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!
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!
Apologies for starting this cycle a bit late – but we’re now solidly underway! One book = one raffle ticket, so read as much as you can for a chance to win any of these prizes!
Here’s a complete list:
Cycle 3: Sunday, July 23 – Sunday, August 6:
- Batman color-changing mug
- Escape from New York comic book
- Arrow (TV show) hood ornament
- Jessica Jones figurine
- Wolverine (Logan) figurine
- LEGO Dimensions 3-in-1 Cyborg fun pack
- Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy chopsticks
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pin
- “Visual compendium of Guitars” poster
- Star Wars R2-D2 purse
- Primal Rage (Overwatch) t-shirt
- Stark Industries (Iron Man) t-shirt
- Stranger Things (Netflix show) t-shirt
- Tetris magnetic strips
- X-Files pencils with sharpener
- Whooz adapter labels: Heroes
- Whooz adapter labels: Originals
- Black dinosaur phone stand
- Purple dinosaur phone stand
- Blue MP4 player
- Assassin’s Creed pin
- Just added! “F in Exams: Complete Failure Edition” book
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!
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The Rodgers Memorial Library has partnered with the national organization “Girls Who Code,” and is officially a GWC Club, one of only four clubs in New Hampshire. If you’re a girl in grades 6 through 12, join our club and learn how to employ various programming languages to design and create a project of your choosin
g. There are no membership fees and no costs since we use only open-source software available for free, and store all projects on the cloud. Girls are welcome to bring their own laptop or use one of the library’s laptops.
For more information on GWC, and to learn about the continuing demand for computer science engineers, visit the Girls Who Code website here.
Join us on Monday, November 7 at 2pm for our first club meeting. Can’t come to the first one? Come see us on Monday, November 14 or 21. Register here, and I hope to see you at our Girls Who Code club!