Teen Programs

Teen Summer Reading 2017Teen Summer Reading: Build A Better World

June 1st - July 28th

Registration for the 2017 Summer Reading Program starts June 1st! The teen program is open to all 6th-12th graders. Read books, win prizes, attend events, make new friends, and do good in your community!

RoughWritersThe RoughWriters: Teen Writing and Creative Club

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Come to the library after school for some quality creative time! You'll do writing exercises, play games, make crafts, think outside the box, and--if you want--share what you've been working on. We're all about support and encouragement no matter what you make. Join us!

Teens in ActionTeens In Action: Get Involved!

Friday, May 26, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Have an idea for a cool event? Know a book you wish we'd get? Want to make your library a better, cooler place? Get involved! Come share your wisdom with other teens as we talk, snack, and plan. There is no obligation and no pressure: come as you are.

Teen Scavenger Hunt 2017Teen Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Drop in any time between 1-5 p.m. to participate in the library's first annual Teen Scavenger Hunt! Can your group beat both arenas? You might try The Inside, where silence is golden... or perhaps you'll take on The Outside, where something is missing and time is a ticking...

Teen Space: Slime EditionTeen Space: Slime Edition

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Oobleck. Putty. Slime. Whatever you're calling it, we're making it.

Teens' Painting NightTeens' Painting Night

Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint? Bring your friends to the library after-hours and experiment with paint, canvas, and brush to create a masterpiece! Snacks and soda will be provided!

You must REGISTER and fill out a PERMISSION FORM to attend. Permission forms can also be picked up at the Information Desk. Please turn in your completed permission form to the Information Desk. See you June 2nd!

Anime Club on the First Monday of Each Month, 4 - 5:30Anime Club

Monday, June 5, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us every month in Meeting Room A to hang out with other people who love anime as we watch shows and eat Japanese snacks.

Build a Better World Volunteer FairBuild a Better World: Volunteer Fair

Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Want to find a way to give back to the community? Come to our Volunteer Fair to visit with local organizations to find out how you can donate your time and skills! Open to all ages. Those registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program will receive an extra Grand Prize ticket!

Healthy Choices for TweensHealthy Choices for Tweens

Thursday, June 8th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 15th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 6th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 13th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register for this four-session program to learn about basic, no-heat food preparation, how to make good eating choices, and how to keep your body happy and healthy.

Open to ages 9 -14. Space is limited, so REGISTER today!

Teen Read & Feed

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual Teen Read & Feed! Bring your own book or choose one from our huge selection. We feed you pizza and snacks, you have fun with books and friends in the library after it closes!

You must REGISTER and fill out a PERMISSION FORM to attend. Permission forms can also be picked up at the Information Desk. Please turn in your completed permission form to the Information Desk. See you June 10th!

STEM Monday: PolybridgeSTEM Monday: Polybridge

Monday, June 12, 2017, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays this summer! Build bridges, program robots, make YouTube videos, and more! No registration is required. Open to all middle schoolers and high schoolers.

This week, come experiment with building bridges using the program Poly Bridge. Build according to available materials and budget, then test your designs to see what works and what doesn't!

Teen Game WeekTeen Game Week

Monday, June 12th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 15th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for Teen Game Week at the Marion Public Library, featuring special guests: the Cedar Rapids Rampage and the Cedar Rapids Titans! Hang out with these professional sports players and gear up for some friendly competition. We've got Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pandemic, Oregon Trail the Card Game, Minecraft, and more! Come ready to play.

Out Loud! 2017 Author Series: Kwame AlexanderOut Loud! Author Series: Kwame Alexander

Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

You don't want to miss this chance to meet Kwame Alexander! Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize.

The event is free and open to all ages, but we do ask that you preregister HERELearn more about our annual Out Loud! Summer Author Series at the Out Loud! website.

Teen Fandemonium: Anime and MangaTeen Fandemonium: Anime & Manga

Monday, June 19, 2017, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy celebrating fandoms with other teens that love them as much as you? Join us for Teen Fandemonium, where every month we will salute a different random fandom. We will have snacks, crafts, and activities that change every month, so don't miss out on the fun!

This month's theme is Anime & Manga! Celebrate your favorite series with fellow fans!

Teen Movie: Rogue OneTeen Movie: Rogue One

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

The popcorn's popping--come watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the library. (Rated PG-13.)

STEM Monday: RobotsSTEM Monday: Beginning Programming with Lego Mindstorms EV3

Monday, June 26, 2017, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays this summer! Build bridges, program robots, make YouTube videos, and more! No registration is required. Open to all middle schoolers and high schoolers.

This week, play with robots! Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits and iPads provided by the library, construct the base robot and experiment with basic programming tutorials.

(Want to do more? Apply for one of our week-long summer Mindstorms Camps for middle schoolers or high schoolers! Contact Rachel for more information.)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Teen Events

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Meeting Room A
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