Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week Sept 25 – Oct 1

Thursday, September 29, 2016

12:00 am

Daily Trivia Questions–Come to the Main Library Teen Zone between 3:30-5:00 pm–answer the trivia question correctly and win a prize!

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week Sept 25 – Oct 1

Friday, September 30, 2016

12:00 am

Daily Trivia Questions–Come to the Main Library Teen Zone between 3:30-5:00 pm–answer the trivia question correctly and win a prize!

Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

Wednesday, October 5, 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.

essay-writing

Don’t Panic, Seniors! College Essay Workshop

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Using the Common Application questions, this workshop will focus on brainstorming to help you hone ideas and develop an essay that tells your unique story and helps you stand out in the applicant pool. Already have an idea? Feel free to join the workshop to develop it and then sign up for a one-on-one consultation.
To register go to: http://collegeappessayoct6.eventbrite.com

STEAM

Teen S.T.E.A.M.

Wednesday, October 19, 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! 

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College Essay One-On-One

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Get one-on-one help from writer/editor Genine Babakian to turn your rough draft into a college application essay you’ll be proud of. Please bring a paper copy of your essay. All sessions last 30 minutes. Please be on time for your session.

To register go to: http://collegeessayoct27.eventbrite.com

Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

Wednesday, November 2, 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.

karaoke party

Karaoke Party

Thursday, November 3, 2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Teens come out and showcase your karaoke talents! This could be your first stop before The Voice or the Sing-Off! There will be singing, dancing, PRIZES and snacks will be served.

STEAM

Teen S.T.E.A.M.

Wednesday, November 16, 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! 

journal

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!

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Maker Books

The Maplewood Library has a new makerspace called the Create Space with a 3D printer, Rasberry Pi, arduino and more! If you want to learn more about how to make squishy circuits to lip gloss check out our MAKER book collection located in the Teen Zone of the Hilton Branch!

Included in the collection are books in the series Makers as Innovators on topics such as arduino, Rasberry Pi and Makerspaces. We also have books by Maker media such as Make: Electronics and Make: Sensors.

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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