Summer Reading for Teens

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... In the Writer’s Kitchen with Poet Hope Anita SmithWriters and poets are invited to feast on these poetry “wordshops.” No matter what your interests are there is a recipe in this writer’s kitchen that will inspire you. You won’t need an apron, but you will need the proper utensils to create these dishes. So grab a pencil and some paper and plop yourself down in a chair and let’s get cookin’! Registration opens on May 1.Middle School Poetry Workshop (finished grade 5 – 7)
Thursday, June 14 | 2:30 . 4:30 pm | Main Library

High School Poetry Workshop (finished grade 8 – 12)
Thursday, June 14 | 6:00 . 8:00 pm | Main Library
  ...  Nocturnal Animals Own the NightMeet a variety of owls and an Eastern Tiger Salamander from Blandford Nature Center. Learn more about these and other creatures that own the night.Monday, June 18 | 3:00 pm | Main Library
Thursday, June 21 | 3:00 pm Van Belkum Branch
Wednesday, June 27 | 3:00 pm | Ottawa Hills Branch
Monday, July 9 | 4:00 pm | Seymour Branch
Thursday, July 12 | 3:00 pm | West Side Branch
Wednesday, July 25 | 3:30 pm | West Leonard Branch
Friday, July 27 | 3:00 pm | Madison Square Branch
Saturday, July 28 | 3:00 pm |Yankee Clipper Branch
  ...  Lego Robotics DemonstrationCome to an interactive demonstration with Paradise Teams.Tuesday, July 24 | 3:00 pm | Main Library
  ... Henna Tattoo WorkshopLearn the art of henna with your friends! Staff will provide an introduction to henna, and you can walk away with a (temporary) tattoo of your own!Bring in your signed release form in order to participate in this workshop.Monday, July 30 | 4:00 pm | Seymour Branch
Monday, July 30 | 4:00 pm | Yankee Clipper Branch
Tuesday, July 31 | 4:00 pm | West Leonard Branch
Wednesday, August 1 | 3:00 pm | Ottawa Hills
Wednesday, August 1 | 5:30 pm | Main Library
Thursday, August 2 | 3:00 pm | Van Belkum Branch
Thursday, August 2 | 5:30 pm | West Side Branch
Friday, August 3 | 3:00 pm | Madison Square Branch 
  ... GRPL’s Got Talent!Teen singers, dancers, musicians, and performance artists of all kinds are invited to enter. Talented teens compete for a place in GRPL’s Got Talent! Download an application or pick one up at any of our 8 locations and prepare to shine! Turn it in by Monday, August 13.We’ve only got open spots for 10 performers! If applications exceed the number of open spots, you may be asked to audition.Even if you don’t have stage-worthy talent you’re invited to enjoy a night of exciting entertainment!Thursday, August 16 | 7:00 pm | Main Library

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