Teen Program

Scratch Coding for Middle Schoolers

Learn basic coding with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. This program will be on Thursday, September 6, from 4:45-6:00 PM in the Computer Lab. Registration is required and opens on August 30, at 10:00 AM. Please call or register online.

For middle school teens and tweens in grades 6-8.

Children, Teens, and a Love of Reading

Book Buddies AldineDo you have a child in kindergarten-3rd grade? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?
Do you have a teenager in 7th-12th grades? Does she want to be a mentor? Does he need service hours? Then he or she could volunteer to be a Big Buddy!
Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Teens: Get Adventurous with D&D @the Library

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting this month, we will embark on a two different 4 month long Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. You can sign up for one of them on Thursday, August 30th at 6pm at G.O.A.T.: Gaming on a Table. 

New to D&D? No problem! We will walk you through character creation and gaming basics in the first session. 

Not into D&D, we have plent of tabletop games for you to play. Don't miss it!

Chess Club [8 to Adult] - Monday, August 27th at 5 PM

 

 

New to the Parker Williams Branch Library, we are exploring the interest in the Southbelt area for a Chess Club.

Chess is a two player, strategy game that is played by people all over the world.

Staff members will be available to teach beginners how to play.

Chess Club will be held in the Library Community Room on August, 27th at 6:30 PM. 

Welcome Back to School!

With school starting on Monday, we at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library want to officially welcome back to our students! We have missed a lot of you over the summer (you know who you are) and we are excited to have you coming back to the library after school!

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, August 25th from 2-4 PM

 

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on August 25th on the Library Floor for game play from 2-4 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Teen DIY and a Movie – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) 131 min. and Life Counter Bracelet Friday, August 24th at 4 PM

 

“Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.” – imdb.com

To finish off our summer’s ‘Libraries Rock ’ theme, we are going to be playing a movie with The Rock.

Join us for our showing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in the Library Community Room on August 24th at 4 PM.

While we are enjoying the movie, you can also make a Life Counter Bracelet. 

Summer Reading Summary

Now that our Summer Reading Program is officially over, and everyone is coming in to get their prizes (by the way, if you haven’t gotten your prize, come to the Reference Desk before August 18th to get it), we at the Evelyn Meador Library thought it might interest our patrons to find out how our Summer Reading Program went. As such, we decided that we would share some of our statistics for summer reading and show how great our summer went.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, August 20th from 6-7:30 PM

 

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on August 20th on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Summer Program – Theater Arts Workshop [5+] - Saturday, August 18th at 4:00 PM

 

Shamelessly Saved Productions Theater Arts Workshop activities can provide a resource to ensure unique learning opportunities for young people to help them develop mentally and socially.

As they explore and identify who they are, they will be: improving academic achievement, building positive social networks, developing individual strengths, cultivating and strengthening values, and excepting and loving the skin in which they are in.

Please join us at the Parker Williams Branch Library at 4 PM on Saturday, August 18th in the Library Community Room. 

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