Teens

Pride Month: Name that Tune

    Thursday, June 13th at 6 pm in the library theater

    Let’s celebrate Pride with a song!

    Teens and adults can play along, name a song, and possibly win a prize.

    Ages 13 to adults.

    Do Good and Volunteer!

    Volunteer opportunities for teens!

    Come in and volunteer in person. Help out in the library with the books and programs. There’s some paperwork, but it’s easy.

    To find out more, contact Rachel the Teen Services Librarian.

    Quilling with Jenna

    Thursday, June 27, at 3 pm

    Learn the basics of quilling– the art of paper curling– in this class, we will create a beautiful, three-dimensional piece of art with mere paper strips. 

    All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided.

    Movie Nights: The Lego Movie and Lego Batman

    June 28th and 29th at 5 pm

    Everything is awesome with the Dark Knight at our first two movie nights!

    Snacks provided.

    Science Lab with Talewise Science

    Thursday, July 11th at 3 pm

    Get hands on with some science this summer. Experiments include things such as confetti cannons and other activities with common (and uncommon) items.

    Snack or Dare: Garden Edition

    Friday, July 12th, at 3 pm

    Do you dare eat that? Teens can take part in a game of Snack or Dare, but outside with lots of fresh air.

    Ages 13 to 18. Snacks, Dares, and refreshments provided.

    Tie+Dye Workshop with Studio AWEsome

    Thursday, July 18th at 3 pm

    Create fun and beautiful works of tie+dye art led by teacher and artist Kim.

    Supplies provided for up to 20 participants.

    Movie Nights: Cats and Ratatouille

    July 19th and 20th, at 5 pm in the Library Theater

    July movie nights will be a flip of a coin to see which comes first: A really great movie or an infamously bad one.

    Snacks provided. Ages 13 and up.

    Teen Lock-in

    Saturday, July 27th, 7 to 11 pm

    After-hours party with karaoke, games, snacks, and the entire library to go moderately wild in.

    Ages 13 to 18

    Nature Painting with Jordan

    Tuesday, July 30th at 3 pm in the Library Gardens

    Enjoy some creative time and the summertime at the same time with nature painting in the Library Gardens.

    Cool drinks, painting supplies, and guidance provided.

    All artistic skill levels are welcome. Ages 13 to 18.

    Water Balloon Targets

    Friday, August 3rd at 3 pm in the Library Gardens

    It’s August and hot. Come play with water balloons!

    Please wear clothes that can get wet. Ages 13 to 18

    Movie Nights: Lord of the Rings trilogy

    August 8th, 9th, and 10th at 5 pm in the Library Theater

    Special 3 night event where we follow a group of guys try to figure out what to do with some old jewelry.

    Snacks provided. Ages 13 and up

    Teen Quiz

    How much do you know about music or books or just about anything? Try your skills at the quizzes on our website or join the discussion on Discord about building new quizzes.

    Magic the Gathering

    Magic the Gathering

    Fridays at 4 pm

    Come join other players for causal play with an experience teacher leading the group. 

    Teens at 2

    Teens at 2!

    Starting in May, there will be a teen program in the Library Theater Saturdays at 2 pm.

    Pick one or all that look fun and be creative, volunteer, play games, discuss books and eat snacks.

    Open to ages 12 to 18, please ask Teen Librarian Rachel for more info.

    Contact Rachel

    Teen Librarian to the rescue!

    Have questions? Need help? Looking for a book? Your Friendly Neighborhood Teen Librarian is here for you! (and will bring her spiderman finger puppet to zoom and discord meetings if requested)

    Ways to reach me:

    Teen Art Gallery

    Check out free ebooks, audiobooks & movies!

    Overdrive & Libby

    Library2Go for Teens

    Your Hood River County Library District card gives you free access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the ebooks and audiobooks page for detailed instructions.

    When logging in, select from the library drop down menu:  LEO Listens – Libraries of Eastern Oregon

    Kanopy Kids

    Kanopy

    Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more for free! Don’t have a card? Sign up for your online card here. (10 per month; also check out the Kids Kanopy – fun for all ages and has unlimited viewings)

    Gale Ebooks

    Gale ebooks (Virtual Reference Library)

    Online database of reference books on topics from pop singers to ancient religions to the galaxy. All easily searched and cited.

    SageCat App

    Manage your books on the go

    SageCat is the official app for the Sage Library System. Search the catalog, place holds, renew items and store your library card on any iOS and Android device.

    NoveList

    Find your next read with NoveList Plus

    If you want some help finding a new book, give NoveList Plus a try. You can use it to search for new titles and the results will match your preferences.

    For the easiest search, try the Recommended Reads Lists. They’re located on the left side of the homepage and span all genres and age levels.

    ⇒ Enter your library card barcode number when it asks for your Patron ID.

     

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    OKGO Sandbox

    Ok Go Sandbox

    Indie rock band Ok Go is known for their wildly complicated music videos and have set up this site to explore the science behind their videos.

    Sync Free Audiobooks

    Sync Free Audiobooks

    Need more books to listen to? Each year in the Spring, Sync provides free audio book downloads – 2 at a time and available for a week. Then keep them for forever. 

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    Hood River County School District – Online Learning Games & Resources

    These resources are meant for skill building & development and most importantly for fun!

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy

    Watch tutorials online and practice a wide variety of life skills and academic subjects, from computer programming to printmaking or math to entrepreneurship.

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    How to spot fake news - Coronavirus edition

    There is a lot of information about the current situation being shared. Some of it’s right, some of it’s changed and some is just fake. Learn ways to identify what is good information and what shouldn’t be trusted.

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    Mental Health in the Time of Social Distancing

    Partners in Health has worked in epidemics and outbreaks around the world and has put together lessons learned about how to take care of yourself during times of isolation and worry.

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