Teen Programs

Nerf Challenge

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, May 18, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., for an after-hours, Nerf Challenge event. Teens are allowed to bring their Nerf weapons that follow the guidelines of the program. Guidelines include: Nerf weapons must be original colors (no paint or tape can obscure Nerf markings), the tips of the Nerf weapons cannot be tampered with in any manner, and all Nerf weapons will be tested before play. We reserve the right to ban any Nerf weapons deemed unacceptable.

Minecraft Build Off

A Minecraft Build Off for teens will be offered over three days, Tuesday, June 13, through Thursday, June 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. Teens will work in teams for the entire event. On the first two days, teens will build up their resources and create their own bases. During the last day of the Build Off, the battles will commence with two teams invading each other’s forts. The battle day will be separated into games of capture the flag, along with an ending battle. The program is free and no registration is needed.

Date: 
Tue, 06/13/2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

May the 4th Be with You

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited for an afternoon of Star War games, crafts, snacks, and fun as we celebrate National Star Wars Day in Rodman Main Auditorium on Thursday, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. Play the “Storm Trooper Balloon Pop” game where competing teams run end-to-end in the room, popping balloons in various ways. Or try the “Saving Han Solo from Carbonite” game as teams try to free a Han Solo figure from a block of ice using squirt guns.

National Library Week

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Rodman Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

Nerf Challenge

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, March 23, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., for an after-hours, Nerf Challenge event. Two challenges will be conducted. Teens will be allowed to use Nerf weapons during both challenges. Teens are allowed to bring their Nerf weapons that follow the guidelines of the program.

Teen Tech Week

As part of the National Teen Tech Week, on Monday, Mar. 6, Tuesday, Mar. 7, and Thursday, Mar. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., all teens, ages 12-18, are invited to the Rodman Computer Lab. Teens will have access to Makey Makey circuits that turn everyday objects into their very own computer controllers and to robotics using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits. Complex coding will be done using a “ raspberry pi ”.  The  “ raspberry pi ”  is a mini-computer that allows teens to create their own code to interact with other devices. iPads will be loaded with the Minecraft Pocket Edition.

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