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BECOME A SUMMER READING BUDDY - Wednesdays, June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7, 11:30 am to 12 pm

Teens entering grades 8 and up: Volunteer to become a Reading Buddy at the library and read to students entering grades 1-3 read out loud for 15-minute sessions on Wednesdays, June 26, July 10 & 24, and August 7 between 11:30 am and noon. Open to non-Roseland teens as well. To register as a Reading Buddy, email kennedy@roseland.bccls.org.
 

 


 

TWEEN MOVIE: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN - Friday, July 12, at 1 pm

  

For students entering grades 5-8: Join us as we watch Turles All the Way Down, the 2024 movie based on John Green's novel of the same name. This romantic drama (PG-13) tells the story of a 16-year-old with obsessive compulsive disorder who re-connects with her childhood crush and tries to solve a mystery. No RSVP needed.


 

TWEEN CLASS: CROCHET 101 - Friday, July 19, at 1 pm

For students entering grades 5-12: Learn the basics of crochet and start a project to take home! RSVP HERE
 



Hybrid Author Event
Learn the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo - Tuesday, July 23, 2-3 pm

For students entering grades 9-12 - tune in from home or watch online at the library: Dominican-American poet Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestelling author of the multiple award-winning Poet X, about an Afro-Latina coming of age in Harlem, will discuss the power of words through poetry. She has also penned other highly acclaimed books such as Clap When You Land, Inheritance, With the Fire on High, Family Lore, and more. 
RSVP HERE to receive the link to watch from your home or the library. We will have computers/laptops available for streaming the interview at the library.

 



TWEEN BRACELET MAKING WORKSHOP: TAYLOR'S VERSION - Wednesday, July 24, at 5 pm

For students in grades 5-12: Bring some friends to the library as we make bead bracelets while listening to Taylor Swift music. Limited to10 participants - RSVP HERE


 

Hybrid Author Event
DAN SANTAT: GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE LIFE! - Tuesday, July 30, 2-3 pm

For students entering grades 5-8: tune in from home or watch online at the library: Join a virtual interview with Dan Santat, winner of this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature, who inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His latest book, A Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life. In addition to being a bestselling author, Dan Santat is an award-winning illustrator who created the animated television show The Replacements. His artwork is featured in numerous picture books.
RSVP HERE to receive the link to watch from your home or the library. We will have computers/laptops available for streaming the interview at the library.

 



CHESS CLUB FOR ALL AGES - Resumes in July - New dates TBA

All levels welcome! Whether you are a beginner, seasoned player, or just want to learn how to play chess, head over to the library for an hour of chess every other Thursday in our Quiet Room. For children, teens, and adults. 

 


 

TWEEN MOVIE: THE BOY AND THE HERON - Friday, August 2, at 1 pm

For students in grades 5-12: Join us as we watch The Boy and the Heron, a 2023 animated fantasy film rated PG-13. Follow a headstrong boy named Mahito who ventures into a dreamlike world inhabited by both the living and the dead after experiencing the death of his mother and the remarriage of his father. No RSVP needed.


 

TWEEN WRITING WORKSHOP - Tuesday, August 6, at 1 pm

Spark your imagination and tap into your inner voice - get started in writing about whatever interests you! For students in grades 5 to 12. Online registration opens at 1 pm on Tuesday, July 16.


 

SIB-CIETY: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR TEENS WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS SIBLINGS - New Dates TBA

Sib Ciety is a new support group for teens ages 13 to 18 who have special needs siblings. This group offers these adolescents, who are sometimes referred to as the “invisible siblings,” a safe space and the freedom to share their experiences, challenges, feelings, and coping strategies with peers who can relate. RSVP HERE

For more information, contact Vikki Ramdin at vikkiramdin@gmail.com.

Initial meetings will focus on participants getting to know more about the group and each other, plan goals for future meetings, and share their experiences. Here are some recommended resources than can be helpful:

SiblingResources.org
Sibling Leadership Network | Siblings of people with disabilities
Sibling Leadership Network | Siblings of people with disabilities
How to Manage the Impact of Child With Autism on Siblings (asatonline.org)
Sibling Support Project
Sibling Support | NJ Special Needs Connection