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Piscataway High School Summer Reading Assignment (Grades 9-12)

Students in each grade will read one book and one article. For the full assigment, please visit the Piscataway Township Schools website.

9th Grade Book: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

10th Grade Book: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

11th Grade Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

12th Grade Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Please click on "Read More" to check on the availability of each book. Read more about Piscataway High School Summer Reading Assignment (Grades 9-12)

Teen Events

Summer of MAKE: Solar-Powered Cars


07/29/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

(Open to students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2014)

Build and race these solar powered cars across the library and at home!

Limited to 15 participants. Registration at Kennedy Library is required. Please call 732-463-1633 ext. 6 for more information.

 


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Light Painting


07/30/2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Create paintings using glow sticks, flashlights, and other light toys!

 


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Back to School Prep - Craft


08/06/2014 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Get ready to go back to school with duct tape pens and pencil cases. We’ll even make stress balls out of balloons for those long study hours!


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Summer of MAKE: LED Wind Triggered Lantern


08/07/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

(Open to students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2014)

Solder and create your own wind powered outdoor lantern.

Limited to 15 participants. Registration at Kennedy Library is required. Please call 732-463-1633 ext. 6 for more information.

 


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Summer of MAKE: 3D Tracking Interface Part 1


08/11/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

(Open to students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2014)

Wire, create and program an interactive 3D movement tracking system.

Limited to 8 participants. Registration at Kennedy Library is required. Please call 732-463-1633 ext. 6 for more information.

 


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Summer of MAKE: Smartphone Microscope


08/12/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

(Open to students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2014)

Build your own DiY microscope that uses your smartphone as a lens!

Limited to 10 participants. Registration at Kennedy Library is required. Please call 732-463-1633 ext. 6 for more information.

 


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Severed Fingers and Red Eyeballs


08/13/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Bake severed finger cookies and create edible red eyeballs!


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Summer of MAKE: 3D Tracking Interface Part 2


08/14/2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

(Open to students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2014)

Wire, create and program an interactive 3D movement tracking system.

Limited to 8 participants. Registration at Kennedy Library is required. Please call 732-463-1633 ext. 6 for more information.

 


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End of Teen Summer Reading Club Party


08/21/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Food! Games! Prizes!

You must complete all requirements of the Teen Summer Reading Club to receive an invitation.


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Summer of MAKE - Mini Maker Faire


08/25/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the many projects your children and teens have made here at the Library during our “Summer of MAKE” program! Diddley Bow Guitars, Smartphone Microscopes, 3D tracking interfaces, brush bots, LED flashlight and many more projects to see and hear about!!

We are inviting all our participants back to the Library to bring their projects and share them with their friends, families and neighbors. Stop by and see all the great projects they created and maybe make some of your own! This is a time to have fun, learn and celebrate all the projects they have made over the summer!

This all-ages event is open to all! - ­ project making activities reserved for ages 8 and up

Free refreshments and raffle prize drawings for our young makers as well as mini-maker faire attendees! (You must be present at the time of the drawing that evening to win)

To register for this event, please visit or call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633. Or register online by visiting  - http://bit.ly/1pgkAH1 

 


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