Ever wondered how aquaponics combines hydroponics and aquaculture to grow fish and plants at the same time? Ever wish the library had pet mascots that you could help name? Come to this year's Teen Engineering Event to assemble and start our own aquaponics system which will be on display in the Teen Scene. We will learn about different aspects of water movement and sustainable farming. Those who come to the event will get a vote on what breed of fish to add, and name them! Teens going into 6th grade in the fall or above are welcome at this event, and it is FREE!
Car crashes are the NUMBER ONE cause of death among teens, and a few race car drivers and police officers are trying to prevent that from happening! The amazing B.R.A.K.E.S. program is coming to the Kansas City area in October. It combines lessons and fun, allowing teens 15-20 who have a permit or license to get hands-on practice on a track with a trainer. Each teen gets to practice five different collision prevention techniques. The sign-up fee can be refunded after the lesson if paid by check, and some insurance companies may give you a discount if you turn in your lesson certificate. Check out their website at putonthebrakes.org/home or stop by the library's Teen Scene to pick up a brochure. Safe driving!
The first teen-specific event this summer is Movie Day, which is free and you don't have to sign up. Make sure you register for the Summer Reading Program to win cool prizes though! Sign up sheets are at the circulation desk or at our Kick-Off Party Saturday, June 2nd. You can begin turning in weekly reading slips June 4th. See you at the programs!
The people have spoken, and the Teen Scene has been named! Make sure you come in and check the calendar for Teen activities, choose a book from the display, or post your favorite book to give our summer readers suggestions! A prize winner will be chosen at random from the completed favorite book slips at the end of the month.
The teen area has some new features, but it needs a name! Voting is open, and you can select one of the suggested names or make up one of your own.
There is a new day for the Anime & Manga Club, and the first meeting on the new day is May 14th at 5:00 PM! This month we will watch a movie, bind our own sketchbook in the Yotsume Toji (Four Eye Binding) style, and draw an animal on it's first page! Bring any patterned paper you may want for your sketchbook, in case you don't like the patterns provided. See you there!
Starting on April 30th, Homework Help will be offered from 2:30-5:00, Monday through Thursday, in the Young Adult Corner at the library. An extra day will also be offered in May, Saturday 19 from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM, so that you can get help before the end of the school year. A librarian will be on duty to help students with studying, paper writing, editing, research, and resource hunting. Learn how to use the library’s databases to research your history project due by the end of the year! Get tips on how to study for the biology final! Have someone proofread the final draft of your English paper! The possibilities are endless when you have the library to help.
The teenagers of Atchison will have even more opportunities at the Atchison Public Library starting on April 30! The Young Adult corner by the circulation desk will have a new look, with more seating and interactive displays for our visitors. In addition to the card games and computers that will be available for our teenagers’ use, several activities and programs will be starting up. The Anime Girl’s Club will continue to meet on the second Monday of the month, but there will also be Movie Days, Retro Gaming Events, new clubs, and the Summer Reading Program to look forward to. A librarian will also be on duty for the new Homework Help, which will be offered from 2:30-5:00 Monday through Thursday after school. Students can get information on how to use the library’s online and physical resources to finish those papers and study for those finals! Editing, researching, studying and fun can all be found in the Atchison Public Library. Come in after the “remodel” and check out the new space!
Girls' Anime Monday, January 29
Girls, are you tired of the cold, dreary winter? Join us for either the movie, Ocean Waves or When Marnie Was There. For the activity, we will learn how to draw ocean waves. Open to young women grades 5th-12th.