Tween & Teen Events & Programs


Dungeons & Dragons Summer Meet-Up
Tuesdays, July 12 - August 16
6 - 8 PM
Register here.
Space is limited. Please register ONLY if you can attend all 6 sessions.
For ages 12-18 years old.

Each session will read like a story, with players taking an active part in building the narrative through their decisions, ideas, and other thoughts.

Mitchell Matthews has been a tabletop role-playing Game Master for 10 years. Working online and offline as well as with local libraries, Mitchell specializes in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, but every game is on the table. 


 
YA Craft & Board Game Meet Ups
Thursdays @ 5:30 PM
Ages 12-18
 
July 7: Collage a book and magnets and play board games.
Refreshments include Boba Tea & coffee bar with light snacks.
Register here.
 
August 4: DIY Tarot cards using paint, markers, and ink and play board games. Refreshments include Frozen Hot Chocolate and coffee bar with light snacks.
Register here.

 
Anime Movie Nights
Thursdays @ 5:30 PM
Ages 12-18
 
July 14: When Marnie was There. Rated PG. Refreshments, light snacks, and anime drawing supplies available during the film.
Register here.
 
August 11: Castle in the Sky. Rated PG. Refreshments, light snacks, and anime drawing supplies available during the film.
Register here.

 

The Next Chapter Teen Book Club
Meets 2nd Sunday of the month from 2 - 2:30 PM
Register on the calendar.
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.


Join other teens for a lively discussion and snacks.
Love to read? Join our 2022 Battle of the Books team! Learn more here.

 
June 12: Dracula by Bram Stroker
July 10: Rebecca by Dame Daphne du Maurier
August 14: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
October 9: Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

 

Gardiner Ink! YA Creative Writing and Visual Art Meet Up
Meets 4th Sunday of the month @ 2:00 PM
Register on the calendar.
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.

Showcase your creative writing and artwork in our yearly publication.  Prompts, tips and writing and art share during monthly meetings. This year's Gardiner Ink! will feature entries from a 250-word flash fiction contest*. Artists will have the opportunity to design work that enhances the literature as well as create independent pieces.
 
Help Wanted for our new Gardiner Ink! Art Department. Be part of the design and editing process.
 
Currently accepting submissions of original poetry, fiction, and art. Original works of visual art can include paintings, drawings, and photography.

Battle of the Books 2022 Team
Second Sundays (April - June) @ 2:30 PM
Visit the calendar to register.
Weekly over the summer (day/time tbd)

Go to the Battle of the Books page to learn more.