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Fun Programs for Teens

Whether you like movies, books, cooking, games or just having a blast, the Teen Room is the place to be

Fall Programming

Virtual

Navigating College Admissions Successfully and the Importance of Community Service

October 20th at 7:00pm

This program is happening via Zoom.

This recent college admissions cycle has turned out to be the most competitive to date. The reason is that most colleges went test-optional due to the pandemic and colleges increased their virtual outreach to high school students resulting in a record number of candidates applying. With record high numbers of applications come record low acceptance rates at many popular colleges and universities. As many colleges have announced that they will continue to be test-optional at least in the short term, applicants will face a similarly challenging admissions environment. 

We will discuss the holistic admissions review process and focus on the greater consideration admissions officers are giving to extracurricular activities as most students will have had a year and a quarter or more of grades earned during remote/hybrid learning which will carry less weight when applications are reviewed.

This program covers how admissions officers are handling the current situation and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others, especially during these challenging times.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC.

Register for October 5th

Register for October 20th

One-on-One College Essay Help

Croton resident Linda Simon, a writer and experienced English teacher, is providing one-on-one sessions for students who need help getting started, editing their drafts, or finishing up their college essays.
Free and available to any high-school senior!
Set up a 30-minute Zoom session on one of these dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 14 – 7:30-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19 – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 – 3:30-5:30pm

To schedule a time, email lindasimon.ny@gmail.com.

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Teen Pumpkin Painting

October 28th-All Day in the Teen Room

Come to the Teen Room to get a pumpkin to decorate to display for Halloween!

Everything you need for pumpkin decorating will be available in the Teen Room from when we open at 9am and will be there while supplies last (limit one pumpkin per teen).
No registration required!
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Make Your Own Halloween Masks

October 30th-All Day in the Teen Room

Come to the Teen Room to get a Mask to decorate to wear for Halloween!

Everything you need for mask decorating will be available in the Teen Room from when we open at 9am and will be there while supplies last (limit one mask per teen).
No registration required!
Online event

What Teens Need to Know About Consent: A Conversation with My Sisters' Place

November 2nd at 7:00pm

Learn about the elements of healthy relationships, consent, the difference between normal conflict and intimate partner abuse, the warning signs of abuse, and what to do if you or a friend is being abused by a dating partner. The program is in partnership with My Sisters’ Place.

This program is being held virtually via the Greenburgh Library. Registration is required. Begin registration here. Link will be sent to complete registration.

What Parents Need to Know About Consent in Teen Relationships: A Conversation With My Sisters' Place

November 2nd at 7:00pm

Learn how to talk to your kids about relationships, consent, dating violence, and other difficult topics. MSP’s Parents Talk gives adults the opportunity to develop skills to discuss these topics, and more, with the young people in their lives. Facilitated by experienced MSP educators, Parents Talk provides parents and other adults with guidance on having difficult conversations and “6 Critical Life Messages” to communicate with youth through your actions and words. It also equips adults with tools to support the youth in their life while also respecting their rights and privacy.

Registration for this event is required. Begin registration here. Link will be sent to complete registration.

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Girls, Inc - G3: Generation Giga Girls

Saturdays, November 6th through December 18th at 11:00am

Join us as we explore the intersection of data analytics and advocacy!
For girls ages 14-18.
Registration is required. Register here. 
Virtual

Westchester Breathes: a Quiet Space: Breath-Body-Mind Workshop for Teens

November 8th and 15th at 6:00pm

Experience a program of gentle movement, breathing, and relaxation exercises that reduce stress and anxiety, increase mental focus and allow a sense of well-being to flourish.

Register by emailing outreach@wlsmail.org. Please include your name and name of your local library. Meeting link will be sent as confirmation.
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Weave Making for Teens

November 9th at 4:00pm

Come learn the art of weave making and create some colorfully designs!

Register here. 

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Pizza Tasting Contest

November 17th at 6:00pm

Join us for the second annual Pizza Tasting Competition! We’ll get different pizzas from all over Ossining and it’s up to you to determine which slices come from which pizza places.

Register here. 

Ongoing Programs

Tuesdays

4:00pm

Chess

Learn to play or perfect your moves! Join us for some online board time with our awesome chess instructor, Kenaya!

Program will be happening virtually through Zoom.

Register here.

Register for each session individually.

Wednesdays

4:00pm

YA Book Talks with Marie

The First Wednesday of Each Month at 4:00pm

Marie will be sharing what she is reading, what new releases she is excited about and news from the world of teen books on Instagram!  (@ossiningpubliclibrary)

Thursdays

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Magic the Gathering

Join game master, James as he guides you through the realms of Magic. 

Saturdays

Take and Make!

Every Saturday unless otherwise noted

Our Take and Make Bags for Teens have been a smash hit! So we decided to continue this every Saturday morning! Our Take and Make bags will be available by the upper and lower level entrances. Get there early and get your hands on some of the coolest things the Teen Room has EVER done.

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Teen Advisory Board

Have an idea for a program? Want to see a particular book or movie in the library? Want to see the latest video games and systems in the Teen Room? Make your voice heard and come to the Teen Advisory Board where real change happens!

Register for October 2nd

Register for November 6th

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Anime and Manga Club

Saturdays, Beginning October 16th at 3:00pm

Watch the best anime tv has to offer and read the coolest manga every Saturday!