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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Students entering grade 6 and up in the fall are invited to register to be part of CPH's Summer Teen Volunteers helping readers in the Children's Library. This summer volunteer position requires a minimum commitment of total hours and will involve work at the volunteer desk registering children for the appropriate Summer Reading Club, recording minutes read, managing prize redemption, listening to readers talk about their books for raffle qualification, as well as other duties. There will also be opportunities to help with specific programs throughout the summer. BRING YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR SO YOU'LL KNOW WHEN YOU'RE AVAILABLE TO HELP!! Registration is limited, and attendance at ONE of the two training sessions listed below is REQUIRED!


IMPORTANT NOTE: A parent must accompany teen for the first 15 minutes of training for an explanation of the required commitment on the part of our teen volunteers. Click here to access the volunteer agreement then BRING COMPLETED PAPERWORK WITH YOU to your training session.



CLICK on ONE date below to register:

Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30-8:00pm OR

Monday, June 15 from 6:30-8:00pm

Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This program is for teens entering grade 6 and up this fall. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED and begins May 15th at 9:30am. Sign up to be a summer volunteer at the Library. There's something for everyone: working at the Summer Reading Club registration desk, helping with crafts, book reviews, programs and more! BRING YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR SO YOU'LL KNOW WHEN YOU'RE AVAILABLE TO HELP!! Please register for only ONE of our two training sessions!


IMPORTANT NOTE: A parent must accompany teen for the first 15 minutes of training for an explanation of the required commitment on the part of our teen volunteers. Click here to access the volunteer agreement then BRING COMPLETED PAPERWORK WITH YOU to your training session.


Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This program is for teens entering grade 6 and up this fall. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED and begins May 15th at 9:30am. Sign up to be a summer volunteer at the Library. There's something for everyone: working at the Summer Reading Club registration desk, helping with crafts, book reviews, programs and more! BRING YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR SO YOU'LL KNOW WHEN YOU'RE AVAILABLE TO HELP!! Please register for only ONE of our two training sessions!


IMPORTANT NOTE: A parent must accompany teen for the first 15 minutes of training for an explanation of the required commitment on the part of our teen volunteers. Click here to access the volunteer agreement then BRING COMPLETED PAPERWORK WITH YOU to your training session.


Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Clifton Park/Halfmoon Emergency Corps will present this workshop for teens in grade 6 & up. Participants will learn about injury prevention, common household emergencies, childhood emergencies & illnesses and how to deal with them. Hands-on activities may round out the session. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Required registration begins on June 1st.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
There's changes a-coming to the SAT, starting next year, and we have Huntington coming in to clue you in on what's in store. For students in Grade 9 and up. Registration requested but not required. Parents are encourage to attend!
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Scratch is a computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. This class will motivate students for further learning through playful experimentation and project creation. At the end of our four days in Scratch Camp, everyone will have learned the basics of Scratch programming and be able to successfully create projects. We will all be ready to join the network of other Scratch programmers and share our projects.
To learn more about Scratch; go to: http://scratch.mit.edu

Class limited to 15 participants.
Students must commit to being present all four class days.
Participants must have parental permission for Internet access prior to the start of class.
For students entering grades 6, 7, & 8 in September 2015.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Scratch is a computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. This class will motivate students for further learning through playful experimentation and project creation. At the end of our four days in Scratch Camp, everyone will have learned the basics of Scratch programming and be able to successfully create projects. We will all be ready to join the network of other Scratch programmers and share our projects.
To learn more about Scratch; go to: http://scratch.mit.edu

Class limited to 15 participants.
Students must commit to being present all four class days.
Participants must have parental permission for Internet access prior to the start of class.
For students entering grades 6, 7, & 8 in September 2015.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for lunch and little reading time. We can talk about books if you want to, but we don't have to. Just an easy-going get-together. For Teens going into Grades 6-12. Registration required for each session!!
Location
Program Room C-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Scratch is a computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. This class will motivate students for further learning through playful experimentation and project creation. At the end of our four days in Scratch Camp, everyone will have learned the basics of Scratch programming and be able to successfully create projects. We will all be ready to join the network of other Scratch programmers and share our projects.
To learn more about Scratch; go to: http://scratch.mit.edu

Class limited to 15 participants.
Students must commit to being present all four class days.
Participants must have parental permission for Internet access prior to the start of class.
For students entering grades 6, 7, & 8 in September 2015.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Scratch is a computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. This class will motivate students for further learning through playful experimentation and project creation. At the end of our four days in Scratch Camp, everyone will have learned the basics of Scratch programming and be able to successfully create projects. We will all be ready to join the network of other Scratch programmers and share our projects.
To learn more about Scratch; go to: http://scratch.mit.edu

Class limited to 15 participants.
Students must commit to being present all four class days.
Participants must have parental permission for Internet access prior to the start of class.
For students entering grades 6, 7, & 8 in September 2015.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn the fine art of papermaking. We will go through the whole process and you will end up with hand-crafted paper to take home. For teens going into Grade 6 and up. Registration required, beginning June 1. Rain date Monday July 20.
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Two very popular YA books have been made into movies, and we're showing them in the Library. If I Stay, based on the book by Gayle Forman, will be shown at 10:00AM, followed by The Fault in Our Stars, from the John Green book, will begin at 1:00, with a light lunch served in between. Both films are rated PG-13. For teens in Grade 7 and up. No registration necessary.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for lunch and little reading time. We can talk about books if you want to, but we don't have to. Just an easy-going get-together. For Teens going into Grades 6-12. Registration required for each session!!
Location
Program Room C-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
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Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for lunch and little reading time. We can talk about books if you want to, but we don't have to. Just an easy-going get-together. For Teens going into Grades 6-12. Registration required for each session!!
Location
Program Room C-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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Important Message



TEENS TAKE NOTICE!! We are having problems with reviews not always being posted. If you have submitted a review and it doesn't show up, please retype your review in the NOTES box in the page where you log your minutes. I will make sure you get credit for posting a review!

To start your summer reading adventure, come to the Library for a program brochure and reading registration packet beginning the week of June 23.

To reach the program goals, teens who sign up for the program must read 1200 minutes (20 hours), and post at least 1 review (book, movie, music CD) to the Teen Summer Reading Club website. Teens will receive a certificate and prize upon successful completion of the program.


Teens who complete the program goals by August 17 will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet, as well as for a few runner-up prizes.


This program is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Techology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Reviews
Review
Set in pre-Civil War society, this story follows a 12 year old boy named Huckleberry and his unlikely friend,
Jim who is a slave. In their adventure on the Mississippi River they are forced to see life through each other's eyes. This helps them in making important life decisions. The reader,too, is faced with challenging issues regarding the customs of society.It is a very thought provoking book!
Title
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author
Mark Twain
Genre
Historical Fiction
Review
Chasing Lincoln's Killer is about the death of President Lincoln and the manhunt to find the assassin. John Wilkes Booth committed this crime and was on the run for twelve days before he was caught. The author did an excellent job describing the setting and characters I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading history or adventure.
Title
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Author
James Swanson
Genre
Historical Nonfiction
Review
The Hunger games is a great book. With alot of action and suspense it is an entertaining read for those ages 12 and up. I would reccomend this book to everyone who enjoys an action packed story with an intriguing plot!
Title
The Hunger Games
Author
Suzanne Collins
Genre
science fiction
Review
Welcome to Lincoln O’Neil’s spectacularly interesting world of: reading other people’s emails at ungodly hours. Lincoln never thought he’d end up as an “internet police officer”, scrolling through emails in the dead of night and finding all the internet black jack players, the gamblers, the perverts, through WebFence, an internet security system. Even with the added presence of Y2K and the stress that comes with it, Lincoln is bored out of his mind. He’d never seen himself doing anything but being with his ex-girlfriend Sam, and going to college. When Sam left Lincoln for another guy, Lincoln found himself lost in the world of work, Dungeons and Dragons, college (yet again) and finding a job that really fits him (with the aid of his sister, Eve). Meanwhile, Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder are experiencing problems of their own. Beth’s boyfriend Chris seems as if he’s getting increasingly uninterested and Beth just wants to settle down, though Chris doesn’t seem like the type to do that with. Jennifer is becoming increasingly scared with the looming presence of the big word: Family. That means, pregnancy, one of Jennifer’s most feared stages of life. However, Jennifer’s husband Mitch is the exact opposite. This leaves Jennifer with one of the biggest questions she’s faced: Is she really ready for this? Both women work for The Courier, a newspaper based in Nebraska, Beth as a movie critic and Jennifer as a Copy Editor working close by. These 3 characters find themselves entangled in the same story line, as Beth and Jennifer’s lives becoming increasingly difficult, and Lincoln’s “graveyard” shift becomes increasingly tiring. It’s only when Beth and Jennifer’s emails are becoming “red flagged” in the internet security system that Lincoln finds himself slowly falling in love with Beth. He never sends Beth or Jennifer an email warning. He passes Beth’s desk on purpose every night and spends dinners talking to Doris, the old lady who’s always refilling the soda machine. He starts going to the gym. He separates himself from his Dungeons and Dragons “social” group and joins Justin, an old college friend, for nights at bars instead. And finally, he moves out of his mother’s home. And then, Beth starts noticing Lincoln. Lose yourself Rowell’s engrossing novel about find yourself and doing what you believe is right with its adorable and relatable characters, you won’t ever regret it.
Title
Attachments
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Genre
Realistic Fiction