Teen Movie Nights (..okay, afternoons)

The first of our Teen Movie Nights will be on Monday, April 1, 2019 at  3:30 pm.  The selected movie is Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to 2012’s Wreck It Ralph.  As a big fan of video games, I really enjoyed Wreck It Ralph. And from what I have read, the sequel is a worthy follow-up that expands references beyond video games and into other interesting areas.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Rated: PG                   

Runtime: 112 minutes

 

Teen Board Game Night @ The Field Library

Game on!

Join us every Tuesday in April, from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm, as we play an assortment of board games in the teen section. Come for the games and stay for the friendly competition. We look forward to seeing you there!Board Game Night @ The Field Library (1)

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Milton, and I am the new teen librarian here at the Field Library. You may have seen me around during the past few months. You may have been wondering, “who is this guy and what does he do here?” Well, here are some things to know about me that may answer some of those questions.

I am originally from Mount Vernon, NY. My hometown is also where I worked as a 6th grade social studies teacher for 7 years. I love education and try to keep up to date with best practices. I try to stay involved in this area of interest, which is one of the reasons why you may see me at Peekskill Middle School collaborating with the staff there. My history and social studies background also provides patrons with a resource for getting assignments done. I will gladly help you complete an assignment if you ask for my help.

While I have spent much of my time after college inside of a classroom, I do have some prior experience working in a library. I had the opportunity to spend a few years working at the Mount Vernon Public Library through the Americorps program. It was this experience that opened my eyes to the possibility of working in a library.

I also have plenty of hobbies. These include video games (a long-time hobby), watching movies, reading comic books, sketching and art projects, playing around with musical instruments (I play a little saxophone, own a bass guitar, and get distracted by my Korg Volca drum machines), and creative writing.

If there is more that you want to know about me, or you just have a question that needs answering, feel free to say high and chat with me when you see me in the library.

April 2019 Programs

Free College Admissions Seminar!

Confused about college and looking for help? Join Pradeepa Krish, founder of Westchester Youth Volunteers, to discuss college admissions, SAT prep, resume building, and how to stand out on your application in order to get into the college of your dreams.

Sign up at the main desk by March 30th, if you are interested in attending!

Free College Admissions Seminar

September and October Teen Programs

It’s this librarian’s favorite time of year… Fall! And with it comes a slew of programs and fun stuff to do at the library! As always, all programs are free to attend! Some highlights include a new Introduction to Babysitting Course, our Halloween Party, and the bi-annual Super Smash Bros. Tournament.

September Teen Programs

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Adulting 101: Sewing Basics

9/4  3:30-4:00  Teen Section

The first in a new series of programs for people ages 16-25, learn how to adult! At this program, participants will learn the basics of how to sew, especially threading a needle, replacing a button, and fixing a seam. 

 

 


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VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

9/10  3:00-5:00  Nutrition Room

Play Super Smash Bros. against other teens, and the winner of the tournament will receive a gift card to Gamestop!

Snacks will be provided!

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3Be Proud! Be Responsible!: Evidence-based Sex Ed

9/11  3:00-6:00  Gallery
9/18  3:00-6:00  Gallery

In this two-part workshop, participants ages 13-21 will learn about their body, how to protect it from STD’s and STI’s, prevent pregnancy, and how to be responsible for themselves and respect others.  Participants that attend both sessions will be awarded gift certificates!

Join Youth Health Educators Janine Dodd, Erica Agudelo, and Amy Ghattas from HRHCare for snacks, group discussions, videos, and educational activities.

Sign-up at the library!


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Teen Cooking: Quesadillas!

9/17
3:30-4:15
Nutrition Room

Teen cooking returns! Participants will learn (or share if they already know) how to make yummy quesadillas from scratch. 

 


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9/24
3:30-5:00
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Join other anime fans and watch this revamped classic! A big “thank you” to Crunchyroll for providing our library with a premium membership!

Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.

Crunchyroll


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Banned Books Discussion

9/25  3:30-4:00  Teen Section

What if a book you loved was banned? Challenged? Learn about the First Amendment, how libraries fight against censorship, and how you can help advocate for your freedom to read! Discussion will be followed with some light snacks. 

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October Teen Programs

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Gaming Mondays: DBZ Fighter

10/1  3:30-4:45  Nutrition Room

Two screens! Play against your friends on either the PS4 or Xbox ONE in this arcade style fighting game.

Snacks will be provided.

 

 


 

9Introduction to Babysitting Course

10/6  10:30-2:30  Nutrition Room

Babysitters are responsible for caring for children and making important decisions while they are in charge. Parents entrust their child with the babysitter, therefore, it is crucial they know the basics of child care.

In this FREE Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants 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.

A simple test is administered at the end of the course and certificates of completion will be distributed.

Sign-up in advance! There is a space limit of only 30 participants.


 

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Teen Cooking: Pretzels

10/15
3:30-4:45
Nutrition Room

Back by popular demand, come to this program and learn how to make pretzels! Last year everyone enjoyed learning how to make dough, shape their pretzel, and snacking on freshly baked pretzels.

All supplies provided by the library.


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Mini Pumpkin Painting

10/16
3:30-4:00
Teen Section

Come to the teen section and take your pick of a selection of mini pumpkins. Then decorate it! All participants will get to take home their fancy gourd.

First come, first served.


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Anime & Manga Club: xxxHolic

10/22
3:30-5:00
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Join other anime fans and watch this classic supernatural show!

Kimihiro Watanuki is a young boy with a cursed gift. He has the ability to see spirits, and somehow they seem attracted to himself. One day he meets a mysterious woman who names herself Yuuko. She claims to have the means to end his torment, but she never works for free, and she wouldn’t help him until he works for her enough to pay for her services. Thus he starts to work in her shop and discovers that in that place, nothing is what it seems.

-Crunchyroll


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Photo credit to: Just Crafty Enough

DIY Zombie Dolls

10/23
3:30-4:30
Teen Section

Do you or a sibling have old doll or figurine toys that you’re not playing with anymore? Want to re-purpose them into something creepy for Halloween? Bring them to the library and transform them into zombies!

Join Miss Sarah in the teen section and create some gruesome new toys. Snacks will be provided! First come, first served. 


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Adulting 101: Finding Insurance

10/24
4:00-5:00
Teen Section

Our next installment of Adulting 101 focuses on how to find insurance. People 16-25 are welcome to attend. There will be a 45 minute presentation and a 15 minute time for Q&A afterwards. Hipolita Cabrera from Westchester County Department of Health, Health Insurance Access Program will be presenting at this program.

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. 


 

 

Teen Summer Programming – Libraries Rock!

School is out and Summer Programming is here! This year’s theme is “LIBRARIES ROCK” and our programs might be a little punny, but all are free for teens to attend! Check out what we’ll be doing this summer in addition to Summer Reading and Summer Spark Challenge:

 

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7/2 – Rocket League  
Rocket League returns! Play against your friends in this action-packed game from 3:30-4:45 in the Nutrition Room!

7/3 – Summer Read-A-Thon
Cool off at the library while earning points for Summer Reading at the library from 2:00-4:30 in the Teen Section. Snacks provided!

7/9 – Make Your Own Ice Cream
Teens interested in learning how to make this frozen treat can come to the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:30. It goes without saying but… free ice cream!

7/10 – Bubble Painting
Learn how to use bubbles to make abstract masterpieces! Supplies provided by the library.

7/16 -Anime & Manga Club
This month’s pick: My Hero Academia.

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

Join other anime fans in the Gallery to watch this action-packed anime about what it means to be a hero from 3:30-5:00. Snacks provided!

7/17 – Rock Garden
Have a Black Thumb? Paint a succulent rock garden! Meet in the teen section from 3:30-4:00 for this program. All supplies provided by the library.

7/23 – Beadmaking
Learn how to make your own colorful beads out of clay! Meet in the teen section from 3:30-4:30 for this fun program. All supplies provided by the library.

7/30 (ANOTHER DAY ADDED ON 7/31) – “Harry Potter” Escape the Room
In this Harry Potter themed Escape the Room, teens must find the Sorcerer’s Stone before Voldemort does! There are 2 sessions scheduled for 7/30 and 2 more on 7/31. Sign up in advance to participate! Teens only.

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8/6 – Fortnite
Fortnite returns! Challenge your friends on one of our two screens and platforms (PS4 & Xbox ONE) in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:30. Snacks provided!

8/7 – Sugar Geodes
Learn how to make these deceptively simple yet delicious candy treats! Meet in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:15.

8/13 – Movie Afternoon: School of Rock
Cool off in the Gallery from 3:30-5:30 watching this fun movie!

Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates — much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.

8/14 – Macrame Wall Art
Try your hand at the latest DIY trend – macrame wall hangings. Meet in the teen section from 3:00-4:30, all supplies provided by the library.

8/20 – Anime & Manga Club
This month’s pick: Blue Exorcist

The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager who discovers he and his twin brother Yukio are the sons of Satan born from a human woman, and he is the inheritor of Satan’s powers. When Satan kills their guardian, Rin enrolls at True Cross Academy to become an exorcist under Yukio’s tutelage in order to defeat his father.

Meet in the Gallery from 3:30-5:00 to watch this anime, courtesy of Crunchyroll.

8/21 – Trivia
Test your brain out to win raffle tickets for the Summer Wrap-up Party! Teens will meet in the Gallery from 3:30-4:15 to play this game!

June is almost here, and Summer is near…

June Programs are here as we start ramping up to Summer Reading and Summer Spark Challenge 2018! Regular Teen Programming will continue through the summer, along this year’s Summer theme of Libraries ROCK!

Before we get to summer though, we need to finish out the school year. Teens taking high school level courses have the Regents Exams to worry about, but never fear-the library is here!

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Come cram for the Regents on Saturdays: 6/2 and 6/9 from 10:30-1:30 in the Nutrition Room. Free bagels will be provided to all those who register ahead of time!  A U.S. History expert will be here to help as well with practice exams and offering study help for those taking the U.S. History Regents Exam.

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June 6: Fortnite!

Gather your friends and play the game on two large screens! Snacks will be provided! Meet in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:45 for this fun program.

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Teen cooking returns on June 11 with this favorite: Bubble Tea! Formally known as Boba Tea, participants will learn how easy it is to make this delicious frozen Taiwanese treat. Interested in attending? Meet Miss Sarah in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:30.

Supplies provided by the library; first-come, first-served.

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Want more than just the whole world in your hand? How about a galaxy? Learn how to make this fun and beautiful craft on Tuesday, June 12 from 3:30-4:30 in the Teen Section. All supplies provided by the library (snacks too!).

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Anime & Manga is continues with this action packed anime: Dragonball Super! Watch this anime, courtesy of Crunchyroll, with friends and snacks provided by the library on June 18 from 3:30-5:00 in the Gallery.

Synopsis:

After 18 years, we have the newest Dragon Ball story from creator Akira Toriyama. With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as…a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?

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Take it easy at this low-stakes hour long program. The library has recently acquired some puzzles, and now we have to put them together! Join Miss Sarah on June 19 from 3:30-4:30 in the Teen Section to work on the puzzles and enjoy snacks.

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Slime is returning to the library! Kick off Summer Vacation by learning how to make your own slime creations at this free program on June 25 from 3:30-4:40 in the Teen Section! All supplies provided by the library; first come, first served.

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Wind down after the hectic school year at this free teen yoga event!

Yogi Damien will be there to lead participants through an hour long yoga session on June 26 from 7:30-8:30 in the Teen Section. Registration in advance is encouraged, since there is only room for 20 participants.

 

 

April Showers bring May Programs

May is just around the corner, and so are May Teen Programs! Take a gander at what we’re doing this month at The Field Library! As always, these programs are open to those individuals in grades 6-12.

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5/1/18 – May Day Flower Crowns – Celebrate the old holiday and the start of true spring. Learn how to make flower crowns, and speak the language of flowers! Meet in the Teen Section from 3:30-4:30. Snacks provided, first come-first served.

 

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5/7/18 – Dragonball Z Fighter – Face off against friends, eat snacks, and, oh, did we mention that we now have a PS4? Play this game on Xbox ONE, or PS4! Two screens! Less waiting time between matches! Meet in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:45, snacks provided.

 

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5/8/18 – Sun Printing – Learn how to make prints using nothing more than the Sun and some objects. Then, participants will get to turn their prints into cards. First come, first served. Meet in the Teen Section from 3:30-4:00.

 

45/14/18 – Battle of the Books Team Sign-up and General Interest Meeting – Do you like reading? Do you like competing? Join The Field Library’s Battle of the Books team! Coaches Sarah and Petya, plus a few of our veteran participants will be there to answer your questions and share stories about what it’s like to compete. Did we mention we won last year? Snacks will be provided in the Teen Section from 4-5.

 

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5/15/18 – Teen Cooking – Take on the ketchup challenge! Teen that participate will make their own recipe, and test them out on tater tots. First come, first served. Meet in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-5:00.

 

65/21/18 – Anime & Manga Club – This month’s pick, as chosen by our members, is Your Name.  Interested teens should meet in the Gallery from 3:30-5:00 to watch and help us pick our next title! All Crunchyroll titles will be considered.

Short summary below of Your Name:

Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.

Kimi no Na wa. revolves around Mitsuha and Taki’s actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other’s lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance.

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5/22/18 –  Shell Painting and Hermit Crab Care – You voted, and it was decided: we’re getting a hermit crab! Paint shells and learn how to take care of your own crab. Interested in participating? Join us from 3:30-4:00 in the Teen Section. Snacks provided.
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5/29/18 – Tie Dye! It’s back! And hopefully it won’t rain, but if it does, the rain date is June 5. Teens interested in attending this program must sign up in advance so we can get enough shirts.

April Teen Programming

April is the cruelest coolest month! Check out these fun (and free) teen programs happening at The Field Library this upcoming month!

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4/2 Gaming Mondays returns with NBA 2K18! Join fellow teens in the Nutrition Room from 3:30-4:30 to play this game and enjoy snacks!

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4/3 – Art – The Exquisite Corpse Project – Teens can meet for this informal program and make a unique, collaborative art piece that they will take home with them at the end of the activity.

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4/9 – Cooking – Name Brand or Knock Off – Teens meet for monthly cooking and food related programs, this one focuses on “is there really a difference between generic and name brand cereal?” You’d be surprised! Join Miss Sarah in the Teen Section from 3:30-4:30. 

 

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4/10 – Art – Gel Pen Art – Teens will doodle and experiment with black paper and gel pens as a medium at this informal program. Snacks will be provided! 

 

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4/15 – Anime & Manga Club continues this month with Your Lie in April, a touching (and a little tear-inducing) slice-of-life anime that tells the tale of two musically inclined youths. Teens interested in watching this anime will meet from 3:30-5:00 in the Gallery. Snacks will be served!

 

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4/17 – Haiku Workshop

this is a haiku
it’s not difficult to write
(if you know the form)

Explore the simple, and yet complex, intricacies of haiku and tanka form poetry with Miss Sarah as your guide (did you know she’s a bit of a poet?) from 3:30-4:00 in the Teen Section. Snacks will be served!

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4/23  – The Avengers – With Avengers: Infinity Wars coming out soon, it’s a perfect time to re-watch where it all started with the first installment of the Avengers series!  Teens will meet in the Gallery from 3:30-6:00 to watch this film. 

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4/24 – Poem in Your Pocket Workshop – Teens that attend this informal program will collect, write their own, and trade poems with other attendees and staff members for Poem in Your Pocket Day!

March (Programming) Madness!

It’s finally March! Goodbye, deep winter blues! In addition to regular programming, there will be a March Manga Madness competition post in the teen section- please vote! Without further adieu, here is the lineup of this month’s exciting programs!

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Gaming Mondays: Spring Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
Monday, March 5, 2018 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Nutrition Room

Face off against your friends and win a Gamestop Gift Card by competing in the Spring 2018 Super Smash Bros Tournament! All participants must be signed up before the competition starts. Snacks will be provided!

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LED Kite Making
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm; Teen Section

Join Teen Librarian Sarah in the Teen Section from 3:30-4:30 to learn how to make your own kite! Completed kites will also light up! All materials are provided, first come first served for this program.

 

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Mini Green Screen
Monday, March 12, 2018 – 3:15pm to 5:00pm; Teen Section

Ever wondered how green screens work? Or how to make your own? Join Teen Librarian Sarah in the Teen Section from 3:15-5:00 to make and test out your own minitature green screens!

All materials are provided (although you might recognize that you probably have a few of them already in your own home). Snacks will be provided! This is a first come, first served program.

 

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Green Food Party!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Nutrition Room

Do you like food? Do you like learning how to cook? Join Teen Librarian Sarah from 3:30-5:00, and learn how to make your own Shamrock Shakes, and share a Rainbow Fruit Pizza! First come, first served. All materials provided by the library!

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Spring Equinox Yoga
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 7:15pm to 8:30pm; Teen Section

Find some balance on the Equinox with Yoga Instructor Damien. This evening yoga class will take place from 7:30-8:30, please arrive at 7:15.

All participants must sign up in advance, which can be done over social media, calling the library (914-737-1212), or emailing Miss Sarah at sprosser@wlsmail.org in order to register.

Only 20 spots available!

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Escape the Room! 
Monday, March 26, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a *teens only* program where you will be challenged to escape a room set up by the cunning Teen Librarian Sarah! Teens that manage to escape will win some library swag, and have their photo taken! All participants will get snacks.

Due to the nature of this program, there are only 20 spots available, so you must register in advance to guarantee a spot with your friends. Team One will try to escape the room from 3:00-3:45, and Team Two will try to escape from 4:00-4:45; when signing up, please specify which team you would like to be on!

This program will be held downstairs in the Bingo Room (and there will be signs to direct you there).