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Patchogue Medford Library Young Adult Department

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Film Festival and Rock Stock

Calling all film and video enthusiasts!!!

The 2nd Annual Teen and Young Adult Film Festival will be held on Monday, August 9 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Submit your film for showing. Invite your friends and family.

The deadline for film submission is August 2.

Click here for the application and guideline packet, or come into the young adult department in the library to pick one up.

If Rock and Roll is more your thing, ROCKSTOCK 2010: TEEN BAND FEST will be held on Main Street in Patchogue at Alive After 5 on July 16th!

Complete applications, CDs and lyrics are due by Friday, July 9. Only 7 bands will be able to play, so get your application in. Click here for the application and rules, or come into the young adult department to pick up a packet.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Duck Your Fines

Have fines on your card that are preventing you from taking out materials or using the computers? Want to get the fines cleared? Or if you just want to join in the fun and win a rubber duckie - Play DUCK YOUR FINES!

Ask for a DUCK YOUR FINES card in the Young Adult Department. For each bingo line you complete, up to a maximum of five lines, you can earn $3.00 off your fines or a rubber duck.

Here's a clue: the code word is DAISY.

For teens entering grades 6 - 12. Please note that DUCK YOUR FINES applies only to existing fines, and does not apply to fees on lost or damaged items.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Drop-In Lounge Reopening!

Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services is reopening their Drop-In Lounge. Activities include video games, pool, foosball and special events such as guest speakers and field trips, along with the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

The Lounge is located at 390 Bay Avenue in Patchogue, and is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who live in Patchogue and Medford. The schedule varies by season - check it out on their website .

Van service will be provided from the Library's back entrance. Pick up time will be 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Participants will be dropped back at the library after the program ends.

In order to participate, you must complete a membership application and a permission slip. You can pick one up at the Young Adult desk, or contact Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services at 631-758-4100.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Career Day at Patchogue-Medford High School

Toren and Jeri had a great time at Career Day at PMHS last week! The gym was full of local businesspeople and company representatives talking about what they do.

Thanks to everyone who came to talk to us about working in the library. We hope to see you all soon.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Upcoming YA Programs in March and April 2010!

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament – Friday, March 26 from 6:30-8:00 PM
Make a winning deck, and come to our Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and we’ll have snacks and raffles as usual!

YA Train Trip to the Museum of Modern Art and the Tim Burton Exhibit in New York City – Saturday, March 27

Are you a fan of the movies The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride and the just-released Alice in Wonderland? Then join us for an all-day trip to see the Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art and explore the history of his work through his drawings, sketches, concept art, photographs, amateur films and other items. The cost is $16.00 cash per person, and requires a permission slip. Please see a YA librarian for more details. Space is limited and registration closes on Wednesday, March 24!

This trip is restricted to young adults between the ages of 11 and 21.

For more information on the exhibit please go to:

Animangamania – Wednesday, March 31 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM and Friday, April 16 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Come and help us make a mural starring your favorite manga and anime characters. There will be new manga to preview, plus snacks and an anime-themed craft.

Video Game Tournament – Junior Division – For teens in grades 6-9 – Thursday, April 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM and Friday, April 23 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Come join us and compete in a fun tournament and play Rock Band 2 while you wait your turn. We’ll provide the games; you bring the skills!

Video Game Tournament – Senior Division – For teens in grades 10 – college age – Thursday, April 1 from 2:30 – 4:30 PM and Friday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Bring your skills and try to win bragging rights in this cool tournament with your peers. Play Rock Band 2 while you wait your turn.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Project BookRead!

Project BookRead

What’s new and hot in the world of YA Lit? It’s not the weather! It’s our NEW Winter Reading Club, Project BookRead!

Pick up a book and write a very short summary in our online reading club and win some fabulous prizes.

If you read 2 books, you will get a delicious mouthwatering cookie from Swan Bakery in Patchogue! For 4 books, win a free book! And for 6 books, you will get a very useful, personal USB Flash Drive! It’s that simple!

Tell us what books are IN and what books are OUT, and win some wonderful prizes in the process! Make it work!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Calling all Patchogue-Medford Teen Artists and Filmmakers!!!!

It's time to prepare your entries for our Winter art and film shows!

Teen Artists: Submit your 2-D artwork (drawings, paintings, prints, photos, collages, etc.) for our upcoming exhibit OUR COMMUNITY: Portraits in Diversity. Works will be displayed in the Library Gallery during January. The deadline for submissions is December 18th.

Teen Filmmakers: Submit your film for showing at our WINTER FILM FESTIVAL to be held on Febraury 19, 2010. The deadline for submission is February 8, but the time is NOW to start writing, filming and editing.

Application packets for these programs are available at the YA Desk, or click on the links below.

Winter Art Gallery Entry Packet

Winter Film Festival Entry Packet