Teens

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 17:14
Cover of the graphic novel, Katie the Catsitter

Reader's Quest Book Group

A book and activity club for youth in 5th-8th grade. 

The program is available in two different formats this summer: virtual and in-person

Step one: Sign up and receive a copy of the book to keep

Step two: Read the book

Step three: Decide if you would like to join us in-person or online, for a related program, or both!

  • Online version: Join us for a mellow trivia contest based on the book
  • In-person @ the Central Library: Join us for an interactive program based on the book

July 

Book: Katie the Catsitter (graphic novel)

Virtual Program: (Registration is closed)

Saturday, July 9, 10-11:30

  • Join us, via zoom, for a mellow trivia contest based on the book

In-person Program @ Central:

Saturday, June 23, 11-12:30 

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 09:45
Brain Sparks logo

After several months of creating art and discussing books, the teen Brain Sparks program has come to a close. Art created during this program will be on display at the Central Library until June 30, 2022. Can't make it down to Central? Enjoy our virtual Brain Sparks art show!

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 15:22
book cover of Book Scavenger

Do you love to read? We have two great summer programs: Reader's Quest Book Group and Battle of the Books.

Reader's Quest Book Group

A book and activity club for youth in 5th-8th grade. 

The program is available in two different formats this summer: virtual and in-person

Step one: Sign up. Participants receive a book to keep

Step two: Read the book

Step three: Decide if you would like to join us in-person or online, for a related program, or both!

  • Online version: Join us for a mellow trivia contest based on the book
  • In-person @ the Central Library: Join us for an interactive program based on the book

June 

Book: Book Scavenger

Codes, Ciphers, and Mysteries abound!  Join Emily and her friends as they attempt to solve a mystery involving the creator of her favorite game, Book Scavenger.

Virtual Program:

Saturday, June 11, 10-11:30

  • Join us, via zoom, for a mellow trivia contest based on the book

In-person Program @ Central:

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 17:19
brush pens, paper pads and the title: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

 

Do you love art? Reading? Our program, Brain Sparks, may be for you! This program is for Erie County teens ages 13-17 (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 also receive a Creativebug website subscription (good for a year). These supplies are to be used at the monthly Brain Sparks program. 

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 11:19
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. 

Wed, 02/16/2022 - 16:47
sharpie pens and two books, Stolen Sharpie Revolution and You Should See Me in a Crown

Do you love art? Reading? Our 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 will feature a different art medium and book. Registered teens will receive a box of art supplies and a book to 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. 

Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:12
logo: brain Sparks

We're back with another month of our 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.

This program runs from September 2021-June 2022. 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. 

Fri, 12/17/2021 - 09:51
picture of bookbinding supplies plus the book Heartless by Marissa Meyer

We're back with another month of our 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.

This program runs from September 2021-June 2022. 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. 

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 18:18
art supplies and the book Super Fake Love Song

We're back with another month of our 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.

This program runs from September 2021-June 2022. 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. 

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:08
picture of stacks of yarn and the book Almost American Girl

We are excited to be in the third month of our 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.

This program runs September 2021-June 2022. 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.