Branching Out - Teens: Fall 2013
Durham County Library's teen programming guide.
Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Sep. - Nov. 2013 Melanie Busbee Photo Teen Programs Teen Programs DCL Banned Books Week Scavenger Hunt Sunday – Saturday, Sep. 22-28 Celebrate your freedom to read by locating a banned book in the teen area. When you read the book and submit a book review on our website, your name will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Check out your favorite location for related displays and programs. Your Teen Librarians Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122 firstname.lastname@example.org Bragtown Denise Williams 919-560-0210 email@example.com East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 firstname.lastname@example.org North Regional Christine Grant 919-560-0238 email@example.com South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444 firstname.lastname@example.org Southwest Regional Autumn Winters 919-560-8598 email@example.com Stanford L. Warren & McDougald Terrace Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336 firstname.lastname@example.org Back to Books Week (B2B) Monday – Thursday, Sep. 9-12 Come and find out how your library can help you succeed in school, college and life-long learning. Library tours, online database demonstrations, technology petting fairs, pajama storytimes, refreshments and more. Contact your local library to find out what events are planned. Main Library North Regional East Regional South Regional Stanford L. Warren Southwest Regional Monday, Sep. 9 Monday, Sep. 9 Tuesday, Sep. 10 Tuesday, Sep. 10 Tuesday, Sep. 10 Thursday, Sep. 12 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. College Bound! Send your kids to the best, most selective colleges for pennies on the dollar! Learn how in this program taught by A2Z College Planning. Registration is required. East Regional South Regional Main Library Monday, Sep. 30 Tuesday, Oct. 22 Monday, Oct. 28 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Photography North Regional Library teens make ice cream. Pictured: Madison Wheaton, Simone Baker, Alexis Harris, Ibraheem Bouie, Saffiyah Bouie, Lauren Morgan, Khamiya Parker and Amari Burt. Photography sponsor: Melanie Busbee Photo. Visit melaniebusbeephoto.com to see more of Melanie’s work. To become a photography sponsor, email email@example.com. Teens visit the facepainting and caricature artists at the Summer Reading kickoff at Northgate Mall. Pictured: Courtney Parker and Erika Raucano. Photography by staff. 2 2012-2013 Branching Summer 2013 Branching Out Out Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g / c a l e n d a r. R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y. Br ag tow n Li br ar y Get carded and get a prize! During the month of September, apply for a library card and choose a prize from our Treasure Chest. Already have a card? Then win a prize by bringing a friend to apply for a card. Use your new or existing library card at Bragtown at least once per week in September and enter for a chance to win a grand prize. E as t Reg ional Wednesday, Sep. 4 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Paint rocks and jazz up your room! Rocks and paints provided. Thursdays, Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Write your own stories and poems, or collaborate on works already in progress. Refreshments provided. ROCK ART LIBRARY CARD PRIZE BONANZA! Wednesdays, Oct. 2; Nov. 6, 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Play Wii or Kinect games with your friends at East! Wednesday, Oct. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Create poems from old book pages and black markers. You’ll be amazed! Wednesday, Oct. 16 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. It’s Teen Read Week! Bring a book to swap, and enjoy a slice of pizza. Wednesday, Oct. 23 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Be prepared for Halloween by making frightening hotdogs! Wednesdays, Oct. 30; Nov. 27 3 - 5 p.m. We’re showing a vampire movie on Oct. 30 and a Fall movie on Nov. 27. Hope to see you there! Refreshments provided. GAME DAYS! TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP BLACK OUT POETRY Fridays, Sep. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8 4 - 5:30 p.m. Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Have fun with a board game, movie and popcorn, a craft or a good book. Wednesdays, Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Play your favorite games at the library. Bring a friend! Thursdays, Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov 21 3:30 -5:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of high-energy, messy and sometimes gross science fun. FAMILY FUN FRIDAY Wednesday, Sep. 11 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Who can put a piece in Spiderman or Superwoman the fastest? Win a prize for the quickest puzzler in town! Thursdays, Sep. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join our teen book club for diverse reading and lively discussions. Refreshments and fun provided! Wednesday, Sep. 18 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. We’ve got the peeps and art supplies for you to create the coolest diorama ever! MARVEL COMICS JIGSAW PUZZLE COUNTDOWN BOOK SWAP & PIZZA SCARY MUMMY HOTDOGS! GAMING @ BRAGTOWN TEEN BOOK CLUB MOVIES @ EAST SCIENCE MADNESS MAKE A PEEPS DIORAMA Melanie Busbee Photo Summer 2013 Branching Out 3 Mai n Li brar y Teen Programs Melanie Busbee Photo CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Design a Maraca Tuesday, Sep. 17 4 - 5 p.m. Learn about this percussion instrument as we decorate a maraca using paint and markers. Movie Time Tuesday, Sep. 24 3 - 5 p.m. Join us as we watch the movie Selena based on the life of American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Perez. *Mini Piñatas Tuesday, Oct. 8 4 - 5 p.m. Create mini piñatas! All supplies (including candy to put in the piñatas) will be provided by the library; supplies, however are limited. *Fiesta Time Tuesday, Oct.15 4 - 5 p.m. Join us as we create a fabulous festive snack. Saturdays, Sep.14, 28; Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23 12 noon - 2 p.m. Do you need assistance with Math or English? Do you have a last minute project you need help with? Schedule an appointment with a tutor or the librarian. SATURDAY TUTORING Monday, Oct. 28 2 - 3 p.m. Join us as we learn how to create a healthy treat. Wednesday, Oct. 30 4 - 5 p.m. Remember slime? Join us to learn how to create your own! Explore chemistry with some gooey slime. EATING HEALTHY GROSSOLOGY 101 *COMICS CREATOR Wednesday, Oct. 16 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate teen read week by creating a comic and storybook online. Wednesday, Oct. 23 2 - 3 p.m. Bring your creativity, and join us as we create a sock – oops, I meant to say a Goth – puppet. GOCKS! *Registration is required. 4 Summer 2013 Branching Out Melanie Busbee Photo Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g / c a l e n d a r. R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y. Nor th Reg ional Mondays (No movies Sep. 2; Oct. 7; Nov. 4) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Come relax with a movie after school each Monday. Movies will be chosen by teens, and snacks will be provided. Tuesdays (No program Sep. 24; Oct. 8; Nov. 5) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Come join us for some activities involving the latest technology! Wednesdays (No program Nov. 13) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Connect with your friends and show off your skills with board games, card games, Xbox 360 and Wii. Thursdays (No program Nov. 28) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us after school for a variety of fun activities especially for teens. Activities include arts and crafts, book clubs and cooking activities. Fridays (No program Nov. 29) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us every Friday after school for a new physical challenge, puzzle, brain teaser or trivia quiz. Prizes will be awarded. Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-22 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled week of Hunger Games inspired movies, games and activities. S o uth Reg ional Wednesdays, (No program Nov. 13, 27) 3 - 5 p.m. Enjoy time just for teens @ your library. Movies, crafts and more! TEEN SCENE: MOVIE MONDAYS TEEN TIME Highlights Sep. 18: Marshmallow Wars! Create your own marshmallow shooters and let the games begin. Oct. 9: Make Your Own Animal Ears. Interested in cosplay? Or just want to get ready for Halloween? Learn how to make your own animal ears. Oct. 23: Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse You read every zombie book there is, but what would you really do in a zombie pandemic? Learn and practice how to prepare in this fun and interactive program. Oct. 30: The Return of Create Your Own Zombie Cupcake Decorate your own zombie cupcake with a variety of gruesome goo and vile accouterments. Survive the cupcake apocalypse if you can . . . (We dare you to eat one!) Nov. 6: Join the Spy Society! Think you have what it takes to be a spy? Test your skills with memory games, code cracking and more! Nov. 20: Teen Movie Time with The Hunger Games Are you counting down until The Catching Fire premiere? If so, put the odds in your favor and come watch The Hunger Games. TEEN SCENE: TECH TUESDAYS Thursdays (No program Nov. 28) 3 - 5 p.m. Join us for a game day or a teens only open laptop computer lab every Thursday afternoon. Play games, hang out or even work on homework. GAME DAY/OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR TEENS *SOUTH REGIONAL TEEN BOOK CLUB TEEN SCENE: GAME ON! Saturdays, Sep. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 2 - 3 p.m. Talk books and nosh pizza at the teen book club. (Some copies of each month’s book are available at the information desk.) Saturday, Sep. 21 2 - 3:30 p.m. Interested in college? (Or have a teen who is?) Come see what the library has for YOU from studying for the SATs and AP tests to choosing a college and finding scholarships. Saturday, Oct. 19 2 - 3 p.m. Come hear a real ghost hunter talk about her trade. Prepare to be spooked and intrigued. Saturday, Nov. 16 2 - 3:30 p.m. Seek the unknown at your library—solve the clues and outwit the competition and you’ll win bragging rights, new knowledge and nifty prizes. COLLEGE? HELP! TEEN SCENE: WILDCARD MEET A REAL-LIFE GHOST HUNTER! TEEN SCENE: TEEN CHALLENGE LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT REDUX HUNGER GAMES WEEK *Registration is required. Summer 2013 Branching Out 5 Teen Programs S o uthwe s t Reg ional Mondays, Sep. 9 - Nov. 25 3:30 - 5 p.m. Relax after school with Xbox Kinect gaming, board games and snacks. St an f or d L . War r en Monday-Thursday, Oct. 21-24 Afterschool Friday, Oct. 25 2 - 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 12 noon - 3 p.m. Build and staff the library’s 3rd Annual Haunted House. Last year we terrified hundreds of little kids! GAME DAY SCARE SQUAD HAUNTED HOUSE *WRITE ON! Wednesdays, Sep. 4; Oct. 2; Nov. 6 4 - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy anime? Manga? Graphic novels? If so, join us to talk about your favorites and watch some anime. Tuesday, Sep. 24 4 - 5 p.m. Already stressed out about school? Learn some techniques to manage stress while enjoying a relaxing do-it-yourself spa treatment. Healthy snacks and soothing music will be provided. ANIME CLUB Tuesdays, Sep. 24 - Oct.29 7 - 8:30 p.m. Writing coaches from UNC offer writing support in a casual atmosphere where teens can explore ideas and make their own choices. Students in grades 7-12 welcome. Wednesday, Oct. 2 4 - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the funniest movie about Halloween ever made while you eat lots of candy. Rated PG-13. DIY SPA DAY Haunted House Build: Afterschool, Monday - Thursday. Haunted House Staff: Friday & Saturday. Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 20 4 - 5 p.m. Nov. 6: CD Spindles: Try your hand at spinning yarn and make a spindle you can keep. Nov. 20: Popsicle Loom: Weave a bracelet with a simple but sophisticated loom you can keep. TEEN MOVIE AFTERNOON – FUN SIZE FALL FIBER FEST Monday-Saturday, Oct. 14-19 Celebrate TRW with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library!” Complete the scavenger hunt to receive a prize. (Ask your librarian for details.) Monday, Oct. 28 2 - 4 p.m. Are you ready for Halloween? Celebrate all things gooey, icky and gross in this hands-on workshop. Monday, Nov. 11 2 - 4 p.m. Hang out and have some fun with Xbox games and snacks. Tuesday, Nov. 26 4 - 5 p.m. Create your own blackout poetry page, share it with the group and receive a slice of pizza! TEEN READ WEEK – LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT GROSSOLOGY WORKSHOP TEEN GAME DAY POETRY FOR PIZZA *Registration is required. 6 Summer 2013 Branching Out