Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind (April)

embroidery supplies and a book entitled Queen of the Sea

Do you love art? Reading? Our teen program, Brain Sparks, may be for you! This program is for Erie County teens who are 13-17 years old (or 8th to 12th grade).

Each month features a different art medium and book. Registered teens receive a box of art supplies and a book to keep. Participants will also receive a Creativebug website subscription (good for a year). These supplies are to be used at the monthly Brain Sparks program. 

There are two sessions each month and teens must be able to attend both sessions since the skills build from the first session to the second. At the first session, we learn how to use the art supplies. At our second session we discuss the book and, using the skills we learned previously, create something inspired by the book. 

When you register, choose either the virtual or in-person option for that month. The content of both programs is the same. The virtual program is via Zoom and the in-person program takes place at the Central Library. Need technology to attend? We've got you covered. Chromebooks and hotspots can be borrowed for this program. Questions? Email:


Craft: Embroidery

Book: Queen of the Sea

Virtual: (Zoom) Program supplies will be sent to designated library

  • Thursday, April 7, 4-5:30 (craft intro)
  • Thursday, April 21, 4-5:30 (book discussion + craft)

In-person (Central) Participants will receive supplies at the first program

  • Saturday, April 2, 2-4:00 (craft intro)
  • Saturday, April 30, 2-4:00 (book discussion + craft)

This program was made possible through a generous grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation