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2017 Teen Summer Reading Program

Registration: June 8 – August 11
Last Day for Prizes: August 31

“Build a Better World @ Your Library” and keep your reading skills sharp with our free summer reading program for teens.
Track your reading, win prizes, and attend great programs all summer long! Click here to see the reading packet with full details..

Would you like to be more involved in your library?

Check out the Teen Advisory Group (TAG)  -   Click here for an application.

Monkey Dooz Art Show (Ages 18 and under)
This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” The first day to pick up canvases at Monkey Dooz is July 19 (while supplies last). Artwork must be submitted to the library by August 23. Canvases will be on display in the library’s lobby in September.

Summer Sketch Series (All ages)
Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (locations vary)
June 24: Goethals Park
July 22: TBA
August 5: Public Art Sketch Tour: Begins at the Parkway Tree of Seasons sculpture and ends at Jon Dam Plaza.
August 26: Allied Arts Gallery at Howard Amon Park
Be sure to turn in a sketch to take part in the library’s September art exhibit!

Summer Programs and Activities for Teens at the Richland Public Library
(See our calendar at richland.lib.wa.us for the full list of library programs.)

June 21

2:30-4:30 pm

  Chalk Art and Poetry
(Grades 4-12)
Like poems? Come learn a little more about poetry and hear excerpts from poetry books owned by the library. Then write a poem of your own or choose one from a favorite poet and write it in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the library (drawings are also welcome.)

June 24

1:00-3:00 pm

  Mini Drone Demo & Race
Members of the Atomic City Drone Club will be here with drone exhibits, mini drone demos and mini drone races. You will have a chance to see what the drone sees or be a virtual drone passenger, ask questions about 3D printers and how they are used in drone building. Members will be on hand to answer your questions. Drop in or stay the whole time.

June 28

2:00-3:00 pm

  Stuffed Pet Adoption Party
In partnership with Pet Overpopulation Prevention (POPP)
(All ages, supervision required for younger children)

Ellen from Pet Overpopulation Prevention will be here with some foster dogs for kids to meet. Kids can learn about the process of adopting a pet by adopting a stuffed animal from the POPP table. Children can read to therapy dogs and make pet toys to take home or donate to the animal shelter. This program is in memory of Sebastian and Gunner Tindall. Sebastian was the founder and a longtime volunteer in the Therapy Dog Reading Program and Gunner was our first Registered Therapy Dog to which kids read. All stuffed animals available for adoption were donated to the library from Sebastian's estate.

July 7

3:00-4:30 pm

  Word Cloud Generator
(Grades 6-12, limit 15; sign up at eventbrite.com starting June 23)

A word cloud is a picture made of words where the size and frequency of each word indicates the level of importance to the picture’s creator. Using library tablets, or your own smart device, you will use a free word cloud generator app to make a custom personalized word cloud that you can save for future uses. The library will also provide you with a free color print of your cloud.

July 10

10:00 am-12:00 pm

  LEGO Building Fun
(All ages)

LEGOs will be available in the library’s STEAMspace. Build something alone or work with a group to build something extra cool. Thanks to the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the Richland Public Library for helping with this program.

July 10

2:30-4:30 pm

  Mapmaking Workshop
(Grades 6-12)

Come join us for a guided workshop on mapmaking. Based on your chosen fantasy world (book, video game, movie, etc.) or an original design, bring your map to life using art supplies and heavy weight paper provided by the library to create a hand drawn map that you can treasure forever.

July 19

2:30-4:30 pm

  Fandom Tea Blending
(Grades 6-12, limit 15; sign up at eventbrite.com starting July 5)

Participants will learn about the history and culture of tea. Everyone will then choose a character from a favorite book, show, game, etc. and create a custom tea blend for that character using ingredients provided by the library. Everyone will receive a baggie of their tea blend to take home.

July 24

10:00 am-12:00 pm

  LEGO Building Fun
(All ages)

LEGOs will be available in the library’s STEAMspace. Build something alone or work with a group to build something extra cool. Thanks to the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the Richland Public Library for helping with this program.

July 29

9:00-11:00 am

  Trail Cleanup and Rock Art
(All ages, supervision required for young children)

Meet at Benton Franklin Transit Offices on Columbia Park Trail. We'll decorate rocks, then leave them along the trail as we clean up litter. We'll break for storytelling and a snack, then admire our work on the return trip. 3 miles total.

August 3

12:30-2:30 pm

August 4

2:30-4:30 pm

  Stop Motion Animation (2-part workshop)
(Grades 6-12, limit 15; sign up at eventbrite.com starting July 18)

Have you ever wanted to make an animated movie? In our 2-part stop motion animation workshop, you can do just that. Part 1 will focus on making storyboards based on scenes from your favorite books. Part 2 will help you learn how to use the Stop Motion Studio app to create stop motion movies with Legos and other props from the library’s STEAMspace. Use one of our tablets or your own smart device. We will save the movies so they can be shared on social media.

August 7

10:00 am-12:00 pm

  LEGO Building Fun
(All ages)

LEGOs will be available in the library’s STEAMspace. Build something alone or work with a group to build something extra cool. Thanks to the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the Richland Public Library for helping with this program.

August 21

6:30-8:30 pm

 

  Rollarena Skating Party
Rollarena, 849 Stevens Dr., Richland
Earn a free pass by completing the 16 in 16 Reading Challenge!

August 21

2:30-4:30 pm

August 23

2:30-4:30 pm

  Upcycled Book Crafts (2-day workshop)
(Grades 6-12, sign up at eventbrite.com starting August 8)

Come explore the many uses for discarded books! We will use library craft supplies to make book boxes and bracelets, paperback wallets, blackout poetry, and fold books into cool shapes. Come to one day or both.

August 24

6:00-8:30 pm

  Teen Movie: "Doctor Strange"
PG-13, 1hour and 55 min, 2016
(Grades 6-12)

Join us in the Gallery Room for a movie and tasty refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. We are showing Marvel's excellent new version of "Doctor Strange."

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