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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.

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

BRINGING AMERICAN HISTORY TO LIFE
FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

Peters Township Public Library was chosen through a competitive application process to receive a monetary grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s new Public Library Affiliate Program, which is designed to help public libraries host programs for student-age audiences and teachers interested in exploring American history.


Dr. Todd DePastino

THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT IN
WORLD WAR II
Thursday, May 14, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Todd DePastino

Join us as Dr. Todd DePastino presents a program for middle school students on the American Home Front in World War II to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The program will consist of a lively presentation and hands-on activity interpreting various photographs and artifacts from home front life. The program seeks to tie various aspects of the home front experience—women’s roles, racial segregation, Japanese American internment, rationing and shortages, Civil Defense and censorship—tied together by the heightened relationship between citizens and government during the war.

Presenter Dr. Todd DePastino has a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University and teaches at Waynesburg University where in 2008 he won the Lucas-Hathaway Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the author of Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front which won the 2009 Anne M. Sperber Prize for the best biography of a major media figure. Todd DePastino is founder and executive director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, a 501(C) (3) non-profit dedicated to sharing veterans’ stories with the public.

Register for this program at the library's circulation desk or call 724.941.9430.


The Flame Release Party
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for the second annual release party for The Flame, Peters Township High School literary magazine! This publication features original poems, short fiction, photography, and artwork by students. Parents, students, and community members are invited to join us for refreshments and readings as well as a display of photography and artwork.


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: Friday, May 8
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ages: Grades 6 and up

Upcoming Afternoon Movies:

May 8, 2015: Title to be decided
Popcorn and snacks will be served -- see you there!


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.


FAMILY MARIO KART TOURNAMENT

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a Family Mario Kart Tournament. Refreshments will be provided and winner will receive a $5.00 gift card!


SUPER SMASH BROS WII U TOURNAMENT

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: Noon - 1:00 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

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. Please note: starting May 24th the library will be closed on Sundays. Dungeons and Dragons will temporarily break from meeting and resume on Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m., beginning Monday, June 8, 2015).


PUZZLES & MORE

When: Every Monday (no session on May 25)
Time: 3:00 - 9:00 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 - 9:00 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 - 9:00 p.m.

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


GAMERS UNITE!

When: Every Thursday
Time: 3:00 - 9:00 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: 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.


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

Looking for leadership roles? We are in the process of revamping our YAC group! We are currently looking for teens to serve as board leaders, president, vice president, secretary, etc. Please contact Shannon Pauley, Youth Services Librarian for details at readerserviceslibrarian@ptlibrary.org


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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