Things to do

 Teen Crafts & Creativity Projects

Stop by the YA room between 10am – 2pm on the third Saturday of each month for our casual teen crafts program. Each month will have a different craft project. Spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required. Ages 11-18 only.

Saturday, December 16th ~ Gift making. Drop in and create unique gifts.

 

December Art Lab

Wednesday, December 27 ~ Drop in art lab, stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm and spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

 

FARTS-Fast Arts in the teen room

Watch the table in the YA room for quick and easy crafts & contests.

December–  think Spring with tissue paper flowers and butterflies!

January– Add some color to the mid-winter white with Origami!

February-Guess the amount of chocolate pieces in the jar-closest guess without going over wins.  One guess per visit.

4th Annual Chocolate Wars

Saturday, February 17 ~ 1-2pm. Bring your sweet tooth and try to best your buddies with a little friendly combat! Events include Chocolate Pictionary, Stack & Sort Races, Chocolate Shuffleboard and more. Ages 11-18 only, registration is required and closes at noon on Friday, February 16. Make sure you tell your friends—we need 10 people to run this program!!

 

February Vacation activities

Wednesday, February 21 ~ Drop in art lab, stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm and spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

Friday, February 24 ~ Seond Annual Friday of the Force! 1-2:30. Join us for Star Wars themed snacks, crafts and activities! Wear a costume for extra fun! All ages.

 

Tween Reads

Calling all 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders! Join us for Tween Talk! We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5pm, October through May, to discuss great books and eat pizza! Copies of the books are available at the library. Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

 

 

Reading Without Walls Challenge

National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, has issued a challenge to all readers to read without walls in one of the three ways below.

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.