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lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - TUESDAY, APRIL 25th at 3:00 PM

Ages 11 and up. Come and join us in the program room to do homework, study, play board games, eat your snacks and chill. Click here for a flyer.

graphic novel cover TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th at 3:30 PM

For ages 10 and up. Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, a 'sweet slice of middle school life' with 'colorful panels filled with a likable cast of characters,' according to No Flying No Tights. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

board games FAMILY GAME DAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 28th at 3:00 PM

All ages welcome. Join us for an afternoon of board game fun! Play one of ours, or bring a favorite from home to share. Click here for a flyer.

Put a Pin In It poster SHORT FILM SCREENINGS - SATURDAY, APRIL 29th at 1:30 PM

Join South Plainfield resident Jes Vasquez for a screening of her video short Put a Pin in It, a mock-umentary that looks at a habitual bobby pin user and her boyfriend's struggle to comprehend her obsession. Three other filmmakers will also be on hand to screen their video shorts. In Jenny: A Beach movie by Indyago Productions, what was intended to be a day of fun in the sun suddenly takes a drastic and dangerous turn! In Henchmen for Hire by Andrew Froening, two talkative henchmen stand guard over a clandestine meeting and find ways to entertain themselves when the job runs late. Healing Heroes by Chris Orangeo centers around Dr. Henry Connors, a therapist that specializes in treating Super Heroes and Villains! A Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow the screenings. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a flyer.

ANIME CLUB - TUESDAY, MAY 2nd at 3:30 PM anime illustration

For ages 10 and up. Come and join us to watch Yuri On Ice at the Anime club. Presented free, pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a flyer.

TEEN BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, MAY 18th at 7:00 PM book cover

For ages 13 and up. Teens are invited to join us as we discuss Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore. 'Maggie Quinn, girl reporter. Honors student, newspaper staffer, yearbook photographer. Six weeks from graduation and all she wants to do is get out of Avalon High in one piece. A sensible nerd would have kept her head down, done her drive-by photo shoot of the prom, and continued the countdown to Diploma Day. But fate seems to have different plans for Maggie...' You can pick up a copy at the adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - TUESDAY, MAY 23rd & 30th at 3:30 PM

Ages 11 and up. Come and join us in the program room to do homework, study, play board games, eat your snacks and chill. Click here for a flyer.

graphic novel cover TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st at 3:30 PM

For ages 10 and up. Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke, a 'a fun fantasy adventure story with a thick vein of mystery running through it,' according to No Flying No Tights. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES movie reel

Usually (but not always!) showing on Mondays at 6:30 PM. Some shows have an earlier starting time. Check the front page of the library's website for titles, times, & other info. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule of upcoming movies.

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PLEASE NOTE: ZINIO e-magazines and OneClick Digital audiobooks will be discontinued as of March 31, 2017!

Click here to download the free Teen Book Finder app for Android & iOS!

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: New Young Adult Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: All Young Adult Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: All Graphic Novels

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Teen Fiction (eLibrary NJ)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Teen Non-Fiction (eLibrary NJ)

100 Best-Ever Teen Novels & Young Adult Book Reviews & Excerpts (NPR)

Books for Teens by Topic (Hennepin County Library, MN)

Get Graphic: Graphic Novels A - Z

Great Books for Teens by Theme (AdLit.org)

The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads & Teens Top Ten (American Library Association)

LitPick Book Reviews by Students (age 12 and up) UPDATED LINK!

No Flying No Tights: Graphic Novel reviews

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists

Read Kiddo Read (age 10 and up)

Rich in Color: Diversity in YA Books NEW! and We Need Diverse Books: Resources NEW!

Teen and Young Adult Literature (New York Public Library)

Teen Book Series & Sequels (Bettendorf Public Library, IA)

Teen Book Suggestions (formerly Teen Scene; Pasadena Public Library, CA)

TeenReads (The Book Report Network)

Websites for Graphic Novels, Comics, Cartoons, & Illustration (Cincinnati Public Library)

Young Adult Reading Lists by Topic (Ocean County Library, NJ)

Young Adults' Reading Choices (International Reading Association)

Zinio eMagazines

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ART STUDIO

Artist's Toolkit

MOMA Teens (Museum of Modern Art)

Tate Collectives (formerly Young Tate)

Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists

Manga University

Making Mini-Comics

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: Art & Writing Awards

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest

The Claremont Review: Submissions

Creative Kids Magazine: Submissions

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work NEW!


MUSIC STUDIO

Sound Junction

BBC Music Maker Advice

Gaiada Virtual Audio Loop Machine for DJs, Performers and Musicians

Virtual Guitar & Chordbook UPDATED LINK!

Drummer World Drum Clinic

More Musical Instrument links


MEDIA STUDIO

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People

Motion Picture Craft

Multimedia Tutorials (audio, video, photography, web, flash, and more)

My Pop Studio for 'Tweens (music, tv, magazines, digital)

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio


THEATER

Actorama.com Monologues & Scenes

Arts Alive: Costume Design (National Arts Centre of Canada)

National Theatre: Backstage Videos (Royal National Theatre, UK) UPDATED LINK!

Working in Theatre: American Theatre Wing (AWT), AWT on YouTube, AWT How It Works videos, & AWT Downstage Center audio podcast archive on Podbay


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The Creators Project: Technology and the Brightest Young Minds in Music, Art, Film, and Design

Copyright Law and Fair Use for Creative & Digital Artists & Filmmakers: Online Comic Book

Intellectual Property Law: Why Should I Care? NEW!

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INFORMATION for PARENTS:

The Internet contains many different kinds of resources and its links can carry your children to many places. Some of these places may not be suitable for teens. We have attempted to choose only age-appropriate links for our Teen page, but because websites change frequently, and because they may contain links to many other sites, or may present materials you do not wish your teen to be exposed to, we urge you to supervise your child's exploration of the Web and make sure that the journey is a healthy one. Our inclusion of websites in this directory is not an endorsement of any products or services these sites may be selling. For advice about how to keep your child safe online, we recommend:

If your children will be using the South Plainfield Public Library's computers to access the internet, please be sure to read our Computer Policy.

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