South Kingstown Public Library Teens

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 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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Friday Spotlight: Animation!

The Own the Night Teen Summer Program is well under way! Don’t forget, you can earn raffle tickets for reading, reviewing books, and attending programs! For all the details, check here.

And speaking of programs, the Peace Dale Library has the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art coming next week. They’ll be doing a hands on program demonstrating the effects and illusions that color can have on animated videos. And the best part of their program? They bring all the materials and cameras and let you film your own video!

To get in the spirit of things, today’s Friday Spotlight highlights a few online tools that you can use to create online animated videos.

Animoto

Animoto lets you sign up for free and make unlimited 30 second videos. Select from their backgrounds and music, upload your own pictures from your computer or Facebook account and create slideshow style videos.

Draw A Stickman

Draw a Stick Man is just plain hilarious. Draw yourself a stick man. Or stick girl. Or, if it’s more your style, a stick robot. Then choose from two story lines and watch your creation come to life. At various points of the story, you will be prompted to add draw addition things to be incorporated into the animation. So funny. I promise. Just try it.
Xtranormal

Xtranormal lets you pick from a variety of animated characters. Pick your “actor” tell them what to say and how to move. I tried it out (very quickly). My video is a bit basic, but the possibilities are endless.

These are just a few of the video and animation tools out there. Don’t forget, join us and RI Museum of Science and Art next week, Wednesday, July 11th, from 2-3 p.m. for even more animation and video fun!

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Book Buddies Volunteer Program

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Need Volunteer Hours? Like Kids and Books? Join the Book Buddies!

Sign ups have begun for the fall session of the Book Buddies at the Peace Dale Public Library. Beginning on October 16th at 4 p.m., the program will run consecutive Fridays through November 20th. (On Oct. 16th only, Teen Readers are asked to arrive at 3:30). This is a great way for students in grades 6 and up to earn community service hours.

Each week Teen Readers in grades 6 and up will meet with 3-8 year old Little Book Buddies. One on one reading is ideal, but no more than 2 Little Buddies will be assigned to a teen reader. The first 30 minutes are dedicated to reading, book selection or coloring will follow if so desired.

This is a joint program supervised by the Teen Librarian and the Children’s Librarian. Registration and a six week commitment to the program is required; register by stopping in or calling the library at 789-1555.

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