Teens

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 6 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing No Sew Pet Toys

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared the month of November as "National American Indian Heritage Month", which has come to be commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month. By either name it is a time of "recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S." The Library's collection is a great place to look for materials about Native Americans and their place in our country's history.

Investigator Theresa Argie and journalist Eric Olsen team up to take you on a first-person tour of some of America's most active paranormal hotspots. Experience the crawl through the death tunnel where visitors have reported sightings of an inhuman creature that creeps along the walls and ceilings. Walk the decks of the Queen Mary with the dozens of souls that met their ends in watery graves. And get to know the spirits that wait in prisons, mansions, lunatic asylums, and even a stately old hotel.

The Great American Read wraps up tonight with the reveal of the book that was voted America's favorite.

Kicking off in May, this eight part documentary series hosted by Meredith Viera looked at 100 of America's best-loved novels. The PBS series explored the authors behind the novels, the role in which the titles shaped America, and offered testimonials from celebrities and other book lovers.

Approximately 7,200 people participated in the initial selection of the 100 titles, and participants were then encouraged to vote to narrow down the list first down to 40, then down to 10. The list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter.

Check out the following young adult books that feature teen Muslim characters.

Does my head look big in this? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A girl like that by Tanaz Bhathena

Special Edition Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition Player's Handbook Cover

Join us for a special All-Ages Dungeons & Dragons session! 

Families looking to start playing tabletop role-playing games together, seasoned veterans who haven't played in years, and absolute beginners with no experience are welcome to play Dungeons & Dragons with us in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Have fun using your imagination and problem-solving skills while meeting and socializing with others who enjoy role-playing games.

All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet.*

This program is intended for all ages, but will be best suited for those 9 years old and up, and no registration is required.

*For those bringing their own character sheets, we ask that you bring them up to level 5.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

October 11 is National Coming Out Day, an LGBT awareness DAYoriginally founded in 1988. Celebrate or learn more by reading a book in which teens experience the happiness and hardships of coming out. 

Fiction

Fan art by Sarah Tregay

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Walking Dead comic, we will be giving out a limited amount of Dead swag. We will have the free goods on display in the Teen Space (right across from the graphic novels). So come by on Saturday 10/13 and remember the early biter gets the meat!

 

Death and grief can be a challenge to talk about at any age or time. The following titles might help to start those difficult conversations. Simpler books are at the top of the list, but might appeal to a wider audience. Books for older readers are toward the bottom.

For additional suggestions, or for resources specific to any given situation, please ask a Reference Librarian or use our May We Suggest service.

 

Ida, always by Caron Levis
The purple balloon by Christopher Raschka
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