FALL 2017 TEEN LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Falling for Fun

Beginning September 21, 2017…Continuing the theme of Build a Better World this Autumn we are dedicated to transforming our library into a welcoming space for teens. We want to encourage teens look at how they can take a lead in building a better world. Join our Teen Task Force to step up and make a difference in the library, the community, and the world.

Library Card Sign Up Month

Teens are encouraged to sign up for library cards all year round! Young Adults ages 14-17 may apply for a library card on their own. According to Ocean State Libraries, “students ages 14 to 17 may provide proof of their enrollment in a public or private school in Rhode Island (class schedule, transcript, report card, etc.) in lieu of a photo ID if they do not otherwise have one. Proof of home address must still be provided if not stated on school enrollment documents.” For computer privileges, all students under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian sign the permission form.

Inktober

Join us in celebrating Inktober during the entire month of October! This is worldwide art challenge created in 2009 by Jake Parker. “Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.” Art can include drawings or a creative blackout poetry design! An official list of prompts for every day of the month has been posted on the bulletin board in the teen room. Official Rules posted in the teen room & on social media. Submit your art to Emilie to display in the teen room throughout the month. Post online and tag #Inktober2017 & @mohrteens for a change to be featured on our Instagram.

Teen Task Force

Do you want to show the community how teens can make a positive impact? Join our Teen Task Force to help build a better world. Become part of this teen-driven group advocating for the library and for the teens in our community. Plan monthly teen programs, organize weekly activities & crafts, give suggestions for new material purchases, initiate teen participation, earn volunteer hours. Participate in bi-weekly meetings & teen-lead activity benefiting the teens, the community & causes of your choice. #buildabetterworld *See Emilie for Application*

Creepy Crafts & Cosplay Competition

Tuesday, October 31st at 1:30-4:30pm

Happy Halloween! Join Emilie & Arlene in making a creepy craft and paranormal painting. Then celebrate in style with our Cosplay Competition. Dress up as your favorite character from a book, movie, TV, or game. Teen votes for Most Accurate, Most Creative, Best Pair, Best Group. Winners will receive a mini trophy.

Fake it ‘Til You Make it: Fake News & Social Media Workshop

Wednesday, November 8th at 2:30pm- 4:00pm

Do you get most of your news from social media? Every day our newsfeeds are bombarded with stories. How do you know what to believe? Join Emilie in an interactive workshop to learn how to use critical thinking to evaluate all media sources. Please bring your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device that allows access your own social media. We can lend a few laptops.

Ongoing Programs

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

Download a printable flyer of these programs.

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!