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Teen Read Week Prize Drawing
October 1-31, 2014
All Lincoln City Libraries locations
Teen Read week is October 12-18, but we're celebrating it all month! Visit any Lincoln City Library, check out a book (of any kind - traditional book, an eBook, audiobook, graphic novel, etc.) and enter a drawing to win prizes! Be sure to take a look at Susan's Teen Read Week Book List!
Star Wars Reads Day
Saturday October 11, 2014
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Star Wars Reads Day III will be celebrated on October 11 this year and you can participate in it at Walt Library. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a Star Wars Storytime. At 1:30 p.m. children aged 12 and under can test their knowledge in a Star Wars Trivia Contest. At 3:00 p.m. members of the 501st Central Garrison will make a special appearance. Have your picture taken with several members of this Star Wars costumed organization. There will be crafts, activities and lots of Star Wars books to read and check out. Star Wars Reads Day is sponsored worldwide by Disney Publishing Worldwide and its many publishing partners.
Batman Birthday Bash
Monday, October 13, 2014
Gere Branch Library
For all ages
Comic book professionals Bob Hall and Nate Hamel will show the audience how to draw Batman. The program at 10:00 a.m. is designed for the elementary age and the program at 11:30 a.m. is designed for all ages. Crafts will be available all afternoon. Photos will be taken with Batman from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Take a look at how members of Gere Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board have been working to make the Library better!
Teen Advisory Board Podcast
Check out this Podcast featuring the Bennett Martin Public Library's Teen Advisory Board!
Listen 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.
Need 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 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 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!
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 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.