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Teens: Get Your Dance On & Get Creative @ the Library

Are you the King or Queen of DDR? Get your dance on this week with Dance Dance Revolution Dance Off on Wednesday, June 20th at 3pm. 

On Thursday, learn how to unleash your creativity with a variety of inspiring games at our Creativity Jam at 3pm. 

Both programs are designed for middle school and high school students.

Love Books? Why Not Write One?: National Novel Writing Month Countdown

 

Calling all teen writers! Want a way to smash writer's block and get your words out? Try writing your novel in a month! I know it sounds impossible, but people have been doing it every year in November since 1999 thanks to National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) . Every year, teens all over the country spend the month of November simply writing. No editing allowed. Just writing. The website also has writing challenges, a message board,  and pep talks. The clock is ticking! Ready, Set, Write!

Picture It!: Teen Read Week Events

From art to zines, you can celebrate Teen Read Week next week at the Atascocita Branch Library! On Monday, October 17th at 4:30pm get graphic with our Graphic Novel Book Club. Bring your favorite manga, superhero or graphic novels to the meeting so you can share them with the group.

Want to create your own publication and trade it with people all over the world? Learn about the wonderful world of zines at Zine Scene on Wednesday, October 19th at 4:30pm. Help contribute to our very first library zine.

Teens: Hooray for Hollywood Party

Walk the red carpet, dodge the paparazzi, and claim your swag bag at the Hooray for Hollywood party on Friday, July 8th from 6-8pm. How do you get a ticket to this party? Read! Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Club here, log 5 books or 10 hours, and claim your prizes at the Atascocita Branch Library. Permission forms are due on Thursday, July 7th so don't miss out!

Can't make the party? Our next after hours party will be the annual Video Game Jam on Saturday, August 6th from 5-7pm. Just read a total of 15 books or 30 hours for your pass to video game madness.

Calling All Teen Poets!

Are You Atascocita’s Next Top Teen Poet? Calling all Teen poets! The Atascocita Branch Library’s sixth annual Teen Poetry contest is now accepting submissions. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, you have until April 30th to submit your original, unpublished poetry to win fabulous prizes including a Poet’s Gift Basket full of books and other poetic items.

 Poems should be typed or neatly handwritten and cannot contain obscenities, gang affiliations, racial slurs, or overt sexual imagery.  Make sure you put your name, age, address, phone number, and e-mail on each entry.  The library retains the right to use the poems in any publicity or in-house publications. You can submit your poems in person at the Atascocita Library or e-mail them to: ata4ya@gmail.com.

 If you need any further information, please contact Darla Pruitt at 281-812-2162.

Teens: Knit & Get Your Geek on @ the Library

Do you like knitting? Do you love anime? Do you knit while watching anime? If you answered "Yes" to any of the previous questions, we have programs for you!

Tuesday, March 29th at 6pm is Knit Wits, our teen knitting club. BYON (bring your own needles). Beginners welcome.

On Thursday, March 31st at 7pm, get your otaku on at Club Anime!, the library's teen anime club. Join us for Pocky and prizes!

Teens: Get Connected @ the Library

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with 2 fabulous programs at the library! On Monday, March 7th at 4:30pm take The Road to Riches and learn about money management for teens. Get some Hot Tech Tips for Teen Tech Week on Thursday, March 10th at 7pm. That night, you can play with an iPad, a Kindle, and other gadgets at the Technology Petting Zoo. Get tips on how to edit videos, use a drawing tablet, and stay safe online. 

Teens: Celebrate Lunar New Year With Club Anime

 Celebrate a belated Lunar New Year with an evening of anime, crafts, sushi, Pocky and prizes! Join us for our annual Club Anime Lunar New Year Marathon and 5th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, February 24th starting at 5pm. In February 2006, Club Anime met in our little conference room to watch Macross and Diamond Daydreams. Five people showed up for that first meeting. Five years later, we have grown to over 25 members, watched a lot of anime and devoured unknown amounts of Pocky. Don't miss the celebration!

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