Category Archives: Program Previews

Upcoming Teen Game Nights

Wii U Dance-Off Wednesday, September 17, 2:45-5 p.m. Think you have the best dance moves? Prove it! Bring your moves and your friends to this fun dance competition using “Just Dance” on the Wii U. We’ll have treats and other goodies. … Continue reading

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2014 Fall Program Preview

Teen Book Cover Contest To celebrate Teen Read Week, we want to see what new covers you can dream up for your favorite book. Teens can submit original artwork by Friday, October 17 for a chance to win a Barnes … Continue reading

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Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery Awards

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” The Newbery Medal is to children’s literature what the Oscar is to the Academy Awards. In plain English: This award … Continue reading

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Program Preview: “The Giver” Celebration

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry was first published over 20 years ago. Since then, generations of middle school students have read this short, but powerful, novel. Sometimes it is requisite reading, and other times it is discovered after reading today’s … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Color Explosion

The Southern Boone County Public Library will be hosting “Color Explosion” on Friday, August 1 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Learn about the science of dyes and mixing and matching color while you create your own tie-dyed t-shirt. We’ll supply the shirts. … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Doctor Who Celebration

Calling all Doctor Who fans! Jump in your TARDIS and visit the library circa 2014 to join us for games, trivia and activities based on the British science fiction TV series. A sonic screwdriver may be involved. Costumes optional. Teens and … Continue reading

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Project Teen: Trivia at the End of the World

Join us on Wednesday, July 23 for an afternoon of trivia just for teens at the Columbia Public Library. Answer questions related to your favorite dystopian young adult novels such as “Divergent,” “Hunger Games” and “Legend.” Rather than battle to … Continue reading

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Project Teen: Catapults

Visit the library to create your own catapult, then we’ll take it outside for a marshmallow-flinging competition. We’ll provide pizza afterwards. (For eating, not throwing!) Ages 11-16. Join us for either of these sessions: Callaway County Public Library on Friday, July 18 … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Missing Scientists

Our traveling scientists want to go on summer vacation, too! Download one of our many scientist patterns and decorate it with your own creative flair. Then, as you are jet-setting across the globe or simply hanging out in your own backyard, snap a photo … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Project Teen & Pizza

Project Teen returns this summer for more fun, food and crafting goodness. Make your own bath bombs, shower soothers and lip balms on Friday, June 20 at the Callaway County Public Library –OR– Tuesday, June 24 at the Southern Boone … Continue reading

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