Thunder Teen Dinner & Gaming
Thunder is a weekly dinner and gaming group for teens ages 12 through 17. We meet every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Join us for Wii games, board games, and dinner. Registration is not required, but Thunder is limited to the first 15 kids who sign in each week, so don’t be late!
During December, we’ll be having an Elf’s Workshop for making projects and tie dying. Don’t miss out! Thunder will not meet on December 26, 2013 or January 2, 2014.
Mark your calendars now: coming up in January, we have a new Gamer’s Guild. This event will begin Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
The Gamer’s Guild is a card and portable video game night for ages 8 to 15. Card games (Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.) and Gameboy, PSP, Ninenndo 3DS (Pokemon, Legos Batman, Megaman, etc.) will be available.
No registration is required and snacks will be provided. Mark it on your calendar for a fun way to start the new year! See Dungeon Master/Pokemon Master Miss Kathleen for more information. If you are older than 15, ask about being a volunteer.
Coming Up: Teen Creative Writing Workshop
The Inklings, a Teen Creative Writing Workshop sponsored by Neverending Stories, will be held from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM (2 hours with a break) on Saturday, February 16, 2014. The workshop is for teens ages 13-18. Registration is limited to 20 teens, so register early! To register, stop by the library or call us at 814-432-5062.
This workshop is for any teen who likes to write stories or would like to improve their storytelling . The creative writing will include individual/peer-on-peer workshops, writing prompts, editing tips, discussion on different types of storytelling from traditional to Manga, tips on how to get your story ready for publishing, and of course, snacks. Feel free to bring your laptops, flash drives, any supplies you wish to use, and/or your story plus a red pen.
2013 Spooky Story Contest Winners
The winners of the 2013 Spooky Story Contest sponsored by Neverending Stories and Franklin Public Library Teens are:
- 11th-12th Grade
- 1st Place: “The Night Before the Dawn” by Hannah Stiller, Home School
- 9th-10th Grade
- 1st Place: “The Woods” by Autumn Saxon, PAVIRTUAL Cyber School
- 2nd Place: ““Confusion” by Effie Lee, Home School
- 3rd Place: “The Magician” by Cheyenne Shields, Rocky Grove High School
- 7th-8th Grade
- 1st Place: “P.J.” by Sophia Santee, Franklin Area Middle School
The contest was open to all area teens in grades seven through 12. Winning stories are available to view at Neverending Stories, 1252 Liberty Street, and at the library. Or, click here to download the PDF of the book of winning stories: Spooky Story Book 2013.
Thank you to Seneca Printing Express & Label Inc. for printing the story booklets for each of the winners. Winners were also awarded a gift certificate from Neverending Stories. Special thanks also go out to our judges: Kristi Runyan of Venango Newspapers; Matt Beith of The Bridge Literary Arts Center; and Valerie Placette, local author of Appleton Undead.