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Bird Watching Update

We will be bird watching for the next two weeks at the library. On Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 a group of us will go out side to watch the birds behind the tennis courts across the parking lot. We will record our sightings in our bird watching journals, which we will make before hand and look them up in our field guides when we get back to the library.

If you are planning to come bird watching with us please stop by the teen desk to fill out a permission form to leave the library (you will need a parent).  Kids without permission forms will not be allowed to leave the library to bird watch with us.

On bird watching days please wear appropriate outdoor shoes and no white or noisy clothing (which will startle the birds away).




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This Week’s Programs & New CD Spotlight

We have hip AND delicious programs happening this week, so stop and see us!

Monday, Metamorphosis, 3:30-5:30pm:  You know all those t-shirts and tote bags you have with designs on them?  Designs that look like they were painted on?  They were screenprinted and that’s what we’re going to learn how to do today!  I’ll even show you how you can screenprint at home with simple materials so you can make your own t-shirts whenever inspiration strikes!

Tuesday, Act One, 2:30-4:30pm:  Loosen up and act out short plays and play improv games with Beth and an actor who recently graduated from the Peters Township High School Theatre Troupe!


Wednesday, Creatures, 2:30-3:30:  Join Beth as she reads aloud from All Creatures Great and Small, a book about a veterinarian.  Then get set loose on a scavenger hunt that will send you all over the library!

Wednesday, All Ages Game On!, 6-8:30pm:  Come one, come all (ages) to our monthly All Ages Video Game Night.  Brush up on your Brawl skills and sign up for the upcoming tournament.  Or tire out your arm with Boomblox and Rock Band!  Check out our new Xbox 360 games Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground and Stuntman Ignition.  We’ll also have chess boards and playing cards for you to use while you’re waiting your turn at a console.

Thursday, Genres, 2:30-3:30:  Genre-of or pertaining to a particular literary type…such as mysteries, adventure stories, horror, romance.  Listen to Beth read a short story or an excerpt from a  Sci-Fi book.  Then write your own story, on your own or with a partner, that fits into this week’s genre. 

Thursday, Teen Movie Lounge, 4:00-6:00: Every week we watch a movie. This week we have a few choices

Goonies                                                      Batman Begins (because The Dark Knight comes out soon!!!!)  








                                                                           Or Jumanji

We’ll vote on which film to show when you all get here!  Some come get cool in the library and snack on popcorn with us.

Friday, Late Night @ the Library, 6:30-9:30pm:  Two of our favorite things combine this week, chocolate and music.  Come dip fruit and popcorn in melted chocolate, eat cookies, chocolate kisses, chocolate-covered pretzels, and more with us!  We’ll have a chocolate and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed trivia contest.  If you get a chance, make a mix CD or tape to bring with you.  We’ll put them all in a box, play some of them during the chocolate sampling, and then everyone who brought a mix gets to pick one out of the box to take home with them.  What could be better than a night of chocolate and new music???

Saturday, Project Design, 11am-1pm:  Come alter t-shirts, learn how to turn plastic grocery bags into fabric, and shrink plastic into jewelry with us!  We’ll also use fabric, boxes, index cards, candy wrappers, and whatever you can think of to make more clothing and accessories.

New CDs in the Teen Collection!

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Attention all animal lovers

Tomorrow Creatures will begin. During this program we will read aloud the first few chapters All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot [which I started reading last week and love!]. After we’re done reading I’ll show you some animal books that you might like.



So come by to read share your love of animals through books. If there’s time we can draw pictures of animals or write our own animal stories!



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You Need to Know

Next week is the kick off of the summer teen library programs. We have a lot of good things on the schedule throughout the summer. Some of the programs vary depending on the weekly topic so Kelly and I will often announce the topics before hand so that interested teens will know to come on their special week.


All that being said, next week for the first session of Genres we’ll be looking at Horror short stories and novels. Bring your favorite to share or just look at what we’ve got there. And if ghost stories frighten you to the point of peeing your pants…. bring a second pair of underwear. ghosts

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Movies for tomorrow

Some people have been asking what we’re watching for Teen Movie Lounge tomorrow. We have two options. Lars and the Real Girl or a movie that’s just a little different – one of the old Indiana Jones movies. I won’t explain Indiana Jones movies because I figure everyone already knows espeically with the newest one just coming out.

lars and the real girl

Lars and the Real Girl stars Ryan Gosling. He decides to buy a doll on the internet and make it his girlfriend.

“The search for true love begins outside the box.”

So we have two different options because we want you guys to tell us which movie you would like to watch! Comment here on this blog post if you’d like but we’ll probably have everyone vote before we turn the movie on.

Don’t forget we’ll have popcorn to go along with the movie tomorrow!

Also, even though you should all be in school right now, don’t forget that we have our game on programs for tweens (6th to 8th grade) from 3:3o to 5:3o after school today and for teens (9th to 12th grade) from 6 to 8:3o tonight. Stop by! [We just picked up awesome snacks for those of you who come tonight.]


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Local Bands/Summer Programming

I’ve gotten a few recommendations for local bands to perform at the summer open mic nights. 

So far, The Marauders, Pita & 65 Watts have been recommended to me.  Any other suggestions of bands I should try to get in touch with? 

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