Posted in Gaming, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Video Games, Wii U

Program Spotlight: Button Mashers

New year, new programs! In 2018, the teen services department will be adding new regular programming for anyone in 6th grade to 12th grade, as well as continuing the programs that our teens have enjoyed over the past year. As we count down to the New Year, we’ll be highlighting these new programs with our Program Spotlight.

First up, we have a returning program: Button Mashers.

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Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Falcons, Hawks and Owls – Oh My!!

Many thanks to Jim Parks and “Wingmasters” for bringing their “Birds of Prey” program to the library! Adults and school-age kids were treated to an educational program on the feeding habits and flight ergonomics of red-tail hawks, falcons and owls, and got to meet these flying beauties up close and personal. Enjoy!

Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming

An Ah-MAZING Maze!

Last night 11 teens and tweens got together and built a cardboard maze (from discarded large appliance boxes) that currently occupies the area of the Community Room, approximately 25′ X 25′. Below are some pics that showcases their mad maze-building skillz.

The maze is available today and Saturday during library hours for all ages to enjoy. Come be Ah-mazed, and have fun!!

Posted in Summer Reading Program, Teen Events

Chocolate Olympics!

Our Chocolate Olympics was a big hit! Events included Oreo Stacking, M&M Sorting, Whopper Relay, Candy Shuffleboard (with Teams Snickers, Milky Way, and 3 Musketeers battling it out), and Kiss Wrapper Relay. Full-size Hershey Bars and all-the-chocolate-you-can-fit-in-a-Market-Basket-plastic-bag were handed out as prizes. Yummy!

Posted in Coding, Computer Science, Robots, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

So Much FUN!! Coding with Minecraft and Raspberry Pi Robots

Check out how much fun we had with coding and Minecraft and robots and Raspberry Pi! Can’t be beat! Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and get in on the fun!!

Posted in Prizes, Summer Reading Program, Teen Events, Teen Programming, Teen Services

Summer Reading is Here!!

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Teen Summer Reading Program

June 25 – August 5

Registration begins Monday, June 19!

Build a Better World this summer with the Rodgers Memorial Library Summer Reading Program (SRP)!

Click here to open the 2017 Teens SRP brochure and take a look at some of the choice summer events and prizes we’re offering for participating, then visit our ReadSquared Summer Reading site to register (click on the Teens [Grade 6-12] tab).

Some of the events this summer include (click on the event name to access the event in our calendar):

and more!

Prizes? We’ve got prizes! They include:

  • Kindle Fire HD 7, with 32 gig memory card
  • Day pass with parking to Six Flags New England
  • Gift certificate to Launch Nashua
  • Various MP4 players

and more!

Events and prizes will be posted here on our blog. Build a Better Word with the Rodgers Memorial Library this summer – and read!

Posted in Best-Seller, Current Affairs, Non-Fiction, Teen Events, Teens, Topical, True Crime

“Serial” and “Adnan’s Story”

In 2014 I became addicted to National Public Radio’s (NPR) new podcast “Serial.” The show’s premise was simple: Choose one story to thoroughly investigate, and broadcast the findings on a weekly basis over 12 weeks.

The freshman podcast’s first story was the 1999 unsolved murder of high school senior Hae Min Lee, a student at Woodmore High School in Baltimore, Maryland, whose body was found underneath a pile of leaves in nearby Leakin (pronounced “Lincoln”) Park. Her former boyfriend Adan Syed was arrested and, despite his claims of innocence, at age 19 was found guilty of Lee’s murder. Syed was convicted and sent to the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Maryland, where he has been for 17 years.

(The Huffington Post compiled a series of pictures related to the podcast, including pictures of Lee and Syed, here.)

Due to the enormous popularity of the podcast and to the fact that Syed’s attorney failed to interview a key witness, Syed, now 37 years old, earned a new trial. Read more about the status of the new trial here, here, and here.

The newly published book Adnan’s Story:The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial, written by family friend Rabia Chaudry, presents new key evidence that the author maintains dismantles the State’s case against Syed, and introduces a potential new suspect.

Access the book in our catalog by clicking on the image above, or by clicking here.