Creative Writing Workshop   Recently updated !

writing in a journal outside

Tuesday, January 23 at 3:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for writing games, inspiration, and more at this fun event! Participants will also learn more about the Teen Literary Magazine Tornado Alley and how they can submit their artwork, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for publication in the 2018 edition. No registration necessary. Refreshments will be served. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

Clay Charms

clay bunny charmSaturday, January 20 at 10:00 AM

Learn how to make charms out of magic clay! Decorate key chains, make earrings, necklaces, and much more! This free program is open to tweens and teens ages 8 and Up. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information. Sponsored by the 21st Century Afterschool Learning Program Grant and Dover High School.

Art Studio   Recently updated !

January 16, February 20, March 27 and April 17 at 3:00 PM

lank easel with paint brushes

Learn about art, create something new, and get messy!

Open to Teens in Grades 6-12. No Registration Necessary. Call the Library at 330-343-6123 for more information.

January: Learn how to draw Manga style to create your own comic

February: Experiment with color as we explore Pop Art

March: Take an abstract approach with Cubism

April: Use a grid to help you master Realism

Food for Thought

This fall, check out delicious teen events for all the young foodies out there!

While neither event requires registration this year, please inform the library of any food allergies at least a week before the event by calling Liz at 330-343-6123.


cooking utensils and a chef's hatChopped: Tuesday November 21 at 3:00 PM

Calling all young chefs! Test your culinary skills at our annual Chopped Competition! We’ll give you three random ingredients, and you and your team will come up with three delicious dishes. What ingredients will we pick this year? Will another spoon be melted? Who will win the honor of First Place? You have to come to Chopped to find out! Open to teens in grades 6-12.


Gingerbread manGingerbread Challenge: Tuesday, December 5 at 3:00 PM

Get a team together and make a sweet masterpiece at this annual competition! Participants are asked to bring a bag of candy decorations to share and a can of white icing. We’ll be using the same kind of kits we used last year to make construction easier. The number of houses will be limited. Please keep this in mind and come willing to work together to create something awesome. Open to teens in grades 6-12.


Special Teen Programs this Fall

Tuesdays aren’t the only days teens can visit the library! Check out two great programs happening for teens and adults this Fall!


Origami SealLearn Origami with the Ohio Paper Folders: Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 PM

Join an Ohio Paper Folder to learn techniques to create something fun! Please call 330-343-6123 to register. Open to Teens and Adults.


Drawing HandCartooning for Everyone!: Monday, December 4 at 6:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Douglas Laubacher will present a new lesson on cartooning for teens and adults! Please register by calling 330-343-6123.




Mockingjay in yellowTuesday, November 7

Draw something with a 3D Printing Pen, build an arcade game, program a robot, and more at this fun event showcasing the Library’s Mobile STEAM Lab. This traveling lab encourages teens to experiment with science, technology, engineering, art, and math with games and fun activities. Teens are reminded that those misusing lab equipment will be asked to leave the Library. No registration necessary. Light snacks will be provided.

Know a group who would love a visit from our Mobile STEAM Lab? Check out this page for more information, including an inventory of items and guidelines for groups.

Halloween Mystery

Tuesday, October 31 at 3:00 PM

Zombie Clipart

Get ready to solve a monstrous mystery at this Halloween celebration! Enjoy snacks and music while working together to solve an original mystery. Costumes not necessary but welcome. No registration necessary.