Special Programs

Haunted Lock-in

Are you brave enough to stay in the Library after the doors lock and the lights go out? Students in grades 6-12 are invited to this after-hours event for terrifying games and activities. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Attendees must sign up at the Youth Services Desk by October 10 and must have a signed permission slip to the Library by October 11.
Friday, October 11: 4:30-9 p.m.

International Games Day

Kick off a weekend of games with people all over the world! Bring your friends and family to play tabletop games, role-playing games, and chess, or join a tournament to be a prize winner! Games will be provided or you can bring one from home. All ages are welcome. Registration is not required.
Saturday, November 9: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Finger Knitting 101

Did you know that you can knit using only yarn and your hands? Local craft teacher Sharon Oels Martyn will show participants how to make a scarf while sharing finger knitting tips and tricks. This class is for ages 13 and above, and all supplies will be provided. To register for either session, please call 972.874.6165 or email the Library.
Monday, November 11: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Monthly Programs

Monthly programs meet as noted.

Film Fanatics
Keep it reel in the Library with a different movie theme on the first Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30 p.m. Movies are for grades 6-12 and may be rated up to PG-13.
  • September 4: Movie Mocking - The Bee Movie
    Watch the worst movies ever (voted by you) and laugh at how terrible they are!
  • October 2: Going Global
    Watch a movie from different country and get to know a new perspective.
  • November 6: Blast from the Past
    Do you miss the good old days? Join us as we watch old favorites.
  • December 4: Interactive Adventure
    Movies come to life in this interactive experience
Hang out at this book club for high school teens and talk about your favorite books! Just bring the book you're currently reading, just finished, or any of your favorites to talk about and fancast over snacks. The program meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except August and December) from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
2019 dates: September 18, October 16, November 20.

Gaming Unplugged
Join fellow gamers for an afternoon of chess, table-top games and role-playing games on the second Sunday of the month from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Games will be provided, or you may bring your own. All ages welcome.
2019 dates:September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.

Random Fandom
What's your fandom? The Teen Advisory Group will randomly select one fandom to feature each month with crafts, games, and trivia. Attend Random Fandom for your chance to suggest fandoms for consideration! No registration is required. Open to grades 6-12. The program is held on the second Thursday of the month, September-May from 4-5:30 p.m.
2019 dates:September 12 (FRIENDS), October 10 (Stranger Things), November 14 (We Love the '70s), December 12 (The Land of Stories).

Teen Advisory Group
TAG members will be given the opportunity to plan programs, select books and other materials, and earn volunteer hours. Members may not have more than three unexcused absences. Open to grades 6-12. The program meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except June, July, and December) from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
2019 dates:August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27.

Teen Writing Group
Are you interested in creative writing and want the chance to practice your skills and share your work with others? The Teen Writing Group is open to all in grades 6-12 and meets on the second Wednesday of the month (except August) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Each meeting will have creative writing exercises and tips, and everyone will have the option to share a page of their writing.
2019 dates:September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11.