Teen Programs

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Ongoing Programs

TEEN SPACE

The Novi Public Library has partnered with the City of Novi Parks & Recreation Department, Novi Community School District, and Novi Youth Assistance to offer a Teen Space in the West Side Meeting Room of the Library on Mondays-Fridays from 2-5pm (except over vacation breaks) during the school year. The Teen Space was created for students to “hang out” and socialize when traditional use of the Library is not needed, and is open to students in Grades 7-12.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Join the TAB as we create and plan programs for teens at the Library.

Date Day Time Grades
Dec 12 Fri 3:30-4:30pm 9-12
Jan 30 Fri 3:30-4:30pm 9-12
Feb 20 Fri 3:30-4:30pm 9-12
Mar 20 * Fri 3:30-4:30pm 9-12
Apr 17 Fri 3:30-4:30pm 9-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: East Meeting Room (*Mar 20 meeting in Youth Activity Room)

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

 

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Get together and talk about the books that we as a club select with new friends. Snacks will be provided.

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 3 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
Feb 7 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
Mar 7 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
Apr 11 Sat 1-2:30pm 9-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2015

Battle of the Books registration is now open for students in grades 5-6! When registration form is complete please return it to the First Floor Information Desk or email it to April at AStevenson@novilibrary.org. The competition will take place on Saturday, 3/14/15. Happy reading!

 Registration is limited to the first twelve teams to return their registration form. Teams consist of students in 5th or 6th grade that live or attend school in Novi. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Novi Public Library.

ANNUAL TEEN WRITING CONTEST

High-schoolers, let your creativity flow by entering a poem or short story into the Novi Public Library’s Teen Writing Contest. The contest begins January 12 and entries are due to the 2nd Floor Information Desk by 6pm on March 20. Please visit the 2nd Floor Information Desk or the Teen page on the Library website for a copy of the official contest rules and guidelines. Winners will be announced after April 1.

TEEN IRON CHEF

Think you have what it takes to create some tasty treats? Come and prove your culinary skills. We will provide the ingredients and you make up the delicious eats.

Date Day Time Grades
Dec 12 Fri 4:30-5:30pm 7-12

 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

Hosted by our Teen Book Club, this program is aimed to empower girls and encourage reading through crafts and stories.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 10 Sat 1-2:30pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

SIT ‘N STITCH - TEEN KNITTING GROUP

Learn to knit with new friends in this handicraft group or if you already know how to knit, come and share your skills.

Date Day Time Grades
Jan 24 Sat 4-5pm 7-12
Feb 21 Sat 4-5pm 7-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

MANGA CLUB

Hang out with fellow manga enthusiasts as we watch episodes of your favorite anime! Snacks will be provided.

Date Day Time Grades
Feb 5 Thu 4-5pm 6-12
Apr 2 Thu 4-5pm 6-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

CHINESE NEW YEAR COOKING

Come learn to cook some traditional Chinese dishes for the holiday and taste the finished product.

Date Day Time Grades
Feb 20 Fri 4:30-5:30pm 7-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

CELEBRATE TEEN TECH WEEK MARCH 8-14: “LIBRARIES ARE FOR MAKING”

Happy Teen Tech Week! This year’s theme is “Libraries are for Making.” Visit the 1st Floor Information Desk to pick up a make-and-take craft to work on yourself, at the Library or at home!

SUPER SMASH BROS. TOURNAMENT

Show off your fighting style with our Super Smash Brothers Tournament.

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 6 Mon 3-4:30 pm 5-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR PANEL

Enjoy an evening exploring Young Adult literature. Hear from award-winning Michigan YA authors.

Date Day Time Grades
Apr 28 Tue 7-8:30 pm 7-12
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled