Tweens and Teens

Teen Summer Takeover Begins!

Tuesday, July 3
09:30 am to 05:30 pm

We're live! 

If you're between 13-18, join the Teen Summer Takeover this year at the Library! Sign up and get your passport at the Info Desk and complete challenges for reading, exploring, crafting, and more all summer. Each challenge you complete is worth tickets that can be put towards weekly prize draws, and ALL of those tickets are saved for our grand prize draw in August.

More information about the program, prizes, and FAQs can be found here.

The Library would like to thank all of our generous community partners for this program, from donors to mascot hosts. 

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Bookend Painting

Thursday, July 5
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Today we'll be painting bookends (and yes, we got permission!) with acrylic paints. Once they've dried we plan on using them for displays in the teen area, so check back in a few weeks to see your art on display!

This challenge is worth one ticket. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: DIY Buttons

Tuesday, July 10
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Visit us in the Teen Zone to create a custom button (or maybe even a few!) with our brand new 1.5 inch button maker. Free and drop in, you can bring your own artwork, quotes, or designs as long as they are PG-13 friendly. Supplies will also be provided by the Library.

This challenge is worth one ticket. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: DIY Buttons

Thursday, July 12
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Visit us in the Teen Zone to create a custom button (or maybe even a few!) with our brand new 1.5 inch button maker. Free and drop in, you can bring your own artwork, quotes, or designs as long as they are PG-13 friendly. Supplies will also be provided by the Library.

This challenge is worth one ticket. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Seed Bombs

Tuesday, July 17
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Roll up your slevves and prepare to get a bit dirty! Drop by the Library lobby and make some seed bombs this week. Old clothes encouraged as it can get pretty messy (see? we said sometimes). Seeds will be a mix of flowers that are local and friendly to even beginner growers. 

This challenge is worth two tickets. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Seed Bombs

Thursday, July 19
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Roll up your slevves and prepare to get a bit dirty! Drop by the Library lobby and make some seed bombs this week. Old clothes encouraged as it can get pretty messy (see? we said sometimes). Seeds will be a mix of flowers that are local and friendly to even beginner growers. 

This challenge is worth two tickets. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Upcycled Book Art

Tuesday, July 24
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if you made a picture WITH a thousand words? Pop over to the Teen Zone and get your creativity going with some upcycled book art this week. Projects and ideas to be released at a closer date (and you're free to bring your own, too!). 

This challenge is worth two tickets. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Movie: Murder on the Orient Express

Tuesday, July 24
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Drop in for the first of our two book-to-movie nights as part of the Teen Summer Takeover program! Completing this challenge (watching a movie, stuffing your face with popcorn and snacks...) is worth 1 TST Ticket. Doors open at 5:50 pm, the movie will run until 8:00 pm-ish.

About the movie: When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. This is the 2017 version of the film, rated PG. 

Murder on the Orient Express is a novel originally written by by Agatha Christie, and has been called the most "widely-read mystery of all time." (Harper Collins Canada). Look for it on our shelves under MYSTERY CHRISTIE, find it in our ebook collection here or listen to it as a downloadable audiobook!

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Upcycled Book Art

Thursday, July 26
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if you made a picture WITH a thousand words? Pop over to the Teen Zone and get your creativity going with some upcycled book art this week. Projects and ideas to be released at a closer date (and you're free to bring your own, too!). 

This challenge is worth two tickets. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Thursday, July 26
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Drop in for the second of our two book-to-movie nights as part of the Teen Summer Takeover program! Completing this challenge (watching a movie, stuffing your face with popcorn and snacks...) is worth 1 TST Ticket. Doors open at 5:50 pm, the movie will run until 8:00 pm-ish.

About the movie: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her borther, and her friend to space in order to find him. This is the 2018 version of the film and is rated G. 

A Wrinkle in time was originally written by Madeleine L'engle, and it is the first of several books about the adventures of Meg Murry.  Look for it on our shelves under JSCIENCE FICTION L'ENGLE or JSCIENCE FICTION LARSON (graphic novel). 

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Hexaflexagons

Tuesday, July 31
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Ever wondered how to create a perfect blend of math, origami/paper folding, and art? Come find out in the Library Teen Zone this week for the Create challenge! This project was developed by another teen far, far away from our town, and is a neat and Mathematical! (-Finn the Human) way to explore, well, math!

This challenge is worth one ticket. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Hexaflexagons

Thursday, August 2
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

Ever wondered how to create a perfect blend of math, origami/paper folding, and art? Come find out in the Library Teen Zone this week for the Create challenge! This project was developed by another teen far, far away from our town, and is a neat and Mathematical! (-Finn the Human) way to explore, well, math!

This challenge is worth one ticket. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Homemade Bathbombs

Tuesday, August 7
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

It's the last event for the Create category, and we're going out with a sudsy, smelly, fizzy bang! Join us in the Library lobby this week to roll together your very own bathbomb - for free. Bathbomb pick up will be scheduled for at least 24 hours after the event so they can set, but we kindly ask that you pick your creations up within a week!

Please note: For teens who have scent allergies or sensistivities, some of the ingredients we will be using are citric acid, epsom salts and several different essential oils. Don't forget to let Library staff know in advance if you need any substitutions!

This challenge is worth two tickets. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18

Teen Summer Takeover Create: Homemade Bathbombs

Thursday, August 9
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join us this summer on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings to get messy (sometimes), creative (always), and crafty (also always!) as we make a bunch of different crafts as part of the Teen Summer Takeover weekly challenges!

It's the last event for the Create category, and we're going out with a sudsy, smelly, fizzy bang! Join us in the Library lobby this week to roll together your very own bathbomb - for free. Bathbomb pick up will be scheduled for at least 24 hours after the event so they can set, but we kindly ask that you pick your creations up within a week!

Please note: For teens who have scent allergies or sensistivities, some of the ingredients we will be using are citric acid, epsom salts and several different essential oils. Don't forget to let Library staff know in advance if you need any substitutions!

This challenge is worth two tickets. 

 

This drop-in activity is part of the Teen Summer Takeover. The TST is open to all local teens ages 13-18. For more information or to learn how to sign up, click here.

Ages:
Teens 13 to 18
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