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TEENS

Programs for Teens

Friday, August 23, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens! Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Teen Thursday - Republic Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the teen area for grades 6-12.
Join us on the last Thursday of the month at the Republic Branch for games and special activities just for teens.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens! Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Stop! Don’t Squish That Spider! - Fair Grove Branch Library
3:30-5:30 p.m. for grades 5-12.
Just in time for the reappearance of the orb weavers, Missouri Department of Conservation Media Specialist Francis Skalicky will talk about the benefits of the misunderstood spider. We'll make webs of our own after the talk. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, September 6, 2019

D&D: Getting Started - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 8-12.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons? Now's your chance! Build your own character and choose your own adventure during this beginner's guide to D&D.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Open Art Studio - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
1:30-4:30 p.m. for grades 7-12.
Looking for a space to draw or paint? Drop in for an individual art exploration, bring your own supplies or use ours. Items to create your own still life composition will be available.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Teen Night Hangout - Library Center
6:30 p.m. in the teen area for grades 6-12.
Hang out, make crafts, talk about books and get a chance to read and review new titles.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.
Teen Thursday - Republic Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the teen area for grades 6-12.
Join us on the second Thursday of the month at the Republic Branch for games and special activities just for teens.
Crafts Night - Strafford Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Need some new room decorations? Take part in a night of painting mini canvases and plant pots that will brighten your decor. Materials and snacks will be provided.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Writer's Cafe - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Whether you're an accomplished writer or just starting out, bring a story idea or poem you've been thinking about and get inspiration and support from fellow writers. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, September 20, 2019

D&D: Campaign - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 8-12.
A Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits you at the library. No previous game experience required.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided. Kitty Fest! Kitty lovers unite for a cat video marathon, kitty-themed snacks, games and crafts! Email sarahbrad@thelibrary.org to submit a video of your cat for the marathon.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tabletop Tapas: One-Shot Role-Playing Sessions - Republic Branch Library
3-6 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
Want to play a tabletop role-playing game but don’t know how? Learn a new game or play an old favorite and take home some tools to set up your own recurring game! Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.
Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Economics for Success - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
"Umbrella Academy" Celebration - Library Center
6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
Celebrate the Hargreeves siblings' 30th birthday as you geek out with fellow fans over "Umbrella Academy"-themed trivia, crafts and more. Costumes welcome!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, October 4, 2019

D&D: Campaign - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 8-12.
A Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits you at the library. No previous game experience required.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided. Build A Better Book. Learn about engineering for accessibility: Design a tactile adaptation of a fable that kids who are blind or visually impaired can read .

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pumpkin Dissection - Library Center
1:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grade 4-8.
Learn about pumpkins and have fun taking one apart, then make a "forever" rock-o-lantern to keep. Materials will be provided. Registration starts September 23; call 882-0714

Monday, October 7, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Economics for Success - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
Watch With Pride: LGBTQ+ Movie & Make-and-Take - Library Center
7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for teens age 13 and older and adults.
Prepare for Pridefest with crafting and a movie! Watch "Kinky Boots," rated PG-13, while crafting colorful bling and accessories to wear to the Greater Ozarks Pridefest on October 12 in downtown Springfield. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.
Teen Thursday - Republic Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the teen area for grades 6-12.
Join us on the second Thursday of the month at the Republic Branch for games and special activities just for teens.
Harry Potter Movie Night - Strafford Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Enjoy a spooky night of wizardry with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," rated PG, and a Harry Potter-themed craft. Materials and snacks will be provided.
Spooky Minute-Movies - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 7-12.
Learn how to produce your own spooky minute movie, brainstorm ideas and then use the provided library technology to make your own movie. Submit your movie to our Spooky Minute-Movie Contest by Monday, October 28. Winners will be announced October 31 and prizes will be awarded. Call 742-4258 for contest rules and other information.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Inktoberfest - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
1:30-4:30 p.m. for grades 7-12.
In honor of Inktober, resident artist Tori Hererra will guide participants in a variety of pencil and ink drawing techniques using the official Inktober drawing prompts. Challenge yourself to complete one or all of the prompts during this session. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Economics for Success - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
Writer's Cafe - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Whether you're an accomplished writer or just starting out, bring a story idea or poem you've been thinking about and get inspiration and support from fellow writers. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Read With Pride: LGBTQ+ Book Club
- Library Center
6 p.m. in the Harrison Room for teens age 13 and older and adults.
Celebrate LGBT Pride with a discussion about "Picture Us in the Light" by Kelly Loy Gilbert.

Friday, October 18, 2019

D&D: Campaign - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 8-12.
A Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits you at the library. No previous game experience required.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Economics for Success - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tabletop Tapas: One-Shot Role-Playing Sessions - Republic Branch Library
3-6 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
Want to play a tabletop role-playing game but don’t know how? Learn a new game or play an old favorite and take home some tools to set up your own recurring game! Dungeon World.
Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Teen Masquerade Ball - Fair Grove Branch Library
3:30-5:30 p.m. for grades 5-12.
Put on your favorite costume and join us for a ghoulish night of snacks, games and music. The first 20 teens will get their choice of mask or create your own with the provided materials.
Frankenstein Day - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Watch "Bride of Frankenstein," not rated, make creepy crafts and enjoy some monster snacks. Materials will be provided.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided. Mystery Party! Create your own character, interrogate suspects and crack the case. Costumes welcome .

Monday, October 28, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Economics for Success - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Totally '90s TV - Fair Grove Branch Library
noon-4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Cut. It. Out. Bring a bag lunch and binge watch some sweet '90s sitcoms, rated TV-G or TV-PG.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Economics for Success - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for grades 6-12.
Explore your skills, interests, values and the world of work to help you make informed education, career and life decisions, and develop knowledge of personal finance. Presented by Rebecca Saunders from Junior Achievement and Patricia Deck from Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, November 8, 2019

D&D: Campaign - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 8-12.
A Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits you at the library. No previous game experience required.
Makey Makey-ing Music - Library Center
6 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Did you ever think you could control your computer with a banana? Or make a functional keyboard with a pencil and paper? With the Makey Makey you can do all this and more! Try your hand at building some fun music-making projects with the Library’s STEAM toys.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Book Swap Bash - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
2 p.m. for age 13-adults.
Need a new book? Wrap a favorite book to swap with other readers while enjoying tea and light refreshments, followed by bookish games and activities. Wrapping material will be available if needed.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Teen Night Hangout - Library Center
6:30 p.m. in the teen area for grades 6-12.
Hang out, make crafts, talk about books and get a chance to read and review new titles.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.
Teen Thursday - Republic Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the teen area for grades 6-12.
Join us on the second Thursday of the month at the Republic Branch for games and special activities just for teens.
Wii Tournament - Strafford Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Are you a gamer? Test your skills at the library with a "Mario Kart" Wii tournament! Snacks will be provided.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Donut Be Ungrateful - Fair Grove Branch Library
3:30-5:30 p.m. for grades 5-12.
Count your blessings as well as the fun in this donut-themed day of eating, crafting and creating. Decorate edible donuts, plush donuts, paper donuts and perler bead donuts. All round ideas welcome! Materials will be provided.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Writer's Cafe - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Whether you're an accomplished writer or just starting out, bring a story idea or poem you've been thinking about and get inspiration and support from fellow writers. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tabletop Tapas: One-Shot Role-Playing Sessions - Republic Branch Library
3-6 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
Want to play a tabletop role-playing game but don’t know how? Learn a new game or play an old favorite and take home some tools to set up your own recurring game! Ironsworn.
Arts and Crafts Afternoons - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We'll explore a new form of art or create a new craft each week. Materials will be provided.

Friday, November 22, 2019

D&D: Campaign - Willard Branch Library
3:30-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 8-12.
A Dungeons & Dragons adventure awaits you at the library. No previous game experience required.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided. Together Breakfast. Sample "Steven Universe"-style breakfast foods along with other themed activities. Cosplay welcome! Food and beverages will be provided.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Dice, Dice Baby - Fair Grove Branch Library
2-4 p.m. for grades 5-12.
Love role playing? Jump into adventure games like Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop modules.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in weekly for games, crafts and special events. Materials will be provided.