Welcome to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading Programs Home Page.
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Upcoming Events
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
Super foods, super health and fitness. Join the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in the exploration and preparation of foods that are not only good for you, but are good and tasty treats. A different food will be highlighted each session. For teens going into Grade 6 & higher in the fall. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for each session beginning 7/1/15.
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 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 29, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Super foods, super health and fitness. Join the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in the exploration and preparation of foods that are not only good for you, but are good and tasty treats. A different food will be highlighted each session. For teens going into Grade 6 & higher in the fall. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for each session beginning 7/15/15.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 05, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Super foods, super health and fitness. Join the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in the exploration and preparation of foods that are not only good for you, but are good and tasty treats. A different food will be highlighted each session. For teens going into Grade 6 & higher in the fall. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for each session beginning 7/22/15.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Back by popular demand! Put your trivia knowledge to the test! Come as a team, or we'll make teams up when you get here. Food, fun and prizes!! For teens going into Grade 6 and up. Registration requested, beginning 7/1/15.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Where it all began! We'll show as many episodes from the iconic first season as we have time for. Adam West at his finest! (You may also know him as the voice of the mayor in Family Guy) Snacks, including a light lunch, will be provided. For teens in Grade 6 and up.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 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, September 23, 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

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Important Message



To start your summer reading adventure, come to the Library for a program brochure and reading registration packet beginning the week of June 22.

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 23 will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Nook GlowLight e-reader, as well as for a few runner-up prizes, to be held on Monday August 24.


TEENS TAKE NOTICE!! If you are having problems with reviews not being posted, (that is, 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!


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. Also supported in part by funds from the NYS Library's Family Literacy Library Services grant program, and a grant to the Southern Adirondack Library System from the Saratoga County Youth Bureau and the Office of Children and Family Services.
Reviews
Review
This book is mostly for 6th grader but it is AMAZING BOOK!!!!! IT is my favorite of all time. This is about two people, a children, who searched out for their cousin who was missing from the London eye mystery
Title
The London Eye's Mystery
Author
Siobhan Dowd
Genre
Mystery
Review
This book is for the people who doesn,'t see themselves as a beauty or worthy. Harriet Manners been bullied by popular crowd and want to change that into becoming a model. This is funny and exhilarating book! It is actually made me laugh at some point of her stupidness! Rating 7.
Title
The Geek Girl
Author
Holly Smale
Genre
Realistic
Review
If you are looking for the most mysterious and very welled messed up plot filled with clues and surprises about Cassie's mother.Cassie found out the death of her mother in front of her when she is a young child and is determined to find out the killer when she joined the FBI because she's natural at reading one's thought. Here comes the 4 teenagers with talent espacially Mathew and Dean.
Title
The Naturals
Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Genre
Mystery, Crime
Review
When despised Coach Killdare is found murdered under the bleachers, Millie Ostermeyer sets out to find the murderer in Honeywell High.
I give this book a 4.5/5 because of the interesting case and crafty plot. I definitely recommend this to girls around the age of 13
Title
Buzz Kill
Author
Beth Fantaskey
Genre
Mystery