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Teen Programs

Open Lab | Thursday, May 16 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Make a Zoetrope | Thursday, May 16 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Build a zoetrope and learn about how animation was accomplished hundreds of years ago.

Movie Lounge | Friday, May 17 - 3:30pm | Classroom - Lower Level


A chance to hang out, do homework, or watch a teen movie. Plus, there will be free popcorn.

Open Lab | Friday, May 17 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories | Saturday, May 18 (All day)


More information coming soon!

Free Form Painting | Saturday, May 18 - 11:30am | The Workshop


Relax and paint a small picture on canvas boards with others of all skill levels.

Space Crystal Mission Presented by Payton Kelly-Van Domelen | Saturday, May 18 - 1:00pm | Community Room


Kick off our Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories!

In 2017, thirteen year-old scientist Payton Kelly-Van Domelen won the UW Madison Chemistry Department’s Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest.

Meet Payton and hear the story of how she prepared her experiment for research on the International Space Station, handed it over to NASA, watched the rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center, and Skyped with the astronauts about her experiment.

Photo Above: Astronauts Scott Tingle and Ricky Arnold holding Payton’s KH2PO4 experiments. Photo credit: NASA

Event Photo: Payton at The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space in Florida preparing the experiments for launch.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Teen Games | Monday, May 20 - 3:30pm | Lower Level


Teen Games will meet twice a week, Monday and Thursday.

Each day will have its own Dungeons and Dragons session.

There will also be a variety of amazing games to play, like Munchkin, Fluxx, Loot Letter, Chupacabra: Survive the Night, and more.

QiGong Classes With Nancy Osley, Instructor | Tuesday, May 21 - 9:30am | Community Room except July 30 will meet in the Teen Area


Qigong is a moving meditation that is simple, easy to learn, and can be done by everyone, at any age and fitness level.

Just mirror the movements of the instructor and reduce tension, improve breathing, and increase flexibility.

Open to ages 16 & up. Participants need to sign a waiver at the start of their first class.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact library staff.

Open Lab | Tuesday, May 21 - 3:30pm | The Workshop


Anyone is welcome to come into the Workshop to explore and see what it has to offer. Try your hand at sphero, osmo, snap circuits, and 3D printing, or many other options to nurture your inner scientist. There will be a librarian on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

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