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Programs for Tweens and Teens in 6th - 12th grade unless otherwise noted; please register at the Children's Reference Desk unless otherwise noted.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Animal Fair

FALL ANIMAL FAIR
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fun for the whole family! Love animals? Join us as we celebrate our animal friends of the library. Check out and/or adopt a new pet friend, learn about pet care, and all things pet related. We’ll be visited by local shelters, vets, trainers, stores and more.There will also be a special appearance by the Washington Wild Things mascot! Prizes and giveaways for you and your animal friend! Please bring a pet supply donation for the Washington County Humane Society, our local shelter. Special events include:

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.: Small Pet Care presented by Petco
Noon - 12:30 p.m.: Scent and Trick Dog presented by Keystone K-9 Club
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.: Dog Training with Nick the Dog Whisperer
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Visit with the Washington Wild Things Mascot
The Greene County Humane Society will be bringing adoptable kittens, and Angel Ridge, Animal Advocates and the Washington Humane Society will also be bringing furry friends looking for new homes!

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with all the participants, who will be distributing samples and coupons. Everyone will receive a raffle ticket for an Animal Lover's Basket. All children who attend will have a chance to win a free animal book while supplies last. Donations are being accepted for the Washington Area Human Society in the lobby through the day of the fair. Registration is not required to attend this free event. Please note: This event is being offered to pet lovers of all ages, but please do not bring your pets to the fair.



PRETTY LITTLE LIARS BOOK CLUB!
First Saturday of the month
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Do you love watching Pretty Little Liars? Read the series that started it all! Each month we will be discussing a book from the Pretty Little Liar series. We will be reading them in order. Join us the first Saturday from 1 to 2 for some PLL book discussion, trivia, and of course episodes! Upcoming titles:

October 4, 2014: Flawless
November 1, 2014: Perfect
December 6, 2014: Unbelievable


BANNED BOOKS WEEK
September 21 - 27, 2014

National Banned Books Week celebrates our freedom to read. There will be a display of books in the Teen Room that have been banned over the years. Check out any banned book during September and earn a chance to win a basket of banned books for your personal collection!



GREAT HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Do your part to have a “Green Halloween” this year and join us for the GO Green Club’s Great Halloween Costume Swap Day. Why purchase a new costume when you can swap instead and save resources, packaging, transportation costs, AND money?

On Thursday, October 9, from 6 – 8 p.m. OR Friday, October 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. drop off your used but in GREAT condition children's, teen or adult costumes at the library and get a ticket for the swap. Come back to the library on October 11 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with your ticket and shop for your swap. Watch for more details about this event in early September. Want to help with the Swap? Email ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com to volunteer!



MOVIE NIGHTS

TEEN AFTERNOON MOVIE

Are movie prices getting you down? We have just the solution for you! Join us for our Teen Afternoon Movies, complete with popcorn! Movies will be shown in the Teen Reading Room using the overhead projector and big screen. Call the Teen Desk or check back at the website to see what movie we're showing each month.

When: Fridays, September 5, October 3, November 7, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ages: Young Adults entering grade 6 and up in the fall

Upcoming Afternoon Movies:

October 3, 2014: To be announced
November 7, 2014: To be announced
December 5, 2014: To be announced
Popcorn and snacks will be served -- see you there!


BOOKS IN THE MOVIES NIGHT

When: First Monday of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages: Young Adults entering grade 6 and up in the fall

So many of our favorite YA books have been made into movies. Come join us for a movie night to compare the film to the book. Upcoming movies:

October 6, 2014: The Book Thief
November 3, 2014: I Am Number 4
Refreshments will be provided.


GAMING TOURNAMENTS

OPEN GAMING SESSIONS

The Teen Room is open for gaming, music, and socialization during all library hours unless being used for library programs.


PROGRAMS

S.A.T. PREPARATION WORKSHOP

When: 4 sessions, Sundays, September 14 - October 5, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $190.00
Limit: 45
Presented by: Educational Achievement Center

All materials, including the student workbook, will be provided.  Students are asked to bring pencils and paper for note taking.  Any student who has attended the workshop in the past can return to this workshop for a tuition price of $60.00.  S.A.T. test date: Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Register at the library's circulation desk.


HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

When: Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for games, snacks, and prizes as we celebrate Halloween in the Teen Room. Prize given to best costume!


HUNGER GAMES MARATHON

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Excited to see the new Hunger Games movie Mockingjay? Join us for a marathon of the first two Hunger Games movies along with trivia, games, food and MORE! May the odds be ever in your favor!


ON-GOING PROGRAMS

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

When: Every Sunday
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever played the game Dungeons and Dragons? Pros and new players are welcome to join us for this on-going game. The game will be led by a Teen “Dungeon Master” from our Youth Advisory Council. Registration at the Children's Reference Desk is preferred.


PUZZLES & MORE

When: Every Monday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Help us build a puzzle in the Teen Room. Word searches and brain teasers will also be provided to challenge your brain!


TEEN CRAFTERNOONS

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Do you love to make things? Come to the library every Tuesday for an afternoon of crafting! The library will supply materials and you are allowed to freely create what you want! Register at the Children's Reference Desk.


PING PONG CHALLENGE

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends and peers to a pick-up game of Ping Pong!


GAMERS UNITE!

When: Every Thursday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Do you love video games or board games? Challenge your friends to a Wii or Xbox challenge or choose from one of our many board games! Register at the Children's Reference Desk. Attention gamers! The library now has Xbox One, Wii U, 3Ds, and PS4 games available for check out!


TRADING CARD AND ANIME CLUB

When: Every Friday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh? Stop by the library's Teen Room on Friday afternoons for casual trading card games with fellow teens.


VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

VOLUNTEENS

Ages: Grades 6 - 12
Time: One to two hours per week

If you're in grades 6 - 12, like meeting new people, want to gain some valuable work experience and make a contribution to your community... you can be a teen volunteer at the Peters Township Public Library! Please visit the library's circulation desk to get an application form!


PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Meeting dates: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Share your opinion to help your library provide classes and materials that interest you. Your honest feedback is needed! Also, be the first to hear about new volunteer opportunities.


TEEN ONLINE BOOK CLUB

Our Teen Online Book Club features mysteries, comedies, true-life adventures and even some science fiction.  Every day a new five minute read; every week a new book.  Reading was never so easy and so much fun!  Click here to sign up for the Teen Online Book Club.

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