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Virtual YA Book Club


Registration required by the Friday before each session. 

To register and receive Zoom link contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org

Sunday, July 19
 1:30 PM
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson.
Discussions, games and design your own journal.

Sunday, August 16
1:30 PM
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
Discussions, games and design a decorative fan.



Virtual Day Camp with Nancy Silberkeit: Co-CEO of Archie Comics - Zam, Wam, Wow! Breaking Ground with Comic Book Basics

Monday July 20 
5:30 - 6:30 PM


The creative steps of making a comic book, including charcter development, dynamic storytelling and use of graphics and a discussion on Archie Comic's hit TV series Riverdale. 

Teen program. Registration required. Email cthorenz@rcls.org to register.


Teen Online Literary Magazine

Meets Sunday, July 12 and August 9 @ 1:30 PM
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information, to register and to receive the Zoom link to join.


Middle school and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels, join us as we launch our first online literary magazine.

Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critics, suggestions and compliments, as needed. Meetings will begin in July. Once there's enough material and we feel as a group it's ready to go, the magazine will be formatted and published from the library website. Contact 
cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.

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Historical Miniature Gaming Club

 

Meets Saturday, July 18 & August 15 @ 2 PM
Painting and Planning Sessions 

For more information, to register and to receive the Zoom link contact
Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org. Sign up for weekly emails to the group. 

Even though the library's temporarily on hiatus, the games must go on! While we wait to battle Wings of Glory in person, here are some websites you may want to check out to keep that gaming spirit alive:
 
www.vassalengine.org - A gaming engine run by volunteers for building and playing online adaptions of board and card games. Players can game in real time using the internet or by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, is free and open-source software.
www.juniorgeneral.org - has a templates to print out soldiers from a variety of eras along with accessories. It also includes rules for different battles. Whether you're into the American Revolution or WWII, there are soldiers waiting to form a brigade. All you need is cardboard, glue and mini-washers to mount them. This is a great site to familiarize yourself with basic building and game strategy.

http://peterspaperboys.com- a nice selection of of hand-drawn soldiers to cut out and battle with. There's a free download of a jousting match if you feel like trying something different.

Here is a tutorial to watch for some tips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RzBSVucFfY
There you'll find tabs to basic painting and gaming tutorials.
 https://thewargamingcompany.com/ 
 
The New York Sate Museum in Albany is currently closed, but don't let that stop you. Visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibitions/spirit-sacrifice-new-york-state-first-world-war for a virtual tour of the Spirit of Sacrifice : New York State in the
First World War.
 
Find out more about World War II and NYC by connecting to this New York Historical Society link: https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/wwii-and-nyc.

The Toy Soldier Museum (in Pennsylvania) website has virtual tours, links to designing your own dioramas, displaying soldiers and so much more.

http://the-toy-soldier.com/home.cfm?siteid=259&itemcategory=31837&priorId=0 .
 
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