IN THE MIDDLE

  • Tell your own story or create your own game of life!

This is a Wednesday afternoon program for kids in grade 6 and up that will be offered throughout the school year. Each month there will be themed programs of games, art, writing and creative projects. The creative projects range from cookie frosting to video making. Monthly themes include: writing, music, film making, politics, food, science, and fandoms. Facilitator – Annika Sundberg. Times – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. (1st Wednesday of the month, ends at 4 pm.) Please register online for each session.

November’s theme is – National Novel Writing Month

Make the pledge to write a novel this month with other teens in the area online. Register for the Hershey Public Library classroom at https://ywp.nanowrimo.org – classroom code CYRVIWQL

Week one. Wednesday, November 7: Games: Play various writing games such as story blocks to get into the groove of writing an entire novel this month!

Week two. Wednesday, November 14: Art: This month tell your own story or create your own game of life! Stop by to create and illustrate your own finger labyrinth story or game using a variety of crafty supplies. As usual, we will open the creative box and see what stories and games you create.

Week three. Wednesday, November 21: Writing: National Novel Writing hangout – meet other novel-writers working on getting novels this month.

Week four. Wednesday, November 28: Creativity: Book trailers. You’ve written a book, now make a book trailer for it. Even if you haven’t, choose a book you love and make a trailer for it!

Adulting Programs will return in the New Year.

This program is for high school students. What is adulting and who is it for?  High school-aged teens are invited to register. Learn important information about how to get by in life. These courses are meant to allow teens to start adult life knowing as much as they can. It will be fun–we promise! If you have questions, please contact Annika Sundberg at asundberg@derrytownship.org or call (717) 533-6555.

GIRLS WHO CODE

Tuesday afternoons 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register online. If you have questions, call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Girls in grades 6-12 learn how to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The program is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. Activities are available for girls with ZERO computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. The broad set of soft and hard skills taught are: Teamwork, confidence, time management, communication, functions, variables, conditional, and loops. Instructor: Lin Taylor.

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