Register at the Teen Service Desk
All programs are free!
Registration may be required.
Please Note: The Crochet program is in February, not January. Sorry for the inconvenience.
**Midwinter Harvest Programs
All programs are for teens in 6th-12th grade.
It may be bleak and frigid outside, but inde the library it's Harvest Festival Time! Join us for some festival fun throughout February! No registration necessary. Just drop in!
Festival Fun: Caramel Apple-Making
Monday, February 3
4:00-8:00 p.m. (while supplies last).
We’ll be putting a sweet spin on the Ultimate Michigan Harvest Fruit: The Apple! Please Note: One apple per person.
Festival Fun: Wool Crafts
Tuesdays January 14, 21, and 28
January 4: Felted Soap- Felted soap is easy and fun! Join us to learn how to make your own exfoliating and cool looking bar of soap!
January 21: PomPom Bookmarks- This bookmark won’t bend and tear!
January 28: Drop Spinners- Make a drop spinner to spin your wool roving into yarn!
Festival Fun: Perler Beads
Wednesday February 26
We’ll be bringing back this old favorite for one afternoon ONLY! Stop by and make a fantastic creation!
**Sign Up Programs
Junk Journals with Ms. Jennifer!
Wednesday, January 15
We love her cakes but that’s not all she makes! Join Ms. Jennifer for this cool project that uses scraps to make awesome junk journals!
Get Hooked on Crochet
Tuesdays, FEBRUARY 11, 18, & 25
This is a three session program designed to give you an introduction to crochet. It’s best if you attend all sessions!
Session one – Learning the basics of crochet
In the first session we will be learning the basics of crochet. How to hold a hook. How to hold the yarn. How to start a chain. How to chain. How to build on a chain.
Session two – advanced moves / picking a project
In the second session we will learn how to perform more complex stiches. How to make a foundation ring. How to increase and decrease. How to change color. We will also pick out a project for each teen to work towards.
Session three – Working toward a finished product
In this third session we will take what we have learned and begin working on our final projects.
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Club has limited space. See Ms. Rachael for information.
**Drop In Programs
Hot Cocoa Jar (Craft)
Monday December 16
4:00-8:00 p.m. (while supplies last)
Need a last minute stocking stuffer? Join us for a Special Boredom Buster Monday and make a Hot Cocoa Jar to give away (or enjoy yourself).
Super Saturday Movies
First Saturdays: December 7, January 4, February 1
1:00- 3:00 p.m.
Escape the winter blues with classic movie on the big screen. Snacks served.
December 7: A Christmas Story
January 4: The Sandlot
February 1: The Goonies
Make a Valentine
February 10 - 13
Drop in anytime this week and make a valentine. We’ll have all sorts of art supplies set out, so you can get creative. Remember: Valentines don’t have to be romantic. They can be as simple as a friendly “You’re Awesome!” message for a friend or family member.
Boredom Buster Mondays
Bored? Don’t be! Stop by the Teen Department and have some fun!
December 2: LEGOs—Build something!
January 6: Friendship Bracelets—Make one for your Bestie (or for yourself)
See our Festival Fun write-up for a Very Special February Craft
**So... You Could Win!
Please Note: You must be in grades 6th-12th to be eligible to win.
January—All Month Long
Read books, write (short) reviews, and win epic prizes. The more you read, the better your chances of winning. Really, it’s that easy! Winner will be randomly chosen the first week of February.
Cool to be Kind
February—All Month Long
February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day, but we thought it would be awesome to extend this concept throughout the entire month. Stop by the Teen Department and pick up a Random Acts of Kindness Checklist. Turn in your completed list February 24-28 and be entered to win a Special Prize as a thank you (from us) for being extra excellent to others this month J Winner will be randomly chosen the first week of March.
Every Month—All Month Long
Who would win in the Ultimate Wizarding Duel: Gandalf or Dumbledore? Who is more likely to survive the Zombie Apocalypse: Katniss Everdeen or Triss Prior? You know you’ve pondered these (and other literary crossover questions), and now it’s your chance to voice your opinions! Look for our Ballot Box and cast your vote. Question changes monthly and a new winner will be drawn randomly each month.
Teen Book ReviewsYou know that book you just finished? You may have totally loved it. Or, you may have absolutely hated it. Now's your chance to recommend it to the world - or warn others to stay far away!
Stop by the Teen Desk and pick up a Teen Book review form, or find one on the displays in the Teen area. We post the best reviews on our Teen Blog.
We want you to tell us what you want from your Teen Department!
Bring us your suggestions for books, movies, and music we should have. Tell us what programs you would like to attend. If you want to help plan behind the scenes, join TAB and get involved! This is your chance to make a difference in your library.
Call the Teen Desk 248-628-3034 to find out more.