July 2024 Teen Activities

by | Jun 27, 2024 | Blog, Teen Zone | 0 comments

Summer Reading

Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and keep smashing our reading goals! The second prizes for every level will be available July 1st and the third prizes will be released on July 15th. The last day to sign up is July 20th, and the last day for prizes is July 27th. For more information, visit our Summer Reading Page: Do It: Summer Reading.

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 every Monday* from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Mark your calendars for July 1st because we’ve gone mad with Mancala! Join us for an outdoor Mancala madness party with squishy balls, buckets of water, and a lot of fun! Bring a towel with you… because we can’t guarantee you’ll stay dry! Game supplies will be provided. (*There will be no Chess & Game Club July 29th.)

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Ages 6-18 are welcome to join LEGO Club on Tuesdays at 2 PM in the Community Room!

July 2 – LEGO Scavenger Hunt Adventure

July 16 – Adventures in the Wildlife Refuge

Family Friendly Films

Join us for Free Family Friendly Films every Wednesday at 1 PM in the Community Room! Get ready for a cinematic journey filled with new releases and beloved classics. Check out our lineup:

7/03That Darn Cat, 1961 (G)

7/10Coraline (PG)

7/17Flushed Away (PG)

7/24Lightyear (PG)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older, and parents, please prescreen films to ensure it is appropriate for your child. Mark your calendars for a summer of movie magic!

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 13-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, July 3rd at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input. 

Anime Club

Calling all anime enthusiasts! Join us on Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room for the ultimate Teen Anime Club experience! Ages 12-18 are invited to immerse themselves in the world of anime, manga, and games.

JULY 05 – Unleash your creativity with Anime Arts and Crafts featuring manga art, bookmarks, buttons & magnets!

JULY 19 – Indulge in Anime Food, Snacks & Treats with delicious mochi, candy sushi & taiyaki!

Don’t miss out! See you there!

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Young League of Writers

Calling all young wordsmiths! Join us Wednesday, July 10th at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Young League of Writers, exclusively for teens ages 12-18. Whether you’re eager to share your latest creations or simply looking to connect with fellow writers, this is the place to be! We have a special guest joining us: Janine Gilbert, screenwriter extraordinaire! She is known for adapting Jack Weyland’s book Charly for the screen and will be helping us learn how to write for the screen and stage.

This time, bring your short play for the Summer Reading 2024 Teen Writer’s contest and let’s polish it together for a stronger entry.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hone your craft and forge friendships with like-minded creative writers. See you there!

Teen Crafts

Hey, creative teens ages 12-18! Join us every* Thursday at 4:30 PM for Teen Crafts in the Community Room! Bring your friends and groove to music as you craft unique masterpieces to take home:

JULY 11 – Perler Bead Bookmarks

JULY 18 – Fairy Light Canvas Art

JULY 25 – Seashell Jewelry

Let your imagination run wild and let’s create together! *The Library will be closed Thursday, July 4th and there will be no Teen Crafts.

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all brave adventurers ages 12-18! Join us Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room for Teen Dungeons & Dragons! Dive into our Summer Reading “One Shot” Campaigns where mysteries await:

July 12th: Adventures in the Lair of the Spider Hag

Experienced or new, all are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made ones, crafted with the core 5th Edition player’s handbook. For more info visit:  Let the questing begin!

Cook With a Book: Keeper of the Lost Cities

Unleash Your Culinary Magic! Join us for Cook with a Book for teens ages 12-18. Dive into the enchanting world of Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger while whipping up some delectable Mallowmelt treats in our Community Room Kitchen. Get ready for a taste of adventure on Wednesday, July 17th at 4:30 PM. Don’t miss out on this deliciously literary experience!

Movies on the Lawn

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience under the stars as “Movies on the Lawn” makes its triumphant return this summer! Join us for an exciting lineup of beloved films showcased on our giant outdoor screen, perfect for a cozy evening with friends and family. On July 19th at 9:30 PM we will be showing Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Don’t miss out on this enchanting summer tradition—grab your popcorn, bring your blankets and chairs and set up a comfy spot right on the lawn. Concessions will be available and free! Join us for an unforgettable evening of movie magic!

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Adventures in Scriptwriting:

Teen Writing Contest

Dive into the world of scriptwriting with our “Adventures in Scriptwriting: Teen Writer’s Contest”! Calling all teen writers aged 12-18! Do you have a flair for crafting captivating dialogue and compelling characters? Submit your best playwriting to Madison Library District’s contest and showcase your talent! Need guidance? Join us at Young League of Writers on July 10th for expert tips and tricks. All participants will win a prize! Plus, the 1st prize winner gets their script performed at our End of Summer Reading party. Don’t miss out! Submit your entry by July 20th. Details are available at the Teen Zone

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Adventures in Candyland: Teen Summer Reading Closing Party

Teens aged 12-18, join us for a sweet finale to your Summer Reading journey at our Adventures in Candyland Closing Party! Dive into a life-size Candyland adventure on Friday, July 26, from 7-9 PM. Will you brave Gloppy’s Chocolate Swamp or conquer Lord Licorice’s Forest? Whatever happens, hopefully you will find your way to King Kandy’s Castle where a treasure trove of sweet treats awaits! Explore and earn sweet rewards to decorate your own Candy Gingerbread Castle! Don’t miss out on this candy-coated extravaganza!

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Armchair Traveler Challenge

Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Take an epic journey with us this year as we visit each great state of our nation. Armchair travelers ages 12 and up will read one book set in each state, earning state stickers and opportunities to enter the final drawing for our grand prizes. Any reader who joins us for even a portion of the trip will have the opportunity to earn small prizes along the way. Each reader who completes the journey will earn a special travel bag commemorating their travels. See more details here.

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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