South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Upcoming Teen Programs…

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Teen Movie Day: Jurassic World
Wednesday, December 30, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 6-12

Need something to do this holiday break? Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Teen Movie Day!

Join us for a showing of Jurassic World (PG-13)!

Popcorn will be served. No registration required.

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This Week in Teen Progams…

  

Tween Time: Holiday Madness
Thursday, December 10, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 5-7

Students in grades 5-7 are invited to join us for our monthly Tween Time! Each month we’ll have a different project or activity.

This Month: Holiday Madness

Come make sweet treats and holiday gifts! We’ll also have stations for card making and gift wrapping. Bring in anything you need wrapped, we’ll have all the supplies! Snacks and hot chocolate will be served!

Registration preferred, contact bfong@skpl.org or 789-1555 ext. 105

  

8th-12th Grade Teen Book Bingo Day!
Friday, December 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Peace Dale Library

It’s the season of giving, and we want to give away some books! Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join this special book club meeting!

This month: Book Bingo!

Play Bingo. Win books. What could be better?

Snacks will be served. Help pick what to read in the upcoming year. Registration preferred, not required, contact bfong@skpl.org or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more info.

Looking Ahead…

  • Wednesday, December 16, 4-5 p.m., 6th-8th Grade Book Bingo Giveaway!
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This Week In Teen Programs…

Random Fandon
Thursday, December 3, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 6-12

Do you love Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Superheroes, or any other world? Join us for the first meeting of our all new Random Fandom Club. Each month we’ll talk about and do activities related to popular fandoms.

This month: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Watch the movie while we work on related projects. Snacks will be served, registration preferred but not required, contact 789-1555 ext.108 or bfong@skpl.org

Looking Ahead…

  • Thursday, December 10, 4-5:15 p.m., Tween Time: Winter Madness, Grades 5-7
  • Friday, December 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 8th-12th Grade Book Bingo Giveaways!
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This Week in Teen Programming

8-12 Grade Book Club
Friday, November 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Peace Dale Library

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for our all new book club!

This month: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Read the book before the movie hits theaters in January! We’ll watch clips of the movie trailer, actor interviews, and more!

Snacks will be served. Books are available in advance at the library. Registration preferred, not required, contact bfong@skpl.org or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more info.

Looking Ahead…

  • Thursday, December 3, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Random Fandom: Nightmare Before Christmas movie day!
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This Week in Teen Programs…

Tween Time: Gaming Day
Thursday, November 12, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 5-7

Students in grades 5-7 are invited to our all new monthly Tween Time! Each month we’ll have a different project or activity.

This month: Gaming Day

Join us as we celebrate International Gaming Day! From tabletop games, to board games, to online games, we’ll have lots to try and play together. We’ll have Yu-Gi-Oh giveaways, and more! You could win games to take home!

Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome. Contact bfong@skpl.org or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more information.

Looking Ahead…

  • Friday, November 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 8th-12th Grade Book Club
  • Thursday, December 3, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Random Fandom: Nightmare Before Christmas movie showing and crafts, Grades 6-12
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This Week in Teen Programs

Random Fandon
Thursday, November 5, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 6-12

Do you love Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Superheroes, or any other world? Join us for the first meeting of our all new Random Fandom Club. Each month we’ll talk about and do activites related to popular fandoms.

This month: Star Wars and Percy Jackson

Plus, help choose what fandoms we should talk about at future meetings. Snacks will be served, registration preferred but not required, contact 789-1555 ext.108 or bfong@skpl.org

Looking Ahead…

  • Thursday, November 12th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tween Time: Gaming Day, Grades 5-7
  • Friday, November 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 8th-12th Grade Book Club
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Books and Music….?

You might not immediately put books and music together. Yes, there are books about music, but what about books with a soundtrack? That’s right, soundtracks are not just for movies anymore! Here a few books that have their own soundtracks (or at the very least, an integral playlist)—and don’t forget, if you love a song, the library  has tons of CDs that you can borrow!

    

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Music inspires Keplinger! On her website you’ll find a list of songs that either inspired the writing, or reminded her of the characters in her book. From Oasis, to Jack’s Mannequin and Taylor Swift, there’s a little bit of everything on her playlists. Visit her website to see the full listings!

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

In this 2015 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee, discovering her talent as a DJ sixteen year old Elise finds strength and passion in music. See the songs here!

Scar Boys by Len Vhahos

This 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee about a high school band trying to hit it big uses song titles for each of it’s chapters (plus, the book is based on the author’s own experiences!). You can check out the whole playlist here on Spotify, as well as a great interview with Vlahos about music and his book.

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Books and Movies…?

There are lots and lots of books being turned into movies these days, and while we’re all familiar with Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner, here are a few more adaptations to look for in the future. Now’s your chance to check out the book before you see the movie!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the un lucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

   

Pssst…we’re also having a special 8th-12th Grade Book Club meeting on Friday, November 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library where we’ll discuss the book and talk about the upcoming movie!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
In March 2016, director Tim Burton brings this creepy, picture filled novel to life. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12–“Cupid Day”–should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

This one doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but last month Zoey Deutch (Emily in Beautiful Creatures and Rose in Vampire Academy) was cast as the main character of Samantha:

What do you think? Good choice? Bad choice? Who would you have picked?

And more importantly, what book do you wish they would make into a movie???

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Teen Read Week: October 18-24th

It’s Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is an national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

It’s also a week where YOU get a say in what the top book was for last year!

Help pick the Teens’ Top Ten List, a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open through October 24! Click here to see the nominees and to vote!

We’ll also have plenty of fun book related news and suggestions this week, so check back often!

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This Week In Teen Programs

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6-8th Grade Book Club
Wednesday, October 21, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library Library

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join the our all new book club!

This month: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

Join us for a book discussion and a creepy food project! We’ll discuss what other books we love and what we’ll read in the future!

Books are available in advance at the library. Registration preferred, contact 783-5386 or bfong@skpl.org for more information.

Looking Ahead…

  • Thursday, November 5th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Random Fandom: Star Wars & Percy Jackson, Grades 6-12
  • Thursday, November 12th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tween Time: Gaming Day, Grades 5-7
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