Teen/Tween

Special Programs

Create an Angel and Wreath Holiday Garland
Stop by the Library on Monday, December 16 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. to create a festive holiday garland to decorate your home or give as a gift! Local craft teacher Sharon Oels Martyn will demonstrate how to make an angel and wreath garland using patterned paper and ribbon. The class is open to ages 13 and older. All supplies will be provided. To register for either session, please call 972.874.6165 or email the Library.

Holiday Garland Flyer

Chess Challenge
Think you can take on a chess champion?
Be one of 10 people to simultaneously play former U.S. women’s chess champion, Alexey Root, at the Library from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 11. If you can beat Root, you will receive a free copy of her book, Prepare With Chess Strategy. There will be multiple rounds played and all ages are welcome to participate.

Chess Challenge 2020 Flyer

FloMo MiniCon
This mini convention for middle school, high school, and college age anime and manga fans will feature special guests, costume contests, trivia, games, prizes, and more. Advance registration is preferred. Register by January 17 to receive a special personalized badge at the event. Please call 972-874-6167 to sign up.
January 18, 12-4:30 p.m.

Submit Your Art!
Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up an entry form for the FloMo MiniCon Artist Showcase! Art must be inspired by manga or traditional comics. The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, January 15 at 9 p.m. Selected artwork will be displayed during FloMo MiniCon, but you do not have to attend in order to participate. Please see the entry form for the full list of rules.

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.
  • February 5: Going Global
    Watch a movie from different country and get to know a new perspective.
  • March 4: Blast from the Past
    Do you miss the good old days? Join us as we watch old favorites.
  • April 1: Interactive Adventure
    Movies come to life in this interactive experience
Bibliomaniacs
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.
2020 dates:January 15, February 12, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, September 16, October 21, November 18

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.
2020 dates:January 12, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

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:December 12 (The Land of Stories)
2020 dates:January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

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.
2020 datesJanuary 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25 (Special Time: 3-5 p.m.)

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:December 11.
2020 dates:January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9