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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:


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

30-DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE

When: July 1 - 31, 2016

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!


HARRY POTTER PRE-RELEASE PARTY

When: Friday, July 29, 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!


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 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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



TWEEN OLYMPICS

Ages: Tweens entering grades 3 - 7
When: Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Parks & Recreation Center
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Attention Tween Athletes or just tweens who are ready for some fun! The Peters Township Public Library in partnership with the Peters Township Rec Center will be hosting a Tween Olympics! Join us for silly minute-to-win-it challenges for this fun “Mock Olympic Games.”

Please sign up at the Youth Services Desk. This is a FREE program. Please note: Ms. Shannon’s regularly scheduled 4th-6th grade “Super Athlete Training Camp” will not meet at the library this week – please join us at the Rec Center for this event instead!


MCMURRAY SUMMER STRINGS CAMP

Ages: Kids entering grades 5 - 7
When: Monday - Friday, August 29 - September 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Presented by: Three local high school Girl Scouts

This camp is for kids entering grades 5 – 7 who currently play violin, viola, and cello, and plan on playing their instrument during the upcoming school year. It will give students an opportunity to brush up on their string skills right before school starts. On the final day the students will play a combined piece for their parents / caregivers!

For more information or to sign up, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/mcmurraysummerstrings/


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! July’s title: The Selection by Kiera Cass; August's title: Need by Joelle Charbonneau; September title: I Will Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.



DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

When: Every Monday (no session on September 5, will move to Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. beginning September 11)
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.



TEEN LEGO BUILDING

When: Every Monday (no session on September 5)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by every Monday and create something AWESOME out of the library's Lego pieces!



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. Join your friends as we create neat crafts! Register at the Children's Reference Desk.



TEEN CORN HOLE

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

Challenge your friends and peers to a game of Corn Hole!



GAMERS UNITE!

When: Every Thursday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 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 30 - August 18)

Join us every Thursday to watch a fun sports-inspired movie. Snacks will be provided. All movies are rated PG.

Movie titles:

July 28: A League of Their Own
August 4: Rocky
August 11: Miracle
August 18: Karate Kid


TEEN FITNESS FRIDAYS

When: Every Friday
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (July 1 - August 19)

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: 2:00 - 3:00 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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