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TEENS

Programs for Teens

Friday, June 2, 2017

Book Swap & Bites - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
10 a.m.-noon for grades 5-8.
Don’t buy new books this summer. Save your money and trade with other book lovers. Bring a few books or a box full of gently used ones to trade, swap with friends, talk books and have some breakfast on us.
Teen Advisory Board - Library Station
5:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Want your voice to be heard? Stop by Teen Central every first Friday of the month to meet new people and share your ideas about library programs and services for teens.
Newton’s Law: The Science of Juggling - Library Station
6 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Build your brain with this fun workshop led by renowned jugglers and magicians Jay and Leslie Cady of Laughing Matters. Learn to juggle balls, spin a plate or toss a Chinese yo-yo during this fun, hands-on workshop.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

STEAM Wonder Teens - Fair Grove Branch Library
11 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Wonder Woman knows when conditions are right for flying her invisible jet through her knowledge of wind speed and measurements. Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math as you create your own wind tracker and other superhero accessories at this special weekend event. Springfield's own Wonder Woman will be here signing autographs and posing for selfies! Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Teen Tuesday - Library Center
6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events that you want to attend.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Build Better Code - Strafford Branch Library
4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Code is the foundation of our digital world, and the world always needs bigger and better code. Learn some basic Python commands and syntax with our live-action coding game. Build courses, battle other players, seek treasure and learn to build better code as you go.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Kool-Aid Lip Balm: Create your own colorful Kool-Aid lip balm If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cartoon Club - Library Station
1:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for age 14-grade 12.
"Black Butler," rated TV-14 Enjoy anime and other forms of animation from around the world with crafts, discussions and more!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Up in the Sky, Down in the Ground - Fair Grove Branch Library
3:30 p.m. in the community room for grades 4-12.
Animals make their homes in all kinds of unusual places. Join Dickerson Park Zoo staff to determine what makes a habitat, a home. We'll learn what all habitats have in common and how these homes are like our own. Animal friends will be on hand to help us explore different habitats from all over the world!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lost on Mars LARP - Library Center
3-4:30 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 4-8.
You have just arrived on Mars and now have to set up a colony, find food and learn to live in space. As you settle into your new home, people start to get sick and are attacked by a mysterious presence. Come LARP (live action role play) with us and see if you can survive living on Mars! An Explore Space event. Registration starts June 1; call 616-0526
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Origami Cranes: Learn the ancient art of Japanese paper folding to make origami cranes. Our cranes will be used as part of the 1,000 paper crane display to celebrate World Peace Day this fall at the Library Center If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.
Lost on Mars LARP - Library Center
6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium for grades 9-12.
You have just arrived on Mars and have to set up a colony, find food and learn to live in space. As you settle into your new home, people start to get sick and are attacked by a mysterious presence. Come LARP (live action role play) with us and see if you can survive living on Mars! An Explore Space event. Registration starts June 1; call 616-0526

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
"Steven Universe" - Library Center
6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 7-12.
Have a Steven-y time with a sing-along, themed crafts and snacks.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

STEAM Fun! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Challenge your brain with some great new STEAM tools including BeeBots®, Makedos™ and Gravity Mazes®. STEAM encourages mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and creative problem solving, with an appreciation for their connection to art. Materials will be provided.
Otaku Club - Fair Grove Branch Library
4-6 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Miss Krista's Cosplay Crochet - Library Station
5-7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
Krista Peryer, crochet master and co-founder of the Geek Foundation, will teach us a cosplay crochet project. You can wear your finished creation to LibraryCon! Materials will be provided.
The Science of "Star Wars" - Library Center
6 p.m. in the meeting room B for grades 6-12.
Since 1977, the "Star Wars" movies featured technologies that became realities; others we may never see. Learn about the science behind the "Star Wars" movies from Professor Rob Powers, science teacher at the Summit Preparatory School, and make your own light saber (not currently a science reality!) to take home. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Drop Maze: Use household objects, marbles and pegboard to create a drop maze If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Movie Monday - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for age 13-grade 12.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," rated PG-13 Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
"Undertale" Escape Room: Can you use your sleuthing skills to solve the mystery before the time is up? The "Undertale"-themed escape room will be a true test of your detective skills. Cosplay is welcome If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Teen Advisory Board - Library Station
5:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Want your voice to be heard? Stop by Teen Central every first Friday of the month to meet new people and share your ideas about library programs and services for teens.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Lip Sync Talent Show: Pick your favorite song and try your best to match your lips to the words! Feel free to bring a costume or props If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man Screening - Fair Grove Branch Library
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for age 13 and older.
"With great power comes great responsibility." Spider Man made movie history with this great quote right out of a Stan Lee comic. Before you swing into a theater to catch the latest in the franchise, stop by and binge watch the series, rated PG-13, at the library. 11 a.m. "Spider-Man;" 1 p.m. "Spider-Man 2;" 3:15 p.m. "Spider-Man 3."

Monday, July 10, 2017

Make a Mars Rover - Library Center
3:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Design an out of this world land rover using a Sphero, cardboard and Makedo™ construction kits. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event. Registration starts June 26; call 616-0526

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Teen Tuesday - Library Center
6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events that you want to attend.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Build a Super World - Strafford Branch Library
4 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Celebrate this summer's new "Wonder Woman" and "Spider-Man" movies by making hero crafts and practicing your super skills by playing games with your friends. Materials will be provided.
Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
5-9 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
5-9 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703

Friday, July 14, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Night of the Undead Toys: Create your own zombie toys from used toys and other materials. Tear off some limbs or dunk them in slime -- the possibilities are endless! If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cartoon Club - Library Station
1:30-3 p.m. in the Frisco Room for age 14-grade 12.
Celebrate Disney animation with a trivia contest! Enjoy anime and other forms of animation from around the world with crafts, discussions and more!
Intergalactic Iron Chef - Library Center
2 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Curious about what astronauts eat? Sample astronaut food and see if you can make a dish out of the ingredients provided. Watch out for extra ingredients and challenges! An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0526
Intergalactic Iron Chef - Library Center
4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 9-12.
Curious about what astronauts eat? Sample astronaut food and see if you can make a dish out of the ingredients provided. Watch out for extra ingredients and challenges! An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0526

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Percy Jackson Party - Library Center
6:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Are you a Percy Jackson fan? Come to Camp Half-Blood to learn more about the mythology behind the books, play themed games, make crafts and train to be the ultimate half-blood.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Otaku Club - Fair Grove Branch Library
4-6 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703

Friday, July 21, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Spread the Post-It Note Love: Write down something nice on a Post-It note and hide it around the library to brighten someone’s day. If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Intergalactic Spray Paint Art - Library Station
5-7 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Join artist Taylor Hopkins in the south parking lot as he demonstrates how to make space-themed art using spray paint. Then work together to create a giant picture of outer space to display in the library. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Movie Monday - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for age 13-grade 12.
"Moana," rated PG Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Teen Writer's Guild - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
2:30-4 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
Intergalactic Spray Paint Art - Library Center
7 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 6-12.
Join artist Taylor Hopkins as he demonstrates how to make space-themed art using spray paint. Then work together to create a giant picture of outer space to display in the library. Materials will be provided. An Explore Space event. Registration starts July 11; call 616-0526

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703

Friday, July 28, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Nature Art: Use objects found in nature to create art you can leave outside to decorate your porch, yard and more If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Teen Tuesday - Library Center
6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room for grades 6-12.
All teens are welcome to come and chat about your favorite books and movies and play games with friends. Earn volunteer credit by helping plan Library events that you want to attend.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703

Friday, August 4, 2017

Teen Advisory Board - Library Station
5:30 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Want your voice to be heard? Stop by Teen Central every first Friday of the month to meet new people and share your ideas about library programs and services for teens.
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Fair Grove Branch Library
11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the community room for grades 2-12.
Can dogs read? How do dogs help people and how do we help them? Find out with our friends from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks, Springfield Missouri Dog Training Club and some special four-legged guests. You can also help our furry friends at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri by making a dog toy to donate, and make one for your pet, too! Materials will be provided.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ace the ACT! Test Prep Series for Teens - Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
6:30-8:30 p.m. for teens entering grades 10-12.
Having anxiety about taking the ACT? During this four-week series, learn realistic tips to prep efficiently for the test, targeted strategies for increasing your score and customized recommendations that address your weaknesses. Instructor Bill Mimikos has valuable experience preparing inner city students for test success. Snacks will be provided at the first three sessions, with a celebratory dinner during the final session. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required. Please note: Students must register and complete a practice test before the first class on July 20. A conference room has been reserved for registrants to take the mandatory pre-test at their convenience between 5-9 p.m. on July 12 and 13. Space is limited. Registration starts July 1; call 616-0703

Friday, August 11, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Scratch Art Part I: Step 1, create a colorful art piece. Step 2, cover it all in black paint. Step 3, scratch away some of the black paint to create a beautiful design. We'll do steps 1-2 at this session. Return August 18 for Step 3, after we've allowed ample time for the paint to dry If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Back to School in Style Bash - Library Station
1-4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room for grades 4-8.
Get in gear for back to school as we watch "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," rated PG, and make locker décor. You can also bring your notebooks, pencils and folders to decorate with washi tape. Materials will be provided. Registration starts August 1; call 865-1340

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to School Bash! - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
3:15 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12.
We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library and make plans to join us after school all year.
Otaku Club - Fair Grove Branch Library
4-6 p.m. for age 14-grade 12.
Anime fans, unite! Join us every month for anime films, rated TV-14 or under, and Asian treats.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Build a Calmer World - Strafford Branch Library
3:30 p.m. for grades 4-12.
The school year is starting, and that can mean more stress. Learn about school success strategies, library resources and stress-coping methods, then build an emoji stress ball or create a soothing glitter galaxy jar. Materials will be provided.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
Scratch Art Part II: Now that the paint is dry, it's time for Step 3, scratch away some of the black paint to create a beautiful design If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cartoon Club - Library Station
1:30 p.m. in the Frisco Room for age 14-grade 12.
"Fairy Tail," rated TV-14 Enjoy anime and other forms of animation from around the world with crafts, discussions and more!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Teen Friday Nights - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12.
If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Materials will be provided.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Movie Monday - Library Station
6-8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room for age 13-grade 12.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," rated PG-13 Join us for a movie and popcorn every fourth Monday of the month.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

After-School Movie - Republic Branch Library
3-5 p.m. in the community room for grades 6-12.
Relax after school with "Freaky Friday," rated PG, 2003, on the big screen. Snacks will be provided.