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Join us Monday for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

06_14WEB_TZ_CreationJoin us Monday, July 7 for an Open Creation Session from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Library!  Stop by and make something! We’ll provide the space, the supplies, and instructional books for you to create whatever you’d like. Hand sewing, duct-tape creations, paper crafts, and more are all possible in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome if that is your preferred method of creating. And of course snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 5, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us Saturday for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

06_14WEB_TZ_CreationJoin us Saturday, June 14 for an Open Creation Session from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Library!  Stop by and make something! We’ll provide the space, the supplies, and instructional books for you to create whatever you’d like. Hand sewing, duct-tape creations, paper crafts, and more are all possible in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome if that is your preferred method of creating. And of course snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 12, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us for Craft with Comics for Teens on Saturday!

05_03WEB_TZ_CraftComicsWhile you are picking up your free comic at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk on Free Comic Book day, stop by and use comics to make a craft. You can collage with Modge Podge, create origami, or try other ideas for crafting with comics. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For teens in grades 6 – 12.  Click here to register for the program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 1, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events, Graphic Novel

Join us tomorrow for Teen Open Creation: Recycled Crafts Edition!

04_18WEB_TZ_OC_RecycledJoin us tomorrow (Friday, April 18) for Teen Open Creation: Recycled Crafts Edition from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Library!

Stop by the Library and make something! In honor of Earth Day, this session focuses on recycling. We’ll provide supplies and instructional books for you to hack your toys, craft with paper, recycle a T-shirt, and upcycle everyday items. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. As always, snacks and drinks will also be provided.

This teen program is part of our National Library Week celebration.  Join us for events celebrating National Library Week from Sunday, April 13 through Saturday, April 19. Learn how Lives Change @ Your Library!

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 17, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, April 4, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 3, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join Us Monday for the Teen Tech Week DIY Robotics Program!

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Sunday, March 9 – Saturday, March 15 is Teen Tech Week!!! Teen Tech week is the annual celebration of all things teens and technology at the Library. The 2014 theme is “DIY @ Your Library,” and we’re going to show you all the things you can do yourself when you visit us in person or online.

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Join us Monday, March 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. for the DIY Robotics Program! Teen Tech Week is a great time to explore what you can make and do @ your Library. In this program, you’ll create a paper moving robot from a kit that you will get to take home. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  For teens in grades 6 – 12.

Click here to register for the DIY Robotics program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 8, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, March 7, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 6, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events

Join us tomorrow for RPG and Drop-In Games for Teens!

Gaming2If games are your thing, drop in to the Library for role-playing or board games, chess, and Wii or Xbox 360 with a Kinect setup (all games will be rated “T” for teen or “E” for everyone). Bring your own games like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. Snacks and refreshments will be served.  Click here to register for this program!

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 27, 2014 Categories: Events

ACT Practice Test and Test Strategies 101 Workshop: a Two-Part Program at the Library!

Take advantage of this great opportunity!  A free ACT practice test and follow up workshop at the Library!

Part I: ACT Practice Test

Saturday, March 1, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

For the first part of this ACT prep program, students will take a practice ACT test, proctored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. This is a great way to experience what to expect in a test-like environment. Be sure to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, and wear comfortable clothes. Cell phones will not be allowed.

Part II: Test Strategies 101 Workshop

Sunday, March 16, 2 – 3 p.m.

In the workshop, both parents and students are invited to learn how to score higher on the ACT test. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. The format and content of the test are explored, including ways to take advantage of the test format to maximize efficiency on the exam. This is an ideal follow-up to the practice test.

Seating is limited, so please follow the links below to register for both parts of the program:

Click here to register for the ACT Practice Test.

Click here to register for the Test Strategies 101 Workshop.

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 25, 2014 Categories: Events

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, February 7, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 6, 2014 Categories: Crafts, Events