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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Science Kit Grant & Open House

On Wednesday, February 15, the Roselle Public Library was visited by representatives of the the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- Chicago Section (IEEE) who delivered the first installment of a $2000 grant to create a collection of circulating science kit as part of their ongoing “Science Kits for Public Libraries” initiative.

Representing IEEE were Norman Phoenix, grant distributions manager, and his colleague Connie Kelly, education chair, who participated in a grant check presentation ceremony during the library's Committee of the Whole Meeting. Representing the library were John Rimer, Young Adult Librarian, Christy Snyders, Circulation Department Manager, and Tami Mellert, Youth Services Assistant. In attendance were Samantha Millsap, Director of the Roselle Public Library, and the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees.

The kits are intended to promote STEM learning in the community of Roselle, and the contents of the kits, which include books, DVDs and interactive components, will help children and teens to explore concepts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The kits will be introduced to the community during an Open House to be held at the library on Sunday, April 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and available to check out the following day.



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Spring Volunteen Session Begins Soon!

VolunTeens Spring 2017
VolunTeen = Teen Volunteer

Looking for a way to fulfill service hours for school, honor society or another organization?

Here's your chance! The Teen Scene runs 3 VolunTeen Sessions a year.  

The next session runs from February through April. To become a VolunTeen, fill out an application, available at the Library’s Reference and Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk. Get in soon, as there are a limited number of VolunTeen spaces to be filled!

You can also download a copy of the Library Volunteer Application and the VolunTeen application here: Become a VolunTeen

If you are a returning VolunTeen, you do not need to re-apply if your previous application is less than a year old. Just contact the Volunteen Coordinator for more information.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Teen Winter Reading












Read a great book lately and can’t wait to tell someone about it? Like getting rewarded for writing book reviews? Starting on December 1 and ending on February 14, submit your book reviews online at bit.ly/1lHQUam. Each book review counts as one entry in the Teen Winter Reading prize giveaway!

All finishers will be eligible for prize giveaway drawings in MidFebruary


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fall VolunTeen Session Beginning Soon!



















VOLUNTEER THIS FALL AT THE LIBRARY
VolunTeen = Teen Volunteer

Looking for a way to fulfill service hours for school, honor society or another organization?

Here's your chance! The Teen Scene runs 3 VolunTeen Sessions a year. The next session runs from September 15 through December 15. To become a VolunTeen, fill out an application, available the Library’s Reference and Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk. Get in soon, as there are a limited number of VolunTeen spaces to be filled!

You can also download the application from the library's website here:

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Free Audiobooks for Teens - All Summer Long









SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 7, 2017



Free Comic Book Day at the Library
Saturday, May 7
All day

Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating comic books and graphic novels. Visit with local artists, make your own comics, check out the cosplayers, and more! Free comic books for all ages, while supplies last.

We'll start the day off with a comic book movie marathon and a selection of free comic books for you. The artists will arrive in the afternoon and draw comics with the public, and meanwhile the Youth Services department will offer a variety of activities, including a mask-making craft and a superhero storytime.

 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Screenwriting 101 For Teens





















Screenwriting 101
Wednesday, April 20 4:00-5:00 PM
Registration Required!

Teen movie makers! Learn the basics of film story structure and Hollywood screenplay format. We’ll get you ready to write the movie that’s in your head.

Registration opens April 1st.

Register Online 

Or by phone: (630) 529-1641

We hope you join us for what should be a fun and interesting program. As a preview, we wanted to introduce you to some of the resources we'll be going over. (Adults, who are ineligible to attend but have some interest in this topic, may also want to explore the following links.)

Free Screenwriting Software (Cloud-based)

A screenplay is a heavily formatted form of story that has some very specific industry standards for how it must look on the page. Specialized software can make the task of applying the formatting painless and even fun. During this program, we'll do a quick overview of one of the most powerful free screenwriting programs, Celtx.
Celtx

Screenplay Formatting Guide
The Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences (the folks who bring us the Oscars), have a handy guide to screenplay formatting available online.
Formatting Guide

Sample Scripts to Read
There are quite a few sites where you can download complete professional Hollywood screenplays, so you can study how they are written.
10 Great Websites to Download Screenplays

TV Tropes
Okay, this one is just for fun. A catalog of all the ideas that get recycled over and over again in movies and TV. Reading them can give you ideas as a writer for what to do, and maybe what not to do. "Boy meets girl" is a trope everyone knows, but do you know "Doppelganger Crossover?"
TV Tropes

Three Act Structure
Here is an example of the most common kind of screenplay story structure, "Three Act Structure."


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