eBooks Just for Teens
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Teen Gaming 09/04 and 09/18:
Teens, ages 13-18, do you enjoy playing video games? Eager to try out the Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and WiiU? Want to show your skills at sports, dancing, or other games? This month on Thursdays, Sept. 4 & 18, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., area teens are invited to Rodman Library to play their favorite video games. Visitors will have the opportunity to play a different game each week. Games with ratings from “E” for Everyone, up to”T” for Teen level, will be offered.
Along with video games, the iPad and Nook are available to teens. The library urges teens to suggest games, books and movies they would like the library to purchase. No registration is required for these free gaming events. Video gaming is in partnership with Synergy Alliance.
Teen Movie Premiere 09/09:
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to see a free movie on RPL’s big screen in the auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. In this sequel, after awakening from decades of suspended animation, a man volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into a superhero. The movie is rated PG-13. No registration is needed.
Madden 15 Tournament 09/11:
Teens, for intense one-on-one, head-to-head competition, join us on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon with Madden 15 that will be played on an Xbox 360 gaming system with the game setting on Pro. The tournament will consist of single elimination, three minute quarters and random teams, excluding All-Star teams and Throwbacks. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finalists.
If desired, participants may bring their own controllers, but it is not necessary. Upon completion of the tournament participants may play other video and board games. Snacks and beverages will be available. The event is free and open to all teens, ages 12-18. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Creative Craft Tuesday 09/16:
Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., as we demonstrate Kumihimo and Zentangle. Kumihimo is a braiding technique for making long decorative strands that will be used to make washer necklaces and bracelets. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Teens can use their imagination and creativity for both projects. Materials are provided. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Gaming Unplugged 09/22:
Teens, ages 12-18, gather your friends and come to the main library auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Choose your favorite board games… or card games on hand at the library. Be adventurous. Try something new. Bring your own magic cards and duel it out with your friends. No registration is needed. Snacks and beverages will be offered. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 214.
Anime Club 09/30:
All teens, ages 13-18, are invited to Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Discussion of the characters and comparison of Anime versions vs. Manga versions will follow. Teens who attend will be able to decide what gets shown from month to month.
The Anime Club will meet in the main auditorium of Rodman Public Library located at 215 East Broadway Street in Alliance, OH. No registration is required.
Teen Summer Reading Program
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25 hours of reading = one free book
10 extra hours of reading = additional prize
5 hours of reading for each week = one entry into a Grand Prize drawing for a Nexus 7
Teen Movie Night - Tues., June 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Teen movies will be shown the first Tuesday of every month June through August in RPL’s Main Auditorium. Keep watching for movie selections.
Design-a-T-Shirt - Thurs., June 5, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Teens must bring their own blank T-shirts. There will be two types of designs for the shirts. The first process will involve using cutout shapes and bleach with the design being bleached into the shirt. The second process is called Sharpie Tie-Dye. The shirt will be colored on with multi-colored Sharpies. After coloring, rubbing alcohol will be used on the shirt to spread the color giving it a tie-dyed look. Teens interested in doing the bleach T’s will need dark shirts and those wanting to do the tie-dye will need lighter shirts. Teens are free to make both types of shirts.
Robotech - Mon.-Thurs., June 16-19, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Teens will learn some basic programming skills in this four day program. We will be building robots using the Lego Kinects kits. The robots will be programmed to complete certain tasks for each day. Teens will be working in teams during the entire event to accomplish their assigned mission.
Knock em’ Down - Tues., July 8, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Three stations will be set up. At Station One, teens will be making a vortex can-non out of boxes. The cannon will be filled with smoke and used to knock down special targets. Smoke is used for seeing the air being forced from the box. There will also be a demonstration of how to make a safe fog using chemicals. At Station Two, teens will be making catapults out of popsicle sticks. There will be a contest to see who can launch their projectile the farthest. At Station Three, teens will be making marshmallow shooters using plastic cups, balloons, and marshmallows.
Clay Crafts and More - Thurs., Aug. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Teens will be using polymer clay to make cool charms that can be used as jewelry to make bracelets or necklaces. The clay will be fired using the library’s oven so teens will have their projects to take home with them. We will also be using the heat of the oven to shrink used potato chip bags to make miniature versions - the bags can then be used as charms or as something fun to carry around.