, give back to the community and have led to successful college admissions for local students.  Parents and Students welcome.

 

BOOK BITES  Register Here

Meets 3rd Tuesday of Month, 6:00 pm

Grades 6 - 8. We’ll share the details of our favorite books and munch on pizza and cookies. The book selection for June 18 is Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff.

 

GUYS READ   Register Here

Meets Last Tuesday of Month, 6:00 pm 
Grades 6 - 8. Enjoy pizza and cookies while discussing your favorite books. This book group will take a break for the summer.

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS  
Meets Monthly Saturdays at 4:00 pm

On hiatus for Summer, will begin again in September
Dungeon Master Al Pezone leads this popular fantasy game for new and experienced players. Heroes will be guided through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues and more. Refreshments will be served. This program is full. An additional session will be added in September.

 

 

Teen Advisory Group

Meets the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 pm

Teens in Middle and High School

The group helps plan special events for teens and younger children. To join TAG, please contact Dolores Antonetz at 875-9004.