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Clubs & Events

No matter what your interests, there is always plenty to do at the library for teens! Unless otherwise indicated, all clubs and events are open to teens Grades 6–12. To see our events for the current season, check out the calendar, newsletter, or brochure!
 

YAC: YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Now's your chance to be a leader in your community by helping plan what teens do at the library! Pizza and pop is served at every meeting. Also, regular members can attend semi-annual overnight Lock-in right here at the library! YAC meetings are held on the second Tuesday every month from 6 pm - 7 pm.

CAFE OLE

Hang out with your friends, eat cookies, and have something hot or cold to drink (depending on the season!). Also, expect the unexpected with a new game, craft, or activity each time! Cafe Ole is two Tuesdays per month (the second and fourth) from 7 pm–8 pm.

READ

COMICS, GAMES, AND MORE!

You plan the themes surrounding comics, manga, pop culture, video games, and more.  Snacks, games, and fun are included.

REBECCA CAUDILL BOOK CLUB

A book discussion for Grades 6–8 where we read and discuss nominated titles from the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Award list from the current year.

CREATE

ART CLASSES

Learn different painting and drawing styles and explore different media to create different two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art! Some classes include step-by-step instructions, while others encourage open-ended exploration.

DIY & CRAFTS

Through the year, we offer a variety of craft events, including popular crafts from Pinterest, T-Shirt decorating, indoor gardening, origami, dessert decorating, and much more!

"SEW" SIMPLE

A popular program for tweens (Grades 4-8), you can learn simple stitches and create a project to take home. Past projects have included pencil cases, earbud cozies, coasters, and more!



TECH

IPAD

Explore various apps and games for teens on the iPad

LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn how to build and program a LEGO robot!  Split into two or more sessions, teens will work in pairs or groups following step-by-step instructions to create a LEGO robot.  The robot responds to simple commands (controlled by an iPad) and can be programmed to perform simple tasks.  After your robot is built, teams will complete missions with their robot that require basic programming skills to accomplish.

THEATRE

FAIRY TALE THEATRE

Every summer, the library puts on a play for young children and families starring local teens!  It is a tradition going back over twenty years with over hundreds of teens participating! Auditions are held at the end of May or the beginning of June, and every teen who auditions gets a role in the play!  Rehearsals are four hours long, twice per week for six weeks.  There are four performances in the middle of July.

If acting is not your thing, you can also help out backstage.  Our crew helps out with scene changes, props, music, and lights.

Fairy Tale Theatre is open to all teens entering Grade 7 through finishing Grade 12.

ACT IT UP!

Hone your improvisation skills by playing popular improv games!

 

PLAY

GAME NIGHTS

Our game nights include a variety of different types of gaming, depending on the season! Tabletop and board games, group games, and indoor and outdoor games. We also have a collection of board games for you to enjoy any time at the library.

TEEN TRIVIA NIGHTS

Are you a fan of trivia?  We host general knowledge and themed trivia events throughout the year.