Whats New Category: Crafts

Friday Funday

Everybody loves Fridays! School’s out and the whole weekend is ahead of you. It’s time for some fun!

Join us in the Teen Space on Friday Funday each month for a fun activity. Technology, crafts, gaming — we’ll explore something different every time. The main ingredient is you!

Friday, September 21, 4:30-6 p.m.      Robot Dance Party

Friday, October 12, 4:30-6 p.m.           Stitch Lab: Sewing

Friday, November 30, 4:30-6 p.m.       Incredible Giftables

Friday, December 7, 4:30-6 p.m.         Perler Bead-a-Palooza

No registration needed. Just drop in!

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, September 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!

Join us Saturday for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

Stop by the Library and make something! We will provide the space, supplies, and instructional books to inspire you. Duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, sewing, technology tinkering, and more are all included 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. As always, snacks and drinks will be provided.  For Teens in grades 6 – 12.

Join us for Duct Tape Creations on Saturday!

Roll into a new school year and roll out your artistic talents to create clever duct tape inventions. Bags, wallets, flowers…you are only limited by your imagination. Bring your friends and your creativity; we’ll provide the tools, nearly limitless rolls of colorful duct tape, and instructions. Snacks will be provided.

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

Join us for Craft with Comics for Teens on Saturday!

While 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.

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

Join 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!

Find books to help you DIY!

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.  Check out the list below of some great nonfiction titles that can help you find things to DIY!

Stick ItStick It! : 99 DIY duct tape projects by T.L. Bonaddio

YA 745.5 BON

 

 

 

It's Your WorldIt’s Your World–If You Don’t Like it, Change it: activism for teenagers by Mikki Halpin

YA 371.81 HAL

 

 

 

97 Things97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School by Steven Jenkins and Erika Stalder

YA 646.7008 JEN

 

 

 

Sneaky UsesSneaky Uses for Everyday Things : how to turn a penny into a radio, make a flood alarm with an aspirin, change milk into plastic, extract water and electricity from thin air, turn on a TV with your ring, and other amazing feats by Cy Tymony

YA 608 TYM

 

 

WonderbookWonderbook : an illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff VanderMeer

YA 808.3 VAN

 

 

 

Learn to Speak FashionLearn to Speak Fashion : a guide to creating, showcasing & promoting your style by Laura deCarufel

YA 746.92 DEC

 

 

Eat Fresh FoodEat Fresh Food : awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team

YA 641.5 GOL

 

 

 

ShowOffShow Off : how to do absolutely everything one step at a time by Sarah Hines Stephens and Bethany Mann 

YA 790.1922 HIN

 

 

 

World of GeekcraftWorld of Geekcraft : step-by-step instructions for 25 super-cool craft projects by Susan Beal

YA 745.5 BEA

 

 

 

Punk Rock EtiquettePunk Rock Etiquette : the ultimate how-to guide for punk, underground, DIY, and indie bands by Travis Nichols

YA 781.6602 NIC

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

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.

TTW robot

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.

Join us for Giftable Crafts this Saturday!

Need gifts for the holidays? Want them to be unique and handmade? We’ve got you covered. Join us for this craftstravaganza where you can make a no-sew scarf, a wood-block painting, or a paper snowflake or ornament.

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

Join us for Duct Tape Creations on Saturday!

Roll into a new school year and roll out your artistic talents to create clever duct tape inventions. Bags, wallets, flowers…you are only limited by your imagination. Bring your friends and your creativity; we’ll provide the tools, nearly limitless rolls of colorful duct tape, and instructions. Snacks will be provided.

For teens in grades 6 – 12.