Teen Programs for grades 7 - 12.

News and Coming Programs





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

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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.


2013 Halloween Party

Onigiri Animanga Club @ Main Library

 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.



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.


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:


Deadline is October 18.

Winners will be announced on October 20.


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


"Beyond the Doodle" Teen Arts Night @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, October 10 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Calling all tweens and teens that love to doodle but want to know how to take it to the next level.  No experience needed. 

Free refreshments will be available.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Please register as space is limited to 40 participants in middle school and up.


Milk Chalk Painting Class @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Heather Carlson from His & Hers in Andover, in conjunction with Janine Dippel from Creative Colors by Janine, will be ieading us in an introduction to chalk paint class.  During this class, participants will be using Dixie Belle Paint Company chalk paints to create a fun fall centerpiece  We will be crafting a pumpkin out of 2x2s, twigs, garnishments, and chalk paint.

A fee of $15 will be collected per student at the beginning of the class for materials.

This program is for high school students and up.

Please register as space is limited to 25.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.



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!



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


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: Read a book from the Teens Top Ten nomination list.

October 15

Light refreshments servef.

No registration needed.


 Minecraft Clubs  

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


Wednesday, October 22 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch for grades 5 and up.


 Please register.


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.


Mobile Phone Photography @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 - 1:00 PM.

Professional photographer Stephen Harris will show you how to use your mobile phone camera to take unique and interesting pictures.  We will also discuss creative and useful apps and social media platforms.  For teens and adults.

Registration is required beginning October 18, as space is limited to 10 students.



"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.


Teen Coffeehouse and Open Mic @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, November 28 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Bring your prose and music for a fun night with friends!  Free refreshments will be available.

Registration is not required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.