Programs/Activities

Middle and High School Programs and Activities!

Middle and High School Calendar of Events

Volunteer Information!

Summer High School Community Service

**Training Sessions have ended**

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


Summer Reading!

Read! The more you read the more prizes you earn. Reading and attending teen events give you more chances to win our Grand Prize. Logs must be turned in by August 31st to be eligible.

When you are finished with our reading log write reviews about Events, Books, Movies or Video Games you experienced this summer! For additional entries for our End of the Summer Grand Prize!

Please Click here to Review!


Want to create your own music or learn how? Take a look at our Music & Stuff page!

Do you Like music? Listen to our Summer Playlist! Teens chose songs that reminded them of the books they have read so far this summer.

Please Click here to listen!


High School Book Club

Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00- 7:00 pm 

Open to students entering 9th grade to 12th grade. Read any book you want and recommend/discuss it with your fellow book lovers. Snacks will be provided.

Middle School Book Club                                                                                        Wednesday,  August 7th from 6:00- 7:00 pm 

Open to students entering 5th grade to 8th grade. Read a book from your school summer reading list and and recommend/discuss it. Snacks will be provided.


Fandom Fridays from 3:00-4:00 pm

Ever wanted to go to Comic-Con or a convention to celebrate your love for books, movies or video games? Join others who love the same things you do for a mini convention at the library. Cosplay, bring your own memorabilia to show off or just hang out with others who love the same things you do. Have snacks, and enjoy.

Dates:

July 19th Undertale/Deltarune

August 9th Harry Potter

August 16th Nintendo


Write-a-Way!: Creative Writing Club

Tuesday, July 16th & August 13th from 6:00 – 7:00pm 
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.

Beginner Dungeons and Dragons 

Tuesday, August 27th from 2:30 – 5:00pm 

Calling all adventurers Grades 7 to 12! Have you ever watched Dungeons and Dragons on Twitch and thought “I want to try that!” Well now you can! Join Bearded Dragon Games and set off on an adventure of heroism and daring!  Registration Required. Limited Space. Please Click here to register.


College Prep Workshops:

College Essay Writing Workshop with Alisha Davlin

Thursday, July 18th, at 7:00 pm

For juniors & seniors.  Start your college essay and get a head start on your applications.

Red Oak College Planning: College Financial Aid 

                                                                     Thursday, August 8th, from 7:00-8:30 pm                                                                                                                             This workshop will cover the FAFSA form and other information you need to                                                                           maximize your financial aid. For parents and teens. Click here to register!


Teen Soap Making

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2:00-3:00 pm 

Learn how to color and make scented soaps you can take home to use or give as gifts. Then while you wait for it to set carve regular bars of soap into mini works of art. Registration Required. Please Click here to Register!


Harry Potter Murder Mystery Party

July 24th 6:00-8:00pm

You are invited to our Murder Mystery Party; you will be given a character to portray, props, clues and alibis. Make this experience your own and find out who did the deed. Registration required space is limited. Click Here to Register!


By Invitation Only!
Pearl Observatory’s Inflatable Planetarium

Monday, July 29th, 7:00-8:00 pm Ages 5 and up.

Log three books by July 22 to receive an invitation to this mobile planetarium. Please Click here to register!


Family Game Night

Monday, August 12th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Bring your friends and the whole family! Learn how to play challenging and fun board games with our Friends Bearded Dragon Games! Snacks provided. Registration Required.


Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Thursday, August 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm Ages 8 and up.

Explore the universe with a former NASA consultant. View the night sky through a powerful telescope.


Campfire Stories & Ice Cream Social 

Monday, August 19th, 6:30-8:00 pm All Ages.

Wind down the summer with free ice cream, compliments of the Friends of the Library, while listening and taking part in campfire stories and songs with professional storyteller Ken Galipeau.


Washi Tape Crafts

August 20th 2:00-3:00pm

Bring in your plain back to school supplies accessories and notebooks and personalize them with Washi Tape! Registration Required.


Write-A-Way Poetry Jam and Refreshments

August 21st 6:00 – 7:00pm For entering 9th grade and up

Come join our Poetry Jam as our Creative Writing Club shares their work. Have a poem or something you would like to perform? Bring it and meet others willing to listen and discuss. Release your anxieties at this Open Mic. Refreshments and Truths will be served.


Puzzles and Popsicles

Thursday, August 22nd, 2:00-3:00 pm For Ages 8 and up.

Cool fun!  Solve puzzles and win popsicles.


Movies: TBA       

Wednesday, August 21st at 1:00 pm & Thursday Aug 29th at 10:30 am

Come relax and watch a movie! For All Ages


This Summer’s featured Book Reviews!


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)           

       

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)