Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic Competition

Players in sixth through 12th grades and all skill levels are encouraged to bring their cards and compete in Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic Tournaments run by BC Comix. Participants can make new friends, see new cards, and demonstrate their best strategies. Players will enjoy snacks while playing and prizes will be awarded.

Thursday, June 22,

1-4 p.m.,

Willard Library Lower Level Teen Room

Exotic Zoo

The Exotic Zoo will be performing an educational and exotic animal program for students in sixth grade and older and their families. The show will be interactive and a hands-on-activity that everyone will enjoy. The zoo may include crocodiles, a large iguana, a 100-pound tortoise, a 15-foot python, an arctic fox, a scorpion, a honey bear, a hissing cockroach, and a tarantula.

Groups or organizations must register by calling 269-968-8166, ext. 518.

Thursday, June 29,

1-2 p.m.,

Miller Stone Building

Henna Tattoos

Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to learn about the ancient art of henna, also known as Mehndi! Mehndi is a form of body art from ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant.

Ren Tipton, owner of Many Splendored, specializes in henna art, creative face painting, and body art. She will teach students about henna and then they will have the opportunity to receive henna tattoos. The henna artist offers traditional and contemporary styles and colors including traditional red/brown, black, orange, and blue.

The tattoos are temporary, but may last up to eight to 10 days. A permission form signed by a parent or guardian will be required to participate in this workshop. The permission slips will be available July 13 in the Teen Room.


Thursday, July 13,

1-2:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Teen Room

Build A Better World Days

Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to drop in for crafts, activities, and opportunities to help make our world a better place based on the Summer Reading Theme of "Build A Better World." Each week will have different activities. Some will give youth an opportunity to give back to the community, learn about other cultures, and acquire team-building skills.

Thursdays,

July 20 and 27, and Aug. 3,

1-2 p.m.,

Willard Library Teen Room

Build a Better World - Teen Summer Reading Program

Students in sixth through 12 grades may earn prizes for reading and enjoying books by participating in the Build A Better World Summer Reading Program. Reading throughout the summer helps students maintain their reading levels.

Reading activities may include:

  • Using the Overdrive app to download ebooks or audiobooks
  • Using the online TumbleBooks program
  • Using the Hoopla app to download books or audiobooks
  • Audio books
  • Fiction/nonfiction books

For reading five books, teens will receive a sports water bottle and a book. For reading an additional five books, teens will receive a backpack/cell-phone wallet and a book. When students have read 10 books and written a summary of one of the books, they may turn in their logs and be entered in the grand-prize drawing.

Logs to be entered in the grand-prize drawing must be received by Friday, Aug. 11. The drawing will be Monday, Aug. 14. The prizes will be:

  • Barnes & Noble gift card
  • Amazon.com gift card
  • BC Comix gift card
  • Movie pass
  • Drones

Teens may turn in their logs for prizes and books until Friday, Sept. 5.

Teen End Of The Summer Reading Celebration

Celebrate the end of the Build A Better World Summer Reading Program with games, prizes, and food. Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to a celebration of summer. The event also will include a sneak peek at activities planned for fall.

Students are encouraged to turn in their reading logs at the celebration to be entered in the grand-prize drawing on Monday, Aug. 14.

Groups or organizations must register by calling 269-968-8166, ext. 518.

Thursday, Aug. 10,

1-3 p.m.,

Willard Library Lower Level Teen Room

Maximize Your Eclipse Experience

On Monday, Aug. 21, those living in North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Prepare for this amazing event with representatives from the Kingman Museum as they discuss the science and history behind this special phenomenon. The program will include a short video and PowerPoint presentation. Also, safety demonstrations will be given and free resources will be available. The program is for those 8 and older.

Groups or organizations must register by calling 269-968-8166, ext. 518.

Thursday, Aug. 17,

6:30-7:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room