South Kingstown Public Library Teens

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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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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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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Event Reminder

It’s time to Make Waves @ Your Library with the Teen Summer Reading Program!

Help kick off the summer with cartoons and ice cream. Students entering grades 6 and up are invited to join Steve Brosnihan from 3-4 p.m. Learn techniques on how to draw cartoons in this hands on workshop.

This event will be followed by an ice cream social from 4:15-5:30p.m. Space is limited; call 789-1555 to register for one or both of these events.

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Make Waves @ Your Library!

It’s almost that time of year again for the Teen Summer Reading Program! We’ve got lots of great programs this year, ranging from Smoothies & Salsa Making to Henna Tattoos and Library Minute to Win It!

Along with fun events we also have tons of weekly giveaways and raffle prizes. Starting June 28th you can sign up at any of the South Kingstown Public Library Branches. Each week through August 6th, read 30 minutes a day, come back and fill out an entry blank at the library and collect your weekly prize. Grand raffle prizes winners will be pulled from the weekly entries.

Help kick off the Make Waves Teen Summer Reading Program with cartoons and ice cream. Students entering grades 6 and up are invited to join Steve Brosnihan from 3-4 p.m. Learn techniques on how to draw cartoons in this hands on workshop.

This event will be followed by an ice cream social from 4:15-5:45.

Space is limited; call 789-1555 to register for these events.

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7th-9th Grade Book Group

The 7th-9th Grade Book Group will be having the first meeting of the new year on Thursday, September 3rd, 4-4:45pm!

Come discuss what books you read over the summer as well as help choose the titles for upcoming discussions! New members are always welcome, snacks will be served!

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Altered Books

Just a reminder…

Teen Artist Cafe: Altered Books
Wednesday July 7th, 2-3:30 p.m.

Teens will break all the rules as they rip, puncture, paint, and glue old, discarded books to create masterpieces of art! The goal is to alter the book’s appearance, turning it into a new kind of artistic expression. It is one part recycling, one part creativity, and fun all over! Students entering grades 7 and up are invited. Space is limited; call the library to register. 789-1555

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Teen Summer Reading Program

School’s almost out, and that means….

It’s time for the Teen Summer Reading Program.

There will be prizes each week for all who participate by reading 30 minutes per day, as well as drawings for grand prize-winners each week. The weekly incentive prizes have been generously donated by local and statewide sponsors and are especially geared toward teens and preteens. Open to students entering grades 7 and up, the program will run through August 9th.

In addition to weekly prizes, we will also be holding weekly teen events at the Peace Dale Library. Space is limited, so be sure to stop in or call the library at 789-1555 to register!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2:30 p.m.
Keith Munslow Improv Workshop

This workshop is all about making it up on the spot! Using a mix of theatrical warm ups and comedy improv games (like the kind you see on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) we will dive into the fast-paced world of improvisation. This exciting group program teaches teamwork, give/take and creative problem solving in a fun, safe environment.

Thursday, July 2nd, 4-4:45 p.m.
7-9th Grade Book Group

Students in grades 7-9 will be meeting to discuss Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales. Copies of the book will be available in advance at the Peace Dale Library. Snacks will be served, no registration is required. New members always welcome.

Teen Artist Café Series at the Peace Dale Library

Students entering grades 7 and up are invited to create different things each week at the Summer Reading Express Yourself Teen Artist Café. Come to one or come to them all! Space is limited; call the library at 789-1555 for more information or to register for these events.

  • Wednesday, July 8th, 2-3:30p.m. Altered Books
  • Wednesday, July 15th, 2-3:30 p.m. Tie Dye
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2-3:30 p.m. Magnetic Poetry Sets
  • Wednesday, July 29th 2-3 p.m. Friendship Bracelets
  • Wednesday, August 5th, 2-4 p.m. Henna Tattoos
    (A PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM MUST BE SIGNED FOR A YOUTH TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY).
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