YA enters the month of April with a fully renovated Teen space. We are happy to announce the Grand Re-opening of our Teen area after months of change. Not only does our space now look different, but we have many new additions. Our librarians’ desk has been expanded to better accommodate 2 librarians and to provide better storage options creating a more pleasant visual experience for patrons. Study and group gathering areas have been separated to allow more focused study time for those who need it. And, the non-fiction collection is now housed by the study tables along with 7 new computers for teen use only. Our group gathering area has booth seating more conducive to the group setting, big windows for lots of natural light and a gaming table for our new PS4. The fiction collection and teen magazines are here too for those who just want to relax. We’d love to see you and you’ll love experiencing our all new space!
Monday, April 24th, from 1-215 p.m. in the Maker Lab.
Tech for Teens. In this fourth and final session for teens we’ll learn to create 3D objects from the ground up. Parents are asked to log on to tinkercad.com ahead of time and create an account for their teens if they do not already have an account. Please send the username and password with your teen.
Registration is requested. Walk-ins will be accommodated if computers are available.
Tuesday, April 25th from 5-7 p.m. in the Maker Lab
All patrons, 12 years and up, are invited to check out our maker lab. We have 2 iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud, 2 3D printers, a 3D scanner (help us learn how it works :), a vinyl cutter and heat press. This is an independent work time to check out the lab, our equipment and work on your own projects. Staff will be available for questions and trouble shooting. This is not a formal training session.
Thursday, April 27th, from 5-7 p.m. in the Program Room.
Dinner & a Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy.
Here’s your chance to see — either for the first time or to refresh your memory — before the sequel comes out next month! If you haven’t seen this very popular, intergalactic romp with its crazy ne’er-do-well characters, come on down for some pizza and fun! Meet Groot, Rocket and others as they join star Chris Pratt in saving the world!
Monday, May 1st, at 530 p.m. in the Young Adult hang-out area.
Teen Advisory Board meets.
Our teen advisory board meets monthly to discuss things “teen” in the library. Members are asked to commit to a full school year, but occasional absences are understandable. Board time qualifies as community service time for many organizations. Snacks are always provided. This month we will be decorating for the Summer Reading Program and putting final touches on the programming.
EVERY TUESDAY – Open Studio in the Maker Lab from 5-7 p.m.
All patrons, 12 years and up, are invited to check out our Maker Lab. Equipment available for use includes two iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud, two 3-D printers, a 3-D scanner, a vinyl cutter and a heat press (make your own iron-on designs for t-shirts, or removable vinyl stickers for walls or windows). This is an independent work time for checking out the lab, the equipment and to work on your own projects. Staff will be available for questions and troubleshooting issues.
Thursday, May 4th, at 5 p.m. in the Program Room.
Teens Cook! Cinco de Mayo Salsa and Guacamole.
Come ready to chop, smash, stir and then sample some delicious creations when we make salsa and guacamole with chips! Ingredients provided, registration preferred but not necessary.
Monday, May 15th, at 4 p.m. in the Young Adult hang-out area.
Teen Art: Recycled Book Crafts. Bring your creative ideas and enthusiasm so that we can provide new lives for books that have seen better days. Bring a friend and also any suggestions of crafty designs for the books. Snacks and materials provided. No registration necessary.
Thursday, May 25th, at 5 p.m. in the Program Room.
Dinner and a Movie: “Jaws”
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water! Catch the classic summer movie thriller “Jaws” on the big screen — it’s your chance to jump in your seat and spill your popcorn when the scary stuff happens! No registration necessary.