Teen Programs for grades 7 - 12.

News and Coming Programs

Mini Maker Faire coming Friday, September 19.

MEET SUGRU

 

 

Programs for teens in grades 7 - 12 unless otherwise noted. 

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for photos of past programs.

Also see family programs on the "Kids" page.

Mini Maker Faire @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, September 19 from 4 - 8 PM

A Maker Faire is an event to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the do-it-yourselfers of all ages.

We are hoping to have stations for machine dissection, mini-computers, gardening, textile crafts, and more.  We will be having sign-ups for those who would like to see future programs.

The Newton High School Varsity Robotics Team will be here!

We will have special events such as "Make an International Day of Peace Pinwheel" for all ages and a "SUGRU Build Night" for grades 7 through adults.  REGISTRATION NEEDED.

No registration needed.  Come and go as you please.

   

SUGRU Build Night at Maker Faire from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Friday, September 19 at the Sussex-Wantage Branch

For teens in grade 7 through adults.

Instructables.com has donated packs of SUGRU to 125 locations to be used in Build Nights and we are one of the locations!

Come experiment in ways to use this "self-setting rubber."  If your idea is the most unique, it could help the SC Library System win some cool prizes!

Please register.

   

 

 

Here are the 25 nominees.

Vote for 2014 Top Ten Teen Books

This is an award for Teen Books voted on by teens ages 12 - 18.

Check out book trailers for all 25 nominees via ALA's youtube channel!

Voting is in progress on this website:

http://www.dogobooks.com/book_clubs/teens-top-reads.

Deadline is October 18.

Winners will be announced on October 20.

 

   

R. I. B. Y. S. I.

Read it before you see it!

The following books are being released as movies in August and September, 2014.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (movie is part III)

 

 

   

2015 Garden State Teen Book Awards

Teens Vote!

Teens all across NJ are invited to vote for their favorite book title in any one or all three voting categories.

Deadline for voting is December 31, 2014 and winners will be announced in January 2015!

Vote online at:  http://njla.org/gstba2015

   

 Minecraft Clubs  

Meet other "Minecraft minded" teens and pre-teens at two locations!  Bring your lap-top or other device. 

NOT MEETING AT THE MAIN LIBRARY IN SEPTEMBER.

Wednesday, September 24 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch for grades 5 and up.

 Please register.

   

Adult Fans of Teen Books @ the Main Library

We are a group of adults who are not embarressed to admit that we love teen books.  We are looking for teens to join us, who can recommend and discuss teen books with us..

Third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.

TOPICS: Free Choice

October 15

Light refreshments servef.

No registration needed.

   
   
   

Intro to Watercolor Painting @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

" Adding Color"

Saturday, September 20 at 9:30 AM

Join local artist Sally Stansfield for this free two-hour class open to high school teens and adults. Please note that though this is one of a series of four different classes, each class is "stand-alone" and requires its own individual signup. 

Registration is required.  This class is limited to 12 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

   

2013 Halloween Party

Onigiri Animanga Club @ Main Library

Third Saturday, September 20 from 2 - 4 PM

 First Friday of each month, October 3 from 4 - 5:30 PM.  We're getting ready for our annual Halloween Party!

4th Annual Halloween Party!

Saturday, October 18 from 2 - 8:30 PM.

No registration needed.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/origir/

http://onigirizine.blogspot.com/
   

World War I - the causes, the war, the aftermath @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, September 21 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

For adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

Registration NOT required.

Presented by Helen Simpkins.

Sponspored by the Dorothy Henry Friends of the Library

Refreshments will follow.

   

Intro to Watercolor Painting @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

"Extra Techniques"

Saturday, September 27 at 9:30 AM

Join local artist Sally Stansfield for this free two-hour class open to high school teens and adults. Please note that though this is one of a series of four different classes, each class is "stand-alone" and requires its own individual signup. 

Registration is required.  This class is limited to 12 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

   

Hurricane Sandy Sculpture

@ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 PM

Families and children of all ages, especially aspiring young artists who want to learn about working with wood, are invited to come see the award winning sculpture "Hurrican Sandy Brought to Justice in Sussex County" and learn about how it was made.  The artist, Dan Freed, will share his inspiration for the sculpture created from broken trees left behind by the storm.  He will show examples of materials that he used, many of which are touchable by little hands, as well as a range of tools and wood working techniques.  Expecially enjoyable for ages 8 and up, although all ages are welcome.

Register beginning September 13.

   

Teen Build Nights @ the Main Library

Wednesdays, October 1 and 22 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

For teens in grades 7 through adults.

Sponsored by Instructables.com.

We will continue to explore SUGRU but we will be adding another challenge.  Instructables.com is sending us 10 DODOcase Cardboard Virtual Reality Toolkits and asking us to find ways to improve it.  Come both nights or one.  If you idea is unique enough, you could help the SC Library System win some cool prizes.

Registration required beginning September 17.

   

Markorama Games @ the Franklin Branch

Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Join in the fun at Franklin and learn to play exciting, interactive, 3-D board games. The games Rampage and King of Tokyo will be available. Both games involve giant monsters with loud roars and special powers who are on a quest to rule your opponents and the world.

Mark and Hope Miladinovich of MarkoramaGames.com will be on hand to direct the play and help the group come up with ideas for future gaming nights.

The games are for players ages 8 and older. Please complete a separate registration for each player, noting their age, so that we may have other, age-appropriate games available.

   

Intro to Watercolor Painting @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

"Winter Scene"

Saturday, October 4 at 9:30 AM

Join local artist Sally Stansfield for this free two-hour class open to high school teens and adults. Please note that though this is one of a series of four different classes, each class is "stand-alone" and requires its own individual signup. 

Registration is required.  This class is limited to 12 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

   

FIOS Movie Showing @ Main Library

Based on the best-selling book by John Green.

Rated PG - 13 for thematic elements, some sexuality, and brief strong language.

Monday, October 6

3:30 - 5:30 PM

For ages 13 and up only.  Please register.

Sponsored by the new Teen Book Club

   

Teen Read Week is October 12 - 18

Read for the Fun of  It!

Vote for the 2014 Teens Top Ten. (see above)

Vote for the 2015 Garden State Teen Book Awards (see above)

Attend a Teen Build Night or other program.

Come to an Adults Fans of Teen Books meeting.

Celebrate the fun of books!

 

   

FREE Practice SAT / ACT Combo Test @ the Main Library

Saturday, October 25 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM

The Kaplan Test Pres Services will be presenting an SAT / ACT combo practice test for college bound high school students, at no cost.  Kaplan will meet with you to discuss your scores onNovember 19.   Bring # 2 pencils and a scientific calculator to the test and come early as the test will begin on time.

  IT IS VITAL THAT YOU PRE-REGISTER beginning October 11.

   

Ragtime Rascals @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 - 5:00 PM

 Ken Lelen will play a variety of guitars and sing music of the World War I era.  Refreshments will follow.

For adults & teens in 7th grade & up

Sponsored by: Dorothy Henry Friends of the Library Program

Registration not required.

   

"Children of Eden" Musical Selections @ the Louise Childs Branch

Saturday, November 1 at 11 AM

Fun and entertainment for the entire family.

The First Presbyterian Church  of Sparta will be presenting musical excepts from their December production of "Children of Eden"!

Registration not required.

   

The Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage @ the Dorothy Henry Branch

Sunday, November 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Refreshments to follow.

A speaker from Lenape Lifeways will present slides, a lecture, stories, touchable objects, and artifacts. 

For adults and children in middle school.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Dorothy Henry Library.

Registration not required.