Saturday Gaming @ The Lounge
Come play your favorite Wii, Wii U, PS2 and xbox Kinect games at the Teen Lounge Game Room! Open to ages 12 - 18.
» Saturdays at 1pm @ The Downtown Library.
Celebrate International Gaming Week at the Library! We have tabletop games for everyone, including new cooperative games, classic competitive ones, and games for all ages.
» Thursday, November 8th at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
Teen Marvel Movie Night
If you're a fan of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) come join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we view one of the movies. Popcorn and snacks provided.
» Mondays: 9/11, 10/9 & 11/13 at 5:30pm @ The Downtown Library.
Featuring favorite anime movies and TV shows, discuss and learn to draw favorite characters. Recommendations and drop-ins welcome.
» Thursdays: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25 at 4:30pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
A focus on community awareness and "how to" events, to help today’s teenager.
Advanced Robotics Club
Already familiar with building and programming basic LEGO Mindstorm robots? This is the club for you! Bring your robotics skills and learn more to accomplish a series of fun challenges! This group will meet twice a week for one month. For ages 10+
» Mondays & Thursdays at 6pm; Sept. 10th - Oct. 29th @ The Centre Branch.
CSI Pittsville: The Mystery of the Missing Diamonds!
Join us as we use science to solve the crime! Forensic Science is a popular way to get kids interested in science! Students will get to perform detailed experiments to determine which of four suspects is responsible for stealing diamonds from a jewelry store. Projects include dusting and fuming for fingerprints, fingerprint analysis, chromatography and ink analysis, blood type analysis (using simulated blood samples), and fiber analysis using a flame test. Pre-registration is required.
» Wednesday, September 12th at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
» Tuesday, November 6th at 11am @ The Pittsville Branch.
Teen Open Mic @ The Lounge
Do you like to perform? Join us at the Teen Open Mic @ The Lounge to share a song, poetry or comedy. Or just come to be part of the audience. Cafe treats will be served. Ages 12 to 18 only.
» Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm @ The Downtown Library.
Employment Workshops: Teens Only
Teens ages 15+ will have an opportunity to explore the aspects of today’s current workforce, discuss résumé ideas and view templates, and learn how to begin preparing for their dream career.
» Wednesdays: 9/26 & 10/3 at 6:30pm @ The Centre Branch.
Do You Have What It Takes to be a CSI Investigator?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the field as a forensic investigator? Follow along with the CSI team from the popular show, as you learn the tools needed to solve crimes using real forensic science like fingerprinting, DNA, and more. Ages 13+ for possible disturbing subject matter.
» Saturdays: 9/29 & 10/27 at 2pm @ The Centre Branch.
Teen Book Club
Come join us for a read what you want book club. Teens don’t have to read a specific book before meeting. They can just drop by and talk about their favorite books or what they've been writing. Ages 12 to 18.
» Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm @ The Downtown Library.
Teen Halloween Cosplay Party
All teens age 12-18 are invited to our Halloween/Cosplay party. Come dressed as your favorite character from anime, manga, comic books, graphic novels or video games.
» Tuesday, October 30th at 6pm @ The Downtown Library.
NaNoWriMo @ The Pittsville Branch
What is NaNoWriMo? It's National Novel Writing Month, where we all try to write a 50,000 word manuscript in the month of November. The Prep Rally is our how-to and informational session. Coffee and tea provided! Let's write!
» NaNoWriMo Prep Rally - 10/24 at 4:30pm
» NaNoWriMo Kickoff! - 11/1 at 4pm
» NaNoWriMo Write-in - 11/24 at 11am
NaNoWriMo for Teens
Teens--have you ever thought about writing your own novel? What about writing the whole thing in just one month? Now's your chance! As part of National Novel Writing Month, we will meet weekly to write, talk about writing, and work together on any writing issues you're having! Throughout the month, you will have access to a free online classroom to work on your masterpieces.
» Mondays: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 & 11/26 at 6:30pm @ The Centre Branch.
What’s a Maker Space?
Makers are Artist, crafters, inventors, tinkerers, repurposers, hackers, and geeks of all descriptions who want to help develop a culture of creation, not just consumption.
Cross Stitch for Beginners
Join us as we learn how to begin the exciting hobby of cross stitch. Due to working with sharp objects, no children under the age of 13 will be allowed to take part in the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
» Wednesday, September 5th at 11am @ The Pittsville Branch.
Community Cares Project
Community Service pays back in a multitude of ways. Learn a new craft. Make new friends. Earn community service hours. It's all happening at the Pittsville Branch!
Saturdays at 2:30pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
» Quilts of Valor - 9/15
» Adult Bibs - 10/13
» Fidget Mitts - 11/10
Homemade Gift Series
Make it old-fashioned this holiday! Put on your elf hat and join us twice a month to make a new craft. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.
Tuesdays at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
» Candy Keychain
» Believe Bracelet
Express Yourself with Yarn
Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn to crochet? Come join us for an evening of creativity! We’ll provide knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn to use for the evening. Or bring your own. Ages 10 - 18.
» Tuesdays: 10/2 & 11/6 at 6pm @ The Downtown Library.
Loop Knitting for Beginners
Join us as we learn how to knit using the loop technique. We will be learning to make a toboggan or knit cap as well as learning about other projects you can do with loop knitting. Pre-registration required.
» Wednesday, October 3rd at 11am @ The Pittsville Branch.
Learn how to design Halloween themed pendants to be printed out on a 3D printer! Ages: 12+
» Saturday, October 27th at 10:30am @ The Centre Branch.
STEM Festival: Make and Pop! Giant Bubbles Day
We'll make the bubble mix together, make the wands too, then attempt to blow the biggest bubbles ever! No registration needed, drop-ins welcome!
» Saturday, 27th at 4pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
STEM Festival: Building Bridges
Work on your engineering skills to get a marble across the library!
» Monday, Oct. 29th at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
STEM Festival: Exploring with Microscopes
Discover the hidden world of the small as we play around with microscopes.
» Tuesday, October 30th at 11am @ The Pittsville Branch.
STEM Festival: Wizard's Potion Chemistry Experiment
STEM and Halloween together mean exothermic reactions!
» Wednesday, October 31st at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
STEM Festival: Math and Logic Riddles
Drop-in and get your brain twisted with math and logic puzzles. Prizes to best attempts! All ages and drop-ins welcome, no registration required.
» Friday, November 2nd at 11am @ The Pittsville Branch.
STEM Festival: Maker’s Day - 3D Bookmarks
Using TinkerCad, create 3D bookmarks! Ages 12+. A MD STEM Festival event.
» Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30am @ The Centre Branch.
Come make some FREE holiday gifts for family and friends! Materials and directions for several projects will be provided for all ages.
» Friday, November 23rd at 10am @ The Downtown Library.
Trim the Tree Book-Lover Style!
Join us for a month of book-themed ornaments. Each designated day in December will feature a new book-themed ornament. Supplies are provided. Registration is required.
» Thursday, November 29th at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.
Make a Bookmark!
Old books? Ancient newspapers? Turn them into something new that you can see every time you read. No registration required.
» Friday, November 30th at 3pm @ The Pittsville Branch.