Category: Tweens & Teens

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YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, November 4th @6:30pm

The book of the month is The Declaration by Gemma Malley. In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @6:30pm

This months book is Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear–part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify–and he’s always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm’s mailroom in order to experience ‘the real world.’ … Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think–she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named… Read more

Back-to-School Bottle Rockets STEAM! (Ages 6-16) Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @6:00pm

Join resident scientist, Craig Richard, and psychologist (LOL) Kathy Watson to blow off some back to school STEAM! This event will involve blasting off some worries into space with your very own bottle rockets. We will talk a bit about anxiety and worry, combine a little science of rocket launch, and then we will put it all into practice on the hill above the courtyard. Registration is limited to… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday September 10, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Crank’ by Ellen Hopkins. The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then, Kristina meets the monster: crank. And what begins as… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘A Long Walk to Water’ by Linda Sue Park. A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The… Read more


Welcome to the 2019 Summer Reading Program! SRP 2019 LOGO for posters This year’s theme for youth is A UNIVERSE OF STORIES! Please come in and register for the ‘A UNIVERSE OF STORIES’ Summer Reading Program as a whole STARTING JUNE 5th,  then register for each individual event that you would like to attend.  HOVER AND HIT THE LINKS IN RED. June 5-Rolling REGISTRATION begins (Entering grade K—college) Start participating. Sign up for some events!… Read more

Outta this World COSMOS MAGIC w/SCOTT JAMESON: Wednesday 8/14/19 (ALL AGES) @6:30PM

Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.  Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities.    If the weather cooperates this event will be held in the COURTYARD.  Please bring blankets… Read more

OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Gaming Galaxy’ August 7: (Register Ages 9 & Up) (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

GamingHeartCome for all or part of the time allotted for a galaxy of gaming choices. Youth will be divided up by ages (younger children will not be playing teen rated games). Some games will be happening in the children’s room and more mature game options may be happening in the meeting room. POSSIBILITIES may include Mario Kart, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Wii Party, Wii Sports, and more. Get… Read more