Notes on the library: Fun, free programs for teens who will be back in the fall
Released at 12 noon on Saturday 3 September 2022
By Amanda Brill
Rowan Public Library
The leaves will soon change color and the mornings will start to get cooler, leading to one of the best times of the year – autumn. For teens ages 11 to 17 (ages 6 to 12), this means a new fall programming at the Rowan Public Library! Join RPL for some crafts, friendship and fun in September, October and November.
In September, teens will be invited to make paracord cord bracelets as a survival tool and take a mock citizenship test to find out if they have what it takes to become American citizens. There will also be a program all about basic first aid run by retired Cabarrus County paramedic Allison Smith. Smith will teach teens the basics of CPR in an uncertified lesson and more.
October will include a Nancy Drew themed escape room to help Nancy find clues and solve a mystery based on one of the classic mystery stories. Teens who love astronomy and crafty activities can enjoy a constellation cross stitch program where they will be taught how to embroider their own star patterns. For those who enjoy creepy and crafty schedules, recycled dolls will be transformed into low-maintenance plant and moss planters. This program will be similar to the Franken-Toys Fall 2021 program and will give teens a chance to get their hands dirty and be a little bit destructive.
For November, teens can enjoy a two-part program dedicated to making paper from recycled materials. At the end of these two weeks, the kids will have some handmade paper that they can tie together in a small diary. Small flowers and dyes can be added to the card to make it even more personal. While it is not necessary to attend both weeks, teens are encouraged to attend both if possible so they can experience the entire papermaking process at work.
Teen programs run from 4pm to 5pm Monday through Thursday in all four RPL locations during the first three weeks of the month. Monday teen shows are at RPL South, Tuesday teen shows are at RPL headquarters, Wednesday teen shows are at RPL East, and Thursday teen shows are at RPL West.
For teens interested in tabletop role-playing games, a special group will meet at RPL headquarters on the last Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm Kill dragons, find treasures and learn how to play an exciting game table role in this monthly meeting for TTRPG Enthusiasts. No experience is required to participate and all game material is provided.
All fall teen programming will take place between September 6 and November 17. For more details, see rowanpubliclibrary.org or call Young Adult Librarian Amanda Brill at 704-216-8268.
Amanda Brill is a young adult librarian at Rowan Public Library.