October 2023 Teen Activities
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, Oct. 4 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.
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. Game supplies will be provided.
Make ‘n take crafts for teens! We will meet in the Community Room on Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 19 at 4:30 PM. Any extra kits will be available after the activity at the Circulation desk while supplies last. On Oct. 5, teens will paint and decorate wooden blocks to get ready for the Halloween season. On Oct. 19, we will make some preposterous pranks which, of course, are totally harmless! For ages 12-18.
Teen Anime Club is watching Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun this month! Ages 12-18 are invited to join and make friends with other anime and manga fans. Come on Thursdays, October 12 & 26 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.
Young League of Writers
Pull your ghostly writing out of the shadows and into the light with editor/author, September C. Fawkes, creator of the award-winning writing tip blog. She will guide you through the dark forest that leads toward publication and how to become an editor. The event will be streamed on Discord with the “Haunting” Library Teen Virtual Convention, October 11 @ 4:00 PM MST. Ages 12-18 will meet in the Community Room at that time to watch the stream together. Registration for the convention is not required. To find out more about September Fawkes, visit her website here.
Help us celebrate TeenTober 2023 with cryptids, ghosts, and supernatural occurrences! We’ll have an “interactive” movie experience with Halloween favorites like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Wear your best costume for a contest and prizes at the end. Please, no weapons or masks.
Ages 12-18 are invited on Friday, Oct. 13 from 7-9 PM in the Community Room.
Cook With A Book
Have you ever wanted to make a 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! This month we will read “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and make Frankenstein Crispy Rice Treats! You can check out a copy of the book at the front circulation desk. Ages 12-18 should meet us in the Community Room kitchen on Wednesday, October 25 at 4:30 PM.
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 Friday, Oct. 27 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.
Free Family Films for all ages! Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room! Oct. 6 is Oliver & Company, Oct. 13 is The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, and Oct. 20 is 101 Dalmatians.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine if it is appropriate for your child.
Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at the Library’s LEGO Club! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4:00 PM.
For ages 6-18, under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
Join us Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM for our Open Recital! All instruments, ages, and skill levels will share their artistic abilities with our community. We look forward to hearing you perform!