teens

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. 

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

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)

Homework Help

Starting in April, the Katy library will be offering weekly homework help.  This program will be every Wednesday at 6:00pm.  All ages are welcome at this drop in session. This help will be for basic homework issues.  If we don't know the answer, we will try our best to find it!  No registration is required for this program.  For more information, please call the branch.  281-391-3509

 

 

Flickr CC: Homework Help in the children's room  Photo by: Asheboro Public Library

Teen Movie Night!

Red Tails Movie Cover

Teen Movie Night!

To celebrate African American History Month at Barbara Bush Branch Library we will watch Red Tails, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen who served in World War II. Snacks and drinks provided.

Rated PG-13

2h 5min

Thursday Februrary 16th

5:00 pm 

 

Teens that Code--Level 3

Teens that Code—Level 3----Tuesdays

We will be continuing our Coding Lessons for Teens with Animation from Google CS First. This is an 8 week program. Teens should have some previous experience with coding in Scratch if they have not attended our other classes.

Dates: February 7, 14, 21 and 28
            March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: Teens/Tweens

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Teen Chess and Go Club---Fridays

    

Challenge other teens to a game of chess. The library will provide the room and chess board; does not include lessons or instructions.

 

The ancient game of GO is easy to learn, hard to master! Join the fun with this strategy game.

                   

FRIDAYS: 4:00-5:00 P.M.                                                

Beginning January 13, 2017

For ages 10+

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