TeenSpace at the Hart Library: Welcome

Welcome to the Hart Library’s webpage for teens. We cover a lot under “Links,” from homework help to volunteer opportunities. Don’t hesitate to e-mail Maureen Connelly(mconnell@wlsmail.org), the Young Adult librarian with any suggestions you may have, whether it's new links or letting us know about dead ones, a new book or graphic novel you just read, or any question about library services. After all, the Hart Library is “Yorktown’s Community Library.”


House of Furies by Madeleine Roux


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MANY OF YOU SUMMER READING TITLES ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD. Click here for a partial list of the titles available.

La Biblioteca Hart tiene una pequeña colección de libros de ficción en español para los adolescentes. Se encuentran con los libros en español para adultos.


Programs require online registration at Program Registration unless specified otherwise.

READING BUDDIES registration begins ONLINE Monday, May 15. If you're 13 and older, and you like working with young children, consider becoming a Reading Buddy this summer. You'll help children between the ages of 3-7 with their reading comprehension while having a good time! Register in person at the Adult Reference Desk. You'll need to fill out an online form with your contact information, the time and day you're available to be a Reading Buddy as well as your vacation schedule. Reading Buddies training will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 pm. Note to returning Reading Buddies: The program has changed a bit so make sure you stop by and get a heads up on the changes! Register here: READING BUDDIES REGISTRATION


The fun begins Monday, June 26 at the Adult Reference desk! Fill out a reading log and earn free stuff! Enter the weekly trivia contest for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble $10 gift card. Attend these cool programs:

Pop Collage! Wednesday, July 5, 2:00-4:00 pm. Come meet artist & author Michael Albert and create your own recycled cardboard POP collage.

Bullyproof Workshop Wednesday, July 19 @ 6:30 pm. Learn to defend yourself without using violence. Meet Master Chris Berlow, 6th Degree Black Belt, owner of United Martial Arts of Shrub Oak & Briarcliff with his wife Kathy, and LEARN to be a more CONFIDENT YOU!

Cupcake Decorating Party! Friday, August 4 @ 2:00 pm. Join us as we end the Summer Reading Program with cupcakes! Come decorate your cupcakes, enjoy some snacks, and get prizes. This program is only open to teens who registered for a Summer Reading Log. Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 PM: Paper Arts "Inchies" Collage Workshop Led by Linda Weinbaum. The name "inchies" is derived exactly from the technique used to create the work of art: "one inch squares." Artists collect pieces of images from any and all sources - photos, magazines, fabric, calendars, postcards, poems, significant papers, letters etc. and assemble them in a grid to create a meaningful collage of aesthetics or memories or … The technique can be used on any surface - notebooks, greeting cards, wood panels, canvases etc. We will create a canvas ready to be mounted and hung.

Please see the list of materials you should bring to class on the registration page

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:00 pm: Paper Arts Iris Folding Design Workshop Led by Linda Weinbaum. Iris folding is a craft that was originally developed in Holland. It involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way as to form a design, whose center resembles the iris of an eye or camera lens. The folding is done with a pattern and any lightweight paper - such as origami paper, the inside of envelopes, gift wrap paper, thin ribbons etc. It is a good idea to have some coordinating colors. Before you throw out any envelopes look on the inside - especially the insides of envelopes from financial institutions. In order to promote security the envelopes are often printed with colorful patterned insides - these work great!!! Bring the supplies listed on the registration page.

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00 pm Earring Making Workshop Led by Joan Lloyd. Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too. For Adults & Teens.


Daphne Platt of Ovation Acting, leads an "Actors' Studio" style workshop for new and experienced actors and playwrights. This two-hour workshop is a great way to learn, improve your skills, network and enjoy an evening of fun. Ovation Acting welcomes actors and playwrights who would like to a supportive, nurturing and creative environment. Even if you've never been on stage you will enjoy this workshop. Playwrights can bring short scenes; actors can bring a short monologue, or read some that will be available. For Adults & Teens.Register Online

Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 pm Floral Design Made Easy Learn to enhance your home decor or make personalized gifts for family or friends. Come and experience Interior Decorator, Rich Blakin's comprehensive demonstration and tutorial. For Adults & Teens.

Thursday, August 3 at 6:00 pm Paper Arts - DIY Notebook With Lavinia Wiggins. Make your own little notebook, the perfect size to stash in your bag or car! We'll put together and decorate our book, learn a simple assembly method that you can recreate at home. The fun part is doing a simple collage accented by complimentary colors and subtle accents. Please bring: Decorated paper or paper to use for collage (not card stock), Focal point - photo or item, Craft paint, 2-3 colors of your choice, Stencils, Scissors, quick dry glue or matte medium and small paint brush or cosmetic sponge. You may also want to bring: papers, embellishments, ribbon, etc.

Monday, August 21 at 6:00 pm Earring Making Workshop Led by Joan Lloyd. Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too. For Adults & Teens.

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