'Express Yourself' Through the Teen Summer Reading Program

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expressyourself.jpgExplore your creative side through books, art and games with Greenwich Library's Teen Summer Reading Program. A host of programs geared toward the Teen Summer Reading Program theme "Express Yourself" will be open to students throughout the summer at Greenwich Library.

The Teen Summer Reading Program, for teens entering grades 6 through 12, is designed to encourage the joy of reading through activities, games and incentives. Participants in the Teen Summer Reading Program do not have to register but are simply encouraged to read, read, read!

For each item read, complete a review card and drop it in the basket in Teen Central on the second floor. Each week a review card will be randomly selected for a prize. After reading five items or 1,000 pages (one magazine may count toward your five items) fill out a post card and drop it in the jar at Teen Central. Each completed postcard will receive a prize and one grand prize winner will be drawn from these cards. Winners will be notified by phone. The program runs from Monday, June 22 to Saturday, August 8.

Teen Summer Reading Program Events

There's no better way to express yourself than through fashion. Come Design-a-T at the Greenwich Library on Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m., in the Meeting Room. Bring a clean t-shirt (no fabric softener; light colors work best) and we will supply the decorations to make your one-of-a-kind design. For students who have completed grades 5-8. Registration begins on June 22.

Get Unplugged from your video games and drop-in for board game night on Tuesdays, July 14, 28 and August 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room. Play a classic or discover a new favorite. Bring a game to play or share. Bring a guest, maybe even the whole family. This program is for students who have completed grades 4-8. Snacks and games will be provided.

An Artist's America author Michael Albert will present a Cereal Box Collage workshop in the Meeting Room on Saturday, July 25, at 1 p.m., for 4th grade and up. Albert became interested in collage by using materials like old labels and leftover stickers accumulated from his business activities. The breakthrough came when he refused to throw away a Frosted Flakes box with which he created his first "Modern Pop Artwork." He describes the Cereal Box collages as "Cerealism," a cross between Picasso's Cubism and Andy Warhol's "Pop." Registration is required beginning July 1 in the Children's Room or call 622-7940. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

Explore the "Other World" with a viewing of "Coraline" (2009), the animated stop-motion film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novella, on Tuesday, August 4, at 3 p.m., in the Meeting Room. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information on the Teen Summer Reading Program of any of the above listed programs, please contact Margaret Walsh at 203-622-7915.

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