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Get Game - NBA 2k14

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Join us to learn all about the game of basketball and play NBA 2k14! Every Tuesday from 3pm-5pm starting January 6th to the final NBA 2k14 tournament on February 24th. All are welcome regardless of experience with NBA 2k14 or basketball and we hope to see you there!

Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4.

S.T.E.M. - Egg Drop - Jan. 29

Egg Drop Challenge Rescheduled for Thursday, January 29, 3:30

Kids in grades 4-8, join us for an engineering challenge brought to us by the STEM Academy students at Canton High School. On Thursday, January 29 at 3:30 pm take the "Egg Drop Challenge". Build a system that will protect your egg from the highest drop and win a prize! 

Sign-up for STEM programs by phone at 734.453.0750, ext. 4, or online.

Teen Volunteers

If you are a teen volunteer who began volunteering at Plymouth Library BEFORE August 2014, we would like to invite you to come to a "refresher" training to learn about our  revamped teen volunteer program. 

We are now using a new on-line sign up system for volunteer shifts. We have also started a new tiered volunteer structure and a greater variety of volunteer opportunities. 

We need to bring you up to speed on these changess. Please sign up for a brief (less than 60 minutes) re-orientation session. (You will earn time for this session.) The dates for the Teen Volunteer Program & Update are:

  • Thursday, January 29, 7pm

Mix It Up After School

Drop in to the Plymouth Library Teen Zone after school for a chance to mix it up with games and activities. We will do some online gaming, video games, and board and card tournaments. We also make everything from origami shapes to pizza and we'll make our own music and videos too.

Drop in between 3pm - 5pm on:
January 5, 15, 22, 26 & 29 and
February 2, 5, 23 & 26.

Books & Bites: Little Steps

small stepsOn Wednesday, February 11 at 3:30 pm we will discuss Small Steps by Louis Sachar. If you liked Holes, you will enjoy this book about Armpit, one of the characters from Holes.

Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He'll never be the same again. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice-but a small step in the right direction. 

Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4. Pick up your own copy of the book to keep (while supplies last). Read the book then return the date of the meeting for treats and discussion!

Write for our Teen Blog

Here at the library we're always looking out for the next big book for teens, and we love hearing what our friends have to say about the books they're reading. Moreover, we love sharing what they have to say. In fact, we have an entire blog for book, movie, and music reviews by teens. We would also love to know what games you like?

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What have you read, watched, listened to, played recently? What did you think about it? We'd love to hear it! If you want to write for our teen blog, send your book review to our Teen Librarian Barb Dinan and we'll take it from there. We'll take care of all the links and images!

NHS Tutors on Wed & Thurs

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NHS student tutors provide homework help and tutoring for students in grades 3 -12.

Tutoring will take place in the Teen Zone every Wednesday after school from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This program is very popular, so it is advisable to call to schedule a time in advance at 734-453-0750, #4.

NHS tutors will also be at Canton Public Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm for 15 minute, drop-in appointments. Tutors will be at the library when school is in session, not on breaks or snow days.

Thank you to the PCCS NHS for making this service available. 

Teen Knit - First Tuesday at 7pm

TEEN KNIT - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Girls and guys in grades 7 and up…Join us on the first Tuesdays of the month for our Teen Knitting Group.

 If you’ve never knit before (or are a little wobbly with technique), we’ll lend you a pair of needles to use at the library, and even throw in a ball of yarn to keep and practicyarne on. If you already knit, come show off your projects! You can chat with other knitters, munch on snacks, and learn some new techniques.

 We'll be meeting these Tuesdays @ 7:

February 3, 
March 3, &
April 7.

C’mon over! Bring your friends!  No registration necessary.

Sci -Fi/Fantasy Books: Revenge of the Witch

revenge of the witchJoin other teens who like Science Fiction and Fantasy on January 30 at 3:30pm, we will have snacks, games and discussion of The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4. Pick up your own copy of the book to keep (while supplies last). Read the book then return the date of the meeting for treats and discussion!

Revenge of the Witch tells the story of the last apprentice to the Spook. Twenty-nine apprentices have tried - some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county ... ?

Teen User eXperience - TUX

Come be a part of the Teen User Experience!  Share your ideas on how to make the Teen Zone and programs be a "perfect fit" for you and other teen patrons.  Meetings are scheduled on

Monday, February, 93:30 pm

Monday, March 9, 3:30 pm

Monday, April 13, 3:30 pm

Monday, May 11, 3:30 pm

RSVP by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or sign up online

If you can not come to the meetings, but you would like to share some ideas, you can contact Barb Dinan, Teen Services Librarian at 734-453-0750 x 271. Or use our suggestion form to share your ideas.

Teen Volunteer Training Session

Teens interested in volunteering at the library can register for orientation and training session that best fits your schedule. Orientation sessions will be held on 

Thursday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

Register in person, or by calling 734.453.0750, ext. 4, or online.

Please bring your completed Teen Volunteer Application.  Get an Application at the Reader's Advisory Desk in the Library or online now.

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