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Do you love writing poetry? Enter an original poem in our contest and possibly win a fabulous prize!

Contest Details
  • Contest is from April 1-18, 2015
  • Open to participants in grades 6-12
  • Submit one original poem that is no longer than 32 lines
  • A committee of local judges will determine the winners. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the Open Mic Night on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Scheben Branch. Prizes will be awarded and each winner will be invited to read their poem.
  • See entry form for more details.


Upcoming Teen Events

Teen Gaming (M/H)
Monday, May 04, 2015 at Lents Branch – Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
MMA Workout with Jeremy Pender (M/H)
Monday, May 04, 2015 at Walton Branch – Learn what it takes to become an MMA fighter and participate in a fighter’s workout. Please wear comfortable clothes.
TAG (H)
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at Main Library – Help us plan programs, recommend books and materials, and earn volunteer hours. Pizza provided! Registration encouraged.
MAC: Middle School Advisory Committee (M)
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at Main Library – Voice your opinion! Recommend books, help us plan programs, and see your ideas come to life. Pizza provided. Registration encouraged.
Homeschool Hangout (M/H)
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at Main Library – Show What You Know! Bring your best work to show off for the group, whether it be a science project, piece of art, book report, short story, recitation, you name it! This is your time to shine. Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Movie Lovers Book Club (M/H)
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Read the book? Seen the movie? Discuss this month’s selection, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Snacks provided. Registration encouraged.
Middle School Writers Group (M)
Thursday, May 07, 2015 at Main Library – All writers are welcome on the first Thursday of every month to share their work. No experience required!
Open Mic Night
Friday, May 08, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Whether it’s poetry, prose, or an original song, if you wrote it, share it! Don’t want to share? Come sip on a hot beverage and enjoy listening to original work. The winner of the Poetry Contest will be announced. Registration encouraged.
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Monday, May 11, 2015 at Lents Branch – Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
Author Visit: Kate Hattemer
Monday, May 11, 2015 at Main Library – Come meet Kate and join her as she discusses her career as a writer and answers questions from the audience. Registration is encouraged.
DIY : One Night, One Project–How to Solder with Hive 13
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Chapin Memorial Library – Useful for many electronics projects, soldering allows you to join two metal items using heat and a filler metal. Create a flashing LED badge while learning the basics of soldering. Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Yu-gi-oh (grades 4-10)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Scheben Branch – The duel is on! Play Yu-gi-oh with other local players. Bring your own deck. No trading, English cards only. Registration encouraged.
Mock Interviews (H)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Main Library – Are you looking for a new job? Schedule a 30-minute time slot to participate in a practice interview and receive feedback from experts. Call or email Pamela to register for your appointment — 859-342-2665 x. 8120 or pjayne@bcpl.org.
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Monday, May 18, 2015 at Lents Branch – Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) (M/H)
Monday, May 18, 2015 at Main Library – Read new books before they hit the shelves. Publishers and writers will receive your reviews. Registration encouraged.
Open Gym (M/H)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Chapin Memorial Library – Drop in when school is in session for games and pizza!
Teen Writer Tuesday (H)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Main Library – Whether you’re writing fanfic or your first novel, join us and share your work. No experience required!
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Threading Thursday (M/H)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Are you itchin’ to be stitchin’? Learn to knit or crochet by starting a simple project. Registration encouraged.
Anime and Manga Club (M/H)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Main Library – Join other otakus for movies, snacks, and kawaii crafts.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Read With a Teen Training
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Mandatory attendance for those who wish to partner with our readers for Read With a Teen this summer.
Teen Night (M/H)
Friday, May 29, 2015 at Florence Branch – Want to hang out after the library closes? Now is your chance. Pizza, games, and more!