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Friday, July 18, 2014

Teen Afternoon Movie!

 It's the last teen program of the summer, and you don't want to miss it!  Movies, popcorn, candy, and a chance to win free movie passes!  Watching something on a big screen in the comfort of the Library with all of your friends, PLUS, did I mention you get a chance to win some FREE movie passes just for showing up and watching the movie

What could be more fun??
Only the fact that YOU get to CHOOSE what movie we watch!
(you will pick from a couple newly released and popular teen movies)

So make sure to sign up today (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP) and come help us choose what movie we will watch at the end of the summer!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Ice Cream Social and 3D Printer Demo!


Since the theme of this year's summer reading program was Fizz, Boom, Read! we thought a 3D printer demonstration would be an excellent addition to our annual Ice Cream Social!

What's more fun, and more science, than 3D Printing??  And of course, building your own ice cream sundae!

Join us in the Library from Noon - 2PM as the guys from Workshop 88 in Glen Ellyn give some demonstrations on how their MakerBot works, how they tell the printer what to print, and what kind of things you can create with all different kinds of  3D Printers (like food!  Seriously!).

After you check out the 3D Printer, make sure to stop by the meeting rooms to grab your FREE Ice Cream Sundae!

This is open to EVERYONE, so make sure to bring your parents, your siblings, your grandparents and your friends!  Trust me, you DON'T WANT TO MISS the 3D PRINTER!!  It is so cool to watch it in action, and the guys from Workshop 88 love what they do and they are very knowledgeable, so feel free to ask questions and check it all out.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Upcoming July Programs for Teens!

Summer Reading is only half over!!!  Besides the fantastic "Fizz, Boom, Read...Spark a Reaction!" Teen Summer Reading Program, which you can STILL sign up for, there are a TON of other things going on at the Library all summer long that you can participate in!  Here is what's on the schedule for July:

How to Draw Steampunk! - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
No art experience necessary!

Learn how to create a robot with everyday materials that makes its own art!
Space is limited, so sign up soon! 

Watch the movie FOR FREE, on a BIG SCREEN, snacks are FREE!
PLUS - get a chance to win movie passes just for watching!!

And as if that weren't enough!  Check out some of our year round clubs that have special extended hours over the summer:

 Teen Knits & Crochet
Monday July 14
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Animanga Club
Wednesday, June 11
4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July

So I know today is the 3rd of July, and I usually do my posts on a Friday, but I wanted to make sure that I got this in BEFORE the holiday!  And honestly, who doesn't love fireworks, parades, and cookouts?

Plus, the Library will be closed on Friday July 4th, so I wanted to make sure to remind everyone.  We will reopen on Saturday July 5th, regular hours.

**Also, check out my blog post on Saturday, where I post all of the fun upcoming July programs that you can still attend!**

So have a fun, safe holiday and hopefully you get to see some great fireworks, have some good times with friends and family, and remember the reason for the holiday...Our Freedom and Independence!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Look What We Made! Tie Dye 2014!

 Fit To Be Tie Dyed!
 Last Thursday was the PERFECT day to tie dye!  It was breezy, not to hot, and of course, it didn't rain!!  YAY!  Plus there were two GREAT groups of teens to enjoy the weather and the fun.  Check out some pictures of the excellent tie dye everyone created...

Tying up the shirts and having a blast!

And dyeing the shirts in their own unique way!

Thank you to everyone who signed up and showed up for both the sessions last week (and to the staff members who helped me get set up!!), and make sure to stop by the Library wearing your awesome creations so everyone can see what a great job you all did!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Steampunk!...what is it?

One of the popular new genres in YA fiction lately is Steampunk!  You may or may not have heard of it, but it is definitely out there!  So what is Steampunk?

It first got it's beginnings as a literary genre.  Think Victorian England meets steam powered computers and contraptions.  Alternate History also tends to play a large role in Steampunk books (like what if WWII was won by the Germans, or never happened?!)

I think my favorite part of that post is when the blogger talks about how much Steampunk has infiltrated media beyond just books (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, video games, and even design).

There are even LOCAL groups that are dedicated to Steampunk as a way of expressing themselves beyond what they read or make.  I am speaking, of course, about Steampunk Chicago.

But it all started with the books!  Here are just a few of the great Steampunk titles we have in our Teen Collection for you to check out this summer:

And if that isn't enough, we are having an artist come on 
Tuesday, July 8
for "How to Draw Steampunk!"
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER, or call the Library at 630-529-1641.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Have you set your Reading Goal yet?

Even though Summer Reading started a few weeks ago, there is still plenty of time to join the program, set your goal, and even still get entered into a chance to win a Brunswick Zone fun pass for you and 5 of your friends to enjoy!

First things first, reading goals.  You may not realize it, but there IS a reason that your schools have you read at least 1 book over the summer, and no, it's not to torture you!  It's a proven fact that reading over the summer helps you maintain all that knowledge that you spent so much time learning this past school year.  Thus school assignments and summer reading programs!

On the bright side, the book (or books) that you have to read for school totally count towards your summer reading goal here at the Library!  So two birds, one stone :)  Everybody wins!  Plus the books you read at the library are FOR FUN, not for tests!  So there's always something a little sweeter about reading books that YOU CHOOSE.

For example, say you have to read a book over the summer for school that is about 300 pages long.  If you set your goal as 1000 pages, then you only have to read 700 more pages, and if you like to read books like Divergent (487 pages!) or The Fault in Our Stars (318 pages!) then BOOM - you're already done!  See how easy that is?

Or lets say you have to read a couple of books for school over the summer, and you set your goal at 7 books, those two (or three...) books count and you only need 5 more.

Did I mention that audio books and graphic novels count too?

Teen Summer Reading = Reading for FUN and PRIZES!

So grab your Roselle Library card and get into the Library today to set your reading goal!  Once you have met your goal you can claim  your finishing prize pack and get entered into the prize giveaways at the end of summer reading!

Meet your goal early and you are still reading??  THAT'S AWESOME!  Fill out bonus sheets for every additional 250 pages or extra book you read on top of your goal to be entered into a separate prize giveaway for some delicious wings from WingStop!

All teens registered by June 16 will get a chance to win a Brunswick Zone Fun Pack...just for signing up!

There is no downside here people, so there is no excuse for me not to see you ALL this summer at the Library! :)

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