• By Teen Services
  • Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2019

TeenTober 2019





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TUESDAY, OCT. 1

Tween and Teen Advisory Board
4:00 p.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH
Want to have a say in your library? Join us at the Clemmons Branch Library on the first Tuesday of the month if you're interested in joining a Tween/Teen Advisory Board. Snacks will be provided. Must have signed waiver to participate in snacks.

Teen Advisory Board
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens who meet once a month with the Teen Services Librarian. This meeting is for teens already picked for the 2019-2020 board. Interested in becoming a member, fill out this form and return it to Teen Central.

Girls Who Code
6:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Girls who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. GWC is not a program for elite students — anybody can learn to code. Our club will focus on the concepts of programming to build an app or website. To register for this program please call 336-703-2950, or email Wright Adams, adamswr@forsyth.cc.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2

Board Game Cafe
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Come and explore the world of D&D and other tabletop games. Come hang out with us for an hour or two and get going on some of role-playing games. Meet new friends and start your own campaign.

Boys Who Build
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Have you ever wondered how things work? Or how a robot moves? Let your mind roam free in the world of robotics and engineering. Recommended for ages 10-17. For more information call Rodney Cline at 336-703-2955.

Rainbow-in-a-Jar
5:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Celebrate your individuality by putting together a collage-in-a-jar using paint, tissue paper, glitter and lights. Children and teens.


THURSDAY, OCT. 3

Chess Club
4:00 p.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH
Come join us at the Clemmons Library to play the game of kings. Chess sets will be provided so bring your moves. Open to beginners and players with all levels of expertise. This program is open to ages 7-17.

Teen Writers Group
4:00 p.m. at PADDISON MEMORIAL BRANCH
Join other teen writers as you share story ideas, give and receive feedback, and learn more about the publishing process. Open to writers with any experience level between the ages of 12 and 18. For more information, call 336-703-2930.


FRIDAY, OCT. 4

Anime Movie Fest
4:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Watch “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” and other popular anime movies this month as we prepare for the introduction of East Winston’s Anime Club. Movie Showings will be every Friday of October.


SUNDAY, OCT. 6

Life After High School: Paying for College
2:00 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
This seminar will teach you how to successfully complete the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships, from determining your eligibility to filling out the right forms, to avoiding the mistakes many families make during the process.





Week Two


MONDAY, OCT. 7

Teen Book Club
4:00 p.m. at PADDISON MEMORIAL BRANCH
Open discussion book club for grades 6 to 12. Discuss any book you’ve been reading and hear book discussions from other teens. For more information, call 336-703-2930.

Art Club: DIY Glow in the Dark Clings
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Glow-in-the-dark clings ... Never heard of them? Well, now you have. Clings are a fun and easy way to accessorize your room, phone, water bottle, basically everything. The best part about them is that you can create whatever design you want.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. at LEWISVILLE BRANCH
Lewisville Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board is made up of Lewisville Branch Library's teen volunteers. We meet on the first Monday of the month (during the school year) to discuss ways to improve the Lewisville Branch Library. The Teen Advisory Board helps to plan programs, create displays, and suggests resources that the library should purchase. Call 336-703-2940 for more information on volunteering at the Lewisville Branch Library.


TUESDAY, OCT. 8

Drop-in Crafts: Pumpkin Painting
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Jack-o-lanterns, Pokémon pumpkins, unicorn pumpkins, the living dead pumpkins, whatever floats your boat. Drop into Teen Central and help us decorate the space for Halloween and beyond.

Girls Who Code
6:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Girls who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. GWC is not a program for elite students — anybody can learn to code. Our club will focus on the concepts of programming to build an app or website. To register for this program please call 336-703-2950, or email Wright Adams, adamswr@forsyth.cc.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

Teen and Tween Escape Room
3:00 p.m. at REYNOLDA MANOR BRANCH
You’re trapped in a lab, surrounded by failed zombie experiments! Can you find a way to escape the room before time runs out...or they find a way in?

Ozobots
3:30 p.m. at CARVER SCHOOL ROAD BRANCH
Learn how to program a mini-robot, using color codes and lines. Want to race your friends, or create a maze for your machines? It’s easy as red, blue, green!

Teen Chef: Pumpkin Mug Cake and Mini Calzones
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Something savory and something sweet. We are making mini calzones and pumpkin mug cake. Teens will need to register and have their parent/guardian sign waiver for participation. Teen Chef is a simple cooking program catered to teens, showing them simple and often no bake recipes.

Boys Who Build
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Have you ever wondered how things work? Or how a robot moves? Let your mind roam free in the world of robotics and engineering. Recommended for ages 10-17. For more information call Rodney Cline at 336-703-2955.


THURSDAY, OCT. 10

Game Time
4:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Show off your Jumpforce skills as your favorite anime character in a Jumpforce Tournament. Nintendo Wii and board games will also be available.

Kawaii Charms
4:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Create creepy cool charms this October using clay, paint, and other craft materials.


FRIDAY, OCT. 11

Teen Anime Club
4:00 p.m. at RURAL HALL BRANCH
Teens are welcome to annual Cosplay Contest at Rural Hall Branch Library. Teens can wear costumes based on their favorite superheroes, manga characters, anime characters, or graphic novel characters. To participate, please fill out this form no later than Monday, Oct. 7 by 8 p.m. Registration is required, please call the front desk for more information at 336-703-2972.





Week Three


MONDAY, OCT. 14

Anime Club: Spooky Anime
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Halloween is just around the corner! Even though Halloween isn’t widely celebrated in Japan (although it is starting to become a little more popular, mostly among teens!), this time of year just calls for all kinds of spookiness. This month's anime club we will be discussing Japanese urban legends and watching a spooky supernatural anime. Come if you dare.

Loteria Accessories
5:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
We're turning this popular game, which is similar to bingo, into easy DIY jewelry and accessories. Supplies will be provided. Ages 13 and up.


TUESDAY, OCT. 15

STEAM for Teens: Day of the Dead
4:00 p.m. at PADDISON MEMORIAL BRANCH
Join us for crafts, technology, science experiments, and more in our monthly STEAM program for teens. This month we welcome Tina Smith of the Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology as she teaches us about Day of the Dead traditions in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Plus you can make a skull collage. For more information, call 336-703-2930. For grades 6-12.

Supernatural Nights
5:00 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Join us for a night of plaid, "hunting" and apple pie as we fangirl over the Winchester brothers, and Castiel, let's not forget Castiel.

Trivia Night
5:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Test your knowledge of Latino history, music, and culture. Ages 13 and up.

Girls Who Code
6:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Girls who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. GWC is not a program for elite students — anybody can learn to code. Our club will focus on the concepts of programming to build an app or website. To register for this program please call 336-703-2950, or email Wright Adams, adamswr@forsyth.cc.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16

Osmonaut Training
3:30 p.m. at CARVER SCHOOL ROAD BRANCH
Try a new and interactive way to game with the iPad, by using shapes, and word/number tiles. You may just find yourself on a whole new level of gaming, while competing for the title of who’s the best of the best.

Boys Who Build
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Have you ever wondered how things work? Or how a robot moves? Let your mind roam free in the world of robotics and engineering. Recommended for ages 10-17. For more information call Rodney Cline at 336-703-2955.

Supernatural Nights
5:00 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Join us for a night of plaid, "hunting" and apple pie as we fangirl over the Winchester brothers, and Castiel, let's not forget Castiel.

Virtual Vision Boards
5:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Welcome to the digital age. Vision boards on posters are a thing of the past. Create virtual vision boards to display your goals for the year.


THURSDAY, OCT. 17

Soot Sprites Craft
4:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Make your own soot sprites as seen in movies such as “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away.”


FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Teen Anime Club
4:30 p.m. at LEWISVILLE BRANCH
Recommended for ages 12-18 Registration required to participate in any food related activities. The Teen Anime Club meets to watch anime, draw manga, and to do special activities related to Japanese culture throughout the year.


SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Saturday Movie Matinee: Escape Room
2:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Six strangers play an escape room to win $1 million but discover the game's stakes are deadly. PG 13. Program waiver is required. Stop by Teen Central to pick up a waiver.





Week Four


MONDAY, OCT. 21

Chess Club
4:00 p.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH
Come join us at the Clemmons Library to play the game of kings. Chess sets will be provided so bring your moves. Open to beginners and players with all levels of expertise. This program is open to ages 7-17.


TUESDAY, OCT. 22

Día de los Muertos Crafts
4:00 p.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH
Come learn about the traditions and celebrations of Día de los Muertos. We will be making papel picado (perforated paper banners), flower headbands and calaveras crafts. Snacks will be provided. This program open to ages 10 and up. Waivers and registration required.

Adulting 101: Survival Skills for a Zombie Apocalypse
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Come learn everything you need to know to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Your ultimate zombie apocalypse survival kit will also function in real emergency situations, such as hurricanes, floods or pandemics.

Girls Who Code
6:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Girls who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. GWC is not a program for elite students — anybody can learn to code. Our club will focus on the concepts of programming to build an app or website. To register for this program please call 336-703-2950, or email Wright Adams, adamswr@forsyth.cc.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

Wednesday Night Film Screenings: Happy Death Day 2U
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
A college student is forced to relive the same day she was murdered by a masked killer again and again. When her friends also become trapped in the same predicament, she resolves to terminate the time loop once and for all. PG 13. Program waiver is required. Stop by Teen Central to pick up a waiver.

Boys Who Build
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Have you ever wondered how things work? Or how a robot moves? Let your mind roam free in the world of robotics and engineering. Recommended for ages 10-17. For more information call Rodney Cline at 336-703-2955.


THURSDAY, OCT. 24

Teen Poetry Slam
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Say what’s on your mind at East Winston’s Teen Poetry Slam. Submit a sample of your work to the East Winston library and prepare for a fun filled evening showcasing local talented teens.


FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Spooky Movie Matinee
4:00 p.m. at RURAL HALL BRANCH
Teens (ages 13-17) can join us in the Rural Hall Branch Library auditorium for a special movie showing. To find out the title of this Halloween-themed PG-13 film, please call the front desk at 336-703-2970. Teens can dress up in costume (please be sure costumes are not revealing and weapon props must be made of foam, cardboard, or paper materials), and make a Halloween trick-or-treat bag to take home.


SATURDAY, OCT. 26

Service Saturday
11:00 a.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH
Need to earn service hours? Join us at the Clemmons Branch Library for our Service Saturdays. Complete a service project for the community and earn an hour of service time for school. Practice your letter-writing skills this October by writing to a service member, new recruit, or veteran to thank them for their service. The letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude to include with their care packages.

Fiesta del Día de los Muertos
11:00 a.m. at WALKERTOWN BRANCH
Celebrate día de los muertos with Walkertown Branch Library! We'll have themed activities and books in the children's area and the main section of the library. Presented with the Museum of Anthropology.

Día de los Muertos
2:00 p.m. at SOUTHSIDE BRANCH
Learn about the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos and celebrate your own dearly departed loved ones by painting calaveras (decorative skulls). All ages are welcome, snacks will be provided. Please register in advance.





Week Five


MONDAY, OCT. 28

Gaming Club
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Gaming club is for those living that #gamelife. Perks of Gaming club? Be one of the first to play this month's new games. Be a part of choosing which games Teen Central purchases. Meet and play with other gamers. Gaming club is for all kinds of gamers and all levels.


TUESDAY, OCT. 29

Super Circuit Bracelet Workshop
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
Sewing a circuit is a fun, hands-on way to understand how they work. During this workshop, teens will construct a working and wearable circuit. You’ll experiment with a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape and an LED to learn how to connect a circuit, and then design a way for it to work on a wrist cuff.

Girls Who Code
6:00 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Girls who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. GWC is not a program for elite students — anybody can learn to code. Our club will focus on the concepts of programming to build an app or website. To register for this program please call 336-703-2950, or email Wright Adams, adamswr@forsyth.cc.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30

Teen Soda Lounge
3:30 p.m. at CARVER SCHOOL ROAD BRANCH
Who says sodas have to be unhealthy? Learn how you can make carbonated drinks that are lively and sprightful.

Sugar Skulls
4:00 p.m. at REYNOLDA MANOR BRANCH
Teens and tweens are welcome to decorate (and eat!) sugar skulls for Día de los Muertos. Learn about the culture and history surrounding these beautiful and delicious creations.

Spookfest
4:30 p.m. at TEEN CENTRAL
It's terror time again! Back for another year Teen Central's Spookfest is even better than ever. This year we are paying homage to a true horror classic, the zombie. Come dressed in your best undead garb for a night of living fright. Teens can win a prize for the best zombie walk off, zombie costume, and zombified marshmallow. As always we will have tasty refreshments but remember to save room for the brain eating contest.

Boys Who Build
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Have you ever wondered how things work? Or how a robot moves? Let your mind roam free in the world of robotics and engineering. Recommended for ages 10-17. For more information call Rodney Cline at 336-703-2955.

Wacky Treats
4:30 p.m. at MALLOY/JORDAN EAST WINSTON
Learn how to make tasty jello frogs and magical candy corn shaped Rice Krispy treats to add to your trick- or- treat baskets.


THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Trick-or-Treat at the Library!
Visit these libraries in costume for a sweet treat and to take photos with the Halloween staff:

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at LEWISVILLE BRANCH
Visit the Lewisville Branch Library on Halloween and get a comic or some candy to take home (while supplies last). Costumes welcomed, but not required. We will have a variety of comics appropriate for children, teens, and adults.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at RURAL HALL BRANCH
Visit Rural Hall Branch Library anytime we are open to pick up a sweet treat at the front desk.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at WALKERTOWN BRANCH
Stop by for a fun photo with your costumed librarians and a treat on this spooky day! Collect a sweet treat or non-food treat, and pose for a photo with our Halloween-scene backdrop. If you are 4 years of age or older, your parent or guardian could get you your first card to hold in your Halloween photo!

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at PADDISON MEMORIAL BRANCH
Drop by the library in your costume after regular hours for crafts, a photo booth, and plenty of candy! In collaboration with Downtown Kernersville's Trick or Treat. The library will only be open for this event in the auditorium. The main area of the library will be closed. For more information, call 336-703-2930. For all ages.


FRIDAY, NOV. 1

Día de los Muertos Crafts
4:30 p.m. at LEWISVILLE BRANCH
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by making marshmallow sugar skull pops and making other crafts unique to this celebration. Recommended for ages 12-18.





Upcoming Events

Get Financially Ready for College
Wednesday, Nov. 6
4:00 p.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH

Have questions about money? Not sure if you're financially ready for college? Join us at the Clemmons Branch Library and learn all about being financially fit in this workshop led by Amanda Joyce, a bank manager from Wells Fargo.

College Prep Series: How to Find the Right College for You
Saturday, Nov. 9
12:00 p.m. at CLEMMONS BRANCH

Having trouble deciding on which colleges to apply to? Join us at the Clemmons Branch Library as Jenny from Collegewise helps us figure out how to find the right college for you.

SAT/ACT Prep
Monday, Nov. 25
6:00 p.m. at LEWISVILLE BRANCH

Learn what you need to know about taking the ACT/SAT. Free and no registration required. Program by Collegewise. To find out more about Collegewise or check out their free webinars, please visit their website.

A Very Special Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 6
6:15 p.m. at WALKERTOWN BRANCH

Families are invited to Walkertown Branch Library for a Very Special Storytime with a Very Special Guest. We’ll have a free and festive community party with snacks and songs in our auditorium before our special guest joins us for a story. Children will then get a chance to whisper their holiday wish in his holly jolly ear as parents snap a quick pic to remember the fun. Sponsored by the Friends of Walkertown Library.