What's New @ the Library?
Summer Reading Program 2014
Sign-up Starts Monday, June 2, 2014 - program ends August 1, 2014
Teens going into grade 6 through grade 12 can sign up for the Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Reading Program. Once you sign up, all you need to do is read books and bring them to the library to earn points. Those points will get you into the weekly drawings for gift certificates to local businesses and the end-of-summer drawings for Wal-mart gift cards. If you earn 20 points during the program, you get a free book & an invitation to the pizza party. You can earn points in the following way:
1 point for reading a graphic novel, volunteering at the library, or reading to someone else.
2 points for reading a book under 201 pages
3 points for reading a book 201 to 300 pages
4 points for reading a book 301 pages or more.
Rubber Band Bracelet Class - Tuesday, July 8 - 3pm - Registration required
Learn to make a Fishtail Bracelet, Inverted Fishtail Bracelet, Dragon Scale Cuff & more. Bring your own loom or learn how to make one out of household items. You'll also have an opportunity to share your own favorite rubber band bracelet design. Registration is required.
Steampunk Tea - Monday, July 21 - 3pm
Join us for fun, tea & cake at the Steampunk Tea. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Stop by the library for ideas of what Steampunk would look like.
Magic: the Gathering
Come to the library auditorium on the 3rd Thurs. of the month from 4-5:30pm to play Magic: The Gathering. We'll provide the snacks, but you need to bring your own deck or borrow one there. Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.
July 17 - Tournament! - see below for details
Magic: the Gathering
Library Auditorium - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4-9pm
The tournament will be modern format, with registration upon arrival. Prizes are as follows:
1st place - 1st choice for 2 cards from the 25 prize cards.
2nd place - 2nd choice for 1 card from the 25 prize cards
3rd place - 3rd choice for 1 card from the 25 prize cards
Prize cards include planeswalkers, mythic rares, and valuable rares, uncommons & commons in many colors. This tournament is sponsored by the library and NOT by Wizards of the Coast, LLC and will NOT earn you Planeswalker Points. If you have questions about the tournament, please visit www.facebook.com/ShenTCG.
Summer Comic Workshop
Friday, August 1 & Saturday, August 2 from 2-4pm
Taught by Derek Kellison
From Garfield to Spider-man, comics and manga are a great source of action, comedy and fun. This workshop for kids going into 6th grade through 12th grade is designed for all levels of comic artistry. Learn how to make your own comics with activities like drawing your own characters, writing dialogue, and learning about comic styles and techniques. The finished product is your very own published comic book. Brought to you by the University of Iowa, IYWP (the Iowa Youth Writers' Program) and the Shenandoah Public Library. To register, please visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4DA4AE28AAFF2-shenandoah.
Kids & teens ages 5 and up can come to the library auditorium for Lego building fun during Lego Club. First, we'll have snacks and look at pictures of cool Lego creations based on our theme, then you'll get a chance to build your own design out of Legos from the library's extensive collection. Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.
LearningExpress Library Test Preparation + Job & Career Skills
LearningExpress Library Test Preparation + Job & Career Skills - The Shenandoah Public Library is excited to be able to offer our patrons this amazing online resource. LearningExpress Library contains practice tests and courses to help you pass many exams, including the GED, ACT, ASVAB, Nursing Entrance exam, CDL test, Civil Service exams and many others. Spanish speakers can use GED resources, US Citizenship resources, and test prep for the TOEFL test. There are also courses on conducting a job search, writing resumes, interviewing and other career building skills, like computer skills. There are even electronic copies of popular test preparation books that you can read online.
To sign up: Click on the image above to sign up for your free account today. For your first time, click on the new user button. Enter your library barcode number as the username, and then choose your own password. Then find the test or course you need, add it to "my center" where it will be available each time you sign on, and then click to get started. Next time you log in, use the returning member login. If you have any questions, contact Joy Stortvedt at the library: 712-246-2315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Advisory Group Movies:
We All Belong @ Our Library
Where's Theo? A Library Virtual Tour
Visit the Teen Links Page to find cool websites.
Want to find out about great reads? Check out Carrie's Booktalks!