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  • Monday, 1/16, the Library will be closed for MLK day & an in-service.

Teen Events – Winter & Spring 2017

Teens Working with Younger Kids

A teen and a child reading togetherReading Buddies (Click here for calendar view)

Winter Session (Five Weeks)
Thursdays
2/2 – 3/2
6:00-6:45p

Big Buddies – Grades 9-12
Little Buddies – Grades 1-5

Join us for this exciting literacy volunteer opportunity! Big Buddies act as reading mentors to younger students while Little Buddies get a chance to improve their reading skills!

Online Registration Required. 

Little Buddies (Grades 1-5) – Click here to register
Big Buddies (Grades 9-12) – Click here to register


Clubs & Activities for Teens

Girls Who Code LogoGirls Who Code (Click here for calendar view)

Every Thursday
1/5-5/25 EXCEPT 4/13 (Spring Break)
4:00-6:00p

6-12 grade girls

Join us for an after-school club to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. This FREE club is an official member of the national Girls Who Code organization.

Online Registration Required. Click here to register.

 **There are a limited number of spots for each session. Submission of your application does not guarantee a spot in the program. You will receive a confirmation email from a UDPL staff member upon receipt of your registration. **

Magic the Gathering CardMagic: The Gathering Club (Click here for calendar view)

Every Thursday EXCEPT  4/13 (Spring Break)

2:30-4:00p

9-12 grade

Whether you’re a seasoned player or just want to learn how to play, bring your cards and join us every Thursday for Magic: The Gathering Club.

No registration required.


 

Colored pencils

Coloring Between the Lines (Click here for calendar view)

Saturdays

1/21, 2/18, & 3/18

1:00-2:00p

All ages welcome.

Adults, teens, kids, and families are welcome to color in an relaxing environment. We provide crayons, markers, and colored pencils along with adult and children’s coloring books. Bring the whole family or come by yourself!

No registration required.


STEAM Lab Events

Steam Lab LogoSTEAM Lab Saturdays (Click here for calendar view)
Saturdays
1/21, 2/18, 2/18

2:00-3:00p

Children, Teens, & Families

Join us for a hands-on technology experience! Experiment with a different kind of STEAM Lab technology each month!

No registration required.


3D PrintingIntro to 3D Printing for Teens (Click here for calendar view)

Thursdays
1/12, 3/9, 5/25
7-8p

6-12 grade

Interested in learning more about 3D printing? Join us for an intro session to learn about what 3D printing is and how you can use it! Create and print a personalized object!

*Objects will need to be picked up at a later date due to 3D printing speed/time*

Online Registration Required. Click here to register.

 **There are a limited number of spots for each session. Submission of your application does not guarantee a spot in the program. You will receive a confirmation email from a UDPL staff member upon receipt of your registration. **


A video playing symbol on the UDPL Steam Lab backgroundMiddle School Animation Workshop (Click here for calendar view)

Monday
2/20
10:00-11:30a

6-8 grade

Create a short stop-motion animation sequence using a variety of techniques and tools in our STEAM Lab!

Online Registration Required. Click here to register.

 **There are a limited number of spots for each session. Submission of your application does not guarantee a spot in the program. You will receive a confirmation email from a UDPL staff member upon receipt of your registration. **

Cover of David Macaulay's The Way Things Work NowMiddle School Engineering Workshop – Longwood Gardens Community Read (Click here for calendar view)

Monday
3/13
10:00-11:30a

Grades 6-8

Use engineering principles and create a working Rube Goldberg machine inspired by David Macauly’s The Way Things Work Now.

Online registration required. Click here to register.

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This program is a part of Longwood Gardens Community Read 2017 – a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation.

 

 


Harry Potter Events

Harry Potter's World LogoHarry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

Daily
5/15 -6/24

All ages.

J.K. Rowling’s magic is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science. Explore this exhibit that highlights the collections of the National Library of Medicine.

This free exhibit will be on display in the Upper Dublin Township Building.

No registration required.


Harry Potter playing QuidditchHarry Potter Breakout Box (Click here for calendar view)

Friday
5/5
5:30-7p

Grades 6-12

Use your knowledge of Harry Potter to break into a treasure chest of Gringott’s gold! If you like Escaping the Room, you’ll love breaking into the box!

Online registration and permission slip required. Registration begins 4/3/17.



Harry Potter and DumbledoreHarry Potter Trivia Night (Click here for calendar view)

Thursday
5/11
7-8p

Families, children, teens, & adults

Join us for a fun night of Harry Potter trivia! Your team will compete for prizes!

Online Team Registration Required. Registration begins 4/3/17.

 


b51ca4bbae50dcbb61f4428587f41167Medieval Image of the Hero in the Harry Potter Novels (Click here for calendar view)

Thursday
6/1
7-8p

Adults & teens

This discussion of the medieval influences on J.K. Rowling’s works illustrates the ways in which that colorful time period flavors her novels. Medieval manifestations are keys to understanding the messages that Rowling’s texts have for mature readers. Among her themes are methods for coping with our modern, technologically-obsessed world.

Professor Bryan Polk is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and English at Penn State Abington.

No registration required.