Monster Make-Up!

Last Friday 14 teens went to Rohnert Park's Monster Make-Up Program.  They met with an theater make-up artist who showed them how to do a zombie, gargoyle and fairy.  Here are some photos from this event:

Missed out on Rohnert Park's program?  Sebastopol is hosting a Teen Monster Make-up Workshop TODAY at 3:30!

Sebastopol Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Vote Now!!!

Sebastopol had their teen pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday.  Here are the pumpkins that they created.  Vote for your favorite one by Tuesday, October 30th by making a comment!


Pumpkin Bulldog

#2:  Gabe the Ghost

#3:  Bob Swarley

#4:  B.A.T.

#6:  David Dracula

#6:  Luna

#7:  As you see it

#8:  Heart O' Lantern

#9:  Starry Eyes




Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!


Free Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!
(Ages 12 to 19)

We supply the pumpkins…you supply the creativity!

These branches will be hosting the pumpkin carving contest for teens:

Windsor, Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm
Sebastopol, Tuesday, October 23rd at 4 pm
Cloverdale, Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm
Healdsburg, Thursday, October 25th at 4 pm
Rohnert Park, Tuesday, October 30th at 3:30 pm

Contestants will have 1 hour to carve pumpkins.
Library patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkin.
Prizes awarded to the top three pumpkins.


Teen Read 2012

Teen Read 2012

The format for our summer reading program is new this year!  Go to your local library the week of June 5th* to pick up a bingo card!  

Once you complete one row on the bingo card you will earn a free paperback book!

Complete 5-in-a-row and get a raffle ticket for cool prizes. 

Complete the ENTIRE CARD and win a prize!

See your local branch for more details!

*The Sebastopol branch's teen read program will start June 26th.

Teen Read 2012 Programs!

All programs are free and fun!

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Sebastopol!

The Sebastopol branch hosted their first pumpkin carving contest for teens!  20 teens participated and 12 pumpkins were carved.  The public will get a chance to vote on their favorite pumpkin all next week.  If you would like to vote add a comment with your favorite pumpkin and your vote will be included in the tally.  Check out the other pumpkin carving contests at the Healdsburg branch on Tuesday, October 25th @ 3:30 and at the Rincon Valley branch on Wednesday, October 26th @ 3:30.

1. YouTube

2. Steve Jobs

3. Harry Potter

4. Charlie 3rd place

5. Kitty-Cat

6. Teddy

7. Flaming Skull

8.  Felicity  2nd place

9.  that Patty Tatt and the Funny Face

10.  Boo

11.  Isaac  1st place

12.  Emerging

Picture It @ Rincon Valley Library

Next week is Teen Read Week 2011!  The Rincon Valley Library is celebrating by hosting a "Books Into Movies" Festival October 19th through October 21st!   

Come watch a movie at 3:30 next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at the Rincon Valley Library!

Rincon Valley are showing movies based on these books:

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Dahl

City of Ember by DuPrau

Popcorn will be served!  This is a FREE event!  For more information please contact the reference desk at 537-0162 ext. 5.

*Movies are subject to change*

October Teen Events!

Copper Etching Jewelry Workshop

               Wednesday, October 19th @ 3:30 pm
                    Northwest Branch
                    Limited Space, Call the Reference Desk for your spot!


Pumpkin Carving Contest 

               Thursday, October 20th @ 3:30
                     Central Branch
                     Rohnert Park Branch
                     Sebastopol Branch

                     Tuesday, October 25th @ 3:30
                      Healdsburg Branch

               Wednesday, Octboer 26th @ 3:30
                      Rincon Valley Branch

Contestants will have one hour to carve pumpkins.  Library patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkin.  Prizes awarded to the top three pumpkins. 

We supply the pumpkins…you supply the creativity! 

All of these programs are free for teens!


    Sonoma County Library needs YOU!!!!

Every year teens help the branches with the children's summer reading program.  We can't run this program without help from teen volunteers!  

Volunteering can be added to your college and/or job applications!

The following branches need volunteers!  Please contact the branch you are interested in volunteering at.

Central Branch (downtown Santa Rosa):  Kathleen, 545-0831 ext. 514 or

Cloverdale:  Cindy, 894-5271 ext. 5

Guerneville:  Carol or Mairi, 869-9004 ext. 5

Healdsburg:  Charity, 433-3772 ext. 6

Petaluma:  Jan, 763-9801 ext. 6 or

Rincon Valley:  Jennifer, 537-0162 ext. 6 or

Rohnert Park:  Laurie, 584-9121 ext. 6 or

Sebastopol:  Tiffany, 823-7691 ext. 6 or

Windsor:  Laura or Bill, 838-1020 ext. 6


Summer Reading starts June 1st!!!

Fun at the Healdsburg Library

The teens at the Healdsburg Library are having fun this summer.  In addition to the summer reading program, teens have participated in origami and crafts such as bleach effect t-shirts and food creations.  That’s not to mention summer movies and fun with the Nintendo Wii.
tshirthealds1.JPG Bleach Effect T-Shirt design by Ana, Healdsburg

tshirt2.JPG Bleach Effect T-Shirt Design by Samantha, Healsburg

tshirt3.JPG Bleach Effect T-Shirt Design by Rudy, Healdsburg

origami1.JPG Origami by Healdsburg Teen

food.JPG Food Mood Program

food2.JPG A Poodle from Food Mood Program

food3.JPG Food Mood

food4.JPG Food Mood

 Want to join in on the fun?  Healdsburg will have three more programs this summer.  Henna on Monday, July 13th @ 3 p.m., Teen Movie Afternoon on Monday, July 20th @ 3 p.m., and an Ice Cream Social on Monday, July 27th @ 3 p.m.  For more information please contact Rachel at 433-3772.

Teen Lounge @ Healdsburg Public Library

Come hang out in the Library on Mondays after school from 3-5pm. We’re showing movies on the big screen, playing board games, shredding on Guitar Hero and burning rubber with Mario Cart. Snacks and drinks provided. Everything’s free, no membership or library card required, though we do hope you’ll get a library card to check out a book now and then. This is your space to chill, chat, and play. Call Rachel at 433-3772 ext. 5 for more information.