Get Game - NBA 2k14
Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4.
S.T.E.M. - Egg Drop
Kids in grades 4-8, join us for two engineering challenges brought to us by the STEM Academy students at Canton High School. On Thursday, January 8 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.
College Prep - FAFSA Workshop
High school students and their parents are invited to attend presentation and workshop to learn how to apply for financial aid on Saturday, January 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Carrie Gilchrist, Senior Financial Aid Outreach Advisor at Oakland University, will discuss different elements of financial aid, including FAFSA and CSS Profile applications, and provide resources to help families navigate the financial aid maze. Starting at 2:15 p.m., we will have a workshop in the computer lab where Dr. Gilchrist will be available to assist parents as they complete the online FAFSA application for their student.
Reserve your spot and your materials by giving us a call at 734-453-0750 #4 or by signing up online.
NHS Tutors Off for Winter Break
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:
- Tuesday, November 25th at 3:30 pm
- Thursday, December 4, 7pm
- Saturday, December 27, 1pm
- Monday, December 29, 11am
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 October 27:
November 3, 6, 10, & 24:
December 1, 4, 8, & 18.
Books & Bites: Au Revoir ....
On Tuesday January 13 at 3:30pm we will talk about Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber.
Imagine Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita. It's prom night--and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a gig with his band. But when his mother makes him take their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student to the prom, he ends up on a reckless ride through Manhattan's concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad's red Jag. Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure--and it's not over until it's "au revoir."
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?
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
NHS student tutors return to Plymouth Library on October 15 to provide tutoring for students in 3rd through 12th grades.
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 practice 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:
December 2, &
C’mon over! Bring your friends! No registration necessary.
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, September 15, 3:30 pm
Monday, October 20, 3:30 pm
Monday, November 17, 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
Wed., September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 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.