Teen Programs

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

June 1st - July 28th, 2017

Register for the 2017 Teen Summer Reading Program! It is open to all 6th-12th graders. Read books, win prizes, attend events, make new friends, and do good in your community!

Register HERE!

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 Mondays: 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.

Lego Mindstorms for Middle SchoolersLego Mindstorms for Middle Schoolers

Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Are you going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade? Ever wanted to build a robot? Now's your chance! We’re looking for eighteen tweens to build and program robots using LEGO® Mindstorms® technology. Have fun while participating in this STEAM program! Stop by the Information Desk to pick up an application or fill one out ONLINE with a parent or guardian.

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

Monday, July 3, 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.

Game Day July 6thGame Day (All-Ages)

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Gear up for some friendly competition at the Marion Public Library! We've got Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Oregon Trail the Card Game, Minecraft, and more! Come ready to play.

Donut Diorama DayDonut Diorama Day

Friday, July 7, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Dare to design and devour delicious donut dioramas! Alongside officers from our awesome Marion Police Department, work together to create a "Donut Diorama"--a scene or sculpture made entire of donuts, frosting, and decorations. You'll then be judged on creativity, engineering, edibility, and more for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Register for this awesome donut extravaganza today! Open to all teens entering 6th-12th grade.

STEM Monday: YouTubeSTEM Mondays: YouTube

Monday, July 10, 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, learn how to edit videos for YouTube using iPads and the iMovie app!

Teen YouTube FestivalTeen YouTube Festival

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

It's a YouTube marathon! Watch all your favorite videos--and maybe find some new favorites--with other YouTube fanatics. No registration required.

(Some videos may contain video game violence and/or language. Please contact Rachel if you have any questions.)

Healthy Choices for TweensHealthy Choices for Tweens

Thursday, July 6th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 13th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Learn about basic, no-heat food preparation, how to make good eating choices, and how to keep your body happy and healthy.

REGISTRATION IS FULL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Keep an eye out for more "Healthy Choices" programming this fall!

Special Celebration! Thursday, August 3rd, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Messy Games @ The SquareMessy Games @ The Square

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Twister with shaving cream, Pictionary with pudding, squirt gun painting, water games, and more… you won’t want to miss this!

Teen Fandemonium: Harry PotterTeen Fandemonium: Harry Potter

Monday, July 17, 2017, 2:00 - 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 Harry Potter! Come to this special three-hour program to be sorted into a Hogwarts house, learn your patronus's form, play Harry Potter CLUE®, enjoy one of the films while munching on magical treats, and more!

Teen Game Week July 18th-20thTeen Game Week

Tuesday, July 18th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 20th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Gear up for some friendly competition during Teen Game Week at the Marion Public Library! We've got Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Oregon Trail the Card Game, Minecraft, and more! Come ready to play.

Doodlers' Drop-inDoodlers' Drop-in

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy drawing? Drop in Meeting Room B for some space and inspiration to draw and meet other teen artists. We will provide the materials, you bring your creativity!

Teen Lock-in 2017Teen Lock-in

Friday, July 21, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us at the library after hours for our annual teens-only lock-in! You must register AND fill out a permission form to attend. All forms will be available starting July 1st.

Vote for this year's theme! The winning theme will be announced at the end of June.

STEM Monday: Bottle FlippingSTEM Mondays: Bottle Flipping

Monday, July 24, 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.

Did you know there's some science to the bottle-flipping craze? This week, come test your theories and learn how to successfully land your bottles almost every time!

Lego Mindstorms for High SchoolersLego Mindstorms for High Schoolers

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 29, 2017
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Are you going into 9th-12th grade? Ever wanted to build a robot? Now's your chance! We’re looking for fifteen teens to build and program robots using LEGO® Mindstorms® technology. Have fun while participating in this STEAM program! Starting July 1st, stop by the Information Desk to pick up an application. Applications are due July 20th.

Teen Pool Party 2017Teen Pool Party!

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m
at the Marion Municipal Pool (Willowood Park)

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a pool party! We'll have free pool passes, food, games, and more. We'll also be drawing for the Teen Grand Prize winners, so don't miss out!

No registration is required for this event. Join us at the Willowood Park Pavillion to claim your pool pass and celebrate with us!

STEM Mondays: EclipsesSTEM Mondays: Eclipses
with the Cedar Amateur Astronomers

Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

A near-total solar eclipse will be visible from Iowa on Monday, August 21st, and we're excited to offer some special programming for this rare event! Come learn about Eclipses from the Cedar Amateur Astronomers, and stay tuned for more in August.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Teen Events

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22
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Room
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Jun
23
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Meeting Rooms A & B
Children General Teens
Jun
23
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Hotel at Kirkwood Center
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