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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.


Teens: Celebrate 10 Summers of Awesome

Time is running out! If you haven't returned your permission slip for the 10 Summers of Awesome party on August 8th, please do so as soon as possible! Space in the Video Game Truck is going fast. If you don't get in, never fear! We have plenty of space in the library after-hours party which will include Live Action Pac-Man, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the Hipster Olympics, and more! 

How do you get a ticket? Read 15 books or 30 hours in the Atascocita Branch Library's summer reading program and come in to pick up your prizes and permission slip. Don't hesitate! Librarians are standing by! 

Teens: Special Effects Makeup and Selfies This Week @ the Library

Do you want to learn how to do special effects makeup without latex? Explore the world of special effects using only makeup to create visual illusions on Wednesday, July 15th at 3pm.

Put your new makeup skills to use and find out how to avoid duckface in our Teen Tech Thursday: Love Your Selfie class at 3pm on Thursday, July 16th at 3pm. 

This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.

Teens: Can't Make it Comic-Con? Come to ATAcon!

Can't make it to Comic-Con in San Diego? Get your fandom on at the Atascocita Branch Library's first convention, ATAcon. We have 5 days full of programming including a VIP party. 

Need a Hogwarts House Scarf? Learn how to crochet with Camp Stitch-a-Lot: Fandom Crochet from July 6-12th at 2pm.Pick from several designs including Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Minecraft. This program is open to tweens and teens between the ages of 10-18 years old. Attendance is required all five days. Registration is available at the front desk. . 

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Teens: Man-Eating Plants and Monopoly

This week, you can learn about the world of carnivorous plants and play a game of giant Monopoly! On Wednesday, June 24th at 3pm, join Michael and Stephanie Howlett for a class on raising "man-eating" (aka carnivorous) plants. Supplies are limited to 25. This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.

On Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm, get your game on with Live Action Monopoly. 


Teens: From Crepes to Coding @ the Library

On Wednesday, June 17th at 3pm, join us for Cotton Candy, Crepes and Confections. As seen on TV! You’ve seen it on TV and the internet, now see if it works. We’ll be making cotton candy, crepes, dipped chocolates, and more! Make it and eat it!  (Click on article for more)

On Thursday, June 18th at 3pm, use basic code to make your Lego creation move! No coding skills, no problem. This program will teach you the basics of coding. Are you a Code Monkey? Use your skills to dazzle your friends in this program.

 These programs are for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.



Teens: Discover Polaroids, Podcasting, and Pixel Art This Week @ the Library

Go back in time with two retro programs this week. On Wednesday, June 10th at 3pm, explore retro technology in From Podcasts to Polaroids: Everything Old Is New Again. 

On Thursday, June 11th at 3pm, use both perler beads and candy to create awesome Pixel Art. 

These programs are open to tweens and teens between the ages of 12-18 or in grades 6-12.

Teens: Unmask Summer Reading with a Party!

Teens, are you counting down the days until summer? Join us on June 4th at 5pm for our Summer Reading Unmasked party! Sign up for the Summer Reading Club, get a prize! We will have more prizes throughout the evening along with treats, games, and more! No registration required. 

Teens: Celebrate Teen Literature Day with Bookapalooza

Teens, put down that book and take a break from reading by celebrating Teen Literature Day at the library. Join us on Thursday, April 16th at 4:30pm for an afternoon of book related games, crafts, prizes, and more! No registration required. This program is appropriate for ages 13-18. 

Teens: Get Creative With Our Book Spine Poetry Contest

Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a book spine poetry masterpiece! Line up the spines of a book, take a photo, and send it to ata4ya@gmail.com. The winners will be featured on our blog and teen zine. Entries are due by April 30th. 

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