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Teen Room

July 2018

Video Gaming Club with The Gaming Goat

July 23 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Tournament Schedule: July 2 Super Smash Bros July 9 Mario Kart July 16 Naruto July 23 ATV-Motor Cross July 30 2K18 Middle School and High School students are invited to join the new Video Gaming Club run by the Gaming Goat. Try new or retro games each week. Tournaments! Gift card prizes! No registration is required to attend this FREE club. It is intended for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568…

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Display It: Help Design the “Space” Space

July 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

Help re-design the Space Space... The what??? The Space Space is a 6-foot-tall display on the children’s floor of the library that will be up all summer showcasing information about Jupiter to people (kids, teens, & adults). The display changes every week, and on Friday afternoons teens can work with others in the teen room to help decide on and make the changes. The real challenge is figuring out how to present the information in ways that inspire curiosity and…

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ZEEN Magazine

July 28 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Join other area teens and tweens in writing your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. The library will provide computers to work on. Submissions will be added to a layout and printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or…

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Video Gaming Club with The Gaming Goat

July 30 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Tournament Schedule: July 2 Super Smash Bros July 9 Mario Kart July 16 Naruto July 23 ATV-Motor Cross July 30 2K18 Middle School and High School students are invited to join the new Video Gaming Club run by the Gaming Goat. Try new or retro games each week. Tournaments! Gift card prizes! No registration is required to attend this FREE club. It is intended for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568…

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Interactive Movie Experience: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

July 31 @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In honor of author J.K. Rowling’s birthday, we will be showing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as an interactive movie experience. Scripts, props, and snacks provided so that you can play along with the movie. Costumes and fandom welcome. To participate, sign-up upon arrival, and plan to stay for the entire program. This FREE program is intended for youth, ages 11-17, and is limited to the first 20 to arrive. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org…

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August 2018

Back to School Crafts

August 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It’s never too early to make some back-to-school locker crafts! Emoji magnets are a fun way to express yourself. Each teen will be able to design three magnets with your favorite emojis. You can also make a personalized notebook to show off to your friends. This FREE program is intended for youth in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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YA Author Chat with Mike Mullin

August 1 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Mike Mullin, author of the Ashfall series and the new book: Surface Tension. Mike’s action-packed books explore everything from the surviving the aftermath of the Yellowstone super volcano to stopping terrorist attacks. His strong, smart characters and fast-paced plots keep readers clambering for more. At this appearance, Mike will discuss his books, his writing process, and how writing is like Taekwondo. He’ll also participate in a Q&A with the audience. Audience members will have the chance to win copies of Mike’s…

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Volunteens “Thank You” Party

August 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teens have been very helpful this summer and the library is looking good! Cookies and punch will be served to thank all the Volunteens who participated in helping out the Library this summer. Volunteens make sure to swing by during this time to pick up a special “thank you” gift. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Display It: Help Design the “Space” Space

August 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Help re-design the "Space" Space... The what??? The Space Space is a 6-foot-tall display on the children’s floor of the library that will be up all summer showcasing information about Jupiter to people (kids, teens, & adults). The display changes every week, and on Friday afternoons teens can work with others in the teen room to help decide on and make the changes. The real challenge is figuring out how to present the information in ways that inspire curiosity and…

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ZEEN Magazine

August 4 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

Join other area teens and tweens in writing your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. The library will provide computers to work on. Submissions will be added to a layout and printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or…

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Video Gaming Club with The Gaming Goat

August 6 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Tournament Schedule: August 6: Street Fighter V August 13: Super Smash Bros August 20: Injustice 2 August 27: Naruto Middle School and High School students are invited to join the new Video Gaming Club run by the Gaming Goat. Try new or retro games each week. Tournaments! Gift card prizes! No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is intended for 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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ZEEN Magazine

August 11 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

Join other area teens and tweens in writing your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. The library will provide computers to work on. Submissions will be added to a layout and printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or…

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Video Gaming Club with The Gaming Goat

August 13 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Tournament Schedule: August 6: Street Fighter V August 13: Super Smash Bros August 20: Injustice 2 August 27: Naruto Middle School and High School students are invited to join the new Video Gaming Club run by the Gaming Goat. Try new or retro games each week. Tournaments! Gift card prizes! No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is intended for 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Video Gaming Club with The Gaming Goat

August 20 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Tournament Schedule: August 6: Street Fighter V August 13: Super Smash Bros August 20: Injustice 2 August 27: Naruto Middle School and High School students are invited to join the new Video Gaming Club run by the Gaming Goat. Try new or retro games each week. Tournaments! Gift card prizes! No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is intended for 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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High School T.A.G: Awesome Autumn Activities

August 23 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

This month’s theme is Awesome Autumn Activities! We need your suggestions for fun fall-themed programs and displays for the Teen Room! 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. Attend regularly and earn service credit…

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Video Gaming Club with The Gaming Goat

August 27 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Tournament Schedule: August 6: Street Fighter V August 13: Super Smash Bros August 20: Injustice 2 August 27: Naruto Middle School and High School students are invited to join the new Video Gaming Club run by the Gaming Goat. Try new or retro games each week. Tournaments! Gift card prizes! No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is intended for 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Breakout DeKalb

August 28 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Can YOU break out of a study room? Get your friends together and solve puzzles to break out of your room and get a prize! Get your group of four together (register individually). This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Sign up upon arrival. Space is limited! For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568.

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Rubix Cube Tournament

August 30 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you a genius? Do you want to impress your friends by being the first to solve a Rubix Cube? Come to our first ever Rubix Cube Tournament featuring puzzles of different sizes: 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, triangles, and more!!! Challenges include: fastest puzzle solving for each size, fastest one-side solved, fastest team relay, and even blindfold puzzle-solving. Cube-themed prizes will be given to the ultimate cube puzzle solvers! This FREE program is intended for youth in grades 6-12. No registration…

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