Programs/Activities

 

Middle and High School Programs and Activities!

Middle and High School Calendar of Events

 

Volunteer Information!

Middle School Community Service Spring Session!

Due to the increasing popularity of the middle school community service at the library, we have restructured the program to improve the experience and increase productivity. Rather than week-by-week drop-in program, we will be offering three sessions of community service throughout the school year. The students will meet five times during each session for a total of 5 community service hours per session. Because space is limited, we are requiring that students register for a whole session and ask that students plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 dates during the session.

**Note that there is a session for 5th and 6th grade and a separate session for the 7th and 8th grade. Please be sure to register for the appropriate grade. ** 

Grades 5 & 6 Thursdays,  5/2, 5/16, 5/30 from 4:45-5:45 pm

Grades 7 & 8 Thursdays,   4/25, 5/9, 5/23 from 4:45-5:45 pm

 

High School Community Service

Tuesdays, May 7th & 28th  and Saturdays, April 27th & May 18th 3:00pm- 4:00pm

Work on a variety of projects to earn community service hours. Please arrive on time to get credit for the full hour. Teens will be asked to sign in when they arrive. No Sign up Required. For Grades 9-12

Summer Community Service

For Teens entering grades 9-12. Become a summer volunteer and get a head start on your community service hours for the 2019/2020 school year. Help track reading hours, hand out prizes, assist with programs, set up and clean up programs, prepare crafts, and shelve library materials as needed.

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, please click here.         


Special Needs Code Club
Mondays, April 29th- May 20th  from 4:00 – 4:55 pm Ages 12-17 with caregiver. Registration is required.

This program is designed for special needs teens with a caregiver. These teens will go at their own pace while learning an exploring various coding languages. Click here  for more information. 


Middle School Code Club

Mondays, April 29th – May 20th  from 5:00 – 6:00pm Grades 5-8. Registration is required.

Code Club is an informal way for middle school students to learn Scratch, Javascript, HTML/CSS and Python. Students choose what they want to                                                                                 work on, go at their own pace, and have fun. Click here to register.


Write-a-Way!: Creative Writing Club
Tuesday, May 14th 3:30 -4:30pm 
Do you love to write Poems, Short Stories, Novels or Scripts? This creative writing program encourages free writing time, opportunities to collaborate with your peers, and engaging in fun writing prompts.  For Grades 9-12

Anime Club  
Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00pm
Watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga series, share cosplay ideas, play games, and discover new things about Japanese culture! Snacks will be provided. Grades 6 & up

 

Gaming Club

Friday,  May 10th, 3:00 – 4:45pm
Bring your own Console with controllers or handheld device. Share, Discover and discuss your love of gaming with others! No registration required. Grades 6 -12

 

 

 


This Summer’s featured Book Reviews!

Wrath and the Dawn By Renee Ahdieh (Gorgeous, Enchanting, Mystical)

“The opening of Renée Ahdieh’s debut duology wove a stunning story with elements of political intrigue, romance, and the beautiful retelling of the old tales, 1,001 Nights.” (LD Gr.10)

 

 

Turtles All the Way Down By John Green (Intriguing, Romantic, Heartfelt)

“I never knew what was going to happen next in this book! I couldn’t put it down!” (MT Gr.10)

 

 

 

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot (Informative, Detailed, Emotional)

“This book followed a family who wanted answers about the death of their mother and why people are calling her immortal.” (AR Gr.9)

 

 


Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (Hillarious, Heartwarming, Perfect)

“As with all of her writing, Roshani Chokshi captivates readers with her elegant prose, intricate plots, and beautiful use of mythology and culture.”  (LD Gr.10)

 

 

Rein the Earth by A.C. Gaughen  (Heartbreaking, Sweet, Exciting)

“The fast-paced first novel in Gaughen’s new fantasy series tells a gripping story beautifully while expertly weaving a tale of family, magic, rebellion, and romance to create a powerhouse book.”         (LD Gr. 10)

                   

 

Flame in the Mist (Fierce, Surprising, Romantic)                               

The first book in Renée Ahdieh’s thrilling duology features a beautiful retelling of Mulan set in a country of magic, deception, and the ancient art of the samurai. Mariko is a strong, clever protagonist with such greatness. (LD Gr. 10)

 

 

All the Reviews below are from the most Avid reader this Summer: VB Gr.8!

 

Soldier X by Don Wolffson (Captivating, Detailed, Edge-of- your-seat)       

“The story guides you through the life of a soldier in WWII, this book shows in real detail the whole storyline and what it took to be a soldier on the opposite lines.” (VB Gr. 8)

 

 

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welsh (AMAZING, Beautiful, Captivating)

“I LOVE this book, it guides you through the eyes of a girl who lost her mother, which sends her on a trip to Italy! Where she meets her newfound crush, and a dilemma that no one had predicted from her before.”  (VB Gr.8)

 

 

 

Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Emotional, Beautiful, Honest)

“This book is just too good for words, it is a rollercoaster of emotions from start to finish. John Green honestly guides you through the sick main characters life, and her struggle to create serious relationships with others.” (VB Gr.8)

 

 

 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (INTENSE, Action-Packed, Adventurous)

“This action-packed novel shows the stress of being the third-wheel, and at the same time, tells a sci-fi story about overcoming challenges and becoming the hero!”(VB Gr.8)