Teens

Food for Fines runs November 1st-30th! One non-perishable (non-expired) can or boxed item equals $1 of Library fines (not for billed/lost/damaged items). Donated food items will be used to stock our Little Free Pantry! Overflow food will be brought to our local food pantry. A maximum of 10 can/box items per account please. Sorry, but we don't have a way to credit your account for future fines, but we can offer you that fuzzy feeling you get from helping others.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Our very own staff member, Sarah Read, recieved a book contract and has published her first book, The Bone Weaver's Orchard! We will be having a celebration at the Library for her in honor of her accomplishment. The evening will include a short reading of the story (for ages 15+) and cake, of course! If you would like to order your very own copy, click here. Sarah will be selling and signing copies that evening as well. 

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for critiquing and writing sessions as a group! Meets in the Conference AB with novelist extraordinaire Sarah Read guiding the way.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Teens in grades 5+, join us for fun activities! 1/22 Fortnite, 1/29 Switch Play, 2/5 Candy Sushi, 2/12 Fortnite, 2/19 Switch Play, 2/26 Perler Beads, 3/5 Shrinky Dink, 3/12 Fortnite, 3/19 Switch, 3/26 Cookie Decorating, 4/2 Watercolor Painting, 4/9 Fortnite, 4/16 Rock Your Peeps, 4/23 Switch Play, 4/30 Play Dough Fun, 5/7 Fortnite, 5/14 Switch, 5/21 Legos & 5/28 Cookie Decorating. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • February registration date: 2/8
  • March registration date:3/8
  • April registraiton date: 4/12
  • May registration date: 5/10

No registration necessary in June, July or August. 

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Discover how to get a handle on the financial side of your life.  Come by yourself, or come with your significant others!   We have had parents come with their teens, couples, singles, adult caregivers…all are invited.    This 90 minute workshop will give you the basics of how to get in the driver’s seat once again of your financial world -- planning for now and into the future.  The workshop is for people of all ages – it is never too late to learn how to better manage your money so that at the end of the month you have change left over in your piggy bank, savings account or sock drawer.  You will also learn how to develop new routines and practices that will help you to change your spending habits and decision making skills.

Karen Dickrell is a Professor in the Department of Family Development with the University of Wisconsin Extension based in Outagamie County. She teaches family resilience, decision making, financial management, and relationship building skills. She will give you practical advice, and a workbook to help you launch your spending plan into the future. This program is in partnership with the UW-Extension and the Fox Cities Reads 2019.

Registration is preferred, but not required. At least eight individuals need to register for class or it may be canceled. To register for either the 2/5 or 3/5 event, please call 766-6240 ext. 2 or stop in.   

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, Legos and ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room. Class will meet in the Board Room in April.   

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

This engaging and inspiring session provides participants greater awareness of their unique self.  Understand how you add value and purpose in your life and create a vision for your future.  Explore your values, talents, gifts and interests to construct a vision statement that expresses your amazing self and your life purpose.  Be empowered to optimize your life and become the best version of yourself!

This program is conducted in two sessions, so be sure to come to both to maximize the benefits!  Registration preferred and begins 2/25. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).  

Shana Farrell is a Project Manager within the Center for Instructional Excellence at Fox Valley Technical College.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Communication from Alverno College, and a Master of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College.  Shana has extensive leadership experience as a graduate of Leadership Fox Cities, and the Wisconsin Technical College System Leadership Development Institute (WLDI).  She is a hospice volunteer and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Outagamie County helping children who are abused or neglected.  Shana is as a Life Coach Facilitator trained through the Life Design Center at the University of North Carolina at Greesnboro.

Program will be held in the Board Room. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us at the library this month as we learn about naturalist John Burroughs. Class will include a short lecture on the naturalist, followed by some natural and artistic activities inside and outside to take our learning further. For this class, participants will need to bring:

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for cold weather as we will be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at the Library.

Registration required and begins 2/26. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Students in grades 5 and up can participate in our new Roblox Club! Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil and respectful manner while playing in the game world.Those that conduct themselves inappropriately while playing may be asked to leave the program after one warning. Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • February registration date: 1/25
  • March registration date: 2/22
  • April registraiton date: 3/29
  • May registration date: 4/26

No registration necessary in June, July or August. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Learning Shop in Appleton will be stopping by to bring us some fun games and activites that are STEM related. There will be games and activities for all ages! A fun night for the family. Program held in Conference ABC. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us the third Thursday of each month for Lego Lab.  Each month we will feature a different building activity.  Each activity will include a brief presentation on the featured construction tied to STEM.  Themes may include: patterns, inventions, bridges, robots, homes, animals and more!  For students in grades K-5. Meets in Conference ABC.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:15pm

Join us for a 1v1 switch tournament!  The library has switches, but you may bring your own controller if you prefer.  Ages 18 and under. 

Prizes:

TBA Amiibo

TBA Amiibo

First place gets to choose their prize, second place get the other prize!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us at 1,000 Islands as we learn about naturalist John Audubon. Class will include a short lecture on the naturalist, followed by some natural and artistic activities inside and outside to take our learning further. For this class, participants will need to bring:

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for cold weather as we will be spending time outdoors.

Registration required and begins 3/26. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come make some fun projects out of recycled books! This program will have projects for all ages, so everyone is welcome to come and try to fold, cut and glue together some neat projects with old and unsuable books. 

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