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PROGRAMS @ YOUR LIBRARY

book sale FRIENDS' BOOK & BAKE SALE - SEPTEMBER 22nd - 29th

Get gently used books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices - and delicious baked goodies too - at the Friends of the South Plainfield Library's Book & Bake Sale, beginning Saturday, September 22nd! Book Sale continues through September 29th. All sales will benefit our library!

Spanish dancer HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd from 12 - 3 PM

All ages. This program will be held at the Senior Center. Join us for a live dance performance, followed by some delicious food from our local restaurants!

standardized test COLLEGE PREP: ACT vs. SAT - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 5PM - 6PM

For students in 9th - 11th grades; registration required. Come and learn about the ACT vs SAT to find out which test is right for you. There will be a presentation explaining and demystifying the two different exams.

diwali DIWALI CELEBRATION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th from NOON - 3:00 PM

All ages. Join us as we learn about the Festival of Lights! Experience the excitement of Diwali through Indian Indian crafts, food, music & dance.! This program will be held at the Senior Center.

standardized test COLLEGE PREP: SAT PRACTICE TEST - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 10AM - 1PM

For students in 9th - 11th grades; registration required. A free SAT practice test for college-bound students to help calm their nerves and see what the test is all about. This program will be repeated on October 27th (9:30AM - 12:30PM).

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 8 (Columbus Day holiday)

sugar skull TWEEN HALLOWEEN CRAFT - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 6:30 PM

Ages 7 and up. Registration required. Join us for an afternoon of creative fun with sugar skull decorating for Halloween!

movie reel TWEEN MOVIE CLUB - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th at 3:30 PM

Showing: Hocus Pocus. This film is rated PG. Join us for a special Halloween movie screening and then have a discussion about the film!

dice TABLETOP GAMING - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. Get back to basics with an afternoon of tabletop gaming! From a fantasy RPG like Dungeons & Dragon to a simple board game, you can choose anything that does not require power.

pizza PIZZA & PAGES: YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th at 3:30 PM

Grades 7 and up. This meeting will be a chance to get to know each other and to go over book recommendations. Please come ready to suggest a title (or titles!) for future meetings. Once books are chosen the library will get copies that participants can check out to read!

anime ANIME CLUB - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. Join us for the first meeting of the school year!

CHESS CLUB - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 11:30 AM

Ages 6 and up. Beginners to advanced players welcome!

Gauguin painting PAUL GAUGUIN: AN ARMCHAIR ART TOUR - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. Unappreciated until after his death, French post-Impressionist artist Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism. Moving from Peru to Paris to Tahiti, Gauguin mastered sculpture, pottery, and painting in a variety of styles. NOTE: The final talk in this series will be on Paul Cézanne (November 10). Presented by Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours.

science cat SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 2:30 PM

Ages 8 and up. Please register! Join us each month as we engage in hands-on activities and experiments to learn more about different scientific concepts! This month's topic is earthquakes and structural integrity. Your challenge is to build a structure strong enough to withstand a simulated Jell-O earthquake!

computer programming CODING DOJO - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24th at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. Come and learn the basics of coding. Bring your own laptop - or use one of ours!

standardized test COLLEGE PREP: UNDERSTANDING THE COLLEGE ESSAY - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 5PM - 6PM

For students in 11th & 12th grades; registration required. This workshop will explain the expectations for what an outstanding college essay entails, and will go over common questions you will encounter. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their parents!

antique key TWEEN ESCAPE ROOM - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. Registration required. Enter our Tween Escape Room and figure out the clues in order to escape the room in time!

standardized test COLLEGE PREP: SAT PRACTICE TEST - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 10AM - 1PM

For students in 9th - 11th grades; registration required. A free SAT practice test for college-bound students to help calm their nerves and see what the test is all about.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES movie reel

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no movies shown during the weeks of August 20, 27 and September 3, 2018. 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.

BOOKS & eLIBRARY

Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks   Next Reads newsletters - recommended reading for teens!   Find new books based on books you like!   Sync YA audiobooks   Qello Concerts and Music Documentaries   Freegal music downloads

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: Young Adult Fiction (eLibrary NJ / Overdrive)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Young Adult Non-Fiction (eLibrary NJ / Overdrive)

Best Young Adult Books of 2017 & Young Adult Book Reviews & Excerpts & 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels (2012) (NPR)

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

Great Books for Teens by Theme (AdLit.org)

Guy-Brary - Books for Guys (TeenReads.com) NEW!

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

LitPick Book Reviews by Students (age 12 and up)

NextReads Book Newsletters (includes Teen Scene & Tween Reads newsletters)

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 and We Need Diverse Books: Resources

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)

YA Books Central Teen Book Reviews

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

Young Adults' Reading Choices (International Reading Association)

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CREATIVITY

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ART STUDIO

Artist's Toolkit [Archived page]

Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists

Art & Writing Awards (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

Claremont Review: Submissions

Manga University

Making Mini-Comics

Global Webcomics Archive NEW!

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest


MUSIC STUDIO

BBC Music Maker Advice [Archived page]

Drummer World Drum Clinic

Gaiada Virtual Audio Loop Machine for DJs, Performers and Musicians

Piano/Keyboard Lessons Online

Virtual Guitar Tuner, Scales & Chordbook

More Musical Instrument links


MEDIA STUDIO

Art of Storytelling

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) UPDATED LINK!

Open Broadcaster Software for video recording and live streaming

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio Handbook

Science & Film Projects

Youth Radio Audio/Podcast How-Tos UPDATED LINK!


THEATER

Actorama.com Monologues & Scenes

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

National Theatre: Backstage Videos (Royal National Theatre, UK)

Working in Theatre: American Theatre Wing (AWT)

AWT Playlists on YouTube

AWT How It Works videos

AWT Downstage Center audio podcast archive on Podbay


WRITING

New Pages: Young Authors Publishing Guide

BookTrust Writing Tips for Teens UPDATED LINK!

Write It! Poetry, Essays, Fiction, & more

Writers' Block Blog: Writing Tips, Technique, & Craft

Writing Prompts from The Writer Magazine

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for Young Writers

Cicada: Submissions

Claremont Review: Submissions

Merlyn's Pen

New Moon Girls

Polyphony H.S. Literary Magazine

Art & Writing Awards (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest


MORE

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

Copyright FAQ

Intellectual Property Law: Why Should I Care?

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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 or advertising. 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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