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Craft Lab

Read to the Rhythm Craft Lab series!
Remix discarded cassette tapes and CDs into colorful art and useful objects. Each project will be done at both the Dundee Library and the Randall Oaks Branch Library.

CD Art
Create small works of art using paint and etching techniques on CDs. Please register!
Friday, June 19, 2 p.m. (Randall Oaks)

CD Weaving
Modify old CDs into handheld looms; use yarn scraps to produce beautiful designs. Please register!
Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m. (Dundee Library)
Thursday, July 9, 2 p.m. (Randall Oaks)

CD Mosaic Picture Frames
Transform plain picture frames with shattered CDs. Please register!
Thursday, July 16, 2 p.m. (Dundee Library)
Thursday, July 23, 2 p.m. (Randall Oaks)


District 300 Summer Reading Lists
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Dundee Crown High School

Dundee Middle School

Jacobs High School

Hampshire High School


Just Dance-athon

Just Dance-athon June 18 at Dundee Library

Let the music take control! Grab some friends and show off your dance moves while playing the Just Dance videogame. Please register.

Thursday, June 18, 2 p.m. (Dundee Library)


Teen Lock In

Take over the library after hours! Enjoy pizza, games and more! Registration is required. Check in starts at 5:45 p.m. Registration is required.

Friday, June 26, 6-9 p.m. (Dundee Library)


Makey Makey Music for Teens

Create musical art using Makey Makey circuit boards. Please register.

Friday, July 10, 3 p.m. (Dundee Library)


I ♥ YA Book Party

Discuss your favorite authors and books, answer trivia questions, and learn about upcoming releases. Please register.

Monday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. (Dundee Library)


Stop Motion - Maker Program

You can make fun stop motion videos! We'll use a program called Stykz to learn the basics of stop motion, plus look at apps for your phones or tablets to create amazing stop motion projects. Teens can drop in.

Monday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m. (Randall Oaks)


Maker Club (new!)

High tech or old school – this is the place to make things. We’ll have a project or bring your own.

Saturday, July 11, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.

 


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, June 23, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 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:

Wednesday, July 15, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 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. For ages 13 and up.
 

Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 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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