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Fall 2014 Teen Events
Registration is required for all teen programs. Teen programs are for teens going into grades 6-12 and are held in the Eisenhower Room unless otherwise noted. Programs are free of charge. To register, please call 720-887-2360 or stop by the Teen Zone Desk.

Monthly Programs

Teen Zone
Teen Advisory Board
1st and 3rd Mondays, 4-5 p.m.
Upcoming dates: September 15, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17
*cancelled September 1 for Labor Day

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join TAB and help plan library programs, submit stories and art for The 411: Teen Zone Newsletter, and make recommendations for teen books, music, and videos. If you are interested in joining TAB please stop by the Teen Zone to fill out an application.

Boost Your Brain
Every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.
Upcoming dates: September 9, 16, 23, & 30; October 7, 14, 21, & 28; November 4 & 18
*cancelled November 11 & 25

Free math and science tutoring. Half-hour sessions available every Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. in the Teen Zone. Call 720-887-2360 for more information.

Manga Art Jam
1st Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Upcoming dates: September 7, October 5, & November 2

Tried drawing those big-eyed characters but don't know where to start?  Want to try adding storyboards to your drawing?  Artist Gareth Kensak leads this informal drawing club.  He'll give you tips to capture the essence of your characters.  Bring your sketchpads for sharing and drawing.

Write Out!
3rd Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Upcoming dates: September 21, October 26*, November 16
*October 26 session special Pizza & Prose event

Want to be nurtured as a writer? Join our group, Write Out. We will write, share (no critiquing), and discuss our writing process. Meet in the Teen Zone Study Room.

September Programs
*Registration opens on August 20, 2014

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Pokemon Tournament
Sunday, September 14, 2-4 p.m.
*open to ages 9-18

Come prepared for a Pokemon Battle.  All skill levels are welcome.  Want to learn?  We'll teach you how to play.  Please bring your own deck.

Pathways to Parenting: College Success for Different Learners
Monday, September 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
*for parents, guardians, and caretakers
*No registration necessary for this program.

Learn how colleges are helping students with high functioning Autism, ADHD, and other learning challenges to succeed.

Anatomy in Clay

Sunday, September 21, 2-4 p.m.

Get ready to roll, mold, & sculpt.  Use Anatomy in Clay models to learn about the way our muscles and guts are shaped.  
October Programs
*Registration opens on August 20, 2014

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Bat Tales
Saturday, October 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
*Open to ages 9-14

Learn about the world's only flying mammals.  CU Science Discovery will bring museum specimens to give you a closer look at bats native to Colorado!

Halloween Houses
Sunday, October 12, 2-4 p.m. 

Make your sweet tooth scream!  Come make a haunted gingerbread house with a sweet and spooky Halloween theme.

Chemistry Creations
Saturday, October 18, 2-4 p.m.
*Open to ages 9-14

Watch things fizz, boom, & burn!  Make your own chemical reactions, too.  Come celebrate National Chemistry Month with scientists from Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.

Pathways to Parenting: Teen Depression- What's normal and when to seek help
Monday, October 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
*for parents, guardians, and caretakers
*No registration necessary for this program.

Colorado leads the nation in teen depression.  Learn to recognize the symptoms, when to be concerned, and what to do.

Back in Time: Murder Mystery
Friday, October 24, 6-8 p.m.

Want to dine with Shakespeare and Cleopatra?  Join them and other famous characters to solve a murder mystery of historic proportions.  Free dinner provided.

Pizza & Prose: Corey Ryan
Sunday, October 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Corey Ryan, talented writer and teacher, will show you how to write horrific scenes with gripping characters and thrilling plots that make you cringe.  Join us and enjoy free pizza.

November Programs
*Registration opens August 20, 2014

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Intro to Arduino
Saturday, November 15, 2-4 p.m.

Use the SparkFun Inventor's Kit to build circuits using an Arduino board and solderless breadboard.  You'll learn to upload programs to make the circuit do fun things.  *This program meets in the Discovery Lab (first floor of the library, to the left of the Circulation Desk).

Pathways to Parenting: How to Connect with your Teen 
Monday, November 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
*for parents, guardians, and caretakers
*No registration necessary for this program.

Just when teens are pulling away, they need your support more than ever.  Learn how to maintain & enhance the relationship.
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