There are many cool events planned for teens as part of the summer reading program:
Wednesday, June 15 @ 1 p.m. - Kick Off Event - Enjoy extreme arts and crafts as we design and create a summer reading program sign to decorate our teen space.
Tuesday, June 21 @ 10 a.m. - Let's Make-Up Workshop - This workshop, presented by Missoula Children's Theatre, teaches students of all ages by demonstrating (on a few participants) corrective, old age, and fantasy make-up for the theatre. Please note that this workshop is not a "face painting" experience.
Wednesday, June 22 @ 1 p.m. - T-Shirt Decorating - Come get creative at the library! Bring a blank clothing item to decorate with tie-dye and puffy paint. T-shirts and small canvas bags will be provided.
Wednesday, June 29 @ 1 p.m. - The Art of Mendhi - Learn about the historical and cultural aspects of the art of Mendhi and then use washable markers to create your own body art.
Wednesday, July 6 @ 1 p.m. - Mask Making - Draw inspiration from Japanese Kabuki theater masks and African tribal masks to design and create your own felt mask.
Wednesday, July 13 @ 1 p.m. - Folktale Frenzy - Join us as we share a variety of cultures' folk tales and get a chance to write your own folk tales. Immediately following this program will be Green Lake Festival of Music's "Circle of Sound" - Students of the Green Lake Festival of Music chamber workshop perform for ALL ages!
Wednesday, July 20 @ 1 p.m. - Global Cooking - Prepare and enjoy delicious snacks from cultures around the world. Take a recipe to share at home.
Wednesday, July 27 @ 2:30 P.m. - "The Spoon Man!" - Get spooned - which is better than getting forked, or knifed! Enjoy the antics of a married man, with 5 kids, who makes a living out of playing the spoons!
The library is also hosting a Movie Travelogue for teens and adults. Films are based on popular travel-themed books. (All films are rated PG-13.)
Wednesday, June 15 @ 6 p.m. - Frances Mayes writes about her travels in Under the Tuscan Sun
Wednesday, June 22 @ 6 p.m. - Audrey Niffenegger explores life as a Time Traveler's Wife
Wednesday, June 29 @ 6 p.m. - Eat, Pray, Love your way around the globe with Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir
Registration for the 2011 Teen Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 6. Completed reading logs may be dropped off beginning Monday, June 13. The first weekly prize drawing will be held on Monday, June 20. The program runs through Saturday, July 30. Please stop by the library for more information about the reading logs and prizes.
Thanks to the Friends of the Ripon Public Library for sponsoring all of the events and prizes!