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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

Winter Programming

National STEM Challenge

JOIN THE GALACTIC QUEST!

The New York State Family STEM Challenge program will bring together youth and families from across New York to join live virtual events and share their family’s space explorations. We’ll have activities and coaching led by 4-H professionals, teen leaders, and campus partners like the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility.

Youth ages 13 and older are invited to be part of the planning team and help lead and design statewide activities.

Teen leader job description

Families with young people ages 8-14 are invited to join. Youth need to have an adult present with them when they join live virtual activities. This event is open to all New York State youth, including those not yet in 4-H and those already part of the 4-H community.

We have a limited number of free family kits for those who need them or you may purchase your own kit.

Sign up as a family to join the statewide STEM Challenge fun! (due 1/14/2022)

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

January 27, 2022: Opening Event

February 24, 2022: Closing Event

other events TBD scheduled in-between to complement kit activities.

Gallery

DIY Beaded Earrings with Joan Lloyd

January 21st, February 18th, and March 18th at 3:30pm

Joan Lloyd donates hundred of pairs of beaded earrings every year to women’s shelters. Please help by making one pair to donate for each pair you make for yourself and earn community service hours.
Virtual

Teen Trivia Night

Tuesday, January 25, 6 PM

Enjoy GPL’s virtual Teen Trivia Night. Winner takes home a prize.

For Grades 6-12.

Register here. 

Virtual
How to Successfully Navigate College Admissions

How to Successfully Navigate College Admissions

Wednesday, January 26, 7 PM

Learn how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. Stand Out For College’s Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper will discuss the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other actions steps that can be taken to make this spring productive regarding the college admissions process.

Register here. 

The Budarz Theater
spiderman into the spider verse

Friday Night Flix: Into the Spider-Verse

February 4th at 6:30pm

For teens ages 13-18.

Registration is required. Register here. 

Café

Foodie Fun: Sweetheart Trifle

February 12th at 2:00pm

Foodie Fun returns with a Valentines Day themed sweet treat: Sweetheart Trifle.

Registration is required. Register here.
This program is for teens in grades 6-12.
Conference Room

Introduction to Babysitting - In Person

February 19th from 1-4pm

Participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing. In addition, babysitters will learn steps he or she can take to decrease the spread of COVID-19 virus as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such precautions include taking their temperature, using hand sanitizer, and washing hands regularly.

Social distancing and masks are required.
Café

Cupcake Decorating

February 19th at 12:00pm

Decorate some delicious, homemade cupcakes for a belated Valentines Day treat!

Registration is required. Register here.

This program is designed for teens in grades 6-12.

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Job Readiness and Computer Training

February 21st – 25th from 3-4pm

In person OR virtual

This five week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops the offers entry to mid-level job seekers with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today’s job market.

This program provides a structured environment where participants can learn and network with fellow job seekers, while receiving individualized assistance to meet their personal job search objectives. Participants will also work closely with an advisor to produce tailored resumes and cover letters that showcases their individualized experiences and achievements.
For teens ages 15-18.
Access to a computer, the internet, gmail and a Zoom account (if joining virtually) are needed to participate.
Virtual

African Dance for Teens

February 22nd at 6:00pm

Join Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc. during Black History Month to learn a traditional African dance. Learn all about the beauty and magic of these types of dances at this Zoom event for teens.

For information about Chiku Awali:  visit www.chikuawali.org or call (845) 729-0670, email: info@chikuawali.org
Registration is required. Begin registration here.
The Budarz Theater
black panther

Wednesday Evening at the Movies: Black Panther

February 23rd at 6:00pm

For teens ages 13-18.

Registration is required. Register here. 

Conference Room

Youth Entrepreneurship

Saturdays, March 5th-April 2nd at 12pm

In person OR virtual.

This five week program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers young adults knowledge on foundational concepts needed to be successful in today’s world of entrepreneurialism.

This program provides a structured environment where participants can learn and network with fellow young entrepreneurs while receiving tailored guidance that will assist in meeting personal objectives.
For teens ages 14-18.
Access to a computer, the internet, gmail and a Zoom account (if joining virtually) are needed to participate.

Ongoing Programs

Tuesdays

Virtual

Chess

Tuesdays, November 16th – January 25th at 4:00pm

Learn to play or perfect your moves!  All ages and levels are welcome.

Please include your email when registering in order to receive the Zoom link.
Register for each class individually. Register through our calendar.

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)

Saturdays

Take and Make!

Every Saturday unless otherwise noted

January 15th: Freedom Quilt Collage

January 22nd: Olympian Inspired Art

January 29th: Bird Suet

February 5th: Spiderman Inspired Pie Dessert Bars

February 12th: Strawberry Sweetheart Bark

February 26th: Mask Making

March 5th: Soda Bread Cookies

Teen Room

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!

February 5th

February 19th

March 19th