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Teen Room

January 2020

Anime-Manga Club

Thursday January 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime/Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. No registration is required to attend this free club! It is intended for ages 12-17. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or (815) 505-8569. Anime-Manga for Adults (ages 18+) meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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Teen Book Mob: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Tuesday January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books and have a snack, too? Teen Book Mob is here for you! The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist and winner of a Stonewall Book Award, “links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness"  - Kirkus review. Read on…. If it weren’t…

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Homeschool Happenings: Teen

Thursday January 30 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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February 2020

Homeschool Happenings: Teen Valentine’s

Thursday February 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring 20 blank Valentine’s Day cards and a box (in which to put them.) Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Pal-entine’s Day Party

Tuesday February 11 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, celebrate the people who are always there for you: your pals! We’ll be making friendship bracelets, coloring pictures of famous friends, eating chocolate, and making special “Books of Awesome” that you can give to a friend. Grab a friend and join us! This free program is intended for grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.  

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Darwin’s Birthday Party

Wednesday February 12 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You are cordially invited to Charles Darwin’s birthday party! Join us and celebrate the legendary scientist with snacks, crafts and cake! Use your beak to try some Galapagos finch food (BUGS 😲), take some selfies with Darwin, and flex your strategic prowess at an Evolution board game. This free program is for teens ages 11-17. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Amanda at amandah@dkpl.org or at 815-756-9568.

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Teen Tech: Snap Circuits

Tuesday February 18 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For this month’s Teen Tech, we’ll be pulling out all of our Snap Circuits kits for some circuitry fun! This includes our brand new kits, Arcade and Light. Snap circuits are a great way to learn basic circuitry principles in a fun way. This free program is intended for youth in 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3500.

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Homeschool Happenings: Teens

Thursday February 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Teen Book Mob: Shadowshaper

Tuesday February 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books, and have a snack, too? Pick up a copy of Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older, while supplies last, and join the Teen Book Mob. Sierra Santiago and fellow artist, Robbie, are amazed when the murals in their neighborhood begin to weep real tears. Then they discover shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the…

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