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TEENS

Programs for Teens

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Spray Paint Art - Library Station
4-6 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Artist Taylor Hopkins will demonstrate how to use spray paint to create works of art, then create your own amazing artwork to take home. Materials will be provided. Registration starts June 16; call 865-1340

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
DJ Imperial Disc Jockey Workshop - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
4-6 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Want to learn how to spin, mix, scratch and blend music deejay-style? In this workshop, DJ Imperial will discuss his career and the history of this musical art form, provide a hands-on introduction to the mixologist's equipment and tools, and provide a live demonstration. Participants will also have a chance to create and record a personalized mix. Registration starts June 1; call 616-0703

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rocking at Midtown! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We might sing Broadway music, do karaoke, explore archaeology or get crafty. Surprises await you every week in the Teen Room. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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 Library for games and special activities just for teens.

Friday, June 29, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided. Soundwave Art. Create a visual soundwave from your own recording and transform it into a work of art.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, July 6, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided. Rockin' Ramen. Learn how to spice up your ramen by adding ingredients. Bring your taste buds, we’ll provide the ramen and toppings.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Teen Tuesdays - Library Center
6-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 9-12.
If it’s Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Library Squad. Chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping to plan library events that you want to attend.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rocking at Midtown! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We might sing Broadway music, do karaoke, explore archaeology or get crafty. Surprises await you every week in the Teen Room. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Unplugged: A Coffee House Event - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Libraries rock and you can, too, as you showcase your musical talents during an afternoon of all things acoustic in the Teen Room. Bring your original music or your favorites to play and sing the afternoon away. Coffee, tea and snacks provided.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Libraries Rock! - Fair Grove Branch Library
11 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 5-12.
Space Rocks. Did you know rocks can make sounds? Or, that you can fit an entire galaxy into one small jar? Find out more while we listen to eerie sounds recorded in outer space and make galaxy jars. 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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ace the ACT Test Prep Series - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
2-4 p.m. for teens entering grade 11.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? Join us for a four-week series to help improve your ACT score with instructor Bill Mimikos, who has years of experience preparing students for test success. Learn tips for test prep, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Each week's class will focus on a different test subject and provide you with tools and tips to maximize your test score. Attending all classes is recommended, but not required. Seating is limited; light snacks will be provided. Registration starts June 25; call 616-0703

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Itsy-Gardens - Strafford Branch Library
3:30 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Create your own unique mini-garden to take home! We’ll use sand and succulents to produce zen-inspired, teeny habitats. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rocking at Midtown! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We might sing Broadway music, do karaoke, explore archaeology or get crafty. Surprises await you every week in the Teen Room. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Teen Meetup Summer Edition: Era Parties - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
4 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Flash back to a different era with music, movies and games. Break out the bell bottoms, leg warmers and big hair -- prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed of each decade. 80s Era Party featuring "Back to the Future," rated PG.
Club Awesome! - Library Center
6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Join us every month for activities just for 'tweens! Materials will be provided. Are you stuck in your writing? Bring in a draft of your work to get inspiration, feedback and support from fellow writers.

Friday, July 20, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided. Seeing Sound. Experiment with a speaker and different materials to see how sound moves.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Ace the ACT Test Prep Series - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
2-4 p.m. for teens entering grade 11.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? Join us for a four-week series to help improve your ACT score with instructor Bill Mimikos, who has years of experience preparing students for test success. Learn tips for test prep, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Each week's class will focus on a different test subject and provide you with tools and tips to maximize your test score. Attending all classes is recommended, but not required. Seating is limited; light snacks will be provided. Registration starts June 25; call 616-0703

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Rocking at Midtown! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We might sing Broadway music, do karaoke, explore archaeology or get crafty. Surprises await you every week in the Teen Room. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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 Library for games and special activities just for teens.

Friday, July 27, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided. Banana Tattoos. Learn to create works of art that you can eat afterward.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Harry Potter Challenge - Library Center
2-5 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 7-9.
If you’re a problem solver and Harry Potter fan, join the quest to solve five of the seven challenges presented to Harry and friends in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Registration starts July 9; call 616-0526

Monday, July 30, 2018

Ace the ACT Test Prep Series - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
2-4 p.m. for teens entering grade 11.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? Join us for a four-week series to help improve your ACT score with instructor Bill Mimikos, who has years of experience preparing students for test success. Learn tips for test prep, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Each week's class will focus on a different test subject and provide you with tools and tips to maximize your test score. Attending all classes is recommended, but not required. Seating is limited; light snacks will be provided. Registration starts June 25; call 616-0703

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Teen Tuesdays - Library Center
6-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 9-12.
If it’s Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Get It Write. Are you stuck in your writing? Bring in a draft of your work to get inspiration, feedback and support from fellow writers.

Friday, August 3, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided. "Supernatural" Music Night: Enjoy some apple pie in a cup and rock out to the Winchester brothers' favorite tunes.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ace the ACT Test Prep Series - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
2-4 p.m. for teens entering grade 11.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? Join us for a four-week series to help improve your ACT score with instructor Bill Mimikos, who has years of experience preparing students for test success. Learn tips for test prep, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Each week's class will focus on a different test subject and provide you with tools and tips to maximize your test score. Attending all classes is recommended, but not required. Seating is limited; light snacks will be provided. Registration starts June 25; call 616-0703
Tonks & the Aurors and Friends - Library Center
7-9 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 6-12.
Rock out at the Library Center with wizard rockers Tonks & the Aurors! Front woman Steph Anderson and bandmates have toured the U.S. and Europe, playing music about Harry Potter since 2007. With four full-length albums and an EP, they continue to bridge music, book and nerd culture!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Teen Tuesdays - Library Center
6-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 9-12.
If it’s Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! Library Squad. Chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping to plan library events that you want to attend.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Libraries Rock! - Fair Grove Branch Library
11 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 5-12.
Coloring Rocks. Relieve the stress of going back to school with coloring pages that totally rock, and leave your mark by adding some creative flair to the mural for our teen area. Enter to win a coloring set of your own while you're here.
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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back-to-School Bash! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library, and make plans to join us after school throughout the year.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Teen Meetup Summer Edition: Era Parties - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
4 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Flash back to a different era with music, movies and games. Break out the bell bottoms, leg warmers and big hair -- prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed of each decade. 90s Era Party featuring "Clueless," rated PG-13.

Friday, August 17, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Teen Tuesdays - Library Center
6-8 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 9-12.
If it’s Tuesday night, there's something going on at the Library Center for teens! De-Stress Session. Take a break from school to unwind while you sing your favorite Disney songs with Disney Karaoke, make your own slime and design calming bottles to help you through the school year. Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Extraordinary Oreo Test - Strafford Branch Library
3:30 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Bring your taste buds and prepare for an Oreo showdown as we sample different varieties and rank them.

Friday, August 24, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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 Library for games and special activities just for teens.
Club Awesome! - Library Center
6-7:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Join us every month for activities just for 'tweens! Materials will be provided. Ever wanted to visit Camp Half-Blood? Join our quest to find out what it would be like to be a demi-god .

Friday, August 31, 2018

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 and crafts, in addition to special events. Materials will be provided.