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Tales Origin Story Writing Contest

Write the origin story for the Library’s dragon mascot, Tales. Print an entry form, get one at your branch, or send us your story online.

Contest rules are on the entry form. Entries will be accepted from March 1 to March 31.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift card and have the story published in the Library’s June newsletter and on our website. Four runners-up will win a $25 gift card.


Book Madness

Book Madness

We’ve selected 64 of our favorite books and decided to set them loose in a March Madness tournament. Just like a basketball tournament, 16 books in each bracket will compete until only one remains at the championship best book!


Upcoming Teen Events

Homeschool Hangout (M/H)
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at Main Library – Explore the laws of motion by building and launching rockets with iSpace. Guaranteed to be a BLAST! Registration required.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Middle School Writers Group (M)
Thursday, April 02, 2015 at Main Library – All writers are welcome on the first Thursday of every month to share their work. No experience required.
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Monday, April 06, 2015 at Lents Branch – Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
Read With a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Partner with a teen to enhance your reading skills. Call the Scheben branch to reserve your 30-minute time slot.
TAG (H)
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at Main Library – Make your voice heard! Help us plan programs, recommend books and materials, and earn volunteer hours. Pizza provided! Registration encouraged.
MAC: Middle School Advisory Committee (M)
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at Main Library – Recommend books, help us plan programs, and see your ideas come to life. Pizza provided! Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Yu-gi-oh (grades 4-10)
Wednesday, April 08, 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.
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Monday, April 13, 2015 at Lents Branch – Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
Teen Gaming: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU
Monday, April 13, 2015 at Florence Branch – Come and test your might against other Smash Bros. fans in a double elimination, no items tournament. Registration encouraged.
DIY: One Night, One Project — Jewelry making (M/H)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Main Library – Design two stylish necklaces! Registration encouraged.
Teen Café (M/H)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Movie Lovers Book Club (M/H)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Read the book? Seen the movie? Come and discuss this month’s title, The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (Seventh Son). Snacks provided. Registration encouraged
Money Matters Meal Night: Buy or Sell (Grades 6 – 12)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Main Library – Stocks aren’t just for Wall Street investors! Learn more about stocks through interactive games.

Join us for financial workshops and a FREE MEAL for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. Busy families can attend without having to find childcare or cook dinner! You don’t have to bring a family to participate, these workshops are for anyone with an interest in the topic.

Pizza & Pages (M/H)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Lents Branch – Eat pizza and talk about books you’ve been reading.
Threading Thursday (M/H)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Are you itchin’ to be stitchin’? ​Learn to knit or crochet by starting a simple project. Registration encouraged.​
Teen Gaming (M/H)
Monday, April 20, 2015 at Lents Branch – Gaming and snacks! Drop in when school is in session!
ROYAL (Reviewers of Young Adult Literature) (M/H)
Monday, April 20, 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, April 21, 2015 at Chapin Memorial Library – When we open the doors, the gym is yours. Snacks provided.
Read With a Teen (grades 1-3)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Scheben Branch – Partner with a teen to enhance your reading skills. Call the Scheben branch to reserve your 30-minute time slot.
Teen Writer Tuesday (H)
Tuesday, April 21, 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, April 22, 2015 at Florence Branch – Gaming! Internet! Snacks & more! Drop in after school!
Divergent (M/H)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Lents Branch – Find your faction, create a freezer tee and test your knowledge for prizes!
Teen Night (M/H)
Friday, April 24, 2015 at Florence Branch – Want to hang out after the library closes? Now is your chance. Pizza, games, and more!