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Teen Programs

  • Mocha & More: Paper Towns (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

    Quentin has been in love with his next-door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, for his entire life. When Margo appears at his window one night commanding that he join her on a spree to right the wrongs via her brilliant, elaborate pranks, Quentin goes with her. Then the next day, she runs away. On a mission to find her, Quentin uncovers her profound unhappiness and starts to see the difference between the real Margo and his idealized version of her.

    We meet at the Starbucks on Cherry and your first drink is on us. The first 7 registered teens to check in at the Youth Service desk get a free copy of the book. Heads up: This book has a suggested reading audience of 7-12th grade.

  • Teen Advisory Board (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    It’s our end of the school year TAB Meeting. Stop by and help us decorate the Loft for the Summer Reading Program!

    Expect pizza, soda, extra treats, and if the schedule for the Summer Volunteers is completed, a sneak peek at your schedule!

  • Turn Signal Gloves
    Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Bring your basic sewing skills and a pair of knit gloves and we'll show you how to create your own turn signal gloves that light up when you close your hand. Registration required.

  • Appetite for Deconstruction: Electronics Take Apart
    Monday, June 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Pollak Room B

    For ages 16 and older. Get ready to rip apart computers, phones, and other electronics! We’ll dismantle our electronics, figure out what they do, and why. All safety precautions will be followed!

  • Introduction to Knitting
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Civic Room

    Adults & Teens. Join staff from Three Bags Full and learn the basics of knitting. Yarn and needles provided. Registration is limited and required.

  • See It on Pinterest, Make It at NPL: T-Shirt Tote
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Pollak Room A

    Adults & Teens. Make a no sew t-shirt tote. All supplies provided.

  • 3D Printing and Design (grades 3-8)
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Want to know how the library’s 3D printer works? Interested in learning how to use CAD (computer aided design) software to create your own original 3D projects? We’ll start with a 3D printing demo on the library’s MakerBot and then you’ll use Tinkercad to create your own designs.

  • Raspberry Pi: RetroPie
    Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    16 and older. Get into Pi with this basic class on using the fun gaming console, RetroPie. Requires intermediate computer skills.

  • Games Outside the Box (all ages)
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 2:30pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Calling all Gamers, Techies, Engineers, Builders, Strategists, Creators, Geeks and Out-of-the-Box thinkers – it’s time to play! Each week we’ll be featuring a different game, program, hardware or toy. Stop by and let’s see what you can do!
    Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

    June 16 - Circuits: snap circuits, MaKey MaKey, Arduino
    June 23 - Air Glider Challenge
    June 30 - Contraptions and Domino Races

    July 7 - Robotics
    July 14 - Catapult Challege
    July 21 - Legos
    July 28 - TBD

  • Arm Knitting
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    Adults & Teens. Are you thinking of taking up a new skill, but don't think you have the time? Learn how to arm knit and make a simple scarf in one hour. You will go home with the basics of knitting and a brand new scarf.