Youth & Young Adult Happenings
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Learn the mechanics of D&D from building a character to learning the lingo to playing in a short campaign. To sign up for a spot in our lottery, complete the registration form linked below. The first session is Wednesday, October 12th in person. Sessions will run every two weeks until November 23rd.
Players must have access to a computer and be allowed to make accounts on the website DnDBeyond.
If you get into the Club, there is an expectation that you will attend regularly and that you will use appropriate language (like you would in school), and be respectful of the Dungeon Master and the other players AT ALL TIMES.
This campaign is for players in Grades 4 and up. Space is limited and registration has closed for this session.
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Telling with Mihku Paul
In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the library is hosting storyteller Mihku Paul, an indigenous native of Maine, poet, educator, and activist. Paul’s program is ideal for those in grades 1-4, but we welcome all ages to come and listen and delight in her storytelling. 10:15-noon on Friday, October 7, 2022. This is a no-school day for students in Yarmouth schools.
Origami with August
Join origami master August as he demonstrates how to fold an origami pumpkin or bat.
NEW! Cliffhangers, middle grade book club. Information/Registration HERE First meeting Thursday, October 6 at Merrill Memorial Library. Questions? Email Jill O’Connor at email@example.com
ELEMENTARY Minecraft Club lottery sign-up is HERE Registration for the lottery closes on Friday, September 30 and participants will be notified of their participation on October 1. First meeting, Monday, October 3 in the library, 3:30. For players in grades 2-5. Ten participant maximum.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Minecraft Club lottery sign-up is HERE Registration for the lottery closes on Friday October 28 and participants will be notified on November 1. First meeting, Monday, November 7 in the library 2:30pm. For players in grades 6-8. Ten participant maximum.
Are you a teen interested in joining the Youth Advisory Board at MML? If so, fill out this APPLICATION TO APPLY. Members will be notified of their acceptance by October 7. FIRST MEETING IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 6PM at the library. Additional questions? Email Jill O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is a link to the FB Live read alouds and storytimes: https://www.facebook.com/MerrillMemorialLibrary/live/
FUN LINKS TO THINGS TO DISTRACT YOU
A YouTube channel of authors giving short book talks of their latest work.
PLIX Urban Ecology Online, a set of videos on YouTube of ecologists providing activities for getting out and exploring the natural world.
Critical Role, an online show featuring seven popular voiceover actors diving into epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures, led by veteran game master Matthew Mercer.
Audiosync from AudioFile: A free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ using Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Each week, AudioFile releases two new young adult audiobooks to listen to for free. Register on their site with an email address.
Interested in writers? This podcast might be for you
Check out these links if you’re stumped by what to read next
- Good Reads, a great site for tracking what you are reading and for finding new books to read based on what you have read and liked.
- Cloud Library, find downloadable audio and e-books for almost every device.
- Young Adult Library Association, extensive lists of award winners in all Young Adult categories, past and present.
- No Flying No Tights, reviews of graphic novels and comics.
- mr.schureads.blogspot.com, book reviews, videos about books, and interviews with authors. Great for all ages and reading levels.