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Teen events and contests are advertised on the Bulletin Board near the doorway, so check out what’s happening for Teens.

Teen events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

Examples of Teen events: 

Summer Reading, Teen Book Discussion Group, Teen Advisory Board (TAB), Annual Poetry Night, Crafty Teens, Movie Matinees, 60 Second Challenge & more!

Teen events are for 12-19 year olds.  Registration is required for all Teen programs.  Register on this page, at the Youth Desk or by calling 313.531.5960 x 105

Teen Summer Reading Club: Escape the Ordinary

Teens ages 12-19, Escape the Ordinary with help from the Library! READ 10 hours & earn a Swag Bag. READ a TOTAL of 20 hours & receive a FREE BOOK!  Register at the Youth Desk or online starting June 22.  BONUS: Join your peers & get away from your siblings at these upcoming events:

Tuesday, June 30:  Outdoor Extravaganza! 

Teen volunteers are needed (for 2 hours) to supervise younger kids as they paint the windows & decorate with sidewalk chalk.

Tuesday, July 7:  Glow Party

Teens can enjoy some black light & glow-in-the-dark fun! Finger painting, glow items to wear, & lots of loud music!

Thursday, July 9: Drawing Lesson

 Professional guest artist Kristie Good will be leading teens through a manga-style comics drawing lesson, and then critiquing individuals on their work & answering questions. Bring a sketchbook & drawing tools.

Wednesday, July 15: Cosplay Contest & Costume Party!

Teens are invited to compete for prizes at this event. Spectators are welcome for judging & costume parade portion (first hour). For the second hour, we party like rock stars!

Thursday, July 23: Teen Fear Factory!

Teens will be testing their limits in this team event. Teams will be eliminated each round. Spectators welcome.

Saturday, August 1: Teen movie matinee

Watch Big Hero 6 (PG). Bring a floor pillow! Snacks provided.

Wednesday, August 5: Finale Candy Party!

We will be celebrating a successful summer with CANDY! Also, an easy craft.

Open Mic Poetry @ the Library

Wednesday, August 19, 6–8 pm

No doubt about it, our quarterly Open Mic nights are a huge hit!  Our special guest Emcee for August will be the exceptional T. Miller.  If you’re ready to slam, bring 2 pieces or five minutes’ worth of work to share.  Ages 12 through adult are welcome to read poetry aloud, enjoy light refreshments, listen and be inspired.  No small children, please.  Sign in between 5:30-6:30 to be guaranteed your turn at the mic. 

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