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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

Drop-in Knit & Crochet Group

Knitters and Crocheters, unite!  Ages 10 to Adult.  This friendly drop-in group has no instructor, though volunteers will help beginners who have some basic knowledge.   First-timers should bring a light colored yarn and either a size J or K crochet hook or size 10 or larger knitting needles.  Meets on the following Saturdays from 11 am – 1 pm: 

  • November 7 & 21
  • December 5 & 19

Teens' Top Ten

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 through Teen Read Week, which is October 18-24, 2015! Top Ten titles will be announced on October 27, 2015, so check back to see the winners!

Vote now for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten!

Open Mic Poetry @ the Library

Wednesday, October 14, 6–8 pm

It’s that time again:  express yourself at our quarterly Open Mic Night!  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. 

Make a Smash Journal!

Saturday, October 17, 1-2 pm register button

Smash journals are part scrapbook, part journal. Everything you need will be provided, along with ideas on what to write and examples of how others have creatively expressed themselves with paint, markers, magazine pictures, stickers & duct tape. This project is for boys and girls, ages 12-19! 

Thinking About College?

Wednesday, October 21, 6–8 pm

In partnership with South Redford and Redford Union School Districts, with a grant from the Redford Commission on Youth and Families, the Library will host “Preparing for Post-Secondary Options.” Learn how to plan for college, including when to get started, financial considerations, the application process, and how the Library and your school can help.  

Teen Book Discussion Group

Teens ages 12-19 may register to participate.  Members receive a FREE copy of each book courtesy of the Friends of the Library!  Meets on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Second Floor Lounge:

October 28:                   Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

Teen Coffee Klatch

Tuesday, November 24, 7-8 pm register button

Hey teens, how do you feel about the last book you read? Loved it? Hated it? Can't stop thinking about it?

Grab a warm beverage & talk books with us! This hour long program over a cup of joe (or tea or cocoa) is sure to add to your TBR shelf.

Movie Matinee

Full Metal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
Saturday, December 12, 1-3 pm
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Join other teen otaku (people who love everything Japanese) and watch anime on this Saturday afternoon. (PG-13, runtime 105 minutes.)

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