Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind (September)

picture of art supplies: markers, pens, book


We are excited to announce a new teen program! Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind.

Do you love art? Reading? Want to meet like-minded people? Brain Sparks may be for you!

Each month will feature a different art medium and book. Registered teens will 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. In the first session, we will learn how to use the art supplies. At our second session, we will discuss the book and using the skills we learned previously, create something inspired by the book. 

When you register,  you will choose either the virtual or in-person option for that month. 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. 

Our activities and books, for the first four months, were selected by our Teen Advisory Group. Future program supplies will be chosen by program participants, so join us!

Teens who are 13-17 years old (or in 8th to 12th grade) and live in Erie County are eligible to join.  

September's Brain Sparks Program 

Art:  Doodling and line drawing

Book:  Courageous Creativity

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

  • Thursday, September 16, 4-6:00  (art intro)
  • Thursday, September 23, 4-6:00 (book discussion + art) 

In-person (Central) Program: Participants get supplies at the first program

  • Saturday, September 18, 2-4:00 (art intro)
  • Saturday, September 25, 2-4:00​ (book discussion + art) 

Can't make it this month? Registration will be open for our October programs Sept. 26th-30th. Questions? Email: 

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