Moseying Through the Multiverse

(photo courtesy of San Diego Shooter)
(photo courtesy of San Diego Shooter)

Join Teen Services intern Anna every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge as she attempts to navigate in the world of Magic the Gathering as its newest Planeswalker. Help Anna (purveyor of black and red magic!) as she tries to figure out when to tap and untap her cards, what an instant is, and when do you battle with a festering newt? Refreshments will be served.

Eliminating Stress and Creating Balance in Your Teen's Life.

(Image Courtesy of Flickr User Mikebaird)
(Image Courtesy of Flickr User Mikebaird)

Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm (middle and high school panel)

Darien Library and the YWCA Parent Awareness are proud to present a panel for parents of middle and high school students. The panel will feature local mental health experts who will speak to topics that relate to children of that age group. Register below for panel attendance.

The panel will be moderated by Connecticut State Representative Terrie Wood, who represents Darien and Norwalk in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Ms. Wood also serves as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence Bill.

Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm - Middle and High School Panel

Panelists include: Lisa Bunce, MS, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Owner, Back-to-Basics Nutrition Consulting, Redding; Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, Executive Director, The Southfield Center for Development, Darien; Phyllis L. Weihs, MS, NCC, NCDF, Psychotherapist Fairfield University; and Eileen Whalen, School Psychologist, Darien High School.

Parents can submit questions for the panelists prior to the event.

In the Library's Community Room. Additional parking is available along Post Road.

Hunger Games Movie Screening

Teens and all! Join us on Monday, November 18th at 3pm for a screening of the The Hunger Games movie before the sequel hits theatres. If you have yet to see this movie, it is a must! Be the first two teens in the community room and score two free tickets to see Catching Fire.

Join the Comic Book Club!

Image courtesy of Marxchivist
Image courtesy of Marxchivist

Are you a fan of caped crusaders, manipulating mutants and villainous vixens? Then come on down to the Teen Lounge every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., starting Nov. 1, and become a part of the Library’s Comic Book Club (the first order of business will be coming up with a better name)! Every week we’ll discuss the comics and characters we love (and the ones we love to hate); discover new series, and set about creating our own heroes, arch nemeses and sidekicks. Writers and artists wanted!

Teen Read Week 2013

(photo courtesy of flickr user Powdersville High School)
(photo courtesy of flickr user Powdersville High School)

Teens! October 13th-19th marks Teen Read Week 2013 and to honor that we will waive your fines if you are between the ages of 12-18 years old. All you have to do is check out five or more books during this week and show your reciept to the welcome desk staff. All of your troubles (well...fines) will vanish!

Happy Reading!

Sculpting Class for Teens Ages 12-18

(photo courtesy of flickr user Logan Sturrock)
(photo courtesy of flickr user Logan Sturrock)

Thursday, November 21st at 3:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Library.

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) teens will enjoy a three hour sculpture class with MoMA educator, Sally Paul. With an introduction showcaseing some of the modern sculptures in MoMA's collection, Sally Paul will highlight different Styles and techniques. Teens will be encouraged to create their own works of art in this very special program. To register contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org.

Banned Book Week: Sept 23-27

(image courtesy of flickr user florian.b)
(image courtesy of flickr user florian.b)

Banned Book Week is an annual event hosted to celebrate our freedom to read whatever we want.

Every year hundreds of books are challenged based their content and in extreme cases are pulled from shelves. A recent example in the media recently was Persepolis. Could you imagine if titles like Divergent or Naruto were suddenly taken away because they were banned? Neither can we, so to promote our access to all books the Teen Lounge is hosting Banned Book Movie Nights!

Everyday after school from Sept 23rd-27th there will be a movie in the Teen Lounge @ 3:30pm come join us!

GTGO: The Return to Republic City

(all rights to this image belong to Nickelodeon)
(all rights to this image belong to Nickelodeon)

The Legend of Korra

Join us September 12th, 2013 in the Teen Lounge @4:30pm for the launch party celebrating the debut of the Legend of Korra season 2. We will be hosting a mask craft contest to see who can come up with the best Amon mask, the best element mask, and best character mask. There will Avatar trivia with awesome prizes for whoever thinks they have mastered the elements and episode viewings as well as pizza and treats! Stop by and come hang out!

 

 

Fall Art Series for Teens.

(photo courtesy of Flickr user qthomasbower)
(photo courtesy of Flickr user qthomasbower)

This Fall teens will be able to express their inner artist with three specialized programs in the brand new Darien Library Fall Art Series for Teens. Teens may sign up for all three programs or just one if they choose.

On Thursday, September 12th at 3 p.m. teens will have the chance to create works of art to be hung on the Teen Lounge walls! Help us beautify the Teen Lounge one canvas at a time.

Thursday, October 10th at 4 p.m. teens will be encouraged to write on the Teen Lounge windows. That's right, we are cleaning the windows so that you will have a fresh start in decorationing them with one a word description or sentence identifying "Why I love the Library". So come enjoy pizza and music while expressing your love for the Library.

On Thursday, November 14th at 3:30 p.m. teens are invited to create all things art though crafting activities. We will be making our own notebooks and friendship bracelets as well as getting crafty with candy sushi. Come join in the fun for any of the mentioned activities.

For questions about the programs please contact Teen Librarian, Erica Gauquier at egauquier@darienlibrary.org for more information.

Teen Summer Reading: Finale Party

Teen Summer Reading Prizes!
Teen Summer Reading Prizes!

Join us on Friday, August 16th at 3PM for the Teen Summer Reading Finale Party in the Teen Lounge. There will be games, books, pizza, and prizes. Teens will be issued one raffle ticket at the door and one additional raffle ticket for each review submitted on the Darien Library website before Friday at noon. Gift cards from Panera Bread, iTunes, Amazon, and Starbucks will be raffled off throughout the party. Stop by to eat pizza, play video games, talk books, and even win!

*All Teens 12-18 years old are welcome even if they did not participate in summer reading activies.

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