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 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

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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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This Week in Teen Programs…

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8-12 Grade Book Club
Friday, October 16, 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 we’ll be reading The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. We’ll also chat about what other books we love, do a small craft project, choose a name for out group, and pick the book title for our next meeting.

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.

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This Week in Teen Programs…

Join us this week for Tween Time, our new monthly program just for 5th-7th graders!

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Tween Time: Candy Science
Thursday, October 8, 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: Candy Science

Just in time for Halloween, join us as we conduct some mad scientist experiments on different kinds of popular candy.

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

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This Week in Teen Programs…

We’ve got several programs this week for teens at the library! Be sure to come join us!

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Random Fandom
Thursday, October 1, 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: Perler bead projects of your favorite fandoms.

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

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Star Wars Reads Day
Saturday, October 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Kingston Free Library
All Ages!

Join us we celebrate all things Star Wars!

Kids, tweens, and teens are all invited to drop in between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Kingston Free Library. We’ll have a variety of projects and activities for all age levels, plus free Star Wars swag to giveaway!

No registration required, for more info contact 783-8254, jmunson@skpl.org, or bfong@skpl.org.

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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!

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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.

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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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Teens Suggest Reading…Part 3


Teen Read Week
October 14-20

Welcome to our final day of “What should I read?”, book reviews for and by teens! One of the goals of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to read for fun. See what others have read and recommend…maybe you’ll find your next book! Be sure to check back throughout the year for more great book suggestions!

And don’t forget, today is the last day to sign up for the Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Three words I would use to describe The False Prince are exciting, suspenseful, and action packed. I think it’s exciting because of the part where Sage duels Rodan and Tobias stabs Sage in the back, all those things are exciting. Also I think of the word suspenseful because a person named Connor needs to choose one fake prince out of four. You really want to know who gets picked, an what happens to to the other three! In addition, I think of the word action-packed because there is a lot of action, like when a noble and his men got to Connor’s house and they find someone hiding and they must duel! I would definitely recommend this book!

  • Reviewd by: Hossam Z.
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Three words I would use to describe this book would be interesting, romantic, and frightening. I would call the book interesting because you never knew what was going to happen and you just wanted to keep reading. That way you get all the interesting an juicy details.
I would call this book romantic because there was a love triangle between a sorcerer, a werewolf, and a necromancer.
Finally, I would call this book frightening because there was a fight between two werewolves and it just happened out of nowhere!
I would recommend this book because I love reading books about the supernatural and there were so many good details and I loved all the characters.

  • Reviewed by: Lila L.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton
This book is about a girl named Bethany Hamilton. She lives in Hawaii and loves to surf. But on Halloween, her life changed forever. A shark attacked her and she lost her arm. She has become famous because since then she only has one arm and was still able to surf again.
She is a strong young lady who is a strong believer of the Christian faith. She miraculously survived a shark attack. She is my role model because she is only a year older than me and she has been a strong girl. Bethany is very brave and I really admire her.
This was an entertaining, cool, and interesting true story.

  • Reviewed by: Sarah M.
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Teens Suggest Reading…


Teen Read Week
October 14-20

One of the goals of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to read for fun. Sometimes though, with school, sports, clubs, family…well, life…finding time to read can be hard. And even when you do find time, there is always the big question. “What should I read?”

For the next few days, we’ll be sharing some reviews written this past summer by teens. See what others have read and recommend…maybe you’ll find your next book!
And don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for the Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

Schooled by Gordon Korman
This book is about a boy named Capricorn Anderson. He has lived at Garland Farm with his grandmother, Rain. Until now. Rain breaks her hip and needs to have eight weeks of rehab. For the first time in his life, Cap needs to go to a real school. At this school, the strangest kid in 8th grade is elected class president.
That would be Cap.
He is made fun of and laughed at, but he doesn’t care at all. After a while though, people start looking up to Cap, and start liking him, not hating him. He starts changing everyone’s opinion of him and the way he acts. Lastly, he brings the whole school together. Three words to describe this book: unique, funny, and exciting. I would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Reviewd by: Grace M.
Cloaked by Alix Flinn
This book is about a teenage boy who goes on an adventure to find his father, free some swans, and to rescue a frog. A magical one. But he doesn’t believe in magic. He is just an ordinary, shoe repair boy.
However, everything changes when he goes on this journey.
I think this is a great book and I would recommend this to teens that love adventure and fantasy books. The words I’d use to describe this book are magical, adventurous, and funny. I would encourage both boys and girls to read this book, along with other books written by this author. If you aren’t sure if you will “absolutely love the book” like I did, pick it up, start it, and I will guarantee you will love it as much as I did.

  • Reviewed by: A Teen Reader
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Three words I’d use to describe Leviathan are exciting, suspenseful, and unexpected.
I think of the word exciting because things happen that are exciting like when Prince Alek learn to use a cyclops stormwalker. Also, when Deryn Sharp dressed up as a boy so she could join the Navy.
I think of the word suspenseful because of when Prince Alek was using the stormwalker, they were spotted and had to battle. Also when Deryn was flying, she was caught in a storm!
In addition, I think of the word unexpected because when Alek was using the stormwalker, battles occurred!
I would recommend this book to everyone!

  • Reviewd by: A Teen Reader

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more fun reading suggestions from teens!

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