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Grounded Quidditch

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Join a team from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and play Quidditch! We'll play muggle-style with non-magical equipment, a smaller field, and without wands. Please wear clothing for active, outdoor play. For ages 9-17.
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DIY Guitar Picks

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Have fun making an easy, fun craft. Make a custom guitar pick that reflects your style using the Shrinky Dink process.  For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Family Movie: Leap!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room

Join us for a screening of Leap! This animated film, featuring the voices of Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon and Mel Brooks, tells the story of an orphan girl who flees her rural Brittany for Paris to fulfill her dream of becoming a ballerina. The film is 89 minutes and rated PG. For ages 6 and up.

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Shrink Plastic Crafts

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room
Shrinky Dinks are plastic sheets that shrink and harden when heated in the oven. Use them to draw or color your own tiny toy or accessory.  For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Ear Buddies

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room
Are your ear buds always getting tangled in your purse or pocket? Make your own custom-made ear buddy to keep them neat and tidy.  You'll also create a mini dry-erase board for your locker. We'll finish off with a rousing game of Doughnut Twister! For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Teen Link: Camp Half-Blood

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Welcome to Camp Half-Blood! Join the other demi-god teens in games and trivia inspired by Rick Riordan's books.  For teens entering grades 6-12.
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DIY Guitar Picks

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Have fun making an easy, fun craft. Make a custom guitar pick that reflects your style by using permanent marker and the Shrinky Dink process.  For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Ear Buddies

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Angelou Northeast
Meeting Room
Are your ear buds always getting tangled in your purse or pocket? Make your own custom-made ear buddy to keep them neat and tidy. Now let's take that empty cd case and create a mini dry-erase board for your locker. We'll finish off with a rousing game of Doughnut Twister! For teens in grades 6-12.
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Will It Waffle?

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room
Waffle irons don't have to just be for waffles! Experiment with other foods like tater tots, donuts, and more to see how they "waffle." Ingredients will be provided, or bring your own food to find out- will it waffle? For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Teens Code: Beginners

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Learn to code in a programming language that's beginner-friendly! Enjoy learning to code with the Google CS First curriculum and Scratch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own headphones and need to be proficient in reading, typing, and working semi-independently. This 4-week class is aimed at those who have not taken a coding class with us before. For ages 12-18. Registration is required, beginning June 18; call 261-8500 or register online. (Participants will register for all 4 classes at once as the curriculum builds on what is learned in past sessions.)
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Throwback Movie: The NeverEnding Story

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center A
Nostalgic for the good ol' movies from the 80s? Join us for a throwback movie and beat the summer heat! We will be screening The NeverEnding Story, where Bastian escapes from bullies by reading a special book that takes him to a faraway land, and learns that a hero is needed to save the day. The film is 102 minutes and is rated PG. For children ages 6 and up.
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Teens Code: Open Coding Time

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Make progress on your own projects or get started on something new with us. Staff will be available to answer questions, help you start a new project, or investigate a new coding language.  No registration required, but tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program in the Teen Pavilion for the 12 available seats.  This session is for coders ages 12-18 who have already taken a coding class at the library. 
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Open Game Time for Teens

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Teen Pavilion
Enjoy cards, board games, video games, and other special surprises on Friday afternoons at the Library. Have fun, make new friends, and play to win! For ages 12-18.
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Teens Code: Beginners

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Learn to code in a programming language that's beginner-friendly! Enjoy learning to code with the Google CS First curriculum and Scratch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own headphones and need to be proficient in reading, typing, and working semi-independently. This 4-week class is aimed at those who have not taken a coding class with us before. For ages 12-18. Registration is required, beginning June 18; call 261-8500 or register online. (Participants will register for all 4 classes at once as the curriculum builds on what is learned in past sessions.)
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Throwback Movie: The Wiz

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center A
Nostalgic for the good ol' movies from the 70s? Join us for a throwback movie and beat the summer heat! We will be screening The Wiz, a disco-inspired retelling of the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy, a Harlem kindergarten teacher, gets whisked away in a snowstorm to a mysterious land that looks a lot like New York City. The film is 134 minutes and is rated PG. For children ages 6 and up.
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Shrink Plastic Crafts

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room
Shrinky Dinks are plastic sheets that magically shrink and harden when heated in the oven. Use them to draw or color your own tiny toy or accessory. All supplies will be provided. For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Teens Code: Open Coding Time

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Make progress on your own projects or get started on something new with us. Staff will be available to answer questions, help you start a new project, or investigate a new coding language.  No registration required, but tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program in the Teen Pavilion for the 12 available seats.  This session is for coders ages 12-18 who have already taken a coding class at the library. 
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Camp Half-Blood

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Welcome to Camp Half-Blood! Join the other demi-god teens in games and trivia inspired by Rick Riordan's books. For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Teen Thursdays: Library Quest!

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Rolland Eakins TEC-novation Room
Explore everything the new library has to offer with a Library Quest! Bring your cell phone or tablet if you have one (a few extras will be available) and join a team. Follow the clues and see what you discover. At the end, you'll make a souvenir of your time at the library. For teens in grades 6-12. 
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Open Game Time for Teens

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Teen Pavilion
Enjoy cards, board games, video games, and other special surprises on Friday afternoons at the Library. Have fun, make new friends, and play to win! For ages 12-18.
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Teen Writing Group

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Linwood Park
Library Meeting Room
Get creative with writing prompts and learn about writing in an encouraging environment. For teens entering grades 6-12.
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Registration is open

Teens Code: Beginners

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Learn to code in a programming language that's beginner-friendly! Enjoy learning to code with the Google CS First curriculum and Scratch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own headphones and need to be proficient in reading, typing, and working semi-independently. This 4-week class is aimed at those who have not taken a coding class with us before. For ages 12-18. Registration is required, beginning June 18; call 261-8500 or register online. (Participants will register for all 4 classes at once as the curriculum builds on what is learned in past sessions.)
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Throwback Movie: The Karate Kid

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center A
Nostalgic for the good ol' movies from the 80s? Join us for a throwback movie and beat the summer heat! We will be screening the original version of The Karate Kid, a story about a bullied teen who learns self-defense and self-confidence from a sage handyman. The film is 126 minutes and is rated PG. For children ages 6 and up.
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Teens Code: Open Coding Time

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Westar Energy Technology Training Center
Make progress on your own projects or get started on something new with us. Staff will be available to answer questions, help you start a new project, or investigate a new coding language.  No registration required, but tickets will be available starting 30 minutes before the program in the Teen Pavilion for the 12 available seats.  This session is for coders ages 12-18 who have already taken a coding class at the library. 
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Ear Buddies

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room
Are your ear buds always getting tangled in your purse or pocket? Make your own custom-made ear buddy to keep them neat and tidy. Now let's take that empty cd case and create a mini dry-erase board for your locker. We'll finish off with a rousing game of Doughnut Twister! For teens in grades 6-12.
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