September Teen Events

September Teen Events

September Teen Events

Hauntings – Library Teen Virtual Convention

Teens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year’s theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord and will run from Sept. 4 to Oct. 27. This year we’re pleased to have panels from guest experts on topics like AI Art and Ethics, game design, and careers in STEM, as well as a variety of games and challenges and daily art, writing, and conversation prompts. Teens ages 13-18 should join the Madison Library District Teen Server to be invited. View more details about the convention and Discord on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUCHIiIutMM

Teen Action Council

 Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Teen Crafts

We’ve got crafts for teens (ages 12-18) at the Library! Join us Thursdays this month in the Community Room from 4:30-5:30 PM. Teens will be using perler beads to create cryptid creations on Sept. 7! For Sept. 21, teens will need to bring a pair of shoes that require laces so that they can learn new and unique ways that they can tie their shoes, changing their everyday shoes into their own unique pieces of art! The library will provide laces.

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all teen adventurers ages 12-18! Join our party and learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! We will meet in the Community Room Fridays, Sept. 8 & 22 from 3:30-5:30 PM. Please join the Library Teen Discord. More information is posted there about how to prepare beforehand. You can also visit the Teen Zone on our website for details.

Chess & Game Club

Learn the art of chess and other games with the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are welcome to join Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, & 25 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.

LEGO Club

Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO Club! We will meet in the Community Room on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4-5 PM. For kids ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult & teens ages 12-18.

Young League of Writers

Would you like to meet TWO best selling authors and learn how to set up a story’s beginning, middle, and end? Now entering the Young League of Writers’ stage… Sian Ann Bessey AND Traci Hunter Abramson! Both of these authors are experts at storytelling and creating incredible plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats! We will meet to share what we’ve all been working on and talk with both of them about what makes writing great. Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us 4-5:30 PM in the Community Room on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Anime Club

Teen Anime Club is for everyone ages 12-18! Thursday, Sept. 14 we will be watching Komi Can’t Communicate. No charge, no registration, just meet at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.

Cook With a Book

Have you ever wanted to make treacle tart from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Or how about the scones from The Inheritance Games? Or maybe you would like to try the mallowmelt from Keeper of the Lost Cities. Then join us for our teen Cook with a Book fall kick-off event at the “Reading Rabbit Grill” (Community Room). We will pick the books to cook in the next year while snacking on yummy treats. Ages 12-18 are invited Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Family Films

Free Family Films for all ages! Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room! Sept. 1 is Fly Away Home (PG) and Sept. 15 is The Fox and the Hound (G). Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine if it is appropriate for your child.

CLOSED for Labor Day

 The Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for Labor Day. No items are due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

CLOSED Sept. 28-30

The Library will be closed Thursday Sept. 28th through Saturday the 30th for Staff Development and Building Maintenance. No items are due. Thank you!

Open Recital!

Sign up now to take part in the Library’s October 16 Open Recital! All instruments, ages, and skill levels are invited to share their artistic abilities with our community. We look forward to hearing you perform!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

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July Teen Activities

July Teen Activities

July Teen Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

CHESS AND GAME CLUB

Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided.

Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room.

For Ages 9-18

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL

Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans and come up with ways for the Library to help teens. Have a say in what happens at your Library!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 4 PM in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

“ALL TOGETHER NOW” BLOCK PARTY

This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this summer! Inspired by our summer reading theme “All Together Now”, we’ll have lawn games from all over the world, food trucks to fill any craving, a climbing wall and bounce houses, plus international performers including Footworks Dance Studio, the Yellowstone Brass, Amelat Dance Company, and Proform Airborne Jump Rope. There’ll be something for everyone at all ages. Don’t miss out! The celebration begins July 8th 5:00-8:00 PM on the field next to the library. Stay for an after-party outdoor movie experience that starts at 9 PM! Concessions will be available for purchase.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN CRAFTS

We’ve got crafts for teens at the Library! Join us Thursdays this month for clay figurines, magazine beads, dot painting, and macrame keychains!

Every Thursday in July at 4:30 PM
in the Community Room

BFF’S 2 WFF’S WRITING CONTEST

Do you and your friend love to write? Try writing a story together and perhaps you will become WFF’s… writing friends forever! Write a story about this year’s Summer Reading theme, “All Together Now,” and see how your collab writing stacks up against other teens your age. All participants will receive a prize!

Email an attached submission to gina.m@madisonlib.org by July 24, 2023. Winners will be announced July 28, 2023 at the Teen Summer Reading party. For more information, check out the contest rules.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

Would you like to share your writing with other teens your age or just make new friends? Join the Young League of Writers!

Are you working on your “All Together Now” collaborative short story? How do you know when it’s ready to submit? Join us to learn how to edit and polish your story so it’s ready for submission!

Wednesday, July 12 at 4 PM in the Community Room

For ages 12-18

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Calling all teen adventurers! Join our party and learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! Please join the Library Teen Discord; more information is posted there about how to prepare beforehand. You can also find details in the Teen Zone.

Fridays, July 14 & 21 from 3:30-5:30 PM

in the Community Room

For Ages 12-18

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Lego Club

SUMMER STEM LEGOS

Join kids, tweens, and other teens for Summer STEM! We will be building world landmarks out of LEGOS!

Tuesday, July 18 at 2 PM in the Community Room

For ages 6-18

ANIME CLUB

Teens gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and play games! We will be watching One Piece and competing in a food eating contest!

Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30 PM

in the Community Room

For ages 12-18

Photography Contest 2022
Lego Club

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Enjoy free movies for the whole family at the Library!

Thursdays at 1 PM in the Community Room

Parents, please prescreen films to ensure they are appropriate for your children. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. 

SUMMER READING FINISHERS PARTY

Celebrate the end of summer reading with peace, love, friendship and… murder of course! Join us for a 60’s Murder in the Library Mystery Party where teens will discover who has attacked and murdered the Library’s books about love. Mysterious foods will also be served!

The party starts at 7 PM in the Community Room on Friday, July 28. For ages 12-18.

Photography Contest 2022
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

Teen Activities June 2023

Teen Activities June 2023

Teen Activities June 2023

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL

Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans and come up with ways for the library to help teens. Have a say in what happens at your library!

June 7, 2023 at 4 P.M. in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

TEEN SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY

Trivia, team games, hot dogs, and popsicles – what more could you ask for? Come celebrate the start of Summer Reading at the Library!

Friday June 9, 2023 at 7 P.M. In the Community Room and outside on the grass if weather permits.

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

CHESS AND GAME CLUB

Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided.

Mondays, June 12 & 26 from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room.

For ages 9-18.

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

Would you like to share your writing with other teens your age or just make new friends? Join the Young League of Writers! Author Sian Ann Bessey will be teaching us how to write collaboratively!

Then, give it a try and perhaps you will become WFF’s… writing friends forever! Write a story with a partner about this year’s Summer Reading theme, “All Together Now,” for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Wednesday, June 14 at 4 P.M. in the Community Room

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN CRAFTS

We’ve got crafts for teens at the Library! Join us Thursdays this month for tie dye hats, Morse Code Bracelets, and Friendship Cans!

Thursdays, June 15, 22, and 29 at 4:30 P.M.
in the Community Room
.

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Calling all teen adventurers! Join our party and learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! Please join the Library Teen Discord; more information is posted there about how to prepare beforehand. You can also find details in the Teen Zone.

Fridays, June 16 & 30 from 3:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room

For Ages 12-18

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Lego Club

LEGO CLUB

Join kids, tweens, and other teens for Summer STEM! We will be working together to recreate Rexburg out of LEGOS!

Tuesday, June 27 at 2 P.M.

in the Community Room.

For ages 6-18.

ANIME CLUB

Teens gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and play games! We will be watching “SK8 the Infinity” and making Asian shaved ice.

Wednesday, June 2 at 4:30 P.M.

in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

Photography Contest 2022
Lego Club

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Enjoy free movies for the whole family at the Library!

June 14: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)

June 21: My Neighbor Totoro (G)

June 28: Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Wednesdays at 1 P.M.
in the Community Room

JUNETEENTH CLOSURE

The Library will be closed Monday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Photography Contest 2022
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
GAME & CHESS CLUB
 

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room.

For ages 9-18.

 

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL

Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has. 

Wednesday November 3rd from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room.

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
TEEN CRAFTS
 

Come to the library and pick up a take n’ go kit to make a PAPER LANTERN. Available November 4th at the Front Circulation Desk.

 

TEENTOBER HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOM
 

The TEENTOBER Harry Potter Escape Room has been rescheduled for Friday, November 5th from 7-9pm. We look forward to seeing who won the House Cup!

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

FAMILY READ EVENING

The Idaho Family Reading Week will be November 8-14. The theme is BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE! because anything is possible when reading is in your life. 

Celebrate with a night of storytelling, prizes, crafts, and all around fun. 

Monday November 8th from 6:30-7:30pm. For all ages.

TEEN ANIME CLUB

Watch a few episodes of the Anime series, Noragami.

The series follows Hiyori, who was in a bus accident while attempting to save a stranger. From this accident, her soul continually leaves her body and she becomes aware of two parallel worlds: the Near Shore, where our normal world exists, and the Far Shore, where demons and humans soul linger. It is at the Far Shore where she meets Yato, a nameless god without a shrine. In his attempt to make a name for himself and help Hiyori fix her body, the two embark on adventures together which test themselves and their friendship.

Wednesday November 10th at 4:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

VETERAN’S DAY CLOSURE

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.

FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every Tuesday, come to Madison Library District to enjoy a Free Family Friendly Film. 

November 2nd: The Lego Movie
November 9th: Paw Patrol: The Movie
November 16th: Paddington
November 23rd: Finding Nemo
November 30th: The Peanuts Movie

For all ages. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

October TEEN Activities

October TEEN Activities

October TEEN Activities

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
TEEN ANIME CLUB
 

It’s Halloween month so we’re doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club!

Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required.

 

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS
 

Do you have drafts that just seem to HAUNT you? We’ll discuss what to do with your graveyard of stories at the next YLW meeting.

Wednesday, October 20th, from 4-5pm in the Activity Room.

For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged, but not required.

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
MADISON BIBLIOMANIACS
 

Test your Harry Potter knowledge at our next Madison Bibliomaniacs – it’s trivia night! And treats, of course.

Wednesday, October 27th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required.

 

TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

Join your fellow teens as you embark on an adventure through Bywater, defeating any foes who dare cross your path. 

Next DnD will be Thursday, October 28th in the Community Room from 4-6pm

 

For teens, ages 12 -18. Masks encouraged, but not required.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEENtober – Harry Potter Escape Room!

The time has come to find out who has won the Hogwarts House Cup on our  Discord Server!

Will it be the ambitious Slytherins, the clever Ravenclaws, the brave Gryffindors, or the determined Hufflepuffs?

Friday, October 29th. 7-9pm in the Community Room

Masks encouraged, but not required.

TEEN CRAFTS

October 7th: Zen Doodle Pumpkin
October 21st: Pirate Skull

Available for pickup at the Front Circulation Desk.

For teens, ages 12 -18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

MAKE IT @  YOUR LIBRARY – CARDBOARD DAY

What can you make with a carboard box? A cat? A castle? Or perhaps you’ve got you mind set on something huge and incredible like a dragon!!! What ever your imagination inspires, we’ve got the tools, and some you can keep, too! So come one and all for our cardboard challenge day!  

Come for a fun-filled day on October 23rd, 11am-3pm to see what creations you can cobble together! 

Masks encouraged, but not required.

For ALL ages.

FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every Tuesday, come to Madison Library District to enjoy a Free Family Friendly Film. 

The schedule:

October 19th: Space Jam: A New Legacy
October 26th: Hocus Pocus

For all ages. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

June 13th – 30th Teen Activities

June 13th – 30th Teen Activities

June 13th – 30th Teen Activities

Teen Anime Club
Monday, June 21st at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
 

Teens ages 12-18 gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and play games. No need to apply — just show up!

This month we will have a Pokémon the First Movie Popcorn Party!

Email Gina @ gina.m@madisonlib.org for more information.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, June 23 at 4 – 6 p.m. in the Community Room

Join in on an epic adventure! Create your own character, let the dice choose your fate, and interact with others to see where the quest takes you. 

Sign up or RSVP for this upcoming session of Dungeons & Dragons. Join our Discord server to connect with fellow adventurers and to learn more.

For teens 12 – 18 years of age. 

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Madison Bibliomaniacs Teen Book Chat
Monday, June 28th at 4 p.m. in the Community Room.

 

Who loves to read?? This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss the love of books with others who appreciate the written word as much as you. 

June’s Bibliomaniac book will be The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base. Bring your detective skills to solve the who-dunnit mystery of the book by decoding the puzzles on each illustrated page. And of course we will have treats!

 

Summer Teen Crafts

Every Thursday during Summer Reading, a new take ‘n go Teen Craft will be available at the front Circulation Desk.

While supplies last. For ages 12 – 18.

Instructions and material lists can also be found on our website, under “Teen Zone,” and on our YouTube channel. 

June 17: Wall Hanging Button Holder

June 24: Hedgehog Earbud Holder

 July 1: Pokémon Terrarium

July 8: Monkey  Fist Knot

July 15: Cut-Paper Fox Tin Art

July 22: Paper Firebirds

July 29: Shadow Art

 

 

 

Summer Reading has STARTED

Sign-ups are now in the front lobby area at the booth.

Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. Our program for teens has lots of events and parties. 

The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless!

Teen Short Story Writing Contest
 
  • Participants must be ages 12 – 18 to enter
  • Open to Madison Library District residents only
  • 2,000 word maximum
  • Limit 1 short story per person
  • Must include an animal as part of the main story
  • No photos or illustrations
  • Work must be original, not previously published, and titled
  • Submissions that are deemed inappropriate, culturally inaccurate or possess negative stereotypical characterization will be disqualified

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email your original work to Gina Miller or bring a hard copy into the library.
  • Subject line must say: “Tail”ish Tales Contest.
  • Please include your name, age, and phone number in the email.
  • Paste or type your short story in the email itself. Attachments will not be opened.

DEADLINE:

All entries must be received by Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 31st, 2020 via Facebook, Instagram and email.

PRIZES:

First prize- Scrivener writing software ($50 value).
Second prize- Fat Cat’s movie date pack.
Third prize- Florence’s Candy box of chocolates.

All three winners will receive publication online at www.madisonlib.org and an award certificate.

For more information please email Gina Miller.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

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