There is only one month of summer left! Fortunately, we have some amazing teen programs scheduled in August. If you still need a few more entries into your Summer Reading Log, attending a library program counts, so remember to log your entry at henricolibrary.org/src.
To go with our Summer Reading theme we have some awesome music programs coming up:
Intro to Vinyl DJing
August 09, 7:00 PM
Hands-on workshop for teens. DJ Ant Boogie is warming up the turntables for an introduction to the art of scratching, cutting and mixing records. Cue up the records and get ready to drop the beat!
Celebrating the History of Hip Hop
August 11, 1:00 PM
What do breakbeats, block parties, B Boys and the Bronx have in common? Come explore the underground movement that started in the 1970s. From Kool Herc to Kendrick Lamar, hip hop has grown from a once considered fad into a dominant genre in the music industry. Learn about the pioneers who formed the genre and the journey hip hop has traveled throughout the years.
Kerwyn Phillip of Ndugu Business & Leadership Academy will have a lively discussion of hip hop and we will have a small celebration after!
If music isn’t your passion, there are other ways to exercise the creative parts of your brain:
Zine Making Workshop for Teens
Twin Hickory Library
August 10, 1:00 PM
Learn how to make a folded pocket and 1/2 page zine at this zine making workshop! Zines can be about whatever YOU want them to be, so come make a mini comic, poetry book, art zine, etc! We will also talk about the history of zines, and their ties with music and activism, and why they rock! Requires registration.
Teen Writers Guild
Libbie Mill Library
Middle School Writers (grades 6-8) meets 6-7pm
High School Writers (grades 9-12) meets 7:15-8:15pm
Play with your words! We do writing challenges, talk about writing techniques and problems, do some more writing and then share what we’ve done (if you want). Did we mention there will be snacks? Writing is hard work and requires snacks! Don’t forget to bring a pen or pencil.
A few more space programs:
Cosmic Squishy Circuits: Planets
August 06, 2:00 PM
Be the ultimate creator of the universe! But start with your own solar system-make your own out of our specially-formulated dough, power it up with Squishy Circuits, and watch it come to life! Learn about the forces behind our own solar system and how they work. Requires registration.
Teen Space Camp
Libbie Mill Library
August 06, 2:30 PM
Libbie Mill is hosting its very own summer Space Camp series. Join us as we explore different scientific concepts through a variety of space-related challenges and crafts. This week, we’ll learn how astronauts relax in space, and create bath fizzes based on NASA photos. No registration is required, but the program is limited to 20 teens. This program is offered as part of the NASA @ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.
And if you are looking to get a headstart on your college applications:
College Admissions 101
August 07, 2:00 PM
Need help with applying to college? Learn what will stand out to the college admissions committee, how to write a memorable admissions essay, and other tips and tricks for navigating the admissions process. Presented by Erica Riesbeck, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Richmond.
Check out all of our teen events here.