by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on September 6th, 2014
The Iowa City Public Library has released its schedule for regular teen events.
TAG, the Library’s Teen Activity Group, will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20 in the Koza Family Teen Center.
TAG members help plan teen programs and give teenage students a voice in the Library. Members also eat a lot of snacks. Anyone wanting to make a difference in the Library, and earn volunteer hours at the same time, should give TAG a try.
The Teen Anime & Manga Club will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20 in the Koza Family Teen Center. Attendees will watch anime, talk about favorite manga, draw, and trade tips on cosplay.
Minecraft fans are invited to the Library’s Minecraft Meetup from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20 in the Computer Lab on the Library’s second floor.
All teen events are open to students in grades 7 through 12.
For more information about any of these programs, contact Brian Visser, Teen Services Librarian, at (319) 356-5200.
by Brian Visser on June 5th, 2014
Here are the upcoming June events for teens at the Iowa City Public Library!
Tuesday, June 10 2 p.m. Light Painting: We’ll use flashlights and light-up toys to create beautiful light art with cameras and iPads. Board Room
Thursday, June 12, 2 p.m. Oculus Rift VR Demo: The S.T.E.A.M Room Fab Lab is going to demo an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and you can try it out too! Teen Center
Tuesday, June 17, 2 p.m. Steampunk Crafts: Join Jei and make awesome steampunk inspired crafts. Teen Center
Thursday, June 19, 2 p.m. Movie Club–Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Get outta the heat, watch a movie and eat popcorn. Teen Center
Tuesday, June 24, 2 p.m. Anime & Manga Club: We’ll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga, draw and trade tips on cosplay. Teen Center
Thursday, June 26, 2 p.m. Minecraft Meetup: Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Then join us for our monthly Minecraft meetups! Computer Lab
Friday, June 27, 2 p.m. Teen Comic Book Club: Join us for our first Teen Comic Book Club meeting! We’ll discuss Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction and David Aja. Limited copies of the comic are available for check out from Reference Desk staff on 2nd floor at ICPL. Teen Center
by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on May 23rd, 2014
The Iowa City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for teens – Spark a Reaction – begins June 1. Registration begins that day, too. Teens in grades seventh through 12th can register for the Summer Reading Program at the Library or online at www.icpl.org/srp.
Each participant will receive an oversized bookmark to track their progress in meeting summer reading goals. Teens can either read five books, or read three books and attend two Summer Reading Program events, to complete receive their first prize: a drawstring backpack, and coupons for free food from Hardee’s and Noodles & Company. The bookmark is then entered into a drawing for one of four prizes:
- The John Green Pack: a signed copy of Looking for Alaska and an audio book of The Fault in Our Stars.
- A Daydreams Comics gift certificate.
- A Prairie Lights gift certificate.
- A Marcus Theatres gift certificate.
Teens also will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.
Teens that complete their bookmark early can pick up a Bonus Game Card. Completing the game card will result in more entries for the grand prize.
Crafts, movies and games are included in the lineup for Summer Reading Program activities, beginning with light painting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, and ending with a Library Lock-In from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. A complete listing of programs can be found at www.icpl.org/srp/teens and on the back each bookmark.
Spark a Reaction continues through Aug. 2. For more information, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.