Tween Services Blog

February Tweens Programs

Tween Fun - Make It! Yarnbombing - Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tweens Fun: Make it - Yarnbombing

What is yarnbombing? Learn about this fun form of art and make a yarn project to take home.
Don't forget to bring a friend.

7:00 to 8:00 PM - For children in grades 4 to 6.

Please register at the desk, by phone or online.

Tween Reads Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February's Tween Reads book selection is Poppy by Avi. Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

We will have a delicious snack, a lively discussion and an activity.

From 4:00 to 4:45 PM  - For children in grades 4-6.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:49pm | | Posted by: eryan

Tweens Reads Book for January 2014

Tween Reads is back, and the January  book selection is The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.  Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

We will have a lively discussion, an activity and a book-related snack.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 4:00 to 4:45.

For students in grades 4 through 6.

Please register here.


Sun, 12/29/2013 - 4:44pm | | Posted by: eryan

3 Tweens Programs in November

We have lots going on for tweens in the month of November.  Take a look:
Young Rembrandts - Young Rembrandts teaches drawing with a see-touch-do method that all children can succeed with, learn from and love! Together we will explore a fun filled hour using pencils, sharpies and markers.
Students can expect: an exciting engaging drawing lesson, new unique drawing techniques, and colorful fun!
Parents can expect a beautiful Young Rembrandt Masterpiece!!!  Thursday, Novermber 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00pm Registration required.
Tweens Fun - Make It: Paper Airplanes - Make a variety of paper airplanes. Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Registration requried.
Tween Reads - This month's book club selection is The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander. Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. Tuesday, November 25, 2013 from 4:00 to 4:45pm. Registration required.




Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:58am | | Posted by: eryan

Tweens Fun: Make It: Brushbots

Make It: Brushbots

We will make tiny robots from ordinary toothbrushes.  Once assembled, get ready to race them! Check out the video below for a sneak peak.

Registration required.  For children in grades 4-6.

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 10, 2013

See video
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:29am | | Posted by: eryan

Coming Soon to a Library Near You:

Check out this great trailer for the new book Jedi Academy by Jeffery Brown.

See video
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:04pm | | Posted by: eryan

We had a Great Summer

Thanks to all the tweens who attended our summer reading programs!

We will be resuming our book club for students in grades 4 through 6 this fall but with a new name: TWEEN READS!  Our first meeting will be on October 29, 2013 and we will be reading Half Magic by Edward Eager.  We will also be having some tweens nights at the Library, so check back for dates.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:58pm | | Posted by: eryan

May Book Buddies

For the May meeting of Book Buddies we will be discussing A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck.  If you haven't read it yet, you are in for a real treat.  Set during the Great Depression, Joey tells the tale of his annual visit to his grandmother's house in the country.  But as you will quickly find out, Grandma Dowell is not your typical grandmother.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

4:00 to 4:45 pm

for students in grades in 4 through 6.

Register online

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:41pm | | Posted by: eryan

Book Buddies Book Group Meeting, April 30, 2013

At the next Book Buddies meeting we will discuss The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch.  This is the story of two eleven-year-old misfits who try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.

We will have a lively discussion, a spirited activity and a delicious snack.

Please register on-line or by phone at 908-204-3031 x3

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

4:00 to 4:45 pm

For children in grades 4-6


Fri, 04/05/2013 - 3:07pm | | Posted by: eryan

Book Buddies Book Group Meeting on March 26, 2013

At our next Book Buddies meeting we will be discussing Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.  If you enjoy a good mystery, this is the book for you. When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

We will have a lively discussion, play some games and have a snack.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

4:00 to 4:45 pm

For children in grades 4-6.


Fri, 03/01/2013 - 3:39pm | | Posted by: eryan

Upcoming Events for Tweens

Did you get an ebook reader over the holidays and want to learn how download book through the Library?  Attend our program "Nooks, Kindles and iPads, Oh My"!  Come to this hands on workshop for one-on-one technical assistance from library staff. Remember to bring your charged device and any login information for the best experience. Please visit The Library calendar to register.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm in program room B.


Book Buddies will meet again on January 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm to discuss the book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin.  Enjoy a lively discussion, activities and a snack.  The visit The Library calendar to register.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:20pm | | Posted by: eryan
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