Teen Summer Reading Events

Summer Reading Teen

How to Comic: Writing, Drawing & Publishing a Comic

Wednesday, June 27
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you an aspiring writer or artist? Wondering what it takes to create a comic? Author Greg Smith (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse) and artist Meescha Dare will speak about writing, the creative process, and how to get started. Join us for this hands-on workshop!

Anime Idol Marathon

Saturday, July 7
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab a seat for an anime marathon that's all about aspiring idols and their music. In Japanese pop culture, an idol is a type of celebrity known for their upbeat songs and fan-following. We'll have snacks and crafts while we watch a selection of anime throughout the day.

Virtual Reality Rocks

(this time with more rocks)
Wednesday, July 11
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual reality and crafting collide! Try out Oculus Rift, a virtual reality simulator, and explore different apps. And if you're feeling crafty, make a miniature work of art by painting a rock. 

Participants using Oculus Rift must be 13+ years old and fill out a release form. Ages 13-17 require a parent's signature. Forms may be obtained on our website or at the event.

Build Your Own Terrarium

Wednesday, July 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Build a custom terrarium and decorate it in the style of your favorite fandom. Supplies will be provided by the library, but feel free to bring any succulents or personal supplies that you would like to use. 

Registration is required.

How Do I Podcast?

Wednesday, July 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about the art of podcasting from Merri and Missy from Fake Geek Girls, a podcast all about comics, games, movies and books. They'll talk about practical information, equipment, and safety, and then guide us through recording a short episode. 

This program is for teens and adults. 

Happy Trees & Monstrosities

Wednesday, August 1
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Take a tired old painting and make it about a million times better...by monsterizing it! The library will supply the paintings: classic landscapes, portraits, and more. You can make them amazing by adding a monster or your own sense of style. Want to see examples? Check out this article

Registration is required and space is limited. This program is for teens and adults.

Double Feature:
Strictly Ballroom & Moana

Wednesday, August 8
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy the dance competition comedy Strictly Ballroom (PG) or sing along with Moana (PG) at this mini-movie marathon, featuring MuVChat. Bring your phone and make up your own commentary with texts that appear on the big screen. 

Registration Information

For programs and events requiring registration, please contact the library by email or by phone at 253-841-5454. You can always register in person at the library as well. 

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