Teens

Upcoming Events

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Make 2017 a Year of Learning!
Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages. This amazing resource is available to you at no cost with a library card!  Click on the Gale Courses icon at the bottom of Aram Library’s homepage or under the Research/Databases menu.

Knit and Crochet Club – March 22 & 29, April 3, 10, 19, 26 at 6 p. m.
For all ages and experience levels, Knit and Crochet Club meets at 6 p.m. on the scheduled dates.  Bring your own project to work on, share your expertise, and learn from others.  Beginners welcome.

Glitter-razzi – Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Come on down to the library and get your glitter on.  We’ll provide the craft supplies—including ample amounts of glitter—you provide the creativity.  Sparkle, sparkle, big star!

3-D Printer is back in April! Contact the library to make an appointment to print something amazing!

Celebrate National Library Week: April 9 – 15
Fine Free Week: Any library material returned this week will be not be charged overdue fines! It’s the perfect opportunity to round up those unreturned books and movies at your house and get them back in circulation. (Fees are still charged for lost or damaged materials.)

Earn Library Loot: Turn in a short paragraph outlining the most creative reason your library material(s) have become overdue and receive one Library Loot coupon which may be used to pay off $1 in fines, purchase a book from the book sale, purchase a beverage, or add $1 to your printing account. Your submissions will be anonymous, but may be posted in the library or on our social media pages. Limited to one submission per person per day.

Swag: Stop by the library during the week and pick up buttons and make-it-yourself bookmarks.

Scrawl, Y’all: Teen Writing Club – Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at your home library AND Wednesday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at Aram Public Library

Are you a writer?  Constantly coming up with stories and characters in your head?  Want to get together with other like-minded tweens and teens and geek out over your ideas?  Then this is the club for you!  We’ll meet twice a month to write, eat snacks, and share what we’re working on (if we feel like it)—we’ll also start off each session with some writing prompts to get those creative juices flowing!  Bring yourself, a notebook, and any stories or ideas you’d like to share!

Aram Public Library in Delavan and Barrett Memorial Library in Williams Bay are joining forces once again, so we hope you’re ready for some traveling creative writing fun!  The meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month will meet at your home library, while the location of the meeting on the 3rd Wednesday will alternate each month.

Questions about the schedule or the program as a whole?  Stop by either library or shoot us an email!  Ms. Katherine – aramkids@aramlibrary.org, Ms. Emily – esanders@williamsbay.lib.wi.us

Craft-er-noon & Ozobots – Wednesday, April 12 from 1pm – 3pm
Oodles and oodles of craft supplies at your disposal…  What will you create?  AND!  While you’re here, you’ll also have a chance to play with some super cool mini robots!

April Closures:  Friday, April 14, and Sunday, April 16.

Teen Painting Party – Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m.  Registration is required.
Rachel Pfarr will lead a small group step by step through the creation of a masterpiece!  This is a fun, easy going activity – no prior knowledge required.  All materials supplied, but space is limited.

Astronomy Day – Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Moon phases and eclipses and the universe, oh my!  Dr. Wayne Osborn is joining us for International Astronomy Day, so be ready for fun of astronomical proportions!  There will be interactive activities and crafts—we’ll even bring out our telescope!  Trust us, you won’t want to miss this!

BookMyne available for your devices – Download today!
Need access to your library catalog on the go? Add SirsiDynix’s BookMyne app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can check availability of items by typing the title or scanning an item UPC, place holds, view best seller lists, manage your library account, and more.

Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.

Volunteer
Looking for volunteer or community service hours?  Why not volunteer at the library!  If you’re interested, stop by the Children’s Desk for more information and an application.  (Please note, volunteers must be entering the 7th grade or older.)

Homework Help!

BadgerLink provides an amazing variety of quality resources! (Please note, BadgerLink may require a library card to allow for full access.)

Click the links below to check out all the information available—for free!

(Please note, BadgerLink resources may require a library card to allow for full access.)

Planning for the Future

LearningExpress Library – AP, ASVAB, ACT & SAT test prep, career guidance, and more!

Music and More

Bet You Didn’t Know About This Resource…

Did you know that you have access to royalty free music, audio themes, and sound effects? It’s true! Soundszabound offers the only royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education! The music library ensures copyright safety and is ideal for grades K-12 and universities. Imagine what you could create with access to an entire library of amazing sound! Podcasts, PowerPoint, videos, news shoes, presentations, web design…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Driver's Ed

Let Aram Public Library help you get behind the wheel!

Driving-Tests.org

Thanks to a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, Aram Public Library is proud to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Wisconsin driving tests! Visit our exclusive website, where you can choose from several different permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Wisconsin’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.

I Drive Safely

I Drive Safely is an online driver’s education and traffic school.  This learning center service is absolutely FREE.  It provides teens with many different informational articles and tips for automobile issues and state-specific laws.  The mission at I Drive Safely is to provide reliable driver’s education training for new drivers and to install safe driving habits in teens.  The self-paced courses allow students to complete the courses at their own convenience and from the comfort of their own homes.  Click Wisconsin Safe Driving – Learning Center for more information and to get started.