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    The Summer Reading Program will be starting on Monday, June 30! All teens entering grade 6 through grade 12 are invited to participate. Questions? Call 631-360-2480 and speak with a Young Adult Librarian. Register online by clicking here!

Kings Park Branch Teen Programs

Battle of the Books
Thursdays, July 17 and 31 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday, July 22 4:00-5:30pm
Tuesday, July 29 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday, August 5 • 3:30-5:00pm 
Thursday, August 7 • 3:30-5:00pm

This County-wide competition is intended for young adults who will be entering grades 6-9 in September of 2014. Teens must read 8 books and answer trivia questions about the books. Tryouts will determine who will make the final team of 6. The titles will be released on June 2 at our informational meeting. Register

Teen Gardening Club
Mondays, July 21 and 28 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, August 6 • 4:15-5:00pm
Mondays, August 11, 18, 25 • 4:30-5:30pm
During this 15 week club, teens will get their hands dirty as they install and tend a new vegetable garden at the Kings Park Library. We will also learn many aspects of gardening while tending to the beautiful butterfly garden out front. Community service hours will be awarded for hours worked in the gardens.  Please dress appropriately for working outside.  Thank you to the Kings Park Hardware store for supporting our Teen Gardening Club. Register

Teen Art Studio
Tuesday, July 22 • 7:00-8:00pm
This month we will be using glue, salt and water colors to make distressed canvas art.  This project could be messy, so dress appropriately. Register
Video Game Design
Tuesdays, August 5, 12 • 6:00-8:00pm

In this hands-on class, teens will get an introduction to the basics of video game creation. Learn how to design a video game and write a program. Teens will construct rooms and doorways, add a player, objects, textures, colors, lighting and more. We will compile the finished program and learn how to make changes and correct errors. Teens will use a free program that can be accessed after the second session of the program has been completed. A free tutorial will also be available to continue working after the class. Register

Geeks and Nerds Everywhere
Tuesdays, August 12, 26 • 4:00-5:00pm
Calling all geeks and nerds! Join us at our twice monthly meetings. All fandoms are welcome at G.A.N.E. where we discuss graphic novels, movies, books and television shows. No registration required.

Database of the Month

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Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.