2013 Winter Teen Program Preview

March Madness Teen Book Tournament

March Madness is approaching, but why should basketball fans have all the fun? At your library or online at teens.dbrl.org, you can help us name a Mid-Missouri teen book champion. Starting in early January with a pool of 32 of the most popular teen books of the year, your votes will narrow the list to a single champion. Support your favorite book, have fun in the tournament, and enter to win prizes! Vote through February 24 for the Sweet Sixteen. March 5-11, vote for the Elite Eight; March 12-18, vote for the Final Four; March 19-25, vote in the championship round; and March 26-April 1 vote for the champion. We’ll announce the winner April 3.

Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Monday, January 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Starting a summer job search now can help you find work that will contribute to a fun and profitable summer vacation. We’ll look at local resources for teen job-seekers; help you identify jobs you may be interested in and employers who may be interested in you. You will leave with resources in hand, including a personalized form which will make it easier to complete applications. Snacks served. Ages 15-18. To register, call (573) 443-3161 after  Tuesday, January 8.

Last Tuesday After-School Project
Tuesday, January 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

Join us once per month for an after-school activity combining books with hands-on projects. In January, we’ll create collages or found object art using retired books and magazines, buttons, ribbons and other fun objects. We’ll even provide inspiration with books on art and collage. Students in grades 6-8.

Poetry Out Loud Competition
Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m.
Columbia Public Library

Area high school students will be competing for a spot in the Missouri state championship at this recitation competition. Missouri’s winner progresses to the national Poetry Out Loud championship held in Washington, D.C. Come observe and encourage the students as they perform their poems. This program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation is coordinated locally by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Missouri Arts Council. For more information, go to www.poetryoutloud.org.

Teen Game Night
Friday, February 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

Challenge your friends to a video game or board game tournament. We’ll have various games available, or challenge your creative side by making something with Shrinky Dinks. Refreshments provided. (Please enter through the back door.) Ages 12 and older. To register, call (573) 657-7378 after Friday, February 8.

Last Tuesday After School Project
Tuesday, February 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

We’ll create “eye candy” based upon a creation from the book “Simply Sublime Bags” by Jodi Kahn. Using packing tape and tootsie roll wrappers, we’ll create coin purses. We’ll have some wrappers on hand, but you can also bring any kind of candy wrapper of your own. Students in grades 6-8.

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