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Programs

Programs for young adults in grades 6 and up unless otherwise noted; please register at the Children's Reference Desk unless otherwise noted.

A complete and detailed list of scheduled programs for teens is on this page. Read this month's brochure for a list of featured programs in all departments scheduled this month.

SPECIAL EVENTS


TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
8 weeks, June 27 - August 19, 2016

Hey teens! What better way to spend the summer than reading a good book or handing out with friends? Join us for our Teen Summer Reading Challenge! Sign-ups begin June 6. We’ll also have a Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off on Saturday, June 11, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Stop by to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and receive a free gift. Supplies are limited!

How does it work?

  • Sign up at the Children's Reference Desk.

  • Check out books (get tickets for every book you check out) and attend programs (get tickets for every program you attend).

  • Fill out a response sheet (provided at the library) for every book you finish reading. You will get 5 tickets for each book you read.

  • Enter tickets in the Summer Reading Raffle.

  • WIN prizes for reading!
  • At the end of the summer we’ll count all of the reading responses that were turned in. The top 10 teens who read the most books will win a gift card!



    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: 1st Friday of the month
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages: Grades 6 and up

    Join us for great movies! Popcorn and snacks will be served -- see you there! Upcoming movies:

    May 6, 2016: Captain America: the Winter Soldier (PG-13) Excited for the new Captain America movie? Catch up by rewatching the previous film!

    June 3, 2016: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13)

    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.



    SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT

    Ages: Must be in 6th grade or higher to participate
    When: 2nd Friday of every month
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Join us for a Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament. Refreshments will be provided and winner will receive a $5.00 gift card!



    PROGRAMS

    GET CAUGHT READING

    When: Entire month of May

    May is “Get Caught Reading” month. Take a selfie of yourself reading, and send it to Shannon Pauley, Youth Services Librarian at spauley@ptlibrary.org for a chance to win a fun prize! Selfies will be posted on the Teen Facebook page. Enter daily from May 1 – May 30. Winners will be contacted the first week of June.



    CREATE YOUR OWN MUG WITH SHARPIES

    When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Decorate a fun mug using sharpies! We will bake the mugs so designs are permanent – makes a great Mother’s Day gift. All supplies will be provided.



    JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP

    When: Saturday, June 18, 2016
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $16.00 for supplies (a portion of proceeds will be donated to the library)
    Ages: 10 years and older (participants under age 10 may attend if accompanied by an adult)
    Presented by: Girl Scout Troop 51291

    Join us to learn how to make jewelry! During this workshop, students will learn about the different materials used to make jewelry, the tools of the trade and how to properly use them, how to select the correct wire and beads for a project, and how to design a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry! Each participant will take home 3 pieces of quality jewelry (no pony beads!). There will also be additional supplies available for purchase and handmade jewelry for sale.

    Registrations are being accepted until Wednesday, April 20 at the library or may be mailed to: Alyssa Findley, c/o Jewelry Workshop, 279 Quail Run Road, Venetia, PA 15367. Checks may be made out to: GSWPA Troop 51291.


    CUPCAKE CAKE BOSS

    When: Saturday, July 2, 2016
    Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Back by popular demand! Challenge your friends to a cupcake decorating contest!


    HARRY POTTER PRE-RELEASE PARTY

    When: Friday, July 20, 2016
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Excited for the release of the 8th Harry Potter book? Join us for an afternoon of all things Harry! Games, trivia, snacks and more. Sign up to be the FIRST to reserve your library copy!


    30-DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE

    When: July 1 - 31, 2016
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Love to draw? Register for the 30 Day Drawing Challenge! Each day you will be assigned a new drawing task that will be posted in the Teen Room and on our Facebook page. Complete all 30 Drawings and you will receive 10 tickets for the summer reading raffle!


    WATERMELON EATING AND SEED-SPITTING CONTEST

    When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
    Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Did you know that August 3 is National Watermelon Day? Join us for the opportunity to enjoy one of the sweetest fruits of the season Weather permitting we’ll also have a seed-spitting contest to see just how far you can send your watermelon seeds!


    LEGO STOP ANIMATION

    When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
    Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Use Legos to create a fun stop animation movie. No experience necessary.


    ON-GOING PROGRAMS

    INSTABOOK CLUB

    Follow PTPLTeens on SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest! Log in throughout the month on any or all of our Social Media Networks to discuss our book of the month! Check the book out from the library! June’s title: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard; July’s title: The Selection by Kiera Cass; August's title: Need by Joelle Charbonneau.



    DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

    When: Every Sunday (no session May 29). Program day will change to Mondays from June 6 - August 29.
    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.



    LEGOS, PUZZLES & MORE

    When: Every Monday (no session on May 30 or September 5)
    Time: 3:00 - 8:45 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 - 8:45 p.m.

    Do you love to make things? Come to the library every Tuesday for an afternoon of crafting. Join your friends as we create neat crafts! Register at the Children's Reference Desk.



    PING PONG CHALLENGE

    When: Every Wednesday
    Time: 3:00 - 8:45 p.m.

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



    GAMERS UNITE!

    When: Every Thursday
    Time: 3:00 - 8:45 p.m.

    Love video games or board games? Challenge your friends to a tournament! The library now has Xbox One, Wii U, 3Ds, and PS4 games available for checkout. Also, look for our many games for checkout on our display spinner in the main lobby near our Art Gallery wall.



    SPORTS MOVIE NIGHT

    When: Every Thursday
    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (June - August)

    Join us every Thursday to watch a fun sports-inspired movie. Snacks will be provided. Please note: some movies may be rated PG-13.



    TEEN FITNESS FRIDAYS

    When: Every Friday
    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (June - August)

    Our summer theme is “Get in the Game” Join us in the Teen Room for Yoga, Zumba, and MORE as we use some of our library’s fun fitness DVDs! Check Social Media or visit the Teen Room for a full fitness schedule led by teen librarian Shannon Pauley.



    TRADING CARD AND ANIME CLUB

    When: Every Friday
    Time: 2:30 - 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.



    CULINARY CREATIONS

    When: 1st Saturday of the month
    Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    All teens who love to cook and/or EAT join us monthly to create a yummy recipe! All materials will be provided for you.



    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 (no meeting in June or July)
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon

    Looking for volunteer hours or leadership opportunities? Come to the monthly meeting of the library's Youth Advisory Council, and help your library serve you better! Please contact Shannon Pauley, Youth Services Librarian, for details.



    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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