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The Teen Services Department of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library offers a large collection of materials for check out and in-building use.

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Teen Summer Programs 2016

These programs have been made possible through a grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund.

June 18th – August 13th
(entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall)
All programs are free!
Attend programs to win raffle tickets and prizes!
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Teen Summer Reading

Every time you read 150 minutes of anything (books, magazines, audiobooks), you will receive a raffle ticket that you can enter for a chance to win weekly prizes of gift cards (Wawa, Walmart, or Amazon) or the grand prize of an iPad mini.
Come into the library to register at the Circulation Desk. 
Registration begins June 18th!
[ Suggested Reading by grade level

Lego Stop Motion

Thursday, June 23rd & Friday, June 24th
4pm to 6pm
(Registration required, 15 students max)
Join web comic writer and artist Keville Bowen for a Lego Stop Motion class where students can animate characters in iPad’s Lego Movie Maker.

Registration required, click here to register.

Summer Reading Buddies

Wednesdays June 29th & July 13th, 20th, and 27th
5pm to 6:30pm
Join our teen volunteers who will be partnering with young readers for all-out fun and maximum learning. After the reading session, there will be a yoga class led by a professional yoga instructor.

Registration appreciated, click here to register.

DIY String Bowl Craft

Thursday, June 30th
5pm to 6pm
With provided string, cling wrap, glue, scissors, and a bowl, learn how to construct your own sculptural string bowl for your home.

Registration appreciated, click here to register.

Author Visit: Margo Rabb

Wednesday, July 6th
12pm to 1pm
As part of our One Summer, One Book Montgomery County Teen Author Tour, Margo Rabb, author of Kissing in America, will be visiting us this summer. Be sure to bring your questions and comments about the book! A limited number of free copies will be made available.

Registration appreciated, click here to register.

Movies at the Library

Thursdays
3pm to 6pm

July 7th – Cool Runnings (1993) – When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

July 14th – Miracle (2004) – Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

July 21st – Unbroken (2014) – After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

July 28th – The Gabby Douglas Story (2014) – The story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

August 4th – McFarland, USA (2015) – Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.

August 11th – Race (2016) – Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Registration is appreciated. Click here to register for: Cool Runnings, Miracle, Unbroken, The Gabby Douglas Story, McFarland, USA, Race.

TableTop Games

Friday, July 15th
2pm to 5pm
Join us as we break out the board games and other fun tabletop games for you to play against your friends and family.

4-H Babysitting Course

Monday, July 11th & Friday, July 15th
2pm to 3:30pm
Learn safe babysitting techniques and how to deal with emergencies. Certificate awarded upon completion of all five classes. To register, come into the library and fill out a registration form. The deadline for registration is July 5th.
For more information, please call Sheila at 610-489-4315.

Drawing with Troy

Wednesday, July 20th
11am to 1pm
Learn to draw athletes in motion with Troy, our resident artist.
Supplies will be provided.

Registration appreciated. Click here to register.

FUZE Poetry Slam & Workshop

Wednesday, July 20th
3pm to 4:30pm
Learn how to write and present different types of poetry, namely spoken word.
Presented by The FUZE: Philly Poetry Slam.

Registration appreciated. Click here to register.

A Book That Shaped Me

Due date: July 18th
The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th and 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Come into the library and pick up your form to enter. Essays must be turned into the library no later than July 18th, 2016.

Comic Book Workshop

August 1st through August 5th
4pm to 6pm
(Registration reguired, 15 students max)
A week long workshop with groups of three students working together to create a 6 page comic. The collection of comics will be printed in the standard format for students to keep.

Registration is required. Click here to register.
(For more information on any of these events, call 610-278-5100, ext 0)

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Teen Advisory Board at The Main Library

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Teen Suggestions

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Game Day every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm (for ages 12 and up)

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  One Response to “Teen Services”

  1. Hello,

    I’m the author of the award-winning novels Over The End Line, Pinned, and Perfected By Girls. All are available through Amazon, Audible, OverDrive, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Downpour, HoopLa, and other retail outlets. I hope you’ll consider my novels (and audiobooks) for your students and library visitors!

    Sincerely,

    Alfred C. Martino
    http://www.AlfredMartino.com

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