South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Teen Read Week Programs!

Teen Read Week (October 14-20) is finally here!

Hosted each year by the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) and ALA, Teen Read Week encourages teens age 12-18 to read for the fun of it, as well as become aware of the many programs and services that the library offers. Just don’t be scared off by This year’s horror movie inspired theme, It Came From the Library!

Don’t miss celebrating Teen Read Week! We have a new book group starting this week, our Anime/Manga group is meeting, and there is still time to sign up for our Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon! Check out all the details below!

Teen Survival Book Club
Teens in grades 7 and up are invited Wed. October 17 at 3:30 p.m. to the all new Peace Dale Library Survival Book Club.

Rather than read a specific book every month, we’ll have a different topic each month. Read a book of your choice that fits the topic, then come share it!

Our first theme is “Can you survive…the supernatural?”
Come share your favorite book about the supernatural world—ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies…

This is a great chance to learn about new books you might be interested in!

We’ll be brainstorming suggestions for future themes!

Snacks will be served; registration not required!

Anime/Manga Club
Like manga and anime? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club! We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (currently, watch Fairy Tale!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities!

Our next meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. on October 19, November 2, and November 16 at the Peace Dale Library.

Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served. No registration required.

“It Came From the Library”
Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon!
Teens in grades 7 and up are invited to the Teen Read Week Finale Read-a-thon, Saturday, October 20th, from 1:00-4:30 p.m.!

Bring a pillow, bring a favorite book, and come read for fun with us! Need a new book to read? We’ll have lots of suggestions. Browse our displays or visit out our book trailer station and learn about some of the library’s new books!

We will also announce the winner’s of the library’s Teen Choice Awards! From September 17 through October 12, teen at the library voted on what they liked! Find out what book wins the title of “Favorite Teen Book”; as well as what wins “Which book’s post apocalyptic world would you NOT want live in?” or “Which book has the best fictional sport or game?”

While reading is the focus, we’ll also have snacks, prizes, and art supplies for a Book Cover Redesign project.

Registration is required, please call 789-1555 ext. 105 for more info!

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This Week’s Teen Programs

Here’s what’s happening this week at the South Kingstown Public Library for teens entering Grades 7 and up:

  • Thursday, October 4th, 4-4:45 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • 7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Group
  • The 7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Group is back! For our first meeting, we will be discussing Malice by Chris Wooding.

    Books are available in advance at the Peace Dale Library; new memebers are always welcome.

    We will also be choosing what books we will be reading for the rest of the fall meetings! Come and get your suggestions heard! Can’t make it to the meeting? Email any suggestions to teenlibrarianbrandi@yahoo.com. Help select the books for the rest of the fall meetings!

  • Friday, October 5th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • The Anime/Manga Club
  • Like manga and anime? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch Fairy Tale, as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities!

    Our next meetings are 3:30-4:30 p.m. on October 19, and November 2.

    Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served. No registration required.

  • Teen Read Week Teen Choice Awards
  • Teen Read Week is October 14-20! Voting is currently going on for the South Kingstown Public Library’s Teen Choice Awards!

    What book should be made into a movie?
    What book has the best cover?
    What book has the best “bad guy”?

    Through October 12, visit any South Kingstown Public Library branch and fill out your ballot.

    The teen choice winners will be announced on Saturday, October 20th at our Teen Read Week Read-a-Thon Celebration!

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What’s Happening This Week And Next Week

It’s hard to believe it, but we are entering Week 5 of the “Own the Night” Teen Summer Program at the library.

***This is the last week that you can earn raffle tickets for our drawings!!!***

This means, if you have any last minute book reviews to turn in, Saturday August 4th is your last chance! So, get them in soon! You don’t want to miss out on having chances to win our fabulous summer prizes! We’ll be drawing the winners at our Zombie Survival Finale!

There are only a few programs left this summer, here’s the line up of programs for teens entering Grade 7 and up:

  • Monday, July 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Kingston Free Library
  • RI Museum of Science and Art: Cut-Outs
  • During this program, students learn about different types of animation – focusing on 2 dimensional or “cut-out” animation. After screening some professional “cut-out” shorts, students will make their own jointed 2-d puppets which may be taken home. They will then work in small groups to make their own stop-motion film, using their newly created puppets, to be premiered at the end of the outreach and to be viewed later on the RIMOSA website.

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Peace Dale Library</li
  • Insomniac Snack Cafe
  • Learn to make a variety of tasty snacks! Smores on a stick, smoothies, and more! Perfect for sleepover–or whenever! Space is limited! Registration required! Call 789-1555 to register

  • Thursday, August 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • Anime/Manga Club: Cos-Play!
  • Like manga and anime? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to the Summer Meeting of the Anime/Manga Club. For this meeting–it’s Cosplay Time! If you’d like, come dressed as your favorite anime character. There will also be trivia, drawing and of course…anime & manga!

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Peace Dale Library
  • Zombie Apocalypse Grande Finale
  • I know, this doesn’t happen for another week, but it can’t hurt to plan ahead!
    Can you survive the zombie invasion? Join us for our end of summer finale! There will be zombie themed trivia, games, and more! Enjoy pizza while we pull the “Own the Night” raffle prize winners! (You do not have to be present to win…but why would you risk missing all the fun?!?!). Everyone will get a free book to take home. Registration preferred for this program, call 789-1555.
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Program Reminders!

Hey everyone!

Just a quick reminder about what teen programs are happening this week at the library:

Thursday, June 7th 4-4:45 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Club

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Thursday, June 8th, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Anime/Manga Club ***Don’t forget, we meet 15 minutes later today!!!***

Hope to see everyone there!

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Anime/Manga Club

Like manga and anime? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (such as Black Cat, Tsubasa and others!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities! Our next meetings are on January 6th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and January 20th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served.

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Anime/Manga Club Super Summer Meeting


Students entering grades 7 and up are invited to join the Anime/Manga Club for a Super Summer Meeting on Friday, August 12th from 2-4 p.m.!

It’s Cosplay Day! Come dressed as your favorite anime character!

In addition or watching and drawing anime, try your hand a making Japanese string dolls or origami! Can you use chopsticks? Practice while you sample Japanese snack foods!

No registration is required for this program. Questions? Call 789-1555.

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Candy Sushi with the Anime/Manga Club

Students entering Grade 7 and up are invited to a Super Summer meeting of the Anime Manga Club on Friday, July 8th from 2-4 p.m.! This month, in addition to drawing and watching anime, we will also be making candy sushi!

Don’t forget! Every program you attend earns you a ticket towards the Teen Summer Program Grand Prize Raffle!

Space is limited! You must register for this program! Registration starts Wednesday, June 22. Call 789-1555 for more information.

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Anime/Manga Club

Like manga and anime? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (such as Black Cat, Tsubasa and others!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities! Our next meetings are on May 20th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and June 10th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served.

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Anime/Manga Club

Like manga and anime? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (such as Black Cat, Tsubasa and others!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities! Our next meetings are on May 6th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and May 20th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served.

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Ever Wonder…

Ever wonder what we do at the Anime/Manga Club? Check out some of the artwork from our talented memebers on Flickr!

Morgan

Hayley

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