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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

TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

June 6 - August 7, 2015

Summertime is for reading what YOU want to read! The more you read, the more chances you'll have to win a gift card!

How does it work?

  • Sign up online or 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 a newly released movie! Popcorn and snacks will be served -- see you there! Upcoming movies:

    August 7, 2015: Insurgent
    September 4, 2015: The Amazing Spiderman



    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.


    MARIO KART TOURNAMENT

    When: Saturday, August 1, 2015
    Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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



    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!



    PROGRAMS

    30-DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE

    When: July 1 - 30, 2015

    Back by popular demand! 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!>



    INTERMEDIATE SEWING CLASS

    Ages: 13 and older
    When: Monday, July 27 and Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Limit: 4
    Cost: $20.00 plus supplies
    Instructor: Rhonda Skiles

    Prior attendance at Beginner's Sewing Class or limited sewing experience a must. Students will continue learning how to read patterns, learn terminology, and apply it to making an apron in two class 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



    DR. WHO CELEBRATION

    When: Saturday, August 15, 2015
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Stop by the library anytime on Saturday, August 15 and watch an episode of Dr. Who or complete some fun Dr. Who activities. A special Trivia Challenge with prizes will be from 1-1:30!



    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.



    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!



    MARVEL MONDAYS

    When: Every Monday (no session on September 7, last session of the summer will be August 17)
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us every Monday for a special viewing of a Marvel movie in the teen room. Must be entering 6th grade and up. (Note: Some movies will be rated PG-13).



    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!



    DC DAY

    When: Every Thursday (last session of the summer will be August 20)
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us every Thursday for a movie or show based on DC Comics characters. Must be entering 6th grade and up. (Some movies will be rated PG-13).



    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.



    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.



    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 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



    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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