October 2019

October is TEENtober at the library! We are celebrating teens and teen services all month. Check out our lineup of programs just for teens. Looking for good teen reads? Discover a favorite from our new teen book picks.


Teen Writing Group
Tuesday, October 1 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Join us for a chance to come together and share your short stories, poetry, or prose, workshop original writing and gain critical feedback from your peers in a low-key setting! This is your chance to network, socialize and collaborate with other teens interested in writing. There will also be opportunities to try out different kinds of writing exercises and discuss topics in writing. This group meets monthly on the first Tuesday (September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3). Open to teens ages 12-18.

Drop in DIY
Tuesdays, October 8 & 22 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Teens, drop in for some DIY fun! There will be supplies available for you to create a fun craft on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month. Teens ages 12-18 are welcome! October 8 is Popsockets, and October 22 is Origami.

Teen ARC Book Club
Thursday, October 10 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Want to be a part of the Teen ARC Book Club?  All you need to do is read an ARC, an advanced reader’s copy of a book available before it is mass distributed. Pick up an ARC in the teen space and then meet to discuss and share in a no-pressure environment! Everyone will get a chance to talk about a book they have enjoyed, are reading, or even one they didn’t enjoy. This group meets monthly on the second Thursday (September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12). Open to teens ages 12-18.

Mobile Sign Shop
Saturday, October 12 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Stop in at the Mobile Sign Shop! Make your own carved sign. You draw on the wooden sign blank, we carve it with a router, and you paint it! Two artists will be on hand to facilitate the drop-in outdoor event. For all ages, but young children will need adult assistance. This program is made possible in part with support from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy). First come, first-served and while signs last. No registration required.

Disney Trivia Night
Thursday, October 17 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Be our guest for Disney Trivia night! We’ll cover everything from the classic to new hits while singing along to your favorite Disney tunes. This program is open to teens ages 12-18. Prizes awarded to the winners! Registration is required.

Bullet Journaling – Beginners Workshop
Saturday, October 26 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM
What is bullet journaling anyway? Is it a journal or a to-do list? Learn the basics of bullet journaling, the analog method for the digital age that will help you track the past, order the present, and design your future using both creativity and structure. In this fun, hands-on workshop, you will be given an introduction to the bullet journaling method with additional time to dive into the process. This program is open to teens ages 12 – 18.  Registration is required.

Book Lists

Best Books for Boys (Ages 12-15)

Realistic Fiction for Teens