Upcoming Teen and Tween Programs

teen header imageJanuary is almost over and that means high school exams are almost over too. The library has loads of new programs for teens and tweens across town!

This year there will be dedicated drop-in teen/tween nights running monthly in the Waverley Auditorium. The Fanfiction Writer’s Club (ages 12-8) meets Mondays at 4pm on Feb 4, Mar 4 and Apr 1. If you’re interested in reading, writing, or talking about fanfiction (or just want to learn more about writing) drop-in and join us. Or join us for a Retro Video Game Night. Those of you in high school are invited to bring your friends for some friendly competition or just relax and have fun. Games are available on Feb 11, Mar 11, and Apr 8 from 5pm-9. Grades 9-12.

On Feb 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day, people ages 10-17 are invited to County Park to decorate a sock donut for their special Valentine. Registration opens on Jan 30.

And don’t worry, the library’s March Break programs aren’t just for kids. Waverley will be showing Yuri!!! On Ice (rated 14A) for any anime fans at 6pm on Mar 12. Come swing by to watch, eat pizza, and do some fun activities. County Park is hosting a Comic Book Crafting event Mar 13 at 6:30 pm for ages 10-17. Anyone interested in designing or creating comic books is welcome! Registration opens Feb 27. Waverley will be throwing a Captain Marvel Boot Camp Bonanza for any superhero fans Mar 14 at 6 pm. There will be ridiculous games and activities (including designing your own cape). Registration open Mar 1 ages 12+.

On April 8, there’s a showing of YouTube star turned comedian and now director Bo Burnham’s first ever movie Eighth Grade. The movie is rated 14A so the program is for ages 14 – 18. Bring your friends to hang out and eat snacks in the Waverley auditorium at 2 pm.

If you’re 13 or older and looking for volunteer hours come volunteer for Readers Are Leaders, a program where children read one-on-one with a volunteer for one hour a week. The program runs three times a year and will start up again in April. You can volunteer on Wednesday nights at Brodie Library or Thursday nights at Waverley.

You can also gain volunteer hours and have your voice heard by joining TBPL’s Youth Advisory Council. Help the library choose books, tell us what programs you’d like to see, and what we can do to make the library more inclusive for you and your friends!

Finally Youth Move @ Your Library takes place at Mary J L Black Library, as well as other areas of the city. Youth Move offers programs, hang-out space, and can help you access information to make responsible and safe choices. The program runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 4-8 for ages 12-18.

For a complete listing of events visit www.tbpl.ca/teens.

Nicole Koroscil – www.tbpl.ca. If you have a comment about today’s column, we would love to
hear from you. Check out the blog at tbplofftheshelf.com

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