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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

Summer Reading Challenge

The more you read,

the more chances you have to win!

Grab a Reading Tracker from our highly anticipated Summer Reading Kickoff Event with Nature Nick, or download one here!

Hand in your completed Teen Summer Reading Tracker to the Teen Room and receive a raffle ticket.

Receive a raffle ticket for every tracker you hand in and be entered for a chance to win prizes!

Call the Teen Room at 914-941-2416 ext. 336 for more information.

Summer Programming

Teen Vegetable Garden

Teen Gardening

 June 19th, July 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st, August 14th & 28th at 11:00am

Join us for this exciting outdoor program presented by The Greenburgh Nature Center.

A few of the many topics that will be covered are garden basics, care and safety guidelines, bees and pollinators, natural pest management , decomposition.and solar energy. Please include you email when registering.

Register for June 19th

Register for July 3rd

Register for July 17th

Register for July 24th

Register for July 31st

Register for August 14th

Register for August 28th

Cafe

Cupcake Decorating Contest

July 13th at 4:00pm

Join us for a classic Teen Room program: Cupcake Decorating. We’ll provide all treats for you to make something that will rival the best Cake Boss winners!

Cafe

Tails & Tales Teen Trivia

July 14th at 7:00pm

Join us for this Summer Reading trivia event featuring categories of movies, music, books, and a whole lot more!

Register for July 14th

Teen Room

Teen Video Challenge

July 17th at 2:00pm

The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest that opl has won in the past.

The challenge is to create a public services announcement-type video that shows a unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales”.

Come help keep the winning tradition alive!

Register here

Virtual

Mysterious World: Unexplained Creatures and Places: Bigfoot, Stonehenge and Pyramids of Giza.

July 21st at 4:00pm

Do alternate realities exist? Investigate strange creatures and supernatural phenomena. Students begin their study of “Cryptozoology,” the study of unknown animals and Fortean phenomena, any strange or unusual experiences or mysterious places. Professional psychic, cryptozoologist and magician Ron Cain discusses the connection between Wild Men of Folklore, the Wendigo, the real-life Hobbits of Indonesia, were beasts, and the three types of ape-like creatures: the Neanderthal, Bigfoot, and the Yeti. Other unusual land cryptids, such as the Mothman, El Chupacabra, the Flatwoods Monster, the Skunk Ape, and the Jersey Devil will also be highlighted. Students will learn about Out-Of-Place Animals (OOP), including Devil Monkeys and Alien Big Cats (ABC) like the Wampus Cat. Discover paranormal hot spots like the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and learn about window areas and channels of earth energy called “ley lines.”

Register here.

Cafe

Friday Night Flix Summer Movie: Enchanted

July 23rd at 7:00pm

Join us for for the popular musical comedy, Enchanted.

Rated PG
Registration is required. Limited seating available. Register here.
Doors will open at 6:45pm.
Back Parking Lot

Tie-Dye Saturday

July 24th at 2:00pm

Join us at the library for what promises to be a groovy day as we make our own tie-day t-shirts!
Virtual

Mysterious World: Unexplained Creatures and Places: Sea Monsters, Air Creatures and Easter Island.

July 28th at 4:00pm

Professional psychic, cryptozoologist and magician Ron Cain discusses hybrid monsters like the Michigan Dogman, the Goatman, and the Beast of Bray Road, as well as a variety of creatures of the air and water. Learn about flying humanoids, Batsquatch, Thunderbirds, Pterodactyls, Gargoyles, and Dragons. Sea and swamp monsters, such as the Kraken, Merfolk, the Loch Ness Monster, still-living dinosaurs like Mokele-Mbembe, the Lizard Man, and the Loveland Frogmen are included. Can creations of the mind and the Internet, such as Slender Man and the Rake, be real?  You be the judge. The class will conclude with the magic of Easter Island, Japanese sea monsters, and the Jinx of Jonah.

Register here.

Virtual

Mysterious World: Unexplained Creatures and Places: Aliens, Trickster Spirits, Cursed Objects and the Bermuda Triangle

August 4th at 4:00pm

Join cryptozoologist, psychic and magician Ron Cain in his search for UFO’s, extraterrestrials, Men In Black, and Black-eyed Kids. Discover the Bigfoot-UFO connection. Examine the evidence concerning places of concentrated negative energy like the Bermuda Triangle, the Suicide Forest, the Alaskan Triangle, and the Devil’s Highway. Students learn about trickster animals and shape shifters and their role in “now-you-see it, now-you-don’t” phenomena. Shapeshifters like the Pukwudgie, little man of the woods and the Kushtaka, otter spirits of the great Northwest and Alaska, as well as harbingers of doom like the furry baboon-like creature the Nain Rouge will be discussed. Learn about cursed objects, such as the Crystal Skull of Doom, the Dybbuk Box, King Tut’s Tomb, Valentino’s ring, and the mummified remains of Otzi the Iceman. Learn the creepy truth about scientific experiments gone array like the Melon Heads of Ohio, Michigan, and Connecticut. Explanations of cryptids and paranormal hot spots include, but are not limited to, undiscovered creatures or thought to be extinct dinosaurs, window areas or portals to other dimensions, malformed creatures or natural mutations, genetic or scientific experimentation, tulpas or thought forms, and interference by advanced civilizations or aliens.  Students are encouraged to share own experiences.

Register here.

Back Parking Lot

Teen Library Olympics

August 7th at 2:00pm

Join us for a day full of fun challenges and competitions!
Cafe

Foodie Fun

August 10th at 4:00pm

Join us in the library to make some ice cream!
Cafe

Tails & Tales Teen Trivia

August 11th at 7:00pm

Join us for this Summer Reading trivia event featuring categories of movies, music, books, and a whole lot more!

Register for August 11th

Friday Night Flix Summer Movie: Jurassic Park

August 13th at 7:00pm

Welcome to Jurassic Park!

Rated PG-13
Registration is required. Limited seating available. Register here.
Doors will open at 6:45pm

Ongoing Programs

Tuesdays

3:30pm - 5:00pm
math tutoring

Math Tutoring

Need help with Math?  Our phenomenal math tutors are here to help.  For AMD and OHS students.

Fill out this Google Form to register.

4:00pm

Chess

Every Tuesday unless otherwise noted.

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. Game will be played through Magic Arena. Download Magic Arena here. 

To talk with other players in the game, go to James’ Discord Channel. 

Email oplteens@wlsmail.org for more information. 
3:30pm
math tutoring

Math Tutoring

Need help with Math?  Our phenomenal math tutors are here to help.  For AMD and OHS students.

Fill out this Google Form to Register

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.

June 5th: Coil Stress Pot

June 12th: Juneteenth Jubilee Commemorative Stamp – Design and make your own stamp!

June 19th: Father’s Day Card

June 26th: Koi Fish – Watercolor Painting

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 June 26th