Teen Summer Reading 2014

(Teen Summer Reading 2014 brochure Cover)
(Teen Summer Reading 2014 brochure Cover)

Teen Summer Reading 2014
All programs are held in the Teen Lounge unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments provided at all programs.

Minecraft
Thursdays at 3:30PM
Get your craft skills together and come join us on Thursdays at 3:30 for a Minecraft building competition!
The rules are...there are no rules. Use all your skills and creativity to create the coolest Minecraft buildings, mazes, landscapes, anything you want! Creations will be judged through the following categories: most creative, coolest individual component, most complex, most realistic, and best overall concept.

Monday, June 30th at 1PM Angry Birds LIVE: Ever wish your favorite app game would come to life? Well now it can during this intense battle between the angry birds and the evil pigs. To register, please contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 2nd at 1PM Post-it Note Art: Come work as a team to build an entire wall- sized picture out of tiny different colored post-it notes. Your creation will stay on the Teen Lounge windows all summer long!

Tuesday, July 8th at 3PM Brushbot Workshop: Construct a brushbot made from the head of a toothbrush and wire its battery to make it race! You can design your brushbot any way you like!

Thursday, July 10th at 2PM Magic: The Gathering: Come learn how to play Magic: The Gathering card game and gain different cards and skills. 

Tuesday, July 15th at 2PM Jenga. That’s right we’re bringing back old school with this epic classic. Try to beat your friends by having the steadiest hand. Winner gets to take home a brand new Jenga game and a gift card to Gamestop. To register, please contact Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Friday, July 18th at 1PM Guitar Hero is back! Come battle your peers while singing your hearts out. Player with the highest score wins a prize! To register, please contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Monday, July 21st at 2PM The Avengers Movie Screening  and Trivia Contest. Winner takes home tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy for the August 1st opening. To register, please contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 30th at 1PM Teen Galley Party: Come check out the hottest upcoming books before they hit the shelves. Enjoy pizza and soda while browsing these not-yet-published galleys!


On Monday, July 21tst-Friday, July 25th tweens and teens ages 10-14 are welcome to participate in our Darien Library M&M Camp. We will be building Lego Mindstorms, and designing our own Makerbot 3D prints. To register for the whole week or just a few days please contact Teen Librarian egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Friday, August 1st at 3PM Teen Summer Reading Finale Party in the Teen Lounge. Join us for a raffle with lots of cool prizes, pizza, gaming, and more!

Haze: Documentary Screening

Haze Documentary
Haze Documentary

Monday, April 28th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Darien Library Community Room

This 82-minute film is Unrated due to the real-life footage of nudity, and strong language.

Produced by the Gordie Foundation, Haze not only tells the tragic story of Greenwich, CT native Lynn Gordon Bailey Jr. ("Gordie") but weaves together a collection of interviews by many national experts on the subject of alcohol abuse. This documentary was created with the intent of placing a focus on the issues of binge drinking, alcohol laden hazing rituals, and rapid fire drinking games -- all so common in a campus environment.

Followed by a short Question & Answer session featuring three
High School Graduates, facilitated by Amanda Romaniello, LPC, Family Centers.

This program is for parents and high school-aged students. Presented by YWCA Parent Awareness, Youth Asset Team, Darien Library, and Family Center.

Registration is FREE and recommended so that we may notify you directly about any last-minute program changes or parking information.

Email pa@ywcadariennorwalk.org or egauquier@darienlibrary.org for questions.

Munchkin Deluxe!

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Miikko Saari.
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Miikko Saari.

You asked for it, so we got it! Munchkin! Fast-playing and downright silly, this board game gives you the D&D experience without all the annoying roleplaying, and we're playing it today at 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge! Kill everything you meet! Backstab your friends! Steal their stuff! Grab the treasure and get outta there! Refreshments will be served.

Halo XBOX 360 Tournament!

Photo courtesy of Flickr user nywriter21
Photo courtesy of Flickr user nywriter21

Red vs. Blue! By popular demand, the Teen Lounge will be hosting a Halo Tournament this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Test your Halo 4 skills! Winner takes home a prize and the thrill of victory! Refreshments will be served.

Blackout Poetry! Harry Potter Edition!

Photo courtesy of shelbrarian
Photo courtesy of shelbrarian

We had so much fun the last time, we thought we'd do it again! Get the creative juices flowing, and unleash your inner poet!  Join us in the Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m. where will will be repurposing the pages of Harry Potter novels with blackout poetry, creating new and interesting meanings. Refreshments will be served.

Build the Eiffel Tower

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user dvpfagan

Calling all architects in training! Come to the Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m. where we'll be constructing our own Effiel Towers, using spaghetti and marshmallows as our building blocks. First team to build to the top gets a prize! Refreshments will be served.

Floppy Disk Notebooks!

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Photo courtesy of flickr user pandameixiang

Take an obsolete blast from the technological past and turn it into something new and useful! Today in the Teen Lounge at 3:30 p.m. we'll be repurposing floppy disks, turning them into tiny notebooks to record your innermost thoughts in! Refreshments will be served.

It Came From Outer Space!

Photo Courtesy of flikr user Adam Norwood
Photo Courtesy of flikr user Adam Norwood

You asked for it! Space Trivia! Join us in the Teen Lunge at 3:30 p.m. to test your knowledge of the night sky! What year was the Hubble Telescope launched? What's Baade's Window, and what is going on with Europa? A prize will be given to the junior astronomer with the most correct answers, and refreshments will be served.

Design Your Own T-Shirt!

Photo courtesy of Beautification Syndrome
Photo courtesy of Beautification Syndrome

Express yourself! Come on down to the Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m. where we'll be designing our own colored T-shirts using bleach pens. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Tech Week 2014

Teen Tech Week 2014
Teen Tech Week 2014

Teen Tech Week March 10th-15th

Wordpress Class for Teens
Monday, March 10th at 3:30pm in the Tech Center
Teens, have you been dreaming of having your very own website? You will learn how to use WordPress.com to build your site within minutes at this one hour introductory class. Learn the difference between static and dynamic content, how to change your website’s appearance without writing any code, and so much more! To register please email Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org .

Stop- Motion Animation Program for Teens
Tuesday, March 11th at 3:30pm in the Teen Lounge
Come build with Legos to star in your very own stop-motion film. Using an iPad app we will film our creations and make them come to life!

Wikiraces for Teens
Wednesday, March 12th in the Teen loungeIn honor of Teen Tech Week, join teen librarian Anna in the Teen Lounge the afternoon of Wednesday, March 12th at 3:30 p.m. for Wikiraces. A little like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon for the modern age, participants, using links, travel from one Wikipedia page to another. The first person to reach the destination page, or the person that reaches the destination using the fewest number of links, wins the race! Do you think you have what it takes to make the connection between the Sistine Chapel and Reese Witherspoon? Thermodynamics and The Walking Dead? Then come on down to the Teen Lounge! 

3D Printing Class for Teens
Thursday, March 13th in the Tech Center
Come learn the basics of 3D printing and print out your very own souvenir to take home. We’ll explain the ins and outs of the printer as well as show you how to modify and design your own creation. To register please email Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Mindstorms for Teens
Friday, March 14th  at 3:30 in the Conference Room
Create and command your own robot using Lego Mindstorms and a computer. This will be a self-taught class. Teens with previous knowledge of Lego Mindstorms are recommended. To register please email Teen Librarian Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

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