Winter Teen and Tween Events

*Please check individual event pages for most up-to-date information.*

 

Due to the ongoing level of COVID-19 transmission in the community, the Library will continue to suspend all in-person programs and the large meeting space on the lower level will be unavailable. We will continually evaluate the health and availability of our staff members as well as the progress in slowing community transmission.

Please check our events page for the current status of all programs.  The Library continues to host some virtual events.  Some previously scheduled in-person events may be shifted to remote options or rescheduled.

 

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!
Teen and Tween Programs:
With consideration for the ongoing pandemic, and for the safety of everyone involved, please take special note of the following:

  • Registration is required for all Teen and Tween programs.
  • Space is limited – each individual should register so we have an accurate count of how many people are in the room.
  • Due to the persistence of the COVID-19 virus and the advent of the omicron variant, all attendees at in person programs, who can medically tolerate a face covering, will be required to wear face coverings. Presenting Librarians will be masked.
  • Face covering requirements are subject to change without notice.

Teen Winter Break Reading Challenge

December 1 – December 31

Registration on Beanstack required and begins December 1

The Teen Winter Break Reading Challenge is designed to be simple, low-stress, and fun! Complete activities to receive badges – there are a total of 20 different options. They can be completed in any order and they are “stackable,” meaning it’s possible to complete more than one activity at a time. If you complete at least 10 activity badges, you are eligible to receive a prize. Stop by the Youth Reference desk of the Dexter District Library during the month of January in order to redeem your prize. Have a safe and happy Winter Break!

 

 

Take & Make: No-Sew Felt Coffee Cozy

December 3 through 9

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required, begins November 3

Teens and tweens can register for a take & make craft kit to pick up at the Library. No-sew felt coffee cozies are fun, reusable, and easy to customize. They make great gifts as well!

 

Magic the Gathering

Friday, December 17

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Grades 6 – 12

Registration required, begins November 20

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to top players. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend. Please bring a Commander deck to each session.

Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Wrap It Up! DIY Gift Wrap and Bows

Monday, December 20

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Grades 5-12

Registration required, begins November 22

Want to make your holiday gifts extra special this year? Personalize your wrapping materials! Teens and tweens will make potato-stamped wrapping paper, recycled paper gift bows, and decorated gift tags.

 

Minute to Win It

Monday, December 27

2 to 3 p.m.

Grades 5-12

Registration required, begins November 29

Have some fast-paced fun with friends at the library! Test your skills with a series of 60-second games using everyday household items. They’re more challenging than you might think! Can you handle the pressure? You have one minute to win it!

 

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, December 28

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grades 5 & 6

Book: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

Registration required, begins November 23

Read the book and then join us for icebreakers, discussion, and a related craft or activity. Get a copy of the book at the youth reference desk after you register.

 

 

January

Writing Contest: 2021 in 6 Words

Submissions accepted January 1-31

Grades 5-12

Teens and Tweens are invited to enter a writing contest with the theme “2021 in 6 Words.” Reflect on the year that was and share it in a micro form. Submit your 6-word memoir to Teen/Tween Librarian Mollie to have your work posted in the Teen Zone and for a chance to win a prize.

 

Take & Make: Cake Squishies

January 7 through 13

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required, begins December 6

Teens and tweens can register for a take & make craft kit to pick up at the Library. Make your own squeezable, squishable mini slice of cake. Customize it to look like your favorite cake flavor, then squish it and watch it rise back into shape.

 

Teen Book Club

Tuesday, January 11  POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 8

6 to 7 p.m.

Grades 7 – 12

Book: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Registration required, begins December 1

Teens are invited to join our monthly book club. Read the book before the meeting, then join us for trivia and discussion. After you register, stop by the youth reference desk for a copy of the book.

 

A2 Magic Teen & Tween Workshop

Monday, January 17 (no school)

1 to 2 p.m. – note new time

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required, begins December 20

Teens and tweens in grades 5 through 12 are invited to discover their hidden potential through the fine art of magic. Students will learn several easy-to-master tricks commonly used by many of today’s top professional magicians.

 

 

Magic the Gathering

This event has been canceled.

Friday, January 21

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Grades 6 – 12

Registration required, begins December 18

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to top players. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend. Please bring a Commander deck to each session.

Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Teen Advisory Group

Saturday, January 22  postponed until February 19

11 a.m. to noon

Grades 7 – 12

Registration required, begins December 20

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 7 through 12 to get involved at the Library. TAG meets on select Saturdays each month during the school year.

 

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, January 25

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grades 5 & 6

Book: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Registration required, begins December 28

Read the book and then join us for icebreakers, discussion, and a related craft or activity. Get a copy of the book at the youth reference desk after you register.

 

Animal Care Education with Humane Society of Huron Valley

Friday, January 28 (half day)

2 to 3 p.m.

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required, begins December 20

Teens and tweens will hear a presentation from the Humane Society of Huron Valley detailing their history and what they do each day to help animals in our community. After the presentation, we’ll make no-sew pet toys for our furry friends or to donate to HSHV.

 

February

Take & Make: Pop-Up Cards

February 4 through 10

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required, begins January 3

Teens and tweens can register for a take & make craft kit to pick up at the Library. Make pop-up cards for friends and family in a variety of designs, including a card that opens up into a bouquet of flowers.

 

Teen Book Club

Tuesday, February 8

6 to 7 p.m.

Grades 7 – 12

Book: Verify by Joelle Charbonneau Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo (rescheduled from January)

Registration required, begins January 6

Teens are invited to join our monthly book club. Read the book before the meeting, then join us for trivia and discussion. After you register, stop by the youth reference desk for a copy of the book.

 

Magic the Gathering

Friday, February 18

6 to 8:30 p.m.

Grades 6 – 12

Registration required, begins January 22

Join us monthly for MTG tournament-style play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes awarded to top players. Everyone in grades 6 through 12 with knowledge of game play and rules is invited to attend. Please bring a Commander deck to each session.

Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

 

Teen Advisory Group

Saturday, February 19

11 a.m. to noon

Grades 7 – 12

Registration required, begins January 13

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 7 through 12 to get involved at the Library. TAG meets on select Saturdays each month during the school year.

 

Geometric Canvas Art

Monday, February 21 (no school)

2 to 3 p.m.

Grades 5 – 12

Registration required, begins January 17

Teens and tweens can get creative in this painting program. Tape-resist art uses painters tape to make geometric designs on canvas. After you paint and let dry, remove the tape to see how your masterpiece turns out!

 

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, February 22

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grades 5 & 6

Book: The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Registration required, begins January 25

Read the book and then join us for icebreakers, discussion, and a related craft or activity. Get a copy of the book at the youth reference desk after you register.