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What's Up at the Library

Be sure to also keep an eye on these special events for kids and Programs and Events for everyone!

Guardians of the Galaxy movie graphicKeeping the galaxy safe! Movie Day
Monday, December 22, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Kick off your winter break with a movie day about a group of space criminals that must work together to stop a fanatical villain from destroying the galaxy. Image © Walt Disney Pictures

Hobbit movie graphicHobbit movie graphicMovie Mondays
Monday, December 22 and 29, 2014
2:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For middle school and high school age
Get ready for the release of the new Hobbit movie by re-visiting Middle Earth and watching the first two Hobbit movies! Image © New Line Cinema

Hobbit movie graphicAn Unexpected Quest! Movie Marathon
Saturday, December 27, 2014
10:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Join an unlikely hero and his friends as they go on an adventure-filled quest to reclaim a long lost home! Image © New Line Cinema

Frozen Sing-A-Long edition movie graphicSing-a-Long Movie
Monday, December 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Walt Branch Library
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Don your princess costume and join us for this sing-a-long event where we will let it all go! Costume is optional but feel free to dress up and come ready to sing! Image © Walt Disney Pictures

Movies and PizzaMovies and Pizza
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
For middle school and high school age
Come to South Branch for an afternoon of movies and pizza. Bring a drink and stay to watch a couple of great adventure movies!

Movie Marathon @ Bennett MartinMovie Marathon @ Bennett Martin
Saturday, January 3, 2015
1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For middle school and high school age
Teens, join us for a movie marathon! BYOS - Bring your own snacks.

Lego SundaysLego Sundays
First and Third Sundays (may be subject to change), September 2014 through May 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

After School Free Art ClubBEAST

Best Ever After School Teen Art Club – meets Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30.

Hosted by Gere’s Teen Advisory Board, Mentored by Volunteer Artist Extrordinaire, Chris D.

Come discover your passion – Painting? Drawing? Anime? Writing? Music? Pottery? Don’t know yet, or just want to explore the options? Come on ahead. We have guest artists visit to share their projects, and Chris to organize your next masterpiece. Supplies are provided, along with a bit of sugary, caffeinated sustenance. Here are some examples of the Club's work! (Updated May 2013)

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Teen Advisory Boards

Creative teens advise library staff about materials, programs and services they would like to see in the library. This is your chance to make a difference! If you are interested in joining a Teen Advisory Board, please contact us at these e-mail addresses:

Todd Sparkles Presents the Bennett Martin Public Library
Todd Sparkles, his sidekick Polly Owl and members of the Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board show some of the highlights of what's available at the Library.


Gere's TAB members painting stepstoolsTake a look at how members of Gere Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board have been working to make the Library better!

'Casting About, Program 37: Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory BoardTeen Advisory Board Podcast
Check out this Podcast featuring the Bennett Martin Public Library's Teen Advisory Board!

PodcastListen now - 9:57, 6.8 MB

Many of our other Podcasts also feature discussions of books for teens; here is an index to those Podcasts.

Homework HelpNowNeed Help With Homework?
Homework HelpNow powered by brainfuse provides free homework help and online tutoring. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

And don't forget our other homework help resources!

Downloadable Audio Books

Downloadable Audiobooks and e-Books
Downloadable audiobooks and e-Books for young people are now available! Use your library card number to log in to our Digital Downloads site and start reading and listening! Here's some more information to help you get started with e-Books and audiobooks.

Video Games @ Your LibraryVideo Games Now Available for Checkout
Here's some information about them.

The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy

A new episode of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy has been added!

The Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy - Part 2
Don't miss our earlier video, The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy! (QuickTime format, 16.8 MB)
These sequels to the original Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy were created to thank our volunteers for all the work they do. Thank you, volunteers!

After-School Gaming @ Walt Branch LibraryAfter-School Gaming @ Walt Branch Library
Drop in after school for open gaming! Join other 6-12th graders on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30.

Walt Trivia Night Sunday, December 7, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults and teens
Walt Trivia Night!: Join us for an evening of free trivia fun. You never know what you just might know! Decide as a team what the correct answer is to the themed questions. The team with the highest score at the end of ten rounds becomes the reigning champion. Preregister a team of up to 6 people or preregister yourself now and form a team at the event. Check-in from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Questions begin a 6 pm.