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Teen Tech Week: Create Pocket Green Screens

Monday, Mar. 7, 6:30 p.m. (Dundee)

Thursday, Mar. 10, 6 p.m. (Randall Oaks)

Reuse mint tins to make your own pocket green screens. Take photos of small figures or LEGO people, and edit the images to create your own mini scenes. For ages 12-18. Please register.


Pi Day

Monday, Mar. 14, 6:30 p.m. (Dundee)

Celebrate the mathematical constant of π by eating delicious pie and creating pi-inspired bracelets. For ages 12-18. Please register.


Craft Lab

String Art
Monday, Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. (Randall Oaks)
Transform silhouette designs into string art.

Duct Tape Projects
Monday, Mar. 28, 3-4:30 p.m. (Dundee)
Thursday, Mar. 31, 3-4:30 p.m. (Randall Oaks)
Make pencil pouches and beads out of colorful duct tape. For ages 12-18. Please register.

Hack Your Notebook
Monday, Apr. 4, 6:30-8 p.m. (Dundee)
Thursday, Apr. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. (Randall Oaks)
Create simple or parallel circuits to light up drawings, sketches, or words in your notebook. Notebooks and materials will be provided. For ages 12-18. Please register.


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. Drop in. For ages 12-18.


Upcoming meetings:
Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.


Gaming Clubs

 

Teen Gaming Club

ComTeen Gaming Clube hang out and play Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 games. Bring your DS/3DS and battle each other, or bring your Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic cards. Drop in. For ages 12-18.

Upcoming meetings:
Saturday, Mar. 26 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 23 at 2 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. Drop in. For ages 17 and up.


Wednesday, Mar. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 6 at 6:30 p.m.


Teen Blog

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


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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