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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

FILM SCREENING IN HONOR OF THE
72ND ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

UNBROKEN
(PG-13, 137 minutes)

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Ages: Grades 6 and up

D-Day occurred during World War II on June 6, 1944, when more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. It remains one of the largest seaborn invasions in history. In spite of heavy losses, by July, 1944 some one million Allied troops, mostly American, British and Canadian, were entrenched in Normandy. This accomplishment was crucial in bringing the war to the western border of Germany and ultimately helped guarantee the Allied forces' success against Nazi Germany.

In honor of the bravery and sacrifice displayed during this campaign, we will be screening Unbroken (PG-13), the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini, a bombardier in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his plane crashed in the Pacific, he spent 47 days adrift in a life raft with two fellow crewmen before being discovered by the Japanese navy. As a prisoner-of-war in Japan, Zamperini endured terror, torture, and hopelessness. In spite of this, he survived, and years later was able to forgive those who had harmed him.

The movie is based on the best-selling novel Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

Join us to witness the triumph of a human spirit against fear, hatred, pain and sorrow. Please register at the Children's Desk.


D Day Exhibit

3D PRINTING MEET-UP

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All ages welcome!

Meet us at the library to talk, share and discover 3D Printing. Bring your 3D Printers, printed objects, recent projects, thoughts, ideas, concerns and questions. We welcome everyone from beginners to experts. There will be several 3D printers on hand to learn more about. Register online or through your Meetup account to join us.


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:

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.



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 27080

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 Thursday, June 16 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 27080.



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!


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 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.



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 - 5:00 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 - 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.



PING PONG CHALLENGE

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

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.

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. Please note: some movies may be rated PG-13.



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: 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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