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Teen Tech Week
March 8-14

QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Pick up your question sheets at the Dundee Library Information Desk or Randall Oaks Branch Library. Use a smart phone, tablet, or iPod touch with the i-Nigma QR code reader app (or other QR code reader) to follow clues around the library. Complete the scavenger hunt and receive a small prize! For grades 6 and up. Work individually or as a team.

Sunday, Mar. 8 - Saturday, Mar. 14 (Drop in)

 

Simple Circuit Light Boxes

Create little light boxes using a simple circuit, LED, cardstock, tissue/tracing paper, and markers. (Drop in)

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 4 p.m. (Dundee Library - Teen Area)

Thursday, Mar. 12, 4 p.m. (Randall Oaks Branch Library)


Insurgent Movie Release Party

Come discuss the book and movie with other fans, answer trivia questions, and create Divergent-inspired duct tape cuff bracelets. Please register.

Monday, Mar. 23 @ 2 p.m.


Maker Club (new!)

High tech or old school – this is the place to make things. Design and print with our 3D printer, create, transform, build, craft, sew, paint, draw, engineer. We’ll have a project or bring your own.

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m.

 


Craft Lab

Duct Tape
Make flower pens, bracelets, phone cases, wallets and more out of colorful duct tape. Please register.

Thursday, March 26 @ 2 p.m. (Randall Oaks Branch Library)


Anime Club


Play games, discuss your favorite manga, and more! Share your ideas of the activities you'd like to have at upcoming events and meet other anime fans. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please register if this is your first time attending.


Upcoming meetings:

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 7 p.m. (Craft Room)
 


TAG (Teen Action Group)

 

Plan future library events, review and discuss current teen literature, and make crafts and decorations. A great way for middle school and high school students to earn volunteer hours!
 

Upcoming meetings in the Craft Room (lower level):
Saturday, February 28 @ 2 p.m.

 


Gaming Clubs

Teen Gaming Club

 

ComTeen Gaming Clube hang out with your friends and have fun playing Wii U, XBOX 360, and PS3 games! Bring along your DS and battle each other! Play Yu-Gi-Oh! Feel free to bring in your own games and controllers. Snacks and refreshments provided.


Upcoming meetings:

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Competitive Gaming Club

 

Competitive Gaming ClubThis club focuses on playing competitive games such as Tekken, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., Soul Calibur, and more.  Feel free to bring in your own games and controllers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For ages 13 and up.
 
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.


Teen Blog

Teen Blog @ FRVPLD
 
Read about upcoming teen events, new book releases, and more!

Wanted: Teen Reviewers
We are looking for teen reviewers to write about books, movies, or music they recommend. Advance reader copies (ARCs) of soon to be published books are available for review as well. If you review an advance reader copy, you may keep the book. Contact Danielle at dpacini@frvpld.info if you are interested in becoming a teen reviewer!


Reading Lists and Recommendations

 

 

What Should I Read?

Genre and Teen Issues Book Lists

 

Reading Lists Links   

 


Social Networks for Book Lovers

Goodreads

Keep track and rate books you've read or want to read, follow reviews of your favorite authors, and see what books your friends are reading. Set a reading challenge goal for the number of books you plan to read in a year. Other cool features include giveaways of advance reader copies and autographed books, helpful reader-created lists, and fun quizzes and trivia.
 
 
LibraryThing
Catalog your books and keep track of what you're reading in "the world's largest book club.” Join groups, find more books to read or meet other readers who share your interests. A nifty resource is the Local tab, which lists local libraries and bookshops in addition to upcoming literary events in your area.
 
Shelfari
Community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Create a virtual shelf, contribute content to book summaries and book extras. Log in or create an account using your Amazon profile.
 

College Resources
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Download Digital Items Now

Download Digital MaterialsCan’t come to the library? The Digital
Book Catalog and Download Center
enables patrons to download eBooks,
Audiobooks, and Videos from our website directly onto your personal
computer, PDA or MP3 device. It couldn’t be easier! Follow the simple step-by-step directions to place holds and download materials. Once your requested materials download, you have the materials for an allotted time. After that time, the materials are automatically returned, and you never have to worry about late fees.

The digital version of a print book can be read on your home or work
computer, laptop, pocket PC or personal digital assistant (PDA). Audio
books can be downloaded to a pocket PC, MP3 player or other portable
devices or burned to CDs. The Library's Digital Book collection includes
bestsellers and classics, fiction and non-fiction.

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