2014 Winter Program Preview

This winter, Daniel Boone Regional Library has a wide array of activites planned for area young adults. We will be hosting our regular gaming and crafting programs in addition to celebrating our third annual March Madness Teen Book Tournament. We will also host special events to help you hone your research skills and find the perfect summer job. To receive email reminders of these and other teen programs, sign up for our blog updates!

March Madness Teen Book Tournament2013 March Madness Widget
Begins Monday, January 6
Gear up for the hoopla of March Madness, library style, the game where you help name a Mid-Missouri teen book champion. During our tournament, starting in early January, your votes will determine a single champion from a pool of 32 of the most popular teen books of the year. Support your favorite book, have fun in the tournament and enter to win prizes! Vote at your library or at teens.dbrl.org. You have until February 23 to weigh in on the Sweet Sixteen. Starting in March, vote each week to pick the Elite Eight, the Final Four, the Top Two and the champion! Ages 12-18.

Shrinky Dinks
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, December 17, 3:30  p.m.
Use shrinking plastic to make jewelry, a key chain or other special item for yourself or as a gift. Students in grades 6-8.

Make a Survival Bracelet
Callaway County Public LibrarySurvival Bracelets
Wednesday, January 15, 4:30 p.m.
Anything can happen, so be prepared! Come to the library to make a survival bracelet from paracord which doubles as a long rope that could get you out of a jam. Ages 11 and older. This program is also being offered at the Southern Boone County Public Library on Tuesday, January 28. Learn more.

Wii U Family Game Time
Columbia Public Library
Monday, January 20, 2-3:30 p.m. -OR- 5:30-7 p.m.
Drop in to try out the library’s Wii U game console. Become a dancing superstar in “Just Dance 4″ or a bowling champion playing “Wii Sports.” We’ll also have snacks and a selection of new books for older kids and teens. Ages 10 and older. Parents welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, January 7.

Teen Game NightWii-U-Gamepad-gameplay
Southern Boone County Public Library
Friday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
Challenge your friends to a game on our Wii U console or to a board game tournament. We’ll have various games available as well as supplies for art projects. Refreshments provided.

Make a Survival Bracelet
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, January 28, 3:30 p.m.
Anything can happen, so be prepared! Come to the library to make a survival bracelet from paracord which doubles as a long rope that could get you out of a jam. Students in grades 6-8.

Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Columbia Public Library
Wednesday, January 29 6:30 p.m.
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 and 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. Registration begins Tuesday, January 14. A similar program is also being offered at the Southern Boone County Public Library on Tuesday, February 25. Learn more.

Reinvent Your T-Shirt
Columbia Public Library
Thursday, February 13,  5:30 p.m.
Bring your old t-shirts, and we’ll transform them into new fashions, such as scarves, bracelets and headbands. Ages 12 and older, grown-ups welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, February 4.

On a Roll With Duct Tapepurse_duct_tape
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, February 25,  3:30 p.m.
Duct tape is amazing stuff. People make wallets, purses, clothing and even shoes out of it. What can you make out of duct tape? We’ll provide the tape and some ideas to get you started. Grades 6-8.

Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tuesday, February 25,  6:30 p.m.
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 and 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.

Student Research Mini Camp
Columbia Public LibraryIMG_4795
Friday, February 28,  2 p.m.
Students will gain hands-on experience developing a research project using online library resources. They will learn how to develop search strategies, select interesting topics, find reliable information and present the information in a professional-looking report. Space is limited. Students in grades 4-6. Registration begins Tuesday, February 11.

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