South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Last Chance! The End is Almost Here!

The end is getting near! Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, August 4th is the last day to check in for summer reading and turn in any book reviews!!!

Then join us for the Teen Summer Finale on Wednesday, August 8th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library. There will be pizza, zombie survival games, trivia, crafts (both of the zombie and non-zombie nature!), prizes…oh yes, there will be prizes!

Come see if you won a prize in our raffle! Maybe you are a the lucky Kindle winner! And if you’ve been away all summer, never fear! There will be prizes to be won that day, and free books for everyone! Don’t miss it!

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Monday Teen Program Update

Here’s what’s happening this week at the South Kingstown Public Library for teens entering Grades 7 and up (and don’t forget, every program you attend earns you another ticket into our Level One Raffle!):

  • Wednesday, July 11th, 2-3 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • RI Museum of Science and Art: Color, Emotion, and Illusions in Animation
  • Interested in movies and animation? Don’t miss this Animation Workshop presented by the Rhode Island Museum of Science (RIMOSA)! In this hands-on workshop, learn how color, emotion, and illusion can be used to aid animation. Work in small groups to make your own stop-motion film. Registration preferred but not required!

  • Thursday, July 12th, 4-4:45 p.m. Peace Dale Library
  • 7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Club
  • The 7th & 8th Grade Guys Read Book Group will be meeting to discuss Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith:

    When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.
    Books are available in advance at the Peace Dale Library; new members are always welcome!

  • Friday, July 13th, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Kingston Free Library
  • Freaky Friday Lock-In at the Library
  • Join us after the library closes for an evening of Friday the 13th fun! Starting the evening will be Mat Franco, who will present an interactive show of sleight-of-hand magic, followed by a workshop where teens can learn some tricks of the trade! The focus is not just based on “revealing secrets,” but more on why and how the methods work to create the illusion of magic. Teens will leave with the knowledge base they need to perform beginning level tricks with ordinary objects they have at home!

    Following Mat, enjoy pizza, glow in the dark things(?!), games, and more!

    Registration and permission slips required for this event. Call 783-8254 for more information

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Duct Tape Day

What can you do with Duct tape? Make a wallet? Make a hat? Flip flops? Or maybe something completely different! On Wednesday, August 3rd from 2-4 p.m. teens entering Grade 7 and up are invited to show us what they can do with Duct tape.

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

Registration is not required for this program. Questions? Call the library at 789-1555.

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Sharpie Tie Dye and Bleach Tee-Shirts

On Wednesday, July 27th from 2-4 p.m., teens entering grades 7 and up can show off who they are by designing two unique shirts (or bandannas or hats or any white cotton clothing) Bring a white one for tie dying done with Sharpies and a dark one for sprayed on bleach designs!

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

Registration for this program starts Wednesday, July 13th. Participants are asked to bring one or two shirts with them. To register or for questions, call 789-1555.

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Henna Tattoos!

Guys and girls entering Grade 7 and up are invited to show off their creativity on Wednesday, July 20th from 2-4 p.m.

Henna tattoos are temporary and last for about a week. This temporary tattoo art from began in South Asia and the Middle East as decoration applied to brides before their weddings.

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

A PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM MUST BE SIGNED FOR A YOUTH TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PEACE DALE LIBRARY. Space is limited! Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, July 6th. Call 789-1555 to register or for more information.

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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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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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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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Teen Summer Program!

South Kingstown Library Teen Summer Program
July 5th—August 10th
Open to Grade 7 and up!

This summer is your chance to win in our Grand Prize Drawing!
I-Pod Shuffle! Nook E-Book Reader! Digital Camera! Gift certificates to Wakefield Books, El Fuego, Pier Pizza and Entertainment Cinema!

How can you win?

Read! Set your own timed reading goals! Each time you meet one, you get a coupon to a local business and two raffle tickets for our Grand Prize Drawing!
Review! In 100 words, tell others if you would recommend the book you are reading! Rather draw? Submit a picture inspired by the book. Submissions will be posted on the library’s Teen Blog and each one earns you raffle ticket! Forms are available at the library; or email your entry to teenlibrarianbrandi@yahoo.com
Visit! For every teen event you attend, you get two raffle tickets!

What events are we doing?

Peace Dale Library Events:
Wed. July 6th, 2-3 p.m. RI Museum of Art & Science: Animation Workshop
Interested in movies and animation? You will make a Victorian era animation & work in small groups making a stop-motion film.

Fri. July 8th 2-4 p.m. Anime/Manga Club Summer Special
In addition to drawing & watching anime, we’ll also be making candy sushi!

Wed. July 13th, 2-3 p.m. RI Museum of Art & Science: Sound Effects Workshop
Ever watch a movie or listen to an audio book and wonder… “How did they make that sound???” Now is your chance to find out!

Wed. July 20th, 2-4 p.m. Henna Tattoos

Wed. July 27th 2-4 p.m. Sharpie Tie Dye and Bleach Tee-Shirts
Design two unique shirts (or bandanas or hats or any white cotton clothing). Bring a white one for tie dying done with Sharpies & a dark one for spray bleach designs!

Wed. August 3rd, 2-4 p.m. Duct Tape-A-Palooza
What can you do with Duct tape? Make a wallet? Make a hat? Flip flops? Or maybe something completely different!

Kingston Free Library
Wed. July 13th, 11 a.m. RI Museum of Art & Science-Animation Workshop
Fri. July 29th, 11 a.m. Watercolor Painting Workshop with Pam Santos

Grand Finale @ The Peace Dale Library
Wed. August 10th 2-4 p.m.

Join us for games, ice cream and pizza! Get a free book!
Grand Prize Raffle Winners will be chosen!

Space is limited for some programs! For questions or registration, call the Peace Dale Library at 789-1555 or the Kingston Free Library at 783-8254!

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Summer Reading Help

I know many don’t want to think about it…but in just a few short weeks, summer will be over and it will be time to go back to school.

How’s the required summer reading going? Finished already? No? Haven’t started? Not a problem. We can help. If you have specific titles you need to read, stop in, we can order them for you. Need suggestions on mysteries, science fiction, autobiographies or short stories? Try some of these:

Mysteries

The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael Beil
Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.

Scat by Carl Hiaasen
Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.

Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
Twelve-year-old private investigator Fletcher Moon, nicknamed “Half Moon” because of his shortness, must track down a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.

Science Fiction

Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Thirteen-year-old Bethany’s parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Fourth World by Kate Thompson
Fifteen-year-old Christie and his older stepbrother, Danny, travel to the home and mysterious laboratory of the elder boy’s scientist mother, where they learn a shocking truth about the nature of her experiments.

Autobiographies

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah
When her mother dies giving birth to her, Adeline is considered bad luck by her family, thus when her father’s new wife begins to treat her poorly while spoiling the others, Adeline can turn to no one for comfort and must endure the difficult times on her own, in a dramatic true story of bravery and triumph over adversity.

How Angel Peterson got his name : and other outrageous tales about extreme sports by Gary Paulsen
Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.

The abracadabra kid: a writer’s life by Sid Fleischman
The autobiography of the Newbery award-winning children’s author who set out from childhood to be a magician.

Short Stories

Sideshow: Ten original tales of freaks, illusionists, and other matters odd and magical edited by Deborah Noyes
Ten original tales by modern-day masters of the bizarre. Meet mediums and mummies, spinsters and bearded ladies, circus freaks and monsters of every sort!

Geektastic: Stories from the nerd herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
From Trekkers to science geeks, Buffy fanatics to Dungeon Masters, nerds of all persuasions are sure to find themselves in the pages of this anthology.

Free? Stories celebrating human rights edited by Amnesty International
An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith, compiled in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

These are just a few suggestions, be sure to check out other titles on the Teen Booklist Page of the South Kingstown Library website.

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