Fall Fun for Teens and Tweens at the Middletown Township Public Library

The Middletown Township Public Library will be having our 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre for teens and tweens. This year, our show, “An Assassin in Our Midst”, will take place on October 26th at 7pm. A special twist to this year’s mystery: You must read 1 book this month to get an invitation! As part of the YALSA Teen Read Week Dollar General Grant the Youth Services Department won this year, we are celebrating Teen Read Week all month long with an October Teen Reading Program. All teens who participate in our reading program will receive an invitation to the murder mystery!  This year’s Teen Read Week theme is an international one, ‘Read for the Fun of It”, encouraging everyone to read. Our mystery will reflect the theme, with a United Nations setting. Read 1 book in the month of October, and win prizes and an invitation to our upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event, “An Assassin in Our Midst.” Pick up your invitation and prizes at the Children’s Desk!

We also have a lot of other programs and activities coming up at the library for teens and tweens! You may sign-up online for any of the following programs using our online calendar at http://www.mtpl.org or by calling (732) 671-3700 ext. 340.

TableTop Gaming Group: The first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Play Fantasy Age, a player guided, character driven RPG and choose your own adventure. Create your own character, and feel free to dress up, battle against evil for GLORY…and to save the world!! For teens in grades 6-12

Pizza and Pages Book Club: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. Meet each month to eat pizza and discuss your favorite books.  For teens in grades 6-12

College Essay Workshop: Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30pm. Write your College Essays with Professor Zirngibl. Learn what college admissions officers are looking for, write a draft of your essay, and learn to revise in this informative and useful workshop. For high school seniors

The Mortal Instruments Trivia Extravaganza: Saturday, October 8th at 2pm. Love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series? We will have games, trivia, activities, and desserts at this fun event. For teens in grades 6-12

Fun with Physics: The second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm. Each month we will have a fun activity/project involving Physics for teens and tweens

Next Chapter Book Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm. This is a book club for teens and young adults with learning disabilities. Email Jennifer Salt at jsalt@mtpl.org if you or your child are interested in joining.

Reading Buddies: Saturdays from 2-4pm. Need some help with reading/learning how to read? Pair up with a Reading Buddy! For kids and tweens ages 3-12

How to Sew Workshop: Wednesday, November 2nd, with 2 sessions at either 4:30pm or 5:30pm. Learn to sew with Betty McCarty of Let’s Sew Studio and create your own simple stitch bag! Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. For teens and tweens

National Novel Writing Month Workshop: Mondays in November at 3:30pm. Join the National effort to write an entire book in 1 month. Continue a book you’ve been working on or start from scratch. We will help you finish that book!! For teens and tweens

Robotics Programming Workshop: The third Wednesday of the month at 4:15pm starting November 16th. Learn the basics of programming for robotics. For teens and tweens

College Planning Workshop: Thursday, November 17th at 7pm. The College Funding Associates will be having a College Planning Workshop for parents and teens who are planning to apply for college or who have already applied. For high school students in grades 9-12