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Susan Garlisch

(815) 756-9568 ext. 3400|

January 2019

MLK Day Activity for Teens

January 14 @ 8:00 AM - January 21 @ 5:00 PM

Dr. King inspired change through peaceful protest. During the week prior to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, teens can participate in an activism activity to raise awareness of something in need of change. What would you like to change at your school, in your neighborhood, in town, or in the country? Using supplies available in the Teen Room, create a protest sign which carries your message. These will then displayed as part of a tribute to the accomplishments of Martin…

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Teen Drama Acting Club

January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

When it comes to teens, there is a lot of drama out there. Why not celebrate it? Drama in life happens, and actors can use it to create meaningful scenes to share with others. Create your own characters and scenes in an environment in which deep themes can be explored. Props or costumes provided. This FREE program is for ages 13-17 or in grades 7-12. No registration required. Are you a tween who would like try acting? Young Actors Club,…

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Behind the Scenes: Take Two

January 25 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Did you attend either of our acting clubs this past year? Come to this special program where you get to screen all the recorded performances. See you there! This FREE program is for youth ages 9-17, or in 4th –12th grades. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3401.

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Middle School T.A.G.

January 30 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group – Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. It’s about making your voices heard and your choices matter! TAG members are the first to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Library. Bring your ideas, energy, and enthusiasm! TAG: You’re It! This group is intended for grades 6-8. Are you in high school and want to participate? High School…

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February 2019

ZEEN: Teen Magazine

February 5 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Stories, poems, songs, reviews, commentary, sketches, drawings and photos are just some of the content included in a magazine created exclusively by teens. Magazine issues are printed bi-monthly and available for patrons to take. Either bring in something which you’ve already started, or create something new. We’ll provide both quiet and collaborative space, as well as computers and laptops. To read a previous issue click here: Zeen July 2018 This FREE program is for students ages 13-17 or in grades 7-12.…

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Adventure @ Your Library

February 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 18. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Magic Muffins Magazine

February 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand! Now just for tweens, ages 9-12. Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. You are welcome to bring your Chromebooks, or use the library’s computers. Submissions will be added to a layout and printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This FREE program is intended for tweens, ages 9-12, or in grades 4-6. Registration is not required. For additional information,…

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Adventure @ Your Library

February 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 18. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Teen Book Mob: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

February 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books? Teen Book Mob is here for you! Snacks provided. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (Fiction/Feminism, 326 pages, 2017.) “Punk rock zines inspire a feminist revolution at a small town Texan high school.” Copies of the discussion book are available on the NEW Teen Books shelf. Check it out with a friendly Circulation clerk to get the special due date. Teen Book Mob Book List This FREE program is for teens, ages 13-17 or in 7th-12th grades. Registration…

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