EPPL TEEN NEWSLETTER

Read, Create & Relate at the Evergreen Park Public Library

January & February 2016 Teen Programs and Events

Resolve to Read in 2016! Party like it's 1564 as we celebrate Shakespeare in January. Learn to juggle or enter our Shakespeare Costume Design Contest. In February, our book talk is Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin in honor of Black History Month. Next, join us for "Create Thursdays" or become a teen mentor for our Read to a Teen Program. Check out our links for scholarships and essay contests. Ready, set, go!

Here's the Winter Lineup!

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January 1- 31 Shakespeare Costume Design Contest

January 5 Book Crafts

January 6 Read to a Teen

January 7 Make a Canvas

January 9 Anime & Manga Club

January 12 Shakespeare for Teens

January 13 Read to a Teen

January 14 Plastic Bag Printmaking

January 18 Library Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19 Juggling Workshop

January 19 Teen Volunteer Orientation

January 20 Read to a Teen

January 20 EPCHS Art Exhibit Opening Reception

January 21 Polymer Clay Sculptures

January 23 Anime & Manga Club

January 26 Shakespeare Readers' Theatre

January 26 Teen Volunteer Orientation

January 27 Read to a Teen

January 28 DIY Bulletin Board

February 1-29 Black History Month

February 3 Read to a Teen

February 4 Make Dreamcatchers

February 9 Make Gumdrop People

February 9 Teen Volunteer Orientation

February 10 Read to a Teen

February 11 Unvalentine's Day Craft

February 12 Library Closed for President's Day

February 13 Anime & Manga Club

February 16 Build a Bristlebot

February 17 Read to a Teen

February 18 Monster Brownies

February 23 Build a Paper Towel Marble Run

February 23 Teen Volunteer Orientation

February 24 Read to a Teen

February 24 Book Discussion Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (teens welcome).

February 25 Make an Emoji Pillow

February 25 Teen Book Talk Port Chicago 20: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights.

February 27 Anime & Mange Club

February 27 The Spellbinder presents The Legacy of Black Magicians

February 29 Black History Month Teen Trivia

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Become a Teen Mentor!

Listen to a new reader read aloud, talk about stories, and do fun activities. Read to a Teen meets each Wednesday beginning January 4 and concludes February 24. Teen mentors meet in Children's Services and volunteer from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. Contact Meyerl@evergreenparklibrary.org to sign up.

Black History Month

Would you like to write Black History Month trivia or volunteer to lead our book discussion for Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights? I am seeking middle school and high school students to help out. If you are interested, email Blackm@evergreenparklibrary.org or come by the Teen Space after 3:30. Thanks!
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Summer Reading 2016

Get involved with our summer reading program. I am looking for middle school and high school students to take an active part in programming. Are there programs you would like to attend? Are there outings you would like to recommend? Welcome.We value your ideas. If you are interested in helping out, please email me at Blackm@evergreenparklibrary.org or stop by the Teen Space between 3:30 - 7:30. Thanks.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

If you would like to become a NEW library volunteer, please email Kay O'Connor at volunteer@evergreenparklibrary.org to schedule a quick, one-time training. The following dates are open:

January 19 & 26 at 5:00 pm

February 9 & 23 at 5:00 pm

Contests and Scholarships