Peeped into any good books recently?
Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month with an open-mic night. Read an original poem and enter for the chance to win a $25 cash prize! Prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. The judges are experienced writers from Kent State University. Winners will have their poem featured in the library’s May FinePRINT newsletter and posted on the library’s Facebook page. Open Mic Night is for anyone age 12 and up. Participants may read previously published work but will not be eligible for a prize.
We’re gearing up for National Poetry Month in April with this special Poetry Writing Workshop. Join Amanda Stovicek, Teaching Artist from Kent State University, as she guides you through the expressive art of poetry. This workshop is open to ages 12 and up. All writing levels welcome. Registration is limited. Call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 to register.
The public is invited to attend our Peeps Party, where we will be unveiling the winners of our second annual PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST.
Alternative rock/pop-punk bands Blue Radio and Among All Things will perform a mix of original songs and covers! Come out and support these local teen musicians!
Teens in grades 7-12: tired of all the lovey dovey Valentine’s Day mush? Maybe you’re just not into all this dating stuff. That’s okay! You are invited to the library’s UN Valentine’s Day party! We’ll play UNromantic games like “Musical Chairs of Death” and MAD LIBS UN love letters; have a candy heart stacking contest; make candy “heart breakers” and black roses out of duct tape; play Breakup Song Trivia for prizes, and of course, eat chocolate and broken heart cookies.
It’s the library’s 90th anniversary and we have really grown through the years!
Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make unique and colorful paper boxes to use for giftgiving; the box itself makes a great gift! All materials provided. For teens in grades 7-12. Sign up required by calling 330-688-3295 (press 4 for the Information Desk) or by emailing the Teen Librarian (email@example.com) with teen's name, grade, and phone number. Space limited to the first 30 to sign up.
Don't get bored! Get "board"!
If you're bored by the end of Winter Break, stop by the library between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to try some new board games! Librarians will be on hand to teach you a new game; bring friends and family for some friendly competition. Have a great idea for your own game? We'll have materials ready for you to create your own!
For teens ages 13 to 18. Come watch a recent action movie prequel (about a girl fighting to the death for the second time in an arena and inspiring a rebellion), to get ready for the premiere of Mockingjay Part One! Free popcorn! Door prizes: Regal Cinemas giftcards, and a Hunger Games-related craft, too! No signup necessary.