Events at the Library

Saturday, June 4th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jun. 4th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Monday, June 6th

  • Donut Stop The Reading Ice Cream-Palooza Teen Summer Reading Kick Off Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jun. 6th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Celebrate the start of summer reading! Make your own delicious ice cream sundae, take the Nailed It: Donut Edition Challenge, taste test some crazy ice cream flavors, play Beat Saber on our VR system, get signed up for the Summer Reading Club and MORE! Stop in anytime between 4:30 to 6:00pm. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Register beginning May 28.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, June 7th

  • Dungeons & Dragons 101

    Archive Room, Teen Space Tue., Jun. 7th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Have you always wanted to play D&D but didn't know where to start? Meet with D&D experts to learn the basics of the game or to get help creating your character. Stop in the Teen Space anytime between 2:00 - 5:00pm. (FYI, creating a character can take up to an hour.) Then, be sure to join us every Monday starting June 13 at 4:00 to play D&D. 6th grade and up. Register beginning May 28.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 9th

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 9th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, June 10th

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jun. 10th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Monday, June 13th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jun. 13th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, June 14th

  • Teen Tuesday: Glue Gun Art Challenge

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 14th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    The challenge: use a glue gun and the mystery art supplies provided to create an unforgettable work of art. But beware! There will be some unexpected twists throughout the competition. We'll vote on our favorite creation and the winner will receive the highly coveted JPL Glue Gun Master Trophy and a $30 gift card to Hobby Lobby. For kids entering 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 6.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 16th

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, June 17th

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jun. 17th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Monday, June 20th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jun. 20th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, June 21st

  • Teen Tuesday: Will It Waffle?

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 21st 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Compete against your friends to create the tastiest and most creative culinary treat using the foods provided and a waffle iron. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded to creators of the most successful waffle creations. 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 13.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 23rd

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 23rd 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, June 24th

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jun. 24th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, June 25th

  • Teen Board Game Club

    Teen Space Sat., Jun. 25th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. We'll have casual party games and more expert games available and let the group vote on what they want to play. Entering 6th grade and up. Registration appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome.

    Category: Teens

Monday, June 27th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jun. 27th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, June 28th

  • Teen Tuesday: Hunger Games Egg Drop Challenge

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jun. 28th 3:45pm - 6:00pm

    Compete against your fellow egg drop tributes for supplies to make a structure that will protect a raw egg when dropped from the top of JGMFD fire truck bucket. May the odds be ever on your egg's favor! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Register beginning June 20.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, June 30th

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jun. 30th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, July 1st

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jul. 1st 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Monday, July 4th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jul. 4th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, July 5th

  • Teen Tuesday Movie Night: Encanto Sing-Along Edition

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 5th 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Watch the movie, sing along with your favorite songs, make a colorful craft, and eat Encanto-inspired snacks. Entering gr. 6 and up. Register beginning June 27.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, July 7th

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jul. 7th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, July 8th

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jul. 8th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 9th

  • Legobot Mechanics Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Jul. 9th 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Monday, July 11th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jul. 11th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

Tuesday, July 12th

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 1 6Th Gr. & Up

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 12th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 2 6Th Gr. & Up

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 12th 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 3 6Th Gr. & Up

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 12th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! 6th grade and up. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

  • Teen Tuesday Escape Room: Session 4 8Th - 12Th Grade

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jul. 12th 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Work as a team to decode clues and escape the room before time runs out. This is an unforgettable live action gaming experience you don't want to miss! This session is for kids in 8th - 12 grade. Registration required. Registration begins July 4.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, July 14th

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jul. 14th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, July 15th

  • Teen Art Drop-In

    Teen Space Fri., Jul. 15th 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Drop-in to the Teen Space anytime between 3:00 - 5:30 every Friday to hang out and make some art with fellow artists! Make a featured art activity, be creative with provided art supplies, or bring your own project! For kids entering gr. 6 and up.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, July 16th

  • Teen Board Game Club

    Teen Space Sat., Jul. 16th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. We'll have casual party games and more expert games available and let the group vote on what they want to play. Entering 6th grade and up. Registration appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. Register beginning May 28.

    Category: Teens

Monday, July 18th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Teen Space Mon., Jul. 18th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome! Bring a character or use one of our premade characters. We will meet every Monday June 13 - July 18. You do not need to attend every meeting. Register beginning May 28. 6th-12th grade.

    Category: Teens

Thursday, July 21st

  • Anime Club

    Teen Space Thu., Jul. 21st 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Spend the afternoon hanging out with fellow anime fans. We'll watch episodes of your favorite anime and eat Japanese snacks. Drawing supplies will be available if you want to work on your art. We'll meet every Thursday June 9 - July 15. For kids in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

Friday, July 22nd

  • Laser Tag Lock-In Super Reward Party

    Archive Room, East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Jul. 22nd 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    *REWARD TICKET AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED* The library is your playground at this special after-hours event. Teens who have earned 500 points in the library reading club are invited to enjoy laser tag, compete in a taste test challenge, earn raffle prizes, play video games, make awesome crafts, try snacks from around the world, and so much MORE! Food, prizes, and fun for everyone! This is a reward party and open only to teens who have earned 500 points in the reading club. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration begins July 15.

    Category: Teens