Teen News

Candy Cane Critters

Teens! Make mice and reindeer ornaments out of leftover candy canes. Join us on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm to make this simple holiday craft. Candy canes, hot chocolate, and holiday music will be provided. Sign up online here or by calling the Reference Desk. Grades 4-12 please.

Nov 28, 2011
Liz
National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Public Library of Westland will be holding events for teens. The goal of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) is to write an entire novel (50,000 words) in one month, starting November 1st!

 For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit the NaNoWriMo website or the Young Writers Program site. To see when the library is holding write-ins during the month of November, please go to our Adult Events and Teen Events pages.

Oct 31, 2011
Liz
Teen Video Game Tournament

The results are in, and the video game for our teen tournament will be Mario Kart Wii! 7 people voted for Mario Kart, 4 for Supersmash Brothers, and 3 for Other Games. Look for Supersmash Bros. Brawl and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 in the future, but for now, plan on playing some Mario Kart on Thursday, Sept. 29th from 5:30-8:00. Sign up begins Thursday, August, 25th.

Aug 22, 2011
Liz
Vote in Our Poll!

It's up to you to decide which video game we play in our next Teen Video Game Tournament at the library. The tournament will be at the end of September. Let us know by Monday, August 22nd by voting in our online poll at the top of this site.  

Aug 18, 2011
Liz
Teen Library Bingo

The Summer Reading Program ended on August 6th, but if you'd still like to participate in a contest, try Teen Library Bingo. Grab a bingo sheet from the YA Area and complete the tasks in the squares. Get a bingo horizontally, vertically, or four corners, and you receive a prize, a coupon, and are entered to win a grand prize. Bring your completed bingo sheet to the Children's Desk by Saturday, September 10th to collect your prize.

Aug 16, 2011
Liz
Battle of the Bands

The Westland Library is hosting a Battle of the Bands on Thursday, July 14th, from 11am-8pm. If you have a band and would like to sign up, email: bands@westlandlibrary.org . Each band gets to play 3 songs, 2 of which must be covers (drums will be provided by Westland Music Center).

Winner's prizes include a Friday gig at the library in the fall plus the band's choice of: a) studio time, b) Pro Tools, or c) music lessons from Westland Music Center (734-729-2040)!

Food and soft drinks will be sold all day by Toarmina's Pizza.

Jun 22, 2011
Liz
You Are Here

The Teen Summer Reading Program begins next Saturday, June 18th. Register for the reading contest and the exciting You Are Here programs we have planned. Read 200 pages for a stamp, and earn 10 stamps to complete the program. With each stamp, you can enter to win the weekly gift card or the Browsing Bag of Goodies, which contains a free book and other small prizes.

Stop by the Library on June 18th from 12-3pm to make candy sushi!

Registration for programs will start June 18th. The Beach Towel Decorating and Drums from around the World programs are now open! Register online on the Teen Events page.

Jun 10, 2011
Liz
Teen Summer Reading 2011

The theme for this summer's reading program is You Are Here. Participate in the reading contest and attend fun programs about trying new things. Every 200 pages read receives 1 stamp, and a total of 10 stamps are needed to complete the program. Coming up this summer:

 -Do your own henna tattoos

-Make candy sushi

-Decorate your beach towel

-Participate in a drum circle

-Learn Polynesian dance and origami

-And more!

 Stay tuned for more details. Kickoff is June 18th!

May 6, 2011
Liz
Seeking Teen Volunteers for the Summer

Will you be entering 9th grade or above in the fall? Do you like kids and reading? The Children’s Department is currently seeking teen volunteers to help for our Summer Reading Program, One World, Many Stories. Interested volunteers are asked to commit to two or more hours per week doing a variety of tasks. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for your school or community organization while you have free time during the summer! Applications are available in the library or online here; please check out the application for more information and return completed applications to the Children’s Desk.

May 1, 2011
Kristy
Teen Improv

For those of you planning to attend Teen Improv tonight (4/14), please be aware that the program begins at 6pm, not 7pm. The flyers are incorrect. Sorry for any confusion!

Apr 14, 2011
Liz

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