Teen, Tween August projects offered at Manchester

MANCHESTER – The Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., has science-themed activities scheduled throughout August in keeping with this year’s national teen summer reading theme, Spark a Reaction.

4:30 p.m. Tuesday August 5: Shark Week Crafts- ages 12 to 18. Make your own “Jaws” party hat.

11 a.m.Friday August 8: Light Painting- ages 12 to 18. Learn about this fascinating technique of photography.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday August 12: Pokémon Club- ages 11 to 16. Do battle in video games, trade cards, and talk about all things Pokémon! With your parents’ permission, of course. Bring your DS and other games.

1 p.m. Wednesday August 13: Teen Book Chat- ages 12 to 18. Bring a book that you recently read that you enjoyed or found interesting so you can tell the rest of the group about it. It can even be something from your school summer reading list!

2 p.m. Monday August 18: Tie Dying- ages 11 to 16. In addition to making something, you will find out about the history of this craft as it evolved from different cultures.

5 p.m. Tuesday August 19: Magic Workshop- ages 11 to 16. Magician Debbie Pease will teach you tricks to stump your family and friends!

2 p.m. Tuesday August 26: Teen Movie Afternoon- ages 12 to 18. The film will be determined by the attendees. Popcorn will be provided.

10:30 a.m. Friday August 29: Art with Friends- Various crafts for those with special needs. Open to kids, tweens and teens.

Registration is required for these free programs. To register, telephone 732-657-7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

For the craft/maker projects, all raw materials will be supplied by the library. For more information, contact Elaine Menken, the Teen Services Librarian at the branch.

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