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Teen Lock-In Permission Slip

Our annual Teen Lock-In is just a couple of weeks away, but the permission slip is available now!

Ready to sing along to your favorite Broadway hits at our annual Teen Lock-In? Stay after hours at the library and sing your favorites from Hamilton, Wicked, and more. Plus, enjoy some fun crafts and games. The lock-in will be on Friday, August 3, from 6:30-8:30 PM, in the Meeting Room.

Permission Slip is required. Permission slips can be picked up from the upstairs reference desk starting on Monday, July 16, and must be turned in by 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1 (2 days before the Lock-In!).

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Teen Game Tournament & String Art

Calling all gamers! Do you have what it takes to finish the fight? A teen Super Smash Bros Tournament will be held on Monday, July 9, at 1:30 PM, in the Teen Game Room. Join the brawl for a chance to win a prize!

Then, on Wednesday, July 11, at 2;00 PM, come by the Teen Room to make your very own String Art Piece. Materials and a variety of templates will be provided, but feel free to bring a print out of your own design.

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Teen CD Scratch Art

Make art with old CD’s on Monday, July 2, at 1:30 PM in the Teen Room. All supplies will be provided. 

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. For more info, call the library at 832-927-7830 or email kwteens@hcpl.net. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Teen Arduino Series

Registration opens on Thursday for July's Teen Arduino Series! This 4-week series is for beginners who want to collaborate and work together with other teens to learn the basics about the Arduino and basic coding. It meets once a week on Thursdays July 5, 12, 19, and 26, at 2:00 PM, in the Computer Lab.

Space is extremely limited. Register once for the whole 4-week series. Registration opens on June 28, at 10:00 AM. Please be able to attend at least 3 of the 4 sessions. You can register online or call the library at 832-927-7830.

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Teen Rock Photo Holders & Book Club!

On Monday, June 25, at 1:30 PM, create a fun piece of art with rocks that can hold your favorite pictures, notes, or mementos. Paints and rocks will be provided. Just be sure to wear your painting clothes! Program will be held in the Teen Room.

Then on Wednesday, June 27, at 4:30 PM, come to the first meeting of the Kingwood Library’s new Teen Book Club. Talk about books, eat food, maybe play a game or two. This month’s theme is “Reader’s Choice.” Mystery, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, etc….Whatever you want to read, read it and share with the group. Teen Book Club will meet in the Teen Game Room.

All programs for teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Teen LittleBits & Movie Night!

This week, come by the Teen Room on Monday, June 18, at 1:30 PM to learn the basics of circuitry. Using LittleBits technology, you can snap together building blocks to create your own invention. For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. (For younger children, please see the children’s summer reading calendar for their LittleBits classes.)

Then on Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 PM, enjoy a Libraries Rock Movie Night featuring The Rock himself! Watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with your friends. Snacks provided. (© 2017, Columbia Pictures, PG-13)

All programs for teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off & Tie-Dye War!

The 2018 Summer Reading Program is about to begin! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” Come start things off with a Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off and Movie Night on June 4th starting at 4:00 PM, in the Teen Room. Sign up for a Summer Reading account, get information on upcoming Teen programs and prizes, make your own guitar picks, play Rock Band, video games, and more!

The fun does not stop there. At 6:00 PM, in the Teen Game Room, enjoy the movie, School of Rock, with some delicious popcorn and snacks.

Then, join us for our 6th annual Tie-Dye War! Beat the summer heat by pelting your friends with dye-filled squish balls on Wednesday, June 6, at 2:00 PM, outside by the flagpoles.

Permission slips are required and can be picked up from the library starting on June 1. Holi dye powder WILL stain clothes and may temporarily stain skin.

All programs are for teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Teen Perler Beads - Aug 15, 2:00-3:00 PM

Teens! Come by the teen room to craft with perler beads! On Tuesday, August 15, from 2:00-3:00 PM, make whatever design you like using the multitude of different colored beads available.

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. For more info, contact Ms. Lauren, YA Librarian, at 281-360-6804 or kwteens@hcpl.net. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Teen #MovieMonday - Aug 14 @ 1:30 PM

Teens! Come by the meeting room on Monday, August 14, starting at 1:30 PM, to enjoy the movie Operation Dumbo Drop; a movie based on true events during the Vietnam War, where an Army officer and his unit have to deliver an elephant to a village in the midst of the fighting.

© 1995, Walt Disney Pictures, PG

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. For more info, contact Ms. Lauren, YA Librarian, at 281-360-6804 or kwteens@hcpl.net. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.
 

Teen Button Battle - Aug 7-19

Legos versus Minecraft? Which will win? You decide! Come by the teen area at any time between August 7-19 to pick up your button that casts your vote.

What is a button battle? It’s where teens vote on two or more of their favorite fandoms by taking a button they can pin to a backpack or anything else. The fandom that has the most buttons taken (aka “votes”), they are the one that wins!

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