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Programs

Programs for Tweens and Teens in 6th - 12th grade 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

Animal Fair

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:

September 4, 2015: The Amazing Spiderman
October 2, 2015: Back to the Future (celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic film!)
November 6, 2015: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (get ready for the new Stars Wars movie released in December)
December 4, 2015: Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones



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. TOURNAMENT

When: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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



SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 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

BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT NIGHT

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (during Crafternoon)

Grab a free Composition notebook (while supplies last) and jazz it up for back to school. All decorating supplies will be provided.



BEGINNER'S SEWING CLASS

Ages: 13 and older

When: Thursdays, September 3 and 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Limit: 4
Cost: $20.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Rhonda Skiles

No prior sewing experience needed. Get started with the basics - students will learn how read a pattern, learn sewing terminology, and apply their newly learned techniques by making their very own pillowcase in just two easy sessions.If you have a sewing machine you would like to use, please feel free to bring it to class.  Otherwise, machines will be provided.  Please see supply list when registering. Supplies will be needed for the first day of class. Any questions please email rhonda.skiles@gmail.com


S.A.T. PREPARATION WORKSHOP

When: 3 sessions, Sundays, September 13 - 27, 2015
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200.00
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 3, 2015. Register at the library’s circulation desk.



SPOOKY SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST

When: October 1 - 24, 2015

Love to write? Practice your writing skills by composing a spooky short story (2-5 pages) for a chance to win a prize basket. Winner will be selected by the Youth Advisory Council. Please turn in all entries to the Children’s Desk by Oct. 24th. Winner will be contacted on Oct. 30th. Make sure to include name and phone number on your entry!



HOLIDAY CRAFT AND MOVIE DAY

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Stop in the teen room throughout the day to create some awesome holiday crafts. Enjoy some classic holiday films while you work! All materials will be provided for you.



ON-GOING PROGRAMS

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

When: Every Monday (no session on September 7, will move to Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. beginning September 13)
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 September 7)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (time will change to 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. after September 7)

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. (time will change to 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. after September 7)

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. (time will change to 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. after September 7)

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. (time will change to 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. after September 7)

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: 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.



TEEN BOOK CLUB

When: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Join us for pizza and book discussion of a new/popular YA novel! Vote for what YOU want to read in the teen room. September 5 selection: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



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 (please note: September meeting will be on September 12)
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 at readerserviceslibrarian@ptlibrary.org.

The Youth Advisory Council Board (elected President, Vice President, Secretary, Public Relations Advisor, and Media Advisor) will have a board planning meeting on August 24 at 7 p.m.



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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