Programs for Teens at the Library in September

08/30/2011

PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT
SEEK ~ ENGAGE ~ TRANSFORM

Media Advisory

Media Contact: Travis Duncan, Media Specialist
(719) 531-6333, x1202 tduncan@ppld.org

Programs for Teens at the Library in September
All library programs are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, visit ppld.org.

Closures
All PPLD facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Programs for Teens

BlogPress Yourself!
Learn how to create your own blog using Word Press.
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

PYAC – Penrose Youth Advisory Council
Thursday, Sept. 1 and 15 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Teen Anime
Teen anime lovers welcome!
Thursday, Sept. 1, 15, and 29 from 3 - 5 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

American Girl Book Club
Josefina is the American Girl for September - November. Please read Book #1 “Meet Josefina” before our first meeting. Registration is required. Two different sessions, either the first Friday or the third Friday.
Friday, Sept. 2 or 16 from 4 - 5 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Teen Anime Club at High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road
Meet other anime lovers! Each meeting, we watch a different anime. Recommended for ages 13 and up. The program is suitable for 11- and 12-year-olds with parental permission. Bring a snack!
Friday, Sept. 2 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Tween Book Club
Hey, tweens! Read a book of your choosing that centers on the theme for the month. This month’s theme is: Adventure! Come join other tweens to share what you read. Ages 9 - 12 welcome.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Teens on Laptops
Talk to your friends, play the Wii, play on the computer and maybe even do your homework.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 20, and 27 from 3 - 5 p.m. – Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Teen Craft Day
Teens will create a “Door knob message center”.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Bring your voice, bring your friends, bring it on! Help plan and promote programs at the East Library. For more information call 531-6333, x1309.
Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

All Ages Chess Club (& Checkers!)
Bring a friend, or meet a new opponent. For experts and beginners, all ages welcome. Friday, Sept. 9 and 23 from 4 - 5 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Teen Fiction Writer’s Club
In this critique group you will get feedback on your writing, share ideas and suggestions with other teen writers and get information about writing contests you can enter. Bring two to five double-spaced pages of your current manuscript to share.
Friday, Sept. 9 and 23 from 4 - 5:45 p.m. – Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Otaku Club
There are manga and anime fans, and then there are otaku, the super-fans who eat, drink, shop, collect and obsess over every facet of Japanese comics, animated TV shows, movies, toys and video games.
Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

CMAT Program/Tween Library Program
Come join the Cheyenne Mountain Advisory Team meeting. This is an ongoing group that meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Ages 9 - 12 are welcome. Snacks will be served.
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Scribes and Bards
This is a writer’s workshop for students in middle school through college. A published fantasy author will lead exercises, discussions, and writing lessons.
Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 27 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Teen Game Day
Teen and tweens are welcome to spend the afternoon playing video games and board games.
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 4 - 6 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Teens on Laptops
Teens ages 12 - 18 can come get on a laptop and do homework, use library resources or just have fun!
Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 3 - 5 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Penrose Teen Writing Group
Like to write? Come join other teen writers!
Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. – Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Teens and $$: Mysteries and Myths
Teens are invited to debunk some myths and solve a few mysteries about their personal finances with our guest speaker, Tim Shupe, from TCF Bank. Learn about keeping a checking account balanced, and many other financial tips to help you stay savvy in these tough financial times.
Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4 - 4:30 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Chess Club
Like to play chess? Want to learn to play chess? Come to the East Chess Club! This club is for all ages. For more information, contact khoke@ppld.org
Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 - 5 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Get it Out! Teen Poetry
You impress us with what you have to say! Come and share your poetry!
Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Teen Movie: Thor (Rated PG-13 115 min.)
This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

TAB (Teens At Briargate)
TAB is a community-service oriented group of teens that meets monthly to plan programs and community service projects. This dynamic group is a creative way to earn community service hours for school, scouts or any other purpose. However, you have to apply, and spots are limited. For information on getting an application, contact Lindsay at the Briargate Library.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Teen Reads
Come join the first meeting of this new book club for teens.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4 - 6 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Improv Club
If you are interested in drama and acting, or just like performing, this club is for you. For ages 11 -18. No experience required. No registration required.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4 - 5 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Teen Theatre Improv Workshops!
Come play improv games!
Thursday, Sept. 22 and 29 at 4 p.m. – Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

Teen Movie Night: Soul Surfer (Rated PG, 106 min.)
Join us for this month’s teen movie: Soul Surfer! You bring a friend, we’ll bring the popcorn!
Thursday, Sept. 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Paper Cranes for Japan
Help to achieve the Monument Library’s goal to make 1000 cranes. The cranes which symbolize blessings in the Japanese culture will be displayed to express our sympathy for victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

All Pikes Peak Reads Hunger Games Tournament
Think what you've got what it takes to win the Hunger Games? Represent your favorite district and seek total victory! We'll be having a variety of Hunger Games events and crafts. For grades 6 and up.
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 - 4 p.m. – High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road

OC3 Teen Advisory Board
You are invited to meet other teens and help plan future programs. Earn community service hours for your school. Friend us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldcoloradocitylibraryteens. It’s your library, too!
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 3 - 5 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Briargate Teen Anime and Manga Club:
Activities will include manga book discussions, anime movies (with popcorn, of course), event planning, contests, and more!
Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 - 4 p.m. – Briargate Library, 9475 Briar Village Point

Tween Scrapbooking
Hey, tweens! Let’s scrapbook! Bring a few photos, (however many you want in your book), and the library will supply the decorations. Snacks will be served. Ages 9 - 12 welcome.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

Teen Council
You are invited to meet other teens and help plan future programs. Share your favorite books, music, movies, and games. Share your own stories, poems, art, and music. Suggest books and media for our shelves. Suggest movies or video games for teen nights. What interests YOU? Is there a club you want to start? Need help with homework or a place to do homework? Earn community service hours for your school Let us know. Tell us what you want. It’s your library, too!
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4 - 6 p.m. – Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St.

Book-Eaters Club
This book club for teens in grades 7-9 is all about the reading and the eating! This month’s book selection is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. – Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Teens on Laptops!
The community room and laptops are reserved every Wednesday for teens.
Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6 p.m. – Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.