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Back To School Bargains at the FOAL Book Sale This Weekend

Looking for some back to school book bargains? Need to refresh your personal library? Drop by the FOAL book sale this weekend for a great selection of books at a price that won't break the bank. On top of that, all the proceeds go toward library programs such as the Summer Reading Program, storytime, Craft Club, and more!

Preview night for FOAL members is Friday, August 23rd from 5-7pm. Not a member? You can join at the door! The sale opens to the public on Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 5pm. Don't miss it!

Teens and Tweens: Get Your Game On @ the Library

This week, you can get your game on at the Atascocita Library.

On Wednesday, July 24th at 3pm, join us for an afternoon of Tabletop Gaming with games ranging from Awkward Family Photos to Zombie Fluxx and everything in between.

On Thursday, July 24th at 7pm drop in to our monthly Chess and Go club to learn about "The Art of Go" and play a few rounds.

Teens & Tweens: This Week is Food & Zines!

Calling all Teens and Tweens! 

On Wednesday, July 17th at 3pm join us for Weird Science: Molecular Gastronomy. Make see through ravioli, sample strawberry jam caviar, and decorate cupcakes with edible rose pellets.

On Thursday, July, 18th at 3pm create your own person zine during Zine Scene. Take a trip this summer with the Harris County Public Library's Summer Reading program and Zine Fest Houston!  In this particular Summer Reading program, teens will create a collaborative travel zine of their favorite places in Houston, learn all about zines and self-publishing, and take part in the zine process from start to finish.  The completed zine will be included in the Zine Fest Houston workshop series collection and library.

Teens: DJs, Homestuck, and Hipsters This Week @ the Library

This week, you can learn how to DJ, make a Homestuck plushie, and win a medal in the Hipster Olympics at the library!

Wednesday, July 10th at 3pm you can learn the art of the DJ at Do You Want to Be a DJ? Learn from a professional DJ and try out your new skills.

Thursday, July 11th at 3pm create a smuppet from Homestuck at Homestuck Plushies.

Slap on your skinny jeans, scarf, and black glasses for a night of hipster fun, mockery, and irony at the Hipster Olympics on Friday, July 12th at 6pm. Read 5 books or 10 hours for a pass to the hottest party this side of Park Slope. Permission slips are required and must be turned in by Thursday. For more details, contact Darla Pruitt at 281-812-2162. 

Teens: Our Weekly Winners!

Read books. Attend programs. Win prizes. It's just that simple. 

When you log your books in the Atatscocita Branch Library's Teen Summer Reading program, you are automatically entered into our weekly book backpack drawing. 

Love our fabulous programs? Every time you attend a teen program at the Atascocita Branch Library, you can sign up for our weekly program drawing. There is a different theme every week ranging from art to zombies.  Didn't win our weekly drawing? All the slips will be pooled for our Super Awesome Mega Program Prize that will be awarded at the end of summer. It contains items from all our program prize packs!


Teens and Tweens: Go Retro with Extreme Tie Dye & Retro Crafts

Go back in time with a twist this week as our teen and tween programs have a retro theme. First up is Extreme Tie Dye on Wednesday, June 19th at 3pm. Suit up and spray your own tie dye shirt. Please bring a prewashed white cotton t-shirt. We will have some on hand but we can not guarantee sizes.

On Thursday, June 20th at 3pm, we will show you a new twist on Retro Crafts like perler beads and shrink plastic. Learn how to turn childhood craft materials into art.

Programs are appropriate for ages 10-18 years old.

Teens and Tweens: Zombie Survival Week @ the Library

This week, the Atascocita Branch Library is getting prepped for the Zombie Apocalypse!

Join us on Wednesay, June 12th at 3pm for Zombie Survival Guide. Learn survival basics, sample MREs, and create a mini-survival kit from a mint tin.

On Thursday, June 13th at 3pm, make a Paracord Wristband to add to your survival kit. It's fashionable and handy.

Both programs are suitable for tweens and teens (ages 10-18 years old). You do not need tickets or reservations but supplies are limited.

Tweens & Teens: Get Poetic @ the Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month with two awesome tween and teen programs.

First, drop by the library, find some books and create a book spine poem for our Book Spine Poetry Contest. Take a photo like the one on the left and e-mail it ata4ya@gmail.com by April 23rd. The winners will be featured on this website.

Next, get your poetry on at the Poetry Cafe. Join us on Wednesday, April 17th at 4:30 for an afternoon of poetry, yummy treats and lively discussion. Bring your own poetry or just something you love to read to share with the group. If you don't feel like reading it aloud, someone will be on hand to give it the Poetry Slam treatment.

Calling All Tween and Teen Writers and Artists!

Calling all tween and teen writers and artists! The Atascocita Branch Library is launching their first library teen zine this May and we need your talent! What are we looking for? Short stories, poems, articles, Top 10 Lists, reviews, photographs, drawings, manga, collages, cartoons, and anything else you can create. 

What’s a zine? A zine is a totally DIY publication that is distributed locally and traded all over the world.

The theme for this issue is “The Beginning and The End.”

Celebrate Teen Tech Week @ Atascocita Branch Library

Join us on March 13th and 14th for two fabulous Teen Tech Week Programs.

On Wednesday, March 13th at 4:30pm, explore the latest in technology with our Technology Petting Zoo. Play Kinect games, check out the latest apps for iPad and Kindle, and learn how to download books from the library. Check out a holographic keyboard and other cool gadgets.

On Thursday, March 14th at 4:30pm, rejoice in the joy of Pi on Pi Day. Get a slice of Pi cake, Pi cookies, and pizza Pi. The person who can recite the most digits in Pi from memory gets a prize!

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