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PROGRAMS @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

Ages 10 and up. Space limited, registration is required! Bring your laptop and learn the basics of coding!

Chess CHESS CLUB - SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th at 11:30 AM

Ages 6 and up. Beginners to advanced players welcome! Come join us for a friendly game of chess! Players will be matched up at each session. If you have a board at home, please bring it along.

dice TABLETOP GAMING - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st at 3:00 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: A MAN OF CONSCIENCE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd at 2:00 PM

Presented free; registration required. In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a special first-person living history presentation honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was one of the world's greatest orators, as well as a pastor, activist, and humanitarian. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work combating racial inequality through the use of nonviolent civil disobedience. In this program, Martin Luther King Jr. will be portrayed by Actor/Historian Keith Henley. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and produced by the American Historical Theatre.

Childrens March MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th at 2:00 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a special presentation of the film Mighty Times. It recounts how the young people of Birmingham braved arrest, fire hoses, and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. More than 4,000 African American schoolchildren organized to desert classrooms at exactly 11 a.m. on May 2, 1963, touching off a week of mass demonstrations and rioting that shocked the nation. Police tried to stop them, yet the children prevailed. This documentary offers a rare glimpse into the 1963 Birmingham children's march from the ground up. More than 100 eyewitnesses, including notable participants and organizers James Orange, Gwendolyn Webb, James Bevel, Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, and Andrew Young, help tell the story.

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.

BOOKS

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)

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

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

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)

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 UPDATED LINK!

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 UPDATED LINK! [Archived page]

Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists

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

Claremont Review: Submissions UPDATED LINK!

Manga University

Making Mini-Comics

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)

Open Broadcaster Software for video recording and live streaming

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio Handbook

Science & Film Projects NEW!

Youth Radio Audio/Podcast How-Tos


THEATER

Actorama.com Monologues & Scenes UPDATED LINKS!

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

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

Working in Theatre: American Theatre Wing (AWT) UPDATED LINK!, 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

Figment Writers' Community

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for Young Writers

Cicada: Submissions UPDATED LINK!

Claremont Review: Submissions UPDATED LINK!

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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