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Summer 2020 Teen Programs

Derby Public Library has a vibrant and lively dedicated Teen Scene that's a great place to hang out during the summer months! The area features computers for public use, plenty of comfortable seating, and a selection of board games and card games for teens to use in-house. Check out our special summer programs below!

Program registration for Movicraft, Mystery Night, and the Writing Challenge opens on Tuesday, May 26th at 9AM!

Summer Reading for Teens

Enroll in the summer reading program on Beanstack! Teens who read for 12 hours will win a collection of prizes and be entered into a drawing for a grand prize!

Mythical Moviecraft Online Course

Do you have a story to tell?

Writers, actors, and amateur filmmakers are welcome to enroll is this exclusive online version of the library's popular moviecraft program! Teens will collaborate with the teen librarian via email and Zoom chat to develop their own 1-5 minute short film. Each teen will have the chance to create their own film project inspired by a mythical theme and work with their fellow crew members on writing, performing, and filming.

This online course is limited to 20 students. Filmmakers should be willing to dedicate time to answering emails from the team, participating in Zoom meetings (or in-person meetings if able), and working with others to create their story.

Virtual Teen Tuesday

Every week, teens will be able to pick up a themed craft at the library drive-thru or Youth Services Desk. Tune in on Tuesdays at 4pm on Facebook Live for a demonstration of the craft, a book talk, and access to trivia games and prizes!

June 2       Myths Around the World

June 9       A Grimm Teen Tuesday (Group game at 4:30 on Zoom)

June 16     King Arthur's Legends (Group game at 4:30 on Zoom)

June 23     Vile Villains (Group game at 4:30 on Zoom)

June 30     Crystals and Crafts

July 7        Candy House Crafts

July 14      Urban Legends

After certain teen livestreams, a Zoom meeting will be available for teens to join the librarian for a themed group games. If you would like to be added to the Zoom meeting list, please email Alyssa LaRue at alyssa@derbylibrary.com

Murder of the Monster Slayer: An Online Murder Mystery

Join this month-long journey into the world of monster slayers! Teens become epic monster slayers and attend the annual Slayer Summer Celebration. Yet tragedy strikes when a monster slayer is murdered not by an infamous creature, but by a slayer turned rogue. Inspired by the Witcher series and featuring monsters of mythology, this murder mystery will deliver clues right to your email so you can solve the crime 

This murder mystery will be held throughout the month of June 2020

Once Upon a Writer Writing Challenge

Teens will write an original 5,000 word short story with challenges inspired by famous fairytales. Writers act as royal bards traveling through the Land of Fairytales on their way to the Enchanted Castle. They will face the Big Bad Wolf, Fairy Godmother, and other surprises as they compose their story. Finishers will win a prize and be entered to win a year’s subscription to Scribbler, a monthly box for writers.

The challenge begins May 26th and ends July 26th

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