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Teen Columbus Day Weekend Events


Enjoy your three day weekend by attending one of the following events.  Gather your friends and spend time watching a first rate movie, eating pizza,  playing laser tag, and choosing the best brownie recipe.

Join us for a showing of the above popular movie based on the book by John Green at 4 pm on Friday, October 10.  Afterwards, at closing time we will have laser tag in the library till 7 pm.  All teens must be picked up by parents at or before 7 pm.  Please register for this event at the Adult Reference Desk.  We need a count for  pizza delivery. 

On Monday, October 13 at 7 pm we will have the Ultimate Brownie program.  Help select the best brownies in the tri-state area and make a no-bake brownie from scratch.  For this program register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Volunteer Needed


The library is looking for a teen volunteer to work on a special project with our Rockland Room Librarian, Mr. Brian Jennings.  This is a great opportunity to collect community service hours scheduled at your convenience.  Please contact the Teen Librarian, Mrs. Phillips at 634-4997, extension 137 or email mphillip@rcls.org to apply for this project.

Battle of the Books Team 2014

Our team members are [top row] Sandra Charalel, Ally Eisenberg, Priyanka Ramanathan, Karen Zollinger, Nicholas Procino and Mary Phillips (coach), [bottom row] Vicki Cheung, John Walters, and Grace Singleton.

Hup Cap Artists


Ansa Thomas, Priyanka Ramanathan and Sudarshan Sundar display their unique Hub Cap art work.  This week's winner of The Book in the Bottle is Tara Patale for The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.  We still have Renaissance Tickets for Reading Club Members.  It's not too late to join and win a ticket.  Our current Book in a Bottle has no entries, so I will give you some very strong hints.  The title of the book can be found on one of the Reading lists, and the title also appears on the bottom of the bottle.  See if you can play detective and select the title and author.  Good Luck!

Pictures of the Week


Teen Reading Club --- It's Not Too Late to Join--- Free Renaissance Tickets!


Under Teens on our website is a simple sign-up for the Teen Reading Club (Grades 7-12).  You can read just one book this summer or dozens; there is no requirement.  For each book you read you get a chance for our raffle bag of great prizes. 

We have a weekly "Book in a Jar" at the Adult Reference Desk, and each week you finish reading  a book you can pick up a prize at the Adult Reference Desk.  The week of July 28 we have free tickets to the New York Renaissance Faire.  Don't miss out.  This ticket has a value of $24!  So join today and do a little reading for great prizes.  Last week's winner of "Book in a Jar" was Anetha Abraham who correctly identified the book  No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman.  She won a movie pass for the AMC Theater at the Palisades Mall.


Summer Reading Club Winner

Last week Thomas Calletto won a movie ticket to the West Nyack Mall in our "Book in a Bottle." His correct entry was Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  Remember that the winner is drawn from all the correct answers.  It's not too late to join the Teen Summer Reading Club and win weekly prizes including a free ticket to the Renaissance Faire.  We also have programs including crafts, food, movies, games and laser tag.  You can sign up on the left side of this page and also report online.  Prizes will be at the Adult Reference Desk.


Elrond and friends attended the showing of The Desolation of Smaug last week.  Afterwards everyone enoyed a spirited game of laser tag in the library after hours.  We will have another evening of games, pizza, and film on Thursday, July 24 starting at 7 pm.  Our film will be episodes of Sherlock from the BBC series.  Please register for this event.

Great Books on the Big Screen July 8 at 6:30

Movies, Laser Tag, Games, Snacks and more for teens.  On July 8 at 6:30 pm, enjoy a movie and have your picture taken with Elrond.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call to register, 634-4997 ex. 125 or 126.  You can also register online.  See you Tuesday!  Locked in the library starts at closing at 9 pm and the evening will end at 9:30.


Summer Teen Volunteers 2014

If you want to volunteer this summer at the library, please attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room of the library.  At that time there will be applications for those teens who want to volunteer for the Children's Summer Reading Club.  Only 20 teens will be selected for the Reading Club, and you must be entering 10th grade or up to be considered. 

However, there are other volunteer opportunities for teens in grades 7th and up this summer.  At the June meeting there will be sign-up sheets for a variety of projects.  If you can not attend this meeting, please email the Teen Librarian, Mrs. Phillips,     [ mphillip@rcls.org].

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