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Goodbye, Chicks: Project Peep Ends at Atascocita This Saturday

On Saturday morning, we will say goodbye to our baby chicks as they go home to the Blue Star Ranch. Project Peep has been an amazing experience from seeing the chicks hatch to tracking their progress every day. You can say goodbye today and tomorrow morning at the library. 

To learn more about Project Peep, you can read David Cherry's article here.

Teens: Celebrate 11 Years of Club Anime!

In February of 2006, our library kicked off Club Anime and now 11 years later, we are still going strong! Join us on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm for a celebration of 11 years of anime, manga, Asian culture, and of course, Pocky. We will have a sushi bar, an array of Japanese snacks, and prizes! We will also be watching classic anime. Don't miss out! 

This program is for ages 13-18 years old. 

Teens: Get Your Game On @ the Library this Thursday

Calling all Tabletop Teens! Join us on Thursday at 6:30pm for G.O.A.T.--Gaming on a Table. Bring your own tabletop games or play the games we have in stock. We have everything from Chess to Zombie Dice! Beginners welcome! 

Teen Holiday Programs

The winter holidays mean lots of free time and you can fill it with programs at the Atascocita Branch Library! 

The Holiday Hop runs throughout December. Drop in and play I Spy, Design an Ugly Sweater, or become Library Detective with a library scavenger hunt. Once you complete the tasks, you get an entry into our Holiday Hop drawing featuring prizes such as Manga Mystery Bag (on the left), Steampunk Starter Kit, Crafty Diva, or Five Nights at Freddy's. 

On Thursday, December 15th at 5pm, join us for Snowball Fight III: The Reckoning. Put on your ugly sweater and get ready to rumble! Permission slips are required.  After the battle, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. 

Learn a new skill with Knit Wits, our teen knitting club on Thursday, December 27th at 6pm. (Click for more programs)

Teens: Become a Living Chess Piece This Thursday!

Put on your best costume or cosplay and become a living chess piece this Thursday during Cosplay Chess. Registration  begins at 5:30pm and the game begins at 6pm. No knowledge of chess is necessary as your life will be in the hands of the chess masters. Kill or be killed! They will decide your fate with the move of a piece. Don't miss out! This program is for teens ages 12-18 years old.

Teen Book Club for November: Touching Spirit Bear

Calling all teens! Join us on Thursday, November 3rd at 4:30pm for snacks, a craft, and a discussion of Touching Spirit Bear. A free copy of the book is available at the front desk of the library. Registration is suggested since supplies are limited. This program is for ages 12-18 years old or grades 6-12.

Books and supplies provided by the Friends of the Atascocita Branch Library. 

Teens: Can You Survive the Haunted Library:Carnival of Souls?

Step up one and all and join us after the library closes for the most peculiar carnival that you will ever attend. On Saturday, October 22nd from 6-8pm, you can play creepy carnival games, take a scary selfie in our photo op area, and see if you can survive the Not So Fun House full of maniacs. Costumes are not required but feel free to dress up.

Permissions slips are required and are available at the front desk of the library. This program is for ages 12-18 years old.

Teen Read Week Book Club

 Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Teen Read Week. Pick up your free copy of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan anytime starting September 20th. We will discuss Esperanza Rising and other teen books, do a craft and eat light snacks. The next Teen Book Club book will be given out during this program. Supplies are limited. For Teens and Tweens 12-18.

Teens and Tweens: Get in Shape with CrossFit

 Calling all Tweens and Teens! Get in shape at the library! Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30pm fo CrossFit for Teens and Tweens. Learn the basics of CrossFit from Nicole Hitt of CrossFit Haste. Don't miss it!

This program is for tween and teens ages 12-18 years old or grades 6-12. 

Shop 'Til You Drop @ the FOAL Book Sale This Weekend

Want to support the library and your book habit at the same time? Join us for the Friends of the Atascocita Library Book Sale this weekend. Friends members get a sneak preview of the sale Friday, August 14th from 5-7pm. Not a member? Memberships are available at the door! The sale opens to the public on Saturday, August 15th from 10am to 5pm.

The money raised by the Friends funds library programs such as storytime for kids, Club Anime for teens, and Craft Club for adults.

 

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