It’s Finally Summer! 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

raspberry pi logo“SMART ROBOTS for Tomorrow’s Building"

June 28th at 1 pm - Ages 11-18 This workshop aims to explain basic concepts of robotics. Working in teams, students will learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move objects in construction challenges. We will provide a hands-on workshop using a Raspberry Pi. The Pi programming environment allows you to do many things with a tiny credit-card-sized computer! The Raspberry Pi computer is a miniature ARM (phone) based PC which can do many of the things a desktop PC can do like word-processing, games or playing back High-Definition video and making music. You will also learn about programmable electronics for making lights blink, motors run and a lot more. The set-up is easy for beginners, challenging for experienced programmers and fun for everyone! 16 spaces available. Registration required

zombie Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workshop

July 26th at 4 pm - Ages 11-18 With the backdrop of a Zombie Apocalypse, every teen will get hands on experience learning exciting survival skills. Skills covered include: -Basic first aid and how to make first aid kits & an emergency bag -Learn to shoot a real crossbow (with safe foam- tipped arrows designed for indoors) -How to lost proof yourself -Knots and lashings -Emergency shelter & camp construction 20 spaces available. Registration required

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.

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!