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Fall 2015 Programs
Programs below will be held at the Dundee Library

Minecraft Meet Up: Thursdays at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Oct. 8, & Nov. 12

Meet a Video Game Designer: Sat., Sep. 26, 10 to 11 a.m. Learn game design theory and how to make a career out of your love of video games from a professional game designer.

Finding the Right College For You: Tues., Oct. 6, 7 to 8 p.m. Thomas Jaworski returns to help you navigate the quest for the right college. Leave with tips and advice on how to start and breakdown the search process. For student and their parents.

Practice ACT: Sat. Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Take a free ACT practice test (essay portion not included) to identify areas of strength and weakness. Please arrive 15 minutes early; Kaplan will email test results to each student.

Maker Club

Get creative with science, technology, and craft projects using Makey Makey circuit boards, littleBits, LEDs, Tinkercad, and more.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.: Oct 5 & Nov. 2

Craft Lab

Hack Your Notebook: Wed., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. Dundee OR Wed., Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Randall Oaks. Create simple or parallel circuits to light up drawings, sketches, or words in your notebook.  Notebooks and materials will be provided

LED Cuff Bracelets: Sat., Oct. 3, 3 p.m. Dundee  OR  Thurs., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Randall Oaks.
Use conductive thread, LEDs, and felt to make light up cuff bracelets.

Make a Zombie: Thurs., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Dundee.  Use paint and recycled materials
to transform old toys into creepy zombies.

Duct Tape Projects: Sat., Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Dundee OR Thurs., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. Randall Oaks
Make flower pens, bracelets, phone cases, wallets and more out of colorful duct tape.

Anime Club

Play games, discuss your favorite manga, and more! Share your ideas of the activities you'd like to have at upcoming events and meet other anime fans. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Upcoming meetings:

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.: Sep. 22, Oct. 20, & Nov. 17

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)


Plan future library events, review and discuss current teen literature, and make crafts and decorations. A great way for middle school and high school students to earn volunteer hours!

Upcoming meetings in the Craft Room (lower level):

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.: Sep. 28, Oct. 26, & Nov. 30

Gaming Clubs


Teen Gaming Club


ComTeen Gaming Clube hang out and play Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 games. Bring your DS/3DS and battle each other, or bring your Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic cards. Drop in. For ages 11-18.

Upcoming meetings:

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. : Oct. 14 & Nov. 11


Competitive Gaming Club


Competitive Gaming ClubThis club focuses on playing competitive games such as Tekken, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., Soul Calibur, and more.  Feel free to bring in your own games and controllers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For ages 17 and up.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.:  Oct. 7 & Nov. 4

Teen Blog

Teen Blog @ FRVPLD
Read about upcoming teen events, new book releases, and more!

Wanted: Teen Reviewers
We are looking for teen reviewers to write about books, movies, or music they recommend. Advance reader copies (ARCs) of soon to be published books are available for review as well. If you review an advance reader copy, you may keep the book. Contact Danielle at if you are interested in becoming a teen reviewer!

Reading Lists and Recommendations



What Should I Read?

Genre and Teen Issues Book Lists


Reading Lists Links   


Social Networks for Book Lovers


Keep track and rate books you've read or want to read, follow reviews of your favorite authors, and see what books your friends are reading. Set a reading challenge goal for the number of books you plan to read in a year. Other cool features include giveaways of advance reader copies and autographed books, helpful reader-created lists, and fun quizzes and trivia.
Catalog your books and keep track of what you're reading in "the world's largest book club.” Join groups, find more books to read or meet other readers who share your interests. A nifty resource is the Local tab, which lists local libraries and bookshops in addition to upcoming literary events in your area.
Community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Create a virtual shelf, contribute content to book summaries and book extras. Log in or create an account using your Amazon profile.

College Resources
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Download Digital MaterialsCan’t come to the library? The Digital
Book Catalog and Download Center
enables patrons to download eBooks,
Audiobooks, and Videos from our website directly onto your personal
computer, PDA or MP3 device. It couldn’t be easier! Follow the simple step-by-step directions to place holds and download materials. Once your requested materials download, you have the materials for an allotted time. After that time, the materials are automatically returned, and you never have to worry about late fees.

The digital version of a print book can be read on your home or work
computer, laptop, pocket PC or personal digital assistant (PDA). Audio
books can be downloaded to a pocket PC, MP3 player or other portable
devices or burned to CDs. The Library's Digital Book collection includes
bestsellers and classics, fiction and non-fiction.

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