Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Flash fiction is very, very short stories or poems. You choose from the stories provided, read it aloud and then we’ll talk about it. Refreshments will be served.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Join us for the unveiling of the Thinking Money exhibit. Kids can make a Scrooge’s piggy bank, and teens can craft a Scrooge’s duct tape wallet. Keep your craft or give it as a gift!  Refreshments will be served.


Bling a Vase – DIY Gift

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Homemade gifts come from the heart and save you money!  Bejewel, bedazzle and use etching tools to transform a plain glass vase into a beautiful gift for the holidays. 



Teen S.T.E.A.M.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library – Join us every month to see what kind of S.T.E.A.M. we can make.  Each month we will have a different fun science, technology, engineering, art or math activity! 

Free movies

Money Movie Madness

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Come watch the comedy classic Brewster’s Millions. A minor-league baseball player has to spend 30 thousand dollars in 30 days in order to inherit 300 million dollars–but he’s not allowed to tell anyone about the deal! Refreshments will be served.




Thursday, December 29, 2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Main Library – Chill out at the Library and play some money-themed board games like Pay Day, Monopoly, The Game of Life, The Allowance, Catan and more. There will be prizes and refreshments, and you can take part in a Thinking Money Exhibit scavenger hunt!



The Opposite of Spoiled Parent Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library – The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart about Money, by Ron Leiber, explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded, financially wise young adults. We’ll be discussing chapter 4 of the book, which covers the smartest ways for kids to spend.



How Credit Works: For Teens

Thursday, January 5, 2017

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Learn how the world of credit works, and how it will affect you when you enter the workforce. You’ll learn about types of credit, how credit is used and the how credit reporting affects your spending options. With Nancy Wheeler of Financy.



The Nuts and Bolts of Financial Trading for Teens & Adults

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Want to know what it’s like to be a Wall Street trader? Play a simulated trading game. Learn what it means to buy and sell – and what you’re buying and selling. Bring your basic math skills and have some fun! Registration is required.




2016 Teens Top Ten Books


The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.  The list is compiled by the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA).

The 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles are:

Alive by Chandler Baker

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

When by Victoria Laurie

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls By Lynn Weingarten


Welcome to the Teen Summer Journal!

What It Is: The Teen Summer Journal is a fun way to do some writing over the summer.  It contains 20 writing prompts, sentence starters, personal essays and even a chance to write a poem! There are also coloring pages and different types of word puzzles.   Feel free to write on the back of a page if you need more space.

What To Do: Pick up a journal from the Main Library or Hilton Branch starting on June 20th.  Spend as much time as you want at home, writing in your journal.  There will be three Check-In sessions –  Bring in your journal, spend some time writing, have refreshments, and enter a raffle for a free pizza!

Check- In session dates and times:

  • Friday, July 8 from 4 pm to 5 pm
  • Monday, July 18 from 4 pm to 5 pm
  • Monday, August 16 from 4 pm to 5 pm

Here’s Your Chance to Win: If you complete 15 of the writing exercises, 3 of the puzzles and all the coloring sheets by August 19th you will be eligible to enter the raffle for a Fire HD8 tablet! Bring your completed journal to the library, show it to the teen librarian (or the reference librarian at the Information Desk) during the following times, and fill out a raffle ticket:

  1. Main Library – Mondays and Thursdays: 3pm- 5 pm
  2. Hilton Branch– Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3pm– 5pm

The drawing for the Fire HD8 tablet will take place on Friday    August 19th at 4 pm!  You don’t have to be present to win!

Teen Reads

  • Teen Reads Everything about books and authors for teens
  • YA Book Central A stopover for people looking for information on young adult books     
  • Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen booklists
  • Tweendom Blog on books for Tweens
  • Guys Lit Wire Helps guys find the books they want to read
  • Reader Girlz A cutting-edge literary and social media site for teens
  • Figment A community to share your writing, connect with other readers and find new stories and authors

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