Turn that Back-to-School Frown Upside Down with Duct Tape!

On Wednesday, August 25 at 6:30 PM, teens ages 12-18 are invited to a Duct Tape Back-to-School Party. Make your return to school fun by creating school supplies out of duct tape! Learn to make a duct tape folder or a duct tape ruler.

Crafts aren’t your thing? Then, bring some of your back-to-school gear with you to decorate it with everyone’s favorite silver tape! It’s easy and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! Plus, this program is free!

Registration is required so visit or call the reference desk to sign up.

~Marissa

P.S. If  you haven’t started your summer reading assignment for school yet, visit the library! We’ve got copies of your school reading lists and you can borrow the books from us for free!

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July 23, 2010 at 3:10 am Leave a comment

And you thought Starburst candies were just for eating…

On Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30 PM, teens ages 12-18 can learn to make Starburst Wrapper Bracelets in the library’s teen section. Create a unique, eye-catching piece of jewelry that people will be sure to ask you about!

Snack on Starbursts while you work! Registration is required for this FREE program. Visit or call the registration desk to sign up.

~Marissa

July 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

Not your little sister’s Candy Land!

On Tuesday, June 29 at 6 PM, teens are invited to play Life-Size Candy Land in the meeting room!

During this live-action version of the classic board game, participants will have the chance to snack on real candy refreshments.

Registration is required and is open to teens ages 12-18 ONLY. We need at least 4 people to play, so sign up by June 24! To register, visit or call the reference desk.

~Marissa

May 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

Show what you know! (And win free food!)

On Tuesday, March 23 at 6 PM, teens, ages 12-18, are invited to show off their knowledge of pop culture at the library’s teen Jeopardy Tournament.

Are you a music expert? A vampire fanatic? Think you know everything about food, movies, books, or sports? There will be questions about those categories and more! You might be surprised to learn what trivia is stored in your head!

Compete to win passes for free snacks at McDonald’s!

Registration is required. Visit or call the reference desk to sign up.

~Marissa

February 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

What is Improv?

Improv is spontaneous acting and reacting. If you’ve ever laughed at the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” then you have enjoyed improv. If you’ve never seen it, go to YouTube RIGHT NOW and watch a clip!

Now you have a chance to participate in hilarious activities that actors use to help them react to the unexpected on stage. Whether you’re acting in a play, giving a speech in class, or just chatting with friends, improv can help you succeed.

Come to Improv Games on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 PM to experience how much fun improv can be! Registration is required for this free program so visit or call the reference desk to sign up. 

~Marissa

P.S. Don’t forget to vote in the poll in my previous post. I want to know what you think!

January 7, 2010 at 4:02 am Leave a comment

New Poll: On the Screen vs. On the Pages

The paper version of this poll is also available in the teen section at the library. Paper votes will be counted and added to this poll’s totals after January 24.  Check back then to see the results!

~ Marissa

December 21, 2009 at 12:41 am Leave a comment

Wanna make a snowman?

The library will be hosting a snowman-building competition with a twist – the snowy creations will be made out of marshmallows! Race to make the tallest snowman during the Whittemore Library’s third annual Teen Holiday Party!

Young adults, ages 12-18, are invited to attend the party in the meeting room on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 PM. Besides the snowman building contest, there will be several other festive activities. Decorate cookies! Play dreidel! Try to win Christmas BINGO! Have fun making the SURPRISE Christmas craft! You’ll never guess what it is!

Visit or call the reference desk to sign up for this free event. Registration is required by December 4, so put your name on the guest list today!

See you there!

~Marissa

December 3, 2009 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

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