South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Upcoming Teen Programs…


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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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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Beneath the Surface: Teen Summer Program

We’re entering week two of the “Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Program! Lots of stuff is happening this week!

Beneath the Surface: Movies and More!

It’s time for our first movies and more on Wednesday, July 10th, 3-5 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library! Come watch the classic adventure movie Goonies (PG) while we make pirate themed crafts!

Popcorn and snacks will be served!

Registration preferred, call 789-1555 for more info.

Teen After Hours Lock-In

Then on Friday, July 12th from 6-9 p.m. at the Kingston Free Library join us for our Annual Summer Teen Lock-In! Open to students entering grade 7 and up, you’ll first, laugh yourself silly with an improv workshop! Then enjoy smoothie making and blackout poetry! Pizza will be served!

**Space is limited! Registration and Permission slips are required for this event. Call 783-8254 for more information!**

Don’t forget, every teen program you attend earns you a raffle ticket to win great prizes! Plus, complete any combination of six teen programs, weekly reading slips, or weekly scavenger hunt trivia and be entered to win the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire! Visit the Teen Summer Page of our website for full details!

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March Is Teen Tech Month


March 10th-March 16th is Teen Tech Week but the library will be celebrating all month long!

Each week on the blog we’ll be sharing book reviews by teens, video book trailers, and websites. From books, to movies, to games, to creating your own online content, there will be something for everyone.

The Teen Page of the library’s website has gotten a face lift–be sure to check out the all-new Teen Books and Reading section. Here you’ll find what’s new in books, book suggestions, and information on how to download e-books. The library webpage also has links to free online tutoring help and SAT practice tests.

And while it’s been said a million times before, it never hurts to have some reminders about staying safe online. Don’t share too much personal information—always stop and think who will see what you post about yourself. Avoid cyber bullying—don’t write it, don’t share it, and if you see it, let a trusted adult know about it. It may seem harmless or funny, but it isn’t. Especially to the person it’s about. Look in the library’s teen area for information and tips.

super8Finally, don’t forget the Teen Film Club for grades 7 and up will be meeting at the Peace Dale Library on Wednesday, March 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. We’ll be watching Super 8 (PG-13). They’ll be plenty of popcorn and thrills to go around. And while you are there, don’t forget to fill out the Teen Tech Survey located in the Teen Area of the library. Fill one out (or print one up now), drop it in the box—we’ll randomly pull out a few for prize giveaways!

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Sound Effects Workshop

Ever watch a movie or listen to an audiobook and wonder…”How did they make that sound???”

Now is your chance to find out! Kids entering Grade 7 and up are invited on Wednesday, July 13th from 2-3 p.m. to The Perception of Sound workshop with the RI Museum of Art and Science. Learn how to hear things in a new way and create sound effects from every day household items!

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

Registration is required for this program and starts on Wednesday, June 29th. Call 783-5386 for more information!

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Animation Workshop!

Interested in movies and animation? Don’t miss this Animation Workshop presented by the Rhode Island Museum of Science(RIMOSA) on Wednesday, July 6th from 2-3 p.m.

You will make a Victorian era animation to take home and then work in small groups to make your own stop-motion film to be premiered at the end of the summer and to be viewed later on the RIMOSA website.

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

For grades 7 and up. Registration preferred but not required! Call 789-1555 for more info!

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Hunger Games Movie Speculation…

With the popularity of Suzanne Collin’s dystopian future Hunger Games Trilogy it was only a matter of time before it was made into a movie (because, really…what isn’t made into a movie these days?!?). Collins has been supervising the adaptation of her book into a movie script, but the big question on minds is…who will play Katniss Everdeen?

Rumors suggest that it could be Hailee Steinfeld, the 14 year old who was recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the western True Grit. Maybe it will be Jennifer Lawrence, who was also recently nominated for an Oscar and will be starring in the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie. Or maybe, it will be Abigal Breslin (Zombieland, My Sister’s Keeper).

Check out the news story at

Who do YOU think should play Katniss???

Hailee Steinfeld Jennifer Lawrence Abigail Breslin Someone Else?
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