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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Sep. to Nov. 2014

Teen Programs

Teen Programs

Your Teen Librarians

MakerDay @ DCL

Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122

Main Library Saturday, Sept. 27 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about 3D printing, and watch our MakerBot 3D printer in action. Computers will be available for you to design an object and have it printed. Printing price is based on the weight of the object: 25 cents per gram.

Bragtown DeLois Cue 919-560-0210 East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 North Regional Christine Grant 919-560-0238 South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444

Durham County Library presents

Southwest Regional Caroline Peterson 919-560-8598 Stanford L. Warren Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336

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The 2014 selection is March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell.

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A vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation, March is a graphic memoir that is rooted in Lewis’ personal story, but also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Read the book with other teens at a DCL Teenturing Book Club! fea durham marches together

South Regional Library, Teen Book Club Saturday, Oct. 4 • 9 - 11 a.m. Main Library/Durham Civil Rights Mural Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m. Join us as we march from the Main Library to the new Civil Rights Mural to celebrate the kickoff of Durham Reads Together. Congressman Lewis, Congressman Butterfield and local officials will make remarks. East Regional Library, TeenLewis Book Club Congressman John march: book one (GA-5) isOct. an American one ofp.m. the key figures of Monday 13,icon, 4:30 Saturday, Oct. 4 • 2:30 p.m. the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice Duke Auditorium, North Carolina Central University NorthandRegional Library, ChatB.N. Book Club nonviolence has taken him from anChapter Alabama JoinTeen Congressman John Lewis and his co-writer Andrew Aydin for a reading and discussion of his graphic memoir, the Durham Reads Together 2014 selection, March: Book One. Free and open to the public. sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from Saturday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.


a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his Spring 2014 Branching Out remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents:

dinner with congressman lewis Saturday, Oct. 4 • 6:30 p.m. Hill House, 900 S. Duke St. A fundraising event benefiting Durham Library Foundation Meet Congressman Lewis and support the library. Tickets are $50 per person. Visit to reserve your space. durham remembers together Sunday, Oct. 5 • 3 p.m.


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STEEL PAN MANIA Tuesdays, Sep. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 11 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Learn how to make and play a steel drum.

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SECOND ANNUAL: MAKING BOOK HEDGEHOGS Monday, Oct. 20 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Books turned into hedgehogs at the library; we are making it happen again at East Regional!

POSITIVE LINK TEEN WORKSHOPS Thursdays, Sep. 4, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 6 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

SCARY MUMMY HOTDOGS! Monday, Oct. 27 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Be prepared for Halloween by making (and sampling) frightening hotdogs!

Get information and guidance from highly trained and certified representatives on relevant topics including self-esteem, career choices, bullying, gang violence and nutrition. The goal of Positive Link is to help you make healthy, conscientious decisions at crucial moments.

CUPCAKE CHALLENGE Monday, Nov. 17 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Here’s the challenge: choose a book, any book, and create a cupcake somehow inspired by, or related to, that book.

BOOK CLUB & PIZZA Mondays, Sep. 8; Oct. 6; Nov. 10 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our next book club adventure: more titles to read and discuss with pizza!

GAME DAYS @ EAST! Wednesdays, Sep. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us to play Wii or Kinect games.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK: SCAVENGER HUNT & CROSSWORD PUZZLE Monday - Saturday, Sep. 22-27 Come to the Information Desk for Banned Books Scavenger Hunt clues and Crossword Puzzle. Winners earn prizes!

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN A KIT? Monday, Sep. 29 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Do you know what to pack for a natural disaster emergency? Learn from our Durham County Department of Health representative what you should have ready.

TEEN READ WEEK BOOKMARK CONTEST Monday - Saturday, Oct. 13 - 18 Celebrate Teen Read Week! Design a bookmark based on this year’s theme “Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library” to win a prize. Pick up an entry form at the Information Desk to participate. Contest starts on Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 18. All bookmarks will be displayed in the Teen Room. Three selected bookmarks will earn prizes.

FALL FILM & POPCORN Monday, Nov. 24 4:30 p.m. Relax with a movie and popcorn at East! Call for title.

Main Li b rar y TECHIE TEENS Wednesdays, Sep. 3, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 15, 22; Nov. 19 3:30 - 5 p.m. Use a laptop, 3Doodler or iPad. Play games, and hang out with friends. THE SCIENCE OF COOKING Thursdays, Sep. 4, 18 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us in the teen area to learn how to create simple, delicious recipes.

TEEN INK Tuesdays, Sep. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 18 4 - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy writing, photography or graphic design? Learn how to be a part of a magazine production team as we write, photograph and design images for publication in the Corner Magazine.

*COMPUTER COACHING FOR TEENS Wednesdays, Sep. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 5 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Expand your creativity for school presentations. Each month learn a unique way to design a presentation using Prezi, Slideful and Glogster. Classes held in the Computer Lab.

iPHOTO Thursdays, Sep. 11, 25; Oct. 9; Nov. 13 4 - 5 p.m. Take photos with an iPad in this interactive program. Then learn how to convert the photos into a short video.

*SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Tuesdays, Sep. 16; Oct. 21 4 - 5 p.m. Parents, teens and caregivers, join us in the Computer Lab as we discuss Internet safety using social media.

*CHEF TEENS: JUST DESSERTS Thursday, Oct. 2, 16, 23; Nov. 6, 20 4 - 5 p.m. Showcase your culinary skills by creating a dessert. Creativity and imagination are welcomed. All supplies are provided.

NAVIGATING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Are you a high school student or the parent of a high school student? The college admissions process can be very stressful and time consuming for the entire family.  This workshop will provide tips on academic performance, extracurricular activity participation and college preparation.  East Regional Thursday, Sep. 11 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Southwest Regional Thursday, Sep. 25 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

*Registration is required.

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MOVIE MONDAY Mondays (No movie Sep. 1) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come relax with a “teen-approved” movie after school each Monday. TECH TUESDAY Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come join us for some activities involving the latest technology! GAME ON! Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Connect with your friends, and show off your skills with board games, card games, Xbox 360 and Wii. DIY Thursdays (No DIY Nov. 27) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us after school for a variety of fun activities especially for teens. Activities include arts and crafts, fashion design, book discussions and anime club. TEEN CHALLENGE Fridays (No challenge Sep. 19; Oct. 31; Nov. 28) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Challenge yourself with engineering activities, cooking competitions, science experiments and more.

*Registration is required.


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HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB FOR TEENS Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon The Homeschool Learning Lab for Teens provides homeschoolers with enriching and unique educational programming in a library setting with an emphasis on teen interest. We have fun learning, building relationships and becoming familiar with library resources. Parents are invited to facilitate sessions.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK Monday-Friday, Sep. 21-27 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come exercise your right to read with theme-inspired movies, activities and events. TEEN READ WEEK: TURN DREAMS INTO REALITY @ YOUR LIBRARY Monday-Friday, Oct. 12-17 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Get inspired by great resources and fun activities at the library this week. We will explore inspirational stories and career resources, and promote the importance of pleasure reading in all its forms through various activities, challenges and games.

*TEEN HALLOWEEN BOO BASH! Friday, Oct. 31 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for haunted games, food and general SPOOKtacular fun! Don’t forget to wear your costume.

HUNGER GAMES WEEK Monday-Friday, Nov. 17-21 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled week of Hunger Games inspired movies, crafts and activities.

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Talk books and nosh pizza at the teen book club. Some copies of each month’s book are available at the South Regional Information desk.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK EDITION Saturday, Sep. 6 2 - 3 p.m. We’ll be talking about Banned Books Week and reading To Kill a Mockingbird, both a classic YA novel and a regularly banned and challenged title. DURHAM READS TOGETHER EDITION Saturday, Oct. 4 2 - 3 p.m. We’ll be participating in Durham Reads Together and talking about and reading Congressman John Lewis’ graphic memoir, March: Book One.

PAINT YOUR OWN DAY OF THE DEAD POT Saturday, Nov. 1 2 - 3 p.m. The Day of the Dead is a Latino holiday that honors the dead through acts of remembrance, including offering marigolds. Learn about the Day, and paint your own colorful designs on flower pots that you can use for marigolds or other flowers.


HISTORICAL EDITION Saturday, Nov. 15 2 - 3 p.m.

New to the South Regional Library? Learn about all of the cool things you can do and find at the library. Solve the clues, get some knowledge and even win some prizes.

We’ll be going back in time and reading some thrilling historical fiction with the award-winning title Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

3-DOODLE! Wednesday, Sep. 10 3 - 4 p.m.

SATURDAY SPECIALS COLLEGE? HELP! FIND COLLEGE RESOURCES AT YOUR LIBRARY Saturday, Sep. 20 2 - 3:30 p.m. Interested in college? (Or have a teen who is?) Come see what the library has for you, from studying for the SATs and AP tests to choosing a college and finding scholarships.

TURN DREAMS INTO REALITY: FIND COLLEGE RESOURCES AT YOUR LIBRARY! Saturday, Oct. 18 2 - 3:30 p.m. Celebrate teen Read Week and learn about college resources at your library, so you can start turning your dreams into reality!

Ever heard of 3-D printing? Learn about 3-D design, and play with this fun 3-D pen to make cool objects from your imagination.

MAKE WRAPPED FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS! Wednesday, Sep. 17 3 - 4 p.m. Learn how to make cool and colorful wrapped friendship bracelets with charms. (Or you can go monochromatic, if Goth’s more your style.)

MARSHMALLOW WARS! Wednesday, Sep. 24 3 - 4 p.m. Create your own marshmallow shooters, and let the games begin. MAKE YOUR OWN SLIME AND RUBBER BALLS! Wednesday, Oct. 1 3 - 4 p.m. Ever wanted to have a ready supply of slime? Or maybe just need to have a few extra rubber balls? Learn how to make both so you can be prepared! (For what, who can say?)

BOOK TRAILER FESTIVAL Wednesday, Oct. 15 3 - 4 p.m. Celebrate Teen Read Week with a Book Trailer Festival! Screen trailers for all of the coolest teen books! Light snacks will be provided. ZOMBIE SURVIVOR! Wednesday, Oct. 22 3 - 4:30 p.m. Think you can survive the zombie apocalypse? Test your skills, acumen and knowledge of the undead. Do you have what it takes to survive? JOIN THE SPY SOCIETY! Wednesday, Nov. 19 3 - 4:30 p.m. Think you have what it takes to be a spy? Test your skills with memory games, code cracking and more! GAME DAYS GAME DAY/COMPUTER LAB Thursdays, (No Game Day Nov. 27) 3 - 4:30 p.m. Wii, Xbox Kinect, iPads, Chromebooks. Whether your gaming speed is Mario Kart, Mario vs. Capcom, Fruit Ninja, Jaws Revenge or something else entirely, check out our Teen Scene Game days. Specific game schedules will be listed on our monthly calendar. *Registration is required. Fall 2014 Branching Out


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WRITE ON! Tuesdays 1 - 3:30 p.m. Join us at the library for writing support in a casual atmosphere, where teens can explore ideas and create fantastic stories or lyrical poetry. SNACKS + STORIES Tuesdays 6 - 7 p.m. Join us for the monthly teen book club meeting. We will discuss different genres, favorite authors and fandoms. Tasty treats will be provided.

ANIME CLUB Wednesdays, (No Anime Club on Nov. 12) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you like Anime or manga? Join us to watch some shows, practice drawing and talk about favorite manga series. Snacks will be provided!

STUDY BREAK Thursdays (No Study Break on Nov. 27) 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Come hang out in the teen area of the library during Study Break. The teen area and computers will be reserved for people under the age of 18! There will also be a librarian present if you have any questions about new books or homework, or if you just want to chat.

TEEN LGBT BOOK CLUB Mondays, Sep. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10 4 - 8 p.m. This book club is a safe place where LGBT teens and their supporters can read novels that feature LGBT characters, and meet other teens with the same interests. The club meets on the second Monday of every month. Snacks will be provided.

GAME DAY Saturdays, Sep. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 22 2 - 3:30 p.m. Get your game face on – at the library! Join us for multiplayer Xbox or Wii games, or play classic board games. Snacks will be provided! *DOUGHNUTS FOR DATABASES Mondays, Sep. 15; Oct. 20; Nov. 17 4 - 5 p.m. Come for the doughnut; stay for the knowledge. Learn about the many databases the library has to offer and how finding the right information can make homework easier!

MOVIE MADNESS Thursdays, Sep. 25; Oct. 23; Nov. 20 4 - 6 p.m. Come relax with a movie after school. Movies will be based on popular young adult books or literary characters. Popcorn will be provided. HAUNTED HOUSE Thursday, Oct. 30 4 - 8 p.m. If you’re looking for a good scream, come explore the library’s haunted house. There will be ghouls, ghosts and creepy crawlies. Get ready for a frightfully fun time! TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY Friday, Oct. 31 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Get spooky at the library! Play games, make crafts, eat snacks and show off your scary costumes. There will be a costume contest and prizes! *Registration is required.

St an f or d L . War r en TEEN SCENE: ANIME CLUB Thursdays, Sep. 4; Oct. 2; Nov. 6 4 - 5 p.m. Do you like Anime? Manga? Graphic novels? Join us to watch some shows, practice drawing and talk about favorites. TEEN SCENE: MAKERSPACE Thursdays, Sep. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13 4 - 5 p.m. Learn some new skills, and express yourself with a different do-it-yourself project every month. TEEN SCENE: GAMING Thursdays, Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20 4 - 5 p.m. Hang out with your friends, and get your game on @ the library! TEEN SCENE: FLOETRY Thursdays, Sep. 25; Oct.23; Nov. 27 4 - 5 p.m. Do you have something to say? Share your thoughts with us, and let the words flow with word games, writing and poetry. GROSSOLOGY WORKSHOP Monday, Oct. 27 2 - 3 p.m. Are you ready for Halloween? Celebrate all things gooey, icky and gross in this hands-on workshop.


FALL FESTIVAL PARTY Monday, Oct. 27 2 - 3 p.m. Children and teens, stop by after attending the Grossology Workshop next door for some good food, games and crafts. Fall 2014 Branching Out

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Branching Out - Teens: Fall 2014  

Durham County Library's teen programming guide.

Branching Out - Teens: Fall 2014  

Durham County Library's teen programming guide.