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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Dec. 2012-Feb. 2013

Teen Programs


Teen Programs Your Teen Librarians Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122 pnance@dconc.gov

Financial Aid and Scholarships (Parents & High School Students)

Bragtown Denise Williams 919-560-0210 dwilliams@dconc.gov

What’s the best way to pay for college? Students and parents will learn about financial aid basics, college costs, financial aid forms, how to apply for different types of aid and eligibility determination.

East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 pburke@dconc.gov

You don’t want to miss this informative seminar to get you started! Main Library Southwest Regional East Regional South Regional Stanford L. Warren McDougald Terrace

Jan. 17 Jan 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 21 Feb. 28

North Regional Rebecca Honeycutt 919-560-0238 rhoneycut@dconc.gov

6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 4:30 - 6 p.m.

South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444 jbrannen@dconc.gov Southwest Regional Autumn Winters 919-560-8598 awinters@dconc.gov Stanford L. Warren & McDougald Terrace Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336 hcunningham@dconc.gov

On the Cover: The East Regional Library Teen Geeksters. Clockwise from top left: Brandy Eggleston, JulieAnn Madding, Teen Librarian Archie Burke, Erim Akpan, Sarah Moats, Gracey Gordon, Christa Gordon, Rachel Roush, Eeyi Oon, Samira Akpan. (Page 4 photo includes intern Chris Johnson.)

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Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y.

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Homework Help

Stencil Away!

Family Fun Friday

Teen Book Club

Mondays – Thursdays (No class Dec. 24-27, 31; Jan. 1-3, 21) 4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Staff will assist you with your homework needs.

Fridays, Dec. 7, 21; Jan. 4, 18; Feb. 1, 15 3 - 5 p.m. Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Join us for an afternoon of fun with a board game, movie and popcorn or a good book.

*Holiday Edible Houses

Thursday, Dec. 13 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. In celebration of the holiday season, come and join us as we get out the frosting, gum drops, marshmallows and chocolates to create your own miniature “gingerbread” house. Pre-registration is required.

Gaming @ Bragtown

Wednesdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Play your favorite games (Wii, Game Cube or Xbox 360 Kinect) at the library with your friends.

Science Madness

Thursdays, Dec. 20; Jan. 24; Feb. 28 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled program full of messy, loud and sometimes gross science.

Odds ‘N’ Ends Art with Miss Denise

Wednesday, Dec. 5 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Try out our smorgasbord of stencil patterns. Meet us in the Children’s Room.

Thursdays, Dec. 6, 20; Jan. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion of teen titles! Refreshments provided.

Holiday T-shirts

Wednesday, Dec. 12 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Design your t-shirts for the holiday season! We’ll meet in the Children’s Room.

Teen Creative Writing Group

Thursdays, Dec. 13; Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Informal meeting of creative minds! Write your own stories and poems, or collaborate on works already in progress. Refreshments provided.

Game Days

Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 30; Feb. 6, 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Challenge your friends in a variety of Wii or Kinect games.

Hunger Games Movie

Poems 4 Pizza

Thursday, Jan. 24 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Swap your reading of an original or favorite poem for a slice of yummy pizza! Join in with our Teen Creative Writing Group.

A2Z Financial Planning for College

Thursday, Jan. 31 6:30 - 8 p.m. What’s the best way to pay for college? Students and parents will learn about financial aid basics, college costs, financial aid forms, how to apply for different types of aid and eligibility determination.

Valentine’s Day Fun: Book Swap with Pizza Wednesday, Feb. 13 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Bring a book to swap, and eat a piece of pizza!

Black History Month Poetry Slam

Wednesday, Feb. 27 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Bring your favorite poem to read for Black History Month! * Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan. 3 6 - 8:30 p.m. Watch the Hunger Games movie with our Teen Book Club.

Thursday, Jan. 10 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Get creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece.

Valentine’s Day Craft

Thursday, Feb. 14 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come and make a special craft for someone special.

PLC Early Release Fun Day

Wednesday, Jan. 30 2 - 4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun with creative art, or challenge your friend in a game of Wii. Winter 2012-2013 Branching Out

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Game Day

Tuesdays (No game day Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 3:30 - 5 p.m. Teens, join us for game day. Various games will be available to play, including board games, Wii and Xbox Kinect. Bring your own games rated teen and below.

Craft Time

Thursdays, Dec. 6; Jan. 10, 31; Feb. 7, 21 4 - 5 p.m. Explore, interact and imagine as we create a craft.

Teen Advisory Board

Thursdays, Dec. 13; Jan. 24; Feb. 28 4 - 5 p.m. Are you interested in volunteering? Join other teens as they help plan for future library programs.

Holiday Movie

Thursday, Dec. 20 3:30 - 5 p.m. Come and watch A Christmas Carol based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Let’s Move (Intergenerational)

Mondays, Jan. 7; Mar. 4 7 - 8 p.m. Join Shawnta Wright, Fitness Instructor, as she teaches classes on Zumba and Line Dancing. Have fun exercising, and learn some new dance moves! We will meet in the auditorium.

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Wednesdays, Jan. 23; Feb. 20 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Are you interested in drawing? Would you like to learn some basic tips or maybe just perfect your skills? Come to this workshop, and explore your artistic side!

*Cooking with Karema

Wednesday, Jan. 30 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Do you enjoy pizza? Come discover how to prepare a healthy and nutritious pizza with Karema. Your friends and family will rave over your cooking skills after this program, FOR SURE! Pre-registration is required.

Eat this, Not THAT!

(Intergenerational) Tuesday, Feb. 26 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a discussion on better eating, with Karema McGhee, Holistic Health Practitioner. Have you ever worried about what you may be missing if you don’t eat that super delicious snack? Well, come discover what you would be missing if you don’t eat the RIGHT snack.

Holiday Movie

Monday, Dec. 17 4 - 6 p.m. Relax and get ready for the holidays with a family movie. Popcorn will be provided.

Early Dismissal Game Day

Wednesday, Jan. 30 2:30 - 6 p.m. Looking for something fun to do after school? Come hang out at the library to play games and have some snacks!

Valentine’s Day Pop-up Cards and Magnets

Wednesday, Feb. 13 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Would you like to make a gift for someone special? Do-it-yourself in this card and magnet making workshop!

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Drawing Workshop with Richard Cloudt


Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y.

Nor th Reg ional DIY Holidays series: Recycled Winter Holiday Creations

Monday, Dec. 3 3 - 4 p.m. Prepare for the winter holidays by making decorations, gifts and cards from recycled and repurposed materials.

Digital Literacy Online Series: Make Music Online

Monday, Dec. 10 3 - 4 p.m. Boost your digital literacy skills by learning to create and edit music and other audio files using free online programs.

*Adventures with The Hobbit

Thursday, Dec. 13 3 - 4:30 p.m. Get ready for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Tolkien-themed games, activities and snacks. Registration required.

Get Creative Online

Monday, Jan. 7 3 - 4 p.m. Boost your digital literacy skills by learning to create interactive multimedia projects using free online programs.

*Madden 13 Tournament

Monday, Jan. 14 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Connect with your peers, show your skills and get ready for the Superbowl with a Madden Tournament at the library. Registration required.

S o uth Reg ional Get Crafty for the Holidays

Wednesday, Dec. 5 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Make your own nifty and unique cards, wrapping paper and gift tags for the upcoming holiday season.

Festival of Cookie Decorating Wednesday, Dec. 12 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Teens, join us for a festive jamboree of cookie decorating!

Game Day

Wednesday, Jan. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mario Kart Wii, Xbox Kinect, Madden and even old-school board games. Refreshments will be served.

Book Jacket Bingo

Wednesday, Jan. 16 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A keen eye for YA books + quick reflexes= book jacket bingo (and the possibility of winning fabulous prizes).

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Safety Pin Bracelet

Wednesday, Jan. 23 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Use safety pins and beads to make these fun and funky bracelets.

Love Your Library Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, Jan. 30 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Find the clues, solves the puzzles and win cool library prizes!

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask!

Wednesday, Feb. 6 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Mardi Gras by creating your very own mask. Feathers, jewels, flowers – let your imagination be your guide!

Happy UN-Valentine’s Day Party Wednesday, Feb. 13 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Not a big fan of Valentine’s Day? Join us for mopey music, break-up books and broken chocolate hearts.

Make Your Own Adinkra Cloth! Wednesday, Feb. 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month and learn about the traditional West African craft of Adinkra cloth making.

Book-to-Movie Matinee: Howl’s Moving Castle

Wednesday, Feb. 27 3 - 5 p.m. Based on Diana Wynne Jone’s classic tale.

Recycled Valentine’s Day Creations

Monday, Feb. 11 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Get ready to share the love by making Valentine’s Day cards and creations using recycled and repurposed materials. * Registration is required.

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Game Day

Mondays (No game day Dec. 24, 31; Jan. 21; Feb. 11) 3:30 - 5 p.m. Relax with video games and board games after a long day at school. Open to students ages 10-17.

*Jewelry Making for Teens

Wednesday, Dec. 5 4 - 5 p.m. Make some cheap and cute holiday gifts for your friends and family. Registration required.

Book to Movie Group

Wednesdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. I Am Number 4 – Dec. 19 It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Jan. 16 I Am Legend – Feb. 20 See a film, and decide how it compares to the book that inspired it.

Author Visit with Nathan Kotecki

Anime Club

*Write On!

*DIY Valentine’s Day Cards and Magnets

Tuesday, Feb. 5 7 - 8:30 p.m. Meet the author of the new urban fantasy series, The Suburban Strange.

Tuesdays, Jan. 29 through Mar. 5 7 - 8:30 p.m. Writing coaches from UNC offer writing support in a casual atmosphere where teens can explore ideas and make their own choices. Open to students in grades 7-12. Registration required.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash

Monday, Feb. 11 4 - 5 p.m. Lovey dovey couples making you sick? Take back Valentine’s Day with chocolate and duct tape roses.

Wednesdays, Dec. 5; Jan. 2; Feb. 6 4 - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy anime? Manga? Graphic novels? If so, join us to talk about your favorites and watch some anime.

Tuesday, Jan. 12 4 - 5 p.m. Make your own special cards and magnets in this fun Valentine’s Day themed workshop. Registration required.

Game Day

Tuesday, Jan. 29 4 - 5 p.m. Need a break after school? Join us, and let the games begin! Snacks will be provided. * Registration is required.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Thursday, Jan. 24 6:30-8 p.m. What’s the best way to pay for college? Student and parents will learn about financial aid basics, college costs, financial aid forms, how to apply for different types of aid and eligibility determination.

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Profile for Durham County Library

Branching Out: Teens - Winter 2012-2013  

Durham County Library's teen programming guide

Branching Out: Teens - Winter 2012-2013  

Durham County Library's teen programming guide

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