teens

DIY: Glitter Light Switch Craft

Join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm for a fun and cool teen craft!  Teens will give a plain light switch cover a glittery makeover to add glitz and sparkle to their room!  All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the South Houston Library.  Program is recommended for children ages 10-17 years of age.  For more information please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Star Wars Robotics for Kids and Teens

Come meet and have fun with BB-8, an app-enabled droid, and use an iPad to move him around and give him commands in this fun “play” session.  We will be offering this program on 2 different days for the following age groups:

Children ages 8-12 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2pm-3pm

Teens ages 13-17 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 2pm-3pm

* Registration is required to attend either session*  For more information or to register please call the branch at 713-941-2385.

Houston Dynamo Game Night and Voucher!

Great News!  The Houston Dynamo is offering a FREE game ticket with the purchase of a discounted adult ticket to any child or teen who has completed all levels of this year's Summer Reading Program (earned 500 points). The FREE game ticket is for the Saturday, September 9th game against the Colorado Rapids. Along with the ticket, attendees will receive in-game recognition as well as a certificate of completion. Any eligible child or teen must must pick up their voucher at the library by September 8th.  There is special phone number on the voucher to call for the FREE game ticket as well as the purchase of the discounted adult companion ticket.  Thanks to the Houston Dynamo for being a Summer Reading partner!

Lego Party and Movie

Celebrate your summer reading success with our celebration for all readers including games, crafts, snacks and fun for all.

Date: Tuesday, August 1

 

Schedule:

6:00-7:00 p.m. Celebration for all ages

7:00-8:30 p.m. Movie event PG-13

All ages are welcome!

The HCPL Summer Reading Program is back at Maud Marks Library!

We’ve got a new sign up system and great new prizes too! All ages are invited to participate by earning points reading or performing other activities. Get prizes for every 100 points up to 500 points.There's magnets and stickers to earn, free Chipotle to be had, raffle tickets to win prize baskets for teens and adults and many other great prizes. Sign up is in the library or online where you can also find more information about the program and other prizes. 

Recycling Robot Contest

The theme for our Summer Reading Program this year is "Build a Better World!" Join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 3 pm and do your part by participating in this fun, team building, creative activity.  This contest is a great way for teens to create something out of items such as bottles, cans, cardboard, etc that would ordinarily go into the recycling box or the landfill.  Prior registration is required in person at the library or by phone at 713-941-2385.  Participants must be between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age.  Teams of 4 will be created on the day of the contest and will be allowed a maximum of 1.5 hours to create their robot.

Summer Reading Sign-up Event

   

Drop in to sign up for Summer Reading fun! Pick up your reading logs and learn how to track your reading progress this summer. This is a great time to get answers to all your Summer Reading Program questions!

We will be decorating our own book bags (while supplies last).

Online registration is open for children, teens and adults at http://www.hcpl.net from 6/5/17 to 8/5/17.

Date: Monday, June 5

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Screen-Play

screen playCalling all Tweens & Teens!

Join us on Wednesday, May 10, for Screen-Play.
• 5:00pm: Games
• 6:00pm: Movies
May movie: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG, 102 min) Universal

For teens and tweens, ages 10 - 18.
Free, no registration, just drop by.
Location: Teen Room

Galena Park High School's Cold Panic! Fallout! Wins The 2017 Tournament of Books

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Harris County Public Library was able to pilot The Tournament of Books, a literacy competition for high school students designed to develop and encourage a love of reading. 

The competition kicked off last October at four partnering high schools: Clear Lake High School, Galena Park High School, Humble High School / Quest Early College High School, and Memorial High School. Students at those schools, led by their school librarians, formed teams of 3 to 5 students. They then worked together to read all 20 books on a designated list of diverse Young Adult books. 

Workforce Solutions for Teens during May

5/4/17: Evaluating Your Skills (4:00pm)

Most job seekers can't describe their skills! Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Brand Name You!

5/11/17: Soft Skills – Thirty Second Commercial (4:00pm)

5/18/17: Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters (4:00pm)

Get noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job.

5/25/17: Interviewing (4:00pm)

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