Category Archives : Teens


Tornado Alley Reception

Saturday, May 23 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Newly published authors and artists are invited to come be recognized at this special reception for the new Teen Literary Magazine, Tornado Alley. Editors and Senior Editors will also be recognized for their hard work on selecting works and designing the magazine. A voluntary reading will also take place so that any teen who wishes to share their newly published works may do so.  All are welcome to this free event to celebrate our area’s creative teens. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.


Cinco de Mayo

Mexican FlagTuesday, May 5 at 3:00 PM

 

Celebrate this Mexican holiday with us as we make crafts, play games, and enjoy some delicious food! We’ll also learn some Spanish and discover the origin of this holiday. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

This is also the last Passport Club event of the year, so don’t forget to turn in your Passports to be eligible for your special prize!

 


Spa Day

pink-left-swirl-hiTuesday, April 28 at 3:00 PM

That’s right, it’s back again! Join us to make your own bath salts and more at this fun, teen favorite, event! Make a gift for Mother’s Day or something for yourself. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials will be supplied by the library. Call 330-343-6123 to register.


Arbor Day

Friday, April 24 at 3:00 PMLeaves clipart

Stop by the library after school for this special program! Come help us plant a tree in honor of this green holiday, make a craft to take home, and enjoy some free snacks. Open to all ages, this event is a great opportunity for teen volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer, please email Liz at strausel@doverlibrary.org. No registration is necessary. Crafts and snacks will be first come, first served. Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information.


Timelord Economics

TARDIS in SpaceTuesday, April 21 at 3:00 PM

Travel through time with us at this fun, Money Smart Week event! First we’ll make a barter bracelet with beads.Then, we’ll visit the Old West and trade items with each other to see if you could survive. Finally, you’ll challenge yourself to balance a modern checkbook. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Snacks and door prizes will also be provided. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.

Throughout history, before money was printed, beads and other items were used to trade. These small items could be carried and worn, then traded for whatever items you needed. To represent this part of history, we’ll be making a simple, beaded bracelet. That way, if your time machine gets stuck in one of the many cultures that used the barter system, you’d have something to trade with.

Communities in the Old West relied heavily on each other for survival. By trading items with fellow Timelords-in-Training, you can learn the art of negotiation and trade. Since Timelords never know where they might end up, this is an incredibly valuable skill to learn as early on as possible.

In the digital age of debit cards, learning to balance a checkbook is an important skill that will help you learn to keep track of your money and not be fined for overdrawing your account. Learning to do this yourself will also help you to catch mistakes and fraudulent charges to your accounts. Prepare to visit the future by learning this valuable skill.

Complete all three challenges to pass Timelord Economics and receive a certificate with your name in Galifreyan* and a mini-TARDIS to take home. One or two other surprises might also be in store for some lucky Timelords.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register!

 

*To receive the personalized certificate, you MUST register

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Truly Mobile: Wearable Tech

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Google Glass Detail

Saturday, April 4 @ 10 AM

From Google Glasses to smartwatches and fitness trackers to remote rings, more people are choosing to carry and use technology in interesting and convenient ways. Learn about the history of this rising trend and where it stands today. We will look at various types of wearable tech, and you will be able to try on some yourself! This program is presented by Holly Klingler, the Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. Don’t miss this engaging program! Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.


YA Crew

BRAYA Crew LogoIN STORM!!!

Tuesday, April 14 at 3:00 PM

Bring your ideas for events, snacks, parties, books, and more! The word “no” isn’t in our vocabulary! Every idea gets written down! This is your chance to tell us your ideas. Don’t miss out! This is also the last YA Crew meeting before the summer hiatus. The Full Member Event will be held the week of May 10th. Details will be available soon. YA Crew membership is open to teens in grades 6-12, and new members are always welcome to meetings. Snacks will be provided. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register or for more information.

Have an idea but can’t make the meeting? Email Liz!