Monday, July 14, 2014

Boredom Busters @ the Library

"I'm bored." 
"There's nothing to do." 
"I'm really bored." 
"There's absolutely nothing to do." 

Yep, it's the summer battle cry, heard by parents mere weeks into the summer break. If your teen has taken up the hue, we have a solution. In fact, we have a lot of solutions! 

Beat the summer blah's at any Fauquier County Public Library - by attending special events, meeting other teens, logging the books they have read, or submitting book reviews to win fun prizes. Plus, each time teens attend a summer reading program event, they can enter a special drawing for a Google Nexus Table, so add "really cool prizes" to the list of boredom busters. 

Upcoming teen programs include: 

Warrenton Teen Writing Club
Tuesday, July 15, 5 p.m. @ John Marshall Library 
Monday, July 21, 7 p.m. @ Warrenton Library 
Teens who love to write - journals, blogs, short stories, poetry - will enjoy getting feedback on their work and connecting with other teen writers. Meetings are held at all three Fauquier County Public Libraries. Check our online calendar of events for the full schedule. 

Crazy Catapults, Bealeton Library 
Crazy Bird Catapults
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. @ John Marshall Library 
Create a catapult to hurl crazy birds crashing into a wall of blocks! A hands-on program that combines engineering, physics and fun! 

Science @ the Library 
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.@ John Barton Payne Bldg. 
Tuesday, July 22, 4 p.m. @ Bealeton Library 
What engineering marvel can you build with toothpicks and gumdrops? Come to this interactive program and see. This program is presented in cooperation with Wakefield School

Christmas in July 
Tuesday, July 15, 4 p.m. @ Bealeton Library 
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. @ John Marshall Library 
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. @ John Barton Payne Bldg
It's never to soon to start thinking about it! Or maybe you would like to add an ornament to your tree? Instructors will teach beginners to knit a simple headband or miniature stocking. Yarn and knitting needles will be provided. 

Teen Movie Night
Tuesday, July 29, 5 p.m. @ all library locations
Take a cool break from the summer heat. Join us for Ender's Game - based on the Orson Scott Card classic sci-fi novel. There will be plenty of free popcorn and a chance to win your own copy of Ender's Game, the novel.

Remember, the library offers teen programs all year long, including the Teen Writing Group and Teen Advisory Group - so plan to come back in September. The end of summer isn't the end of the fun at your local library! 

If you are looking for book recommendations or updates just for teens, check out Reading Riot, our blog for and about teens, by Ann McDuffie, youth services librarian at the Fauquier County Public Library, Bealeton branch.

To learn more about the Fauquier County Public Library's collection, events or programs, visit us on Facebook, Twitter (Kiddosphere twitter is here) or online.

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