Category Archives: TEEN INTERESTS

Adulting for Teens

High school-aged teens are invited to register. Learn important information about how to get by in life.  Topics range from financial wellness to apartment hunting. These courses are meant to allow teens to start adult life knowing as much as they can. It will be fun–we promise! REGISTER online, or call the library at (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, contact Annika Sundberg at asundberg@derrytownhip.org

Ready, Set, Goal – Thursday, September 20.                                                  3:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. ( Registration begins September 6.)

Come learn about goal setting and goal achievement. Take part in projects and exercises to guide you to achievement of your school year goals. These skills are invaluable. Presented by Kathleen Frascona.

SYNC AudioFile

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Keeps teens engaged with books all summer. Great for avid readers/listeners and reluctant readers/listeners! Access a different audiobook pairing each week from April to July. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep. Sync is powered by OverDrive. Available for iOS®, AndroidTM, Kindle®, and Windows Phone®, as well as for Windows and Mac desktop platforms.

Artemis Starship Simulation (After Hours)

Friday, October 12. 4-8 pm.

You and others assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens. Sign in to the starship “deck” at 4:00 p.m. (“After Hours” because the program continues after the library closes at 5 pm. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult in the building.)

Please register online.

Websites for Teens

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Find websites for technology interests, writing and art contests, fashion, music and other media recommendations, world current affairs and reading suggestions.

TED ideas worth spreading – global issues.

GC3 – activities and information on careers for girls in science and technology.

makeuseof.com – 10 cool websites for music, writing, bond with math fanatics, how to stand out, how to make a difference.

teens.love.toknow.com – websites for teens, and what they want to know: includes fashion, games, and music.

NoveList Plus – looking for ideas on fiction and nonfiction read – alikes? (log in with your Hershey Public Library card).

HubPages.com – 12 awesome websites for music, science, careers, games, news,  networking for saving the planet, and more.

Pomegranate Words – links to several writing contests for teens including Ray Bradbury Creative Writing Contest, Kids-in-Print Book Contest, and MISFITS Writing Contest.

Teen Ink – variety of writing contests including cover art contests, poetry contests, fiction writing contests, and environment writing contests.

In the Middle

  • Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" turns 200!

About In the Middle – This is a 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: superheroes, food, Frankenstein, and fandoms.

Facilitator – Annika Sundberg.

Times – 3:00 pm to 4::00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. 3-4:30 pm for the rest of the Wednesdays.

Please register online for each session.

October’s theme is –Frankenstein

This month, Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, turns 200 years old! 

Wednesday, October 3: Games. Play the card game Werewolves with your friends. Who is the werewolf? Find them before they eat all the other players.

Wednesday, October 10 : Art. This month is a monster of a month at the Hershey Library! Come and create your own Monsters in a variety of sizes shapes and colors. Check out our mini pumpkins from the pumpkin patch too. As usual, we will open the creative box and see what monstrous things you create.

Wednesday, October 17: Writing. How better to honor the 200th Anniversary of teen writer Mary Shelley’s famous novel than do some horror writing yourself? Learn a little about the history of the genre and write your own scary stories.

Wednesday, October 24: CreativityMake light-up patchwork dolls or monsters. Spoooooky! 

Week five, Wednesday, October 31: BONUS. Halloween ball – come dressed in your Halloween costume for snacks and drinks. Watch Nightmare before Christmas!

Teen Tech Week

The theme this year has been “Libraries are for Creating.”

Teen Tech Week, 2018  was March 4 to 10, 2018.  You can be a teen tech volunteer at any time, not just teen tech week. Download a JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION  form to be a Teen Tech Assistant to patrons with computer questions, and help with library tech stuff. Do you have ideas on tech recycling?  Do you know how to be safe online and about identity theft prevention? Would you like to make posters,  or organize a bookmark contest that highlights the library’s digital resources?  Continue reading Teen Tech Week

LGBTQAI

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Young adults or a parent/guardian looking for advice and information? See what is available in the online catalog, and links to Internet sites you might find helpful.

Click the image to select a non-fiction title.  Also, find digital downloads in OverDrive. Information on Gay Rights can be found in our Reference eBook collection. (Log in your Hershey Public Library card.)

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Websites to browse for information

10 Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian,  Bisexual or Transgender Child

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents

Transgender/Inclusion Advocacy & Information

LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary 

 

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