Join us to “Build a Better World” together during our Teen Summer Programming. Beginning on Monday, June 26th, we have regular passive activities planned each day so you can drop in and participate at your own pace. We also have bigger programs planned each month. Win awesome prizes for participating in our Summer Reading Challenge, Programs, & weekly activities.

Special Programs

camera PCFF Teen Filmmaking Workshop

August 10th at 6 pm - Film is a medium that most teens have a lot of experience with, but mostly in being a passive viewer. The PCFF will introduce teens to film and media literacy language and concepts before and after showcasing an independent short film, and end with a filmmaking activity based on the "Build A Better World" theme, which will eventually link with teens in the other PCFF Summer Reading Program sessions. Teens will transform from passive to active viewers and media makers before your eyes! Our presentation will be part audience participation (pre- and post-screening discussion), part demonstration (film screening/active viewing), and part hands-on workshop (media-making of collaborative film project). 20 spaces available. Registration required.

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eclipse Solar Eclipse 2017

Teen Celebration

Monday, August 21st, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 12-18

Andrew Greene Teen Room

Join us for the Celestial Event of the Century! On Monday, August 21st there will be an eclipse of the sun passing across the United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun. While Rhode Island is not on the path of totality, we will be able to see a partial eclipse during the afternoon. Throughout the eclipse we will be celebrating with fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) activities, projects & crafts. We will have drop in activities that you can do on your own throughout the day along with scheduled activities (registration required for scheduled activities.)

Contact Emilie our YA Librarian to register: Mohr.teen.librarian@gmail.com

Eclipse Celebration Schedule

  • 1:30pm- Eclipse begins. Eclipse Viewer decorating & Drop-in STEAM activities begin.
  • 2:00pm - DIY sun catchers, moon sand, & temporary tattoos *Registration required, 20 student limit*
  • 2:47pm - Maximum Eclipse: Go outside to view the Eclipse
  • 3:30pm - Eclipse Galaxy Painting Tutorial with guest artist*registration required; 20 student limit *
  • 4:00pm - Eclipse ends
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Ongoing Programs

theater masks Page to Stage for Teens

Every Thursday from 2 to 4 pm

With Kevin Broccoli, our fiction specialist and local theatre artist. There is no cost. Everything will be supplied. No commitment week to week. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins welcome. Workshop content will largely depend on the interest of the teens in attendance. It will likely be a little different each week. They will be learning to write their own scripts, read them, and act them out. Teens can take on different roles, so if they only want to write or if they only want to act, they can. If they are interested there may be script analysis, or reading classic plays. This is an open, flexible program for the teens to learn, experiment, and have fun.

Dungeons and Dragons Dice Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Every Friday from 4 to 6 pm

Dungeons & Dragons is a classic role-playing game (RPG) most recently featured the hit Netflix show Stranger Things (2016). Players build their own characters to go on medieval fantasy adventures, quests, and battles. Each weekly mini-adventure builds into a larger over-arching storyline that the characters are a part of, known as the campaign. The campaign story is led by the Dungeon Master (Emilie) who acts as storyteller and rule-maker. The game plays very similarly to a “choose your own adventure” book or video game. Players use 7 different polyhedral dice to move their mini-figures on the board and perform actions, such as attacking a dragon, healing a friend, or searching for treasure. The game builds math skills, creativity, imagination, improvising, cooperation, and problem solving. Registration required; contact Emilie the YA Librarian to register Mohr.teen.librarian@gmail.com

Contact Emilie the YA Librarian: mohr.teen.librarian@gmail.com

Relaxing outdoors with an audiobookFree Audiobook Downloads

Each week AudioFile Sync is releasing two free audio book downloads for teens. See Emilie or the Sync website here for more details. Try listening to a story instead of reading a book!