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Best YA Books of 2018 + January Teen/YA Programs

Post Date:12/19/2018 9:23 AM

Our January calendar is packed with fun events for teens!

Main Library:

The Teen Zone at the Main Library houses the Teen/Young Adult collection. Anyone is welcome to stop in and browse the collection. Computers and other resources are for ages 12-18 only.

Anime
Fri  | Jan 4,11,18,25 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | MN
Admit it, teens. You know you want to come hang out and watch Crunchyroll at the library! We'll pick a new anime each time and have an informal discussion afterwards.
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Eye Candy- Edible art Masterpieces
Sat | Jan 12 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | MN
Create edible art masterpieces with candy and other sweet treats. Show everyone just how creative you can get, but try not to eat all of the materials. Supplies provided, for ages 12-18.

Gaming at the Library
Wednesdays | 4:00pm -6:00pm | MN
You're halfway through the school week. Come unwind with games in the Teen Zone. Play Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, or X Box One-S. Or choose to play one of our many board and card games. Ages 12-18.

Gaming for Girls
Thurs | Jan 10, 24 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | MN
Teen Girls! Test your gaming skills against other girl gamers! You're a beginner, no big deal, learn some tips and tricks during this girls only gaming program using the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, or X Box One-S. Ages 12-18.

Random Fandom- Doctor Who
Tue | Jan 8 | 4:00pm -5:00pm | MN
Bow ties are cool! Geek out with us for a Doctor Who Random Fandom. Join us for trivia, treats, and crafts. Allons-y!

Super Smash Bros. Tourney
Wed | Jan 1  | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | MN
Winter break is the perfect time to compete in a Super Smash Bros. tournament. We’ll create a bracket and battle to crown a winner. Bring your friends and we’ll bring the equipment.

Teen Crafternoon
Tue | Jan 15 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | MN
Feeling crafty? Drop by the Teen Zone to make a different craft every month. Supplies and candy provided. Ages 12-18.

 

Red Mountain Library:

Theater Games for Teens
Sat | Jan 26 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | RM
No experience needed to play these fun improvisational games! Unwind from school and life with an hour of socializing, improv, and acting. 

YAAS! Young Adult Action Society
Tues | Jan 22 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | RM
Is it a club? Is it a teen advisory board? Is it a social group? Is it a library program with art, crafts, and books? Is it a place to earn volunteer credit and community service experience? The Young Adult Action Society is all of these things and more! With different activities each week for youth ages 14-24, we will make a positive difference in our library, our city, and the world! This is our first meeting, so come by to find out how all this works. We will be deciding on group norms we can all abide by, and voting on representative offices.

YAAS! Presents: Attitude of Gratitude
Tues | Jan 29 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | RM
The Young Adult Action Society offers different activities each week for youth ages 14-24. We are making a positive difference in our library, our city, and the world! Always accepting new members. This week, we will learn about how the human brain processes anxiety and gratitude (spoiler alert: you can't experience both at once) and implement a daily habit that helps us be calmly grateful for all the wonderful things in the world.

 

Top Teen/Young Adult Books from 2018:

 

 

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