Teen Scene
 
Welcome to the Teen page.  For information on all things teen related stop by the Teen Center or call the Teen Desk 941-3031. The Teen Center is a place for all teens to be able to read, learn, and socialize.
 
Check out our programs below. All teen programs will take place in the Teen Center unless otherwise specified. Anime Club meets downstairs in the American Veterans Auditorium. You must be in Grades 6 - 12 to participate in Teen Programs. You can register for all programs in the Teen Center at the Main Library.
 
Our Collections:
  • Young Adult Fiction: Our primary collection. We focus on providing a selection of Young Adult Fiction that represents the diversity of our commuity. Genres include realistic fiction to fantasy and everything in between. 
  • Young Adult Books on CD: We still offer physical Books on CD, but you can also find eAudiobooks on the Library's Libby and hoopla apps.
  • Young Adult Graphics: Here you can find your comics and graphic novels. We are currently working to expand our comics collection, with newer volumes of Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics. You can find the YA Graphics collection in the right most section of shelves against the outside wall of windows. 
  • Young Adult Manga: Manga is an umbrella term encompassing comics and graphic novels originating from Japan. Parents of teens just getting into manga might want to check out this article, A Beginner's Guide to Manga, from the New York Public Library. This collection is located in the clear acrylic shelves in the back right corner of the Teen Center. 
  • Young Adult Paperbacks: Paperback Classics that are located in the cubbies to the left of the TV. 

Jessica Howard
Young Adult Services Coordinator
Office Phone: (864) 941-3030
 
Other Teen Center Staff:
 
Lorelei Harper
YA Assistant
 
Adrian Little
YA Assistant
 
Call the Teen Center Desk:
(864) 941-3031
 

Anime Club Crafternoons Teen Steam Days Trivia Days

*** Due to CDC Guidelines, masks are required at all Library programs ***

Teen Programs are for grades 6th - 12th. During the summer, rising 6th graders (just finished their 5th grade school year) will be able to participate in the Teen Center programs. Most programs will be held in the Teen Center, but larger programs, such as Anime Club, will be held in the American Veterans Auditorium. Currently, we might hold other programs in the Auditorium to social distance.

Sign up for the Teen Scene Newsletter to keep up with programs and new materials. The Newsletter will resume in late January, 2022.

We welcome program suggestions! If you have an idea, please submit it to Ms. Jessica either in person or by email! (We can't do everything, but we can try.)

Calling all Anime and Manga fans! 

Come hang out with the Anime Club! We will celebrate all things Japanese, so join us as we try out candy, play games, do crafts, watch anime, and more!

During January - May, we will be meeting twice a month. Sign up is not required to attend, but we might occasionally ask you to sign up for crafts so we have enough materials. Even if you didn't sign up for a craft, still come! We always watch anime together and have a great time!

We will meet in the American Veterans Auditorium (Located on the First Floor)

Parents: All ratings are listed. If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Jessica.  

 

January February March April May

Pick a Series!

We will be watching of a season (or most of season) over the next few months. Club members get to vote on one of the three choices below and we will vote at our January 13th meeting!

Horimiya
(TV-14) 2021
Romance, Slice of Life, Comedy
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
(TV-14) 2020
Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Comedy
The Devil is a Part Timer 
(TV-PG) 2013
Comedy, Romance

When the popular Hori and the gloomy Miyamura meet, they reveal another side of themselves. Could this be the start of something new?

 

A remake of one of Ms. Jessica's favorite animes which they better not have messed up!

Orphen is a powerful sorcerer whose sis was turned into a dragon. He'll stop at nothing to find her, even if he has to go it alone.

The devil finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills, he's forced to make ends meet working at a fast food joint!

January

Thursday, January 13: 4PM - 5PM

New Years Resolution: Watch more anime! We are kicking off the new year with two meetings a month.

This meeting we will vote on a series to watch from January - May. We will be watching only one episode a meeting and watch a second episode from another anime of Ms. Jessica's choice or do an activity! (evil face)

Ms. Jessica promises they won't all be older animes, but y'all need some education.

Thursday, January 27: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Life Lessons with Uramichi Onniison (TV-14).

Anime Bingo Game: While watching the selected anime, club members will each have a bingo card with different actions and events from the episodes being watched. If they see an action on their bingo card, they can mark it. The first to get five in a row wins a Pocky prize!

 
February

Thursday, February 10: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the  Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Trigun (TV-14).

Anime Craft: Vash the Stampede Papercraft. Cut out and create your own Vash figure!

Thursday, February 24: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Natsume's Book of Friends (TV-14).

Anime Craft: DIY Nyanko-Sensei Puzzles. Make a puzzle of the Natsume's youkai bodyguard to take home.

March

Thursday, March 10: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and play a game of Anime Kahoot!

Some questions will be taken from the animes we have watched. Others will be a true test of your anime knowledge.

If possible, bring your phone or Chromebook to play Kahoot!

Thursday, March 24: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Magic Knight Rayearth (TV-14).

Anime Bingo Game: While watching the selected anime, club members will each have a bingo card with different actions and events from the episodes being watched. If they see an action on their bingo card, they can mark it. The first to get five in a row, wins a pocky prize!

April

Thursday, April 7: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Nabari No ou (TV-PG).

Thursday, April 28: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Ruroni Kenshin (TV-14).

May

Thursday, May 12: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the  Winning Series (see above) and the first episode of Ranma 1/2 (TV-14).

Anime Bingo Game: While watching the selected anime, club members will each have a bingo card with different actions and events from the episodes being watched. If they see an action on their bingo card, they can mark it. The first to get five in a row, wins a pocky prize!

Thursday, May 26: 4PM - 5PM

Watch one episode of the Winning Series (see above) and play a game of Anime Kahoot!

Some questions will be taken from the animes we have watched. Others will be a true test of your anime knowledge.

If possible, bring your phone or Chromebook to play Kahoot!

 

 

 


 

Come Craft with Us!

Spend an afternoon crafting with us. Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED.

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register.

We have some exciting crafts planned for this season. All our crafts are designed for beginners, so come join us and create something new. 

Crafternoons will be held either in the Teen Center or the American Veteran's Auditorium (Located on the First Floor) depending on group size. 

February April

Thursday, February 3: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

XOXO Valentine Watercolor Paintings

Create a cool modern work of art to grace your room or give to a special someone as a Valentine's Day gift. We will be using watercolors and watercolor paper. You do not have to be an expert or have any experience with watercolors!. Step-by-step instruction will be provided. 

Registration Begins: January 20th

Thursday, April 14

UV Resin Galaxy Keychains

Learn how to make keychains using UV Resin! Mix colors and glitter to create sparkling galaxies to decorate your keys or backpack. Step-by-step instruction will be provided. 

 

Registration Begins: March 31st

 

 


Teen STEAM Day

Let's do science! Join us for experiments and crafts based in STEAM principles:

Science Technology Engineering Arts Math

Tuesday, March 22: 4 PM - 5 PM

Heat Sensitive Color Changing Slime

Make a slime that reacts to temperature changes by morphing colors using thermochromic pigment.

Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register. Registration begins: March 8th

Teen STEAM Days will be held either in the Teen Center or the American Veterans Auditorium (Located on the First Floor) depending on group size.

 

 


Trivia Days

Put your knowledge to the test with Teen Trivia Days! We'll have different themes for each day! Compete for fun prizes! 

Harry Potter Hogwarts House Trivia Battle

Thursday, March 31: 4 - 5:15 PM

Are you a walking, talking Harry Potter encyclopedia? Sign up for the Harry Potter House Trivia Games. You will be randomly sorted into a Hogwarts House to compete against other Houses. Members of the winning House walks away with a Harry Potter Funko Pop figure as a prize.

Space is limited so registration is REQUIRED.

Stop by the Teen Desk or call 941-3031 to register. Registration Begins: March 8th

Trivia Days will be held in the American Veterans Auditorium (Located on the First Floor).

 

 


 

 

Expand your reading horizons by checking out some of these new book or themed lists. Simply click on the cover to be taken to our catalog. 


 

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