Whats New Category: DIY

Friday Funday

Everybody loves Fridays! School’s out and the whole weekend is ahead of you. It’s time for some fun!

Join us in the Teen Space on Friday Funday each month for a fun activity. Technology, crafts, gaming — we’ll explore something different every time. The main ingredient is you!

Friday, September 21, 4:30-6 p.m.      Robot Dance Party

Friday, October 12, 4:30-6 p.m.           Stitch Lab: Sewing

Friday, November 30, 4:30-6 p.m.       Incredible Giftables

Friday, December 7, 4:30-6 p.m.         Perler Bead-a-Palooza

No registration needed. Just drop in!

Join Us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, September 4, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Going Green! How-To Reads for Teens

GaiaWarriorsGaia Warriors: Urgent, the Fight is On! by Nicola Davies

YA 363.7387 DAV

Examines the causes and effects of global warming and offers opinions from leading scientists about what can be done to help the Earth.

47ThingsEnviron47 Things You Can Do for the Environment by Lexi Petronis

YA 363.7 PET

Identifies numerous everyday practices that can be employed to protect and clean up the earth, counseling teens on such options as eating less meat, shopping for vintage clothing, and organizing an environmental task force at school.

Green CareersGreen Career$: You Can Make Money and Save the Planet by Jennifer Power Scott

YA 363.7002 POW

Looks at successful professionals in the diverse environmental career field, how they contribute to the well-being of the planet, and how they are making respectable amounts of money in the process.

wildonesWild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem

YA 333.9541 MOO

Tracks the dynamic relevance of America’s animals throughout history to illuminate current extinction threats, tracing the author’s tour of environmental regions with his young daughter to examine the conservation efforts for such species as the polar bear and the whooping crane.

GoingBlueGoing Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands by Cathryn Kaye

YA 333.9116 KAY

Discusses the issues surrounding fresh water resources, including pollution, water as commodity vs. water as human right, and desalination as a solution to fresh water shortages.

NextEcoWarriorsThe Next Eco-Warriors: 22 Young Women and Men Who are Saving the Planet by Emily Hunter

YA 333.7209 NEX

Emily Hunter, daughter of Robert and Bobbie Hunter, Greenpeace co-founders, introduces us to this feisty and diverse global community of young people that are tackling issues of energy use, over consumption, over fishing, waste management, the disappearance of indigenous cultures and rainforest, and other desperately urgent environmental/social concerns with a sense of possibility and passion.

GirlsGoneGreenGirls Gone Green by Lynn Hirshfield

YA 333.72 HIR

Provides stories of how everyday girls are striving to conquer global warming and describes the efforts of such young female celebrities as Mischa Barton and Ellen Page to promote environmentally responsible products.

HeroesEnvironmentHeroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who are Helping to Protect Our Planet by Harriet Rohmer

YA 333.7209 ROH

This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.

Join us Saturday for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

Stop by the Library and make something! We will provide the space, supplies, and instructional books to inspire you. Duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, sewing, technology tinkering, and more are all included in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too! Laptops and mobile devices are welcome, if that is your preferred method of creating. As always, snacks and drinks will be provided.  For Teens in grades 6 – 12.