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Teens Teach LED Banners

Monday, July 6, 2015

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Ages 11 & up

Teens will work with kids to build a low tech LED alphabet banner. Teens arrive at 3:30 pm to practice.  Register at: teensteachLED.eventbrite.com

iPadology with Mansa Mussa

Thursday, July 9, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Library Ages 12-16

The iPadology Workshop utilizes the iPad to create artwork from a series of still life and portraits with the Photo Booth application on the iPad home page. The images are then edited using a variety of apps and printed on photo paper with a digital printer. Register at: ipadology.eventbrite.com

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Upcycle Belts and Inner Tubes

Monday, July 13, 2015

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library  – Ages 11 & up

Repurpose, upcycle, recycle belts and inner tubes into bracelets, necklaces or decorations. Register at: upcyclebelts.eventbrite.com


This Test, That Test: A Session on the New SAT for the High School Class of 2017

Monday, July 13, 2015

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Main Library – As you know, the SAT is undergoing a complete overhaul and the high school class most affected by these changes is yours, the class of 2017. Rising juniors can choose to take the current SAT, the re-designed SAT, or the ACT. Although it may not seem like it, there is a way to navigate this maze of information and avoid buying into the rumors surrounding the redesign. This session will concisely outline the major changes being made to the SAT, compare both SAT exams to the ACT, and will show you what you need to do to decide which exam is appropriate for you. It will also include critical updates on how the new SAT rollout will help you stay informed as these changes are implemented.   The seminar will be presented by Rhiannon Schade, Director of Collegewise of Millburn. Reservations are recommended. You can reserve seats at: https://thistestthattest.eventbrite.com

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Teens Teach Newspaper Pirate Ship

Monday, July 20, 2015

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library Ages 11 & up

Teens will work with kids to re-imagine newspaper as an elaborate pirate ship! Teens arrive at 3:30 pm to practice. Register at: teensteachpirateships.eventbrite.com

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Bling A Vase

Monday, July 27, 2015

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library Ages 11 & up

Use etching tools, mosaics and glass gemstones to bling a plain vase.

Register at:blingavase.eventbrite.com

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The Art of College Applications

Thursday, July 30, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – Applying to college this fall? This seminar will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of how to present information clearly and compellingly in your college applications. We will focus primarily on the Common Application, but also go over strategies to help you save time and energy on other applications you may be filing (Rutgers anyone?). Take what you learn from this seminar on July 30th and apply it the following week when the Common Application – and many other college applications – open for students graduating from high school in 2016. Bring a pen and paper as you’ll want to take notes! The seminar will be presented by Rhiannon Schade, Director of Collegewise of Millburn. Reservations are recommended. You can reserve seats at: https://artofcollegeapplication.eventbrite.com



Mehndi – the Art of Henna for Teens and Adults

Monday, August 3, 2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Library – The mehndi, or henna plant has been used since the Bronze Age as a dye, fragrance and decoration, as well as for its medicinal value. This traditional form of decoration is used primarily by women to adorn their hands and feet for weddings, festivals and other special occasions. Its popularity continues to spread worldwide with the migration of people from India and other Eastern countries. In this hands-on workshop you will learn to draw traditional Indian motifs and application techniques, and then use real henna paste to make your own designs!  Register at MMLMehndi.eventbrite.com



Welcome to Create Camp!

Teens – join us this summer for FREE making programs. Registration for programs starts June 22, 2015. We’ll have a 5 week 3D modeling workshop, 4 week coding workshop, upcycle programs and circuitry projects such as building a LED flashlight, BrushBot and a homemade telegraph! The 3d modeling workshop, circuitry projects and coding workshop will take place in the Create Space at the Hilton Branch. All other programs will be at the Main Library.  Go to www.maplewoodlibrary,org/create-space-events/ for a full list of projects and to register. Create Camp is a Maker Camp Affiliate Site.

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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
  • 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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