July/August What's On - Teens & Tweens

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July/August What's On - Teens & Tweens

  1. 1. WHAT’S ON July/August 2014 Teens & Tweens Follow Us Teen summer mega contest June 27 to Aug. 25 Back again this summer and better than ever! One lucky participant will win a brand new iPad mini! But that’s not all. For seven straight weeks we will randomly select one weekly winner of a $20 gift card! The stores and locations will change each week and include popular destinations such as Best Buy, Sport Chek, Tim Hortons and Chapters. “How do I win these great prizes?” you ask. Simple! Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or come see us in-person and receive ballots each time you do any of the following: 1. On Twitter, tell us what you’re reading using the hashtag #aplteens. Get a bonus ballot if you RT any of our #aplteens tweets! Follow us: @ajax_library. 2. On Facebook, tell us what you’re reading by commenting on our contest-related posts. Get bonus ballots if you Share and/or Like our posts! Like us: www.facebook.com/AjaxPublicLibrary 3. Visit any of the three branches and tell us in-person what you’re reading. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter, and the more ballots you receive, the more chances you have to win! Open to youth age 12 to19 in Ajax. Weekly winners will be notified and may pick up their prize immediately. All participants will be entered into the draw for the Grand Prize iPad mini, but to claim the prize, the winner must be present at a special Award Ceremony on Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch with celebrity guest Fearless Fred Kennedy. (see sidebar for more info). If none of the participants are present at the ceremony, everyone will be put into a random draw for the Grand Prize and the winner will be contacted shortly after the ceremony. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to win these amazing prizes, so start reading! Fearless Fred Live! Monday, Aug. 25 Free Food 6–7 p.m. Q&A & Awards 7–8 p.m. Main Branch Are you a fan of Family Guy, Futurama, Robot Chicken and other hit animated series on Teletoon? Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of one of the most listened-to radio stations in the world? Do you read fantasy fiction and comic books, or are you a budding author yourself? As the host of Teletoon’s popular show Fred at Night, co-host of the afternoon drive on 102.1 The Edge and author of fiction and comic books, Fearless Fred has no shortage of things to talk about. Hear about what he’s working on now and get your questions answered. Also, get a pic and an autograph! Fred will also announce the winners of the Teens Write! Fiction, Poetry & Comic Book Contest and present the awards (more information inside). Register starting Aug. 1 for this all ages program: www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or 905-683-4000 ext. 8813. This year’s teen summer programs have been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.
  2. 2. Please note: Our movie titles may change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca or call any of our branches. Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813. Moviesat the Main The Grand Budapest Hotel Saturday, July 5  1:30 p.m. Rated 14A Registration begins June 23. Million Dollar Arm Saturday, July 26  1:30 p.m. Rated PG Registration begins July 2. Maleficent Saturday, August 16  1:30 p.m. Rated PG Registration begins Aug. 1. Divergent Movie Party Wednesday, July 2  6 p.m. Main Branch Kick off summer with a free screening of the blockbuster movie Divergent before it’s available on DVD! Plus, take the aptitude test to find out what you’re made of and which faction you belong in. Win great Divergent prizes, including a copy of the book signed by Shailene Woodley, and enjoy a slice from Boston Pizza Ajax. In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Rated PG. Ages 12 to 19. See registration information above. Hip Hop with Dance Inc. Wednesday, Aug. 13 7 – 8:30 p.m. Main Branch Join hip hop instructor Sam Udeschini, from local dance studio Dance Inc., to dance to today’s hit pop music and learn cool steps straight from the music videos. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just want to have fun, you’ll be taught the latest and most innovative urban dance techniques. Anyone can join this high-energy class as long as you bring some attitude and a little individual style. Sam has traveled to Denmark as a member of the Canadian National Hip Hop Team. performed at the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Ontario Summer Games and danced in Plaitwright’s “Dear Dancer” music video. Running shoes and loose-fitting, comfortable clothes are recommended. Ages 12-19. Register starting Aug. 1 at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or 905-683-4000 ext. 8813. Teen LEGO Battle Royale! Monday, Aug. 25 6 – 7 p.m. Main Branch Get ready to pick up some blocks and put your master building skills to the test in this head-to-head competition. Prizes and certificates will be awarded by our esteemed panel of teen judges. Make sure to stick around after the battle to meet Fearless Fred Kennedy, host of Teletoon’s popular show Fred at Night! Fred will be speaking from 7-8 p.m. (more info on front page). Ages 12-19. Register starting Aug. 1 at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or 905-683-4000 ext. 8813.
  3. 3. teens write!teens write! Calling all writers in Grades 9-12: submit your original works for the chance to be published and win an iPad mini! New for 2014 We’ve included a Comic Book category! For comic book lovers, you can now write and illustrate a 1-2 page comic. Contest Rules All submissions must include the word ‘eureka’ but where you go from there is up to you and your imagination. For a complete list of contest rules, pick up the official flyer at any branch or visit our website. If You Win The winning submission in each category will be published in a book and added to the Library’s collection. Winners will receive their own personal copy. One of the three winners will be randomly selected to win a brand new iPad mini, but you must be present at the Award Ceremony to be eligible. If no winners are in attendance, all three will be put into a random draw for the Grand Prize and the winner will be contacted shortly after the ceremony. The other two winning entries will each be awarded one $75 gift card. Deadline All submissions must be received by Saturday, Aug. 9. Drop off your entry at your local branch or submit it by email to libraryinfo@ajaxlibrary.ca. Award Ceremony The winners will be announced at a special Q&A event with Fearless Fred Kennedy on Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch (see program description on the front page). Fiction, Poetry & Comic Book Contest with celebrity guest judge, Fearless Fred northern lights canada Monday, July 7 Tuesday, Aug. 5 4 – 6 p.m. Main Branch Meet with a representative from Northern Lights Canada, an organization that provides assistance with short and long-term employment and educational goals interactive job search workshop - Ages 14 to 24 Wednesday, July 16 Tuesday, Aug. 12 1 – 3 p.m. Main Branch Join representatives from Northern Lights Canada for a fun-filled afternoon developing job search strategies. Prizes to be won! Register through facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jsw.facilitator or call 905-426-1760 ext. 5162 (Deanna) or ext. 5168 (Aneesa). Employment Help Wednesdays July 9 & 23, Aug. 6 & 20 12 – 2 p.m. Main Branch Youth and young adults between the ages of 13 to 29, who are not attending school, are invited to join staff from The Youth Centre for fun, informative sessions and a free lunch! Topics discussed will include employment, housing, healthy eating on a budget, family relationships and healthy sexuality. Drop-in program. The Youth Centre Meet-n-Eats Wednesday, July 30  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Main Branch Which Geek Cards are in your wallet or purse? Prove your allegiance in this DIY program by creating a 3D paper Pikachu, a pixelated Minecraft sword, a pool noodle lightsaber or by bringing an old t-shirt to trash and a face to zombify! Or go wild. Throw everything into a geek blender and give your Pikachu a mini Minecraft sword or turn yourself into a Zombie Jedi Master! Everyone will vote for which anime movie is played on the big screen while you work: Pokemon: The First Movie, Princess Mononoke or The Secret World of Arrietty. Free food will be provided and participants are encouraged to come dressed up as their favourite pop culture character. Ages 12 - 19. Register starting July 2: www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 choose your own adventure: Anime vs. Minecraft vs. Star Wars vs. Zombies! Check our website for information about our regular programs running all summer, including Young Adult Book Club, Teen Writers’ Circle and Gamers Club.
  4. 4. Hours & Locations McLean Branch  (905) 428-8489 95 Magill Drive Mon & Fri 1 – 9 p.m. Tue –Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun Closed Village Branch  (905) 683-1140 58 Church St. North Mon –Thu 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fri –Sat 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sun Closed Main Branch  (905) 683-4000 55 Harwood Ave. South Mon – Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun Closed Follow Us AjaxPublicLibrary @ajax_library Ajax Public Library Ajax Library www.ajaxlibrary.ca Textnet  (866) 460-4489 All branches are closed July 1 & Aug. 4 teen tech bash...x2! Free Pizza Lunch! 1 p.m. In between the Video Game Tourney and the Tons of Fun Blockbuster, grab a slice courtesy of Boston Pizza Ajax to recharge during the Teen Tech Bash. Saturday, July 12 11 a.m.  —  4 p.m. Main Branch tons of fun blockbuster captain america: the winter soldier 1:30 p.m. Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Rated PG. Saturday, Aug. 23 11 a.m.  —  4 p.m. Main Branch Free Pizza Lunch! 1 p.m. In between the Video Game Tourney and the Tons of Fun Blockbuster, grab a slice courtesy of Boston Pizza Ajax to recharge during the Teen Tech Bash. tons of fun blockbuster the amazing spider-man 2 1:30 p.m. Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life. Rated PG. video game tourney super smash bros. brawl 11a.m. Grab your friends, select your favourite Nintendo character and duke it out to be crowned the Super Smash Bros. champion! Rated T. video game tourney mario kart 8 11a.m. Get ready for a tire-screeching battle of Wii U’s brand new edition to the hit Mario Kart series. Grab your friends and get ready to speed your way to victory and great prizes! Rated E. Video Game Tourneys and the Tons of Fun Blockbusters are free, but space is limited. Ages 12 - 19. Food will only be provided to people registered for either program (or both). Register starting June 23 for the July Bash and Aug. 1 for the August Bash: www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 Table Tricks July 10 at 1:30 p.m. Is it possible to push a plastic straw through a raw potato? Find out as we explore the science behind table tricks, and we invent a new creation for you to share at home. Drop in program. just for tweens Something Borrowed, Something New July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Recycle your old t-shirts into the trendy scarves, shirts and bags you see in the world of fashion. Together, let’s make something borrowed into something new! Drop in program. Ages 10 to 14 McLean Branch

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