Teen Programs

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.

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Sun, 04/09/2017 (All day) to Sat, 04/15/2017 (All day)

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.

Teen Advisory

Teens, ages 12-18 – We Want You! Help us decide what kind of programs we will have for our teen patrons. Those teens interested in having their voices heard, come to Rodman Library’s Conference Room.

Madden 17 Tournament

Teens, for intense one-on-one, head-to-head competition, join us on Thursday, Feb. 9, from  3:00-5:00 p.m., in Rodman’s Main Auditorium for an exciting afternoon with Madden 17 that will be played on an Xbox One 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.

Nerf Capture the Flag

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join us at the Main Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., for an after-hours, Nerf challenge event. Two challenges will be conducted. The first is a capture-the-flag mission. Teens will be divided into two teams with the goal to capture the opposing team’s flag. The second challenge will be to escort “The President” safely to a new location. Teens will be allowed to use Nerf weapons during both challenges.

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