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The following list contains programs that matched your search, sorted by program types and date from 7/4/2015 to 10/2/2015.

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Art/Photography     Books/Literature/Writing     Business/Finance/Taxes     Computer Skills/Technology     Educational Support     Gaming     Health Education     Jobs/Careers     Movies/Films     Science,Engineering and Math     Special Events/Festivals     


Art/Photographyback to top

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Mask Making Mayhem!
Need to hide your identity? Hereís your chance to fly under the radar! Use your artistic superpowers to create the perfect disguise. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Be a Local Teen Hero
Be a local teen hero by participating in one of our exciting summer service projects! Earn service hours with other teens as you give back and make a difference in your community. Make tie-dye bandanas for adoptable animals. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Unmask! Digital Edition
Ever imagine designing your own superhero or villain? Have the perfect name? Hereís your chance to bring it to life! Unmask your artistic superpowers and create your own superhero or villain using online software. Imagination required. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Unmask! Interactive Art Workshop
Join local artist Alden White for an exciting art workshop. Learn the ins and outs of drawing some of your favorite heroes and villains. Unmask your artistic skills and create your own unique character to take home. Just bring your imagination. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Be a Local Teen Hero
Be a local teen hero by participating in one of our exciting summer service projects! Earn service hours with other teens as you give back and make a difference in your community. Make no-sew fleece blankets for animal shelters. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Be a Local Teen Hero
Be a local teen hero by participating in one of our exciting summer service projects! Earn service hours with other teens as you give back and make a difference in your community. Make friendship bracelets for hospitalized children. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Mask Making Mayhem! Self Directed
Need to hide your identity? Hereís your chance to fly under the radar! Use your artistic superpowers to create the perfect disguise. Audience: Teens (12-18)Preteens (10-11) Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Style Your Sound Self Directed
Bring your 20-hour summer reading prize and give your sound some style. Use available art supplies to decorate your speakers and make them your own. Audience: Teens (12-18) Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Superhero Stenciled Shirts
Bring your own t-shirt to stencil on logos from some of your favorite superheroes. Or decorate your shirt freestyle with fabric markers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Unmask! Interactive Art Workshop
Join local artist Cathay Dawkins for an exciting art workshop. Learn the ins and outs of drawing some of your favorite heroes and villains. Unmask your artistic skills and create your own unique character to take home. Just bring your imagination. Audience: Teens (12-18)

University City Library Art Club
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Geek Club
Bring out your inner geek & share your fandom! Each meeting we will view trailers, discuss the latest news on recent TV, movies, & books based on a different theme (such as Dr. Who & Supernatural!) as well as enjoy fun activities & snacks! Geek on! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Art Club: Superhero Capes
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library. This month, we'll make superhero capes out of t-shirts! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Style Your Sound
Bring your 20-hour summer reading prize and give your sound some style. Use available art supplies to decorate your speakers and make them your own. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Geek Fest
Bring out your inner geek and share your fandom! Come in cosplay (optional) for your favorite characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural, LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime and more! Fun activities and snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Books/Literature/Writingback to top

Book Club: Anime and Manga Interest Circle (teens 12-18 & preteens 10-11)
Join us on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. In July we will discussing our favorite characters from manga and anime. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Booktionary
Test your knowledge of book titles with this Pictionary-like game. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Writers' Club
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Geek Club
Bring out your inner geek & share your fandom! Each meeting we will view trailers, discuss the latest news on recent TV, movies, & books based on a different theme (such as Dr. Who & Supernatural!) as well as enjoy fun activities & snacks! Geek on! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Inklings: Teen Writing Group
Meet other teen writers! Bring your poetry, stories, prose, journal, ideas, tips and always an open mind & open ears. We will discuss our work & the direction of our writing group and provide snacks! See you there! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teens Read Book Club
Join us once a month for our teen book club. In July, we will be discussing Death Cloud by Andy Lane. New members welcome! Snacks provided. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Writer's Workshop: Scriptwriting
Join Will Davis, film instructor at UNC-Charlotte, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art and craft of scriptwriting. This is a 2-part workshop. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Book Club: The Literati
We will read and discuss a new book each month. The book to be discussed is Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman. New members welcome! Snacks will be served! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Book Club- "Burned Alive"
Teens, join us on Wednesday,July 30th at 3:00 pm to discuss the book "Burned Alive-A Survivor of an 'Honor Killing' Speaks Out". Sex before marriage= a death sentence in this teen girl's culture. Due to mature content, recommended for older teens. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Books Come to Life: Harry Potter
Attention muggles! Bring Harry Potter to life at University City Library. Activities include getting sorted into Houses, creating crafts, and playing Potter related games. This program is for ages 16 through 26. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

YA Gotta Read This! Teen Book Club
Teens: join us for fun YA book discussion and earn some free books! Teens will read books at home and write short book reviews for community service hours. Snacks provided. Get your read on! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Sudoku
Test your logic and reasoning skills and your ability to think analytically with Sudoku. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Writers' Workshop: Scriptwriting
Join Will Davis, film instructor at UNC-Charlotte, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art and craft of scriptwriting. From character and concept development to revisions, learn great ways to develop your skills as a visual storyteller. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Book Club: Anime and Manga Interest Circle (teens 12-18 & preteens 10-11)
Join us on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. In August there will be a screening of "Pokemon Heroes: The Movie". Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Writing Group: Superhero Origin Stories
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. This month, we'll create our own superheroes and develop origin stories for them. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Geek Fest
Bring out your inner geek and share your fandom! Come in cosplay (optional) for your favorite characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural, LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime and more! Fun activities and snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Writing Group: South County Teens
Writers of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join this group to share work, exchange ideas and feedback, and meet other local amateur writers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Book Club: Anime and Manga Interest Circle (teens 12-18 & preteens 10-11)
Join us on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. We will be discussing manga, anime, and related titles. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

  • 9/14/2015 at 4:30 PM: Matthews    Learn More | Registration begins 8/1/2015 10:00:00 AM

Business/Finance/Taxesback to top

Journey to Financial Security-Living on Your Own
A workshop for young people in their late teens and early 20s which combines elements of some of the other programs: setting financial goals, managing income and expenses, building savings, and credit and debt management. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Computer Skills/Technologyback to top

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Unmask! Digital Edition
Ever imagine designing your own superhero or villain? Have the perfect name? Hereís your chance to bring it to life! Unmask your artistic superpowers and create your own superhero or villain using online software. Imagination required. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate for Teens
Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Excel Basics class. After a brief review, we will discuss formulas, functions, spreadsheet modifications, charts and graphs. Previous Excel experience is required. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basics for Teens
Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. This class is for people who have mastered basic computer skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is also strongly recommended. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basics for Teens
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more! Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Educational Supportback to top

Social Issues- Unmasking Teen Life Challenges
Teens, join us for valuable information on dealing with hidden struggles faced by adolescents in today's society. Make a craft while learning about community resources available to help with a variety of subjects. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Community Service Night
Attention teens: Do you need to earn community service hours? Do you want to get involved with your community, build leadership skills and make new friends? Join us for a community service project! Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Self Directed Activities
Participate in our "Super" self directed activities all summer long! Turn in your finished activity to the desk and earn candy for your hard work! Worksheets will be available everyday in the teen zone. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Writers' Workshop: Scriptwriting
Join Will Davis, film instructor at UNC-Charlotte, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art and craft of scriptwriting. From character and concept development to revisions, learn great ways to develop your skills as a visual storyteller. Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults

Gamingback to top

Learn, Play, Connect: Video Gaming
Come play the XBOX Kinect and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. The games will be E for everyone or T for Teen. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Gaming Tournament
Test your might in an all-out branch tournament against other gamers in DCís Injustice: Gods Among Us. Fight with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and all the other DC heroes and villains in this contest for fame and prizes. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Scrabble
Engage in friendly competition with Giant Scrabble. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Strategy Games
Participate in board games like Battleship, Clue: Harry Potter Edition, and more. Play games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Catch Phrase
Participate in this board game which will encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Learn, Connect, Play- Monopoly Tournament
Come participate in the Davidson Library 2nd Annual Monopoly Tournament and build your negotiation and resource management skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games
Participate in board games that encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Mortal Kombat V DC Universe Tournament
Put your teamwork and competition skills to practice by participating in our videogame tournament. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Quest, Play: Monopoly Tournament
Come participate in the Mint Hill Library Monopoly Tournament and build your negotiation and resource management skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Chess
Chess encourages cooperation, problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Come learn chess basics and test your skills in 1-on-1 or group chess games. Play using our new 3-D Strato Chess and 4-player Chess sets. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Kinect
Join your friends in playing the Kinect! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Video Gaming
Grab your friends and come play on the X-box 360 Kinect and have fun while developing your literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Videogames
Put your teamwork and competition skills to practice by participating in playing a videogame. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Health Educationback to top

Cooking on a Budget
Learn how to prepare tasty meals with an extremely low budget. Review coupons and ingredient measurements and enjoy your dish! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Jobs/Careersback to top

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Chef David Jenkins
Learn to cook a fun and easy meal or snack while learning important skills for your future! Chef Jenkins graduated from Johnson & Wales University and has experience in the restaurant field. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Movies/Filmsback to top

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Iron Man. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From Page to Screen: Phantom of the Opera
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated PG-13 and is approximately 2.5 hours in length. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11), Adults

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Guardians of the Galaxy. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Geek Club
Bring out your inner geek & share your fandom! Each meeting we will view trailers, discuss the latest news on recent TV, movies, & books based on a different theme (such as Dr. Who & Supernatural!) as well as enjoy fun activities & snacks! Geek on! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Iron Man 2. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

From The Page To The Screen: Dead Poets Society
Whether you already love the book or want to watch the movie before reading it, join us for the film adaptation of Matilda by Roald Dahl. See the story brought to life! This movie is rated (PG). Audience: Teens (12-18), Families

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Big Hero 6. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Despicable Me 2. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Into the Woods. This movie is rated PG. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Geek Fest
Bring out your inner geek and share your fandom! Come in cosplay (optional) for your favorite characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural, LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime and more! Fun activities and snacks will be provided. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Divergent. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Now Showing: The Mask
Teens, join us for a showing of "The Mask"- This comedy, starring Jim Carey, is based on the comic book series of the same name. One small mask can make a huge difference! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Science,Engineering and Mathback to top

Google Maker Camp
Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects while learning STEM skills. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Parks and Recreation
Learn about conservation and explore live animals with Parks and Recreation. We will talk about why conservation is important not just for humans, but for animals as well. Live animals will be shown to provide examples of native animals to NC. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Kitchen Chemistry
Teens will explore chemistry as seen in cooking, one of the oldest and most widespread uses of applied chemistry. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Kitchen Chemistry: Ice Cream making
Try your hand at making ice cream with us and learn about the chemistry that happens to make this delicious treat. Audience: Teens (12-18), Preteen (10-11)

Robotics: Cubelets
Explore robotics with these building blocks that do not require any prior computer programming experience. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Special Events/Festivalsback to top

Learn, Play, Connect: Video Gaming
Come play the XBOX Kinect and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. The games will be E for everyone or T for Teen. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Parks and Recreation
Learn about conservation and explore live animals with Parks and Recreation. We will talk about why conservation is important not just for humans, but for animals as well. Live animals will be shown to provide examples of native animals to NC. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This movie is rated PG-13. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Learn, Quest, Play: Monopoly Tournament
Come participate in the Mint Hill Library Monopoly Tournament and build your negotiation and resource management skills. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Presents: Chef David Jenkins
Learn to cook a fun and easy meal or snack while learning important skills for your future! Chef Jenkins graduated from Johnson & Wales University and has experience in the restaurant field. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading 2015: Heroes Versus Villains Finale Party
Celebrate Summer Reading like a superhero or supervillain! Challenge other teens in exciting games and activities to find out who rules in the library - heroes or villains. Costumes welcome! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading Program Finale- Mystery Program
Join us at the Matthews Branch Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Audience: Teens (12-18)

Summer Reading Finale
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with your friends at our finale party! Audience: Teens (12-18)

Teen Summer Reading Finale: Laser Tag
Join us at Mint Hill Library as we wrap up this year's summer reading program and celebrate our teen readers. Participants will get a chance to play laser tag inside the library! Audience: Teens (12-18)

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