In two weeks from this posting, we’ll be having laser tag in the library!
To kick off summer reading, we have an evening of fun planned on June 15th. First, we’ll have a Beatles tribute concert featuring New England’s best Beatles tribute band, 4EverFab, on the library lawn starting at 6:30 PM.
Then, at 9 PM, forty teens—that’s anyone going into 6th grade and up in the fall—will be invited to play laser tag in the library. Two teams at a time will compete for glory among the stacks, and there will be snacks, pizza, and soda. All participants will win a door prize! The fun will go until midnight.
But if you want to be one of the laser warriors, you’ll need to do a couple of things. First, you need to sign up on the library website. Then, you’ll need to returned a completed Laser Tag Liability Release to the reference desk.
Register online, turn in those forms, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!
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.
Continue reading “Program Spotlight: Button Mashers”
Here at the Rodgers Memorial Library, we’re proud to offer a regular Girls Who Code club. The mission of GWC is to encourage more girls to seek careers in computer science by introducing them to coding, starting in middle school and high school.
Back in August, Reshma Saujani—the founder of Girls Who Code—gave an interview to School Library Journal. Check out the link below if you’re interested in hearing what she has to say about empowering young women and closing the gender gap in the tech industry. And if you’re interested in joining Girls Who Code once it gets started again, follow this blog for more information about that and other upcoming teen programs at RML.
“Reshma Saujani On Closing the Gender Gap in Tech” – School Library Journal.
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!
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!!
Some of our a-mazing builders
Mugging for the camera
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix 1” is a great soundtrack to build to.
Still working hard at 8:30pm
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!!
Hard at work – coding.
Instructor Thi Sarkis leads the group in coding.
Learning how to mod…
Modding in Minecraft.
Learning command syntax.
Grrrl CS Power Yaaas.
Hmmm…what’s the command for “go”? 😉
Instructor Thi Sarkis helps out some future computer scientists.
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):
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
Events and prizes will be posted here on our blog. Build a Better Word with the Rodgers Memorial Library this summer – and read!